iOS 7 Jailbreak OS Experience

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

By on May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

Even though Apple thinks unifying the iOS and OS X universes — in a similar manner to Microsoft’s “no-compromise” Windows approach — would be a waste of energy, the two operating systems have various things in common, allowing users to somewhat merge their iPhone/iPad and Mac universes. However, some developers have actually worked on making the two operating systems more similar, iTwe4kz revealed on YouTube. More →

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iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak

iOS 7.1 has already been jailbroken… sort of

By on March 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

iOS 7.1 has already been jailbroken… sort of

Apple thanking the jailbreak community for finding vulnerabilities in iOS 7, which the company was then able to patch, was a clear sign that an iOS 7.1 jailbreak will take its time to arrive. However, a hacker managed to already jailbreak Apple’s newest iOS version, RedmondPie reports, although, it’s not necessarily great news for jailbreakers. More →

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iMessage For Android Windows

iMessage on Windows, Android? There’s an iOS jailbreak app for that

By on January 31, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

iMessage on Windows, Android? There’s an iOS jailbreak app for that

iOS users who want to have access to their iMessages on devices that aren’t supported by Apple including Windows computers and Android smartphones can now do so with the help of a simple iOS app, Addictive Tips reveals — but the application requires an iOS jailbreak, of course. More →

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iOS 7 Jailbreak App

This live weather icon for iOS 7 could keep you dry on a rainy day

By on January 9, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

This live weather icon for iOS 7 could keep you dry on a rainy day

One of the most underutilized features of the iOS platform is the ability to update app icons in real time. The clock icon slowly ticks away the hours, the calendar icon flips through the days, but almost everything else remains stagnant on the screens of our iPhones and iPads. If you’d like a more lively home screen, it will take a little bit of work, but it might be worth the effort. AppAdvice noticed on Thursday that Hamza Sood has put together a small tweak called LiveWeatherIcon for jailbroken iOS 7 devices that will bring the icon of the official Weather app to life, updating in real time with the temperature and current weather conditions. How did Apple not beat Sood to such an obvious modification? The world may never know. LiveWeatherIcon is now available on the Cydia Store for $1.00.

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iOS 7 Jailbreak Evasi0n

iOS 7 jailbreakers drop controversial Chinese app store following user backlash

By on December 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM.

iOS 7 jailbreakers drop controversial Chinese app store following user backlash

It has been a long and difficult wait for gadget enthusiasts eager to jailbreak the latest version of Apple’s mobile platform but once an iOS 7 jailbreak was finally released, drama instantly ensued. A team of iOS hackers knows as evad3rs released their iOS 7 jailbreak tool Evasi0n7 just before Christmas and people were elated. It wasn’t long before a discovery was made, though: the tool installed a seemingly shady app store called “Taig” on devices belonging to Chinese users. There were many unknowns surrounding this unofficial app store and users were cautioned not to jailbreak until questions were answered. Things seemed to simmer down when well-known hacker Geohot gave Evasi0n7 his stamp of approval, but worries that private user data was being transmitted by Taig continued. When Taig released its own version of the Evasi0n7 jailbreak software, however, that was apparently the last straw for the evad3rs — the group announced in a public letter on Christmas Day that it has ended its relationship with Taig and removed the store from its jailbreak software. The group also responded to rumors that it was paid $1 million to include the Taig app store in its initial iOS 7 jailbreak, noting that it has “refused all monies from Taig.”

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iOS 7 Jailbreak Security

Geohot: iOS 7 jailbreak has not been ‘backdoored’ by China

By on December 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM.

Geohot: iOS 7 jailbreak has not been ‘backdoored’ by China

After the drama that ensured following the “official” iOS 7 untethered jailbreak release, well-known gadget hacker Geohot has cleared the waters surrounding the new Evasi0n 7 tool by reversing in, looking through the code and posting a lengthy write-up on it. The iPhone and PlayStation jailbreaker did not find any security issues with the iOS 7 jailbreak. More →

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iOS 7 Jailbreak Cydia Issues

Why you shouldn’t jailbreak your iOS 7 device just yet

By on December 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM.

Why you shouldn’t jailbreak your iOS 7 device just yet

The Evasi0n7 iOS 7 unethered jailbreak that was released on Sunday did not come without a pinch of drama, MacRumors reports, as the evad3rs team of hackers that developed it is said to have been paid $1 million dollars by a Chinese company to preload a Chinese unofficial app store on the jailbroken devices in case that is automatically installed when the jailbreak is performed on a computer that has Chinese set as the main language. Thus, the unofficial “Taig” store is installed on jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touches instead of the regular Cydia store users would expect. More →

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Evasi0n7 iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak

Evasi0n7 iOS 7 untethered jailbreak released as a Christmas present

By on December 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM.

