Now that the unc0ver 5 jailbreak has been officially released with support for all devices running the recently released iOS 13.5, we're getting a lot of emails from readers who are on the fence about pwning their hardware to try out all those great jailbreak apps and tweaks. As the biggest name in jailbreaking, iDownloadBlog has put together a little video that not only lays out in unambiguous terms the most important reasons you might still want to jailbreak in 2020 but also showcases some of the best jailbreak tweaks that are available today.
On Christmas day, the Electra Team released its public beta of Sileo, a package manager that will attempt to compete with Cydia for market share on the jailbroken iOS 11 platform.
Citing the official Sileo Twitter page, the Sileo beta preview is being hosted on the default Electra repository in Cydia on devices jailbroken with Electra. When Sileo comes out of beta, it will be distributed on an entirely different repository.
Good practice for any jailbreaker is to save your handset’s SHSH blobs regularly. Doing so opens you up to the possibility of firmware downgrades and other fruitful benefits concerning jailbreaking.
A whole host of SHSH blob-saving tools exist today, including blobsaver. The latter is a cross-platform GUI app that promises ease of use across common operating systems like macOS, Windows, and even Linux.
As we reported recently, nitoTV has released his eponymous tool for various tvOS firmwares. It's a package manager, much like Cydia is for iOS, but it needs a jailbreak to work. For tvOS 10.2.2, that jailbreak is greeng0blin, and in this guide we'll show you how to use it.
Coming into Boxing Day, developer Jonathan Levin is clearly fighting fit, with his second jailbreak tool in as many days. After a tvOS 11 update to his LiberTV jailbreak yesterday, today we have an iOS 11 tool, dubbed LiberiOS.
Just in time for Christmas, tihmstar has continued his 32-bit device run with a jailbreak for iOS 10. It works all the way up to the final 32-bit firmware, iOS 10.3.3, so barring any serious misfortune legacy devices should have access to a jailbreak forever.
Abraham Masri has updated his iOS 10.2.1 Saïgon jailbreak, incorporating Siguza's new v0rtex exploit. Using the same vulnerability as Ian Beer's exploit for iOS 11, v0rtex for iOS 10 has replaced ziVA as the kernel magic behind the Saïgon jailbreak. This change has brought greater stability to Saïgon, which was previously very finicky to successfully run.
If you've heard of the new tool Houdini but haven't got around to trying it out yet, then let us show you how in this quick guide. If you haven't heard of it, check out my post on the topic for a bit of background information.
You may remember us reporting on the most recent jailbreak to be released, Saïgon. Well, its developer Abraham Masri is back, with something inventive we haven't seen before. Perhaps best described as a "semi-jailbreak", his tool Houdini achieves some of the effects of a jailbreak, whilst avoiding the hardest challenges and pitfalls which constructing the full package would bring.
Kodi, previously known as XBMC, is an open source media player, and a veritable one-stop shop for all your media needs. Whilst it has been a favourite of Apple TV users for a long time, there is not always a recent tvOS release, and the process to install it has been complex at times. This guide gives the simplest process, without recourse to unofficial distributions.
It doesn't require a jailbreak, and should work on both tvOS 10 and tvOS 9.
Update: As of the 0.3.2 update, the app is now called Extender: Reloaded, search for that in Cydia instead of Extender Installer.
Now that Extender: Reloaded has been released for Cydia Extender on jailbroken devices, we've had a few requests for a quick guide on how to use it. Look no further! Follow our how-to below to ensure your jailbreak app never needs sideloading from a computer again. At last, your semi-untethered jailbreak is truly semi-untethered.
Update: the tool is now entitled Extender: Reloaded, not Extender Installer. Amend your Cydia search accordingly.
Since the release of Yalu for iOS 10, many users have been faced with a new annoyance: the 7-day signing period for their jailbreak app. Without a paid Apple developer account they are forced to connect their devices to their computers once a week to sideload their jailbreak app again.
Whilst this has technically been true for all semi-(un)tethered jailbreaks, it was never an issue with Pangu 9.2-9.3.3 because it came with a one-year certificate, and later a re-jailbreaking website. It was with mach_portal and Yalu102 that the problem became evident.