Jailbreak, News/Rumors

Apple stops signing iOS 8.1,downgrades impossible

Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1 meaning there is no way to either upgrade to it, or downgrade to it. Instead, you’ll have to go directly to iOS 8.1.1.

Fortunately,TaiG has released a jailbreak utility for iOS 8.1.1 that works on Windows. iOS 8.1.1 was officially jailbroken. TaiG can be used to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1, and iOS 8.1. It works well and is pretty easy to follow along.

Users who have already been jailbroken on iOS 8.1 can decide whether to stay put on iOS 8.1 or upgrade to iOS 8.1.1. But those who’re not jailbroken and are currently on a non-jailbreakable firmware, have to upgrade to iOS 8.1.1 if they wish to jailbreak now.

taig-jailbreakYou can use the below instructions on how to jailbreak your device.

Step 1: Download the latest version of TaiG jailbreak on your computer, and unzip the zip file. You are also required the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3: If you have password on your iPhone or iPad, disable it from Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 4: Turn off Find my iPhone from Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone.

Step 5: Launch TaiGJBreak as an Administrator. Right click on the TaiG exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 6: TaiG will take some time to detect your device. Once done, deselect the TaiG App Store, just below Cydia 1.1.16.

Step 7: Click on the green jailbreak button to proceed:TaiGJBreak will start the jailbreak.

Step 8: After the jailbreak is complete, your device will reboot automatically, and you will see the Cydia icon on the Home screen.

Congratulations, your device is jailbroken!

Jailbreak, News/Rumors

China’s iOS 7 jailbreak contains piracy

Three months after iOS 7 was launched alongside Apple’s new iPhones, hacking group Evasi0n finally released an untethered jailbreak for the software. But Cydia administrator Jay Freeman noted on his Twitter that he was not informed about a new version of the jailbreak before its debut. Additionally, he said, that the new jailbreak automatically installs a third party app store titled Taig which distributes cracked apps in China.

In order to clarify the matter, Evasi0n has posted an open letter to the jailbreak community on its website saying it is “deeply sorry and embarrassed about the piracy that was seen today.”

The team also added that it was truly approached by a company with an offer to include Taig with the jailbreak in China, as it originally believed TaiG was “well-suited to meet the needs of users for the Chinese market.” The company also added:

“Taig has never asked us to disclose our exploits to them, let alone sell them. We were simply asked to bundle their third-party app store in China in a similar way we bundle and distribute Cydia around the world as an additional App Store, and in a similar way to how previous jailbreaks like blackra1n have bundled non-Cydia stores.”

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Two tweets by developer i0n1c claimed that the Chinese company Taig paid the Evad3rs development team “a big pile of money” to make the jailbreak available to the public in order to bundle its app store onto devices.  Meanwhile, the developers also claimed that they were not informed that Taig contained pirated apps upon access. They added they “will continue to monitor this issue and work to resolve it completely” and if the piracy cannot be removed, TaiG will be pulled from the jailbreak.

Currently, Evasi0n is available for OS X and Windows as an untethered jailbreak.

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The first iOS 7 jailbreak developer will receive a crowdfunded reward

Apple released iOS 7 a few months ago, but users have not been provided with a jailbreak yet. The saddest thing for owners of Apple device running iOS, is the fact there are no enthusiasts who are ready to spend their time and money to search for exploits and create a simple app based on them for hacking Apple’s software platform.

Chronic Dev Team, a team of hackers behind such projects like iRecovery, greenpois0n, and GenPass, disbanded early this year, and nobody has taken its place. The solution was found in a form of a campaign aimed to support jailbreak. A number of people have started to collect money for iOS 7 jailbreak, resulting in $2600 during one day.

“We strongly believe that users should have the freedom to control their devices. We wanted an open source jailbreak for iOS 7, giving users the capability to install what they want on their own devices and the ability to audit the code they’re using to do so. Jailbreaking is also critical to ensuring that the disabled are able to use their mobile devices as easily as possible.”

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The campaign “Is iOS7 jailbroken yet?” was founded by several activists, including co-editor of Boing Boing, author, and DMCA activist Cory Doctorow, professor and author of Coding Freedom Biella Coleman, co-founder and CEO, iFixit, Kyle Wiens, prize proposer and accessibility advocate, Chris Maury. Anyone can invest in the project, and the final amount will be received by the first developer(s) who release an open source iOS 7 jailbreak meeting the following requirements:

  • Work for iPhones (including 4S, 5, 5c, 5s) running iOS 7.
  • Support the latest current version of iOS (7.04).
  • Be untethered and accessible to the average user.
  • Be publicly released and available free of charge.
  • Be released under one of the OSI-approved licenses.

If no one claims the prize within 18 months, all the donors will receive their money back. Any remaining funds will be donated to PK and EFF.

Among the top contributors are already iFixit.com ($500.00), http://www.appsrumors.com/($250.00), kjams.com ($200.00), @ezcoder ($100.00), Joe Basirico – whoisjoe.com ($100.00) and others.

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iOS hacker claims next project bigger than jailbreak

iOS hacker Joshua Hill, better known as P0isxninja, has taken to Twitter to said that he “got a lot of amazing things coming to you all soon. Think better than jailbreak”.

Hill is known for building a number of jailbreaks such as Greenpois0n and Absinthe. Hill was a member of the original Chronic Dev Team, a group of hackers worked to reveal some of the biggest and most important iOS jailbreaks. He left the rest of the team last August, and has been focusing on his own projects since.

We can only guess what p0sixninja is working on this time. It’s unclear what can be bigger than a jailbreak in iOS, but Hill said the news is “amazing”. Recently he posted on his Twitter page that he’s been working over time on ‘a bunch of stuff lately,’ and that ‘good things are coming.’ But it’s vague when Hill will reveal the project he’s been working on.

Some, for instance, have suggested that Hill is referring to an iOS 7 jailbreak, while others are sure that the announcement could have nothing to do with the jailbreak field. Hopefully we’ll know more soon.

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Evasi0n 1.3 already available for iOS 6.1.1

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.

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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.

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Long-awaited “jailbreak” of Apple’s iOS 6

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.

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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 .

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Jailbreak for iOS 6 on the way before it’s even released at WWDC

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.

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New significant updates came to Cydia jailbreak app Aloud

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.

Source: modmyi

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Plugication tweak automatically resumes music when you plug in your headphones

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.

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Set up custom gestures with Activator for iPhone and iPad

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.
  • Tap Activator.
  • 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:

Source: iMore