SemiRestore brings an easy one-click restore to jailbroken iOS devices

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 4, 2013

SemiRestore is a restore solution for jailbroken iOS devices. It allows you to restore your device to almost stock levels, removing everything from settings to jailbreak apps and tweaks, to even App Store apps. It’s probably as close as you can get to a stock iOS device without actually restoring using iTunes.

We’ve reviewed an early version of SemiRestore before, and while it showed promised, we had mixed feelings about it. This was namely because the app forced you to go through a lot of steps in order to achieve the desired result — a clean iOS device that allows you to maintain the current firmware and jailbreak.

But we’ve got some very good news: SemiRestore has come a long way since that early preview. In fact, on the beta 4 version that I tested, it’s a true one-click solution. Yes, literally, all you have to do is plug in your iOS device, open the SemiRestore app, and click the SemiRestore button.

I once praised iLEX RAT for its ease of use, but this is probably about as easy as it gets. Check inside for our very own video walkthrough of SemiRestore beta 4 in action. Read More

 

TinyUmbrella updated with support for iOS 6.1.2

By Cody Lee on Feb 27, 2013

In light of Apple releasing iOS 6.1.2 last week, notcom has seeded a new version of his TinyUmbrella app. The popular SHSH blob-saving tool now supports all versions of iOS, excluding 6.1.3, which is still in beta.

That beta, though, is already causing waves in the jailbreak community. Evidence has been found in the firmware that Apple is patching evasi0n‘s exploits, which makes this TinyUmbrella extremely important… Read More

 

Exchange bug makes iOS 6.1.2 the fastest-adopted iOS version yet

By Ed Sutherland on Feb 26, 2013

Nearly 35 percent of iDevice owners have adopted Apple’s iOS 6.1.2 software in less than a week following its February 19 release, an ad network announced Tuesday. That iOS 6.1.2 became the most popular iOS version in such a short time is largely attributed to a glitch with Exchange calendars that resulted in increased network activity and reduced battery life for some iOS 6.1 users. While in line with previous iOS 6.x adoption rates, this particular data point evidently indicates folks continue to obsess over their mobile gadgets’ battery performance… Read More

 

Evad3rs release evasi0n 1.4 with support for iOS 6.1.2

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2013

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1.2, its second mobile OS release in as many weeks. The update includes two high priority bug fixes: one for the Exchange calendar issue that’s been hurting performance, and one for the passcode glitch.

But luckily, 6.1.2 doesn’t fix the exploits used in evasi0n. Earlier today, planetbeing told us it’d only be a matter of time before the jailbreak utility was updated to support the new firmware. And well my friends, that time has come… Read More

 

iOS 6.1.2 is still jailbreakable, evasi0n 1.4 to come later today

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2013

Earlier this morning, Apple released iOS 6.1.2 to the public. The update contains a fix for the infamous Exchange calendar bug, as well as the passcode glitch that surfaced last week. But what really mattered to us is if it fixes the exploits used in the evasi0n jailbreak.

Well good news. According to evad3rs team-member planetbeing, the new firmware appears to still be jailbreakable. The hacker announced on Twitter a few moments ago that though he hasn’t had a chance to try it on all devices yet, iOS 6.1.2 is looking good… Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 6.1.2 to address Exchange calendar bug

By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2013

In line with previous reports, Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 this morning to fix the Exchange calendar issue that has garnered so much attention in the past few weeks. The bug significantly increases network usage, which affects device performance and battery life.

As you can see in the screenshot above of the firmware’s release notes, the patch for the Exchange problem appears to be the only change in the new software. But still, we recommend that jailbreakers refrain from updating until it’s been deemed safe by the community… Read More