By Sebastien Page on Jan 15, 2012
The release of the Corona untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 hasn’t come with its fair share of problems, which led the Chronic Dev Team to update the tool a couple weeks ago to fix the Launchctl error.
Unfortunately, this update was not enough to fix all the problems inherent to Corona. The main issue that users have been experiencing is with the iBooks app, which would just display an error message at launch. We shared a few workarounds with you to fix this problem, but we knew an official fix was on the way… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 10, 2012
The dream team of p0sixninja, MuscleNerd, planetbeing, and pod2g have made more progress on the iPhone 4S untether, according to a tweet from pod2g this morning. pod2g also extended out special thanks to saurik for his major contributions to the long-awaited project.
It looks like the team has overcome one of the last major hurdles in preparing the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak for public distribution… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 29, 2011
Jay Freeman (known as saurik) has pushed an update for MobileSubstrate that addresses the crashing of jailbreak tweaks from Cydia on the iOS 5.0.1 untether. Coincidentally, RedSn0w was updated this morning with a fix for MobileSubstrate crash errors as well.
Users that are jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 can install version 0.9.3955 of MobileSubstrate now in Cydia to fix tweak crashes. Another huge perk is that MobileSubstrate no longer requires that you reboot iOS every time you install or upgrade the package. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 27, 2011
If you own an A4 device, chances are you spent your day jailbreaking. After months of waiting on a proper iOS 5 exploit, both the Chronic and iPhone Dev teams released untethered jailbreaks late last night.
There have been reports, however, of folks having some problems with the new untethers. One issue in particular, a “launchctl” error, has been fairly common. So Saurik has pushed out an update for the untether to fix it… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 30, 2011
The popular SemiTether jailbreak was updated to v0.9.1 this morning, and it’s quite the update.
Working with Saurik, the team was able to fully incorporate the new mobile substrate, which allowed them to get rid of the daemon patching and restarting.
Mobile substrate now does all of the heavy lifting when it comes to the SemiTether. There’s even an option to patch Safari to work in non-jailbreak mode now.
Perhaps most importantly, the new version of SemiTether will protect your iOS 5 Notification Center plugins… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 24, 2011
BigBoss has pushed an update to the semitethered jailbreak that brings multiple bug fixes and speed improvements. Version 0.7.9 of SemiTether is available in Cydia now for folks on iOS 5 that have jailbroken with a tool like RedSn0w.
The SemiTether jailbreak is being improved to make it a more viable contender to a full untethered jailbreak. BigBoss is working with saurik to improve his jailbreak alongside a mobile substrate Cydia update. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 19, 2011
WinterBoard, the jailbreak application that allows you to customize virtually every design aspect of your iPhone, has been updated with support for iOS 5.
After a week or so of beta testing, saurik has finally worked out all the kinks and made sure that WinterBoard is fully compatible and stable when running on iOS 5… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 8, 2011
Yesterday the news broke that JailbreakMe.com had been sold to an unknown person, creating a bit of panic in the jailbreak community after a few prominent iOS hackers had suggested not to use the site anymore for security reasons.
As it turns out, JailbreakMe.com is now a safe place again, thanks to saurik, who apparently purchased the domain name from the previous owner… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 1, 2011
This is a proud moment for the iDB team. Our ultimate guide to jailbreaking has been added as a featured resource in the new Cydia “Upgrade and Jailbreaking Help” section.
We told you yesterday about some changes that saurik and team made in Cydia, including a new Featured section for noteworthy jailbreak tweaks and apps. A new help section aims to answer your questions about jailbreaking, and you’ll find iDB proudly displayed as a resource at your disposal. Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 27, 2011
Jay ‘saurik‘ Freeman, the creator of Cydia, is known for wearing a black t-shirt wherever he goes that says “Reloading Data.” Jailbreakers will recognize these two words because that’s the message that gets displayed in Cydia all of the time when content is loading.
Every time Freeman is spotted in public, like at JailbreakCon, readers always ask this one question: “Where can I get one of those Cydia shirts?”
