Joaquim Barbosa

How to save blobs for the Apple TV 4K

Update: This guide is now outdated, and simpler methods are available. We recommend that Apple TV 4K users now do Step 2) of this guide to find their ECID, and then use our simpler guide on saving blobs with TSS Saver instead. This guide will remain up for advanced users, who may still want to use it to save beta blobs, or incremental blobs which are not saved by TSS Saver.

How to jailbreak iOS 11.4-11.4.1 with Electra1141

Today, the Electra Team released the first publicly available jailbreak for iOS 11.4.x (excluding iOS beta versions), beating the unc0ver release by a matter of hours.

Whilst we recommend using the unc0ver tool for iOS 11.4.x due to its use of the original Cydia Substrate over Substitute and its greater support, we still dived in on a test device to give you a peek at the first past the post. If you really can't wait a moment longer and have a device sitting on iOS 11.4-11.4.x, then read on to jailbreak it.

Delta Lite NES emulator: How to try it out

Riley Testut, developer of popular console emulator Delta for iOS (formerly GBA4iOS), has cooked up a little side project which will keep his fans occupied while we wait for Delta's full release.

Dubbed Delta Lite, the project is a working Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator which runs inside Swift Playgrounds, Apple's own Swift development app for iOS.

How to sign and sideload apps to the Apple TV 4K

With no USB-C port to connect it to a computer, the Apple TV 4K falls firmly into the category of "irksome products which Apple doesn't want you to mess with". However, although it is easier to get your own apps onto its older brother the Apple TV 4, it's still possible to sign and sideload apps on the 4K.

How to rename paired Bluetooth devices on jailbroken iOS

Got two identical speakers with the same name? Is the Bluetooth in your car named something helpful like 02:08:B6:79:FC? Stock iOS does not permit renaming Bluetooth accessories (with the exception of first-party accessories such as AirPods), but with a jailbreak, the sky's the limit. We'll show you how to restore some order to the paired Bluetooth devices on your jailbroken iOS device.

How to fix the annoying “missing maintainer” error in Cydia

This guide will show you how to remove the following pesky error, which can crop up in your Cydia output from time to time:

dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' ... missing maintainer

This is a fairly common Cydia message, which clutters up the installation and uninstallation screens and can add dozens of redundant lines of output. Not only is this unsightly, it can also make it hard to troubleshoot more serious Cydia errors by swamping the installation readout. We'll show you how to take care of these harmless and overly verbose messages.

Last chance to restore your device to iOS 11.1.2 with futurerestore!

Update: iOS 11.2.6 is now unsigned. You can no longer use futurerestore to restore any device to any firmware below iOS 11.3. Do not attempt the restores mentioned in this article.

With the official release of iOS 11.3, the clock is ticking on iOS 11.2.6 signing. Normally this wouldn't mean much to jailbreakers, who would be staying on a lower jailbroken firmware. This time however, it's different. Many users on iOS 9 and 10 jailbreaks are waiting to see how the iOS 11 tools turn out before making the jump. So far, iOS 11.2-11.2.6 have maintained SEP and baseband compatibility with iOS 11.0-11.1.2 (the last jailbreakable firmwares), which allowed users to make the jump at any point, or wait it out a little longer.