By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 6, 2012
Plex is a simple way to access both local media stored on your PC or networked drives, along with online media on a variety of devices.
There are Plex apps for the Mac, PC, iOS, and even Android devices. Being the ubiquitous app that it is, it’s not surprising that it runs on a jailbroken Apple TV.
Inside we’ll show you how to install Plex on your jailbroken Apple TV for free… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 2, 2012
Okay, so we’ve been debating running this story for quite some time now, but we figured since this involves Siri, that ultimately we should do so.
You’re probably all aware of the so-called Siri port that runs on some Russian server hosted who-knows-where. Well, apparently it technically works, although many have had very mixed success in getting it to work.
Inside, we’ll show you what you need to do to go about obtaining this “port” for yourself, although it’s not without some disclaimers… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012
Now that the Linux version of Absinthe has been released, all major platforms have access to the jailbreak tools needed to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
We’ve already covered how to jailbreak on OS X and Windows in depth, but we didn’t want to leave our Linux readers out in the cold.
Since there is no iTunes for Linux, things can be slightly more tricky, but it’s still extremely easy to apply the Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012
Siri on the iPad 2 is now a reality, courtesy of the iPad 2 untethered jailbreak. It became a lot more compelling with the release of tweaks like SiriToggles, and updates to Hands-Free Control.
We’ve already shown you how to install Siri on the iPhone 4, so we’ll use that tutorial along with some additional key information to help you get Siri running on the iPad 2! Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2012
Alright all of you Windows users, as promised, the Chronic Dev Team has just released a Windows version of its new jailbreak utility, Absinthe. The software works on both the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.
The program is pretty straight-forward. So if you’re a veteran jailbreaker, feel free to grab Absinthe from our Downloads page and get started. But for those looking for help, here’s an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 20, 2012
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. The moment you’ve all been patiently waiting for. This iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak have been released.
Indeed, as we initially told you just a few minutes ago, you can now download Absinthe and jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 untethered.
Check inside as we guide you through the entire jailbreak process step-by-step… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 17, 2012
The two year anniversary of Sn0wbreeze was met with a massive upgrade to the Windows jailbreak tool.
With the upgrade comes support for pod2g’s iOS 5.0.1 untethered exploit. For Windows users, Sn0wbreeze is an excellent alternative to RedSn0w.
Take a look at our full Sn0wbreeze 2.9 tutorial for iOS 5.0.1 inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 13, 2012
Yesterday we showed you how to get Hulu on your Apple TV. It worked well, but the method used had some costs involved.
Today, we’ll show you how to get Hulu on your Apple TV completely free of charge. That’s right, for zip, nada, zilch. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2012
You’ve probably heard that rumors that an official Hulu app for the Apple TV is complete and ready to go, yet Apple is holding it back from being released. Apple is worried about Hulu+ eating into its iTunes sales, so the app has been placed on hold indefinitely.
For Hulu fans, that’s quite disappointing, especially considering the service is available on pretty much every other platform known to man, including the iPad, and iPhone.
But there is a way to get Hulu running on the Apple TV right now. This guide will show you how to take advantage of the Seas0nPass jailbreak so that you can watch Hulu Plus on your Apple TV. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 5, 2012
If you’ve been paying attention to the jailbreak scene lately, then you’ve heard the warnings about preparing for Apple’s next counter move against jailbreakers. The question is this: have you heeded it?
It’s imperative that you update to iOS 5.0.1 now and save your SHSH blobs across all devices, including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. That way, you can always downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 later, which means you will always have access to an untethered jailbreak.
We’ll show you how to create a firmware file for your A4 devices that can always be jailbroken. We’ll also tell you what to do to preserve the jailbreakability of your A5 devices as well. If you haven’t done this yet, now is the time to act… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2012
Now that pod2g’s untether exploit has been made public, the benefits are now being felt in our living rooms. That’s because the team at FireCore has updated their Seas0nPass Apple TV jailbreak tool to take advantage of the untether exploit.
