Jailbreaking

  • Evasi0n By The Numbers: 2 Days In, Cydia Usage Jumps To Over 4M Devices, Jailbreak Website Sees 5M Uniques

    Evasi0n By The Numbers: 2 Days In, Cydia Usage Jumps To Over 4M Devices, Jailbreak Website Sees 5M Uniques

    You would be forgiven if you thought jailbreaking was dead. There hadn’t been a good, untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 running the current version of the iOS operating system for some time. But this week’s launch of the new “evasi0n” jailbreak demonstrates the pent up demand in the jailbreak community for a new release. Immediately upon its debut, traffic… Read More

  • “Evasi0n” Overloads Servers As Over 270,000 People Download The New Jailbreak For iOS 6.0/6.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5

    “Evasi0n” Overloads Servers As Over 270,000 People Download The New Jailbreak For iOS 6.0/6.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5

    Jailbreaking has returned, and already servers are overloaded. Today, a group of iOS hackers styling themselves as the Evad3rs team has released a usable jailbreak for the iPhone 5, as well as any other iOS device capable of running iOS 6.0 or 6.1, with the exception of the Apple TV (3rd generation). The process of jailbreaking devices has grown more difficult through the years. This isĀ thanks… Read More

  • Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak

    Behind The Scenes Of The iPhone 5 Jailbreak

    Technically speaking, the iPhone 5 is already jailbroken. You’re just not allowed to have it yet. The reason for this is because one of the bugs that contributes to a functional jailbreak is so good, that the hackers who discovered it would rather hang on to it while looking for another to replace it, instead of releasing it out into the wild where Apple could learn of the exploit, and… Read More

  • Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple has just hired yet another member of the iPhone jailbreaking community, Nicholas Allegra, also known as “@comex” on Twitter. Allegra is best known for the JailBreakMe website which made the process of jailbreaking the iPhone as simple as visiting a webpage using mobile Safari. The 19-year old hacker from Chappaqua, New York, posted the news of his hire on Twitter, stating that… Read More

  • Greenpois0n Strikes Again, For Apple TV Too

    Greenpois0n Strikes Again, For Apple TV Too

    With the latest GreenPois0n release, we are now able to jailbreak the latest iOS update, iOS 4.2.1. All iDevices including the Verizon iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and now Apple TV 2, can undergo untethered jailbreaking. The latest GreenPois0n, RC6, can be applied over RC5 and will fix general bugs with the emulators. Read More

  • Apple TV Gets Included In Pwnage Jailbreak Tool

    Apple TV Gets Included In Pwnage Jailbreak Tool

    The Apple TV only came out a month and a half ago, and it’s already busted wide open. Actually, that’s not much of a record. A lot of hardware gets cracked pre-release, or day-of. And in fact, the AppleTV was cracked privately some time ago, but now you too can get in on the fun. Read More

  • Gamepad Turns Your iPhone/iPod Into A Game Boy

    Gamepad Turns Your iPhone/iPod Into A Game Boy

    It’s pretty much an accepted fact that the iPhone is a great mobile gaming platform. What is also accepted is that the controls are somewhat less then optimal for some kinds of games. Enter the iControlPad. Now, I’m not 100% behind this idea, mainly because it takes a mobile gaming device and makes it decidely less mobile. I guess you could carry the iControlPad with you, and just… Read More

  • Apple on the defensive: Jailbreaking your iPhone may be legal but it'll still void your warranty

    Apple on the defensive: Jailbreaking your iPhone may be legal but it'll still void your warranty

    No idea how this will fly in court, but here we go. Apple says that jailbreaking your iPhone, while now as legal as can be, will still void your warranty. Besides, said Apple, the number of people who actually go to the trouble of jailbreaking their iPhone is so small that it’s really not worth getting too excited over. Read More

  • The User's Manifesto: in defense of hacking, modding, and jailbreaking

    The User's Manifesto: in defense of hacking, modding, and jailbreaking


    There’s a trend that’s been disturbing me lately. When the topic of modding or jailbreaking comes up — say, in the wake of the iPad announcement, or Sony’s restrictive PS3 update — there is an outcry. Who am I to tell Apple what’s best for their devices? How can I in good conscience urge others to void their warranties or break license agreements? And… Read More

