Say what you will about webOS and its ultimate demise, but one thing you can’t deny is that its multitasking solution is still the best on any mobile device to this day. If you want to be able to relive the glory days of the Palm Pre and its multitasking finesse, then CardSwitcher for iOS 4 and 5 is just the thing you need. It’s a jailbreak tweak that aims to add the ease of webOS multitasking to iOS devices.
RIM addressed its stance and future policy on BlackBerry PlayBook jailbreaking in a post to the company's blog today, officially confirming that jailbreaking the PlayBook would void its warranty. RIM's opposition to customers using jailbreak tools, such as DingleBerry, isn't surprising, but it also outlined a policy of continually and aggressively patching any root access exploits.
Sparrow for iPhone was finally unleashed on the world a couple of days ago, but fans of the email client were disappointed to learn that a key piece of functionality had been left out: push support. That one feature was all that stopped Sparrow from being the perfect email client for the iPhone, and there’s no word on exactly when push is due to be supported. Good news: if you’ve jailbroken your device, then a simply tweak from Cydia enables push functionality in the app.
Here on the first day of its release, the new Retina-quality iPad has been jailbroken. It certainly does not take long for users on the hacking front to get their devices busted open these days, and Apple's new iPad is no exception to the rule! What you're seeing here is the first of many steps towards jailbreaking and keeping the iPad jailbroken - expect a full release of the method soon!
The new iPad may only have gone on sale hours ago, but already iOS hacking minds have turned to jailbreaking the third-generation slate, with several routes apparently showing promise. Apple's new tablet is, running iOS 5.1, likely to be susceptible to the same early hacks as identified four months ago, according to the iPhone Dev Team, though there are other methods already in the wild.
This year is the second year that the hacking community for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches has been so large that they needed a convention of their own to hold them all - Jailbreak Con 2012. The first version of this event was called MyGreatFest and took place in London - this year's event is completely rebranded and will be popping up all the way over in San Francisco, California here in the USA. This event will contain not only keynote speakers and round-table discussions with developers from all walks of iOS life, it'll have vendors and media representation too - the real deal!
Well, that was certainly quick. iOS 5.1 hasn’t even been with us for 24 hours, but already there’s a tethered jailbreak. It’s not all good news though: it’s only available for devices not running Apple’s A5. That means you won’t be able to get in on the action on the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, or “the new” iPad when it ships on March 16th.
An incoming end to exemptions for jailbreaking in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has prompted protests from influential gadget-hack enthusiasts, asking the Library of Congress to make permanent the right to modify devices you own. Andrew "bunnie" Huang - who wrote Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering after identifying the encryption key on the original Microsoft console in 2002, and who currently leads the hardware development at chumby - has leant his weight to the Jailbreaking Is Not A Crime campaign, with over 4,000 signatures from users who believe it should be up to them to decide what's fair use of their tech toys.
When you think about Siri, it's not something that before the iPhone 4S was released was really a big deal: speaking to your phone, your phone then doing what you told it to do. But now that Siri and iPhone 4S are married, everyone wants a piece of the action. Take for example the brand new and nearly released to the public Tweet with Siri, a hack which allows you to use Siri to add a Twitter status on your iPhone 4S on the go - simple, and perhaps easy enough to accomplish that it should have been included in the basic build long ago, yes?
Almost half a million iPhone 4S users took advantage of the freshly-released jailbreak for the latest Apple smartphone in the first weekend of availability, it's reported, with over 300,000 iPad 2 owners also hacking their device. The pent-up demand for a jailbreak for Apple A5-based gadgets expressed itself in almost one million new jailbreaks in just over three days, the iPhone Dev Team says, using stats culled from the hack process itself.
On your mark, get set, go! A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has just been released by the "Dev Dream Team" just moments ago. Apparently, cracking the A5 was "Not exactly a walk in the park" according to the entire team. The jailbreak is termed GreenPois0n Absinthe and is now available for download on Mac OS X alone. And forget the tethered jailbreak - untethered is where it's at!