Monthly Archive for October, 2007

Jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch via the Web, and Secure it at the Same Time

Hackers discovered a security flaw in the iPhone software when they were trying to figure out how to install unofficial 3rd party apps. Now some of them have created an exploit that takes advantage of that flaw to jailbreak your phone and install 3rd party apps just by visiting a website.

I don’t know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I appreciate the simplicity. On the other hand, I’m not thrilled that an exploit for the TIFF image security flaw has been released into the wild. On the other foot, it’s cool that this hack patches that security flaw. Of course, all this means that Apple will be releasing a security fix soon. I’m just hoping that it doesn’t block other methods of jailbreaking the iPhone.

If you want to try it yourself, visit Jailbreakme.com to add 3rd party apps to your iPhone or iPod Touch

  1. Jailbreaks iPhone/iPod Touch on 1.1.1
  2. Patches Springboard to load third party apps
  3. Activates non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
  4. Fixes YouTube on non-AT&T iPhones automatically, while leaving already activated phones alone
  5. Installs Installer.app v3.0b5 on the iPhone/iPod Touch
  6. Fixes Apple’s TIFF bug, making your device MORE secure than it was without AppSnapp!

Google gPhone Coming Soon

The Wall Street Journal is claiming that Google will announce it’s gPhone within the next two weeks.  The phone itself will be manufactured and sold by hardware partners like HTC.  T-mobile is the most likely carrier partner in the US.  The expectation is that the phone and service will both be priced cheap, underwritten by advertising delivered to the phone at appropriate moments.

With any luck, this will put some pressure on Apple and AT&T regarding pricing for iPhone hardware and plans.

Get your 1.1.1 iPhone ready for 3rd Party Apps with iDemocracy for Windows

An automated windows tool called iDemocracy for “jailbreaking” iPhones running the 1.1.1 firmware to allow the installation 3rd party apps has been released.  If you’ve unlocked your iPhone, make sure you “revirginize” it first.

This will allow you to install the latest version of the free AnySIM unlocking tool.

Simplified Mac Jailbreak for iPhone 1.1.1. with iFuntastic

It’s been about a week since the first methods for “jailbreaking” the iPod Touch and iPhones running the 1.1.1 firmware to allow the installation of third party apps. Now Mac users have an easy way to jailbreak their iPhones with the latest release of iFuntastic. Enjoy your 3rd party apps!

Get You Unlocked iPhone Ready for Upgrade with RevirginizingTool

Apple froze the code for the 1.1.1 upgrade just before the first unlocks were released.  That, combined with some problems in the coding of some of the unlocks resulted in a lot of unlocked iPhones breaking.  Now there is a RevirginizingTool that will let you fix up your unlocked 1.0.2 iphone prior to upgrading.

This is an advance of some of the earlier methods, but there is probably still some room for improvement.