If you’ve had your eyes glued to jailbreak community developments amid all the talk of untethers recently, then you’re not alone, and we’re especially excited to share that you’re in for some good news.
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Apple released iOS & iPadOS 14.8 last Monday to patch serious vulnerabilities that could have been weaponized by hackers to run malicious code on others’ iPhones and iPads via iMessage. Most owners of these devices were advised to update without hesitation, except perhaps jailbreakers, given the gravity of what these vulnerabilities could have entailed.
Now that it’s been a week since that software update, it may come as no surprise that Apple has officially closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1, the firmware that pre-dated iOS & iPadOS 14.8.
Excitement is swirling around in the jailbreak community Monday evening after hacker and iOS developer @__spv took to Twitter to share thought-provoking Tweets related to untethered jailbreaks.
Untethered jailbreaks are something of a rarity these days, with most modern jailbreaks being either semi-tethered or semi-untethered variants instead. But a teaser by security researcher Linus Henze just one week ago manifested at least some hope that the community could witness one again soon, at least for the likes of iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1 and below.
And speaking of untethered jailbreaks, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar announced via the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel Monday evening that they had successfully achieved arbitrary code execution in a native iOS/iPadOS application after conducting a full reboot of the device. This is, of course, the hallmark feature of an untethered jailbreak.
When you receive notifications on your iPhone or iPad, there are two primary choices you can make: 1) tap on the notification to view its contents in the respective app; or 2) delete and ignore the notification, never to see it again.
Some people do the latter so frequently that they accidentally delete notifications they don’t intend to. As frustrating as this can be, iOS developer Litten has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called Vē that logs each and every incoming notification you receive so that it can be referenced by the end user later on.
Just this past week, Apple unveiled the spectacular new iPhone 13 lineup and scheduled an official release date for iOS & iPadOS 15 on this coming Monday. Despite the upcoming changes, the jailbreak community continues to hang in there.
Being in control of your iPhone’s display brightness can be incredibly convenient depending on your surrounding circumstances. But I’ve long noticed that even the lowest brightness setting isn’t quite as low as I like it sometimes.
iOS’ native alert system hasn’t changed much in recent years, but one major convenience of jailbreaking is that users can install third-party add-ons to change the look and behavior of almost anything they desire.
As capable of an internet communications device as the iPhone is, it seems like Apple doesn’t give users all that many options for Wi-Fi connectivity and network management.
Like most things Apple, the company instead took a user-friendly approach to reduce the number of interactions a user makes with configuration. This makes complicated things more approachable by the masses, but it can be annoying if you’re a power user that demands more capabilities.
Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs for short, have become an increasingly popular way for consumers to keep their data private and secure while browsing the web via a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
On iPhones, a VPN icon will be displayed in the Status Bar after you connect to one. But notched iPhones like the iPhone X and later minimize the VPN indicator to interfaces with full-sized Status Bar due to size constraints, such as that of Control Center.
It seemed like jailbreak-viable kernel exploits and security vulnerabilities for iOS & iPadOS 14 had all but disappeared over the course of the past several months, but with iOS & iPadOS 15 right around the corner, that appears to be changing.
Curiously timed with respect to the upcoming iOS & iPadOS 15 updates for iPhone and iPad, The Odyssey Team appears to have released an updated version of the iOS & iPadOS 13-based Odyssey jailbreak tool.