Since the evasi0n jailbreak, statistics have shown up all over twitter and blogs, today the latest statistic is that 7 MILLION devices have been hacked with the #Evasi0n software released by well known developers such as musclenerd, planetbeing etc.
What more astonishing than this, since I bought my iPhone 1st generation from the USA back in September 2007, we’ve had a pretty consistent jailbreak scene. That was until the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, months past and people bought these new devices and took them for what they are, secure by Apple and just like everyone else’s device.
It hit me that the majority of Jailbreakers in the past either gave up their jailbreaks for newer devices, or kept hold of older devices for the jailbreak on so old firmware….
Today we now have 22 different devices with the eligibility to Jailbreak with ease. Not only 22 devices but people who might have never Jailbroken before. The next generation of iDevice users.
I’ve certainly noticed the increase of questions about jail breaking on my YouTube videos and twitter @ replies. With this new jailbreak, we hope it will inspire the next generation of Jailbreakers to create new program’s and tweaks for its 7 million users (so far)
What do you think of jail breaking, are you new to Apple ecosystem, let us know in the comments below or on twitter.
@iHateSn0w has just announced the release or iFaith v1.5 for windows users, he has no ETA for the Mac OS version but bookmark this site for the latest news on iOS
below you will find out all you need to know about iFaith v 1.5 and the downloads for the program, Oh yeah, the new iFaith will also fetch beta blobs when new betas are pushed.
What is new?:
Major code improvements.
Added Check for Update code.
Adds the ability to dump iOS 5.1.x/6.0.x/6.1 on the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3, and A4 devices.
Crazy payload rewrite. (There are a chain of payloads used in this new iFaith purely dedicated to bumping up performance. iFaith should dump instantly after payload executes!).
Finally enabled 3.x.x IPSW creation for iPod touch 2G users.
Finally fully fixes NAND issues with newer models (e.g iPhone 4 8GB, new iPod Touch 4 models).
In addition to dumping your SHSH blobs, iFaith will automatically fetch SHSH blobs for the latest iOS Apple is actively signing and submits them to Cydia.
All devices [including A5(X)/A6(X)] can grab SHSH blobs for the latest iOS firmwares Apple is actively signing simply by selecting the “Show available SHSH blobs on Server” button and following the on-screen prompts. (It will submit them to Cydia as well).Even though you may not be able to utilize the SHSH blobs you save for A5(X)/A6(X) devices at this time, you may be able to in the future (Future loopholes/exploits)!
The beauty of this feature is there is no need to provide an IPSW or push new iFaith updates just to save the latest SHSH blobs from Apple [just like the TinyUmbrella days]. (Send some love to @icj_and @iNeal for their lovely APIs powering this new ability in iFaith).
I’m working with @Djayb6 on getting iFaith fully ported to Mac OS. I can’t provide an ETA as to when it will be available, but keep an eye out for it!
Devices equipped with the A5(X)/A6(X) processor do not currently have any known low level iBoot or DFU exploits to jump start the iFaith payload to initialize the dump and restore. Therefore, support to dump blobs for devices running these processors are not possible at this moment in time. (You can still fetch the latest blobs directly from apple though by clicking the “Show Available SHSH blobs on Server” button.
As far as downgrading on A5(X)/A6(X) devices goes… There currently is no publicly known loophole to kick-start a downgrade. So at the moment there is NO public way of downgrading an A5(X)/A6(X) device. For A5(X) devices still running 5.x.x, redsn0w can recycle the first apticket loophole and
*re-restore* your device as long as you have the essential SHSH blobs. More info on that here.
Windows 8 Users:
You will need to follow this tutorial to get iFaith to run.
Report any issues to iH8sn0w via Email (iH8sn0w@iH8sn0w.com) or Twitter (@iH8sn0w)
Today, Apple released an update to iOS 6 Beta, which gives users that are rocking it now a better performing device. Apple normally do not just include Beta Bug Improvements when releasing an update like they did today, they threw in some improvements for Maps and the Navigation part of it(see picture below). Continue reading→
Spotify released an update for their iOS app last night, which brings Pandora-like radio feature to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Radio feature was introduced for the desktop version of the service last year. The new feature allows you to create your own radio stations by tapping into Spotify’s catalog of more than 16 million tracks. Continue reading→
Cydia Tweak QuickPowerDown has been released, QuickPowerDown 1.0 is compatible with iOS 5 or higher.
QuickPowerDown turns OFF your device the quickest way, it removes the “slide to power off” screen and quickly turns off as soon as you hold the Power/Sleep button. It also comes with settings, so you can select whether to Power OFF, Respring, Reboot etc. You can also disable it from Settings.
We would like to thank the developer for creating this simple but effective Cydia Tweak.
Since the early days of Jailbreaking, Emoji has been a popular tweak for many to have. Later adopted by Apple in international keyboards via and apps in the AppStore, then at the beginning of iOS5, Emoji was a standard iOS feature. Now….. today, in Cydia “Emoji2″ has become an extension to the standard Emoji we are all used to< !–more– >
You can find Emoji2 in Cydia for $0.99 / £0.69 – there was a lot of discussion around the price, and it usability. It is accessible via setting tab where you can preselect which language you want it to appear. once set, you can activate via inter nation keyboards in General > Settings > Keyboards > International Keyboards. Continue reading→
As WWDC is only 5 days away, the Moscone (Apple’s uniform venue for events) is being decorated with banners in which relate to WWDC 2012. As you can rectify from the picture (above), the graphic relates to App icons. As ever people are reading in to what they have seen, it has been reported that due the iOS style icons shown, its almost a certainty that Apple are going to be talking about and perhaps releasing the next generation of iOS, iOS 6. Continue reading→