iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Using Corona Guide

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If you are currently operating an A4 device which has a tethered jailbreak you can use this menthod to update to full untethered jailbreak for iOS version 5.0.1 and for all supported A4 (& lower) devices!

You can quickly access, download & install Corona 5.0.1 Untether via Cydia store for your iPhone 4, iPhone 4 (CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G & iPod Touch 3G provided that iOS 5.0.1 being installed already by following the steps below:

  • Open the Cydia app on your tethered jailbroken device
  • Search for “Corona
  • Hit the “Install” button.

This package will allow your 5.0.1 device to install the untethered exploits and reboot without requiring an external tool like redsn0w, and without having to restore your device, so you get to keep all your apps, contacts, etc.

if you do not currently have access to the Cydia store on your 5.0.1 device, you can use the redsn0w 0.9.10 tool developed by the iPhone Dev team. It is exactly the same set of files as our Cydia package, but bundled with redsn0w for new jailbreak users and/or those who are not already running a tethered jailbreak.

If you have one of the A4 devices listed above and are not using iOS 5.0.1 yet, you can update your iOS version now (though you should not update to 5.0.2 when it is released, or you will lose your jailbreak) or you can wait a few days max for our Corona 5.0 Untether package, which will be available in the Cydia store upon release.

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Using Redsn0w Guide

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This is a tutorial on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on 5.0.1 using RedSn0w for Windows. The same steps for Mac version.

This procedure will cause you to upgrade your baseband. For those how rely on an Unlock must stay away from this and update using a custom ipsw.

Update #2: Redsn0w 0.9.10b4 released to address the iBooks issue for jailbroken devices.

Update #1: The b3 version of redsn0w fixes a problem where re-running redsn0w over an existing jailbreak would cause MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running until MS was installed again. Now you can re-run the redsn0w jailbreak step without worrying about that (but still remember to de-select the “Install Cydia” option if it’s already installed).

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Using Redsn0w Step-by-step Guide:

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w and 5.0.1 firmware from links below. No need to download the 5.0.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0.1

Extract the Redsn0w zip file by double clicking it.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

  • Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left.
  • Hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Navigate to the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw.
  • Click the Choose button to continue.
  • iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step 3: Launch the redsn0w application (As administrator)

Step 4: Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button

Step 5: Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button.

Step 6: RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.

Step 7: Your iPhone will now reboot

Step 8: RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.

Step 9: Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.

Step 10: Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.

Step 11: Your mobile is now jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.

Download Links:

  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b4 for Mac OS X
  • Download iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Spire: First Legal Siri Port for All Jailbroken iOS 5 Devices Available Now

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Grant Paul a.k.a chpwn and Ryan Petrich have released a legal working Siri port for older jailbroken iOS devices. The tool known as “Spire” and can be installed freely via Cydia. Its not the first and not prefect but all you need is to get access to an iPhone 4S and your own proxy to get the port working. Is been a month since the first Siri protocol cracked and put in the public.

Grant Paul said on his blog:

Spire is my (along with Ryan Petrich) new tool for installing Siri on previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly from Apple). Spire is available in Cydia right now — go get it! This will use about 100 MB of data, so please connect to Wi-Fi before installing.

Spire legal and free but you still need an iPhone 4S authentication key to enter into Spire’s proxy server address. Using SiriProxy, Siri will function in full capacity on all non-4S hardware. A tutorial on how to install your own SiriProxy can be found here.

However, Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address. By using this (ancient) SiriProxy fork, you can setup a proxy using your own iPhone 4S to insert the needed information reasonably easily. Other solutions for proxying Siri will be listed here as they are developed — perhaps that sort of proxy might be included in the main SiriProxy repository.

Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts. Similarly, rather than directing all traffic through a specific proxy server (and the associated privacy issues), Spire allows you to specify your own proxy server.

Download Spire via this link if you are on a jailbroken iOS 5 devices.

How To Make iPhone Home Button More Responsive

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, How To, iPad, iPhone, Tutorials

Home Button

Unfortunately, your iOS device Home button can become a little sluggish over time. It works smoothly when you first buy an iPhone or iPad but eventually the Home button can become less responsive.

Fortunately, there is a simple trick that you can perform to recalibrate your Home button. iDownloadBlog provides that helpful tip and you should get the Home button considerably more responsive after preforming that trick.

How to recalibrate the Home button:

Step 1: Launch one of the stock applications on your device. The preinstalled apps like weather, YouTube, stocks, etc.

Step 2: When the app is launched, press and hold the Power button located at the top of the device until the ‘Slide to power off’ appears.

Step 3: Press and hold the iPhone home button. Keep the button depressed until the Slide to power off slider disappears and the application quits back to Springboard.

Step 4: Your iPhone’s Home button should now be just as responsive as ever.

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