1. Post #1
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    Lexinator's Avatar
    June 2008
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    Some Background Story



    Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to run third-party unsigned code on their devices by unlocking the operating system and allowing the user root access. Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many extensions and themes previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia. A jailbroken iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch is still able to use the App Store and iTunes.

    Jailbreaking is different from SIM unlocking, which, once completed, means that the mobile phone will accept any SIM without restriction on, for example, the country or network operator of origin. Jailbreaking, according to Apple, can void Apple's warranty on the device, although this is quickly remedied by restoring the device in iTunes.

    Cydia founder Jay Freeman estimates that over 10% of all iPhones are jailbroken.

    The first jailbreaking method was released on July 10, 2007, and a month later the first third-party game was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
    Three months after the initial jailbreak, another method was discovered, which led to a cat and mouse game between Apple and hackers to patch and exploit security holes.

    In February the Italian hacker Zibri found the most important key inside the iPhone which then lead to all upcoming jailbreak methods. Zibri himself coded and freely distributed ZiPhone, the easiest jailbreak of all. Upon the nearing release of OS 2.0 (previously iPhone OS), a hacker group called the iPhone Dev Team released a jailbreaking application named PwnageTool that used a graphical user interface to jailbreak 2G and 3G versions of the iPhone, and the first generation of iPod Touches then available. In January 2009, the iPhone Dev Team commenced work on jailbreaking the iPod Touch 2G. On March 17, 2009, Apple announced the release of iOS 3.0, which remained unbroken until the iPhone Dev Team released PwnageTool 3.0 and redsn0w 0.7.2 three months later. The iOS 3.1 release in September 2009 again disabled jailbreaking, which was followed by a new version of PwnageTool able to jailbreak all devices except the iPod Touch 3G; the iPod Touch would remain unhacked for a month, until the release of George Hotz's blackra1n.

    See more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking


    JAILBREAKS FOR IDEVICES:



    Current Jailbreaks:

    WARNING: Please read the FAQ IMMEDIATELY if you want to be able to unlock your iPhone 4 AND jailbreak it on the latest firmware

    Absinthe A5
    Works for: iPad 2 + iPhone 4S Running 5.0/5.0.1
    Tethered: No

    redsn0w : http://redsn0w.com/
    Works for: Redsnow supports all devices on ALL iOS VERSION, EXCEPT for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S at this time
    Tethered: Only for firmware > 5.0.1 (For now, as of version 0.9.10b3)

    PwnageTool: http://redsn0w.com/
    Works for: Same as the latest version of redsn0w PwnageTool is for MAC only!
    Tethered: Same as the latest version of redsn0w

    sn0wbreeze 2
    Works for: All devices that supports the old "24K Bootrom Exploit" (Launch iPhone 3GS with old bootrom, all iPhone 3G/original, iPod Touch 2G/1G with model MBXXXX). Current version of sn0wbreeze supports up to firmware 4.1
    Similar to the older redsn0w, except sn0wbreeze allows you to build a custom ipsw restore file with more options, such as injecting .deb packages. May need to work with iReb collaboratively.
    Tethered: Same as above.

    Predecessors:

    JailbreakMe: http://www.jailbreakme.com/ (Visit this site on Mobile Safari)
    Works for: 4.0 - 4.3.3 (All iDevices including iPad 2)
    Tethered: No

    greenpois0n: http://www.greenpois0n.com/
    Originally based on SHAtter, but is now using the USB Bootrom which Limera1n is based off of. Giving up two valuable bootrom exploits in one go is not worth it.
    Works on 4.0 and ALL newer firmwares released in the future
    greenpois0n is recommended over limera1n as it is more reliable, and more stable. Not to mention that it needs less hassle to jailbreak the device.
    Tethered: Only for firmware > 4.2.1

    limera1n: http://www.limera1n.com/
    A bootrom based jailbreak tool that is fors for ALL DEVICES at the moment, until Apple releases a new line of hardware revisions to patch this.
    Works on 4.0 and ALL newer firmwares released in the future
    Tethered: Only for firmware > 4.1

    Spirit: http://spiritjb.com/
    Works for: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, and 3.2
    Tethered: No

    blackra1n: http://blackra1n.com/
    Works for: 3.0, 3.1 and 3.1.2
    Tethered: Yes

    purplera1n:http://purplera1n.com/
    Works for: iPhone 3GS 3.1
    Tethered: Yes



    Note: If you are below the firmware version 3.1.2 then it is suggested that you upgrade to the latest jailbreakable firmware.
    For iPhone original and iPod Touch original, the latest firmware is 3.1.3, and can be jailbroken by Spirit or Jailbreakme.com
    For iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, and iPod Touch 4G with the current unpatched bootrom, all firmwares can be jailbroken using redsn0w.

