Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Those of you who have used the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 might have encountered this issue where iBooks crashes every time you launch the application.
This problem isn’t new. Apple introduced this a while back as a mean to fight jailbreaking. Fortunately, we already have a fix for it. It’s quick, simple, and it should solve all your issues with iBooks…
How to fix iBooks crashing?
Is fix ur iBook on ur iPhone untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1?
Jay Freeman (known as saurik) has pushed an update for MobileSubstrate that addresses the crashing of jailbreak tweaks from Cydia on the iOS 5.0.1 untether. Coincidentally,RedSn0w was updated this morning with a fix for MobileSubstrate crash errors as well.
Users that are jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 can install version 0.9.3955 of MobileSubstrate now in Cydia to fix tweak crashes. Another huge perk is that MobileSubstrate no longer requires that you reboot iOS every time you install or upgrade the package.
Long-time jailbreakers know the pain of having to reboot your iOS device every time MobileSubstrate installs or upgrades itself. That is no longer the case thanks to this new version.
Users have reported that certain Cydia packages crash on the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, so this MobileSubstrate update should fix the issue. Saurik has also noted that Substrate is now compatible with the idea of a “semi-tethered” jailbreak, indicating the possibility of an easier jailbreaking process in the future.
Hot on the heels of the release of his popular Siri port, Spire, the infamous iOS hacker known as chpwn has released another jailbreak tweak. The utility, known as Zephyr, will change the way you switch between active apps.
The program is a two-part tweak with a focus on multitasking. Chpwn has been talking about Zephyr for several weeks, saying things like “you guys are really going to love this.” And last tonight, it finally hit the Cydia Store.
Zephyr has two major functions, the first of which allows you switch between open applications on your iPhone by swiping left or right. The utility also gives you the ability to swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen to reveal the multitasking bar.
Chpwn demos the tweak:
If you’ve been looking for a way to multitask more efficiently on your iPhone, and other apps like Activator aren’t quite doing it for you, you might want to check this out. Zephyr is available on the BigBoss repo in Cydia for $2.99.
While the price might seem a bit steep for such a minimal tweak, keep in mind that chpwn has said that he plans to add gestures in the future via free updates.
Have you downloaded Zephyr yet? What do you think?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
An update of that brings Cydia to version 1.1.3. As no official Cydia 1.1.3 changelog was released to the public we can only share small tid-bits of information floating around the internet about the update. Such as in this Cydia 1.1.3 update you can expect some bug fixes, security improvements and also general improvements to the overall responsiveness (stability) of Cydia. One major thing we can conclude, however, is that Cydia was updated to version 1.1.3 to provide support for the Corona 5.0.1 Untether Jailbreak.
If you’ve been trying to use Cydia for the last day, you might have noticed that it is slow, sluggish, or even unresponsive. Before you start thinking that your iPhone may be the cause of the problem, relax and don’t freak out, because it’s not.
Since the release of the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak yesterday, potentially hundreds of thousands of people have been jailbreaking, launching, and refreshing Cydia sources in the same short period of time, resulting in server overloads for many repos…
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do. The only solution is to wait for things to calm down. I suspect that in a day or two, most jailbreakers will have already installed the untether, and things will start going back to normal.
So be patient! In the meantime, you may want to try using Cydia late at night when there is less online activity.
Just like Corona yesterday, RedSn0w just got an update to fix the “launchctl” error that we previously reported on. By releasing RedSn0w 0.9.10b2, the Dev Team now takes care of this problem that plagued a few users on the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak.
If you were one of those users affected by the issue, you can simply run RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 on top of your current jailbreak…
From the Dev Team blog:
You can download RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 from our Download Page. For more information on how to use RedSn0w, please make sure to check out our iPhonejailbreak(Tutorial)
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Over the past few weeks, the entire jailbreak community has watched pod2g work diligently on the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. All eyes have been on the infamous hacker as he has tested his exploit on device after device running iOS 5.0.1.
Tonight, it appears that all of his hard work has paid off. After waiting more than 2 months for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, it’s finally here. You can now completely jailbreak any A4 device running iOS 5.0.1 without the need to boot tethered…
The untether is for A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1 only, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G, and iPod touch 4G.
The untether release was a team effort. While pod2g is responsible for most of the leg work, both the Chronic and iPhone Dev teams have released jailbreaks based on his findings. Here’s everything you need to know:
The Dev Team has embedded the new untethered jailbreak into RedSn0w 0.9.10. The Chronic Dev Team has packaged the untether up in a Cydia app called Corona Untether 5.0.1 for those that are already on a tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak.
Those that are already jailbroken are encouraged to download the Cydia package. It’s called Corona 5.0.1 Untether, and you should have no problem locating it. This is by far the easiest way to get an untethered jailbreak on your device. iDB tested it on an iPhone 4 and can confirm it works like a champ.
For those who aren’t currently jailbroken, you’ll have to use RedSn0w to do a full jailbreak. You can download RedSn0w here.
Oh, and one more thing. pod2g has put a lot of work into something he just gave away to the jailbreak community for free. If you happen to run into him on Twitter, feel free to show him some love.Have you jailbroken yet?
After weeks of anticipation, the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak is finally here, compliments of pod2g, Chronic Dev Team, and the Dev Team. As we explained a little earlier today, you currently have two ways to untether.
Depending on your situation, you can either run the latest version of RedSn0w, or if you’re already jailbroken, you can use the Cydia package called Corona Untether 5.0.1 to do the job. This is what we’ll focus on in this post…
We realize there isn’t much to Corona Untether 5.0.1. It’s fairly easy and straight forward, but to make things very clear and simple for everyone, we thought we’d have a dedicated post for it.
First and foremost, you should definitely make sure to read our post about the iOS 5.0.1 untether. It has all the details you should know.
Who should use Corona Untether 5.0.1?
Anyone running a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 may use this Cydia package to untether. That means that if your device is running iOS 5.0.1, and that you have a tethered jailbreak, then Corona Untether 5.0.1 is for you. Supported devices include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G, and iPod touch 4G.
How to untether?
Because you’re already running a jailbroken version of iOS 5.0.1, the untether process is going to be fairly easy for you.
Step 1: Launch Cydia and search for Corona Untether 5.0.1.
Step 2: Tap “Install” and let Cydia do the rest of the job for you.
That’s all there is to it. You can now safely reboot your iPhone, iPod, or iPad without the need of an external tool such as RedSn0w to boot tether.
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