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This might be the end of iPhone jailbreaking

November 26th, 2017

Not long ago, jailbreaking was all the rage among iPhone power users. iOS had always been more closed off than Android, and the only way to bring additional functionality to an iOS device was to jailbreak it, which countless users did throughout the first several iPhone generations. But despite the fact that U.S. Copyright Office …

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Popular iOS jailbreaking tool surpasses 14 million downloads in one month

March 4th, 2013

The popular evasi0n jailbreaking tool for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has seen unprecedented success. A mere four days after launching in early February it was announced that evasi0n was already the fastest-adopted jailbreaking solution of all time with more than 7 million downloads. That success has continued a month after its release …

New Cydia tweak makes Chrome the default iOS browser

June 29th, 2012

Chrome fans who have jailbroken iPhones, take note: there’s a new Cydia tweak that can make Chrome the default iOS browser. Per VeryRite, jailbreak app developer Ryan Petrich has concocted a tweak called BrowserChooser that lets users replace Safari with any other browser they want as their default browser, including the just-released iOS version of …

iOS 6 reportedly improves anti-jailbreak guards [updated]

June 12th, 2012

At least one hacker says iPhone fans will have to wait a while before getting an iOS 6 jailbreak. Cult of Mac reports that a member of the iPhone Dev Team says that iOS 6 is a trickier nut to crack than previous editions and that users shouldn’t “expect a jailbreak beta for a while.” …

Sparrow for iPhone gets push notifications through jailbreak tweak

March 20th, 2012

Earlier this month, Sparrow released its gorgeous email client for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Sparrow’s mobile app features a simple Facebook-like design that is light and responsive, with support for iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and other IMAP services. Unfortunately, the app does not support POP accounts or push notifications, which are both big drawbacks …

Apple’s new iPad already jailbroken, public release coming soon

March 16th, 2012

Within hours of the new iPad’s release, iPhone hacker MuscleNerd had already managed to jailbreak the tablet. The hacker took to Twitter to announce his discovery, however he notes that it is “just a first step” and there is “still lots of work to do” with no estimated time frame for a public release available …

Jailbreak apps leak private data less than Apple-approved apps, study shows

February 16th, 2012

Last week it was discovered that a number of popular iPhone apps were invading users’ privacy and uploading entire address books to external servers. The data uploaded included full names, phone numbers and email addresses, and the offending apps never asked for permission to transfer this sensitive data. A group of researchers at the University of …

Jailbroken iOS 5 gets third-party widgets

June 13th, 2011

Apple introduced iOS 5 and its new widget system just last week during WWDC, and a day later it was jailbroken. Now, Cydia developers have taken iOS 5 a step further by providing new third-party applications that allow users to tweak the Notification Center with new widgets. iOS 5 currently only offers widgets for viewing …

Unauthorized Web-based app store coming soon to iPhone [video]

May 2nd, 2011

Jailbroken iOS users will soon have a new option for browsing and installing unsanctioned apps on their devices. A group of iPhone developers known as the Infini Dev Team is currently preparing to release a Web-based alternative to the popular Cydia app store, which will allow users to browse and install applications from within the …