You’ve made it to iDB’s weekly roundup of the latest iPhone and iPad hacking news, where we show you what’s new in the jailbreak community, bug and exploitation developments, and anything else that may interest you if you enjoy these kinds of stories from this past week.
If you lead a busy life and can’t keep up with the stories when they happen, then this is a great way to get up to date with anything that may affect you. So without further ado, this piece will discuss all the latest pwnage-centric news piece spanning the week of Monday, January 30th to Sunday, February 5th.
Important tidbits from this week
TrollStore v1.5.0 releasedTrollStore received a major update to version 1.5.0 that includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements.
With TrollStore, you can perma-sign apps on iOS & iPadOS 14.0-15.4.1 devices. Some iOS 15.5 and 15.6 betas are also supported, but iOS & iPadOS 15.5 and 15.6 release candidate and their public releases are not supported.
You can find out more about TrollStore v1.5.0 in our full news post.
AltStore & AltServer v1.6 released
Both AltStore for iPhone and iPad and AltServer for macOS and Windows have been updated to version 1.6 this week with a truckload of changes to make sideloading apps easier for end users.
Not only are the apps getting improved support for new features in iOS 16, but improvements to the error log to make it more user friendly and a bevy of bug fixes and improvements are also in the mix.
You can learn more about what’s new in our full news post.
Genesis 3 – Do-it-all tweak for iOS 15
If you have a palera1n-compatible iOS 15.0-15.7.2 device and you’d like to have a do-it-all jailbreak tweak that prevents you from installing a ton of smaller tweaks to accomplish the same result, then look no further than the new Genesis 3 tweak.
With Genesis 3, you can customize your Home Screen, Lock Screen, Status Bar, system animations, and more. The developer plans to add support for more features in upcoming updates, so it’s worth paying attention to.
You can learn more about the different things you can do with Genesis 3 in our full review post.
iOS 16.2 unsigned
Apple on Tuesday stopped signing iOS & iPadOS 16.2, just eight days after releasing iOS & iPadOS 16.3 to the general public.
This move prevents ordinary firmware downgrades via iTunes and keeps users on pre-iOS or iPadOS 16.2 firmware from upgrading to iOS or iPadOS 16.2 without jumping through hoops.
You can learn more about this change in our full news post.
ResSet16 is a new app for MacDirtyCow-susceptible devices that allows the end user to change their handset’s resolution to be something other than the native one Apple intended.
The app works by allowing the user to select a resolution from another device and apply it to their current one or entering a custom resolution of their own. Some resolutions look okay, while others just look crazy. It’s fun to toy around with.
You can learn more about ResSet16 and how it works in our full review post.
VanishBar is a simple add-on for MacDirtyCow-compatible iPhones running iOS 15.5-16.1.2 that allows the Status Bar to be hidden with a tap.
Because of recent changes to the MacDirtyCow exploit, this modification persists after a reboot.
You can find out more about VanishBar and how it works in our full news post.
While there are other jailbreak tweaks that support HTML-based widgets already, the HTMLWidget jailbreak tweak allegedly offers more capabilities and supports a built-in code editor that supports more than 50 types of syntax.
You can learn more about HTMLWidget in our full review post.
The new and free Vivacity theme brings vibrant colors to your iPhone or iPad’s Home Screen, offering pleasant aesthetics that can be enjoyed on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken handsets.
You can find out more about Vivacity and where you can get it from in our full review post.
How to jailbreak with palera1n
While it’s not news that you can jailbreak A9-A11 chip-equipped iOS & iPadOS 15.x-16.x devices with palera1n, we did want to bring attention to the fact that our step-by-step tutorial has been reformatted with the latest steps and improved graphics to make understanding the process even easier.
Be sure to check out our full palera1n tutorial to learn more about using it.
Other stuff from this week
libNebbs: A collection of classes used for a certain developer’s jailbreak tweaks (free via Havoc repository)
RGProud: Changes the Lock Screen’s Face ID padlock glyph between green and red depending on your biometric authentication status (free via EasyUpload – review)
While that concludes this week’s jailbreak and iPhone hacking roundup, we’ll be right back next Sunday with a piece just like this one, albeit with updated content to reflect the times we’re about to face.
Miss last week’s roundup? iOS 16.3 released, SantanderEscaped, KillMyOTA, & more…
Here are some jailbreak tweak roundups to help you discover more tweaks:
- Tweaks for 3D Touch & Haptic Touch
- Tweaks for AirPods
- Tweaks for All-in-One lovers
- Tweaks for Android UI
- Tweaks for Animations
- Tweaks for App Icons
- Tweaks for Apple Pay & Wallet
- Tweaks for Apple Pencil
- Tweaks for Apple Watch
- Tweaks for App Library
- Tweaks for Audio
- Tweaks for Battery management
- Tweaks for Calls
- Tweaks for CarPlay
- Tweaks for CCSupport
- Tweaks for Cellular connectivity
- Tweaks for Clock and Time
- Tweaks for Colorization
- Tweaks for Contacts
- Tweaks for Control Center
- Tweaks for Convenience & Accessibility
- Tweaks for Conversation Starting
- Tweaks for Dark Mode
- Tweaks for Data Spoofing
- Tweaks for Display
- Tweaks for Emergencies
- Tweaks for Gaming
- Tweaks for Haptic Feedback
- Tweaks for the Home Screen
- Tweaks for iOS 16 Features
- Tweaks for iPads
- Tweaks for the Keyboard
- Tweaks for Location Services
- Tweaks for the Lock Screen
- Tweaks for macOS
- Tweaks for the Messages app
- Tweaks for Minimalism
- Tweaks for Mood Boosting
- Tweaks for Morning Routines
- Tweaks for Motivation
- Tweaks for the Notch
- Tweaks for Notes
- Tweaks for Notifications
- Tweaks for Novelty
- Tweaks for Nuisance Pop-ups
- Tweaks for Organization
- Tweaks for palera1n
- Tweaks for Passcodes
- Tweaks for the Now Playing interface
- Tweaks for Package Managers
- Tweaks for the Phone app
- Tweaks for Photography
- Tweaks for the Photos app
- Tweaks for Porting Features
- Tweaks for Productivity
- Tweaks for Reachability
- Tweaks for Respringing & Rebooting
- Tweaks for Security
- Tweaks for Sensors
- Tweaks for Shortcuts
- Tweaks for Social Media
- Tweaks for Sounds
- Tweaks for the Status Bar
- Tweaks for Time Management
- Tweaks for Typing
- Tweaks for Utilitarianism
- Tweaks for Volume
- Tweaks for Wallpapers
- Tweaks for Weather
- Tweaks for Web Browsing
- Tweaks for Widgets
- Tweaks for Windows
- Tweaks for Wi-Fi
- Tweaks for YouTube
What was your favorite jailbreak-oriented news tidbit discussed in today’s roundup? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section down below.