    FAQ:



    Q: Where can I download iOS version X.Y.Z for my iDevice?
    A: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    Q:What is the differences between a "tethered" jailbreak and a "untethered" jailbreak?
    A:Think of a tetherball: It's a ball tied to a pole by a chain. Tethered jailbreak means that the device will go to the "connect to iTunes" screen every time it was rebooted, and requires you to run the jailbreak tool again. Untethered means that the process is one-time. You can restart your device all you want, and it will boot fine.

    Q: Which devices supports the untethered and permanent "24kpwn" exploit?
    A:Launch iPhone 3GS with older bootrom, all iPhone 3G/original, iPod Touch 2G/1G with model MBXXXX

    Q:If I update my jailbroken iDevice to the latest firmware for jailbreak, will I lose all of my data?
    A: Unless you selected "Restore", then no, your songs, videos, photos, notes, appstore apps, and all other "official" content will not be erased. However, ALL CYDIA APPS WILL BE REMOVED.

    Q: OMFG If I screw up, will my device turn into a brick permanently??
    A: No. You can always restore your device by placing it into DFU mode.

    Q: Can I downgrade my firmware to a previous version?
    A: For iPod Touch 2G, iPhone 3G, and devices that are older, you can. For newer devices, they cannot be downgraded unless you have a "SHSH blob" for the specific version you are attempting to downgrade saved. More information regarding on this topic will be added later.

    Q: How can I update to the latest firmware and preserve the 1.59.00 baseband firmware for my iPhone 4 in order to use ultrasn0w at the same time?
    A: Please read this article CAREFULLY: http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot....nd-update.html

    Q: When I use redsn0w, the jailbreak process gets stuck at "Uploading ramdisk"
    A: Run redsn0w as administrator, and if necessary, under Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode.

    Q: I don't like SSH. How can I get files onto my device without it?
    A: The easiest way would be downloading Total Commander and an addon for it called "T-Pot". This allows you to upload files to your iDevice to anywhere, including the root directories if your device is jailbroken.

    Q: When I tries to jailbreak my device, it didn't work/I got an error/how to solve this problem?
    A: Be descriptive, we cannot read your mind over tcp/ip (or at all)

    STOP POSTING SCREENSHOTS OF YOUR HOMESCREEN, LOCKSCREENS, AND ETC
    There is a designated thread for it, so use it. No one in this thread cares about how you pimped out your device; they only clutter up the thread. If you would like to tell us that you were successful with your jailbreak process, that's great, go for it. Attaching a photo of your homescreen is not necessary.

    Edited:

    Op copied from last thread So might need some adjusting
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  2. Post #2
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    elitestrider's Avatar
    July 2008
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    this is my first time trying this, but im trying to use redsn0w .9.10b5 for windows for my ipod 4, 5.0.1. It says no device detected when i go into dfu mode, and ive been following everything the guides have said.

  3. Post #3
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    Lexinator's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,612 Posts
    Have you tried Restoring it to Factory settings?

  4. Post #4
    "TL;DR" is not an acceptable response to this post.
    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,459 Posts
    this is my first time trying this, but im trying to use redsn0w .9.10b5 for windows for my ipod 4, 5.0.1. It says no device detected when i go into dfu mode, and ive been following everything the guides have said.
    Is it detected within iTunes if it's not in DFU mode? If not, follow this.

  5. Post #5
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    Shadekill's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,298 Posts
    Could I get a little help with my slider? I've downloaded several slider themes, but it won't change it just stays the same except the "slide to unlock" disappears.


  6. Post #6
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    elitestrider's Avatar
    July 2008
    1,982 Posts
    Is it detected within iTunes if it's not in DFU mode? If not, follow this.
    its detected in itunes, but ill try restoring it to factory settings

  7. Post #7
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    elitestrider's Avatar
    July 2008
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    it worked, thank you!
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  8. Post #8
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    Could I get a little help with my slider? I've downloaded several slider themes, but it won't change it just stays the same except the "slide to unlock" disappears.

