Jailbreaking 4.1

I’ve learned a lot in the past week or two, a few things i’m going to share with you.

First off: I REALLY (really) hate Apple’s elitism in that they don’t allow internal modifications with any of their products

Second: Finding help for Jailbreaking an iPod 2nd Gen running iOS 4.1 is nearly IMPOSSIBLE! which is why I found the resources for anyone wanting to do the same.

This will work on iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G running 4.1 and 4.0

If your iPod 2G is an MC model (look under settings/general/about/model ) you will be tethered, meaning you will need to be plugged in every time you start your iPod

Keep in mind this is a little more dangerous than some jailbreaks as it’s still in beta and hasn’t had much testing. My iPod is still running great, although it does seemingly run a bit slower especially on startup. The only other noticeable flaw i’ve found this far is some Cydia applications do not support the 4.1 firmware yet so they do not work yet.

Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1


iOS 4.1 Firmware download


Jailbreak 101: SBSettings

So you’ve already jailbroken your iDevice and installed Backgrounder, right? Now you’re looking for a bit more awesomesauce?

Enter SBSettings. It’s one of the best pieces of software available from the Cydia store, and while incredibly basic it adds some much needed functionality to iOS. The big feature for me at leastt, is drop-down toggles for WiFi, bluetooth, brightness settings, etc. It also allows you to hide application icons, create folders (useless in iOS 4) and customize a few other minor things.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.0.2

Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone/iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad to patch the PDF exploit that JailbreakMe.com has been using in their current browser based jailbreak. Meaning that if you’re planning on jailbreaking anytime soon, don’t upgrade your iDevice past 4.0.1 or else you’ll be sunk.

Never fear though, if you failed at using commonsense and have already upgraded, the jailbreaking community is hard at work on a new jailbreak for 4.0.2, although it’s likely this one will end up being a tethered jailbreak (in other words it will require a computer in order to jailbreak your iDevice).

Jailbreak 101: An Introduction to Jailbreaking

Jailbreak 101: An Introduction to JailbreakingWelcome to the wonderful world of jailbreaking, each week I’m going to focus on how to better take advantage of your new found freedom by featuring an app only available through Cydia.

This week  I’m going to walk you through jailbreaking your iDevice, this used to be a lot more in depth process, but thanks to programs like QuickPwn and Spirit things are easier than ever.

Disclaimer: This tutorial is only for iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch running firmware 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.2 and users running any version of iTunes 9 except 9.2. This does NOT work with iOS 4 or the new iPhone 4.

Looking for a jailbreak for the newly released 3.2.1 firmware for the iPad? Sadly you’ll have to wait a little while longer, but rest assured we’ll be posting information on any new jailbreaks that are released.
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Cydia Apps for iPad – Working / Non-working

Jailbreaking your iPad with Spirit is easy, one of the easiest jailbreaks I’ve ever used in fact. However, there aren’t a lot of apps that work on the iPad yet, which can result in totally borking your iPad and having to restore countless times. So here’s a list of what worked / didn’t work for me.

While SBSettings works, your best bet is to grab the beta version of it from http://thebigboss.org/betarepo

Working Apps:

  • Activator
  • Backgrounder
  • Clock Hide
  • CyDelete
  • iSteamy
  • OpenSSH
  • Rock app
  • SBSettings
  • Snes4iPhone
  • Veency
  • vlc4iphone

Partially Working Apps:

  • StatusNotifier [Status icons are displayed in the status bar, but the StatusNotifier preferences app crashes]

Non-working Apps:

  • Circuitous
  • Cydgets
  • iBluenova
  • Kirikae
  • Lockinfo
  • mQuickDo
  • Notifier
  • ProSwitcher
  • Winterboard