If you’ve sideloaded any apps or used a semi-untethered jailbreak at all in the past several years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard about or used AltStore and AltServer to install them.
AltServer and AltStore are a software duet that utilizes free or paid Apple Developer-enabled Apple IDs to sign and install apps outside of the App Store.
Checkra1n is one of the best ways to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad if you have a compatible device (A7-A11) because it utilizes an un-patchable hardware-based bootrom exploit known as checkm8. Perhaps the only notable caveat to checkra1n is that it’s a semi-tethered jailbreak, which means that you need a computer to return to a jailbroken state if you reboot your device for any reason.
Preliminary native support for M1 Macs is now available in the Linux kernel, but many kinks are left to be ironed out and there's no accelerated graphics support present at the moment.
It’s been a hot minute since the checkra1n jailbreak tool received its last update, and given how much has changed since then, it was only a matter of time before it would receive one.
The latest update comes to us this Thursday afternoon in the form of checkra1n version 0.12.3 with official support for up to iOS & iPadOS 14.5 and preliminary support for Apple’s latest M1-equipped Macs along with various bug fixes.
While virtualization company Corellium has managed to make Linux boot on Apple silicon Macs with a series of patches, the open-source operating system will officially gain initial support for the Apple M1-powered Mac models in an upcoming release expected around June.
Jay Freeman, also known to the jailbreak community as Saurik, appears to be at it again this week after releasing a surprise update for Cydia Impactor for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
The latest version of the Cydia Impactor utility comes in the form of version 0.9.53 and incorporates a number of changes for the small subset of users who are still able to use it.
One of the small things I appreciate the most about being a Mac user is that I can easily AirDrop files from my iPhone to my computer and vice versa in some instances. Unfortunately, this process isn’t so cut and dry if you’re a Linux or Windows user, as both of these operating systems lack AirDrop support.
For the reason mentioned above, I would highly recommend a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called SendToDesktop by iOS developer Sudhip for both Linux and Windows users, as it can make sharing files from your iPhone or iPad to your personal computer a breeze.
Ever since Apple announced and launched its M1-equipped Mac options, getting Linux up and running on the hardware has been a goal for many a developer. And now it has finally arrived.
The checkra1n jailbreak utilizes such a powerful exploit that it offers a whole lot more than just a package manager and instant access to your favorite jailbreak tweaks. In fact, the hardware-based checkm8 bootrom exploit has proven more than capable of enabling a whole host of interesting hacks on compatible devices.
The latest of such hacks comes by way of Twitter user @RowRocka, who on Monday afternoon Tweeted a YouTube video of Ubuntu version 20.04 running on an iPhone 7 that had been pwned with the checkra1n jailbreak tool.