  • Buy.com selling unlocked iPhones for a price

    Buy.com selling unlocked iPhones for a price

    Don’t feel like dealing with jailbreaking you iPhone and killing iTunes updating? Got $799? Buy.com has an iPhone for you. The retailer is now selling the Jesusphone fully unlocked and with a full Apple warranty. It isn’t cheap at 800 bones, but think about what you get without all the legal worries. Finally, the iPhone can now legally work on the T-Mobile network and travel abroad… Read More

  • Dev-Team getting closer to releasing redsn0w, the iPod touch 2G jailbreaking app

    Dev-Team getting closer to releasing redsn0w, the iPod touch 2G jailbreaking app

    The infamous Dev-Team dropped a big hint in the form of an image a few days ago that the hacker group was developing an iPod touch 2G jailbreaking app. Now, not only did the group confirm that the iPod touch 2G was the target device for redsn0w, but have gotten a bit closer to the goal. It seems that the process has been done but is still too manual for geeks like us. They plan on packaging… Read More

  • With iPhone 3G official, we ask: what about the jailbreaking community?

    With iPhone 3G official, we ask: what about the jailbreaking community?

    Relax, it’s over, we came out of it alright. The iPhone 3G is officialized, and it’s pretty hot. Not just the faster speeds and real GPS, but the forthcoming apps and low price tag make it more a more than drool-worthy piece of hardware. But what about us jailbreakers? Many of use run our iPhones on T-Mobile and run a plethora of free, non-official apps. The dev teams have done… Read More

  • Guess who just got an iPhone?

    Guess who just got an iPhone?

    Meeeeeee. I sure as heck didn’t pay for it, but some strings were pulled and now I have one to pet heavily for the next couple weeks. Maybe now Biggs will shut up and not whip his out every two seconds. I’ll stick with AT&T for a little bit, but rest assured that Jailbreaking will commence shortly. Read More

  • Help-Key: How to really jailbreak your 16 or 32GB iPod Touch for 1.1.4

    Help-Key: How to really jailbreak your 16 or 32GB iPod Touch for 1.1.4

    Last week, while trying to write a Help-Key on jailbreaking an iPod Touch with 1.1.4, I bricked my iPod. It was out of commission for a couple of days. Since then, I’ve got it up and on its feet, and succeeded in installing 1.1.4 with the thing jailbroken. Here’s how it works. Read More

  • Ziphone brings one-touch Jailbreaking to iPhone 1.1.4; Not so much the Touch

    Ziphone brings one-touch Jailbreaking to iPhone 1.1.4; Not so much the Touch

    When Apple released the 1.1.4 firmware to the iPhone and iPod Touch-owning public earlier in the week, there was much excitement over who was going to be the first to jailbreak it. Well, it turns out it was easy enough to tweak the 1.1.3 jailbreaking apps to do the job; Apple didn’t really make any new prohibitions to jailbreaking in the update. Ziphone has released a new version of… Read More

  • Fastest Jailbreaking app yet released

    Fastest Jailbreaking app yet released

    Another day, another way to Jailbreak a 1.1.3 iPhone. And that’s the iPhone, the touch isn’t supported yet. But this promises to be the easiest and fastest way to Jailbreak your iPhone yet, taking less than five minutes from download to reboot. It only works on Intel Macs right now, but if you have one and an iPhone, you’re all set. Check out the product page for updates… Read More

  • Jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touches not working with forthcoming SDK?

    Jailbroken iPhones, iPod Touches not working with forthcoming SDK?

    The guys over at iPhone Atlas have a pretty good point in today’s blog, namely that those of you rushing to Jailbreak your 1.1.3 iPhones and iPod Touches might just be screwing yourselves later, as the Jailbreaking process disables a relevant part of the device’s OS, called Nikita, which apparently helps with future third-party apps. While it’s not yet confirmed if… Read More

  • Jailbreak software for 1.1.3 iPod Touches, iPhones released

    [photopress:jail.jpg,full,center]Just a quick note: those of us waiting for an easy way to Jailbreak our 1.1.3-firmware-toting iPhones or iPod Touches have to wait no longer, as the Dev Team has released new Jailbreaking software. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but I’m planning on giving it a try later today. Currently, you can only Jailbreak your iPhone or Touch with… Read More