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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jailbreak’

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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Jailbreak For iOS 5.1 Still Weeks Away

When Apple unveiled their new iPad on March 7th they also rolled out iOS 5.1. This was great news for most iOS users, but frustrating for those (like me) who prefer their iPhones jailbroken. As expected, iOS 5.1 possessed none of the vulnerabilities that had been used to crack its predecessor, iOS 5. What’s more, iOS 5 proved especially difficult …

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Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode

You’ve probably never heard of Micro Systemation, nor are you likely to heard of their flagship software product, XRY. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has a very narrow customer base for their software. Micro Systemation is a forensic software company and XRY is sold to military and law enforcement organizations. The software is used to extract data …

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The New iPad Has Already Been Jailbroken

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 had been jailbroken, there is news today that the new iPad has already been jailbroken as well. Earlier today a post on the Dev Team blog confirmed that the same exploit that allowed the iPad 2 to be jailbroken would also allow the new iPad to …

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Untethered iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon?

If there’s one rule that everyone who jailbreaks their iPhone or iPad knows, it’s this: do not update your iOS when Apple releases a new version. Though legally required to tolerate jailbreaking, Apple is not a fan of the practice, and has a habit of closing the exploits used to jailbreak iOS with every new release. The latest version, iOS …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices

That didn’t take long. In between brushing their teeth and washing their face last night, the iPhone Dev Team briefly paused their pre-bedtime ritual to jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.1. According to Cult of Mac, the team released a new version of their Redsn0w tool that includes the update. Before you set off to chisel away the bars on the …

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Apple Kills Siri On Jailbroken iPhones

Apple appears to have made some changes that make it difficult or impossible to run Siri clones on jailbroken iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S. According to a number of sources, Apple has changed the requirements for establishing a successful connection between Siri and the back-end servers that process most requests. Apple has reportedly added a SetAuthenticationToken command to …

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Lingual Jailbreak Tweak Turns Siri Into A Translator

Last week we brought you news of the release of the long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Now it looks like jailbreak developers have wasted no time in preparing some amazing tweaks for the iPhone 4S’s most notable feature: Siri. A tweak has appeared in the Cydia app store that turns Siri into a translator. Lingual is …

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EFF Petitions Copyright Office To Keep Jailbreaking Legal

In 2010 the U.S. Copyright Office sided with users and developers when it issued a declaration exempting jailbreaking/rooting from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The exemption meant that the jailbreak community could come out into the open without fear of legal action for copyright infringement. Now, however, the exemption granted by the Copyright Office is set to expire, and the …

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