Indeed, there will be a jailbreak for iOS 6 in the very near future, but it might not be what you’re expecting. This morning, MuscleNerd announced that the iPhone Dev Team will release an iOS 6 jailbreak “In the spirit of the experimental ecosystem JBers provide”.
With that in mind, the team is releasing a developer only jailbreak for iOS 6. This means that you won’t have access to a pretty interface like Cydia, but you will be provided with SSH access.
Did you know you can launch an iPhone app or respring your iDevice using Alfred for Mac? It’s actually possible. You can invoke a hotkey, type Respring into your Mac, and your iPhone SpringBoard will restart automatically.
This tutorial is not for the feint of heart. It helps if you have a general understanding of OpenSSH, the command line, and scripting with AppleScript or Python. You will need to have a Mac with administrator rights and a jailbroken iDevice. Read on to get started…
In the jailbreak store known as Cydia, apps and tweaks are distributed by means of independent repositories. These ‘repos’ serve as distribution channels for offering Cydia packages to customers from different companies and developers.
While larger repos, like BigBoss, index hundreds and hundreds of Cydia packages for users to install, many smaller repos can tend to clutter up the Cydia experience. If you’re interested in creating an independent repo of your favorite tweaks, or hosting your own packages in Cydia, there’s an easy way to create your very own Cydia repo right on your iPhone…
While Cydia is a decent hub for all of the available jailbreak apps and utilities, there’s no arguing that dealing with the clunky package installer can be a bit cumbersome at times.
For folks that weren’t aware, you can manually install jailbreak apps and tweaks without ever opening Cydia. All you need is the .deb file of the package you want to install, and an FTP client like iPhone Explorer or Cyberduck.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to manually install a .deb file on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iTransmission is a free jailbreak app that allows you to download torrents straight to your iPhone. We’ve talked about torrent apps before, but iTransmission works like the popular desktop torrent app of a similar name, Transmission.
Transmission has been a hugely popular torrent client on non-mobile platforms, and iTransmission aims at making it easy to download torrents right from your iPhone.
Thanks to a new hack for running iPad apps on the iPhone, someone has been able to successfully run GarageBand on the iPhone 4. GarageBand is a relatively new addition to iOS that was introduced alongside the iPad 2.
Although the App Store’s GarageBand is specifically designed for the iPad, it can also be hacked to run on a jailbroken iPhone.
The app seems to function pretty well once ported. The guy says he used OpenSSH to change the app’s underlying metadata so that it would run on the iPhone.
There are some obvious scaling and interface issues, but this is still a cool experiment to check out. You can do this yourself through the magic of OpenSSH on a jailbroken iDevice, you just need the right information.
Apple will probably make GarageBand a universal app in the future. It’s going to be really interesting to see how the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) work on the iPhone through this method.
What do you think of GarageBand running on the iPhone 4? Pretty cool, huh?
Prompt is a new, stylish SSH app from Panic. The Panic team has developed several popular applications for the Mac, and now they’ve ventured into the App Store with a new SSH client.
If you’re a network/developer geek, you’re probably very familiar with SSH (Secure Shell). Prompt is an incredibly well-designed SSH client for all iDevices. If you’ve been looking for the perfect SSH app, Prompt may be the solution…
I had a scary experience last night. As I was searching for a certain tweak in Cydia, I noticed that I wasn’t getting the results I was looking for. So I searched for a few more apps and tweaks, and I kept getting no results. I thought about it for a minute, and then realized that every item I had searched for was from the BigBoss repo.
I’ve recently upgraded to the iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak, and I haven’t gotten to play around with my main iPhone setup that much yet.
To my surprise, the BigBoss repo was broken in Cydia. BigBoss is a pre-installed repo in Cydia, so it’s very odd that it wasn’t working. The good news is that there’s a way to re-add default Cydia repos without re-jailbreaking the iPhone…