Articles tagged with: Firmware

Guide to Update iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 While Preserving Old 01.59.00 Baseband for Unlock

Guide to Update iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 While Preserving Old 01.59.00 Baseband for Unlock

Since the baseband requirements were changed in iOS 4.2.1, updating iPhone 4 to iOS 4.2.1 presented some problems as the baseband would get updated too and there would be no way to go back. Now, there is a way out and one can preserve the old 01.59.00 baseband while upgrading …

Comex’s Untethered Jailbreak to be Released Only After Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Firmware?

Comex’s Untethered Jailbreak to be Released Only After Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Firmware?

Apple released iOS 4.2.1 and there followed a spate of jailbreaks for both tethered and untethered use. Now, Apple seems bent on releasing a still updated iOS 4.3 firmware and developers will be kept busy with their tools for jailbreaks.
Comex, responsible for Spirit and JailbreakMe tools, was apparently contacted by …

iREB 4.1 for iOS Allows Pwning of Device to Upload Custom Firmware [Step-by-Step Guide]

iREB 4.1 for iOS Allows Pwning of Device to Upload Custom Firmware [Step-by-Step Guide]

Here’s word on the iREB tool for iOS users. The tool allows you to pwn your device by bypassing the errors so that you can upload custom firmware to it. If you haven’t been following the jailbreak scene lately, here’s the update. iH8sn0w recently released iREB 4.1. It is an …

TinyUmbrella v.4.1.8 Gets a UI Overhaul; All Devices Detected by TinyUmbrella are Saved for Future Use

TinyUmbrella v.4.1.8 Gets a UI Overhaul; All Devices Detected by TinyUmbrella are Saved for Future Use

A new version of TinyUmbrella, v.4.1.8, has been released with new features and a new user interface. For the uninitiated TinyUmbrella is a tool by Semaphore that helps to save you SHSH Blobs so that you can downgrade the firmware of your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Here’s what new in 4.1.8, …

Find iPhone Baseband Version Manually or With iH8sn0w’s F0recast to Unlock Your iPhone Baseband

Find iPhone Baseband Version Manually or With iH8sn0w’s F0recast to Unlock Your iPhone Baseband

In order to be able to use your iPhone with unofficial carriers, you need to break into or unlock your baseband (modem firmware). The baseband manages all functions that are related to the antenna of the iPhone and has its own processor, RAM, firmware and NOR flash. Tools like Blacksn0w …

How to Check Firmware Version of iPhone or iPod Touch Manually or Using iH8sn0w’s F0recast

How to Check Firmware Version of iPhone or iPod Touch Manually or Using iH8sn0w’s F0recast

To be able to install and run third party applications on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you first need to know what version of firmware your device is using. Only then can you jailbreak it with the latest tools and applications. Here’s how you find out: All you need is …

Researchers at Penn State University Unveil Firmware to Track Android Apps Leaking Private Data

Researchers at Penn State University Unveil Firmware to Track Android Apps Leaking Private Data

A yet to be presented paper, titled ‘TaintDroid: An Information-Flow Tracking System for Realtime Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones’ revealed just how much private data third party apps on smartphones mine and then send to ad sites. Despite efforts by Google, developers of the Android platform, to curb this sort of …