iOS 10 jailbreak beta released (but stay away for now)

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 21, 2016

Luca Todesco, better known by his handle qwertyoruiop, has just announced that the first betas of his iOS 10 jailbreak dubbed yalu are now out.

But before anyone begins prancing around and laughing out loud with sheer unadulterated joy, there are some caveats to take note of, as well as some risks to discuss.

TL;DR: do not use this tool unless you know exactly what you are doing. Read More

 

How to save your .shsh2 blobs automatically online with TSSSaver

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 20, 2016

A couple of days ago, we covered how to save your .shsh2 blobs manually with tsschecker, and many of you have reported back saying you managed to successfully grab them. However, if you haven’t got them yet and don’t feel tech-savvy enough to mess around with the Terminal commands required, you can try this online tool instead which should save them for you.

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How to save .shsh2 blobs for Prometheus with tsschecker

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 18, 2016

As reported on iDB earlier, iOS hacker tihmstar has announced a New Year’s Eve release of his new tool Prometheus, which can downgrade/upgrade devices to unsigned firmwares, subject to certain requirements.
The main prerequisite for using the tool is having the APTicket/.shsh for the firmware you want to go to, but the process for saving these has changed. You must now use his tool tsschecker to correctly save the files, dubbed .shsh2. This guide will walk you through how to do it. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the Week: Flex 3, FlixEnhancer, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 18, 2016

This week started out pretty slow, but once the end of the week came around, things started to heat up for the jailbreak community pretty quickly.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about all the new jailbreak tweak releases that became available in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and moving on to the rest afterwards. Read More

 

Prometheus: upcoming tool may allow unsigned iOS upgrades and downgrades

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 18, 2016

iOS hacker tihmstar has announced the upcoming release of his tool Prometheus. And no, it doesn’t steal fire from the gods for you to foster the burgeoning potential of your race. Instead, he claims it will be the first tool capable of upgrading and downgrading 64-bit iOS devices to unsigned firmwares.
If successful, this would be welcome news for the jailbreak community, allowing movement between firmwares for which you have saved your blobs, even after Apple’s signing windows have closed. Read More

 

Scriblit lets you doodle anywhere on your jailbroken device’s screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 18, 2016

Scriblit is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you turn the display of your jailbroken iPhone or iPad into a virtual drawing canvas, allowing you to doodle all over or annotate just about anything you want.

With a slew of configuration options and tools to pick from, you can use Scriblit for a wide range of things, from helping someone out to toying around with photos, but how you use it will depend on your own creativity. Read More

 

QuickDial Pro brings 3D Touch-based speed dial to your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 17, 2016

we recently showed you a jailbreak tweak called QuickDial Lite, which allowed you to add speed dial-like features to the iPhone’s Phone app. The same developer has now just launched QuickDial Pro, which takes advantage of new features in the latest iPhones to make the tweak even cooler.

There are some notable differences between the free and paid versions of this jailbreak tweak, and we’ll show you everything you need to know to decide which one is the best fit for you. Read More

 

Early access version of Flex 3 is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repo

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 16, 2016

Those who are deeply involved with the jailbreak community are likely to know a lot about Flex, a platform that allows users to download patches and modifications to their jailbroken iPhones or iPads. They can create and then share their own patches with the rest of the Flex community so everyone else can enjoy the features as well.

An early access version of Flex 3 has now launched in Cydia’s BigBoss repository, giving public availability of the platform to everyone who owns a jailbroken device. Read More

 

How to downgrade from iOS 10.2 to iOS 10.1.1 to prepare for a possible jailbreak

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 16, 2016

With the news of a possible upcoming jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1, the race is on for those who have already upgraded past it to downgrade before Apple closes the signing window on them and leaves them high and dry. This guide will walk you through how to return to iOS 10.1.1 from iOS 10.2 (or any other version you may be on, like iOS 9.3.3 or iOS 10.1) so that you will be safe and sound when the window closes, and can wait and see if this jailbreak hype comes true.

