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Gridlock 2.0 released for iOS6 compatibility


Today, one of the last tweaks I have been waiting to use on my iPhone 5, Gridlock 2.0, was released to add compatibility for iOS 6. This tweak is essential for any devoted themer. The tweak allows you to position your app/folder icons anywhere on your Springboard without the rest of the icons shifting around. This tweak works out great for themes with widgets or custom icon layouts.

Unfortunately, the developer @chpwn has implemented an upgrade fee for those who had already purchased the original Gridlock. For new users, the tweak will cost $4.99, for those who are …

The iPhone5 has already been jailbroken by chpwn!


Well, this morning the new Apple iPhone 5 went on sale and not even 24 hours later, @chpwn has already managed to jailbreak his! Of course A4 and lower devices can already jailbreak on iOS6, but A5 and A5X devices such as the iPhone4S, iPad3 and now iPhone5 are not susceptible to the limera1n exploit which allows for the tethered iOS6 jailbreak. This means that chpwn has found a new exploit, likely in the iOS6 firmware, which has enabled him to jailbreak the iPhone5.

This is great news and very unexpected, it can take weeks or even months …

Zephyr multitasking app from chpwn brings awesome new multitasking features


@chpwn has just released a great new app. Zephyr multitasking brings some awesome new features to multitasking on the iPhone. Instead of having to double-tap your home button to access your open applications, you can simply swipe up from the bottom of the homescreen to pull up the apps. Additionally you can swipe left or right on your screen to quickly and easily switch between apps just like on the iPad. Zephyr is available in Cydia now.

Zephyr is multitasking gestures for iPhone and iPod touch. From swiping up to show the multitasking switcher or quickly swiping to a …

Carrier IQ discovered in iOS by chpwn


Over the past 24 hours, the web has been buzzing about Carrier IQ, a keylogger that is present on many smartphone operating systems including Android, Symbian, Blackberry, WebOS and now it has been discovered within iOS as well. @chpwn did some digging around after this news had surfaced and discovered that Carrier IQ has been present in every version of iOS up to and including the current iOS5.

The filenames vary depending on the firmware revision as follows:

    iOS 3: /usr/bin/IQAgent iOS 4 and 5: /usr/bin/awd_ice2 or /usr/bin/awd_ice3
We can expect that there will be a cydia package to…

Apple blocks Amazon to prevent Sauriks SHSH servers from accessing gs.apple.com


*UPDATE* @saurik has posted an update to his Twitter account that the SHSH saving issue was actually a coding SNAFU and not Apple blocking access to his servers.

Apple continues to crack down hard on the jailbreaking community. Today @chpwn has informed us that Apple has blocked access to all of Amazon's servers. @saurik has Cydia access the Apple servers to save our SHSH keys. Because his servers are now blocked we cannot save our SHSH keys automatically through Cydia. This can easily be remedied by using TinyUmbrella to save your SHSH files locally and presumably Saurik …

Cydia is now compatible with 4.2 and ready for release!

Earlier today, a Twitter user asked @chpwn if they had made any progress on getting Cydia 4.2 ready. Apparently Cydia is already compatible with 4.2 and ready for release following the public release of 4.2 which is supposedly coming out tomorrow. This DOES NOT mean go out and update to 4.2 right now. Please remember that even though Cydia will be compatible with 4.2 shortly after it's release, doesn't mean that all of the Cydia apps will be compatible. After any major firmware upgrade it usually takes a week or two for the application developers to make each …

Greenpois0n is now Open Source

Greenpois0n was supposed to be launched with Chronic Dev Team’s SHAtter exploit but it actually didn’t. It however used limera1n’s exploit to jailbreak iOS 4.1. The SHAtter exploit is still safe for a future iOS release.

Not only that Chronic Dev Team showed greatness by delaying the greenpois0n release and saving their own exploit, they have now come up with something even great. They have actually made greenpois0n open source by releasing the source code of it’s main injector module called ’syringe’.

What is syringe?

Syringe is the “Injector” module from GreenPois0n. It’s used for sending exploits to the device …

BREAKING NEWS! iOS4 Jailbreak is here!

iPhone 4 Users: If jailbreaking causes you to lose MMS and FaceTime use the following OFFICIAL fix from comex:

Install OpenSSH via Cydia, SSH into your device and run the following commands:

chmod 755 /var/mobile
chmod 755 /var/mobile/Library
chmod 755 /var/mobile/Library/Preferences

The jailbreak we have all been waiting for is finally here! Just as we had reported a few days ago, this jailbreak is a full userland jailbreak. No need for a computer at all! Simply go to http://jailbreakme.com in Safari on your iDevice to jailbreak!

*Note the server is getting POUNDED right now as you can imagine …

Will the ios4 iPhone jailbreak be a website jailbreak?

Tonight, @TWiiPhone hosted an interview featuring a few members of the iPhone Dev Team. The members present were @ih8sn0w, @planetbeing, @comex and @chpwn. Despite the complete and utter lack of preparation by the TWiiPhone staff, one interesting little tidbit did emerge from the conversation towards the end. chpwn mentioned that he was frustrated about writing the javascript that detects which type of iDevice you are on. JailbreakMe.com immediately came to mind, the good old days where you could jailbreak your phone from a website without using a computer at all.

It appears …

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