The iDevices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) hacking that allows users to access to the entire Unix filesystem is called jailbreak or Jailbreaking is a process that gives a user read/write access to locked OS files on iDevices. Jailbreaking gives a user complete control over iPhone (and other iDevices) including customizing it and 3rd party apps installation. Jailbreaking is a hack to gains access to areas of the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad that users are not supposed to mess with. After that users can install 3rd party cool programs or unlock the handset for use with another cellular network. Lets talk about jailbreaking in detail.
Apple has released iOS 5 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Apple TV and the new iTunes 10.5 beta 3. Here is how to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3. It was said that Apple may patch jailbreak exploit in iOS 5 beta 3. But we gonna instruct here how you can jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 using redsn0w. The same version of redsn0w that can jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1, can also jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3. Using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 you can jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 but it is a tethered jailbreak. Tethered jailbroken device requires it to connect to a computer in order to boot tethered on every reboot of device. Untethered exploit usually expires in a couple of weeks. Here is how.
Comex, the developer of JailbreakMe 3.0 is about to release the iPad 2 jailbreak. One of the beta testers of iPad 2 jailbreak via JailbreakMe has leaked the jailbreak. He was able to jailbreak iPad 2 by downloading a pdf file in mobile Safari on the iPad 2 which contains the exploit developed by Comex and will jailbreak your iPad 2, allowing you to access Cydia. This iPad 2 jailbreak is currently in beta version and will contain few bugs and will only work on WiFi models of the iPad 2. Safari has been reported to crash on your iPad 2 if you use this method. Better approach is to wait for Comex final official release.
Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3, Jailbreak iOS 4.2.8 using PwnageTool 4.3.3, Sn0wbreeze 2.7 and Redsn0w. Following are complete guides and tutorials to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Apple released iOS 4.3.3 update for iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2.8 for Verizon iPhone 4), iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and iPod touch 4G/3G. This update is to fix the location tracking bug in iOS 4.x. To update to iOS 4.3.3, you need to connect iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your computer via USB and start iTunes. A message prompt will alert you about the update. Click “Download and Install” (Mac OS X) or “Download and Update” (Windows) to get the new firmware 4.3.3. The final version of the last major update, iOS 4.3, was released back on March, followed by iOS 4.3.1 on March 25th, and iOS 4.3.2 on April 14.
Cydia 1.1 is faster, slimmer, and more stable. It includes an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”. Jay Freeman, Saurik has just released Cydia 1.1 with new features, enhancements, and bug fixes to make the jailbreak even easier.
Sn0wBreeze is a jailbreak tool that only works for Windows. The following guide will help you to perform tethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad 1 using Sn0wBreeze 2.3 b1 (iPad 2 is not supported). Do not upgrade your iDevice to iOS 4.3 if you rely on unlock.
Following methid will guide you about how to jailbreak Apple TV with Seas0nPass jailbreak tool, which can create custom firmware like PwnageTool. Currently the jailbreak for the 4.2 (iOS 4.3) software is ‘tethered’. A tethered jailbreak requires the AppleTV to be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup. Seas0nPass makes this as easy as possible, but do not proceed unless you are comfortable with this process.