Though iOS gets more advanced every year, there are still plenty of iPhone
owners that want to break down Apple's walled garden and jailbreak their devices. If you think that might be you, read on for Gizmag's iOS 8 jailbreaking tutorial.
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.
Compared to other media set-top boxes, the Apple TV can appear somewhat limited. Out of the box it offers a limited number of channel apps and, unless you're invested in the Apple ecosystem, its AirPlay features are marginal at best. But the good news is you can get more content (a lot more), and additional functionality out of your Apple TV 2 with a simple jailbreak. It allows you to install popular apps like XBMC that make it easier to stream digital content throughout your home network. You're also able to find hundreds of internet channels like you'd find on a Roku
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.
The jailbreak for iOS 6 was one of the most difficult to come by for the hacking community. A tethered jailbreak for older devices
hit shortly after Apple launched the OS, but an untethered jailbreak seemed like it was never going to happen. Of course, the evad3rs crew eventually made it happen with the evasi0n jailbreak tool
. Not long after it came out, Apple already has iOS 6.1.3 in beta, which is set to fix at least one of the exploits used for the evasi0n jailbreak.
Countless customers love iOS devices, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. There is usually a gap between iOS updates and their corresponding jailbreaks, but this hack came hot on the heels of Apple's 6.1.1 update
. Read on for our guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
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.
A seemingly popular community used by iOS jailbreakers to download pirated App Store applications has shut down without any warning to users. Hackulous, the community that has ceased to exist, also had a jailbreak application for downloading and installing apps called Installous. The Cydia repository for Hackulous has also gone down, along with a site that worked with Hackulous and its app, known as Apptrackr.
iOS is beloved by millions of customers, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. Though there is typically a gap between the releases of iOS software and their corresponding jailbreaks, iOS 6.0.1 was jailbroken in rapid-fire fashion, and we have the full instructions.
The Northern Hemisphere autumn is usually a slow time for jailbreaking. Apple releases new iOS firmware, along with a shiny new iPhone – and both typically need time before they can be hacked. The members of the iPhone Dev Team, however, have given us a pre-Halloween surprise: they updated the jailbreak tool redsn0w to simplify the hacking of A4 iOS devices.