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iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak could be released in the near future

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 15, 2016

Hot on the heels of this week’s announcements about upcoming iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.3.x jailbreaks, there have been stirrings today which suggest we may also see our first iOS 10 jailbreak soon. It must be noted that these are at present just statements of intent rather than concrete, but that being said, they are more encouraging than most that we have seen lately, and in my tentative opinion will result in something being released sooner rather than later. Read More

 

Jailbreaking news update: unexpected developments for iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.x

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 15, 2016

Whilst most are no doubt still eagerly awaiting a jailbreak for the just-released iOS 10.2, there are those who still have devices on various flavours of iOS 9 and older, who have fallen through the cracks of the most recent Pangu releases. For them, this week brought some hope, with two separate announcements of upcoming jailbreaking tools, in addition to the release of a browser-based tool from Luca Todesco. This round-up will cover the various pieces of jailbreak release news that came to light over the past few days.

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Cast your vote in the 2016 Jailbreak Awards

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 13, 2016

Following suit with a similar event that took place last year, the 2016 Jailbreak Awards have just launched and the polls are now open.

This is essentially a jailbreak community-hosted event to recognize some of the best and the worst of the community for the year of 2016. The polls are open to everyone who takes part in the community, including jailbreak users, tweak developers, and even those who make the jailbreaks. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Dejavu, Spotty, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 11, 2016

The public jailbreak for iOS 10 is still nowhere to be found, but Cydia developers are still launching creative tweaks that can make your jailbroken iOS 9 device(s) cooler than ever.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting with our favorites and then outlining everything else afterwards. Read More

 

JailbreakMe for Pangu 9.3.3: details and tutorial

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 10, 2016

As reported recently on iDB, Luca Todesco has decided to solve the certification problems which have plagued the most recent Pangu release for 9.2-9.3.3, by making public a web-based tool for re-activating the jailbreak.

After doing some testing and research it seemed appropriate for a more in-depth discussion of the tool, along with a walkthrough, in order to address some of the more technical questions surrounding this latest development in the jailbreaking scene. Read More

 

iOS 10 jailbreak: the ongoing wait

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 10, 2016

iOS 10 was released to the general public in the middle of September, and while months have passed, no jailbreak has yet surfaced for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

Whether or not a jailbreak is coming continues to rattle the minds of hobbyists and tweak developers alike, but with all the rumors buzzing around and all these software updates seemingly launching left and right, will another jailbreak actually see the light? Read More

 

NoATWAKEUP is a tweak that might help you save some extra battery life

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 9, 2016

If you own an iPhone, then chances are your battery life is important to you. The importance of conserving battery life is probably increased even more when you’re jailbroken and have lots of tweaks running on your device as you use it.

Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called NoATWAKEUP is here to help, as the developer says it can have a positive impact on your battery life. Read More

 

Dejavu prevents you from adding duplicate songs to Apple Music playlists

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 8, 2016

A great feature of the Music app is the ability to create song playlists so you can listen to specific jams depending on how you’re feeling and what you’re doing at a particular point in time.

On the other hand, sometimes you might inadvertently add the same song to a playlist more than once, which means you’ll have duplicate songs in the same playlist. As annoying as this can be when you’re in the middle of listening to it and hear the same song more than once, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Dejavu aims to fix the problem. Read More

 

Win iOS tweaks and themes with #25DayJBGiveaways Christmas countdown

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 7, 2016

To celebrate the countdown to Christmas TheJailbreakBusters are running 25 continuous days of giveaways, with prizes consisting of tweaks and themes offered up by various developers and designers within the community.

Currently on Day 7, the iOS advent calendar event has already given away hundreds of freebies, ranging from theme packs such as Splendore by rauseothemes, to the alarm-clock customisation tweak Sleeper by /u/CoBrA2168.

Today’s prize is the tweak QuickCenter from noted group iOSCreatix, and entering is as easy as pie.

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Limitless: the curious case of the Cydia fork project

By Joaquim Barbosa on Dec 6, 2016

John Coates, the creator of the popular patching platform Flex and a well-respected developer in the jailbreak community, announced this week the first public releases of a new endeavour called Limitless. Currently at Beta 6, this ambitious open project aims to bring newer features to Cydia’s traditional functionality by freeing it from some of the constraints which the stalwart package installer faces, for example, version compatibility reaching through every iOS back to iOS 2.0.
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Spotty brings album artwork illustrations to Spotify’s playlist view

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 5, 2016

The Spotify app doesn’t normally show album artwork illustrations beside your songs in playlist view, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called Spotty, you can force it to.

Not only does it look better after the fact, but it helps make it a lot easier to recognize your music at a glance. Read More