Category Archives: iPhone Hacks & Tweaks
How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS And iPod touch 4G (Pre-A5) Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tutorial]
Sn0wbreeze has finally been updated to v2.9.7, bringing in support for iOS 6 / iOS 6.0.1 on Pre-A5 powered devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod touch.
Follow the steps below for achieving a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.1 using the popular restore based Sn0wbreeze jailbreak tool for Windows. Before continuing remember that a jailbreak of a tethered nature means that the device will need to be connected to the computer and booted into a jailbreak state every time it is hard booted or powered down for whatever reason.
Alternatively, you can also use iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w to jailbreak 6.0.1 on your A4 powered iPhone and iPod touch.
Regardless of whether you are a fan of Apple’s Siri or prefer to use Google’s Voice Search on your device, it looks like giving audible commands to a smartphone or tablet is definitely here to stay and will play an increasingly important role in how we interact with our devices.
We have recently seen a video comparison showing Siri and Google Voice Search going head-to-head and now we are seeing the release of the NowNow jailbreak tweak that is designed specifically for those who want to quickly invoke Google’s Voice Search on their iOS device.
Google has recently updated their iOS app with improved voice searching capabilities, making it a worthy contender to Siri for web based searches. Obviously it doesn’t have access to any private device or user data, so it can’t handle appointment and calendar requests, but as a voice searching engine, it is extremely proficient.
The NowNow tweak is a simple Activator based way for users to quickly get access to those searching features without having to manually locate and invoke the app itself.
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 1 to developers. Only registered members of iOS Dev Center currently have access to it. If you are a iOS developer who develops tweaks and apps for Cydia, you might be interested in a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.
As it turns out, just like iOS 6.0.1 which was released to public today, iOS 6.1 beta 1 can be jailbroken too using the current latest version of Redsn0w. We have tested and can confirm that the same method that was used to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 can be used to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 too.
But just like any other early jailbreaks, this one too is limited to tethered boot for now, and is compatible with pre-A5 limera1nable devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th-generation. All the newer devices like the iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPod touch 5th-generation are out of luck for now. Dev-teams involved in jailbreaking are working hard on an untethered jailbreak for all devices, but currently there is no update on when will they get close to actually releasing a public jailbreak.
Whenever a new version of iOS is released to the public (or indeed, simply to developers), the attentions of many quickly turn to the possibility of a jailbreak.
Offering a freedom impossible at stock level on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, jailbroken devices offer the iOS experience without limitation, and it’s thanks to utilities like the iPhone Dev-Team’s Redsn0w that jailbreaks can be achieved.
We have tested and can confirm that Redsn0w can be used to jailbreak the just released iOS 6.0.1, and we’ve got the guide below detailing how to do so. Unfortunately, this jailbreak is limited only to those devices that are susceptible to the Limera1n exploit (A4 or lower), and so those rocking a new iPad or iPod touch, and iPhone 5 will have to sit tight for a while yet.
In addition, it’s a tethered-boot jailbreak, which means each time you switch your device off or reboot, you’ll need to connect to your PC or Mac in order to get it up and running again. Although any jailbreak is, of course, better than no jailbreak at all, in some instances, it may cause issues. For example, if your A4 device is your daily runner as opposed to a spare / leisure device, then I’d have to suggest you wait for an untethered jailbreak. You wouldn’t want to be caught in an emergency situation and unable to call for help because you wanted the convenience of SBSettings, now would you?
As you might already know, a new version of Redsn0w has been released which apart from many other features adds support for restoring to an older or same version of iOS 5.x firmware.
So if for any reason you feel the need to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a firmware like iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x which Apple isn’t signing, the following guide should help you do just that.
Before jumping on the how-to instructions, it is important that you carefully read the low down below: