This week, Sebastien and Jeff talk about the iPhone 4S 6.1.3 Cydia installation. The duo also discusses this week’s top jailbreak tweaks, which include Celeste 2, CamBright, NetworkList, and GlyphPatch. The pair then chit chats about cable modem upgrades, the lack of AirDrop compatibility between iOS and OS X, and more. Of course, Sebastien and Jeff both sound off with predictions for Apple’s upcoming September 10th iPhone event.
Developer @winocm has been pretty vocal as of late about his intentions to eventually release a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 6.1.4 devices. Although we generally take such claims with a heaping helping on my favorite seasoning, winocm is, from what I’ve been able to gather, a respectable member of the jailbreak community.
After all, this is the same developer that worked on an iOS 6.x downgrade, the jailbreak tweak Accentify, and has had various other contributions to the community. Needless to say, when he announced that he had an untether binary that still needed a bit of work, my ears perked up.
A few days ago, winocm reached out to iDB about his progress on the jailbreak. Although the project is still knee deep in its development phase, he did allow us to go hands on with some of his work. Today, with the help of winocm, I was able to install Cydia on my iPhone 4S running 6.1.3. If we’re ever going to see a proper tool released for the iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak, he just could be the developer to do so.
Yes, we have video of Cydia running on my iPhone 4S, and yes it’s legit. Although he has asked us not to speak about the process involved in getting a working Cydia on my 4S, I was there and watched him perform the process from start to finish. In other words, I can vouch for the Cydia install, and I can certainly vouch for video’s legitimacy. Have a look… Read More
Filippo Bigarella has released a new jailbreak tweak this weekend called GlyphPatch. The utility patches the recently exposed DoS exploit which targets Safari’s WebKit engine and causes apps to crash when rendering a malicious sequence of characters.
The bug, which was made public last week, affects users on both iOS and Mac and can be triggered through a few different surfaces: SMS, iMessage, the web, and network SSID. But jailbroken iOS users can protect themselves from it with this new tweak… Read More
With iOS 7 on the horizon, many rumblings have been surfacing lately about the possibility of an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak. First there was UnthreadedJB, who after releasing an obscure iOS 5.1 jailbreak for CDMA enable iPhone 4′s, claims to have an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak. Those claims have never been solidified by any independent sources, so the verdict is definitely still out about its legitimacy.
But there’s still hope. iOS hacker winocm, well known throughout the jailbreak community, took to twitter this morning to confirm that he has a binary for an iOS 6.1.3 untethered jailbreak. Read More
The CocoaNuts’ original release of Celeste went down as one of the most hyped jailbreak apps in the history of jailbreaking. The fanfare of the release seem to rival some of the more prominent apps to appear on the App Store at the time.
I remember waiting up until 3:00 AM in anticipation of Celeste. It never lived up to the astronomical amount of hype it generated, but it was a decent app, if not a little buggy and complicated to use.
The sequel to Celeste, simply entitled Celeste 2, is a vast improvement over its predecessor. Whereas the original Celeste never quite lived up to its claim to bring simple Bluetooth sharing to iOS, Celeste 2, for the most part, just works.
The purpose of the app is to allow users to transfer files between compatible Bluetooth devices. These devices can include a fellow iOS device such as an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. It can also include Macs, and even Windows machines. Generally speaking, if the device supports Bluetooth file transfer, then chances are your iOS device can talk to it by means of Celeste.
Want to see Celeste 2 in action? Have a look inside at our full video walkthrough after the break… Read More
Today we discuss the iOS 7, and the decision to keep our jailbreak or upgrade and lose our jailbreak. We also talk about the new OpenJailbreak portal, JailbreakCon 2013, Unthreaded Jailbreak, TweakWeek 2, and much, much more. Of course, like we always do, we talk about the top jailbreak tweaks of the week. This week’s tweaks include Reminisce, VLC Gestures, GingerLock, and others.
A new tweak from Auxo co-creator Jack Willis recently hit the Cydia store, and it fixes an issue that likely plagues more than a few iPhone photographers. CamBright is the name of the tweak, and it forces the iPhone’s screen brightness up to 100% whenever the stock Camera app is launched.
The tweak is great for those of you who don’t walk around all day with 100% brightness on your iPhone, but who like to have the full brightness whenever snapping photos or video. Have a look at our video that showcases how CamBright works. Read More
NetworkList is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to keep a running list of the Wi-Fi networks known to your device. This list makes it easy to remember the Wi-Fi network names, and you can even use a tap gesture to copy the SSID or the password (which is shown in the clear) to your pasteboard.
Some may balk at the potential security concerns, but if that’s not something you worry about, NetworkList may be worth your time. Have a look at our video walkthrough past the break for more information. Read More
Yep, you read correctly. There’s a new jailbreak theme available in Cydia, and it’s based on Microsoft’s iconic Paint application.
