By Cody Lee on Dec 31, 2012
It’s now 2013 here in the U.S., and the iDB team would like to wish you, our readers, a very happy New Year! Thank you for continuing to allow us to do what we love every day, as none of this would be possible without your support.
2012 was a big year for us, as it was once again for Apple. It refreshed several products, introduced new ones and made some major internal changes. And while we’re sad the year has come to an end, we’re very excited for 2013… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 3, 2012
iDB-SearchNC is a new jailbreak widget that allows you to easily search the contents of iDownloadBlog directly from Notification Center. That’s right, all of Christian’s in-depth reporting, countless witty one-liners from Cody, and all of Sebastien’s reviews and giveaways, right from the convenience of Notification Center.
We know, it almost sounds too good to be true, but alas, it is. Take a look inside as we give iDB-Search NC the proper video walkthrough… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jan 18, 2012
I am no longer a member of the iDownloadBlog team. After much thought and careful consideration, I’ve decided that it is in my best interest both personally and professionally to part ways with iDB. It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly.
I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the great experience I’ve had writing at iDB. I’m going to miss my coworkers and readers like crazy, but I’ve come to realize that a change of pace is essential right now. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 3, 2012
It’s been a while since we’ve updated our downgrade page, so we thought it was time to do so.
Our new downgrade page is an overhauled comprehensive resource for all of your iOS downgrading needs. It now includes video tutorials, along with a section-by-section breakdown for some of the most frequently asked downgrading questions.
Now the question remains: Do you know where to find it? Check inside for the answer… Read More
By iDB Staff on Jan 1, 2012
It’s 2012, and the iDB team would like to wish you, the reader, a wonderful and very happy New Year! It’s been a great year, and we couldn’t be more excited about what 2012 has in store. We couldn’t do any of this without your support.
Apple introduced several new products in 2011, including the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, and covering everything has been very exciting for all of us. iDB underwent some major changes in 2011 as well, and things are only looking better in 2012… Read More
By iDB Staff on Dec 31, 2011
The year is almost over, so we thought that it would be a good idea to take a look back at our favorite apps of 2011. The iDB staff has chosen its favorite App Store and jailbreak apps from this year and compiled the picks into a little retrospective.
All of the apps in this list were either released this year or updated with significant changes. Here’s our favorite apps and tweaks from 2011… Read More
By iDB Staff on Dec 24, 2011
We wanted to wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. For our readers in the US and around the world that are celebrating Christmas, we hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.
It’s times like these that the iDB team feels the need to express our sincere thankfulness for you, the reader. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love every day: write about iOS, Apple, and jailbreaking. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011
The timing almost couldn’t be any better. The Dev Team is working on a new and improved version of RedSn0w, and we just finished our new and improved RedSn0w tutorial page.
The new RedSn0w page includes a comprehensive breakdown of every feature present in RedSn0w. It also includes handy video tutorials to make understanding the tool’s primary features easy to follow.
If you haven’t seen our new RedSn0w page already, check inside for a glimpse of what’s new… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 6, 2011
Over the next few months we will be rolling out more dedicated pages for some of the most useful tools our jailbreaking toolbelts. First up for bid is iFaith — the SHSH blob, custom firmware creating, downgrade tool for Windows users.
If you missed yesterday’s post about iFaith, you can find it here. Otherwise, step inside for a look at our dedicated page to iH8Sn0w’s iFaith… Read More
By iDB Staff on Dec 4, 2011
Do you enjoy reading iDB every day? Do you love reading certain writers or following certain beats?
Like all sites that operate at our scale, it takes a team to make iDB happen on a daily basis. Writers from around the globe contribute to bring you news, reviews, tutorials, and more. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 30, 2011
Up until Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S last month, the internet was flooded with rumors about the new device. Some rumors turned out to be true, others (most of them) were just plain BS.
