What was to be a cat-and-mouse game between Apple and the iPhone hackers is turning out to be a formula 1 race between iPhone hackers. We are hearing that all is not right in the iPhone hacking community and has already resulted in a breakout group over @ toc2rta releasing their jailbreak method that combines the symlink hack with a TIFF vulnerability found in the iPhone v1.1.1 firmware’s mobile Safari.
The iPhone Dev Team was quick to respond by releasing their own method to jailbreak your iPhone on firmware 1.1.1. Find out all the details of their method after the jump.
Unlocking News: iPhoneSIMFree releases First iPhone SIM Unlock solution for firmware 1.1.1 which also Unbricks anySIM Bricked iPhones
Folks @ iPhoneSIMFree have announced the availability of the world’s first iPhone firmware 1.1.1 unlock which like the previous versions will be available through their usual resellers.
Also if you were one of those unlucky folks who had updated to firmware 1.1.1 after unlocking your iPhone which resulted in bricking your iPhone then there is some great news for you as folks at iPhoneSIMFree have just announced a solution for you to unbrick your iPhone irrespective of the unlock method you had used but at a cost (in case you are not an iPhoneSIMFree customer).
Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has tested it and has confirmed that iPhoneSIMFree’s solution works, more details available as an update after the jump
Erica Sudan @ Tuaw had announced couple of days back that iPhone hackers have been able to jailbreak iPhone firmware 1.1.1. We then got news that iPhone hacker asap18 has managed to port several unauthorized third-party iPhone applications to firmware 1.1.1 and they were also reported to be working fine.
However, if all that has not convinced you, the reliable Ryan Block @ Engadget who had accepted the invitation from iPhone hacker Niacin to test out their new v1.1.1 file system hack has just reported that he has file system read+write access via the TIFF exploit, thus confirming that the jailbreak works.
iPhone hackers over @ toc2rta have just released the jailbreak that combines the symlink hack with a TIFF vulnerability found in the iPhone v1.1.1 firmware’s mobile Safari. However, it is currently advicable to WAIT before proceeding to jailbreak your iPhone. For more details read the update after the jump.
New developments on the iPhone hacking front seems to be happening in a matter of minutes, just as I published the article on how iPhone hacker asap18 had managed to port several unauthorized third-party iPhone applications to firmware 1.1.1, DistortedLoop, one of the readers @ iPhone Hacks was quick to point out in the comments that the iPhone hacking community had figured out an ingenious paging feature should remove the 15 icon limitation that I had reported.
Activity on the iPhone hacking front is moving at a frantic pace. Yesterday when I had written about iPhone hackers being able to jailbreak into iPhone firmware 1.1.1 I had mentioned that the iPhone Dev Team were having problems porting third-party iPhone apps and running them from iPhone’s SpringBoard (home screen).
Not anymore as iPhone hacker asap18 has managed to port several unauthorized third-party iPhone applications to firmware 1.1.1 and they are reported to be working fine.
It has been only 2 days since I wrote an article providing the progress report on jailbreaking iPhone firmware 1.1.1 in which I had mentioned how the iPhone hacking community had achieved couple of milestones in their objective, however at that point of time it seemed to be early days. iPhone Dev Team has proved us wrong as Erica Sudan over @ Tuaw now an iPhone hacking legend has announced that they has been able to jailbreak iPhone firmware 1.1.1.
She adds that they are nowhere near releasing a tool that will make it easier to jailbreak your iPhone running on the latest firmware, however this is exactly the nitro boost the iPhone hackers needed to overtake Apple in their cat-and-mouse game with firmware 1.1.1.
Do you use an application to help you keep track of all web passwords and for automated sign-in? If yes, chances are you currently missing it on your iPhone. Not any more as there is some good news for all you folks, the makers of 1Password have come up with with a clever way to sync your passwords with the iPhone as they have just announced "1Password for iPhone" which uses an ingenious way to sync data to the iPhone. All the details of the latest iPhone application and a step by step guide available after the jump.
Apple is currently ahead of the cat-and-mouse which Steve Jobs spoke about just ahead of the iPhone firmware 1.1.1 update. I guess he knew that his engineers were about to give a body blow to some of great work done by the iPhone hacking community since the launch. However, so far the iPhone hackers have done well to figure out a way to downgrade the firmware to 1.0.2 and also get the phone part of the functionality (make and receive calls, send and receive SMS and mails too) to work with either TurboSIM method or iPhoneSIMFree’s software-only unlocking method.
In the last few days the iPhone hacking geniuses have also achieved couple of milestones in their objective to jailbreak the iPhone firmware 1.1.1 filesystem which will ultimately help in installing the unauthorized third-party applications.
As iPhone hackers are currently working hard to break into the now in-famous iPhone firmware 1.1.1 the rumor-mongers have taken centre stage. The latest from them is that Apple is looking to do some damage control caused by firmware 1.1.1 update and more importantly do not want to repeat what they did with Newton by working on an iPhone SDK (sounds interesting), they are also reporting that iPhone should be launched in Canada as early as mid-October and the latest speculation is that iPhone owners could get an option to sync for Notes to and from the iPhone with the Leopard launch.
You might have read early last week on how to stream music, videos and movies from your iTunes Library to your iPhone for free. However, the iPhone trick was not for the faint hearted.
In case it got you interested but you couldn’t get it to work you might want to check out another option that has been released by Elgato called EyeTV.