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    Luca Todesco (qwertyqoruiop on Twitter) has apparently manage to achieve an iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak, if the screenshot he posted (above) is to be believed. It shows Cydia running on an iPhone 6, powered by iOS 9.2.1. However, the tweet is accompanied by Todesco's not so reassuring promise that the jailbreak will not be released, at least for now. That, however, doesn't mean that you won't see a working iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak soon, as Todesco might either change his mind, or he might just pass along the information to another team who would release the jailbreak. Meanwhile, other teams are working ...

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    There are few people who are in the know of how sideloading basically works. Those who are trying to find an app outside of the traditional (and official) stores will find third-party marketplaces and entities like APKMirror useful. iOS users who wanted to sideload apps have traditionally gone to jailbreaking to get to app markets. One such marketplace, vShare, recently got hold of an Enterprise App distribution certificate, signed by Apple. These certificates allow companies to operate their own app stores, typically for employees to use. vShare is marketing itself now as available to iOS ...

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    Hacking a smartphone could be simply considered an act of mischief by some, but given the fact that almost every human on the planet relies on his or her communications and personal information to be part of the device, hacking a phone is actually more important than we thought. If we had to set that importance in numbers, it seems a company decided that it's important enough to warrant a $1 million bounty. Security startup Zerodium recently agreed to pay a bounty of one million U.S. dollars to any hacker team that would be capable of jailbreaking an iPhone remotely by tricking the user ...

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    Halloween approaches. You're meeting up with friends at the bar, all dressed up for some disorienting fun. So disorienting, you might drop your phone off somewhere strange. If some swiper is so inclined, he or she will have a better-than-half chance of cracking into your phone and compromising your data. Statistically, at least. Mobile security firm Skycure is out with its Q3 threat survey. We can't say that surveyors didn't threaten anyone in order for them to take the survey, because we didn't ask. In all seriousness, the first startling factoid hits us all hard: 52 percent of mobile ...

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    Jailbreaking iOS is made simple by a great community of hackers, but that doesn't mean that they don't have to figure out a ton of steps in order to make it that simple. Every new version of iOS brings added challenges as you not only have to wait for the Jailbreak community to support it, but you also have to be careful about not updating by accident. There is a safety time in most scenarios in case you did, but in the case of iOS 9, that window just closed. Those of you that updated to iOS 9.1 by accident will be sad to know that now you're stuck. In the past you still had the ability to ...

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    It wasn't long after we got news of the then-forthcoming availability of iOS 9 updates for existing Apple hardware that we saw the iPhone-maker get started sharing what was next, releasing the first public beta of iOS 9.1. In the weeks since, Apple's put the finishing touches in place, and today iOS 9.1 is finally ready to drop that beta label and start heading out to Apple mobile hardware around the world. What's new? Well, we already knew to expect support for Apple's latest devices, including the iPad Pro, but what about the hardware you have now? All those new emoji we heard were on ...

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    Apple introduced native multi-pane app tasking to iOS 9 before Android will. Right now, though, the feature's availability is just about as limited as what you might see from a couple of OEMs' Android devices — namely, Samsung, LG and Sony flagships. So, if you can't see yourself with one of the latest iPads in order to get Split View, Picture-in-Picture and/or Slide Over, what can you do? Well, if you've jailbroken your iOS 9 or above device (yes, iPads and iPhones alike), you can hop into Cydia and install Medusa. @cpdigdarkroom pic.twitter.com/3rDKH1dQNB — Fahad (@viperorton72) ...

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    If putting up with the "Apple Way" of doing a mobile operating system has you bored, the smartest thing to do for most is to Jailbreak it. Sadly as iOS has become more capable, it has also become less interesting to Jailbreak lately, even if the process has gotten much better. If you are already running iOS 9, it seems that as of today you're entitled to some fun. The Chinese research team that we currently know as PanGu has just released a Jailbreak for iOS 9. Now, the reason why we suggest you act fast is because this jailbreak only works on devices running iOS 9.0 and up to 9.0.2, and ...

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    3D Touch was one of the major highlights of the announcement of the iPhone 6s, even though analysts don't consider this feature to be hot enough to make this phone sell like hot cakes. That said, there’s no denying that the idea of being able to perform actions on an app without needing to launch it is nifty, so we don’t blame you for being excited if you are. Those of you who couldn’t pre-order an iPhone 6s to give this a try might be in luck with an older iPhone though. You know the Jailbreak community is always a step a head or a step behind, and today we find a nifty new hack ...

