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Pinera1n: A portable checkra1n jailbreak for iPhones that runs on the Linux-based pinephone

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.

Checkra1n jailbreak updated to version 0.12.3 with M1 Mac support, iOS 14.5 support, & bug fixes

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.

SendToDesktop enables SSH-based file transfers between jailbroken iPhones and computers

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.

WebMessage lets jailbreakers send SMS and iMessages via almost any computer

If, like so many others, your primary methods of communication comprise of iMessage and SMS via your iPhone, then you might take a particular liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak and computer application combination dubbed WebMessage by iOS developer sgtaziz.

WebMessage effectively turns your iPhone into a messaging server on demand, and by installing a special client on your computer, you can read and respond to both iMessage and SMS conversations via your computer even if it’s not a Mac.

Checkra1n jailbreak user gets Ubuntu running on an iPhone 7

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.

A developer launches Patreon funding seeking to bring native Linux to Apple silicon Macs

The advent of Apple silicon Macs has inconvenienced users who prefer to run other operating systems on their Mac. Several companies are currently working on Windows virtualization solutions, including Parallels, CrossOver and Docker, but what about Linux? Well, a developer has launched a campaign to fund a project to create a Linux port for Apple silicon Macs.

Boardy syncs your iPhone or iPad’s clipboard with your Mac or PC

Anyone that does serious multitasking between devices, especially with regard to their iPhone or iPad and their personal computer, is certain to take a liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Boardy by iOS developer Greg0109.

Boardy integrates the clipboard of your iPhone or iPad and personal computer, making it so that you can copy something on your mobile handset and paste it on your personal computer, or vice-versa. Perhaps more importantly, the tweak supports all the major desktop operating systems that you’re likely to be using, including Linux, macOS, and Windows.