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iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iOS 5 beta expires today: b7b redsn0w saves your data

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users running the iOS 5 beta may find their devices not playing ball, with the preview copy of the recently released Apple platform expiring today. Although Apple targets its iOS betas at developers looking to get their apps up to speed with upcoming software changes, the low cost of entry to developer accounts has seen many regular users jump at the chance for early access as well; those same users may be left holding less-than-useful devices today, when the beta expires. Thankfully there's an unofficial tool to allow user data to be extracted.

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Apple’s Newest Intern is also iOS’ Greatest Hacker

Apple’s Newest Intern is also iOS’ Greatest Hacker

When it comes to Apple's mobile platform iOS, this operating system running on the ultra-successful iPhone and iPad as well as iPod Touch, there's a certain word that represents the illegal hacking of the ecosystem: Jailbreaking. When it comes to Jailbreaking, aka beating Apple's security barriers and editing Apple's code as one sees fit, Comex is the man. His site JailbreakMe.com famously made breaking into your iDevice as easy as visiting a website - and he's announced today that he's joining the Apple team as their newest intern.

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iOS 4.3.4 Jailbreak released just days after Apple closes loophole

iOS 4.3.4 Jailbreak released just days after Apple closes loophole

The iPhone Dev Team has already jailbroken Apple's new iOS 4.3.4 release, pushed out to the iPhone, iPad and other devices on Friday last week. The updated iOS version patched a PDF vulnerability which hackers had used to jailbreak iOS 4.3.3; however, redsn0w 0.9.8b3 has been released to handle jailbreaks on 4.3.4, albeit tethered rather than untethered.

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iUsers lets jailbroken iPads have multiple user accounts

iUsers lets jailbroken iPads have multiple user accounts

There are a lot of things that many iPad users wish their iPad could do that Apple doesn't allow. Some of the things are very basic like user accounts. My kids like to use my iPad more than I do and each time I give it to my son for instance, he ends up asking to play some game on it that isn't appropriate for his age like Grand Theft Auto. I have wished more than once that I could set up an account for him on the tablet and only put apps he can play on the account.

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iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

iOS Hacker Bringing Swype To Jailbroken iPhones

It's unusual for someone that's gone Android to go back to iOS, but when it does happen, a sorely missed feature is the Swype keyboard. Swype lets you trace your finger from letter to letter without lifting off the screen to type your words. It's quicker and less straining to type this way, but the feature has yet to be available to iPhone users. Well, that may be about to change---at least for users of jailbroken iPhones---as one iOS hacker has just released a beta port of Swype.

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iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

A jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been released, as part of the updated - and super-straightfoward - hack site jailbreakme.com. The handiwork of iPhone Dev Team member comex, the site allows both generations of iPad, along with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA and various iPod touch models to be jailbroken simply by visiting the site and hitting the button.

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iOS 5 slams door on iPhone firmware downgrades

iOS 5 slams door on iPhone firmware downgrades

Apple is reportedly preparing to ramp up the preventative measures it uses to prevent iOS device owners from restoring older firmware versions, a system often used as part of jailbreak and/or unlocking hacks. As of iOS 5, the iPhone Dev Team reports, Apple will be stepping up the authentication process on the "APTicket" which deems whether a particular firmware version can be installed on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or not. Even those owners who have "saved their blobs" - aka keeping a record of SHSH details for each firmware version - so that they can backtrack to earlier, more hack-friendly iterations of iOS will be affected.

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iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

The iPhone Dev Team has released its tethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5, as demonstrated earlier this week. The hack - which allows unofficial software to be run on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch when running the new version of iOS - uses the original limera1n bootrom exploit; still, the Dev Team reckons this particular release really isn't for everyone.

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iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

Well, that was quick! iOS 5 has only been available to developers for a matter of hours, and already its been jailbroken. iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd tweeted the confirmation, along with some screenshots to prove it.

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Dev-Team untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 available

Dev-Team untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 available

The gaggle of geeks at the Dev-Team are the folks that bring iPhone fans the jailbreaks and unlocks that they can use to set their iPhones free. Sometimes these jailbreaks required the iPhone to be tethered to computer and other times the jailbreak is able to be done untethered. The Dev-Team has announced that the jailbreak tool created by @i0n1c for iOS 4.3.1 is still working to unlock the iPhone on the new 4.3.3 iOS version.

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SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

Almost for as long as Apple has made the iPhone, owners of the handset have hoped to coax more features out of it than are officially supported. That desire spawned the jailbreak scene, hacking the iPhone - and, since then, the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV - to bypass some of Apple's limitations. So what's a jailbreak, why should you do it, and will Apple confiscate your iPhone if you try? Read on as SlashGear 101 brings you up to speed.

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Untethered redsn0w jailbreak released (& partially pulled) for iOS 4.3.2

Untethered redsn0w jailbreak released (& partially pulled) for iOS 4.3.2

A new untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2 has been released, but there have been a few hiccups along the way for the iPhone 4. The iPhone Dev Team updated their redsn0w tool to handle 4.3.2 on the iPhone 4 (GSM), 3GS, iPod touch 3G/4G and iPad 1, but issues with the iPhone 4 functionality has forced them to pull that specific version.

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