iOS 7 Jailbreak out!

Team Evad3rs has come out with a jailbreak for iOS 7 – 7.0.4 just before Christmas.

Device’ supported are:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 5

The jailbreak is available for both Mac and Windows users. You can download the jailbreak for iOS 7 from here.

You can watch the video by RedmondPie for a step by step tutorial for Jailbreaking your iOS device.

 

What is jailbreak? Should I jailbreak?

What is jailbreaking? Should I jailbreak?

These are the common questions i’ve been asked by my friends. Having used Android for over one year and switching to iOS last year, I was very keen on knowing more about jailbreaking.  Of course, I knew what it was and how people praised it but had never experienced something so magical, so nifty that it totally changes the way you use your iOS product.
So the evad3rs team released evasiOn in February this year and like everyone else, I queued up on the website to download the software and jailbroke my phone…. and rest as they say is history!

So what is  jailbreak? or Why does one Jailbreak?

For beginners, consider your phone being a locked door and on the other side of the locked door, there are options, lots and lots of options to enhance your experience. Apple locks the door and throws the key somewhere far, so the developers have no other option but to pick the lock to unlock the door and go ahead. Pretty long, but hope you’ve understood.

So I have jailbroken my phone. What next?

You can tweak your phone and make it work the way you want it. You can visit this page by finding out about the best jailbreak tweaks. Moving on…

Should I jailbreak?

Well, that is a question which you have to ask yourself. Many people like using iOS the way Apple presents and some who feel that they want more from the phone they jailbreak it to make it look more visually appealing.

What are the advantages?

By jailbreaking your phone, tons of features are added. Some annoying features can be disabled. You can completely change how your iDevice looks by installing winterboard and then other themes which use winterboard as a platform for the execution.
Basically, once your phone is jailbroken there are a plethora of options out there for you to exploit. We have posted an article about the best jailbreak tweaks out there to save your time and change the way you use iOS.

What are the disadvantages?

By jailbreaking the warranty is voided, but after restoring your phone your warranty is restored. Voila!
If you install the right tweaks, use them in the right manner and not experimenting much with the settings within the tweaks, you may not pose any problems whatsover and the features added with the jailbreak will become a necessity.
But if you do not install the right tweaks and experiment, you may end up entering the safe mode of your phone repeatedly. This is not harmful but it may irritate you and you may feel agitated and end up restoring your phone to it’s factory settings hence un-jailbreaking your phone.

We are here to help you, make your call about Jailbreaking or not. Believe me, it’s the best thing known to iOS users. (Ok not exaggerating, but it truly is essential in my opinion).
So what’s your call? Will you jailbreak? If yes, then we will guide you. If no, then why not? Post your opinions and comments below!

 

12 Best Jailbreak Tweaks for your iPhone

Since its release in 2007, the iPhone has created a whole new ecosystem of its own which has, as some like to call it “changed the game” in the field of smartphones. Each generation of iOS has produced more stable devices adding many rich features and needed enhancements.

That being said, many still believe that iOS hasn’t made as much progress as it should have by now. Apple made some major changes in iOS 5, added many wanted features but many still feel that it’s not enough. In my personal opinion and the opinion of others, the iPhone and iOS can perfectly stand on its own feet, although there are some things that could be better.

That’s where jailbreaking comes in, a lot of people jailbreak so that they can pirate apps and games and steal people’s hard work but unfortunately for them, this is no longer possible on a large scale as Installous, the primary source of piracy on iOS was shut down a few months ago, leaving that aside-some people jailbreak simply to improve their iPhone experience. I’m one of them.

Considering that I have been jailreaking for many years now, I think I can say I know most of the stuff that’s out there. Keeping that in mind I’ve made a list of jailbreak tweaks that can improve your day-to-day iPhone experience. I know that in time some of these tweaks may cease to exist or may be replaced by ones that are better but for now these 12 jailbreak tweaks do a pretty good job at improving the iPhone experience. These are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 6.

AdBlocker

If you are one of those guys who don’t like to spend much on Apps and Games and therefore download mostly free apps then you might’ve noticed that some of them contain ads. Although they usually just stay at the bottom of the app, they do a pretty good job at distracting you. With AdBlocker you can block ad networks like iAds, AdMob and many more. It also blocks most ads in Safari. Browsing and playing games without ads makes the user experience a whole lot better and that’s just what AdBlocker does.

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Auxo

The stock iOS app switcher is pretty good but it doesn’t give you the slightest idea of what’s currently going on in an app, while Auxo provides you with a snapshot of the current state of apps in your app switcher and along with that there are swipe gestures for removing apps from the switcher, there are also redesigned music controls and quick access to toggles for popular items like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Auxo lets you control the contents of the app switcher using only swipe gestures and it certainly makes the iPhone feel more complete.

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f.lux

Have you ever seen someone using a mobile phone in a dark environment and noticed the bright blue glow coming from the screen? Most of us surely have, f.lux fixes this. It simply warms up your screen to match your lighting at night. Sleep researchers say that even a little extra blue light at night can keep you awake and negatively affect the quality of your sleep; f.lux prevents this and makes it easier to wind down and go to sleep at night. It also reduces eyestrain.

