Posts tagged with: Jailbreak
  • by | March 27, 2014 2:29 PM

    Recently we saw how iOS 7.1 was jailbroken, but judging by the video that we caught, we understood that this was only applicable to the iPhone 4 running on Apple's legacy A4 chip. Obviously the difference in processor architecture poses an additional challenge to developers in finding exploits, and thus makes jailbreaking difficult across the the whole iOS line-up of products. Today we hear new progress for jailbreaking iOS 7.1 which we're sure will make many of you happy. In a response on Twitter, developer iH8sn0w confirmed that his iPhone 4s is Jailbroken on iOS 7.1. Given the fact ...

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  • by | March 20, 2014 8:35 PM

    Things haven't been the same lately when it comes to the iOS hacking community. Years ago people turned those developers that were able to crack Apple's code into famous movie stars, and lately all that has seemed to just fade away as iOS has evolved into solving the many complaints that gave people a reason to jailbreak. Still, the community exists, and even if Apple patched the exploit that allowed you to use Evasi0n on iOS 7.1, there's already progress in fixing that. Evasi0n is sadly still not ready to jailbreak iOS 7.1, but Winocm is apparently ready to work on Apple's new operating ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 4:09 PM

    Even though Jailbreaking has become less and less popular with the launch of iOS 7, up to the point where even Cydia spent some time not being optimized for it, you could still do so with Evasi0n if you were running iOS 7.0.4. Sadly, if you're interested in keeping your Jailbreak for longer, things are about to get more complicated. We heard recently that Apple's iOS 7.1 beta 4 effectively patched the kernel in a way that would partially cripple Evasi0n, though there was still a way to do it. Sadly that ended today as the launch iOS 7.1 beta 5 shows us that aside from some Siri ...

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  • by | December 31, 2013 1:10 PM

    Our apology for the late upload. Sadly we've experienced some bad technical difficulties that just got fixed. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's new Exynos S processor, and what this could mean for their smartphones in 2014. We then talk about Samsung's new mobile RAM chips to power 64-bit processors as well. Then we talk about Asus as the company has already begun teasing its smartphone line-up for CES. Windows Phone 8 returns to the news as we've seen a Jailbreak for the Lumia 920 being teased. We end today's show by talking about the possible joint venture between ...

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  • by | December 30, 2013 11:52 AM

    Windows Phone has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and for all the ways we've seen the platform mature, it still hasn't really picked up a vibrant underground dev community. While we've seen the availability of some custom ROMs, the platform's lacked an easily accessible, iOS-like jailbreak – or, at least not since Microsoft got to the ChevronWP7 guys. That may all soon be changing, as we see what sure appears to be a new jailbreak being demonstrated on the Lumia 920. The news comes from a Chinese group calling itself Poandsoul, which posted the video below to ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 7:02 PM

    The end of the year in tech is already dominated by lists - best of, worst of, top 5, bottom 50 - you get the picture. So rather than foist another array of numeric bullet points upon you on our last podcast of the year, we've decided to dedicate this show to you, the listener ... and more specifically, to those of you who've written to us. That's right - just like we did back in the summer, for the last show of 2013 we're focusing entirely on listener mail on this, episode 076 of the Pocketnow Weekly. The backed-up emails in our inbox span the full array of tech topics, ranging from ...

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  • by | December 23, 2013 11:52 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 7 Jailbreak, and the reason why we recommend you wait a little. Then we go through the possible launch dates for iOS 7.1, and even the iPhone 6, which is rumored to launch early. We later cover the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 630/635 which is rumored to even include a dual-SIM slot. Samsung follows the news as we talk about their terrible new Galaxy Gear ad, which has gone viral in a negative way. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what to expect about curved displays. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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  • by | October 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Dell's four new tablets, some Android, some Windows 8.1. Then we go through LG's possible Z line-up of smartphones that will include flexible displays. Microsoft is next as the rumors of Allan Mulally taking over have ceased, but some Bill Gates rumors have begun, and these are bad actually. Then we talk about Qualcomm and their thoughts on Apple's A7 64-bit chip. We end today's show talking about the progress that's been made to jailbreak iOS 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dell announces four Venue tablets: two Android, two ...

