Why Jailbreak Your iPhone – Themes, Winterboard and Jaku

Jaku

Why Jailbreak iPhone – Winterboard As well as adding new features and tweaks to your jailbroken iPhone one of the more popular reasons to jailbreak is to apply themes to your device to change it’s look. There a a couple of tools to do this but the most popular one is Winterboard and once you have downloaded this from Cydia … Read More

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released (but not for iPad 2 or iPhopne 4S)

With the sounds of the Holiday celebrations still ringing in the ears another sound can now be heard and that’s the noise of the iPhone Jailbreak community cheering in celebration of the release of an untethered Jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.0.1, but not for the iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S. Just a few hours ago @pod2g updated his … Read More

Does Dreamboard for iPhone Signal the Death of Winterboard? [Jailbreak]

Winterboard has been the only iPhone themeing option for the Jailbreak community for as long as Jailbreaking has been around and it’s one of the most popular reasons that people jailbreak in the first place so that they make their iPhone look however they want. Now though there is a new kid on the block and it’s looking pretty impressive. … Read More

6 iPhone Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks To Enhance Email

One of the main uses of any smartphone is email and while the iPhone’s email client meets many needs there are a variety of tweaks that can help take it to a whole other level thanks to those clever developers in the Jailbreak community. Here is a list of 6 jailbreak apps and tweaks for your iPhone. 1. Mail Enhancer … Read More

Apple Patent For Locking “Unauthorised Users” Out of Devices

Apple has filed a patent for methodology which allows iOS devices to be deactivate themselves, limit services, or completely wipe their storage based on set criteria. One of those criteria is loosely termed “hacking”. Which some take to mean jailbreak. Other impressive sounding options in Apple’s patent is the ability for an iOS device to recognise users by image recognition or … Read More

Apple’s iOS 4.0.2 fixes pdf exploit. Kills Jailbreak for iPhone

iOS 4.0.2

Apple has finally released a fix for the PDF security vulnerability which was being exploited by Comex who launched jailbreakme.com. iPhone users on iOS 4.0.1 and iPod touch users on iOS 4.0 were exposed to a security hole which could allow anyone to gain unauthorized access to your device by hosting malicious pdf files on a website. Jailbreakme is undoubtedly the easiest … Read More

“Jailbreaking” Declared Legal in US Today

Every three years the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office reviews a 1998 law which is designed to prevent content from being copied, or used in ways by users that the licensees would not approve of. In other words laws that protect record companies from us, the evil users! One of the ideas behind the review, however, is to allow the … Read More

The iPhone OS Jailbreak Debate

I mentioned in a previous article (WWDC 2010 Keynote: Truth and Rumors) I had the opportunity recently to use a jailbroken iPod Touch. A friend of mine, who is a bit more of a tinkerer than I am, decided he would strike out down that adventurous path and see what happened. It was a second generation Touch he fully expects to … Read More