Compatible Jailbreak Application List

August 4, 2010

If you have jailbroken you iphone using JailbreakMe, then you might want to know what jailbreak apps are currently working on iOS4.0. Follow this link to Apple iphone School to find out!

Cheers Ants!


Unlock iphone 4 or iphone 3gs with Ultrasnow!

August 4, 2010

Well hot on the heels of comex’s ‘JailBreakMe’ the first jailbreak via the iphone safari app, comes the dev team’s ‘Ultrasn0w’ unlock!

According to the follow post from, users can unlock all baseband versions of the iphone 3gs and iphone 4. The Ultrasn0w unlock is availble via Cydia, so you will need to jailbreak first. Click here for more on JailBreakMe, and read more from the iphonehacks post…………

iPhone Dev Team has released Ultrasn0w 1.0-1 to unlock iPhone 4 just as we had expected.

This makes it the world’s first free softwaresolution to unlock iPhone 4. iPhone Dev team had already released Ultrasn0w 0.93 to unlock all basebands since iPhone OS 3.0including baseband 05.13.04 that comes bundled with iOS 4 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G users.

iPhone Dev Team announced the release of Ultrasn0w for iPhone 4 on their blog:

Version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w works for:

  • iPhone4 baseband 01.59
  • 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04

So if you have jailbroken your iPhone 4 on iOS 4 or iOS 4.0.1 usingJailbreakMe then you should be able to install Ultrasn0w from Cydia to unlock your iPhone 4 for free.

Ultrasn0w 1.0-1 can also be installed by iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GSusers to unlock their iPhone on iOS 4 or iOS 4.0.1 or earlier (upto iPhone OS 3.0).

Here are the steps that you can follow:

  1. Launch Cydia
  2. Please add the repo to Cydia.  That last “o” is actually the number zero “0”. If you use the letter “o” you’ll get an error.
  3. Then search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in Cydia and install ultrasn0w.
  4. T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w.

This should successfully unlock your iPhone.

We have already got confirmations from our readers that they’ve successfully unlocked their iPhone 4.

As always, let us know how it goes.

Thanks everyone for the tip!

JailBreak iOS4.0! Simple As!

August 2, 2010

To all of you that have upgraded to iOS4.0 and want to jailbreak easily, then you are in luck!

I just jailbroke my 3gs on iOS4.0 using this incredibly simply web app run directly from the safari browser on the iphone! Sounds to good to be true right? Well no it really works! Read the following taken from or if you are ready to jump right in then follow this link on your iphone:

Comex has just released the most eagerly awaited tool to jailbreak iPhoneiPad and iPod Touch.

It’s called JailbreakMe and is the world’s first solution to jailbreak iPhone 4. Comex’s solution is the mother of all jailbreaking solutions for iDevices as an iDevice can be jailbroken using Mobile Safari.

JailbreakMe 2.0 supports the following devices and iOS:

  • iPod Touch 1G on iOS 3.1.2
  • iPod Touch 1G on iOS 3.1.3
  • iPod Touch 2G on iOS 3.1.2
  • iPod Touch 2G on iOS 3.1.3
  • iPod Touch 2G on iOS 4.0
  • iPod Touch 3G on iOS 3.1.2
  • iPod Touch 3G on iOS 3.1.3
  • iPod Touch 3G on iOS 4.0
  • iPad on iOS 3.2
  • iPad on iOS 3.2.1 (we are hearing that users are facing issues) [Comex has released a fix for the issue]
  • iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.2
  • iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.3
  • iPhone 3G on iOS 4.0
  • iPhone 3G on iOS 4.0.1
  • iPhone 3G[S] iOS on 3.1.2
  • iPhone 3G[S] iOS on 3.1.3
  • iPhone 3G[S] iOS on 4.0
  • iPhone 3G[S] iOS on 4.0.1
  • iPhone 4 on iOS 4.0
  • iPhone 4 on iOS 4.0.1

Few things that you should do or know before you proceed:

  • It is always a good idea to take a backup of your iPhone before you hack it, refer to this post for more details.
  • Here are some of the known issues and Comex is working hard to fix them:
    • It does not work on iPad running iOS 3.2.1 [Comex has released a fix for the issue]
    • Some users have reported issue with MMS and FaceTime [Comex has fixed the issue with MMS and FaceTime]
  • JailbreakMe does not hactivate your iPhone, so your iPhone should be activated via iTunes first. You can checkout this article to hactivate your iPhone without an official iPhone carrier SIM or simply borrow your friends official iPhone SIM to activate your iPhone.
  • JailbreakMe does not unlock your iPhone. You can installUltrasn0w to unlock iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GSiPhone 4users need to wait for some more time as iPhone Dev Teamis working on it.
  • Some users are reporting missing pixels issue.

All you need to do is visit on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s Mobile Safari browser and swipe on the ‘slide to jailbreak’ button and wait for the process to complete to jailbreakit. You will see the following screens during the entire process.