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FullForce for Phone

This is Ryan Petrich’s latest tweak which is just for iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation users. It extends apps and games that have not been updated for these devices to fit the whole screen, this way no space is left empty on the display and the apps can take complete advantage of the new 4’ devices. It has a variety of modes but the author recommends the Expanded mode for apps and Stretched mode for games. You can also keep them cropped and shift them either to the top or the bottom of your display.

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iFile

To the ones who have been jailbreaking for some time now, iFile needs no introduction, it is a must have tweak for jailbroken devices. It’s like the Finder in OS X, it allows you to zip and unzip files, access all of the files residing on your iPhone, share files via Bluetooth or via Wi-Fi, copy and paste files, create folders, view file properties, and much more. It is the best file manager for iOS, hands down.

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PasswordPilot

It basically stores your App Store password in an encrypted manner so that you don’t have to enter your password again and again while making purchases on the App Store. It’s not recommended for people who have their kids play around with their iPhones but for everyone else, it’s a timesaver.

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ProTube Extension for YouTube

After so many years, Google has now released a proper YouTube app for us iOS users, the app fares well in overall usage but lacks some features. ProTube Extension for YouTube is a tweak by Jonas Gessner that adds a whole lot of features to the app, you can select the playback quality, download the videos, manage saved videos and even download just the audio file of a video in M4A format. Most importantly, all ads are blocked and you also get AirPlay support for downloaded vidoes.
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Safari Download Manager

Just like the name says, Safari Download Manager allows you to download files from within the Safari Browser. You can download just about anything and then manage the file from within iFile. Safari Download Manager is a must-have tweak for all those of you who are into downloading stuff on your iPhones.

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SafariSwipez

Don’t you just hate it when you have to extend your finger all the way up to the ‘x’ on the top left of a tab when you want to close it in Safari while using your iPhone singlehandedly? Well those days are gone now; SafariSwipez is a newly released jailbreak tweak that allows you to close tabs using swipe gestures. To close a tab, just swipe the tab up or down and you’re done.

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SMS Timestamps

You might have noticed that your iPhone shows timestamps for only specific messages in your inbox and the same goes for iMessage, because that’s how Apple decided to make it but don’t worry, there’s a fix for this. SMS Timestamps is a tweak that allows you to timestamp every message and also has the option to set time constraints so as to how often you want timestamps to show on your messages.

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SwipeSelection

Sometimes it can be very annoying and difficult to get the text cursor in the exact position that you’d like it to be, guys if there’s just one tweak you’d install from this list, then run over to Cydia and install SwipeSelection. It drastically improves the ability to edit text entries while using the iPhone’s keyboard and makes text editing and highlighting perfect on the iPhone.

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Zephyr

Zephyr has become one of the primary reasons for people to jailbreak their iPhones to begin with. It allows you to control your iPhone using swipe gestures; you can bring up the app switcher and switch between apps using simple multi-touch gestures. It might not sound impressive at first but once you start to use it, you’ll come to appreciate that controlling your iPhone with Zephyr feels so much more comfortable than using the physical home button.

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Time to wrap things up guys, I’ve spent many hours making this list of jailbreak apps and tweaks, so I’m confident that you’ll find most of them to your liking. These 12 jailbreak tweaks alone bring your iPhone to a whole new level and improve the overall experience of iOS. Although many of them are paid tweaks, I believe they’re worth your money as they really help perfect your iPhone. Be sure to let me know what you guys think in the comments section below, Do you think all best tweaks are included in the list? Did I forget to include your favorite one? Let me know below.

 

 

iOS 6 jailbreak to come in 4-5 hours

Its been quite some time,people have been waiting for the jailbreak of iOS 6 and finally it is going be here within a few hours time.

As per the latest news the Jailbreak for iOS 6 will be arriving in the next 4-5 hours.

http://evasi0n.com/ is the place for downloading the Jailbreak once it is available.

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Apple TV iOS apps get native full-screen 720p resolution treatment [UPDATE: VIDEO]

Here’s wishing all our readers a very very happy and a prosperous new year. May 2012 give you what 2011 couldn’t!

Yesterday we told you about two developers taking it to themselves to bring iOS applications to the Apple TV in a native experience, showcasing a video where they managed to get apps running side-by-side. Today, they’ve managed another breakthrough: full-screen 720p resolution.

As 9to5mac reports, “The port was initially able to run multiple applications side-by-side on a display connected to an Apple TV, but now the developers have figured out a way to run iPad applications —because of the artwork resolution— at a full 720p resolution.” When you ran apps on the iPhone, you said it couldn’t get better. Then came the iPad and you felt “Wow! This is it!” Now, with things getting even bigger, the possibilities of what apps can really do are beyond limits.

Also, since the developers have achieved this feat by rewriting the springboard itself, further innovation on the project cannot be ruled out as it is all unexplored territory.

