www.iJailbreak.com is My New Home

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Well, I haven’t been here in a while! As you know I kinda put Green Candy on the back shelf, while I worked on a few other sites. I’ve been writing over at www.iEvolution.ca, for a while, as well as www.iPhoneinCanada.ca, www.iPadinCanada.ca, and even did a short stint at www.RedmondPie.com.

Well, on to yet another venture. The founder of iEvolution has acquired www.iJailbreak.com, and this is where I will be writing all me jailbreak posts, from now on. The site has been launched for about a week, and it’s already off to an amazing start. Hope you all join me there.


Saurik Released Cydia Update, Making Cydia WAY Faster! [Video]


There was an update to Cydia today, that made quite an increase in speed! Here’s a quick video, showing the difference in speed. On the left is an iPod Touch, without the update, and on the right is an iPhone 3G with the update.

ScreenRecorder for iPhone Released in Cydia [UPDATED: Video Review]


A great new tool was released in Cydia today, that allows you to record a video capture of your iPhone screen. It is simply called “ScreenRecorder”, and comes from developer Elton Bolzanac. There are some limitations, as video recording is a pretty intense process, but this is a great first version.

Here’s the official description, from Cydia:

This application let’s you take video captures of your screen. This is extremely useful for quick tutorials or demonstrations, or when you want to show proof of a new hack you have accomplished. There are obviously many other uses for this. For example, you could use this like a “Notes” application, but with video instead of words!

Keep in mind that video recording is a very intense process, so crashing is very frequent on videos that have a capture time of more than 45 seconds.

Must be installed with ffmpeg.

Application must be quit in between two captures. (There is a quit button in-app).

New in v1.2:

-No more need for Backgrounder

-Updated to work with ffmpeg from Cydia

-Now has option to delete videos from within application.

Here’a a short video of the app in action:

I have not had a chance to try this out, but I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Another great reason to jailbreak your iPhone!

UPDATE: I got to use this app and thought I would share my findings with you. The quality of the video that ScreenRecorder can do, is about the same as using ScreenSplitr with Demo God. Pretty low frame rate. Here’s my video review:

Gull1hack Confirmed Fake


The supposed Gull1hack team released their jailbreak tool, that was, apparently, supposed to jailbreak all Apple touch devices, on OS 3.1.3, on all bootroms. It turns out the whole thing was a fake, according to this message you receive, upon running the program:

Seems it was just some smart ass kid trying to prove a point. This program has nothing to do with jailbreaking any Apple touch device.

So, to repeat, this jailbreak is a fake. DO NOT update to OS 3.1.3 in iTunes, if you don’t have to.

Gull1hack Claims They Have a Jailbreak for ALL Apple Touch Devices

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A team called “Gull1hack” claim they have a jailbreak for all iPhones and iPod Touches, including newer ones with newer bootrom. So far, there has not been any proof to support this claim, but this team will obviously get some attention for just saying they have an exploit.

According to their video, once the Gull1hack is installed on your device, you will be able to install Cydia and/or Rock, without an internet connection. They posted this on their blog, on the weekend:

We just found an amazing Exploit in the Boot-System of the 3GS with the new Bootrom! This Exploit works on ALL iPhone and iPod Touches!

While booting, we overun the buffer memory, letting the iPhone think there is something wrong; But in the moment it tries to enter safe mode, we send a boot signal like Blackra1n or Redsn0w.

So no Computer required!

They also posted this video, trying to proove that they are not fake:

Is this just someone trying to get some attention, or is this the real deal? I would advise staying away from this, until we’ve heard about some real world results. I’ll keep my eye on this, and let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: Gull1hack has made another post on their blog, trying to prove their jailbreak. I must say, this new video looks promising, but I need to see some reall world results. Videos and screenshots can be easily faked. If this is real, then congrats to this German hack team.

Hey, here is Video with an iPhone 3GS from week 46; So is has the new Bootrom, like f0recast shows too.
But in this case you don’t need to use Blackra1n oder Redsn0w to restart! It boots alone 🙂

You also might notice that this iPhone hast Baseband 05.11.07. That’s because we modified Fuzzyband, to work with the iPhone 3GS too!

Update: Already some of you noticed that f0recast shows his information very early. That because our Gul1hack: The iPhone needs longer to boot, because of sending the boot comman to boot it. But f0recast dont need a complete boot, on a non jailbroken iPhone start round 5 seconds before lockscreen, on an iPhone with Gull1hack a few more

iContolPad, for iPhone, Coming Soon!

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This is product that has been in developement for quite some time, and as far as I know, the only gaming peripheral for jailbroken iPhones only. The folks at iContolPad finally have a working design and have gone in mass production. The iControlPad is made to compliment video game emulators, on jailbroken iDevices, for a full screen gaming experience. No more glitchy touch controls with you fingers and thumbs covering half of the screen.