Evasi0n7 iOS 7 untethered jailbreak released as a Christmas present

The Evasi0n team has a Christmas present for those iOS device owners that want to customize their smartphones and tablets beyond what Apple officially lets them do: the first official iOS 7 untethered jailbreak – called Evasi0n7 – which works with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models that run an iOS 7 version, from iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.0.4. That means the jailbreak is compatible even with Apple’s 2013 family of iOS devices, including the new iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. More →

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iOS 6.1.1 Beta

First iOS 6.1.1 beta fails to patch holes exposed by iOS 6.1 jailbreak

By on February 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM.

First iOS 6.1.1 beta fails to patch holes exposed by iOS 6.1 jailbreak

Good news for everyone who downloaded the iOS 6.1 jailbreak — it seems that Apple (AAPL) hasn’t yet figured out how to patch the holes opened up by the Evad3rs Jailbreak Team just yet. 9to5Mac points us to an update from iOS security researcher pod2g noting that the just-released iOS 6.1.1 beta “does not fix” the iOS 6.1 jailbreak, which will probably be patched “in a future revision.” Pod2g does caution, however, that the iOS 6.1 jailbreak isn’t designed to work on the 6.1.1 beta, so anyone who wants to jailbreak their phone shouldn’t download the newest beta. Even though the Evad3rs had a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 weeks ago, the group didn’t launch it until the final version of iOS 6.1 went public so that Apple wouldn’t have time to fix the jailbreak immediately after its release.

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iOS 6.1 Jailbreak

iOS 6.1 jailbreak set for release today

By on February 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM.

iOS 6.1 jailbreak set for release today

iOS users hoping to get a brand new jailbreak on Super Bowl Sunday were disappointed, but only for a day. After teasing a possible Super Bowl release last week, iOS hacker Planetbeing announced on his Twitter account that his Evad3rs Jailbreak Team that Monday would be the “concrete release date” for the first untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak. The Evad3rs Jailbreak Team has reportedly been working for months on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 using Apple’s (AAPL) developer betas, but the group had decided to wait for Apple to release the final version of iOS 6.1 so that the company wouldn’t have any time to patch security holes exploited by the team’s jailbreak solution. More →

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iOS 6.1 Jailbreak

iOS 6.1 jailbreak may come as soon as this Sunday

By on January 28, 2013 at 3:15 PM.

iOS 6.1 jailbreak may come as soon as this Sunday

The Super Bowl is coming this Sunday and what better way to celebrate it than by jailbreaking your iPhone 5’s newly downloaded iOS 6.1 update? Via 9to5Mac, it seems that iOS hacker extraordinaire MuscleNerd on Monday started teasing a release for an iOS 6.1 jailbreak this coming Sunday. 9to5Mac says that MuscleNerd and his Evad3rs Jailbreak Team have been working for months on a jailbreak for iOS 6.1 using Apple’s (AAPL) developer betas, but the group had decided to wait for Apple to release the final version of iOS 6.1 so that the company wouldn’t “have time to fix the security holes they used to hack the devices.”

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T-Mobile iPhone Network

Proper jailbreak for iOS 6 reportedly coming December 22nd [updated]

By on December 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM.

Proper jailbreak for iOS 6 reportedly coming December 22nd [updated]

The speed at which a jailbreak for a new iOS device is released has slowed down considerably over the last few years. A tethered jailbreak  for certain devices running iOS 6 has been out September, but most people have been holding out for the untethered version – a hack that doesn’t requires the device to be plugged into a computer and re-jailbroken if rebooted. A new jailbreak developer called “Dream JB” claims he will release a proper untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 6 or 6.0.1 including the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 on December 22nd. Dream JB also promises to release a video on Wednesday as proof. According to his website’s FAQ page, the jailbreak will be a one-click process and will differ from previous jailbreak methods in the past by using a prepared “Webkit exploit” and “userland exploit.” After it’s all done, Cydia, the App Store’s alternative for jailbroken smartphones, can be installed on the device. Unfortunately, the jailbreak won’t support Apple TV boxes.

UPDATE: iPhone jailbreak guru MuscleNerd has put Dream Jailbreak on his list of “fake” jailbreaks that “mislead with fake info,” so you may want to wait until getting independent confirmation that the new jailbreak is legitimate before using it.

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Google Now Siri Replacement Hack

New iPhone jailbreak tweak swaps Siri for Android’s Google Now [video]

By on November 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM.

New iPhone jailbreak tweak swaps Siri for Android’s Google Now [video]

Siri got better in iOS 6 and will continue to get better in iOS 6.1, but compared to Google (GOOG) search assistant Google Now, it’s still very disappointing. Not only is Google Now faster, it’s more intelligent at providing useful answers and is more accurate at understanding human speech. If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone, the NowNow hack is a nifty tweak that replaces Siri with Google Now. As you can see in the video below, the hack works very well. NowNow is available in the BigBoss Repository on Cydia and requires the Google Search iOS app to be installed or else it won’t work.  More →

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