JailbreakMe 2.0

JailbreakMe 2.0

JailbreakMe 2.0

JailbreakMe 2.0

Yup, I’m not kidding, it’s really that simple. I just tried it out and it works like a charm.

We thought Spirit was an easy to jailbreak an iPhone but JailbreakMe is even easier. Kudos to Comex and team for all the hard work in releasing the tool.

As always, please let us know how it goes.

Thanks everyone for the tip!

Update 1:

Adding in Cydia and installing their package should fix MMS issues for T-Mobile users.

Update 2:

If doesn’t work for you then you can try out this alternative link:

Update 3:

Comex has reproduced the MMS/FaceTime issue that users have been reporting, which should help in fixing the issue.

Update 4:

If you want to unlock your iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G then you need to first jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 4 or iOS 4.0.1 using JailbreakMe and then install Ultrasn0w 0.93 to unlock your iPhone.

Update 5:

It looks like Comex has found the solution for the MMS/FaceTime issue.

Update 6:

Comex has fixed the MMS and FaceTime issue. So if you are using JailbreakMe for the first time then you should not face the MMS and FaceTime issues as Comex has included the fix in JailbreakMe. If you hit the issue after installing JailbreakMe then open Cydia and upgrade when prompted. If FaceTime is missing then you might have to enable it via the Settings app (Settings -> Phone -> Enable FaceTime toggle)

Update 7:

Comex has released a new version of JailbreakMe that should fix the issue jailbreaking iPad on iOS 3.2.1.

Update 8:

If ‘slide to jailbreak’ doesn’t work on then reboot your iDevice and try the alternative link: It seems to work for some of our readers.

Jailbroken? Don’t Update to 3.1.3!!

February 8, 2010

Gudday. I know is been awhile since I have posted anything, but work commitments have kept me busy.

I thought the following taken from ‘The Rock’ app’s home page was pretty important for those of you who have jailbroken or want to jailbreak your iPhones……..

This warning applies to owners of
iPod touch 3
iPod touch 2 with serial *MC*
Any 3g unlockers

iPhone OS 3.1.3 is now out from Apple. Supposedly it fixes some battery issues. (Doesn’t every release make things faster and fix battery problems?) There are no new features. The release only stops jailbreaks. That’s right. No new features.


Currently there is no jailbreak for this firmware. Unofficial sources have confirmed that they have patched up the method we used to jailbreak 3.1.2 so you will not be able to jailbreak. If you update you will lose all your jailbreak apps and will not be able to get them back. In other words, updating means you lose a lot of stuff in return for almost nothing back. In addition, there is no ETA on a jailbreak for 3.1.3. It may never be jailbroken. It is likely that they (dev team, geohot) will not waste another hole on 3.1.3. They will most likely hold it for the bigger update that will come with the release of the iPad and iPhone 4.0.
Unlockers – you cannot unlock the new baseband. This woudl apply to those 3g users that can jailbreak 3g. If you update, you will not be able to unlock.

One more thing, as of right now, Apple is still signing 3.1.2 for you 3gs users but no one knows for how much longer they will be. Make sure you *rush* into Cydia or Rock and get your keys signed on the front page if you have not. This will make certain you can always restore 3.1.2 even in the future using Saurik’s server.

To summarize:
– Update adds NO NEW FEATURES, do not update.
– Update kills your jailbreak. Do not update.
– Get your 3gs 3.1.2 keys signed by Cydia/Rock now if you haven’t.
– Unlock does not work on new baseband.

Step by Step Guide to Jailbreaking & Unlocking iPhone 3g/3gs- Using Mac

November 16, 2009

The following edited text is taken from:

If you are looking to jailbreak or unlock your iPhone, here is a tutorial on how you can do it with Geohot’s blackra1n software.

This tutorial is for Mac users only. If you are a Windows user, you may read the corresponding jailbreaking guide here

Some important points to note before we start:

Hacking your iPhone could void its warranty. So please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Make sure that you have iPhone OS 3.1.2 installed on your iPhone.
The jailbreak requires 05.11.07 baseband .

If you have a new iPhone 3GS (updated Bootrom), BlackRa1n only supports a tethered jailbreak. This means that once jailbroken you should not let your battery die. If it does die you will need to reconnect it to the computer and use BlackRa1n to boot it.

Please take a backup of your iPhone, refer to this post for more details.

After you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone, please checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.

Instructions to Jailbreak:

Step 1: Visit GeoHot’s Blackra1n Website on your Mac and click the Apple logo at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Download the Blackra1n ZIP file on to your machine. Extract the executable blackra1n.exe file.

Step 3: Your iPhone or iPod needs to connected to the Mac hereon. Once you ensure that the iPhone is connected, run blackra1n.exe file

Step 4: The jailbreak process is now ready for start. Click on the ‘Make it ra1n’ button.

Step 5: The following set of events occur on your iPhone:

Your iPhone is now placed in the recovery mode.

The iPhone display replaces the recover mode screen with a picture of Geohot.

Your iPhone reboots.

