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Are you ready to root / jailbreak Kindle Fire?

Note: our detailed tutorial about how to root / jailbreak Kindle Fire is live here.
Big day today, Amazon officially announced their Android based tablet – Kindle Fire. With technical specs better than Nook Color and a lower price – $200 compared with $250, it is obvious that the new tablet will not only smashed through every other Android tablet on the market at this point, including Nook Color (which, you might not know but it is the second best selling tablet after iPad), but, it might as well prove a formidable competitor to iPad itself. Why? Well, as the recent sales for HP TouchPad proved, consumers are voting with their wallet and at $200 the new Kindle Fire is getting close to the impulse buying price point.

While technical specs are significantly behind iPad 2 with only 8GB internal memory, no webcam, no Bluetooth and no 3G (see the full list below), most of the people won’t use these features anyway. Technical specs aside though, Amazon worked hard to create their own user experience and their own UI with Android hidden somewhere behind. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still find a store (Amazon has its own Android store for a while already) and the daily free app provides is the icing on the cake, but a quite large percentage of Nook Color buyers got their toy specifically to root it later and install the official Android marketplace powered by Google. I do expect that to be also the case with the new Kindle Fire, since popular applications like Netflix or Hulu Plus are only available through Google’s own Android Marketplace. B&N never Read More…

iOS 4.3.4 out, nothing useful but closes the PDF jailbreakme 3.0 hole

With no other purpose other than to close the recently discovered and hugely popular security hole used in the recently released jailbreakme.com 3.0 jailbreak, Apple just launched iOD 4.3.4. Unless you have some self esteem issues if you do not have the latest update, my advice is to stay away, even if you don’t intend to jailbreak right now. Also, always behind version wise, Verizon’s iPhones get version 4.2.9 with the same fix.

So again, the only purpose of Apple’s new iOS versions is to close the existing security hole that allows the current jailbreak. You have been warned!

In case you were living under a rock, the new Jailbreakme 3.0 is a userland jailbreaking method that for the first time worked on the iPad 2 devices (and everything else) running iOS 4.3.3.

iPad 2 jailbreak beta leaks ahead of official release – via iPad_4.3.3_8j2.pdf

Update: The official iPad 2 jailbreak is out. Check here how to do it!

Well, it looks like it finally happened. The long awaited iPad 2 jailbreak is here, albeit not “officially”, if this is a good word to describe a hack. JailbreakMe 3.0 is the work done by Comex and one of the people in the team is rumored to have released the Beta iPad 2 jailbreak ahead of schedule. One of the good news is that you won’t need anything fancy, other than just to point a browser to a specific place and load a specific PDF file. As of right now, only the PDF file exploiting the vulnerability for iOS 4.3.0 is still up, the other for 4.3.3 was taken down already. The video describing how to jailbreak iPad 2 is still up on YouTube though and you can take a look here. Read More…

How to root Nook Touch and side load apps (Kindle, ADW launcher, Amazon App Store), review

Following our successful tutorials about rooting the Nook Color, we decided to write a new tutorial involving the new Barnes and Noble eReader, Nook Touch. Much like its older brother, the original nook, Nook Touch is build on top of an Android (2.1) based platform, and, as a result, fully capable of being rooted / hacked. The new Nook Touch has a faster processor, memory and overall a better hardware than its older brother and also a much longer battery life. Let’s go ahead and see what extra functionality / advantages you can Read More…

iPhone iOS 5 beta already got its own jailbreak on launch day, iPad 2 jailbreak still out of reach

This must be one of the quickest jailbreaks ever – and it comes again from our trusted Dev-Team. Its member musclenerd tweeted earlier in the day with the big announcement. Why so fast? Because the current jailbreak method is based on the popular limera1n vulnerability. The only problem is that this jailbreak is tethered, meaning you’ll have to re-apply it if you ever reboot your iOS based device. We are quite sure that an un-tethered method will follow, especially since there are still several month until the release iOS 5.0 will be publicly released. Meantime, we are still waiting for our iPad 2 jailbreak which Read More…

The elusive untethered iPad 2 jailbreak might finally arrive – for real this time

Facts: have an iPad 2, want to jailbreak it, check obsessively Google several time a day only to find useless posts made to bring out traffic to their respective blogs, getting frustrated. Sounds about right? If yes, read away:  This update is actually from the smart guys that actually released Greenp0ison and posted on their website today:

iPad 2

“As I’m sure many people have heard, Josh (posixninja) has recently been quoted saying the iPad 2 jailbreak is coming in “weeks”, I know I have been very publicly abrasive and non-commital on giving any kind of timeframe or comment on this matter, but at the behest of Josh (in conjunction with his need for a swift kick to the ass for motivation) we’re ALL going to hold him to that!!! I’m not going to get into extensive detail about this, but what I will say one of the missing puzzle pieces may have reared its head and cast a glance in our direction… take Read More…

PwnageTool 4.1 released, jailbreaks Apple TV, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod touch and iPad

Dev-Team – the group behind PwnageTool jailbreaking tool for iOS devices just released their latest version – PwnageTool 4.1 (available for now on MacOS X systems only) and beside iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices it can also jailbreak the new Apple TV (second generation).

The new jailbreaking tool is the untethered kind (only needs to be used once) and aloows your iOS device to be restored to a custom IPSW file.

The full list of devices that can currently be jailbroken by PwnageTool 4.1 is:

  • Apple TV 2G
  • iPad (firmware 3.2.2)
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G

Read more and download the latest softare from Dev-Team website.

How-To jailbreak iPhone 3G iOS 4.1 using redsn0w for Windows

As we just announced, iPhone Dev-Team just released their redsn0w Windows version designed to jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G devices running iOS 4.1. We download it, installed it and here is how to used it:

1. Download redsn0w for Windows from here.

2. Unzip it, install it.

3. Start  redsnow.exe you just downloaded. Click on the Browse button to navigate to C:\Users\Your user name here\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates and select your 4.1 IPSW file. Read More…

Dev-Team announces PwnageTool beta for iPod touch and iPhone 4

Dev-Team – the group behind PwnageTool iOS jailbreaking software demoed today a beta implementing the latest security exploit called SHAtter. You might remember that a while ago we announced a brand new exploit developed by pod2g. Well, Dev-Team today’s demo is based on it and the security exploit it might be harder to close by Apple this time.

The SHAtter exploit implemented in the current PwnageTool beta “convinced” the iPod touch 4G to restore to a custom firmware (IPSW) instead of the official one and has all the goods (Cydia, root shell) included.

By Dev-Team own admission, PwnageTool is overkill to be used just for jailbreaking purposes since faster tools are being developed. Currently it is used for iPhone 4 owners that want to update their firmware while keeping the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. That being said, we would be delighted to put our hands on it since the redsn0w installation kit for Windows is still not available.

Check after the break for the video demoing the last exploit in action. Read More…

Apple iOS development guidelines changed again, allows 3rd party dev tools

Remember when Apple changed their development agreement at the beginning of this year and effectively blocked iOS development using third party tools (and hurting Adobe big time in the process)? Well, we are not sure why, maybe it has something to do with government interest in Apple’s legal practices, but they backed down a bit from the hard stance and soften their language a little in the new guideline version. The new version allows the developers to use any tools they want “as long as the resulting apps do not download any code.”  Excellent news for the developers which now can use Adobe CS5 suite and its Flash to iPhone compiler (although we still wish for a native Flash implementation for iPhone). For the adventurous type, you can always install Frash on your jailbroken iPhone and although still in Alpha, it works quite good.

Check after the break for Apple’s statement regarding the new and improved software development guidelines.

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