Paint, known for its tendency to produce crude looking drawings, is the application that’s been around in one form or another since Window’s inception. When wielded by a skilled artist it can produce impressive creations, but nine times out of ten, the results end up looking like something a toddler put together. This theme is no exception. Read More
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Ryan Petrich launched the original TweakWeek initiative, but just like the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. At this year’s World Wide Jailbreak Conference, better known as WWJC or JailbreakCon, Petrich proposed a brand new TweakWeek installment, aptly dubbed TweakWeek 2.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, TweakWeek was an initiative that called for participating developers to release one open source tweak every day of the week. The original TweakWeek saw loads of community participation, and we got some pretty interesting tweaks as a result. TweakWeek 2 looks to continue the trend, and there are already quite a few developers on board. Read More
Interested in running shell commands via an Activator gesture? If so, then we have a treat for you. Aptly entitled Activate Command, this new jailbreak tweak allows users to execute commands via an Activator gesture, which would normally be submitted via a script or via a terminal session.
Interested in seeing how Activate Command works? We thought you’d never ask. Head past the break for our video walkthrough. Read More
If you’re an avid user of the official VLC app available on the App store, then listen up. You can now control the core elements of the VLC app using multitouch gestures. Unsurprisingly, you will need a jailbroken device to pull that off, but chances are that’s the case if you’re reading iDB.
VLC Gestures is a brand new tweak that just hit Cydia, and it allows you to incorporate gesture based control into your VLC workflow. Take a gander at our video walkthrough highlighting VLC Gestures inside… Read More
Yes, indeed. We’ve been graced with the likes of yet another Lock screen launcher, this one being inspired by Android no less. GingerLock emulates the style of Android’s now long outdated Gingerbread release, and brings it to iOS. It’s not as heavy on features like other Android inspired Lock screen launchers, but it does feature a few areas of customization that may pique your interest.
Per the norm, we’ve taken the opportunity to go hands on with GingerLock. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More
It’s one of the best jailbreak tweaks that we’ve seen this month, and it’s now available for you to download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. I’m talking about Reminisce, the jailbreak tweak that lets users quickly switch between their most recently used apps, and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re fully aware of what tweak I’m referring to.
We previewed Reminisce last week, lending a glimpse of what you can expect once the tweak went live on Cydia. Now that it’s officially live and available to purchase, let’s step through a few of the other features found in this big time Cydia release. Read More
An upcoming Mac utility by jailbreak developer, Majd Alfhaily, (better known by his Twitter handle, @freemanrepo) allows users to outright bypass passcode lock protection on jailbroken iOS device.
Alfhaily sent us a beta version of the tool, which we were able to run successfully and unlock our passcode protected iPod touch. Take a look at our preview video walkthrough for more details. Read More
Ryan Petrich’s uber popular VideoPane tweak has been updated with a load of features since we initially talked about it. In usual fashion, Petrich has provided a barrage of new features, bug fixes, and optimizations for the tweak.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out our original review of the tweak, then I highly suggest you do so now. Otherwise, if you’re already familiar with VideoPane’s inner-workings, you’ll enjoy the long list of improvements. Read More
Sebastien is back from his vacation and he joins both Cody and Jeff for a jam packed episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak. This week, the trio discusses the upcoming gold iPhone 5S, the budget iPhone 5C, Apple’s upcoming September 10th event, and much, much more. Jailbreak tweaks are also a hot topic of discussion as the guys tackle Anemo, AppSwiper, AutoOK, CodeScrambler, and Reminisce. Of course, Sebastien fills us in on what he’s been up to for the past month and a half, and provides us all with an update on the state of the podcast.
There’s now a super easy way to dismiss the keyboard from within any app in iOS. ReturnDismiss, a new jailbreak tweak released for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, makes it possible for jailbroken users to easily hide the stock iOS keyboard using a simple tap and hold gesture.
ReturnDismiss even works when the app you’re in doesn’t normally support the ability to dismiss the keyboard. Take a look at our brief video walkthrough inside for all of the goods… Read More
In theory, “complex” word-based passcodes are more secure than the standard 4-digit passcodes that the majority of us tend to use, but they do come with a caveat. It might not sound like a big deal, but with complex passcodes, you have to tap the ‘OK’ button after entering the passcode in order to unlock your device. With standard passcodes, simply entering in all four digits is enough to prompt the device to unlock.
AutoOK is a new jailbreak tweak that serves as a workaround for this problem. It will automatically submit your complex passcode and unlock your device without needing to tap the OK button. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see how it works. Read More
AppSwiper is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to kill running apps with a simple swipe gesture. The gesture, which is performed on app icons situated on the Home screen, invokes a pop-up window displaying the amount of RAM that the application is currently using.
Along with the RAM readout, you’re greeted with two buttons — cancel, and kill. The cancel button takes you back to the Home screen without performing any actions, and the kill button stops the app from running.
AppSwiper is a great jailbreak tweak for those of you who like to micromanage running apps. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for all of the details. Read More