Posts tagged with: Jailbreak
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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    If it's your first time jailbreaking, opening Cydia – the alternative application catalog installed during the jailbreak process – for the very first time can be quite daunting. There are hundred, maybe even thousands, of great mods, and getting your bearings in Cydia isn't exactly easy. However, there are plenty of ways to get started. In the video below, I have included the first five things you should do after performing the jailbreak. These five mods will help you get the most out of your iDevice: raw power and unprecedented performance, quick access to your favorite features or ...

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    Something that has always bothered me about iOS is that there are heavy animations throughout the operating system. Whether you're moving between items in a list, going back to the homescreen, launching apps, opening folders, or emailing a photo, there are long, slow animations at every turn. This gives the appearance of smoothness and fluidity, but it's also tremendously ineffecient. Android lets you turn off animations in Developer Options out of the box, but in iOS, you can't doing anything about it. Unless, that is, you jailbreak and download the free app Accelerate. It lets you set a ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. We also took some time to show you five great tweaks for free. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. There are a ton of great tweaks, but Cydia is still on its knees with demand, so we ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC M7, and it's possible real name. Then we go through some leaked Nokia patent designs that may reveal a next generation Lumia. Then we talk about Microsoft's rumored Project Blue, which seems to be a new version of Windows Phone in the works. Spotify and Windows Phone take the spotlight next as the beta for Windows Phone 8 is now public. We end today's show talking about how much Evasi0n has grown in just a couple of days. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New Name Rumored for HTC M7; Could The One Series Continue?  - Nokia ...

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    The big news for iOS this week is the arrival of the first jailbreak for the iPhone 5, in the form of evasi0n. The untethered jailbreak lets any iOS user, regardless of which model they're using, open up their phones or tablets to a new world of customization; we've already shown you a few cool things you can do once you install the hack. While it's only been available for a few days, evasi0n is already proving to be wildly successful, with reports of its installation on nearly seven million iOS devices. According to Cydia stats, evasi0n has been installed on 5.15 million iPhones, 1.35 ...

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    Even if it takes six Skype calls to make a podcast happen, we're gonna do it for you folks, because that's just the kind of guys we are. And it's a good thing, too; while the news cycle has calmed down somewhat in the wake of last week's big BlackBerry event, there's still plenty to talk about from the worlds of Android and Windows Phone, from rumors and speculation to ... well, no, just rumors and speculation, really. But it's scintillating stuff, especially if you're into things named "M7" and "Nokia Tablet." All that, plus listener mail and a heaping helping of Joe Levi's robot voice, ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. For now, since Cydia is still on its knees trying to handle the demand, it's complex to get some of the best services that are paid for. We ...

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    It's been nine days since Apple publicly released iOS 6.1, and two since team evad3rs launched its evasi0n untethered jailbreak. That spelled an end to the four-and-a-half month grace period Apple enjoyed where none of its users running current software could employ an untethered jailbreak. Today we learn that Apple has already started seeding an iOS 6.1.1 beta to its developers, making us wonder if the company is trying to quickly shut the door on the evasi0n jailbreak. From what we heard yesterday, evasi0n relies on a whole bunch of separate exploits in order to worm its way into iOS ...

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    While most of us are only going to focus on the end results of a massive hack like the one the evad3rs managed to pull off to produce their evasi0n jailbreak, some of us smartphone fanatics are just as interested in exactly what steps needed to be taken to overcome Apple's heavyweight iOS security system. Luckily for us, evad3rs member David Wang (planetbeing) spoke to Forbes to reveal just what tricks evasi0n uses to sidestep Apple's protection. Wang's report isn't quite a full technical description of exactly what evasi0n does to achieve its jailbreak down to every last system call, but ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak, that's the question we've received everywhere for the last 24 hours since Evasi0n was released, and we do understand the concerns of many of you. The fact of the matter is that it's really a matter of personal preference, and while some may be extremely inclined to do it because of their daily needs of their iPhone or iPad, some users don't really use their iOS products in a way that would warrant it. 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 ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    First we showed you how to get it done on the iPad, and now it's the iPhone's turn. For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it’s as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we’ve seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the ...

