Posts Tagged ‘Bootloader’

[MacOS] Backup Chameleon Boot USB-Stick

1. Abstract You have the situation that you installed Chameleon for security and compatibility purposes on an external USB-stick. For safety reasons you should consider making a backup. But all diskimaging (either Apple’s Diskutility, Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper) tools fail to create a proper backup since the bootblock is just not copied. So […]

[MacOS] Psystar Accounces OEM Licensing Program

As of yesterday the Miami based company Psystar, which is still in legal trouble with Apple, announced to license their virtualization technology to third party manufacturers. Computers preloaded with Psystar’s DUBL (Darwin Universal Boot Loader) would allow to make “systems Mac OS X compatible. Psystar’s virtualization technology, specifically engineered for Snow Leopard, allows for seamless […]

[iPhone] Baseband Downgrading Possible on 3G

We’ve recently reported that exploits can be applied to the baseband bootloader 5.8 to install any bootloader. Now a working exploit has been released via Cydia. As we have not tested this program we strongly recommend not to try this for two reasons: first it seems this package is in violation of Apple’s copyright, as […]

[iPhone] Geohot confirms 3G uses new Bootloader

Although we didn’t get our hands on a new iPhone 3G yet, things are as expected: the iPhone 3G uses a new bootloader for its baseband modem as confirmed by Geohot. Bootloader versions from the “old” iPhones As far as we are aware the there are those 3 different bootloader versions known on old iPhones: […]

[MacOS] Boot native MacOS X with EFI-X USB Dongle

Update 26.06.2008: Read latest news about EFI-X here… Update 22.06.2008: Read latest news about EFI-X here… The newest on the market is announced to be released on 23. June. It is called EFI-X and seems to be quite a revolution. Technically it is a small USB dongle that contains a bootloader. That bootloader allows booting […]

[iPhone] Pwnage Tool Release Date delayed

english There has been a plenty of rumor about this new tool called “Pwnage”. But it seems like it’s right before becoming released within the next two weeks. The official iPhone Dev Team wiki pages indicate at least a delay of the release date. However a video has been released to Youtube showing how easy […]