By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 12, 2017
Yesterday, we shared our fullest opinion of why you should avoid jailbreaking with Luca Todesco’s beta jailbreak for iOS 10 until it’s out of its beta stages, but for those who’ve went ahead with it anyway because nostalgia got the best of them, there’s another difficult choice to make…
Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and amid the nostalgia, many are already using third-party “fixes” or “patches” to get around this. Of course, there’s a reason Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and those who’ve gotten as far as jailbreaking also have to decide whether or not to install these patches.
In this piece, I will attempt to eliminate some of the confusion about why Cydia Substrate is disabled by default and why you should avoid installing these third-party “fixes” to get around it. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 11, 2017
I get asked every day whether or not someone should jailbreak their iOS 10 device right now with Luca Todesco’s beta tool or continue to wait a little longer for a more stable jailbreak release.
In this post, I hope to tackle some of the confusion regarding the tool and help to answer some ongoing questions of whether or not you should jailbreak just yet. Of course, if you don’t have the time to read, the short answer is: no. Read More
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
By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 15, 2016
The highly anticipated Super Mario Run platformer game from Nintendo launched on the App Store Thursday afternoon, but anyone who has a jailbroken device is in for a surprise when they try to play, as it appears Nintendo built jailbreak detection into the game.
This is particularly common among a number of hit games from the App Store, including Pokémon GO, and causes the app in question to do nothing but crash whenever you attempt to launch it, but there is a way around it if you still want to play Super Mario Run on your jailbroken iOS devices, and we’ll show you how. Read More
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
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 9, 2016
If you’re really interested in that new Touch Bar that comes built into the top of the keyboard portion of the higher-end MacBook Pro, but don’t have the dime to drop on an expensive new computer right now, then you’re gonna love this.
A new hack has surfaced on Github that lets you simulate the Touch Bar on any Mac, and it’s fully functional, sans the flashy OLED touch surface. We’ll show you how to get it in this tutorial. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 6, 2016
At the end of last week, a demo video surfaced on Reddit revealing what appeared to be an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1 that was jailbroken.
There was a lot of skepticism surrounding its legitimacy, but now the established iOS hacker Luca Todesco is sharing photographic evidence of his own iPhone 7 jailbroken on iOS 10.1.1 via Twitter. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 4, 2016
There’s really been a lack of news about an iOS 10 jailbreak recently, but despite any updates, we’ve been able to count on iOS hacker Luca Todesco to show off his personal jailbreaks running on iOS 10.
Now, another iOS hacker that goes by the handle @ijapija00 is demoing his jailbreak, only this time, the spotlight is on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.1. He claims it works on iOS 10.1.1 as well. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 29, 2016
While Apple might be trying to attract high profile hackers to help secure iOS through its bug bounty program, Zerodium appears to be once again trying to poach the talent of jailbreaking iOS for an even larger bounty. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 28, 2016
Apple has reportedly reached out to a handful of high profile iPhone and Mac hackers to try and secure their operating systems from exploits that could be used maliciously or for jailbreaking.
The hackers are expected to meet at the Cupertino campus some time this month, where they can earn up to $200,000 for finding major exploits as part of Apple’s bug bounty program. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 22, 2016
Yahoo on Thursday confirmed that certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014. Recode has the official statement, which says that it believes more than 500 million users were affected by the breach.
The good news is that Yahoo says from what it knows so far, the stolen information doesn’t include payment card data, bank account information, or unprotected passwords. The firm is working closely with law enforcement in its investigation. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 21, 2016
Can the iPhone 7 be jailbroken? It seems iOS hacker Luca Todesco has answered that question via new screenshots of Cydia running on the handset.
Playing around with the security on his new iPhone 7, Todesco found the iPhone 7 uses a totally new kind of security to protect it from hacks. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 15, 2016
Less than two weeks ago, iOS hacker Luca Todesco, better known to the community as @qwertyoruiop, showed off a working jailbreak on iOS 10, that he called yaluX.
Now he’s at it again with an even more detailed video that demonstrates working Cydia Substrate-based jailbreak tweaks. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016
A new teaser video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show an iPhone 5s being successfully downgraded from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 9.3.2.
The video demonstrates the use of a third-party tool that the creator is calling Prometheus, but it also brings up a lot of questions that still have yet to be answered. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016
iOS hacker Luca Todesco is at it once again.
Previously having the spotlight for finding a way to jailbreak iOS 9.3.4 shortly after Apple released it to patch Pangu’s iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, Todesco has published a YouTube video demonstrating a working jailbreak running on iOS 10 beta 8. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 25, 2016
Your location is an important piece of information, and sometimes apps ask for it. If you’re somewhat of a privacy monger, then you might like to keep a lot of apps from acquiring your true location and logging information about you.
With a new jailbreak tweak called LocationHandle, you can actually spoof your location. This tweak works on iOS 9.3.3, unlike many other popular location-spoofing jailbreak tweaks, and we’ll show you how it works in this review. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 24, 2016
Two things of great interest for iPhone owners as of late are Pokémon GO and the new Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3.
So if you were fans of both worlds, and you want to somehow combine the two, then get ready for our roundup of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for use with Pokémon GO. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 18, 2016
iOS can download and install updates without the need to connect to iTunes; this is known as Over-the-Air (OTA) updating.
When you have an OTA update waiting for you, your Settings app typically gets a red badge and iOS will constantly nag you about software updates. The thing is, not everyone always wants to install Apple’s updates.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to disable requests for iOS updates on your iPhone or iPad. This trick will also remove the nagging badge on the Settings app. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 12, 2016
Saurik has officially updated Cydia Eraser this week with support for iOS 9.3.3, which means anyone who jailbroke with the Pangu jailbreak tool now has a way to un-jailbreak their devices without using iTunes to restore and update their device.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how and why to use Cydia Eraser to un-jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 11, 2016
Saurik has launched an update for the Cydia Eraser tool on Thursday so that it can now be used to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 if you used the Pangu jailbreak tool.
The timing couldn’t be better, as Apple recently released iOS 9.3.4 and is expected to close the iOS 9.3.3 signing window in the near future. Read More