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    It sure sounded like the evad3rs team was aiming to launch its evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak yesterday, on Super Bowl Sunday, but if you managed to sneak away from the game to check out the release's status, you'd have found that it still wasn't quite ready. Luckily, the extra wait has been minimal, and just a few moments ago the evasi0n jailbreak finally went live. There are installer programs available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, supporting Apple devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and the most recent, 6.1. Unlike previous tethered iOS 6 jailbreak solutions, evasi0n is not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Peter Chou's recent appearance on TV with none other than the white variant of the HTC M7. Then there's some more HTC talk, but now with new leaks by the name of the M4 and G2 which are not as hot as the M7. Then Samsung takes the spotlight as we cover all the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for legacy devices like the original Galaxy Note. Then we talk about a new Samsung tablet that has made rumors, this time with codename GT-P3200. We end today's show by talking about the Jailbreak status of iOS 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    Earlier this week, following Apple's launch of iOS 6.1, we told you about how all signs were pointing to the release of an untethered jailbreak supporting all the latest iPhone and iPad models for this Sunday. Team evad3rs has since put up a website to keep interested iOS users up to date on their progress towards getting the code ready for a release, and by the looks of things, that Sunday estimate could well be within their reach. We now know that the jailbreak itself will be called evasi0n, and according to the team, they're about 68% of the way done from starting with the exploit ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the first batch of rumors of a Galaxy S IV Reaching AT&T. We then move into budget iPhone talk, as apparently the device will combine some weird and interesting design cues. The HTC M7 is next as we've discovered a video on how the device will hopefully look. Then we go through our recent coverage of the HTC Windows Phone 8X After The Buzz and our video on the ParanoidAndroid UI that allows you to get Android's tablet UI on any device. We end today's show talking about Apple's silent launch of iOS 6.1, what this means to you, and what this ...

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    Now that iOS 6.1 has landed, where's the rumored jailbreak? We've been hearing that a fully-working untethered jailbreak has been nearly ready for public release, and that the developers behind it were waiting for Apple to deliver iOS 6.1 before its distribution, in order to prevent the company from closing up any holes used to achieve the needed exploits. We've got some good news along those lines, and while nothing's official just yet, it sounds like the jailbreak could get here sometime this weekend. There was always a chance that, even with the jailbreak still private, Apple could ...

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    Unfortunately, the DMCA reaches into our pockets and handbags -- even if you're not in the United States much of the rules impact your life. You see, the DMCA is essentially a roll-up of two international treaties having to do with copyright protections and fair use, and codified into U.S. Law. Other countries have similar laws all based on the same core treaties. Today is the day when the Librarian of Congress' new Digital Millennium Copyright Act rules go into effect. Depending on which news source you read, the sky is either falling, or everything is smooth sailing.  We talked a ...

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    In the US, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act gives manufacturers and carriers a whole lot of control over just how you can use and what you can do with the smartphone or tablet you purchased from them. Luckily for end-users, every once in a while the government hears arguments for and decides on a number of exemptions to the Act. Back in 2010, some big progress was made, and things like jailbreaking and carrier unlocking your phone were granted such exemptions. Unfortunately, those rules don't last forever, and upon the most recent reconsideration of them, unlocking handsets once again ...

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    Lately, it had seemed like progress on an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, one supporting even the iPhone 5, had slowed to a halt. We heard that work would continue out of the public eye, but just when would we see any results? Well, now it's sounding like a release could be ready any day now, and all we're waiting for is Apple to get around to distributing iOS 6.1 updates. Notable players in the iOS development scene have been tweeting about jailbreak progress, and the encouragement they've spouted for Apple to hurry up and release iOS 6.1 seems to suggest that will be the impetus for the ...

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    In case you haven't been following the Windows RT jailbreak saga, a few days back we learned of the discovery of a jailbreak for Microsoft's tablet operating system that allowed for the installation of non-Microsoft-signed desktop apps. At the time, the procedure to perform the exploit sounded a bit complicated, requiring a computer-based debugger. Then Microsoft responded, praising the ingenuity of the attack, but sort of implying that it would be closing up the hole at some point. If you'd like to give it a try before Microsoft follows-through with that, there's now an easy-to-use tool ...

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    Over the weekend, we learned of the first operable jailbreak for Windows RT, letting devices like the Surface run apps other than those signed by Microsoft and distributed through the Windows Store. When developers first came up with a sideloading technique for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft engaged them rather than treat them as adversaries, and ended up turning the project around into the officially-sanctioned (albeit short-lived) ChevronWP7 Labs. Will this new exploit see similar attention? In a short statement, Microsoft doesn't seem to show any real animosity towards the jailbreak, though ...

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    Windows RT is pretty darn similar to Windows 8, but Microsoft just couldn't help itself from locking things down to make it that much less useful than a proper general-purpose computer. If you've been looking forward to the day when someone might get around to jailbreaking the platform, allowing the installation of unsigned, non-Windows-Store apps, we've got good news, upon one hacker discovering the key to opening up RT devices like Microsoft's Surface tablet. It all boils down to one byte in memory, which the platform refers to in order to judge what level of control it should enforce ...

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    The release of iOS 6 has not been good news for the jailbreak community. Last month's tease of an untethered solution covering all current iOS 6 hardware turned out to be a hoax, and just the other day we were talking about the demise of Installous. Jailbreaking isn't the only avenue towards opening iOS up to heavy user customization, and a Twitter campaign centered on the hashtag #weWantAnOpenIOS has been trying to rally enough attention to encourage Apple to offer an official means to that end. Criticism of the campaign as an abandonment of work towards a proper jailbreak has caught the ...

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