It’s happened to the best of us. You sat there, jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch for all its worth and something goes horribly wrong. Not only did you not successfully jailbreak your iDevice, but you also managed to end up with one that won’t start up. It’s time to reach for that all-too-difficult recovery mode – along with the hand-achingly irritating button combination needed to invoke it.
With the release of iOS 5, however, manually entering an iDevice into recovery mode may be a thing of the past – and you could be doing it wirelessly to boot.
According to a post on 9to5Mac, Apple’s latest beta of iOS 5, beta 2, now includes a way to enable recovery mode right from the command line, and without the need to fish out one of those pesky syncing cables that we all have hundreds of, but can never find when we want one!
You not only can sync your media wirelessly in iOS 5, but it appears you can enter Recovery Mode using ‘RecBoot, Etc’ from the Mac.
This could also lead to some interesting possibilities when it comes to jailbreaking software.
Imagine a jailbreak tool that can be used wirelessly, just by opening an app and hitting a button – no more entering into recovery mode manually, no more cables.
Granted this isn’t the biggest feature inside iOS 5, however, and there’s no guarantee it’ll even make it to the final, public release. The possibilities with this are just endless, literally! Its now up to the developers hard at work making jailbreaks for our iPhones, iPod touches and iPads to implement it in their future tools for jailbreaking. But we’re certain that the technique will highly likely be implemented in iOS 5 onwards, since iOS 4 does not support wireless syncing in any case, unless a jailbreak developer comes up with a technique to do so. Its also expected that p0sixninja will demonstrate the iPhone 5 jailbreak at My Great Fest which is to be held on September 17th in London (and Redmond Pie will be sponsoring it), featuring some prominent iPhone developers, including creator of Cydia, Saurik, developer of GreenPois0n, @pod2g, Elias Limneos, creator of several iOS tweaks such as FoldersInFolders; and the developers of iDroidProject, which aims to bring Android and Linux to iOS devices. We have our eyes peeled on the jailbreak technique which will be used to jailbreak the iPhone 5, if we’re lucky enough, it will be a wireless jailbreak, who knows!