Jailbreak news of the week: Dynamic Island on more devices, XinaA15 updated, Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow PoC & more…

iPhone hackers and developers have been rather busy lately, not only with respect to improving jailbreaks and releasing tweaks, but also with expanding support for customizations by way of the MacDirtyCow bug.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

If you’ve had trouble following along with it all, then don’t fret, because we’re here to help.

In today’s roundup, iDB will discuss all the latest trends in the iPhone hacking community spanning the week of Monday, January 9th to Sunday, January 15th.

Important stuff from this week

Get the Dynamic Island on all non-jailbroken iOS 16.0-16.1.2 devices

DynamicCow enables the Dynamic Island on unsupported devices with the MacDirtyCow bug.

With a new MacDirtyCow add-on for non-jailbroken iOS 16.0-16.1.2 devices called DynamicCow, users can unofficially enable the official Dynamic Island functionality on any device running this firmware range. This cannot be installed on iOS 15 or lower.

This works by enabling the stock Dynamic Island functionality on the device in question, so it looks and feels exactly like the real thing. Of course, it must be sideloaded, and resets after a reboot.

You can learn more about DynamicCow in our full review post.

XinaA15 v1.1.6.2 update

XinaA15 icon.

The XinaA15 jailbreak for A12-A15 devices running iOS 15.0-15.1.1 received an update to version with various changes.

This version removes all package managers, so users will need to install a special build of Sileo that blocks official Procursus updates.

You can learn more about the changes and why they’re happening in our full news post.

Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow PoC

iPhone hacked matrix.

Google Project Zero security researcher Ian Beer shared a write-up with a proof of concept (PoC) of the MacDirtyCow bug for iOS & iPadOS 16.0-16.1.2 that appears to be grabbing some attention from the community.

According to security researcher Zhuowei Zhang, the bug may be more powerful than originally thought.

You can find out more about Ian Beer’s MacDirtyCow write-up and PoC in our full news post.

Junipero theme

Juniper is a new macOS Big Sur inspired theme for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones.

The brand-new Junipero theme for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads is a beautiful replication of the macOS Big Sur app icon effect for mobile devices.

Two years in the making, this theme offers 200 icons out of the box with plans to add more regularly.

You can learn more about this beautiful theme in our full review post.

YouTube via CarPlay without a jailbreak

Operating YouTube via CarPlay with the CarTube for TrollStore app.

The new CarTube for TrollStore app for TrollStore users now allows non-jailbroken device users to use YouTube via CarPlay.

With it, you can not only browse YouTube, but also watch videos from your CarPlay supported infotainment system. Just remember to abide by the law and not operate this app while driving…

You can learn more about CarTube for TrollStore in our full review post.

Best apps for TrollStore

Best apps for TrollStore

iDB has painstakingly curated a list of what we believe are some of the best apps for perma-signing with the popular TrollStore utility for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1 devices (and some 15.5 betas).

Be sure to take a gander at what we recommend in our full roundup post.

wInd3x bootrom exploit for iPod Nano

The wInd3x bootrom exploit at work on an iPod Nano 5th generation.

The iPod Nano 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation now have a low-level hardware-based bootrom exploit called wInd3x that can’t be patched via a software update from Apple.

This exploit can be used with the freemyipod toolkit, but what exactly you can do with it remains unseen. A constant connection over USB is necessary to run code, which means this isn’t untethered.

You can learn more about wInd3x and what we know about it in our full news post.

Everything else from this week

bluetooth_fix: A fix for a problem with AirPods firmware 5b58 on iOS 13 (free via Potatso’s repository — full review post)

Cowabunga: The Dock Hider app for the MacDirtyCow bug has been rebranded as Cowabunga after the developer continues to add new features (full news post)

IconExporter: Quickly and easily export all your Home Screen’s app icons with a tap, install via TrollStore (free via sourcelocation’s Discord server — full review post)

SafeModeMuteToggle: Quickly enter Safe Mode on your jailbroken iPhone by changing the position of the Mute switch (free via ETHN’s repository – full review post)

That concludes this week’s roundup, but we’ll be covering more throughout the coming week, and we’ll top it all off with a roundup just like this one, albeit with refreshed content to match the times.

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What was your favorite jailbreak-oriented tidbit from this past week? Let us know in the comments section down below.