We’ve got good news for you… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 19, 2011
JailbreakCon, formerly known as MyGreatFest, was the world’s first jailbreak convention held in London this past weekend. Speakers like saurik and members of the Chronic Dev Team spoke on the state of jailbreaking, and other prominent developers from the community shared insights into different aspects of the jailbreak world.
We gave you coverage of what you missed at the last JailbreakCon, but many of you have wanted to watch videos of the presentations. Good news: the video of the entire event has been posted online… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 17, 2011
MyGreatFest, the world’s first jailbreak convention, was held earlier today in London. The event featured presentations from prominent figures in the jailbreak community, including saurik and members of the Chronic Dev Team.
The convention featured 6 main keynotes with an array of speakers. We’ve collected some of the highlights from MyGreatFest for those that weren’t able to tune into the livestream… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 17, 2011
Jay Freeman, a.k.a. “saurik,” took the stage at MyGreatFest, the world’s first jailbreak convention, to talk about his hugely successful jailbreak store known as Cydia. As the father of Cydia and the most prominent figure in the jailbreaking community, Freeman shared insight into the history and future of Cydia and jailbreaking.
We’ve collected some highlights and quotes from Freeman’s talk at MyGreatFest… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 16, 2011
We originally told you about MyGreatFest, the world’s first jailbreak convention, earlier this year. We watched the convention progress from a dream to reality, with speakers like Saurik, P0sixninja, and other great minds from the jailbreak community slated to give presentations.
MyGreatFest starts tomorrow in London, UK at The Old Truman Brewery. Some of you have already told us that you will be attending, but if you’re not going to be able to make it across the pond to attend in person, we’ve got good news: the convention will be streamed online for free! Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 29, 2011
Following the news that famed jailbreak hacker Comex was hired by Apple, many in the community called it the “beginning of the end” for jailbreakers. Apple is proving to be smarter than everyone thought. If you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em, right?
With iOS 5 set for a public release this Fall, the cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is not over. It’s only just beginning… Read More
By Alex Heath on Aug 23, 2011
Jay Freeman, better known as Saurik, has filled a lawsuit in the hopes of obtaining rights to the Cydia.com domain name. Saurik owns Saurikit LLC, and he is filing his suit based on trademark infringement.
The owners of Cydia.com have refused to give Saurik rights to the domain in the past, and he proposes a viable complaint that users will be confused by the domain if it does not point to the infamous jailbreak store he created known as Cydia. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 13, 2011
Isn’t it funny that Cydia rarely stumbles into the conversation when someone asks what your favorite jailbreak app is? When you think about it, Cydia is far and away the most important, and well put together jailbreak app of them all. It just so happens that it’s also the main source of other jailbreak tweaks and apps.
Saurik’s brainchild is the reason that most of us are able to thoroughly enjoy jailbreaking today. We also appreciate how hard he has worked over the years to improve the performance and features of Cydia. The 1.1 update still brings a smile to my face, after all.
That all being said, one of the main complaints about Cydia stem from its lack of true multitasking. Saurik graciously included a nice resume feature in his previous update, but that still isn’t the same as having true multitasking. Thankfully, enabling multitasking is about as easy as it gets. Check inside for a video tutorial that shows you how to enable multitasking in Cydia… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 6, 2011
Justin Williams tweeted the above picture from p0sixninja’s hotel room last night. The group was enjoying a little R&R after a heavy day of hacking at this year’s Defcon convention. The annual event highlights new exploits and popular topics in the security community.
If you’ve been jailbreaking for a while, chances are you’ll recognize a few people in the picture above. Instantly identifiable are Saurik, the mastermind behind Cydia, and the original iPhone hacker GeoHot… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 6, 2011
We’ve got another short video interview with the creator of Cydia, Jay Freeman, at WWDC. In this quick Q&A, saurik talks about what he thinks iOS 5 will mean for jailbreakers, and how the jailbreak community fits into Apple’s decisions.