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.
Toyota has yanked a smartphone theme for iOS that required iPhone users jailbreak their devices in order to use it. The theme had been distributed via the unofficial Cydia app store since the end of March, but after it garnered some publicity earlier this week, Apple apparently complained to Toyota.
New versions of the iPhone Dev Team's PwnageTool and redsn0w iOS jailbreak tools havebeen released, to handle iOS 4.3.1. Offering a jailbreak option for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM version), along with the third- and fourth-gen iPod touch, first-gen iPad and second-gen Apple TV - but not the Verizon iPhone 4 or the iPad 2, yet - it's an untethered solution meaning you don't have to plug your device into a PC/Mac whenever you want to restart it.
If you are concerned with radiation levels coming from your cell phone, you can measure it if you have a BlackBerry or an Android phone, but not (officially) with your iPhone. Israeli developer Tawkon has been repeatedly rejected by the Apple App Store, and now has been personally refused by Steve Jobs in a two-word email: "No Interest". So now, Tawkon has posted instructions online through Cydia and on its website to download the app.
Apple is reportedly preparing iOS 4.3.1 for release within the next one to two weeks, less than a month since the company pushed out iOS 4.3. According to BGR's sources, the update will include various bug fixes but also address an iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability and introduce new baseband for the iPhone 3GS and original iPad.
Apple's iPad 2 only went on sale this past Friday, but already the second-generation iOS tablet has been jailbroken. The handiwork of notorious Apple hacker comex, the jailbreak - which will allow third-party apps to be installed on the iPad 2, along with other modifications - has not yet been released publicly.
A mister Peter Hajas has created what very much appears to be a masterpiece in Apple iOS developing. Ever get annoyed that your pals over on Android have cooler looking notifications than you do? Fear not! For soon you will have a lovely "Copious Corn Flakes" update to your "MobileNotifier" for your iOS device. And not only is it free, it's open source! MobileNotifier is BSD lisenced and all of the user interface work is done by Kyle Adams in collaboration with Peter Hajas who is a cool developer. In the update you're about to see, compared to earlier versions, the utility is sleaker, faster, better look, and as always, and of course: optimized.
If you feel safe that your iPhone is secure because you set a password, this might make you a little nervous. Six minutes is all it will take an experienced hacker to break into your iPhone and get all your information. Watch a video of the process after the jump.
It didn’t take long for the just released Verizon iPhone 4 to be successfully jailbreaked. The first screenshots of the jailbreaked device was released over at BlogsDNA showing the Verizon iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.6 running with Cydia.
Got an iOS device running 4.2.1 that's in dire need of an untethered jailbreak? Good news; the Chronic Dev Team has released a new solution, GreenPois0n, promising an untethered jailbreak suitable for Mac, Linux or Windows users, and opening up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the joys of the Cydia unofficial app store.