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Hackers starting to make progress with iOS 5.1 jailbreak

We haven’t really heard much on the jailbreak front since iOS 5.1 came out. The software update patched all previous exploits, meaning anyone who upgraded, lost their ability to jailbreak (well, A4 devices can still be jailbroken).

But we have good news today for the folks that have updated their devices to 5.1. Pod2g, who was largely responsible for Absinthe and Corona, says that he now has all of the exploits necessary to start working on a new jailbreak…

Hate Home screen badges? Take a look at this

Do you harbor an abnormal amount of hatred for the notification badges that litter your iPhone’s Home screen? If so, then perhaps these new jailbreak apps will satisfy your craving for badge destruction.

No AppStore Badges, No Cydia Badges, and OTA Begone are three new jailbreak apps that will help eliminate notification badges. But as you’ll come to understand, it doesn’t make sense to install any of these if your aim is to simply eliminate all badges.

There’s something much better already available in Cydia from a well respected developer. Check inside for the full details…

Three different iPad (3rd generation) jailbreaks surface on launch day

As if one jailbreak wasn’t enough, now there has been confirmation that not one, not two, but three different 3rd generation iPad jailbreaks have been confirmed by hackers MuscleNerd, i0nic, and chpwn respectively.

It’s only a matter of time before one or more of these jailbreaks make their way to a toolset that the average person can utilize.

Chpwn is the latest hacker to join the new 3rd generation iPad jailbreak party, as he posted photos on Twitter confirming his success…

My Top 10 Jailbreak Tweaks

I consider myself a strong advocate of the jailbreak cause. Ever since ziPhone – the first jailbreak ever released – came out, all my iDevices have been jailbroken and even unlocked when possible.

I love jailbreaking for two reasons. First, I jailbreak because I can. If there is a way to do things not the way they were intended to be, then count me in. Second, and more importantly, I jailbreak because it gives me access to a plethora of features that Apple hasn’t implemented yet, or will never implement for some reasons.

For the past three months, I’ve used a stock iPhone 4S. Obviously that was not my choice. There just wasn’t a jailbreak until Absinthe came out last week. But things are back to normal now.

Every time I jailbreak a new device for the first time, I try to reconsider what I really use, and what I really need. I also try to take into account a few things, like stability. If certain apps gave me headaches in the past, I’ll just make sure not to install them again (goodbye WinterBoard). It’s the perfect occasion to start on a clean slate.

This being said, I’d like to share with you all the jailbreak tweaks that are currently installed on my iPhone 4S…

Zephyr Gesture Tweak Updated in Cydia With More Options and App Blacklists

Chpwn has updated his popular jailbreak tweak called Zephyr with a couple big improvements. The gesture-based tweak brings intuitive, iPad-like navigation gestures to iPhone and iPod touch owners.

Version 1.0.2 of Zephyr is now available in Cydia as a free upgrade to existing users. The update brings with it the ability to blacklist certain apps and set custom finger swipes for each gesture.

How to Enable Multitasking Gestures on Your iPhone With Zephyr

Yesterday we told you about chpwn’s new jailbreak tweak entitled Zephyr. It’s a tweak that can easily enable iPad-esque multitasking gestures on all iOS devices running iOS 5.

Inside, we personally demo how easy it is to get multitasking gestures on iOS 5. It’s as simple as jailbreaking your device, and installing chpwn’s excellent tweak. You don’t want to miss this…

Chpwn Unveils Zephyr, an Awesome Multitasking Tweak for the iPhone

Hot on the heels of the release of his popular Siri port, Spire, the infamous iOS hacker known as chpwn has released another jailbreak tweak. The utility, known as Zephyr, will change the way you switch between active apps.

The program is a two-part tweak with a focus on multitasking. Chpwn has been talking about Zephyr for several weeks, saying things like “you guys are really going to love this.” And tonight, it finally hit the Cydia Store.

Functioning and Legal Siri Port Finally Released in Cydia [Update]

Since Apple unveiled Siri as an iPhone 4S-exclusive feature back in October, the entire jailbreak community has been waiting for it to be ported to older devices. We’ve seen videos of hackers running the digital assistant on non-4S hardware, but never a public release.

Tonight it would seem like the wait is finally over, as a new jailbreak app entitled Spire has just surfaced in Cydia. The utility, created by prominent jailbreak developers Ryan Petrich and chpwn, is a tool for installing Siri on unsupported, jailbroken devices…

ICS Paper Cuts, Critiquing Android, and Attacks on Fanboyism

Most jailbreakers will recognize the hacker known as chpwn. Grant Paul is responsible for many of the most popular iOS jailbreak tweaks in Cydia, including Infinidock and Gridlock. He also helps manage sites like JailbreakQA and works on jailbreaks with the Dev Team.

Grant has started a new blog called “ICS Paper Cuts.” His site is dedicated to critiquing the Android platform, particularly the recent 4.0 version, Ice Cream Sandwich. Needless to say, he’s been dealing with plenty of hate for his critiques of the operating system’s design and usability.

Firebreak: An Easier Way to Enable Panorama Camera Mode in iOS 5

Not five minutes after we posted the plist hack method for enabling panorama mode in iOS 5, the promised jailbreak tweak that does the same thing hit Cydia.

The tweak is titled ‘Firebreak’ in reference to the plist value, and it’s much simpler to use than editing a plist value via iFile.

If you want to use iOS 5’s hidden panoramic camera, then this is the definitive way to enable it…

How to Enable Panorama Mode in iOS 5 [Video]

We’ve created an easy-to-follow video tutorial that shows you how to add the hidden panorama mode to iOS 5’s Camera app.

You will need a jailbroken iOS 5 device in order to do it, and you will also need iFile if you want to follow this specific tutorial.

If you meet those prerequisites, step inside to see how to enable panorama mode on iOS 5…