Here’s some details on the product and for ordering, from their blog:

Got Jailbreak running on your iPhone? Emulators and games just not really working well enough with the touch screen? We didn’t think so either – so we built this little add on. Yeah. Realize the full potential of the iPhone by adding real controls. Your iPhone just slides in and locks in to place via the serial port, there are no modifications needed and you can remove it at any time.

The iControlPad is already supported by some of the biggest iPhone devs (including ZodTTD – PSX, GBA emu etc.) and we are sending out units to several others. We will also be providing full source code and SDK support!

Ordering – Stock will be limited on the first batch, the best way to know when you can place an order is to be subscribed to the newsletter (the top right of the page). We will also post details on here and no doubt I will tweet details too via my twitter page (twitter.com/craigix).

The iControlPad will come in two different versions, one with an internal battery which doubles the iPhone battery life (ideal for long gaming sessions) and a budget version which has no battery. They both have the same controls.

I have been in contact with iControlPad, regarding getting a review unit. They have said “I’ll be in touch as soon as the review units are available.”. If I do get my hands on one, you can expect to read about it over at iPhoneinCanada.

Here’s some images and video:

A computer rendering of what they hope the iContolPad to look like.

Photo of an actual prototype.

This is the version with external battery. Includes analog control sticks.

Apple Store Manager Calls Cops on Jailbreaker

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This is a crazy, funny story I found on Twitter today, via MuscleNerd, who was retweeting @SebastienPage:

Went to local Apple Store about 2 weeks ago. For nothing other then I was in the area and had an hour to kill. Figured I’d browse around. Obviously, they were very polite and a salesperson approached me to see if I needed some help (store was not busy at all). Told him “Nope, just browisng”.

Being that they were not busy he starts asking me what type of comp I have, what kind of phone and etc. When I told him I don’t have an iPhone, he asked why and if I was interested in one. I explained why and told him I am not interested due to Apple’s unwillingness to allow owners to ‘do their own thing’ and that I have no intention of paying for an iphone if Apple is going to handcuff me. He kept going on and on about what I was missing out on. I then told him I was more then happy with my new Droid and I was more then happy with my iTouch. he said “Oh, so you do have an iTouch then?” I said yep and pulled it out. Flipped the case open and hit the home button and he saw my lockscreen, which is the Grateful Dead with some other ‘goodies’ on there.

He sort of stepped back and his eyes popped wide. He asked if he could look at it. I would NOT hand it to him, but what the hell, it is my device so screw ’em. I slid the lockscreen to access the device and very obviously (i’m sure he knew as soon as he saw my lockscreen) at first look he knew it was JB’d. He didnt say anything other then going sort of quiet and saying “wow”. He walked away.

I was then approached by the manager. He said ” I was informed you have an ILLEGAL iTouch”. I replied “I do have an iTouch but that it was not ILLEGAL”. He then asked if it was ‘modified’. I said (and happily I may add) “Yep, it IS MODIFIED. You should get one yourself as you dont know what you are missing out on”. He then said “Sir, that is an ILLEGAL device”. I said “Your NUTS. It is my device I paid for. I own it and can do anything I damn well please with it”. He then said “Sir, the device you have IS illegal, I must now ask you to turn over the ILLEGAL device at once”. I responded and said “Dude, your nuts, it is not illegal and if you think I am giving it to you, I have a bridge in the Sahara desert I’d like to sell you”. He then said “Sir, if you refuse to turn over your ILLEGAL device I must have a copy of your drivers license”. I said “Dude, you really are nuts. You’re not taking my iTouch and you have no right to ask for my DL”. He then said I had to either give him my iTouch or my DL, or he will contact security. LOL. Oh boy, the MALL POLICE!!! I told him “go right ahead. I’ll make myself comfy and wait”.

Instead of the MALL POLICE, an actual Police Officer came. They spoke to the manager then came to me. I told them I am breaking no laws and there is no way in hell anybody is taking my iTouch unless the COURTS order me to turn it over. I said “Here is my info…take me to court. Otherwise, get off my friggin back or I will sue Apple and file complaints against you as just because you have a badge does NOT give you the right to detain me or ask me to give you my personal possessions unless you can tell me WHAT LAW I AM BREAKING”. They walked away, talked to the manager, came back and said “Sorry for the inconvenience. You have a pleasant day”, and I left.

Anyway, just thought I’d share this since I see others posting about geting banned from their stores and etc, and I want to make sure everybody knows: DO NOT LET THEM CON YOU INTO GIVING UP YOUR DEVICE. Some are intimidated by the authorities so may give up their device out of ‘fear’. DONT DO IT. Tell them to explain what law you are breaking and to either arrest you or get F*cked. Do not let them CON you into giving up YOUR PERSONAL iPhone/iTouch!!!!!

A great story, wether it’s true or not. I hope this happens to me. I’d react the same way!

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