Developer Troughton-Smith already has some big hopes: “Remember how the unofficial iPhone applications back in ‘07 forced Apple’s hand in creating an App Store? I’d like Apple TV to get the same treatment.”

Via 9to5mac

Update: We have a video…

iOS 5 untethered jailbreak near completion

A member of the Chronic Dev Team has today confirmed that an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 is almost complete with just a few finishing touches left before a public release. The solution, once released, will be the world’s first untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. Said Chronic Dev Team’s team member and French hacker pod2g:

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

Developer creates Siri proxy server, says do what you want to do [NO JAILBREAK REQUIRED] (video)

We’ve seen iPhone 4S’ signature feature Siri being ported to older iPhones like 3GS and 4, and we’ve also seen Siri make its way to the iPad 2 and iPod Touch, but now, thanks to developer/hacker @plamoni, Apple’s automated personal assistant might just find its way everywhere.

What exactly the guy has done is this: he created his own proxy server on his computer and made Siri interact with this server instead of Apple’s servers (guzzoni.apple.com). He just set up a DNS server on his network and forwarded requests made to Apple’s servers to his own proxy server in his computer. With this, developers can now create custom Siri handlers for different actions with only their imagination being their limit. One such basic example is shown by the developer in a video where he sets and checks the status of a WiFi thermostat:

From the developer’s project page at Github:

..it doesn’t require the iPhone to be jailbroken. My iPhone 4S is not jailbroken. The only action I needed to take on my iPhone was to install my fake Root CA. Which you can do without jailbreaking. Everything else is done outside of the phone, so it requires no jailbreaking or code to be placed on the phone itself.

This hack just shows the potential power of Siri, and the fact that Apple hasn’t even opened it up to third-party developers yet is just proven to be even more criminal. We want to be able to fly our RC helicopters using voice, damnit!

iPad 2 Jailbreak on iOS 5 still months away

Following a progress report of sorts of the iPhone 4S on the jailbreak scene, renowned iPhone hacker and a member of the Dev-Team, MuscleNerd has some good news for iPad 2 owners as well, explaining that the iOS 5 jailbreak on iPad 2 has gone down well but, just like the 4S, there’s still a lot of work to be done on this front. Via Twitter:

Here’s a short video of current JB working on iPad2: youtu.be/oJVGl1eRW2A (Just like iPhone4S, lots of hurdles remain, no ETAs)

(For completeness (& post-verification this is real), here’s the iPad2 iOS5 ioreg dump musclenerd.com/ioreg_ipad2.txt .. 4S is earlier in timeline)

And just like in the case of the 4S, he’s provided proof in the form of a screenshot…

…and additionally a video too:

iPhone 4S Jailbreak tools to be ready soon

We have some good news for jailbreakers: the iPhone 4S has been successfully jailbroken by the Dev-Team, though there is still a lot of work which is yet to be done before the tools are made available for public consumption. Nonetheless, its a good sign and an indication that a public release is not too far away. Here’s what famous iPhone hacker and Dev-Team member MuscleNerd had to say on Twitter:

VERY preliminary 4S JB: twitpic.com/76vcp4 twitpic.com/76vct2 (Huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left)

Here’s a screenshot to prove his word:

Top 30 Cydia tweaks of 2011 for iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad (video)

While you may be the one who likes to follow the rules, the folks on the other side of the fence aka the rule-breakers aka the jailbreakers are having some fun too, exploiting what Apple doesn’t want you to exploit. To show you how much they are having, a kid from somewhere-on-earth does a pretty good 15 minute demo of what Cydia can do to your device.

Would you jailbreak your device after watching this video?

iOS 4.3.4 Jailbroken!

Just half a day adrift of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the blocks, our friends at Redmond Pie have already found a way to jailbreak it. They claim to have ready a Pwnage Tool 4.3.3 bundle that will undo the 4.3.4’s jailbreak-unfriendly update, and get you back to your date with Cydia and co. after you innocently upgraded few hours ago. As is always the case, use the jailbreak tool at your own risk by following the detailed instructions at Redmond Pie. Do drop in a comment to tell us of your experience.

Apple releases iOS 4.3.4, fixes loophole so you can’t Jailbreak your Device

Apple has released iOS 4.3.4 (build 8K2) which mainly adheres to fixing a PDF exploit which made it possible for users to wireless-ly jailbreak their iOS devices through the JailbreakMe.com web tool. The update is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2 and third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch devices through iTunes and can be downloaded here.

Verizon iPhone users can avail the same fix via the iOS 4.2.9 update (build 8E501), downloadable here.

iOS Firmware

device current version date found
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 4.2.2 (8F305) 05/11/2011 16:06:01
iPad (iPad1,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPad2,1 (iPad2,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPad2,2 (iPad2,2) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPad2,3 (iPad2,3) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPhone (iPhone1,1) 3.1.3 (7E18) 04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPhone4(vz) (iPhone3,3) 4.2.9 (8E501) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1) 4.3.4 (8K2) 07/15/2011 13:26:01