A new report originating from the LA Times claims that while Apple and FBI were taking matters to court and creating a public issue over iOS privacy. Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open a locked iPhone 5s.
The LAPD was able to unlock and access information on the iPhone 5s which belonged to April Jace, wife of actor Michael Jace, accused in her killing at their South L.A. home in 2014.
The report mentions that LAPD found a “forensic cellphone expert” who could “override the locked iPhone function,”. There is no other information on how the iPhone was actually unlocked and it looks like only those involved will know [...]
CBI has recently inaugurated a new specialized forensic lab to access and recover data from Apple and Android devices. This new lab will help gather information seized from suspects during investigation of cases. The department had limitations in decrypting Apple and Linux-based devices earlier.
A CBI source said the lab is fully equipped with latest in hardware and software to decrypt the data stored in smartphones. According to CBI, the specialised lab will focus on extracting information using forensic software from devices such as iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone and iPod as well as from Linux devices (which include [...]
Still own an iPhone 4 or a 3Gs, and need an unlock for your device? You are in luck! The dev-team has just released the latest version of Ultrasn0w i.e. 1.2.7 which will unlock all iPhone 4s on baseband 01.59.00, while the older 3G / 3GS units on 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 or 06.15.00. Also a new version of RedSn0w (0.9.12b1) for both Windows and Mac, was released.
Two days after Christmas all non-A5 iDevices received an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 from pod2g. The hacker worked for two months before announcing the release of the jailbreak solution dubbed Corona.
However, as it was earlier known that all A5 chip based devices, namely the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, did not get a jailbreak solution primarily because of unavailability of a valid exploit. But, good news was announced by pod2g , confirming that he has almost completed the exploit and that it should be available shortly.
I made a step today for the A5. With some luck we could expect a release in a [...]
The ChevronWP7 tool that could unlock the functionality of your device for a mere US$ 9 is being discontinued.WPCentral reports that ChevronWP7 made an agreement with Microsoft not to sell more than 10,000 unlock tokens.
Microsoft isn’t involved in our discussion yet. And they can’t provide us with more unlocks because we haven’t asked yet. If we do request more, we’re sure Microsoft will respond positively – as they have in the past.”
-Rafael Rivera ChevronWP7 spokesperson
The developers of the tool claim that they are not going to renegotiate this number. If you are [...]
HTC has updated their bootloader unlock utility to serve to the needs of the buyers of the latest HTC lineup. This includes all handsets released after September and follows the same principles as earlier bootloader unlock utilities. The complete list of supported devices will be available soon, hopefully the XL and XE join the pack of modders.
Windows Phone developer Jaxbot is back, after a long time, to modding and developing for Windows Phone 7.5 Devices. His new Project WindowBreak seeks a universal unlock tool for all / any Windows Phone 7-7.5 devices. This just means a possibility of jailbreak, which can be unlocked using this tool. Jaxbot has already demonstrated this process on Samsung devices in his video below. He wants to get the app running for othe manufacturers including Nokia and HTC.
The Kindle fire is already been rooted and in an easy process at that. The smart folks at XDA-Developers have found a way to root the Barnes and Noble tablet. The root is permanent and will stay even if you reboot the device. The boot loader still remains locked but the process allows you to side load apps and possibly custom rome and kernels to boost performance.
Apple has finally started selling unlocked iPhone 4S in the US, this is also the first ever officially Unlocked iPhone to be ever made available in the US. The prices 16GB model going for $649 (34,000 INR), a 32GB model for $749 (37,500 INR) and a 64GB variant for $849. (42,500 INR).
The Unlocked phones work worldwide and support all GSM carriers, are are essentially like the ones Bharat Unboxed for you lovely people.
Remember Chevron WP7, the first tool to allow jailbreak of WP7 devices, the makers later met with Microsoft and now have come out with a tool that will allow custom homebrew on your Windows Phone 7 for a mere price of $9. So unlock the potential in you WP7 device. The tweets from Chris Walsh (Chevron team) suggest that the Mango Update will re lock the device. So you better think twice before spotting that $9 for a quickie. Either way the tool will be out soon.
Internet’s more well-known celebrity iPhone and PlayStation hacker George “GeoHot” Hotz has gone to Facebook. Rumors say that he’s involved with product development for the company’s alleged iPad app. The news was confirmed by a quick visit to Hotz’s Facebook page, his work status shows “Facebook software engineer starting in May 2011”
Hotz himself is responsible for the outbreak of the Internet unlocking community due to his successful manipulations of both Apple iPhones and iPod Touches as well as Sony’s PlayStation 3. The latter caused a four-month legal battle [...]
Did you buy an iPhone 4 with the latest baseband? or if you are one of those unlucky few who updated their iPhones back in October and are waiting for an Unlock? Well then a US$ 70 solution might be a relief for you. This generic chip comes with a custom tray, you have to attach the chip with your sim card and insert it into your iPhone 4, Much like the earlier popular TURBO SIM.
This chipset is supposedly going to unlock your iPhone 4 no matter what baseband or OS you are on. Check out a video of it in action below