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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow daily as we talk about the iPhone 6 or 5S leaks along with rumors of iOS 7 already being tested. Next we go through the death of Hackulous and Installous along with it. HTC makes the most important news of the day as we go through their 2013 strategies along with as many as 35 possible devices variants to exist during their most aggressive year in plan. Nokia makes the sad news as more predictions surge about its possible sell-out to Microsoft and Huawei. We end today's news by going through the launch of Ubuntu on smartphones and what to expect. All this and more ...

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    We usually avoid covering topics that have to do with piracy for obvious reasons. Developers have been a key element that has pushed the smartphone ecosystem into what it's become and they deserve to get paid for their work, no exceptions. Now that said, we do know that many of us Jailbroke our iPhones since the early days because there wasn't any multi-tasking or because we couldn't tether our devices even with our unlimited data plans of back in the day. On the other hand, we do know that a lot of other people used Jailbreaking to side-load apps and avoid their civic duty paying for ...

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    Are you frustrated by the lack of good jailbreak options for iOS 6? Yearning for an untethered solution? One that will work on all the latest hardware? If what one dev has been saying is true, Christmas may be coming early for you this year, and a full-featured untethered iOS 6 jailbreak could be arriving on December 22. The anonymous dev, who claims not to be a part of any larger iOS hacking team, intends to release his Dream JB jailbreak one week from this coming Saturday. Supposedly, it will work on both iOS 6.0 and 6.0.1, and supports Apple's latest SoCs, letting it operate on the ...

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    Multiple user accounts have been offered by various platforms for a long time. My first exposure to the idea of distinct user profiles was on my family's Packard Bell computer running Windows 95. With five of us sharing the machine, multiple-account support was a blessing. There was no security to speak of -we all had administrator access, though none of us knew what that meant- but it gave us the illusion of privacy. At the very least, we could select our own wallpaper and arrange our desktop icons the way we wanted. The underlying nature of separate-account support has changed since ...

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    Following Apple's announcement of iOS 6 yesterday at the WWDC, a beta release of the software has become available to developers. Any time Apple churns out a new release of iOS, those of us who choose to jailbreak our devices start worrying about just how the change will affect our ability to do so. So, what does the iOS 6 jailbreak situation look like at the moment? The good news, at least for this beta release, is that Apple hasn't closed-up all the holes that let hackers worm their way into the system to effect a jailbreak. Before the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak was released, there was ...

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    We've heard reports of some major progress towards the development of an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak over the course of the last several weeks. From the early announcement of a few exploits, to later work on fleshing-out the tool's compatibility with more and more iOS devices, things have been moving forward at a brisk pace. Back at the start of last week, we heard via pod2g that the Chronic Dev Team just might have something to show us during this week's Hack In The Box conference. Sure enough, GreenPois0n Absinthe 2.0 has just been released, supporting jailbreak on a wide range of ...

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    For the past couple weeks, we've had cause to be pretty optimistic about the prospects for seeing an untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak, one supporting even the new 2012 iPad, released in the very near future. Developer pod2g has been keeping us all advised as to his progress in uncovering exploits, and then adapting them into a usable jailbreak. Most recently, though, he dropped a bit of bad news for some iOS users, announcing that a key exploit didn't appear to be working on the third generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS, leaving them invulnerable to this jailbreak. Today, pod2g has ...

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    Around here, we might all be fans of unlocks, jailbreaks, and pretty much anything else you can do to a phone to remove unnecessary limitations put in place by the manufacturer, carrier, or any combination thereof, but it's clear those companies involved have very little interest in us being able to do so, some to the point of being openly hostile. Considering how much money Apple makes from its cut of sales through iTunes and its App Store, it shouldn't be any surprise when the company acts in a manner consistent with protecting those interests. Still, might it be going too far in its ...

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    So far, May has seen swift progress towards the release of a working untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 devices. We quickly moved from talk of the hypothetical, to that of real exploits, and late last week got a look at just such a jailbreak running on the 2012 iPad. If you've been wondering what all that means when it comes to the actual public availability of a jailbreak tool, pod2g has some new posts up on his blog to explain where the project's at and point out some current limitations. The good news is that pod2g's got his trusted cadre of iOS tinkerers helping him test the jailbreak, ...

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    Those of you rocking a New iPad with iOS 5.1 on it will be happy to find out that an untethered jailbreak is in the works. According to the video teaser below, by pod2g, the project is in a rather advanced stage but it's not just yet available for the public. Aside from the fact that you will see Cydia and the truckload of applications listed you will definitely notice that the Apple tablet is booting up on its own, with no help from a computer. Whether the full untethered jailbreak will be released soon or held back in order for Apple not to patch anything in iOS is yet unknown but ...

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    Earlier this week, we got some good news from pod2g about his progress towards a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1. He announced discovering a pair of exploits, as well as started gathering feedback from fans about what he should do with his finds: save them for the future or work towards getting a jailbreak tool out now. The poll has since closed, with just about two-thirds of users voting in favor of getting things out ASAP and not worrying about iOS 6 until it actually arrives. It sounds like pod2g has been quite busy since then, as he just posted to Twitter news that he has an iOS 5.1 ...

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    Last we heard from pod2g, back at the end of March, he was still poking away at iOS 5.1 on the new iPad, looking for weaknesses that might eventually lead to the release of a public jailbreak. At the time, pod2g urged patience, pointing out that even if the needed exploits were known, it would still take some time to develop them into a tool ready to be released. It seems that he's had some good luck since then, recently tweeting the announcement of his discovery of a pair of a new exploits. Those previous warnings stand, and exploits don't automatically equal jailbreaks, but pod2g finding ...

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