Every time Apple launches a new iDevice, lines are out the door with people dying to get their hands on the new product. Most of the time, if you haven’t pre-ordered the day it was announced, or if you aren’t one of the first people in line, you could be waiting weeks to months to get one of Apple’s newest product for yourself. However, there’s been a change in the way things happened this time. For the first time since the original iPhone, there are plenty of iDevices to go around. I’m talking, of course, about the newest Apple toy, the “new” iPad – known informally as the iPad 3. You could order your iPad today and receive it within one to two weeks, whereas a year ago the line might be a month and a half long to grab the iPad 2. That’s a big shift in availability. But what exactly does it mean?
Well, for those of us who are interested in Apple news and rumors, it can mean only good things. To maintain this trend of adequate supply, Apple will likely need to start the manufacture of iDevices earlier than they have in the past – otherwise we run into the shortages we know and love (hate) from the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4. The benefit of this is more time for details and specs to leak. If Apple starts production of the next iPhone two months earlier than it started production of the iPhone 4S, we have two extra months in which information to leak about the new devices – and who doesn’t like that? This could be the reason we seemed to know so much about the iPad 3 before it launched – it was essentially confirmed that the iPad would have a faster graphics processor, a Retina display, and a similar form factor to that of the iPad 2.
Hopefully this trend of early production and adequate supply continues, providing us with leaks of many iDevices to come.
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We have been hearing for a couple of weeks now that the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 iOS 5 jailbreak is not too long away. While these rumors have been going on for a couple of weeks now, it seems as if the release of the jailbreak should not be too long from now. Chronic Dev Team frontman P0sixNinja just tweeted that it should not take much longer now to compete the package for the jailbreak and release it to the general public.
While we have heard this coming from the team a couple of times, it seems as if this time, the release may be pretty imminent.
If you guys don’t know what jailbreaking is, it’s essentially unlocking your iPhone’s software and allowing a lot of cool 3rd party software to be installed on it at your choosing. For example, tweaks such as Springtomize from the Cydia store allows you to customize the look of your phone.
Today is Thursday. Just a couple more days until the weekend. Will Sunday be a Funday?
The Dev Team just announced @pod2g’s untethered solution for non A5 devices has been released. While this untethered jailbreak leaves out the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, the chronic devteam and the iPhone devteam have worked the jailbreak solution into redsn0w and PwnageTool.
If you are interested in giving it a shot, you can grab it through Cydia and follow the steps below (via Dev-Team Blog)
Will you go check it out?]]>
It’s been in the works for over two months. People have been clamoring for it since the release of the iPhone 4S. While we still may not have a working untethered jailbreak for the iOS 5, it seems that we made be getting closer.
Apple has made it significantly harder for hackers to find exploits for their software, but it does not mean it is not possible. Ifamous hacke pod2g has discovered an exploit and has created a working iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. The expert has just uploaded a video of the jailbreak working on an iPhone 4 with a little bit of a status update.
“Here is a new video demo of the current status of the iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak running on an iPhone 4. This is meant to reassure people that were thinking it only works on older iPods. The jailbreak is near ready for prime time (excluding 4S and iPad 2). Patches are the same as redsn0w’s. Expect the same level of stability. Some more days to wait. Be patient, we’re doing our best.”
Unless you are the proud owner of an iPhoen 4S or an iPad 2, this is great news. While we should not read into the “near ready for primetime” comment, there is a feeling that we are getting close.]]>
The head man of the Chronic Dev Team, p0sixninja, has announced that the dev team has already received over 10 million crash reports from jailbreak community members. The dev team recently announced a new application that would take the crash reports from your iOS 5 device and send them to the Dev Team instead of Apple in the effort to find exploits for a new untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.
After only one week, the team of hackers has collected over 10 million crash reports from jailbreak supporters worldwide. Joshua and the rest of the Chronic Dev Team are working to parse the crash report data to help create a stable untethered jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 5.
In a recent tweet, Joshua Hill announced that 10,071,868 crash reports have been uploaded to the Chronic Dev Team’s servers since the tool for collecting the data was released last Sunday. We’ve told you how to use the Chronic Dev Crash Reporter app to help the team find exploits for future jailbreaks.
