iPhone AceDeceiver Malware iOS Jailbreak

New malware can infect iPhones without requiring a jailbreak

By on March 17, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

New malware can infect iPhones without requiring a jailbreak

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 →

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Install Tweaks iPhone No Jailbreak

Extensify lets you install tweaks on your iPhone without a jailbreak

By on March 1, 2016 at 10:23 AM.

Extensify lets you install tweaks on your iPhone without a jailbreak

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.

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iPhone Sideload App f.lux Banned

An app iPhone users were dying for was finally released on Thursday… so Apple killed it on Friday

By on November 13, 2015 at 12:58 PM.

An app iPhone users were dying for was finally released on Thursday… so Apple killed it on Friday

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 →

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iPhone 6s F.lux App Install Jailbreak

How to install one of the best iOS tweaks without jailbreaking your iPhone 6s

By on November 12, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

How to install one of the best iOS tweaks without jailbreaking your iPhone 6s

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.

However, f.lux’s developer has devised a clever trick that lets you install the app on your device, which means you won’t have to jailbreak it. More →

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iOS 9 Jailbreak Bounty $1 Million

Secret team of hackers claims $1 million bounty for remotely jailbreaking iOS 9

By on November 2, 2015 at 3:51 PM.

Secret team of hackers claims $1 million bounty for remotely jailbreaking iOS 9

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.

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iOS 9.1 Downgrade Jailbreak

How to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 and jailbreak your iPhone

By on October 22, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

How to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2 and jailbreak your iPhone

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 →

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iPhone 6 Jailbreak 3D Touch Live Photos

How to get 3D Touch functionality and Live Photos on your iPhone 6

By on October 16, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

How to get 3D Touch functionality and Live Photos on your iPhone 6

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 →

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iPhone 6s Untethered iOS 9 Jailbreak

The iPhone 6s jailbreak you’ve been waiting for is out – here’s how to do it

By on October 14, 2015 at 8:37 AM.

The iPhone 6s jailbreak you’ve been waiting for is out – here’s how to do it

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 →

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iOS 9 Jailbreak

Security agency offers $3 million for iOS 9 jailbreak

By on September 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Security agency offers $3 million for iOS 9 jailbreak

In an initiative dubbed The Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty, Zerodium CEO Chaouki Bekrar is offering upwards of $3 million to anyone or group of people who can come up with a way to jailbreak iOS 9.

Zerodium is specifically seeking an exclusive, browser or text message-based, “workable, remote and untethered jailbreak that will persist even after reboot.” The rules add that the exploit should be achievable without requiring any proactive action from users beyond visiting a webpage or reading a text message.

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iOS 9 Untethered Jailbreak Video

iOS 9 Jailbreak: Yes, Apple’s latest version of iOS has already been cracked

By on September 11, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

iOS 9 Jailbreak: Yes, Apple’s latest version of iOS has already been cracked

Apple will release iOS 9 next week, and some iOS 8 users who rely on unofficial apps installed on their iPhones and iPads after jailbreaking them are worried about upgrading. With each software release, Apple typically patches the security flaws used to jailbreak previous software versions. As a result, updating to the most recent iOS version usually invalidates existing jailbreaks.

However, one well-known hacker has already shown an untethered jailbreak proof-of-concept on YouTube, suggesting that a public iOS 9 jailbreak won’t take very long at all. More →

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iPhone Jailbreak KeyRaider Malware

Largest Apple account theft ever discovered – how to tell if you’re affected

By on August 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM.

Largest Apple account theft ever discovered – how to tell if you’re affected

Apple’s walled iOS garden is more resistant to malware than Android, though there are still malware apps that can take advantage of Apple’s mobile operating system.

A security company found what’s believed to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware, and it’s developed an online tool that can help you check out whether you were affected already exists. More →

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Jailbreak iOS 8.4

This jailbreak tweak solves the biggest iPhone 6 complaint

By on August 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

This jailbreak tweak solves the biggest iPhone 6 complaint

According to the developer behind a new jailbreak app, there is one single complaint surrounding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that surfaces more often than any other: they can’t be used easily with one hand. While Apple’s record sales are proof that people were clamoring for larger iPhones, there is no question that it is much more difficult to use phones with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens than it is to use a phone with a 4-inch screen.

Apple’s brilliant Reachability feature provides a momentary solution for one-handed use, but there has to be a better way, right? Now, if you’re willing to jailbreak your iPhone, there is. More →

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Best Jailbreak Tweaks

Another 10 jailbreak tweaks that will make ‘normal’ iPhone users jealous

By on August 11, 2015 at 10:54 AM.

Another 10 jailbreak tweaks that will make ‘normal’ iPhone users jealous

Last week, I penned a post that questioned why I continue to carry an Android phone with me despite the fact that my main phone is an iPhone. In the past, I carried both because Android included so much functionality that wasn’t available on iOS. As time has progressed, however, iPhones have grown more and more capable. Now, there are precious few truly useful Android features that the iPhone cannot match.

As capable as iOS is at this point, however, there are still some features available to the jailbreak community that most iPhone users will never get to enjoy. More →

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