Geohot releases his own iPhone 3GS jailbreak

By on July 3, 2009 at 8:05 AM.

Geohot releases his own iPhone 3GS jailbreak

Deciding that waiting around for the Dev-Team to release its iPhone 3GS jailbreak solution is for chumps, original iPhone unlocker Geohot has released his own jailbreaking method, with the help of chronic dev and a few others, that he has dubbed purplera1n. Best. Name. Ever. As it stands, purplera1n only supports Windows rigs (Windows 7 and 64-bit excluded) but OS X support is on the way. Hit the read link to grab a copy of purplera1n and get all the instructions you’ll need to get your Cydia fix on. And happy jailbreaking!

P.S. We’ve heard that ultrasn0w works, but it is a bit flaky for the time being.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Say hello to redsn0w

By on April 9, 2009 at 12:03 PM.

Say hello to redsn0w

Well lookie what we have here, iPod Touch owners. As exciting as the upcoming 3.0 OS is, and as much as we know you can’t wait to pay for it while iPhone users get it for free, we all know that most of the desirable capabilities brought about by 3.0 are already available — if you jailbreak. We’ve been waiting for quite some time and just a a short while ago, the Dev Team dropped the bomb. Redsn0w… Beta… Is ready. Oh and the best part? Windows, Linux and OS X are all covered with this first beta release. Ok, we’ll shut up now and let you get to it. As always, let us know how it goes in the comments section.

[Via Dev-Team Blog]

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Cydia creator looking to launch competitive paid app store

By on March 6, 2009 at 9:40 AM.

Cydia creator looking to launch competitive paid app store

Cupertino will be none too happy to hear the news but Cydia creator Jay Freeman is looking to turn Cydia into an all-out application store. Cydia, for those unaware, is one of two hubs iPhone and iPod Touch owners use to obtain unauthorized apps on jailbroken handsets. Think of it as a cross between the App Store and the Linux repository system. Currently, the overwhelming majority of apps that can be obtained via Cydia are free but there are some paid options. Payments mechanisms used however, are at the discretion of the developer. Freeman is looking to change all that by implementing a centralized payment system and offering developers an equal or better revenue split in comparison to Apple’s App Store. With a lawyer in tow, Freeman appears to welcome a response from Apple though when real money gets involved you can bank on the fact that Apple will begin to take jailbreaking much, MUCH more seriously. Beyond any legal action the company will inevitably take, expect anti-jailbreaking measures from Apple’s software developers to kick into overdrive. Forget all that though — the most important question of course, is what will Freeman name his new shop? Let’s see… Store, World and Market are all taken; Our vote is for App Shack.

[Via Giz]

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iBluetooth to bring Bluetooth file tranfers to jailbroken iPhones via Cydia

By on January 26, 2009 at 8:13 AM.

iBluetooth to bring Bluetooth file tranfers to jailbroken iPhones via Cydia

It’s rather sad that Bluetooth file transferring coming to a modern smartphone by way of a third party application is something that warrants coverage, but that’s what you get when the smartphone you’re talking about is the iPhone. Its lack of ability to conduct Bluetooth file transfers is just one of the many things we wish were not left off of the original iPhone and when we saw that it wasn’t coming to firmware 2.0+ we were quite surprised. Thankfully it looks like Bluetooth file transfer is almost a reality for iPhone users everywhere. No, the application is not made nor endorsed by Apple and it certainly won’t find its way to the App Store, but if you have a jailbroken iPhone you can grab iBluetooth as soon as it is released into iSpazio repository on Cydia. Hit the jump for a video.

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