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.
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.
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.