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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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iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

iPad 2 Jailbreak released as JailbreakMe.com updated

A jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been released, as part of the updated - and super-straightfoward - hack site jailbreakme.com. The handiwork of iPhone Dev Team member comex, the site allows both generations of iPad, along with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA and various iPod touch models to be jailbroken simply by visiting the site and hitting the button.

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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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iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

iOS 5 redsn0w Jailbreak released (but it’s probably not for you)

The iPhone Dev Team has released its tethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5, as demonstrated earlier this week. The hack - which allows unofficial software to be run on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch when running the new version of iOS - uses the original limera1n bootrom exploit; still, the Dev Team reckons this particular release really isn't for everyone.

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iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

iOS 5 gets tethered Jailbreak after only hours in wild

Well, that was quick! iOS 5 has only been available to developers for a matter of hours, and already its been jailbroken. iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd tweeted the confirmation, along with some screenshots to prove it.

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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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Untethered redsn0w jailbreak released (& partially pulled) for iOS 4.3.2

Untethered redsn0w jailbreak released (& partially pulled) for iOS 4.3.2

A new untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2 has been released, but there have been a few hiccups along the way for the iPhone 4. The iPhone Dev Team updated their redsn0w tool to handle 4.3.2 on the iPhone 4 (GSM), 3GS, iPod touch 3G/4G and iPad 1, but issues with the iPhone 4 functionality has forced them to pull that specific version.

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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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Toyota pulls jailbroken iPhone theme after Apple complaints

Toyota pulls jailbroken iPhone theme after Apple complaints

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.

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iPhone 4, Apple TV and more get new PwnageTool jailbreak

iPhone 4, Apple TV and more get new PwnageTool jailbreak

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.

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Steve Jobs: “No Interest” in Radiation Detection App

Steve Jobs: “No Interest” in Radiation Detection App

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.

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