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  • by | October 2, 2013 4:55 PM

    Back in early February, the iOS homebrew community got what it had been waiting for since the iPhone 5 launched, with the evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 devices. While that was great to see arrive, Apple eventually closed the holes the jailbreak needed to operate, effectively killing it off for users moving forward to more recent iOS builds. Now that the new iPhone models and iOS 7 are here, interest in a working jailbreak is once again heavy. While there's no clear sign just yet as to when something might be ready, some comments from an evad3rs team member sure gives us hope that ...

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  • by | April 18, 2013 1:06 PM

    A couple days back, we learned of the release of Facebook 6.0 for iOS, bringing Apple users the new Chat Heads feature which debuted with Facebook Home for Android. The Android implementation was especially cool because the Heads would follow you from app to app, letting you continue conversations as you continued to use your phone, outside of any Facebook apps. On iOS, however, the Chat Heads are confined to the Facebook app itself. Not content to let this injustice stand, at least one iOS developer has been hacking away at the new Facebook app, determined to bring iOS users (or at least ...

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  • by | March 29, 2013 10:38 AM

    After taking so very long to arrive, the most recent iOS jailbreak's time in the sun was cut short by the release of iOS 6.1.3 (at least for iOS hardware running recent chips), patching exploits used by the tool. All told, we got just under six of free-and-clear jailbreak time before having to decide between keeping our jailbreaks or updating to the latest iOS. Considering all the effort that went into producing the evasi0n jailbreak, some Apple fans have been wondering if we'd once again be looking at a lengthy wait before the next jailbreak arrives. Well, it might be here sooner than you ...

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  • by | March 28, 2013 2:43 PM

    Since T-Mobile's announcement the other day that it's finally bringing the iPhone on board, we've learned a bit about just how this hardware will work. While it's largely the GSM iPhone 5 already available on AT&T, the phone's radio compatibility is being tweaked to function not only on T-Mobile LTE, but also on its 3G bands. From what we heard, phones with these capabilities will only be available as newly-purchased T-Mobile models, and existing AT&T-compatible GSM models can't be software upgraded to perform the same. Well, it turns out that's not entirely true, as word of a ...

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  • by | March 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's distribution of iOS 6.1.3 and what this means to the Jailbreak community. We then talk about Samsung as they're rumored to be ready with the Galaxy Note III design. Later it's more Samsung talk, as it seems their smart watch is a reality. We then discover a new keyboard type for Android called Minuum that plans to revolutionize mobile typing. We end today's show talking about the HTC One and all of its delays. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple Distributes iOS 6.1.3 Update; Jailbreakers, Beware! - Samsung To Show the ...

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  • by | March 19, 2013 12:42 PM

    About a month ago, we saw Apple release a beta version of iOS 6.1.3 to its developers, delivering a fix for the lock screen bypass that had been publicized a week prior. Today Apple finally makes that fix public with the official release of iOS 6.1.3, but users who have been enjoying the new evasi0n jailbreak will want to steer clear. Beyond simply this lock screen fix, iOS 6.1.3 delivers those improvements to Apple Maps in Japan that we've heard about since the start of this beta cycle. The most significant change isn't on the official changelog, however, as we had heard that the 6.1.3 ...

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  • by | February 15, 2013 6:09 PM

    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak? That is the question. In our previous episode of Top 5 we discussed the reasons why we believe you should Jailbreak, but still, we know many of you are still debating it. In today's show we go through the top 5 most compelling reasons why you should think twice, or even skip. Some things are just not the right fit, and this could be one of them for you. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the hardware to the limit. In the case of iOS, ...

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