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UNTETHERED JAILBREAK FOR iOS 5.0.1 IS OUT! (Excluding iPhone 4S and iPad 2 only.)

29 Dec

Lifehacker Dev-Team Blog - Untethered holidays

Untethered holidays 

@pod2g has created a terrific gift for iOS fans — an untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak for non-A5 devices!

Many of you have already been following @pod2g’s blog where he’s been keeping everyone up to date on his progress.  And so you know that he recently decided to push the button on a release for all devices except the new iPhone4S and iPad2.  @pod2g’s untether involves two separate exploits and a few other “tricks” — and since he’s taken the @comex approach of doing nearly everything himself, you know his plate has been full these past few months!

A few days ago, @pod2g gave the untether to both the iPhone devteam and the chronic devteam.  We’ve put it into redsn0w 0.9.10 and PwnageTool, and the chronic devteam put it into a Cydia package (the same set of exploits is in all three).

Here are the basic steps for how to get it:

  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!  See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how.  Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

As mentioned earlier, @pod2g has spent months working on all the exploits and tricks in this untether, and many of you may be wondering how you can send donations.  Although the iPhone devteam itself doesn’t take donations, we thought it was appropriate to provide a link at the end of the redsn0w run for you to more easily donate directly to @pod2g if you wish (alternatively, you can go right here).  There’s a link in the Cydia package for donating to the chronic devteam for the Cydia version of @pod2g’s untether.

@pod2g is now looking for a way to extend this to A5 devices.  Because those devices cannot use geohot’s limera1n exploit to inject the untether, they require exploits above and beyond those used for this release.  Keep following pod2g on twitter or his blog for any progress reports!

Update #2: The b2 version of redsn0w includes the launchctl-related fix by @planetbeing as mentioned by @saurikhere and here.  As usual, you can just re-run redsn0w in jailbreak mode over your existing 5.0.1 jailbreak (even a PwnageTool one), making sure to de-select “Install Cydia” if you do.  Always be sure to do a controlled “slide to power off” shutdown of your device before running redsn0w.

Update #3: The b3 version of redsn0w fixes a problem where re-running redsn0w over an existing jailbreak would cause MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running until MS was installed again.  Now you can re-run the redsn0w jailbreak step without worrying about that (but still remember to de-select the “Install Cydia” option if it’s already installed).

TIP: If auto-detection fails and redsn0w tells you no identifying data was found, you can always pre-select theappropriate 5.0.1 IPSW using “Extras->Select IPSW”.

Here are the redsn0w download links:

PwnageTool Official Bittorent Releases

SHA1 Sum = 32e90607378988cdebb6c76d3acf8ffac6366e35

Unofficial Mirrors

The following links are unofficial download mirrors, you download these archives at your own risk, we accept no responsibility if your computer explodes or if it becomes part of a NASA attacking botnet or even worse if your hands fall off mid-way during the use of these files. We do not check these links and we accept no responsibility with regard to the validity of the files, the other content that these links may provide or with the content that is on the third-party linked site.

Always check the files that you have downloaded against our published SHA1 hash.

We would prefer that you downloaded the official bittorrent release that is linked above, but you are welcome to try these if you really must.

Mirror owners should email mirrors to blog@iphone-dev.org – please ensure that they are direct dmg download links only  (no rapidshare type sites please) and that your web-server can serve DMG MIME types properly. — please don’t place mirrors in the comments as they will be deleted.

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The OmniTouch Makes Any Surface Interactive (An upgrade from Pranav Mistry) #teechy

18 Oct

 

For all the power and connectivity that modern mobile devices offer these days, why are we still typing on screens or, God forbid, numerical pads barely three fingers wide?

A new weareable GUI system aims to turn any surface within arms reach into an input device.

The OmniTouch system was developed by Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with Microsoft Research and allows users to interact with applications on any surface.

via The OmniTouch Makes Any Surface Interactive.

This was MIT’s Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense TedTalk from 2009. Similar idea:

iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak Is Already Out Using Redsn0w

13 Oct

iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak Is Already Out Using Redsn0w.

for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 in Anticipation of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S

11 Oct

Apple Releases iTunes 10.5 in Anticipation of iOS 5.

iPhone 4S comes out tomorrow and iOS5 goes live. Get iTunes 10.5 now to stay up-to-date.

What’s new in iTunes 10.5

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
    • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
    • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.

The best iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android tablet, Kindle Fire stylus out there: by Griffin #teechy

10 Oct

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-Stylus-iPhone-touchscreens/dp/B0041D0K1Q

At $10.82 with free Prime or Super-Saver shipping from Amazon, this is the best stylus for capacitive touchscreen products (a stylus that conducts the current from your body onto the tablet’s screen in order to make the tablet think that your finger is touching the screen, when your stylus actually is instead) . Thinking about using Noteshelf, PenUltimate, or any other note-taking app? Or just want to draw? Use this.

Pros:

  • CHEAP! I bought mine at $20+ when it first came out, and it’s still worth it!
  • Very soft stylus tip allows easy, smooth writing and drawing on capacitive touchscreens. Your handwriting will actually look like your handwriting. Those <$5 styluses on Amazon don’t glide as easily as Griffin’s does, leaving your handwriting looking elementary, but leaving your drawings looking normal. (Good for drawing, not writing if you buy the non-Griffin stylus)
  • Super-light. But feels like a sturdy, durable pen/pencil.
  • High-sensitivity, omni-directional point won’t scratch or smudge your touchscreen
  • Great for right- and left-handed writers
  • Use with any app for greater comfort and control

Cons:

  • I wish I had bought it at $10 instead of +$20
  • The cheap <$5 ones on Amazon aren’t nearly as good, but tend to come in bundles with other styluses, allowing easy replacement should you lose one.

Griffin Technology Stylus for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other touchscreens

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