Step 6: Jailbreaking is complete. You are shown a popup message from Geohot announcing the completion of the same. Press OK to finish the process.

At this stage, you will be able to see the blackra1n icon on the springboard of your iPhone. If you are also looking to unlock your iPhone, follow the next few steps:

Instructions to Unlock iPhone:

Step 1: You need to be connected to the Internet at this stage. Once you ensure this, tap on the blackra1n icon to open the installer screen.

Step 2: Select sn0w and tap on the Install button on top of the screen.

Step 3: Pressing the Install button will download the required package. Once the download is complete, you are shown a post installation log screen that confirms the completion.

Step 4: The unlocking process is complete. You can confirm this by viewing the sn0w icon on the springboard.

Step 5: Once you are done with this, you may choose to uninstall blackra1n. To do this, simply tap on the blackra1n icon and tap the Uninstall option.
This should successfully unlock your iPhone.

This is one of the easiest ways to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone. You can choose to support Geohot by visiting the Geohot’s Blackra1n Website and making a donation there.

Step by Step Guide to Jailbreak & Unlock iPhone 3g/3gs-Using Windows

November 16, 2009

This guide is for Windows users only.

Mac users should follow the guide here.

The following edited text is taken from:

How to Jailbreak And Unlock Your iPhone With Blackra1n And BlackSn0w on Windows

We had recently written about the release of Geohot’s iPhone jailbreaking tool Blackra1n.

Here is a short tutorial that you might find useful in using these tools to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS on your Windows PC.

Some important points to note before we start:

Hacking your iPhone could void its warranty. So please proceed with caution and at your own risk.
Make sure that you have iPhone OS 3.1.2 installed on your iPhone.
The jailbreak requires 05.11.07 baseband .

Please take a backup of your iPhone, refer to this post for more details.
After you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone, please checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.

Instructions to Jailbreak

Step 1: Visit Blackra1n website and choose the software for Windows by clicking on the Windows logo

Step 2: Download the software.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone or iPod to the computer and run the downloaded blackra1n executable file

Step 4: You will now be shown a button that reads ‘Make it ra1n’. Click on the button to the jailbreak process

Step 5: Notice the following events on your iPhone:

The iPhone is placed in recovery mode.

The recovery mode is replaced by a picture of Geohot on your iPhone or iPod.

Your device will reboot.

Step 6: You are shown a pop-up. You may press OK

Jailbreaking is complete. You can now see the blackra1n icon on your springboard. If you want to proceed to unlock your iPhone, follow these steps below.

Instructions to Unlock your iPhone:

Step 1 Make sure you are connected to the Internet and click on the blackra1n icon.

Step 2 Select sn0w and tap on Install to start the unlock process.

Step 3 Once the installation is complete, you are shown a confirmation screen. Tap on ‘Close’

Step 4 Unlocking is complete. You can confirm this from the Blacksn0w icon on the springboard.

Step 5 You may uninstall blackra1n now. Tap on the blackra1n icon on the springboard and press uninstall.

That’s it folks. Your jailbreaking and unlocking is complete. We have all along been fans of Geohot and if you are impressed with his software, take a moment to make a donation by visiting his website.

Geo Hot’s blacksn0w unlock!

November 2, 2009


Returned from overseas lately with an iPhone and want to use it here on Vodafone or the Telecom XT network? Well now you can thanks to GeoHot!

He has successfully unlocked the 05.11.07 baseband , which means you can now unlock the new 3gs iPhones!

The unlock works on both the iPhone 3G and 3GS and will unlock to any carrier. It is estimated to be released on November 4th and sounds like it will be installed via the blackra1n jailbreak.

Check out the video here!

GeoHot goes off at the shitheads who sell the jailbreak/unlock software…..good job buddy!!

I have an unlock for 05.11.07. I will be releasing on 11/04/09, for $0.00

First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that’s not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.

Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it’s in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that’s the release date of blacksn0w?

I’m not going to post all these scam sites here, as I don’t want to give them the pagerank boost. Rather I’ll give you a whitelist, two people make unlocks, me and the dev team. Every iPhone unlock site you see out there is selling our stuff, repackaged in some form or another. Same goes for jailbreaks, although ih8sn0w and chronicdev are legit. Notice what all the legit ones have in common? They are free.

Now despite rumors of the ferocity of my legal team, they actually are pretty poor lawyers. And the scum who run these websites are the type who get off on legal battles. So we have to fight them in another way, and I’m asking for everyones help on this. Our weapon is information. Get the truth out, that all iPhone unlocks and jailbreaks are free, and if you are buying something, you aren’t getting anything a simple google search couldn’t get you, and are probably funding someones crack habit.

This is the first time I have tried to make something simple for the end users, and it enrages me to see people selling it. Let’s shut all these *guys down, and tell the iPhone owning world all they need is at, including blacksn0w instructions on it’s release date, 11/04/09 (yes, will support hacktivation). You do your part, and I’ll do mine making things as simple, reliable, and straightforward as possible.