The new Jailbreak called Absinthe 2.0 for all iOS devices running 5.1.1 has been a huge hit. Its simple and easy to use jailbreak method has been the biggest possible reason behind nearly one million devices being jailbroken over the weekend.
The exact number as tweeted by the Jailbreaking team is 973,086 iOS devices in a single weekend, out of which 211,401 were the new third Gen iPads. (two were ours!)
If you want your device jailbroken, you can still do it before Apple closes the window with the next update.
iOS Hacker pod2g has released a video of an untethered jailbreak for all Apple iOS devices including the new iPad. The video shows a jailbroken iPad 3 that manages to stay that way even after a reboot. pod2g has yet to announce a public release of this crack, or even if he intends to. Check out the video, but don’t hold your breath for too long.
Looks like RIM is following up in HP’s footsteps, and has decided to liquidate the Playbook all over the world. The US however seems to get the best deal, RIM’s official webstore is offering the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB model for $299, the pricing is quite strange especially since no one would buy the cheaper ones. Those who have the tablet can get access to the Android market in a few easy steps detailed by the team at Crackberry. It requires a rooted PlayBook, WinSCP, the latest version of Cyanogen Google apps.
In India the Playbook has been sold out at the lower pricing, with just an asking price of Rs. [...]
While Apple has limited Siri usage to just the iPhone 4S, iOS hackers Grant Paul (aka chpwn), Steven Troughton-Smith and Ryan Petrich have initiated a download of Siri using Spire Installer on any Jailbroken iPads, iPhone 4, iPod touches and the iPhone 3GS considering that the device runs on iOS 5 (Interesting since an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 just came out). The Installer legally downloads a 100MB Siri installation directly from Apple and this is all legal mind you.
The Siri port to run however requires a proxy iPhone 4S with instructions available on the link below. The team reports that once iPhone 4S is [...]
Troughton-Smith has been able to successfully port Siri to the iPhone 4 along with a full connection to Apple Servers. The video below not only shows the Siri functionality on an iPhone 4, but is in depth and shows a side-to-side comparison against its newer, faster sibling, the iPhone 4S. The port proves that the software can easily be enabled on the older device and hence points a finger at Apple for not doing so.
Smith did use a jailbroken iPhone 4s to port the necessary files to the older iPhone 4 which was also jailbroken. When asked if he would seed Siri as a package on Cydia he replied
No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package [...]
Want to add flavor to your jailbroken iPhone? The new theme called LION Ultimatum from a theme creator SirTimothy1 brings IOS like looks on Dreamboard. The them also requires you to have your device already jailbroken. This theme comes with a functional file manager and Finder menus, a scrollable dock and draggable windows, along with Stacks, Launchpad, Mission Control and Dashboard. There’s also a customizable lock screen that provides access to the dialer, email and messages. The keyboard can also be modified to resemble the design of MacBook Pro or the traditional Apple Keyboard, thanks to integration with ColorKeyboard.
The team from iPhoneIslam that hacked Facetime into iPhone 3Gs is back with what people though was impossible making calls from the iPad. Since the day the iPad was launched people wanted to use it as a phone. This new app allows just that but with a pretty knacker. The app costs 20$ or about Rs. 900, well worth it for converting your iPad 3G into a large iPhone.
Did you update your iDevice to the iOS 5 BETA. Then this is possibly the best news for you. Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 has been released for Mac users, but given that it’s a tethered solution, you will have to plug in your phone everytime you need to boot up jailbroken.
This Jailbreak is meant only for developers who already have an activated iOS5 device. so make sure you know what you are doing before you take the plunge.
The Dev-Team and other members of the iPhone community, mainly Comex and CHPWN have displayed their abilities and the new iPad 2 is already jailbroken two days after its release. As always there is no information on when they will release this jailbreak to the public. Stay tuned
If you have been waiting for the jailbreak of your iDevice simply because- you didn’t have a mac. Well then the wait is over! The windows variant of the jailbreak software for all the new gen iDevices including the iPod Touch as well as the iPhone 4 – Greenpois0n is now available.
Follow our Step by step guide here to get started
If you have problems
Follow our Troubleshooting Guide here
You have a Jailbroken iPhone/iPod/iPad? Do you love the new Metro UI from Microsoft Windows Phone 7? Then this bit of information might just make you very very excited! Don’t get naughty!
The video below previews a beta version of a Theme designed by Wynd, The theme is called OS7 and is fairly easy to Install. Check out the video Below and head on over to the source link to try it for yourself.