jailbreak

  • iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes

    iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes

    A few years ago jailbreaking your iPhone was all the rage. The cat-and-mouse game of hackers versus Apple was great fun and some of the open source products available to jailbreakers – namely the Cydia alternative app store – added amazing features and customizability to the iPhone. Some devs even launched only on jailbroken phones, thumbing their noses at Apple’s walled… Read More

  • Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

    Hackers release proof-of-concept Nintendo Switch jailbreak

    In what amounts to an innocuous but important proof-of-concept, a hacker called qwertyoruiopz has released a pseduo-jailbreak that allows you to run arbitrary code on the Nintendo Switch. The interesting thing? Because of a bug in the browser software used on the Switch, the same jailbreak that let iOS 9 users modify their phones has been repurposed to attack the console. The jailbreak code… Read More

  • The new Apple TV has been jailbroken

    The new Apple TV has been jailbroken

    The Pangu hacking team, best known as the team that delivered the first public jailbreak for iOS 9 devices, has done it again: this time, the hackers have released a jailbreak for the 4th generation Apple TV running tvOS 9.0.x. (specifically, 9.0 and 9.0.1). This jailbreak was promised last week by way of a tweet. However, it’s more aimed at developers looking to port their apps and… Read More

  • Extensify lets you “tweak” your iOS apps without jailbreaking

    Extensify lets you “tweak” your iOS apps without jailbreaking

    A newly launched “tweak store” called Extensify gives iOS users an alternative to jailbreaking their devices by offering a simpler way to install modified versions of popular third-party applications like Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, Vine, Instagram and others. Unlike with some of the jailbreaking efforts in the past, the Extensify app – basically an app store… Read More

  • You Can Now Jailbreak Your iOS 9 Devices (But You Probably Shouldn’t)

    You Can Now Jailbreak Your iOS 9 Devices (But You Probably Shouldn’t)

    Over the years, Apple has introduced features to its mobile operating system, iOS, that made jailbreaking your device in order to customize and tweak your phone or tablet less appealing. Users now can do things like add widgets, install dynamic (moving) wallpapers, send audio messages, quickly access frequently used controls and, thanks to 3D Touch, invoke shortcuts to installed applications. Read More

  • This Is How iPad Multitasking Should Look

    This Is How iPad Multitasking Should Look

    Even after Jony Ive took the helm of the entire user experience at Apple and redesigned iOS, multitasking has remained an area that leaves us wanting. But a new jailbreak tweak brings all the brilliance of OS X multitasking may be just the ticket. After jailbreaking your iPad and installing the “OS Experience” tweak from Cydia, you’ll be able to run two apps simultaneously… Read More

  • Evasi0n Jailbreak Group Drops Pirate App Store TaiG

    Evasi0n Jailbreak Group Drops Pirate App Store TaiG

    In a short letter to the jailbreak community, the Evasi0n group has announced they are refusing to distribute TaiG, a Chinese app store released alongside an iOS 7.x jailbreak. Users found that the app store contained hundreds of pirated apps. Read More

  • Partnership With Chinese App Store Shines A Light On The Hidden World Of Jailbreak Groups

    Partnership With Chinese App Store Shines A Light On The Hidden World Of Jailbreak Groups

    Jailbreak releases for new iOS products are major events. In the early years, release teams would celebrate major holidays with a new jailbreak or SIM unlock and millions of anxious users would rush for the latest software. Much has stayed the same – the excitement, the rush to jailbreak. But something has changed: jailbreaks have become big business. Read More

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