Jailbreak

EFF fights to keep jailbreaking legal, petitions US Copyright Office

EFF fights to keep jailbreaking legal, petitions US Copyright Office

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is continuing to make its best efforts at ensuring the act of jailbreaking devices like smartphones and tablets remains a legal act. The organization said this week that it has filed a petition with the U.S. Librarian of Congress and the Copyright Office, arguing that jailbreaking is not a crime, and that it should not be seen as a violation of the U.S.'s Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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iOS 8.1 Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad

iOS 8.1 Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad

While the iOS 8 Jailbreaking universe was a mixed bag of oddities, many creators stuck in Beta mode for many moons, iOS 8.1 ready right off the blocks. This entirely un-authorized look at iOS 8.1 comes from the folks at Team Pangu. That’s inside China - and a good indicator of how awesome it’s going to be having China onboard with the iOS Jailbreaking game from now on. This Jailbreak also works on iOS 8.0 right out the gate. And you CAN get English instructions if you don't read Chinese.

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Popcorn Time enters iOS via the jailbroken backdoor

Popcorn Time enters iOS via the jailbroken backdoor

The Netflix of Piracy is finally on the hallowed grounds of iOS. Well, sort of. Popcorn Time is indeed now available to be installed on iPhones and iPads but you will need a jailbroken device to do so, which is probably fitting given the murky legal waters that this streaming service sails through.

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Evasi0n jailbreak group severs ties with Chinese app store TaiG

Evasi0n jailbreak group severs ties with Chinese app store TaiG

A few days ago, the Evasi0n group announced its latest jailbreak for the iPhone was available. The jailbreak was for iOS 7 and came with the Cydia app store tied in to allow you to download apps not approved by Apple. The developers of Evasi0n have now come out and said they refuse to distribute the Chinese app store TaiG.

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Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7 is here, with caveats

Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7 is here, with caveats

Evasi0n today has released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. But before you read any further, understand that jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad is legal, but it will void your warranty. Back up your phone or tablet to iTunes so you can go back in time if you need to do so. Do not jailbreak your iOS device unless you're okay with that risk. Now, on to the details.

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Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Jailbreakers beware: games continue to cut service to hackers [UPDATE: Statement]

Apple has never been entirely keen on the idea of people hacking in to their smartphones, and here in 2013 its becoming apparent that developers of games for iOS devices aren't finding the situation to be entirely positive either. What this week has turned up is the creators of Dues Ex: The Fall have included a code which, if your iPhone is jailbroken, will result in your complete inability to fire guns. And that's important.

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iOS 7 jailbreak claimed by infamous iOS hacker

iOS 7 jailbreak claimed by infamous iOS hacker

The second beta for iOS 7 was just released last week, but iOS hackers are undoubtedly working around the clock to jailbreak the new version of iOS, and it seems like it has been accomplished as one famous iOS hacker as posted a screenshot of what appears to be a jailbroken version of iOS 7, complete with a warning when launching the Activator plugin.

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Facebook Home hitting Jailbroken iPhones: Chat Heads first

Facebook Home hitting Jailbroken iPhones: Chat Heads first

Today it's been announced that those working with a Jailbroken iPhone out there in the wild may soon be able to work with the still limited-to-Android Facebook Home feature Chat Heads. While the newest version of Facebook for iOS does include an in-app iteration of the Chat Heads feature for messaging, the build announced today (by unofficial sources, of course), will allow Chat Heads to appear universally, just as it is with Android.

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iOS 7 jailbreak supposedly already in the works

iOS 7 jailbreak supposedly already in the works

With an iOS 6 jailbreak now out and about, developers are starting to think ahead to iOS 7. We've already heard from Evad3rs team member David Wang (a.k.a. Planetbeing) about the chances of jailbreaking iOS 7, and according to him, it'll most likely be a slow battle to find the exploits in iOS 7. However, another well-known jailbreaker has stepped up and pointed out that he has a solution.

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iPhone 5 jailbreak tweak allows AT&T users to hop over to T-Mobile

iPhone 5 jailbreak tweak allows AT&T users to hop over to T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced earlier this week that the iPhone 5 would be coming to the carrier, which marks the first time that T-Mobile has officially carried Apple's phone. However, while AT&T models of the iPhone 5 can be updated to support T-Mobile's AWS bands, jailbroken iPhones can't be tampered with in such a way, or else the jailbreak would be lost. However, a new jailbreak tweak fixes this.

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iOS 6.1.3 patches up Evasi0n jailbreak: hold your updates

iOS 6.1.3 patches up Evasi0n jailbreak: hold your updates

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 6.1.3 unto the public, and it came with a couple of big updates as well as some general bugfixes and performance improvements. However, it also patched up some of the exploits used by the Evad3rs dev team in order to jailbreak iOS 6.1, which means that if you update to iOS 6.1.3, you'll lose your jailbreak.

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iOS 6.1.3 tethered jailbreak hits for older iOS devices

iOS 6.1.3 tethered jailbreak hits for older iOS devices

Apple officially released iOS 6.1.3 unto the public today, and we knew it would patch up the infamous Evasi0n jailbreak, meaning that if you update your iPhone 5 or other newer iOS device to iOS 6.1.3, you'll lose your jailbreak and won't be able to go back. However, another jailbreak method has been released, and it works on iOS 6.1.3 on older iOS devices.

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