The Chronic Dev Team is using Google’s MapReduce software to compute the massive amount of report data that is being sent in by jailbreakers around the world. According to Joshua, MapReduce allows his team to “run tests that would take days normally in only seconds.”
There is no timeframe set out for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but the large amount of submitted crash reports shows how committed the jailbreak community is to making a jailbreak for iOS 5, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 a reality. The team’s hackers have found some important exploits in iOS 5 and p0sixninja has stated that they are being heavily guarded.]]>
There has been a desire for a jailbreak to be released for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running on iOS 5. There seems to be major progress made in that process.
Hot on the heels of MuscleNerd’s status update on the iPhone 4S jailbreak, a short video of the iPad 2 has surfaced showing the tablet jailbroken and running Cydia on iOS 5.
No ETA has been given for the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak, but we can only assume that a jailbreak will be released for all devices at once, meaning that you’ll be able to jailbreak A5 devices like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well as older generation iDevices…
While Musclenerd seems to have made the most progress towards a jailbreak so far, the Chronic Dev Team is also working on a jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running on iOS 5 as well. While it doesn’t matter to us who finishes first, it seems as if Musclenerd has made the most progress towards a functioning jailbreak so far.
The jailbreak is far from being a public release as there is still a lot of packaging to do for the jailbreak so that jailbreak is easy for the general public.
Are you excited?
Until now, iOS 5 jailbreaks with RedSn0w have been only tethered, meaning that we would have to reconnect our phone every time we wanted to turn our device on after a reboot or turning it off. Untethered jailbreaks are what most people desire, the ability to turn on and off you iPhone at will without having to worry about connecting your phone to your computer every time you want to turn on your phone.
Today, a release of a semi-tethered jailbreak was let loose in Cydia. The tweak lets you turn on your phone after a reboot without having to be near a computer with a few caveats. Here is the how-to.
Step 1: Tether Jailbreak your iOS 5 device with RedSn0w.
Step 2: Add http://thebigboss.org/semitether to your Cydia sources.
Step 3: Install SemiTether and reboot!
Note: You can also follow a full video tutorial, here.
As mentioned, there are a few caveats though.
Will you be jailbreaking iOS 5 now with a semi tether? Let me know in the comments below.]]>
But now, the jailbreaking road has ended for Comex – today he announced via Twitter that he was quitting the jailbreak game to go work at Apple – as it turns out, he’s been hired as an intern. Interestingly, they did the same thing in January with the developer of another application called MobileNotifier – his name was Peter Hajas. The Notification Center that came out of iOS 5? That looked suspiciously like his work.
But what use does Apple have for a hacker like Comex’s talents? Perhaps just someone to spot and patch security holes to stop other jailbreakers from getting in. However, something tells me that we’re going to see some pretty interesting things coming from someone with such talent.
AT&T has been trying to crack down on unauthorized tethering on the iPhone and iPad for a while now. One of the crackdowns that AT&T implemented was the tiered data plan that stopped unlimited data plans that many people, including myself, desire. Another was when AT&T began texting people that they would switch people to tethering plans if they kept using so much tethering data on the iPhone. Telling AT&T that you didn’t know what tethering was a work around for many people, but apparently AT&T will begin forcing people into those plans soon.
Thanks to the grandfather clause, customers should get to keep those unlimited plans until they sign another contract — unless their iPhone happens to be jailbroken and they’re using an application like MyWi…
9to5Mac reported this morning that AT&T is going to start forcibly switching jailbroken hotspot-ers off of their unlimited data plans beginning August 11th. While this won’t affect customers who utilize native tethering, folks who use apps like MyWi might want to pay attention.
From an AT&T Rep via iDB
“Earlier this year, we began sending letters, emails, and text messages to a small number of smartphone customers who use their devices for teetering but aren’t on our required tethering plan. Our goal here is fairness for all of our customers (this impacts only a small percentage of our smartphone customer base).”
Have you received these text from AT&T to stop tethering? Leave your thoughts below.
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