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November 29th, 2008

Linux on iPhone

In a post about the 2.0 firmware jailbreak/unlock five months ago I mentioned the website of the “iPhone Linux” project – Fortunately the project advances to its goals and yesterday they announced the availability of its first release. Actually it consists of Open iBoot (the boot manager used to switch between the original iPhone OS and iPhone Linux) and the iPhone Linux installation package. In their blog post you can also find links to a demo video and short instructions on installing it. Have in mind that the binaries needed for the installation are built for Linux and are (still?) not available for other operating systems which means you’ll have to do the iPhone Linux installation only within an already installed Linux on your computer or using a (Ubuntu 8.10) Live CD.

The process is not that sophisticated but requires some knowledge. It is not newbie friendly. The iPhone Linux is not newbie friendly either. It is just a working kernel with a busybox distribution. Only some core drivers are ported but you don’t have at the moment any touchscreen, sound, wireless, GSM and accelerometer support. You’re only stuck to a USB Serial Console and all you can do is start writing drivers and applications… :P Have fun!

July 20th, 2008

iPhone 2.0 Jailbreak for Windows

The iPhone community reacts pretty fast. Just a few hours after iPhone Dev Team released their Pwnage Tool 2.0 a torrent with a modified firmware was published and an option for jailbreaking iPhones with 1.2.0 firmware is now available for Windows users. I personally couldn’t wait until tomorrow so I gave the method a try. I’ve successfully upgraded from 1.1.4 to 1.2.0 version of the firmware. Here are the steps I followed…

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July 20th, 2008

iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 Jailbreak

It’s been only ten days since the official release of iPhone 3G and the new 1.2.0 firmware (for both 1st and 2nd generation iPhones). Last night the iPhone Dev Team has made an unofficial announcement of the availability of the new version of their Pwnage Tool – 2.0. An official announcement will be released shortly on their website.

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