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    We've been tracking some major bugs with Apple Music as it has rapidly grown its user base. But while plenty of attention has been on the streaming music platform and its viability (much less the viability of the whole streaming industry at-large), we can't forget that the iPhone holds a multitude of features. Some of them weren't intended to be exploited for jailbreaking purposes. It seems that Apple has gotten on the case with the iOS 8.4.1 update. If you're an Apple mobile device user and haven't gotten the rundown of what was patched for Apple Music yet, here's the changelog as it ...

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    Jailbreaking is not be as popular as it once was, and that's mainly because iOS has kept maturing, and in the processs, providing users with most of the features they would jailbreak their phones for. That said, there is still a community focused on making this a thing, and if you're still interested in some hacking fun, a new update has just arrived. TaIG has just released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8.3 on both the iPhone and iPad, so long as your device is compatible with this version of the operating system. The service only works for Windows computers at the moment though, with ...

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    Even though jailbreaking isn't as popular as it was a few years ago, there is still a very active community working on cracking Apple's code. iOS 8.4 beta 1 was released a few weeks ago to developers, and even though the list of changes isn't vast, the new Music app does prove to be a worthy reason to upgrade. If you currently have a jailbroken iPhone and are worried about upgrading, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. Famous code-breaker i0n1c just came tweeted that he was able to Jailbreak iOS 8.4 beta 1, and there's even a video proving it. The source of vulnerability ...

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    Being able to access the files on our devices is something many of us just take for granted. Coming from a PC background, or using Android on your phone, the ability to browse local storage -viewing, moving, and generally working with files- almost feels like an unalienable right. But the situation’s always been quite different over on the locked-down iOS side of the fence, with Apple not making it particularly easy for users to interact with the file systems on their phones. Sure, there's always jailbreaking, but we've also seen the emergence of powerful utilities that allowed data ...

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    It was just yesterday we were talking about Apple releasing iOS 8.1.2 as a security and bug-fixing update for its line of iOS devices, so we weren't expecting to be back so soon letting you know that the software has already been jailbroken, this iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak brought to you by team TaiG. Early indications from prominent jailbreakers after the update dropped were that the vulnerability TaiG used as a jailbreak injection mechanism had remained untouched, which meant that with just an update the team could make the jailbreak work with 8.1.2. TaiG has delivered on that today, with ...

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    Jailbreaking iOS products used to be extremely popular before iOS 4, and that was mainly because the functionality that iOS provided to users before then was extremely limited. If you wanted to do basics like multi-tasking, or even having a notifications tray, your only solution was to jailbreak. Today the Jailbreak community is much smaller than it used to be, again since iOS has matured over the years, but if you're still in the mood to stretch your iPhone's capabilities, there are some good news for you. TaiG has just released a jailbreak that supports pretty much every iOS product ...

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    Just like there's a daring community of users that can't live without rooting an Android phone, there's also another community that still believes in the need of an iOS Jailbreak. So far, jailbreaking devices isn't getting any easier, and at the same time, the community has slowly lost its importance as Apple keeps addressing the needs for people to Jailbreak. If you've accidentally upgraded your iOS device to iOS 8.1.1, there's hope for you, but with a catch. We now see a video that shows that iOS 8.1.1 has already been Jailbroken, something that shows that there is progress in the ...

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    It has been entirely too long since we had the opportunity to talk about an iOS jailbreak, last touching base with jailbreak progress back when iOS 8 was still a developer beta. We've come a long way since then, with Apple releasing the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3, as well as making iOS 8 – and now iOS 8.1 – publicly available. Sometimes the arrival of new hardware and new software like that (not to mention new SoCs) can throw a spanner in the jailbreak works, derailing progress and sending devs back to square one. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be what's happening ...

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    Let's face it, Jailbreaking isn't as popular as it used to be, and that's mainly because a lot of what you couldn't do with your iPhone so many years ago, you can now do as Apple has polished its mobile operating system more and more. That said, there is still a vibrant community of hackers out there working hard, and even though iOS 8 is still months away from being launched, there is already progress in getting it Jailbroken. Famous hacker I0n1c tweeted yesterday that “initial tests show that iOS 8 beta does not fix anything,” which we assume refers to the existing iOS 7.1.1 ...

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    Even though we're just a couple of weeks away from Apple's probable launch of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, that doesn't mean that the Jailbreak community hasn't been hard at work at doing something about iOS 7.1.1. Ever since the launch of Apple's current mobile operating system, it wasn't possible for you to Jailbreak it through conventional and easy means. Today we do see some significant progress in the matter, but not necessarily for everyone. Today we've seen both photos and videos of iOS 7.1.1 being jailbroken on devices like the iPhone 5c and even the iPhone 4. iOS security researcher i0n1c ...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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