Posts with tag jailbreak
p0sixspwn is born
At long last, prominent iOS developer and tinkerer extraordinare winocm has released his long promised iOS 6.1.3 – iOS 6.1.5 jailbreak. Acting as an untethered jailbreak – meaning that it doesn’t require a physical connection with a host computer to remain active after the jailbreak takes place – the new jailbreak, which is dubbed p0sixspwn, works on all compatible devices (including A6 devices, such as the iPhone 5.)
It’s worth noting that this p0sixspwn jailbreak is not compatible with devices running iOS 7 – for that, you’ll still need to use the somewhat-sketchy evasi0n7 jailbreak. P0sixspwn appears to be somewhat of a going away present for winocm, who has mysteriously deleted his Twitter account following the release of the jailbreak.
Since I’m in a bit of a mobile mood, I’ve been looking up mobile stuff a lot. I’ve also been on the outskirts of the iOS jailbreak scene for a short time now and what I’ve seen from there hasn’t been pleasant. With every release of a new iOS version, people have always been wondering when the next jailbreak would be available and there’s nothing wrong with that. The issues I’ve seen are usually people demanding the release of the next jailbreak right then and there and then proceeding to verbally attack and tear down someone when they don’t get what they want.
For example, while they were (and still are in some ways) the utmost joke in the jailbreak scene, UnthreadedJB did actually release real jailbreaks that usually worked if you had a 64-bit Linux system with all the strange dependencies installed. The catch was, the jailbreaks were only for certain devices (the original release of Unthreadera1n only worked on an iPhone 4 CDMA) and they only worked for devices running iOS 5.x. Who uses iOS 5 these days? Answer: nobody.
A while later and we go back to Sunday. All those people jumping up and down screaming for an iOS jailbreak finally got what they wanted because of the evad3rs, a team promising an iOS 6.1.3 untethered if only people would donate to them. I think we’re still waiting on the 6.1.3 jailbreak but no matter, they’ve released evasi0n7 which as its name implies is for iOS 7.0. And boy, has it caused a ton of drama. While the jailbreak works, there are a few things that the evad3rs have done that I have objections about. Those objections can be found after the break, as usual.
"Let the hacking begin"
Windows Phone 8 hacking has been pretty much non-existant, thanks to Microsoft’s choice of requiring Windows on ARM to run in a secure UEFI environment (non-tech: if it doesn’t have a digital signature, it doesn’t run) and to the fact that the Windows Phone sandbox is a whole lot tighter than it was in Windows Phone 7.
Good news is at hand, however. If you’re one of the five people who bought a Samsung ATIV S, you can brush past the sandbox by a recent interop unlock just posted on the legendary XDA Developers forum. For those unaware, the “interop” part is the bit that carriers and OEMs get access to so they can do things like preload apps, make carrier specific tweaks and roll out updates, hence why it’s a protected part of the OS.
Now, why mention the Samsung ATIV S specifically? Right now, the unlock relies on vulnerabilities from the Samsung diagnosis app and the original poster, GoodDayToDie, mentions that the app will have to be loaded onto other phones or similar vulnerabilities found in other apps. But again, if you own a Samsung ATIV S, go for it!
Get blazing LTE on the newest network around
Apple and T-Mobile may be publicly saying you’ll need to buy a new version of the iPhone 5 hardware if you want to hop on T-Mobile’s new LTE network, but hold your horses and read this – the enterprising folks at Leimobile.com have apparently managed to get the old AT&T version of the iPhone 5 up and running on T-Mobile’s LTE network with a simple carrier update, and has posted some easy to follow intructions to help you get started.
The tweak of course requires that you own a jailbroken iPhone 5 – stock users won’t be able to get in on this sort of unofficial, unsanctioned, and potentially dangerous fun. It’s also worth reiterating that this will only work on AT&T’s iPhone 5, also known as A1428. If you bought your iPhone through one of the other guys, you’re out of luck.
Be however warned, T-Mobile iPhone users – this hack won’t allow you to piggyback on everything T-Mobile now has to offer, as no firmware or carrier patch in the world will bring you the new model iPhone 5’s support for T-Mobile’s AWS bands. This means that you’ll get 4G LTE speeds where available, or the significantly slower 2G “EDGE” speeds elsewhere – for the in-between, you’ll still need to buy yourself some new hardware.
Cydia for all
The infamous group of iOS hackers known as the “evad3rs” have just released their first and wildly anticipated tool, evasi0n, which allows users to easily plug in any iOS device running iOS 6.0.x or iOS 6.1 and perform a jailbreak, which gives users complete access to the device’s operating systems in ways not possible otherwise.
As stated, this tool works on any and all iOS device – even the iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPhone 5 – and is available totally free of charge for Linux, OS X, and windows. Running the tool is said to be both incredibly and safe to use, though it’s always smart to make a quick backup before attempting something like this.
It’s important to remember that while jailbreaking your iOS device provides tons of neat benefits and features that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to, it’s also not officially sanctioned by Apple and could potentially void your warranty if things were to go really wrong, however unlikely that may be – so as always, proceed at your own risk.
Jailbreak your Surface with a single click
As we reported just the other day, Microsoft’s Surface tablet – running Windows RT, a locked down version of Windows 8 for ARM devices – and all other Windows RT devices have been jailbroken, allowing users to execute unauthorized code just like any other Windows device (as long as it’s compiled for the device’s ARM processor, of course). The process was insanely complicated and far beyond the realm of knowledge for most consumers, which is why it’s all the more exciting that a jailbreak tool has just been released that allows users to take advantage of the just discovered exploit with just a single click of a .bat file.
Microsoft has already announced that they may closing the exploit in future versions of Windows RT, so definitely make sure you take advantage of this while you can. Until now, hit up the just released Windows RT jailbreak tool at the source link below.
Source: netham45 (XDA-Developers)
Owners blame "stagnant" community
Hackulous, a community dedicated to discussion for pirated iOS applications, has just closed its doors. The move brings Installous, prominent pirate iOS app store illegally hosting cracked iOS applications, down with it. Owners of the site claim that the decision to close the service was brought on by the fact that the community has become “stagnant”, resembling a “ghost town”.
Despite the lack of discussion on the site, Installous has been one of the most popular applications used by owners of jailbroken iOS devices, allowing them to download their favorite iOS applications (illegally, of course) free of charge, making this a potentially strange time to close the service down. Still, score one for fans of the law. Hopefully this results in people paying for their favorite applications and supporting the developers going forward.
Absinthe, the popular tool that allows users to jailbreak their iOS devices, has been updated to version 2.0. New in this release? The ability to jailbreak all iOS 5.1.1 devices with the exception of the revised 16GB iPad 2 (the one with the more efficient processor). Absinthe 2.0 offers devices what’s called an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t need to plug it into the computer and re-jailbreak every time you reboot the device.
Another great thing about Absinthe 2.0 for users who chose to partake in such activities is the wide range of platforms it supports. Absinthe works on OS X Leopard, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and even Linux. The day must be coming near at this point where we’ll be able to jailbreak out iDevices from other iDevices.
Jailbreaking has been around almost as long as iOS itself has, since the release of the original iPhone back in 2007. Back in those days jailbroken devices were among the first to run 3rd party applications, almost a year before Apple announced and launched the App Store.