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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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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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.

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JailbreakCon 2012 to be held in San Francisco, Sept. 29. Tickets on sale now!

The World Wide Jailbreak Convention (WWJC) has announced that JailbreakCon 2012 will be held Saturday, September 29th at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

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Can you jailbreak the new iPad, AppleTV, and iOS 5.1?

Will you be able to jailbreak the new iPad and the just-released iOS 5.1 software? If you're a jailbreaker like me, that's probably the first question you asked yourself following Apple's big even yesterday. I know it's the question a lot of you are asking us.

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Tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 available for original iPad, iPhone 4 via redsn0w 0.9.10b6

A tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is now currently available for the original iPad and the iPhone 4, and earlier model iPhones. (If you have an iPhone 4S or iPad 2, don't attempt to update to iOS 5.1 and jailbreak, it won't work.)

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In defense of Cydia, the jailbreak app store

Georgia recently wrote an editorial about the frustration she's experienced using Cydia, the jailbreak app store. I'm a long time advocate of jailbreak and the benefits it brings with it. While Cydia may not be perfect, and it definitely isn't the same experience as using Apple's App Store, there are reasons for why it works the way it does, and some huge advantages that come along with it.

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iTweak jailbreak store set to be a web based Cydia competitor

iTweak looks to be a lightweight, web-based jailbreak app store set to compete with Cydia and, from what we understand, will allow you to install applications from the web app directly onto your jailbroken device.

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Forums: World of Goo HD review, Black Status Icons, Safari Parental Controls


Apple approved apps leak more private data than their jailbroken counterparts

Apple has always been known to heavily curate their App Store, like Walmart, while the jailbroken alternative, Cydia, has always been looked at as more open, like a market. It turns out, however, official App Store apps may leak your data far more than their unapproved, jailbreak counterparts.

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How to update jailbreak apps through Cydia

Jailbreak apps and tweaks have to updated just like apps you buy from the official App Store. While the process is a bit different, Cydia, the jailbreak app store, makes it pretty simple.

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The agony and the ecstasy of Cydia, the jailbreak app store

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Forums: Image quality with third-party casings, Scared to Jailbreak

It's Monday again and we've kicked this one off in full gear. If you happened to miss out on anything from the weekend or earlier today, be sure to get yourself caught up. Once you're done that, if you're still looking for more iOS goodness then check out the iMore forums. You can register now to get started today and while you're at it, check out some of the threads below:

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Mail Enhancer for jailbreak review

Get custom signatures, notifications, and highlights for iPhone Mail with Mail Enhancer for jailbreak

Mail Enhancer adds a great deal of extra functionality to your jailbroken iPhone, including the ability to set custom signatures for different accounts, tailored notifications, advanced mail sorting options, and account highlighting. If the stock version of iOS simply doesn't meet your needs, and you're looking for more and better functionality, give Mail Enhancer a try.

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Apple TV jailbreak package aTV Flash (black) gets updated with automated firmware backups, playback improvements and more

The fine folks from Fircore have been working on a new update to aTV Flash (black) for jailbroken AppleTV's and have now released it as v1.3.

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How to set up custom gestures with Activator for iPhone and iPad [Jailbreak]

Activator allows you to launch apps or utilities on your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with a quick swipe, tap, or button press. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to quick compose a text, double tap the status bar to bring up SBSettings, or shake your device to take a screenshot. Setting up an Activator gesture takes just a few seconds and the possibilities are endless.

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Apps & Accessories Live 01: Video editors, Launch Center, and glowing Apple logos

Georgia, Seth, and Rene talk about copy-cat apps, iMovie vs. Avid, Launch Center, Jailbreak apps for iOS 5, as well as cases with stands, iPhone guns, and glowing Apple logo mods. This is Apps & Accessories Live!

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Get Siri to launch apps, do translations, have a conversation, and more with AssistantExtensions for iPhone 4S [jailbreak]

AssistantExtensions is a jailbreak app for iPhone 4S that greatly enhances what you can do with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, including voice activation, app launching, translation, and more. Developers can even add their own, custom commands via a new plug-in architecture. That means, unlike the limited built-in functionality Apple provides, many more powerful, and interesting, commands become available.

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The week in iPhone and iPad news

With the launch of the Mobile Nations Fitness Month odds are you were probably out and about being active and doing things that, unfortunately, led to you missing some great news. Fear not, we know things get in the way, and news can be easy to miss so, let's check out some of the highlights from the week gone by.

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iMore editors app picks of the week for February 4, 2012 [Giveaway]

Every week a few of us from team iMore will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

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

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Forums: February fitness month, win an iPad 3, Game Center sync


Only 6 days left to help keep jailbreak exemption in DMCA -- act now!

We have 6 days left to keep jailbreaking legal and extend the DMCA exception that is set to expire soon. ifixit.org has an interesting interview up with the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Andrew "bunnie" Huang, author of Hacking the Xbox.

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