    Assuming you're using Winterboard, disable the themes one by one to find which one is causing it. Once you've found the theme, go into its directory using iFunBox or something, go to the folder that references bundles, then springboard. In here is an English.lproj which will have springboard.strings in it. Delete that. (If any of this makes sense!)

  9. Post #9
    I'm a loner who likes to get beat up at school
    Zeraxify's Avatar
    June 2009
    11,556 Posts
    I don't understand, I have iPhone 4 but I can't find a redsn0w for it. Anyone mind pointing me in the right direction of the latest version?

  10. Post #10
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    frankie penis's Avatar
    October 2009
    2,593 Posts
    I don't understand, I have iPhone 4 but I can't find a redsn0w for it. Anyone mind pointing me in the right direction of the latest version?
    https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-de...edirects=0&d=1

  11. Post #11
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    Zuimzado's Avatar
    December 2008
    6,994 Posts
    So, Spire. Yeah.

    Someone posted a public Siri directory or something like that on the last thread... does not work.

  12. Post #12
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    Apparently SiriPort works without needing a key or any complicated stuff. You'll need to uninstall Spire first, then you have to install Siriport from cydia (add repository repo.siriport.ru), download and install a certificate file http://siriport.ru/1.crt enable siri in settings and then you have to keep saying "hi siri" to siri until it activates (can take 24 hours or more). I've not tested this because I don't have an iPhone, but according to most people it works, but can break applications

  13. Post #13
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    Hmn30's Avatar
    December 2008
    5,887 Posts
    How do I remove the gray songs in my iPod touch? It's really annoying to have them there

  14. Post #14
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    Gray songs? Can't you remove them through iTunes?

  15. Post #15
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    How do I remove the gray songs in my iPod touch? It's really annoying to have them there
    Grey songs are ones that haven't been synced to your device, but are apart of your playlists. There is a bug that I've seen where iTunes will refuse to sync them though in which case you need to erase all your content (there's a setting on the device that can do that) and resync.

  16. Post #16
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    July 2010
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    I recently jailbroke my iPad 2 and it's pretty awesome, I just wish there were more themes available.

    Also I remember using Ziphone years ago on my old 1st gen iPod Touch.
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  17. Post #17
    Dennab
    November 2011
    1,860 Posts
    I need to get around to jailbreaking my iPad 2, sadly it's technically my Dad's and he's too worried that it'll break.

    I'd love to play some old PSX games on it.

  18. Post #18
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    July 2010
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    I need to get around to jailbreaking my iPad 2, sadly it's technically my Dad's and he's too worried that it'll break.

    I'd love to play some old PSX games on it.
    Show him a video on YouTube to prove how fast and simple it is. Also tell him you're backing it up before jailbreaking so no data will be lost.

  19. Post #19
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    August 2009
    1,206 Posts
    I'm getting an Itouch 4g tomorrow and i will jailbreak it right away!
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  20. Post #20
    marcus5's Avatar
    March 2011
    2,591 Posts
    i jailbroke my iphone 4 on the night of purchasing it, warranties be damned
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  21. Post #21
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    August 2008
    1,202 Posts
    I just restored my iPhone 4S to a backup after having some issues with jailbreaking and now I'm having issues with my music app, is acting very buggy. It's doing things like playing the wrong song, showing the wrong song name, and stopping after playing one song. Anyone ever heard of anything like this after restoring? I hope to re-jailbreak it but I'd like to fix this before I do.

  22. Post #22
    Ordigenius's Avatar
    January 2011
    1,169 Posts
    How do I reverse a jailbreak?
    My Itouch keeps getting the 3194 error when I try to restore, even in Pwned DFU mode
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  23. Post #23
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    August 2009
    1,206 Posts
    Ok, so i just jealbroken my opid touch, i don't understand why that many people have problems with it, just follow the simple instructions... I used redsn0w by the way

  24. Post #24
    marcus5's Avatar
    March 2011
    2,591 Posts
    How do I reverse a jailbreak?
    My Itouch keeps getting the 3194 error when I try to restore, even in Pwned DFU mode
    did you edit your hosts file? if you added saruik's server 's ip to it, just remove it.