We reported on all of these rumors because we thought it was our duty to inform you so that you could make the decision on whether a particular rumor was well founded or not. But by the time Apple showed the iPhone 4S to the world, we were all burned out by the rumor mill. We iDB writers were tired of them all, so we decided not to publish rumors any more.
If you’re a regular reader, you have probably noticed that we haven’t published many rumors lately. We just published the one or two that came from trusted sources, like The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times. Everything else hasn’t made it on iDB.
But for every rumor we don’t publish, we receive a few emails tipping us about those exact stories. We always thought that, like us, you were tired of these rumors, but apparently not, which is why we’d like to get your opinion on the matter… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 7, 2011
You can already find us on Twitter and Facebook, and now we’re happy to announce that you can follow iDB on Google+.
Earlier today, Google unveiled Google+ Pages, which now gives us the opportunity to create branded pages on Google+. We’re definitely jumping on the bandwagon… Read More
By iDB Staff on Oct 3, 2011
Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is happening tomorrow. It’s been 14 months since the iPhone 4 launch, and we’ve all been itching to hear what Apple has planned next for its incredible smartphone.
The iDB team has given last minute predictions and thoughts about tomorrow’s event. Will there be an iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or both? What about iOS 5′s top secret “Assistant” feature? Will Steve Jobs grace the stage for “One more thing?”
Check inside for our individual thoughts and predictions on all of these topics and more… 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 Jul 17, 2011
We here at iDB love our readers. You guys are what keep the site running, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a large and diverse readership.
We also love it when we get iDB fan art from you, the reader. We’ve got a few examples of some awesome fan art to show you… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 14, 2011
Today is a big day for the iDB Team. After blogging for over 3 years under the www.iphonedownloadblog.com domain name, we have decided to make a strategic move and change our name to iDownloadBlog.com.
As you’ve probably noticed within the past few months, we’ve been widening up our focus from iPhone-related information to everything iOS. There are two reasons for that… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 1, 2011
Today Google unveiled +1, the company’s new attempt to doing something in the social space. Similar to Facebook’s Like button, hitting Google’s +1 button is a way of saying “I like this post”, or “check out this article”. In short, clicking +1 will publicly give something your stamp of approval. It can then help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.
We just implemented the +1 button on iDB and of course, we want you to use it. You will see the little +1 button on every page of the site, right next to the Twitter and Facebook buttons. Make sure to hit it as much as you want because anything you can do to help spread our iPhone wisdom is much appreciated.
Of course, you can still follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our RSS feed. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2011
Everything is so much calmer now that the new jailbreak has been released. We’ve all upgraded and re-hacked our iDevices and, if you’re like me, you are still in rebuilding mode. Re-customizing your iDevice can be fun though. You can change almost anything you want, from the icons to the start up screen.
If you’ve been looking for a new start up animation to try out, give our iDB boot logo by Ryan Pushong a try. It’s located in the BigBoss Cydia repo, but there’s just one thing you need to check first… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 1, 2011
In case you didn’t know, MyGreatFest is a new convention taking place later this year. MyGreatFest is not any normal gathering; it is the world’s first iDevice and jailbreak convention.
We’ve already given you several details about MyGreatFest. The first event will be held this September in London, U.K. The team behind MyGreatFest plans on holding more conferences in the U.S. after the first event takes off.
We here at iDB are proud to announce that we are an official sponsor of MyGreatFest, and we will be bringing you more coverage of the convention as the date approaches.
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 1, 2011
Not a day passes when I’m not asked, “Where can I download the iDB app?” This is usually in response to a video, or a screenshot that showcases my Home screen.
Indeed, plopped squarely on my Home screen is an icon that does in-fact look like an official app for iPhoneDownloadBlog; however, it’s not an app. It’s just a bookmark saved to my Home screen.
Will iDB ever release an official app? The verdict is still out on that. In the meantime, though, feel free to follow this brief tutorial that shows you how to get an iDB bookmark on your desktop.
Besides, It’s almost as cool as an official app…