Stride Jailbreak Utility Brings Natural Drawing to iPhone Unlock

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A new jailbreak utility called Stride, which is available in the jailbreak app store called Cydia for $2.99, brings natural drawing to iPhone unlocking. Rather than prompting users for a PIN or alphanumeric passcode, jailbroken iOS users can now draw their gestures on the phone’s display to unlock their devices. The feature is similar to […]

Sparrow for iPhone Push Notifications Arrive for Jailbroken iPhones

Sparrow for iPhone Push Notifications Arrive for Jailbroken iPhones

Last week, Sparrow for iPhone arrived, an email client that my colleague Josh Smith described as a “nearly perfect email experience.” One of those reasons was that the app lacked push notifications, a feature that the developer says might not arrive for months down the road. Well, we have some good news. And some bad […]

Mod Your iPhone to Look Like Windows Phone

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I was browsing around on ModMyi yesterday and found a really cool theme for Dreamboard called OS7. It looked so cool that I went through the trouble of charging my iPhone 4, updating it, jailbreaking it, and setting this up. All in all, I put in a couple of hours to check this theme out […]

Best iPhone 4S Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks in Cydia

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Now that the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken, you might be asking yourself what you can do with the newfound freedom. There are many great apps that only work on jailbroken phones. These apps allow you to do things Apple would never let into the app store, from turning off 3G restrictions to completely changing the looks […]

iPhone 4S Jailbreak: Nearly Half a Million Devices Served

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The iPhone 4S (and iPad 2) jailbreak finally launched last Friday and the team behind the jailbreak – called Absinthe,  has released the official numbers in terms of how many downloads it received. According to a post from the Chronic Dev Team, over the last three days, Absinthe has been used to jailbreak around 953,232 devices […]

Launch Apps and Change Settings with Siri and SiriToggles on iPhone 4S

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If there was anything keeping you from jailbreaking your iPhone 4S, SiriToggles might break your resolve. SiriToggles is a free app that lets you use Siri to control your iPhone 4S settings and launch apps. Essentially, this is the Siri you wanted from Apple, but like always the hackers deliver it first. In order to […]

Ultimate iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide

iPhone 4S Jailbreak Guide

We can finally jailbreak the iPhone 4S. This is the first time we can jailbreak the new iPhone, and for many users it is the first time they are jailbreaking an iPhone. Understandably, there are a lot of questions about the iPhone 4S jailbreak process. From how to jailbreak to should you jailbreak, we have […]

iPhone 4S Jailbreak: Why Not to Jailbreak

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So, you may have heard. The untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S (and the iPad 2), called Absinthe, has finally arrived courtesy of a “dream team” of hackers/developers. And if you own an iPhone 4S, you might be thinking about taking the plunge. We don’t blame you, but there are definitely some reasons why you […]

Spire Ports Siri to Older Jailbroken iPhones

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Developers are now making it easy for users of previous-generation jailbroken iPhones to join in on the popular voice personal assistant Siri, a feature that has so far only been available to iPhone 4S owners. Jailbroken devices can now head on to the Cydia app store (jailbreak required) to download the Spire app developed by […]

18 Reasons to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S

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The iPhone 4S has been available for a month, and we are still waiting for a proper jailbreak. You might want to know why so many of us are excited for an iPhone 4S jailbreak, so I have rounded up 18 reasons to jailbreak the iPhone 4S. I’ve already shared 5 reasons I am excited, […]

iPhone 5 Jailbreak Expected Days After Release

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We still don’t have an iPhone 5 release date, but we do have news about the possibility of an iPhone 5 jailbreak within days of the iPhone 5′s launch. The news comes after iPhone hackers discovered 5, yes 5, exploits in the Apple A5 processor used in the Apple iPad 2 and expected inside the […]

How to Install Facebook for iPad on Your Jailbroken Tablet

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We told you yesterday about how the Facebook for iPad app was leaked via hidden code inside the Facebook for iPhone app. Today (as the folks at iDownloadBlog tell us) anyone with a jailbroken iPad can transform the Facebook for iPhone app into the unreleased iPad version. There was a previous (more complicated method) that […]

iOS 4.3.4 is Released – Patches Jailbreak Exploit

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Apple just released the latest iOS update, 4.3.4 for all iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). As expected, this update “patches the PDF security exploit.” In other words, jailbreakme.com will no longer jailbreak your iDevice if you update your software. The latest jailbreak, from developer Comex, used a hold in Apple’s code when opening PDF files. […]

New Jailbreak App Allows Multiple iPad User Accounts

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Some people who share iPads have long hoped that Apple would give them the ability to log on with different user accounts, much the way Windows or OS X does. We say fat chance – Apple wants everyone to buy their own iPad, not share the same one. Once again, though, the jailbreak community has […]

Top Hidden Jailbreak Gems in Cydia [iPhone]

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So you’ve jailbroken your  iPhone, iPad (or iPad 2), or iPod touch. Maybe you’ve even had it jailbroken for months now. Maybe you’re ready for something new? Here are some of the best jailbreak tweaks that may have flown under your radar: MultiIcon Mover (free) While this tweak isn’t exactly a secret, it isn’t mentioned […]

Why Apple Needs Jailbreaking, but Must Attack It Anyway

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The cat and mouse game continues. The iOS hacking community has discovered another vulnerability in Apple’s beloved operating system, and Apple promises an update to plug the hole. Though this modern-day Tom & Jerry episode can make for great entertainment, is it necessary? While jailbreaking may actually be good for Apple, we won’t likely see […]

Best iPad 2 Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks in Cydia

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Now that the wait is finally over and the iPad 2 jailbreak is here (you can follow our instructions here), you may be wondering what you want to do to exercise your tablet’s new freedom? Here are some suggestions to get you started. Updated: Best New iPad Jailbreak Apps & Tweaks All of these tweaks […]

How To (Finally) Jailbreak the iPad 2

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iPad 2 owners who want freedom from Apple’s closed operating system can rejoice: the jailbreak for the tablet is now available for the most current firmware version on all devices (excluding betas). The hack, by developer comex, was released today at the website jailbreakme.com. Here’s how to unleash the new power of your iPad 2: […]

Apple Accused of Ripping Off iOS 5 Feature from Student

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Apple has been accused of stealing an application its using in its upcoming iOS 5 software after rejecting the application from the iTunes App Store due to “security concerns” and because the app performed functions outside of the SDK. Back in May of 2010, Apple rejected an application made by a student named Greg Hughes. […]