iOS5 Halts Downgrades and Untethered Jailbreaks

It looks like iOS5 will finally let Apple put a stop to some of the jailbreakers they've been after. The latest beta prevents users from downgrading to earlier versions of iOS. Meanwhile, untethered jailbreaks are effectively out the window. » 6/27/11 11:00am 6/27/11 11:00am

Hack iOS4 iPhones With PwnageTool 4.01

After the developers' release of iOS4 was cracked earlier this month, the same team has pulled their finger out and released PwnageTool 4.01 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and the second-gen iPod Touch. » 6/23/10 6:31am 6/23/10 6:31am

iOS 4 Jailbroken Within a Day of First Release

A Gold Master release of iOS 4 (née iPhone OS) was seeded to developers yesterday. And the next iPhone's software has been surprisingly accommodating to jailbreakers' attempts to crack it wide open. » 6/08/10 12:01pm 6/08/10 12:01pm

Apple's Jailbreak-Proof iPhone 3GS Units Totally Aren't

iPhone 3GSes now ship with a chained-down boot ROM, intended to thwart jailbreakers at a fundamental level. It's already been cracked. But for what it's worth (seriously, what?), it has made life outside the App Store a little less convenient. » 10/15/09 2:51pm 10/15/09 2:51pm

Dev Team Cracks iPhone 3.1.2, Jailbreaks Even Previously Unbroken…

The Dev Team has struck again, negating the security work of the iPhone 3.1.2 update. Looks like it'll work even if you've never jailbroken your phone before (though soon-to-be-released hardware may not?). Pwnage can be attained here. [Thanks, SE!] » 10/13/09 11:32pm 10/13/09 11:32pm

Apple's Shipping Jailbreak Resistant iPhone 3GS Units

Maybe that downtime earlier is a result of bad karma for Apple's decision to start shipping iPhone 3GS units with a supposedly jailbreak-resistant bootrom. How long until the dev-team works around the immunity to their exploit? [iClarified via BGR] » 10/13/09 11:20pm 10/13/09 11:20pm

iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Is Ready, You Just Can't Have It Yet (That's a…

The Dev Team has cracked the iPhone 3GS (as if there was any doubt). Trouble is, if they released it now it would do far more harm than good. » 6/28/09 8:30pm 6/28/09 8:30pm

iPhone 3GS Jailbreak/Unlock Coming Soon, Leverages Old Exploit

Not that anyone ever had any doubts that the Dev Team would be able to work their magic on the 3GS, but this is quick: within a week of the phone's launch, the hackers say they've figured it out. » 6/26/09 4:20am 6/26/09 4:20am

iPhone 3.0 Beta Jailbroken, QuickPWN Up For Download

QuickPWN for Beta 3.0 is out for all devices but the Touch 2G, but it could sabotage future unlocking, says the Dev Team. And so the untelevised procedural drama that is jailbreaking continues, forever. [QuickPWN] » 4/02/09 8:06am 4/02/09 8:06am

iPhone 2.2.1 Pwnage Jailbreak Is Here

The Dev Team just released the Pwnage app, which jailbreaks 2.2.1 iPhones on Macs. If you're ever going to SIM unlock your phone in the future (use it on another network), use this, not QuickPwn. » 1/30/09 12:00pm 1/30/09 12:00pm

iPod touch 2G redsn0w Video Shows Jailbreak in Action

Click to viewWe brought you a pic of the Dev Team's iPod touch 2g "redsn0w" jailbreak yesterday, and just as the team promised, a video proving the hack works was up and ready for viewing today. » 1/18/09 12:10pm 1/18/09 12:10pm

iPod Touch 2G Jailbroken by the iPhone Dev Team

The 2nd generation iPod touch proved a tricky customer to break, but the Dev Team has made the first big step toward a full-on jailbreak. » 1/17/09 12:30pm 1/17/09 12:30pm

Dev-Team Shows Live iPhone 3G Unlock 'Yellowsn0w' Demo

This video is the first public demo of the iPhone 3G unlock, named "yellowsn0w", courtesy of Dev-Team member MuscleNerd. With a wave of his hand, he goes from AT&T to T-Mobile, and makes a call. » 12/21/08 3:39pm 12/21/08 3:39pm

iPhone 3G Unlocked, Free Software Coming On New Years Eve

They did it again: iPhone Dev Team has unlocked the iPhone 3G. They are now packaging the user-friendly software for a December 31 release. » 12/16/08 8:52am 12/16/08 8:52am

New MacBooks Disable Pwnage Tool, Open Second Front in War on…

It's a given that each firmware update for the iPhone and iPod Touch will seal up exploits used by the Dev Team to 'Pwn' the devices, but nobody expected the new MacBooks to present a problem for would-be Jailbreakers. Users over at HowardForums » 11/03/08 5:17am 11/03/08 5:17am and are reporting problems running the Pwnage tool on the new aluminum…

Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For the Next Great Depression

Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting underutilized… » 10/07/08 2:30pm 10/07/08 2:30pm

iPhone Dev Team Releases PwnageTool 2.0.3, Jailbreaks Latest 2.0.2…

This release adds support for Pwning the 2.0.2 5C1 firmware on the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as an update to the latest version of Installer.app. Mac-only for now but, as usual, just sit tight for a few days. [ iPhone Dev Team » 8/25/08 9:20pm 8/25/08 9:20pm via ]

First iPhone 2.0 Pwnage Tool Out Tomorrow

The iPhone Dev hints rather strongly on their official blog that the much anticipated Pwnage tool that'll jailbreak phones running the 2.0 software so you can install unofficial apps alongside those from the App store will be released tomorrow. Usually I hate Sundays, but apparently not tomorrow. UPDATE: Nevermind, … » 7/19/08 5:02pm 7/19/08 5:02pm

Latest iPhone 2.0 Firmware Unlocked Again in 24 Hours

The iPhone Dev Team has demonstrated that Apple will probably have a very difficult time patching the iPhone to thwart their efforts: not even 24 hours after the release of the latest update for the iPhone firmware 1.2.0 (or 2.0, as The Steve calls it,) they sent us this picture showing that they have pwned it again,… » 3/29/08 10:25am 3/29/08 10:25am

First Video of Hacked iPhone 2.0 In Action

Here is our exclusive video of the iPhone with hacked 2.0 firmware, running on a T-Mobile network instead of AT&T. Despite what other reports have erroneously stated, this is not a jailbroken iPhone with firmware 2.0, but a completely hacked version of the firmware that allows you to run any app and use any compatible… » 3/13/08 9:00am 3/13/08 9:00am