Just a couple of days ago, the Odyssey Team shared that it was already investing in test devices for iOS & iPadOS 15 jailbreak development. The announcement was accompanied by a photograph of an iPod touch that had been custom engraved with the words “Odyssey Team” on the back.
More recently, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar took to the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel to share that libhooker — the tweak injection method utilized by the Chimera, Odyssey, and Taurine jailbreaks for iOS 12, 13, and 14 respectively — was mostly working on iOS 15 beta 8.
If you use any of the CoolStar-led jailbreaks, including Chimera for iOS 12, Odyssey for iOS & iPadOS 13, or Taurine for iOS & iPadOS 14, then there’s a good chance that you’re using libhooker for tweak injection, which is the intricate process that lets installed jailbreak tweaks work their magic on your handset’s operating system.
While CoolStar regularly updates libhooker with improvements, CoolStar just this past weekend opted to launch a public beta of a new libhooker build dubbed libhooker v1.6.9 beta 1 to allow voluntary testers to try the latest features before they roll out to the general public by way of an official update.
It's only been a few days since Apple last seeded a beta of its next major platform updates to developers. But here we are, marching towards the inevitable public launch, and Apple's working on refinements. Which is why, today, we're seeing yet another beta seeded to developers ahead of the wide release for the next major updates to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
The march towards a public release of macOS 12 Monterey continues. And, of course, the wide release of the other major software updates. And to get there, we must stay on the beta seed train.
Today, Apple has seeded the sixth beta of macOS 12 Monterey to developers. While this is obviously late in the beta process, it's still worth saying that downloading and installing the prerelease software still shouldn't be done on your primary computer. It's possible the software is still a little rough around the edges as Apple continues to tweak the formula ahead of a public launch later this year. What's more, this is the developer beta, so it's meant for registered developers.
One of the many features that Apple revealed earlier this year as part of the unveiling of iOS 15 is called iCloud Private Relay. It's part of the suite of new features bundled with an iCloud+ subscription. And while Apple stills plans to launch it later this year, it won't be as a ready-to-launch feature, but a beta to start.
With September marching ever closer, Apple's goal to release the next major software updates for its platforms also inches closer. Which means the company is seeding developer updates as readily as it can, preparing developers (and public beta testers) for the upcoming arrivals. And today is no different.
Apple's TestFlight software is now available on macOS, allowing developers to test-drive beta versions of their Mac apps before they are released publicly.
WhatsApp is launching WhatsApp Desktop and Web in beta capacity in order to gather user feedback before publicly rolling out its much-expected support for multiple devices.
With the grand unveiling of the newest version of Safari for iOS and iPadOS, Apple welcomed a few big changes to the experience. The biggest, along with tab groups in general, is that the address bar has been moved to the bottom of the iPhone. However, Apple has been listening to the masses --especially those who have been adamant that the upcoming changes aren't great-- and keeps tweaking that experience ahead of the public launch later this year. And today is no different.
Apple is moving towards the public launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 later this year. To help get there, though, the company is still in the beta testing phase. As a result, the company has just issued the latest betas for a few of its most popular platforms.
Proponents of the Sileo package manager for jailbroken iPhones and iPads will be in for quite the surprise this Saturday morning, as the Sileo Team appears to be pushing a notably significant new public beta update for the app in the form of version 2.2.
1Password 8, the next major iteration to the popular password manager, is now available for testing on macOS ahead of its public release on Mac and Windows later this year.