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p0sixspwn is born

Developer winocm releases iOS 6.1.3+ untethered jailbreak for all devices


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.

Source: p0sixspwn

Hello China

My thoughts on evasi0n7

evasi0n_header_2Since 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 has finally been software unlocked

ativ_s_interop_unlockWindows 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!

Source: xda-developers
Via: WPCentral

Now available on Github, Cydia soon

iOS Chat Heads jailbreak tweak released under the name “Message Box”

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Developer Adam Bell, whom we talked to just the other day, has just released his newest jailbreak tweak, which allows Facebook’s Chat Heads feature to exist outside of the Facebook app as it does on Android. The tweak has currently been submitted to Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It’s currently pending approval, however if you can’t wait that long you can head on over to Bell’s Github and download and install it manually yourself.

I’ve personally installed and are currently using the tweak, and it’s truly as astounding as it sounded the other day. If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone around and are interested in using Chat Heads more efficiently, this is the way to do it.

Source: Adam Bell (Twitter)

Developer Adam Bell reveals his new tweak

New jailbreak tweak brings Chat Heads to iOS the way Facebook intended

chatheads-live-picWhen Facebook finally revealed Facebook Home, their take on how people should use smartphones, people were understandably excited. A smartphone experience based around people instead of apps sounded like a logical next step – and if there’s any company in the business that’s going above and beyond to try to get people to stay connected, it’s Facebook. The real show stopper wasn’t Home itself, however; it was a reworking of Facebook’s long standing Messenger application and how it could be used in tandem with other applications. The change allowed users to immediately reply to messages no matter where they are on their smartphone, represented by the users’ profile pictures overlapping running applications, Chat Heads is the mobile messaging client we have all been waiting for.

The problem? When the feature finally made its way to iOS last week, it ended up being horribly gimped by Apple’s sometimes frustrating sandboxing restrictions. Chat Heads on iOS is stuck inside the dull little Facebook app, severely limiting its functionality and usefulness when compared to the Android version. But thanks to the ingenuity of one software developer, all of that is about to change.

Meet Adam Bell, a longtime developer who has developed for the mobile phone giants such as iOS, Android, Windows 8, and webOS. As a developer, Adam finds security in the fact that development can be “a business venture while making it fun at the same time.” Finding that his own personal goal is to create “the best possible” applications, he has created many beautiful and well known applications featured on both the App Store as well as Cydia, including Reprise (of which I am personally a user of), Crest (a beautiful and unique Twitter client), Stride (which allows users to draw their own lockscreen passcodes), and Cascade, a tweak that allows for a more powerful iOS dock.

Adam was longing for the feature rich Chat Heads implementation Facebook had managed on Android; or, as he puts it, “As soon as I saw Chat Heads on Android only, I got jealous.” Once it became clear that such an implementation would be impossible without Apple’s (unlikely) blessing however, he decided to take matters into his own hands. And thus a new jailbreak tweak was born – one that implements the existing Facebook app’s Chat Heads feature throughout iOS, sandboxing restrictions be damned. “I decided to just do that, take it out, it’s a wonderful experience,” he recalls.

The tweak isn’t ready for primetime yet; it’s still in active development. But when it does launch on Cydia – for free, at that – Adam has high hopes that people will share his excitement, saying “being able to talk to people, without leaving the apps you’re in, that’s cool.” Though Adam doesn’t exactly buy into Facebook’s vision of people before apps, believing that “you don’t buy a phone to meet people and focus on your friends”, he does feel that Facebook is “pushing the bar higher”, and is on the brink of “what could be something super awesome”.

Get blazing LTE on the newest network around

iPhone 5 jailbreak tweak allows AT&T device owners to hop on T-Mobile’s LTE network

iphone5Apple 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 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.

Via: 9to5Mac
Source: Leimobile

Cydia for all

evasi0n, the iOS 6.x jailbreak, now released

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.

Source: evasi0n

Jailbreak your Surface with a single click

Straightforward Windows RT jailbreak tool now available

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 closes, bringing down its pirate iOS app store

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.

Via: The Verge
Source: Hackulous

Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool released for (almost) all iOS 5.1.1 devices

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.

Source: greenpois0n