All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jailbreak’

‘El Chapo’ Escapes Prison, Four Mexican Officials Charged In Aiding Drug Lord

Four more officials were charged after their suspected involvement in the escape of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The number of officials charged in the jailbreak is now seven. Two of the charged officials were members of Mexico’s intelligence agency, CISEN, while the other two were prison guards assigned to video monitor the drug lord’s cell. The four …

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Natalia Molchanova, World’s Greatest Freediver, Presumed Dead By Friends And Family

Natalia Molchanova is presumed dead after never resurfacing following a recreational freedive (without use of a breathing apparatus) off the coast of Spain. Natalia Molchanova, who holds 41 world records and 23 world champion titles for freediving and is widely considered the greatest in the world at the sport, was diving with some friends on Sunday when she went under …

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iOS’ Deus Ex: The Fall Patched To Run on Jailbroken iPhones

Whatever your position on mobile device/touchscreen “serious” gaming, the kind that goes beyond the arcade-like Angry Birds/Candy Crush Sagas of the world, there is no denying these devices have become a viable destination for games with a more serious tone and more complicated control schemes. With that in mind, the moderate level of interest surrounding Square Enix’s Deus Ex: The …

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Is Putting Windows 8 On The iPhone A Capital Offense?

Windows and Mac OS X are two sides of the same coin. Just because they’re both similar in many instances does not mean that they should ever meet though. Some intrepid, and possibly insane, designer has taken it upon himself to create the Windows 8 Metro UI for the iPhone. Before you get out your pitchforks and whatever else Apple …

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Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser

Yesterday we told you that Google had announced Google Chrome for iOS during their second Google I/O 2012 keynote. Many iPhone users – myself included – have been wanting an iOS version of Chrome since Google unveiled the Android version earlier this year. Fortunately, it is exactly as awesome as we had hoped it would be. Unfortunately, it suffers from …

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Get iOS 6 Sharing Menu Early With New Cydia Tweak

When Apple unveiled iOS 6 at last week’s WWDC 2012 keynote, they showed off a lot of great new features. A revamped Maps app, Facebook integration, FaceTime over 3G, new privacy settings, and a whole lot more. One of those new features was a much-needed improvement to the iPhone’s sharing menu. With iOS 6, you’ll get a revamped revamped sharing …

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Jailbreak App Display Recorder Comes to Apple Store

An app that was previously available only on jail-broken phones has made its way to the app store. The App is called “Display Recorder” and does just that — records video and audio of the phone’s screen in real time. The app is similar to Cydia, which does the same thing but is only available on jail-broken phones. Apparently this …

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iOS 6 Beta Gets Developer-Only Tethered Jailbreak

Yesterday we brought you news that the public jailbreak of iOS 6 may be a long time in coming, thanks to Apple’s efforts to close holes in the software that have been exploited by jailbreak devs to jailbreak previous versions of iOS. Nevertheless, progress has been made in jailbreaking iOS 6. In fact, on Tuesday Dev Team member MuscleNerd managed …

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iOS 6 Jailbreak May Be Tougher Than Expected

Yesterday we told you that the beta version of iOS 6 fixed all the exploits that were used to jailbreak iOS 5.1, effectively killing the current jailbreak. While MuscleNerd was able to get his fourth-generation iPod Touch jailbroken, many things were broken by iOS 6, including Cydia. This, of course, came as no surprise: Apple regularly kills the exploits used …

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iOS 6 Kills Latest Absinthe Jailbreak

Well, if you didn’t know it was coming, you should have: it’s been confirmed that the current beta of iOS 6 eliminates the exploits used by pod2g and the rest of the Dev Team to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. In other words, if you were hoping for a quick jailbreak of iOS 6, you’re probably going to be disappointed. MuscleNerd, a …

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iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak: Absinthe 2.0 Gets An Update With Bug Fixes

This morning we brought you news that the long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was ready for download. The public jailbreak tool, Absinthe 2.0, was released to the public this morning. Now, though, just a few hours later, Absinthe has gotten an update. It seems there were some bugs in the initial release that were preventing some users from jailbreaking their …

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iOS 6 Jailbreak Already In The Works

With this morning’s news that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was finally available, you would think that those responsible for it might be inclined to rest on their laurels for a while. Apparently you’d be wrong. Several members of the Dev Team sat down with Softpedia at the Hack In The Box conference going on now in Amsterdam to …

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iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak: Absinthe 2.0 Now Available

As expected, the jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 has been released this morning, and is now available for download. The public jailbreak tool, Absinthe 2.0, can be downloaded from greenpois0n. You can download Absinthe for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Absinthe currently supports all versions of the iPhone going back to the iPhone 3GS, the third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch, and all …

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iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Coming Tomorrow?

