Jailbreak

iPad gets Bluetooth Magic Mouse hack [Video]

iPad gets Bluetooth Magic Mouse hack [Video]

Having argued why I disagreed with Apple's stance that the stylus is dead and the finger is the way forward this weekend, it's interesting to see other users obviously unsatisfied with solely-touchscreen control of their iPad.  Over at Redmond Pie they've been demonstrating how to hook up an Apple Magic Mouse to a jailbroken iPad for easier navigation.

Video demo after the cut

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Spirit jailbreak for iPad and iPhone released

Spirit jailbreak for iPad and iPhone released

The iPhone Dev Team had promised a jailbreak for the iPad "soon" after the 3G variant's release, and they weren't kidding around.  Spirit is an untethered jailbreak - i.e. you don't need to regularly plug the iPad (or indeed any iPhone or iPod touch running 3.1.2, 3.1.3 or 3.2) into your computer to maintain the hack - and takes advantage of an existing security hole in iPhone OS.

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iPad jailbreak promised soon after 3G model’s release

iPad jailbreak promised soon after 3G model’s release

We've already heard about the first iPad WiFi + 3G deliveries being made - early - to preorder customers, but today's the day when the cellular-enabled iPad makes its official debut at Apple Stores.  Interestingly, it sounds like the iPhone Dev Team are ramping up for an iPad jailbreak release too; according to their blog, the "Spirit" jailbreak - the underlying technique of which was demonstrated within 24hrs of the iPad WiFi's launch at the beginning of the month - will be made public "at some point after" the iPad WiFi + 3G going on sale.

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iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreak has a few major caveats

iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreak has a few major caveats

Many iPhone users out there like the handset, but aren’t big fans of being locked to one network or limited to using only approved software. For this type of user jailbreaking, their device is often one of the first things done.

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Apple iPad jailbreak already achieved [Video]

Apple iPad jailbreak already achieved [Video]

That was quick.  Only hours on sale, and already Apple's iPad has had its first Jailbreak.  The handiwork of key members from the iPhone Dev Team, the hack paves the way for bringing Cydia onto the iPad, the unofficial app distribution system that allows for installing titles that Apple won't approve for the App Store.

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Another geek shows off untethered Jailbreak for iPod and iPhone

Another geek shows off untethered Jailbreak for iPod and iPhone

There are lots of people out there who really want an iPhone but don’t want to be tied to the AT&T network for various reasons. For these users the only recourse is to get an iPhone and Jailbreak it to work on other carriers and to run non-approved software.

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