Archive for July, 2007

Details on decrypting the new iPhone 1.0.1 firmware image

July 31st, 2007 No comments

Not sure how DMCA-legal this is, but here’s the skinny.

Download the Restore package using iTunes. Hit Restore on your iPhone screen and accept all the wild legal mumbo jumbo (after reading it thoroughly). Then unplug your iPhone as it downloads.

Head over to where iPhone updates are stored (on Windows, Run “application data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates”) and rename the new .ipsw to .zip.

Extract the contents.

Run this command on the Ramdisk DMG:

strings 009-7662-6.dmg | grep "^[0-9a-fA-F]*$"

Look at the strings that come out. One of them is very long.

Now grab vfdecrypt.

Edit vfdecrypt.c putting in the key you found where it says INSERT KEY HERE. Use the same amount of characters as the hyphens in there, replacing them with parts of the key.

Now compile vfdecrypt. You can use…

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Tether your iPhone: EDGE internet on your laptop

July 24th, 2007 No comments

Instructions for tethering your iPhone 3G or iPhone with 2.0 firmware are here

Recent developments have allowed iPhone hackers to compile background applications for the iPhone – among the most interesting so far is srelay, a SOCKS proxy server.

srelay running on your iPhone opens up a very exciting possibility – you can use your iPhone’s EDGE connection with a laptop or other Wifi-enabled device.

A note of caution: Accessing your EDGE data plan through a laptop may be against your AT&T terms of service. Even modifying your iPhone to enable this service may be a violation. Please check before attempting this procedure.

Currently these instructions only work for Windows – as I don’t have a Mac I can’t really test anything on that side. I was hoping a…

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Custom ringtones / sounds on your iPhone using Windows

July 14th, 2007 No comments

These instructions are deprecated – it’s much easier to download iBrickr and just use the Ringtones interface.

I worked my eyes bloody today crawling through disassembly to help ziel port his Jailbreak program to Windows, and today we can announce that we have succeeded! All the iPhone users running Windows can now put custom ringtones and sounds onto their iPhones.

IMPORTANT NEWS: The iPhone software update 1.0.1 makes these instructions invalid. You STILL need to acquire the old 1.0.0 software package for Jailbreak to still work. Apple will surely have stopped distributing the package by now so I will see what I can do to get Jailbreak working on the new package. Watch for updates!

If you have a Mac, check out the Mac instructions over at Hack the iPhone.

These instructions work…

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