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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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DMCA rules it's okay to jailbreak your iPhone, but not your iPad

The DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) has extended the exception that makes it legal to jailbreak your iPhone which will be good news for most of the jailbreak community. It doesn't come without a few hefty caveats though including new rules on unlocking and the fact that tablets, namely the iPad, are not granted the same exception.

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State of the jailbreak: iOS 6, iPhone 5, and more

If you're a jailbreaker trying to weigh the benefits of updating to iOS 6 versus staying on iOS 5.1.1 and keeping your jailbreak, we can help you make that decision. Do the features of iOS 6 bring enough to the table to make you hang up your jailbreak, at least for now?

While it'll come down to personal preference and what functionality you just can't live without, follow along and we'll give you a rundown of your options.

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Add page animations and transitions to your iPhone or iPad with DisplayCandy [jailbreak]

If you've got a jailbroken iPhone or iPad and you've grown bored with the stock page transitions (or lack thereof), DisplayCandy can make things a bit more interesting by adding animations for opening, closing, and switching between apps.

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Dash brings fluid card style multitasking to your iPhone [jailbreak]

Dash, a relatively new jailbreak tweak, switches up multitasking on your iPhone and iPad by replacing the current multitasking switcher with an elegant card like interface that you can swipe through.

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Make notification banners less obtrusive with MiniBanners [jailbreak]

If you've got a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and have never been a fan of notification banners or how they take up the entire top of the screen until they decide to roll away on their own, MiniBanners may be for you.

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IconToggles adds system shortcuts right to your Home screen [jailbreak]

The best part of having a jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is the ability to access things like system settings quicker than you can stock. IconToggles adds beautiful system toggle icons straight to your Home screen for even quicker access than apps such as SBSettings offers.

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How to get Absinthe 2.0 working on OS X Mountain Lion

If you've got OS X Mountain Lion and you've recently tried to jailbreak using Absinthe 2.0 you more than likely realized that OS X Mountain Lion either won't let you open Absinthe or the program won't actually load. After a bit of research, a sharp reader over at iDownloadBlog managed to find a workaround that will allow you to run it again. If you know what you're doing, you can head on over there and blast through the instructions. If you're not as familiar with OS X, keep reading for a step-by-step walkthrough with screen shots.

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Draw and handwrite iMessages and texts with Grafiti for iPhone [jailbreak]

If you've got a jailbroken iPhone and fancy being able to draw or sketch pictures that you can text or iMessage to your contacts, you may want to check out Grafiti in Cydia. It'll allow you to do just that without adding an extra icon to your Home screen. Instead it integrates with the existing stock Messages app.

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If you're waiting on an Apple TV 3 (1080p) jailbreak, keep waiting...

If you have been patiently waiting for a jailbreak to be released for the third generation Apple TV then you are going to be in for a huge disappointment. According to renowned iOS jailbreak expert pod2g, he is not working on a jailbreak for the and he is not aware of anyone else who is either.

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How to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 3 with redsn0w 0.9.13 dev 3

Now that Apple has released iOS 6 beta 3, redsn0w has been updated to version 0.9.13 dev 3. So if you're a jailbreak developer, it's a good idea to make sure you update to the most recent beta so you can get to testing your jailbreak apps.

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How to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 2 with redsn0w 0.9.13

If you're a jailbreak it's probably a good idea to start updating your apps and tweaks as soon as possible to add iOS 6 compatibility. redsn0w has updated to version 0.9.13 dev 2 with support for many bugs and crashes. Follow along for a complete walkthrough.

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iOS 6 and what it means for jailbreak

Another WWDC keynote has come and gone and with it we've gotten to take a look at what iOS 6 will have to offer iOS users this Fall. If you jailbreak you may already be wondering what iOS 6 will mean for you.

We've been jailbreaking our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches for years in order to get ahold of certain features that Apple just couldn't or didn't want to give us yet. Every year and with each new iteration of iOS Apple closes that gap. This year was no exception and Apple did give us a few things that we previously could only achieve via jailbreak like FaceTime over the network. But is what we got enough? Will iOS 6 leave just as much of a need to jailbreak?

I think so and here's why.

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Share photos directly from your Photos app with FacebookThis [jailbreak]

FacebookThis is a jailbreak tweak for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that will allow you to share images directly from your Photos app to Facebook. iOS lets you send pictures to Twitter but not Facebook. Maybe we will see Facebook integration in iOS 6 but if you're already jailbroken you can have this functionality now.

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Enjoy full-width banner notifications on your iPad with NCPad [jailbreak]

NCPad for iPad forces banner notifications to stretch the entire length of the screen whether you're in portrait or landscape mode. This allows more information to be viewed than what iOS allows with stock banner notifications.

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Tweak of the week: Fullscreen for iPad [jailbreak]

Fullscreen for iPad is a jailbreak tweak that allows you take full advantage of the iPad's screen real estate complete with multitouch and gesture support. It integrates right into Safari so there's no second browser to download or deal with. Just install it and start enjoying fullscreen browsing.

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aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package updated with subtitle downloads and more

FireCore has released another update to its hugely popular software for jailbroken second generation Apple TV's (2010, 720p version). The new 1.6 release includes a raft of new features and improvements, the most interesting being the ability to download subtitles for movies in your collection on the fly.

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NCSettings for iPhone and iPad review [jailbreak]

NCSettings for iPhone and iPad adds a row of system toggles to Notification Center for commonly used settings such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, brightness, and airplane mode. It's very similar to the system toggles you'd find in SBSettings but integrated a way that may be more appealing to some users.

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Best jailbreak apps for iPad

iMore's authoritative guide to the very best Cydia apps, tweaks, and more for your jailbroken iPad

If you've already jailbroken your iPad on iOS 5.1.1 you'll probably want to start loading it up with the best jailbreak apps and tweaks Cydia, the jailbreak app store, has to offer.

Cydia has tons of great apps that you just can't get on the App Store but if you're new to jailbreak you may not know where to begin. After you check out our list below you can check out our jailbreak starter's guide for even more tips and tricks.

If you're a veteran jailbreaker and think we missed some of the very best jailbreak apps for iPad, let us know why you love them and we'll make sure we include them.

Check back often as we'll be updating this list as we find more great jailbreak apps for iPad.

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iOS slammed as "crystal prison" by Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontiter Foundation (EFF), an electronic rights activist group, has recently labeled the iPhone and iPad app ecosystem as a "crystal prison" for developers and end-users. The EFF's main justifications for this conclusion include Apple's content filters, restrictions on code usage (like ones tapping into AirPlay uninvited), and limiting developers to using Apple's payment infrastructure (though some devs seem pretty happy with the current set-up).

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Best jailbreak apps for iPhone

Just jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone and iPad and looking for the very best apps, tweaks, and other enhancements to try out? With jailbreak comes Cydia, the jailbreak app store, and an amazing amount of software simply unavailable inside Apple's App Store. But which ones are the best? Which are the top jailbreak apps you simply have to try out right now?

Below you'll find iMore's favorite productivity enhancements, Notification Center enhancements, Messaging enhancements, customization and theme engines, and a lot of extras.

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