  25. Post #25
    Ordigenius's Avatar
    January 2011
    1,169 Posts
    it's fine now

  26. Post #26
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
    1,409 Posts
    Just did it on my iPhone.

    And just discovered Activator. The one thing I missed about my shitty Blackberry Storm was the fact I could hold down the volume buttons to skip songs. And now, I can do the same on my iPhone.

    woooo

  27. Post #27
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
    1,409 Posts
    Absinthe shit didn't work on my iPad... Keep getting a connection error with the VPN? I don't know what the problem is.

    Anyone know a proper working jailbreak app for 5.0.1 iPad 2?

  28. Post #28
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,394 Posts
    Absinthe shit didn't work on my iPad... Keep getting a connection error with the VPN? I don't know what the problem is.

    Anyone know a proper working jailbreak app for 5.0.1 iPad 2?
    Snowbreeze should be working for iPad, I just used it on my 5.0.1 4th Gen Touch today.

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  29. Post #29
    marcus5's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Absinthe shit didn't work on my iPad... Keep getting a connection error with the VPN? I don't know what the problem is.

    Anyone know a proper working jailbreak app for 5.0.1 iPad 2?
    don't blame the program when the user failed to do some steps correctly.

    make sure you do not have any passcode set up or vpn set up when running absinthe.

    http://www.ijailbreak.com/jailbreak/...mmon-mistakes/

  30. Post #30
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
    1,409 Posts
    don't blame the program when the user failed to do some steps correctly.

    make sure you do not have any passcode set up or vpn set up when running absinthe.

    http://www.ijailbreak.com/jailbreak/...mmon-mistakes/
    Yeah, I didn't have a passcode, nor a VPN set up on it. I've tried uninstalling it then running the program again. I watched the tutorials and made sure I wasn't going to mess it up. When the program installs it shows the jailbreak button, and says the URL cannot be displayed or something similar. I also tried running the VPN manually from the settings as the trouble shooting said, then there was a connection error. I'll post some screenshots of the problem later.
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  31. Post #31
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    March 2011
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    Yeah, I didn't have a passcode, nor a VPN set up on it. I've tried uninstalling it then running the program again. I watched the tutorials and made sure I wasn't going to mess it up. When the program installs it shows the jailbreak button, and says the URL cannot be displayed or something similar. I also tried running the VPN manually from the settings as the trouble shooting said, then there was a connection error. I'll post some screenshots of the problem later.
    i said that because i'm tired of people complaining the program sucks/is shit when it fails to work on their devices despite it working 99% of the time. aka unappreciative of the dev's work.

    under normal circumstances your setup should have worked. try again, users have reported it working only after 4-5 tries. post some screenshot too yea.

  32. Post #32
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,394 Posts
    Tried installing SBrotator, put my ipod into a boot loop for like 10 hours trying to respring

  33. Post #33
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    Lexinator's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,612 Posts
    Hmm my one gets stuck on waiting for reboot just boots like a normal ipod
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  34. Post #34
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    How long do warranties usually last for ipod touch 4gens?

    I want to know how long to wait before i jailbreak it.

  35. Post #35
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    It doesn't matter, if you restore the device using iTunes they'll never knew you jailbroke.
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  36. Post #36
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    genius

    Edited:

    also is there a way to get siri on this ipod touch? (4th gen)

    Edited:

    my jailbreak is stuck on 'moving applications' whats that all about?

    Edited:

    nevermind im impatient

    Edited:

    ok now everything but newstand is gone its taunting me fucking damnit

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    why is everything confusing fuckkkkkk

    its back after a reboot so whoopie

  37. Post #37
    retarded faggot
    Mateo!'s Avatar
    January 2008
    1,409 Posts
    To get rid of news stand get nonewsisgoodnews


    it's brilliant

  38. Post #38
    radiomonster's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,134 Posts
    thank you holy shit this thing is annoying

  39. Post #39
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,133 Posts
    Wow, fucking hell. I thought some of my jailbreak apps were the cause of poor battery life...

    Nope. Fresh restore to 5.1 without jailbreak.
    Used 9% battery in 10 minutes, doing nothing but listening music.
    While writing this post it's dropped down to 86%.
    I need a new phone.

  40. Post #40
    Heineken made me rich
    Dav0r's Avatar
    June 2005
    4,679 Posts
    I was gonna give 5.1 a try, don't think I'll bother now.