Tag Archives: jailbroken

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 …

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.

ih8sn0w teases iBooks on Jailbroken iOS5 (Video)


*Update* Now there is a working iOS5 iBooks fix via SSH/iFile

One of the downfalls of the current iOS5 tethered jailbreak is that iBooks does not work once jailbroken. @ih8sn0w the creator of sn0wbreeze has teased a YouTube video(see below) of iBooks running a jailbroken iOS5 device.

According to ih8sn0w, the issue is because of how redsn0w and sn0wbreeze performed sandbox patches in the kernel. Sandbox is a security measure that is used to ensure applications such as Safari don't have access to personal information or system files.

Unfortunately, he goes on to say that he will not be …

GVIntegrated incorporates Google Voice into the default phone application


For those of you who are users of Google Voice, you are probably aware that in the early days, Apple was very reluctant about letting Google publish a GV application on their app store. Even though they finally decided to allow it, the current Google Voice application does not even pale in comparison to the integration of Google Voice into the native phone application that is available on Android phones.

This has all changed now due to a new Cydia tweak for jailbroken devices called GVIntegrated which incorporates Google Voice capabilities right into the native phone application instead of being …

How to install the official Facebook application on your iPad using FaceForward [Tutorial]


Earlier today we posted a method that allowed jailbroken iPad users to install the official application which was stashed in the recent Facebook for iPhone update that was released. The FullForce Facebook method released by @rpetrich was quickly blocked by Apple. But a new method from @chpwn has once again enabled users to use the unreleased official Facebook application on their iPads..

Step 1:  Install the official Facebook application from the app store onto your jailbroken iPad or iPad2.

Step 2: Open Cydia and install "FaceForward" it is located in the "Tweaks" folder of the "Sections" …

Install the leaked Facebook app for iPad using FullForce [Tutorial]


*UPDATE* The FullForce method below has been blocked by FaceBook. @chpwn has released the FaceForward Facebook method which once again allows users to use the unreleased official Facebook application on therir jailbroken iPads.

In the recent Facebook application update released for iPhone/iPod Touch earlier this week, the Facebook app for iPad was stashed. It is still not available for the public to install, but a method for jailbroken iPads has been discovered. Apple has reportedly patched this workaround, but some users have still been reporting to me that it's working so I decided to write up a tutorial. Since …

iOS 5 Already Jailbroken By iPhone Dev-Team


Yes you read that right, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has posted some pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but of course it is limited to tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot.

According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his jailbroken 4th-gen iPod Touch, he managed to install SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below.

Apple released iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday …

Untethered 4.3.3 jailbreak with Pwnage Tool [Tutorial]


This a tutorial on how to do an untethered jailbreak for 4.3.3 using the new version of Pwnage Tool This method is for OSX users only. Use this method if you wish to create a custom 4.3.3 firmware with Cydia pre-installed to restore with. If you have an unlockable baseband, this will preserve your baseband and allow you to unlock your phone using our Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 tutorial.

Pwnage Tool - Mac
iOS 4.3.3 firmware file

Step 1: Open Pwnage Tool and select the device you are trying to jailbreak and click the next …

Comex successfully jailbreaks the iPad2


Yesterday we posted the information that the SHAtter exploit nor the Limera1n exploit worked on the new iPad2 that was released only 3 days ago. Today, only 3 days after the iPad2's release in the US, @comex has successfully jailbroken it.

@comex: would’ve had it yesterday if I didn’t have to spend 1.5 days looking for a replacement exploit (which came from a most unexpected place…)

@iphone_dev: Congrats to @comex for jailbreaking yet another brand new device (iPad2) while 2500 miles away from it!

We'll update this post as more information about the jailbreak becomes available. At this point …

How to re-enable iBooks on a jailbroken iDevice using Comex’ Honeypot


News has been spreading lately that Apple has disabled iBooks on jailbroken iDevices. In actuality, this has been a feature that they implemented a long time ago but for some reason people are just noticing it now. Apple has coded into iBooks a script that tries to run unsigned code on your device. If the code runs, it recognizes that your device is jailbroken and displays the error message below and prevents you from using the app:

Luckily Comex has already created a fix for this issue called Honeypot which re-enables the iBooks application on jailbroken iDevices. Click here to

GridTab for Safari adds a gallery style display of your open tabs

GridTab has been released on Cydia for all Jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 4.x. GridTab configures Safari to use a gallery system much like the iPad when navigating through different tabs. For those of you who like using multiple tabs, this will give you a much quicker and easier transition between them. Why Apple has not made this feature standard in iOS is puzzling, but leave it up to the Jailbreak community to bring it to you first!

GridTab is available for $0.99 on Cydia.…

How To: Install NitoTV On Your Jailbroken Apple TV 2G

This is a tutorial on how to install NitoTV (the first ever application for the Apple TV 2G) on your already jailbroken Apple TV 2G.

If you have not jailbroken your Apple TV 2G, click here for my tutorial on how to do so.

How to:

Step 1. Please plug your Apple TV into your TV and turn it on, please also ensure that it is connected to your network. This can ether be done using the built in WIFI or ethernet connection.

Step 2. We now need to find your Apple TV's IP address. On your Apple …

Apple TV 2G SHAttered and jailbroken! [updated]

MuscleNerd has just posted both a tweet and picture confirming that the new SHAtter exploit has also jailbroken the Apple TV 2G!

As this has only just be announced we still do not have a lot of information. There are also a few other members within the community working on jailbreaking the Apple TV. Chromic Dev Team member willstraf tweeted earlier today about the structure of the Apple TV OS.

As the Apply TV has only been released a few days ago this is still a very new area. We will keep you updated as soon as any more information …

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