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JailbreakCon 2014 day one

JailbreakCon 2014 day one

Today was the official first day of JailbreakCon 2014 and I was there live checking in with developers and talking all things jailbreak. If you aren't able to make it to WWJC this year, keep your browser locked and loaded to iMore for complete coverage of the event. Here's your recap of day one...
JailbreakCon 2014 day two

JailbreakCon 2014 day two

Today was the second and final day of JailbreakCon 2014 and was filled with lots of talks by some of the most authoritative figures on the jailbreak scene. From new app announcements to the history of Springtomize, there was a lot of talented people in one room. Here's an overview of some of the...

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auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple would have done it

auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple should do it

auki is a jailbreak app for iPhone that provides quick-reply functionality for messages. That means that, with auki, you don't have to spend time switching to and from the Messages app. You can reply to and compose messages from anywhere on the iPhone, be it the Home screen or from inside another...
How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

evasi0n 7 has recently been updated with many fixes to both the jailbreak itself and to Cydia, which solve a lot of the concerns that kept us from recommending it until now. If you've been waiting patiently to jailbreak iOS 7.0.4, we can walk you through the entire process from start to finish....
Priority Hub brings BlackBerry 10 style notifications to your jailbroken iPhone

Priority Hub brings BlackBerry 10 style notifications to your jailbroken iPhone

Priority Hub is yet another jailbreak tweak for iPhone that focuses on customizing the Lock screen. This time, it takes its cues from BlackBerry 10 and feeds you only the notifications you want, one app at a time. While the styling of Priority Hub is a little different than the actual feature in...
Should I jailbreak?

Should I jailbreak?

After a little bit of a dry spell on the jailbreak scene, those looking to expand the capabilities of their iOS devices can once again explore those options thanks to evasi0n 7. One piece of conversation that always comes up though when there is a working jailbreak is - Should I jailbreak? Short...
auki brings iOS 7 style quick reply and more to your iPhone, available in Cydia now!

auki brings iOS 7 style quick reply and more to your iPhone, available in Cydia now!

auki is a new jailbreak app for iPhone that packs some serious punch when it comes to quick reply and quick compose. With a great design and features like stealth and silent modes, it could become the new messaging app to beat. Announced at JailbreakCon 2014, auki is available for purchase in...
Best jailbreak apps and tweaks for iOS 7: BiteSMS, CCControls, SwitchSpring, and more!

Best jailbreak apps for iOS 7: BiteSMS, CCControls, SwitchSpring, and more!

From quick reply, to custom gestures, keyboard shortcuts, and more, here's how to get the most out of your iOS 7 jailbreak on iPhone and iPad! Jailbreak lets you do far more with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad than is possible out of the box. For some it's an unwanted complication, for...
Why you should wait to jailbreak iOS 7

Why you should wait to jailbreak iOS 7

An iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evasi0n team. What's more, it's untethered and will work on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that can run iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.0.4. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends and the uncertainty begins. There are lots of reasons, even post-iOS 7,...
iOS 7 jailbreak is live - will you be using it?

iOS 7 jailbreak is live - will you be using it?

Looks like a surprise iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evad3rs team. It's untethered, and according to their site, evasi0n, it's: Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4 Jay Freeman (Saurik) seems to have been completely...
Improve the stock iOS 7 Music app on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad with Aria

Improve the stock iOS 7 Music app on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad with Aria

Aria is a jailbreak tweak for iOS that makes the stock iOS 7 Music app what it should have been. Not only can you tweak and customize views, Aria also adds the ability to queue music just like you can in iTunes! A lot of people didn't like the stock Music app in iOS 7, which looks to be largely...

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auki for iPhone review: iOS 7 quick reply the way Apple should do it

auki is a jailbreak app for iPhone that provides quick-reply functionality for messages. That means that, with auki, you don't have to spend time switching to and from the Messages app. You can reply to and compose messages from anywhere on the iPhone, be it the Home screen or from inside another app or game. Anywhere. That might sound similar to other jailbreak apps like BiteSMS, but auki takes a different approach, and one I'd really like to see Apple consider for iOS 8.

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JailbreakCon 2014 day two

Today was the second and final day of JailbreakCon 2014 and was filled with lots of talks by some of the most authoritative figures on the jailbreak scene. From new app announcements to the history Springtomize, there was a lot of talented people in one room. Here's an overview of some of the talks that happened this year:

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auki brings iOS 7 style quick reply and more to your iPhone, available in Cydia now!

auki is a new jailbreak app for iPhone that packs some serious punch when it comes to quick reply and quick compose. With a great design and features like stealth and silent modes, it could become the new messaging app to beat. Announced at JailbreakCon 2014, auki is available for purchase in Cydia today.

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Priority Hub brings BlackBerry 10 style notifications to your jailbroken iPhone

Priority Hub is yet another jailbreak tweak for iPhone that focuses on customizing the Lock screen. This time, it takes its cues from BlackBerry 10 and feeds you only the notifications you want, one app at a time.

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See you at JailbreakCon 2014 this Saturday!

