iPhone 5 jailbroken hours after release?

iPhone 5 seems to have been jailbroken in just a few hours!

An American man is claiming to have jailbroken an Apple iPhone 5, just hours after the device went up on sale at Apple Stores.

According to AllThingD, Grant Paul of San Francisco was able to bypass the restrictions of the iPhone 5 and jailbreak it.

Paul said to AllThingsD that, “I started working on it the day before the iPhone 5 was released, and I had my iPhone 4S jailbroken on iOS 6 in a few hours.”

“Then, once I got an iPhone 5, it was even easier; it took just about half an hour from first turning it on to a jailbroken iPhone 5,” he added.

Jailbreaking enables an individual to bypass many restrictions initially placed there by the manufacturer or in this case, Apple. iPhone jailbreak allows owners to download apps that are not available in the App Store and it also enables them to customize the device more than an un-jailbroken iPhone.

Paul added also said, “I want to stress that the biggest impact of this is to allow other jailbreak creators to start working no their own jailbreaks. In the past, this same set of methods to get into the device has helped other gain enough access to create and test a jailbreak that does end up being released to the public.”

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Devs get Absinthe jailbreak using Windows

 The release of the jailbreak for iDevices using Apple’s A5 chipset, such as the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, was welcomed by Apple users with open arms. Much to the chagrin of Windows fans, their jailbreak has yet to be developed.

But according to iPhonefaq, the jailbreak that is being used by Apple can be used for Windows too. This jailbreak has been unethered and can be installed on any Apple device using its latest iOS – iOS 5.0.1. Those who use their Windows PCs have to back-up their device first and then update their device to the latest OS.

Here is a short list of what you need to do after backing up your device:

  1. Download Absinthe for Windows
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Run the Absinthe.exe file after extracting it
  4. Tether the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to the Windows PC using the sync cable
  5. Click Jailbreak

The iPhone screen will show a message saying Restore in Progress, similar to that of the Mac. This process may take time to finish and after the device restarts, an Absinthe widget will appear on the gadget. Click or tap the widget and let the device do the needful. Once this is done, the device will again reboot with the Cydia Icon appearing on the screen. This suggests a successful jailbroken device.

A glimpse of blackra1n RC3 with blacksnOw

Apple thought they can stop hackers from unlocking/jailbreaking its iPhones with the newest OS, but apparently, they still can’t.

iPhone-hacking guru George Hotz has given the web a sneak peak on the upcoming blacra1n RC3 with blacksnOw with the release of a teaser image.

I’ve you’ve been living under rock and didn’t know what blacra1n in, it’s one of today’s jailbreaking tools that unlocks both iPhones and iPod touches, thereby unleashing your unit to its full potential – at least that’s according to those owners who’ve tried it.

This latest version of blackra1n RC3 now includes Cydia and Rock installer packages. It will also include the much-awaited unlocking utility, the blacksn0w. The latter is the very first software that will enable users to unlock 3G/3GS running the stock 3.1.2 firmware from iTunes with 05.11.07 baseband (modem firmware).

Blackra1n RC3 with blacksn0w will be released on November 4, 2009.

Source: http://www.redmondpie.com/sneak-peak-at-blackra1n-rc3-with-blacksn0w-9140078/

Apple has had enough with “jailbreakers”

Who wouldn’t want to have more apps, even the “unauthorized” ones, on their iPhones? More options, more usability, more fun! And so far, doing this is still legal and Apple can’t do anything to stop you from doing it.

The company however, is not taking this sitting down. They have been pressing federal agencies to make jailbreaking illegal. They have recently filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office (DMCA) stating that the act of jailbreaking your iPhone constitutes copyright violation and can even pose a major security issue.

In response to DMCA’ query as to why they think jailbreaking constitutes a copywrite violation, Apple said that unlocked phones “could potentially allow hackers to remotely crash cell towers, initiate a DOS (Denial of Service) attack and in the worst case scenario, render the cell tower to an useless monolith for considerable amount of time”, TechTree reports.

Also, according to Apple, jailbreaking may cause the phone to be unstable, susceptible to malware and privacy breach and overall degradation in the quality of the cellular network. Lastly, the company claims that jailbreaking lead to the “discouragement of innovation, and damage to Apple’s brand and to its relationship with developers.”

The copyright office is expected to have their final ruling sometime in October.

What do you think? Did Apple give enough justifications?

Source: http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Jailbreaking_is_Evil_Apple/551-104965-893.html

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