Jailbreak

Set Google Maps as the default maps app on iOS with a few tweaks

Set Google Maps as the default maps app on iOS with a few tweaks

We're not surprised if you were ecstatic about Google finally releasing their own Maps solution on iOS last week -- we were certainly excited as well. However, while Google Maps provides an excellent user experience, the app doesn't integrate with the iOS ecosystem as well as Apple Maps does. Luckily, though, there are a few solutions for both jailbreakers and non-jailbreakers alike.

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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 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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iPhone 5 jailbroken on launch day

iPhone 5 jailbroken on launch day

Whenever a new iPhone arrives, it seems that there's always a race to be the first to jailbreak it. Hacker Grant Paul claims that he's already jailbroken the iPhone 5, less than 24 hours after the the newest iDevice launched in here in the US. Paul posted an image of the iPhone 5 home screen with a shortcut to Cydia to his Twitter account, indicating that he's already managed to jailbreak the the handset.

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Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak released for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak released for iPad, iPhone and iPod

A new jailbreak hack for iOS 5.1.1 on most iPad models plus the iPhone and iPod touch has been released, Absinthe 2.0, allowing for unofficial third-party apps to be installed on Apple's usually locked-down hardware. The handiwork of the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams, Absinthe 2.0 promises one of the quickest jailbreaks to-date, simply a matter of plugging in a USB cable and clicking a button.

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