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iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak now available

iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak now available

We hope you prepared, folks, because the long-awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 devices is finally here. It's been a long time coming since the last time we saw a proper jailbreak, but thanks to the Evad3rs dev team, including PlanetBeing, pod2g, and MuscleNerd, it's great to know that the latest iOS firmware is now hackable.

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Original iOS 1.1.1 jailbreak required 74 steps

Original iOS 1.1.1 jailbreak required 74 steps

As we get prepared for tomorrow's iOS 6.1 jailbreak release, we look back on over five-and-a-half years iOS jailbreaking. It wasn't extremely popular by any means back then, but that was because it required a bit of actual hacking that not many people would be willing to do today. The first-ever public jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch required 74 steps.

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

An official iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is just around the corner. Come Super Bowl Sunday, iOS users will once again be able to jailbreak the latest firmware in order to open up a world of customization on their iOS devices. However, we haven’t seen an untethered jailbreak since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 back in May 2012, so it’s definitely been awhile since avid jailbreakers have had anything to do. With that said, we’ve decided to refresh your brain and help get you on the right track towards a successful jailbreak before it officially releases on Sunday. Here are a few things you should do before you dive in.

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iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 tethered jailbreak out now, iPhone 5 support rumored for February 3

iOS 6.1 officially rolled out today, and already it's been hacked into and jailbroken. Courtesy of Redsn0w, pre-A5 iPhone and iPod Touch devices are now able to jailbreak on iOS 6.1. Granted, it's a tethered jailbreak, but it's better than nothing if you really want to update. Furthermore, an untethered jailbreak that will support the iPhone 5 is said to be arriving on February 3.

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Latest iOS 6 Jailbreak scam wants you to pay $28

Latest iOS 6 Jailbreak scam wants you to pay $28

In the wake of last week's iOS 6 jailbreak hoax, we're starting to see other fake jailbreak fixes pop up on the internet in an attempt to capitalize on the success of last week's prank. Websites by the name of OpenAnyPhone.com and iPhoneJailbreakUnlock.org are claiming to have a working iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for all eligible iPhones. However, unlike last week's attempt, this is one is as fake as it gets.

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Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Dream JB planned to release fake iOS 6 jailbreak earlier than December 22

Last night, the highly-anticipated untethered iOS 6 jailbreak that hundreds of thousands of people were waiting on turned out to be fake, with the jailbreak download files actually just linking to a Rick-rolling video on YouTube. Many notable iOS hackers knew it was all a hoax from the beginning, but there were certainly some excited users who thought that, just maybe, it was all real. We ended up getting a hold of Dream JB himself to hear what his thoughts were on what he called a "social experiment."

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Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is fake, users get Rick-rolled

Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is fake, users get Rick-rolled

Yesterday, we reported that an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak was going to be released on December 22. A lot of people, including us, were a bit skeptical, although his efforts seemed commendable and legit. However, the hacker behind the jailbreak, Dream JB, turns out to be a fake, as the link to the jailbreak files takes you to a Rick-rolling video on YouTube.

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Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

iOS 6 users have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak for some time now, but it seems that there's finally a set date for it. A hacker by the name of "Dream JB" has announced that he'll be releasing an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 on December 22, and it will be compatible with newer iOS devices like the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the 4th-gen iPad, and the new iPod Touch.

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Hackable hotel room locks to be replaced by manufacturer

Hackable hotel room locks to be replaced by manufacturer

Following a sudden surge of hotel room break-ins after the discovery of a simple door lock hack, lock firm Onity is chipping in to replace affected hotel door locks. Onity is currently working with Marriott, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Hyatt hotels to replace the insecure door locks in their hotels, and are planning to cover at least some of the cost.

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Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

Nexus 4 LTE enabled using simple hack

While it was discovered that Google's latest Nexus 4 smartphone does, in fact, have an LTE chip on the inside, the phone's radios don't cover the wide deployment of most LTE bands, resulting in unhappy users who yearn for faster downloads while on the go. However, a simple tweak has been discovered that allows Canadian users to take advantage of LTE on the Nexus 4.

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Kinect gesture control comes to Google TV via hack

Kinect gesture control comes to Google TV via hack

A third-party developer has managed to hook up his Xbox 360 Kinect motion sensor to his Google TV box in order to control it with arm and hand gestures. The best part is that the developer released the app and source code on Github that lets anyone with a bit of coding know-how to try the hack out for themselves.

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4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE networks vulnerable to easy takedown hack

4G LTE might be a thing of beauty for mobile users who love a good and fast internet connection while on the road, but according to a document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a laptop and a software-defined radio unit costing about $650 is all it takes to take down a 4G network within a reasonably-size radius.

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