The iPhone is one of the most secure devices you can purchase these days, but Apple’s security is far from being hack-proof. iOS 10 has already been jailbroken, although the jailbreak isn’t yet available to the masses. That means there are vulnerabilities in the code that hackers can use to get access to the phone. And a company that sells such exploits has raised its bug bounty for iPhone zero-day attacks — the kind of vulnerabilities that Apple hasn’t yet discovered — to $1.5 million. More →
Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 7 came out just a few days ago and it has already been jailbroken. Sadly, early buyers looking to jailbreak the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and install Cydia apps don’t have anything to be excited just yet. The author of the jailbreak is keeping the exploit private. More →
Niantic released a Pokemon Go update for iPhone and Android that brings over the new Buddy feature, but also prevents rooted/jailbroken devices from playing the game. Niantic’s thinking here is that most Pokemon Go cheat apps will require a rooted device, so blocking rooted users would weed out cheaters. However, the best Pokemon Go cheat available on the iPhone still works following the 1.7.0 update. And the best part about it is that you don’t even need to jailbreak your iPhone to make use of it. More →
You might hate the new Pokemon Go update if you like to play the game with certain, shall we say, advantages. If you’re not cheating in any way at Pokemon Go, then Niantic’s latest update — version 1.7.0 for iPhone and 0.3.7 for Android — will not give you any headaches. But if you’re using rooted or jailbroken devices to cheat at Pokemon Go, you should know that Niantic is taking a firmer stance against this kind of behavior. And the company has gone beyond simply banning offenders found to be cheating. More →
Cheating at Pokemon Go is frowned upon by many, including Niantic, which might ban your account if you try to gain an unfair advantage in the game. But then again, not everyone has time to catch them all the proper way. Playing Pokemon Go is time-consuming, and if you don’t have that time but still want your Pokemon collection to grow, then you probably need this newly updated hack, which lets you walk anywhere in the game without moving an inch. We have already talked about it, and sadly not everyone will be able to use it. But if you have an iPhone and you’re willing to jailbreak it, then you should know that this crazy hack just got way better. More →
The iPhone is generally safer than Android when it comes to malware infections though Apple’s smartphone isn’t impervious to such threats. We’ve seen various malware attacks in the past, some of them targeting jailbroken iPhones, or Apple’s older versions of Xcode to sneak malicious apps in the App Store.
A brand new malware strain was just discovered, a sneaky attacks that fooled not only Apple’s app review team into allowing malware apps into the App Store, but that can also quietly install apps on any iOS device without the user’s explicit knowledge or permission. A jailbreak status is not even needed for the attack to work. More →
One of the many benefits of jailbreaking an iPhone is the ability to install various tweaks, customizing the smartphone experience far beyond what Apple typically allows. Of course, jailbreaking isn’t for everyone, but just because you’d rather not take the risk of jailbreaking doesn’t mean you have to avoid tweaks entirely.
We’re used to seeing Apple ban iOS apps from the App Store for various reasons, but it turns out the company can also “ban” apps that certain developers make available to customers outside of the App Store. That’s exactly what f.lux did a few days ago, posting on its website a free version of its handy iPhone screen brightness management app that’s very popular on jailbroken devices. The developer included information on how to install it on any iOS device without actually jailbreaking it.
Not surprisingly, Apple didn’t like that since “sideloading” lets developers bypass the App Store and Apple’s app review process, opening the door to a whirlwind of problems. So, Apple killed f.lux. More →
Some of the best iOS apps and tweaks aren’t always available to all users because Apple would never allow them on its App Store in the first place. Such is the case of a popular jailbreak tweak called f.lux that we’ve highlighted in previous best jailbreak app roundups.
Earlier this fall, a security agency known as Zerodium announced that it would be willing to pay out $1 million to any hacker or team of hackers that could find a way to remotely jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS.
After weeks of work, two teams had made significant progress but found themselves “stuck” on the same issue, according to Motherboard. Now, at the beginning of November, it appears that one team has succeeded.
One of the many security updates included in iOS 9.1 happened to block the iOS 9.0.2 Pangu jailbreak that the team of hackers released to the public last week. Unfortunately, we have to take the good with the bad when we upgrade our iOS devices, but iCrackUriDevice has instructions for how to downgrade back to iOS 9.0.2 in case you still want to jailbreak. More →
3D Touch is the main new feature on the iPhone 6s, offering iOS users ways to navigate apps and multitasking even faster than before (you can, however, turn it off without hindering your iPhone 6s experience). But because 3D Touch needs special hardware components to work, including a unique sensor array in the display and a Taptic Engine, the feature is not backward-compatible. Apple can’t just use software to enable it on the iPhone 6 or older models. Live Photos is another feature unique to the iPhone 6s, transforming simple photos into vivid memories that feature video and sound.
Well guess what: There are now ways to bring these two unique iPhone 6s features to iPhone 6 and older devices, but there are some caveats you should be aware of. More →
There aren’t as many compelling reasons to jailbreak iPhones and iPads as there used to be, not to mention the fact that certain malware apps can target jailbroken devices. But there are still plenty of jailbreak fans out there who are looking to run apps and enable features that wouldn’t otherwise be allowed. After a proof of concept iOS 9 jailbreak was demoed recently, the Pangu team of hackers has released its first public iOS 9 jailbreak that works on all existing iOS devices, including the brand new iPhone 6s. More →