Get all the 4.0 features on older devices with Redsn0w!

Alright, some definite stuff has, in fact, been released! We have a jailbreak WITH 4.0 features for both the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and the iPod Touch 2G.

ALRIGHT.

Easy.

First of all, there is a fantastic jailbreak released by those lovely blokes over at the iPhone Dev-Team. It’s really easy. But it ONLY works on iPhone 3G/3GS and the 2G iPod Touch (not 3G). For now.

  1. Download the 4.0 firmware for your device from FelixBruns.de (scroll down to the iOS 4.0 bit)
  2. Download Redsn0w for Mac (x86) or PC.
  3. Select any options you’d like. This is where you can enable wallpapers, multitasking, set custom boot logos, etc. EVEN if you don’t have a 3GS. Isn’t that dandy?
  4. Plug in your iDevice, and THEN shut it off.
  5. Hit “next” in Redsn0w, and watch the fireworks.

Hard.

If you’re a bit more adventurous and don’t like making things easy, you can enable all the 4.0 features the manual way. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you really know what you’re doing.

  1. Jailbreak your device.
  2. In Cydia, search for “OpenSSH” and install it.
  3. Get an FTP client (I like WinSCP for PC)
  4. On your device, go to settings, make sure you’re connected to a network, and click the (>) button next to the network’s name to open network details.
  5. Find your device’s IP address. (It will be something like 192.168.1.2 or something along those lines).
  6. In your FTP client, enter that IP as the server address, enter “root” as the username, and enter “alpine” as the password.
  7. Navigate to /System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N82AP.plist and copy the file over to your computer.
  8. Using TextEdit on Mac or Notepad in PC, open the N82AP.plist file
  9. Change the file so that the following line appears in the file (if it already exists, replace it):
  10. <key>homescreen-wallpaper</key>
    </true>
  11. Find “Multitasking” and make sure it is set to “TRUE” as well.
  12. Copy the file back to your iDevice.

That’s it! I don’t even know why you’d do the second set of instructions, but I guess if you’re bored, and it’s raining (It’s ALWAYS raining in my city) then you can spend time screwing up your iPhone.

If someone sends me a fixed version of N82AP.plist, I’ll host it somewhere so everyone else can download it.

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Apple locks out iPhone hackers?

Get this; iH8Snow and Sherif Hashim, two infamous (and highly talented) iPhone Hackers/Jailbreakers have recently been “banned” from the AppStore. Here, take a look.

WTF

This is what happens when they try to open the AppStore.

THIS IS MADNESS.

Sorry. But in all seriousness, what the heck, Apple. I’ll give Apple the benefit of the doubt and say that perhaps this is all accidental (which is what Gizmodo seems to think right now). There is that chance that they both found an exploit that ended up causing their iPhones to behave maliciously, but its almost a little too incidental. While Gizmodo seems to think that this message (similar to those in OS X applications) might be incidental, I wouldn’t put it past Apple to do something about their frustration with jailbreakers. I mean, come on. The company hires actors to browse their merchandise in Apple stores in places like NYC.  I mean, honestly, this is too incidental. According to the hackers’ twitter pages, their emails were easy to pair up with their names (Sherif’s is just his name @ yahoo, and ih8snow’s email is just ih8sn0wday at googlemail).

Regardless, this is all a bit scary. Apple, if you’re behind this, go away. I’m pretty sure these guys paid for their phones and their plans. Let ’em do what they want. As for ih8sn0w and Sherif Hashim, I hope they figure this out, and that they keep up the good work. I’m still proudly running jailbroken 3.1.3 firmware.

iphone developers fight back against piracy

To the astonishment of the hacker world, the makers of a popular IM application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, called “Beejive” have sewn in a sort of “anti-piracy” measure to their app. Apparently, people who updated to the latest version illegally and tried to log in were presented with a black screen reading “PC LOAD LETTER,” referencing a confusing printer error message from the popular tv show “Office Space.” Upon tapping the screen, a youtube video plays (a clip from Office Space) with the words “I stole something…” in the description.  

There was a message released on the error on beejive’s website, stating that it only targets cracked (illegally obtained) applications and not jailbroken iPod Touches/iPhones. Many people (including myself) have a fully functional copy of beejive running on a jailbroken device. However, there are issues from people who claim to have purchased the app legally, saying that they are unrightfully being locked out of beejive with the same error message. Interesting, isn’t it?

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iPod Touch 2g finally jailbroken!

If you are one of the many people with a second generation iPod Touch, waiting long and patiently for an iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, fear no more. There is a jailbreak open to the public, and it does not involve plugging it into your computer every time you start it up (in otherwords, there is an ‘untethered’ jailbreak out). 

Read more to see my guide on how to jailbreak your iPod. Like anything, I wouldn’t recommend that you jailbreak your iPod Touch unless you really know what you’re doing. If you want to see a full length, detailed guide, try iPodTouchFans.com. Thats where I go, so what do you have to lose? As I only own a first generation iPod Touch, I can’t answer all your questions, and would request that you go to this website with any specific questions. Of course, I’ll answer anything posted here to the best of my ability. Regardless, I can’t wait to see all the cool developments that will come about thanks to this update. 

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Fixing Jailbroken iPod Touch, iPhone Problems

Wow. Wowwww. That was kinda scary.

So, my iPod Touch was running jailbroken firmware (version 2.1) was in need of an update to firmware 2.2. Apparently, you need to be running unjailbroken firmware version 2.2 to jailbreak it. So, I just thought it would be as simple as going into iTunes and restoring my iPod’s software to the new version.

I was stupid enough to forget that iTunes rejects blatantly jailbroken devices, such as mine. Duhr. Naturally, it told me my iPod could not be restored, and it spat some error message at me before disconnecting my iPod to my computer. On top of this, it told me there was a problem with the software used to connect my iPod to my computer (it had told me this before, but I hadn’t noticed any problems with it). I know there are a lot of people with my problem, so I thought I’d share what I did.

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