Sunday, August 3, 2008

Installer 4.0

  • To be honest, Cydia Installer is terrible. The interface is nowhere near as good as Installer. Most jailbreakers are just waiting for Installer 4.0 to come out instead of wasting their time with Cydia. Installer 4 is nearing completion. It will now be released to the major repository owners so that they can get their apps compatible with firmware version 2.0 fast.
  • Installer 4 will be released to be public in a few days. It has not yet been disclosed how Installer will be available. There are three options: Installer option in PWNAGE, Installer available as application download through Cydia or Installer avaiable as stand-alone download, either direct to iTouch or iPhone via Mobile Safari or available for SSHing manually.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

2.0 Apps

As of now, hardly any of the old apps have been ported to 2.0 from 1.1.x, not even the ever - famous Cydia Installer is the replacement, though a new 2.0 compatible version of Installer, 4,0 is to be released shortly. It is said to have a modified interface. Customize 2.1 has been released for 2.0, though it has a lot of bugs.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jailbreak iPod Touch 2.0

Make sure you have iTunes 7.7 installed.
Download iPod Touch Firmware 2.0 Build Version 5A347 and WinPwn for Windows.
Uninstall the old version of WinPwn if you have it and then install Open it.
Browse .ipsw and select the firmware file that you just downloaded.
Go to IPSW Builder. Select 'Install Cydia' only. Choose custom images if you wish to (recommended). Ignore Custom Playload. Click on 'Build .ipsw' tab in the southwest corner of the window. After your custom firmware (.ipsw) file is built, WinPwn will notify you. Select 'OK'.
Then go to 'iPwner'. Select your custom firmware file and click 'Open'. After a few moments, you will receive a message saying 'Your iTunes has been Pwned!' Select 'OK' and close WinPwn.
Put your iPod Touch in DFU mode and connect it to your PC. iTunes will recognise it as an iPod in recovery mode. Click on the Restore button and don't leave it. At the same time, keep pressing the Shift Key. A browser will open up. Find and select the custom .ipsw file that you just built. Your iTouch will restore and restart with 2.0 jailbroken.
Your iTouch will contain 2.o and all its features (including the App Store), the January Software Upgrade and the Cydia Installer.

Note: This is to be done entirely at your own risk.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Pwner Tool

The iPhone Dev Team have made a free app known as the WinPwn 2.0 that PWNS your 2.0 iPhone or iTouch. The tool has already been released for Mac users. The Windows version will be released shortly.

Downgrade from 2.0 to 1.1.4

If you are not happy with 2.0, you can easily downgrade back to 1.1.4. First, disconnect your iPod from the computer. Then uninstall iTunes 7.7, restart and reinstall either iTunes 7.5 or 7.6. The setup files are available for free on the internet. Then put your iPod in DFU mode and connect it. iTunes will recognise it as an iPod in recovery mode. Go to the internet and download the iPod Touch firmware version 1.1.4 file for free. Then return to iTunes. Go to restore and click and press the Shift key together for 10 seconds. A browser will open up. Find the 1.1.4 firmware file you downloaded and select OK. The iPod will restore and reboot with 1.1.4 installed.

Putting and removing recovery mode in iTouch

Make sure your iPod is not connected to a computer.
Press and hold the power and home buttons simultaneously for 20-30 seconds.
A 'connect to iTunes' icon will appear on the iPod screen.
Your iPod is now in recovery mode.
Connect it to a computer. iTunes will recognise it as an iPod in recovery mode.

To get out of recovery mode, download the free app ZiPhone from the internet onto your computer. Select Advanced Options and go to Normal Mode.

Putting iTouch in DFU mode

Press the power and home buttons at the same time. After 10-15 seconds, release the power button but continue pressing the home button. The iPod screen will black out. Connect it to a computer. iTuned will recognise it as an iPod in recovery mode.