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

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.

How to Enable Google New Bar Right Now

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Design, google, How To, Tutorials

Google new bar

Google has rolled out a lot of redesigning work recently starting from the new black bar and Google search page new UI, YouTube, Gmail and many other products. The last addition comes as a new unified bar, as seen above, on which you have access to all Google products and services by rolling over the Logo itself.

As always, these changes haven’t been rolled out to everyone yet. Google is doing a staggered rollout over the next couple weeks.

How to enable the new bar instantly:

  1. Go to Google
  2. Open Developer Tools [Press Ctrl+Shift then J in Google Chrome] [Ctrl+Shift then K in Mozilla Firefox]
  3. Go to “Console” tab and enter: document.cookie=”PREF=ID=03fd476a699d6487:U=88e8716486ff1e5d:FF=0:LD=en:CR=2:TM=1322688084:LM=1322688085:S=McEsyvcXKMiVfGds; path=/;”;window.location.reload();

Try Out Windows Phone on Your iPhone or Android Right Now

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Android, blog, How To, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Tutorials

Windows Phone on Your iPhone

if you are eager to see how Windows Phone feels? Microsoft has just made it easy for you. They released a new HTML 5 website that allows iPhone and Android users to get a taste of the Windows Phone 7, Mango 7.5 operating system.

Browse to the webpage on your mobile device to try it out right away. To enjoy full screen experience, you can save the page to your home screen by clicking on the bookmark button.

The demo gives a comprehensive look at some features you find in Windows Phone with a blue dot to guide you around the operating system.

Ironically, the demo doesn’t work in Windows Phone’s own browser. I guess it doesn’t really have to, but funny none the less.

[via Gizmodo]

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