If you're one of the millions of iPhone users who've jailbroken their iPhones or iPod Touches--the desktop hacking trick that allows you to use non-Apple approved apps, access the iPhone's file system, and other tweaks--you'll want to hold off on the latest software update (3.1) that Apple announced Wednesday. Updating your iPhone or iPod Touch will break your jailbreak, meaning any services and apps you've installed via Cydia will be gone, as well as Cydia itself.
Non-Apple-sponsored app stores and app-installers have hinted at threats to Apple's own iPhone's iTunes App Store. One of these, called InstallerApp, (previously covered on iPhone Atlas), was recently upgraded to version 1.1.
InstallerApp has seen a few improvements since we last looked at it. It now works on the upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, has removed unsupported Installer repositories, and gives more attention to jailbreak solutions using PwnageTool and redsn0w. Additionally, it supports packages from either Cydia or Icy iPhone apps that allow you to install more apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch, … Read more
So Apple on Friday released an update to the iPhone OS (3.0.1) that takes care of an SMS vulnerability. It's a fairly important patch, and usually when Apple updates the iPhone OS, jailbreakers have to wait until the Dev Team comes out with a new version of jailbreaking software before they can update.
But according to the iPhone Dev Team's Twitter, this is not the case with the 3.0.1 firmware. In fact, the current versions of redsn0w and ultrasn0w work the same with the 3.0.1 firmware as they do with the 3.… Read more
Apple published Thursday a support article cautioning users about jailbreaking the iPhone (as well as other Apple handheld audio devices).
Unlike the company's recent filing to U.S. Copyright Office that suggested that jailbreaking the iPhone might pose a national threat and be the cause of AT&T's unreliable service, the article states that "customers who have installed software that makes these modifications have encountered numerous problems in the operation of their hacked iPhone."
This means that if you get your iPhone jailbroken, for example, you will cause yourself, not others, problems. This is such a relief for me.
The problems that Apple mentioned include:Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voice mail, YouTube, Weather, Stocks as well as push-based third party applications have been disrupted or no longer work on the device Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by the modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malicious software or viruses Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone or iPod Touch on a single battery charge Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable… Read more
Black Hat this week means lots of security vulnerabilities in the news, including the fact that Secure Sockets Layer is now just Sockets Layer thanks to an exploit discovered by Kaminsky and friends. We also decide that you can't fix stupid. Too bad. I wish we could.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1030
Apple at CES 2010 says WSJ – Engadget says otherwise. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10299417-37.html http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/30/wsj-apple-going-to-ces-2010-reality-nope/
Apple says jailbreaking is a national security issue http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10298646-1.html
Details on presidential motorcades, safe house for First Family, leak via P2P http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136053/Details_on_presidential_motorcades_safe_house_for_First_Family_leak_via_P2P
Researchers exploit flaws in SSL, domain authentication system http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10299459-245.html
Intel motherboards suffer Bios flaws http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39698949,00.htm
Re-engineering GPS for navigation on phones http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10298696-94.html
Windows Mobile becomes Windows Phone http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1495570/windows-mobile-windows-phone
Nissan introduces new smart in-car nav system http://social.telematicsupdate.com/content/nissans-new-nav-system-focuses-safer-greener-driving
EMI selling CDs to megachains only from now on http://slashdot.org/story/09/07/30/0117222/EMI-Only-Selling-CDs-To-Mega-Chains-From-Now-On… Read more
I just got my new iPhone 3GS the other day and the first thing I did with it was get it jailbroken, just how I handled my iPhone 3G.
This time around, it was not really because I was in dire need of any extra functionality (the 3GS now can do video recording out of the box, which my 3G could only do when jailbroken). Most importantly, I wanted to feel like I could do anything with a device I paid almost $600 for (I couldn't wait until December to be qualified for the discount upgrade).
Little did I … Read more
Well, you don't really need to totally disregard this episode, but that is what 10-12 means in CB radio talk. And the news is light. Although we do learn that the head of MI6's Speedo is not a state secret. But it SHOULD be!Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1012
MI6 boss in Facebook entry row http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8134807.stm
Small towns and farms to get Net Neutrality http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10278484-94.html
Apple orders up a ton of … Read more
Just as America gears up to celebrate Independence Day comes news that iPhone 3GS owners are getting some freedom of their own.
George Hotz, who you may recall as the teenage hacker who originally unlocked the iPhone, has let loose a jailbreaking app for the iPhone 3GS code-named purplera1n. It enables the installation of third-party software not approved for Apple's App Store.
For now, purplera1n is Windows-only (but not Windows 7) and requires the latest iTunes installed, as well as an iPhone 3GS with the 3.0 firmware. In a Friday blog post titled "I make it ra1n,&… Read more
The iPhone hacking group known as the Dev-Team has released UltraSn0w, an unlocking utility for 2G and 3G iPhones running iPhone OS 3.0. The new utility is easy to use and lets you unlock your jailbroken iPhone for use on a variety of carriers (such as T-Mobile or AT&T in the U.S.). However, it does not support the iPhone 3GS at this time, but, according to the Dev-Team, future releases will support the new hardware.
Jailbreaking iPhone 2G/3G with OS 3.0
To unlock your iPhone with UltraSn0w, you must first jailbreak it. iClarified has … Read more