Archive for September, 2008

Unofficial QuickPwn – Jailbreak Firmware 2.1

September 13, 2008

jfb392 and Zombie_Killer over at the IPTF have modified QuickPwn to work with firmware 2.1.

Please understand that this is not from the iPhone-Dev team. They do not endorse this or support this. Use at your own risk!!!

I tested it on my iPod Touch, and it does work. (this will not work for the 2G iPod Touch)

Note: Remember your device needs to be running firmware 2.1 in order to jailbreak firmware 2.1.

You can download the modified version of QuickPwn here

iPhone Firmware 2.1 is Out

September 13, 2008

The iPhone 2.1 software is out.

Update includes:

Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
Significantly better battery life for most users
Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
Faster installation of 3rd party applications
Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
Improved performance in text messaging
Faster loading and searching of contacts
Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
Genius playlist creation

Downloads:
For 3G Iphone

For 2G Iphone

Note to 2G users: If you upgrade in iTunes you will lose your jailbreak, but retain your unlock/activation due to the baseband not changing. If you restore, you will lose your jailbreak AND activation but remain unlocked.

Note to 3G Users – If you upgrade in iTunes to 2.1 and have intelliscreen installed (or other programs that modify your com.apple.springboard.plist) you WILL get the Spinning Wheel of Death after you upgrade and have to restore. –MMI

Firmware 2.1 Has Data Wipe Feature

September 12, 2008

The new 2.1 firmware for the iPod Touch now features data wipe. If you set a Passcode Lock, you now have the option of enabling the ‘Erase Data’ feature. If enabled, after 10 failed passcode attempts your iPod data would be wiped.

Update: After 6 failed attempts it disables your iPod for 1 minute.

After the 7th attempt it disables your iPod for 5 minutes

After the 8th it disables your iPod for 15 minutes

After the 9th it disables your iPod for 60 minutes

Ziphone Update

September 12, 2008

From Zibri

Since I received many requests for updates,
here you have a few:

At the moment I’m testing and tweaking what could be
the next ZiPhone version.

As it happened the first time, I’m not rushing and
as it already happened in february I’m not even sure I
will release it.

As of now, my own iPhone is on 1.1.4 (and happy to be).
My test iPhone is on 2.0.1.
My iPod is on 2.1 (unmodified).

I’m also working on a few other things:

I just found something that can crash any iphone/ipod
and exploitability is being investigated.
This vulnerability anyhow affects all models and firmwares.
I can’t tell you more about this.

Since this bug is VERY serious I have yet to decide what to do with it.
If Apple is interested I think they know my email address.
If they are not… well they will know sooner or later.

Anyhow, the ZiPhone “proof of concept” I’m using had no problems with
the new iTunes 8 release. And the bug I found works on 2.1 too.

iPod Touch 2G Not Jailbroken YET…

September 11, 2008

From iPod Touched

For now, no current jailbreaking tool that is out can jailbreak the new iPod Touch 2G. This is due to a new processor and new encryption keys. Below was taken from IPTF

Unfortunately, it looks like the current form of Pwnage won’t work with the new iPod touch (n72ap).
The device has a new GID key (I assume this is because it uses a different processor; the S5L8720x, rather than the S5L8900 used in the first iPod touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G), which means that none of the system images can be decrypted.

Each image contains a KBAG tag which is 0×20 long (64 bytes) that is decrypted by the hardware AES engine, then the resulting keys are used to decrypt the image itself.
Since the GID key differs from every other device, you can only decrypt KBAG tag data using n72ap itself.
Of course, this leads you to a dead end, since you use either the kernel or iBoot to gain access to the hardware AES engine (which usually cannot be accessed).
A new exploit will have to be found to allow access to the hardware AES engine first, so that the KBAG data can then be decrypted, which will then allow for images to be decrypted and modified.

So, we have to wait for a new low-level exploit or settle for something less than Pwnage (probably not possible, since 2.x is locked down).
Unfortunately, I don’t think this will happen very quickly, since the Dev Team is actually the iPhone Dev Team, and they don’t seem to prioritize the iPod touch.
Here’s to hoping though!

Props to Chronic and WEsTbAeR– for making the processor and model information available so quickly.
I assume that one of the two, or both, also discovered that th

iPod Touch 2G Has Bluetooth?!?!

September 11, 2008

UPDATE- the bluetooth chip is actully for the Nike+iPod so it could connect wirelessly to your shoes

The people fROM www.iFixit.com have dissasembled the iPod Touch 2G and what a suprise they found a BLUETOOTH CHIP INSIDE

  • The other side of the wireless circuitry, battery, and logic board.
  • At the top of the picture above the battery is a metal cover. Underneath the cover is a Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip. Yes, that’s right, Bluetooth! Apple has said nothing of this publicly.
    • This particular bluetooth chipset supports BT2.1+EDR. No word yet on whether the one Apple included supports A2DP, which would enable stereo headphones.
    • Part #s: BCM4325GKWBG CD0825 B76332 P40 SF

Cracked Apps Work in iTunes 8

September 10, 2008

From iPodTouched

Cracked apps DO work with iTunes 8. I just added a new .ipa crack to my iPhone using iTunes 8 and it WORKED

New iPod Touch

September 10, 2008

Apple released the new iPod Touch today at their media event. The new iPod Touch matches up with the rumors, now sporting a curved back but retaining the same storage capacities. Features include:

– 2.1 Firmware
– Built-in speaker, volume controls
– Genius playlist
– Nike+iPod support
– Battery: 36 hours for music, 6 hours for video.
– $229 for 8GB, $299 for 16GB, $399 for 32GB

Apple also appears to be positioning the iPod Touch as a gaming device with a new ad that shows off a number of games and calls it the “funnest iPod ever”. Phil Schiller also demonstrated a number of games on stage, including Spore Origins, Real Soccer 2009 and Need for Speed: Undercover.

Spore Origins was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch just yesterday, and a first look gameplay video of Real Soccer 2009 has been posted to TouchArcade.com.

The 2.1 upgrade will be available for free for current iPod Touch owners with Firmware 2.0.

The new iPod Touches  http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/ – via Macrumors

New iPod Nano

September 10, 2008

 

Apple announced the new iPod nanos today at their media event. The nano matches up with the circulating rumors of a taller, colorful design.

– Thinnest iPod ever
– Enhanced user interface
– Accelerometer to detect tilt
– Shake iPod to shuffle
– Genius playlist built in
– Aluminum with curved glass
– Battery: 24 hours for music. 4 hours for video.
– $149 for 8GB. $199 for 16GB.
– 9 Colors: silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, black

The 8GB should be available today, while the 16GB should be available by next week. Apple also announced that the iPod classic would now only come in a 120GB model, replacing the 160GB and 80GB models that are currently available.

The new iPod nanos should appear at http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/. – via Macrumors

iPod Touch Firmware 2.1

September 9, 2008

iPod Touch firmware 2.1 – iPod1,1_2.1_5F137_Restore.ipsw

Note: You can not jailbreak or Pwn 2.1 yet. You WILL lose Cydia, Installer, and all 3rd party apps if you upgrade. The same should go for cracked apps and games. I have to go so I can’t wait for the download to fiish to test, so please post a comment if you lose or keep cracked apps.