Cydia Substrate updated to fix bugs on iOS versions before 4.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 30, 2014

Are you keeping it old school and running a jailbroken iPhone on firmware below iOS 4.3? If so, then you’ll definitely want to update to the latest version of Cydia Substrate.

Substrate 0.9.5016 fixes a bug introduced with the previous two Substrate releases. Have a look at Saurik’s change log after the break. Read More

 

How to Watch Live ESPN3, Amazon VOD, And More With a Jailbroken Apple TV 2

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 23, 2011

Yep, that’s a picture of a live football match running on my Apple TV 2. Interested in the ability to watch live sports, stream movies from Amazon VOD and Hulu? Then you’ve come to the right place.

In our third and final tutorial in our Apple TV jailbreak series, we show you how to cut the cable cord completely, and gain access to all sorts of streaming goodies, courtesy of that tiny black miracle box.

If you’ve already taken the steps to jailbreak your Apple TV with Seas0nPass, and install aTV Flash (black), then check inside for the final piece of the puzzle — installing XBMC and streaming content from a PlayOn instance running from your Mac or PC… Read More

 

How to Install aTV Flash Black on the Apple TV 2

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2011

If you’ve successfully followed our previous jailbreak tutorial for the Apple TV 2, you’re likely thinking, “now what?”

A jailbroken Apple TV on its own isn’t much to look at. In fact, there’s no way to discern a stock Apple TV from a jailbroken Apple TV with the naked eye.

Fortuantely, the folks at FireCore have created an insanely easy way to tap the power of a jailbroken Apple TV using an application called aTV Flash Black.

aTV Flash Black is an app available for Mac or Windows users, that adds a new ‘Maintenance’ menu to your Apple TV. Think of it as Cydia for the Apple TV. If your Apple TV is jailbroken, and you’re wondering what to do next, check out the following video tutorial that shows you how to install aTV Flash blackRead More

 

How to Jailbreak the Apple TV 2 With Seas0nPass

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2011

Are you a part of the recent cable cutter movement? Have you ditched your satellite service in favor of Boxee, an HTPC, or an Apple TV? Well if so, this series of Apple TV tutorials is definitely for you!

Eventually, I’m going to show you how to watch Amazon VOD, Hulu, and yes, even live ESPN games on your Apple TV 2. The first step in accomplishing this feat is to, yep, you guessed it, jailbreak your Apple TV.

Folks, it really can’t get any easier than this tutorial. In it, I show you how to untether jailbreak your Apple TV 2 with Seas0nPass. Check inside for the full step-by-step video tutorial… Read More

 

iOS 4.3 for Apple TV Released, Adds Vimeo Support and More

By Guest Author on Aug 1, 2011

 

Apple has just released iOS 4.3 for the Apple TV, which adds a slew of new features to the device.

Although there still seems to be no changelog yet, John Gruber noted in multiple tweets new features in the update, such as the ability to now buy (you could only rent beforehand) TV shows directly from your Apple TV, as well as stream any previous TV shows you’ve purchased. It also adds support for Vimeo… Read More

 

Bad News: iOS 4.3.4 Permanently Kills the 4.3 Untethered Jailbreak

By Alex Heath on Jul 17, 2011

Apple has begun to step up its game with patching jailbreak exploits in iOS. When Comex’s PDF exploit was used in the latest version of JailbreakMe, Apple pushed out iOS 4.3.4 about two weeks later to combat the security hole.

Jailbreakers on 4.3.3 (4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone) can stay on their current firmware to keep their untether, but the bad news is that Apple actually patched the untethered exploit that’s been used by jailbreakers since iOS 4.1. Read More

 

JailbreakMe 3.0 Conflicting with BiteSMS

By Guest Author on Jul 8, 2011

A couple of days ago we reported that the iPad Camera Connection Kit stopped working after using JailbreakMe 3.0. It looks like another issue has reared its ugly head which looks to affect jailbroken devices on a wider scale.

Reports are surfacing that the popular jailbreak tweak BiteSMS is conflicting with JailbreakMe 3.0. Confirmed on the BiteSMS forums, that sending a text message through BiteSMS’ quick reply feature will crash your device and send it into an infinite boot loop. The only solution to remedy this as of writing is to restore your iDevice… Read More

 

How to Fix Recording Errors in Display Recorder

By Guest Author on Jun 22, 2011

Display Recorder is a wonderful jailbreak app by Ryan Petrich for creating a video recording of your iPhone’s screen. Some users, however, have been having problems creating new recordings and have seen Error Code 0 or 2. As far as I can tell, the issue is related to the way that Display Recorder stores files in the file system to circumvent ASLR obstacles and the permissions that iTunes applies to them during backup restores.

It seems that the only users affected by these errors are those who recently restored from an iTunes backup or upgraded/downgraded their firmware. Luckily, the fix is pretty simple and can be done in under ten minutes… Read More

 

Action Menu Updated to Support iOS 4.3

By Guest Author on May 18, 2011

If you’ve been holding off updating to iOS 4.3.x because of the lack of support for some of your favorite jailbreak tweaks and apps, I can understand your position. While I love iOS updates that include tons of bug fixes and new features, I usually don’t upgrade right away due to compatibly issues with jailbreak apps and tweaks I couldn’t live without on my iPhone.

With that said, if one of those jailbreak tweaks include Action Menu by Ryan Petrich, you’ll be glad to know it’s finally been updated for iOS 4.3+ support… Read More

 

How to Downgrade iPhone iOS 4.3.2

By Guest Author on Apr 20, 2011

With the release of iOS 4.3.2 this late last week, and the new iOS 4.3.2 redsn0w jailbreak still not completely stable, some of you might not want to wait any longer for a stable jailbreak, or maybe you’re having additional issues with the new OS. Whatever the reason might be, you can downgrade from your current iOS version to an earlier version using your SHSH blobs on file.

It is important you have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS version you want to downgrade to. If you don’t have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS you want to downgrade to, you will not be able to downgrade. You can check which SHSH blobs on file you’ve got by launching Cydia and looking at the top of the Cydia homepage where it lists all your saved SHSH blobs.  Read More

 
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