Jailbreak archive

  • Jailbreak tool released for iOS 7, bringing tweaks and utilities with it
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    Jailbreak tool released for iOS 7, bringing tweaks and utilities with it

    By 22 December 2013

    A jailbreak tool for iOS 7 has been released by the "evad3rs" team, allowing iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to customise the iOS software. The "evasi0n 7" jailbreak is "untethered" meaning users can turn off their device without losing the jailbreak. ...

  • Evasi0n jailbreak has reached an impressive 18 million devices running iOS 6
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    Evasi0n jailbreak has reached an impressive 18 million devices running iOS 6

    By 20 March 2013

    The Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 and 6.1 has reached a total of 18 million devices since its release in early February. The news comes from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the jailbreak app marketplace Cydia - a man who would certainly know such figures....

  • iOS 6 jailbreak now available, evasi0n ready for release
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    iOS 6 jailbreak now available, evasi0n ready for release

    By 4 February 2013

    The evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6 and 6.1 is now ready for download. Hacker collective evad3rs claims to have busted the operating system wide open and is offering the jailbreak as a free download on its site. The jailbreak, which has been in much demand...

  • iOS 6 jailbreak detailed, still no release date
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    iOS 6 jailbreak detailed, still no release date

    By 31 January 2013

    Since iOS 6's release in late-September 2012, a large group of members looking to tinker with the software on their iOS devices have been eagerly awaiting a jailbreak. Luckily new details have emerged, revealing a jailbreak for both iOS 6 and iOS 6.1...

  • iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of
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    iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of

    By 19 January 2012

    If you're still using an old iPhone, or an old iPod touch, and you're jealous of all your fanboy friends revelling in the iOS 5 goodies then help could be at hand. The Whited00r 5.1 mod apparently plays nicely with all generations of the iPod touch and...

  • 720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack
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    720p HD iPad apps with Apple TV hack

    By 2 January 2012

    Whilst fanboys everywhere sit around twiddling their thumbs (magically, you understand, with multi-gesturing a plenty) waiting for Apple to offer App Store access on its hobby box; a couple of clever chaps have taken matters into their own hands; offering...

  • Dual SIM iPhone 4S with the Vooma Peel PG920
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    Dual SIM iPhone 4S with the Vooma Peel PG920

    By 9 November 2011

    If you ever wanted to get some dual SIM action going on your iPhone 4, or iPhone 4S, now you can. But you're going to need to take the jailbreak plunge first. The system is on offer thanks to the Vooma Peel PG920, a battery back up case that also has...

  • FaceForward brings FaceBook iPad app tweak back to life
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    FaceForward brings FaceBook iPad app tweak back to life

    By 26 July 2011

    In following a clever bit of iPad tomfoolery, us Pocket-linters successfully managed to get the hidden Facebook iPad application up and running. Facebook however was quick to act, preventing the code from being exploited just a few hours after it was...

  • Jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and you could keep it safe from hackers
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    Jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and you could keep it safe from hackers

    By 7 July 2011

    The JailbreakMe creators have just fixed what could be a major security flaw in iOS, making hacking your iPhone or iPad a more secure solution that what Apple gives you out of the box.  Apple has long been adamant that the jailbreaking process could...

  • JailbreakMe ready to hack your iPad 2
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    JailbreakMe ready to hack your iPad 2

    By 6 July 2011

    JailbreakMe 3.0 has gone live, making it possible to jailbreak your iPad, iPad 2 or iPhone - all from your iDevice's mobile Safari browser, and with just one click of a button. As long as you're running iOS 4.3.3, you simply need to visit JailbreakMe.com...

  • iOS 5 jailbreak could ban pirate apps
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    iOS 5 jailbreak could ban pirate apps

    By 20 June 2011

    One of the hacking scene's new kids on the block, i0n1c (aka Stefen Esser), is considering including a ban on using pirated applications with his next jailbreak, for Apple's forthcoming iOS 5. He may write in a block on using Installous, the software...

  • PS3 3.60 firmware jailbroken already
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    PS3 3.60 firmware jailbroken already

    By 18 March 2011

    It may have taken the hacking community a long old while to finally crack into the Sony PlayStation 3, but it seems that now they're in, they're not planning on getting out. The latest PS3 firmware, 3.60, which was introduced earlier this month and added...