Now you can enjoy all of the benefits of Apple’s latest Apple TV update — which includes AirPlay mirroring — coupled with an untethered jailbreak that allows you to do all sorts of interesting things.
Check inside for the full tutorial… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 1, 2012
A few days ago chpwn released Spire, a legal Siri port for the iPhone 4 and other devices. The release was met with much excitement, and likely just as much confusion. How does it work? Can it work with an existing Siri Proxy?
Getting Spire working on your non-iPhone 4S device may seem daunting, but it’s actually fairly straight forward, especially if you’ve successfully followed our Siri Proxy tutorial in the past. The Spire setup pretty much involves the same steps needed to get Siri Proxy working, with a few notable differences thrown in.
Check inside as I show you how to get Siri running on your iPhone 4 using Spire. This should also work for other devices, like the fourth-generation iPod touch… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 27, 2011
Today, as we’re sure you’re aware of, the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 was released. Tools like RedSn0w and packages like Corona were released to take advantage of pod2g’s untethered exploit.
If you’ve had an iPhone 4 since launch, then it’s entirely possible that you’ve preserved your baseband up until now for unlocking and resale value.
If your primary concern is preserving your baseband for an UltraSn0w unlock, then you’ll be happy to hear that PwnageTool is back, and it packs full iOS 5.0.1 compatibility in tow… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 27, 2011
Jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 is about as easy as it can get on both Mac and Windows, but Windows users might encounter a couple of hiccups along the way if you’re not careful.
The main thing to remember is that RedSn0w works best on Windows when you use XP Compatibility Mode and run it as an Administrator. By following those handy suggestions, the jailbreak process on Windows is just as easy as it is on the Mac.
Check inside for a video tutorial that shows how to perform an iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak on a Windows 7 machine… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 22, 2011
Sometimes the Home button on the iPhone just starts getting a little funky, a little laggy, a bit unresponsive.
Most of the time, those issues are software based, unless of course you’ve dropped your iPhone in water while feeding your pet fish.
For us non-fish owners, we’ve confirmed that a simple recalibration is usually all that’s needed to fix most issues with the iPhone’s Home button. Take a look at our video tutorial inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 18, 2011
As promised, a new and improved version of RedSn0w was unleashed just a few moments ago, and one of its primary features is the ability to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 outright without the assistance of any additional firmware.
This makes for one of the easiest jailbreak methods possible for iOS 5.0.1. Check inside for a video walkthrough of the jailbreak process, along with a brief tutorial… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2011
A couple of days ago we showed you how to install the much talked about Siri Proxy Server. That’s the first step to being able to really do some marvelous things with Apple’s so-called personal assistant.
The next step is installing the plugins that take advantage of the Siri Proxy. These plugins range from enabling you to tweet on command, start your car, control your television, or query IMDB’s massive movie database.
In the following tutorial, we show you how easy it is to install Siri Proxy plugins, and we use the IMDB plugin as an example. If you already have Siri Proxy installed, you don’t want to miss this… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011
We’ve gone hands-on with Siri Proxy, and the things you can do with this handy tool are amazing.
But as you know, at iDB we don’t like to keep all the good stuff to ourselves. For that reason, we’ve created this comprehensive video tutorial and guide that shows you how to run Siri Proxy on your iPhone 4S.
We show you step-by-step what’s needed to try out Siri Proxy yourself… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011
The timing almost couldn’t be any better. The Dev Team is working on a new and improved version of RedSn0w, and we just finished our new and improved RedSn0w tutorial page.
The new RedSn0w page includes a comprehensive breakdown of every feature present in RedSn0w. It also includes handy video tutorials to make understanding the tool’s primary features easy to follow.
If you haven’t seen our new RedSn0w page already, check inside for a glimpse of what’s new… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 8, 2011
If you absolutely must have an untethered jailbreak at this very moment, there is always the option of downgrading back to iOS 4.3.3.
Assuming you saved your SHSH blobs for the last firmware susceptible to an untethered jailbreak, you can follow this video tutorial and downgrade to iOS 4.3.3 in about 10-15 minutes. Inside we show you how, step-by-step… Read More