WWJC 2014, better known as JailbreakCon, officially kicks off this Saturday and yours truly — @iMuggle — will be there networking with jailbreak developers and covering all the talks that the conference has to offer. If you're in the San Francisco area this weekend, there's still time to grab a ticket and come hang out!

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Auxo 2 for iPhone review

If you regularly jailbreak your iPhone, you are no doubt familiar with Auxo. If you don't use it, you've at least heard of it. The original version of Auxo brought with it multitasking that was actually usable in an iOS 6 world. Auxo 2 is now available for iOS 7 and takes the multitasking game to an entirely new level.

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iMore at WWJC 2014!

Once a year members of the jailbreak community from around the globe congregate at WWJC, better known as JailbreakCon. It's a great place to learn more about jailbreak itself, to listen to the pioneers and the developers speak, and to network with other jailbreak enthusiasts. This year WWJC takes place April 12th and 13th at the South San Francisco conference center, and I'll be there!

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Improve the stock iOS 7 Music app on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad with Aria

Aria is a jailbreak tweak for iOS that makes the stock iOS 7 Music app what it should have been. Not only can you tweak and customize views, Aria also adds the ability to queue music just like you can in iTunes!

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ProWidgets for jailbreak takes multitasking to a whole new level

If you're iPhone or iPad is jailbroken on iOS 7 or above, ProWidgets should be the very next app you install on it. Why you ask? Because it takes multitasking and gesture support to a completely new level.

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Best jailbreak tweaks for power-users: JellyLock7, SwitchSpring, Activator, and more!

iOS 7 does what Apple wants it to do, and that's fine for most people most of the time. If you're a power user, however, and you want to go beyond the base functionality, if you want tweak things to make them even faster and more convenient, then that's where jailbreak comes in. But which jailbreak power-user tweaks are the absolute best?

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JellyLock7 for jailbreak lets you access your most-used apps right from your lock screen

There are some jailbreak utilities that come along and quickly receive must install status. JellyLock7 is quickly becoming one of them. It gives you quick access to your favorite apps without ever having to leave the Lock screen. It's simple but it's one of those tweaks that you never knew you needed until you had it.

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Should I jailbreak?

After a little bit of a dry spell on the jailbreak scene, those looking to expand the capabilities of their iOS devices can once again explore those options thanks to evasi0n 7. One piece of conversation that always comes up though when there is a working jailbreak is - Should I jailbreak?

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Best jailbreak apps for iOS 7: BiteSMS, CCControls, SwitchSpring, and more!

If you've jailbroken your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7, it's time to hit up Cydia, the jailbreak App Store, and start taking checking out all the tweaks and apps jailbreak developers have to offer. After all, jailbreak isn't just about changing fonts and applying a theme or two. It's also about making your experience with iOS better. Here are my favorite apps that make iOS 7 way more awesome that it already is!

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How to install BiteSMS beta for iOS 7 on your iPhone

If you've jailbroken your iPhone on iOS 7, BiteSMS is arguably the jailbreak app everyone has to have. Mainly because it completely replaces the native Messages app and adds the sought after quick reply and quick compose features that Apple won't. Currently BiteSMS is in beta form for iOS 7 but that doesn't mean you can't have it right now. Here's how to get it:

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How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

evasi0n 7 has recently been updated with many fixes to both the jailbreak itself and to Cydia, which solve a lot of the concerns that kept us from recommending it until now. If you've been waiting patiently to jailbreak iOS 7.0.4, we can walk you through the entire process from start to finish. Here's everything you need to know!

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evad3rs team post 'letter to the community" about evasi0n jailbreak

The evad3rs team has posted a "letter to the community" to address many of the concerns raised about the surprising release of their iOS 7 jailbreak. It includes their reasons for the inclusion of the Chinese app store, TaiG, the pirated apps found therein, why they released it when and how they did, and what, if any, financial considerations they had. From evasi0n:

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Why you should wait to jailbreak iOS 7

An iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evasi0n team. What's more, it's untethered and will work on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that can run iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.0.4. Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends and the uncertainty begins. There are lots of reasons, even post-iOS 7, that someone might want to jailbreak. However, there are even more important reasons, with this specific jailbreak, that everyone should hold off, at least for now...

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iOS 7 jailbreak is live - will you be using it?

Looks like a surprise iOS 7 jailbreak has been released by the evad3rs team. It's untethered, and according to their site, evasi0n, it's:

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Square Enix apologizes for Deus Ex jailbreak restriction, promises fix

Square Enix has apologized for preventing its recently-released action role playing game Deus Ex: The Fall from working on jailbroken iOS devices and promises an update, according to Eurogamer.

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App Store Year Zero: How unsweetened web apps and unsigned code drove the iPhone to an SDK

Apple introduced the App Store on July 10, 2008, five years ago today. Over the course of the next week we're going to take a look back at the origins and development of App Store, and forward towards its potential future. To do that properly, however, we have to start at the beginning, with the original iPhone in 2007. And with the original iPhone, there was no App Store, and no third party apps. At least not at first...

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