On Monday we brought you news that the long-awaited untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 was “a matter of days” away. Pod2G tweeted that the public jailbreak tool – dubbed Absinthe 2.0 – was nearly ready for release. Now it looks like “a matter of days” means tomorrow. Pod2g and the rest of the Dev Team are scheduled to give a …

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Samsung Galaxy S III Easily Rooted

It was never in doubt that Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, would be rooted, allowing consumers to remove Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and install custom ROMs. What was unexpected was that the root would happen more than a week before its European launch date. Last Friday evening, while the whole world was still speculating about Mark Zuckerberg and …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak “A Matter Of Days” Away

It seems there was quite a bit of jailbreak-related news over the weekend. First and foremost, it looks like pod2g’s jailbreak of iOS 5.1.1 is nearly ready for public release. Second, it looks like the public tool that will be released is going to be named Absinthe 2 (the tool that was released for jailbreaking iOS 5.0 back in January …

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Apple Stops Censoring “Jailbreak” From iTunes And The App Store

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple had suddenly begun censoring the word “jailbreak” in its various stores. Visitors to the App Store or the iTunes Store who searched for “jailbreak” saw it replaced with “j*******k.” That, as you may know, is the kind of treatment Apple usually reserves for the kinds of words you don’t want your kids saying …

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Apple Censors “Jailbreak,” Thin Lizzy Album Now An Obscenity

Do you know how much Apple hates jailbreaking? Apparently, it’s enough to label the mere mention of it as an obscenity, worthy of the full “**********” treatment. That’s right, searches within iTunes for anything relating to “jailbreak” now shows “j*******k” instead. Somehow, that just makes it sound so much dirtier, Apple. What makes this super funny is Apple’s apparent lack …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak “Weeks Away,” But Getting Closer

Yesterday we brought you news that iOS hacker pod2g had gotten an untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.1 working on his third generation iPad. In his tweet yesterday, he said that after a little more work, he would test it on the recently released iOS 5.1.1 to make sure that the same exploits would work. Today, it seems that that test …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Sooner Than Expected?

Just yesterday we brought you news that the latest update to the jailbreak took redsn0w, which should be coming soon, would allow users to roll back to an older version of iOS. This was good news, because it meant that those who had upgraded to iOS 5.1 but wanted to jailbreak their devices could downgrade to a jailbroken iOS, rather …

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Redsn0w Jailbreak Tool To Support Downgrading iOS

When iOS 5.1 released last month, it didn’t really have a lot in terms of new features. Apart from a new (and, to be fair, much improved) camera shortcut and a few other little odds and ends, iOS 5.1 didn’t have a lot to offer those who weren’t rushing out to get the new iPad. If you’re a member of …

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iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken, But Don’t Update Just Yet

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple had released iOS 5.1.1, a minor update that focused mainly on squashing a few bugs that had been discovered since the release of iOS 5.1 back in March. As usual, those whose iOS devices are jailbroken were warned not to update to the newest version. We are, after all, still waiting on a …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak One Step Closer To Reality

An iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak came one step closer to being a reality today. Just a few hours ago jailbreak developer pod2g tweeted that he had an untethered jailbreak running on his iPhone 4. Now, this does not mean that we should get our hopes up just yet about a public jailbreak tool coming just yet. For one thing, the …

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Quasar Jailbreak Tweak Brings Window-based Multitasking To iPad

One of the most anticipated features of 2010’s iOS 4 (which launched alongside the iPhone 4) was multitasking. The feature was one of the few real advantages held over iOS by platforms like Palm’s webOS. As it turned out, though, what iOS users got with iOS 4 was not exactly multitasking – not the kind of multitasking they were used …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon-ish. Maybe.

If you’re a member of the iOS jailbreak community, you know that sometimes a jailbreaking a new version of iOS can take awhile. While Apple is legally required to tolerate jailbreaking – and by “tolerate” I mean “not sue jailbreakers” – they are not obligated to make it easy. In fact, Apple has long been in the habit of making …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak One Step Closer To Reality

The groundwork for an iOS 5.1 jailbreak has been laid, according to jailbreak developer pod2g. He took to Twitter in the wee hours of this morning to say that all the exploits necessary for a jailbreak of iOS 5.1 had been found. While this was met with excitement by many, jailbreak developer Grant Paul (chpwn) took to Twitter to point …

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AT&T to Unlock Contract-Expired iPhones

AT&T has just announced that it will begin unlocking off-contract iPhones once the initial 2-year contracts customers’ sign up for expire. The new practice will allow currently-locked Apple devices to use micro-SIM cards from different carriers on networks compatible with the iPhone. The change will go into effect on Sunday, April 8. AT&T relayed the following statement to MacRumors: Beginning …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Scam Making The Rounds

On Monday we ran a story about a popular iOS jailbreak blog playing an April Fool’s Day gag. They published a post claiming that a jailbreak tool for iOS 5.1, cleverly named AprilRa1n, had been released. Unfortunately, not everyone got the joke (despite plenty of clues), and a few updated their iOS devices to 5.1, leaving them stuck waiting for …

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XRY’s Passcode Bypass Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Last week we brought you news about a remarkable piece of software called XRY. This forensics software allows government and law enforcement officials to retrieve data off of a variety of smartphones, including iOS and Android devices. What’s more, the video Micro Systemation (the company that makes XRY) posted about the most recent update shows the software getting data from …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak April Fool’s Day Prank Angers Some

An April Fool’s Day gag drew the ire of a number of would-be iOS jailbreakers yesterday. A post on iJailbreak.com proclaimed that a new untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5 and A5X iOS devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, new iPad) was available. The article offered users a supposed link to download the AprilRa1n jailbreak tool and jailbreak their devices. Of …

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