Jailbreak

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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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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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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Student Earns $50k A Year Jailbreaking iPhones

Student Earns $50k A Year Jailbreaking iPhones

Since jailbreaking phones was deemed a legal undertaking thanks to exemptions added to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) last year, full-time jobs have grown from the activity. A senior at George Mason University, Kevin Lee, earns about $50,000 a year unlocking iPhones for folks less adept with technology.

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