Posts Tagged ‘firmware’

iPhone Baseband 5.12.01 Exploit Found? Unlock On Its Way?

February 11, 2010 1 comment

So earlier today there was a little rumble in the unlock world,via Twitter, as a new exploit was rumored to be found for the new iPhone 3.1.3 firmware’s baseband 5.12. Sherif Hashim managed to crash the baseband, which in turn could possibly be used for an unlock.

A little while later MuscleNerd of the iPhone DevTeam, confirmed that it was a legit find.

What does all of this mean? Well, maybe an unlock for the early up graders of iPhone 3.1.3 that relied on the unlock and are now stuck. But, with the time it takes to actually develop it into an unlock, my guess is that no one will burn the exploit, and tip their hand to Apple this close to the release schedule for a new device and firmware. But, stranger things have happened.

[via FSM]


Jailbreaking iPhone OS 3.0.1: Pick redsn0w, avoid purplera1n

August 3, 2009 Leave a comment
We have recently seen Apple offer an update, the first since 3.0 and as always OS updates poses an interesting game of wait and see for those who have jailbroken and or unlocked their important].
Typically, once an update is released, we (those who have jailbroken) hate to wait to update our iPhones until the Dev Team or George Hotz released an update to theirimportant software.
Well, the iPhone OS 3.0.1 update comes with a little bit of good news – those tools are already available.
According to a few recent postings;
From the Dev-Team:

“You can re-use redsn0w v0.8 we released a few weeks ago to jailbreak today’s 3.0.1 update. Just let iTunes update or restore you to official 3.0.1 then run redsn0w. The only “trick” is that when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.”

From George Hotz:

“3.0.1 isn’t supported by ra1n, idk why. i recommend redsn0w.”

Basically, it looks like you need to choose the sn0w instead of the ra1n if you are running 3.0.1.
[Dev-Team Blog and George Hotz (geohot)]

Preview of Firmware 3.1 Features/Enhancment list

From the editor: Here’s what we can expect from the upcoming 3.1 firmware

New Features/Enhancements To Firmware 3.1 CONFIRMED

  • Firmware updated to 3.1 7C106c **
  • Updated modem firmware to 5.08.01 *
  • Updated AT&T profile to 4.5 **
  • iPhone vibrates when moving icons *
  • Voice Control now works over Bluetooth, meaning wireless headphone now will work *
  • MMS now only allows a maximum of 5 photos sent at once **
  • Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz, 15 new options to play with *
  • APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them *
  • MMS buttons are back in the Messages app for AT&T customers but still don’t work *
  • Fraud Protection Toggle in Safari Settings *
  • Copy/Paste functions works in the address book and in the numeric keypad of the phone application *
  • Imporvement in the performance of the Compass on the 3GS **
  • Directional orientation in Google Maps is now more accurate **
  • Developers can now monitor/debug their apps over Wi-Fi **
  • The ability to save video attachments to your photo album **
  • The “Save” and “Save as Copy” options have been changed to “Trim Original” and “Save as New Clip” for clarity **
  • Faster Launch/Boot Times/Speed Boosts **
  • Improved battery life, iPhone 3G & 3GS only **
  • Bug fixes **

New Features/Enhancements To Firmware 3.1 UNCONFIRMED

  • More accurate showings on the batter %
  • Battery % for all devices-toggle
  • Password protecting the “Find my iPhone”-toggle
  • Now iTunes store icons will move back to their default position after closing the app
  • iPhone/iPod Touch Firmware 3.1 available for download on Late July – Early August

WARNING #1: Since the iPhone baseband will be updated to 5.08.01 from the previous 4.26.08, this will mean that the ultrasn0w unlock method will be blocked. For those who want to have an unlocked iPhone on 3.1 DO NOT UPGRADE to 3.1 until ultrasn0w has been updated to work on 3.1 iPhones.

WARNING #2: Since AT&T updated the carrier profile version, 4.5 from 4.0. This is will terminate the popular IPCC tethering hack that has been going around on the internet because of the arbitrary-looking “signatures” that are now attached to MMS and VVM.

* Indicates that this was included in iPhone 3.1 Beta 1
** Indicates that this was included in iPhone 3.1 Beta 2