Tag Archives: ipod

Semi-Restore tutorial: How to wipe your iDevice without doing a full restore (iOS 5.0-6.1.2)


Last month we brought you news that there was a new iOS restore tool in the works called Semi-Restore. Semi-Restore is a next-to last resort for iOS issues. If you've done everything you can think of to fix your sluggish firmware to no avail and you have a device which doesn't have SHSH blobs for a jailbreakable firmware or you simply have a device that cannot be downgraded, Semi-Restore will wipe your iOS installation clean without actually doing a full restore.

Semi-Restore is available now as a Windows and OSX GUI tool, there is a Linux version in development and …

No evasi0n jailbreak release tonight, confirmed release date tomorrow February 4th


We have been patiently waiting all week for the release of the new iOS6 Evasi0n jailbreak, but it looks like we are going to have to wait one more day. It all started with a vague tweet from MuscleNerd who asked what the evad3rs team was planning for Super Bowl sunday. Rumors continued when someone noticed that all of the devices on the Evasi0n website had "3" on the calendar app, leading people to believe that today, February 3rd, would be the release date.

Unfortunately, just moments ago, PlanetBeing tweeted that the jailbreak will definitely not be released today, but …

Evasi0n new iOS 6.x jailbreak website now live!


In anticipation for the upcoming iOS 6.x jailbreak, the evad3rs dev team has launched the official website for their new tool, dubbed the Evasi0n jailbreak. The upcoming jailbreak has been confirmed to work on ALL current devices running any iOS 6 firmware(6.0-6.1). The tool will work on Windows, Mac or Linux initially.

The evasi0n website also shows that there will be a private beta tester phase as well. It has been widely rumored, due to some Tweets, that the jailbreak will be released this Sunday, but unless the beta stage is initiated within the next few days, that may …

iOS 5.1.1 update released to fix AirPlay and Network bugs


Today Apple released a minor incremental update to the iOS firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which fixes some bugs with networking and AirPlay as well as a few other things. As always, if you are waiting for the release of an untethered jailbreak, please do not update unless you have your SHSH blobs and are on an A4 device or lower. For those on A5+ devices on 5.1, you will want to wait until @pod2g has cleared the update before upgrading your own device since there is always the chance that they patched one or more of …

Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 iOS 5.1 jailbreak for all non-A5 devices (Tethered)


As you know, any iDevice prior to the iPad2/iPhone4S is susceptible to the limera1n bootrom exploit. Because of this, no matter what new firmware Apple releases, these devices will ALWAYS have a tethered jailbreak available. Today @musclenerd has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 to perform a tethered jailbreak on these devices.

Simply download redsn0w, run the jailbreak section as you normally would and then after the jailbreak process has completed you can re-open redsn0w and go into "extras" and select "just boot" in order to boot your tethered device. Remember that this does not apply to the iPad2 and iPhone4S. If you …

Plugication Cydia tweak automatically restarts music when headphones are plugged in


You may have noticed that your iPhone/iPod will automatically stop playing music if you unplug your headphones. However, once you plug your headphones back in, you have to open up the iPod application to restart the music.

Plugication is a new Cydia tweak which will automatically restart your music once you plug your headphones back in. The tweak is available now in the Cydia store for free.…

iFunBox Mac download now available


iFunBox is a popular storage management tool for iDevices. The program gives you USB access to the devices filesystem and if you're jailbroken you will have root access. iFunBox is a great transfer client for if you need to manually install a Cydia package or you just want to copy theme files or some other larger file to your phone and not have to deal with the slow speeds of WiFi-based SSHing.

Best of all iFunBox is free. Also, last night, the developers gave us a little New Year's present with iFunBox for Mac. You can download the Mac

iBooksFix2 fixes iBooks issue on jailbroken 5.0.1 devices


It's no surprise that Apple has been combating jailbreaking since it's inception. More recently, they have done so by making iBooks crash on jailbroken devices. The jailbreakers have been working hard to combat this but it seems that with every new iOS release, old iBooks fixes become useless.

For those jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 there is a real easy fix for iBooks. First add the repo http://repo.insanelyi.com to Cydia and then search for iBooksFix2 and install it. That's it! Once you've installed the fix and rebooted your device iBooks should work just fine.

Siri port to other devices progress update


Last week we showed you a video of Siri running on iPhone4, since then not much has come from the people who are working on the port, but Joshua Tucker and Jack have now written up a short FAQ about the progress they have been making on the port. It sounds like things are moving along nicely, although they state that it will still be a few weeks before we actually see the port. Take a look below at their progress report.

1. Who is currently working on this port?
At this current time, the people that are working …

iUsers Brings Multiple User Accounts to Jailbroken iPads


*UPDATE* I contacted Pedro via Twitter and asked him if he planned on porting the tweak to iPhone/iPT and he replied that he will probably be releasing an update next week, stay tuned!

One nice feature about most operating systems is the ability to create multiple user accounts so that you can customize multiple desktops that are specific to each individual user and also to restrict certain settings to administrators only. Unfortunately, iOS is lacking this feature, until now! A developer by the name of Pedro Franceschi has created a new Cydia tweak called iUsers which allows you to create …

JailbreakMe 3.0 Now Live! JailbreakMe 3.0 Tutorial


The long anticipated JailbreakMe 3.0, aka Saffron Jailbreak, has now gone live. This is a userland jailbreak from @Comex that allows you to jailbreak your iDevice directly from the device itself! Currently it is compatible with the following devices and firmwares:

    iPad 1: 4.3 to 4.3.3 iPad 2: 4.3.3 iPhone 3GS: 4.3 to 4.3.3 iPhone 4: 4.3 to 4.3.3 iPhone 4 CDMA: 4.2.6 to 4.2.8 iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3 iPod touch 4g: 4.3 to 4.3.3

This jailbreak couldn't get any easier. Simply visit http://jailbreakme.com from your iDevice(make sure you are using the Safari browser, this PDF …

JailbreakMe 3.0 to Support only 4.3.3 at Launch – Support for other firmware added in the future


@Comex still hasn't officially released the JailbreakMe 3.0 jailbreak that is set to jailbreak the iPad2. However, today he gave us an update that initially the jailbreak will only support 4.3.3 firmware which is strange since the leaked jailbreakme 3.0 files from the other day only support 4.3, but he has mentioned that the compatibility is due to the timeframe he is on now since he is rushing to get the jailbreak out before iOS 4.3.4 is released.

However, he tweeted a few moments later that eventually he will be adding support for 4.2.1, 4.3, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 just not …

Stream videos from your iOS device to Windows Media Center using AirPlay for WMC Client


Windows users will be happy to learn that there is a new Windows Media Player addon from Thomas Pleasance which allows you to seamlessly integrate streaming capabilities from your iOS device to Windows Media Center. This is a great way to share pictures or videos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch wirelessly. It is very easy to install. If you don't already have it installed, you will also need Bonjour Print Services.

AirPlay client for WMC
Bonjour Print Services

Run the installer files and open Windows Media Center on your computer. You will now see your computer in …

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