  • iPad 2 jailbreak already achieved
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    iPad 2 jailbreak already achieved

    By 14 March 2011

    The iPad 2 may have only been available for just over 2 days, but that hasn't stopped jailbreak expert Comex from busting into the new Apple tablet already. Although the hacker has yet to make the jailbreak procedure public, he has posted (via Twitter)...

  • VIDEO: The Windows Phone 7 iPhone
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    VIDEO: The Windows Phone 7 iPhone

    By 31 January 2011

    Look, we know that jailbreakers and developers love to show off - but we can't help but look at this and think: "What's the point?". We mean, if you like the Windows Phone 7 OS that much, then there are plenty of handsets out there running it natively,...

  • Microsoft endorses Windows Phone 7 jailbreak attempt
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    Microsoft endorses Windows Phone 7 jailbreak attempt

    By 19 January 2011

    Famed hacker Geohot has turned his attentions to Windows Phone 7, and has started work on a jailbreak for devices that carry the operating system. Of course, there's nothing particularly surprising about that, after all, he's already got a long history...

  • Sony PS3 hacked at last?
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    Sony PS3 hacked at last?

    By 3 January 2011

    There were rumblings last week that a team of developers had worked out a way to crack the PS3's software to allow for all sorts of naughtiness, and now a notorious hacker has gone one step further by posting a hacking tool online. GeoHot has posted the...

  • iOS 4.2 jailbreak possible on older Apple devices already
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    iOS 4.2 jailbreak possible on older Apple devices already

    By 23 November 2010

    If you're not rocking an iPhone 4, or the third or fourth gen iPod touch, and instead have a iPhone 3G or 3GS, or a first or second iPod touch in your pocket then, for once, you can get one over on your early adopting fanboy buddies. For the The Dev-Team...

  • Jailbroken Apple TV Plex(es) its muscles
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    Jailbroken Apple TV Plex(es) its muscles

    By 4 November 2010

    There's been a few Apple TV jailbreak stories that have done the rounds, but they've all been pretty, well...naff. But Plex on Apple TV - now that is big. If you're not familiar with Plex, allow us to fill you in. Plex is a Mac OS X based media platform...

  • iOS 4.1: Consider it jailbroken
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    iOS 4.1: Consider it jailbroken

    By 21 October 2010

    They've done it again. Even Steve Jobs must admire the Dev-Team's persistence and determination. The Apple device hacker extraordinaire has just announced that iOS 4.1 has been jailbroken using the PwnageTool. A statement on the Dev-Team's website reads:...

  • Apple TV jailbroken already
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    Apple TV jailbroken already

    By 1 October 2010

    Well, that didn't take long did it? Despite only being announced a month ago, and with shipping of the next-generation device only beginning in the last week or so, the jail-breaking community have already announced that it has successfully hacked into...

  • iPhone jail-breakers beware: iOS 4.1 is "a trap"
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    iPhone jail-breakers beware: iOS 4.1 is "a trap"

    By 8 September 2010

    The notorious Dev Team has posted an entry on its blog warning iPhone jail-breakers (or potential jail-breakers) that the impeding iOS 4.1 update is "a trap" set by Apple. The post warns that accepting the update is "the surest way to lose your jailbreak...

  • PS3 3.42 update ends jailbreaking dreams
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    PS3 3.42 update ends jailbreaking dreams

    By 7 September 2010

    Sony has announced a "minor update" for your PS3 firmware that "includes additional security features". Roughly translated this means that Sony has released a pretty significant system software update that blocks all of the jail-breaking that has been...

  • Big Apple is watching you: iPhone kill switch incoming?
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    Big Apple is watching you: iPhone kill switch incoming?

    By 23 August 2010

    Apple has filed a patent for a kill-switch like application that could see the the Cupertino based giant given far more power than a tech company should really have. The app, entitled “Systems and Methods for Identifying Unauthorized Users of an Electronic...

  • PS3 USB modchip claims to run "backed-up" games
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    PS3 USB modchip claims to run "backed-up" games

    By 19 August 2010

    A USB dongle has hit the PlayStation 3 mod scene that purports to back up games to the console's hard drive, allowing you to play them without the disc being present. What's more, it's plug and play, so there's no need to get the screwdriver out or tamper...

  • Apple iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and 3.2.2 for iPad released to combat PDF vulnerability
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    Apple iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and 3.2.2 for iPad released to combat PDF vulnerability

    By 11 August 2010

    Apple has moved quickly in order to fix a bug within iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPad. The bug allowed malicious code to be run if users visited a site with PDFs on it, but was also the cause of the loophole that allowed jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhones...