on Tuesday the Evad3rs team presented an update for the Evasi0n jailbreak tool, fixing bugs found in the initial software while adding support for the Apple’s iOS 6.1.1 mobile operating system just one day after its release.
Apple’s release of iOS 6.1.1 on Monday broke compatibility with the software hack, but version 1.3 brings back support for all iOS devices, including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Apple’s iOS release targeted battery life and 3G issues seen by some iPhone 4S users, and was not meant to patch the Evasi0n exploit.
After launching last week, version 1.3 of the Evasi0n jailbreak is now available to the public, allowing iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to liberate any device running iOS 6, 6.1 and 6.1.1.
Numerous reports noted that Evasi0n was downloaded over seven million times in four days. Thus, this very version is the most popular in iOS history.
Available on OS X, Windows and Linux, the infinite hack allows users to jailbreak their devices without having to connect to a computer.
It should be noted that the process of jailbreaking is legal, but will void the supplied Apple warranty as it leverages exploits in the iOS software to run unauthorized code.
A new software tool promises deep system access to the inner workings of the iPhone 5, as well as Apple’s latest devices, running the newest iOS.For the first time ever, iPhone 5 and iPad mini owners can jailbreak their device with the release of Evasi0n, the new jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system. The software itself runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux and can be used on all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models.However this new, much-awaited tool continues to work even if you restart your iPhone or iPad, and also works with the iPhone 5.
Once installed, users can install applications on their phone outside of Apple’s App Store using such stuff like Cydia. Some of those same software tweaks can also be used to make major changes: reskinning the operating system, adding extra functionality to your iproduct .
With only a few days before the big release of iOS 6 in June, rumors wonder around that the jailbreak for the new operating system is under developement. Just a few days ago, the jailbreak Absinthe 2.0 was released for iOS gadgets on iOS 5.1.1
The Apple Jailbreak Dream Team revealed at the 2012 edition of the Hack in the Box that they are ready for cracking the expected iOS 6.
“We won’t give up on jailbreaking iOS devices because this is too important for us and we already have a part of the jailbreak for iOS 6 and we will be ready right on time for it”…“We will not give you the exact recipe, but we have other exploits that we won’t release at any time. This is our secret. It allows us to inject stuff into new devices and to start dumping the memory. When we have the dumps, we look at different ways of finding the vulnerability”.
Hackers didn’t actually had in mind the new operating system for jailbreak but when they realized that they already possessed certain exploits for being able to crack the new version. Also, each member works differently and that’s why it’s easy to find the possible vulnerabilities. There’s always a delay after the release of the system, to apply the jailbreak for resting assured that it will function.
It seems that over the last 5 years, iOS hackers didn’t encounter any trouble when it came to jailbreak Apple devices, namely all versions of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and also operating systems. iOS 6 would not be an exception and it’s expected to be launched this June between 11-15 June in San Francisco at WWDC.
If you didn’t hear about this app until now, then you should know what it basically does: it reads out loud iOS notification messages as soon as they come, so you could always be up-to-date, even when you are not using your device, being busy with something else.
Aloud jailbreak app offers many useful configuration settings as System State, Current Date/Time, Don’t speak in-call, and many others. Of course, you need to have your device jailbroken and running iOS 5+, in order to use it. Better watch this good video from iDownloadBlog folks to understand how it works:
Well, I have more good news for you: yesterday Aloud version 1.1 arrived on Cydia store, and it is now available to download. I guess these are great enhancements but I’ll let you see on your own the full list of features:
Set delays before speaking notifications
Override the device’s volume
Support for Bluetooth headsets
Pause music as a notification is being announced and then resume
Keep Aloud from voicing your alerts except when on a certain Wi-Fi network
Keep Aloud from voicing your alerts when in certain applications
Read entire e-mails
A more human-like announcement instead of the robot-like diction, which was being used
Speak just the time instead of both time and date
Toggle Aloud on and off with an Activator action
Support for a new Aloud SBSettings toggle
Speak all notifications not cleared from Notification Center
The possibility to have Aloud announce the name of the person calling you
Support for Notificator notification announcements
Random bug fixes
Announce directions from the Maps application
Announce the directions step by step in the Maps application after you complete a step in getting somewhere
I guess it really deserves trying, especially for the Maps application giving step-by-step directions, which is a good alternative to other expensive GPS solutions.
I don’t know if you like it, but the new voice system it’s more human now, so you won’t feel like in a cyborg movie anymore.
It only costs $1.99 for new customers in Cydia, so I wait you try it and tell me your impressions.
This Plugication jailbreak is made especially for music junkies offering a higher level of comfort when listening to music. Once you plugged the headphones into your iOS device, it automatically resumes your music, so you won’t have to open the Music app and resume it manually.
After installation, you just have to enable the tweak from the Settings option and afterwards, every time you connect the headphones, music will automatically start playing.
It’s pretty simple, but let’s see it in action on this video from iDownloadBlog:
The tweak is free and available for download within Cydia through ModMyi repository.
For those who didn’t hear about Activator, it is a powerful jailbreak for iPhone and iPad which allows you to quickly launch apps or utilities with a tap or button press. The app is free on Cydia and has been developed by Ryan Petrich. It is used especially to launch Overboard and ProSwitcher apps with gestures and shortcuts, status bar taps, and hardware button presses.
If your device is jailbroken, there are big chances to already have Activator installed, as it is a pre-requisite for many applications and Utilities in Cydia. Firstly, just go to the Settings app to check if you already have it. If you don’t see it there, install it for free via Cydia. Don’t forget to restart the Springboard or Home screen app after installation.
There are many ways of customizing Activator to launch apps or system actions. For example, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you will quickly be able to compose a text, shake your device to start de camera or double tap the status bar to see the SBSettings. The system actions available are home button, power down, reboot, respring, safe mode and sleep button.
You just have to realize how powerful this tool is, get creative and start setting up your own useful gestures and shortcuts. Follow these simple steps:
Go to the Settings app.
Choose how to trigger an action.
Choose what the action will do.
Choose supported apps.
If you still feel you need help in getting it configured, you may want to watch this video:
The protection granted by U.S Copyright Office for users who change their iPhones and iOS devices in order to install applications not approved by Apple (also called “jailbreaking”) will expire soon. Without this protection many users with a jailbroken iOS device will face legal issues but currently, jailbreaking your Apple device will only void your device’s warranty. But organizations like EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) are making efforts to sign a petition for this law renewal.
“The idea that you might face criminal charges because you altered your own property is totally unfair,” said Rebecca Jeschke, media relations director and digital rights analyst for the EFF. “The goal here is to make the law really clear.”
Jailbreaking devices is useful to cover security issues or to install third-party apps which are not available for free in the AppStore. Most users prefer it generally for the freedom and customizability it provides. According to ReadWriteWeb, nearly 1 million users jailbroke their devices in a weekend, after the launch of the Absinthe A5 tool.
Apple released a software update last year for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 and iPad, and the 3rd and 4th generations of the iPod Touch. Beside some improvements, the update also prevented users from jailbreaking the phone with JailBreakMe 3.0.
Do you think jailbreaking should be considered a violation of Apple’s rights or you believe that once you bought the product, you can do whatever you want with it?
Along with the interest showed by Apple community regarding Siri, the jailbreak developers also worked hard to improve this experience and they succeeded to introduce Sireet, a new Cydia tweak which allows you to send tweets with voice by using Siri.
The application has been launched into Cydia and it is ready to download and install for your iPhone 4S. You just have to go through settings.application to check Twitter configuration, and then speak “Tweet, whatever you want to say.” Immediately, Sireet will handle most of the job by automatically creating a tweet from what you’ve just said. To understand better how to use Sireet, please watch this video:
Apple also promised to release an update for Siri which will include deeply Twitter integration, having the same functionality as Sireet but it is considered being lazier compared to the jailbreak version.
If you are interested in this tweak, you can find it in Cydia store through ModMyi repo for free. Have a nice experience using Siri!
Note: the tweak can be installed only on a jailbroken iPhone.