Are you a fan of Apple's mobile devices, but wish their software wasn't quite so locked down? Well, today's your lucky day, as iOS hackers "the evad3rs" just released a huge jailbreak for all iOS 7 devices. That includes the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c
, iPad Air, iPad mini
... if it runs iOS 7, it's covered. Read on, for Gizmag's fool-proof, step-by-step instructions.
Only a select few already have Google Glass
in their hands ... or, rather, on their faces. But if you are an early owner of Glass, you’re much better off with an Android phone, as an iPhone can do little more than route calls to the smartglasses. That may soon change, though, with some help from the jailbreak community.
When you jailbreak
an iPhone or iPad, your first stop is the legendary jailbreak app store, Cydia
. It picks up where the walled garden of Apple’s App Store leaves off. But on Android – where Google Play lets you download apps for both unhacked and hacked devices – Cydia makes a lot less sense. But that didn’t stop its developer from releasing, well, a different kind of Cydia
The jailbreak community has been churning out iPhone apps since before the App Store existed. Some of those apps even served as – ahem
– "inspiration" for Apple-made iOS features (Wi-Fi Sync and MobileNotifier come to mind). But as much as iOS has evolved, Cydia is still a hotbed of innovation. Which of its apps stand out? Let's take a look at the all-time best jailbreak apps.
One of the defining features of the (alleged) post-PC era is the replacement of the traditional mouse and keyboard with multitouch. iOS devices natively support Bluetooth keyboards for lengthy typing sessions, but mouse support is unheard of … that is, until now. Jailbreak developer Matthias Ringwald has released a new tweak called BTC Mouse & Trackpad. Install the tweak, make your mouse discoverable, and select it from the list under Bluetooth devices. Voila – you'll see a mouse pointer on your screen.