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All posts tagged "Jailbreak"

  • China’s 2013 jailbreak rate plummets to 12%, legal sales to blame

    While this may sound like madness, the answer is actually quite simple: fewer iPhones are being jailbroken in China because they’re now available at substantially cheaper prices thanks to a deal with China Mobile (the world’s largest carrier by subscriber numbers). Before, many of those hungry for an iFruit were forced to import devices through shady means (grey importers). The iPhone jailbreak rate now, according to Technode, is a piddling 12.07%. A year ago, it was 34.30%. Look, we even have a graph that proves it. Distributors in China chalk it up to new channels, including the main telecoms, China...

  • iOS 7 jailbreaking, powered by crowdfunding demands ‘device freedom’

    What’s the most important question iPhone 5s owners should ask themselves? It could be: is iOS 7 jailbroken yet? The answer to that quandary could be crowdfunding and a hacking initiative by this group may deliver a jailbreak through the dark powers of money. IsiOS7Jailbrokenyet.com has not only one of the best URL’s on the internet, but a plan to unlock iOS 7. The winning entry receives the coveted “Device Freedom” prize and whatever monies have been mustered (the funding is currently on US$1851). We want an iOS 7 jailbreak so that we can dig into our iPhones, Android style....

  • 10 iOS 7 features inspired by jailbreaks

    Apple’s iterant updates to its mobile operating system iOS have traditionally been met with applause — creating features which are simple, intuitive, and easy to use. However, this hasn’t stopped a more technical variety of iOS users from making personal or widespread changes throughout the system to better serve their needs – aesthetic or otherwise. Interestingly, Apple has played the fastidious schoolboy taking notes on what its own consumers have been crafting — and in recent software releases, an unlikely brand of plagiarism-on-plagiarism has emerged from the depths of 1 Infinite Loop. Here are 10 iOS features which have been...

  • iOS 6.1.4 finally jailbroken on iPhone 5

    iOS 6.1.4 has been jailbroken, but it’s not available yet, says Redmondpie. The jailbreak has happened, we’re just waiting on the app now. iOS 6.1.4, the latest update to the Apple’s existing mobile OS was released in March and was seen as a major hurdle for jailbreakers. But like all iOS challenges, it was overcome by an eager developer. Winocm tweeted this image on the weekend, as proof of concept. <3. pic.twitter.com/PxYc5xSJOE — winocm (@winocm) September 7, 2013 What the developer of the jailbreak, Wincom has released are images of his iPhone 5 running Cydia (the jailbreak app store of sorts). While the jailbreak...

  • Jailbreak any iOS device with ‘Malicious Chargers’ says Black Hat specialist

    There’s one event held every year that we should all be aware of, and that’s the hacker-focused Black Hat conference. This years US conference which kicks off 27 July (there are Black Hat events in Europe and the UAE as well) will expose this gem: that any iOS device can be hacked in minutes with “malicious chargers” called Mactans, which are in turn controlled by a Rasberry Pi-like computer called a BeagleBoard. But again, it’s a plug-and-hack solution for any iPhone, iPod, iPad or iToilet. The malicious charger/Mactans/Beagleboard in question The hacker’s presenting at the iOS Black Hat talk say...

  • iOS 6.1.3 update set to kill off Evasi0n jailbreak

    In what can be compared to a ping-pong match, Apple has delivered an updated iOS to developers that could, or most probably would, decimate the Evasi0n jailbreak released just a couple of weeks ago. According to one of the creators of Evasi0n, David Wang, the 6.1.3 beta 2 update patches one of the five exploited bugs in iOS, as reported by Forbes. “If one of the vulnerabilities doesn’t work, evasi0n doesn’t work. We could replace that part with a different vulnerability, but will probably fix most if not all of the bugs we’ve used when 6.1.3 comes out”,  said...

  • Jailbreak iPhone 5 and all iOS 6.x devices right now

    It’s out! Download evasi0n’s Jailbreak for Mac, PC or Linux. Here’s how it works. Foreword: if you don’t know what a Jailbreak is, you’re not a regular Gearburn reader or part of the geek elite, so please click here for further information. Proof of life Further forewarning: Gearburn takes no responsibility for any “bricked” iDevices. This is done at the user’s risk. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. Download the relevent Jailbreak (JB) app, we’ve embedded it above Backup your iDevice Close iTunes Open the Envasi0n JB app Connect the iDevice to the Mac/PC/Linux Click “Start” At the very end of the installation, the Evasi0n app will...

  • Team evasi0n’s iOS 6.x Jailbreak 95% ready to roll out

    Today is the day. Today is the glorious day iOS owners have waited for ever since the release of the iPhone 5 all those long months ago. The evasi0n iOS 6.0 and 6.1 Jailbreak is 95% ready to go, so at the very latest, we may be looking at an early Tuesday morning or late Monday release. The process will seemingly be a one-click ordeal, much like Absinthe was for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The process will apparently take “Five minutes of your time” and work on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Spoiled for choice, eh? Team evasion has...

  • Superbowl Sunday kicks off the iOS 6.1 jailbreaking party

    “This is the new shit,” sang Marilyn Manson and it’s what every single (we predict) iPhone 5 user has been waiting for. An actual, honest-to-god jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is being released this Sunday. The jailbreak is for newer iDevices such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G. iOS 6.1 releases today for mostly every iDevice under the sun and MuscleNerd, one of the primary jailbreaking experts has this to say on twitter: @unicornhacker yes, every other 6.1 device variation will be supported. All TWENTY-TWO of them (omg!). Plus atv2 if it’s out in time. — MuscleNerd...

  • iOS 6.0 Jailbreak in progress, but far from ready

    It’s been quiet on the jailbreak front. Apple’s latest, iOS 6 is a tough nut to crack but famed hacker Planetbeing, in conjunction with the legendary Pod2g (creator of the user-friendly iOS 5 jailbreaking tool, Absinthe) have made “nice progress” in regards to the momentous task. Made some nice progress today with @pod2g. I think I’ll try to reward myself with a nap. — planetbeing (@planetbeing) January 19, 2013 Pod2g shot right back with a high-five on twitter: . @planetbeing oh yeah! 2 new vulnerabilities in a day, chance was with us. But we still miss that initial code execution for a...

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