Jailbreak - Featured Articles

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...

Jailbreak - Top Articles

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Auxo 2 for iPhone review

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...
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...
See you at JailbreakCon this Saturday!

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...

Jailbreak - Latest Reviews

Jailbreak - Photos

Jailbreak RSS Feed

Jailbreak, app piracy, and the true cost of theft

Now that the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak is available for the iPhone 4S, new iPad, and older devices, the subject of jailbreak in general is getting a lot of attention again, and with it, the dark side of jailbreaking. It seems whenever someone wants to attack the very concept of jailbreak, one of the first salvos unleashed is app piracy. The sad, ugly truth is that those attacks are made possible because some people who jailbreak do so mainly or entirely to get "free" apps. And the sadder, uglier truth is that there's no such thing as "free". Everything has a cost. Even and especially theft.

More →

4
loading...
4
loading...
205
loading...
0
loading...

How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone 4S, new iPad, and more with Greenpois0n Absinthe

If you've been waiting for a iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak you're in luck. Greepois0n Absinthe 2.0 was just released and you can now enjoy an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, new iPad, iPad 2, and several other support iOS devices. If you've never used Greenpois0n before, that's okay. Hit the jump for a walkthrough!

More →

22
loading...
2
loading...
101
loading...
0
loading...

Are you jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad on iOS 5.1.1? [Poll]

Are you going to jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 iPhone, iPod touch or iPad?

We're keeping this one really simple, iMore Nation -- Absinthe 2.0 was released this morning and it lets you untethered jailbreak most iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads running iOS 5.1.1... So are you going to do it?

If you're already jailbroken on iOS 5 (like I am) is there anything that makes it super compelling for you to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 and re-jailbreak? Any new features you've been lusting after for a while? Any security updates you're really concerned about?

And if you've never jailbroken before, does Absinthe's ease of use tempt you to give it a try? Have you been frustrated by anything you couldn't do in stock iOS that's making you want to pull the trigger on jailbreak?

Vote in the poll above and give me your reasons in the comments below! If you need extra help, head on over to our fabulous jailbreak forums!

I'm still undecided. I'm leaning towards my current jailbreak not being broke, so why fix it? Let me know what you're doing while I decide what I'm going to do...

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
44
loading...
0
loading...

Untethered jailbreak your iPhone 4S, new iPad and more with Absinthe 2.0 for iOS 5.1.1

Absinthe 2.0 has launched and it provides support for a fully unthethered jailbreak under iOS 5.1.1 (and only iOS 5.1.1) for the following devices:

  • iPad, iPad 2, new iPad (except the 2012 iPad 2, which will come later)
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
  • iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4

Developed by a collaborative "Dream Team" between Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team, Absinthe 2.0 and promises to be so easy, your "grandma could do it." Here are the steps:

More →

4
loading...
2
loading...
80
loading...
0
loading...

Untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak will reportedly arrive in a matter of days, support the new iPad [Updated]

The untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak should be released in just a matter of days according to a tweet by pod2g. Many people have been eagerly awaiting an untethered jailbreak for the latest version of iOS 5.1.1. It has taken a while for it to even look possible never mind become available.

More →

1
loading...
0
loading...
155
loading...
0
loading...

Hack BlackBerry 10-style word prediction onto your jailbroken iPhone with Octopus Keyboard

RIM has only just begun previewing BlackBerry 10 and already features like the on-key, gesture-based word prediction are being quickly copied for the iPhone -- at least for jailbreak. Octopus Keyboard is the name of the tweak, and Jeff Benjamin from iDownloadBlog took a look at its current state of development.

As of now the Octopus keyboard can do the following:

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
63
loading...
0
loading...

Jailbreak concepts Apple should implement in iOS 6

Another year has gone by and with it has come a wealth of jailbreak apps, hacks, and tweaks that we here at iMore hope to see end up in iOS 6. We had a similar jailbreak to iOS want list before iOS 5 was released and luckily a lot of the things we really wanted, Apple delivered or at least touched on. Here's what we hope to see surface in iOS 6 that jailbreakers have access to right now.

More →

12
loading...
5
loading...
115
loading...
0
loading...

iMore Picks of the Week for May 12, 2012

Every week the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a jailbreak app to manage off-device media, a sheet music app, an app for social networking, a video player that lets you watch old-school movies, and a popular virtual pinboarding app.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
61
loading...
0
loading...

