Jailbroken iPhone Firmware 2.0 On Video

I don’t really know why videos of new iPhone firmware versions are that exciting to me but they are. I think it may have something to do with how much I enjoy my iPhone but oh well. This video is showing off the unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 2.0 firmware that the iPhoneDevTeam has gotten a hold of.

iPhone Dev Team Jailbreaks iPhone Firmware 2.0

iPhone firmware 2.0 is nearly 3 months away from release but the iPhone Dev Team has been able to jailbreak it. Firmware 2.0 for the iPhone isn’t fully baked yet so there is no way of knowing whether or not this jailbreak will still work when it is released in June.

It goes to show you that even with Apple allowing 3rd party developers the restrictions are still enough to cause some to want full access to the iPhone hardware. Maybe if Apple allowed developers to run applications in the background this wouldn’t need to happen.


Windows Vista Crack Released

A pirate group named Pantheon has just released a crack that would allow any non-activated instillation of Windows Vista (Home Basic, Premium, or Ultimate) to be properly activated and made fully-operational.

Unlike cracks that have been released in the past this crack doesn’t just replace activation files with beta files or do a timestop crack, this one actually makes use of the activation process.

It seems that Microsoft has allowed large OEMs like Dell to ship their products with a pre-installed version of Vista that doesn’t require product activation, it seems that end users would find it too inconvenient.

But does anyone really want it, many people have been hoarding copies of XP like its canned food and a tornado is coming, people don’t really seem to want Windows Vista and I don’t think that a crack is going to move people along, not even the pirates.

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak Released

Yesterday all of the wonderful iPhone and Apple blogs out there were all posting furiously about the newly released iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak.

Unfortunately the jailbreak isn’t exactly as great as I would have hoped since you have to have a jailbroken 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 phone. I wish it was a bit easier, I would love for it to be just an app that you open up and it automates the process for you.

But if you would like to get your jailbreak on you can find info about the Windows jailbreak here or the Mac jailbreak here.

I personally am going to be waiting until next month when I can get apps that are officially supported by Apple but to each his own.

iPod Touch 1.1.3 Jailbroken

It didn’t take very long since the 1.1.3 firmware update, on the 17th the iPhone dev team and elite team were able to jailbreak the new firmware

In the announcement on hackint0sh it says that they have no plans on releasing the jailbreak until Apple releases the SDK, it also says that there is no hardware modification needed.

If you want proof, here it is:

First iPod Touch VOIP Call

Recently the guys over at touchmods.net released a video showing off the first ever VOIP call from an iPod Touch.

Here is the first call ever:

And here is the second call ever (better sound as well):

Install Leopard on a PC

I love the Mac operating system but I’ll tell you what, it has always frustrated me that you can’t build your own Mac. I’ve been building computers for about 5 years now and when I switched to the Mac a year ago I pretty much left that behind me (luckily my family members still want me to build them computers).

But now since you can run Leopard on a PC, you can build your own Mac. Here are the steps.

  • Head over to Mininova and grab the modified Leopard ISO (I’m not linking directly to it but I’ll give you a hint, searching for “iATKOS v1.0i” would be pretty interesting)
  • The ISO is about 2.09GB and it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
  • Burn the ISO to a DVD
  • Boot from the freshly burned DVD and follow the on screen instructions.

The installation takes about in hour but once that is finished you will have a nice fresh copy of Leopard installed.

Currently only some Intel based processors work and AMD processors are not supported.

Remember that this may break the license agreement of Leopard and because of the DMCA it is of questionable legality.

Video Recording with iPhone Camera

The iPhone isn’t capable of recording video with its camera, however some intelligent little hacker has been able to record 2MP video at 10 fps.

Currently the application is only able to record 5 seconds of video but with some work I assume you will be able to soon record much longer videos.

Monster and Friends

iPhone Dev Team Releases AnySim Code

The iPhone Dev Team has released the code of their iPhone unlocking tool, AnySim, on Google Code. The iPhone Dev Team has been calling AnySim “open source” from the start but not until now have they made the code available to the public.

The reason that they haven’t released the code until now is that they were worried that Apple would use it to lock the phone down tighter with every update of the firmware. I’m not sure what made them decide to do it now but I am glad that they did, this will surely make the application, faster, more reliable, and maybe even easily reversible (just incase you want to relock your phone).

Check out the AnySim over at Google Code.

Jailbreak your iPhone with a Web App


iPhone hacking hasn’t really seemed to slow down, even with the news that we will be getting legit iPhone applications in February. It also seems that Jailbreaking is getting easier and easier.

There is now a web app called AppSnapp at jalibreakme.com (If you are using an iPhone don’t go there unless you want to jailbreak your phone, I’m guess it doesn’t do it automatically, but to be safe I wouldn’t suggest it), the application will jailbreak your phone, install installer.app, and fix the TIFF exploit that was used to jailbreak the phone to begin with.

The best part about this method is that you don’t have to use your computer at all. All you need to make this work is a WiFi connection and your iPhone.

I’ll be honest with all of you, I am not going to do this with my phone because I don’t want to have the issues that others did with the update to firmware 1.1.1, I would much rather wait until February to get my 3rd party apps. Oh, and by the way, I don’t really know what 3rd party apps I would really want anyway, maybe a Twitter app, but even then PocketTweets just works so well.

PS. This does work with the iPod Touch as well.

Jailbreak Your iPod Touch Easily

Two new applications have been released, one for Windows and one for Mac, that make it very easy for you to Jailbreak the iPod Touch and start installing all sorts of applications.

The first application is called iJailBreak, it is an AppleScript based application, sorry PPC users but currently it is only available for Intel Macs.

The second is touchFree which does the same as iJailBreak but it is made for Windows.

Both of the applications are free and because I don’t have an iPod Touch I have no idea how well they work, I would assume that this will void your warranty so use it at your own risk.