Can’t wait to jailbreak your new iPhone 4S running on iOS 5? Need a tutorial? You’re in the right place
Put on allert since the announcement of the iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5, the entire media has now published their tests of the new Apple device and in particular its Siri function . The report is generally positive. With regard to Siri, the tool is not perfect, but even in beta it astonishes by its possibilities and especially its potential. Apple say that they will improve it and associate it with more content on the web. The iPhone 4S is perhaps not necessary for those who already have the “old” iPhone 4 (bet that some of them, however, have already placed an order …), but for users of iPhone 3G and 3GS, the temptation to buy the new Aplle flgship must be very high.
Design is something quite incredible when you think about. Phone manufacturers have been competing for over a year (much due to the leak pictures of the new iPhone 4S before its release ) to overcome this design, and yet nothing really happened. It is all frustrating to come to this, no other phone on the market comes close to this level of preparation, quality of materials or design.
The iPhone 4S has a slightly different color tone, and the blacks seem less bleak. This is not necessarily a bad thing when comparing Dead Space (a quite dark) side by side, I found the screen of the iPhone 4S to look better. However, the new screen has a slightly washed out and greenish on the previous model. The iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5, does the the most beautiful and cleanest pictures I have ever seen on a mobile. If you have never thought of using a phone to replace your compact camera, then you should begin to think seriously. The 4S produces sharp pictures, well balanced, with beautiful colors, which have surprisingly low noise level and they are not too saturated. The iPhone 4 sometimes seemed to go up to the limits of exaggerating the colors, but the iPhone 4S gives the feeling of a real camera which you use to make pictures. There is not much to say about the video recording, except that Apple has improved what was already a very capable solution, making it a competitor in the league of some more professional camcorders.
The result of the use of iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5, is that you will not feel it has shown a different behavior in terms of performance compared to most of the devices provided by AT & T, Sprint or Verizon networks. Your experience with iPhone 4S will obviously be different. Even after a day of use (about 16 hours using the iPhone 4S on calls, browse, download applications, synchronize, listen to music, play, etc.), we still some juice in the battery. The iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5, is more than capable of holding a full day without needing a recharge, and if you are a moderate user you will rarely have to worry about that. “Regarding the A5 processor performance, the iPhone 4S is not kidding … but do not expect incredible speed differences compare to the iPhone 4. Comparing with heavy graphics game like Dead Space, we did not notice a dramatic difference in frames per second. The 4S is faster, but occasionally there will be some saccades. Then the applications seemed to open a little faster, and the response time of the camera is much improved. The 4S is definitely a more reactive device, but if you have the iPhone 4, it feels more like a better than a big change. It is possible that future programs (Infinity Blade 2, for example) to know better how to leverage the capabilities of the A5, but it remains to be seen.
What is so crazy about Siri is that it works – at least most of the time – better than what it can be expected. It understands and responds in a way that is so natural that it can sometimes to make you wonder whether somebody is playing with you. The software even has a good sense of humor. Ask it “What is the meaning of life? It will give you a series of responses, but not all of them will be serious.
This does not mean that the software (in beta) has no problems. There is still clearly much work to do on the side of speech recognition, and many things that are expected are not yet available. For example, you can ask Siri for a list of cinemas nearby, but the software will not give you the hours of film playings, nor will help you to buy a ticket. The other downside is that to understand the questions and provide answers, Siri must contact Apple’s servers. This is great if you are in Wi-Fi, but a few times on 3G software seemed to take forever to process a question and get results. Apple told that they had made some changes on the servers during this testing period, it is possible that some of these delays were not related to technology. Siri can be useful, but sometimes frustrating. Seeing software “eat” the question or did not understand the action that you ask can be annoying, but I think that frustration shows precisely how sophisticated the software is . Siri can do so many complex things that I started to give it a confidence it maybe doesn’t deserved. I expect Siri to be smarter than it is now because it’s already pretty damn smart. I think it speaks a lot about what we can expect from the evolution of this software. Siri is perhaps not yet finalized, but it already gives the impression of something straight out of science fiction.
If you own an older iPhone, or if you are looking to move to the iOS 5 from another platform, there’s never been a better time to buy an Apple [...] but what if you are considering a change from an iPhone 4? Things are just more complicated in this case. The phone is probably no faster, but it has an amazing camera. And of course, you will not be able to live without the iPhone 4S Siri … but I do not know if either of these criteria will be enough to convince people which already own the previous model.
But enough with iPhone 4S (ios 5) review. Let’s say you are already convinced that you need the 4S…or you have pre-ordered it. In order to have it free and be able to install all the applications you need o jailbreak your new iPhone 4S. So, here we go
Jailbreak iOS 5 tutorial using Redsnow Jailbreak on iPhone 4s
The last update on Redsnow is 0.9.9b5. For the moment it is available only on Mac OS X. Its Windows version is still in tests. Using this Redsnow version we have the same feature which PwnageTool on Mac OS X(or Snowbreeze on Windows). We are talking here about the feature of creating a custom jailbroken ipsw.
Now you will se how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S using this Redsnow 0.9.9b5. But before beginning please remeber that this jailbreak is limited just to iPhone 4S and it runs only on Mac OS X. Another thing you have to remeber is the fact that this will be a tethered jailbreak.
Tutorial Step 1. Download Redsnow 0.9.9b5
Tutorial Step 2. Open Redsnow 0.9.9b5 which you have just downloaded. I recommend you opening this program using Compatibility Mode in Windows XP/ Vista).
Tutorial Step 3. Select the Extras menu and then Custom ISPW. Head Redsnow to iOS 5.ispw, which you have downloaded earlier. Click on Next and Redsnow will start creating the file which will contain the custom iOS 5, keeping the baseband untouched.
Tutorial Step 4. After finishing this process, you will find in the Redsnow or Downloads folder, in Mac OS X, a new file, called NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw, which you will use in order to restore your iPhone 4S in iTunes.
Tutorial Step 5. Select the DFU mode for your iPhone 4S.
Tutorial Step 6. Now you have to use Redsnow in order to make your iPhone 4S enter in PWNED DFU mode. In order to do that, go to the Extras menu and click on PWNED DFU (see the above image).
Tutorial Step 7. Now open iTunes, hold the Options key, and click on Restore. Select the file you have created earlier: NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw. Then click on OK. iTunes will start the restore process on your iPhone $Sand you just have to wait until it finishes.
Tutorial Step 8. Now your iPhone 4S has Redsnow jailbreak on it (tethered). Please note that after finishing the jailbreak on your phone, you have to connect it again yo your Mac, then set it on DFU and, finally, open Redsnow 0.9.9b5. After that, select Extras, then Just boot tethered right now. You will have to repeat this everytime you will start your phone. Safari and Cydia can be used only after you jailbreak your iPhone 4S