Seas0nPass jailbreak tool updated to support latest Apple TV software

Seas0nPass, the popular jailbreak tool for the 2010 Apple TV (720p) has just received an update that will allow it to jailbreak the latest Apple TV software. Apple has just released the Apple TV software update taking it to version 5.0.1; it is actually version 5.1.1 inline with other iOS devices but Apple still files the version numbers differently for whatever reason.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
68
loading...
0
loading...

iPhone & iPad Live 293: Hulk pants

Georgia, Rene, and Seth talk iOS 5.1.1, the future of jailbreak, gesture keyboard shortcuts, multi-user support for iPad, Instacast, cloud storage apps, and Jot Pro vs. Wacom Bamboo stylus. This is iPhone & iPad Live!

More →

4
loading...
0
loading...
52
loading...
0
loading...

Is there a future for jailbreak?

There was a time when power users simply had to jailbreak their iPhone as a matter of necessity. If you wanted to get any serious work done with iOS, you had to jailbreak. If you wanted apps, if you wanted copy and paste, if you wanted multitasking, if you wanted proper notifications and Lock screen info, if you wanted Wi-Fi sync, if you wanted any number of features users of other platforms took for granted, you had to jailbreak.

But iOS has evolved. Year after year, Apple has added features, sometimes copied them directly from jailbreak. And each time, the functionality gap closes, the reasons to jailbreak become fewer, and the number of users who jailbreak become fewer along with it.

iOS 5 was the turning point for many. Could iOS 6 be the final straw? Could we be approaching a future where Jailbreak has little or no legitimate place in most iPhone and iPad users lives?

More →

3
loading...
0
loading...
82
loading...
0
loading...

SwipeSelection for jailbreak brings iOS text editing concept video to life

Once again proving the velocity of jailbreak, no sooner did Daniel Hooper's concept video for an overhauled, gesture-based, keyboard-board iPad text editing update get reported, but it's now been coded up by Kyle Howells as SwipeSelection.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
68
loading...
0
loading...

How the original iPhone was hacked

If you've been around the iPhone scene for a while, you've no doubt already heard the story of how George "Geohot" Hotz unlocked the original iPhone for the first time, back in the summer of 2007. If not, The New Yorker, in a far broader profile, tells it again:

In the summer of 2007, Apple released the iPhone, in an exclusive partnership with A.T. & T. George Hotz, a seventeen-year-old from Glen Rock, New Jersey, was a T-Mobile subscriber. He wanted an iPhone, but he also wanted to make calls using his existing network, so he decided to hack the phone.

More →

3
loading...
0
loading...
62
loading...
0
loading...

View multiple windows on your iPad with Quasar jailbreak tweak [Updated]

A new jailbreak tweak called Quasar has just been released that will let you have multiple app windows open and live all at the same time. If you yearn for the opportunity to have your iPad running like a desktop, Quasar could be just what you've been looking for.

More →

2
loading...
9
loading...
51
loading...
0
loading...

aTV Flash (black) Apple TV jailbreak package gets updated with a revamped video player and more

FireCore has released another update to its hugely popular software for jailbroken second generation Apple TV's (2010, 720p version). The new 1.5 release includes a revamped video player which claims to improve playback performance of most video file types.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
46
loading...
0
loading...

Stride jailbreak tweak lets you unlock your device with just a gesture

Stride is a new jailbreak tweak that is available now and it allows you to passcode protect your device but without the need for a boring old passcode. Instead of a series of numbers or letters, the Stride jailbreak tweak lest you set up an on screen gesture to do the job for you.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
70
loading...
0
loading...

AT&T iPhones successfully unlocked, restore process will remove jailbreak

More →

5
loading...
0
loading...
66
loading...
0
loading...

Apple TV jailbreak updated for iOS 5.1

If you updated your Apple TV recently to 5.0 (iOS 5.1) you can now jailbreak it again. FireCore has just updated their popular Seas0nPass jailbreak tool to offer tethered support for the newest firmware on the second generation Apple TV. If you picked up a new Apple TV, you'll have to sit this one out for now.

More →

0
loading...
1
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

New iPad already jailbroken on iOS 5.1

Looks like the new iPad is already well on its way to getting a new jailbreak. The Dev Team has posted a status update on the new iPad, and have in fact already jailbroken is on iOS 5.1 using a few different methods.

More →

4
loading...
0
loading...
81
loading...
0
loading...

iMore Picks of the Week for March 10, 2012

Every week the editors at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This weeks selections includes a musical game, a jailbreak tweak, an accessory and app to accept credit card payments, a music identifier, a news readers, and a photo editor.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

More →

2
loading...
0
loading...
27
loading...
0
loading...

Pages