Thanks to a new bootrom exploit that affects multiple generations of iOS devices, the iPhone and iPad jailbreaking community may have just gotten a new lease on life.
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Roughly a week after it was reported that Apple’s iOS 12.4 update unpatched a vulnerability that allowed for jailbreaking (and was previously fixed in an earlier update), the company has released a patch to again fix the bug after the issue was flagged by security researchers.
If you updated to iOS 12.4, you might want to think twice about the apps you download. Apple has unpatched a vulnerability with the latest update, and hackers have already used the opportunity to release the first jailbreak for up-to-date iPhones in years, according to a Motherboard report.
Cydia, a store for applications that run on jailbroken iPhones and other Apple devices, is shutting down the ability to buy and sell apps on its platform, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.
Over the last 24 hours, owners of iOS devices across the globe have been compelled to take their expensive gadgets, wrap them in Glad Wrap and stick them inside their refrigerator. What on Earth would make anyone do that, short of a mental break? Well, it is because of a break of sorts — a jailbreak.
Last week, a Google security researcher announced that he'd be releasing the goods that are needed to jailbreak the latest iPhones. For years, it was pretty easy to get all the customisation options of Android on iOS, but the developer scene has since dried up. Even if you don't plan on jailbreaking your phone, there's reason to celebrate.
The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.
If you were excited by yesterday's news of a jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 but left a little nervous at the prospect of going through the ordeal alone, help is at hand.a This video guides you through the whole process, start to finish.
iOS 8 is just around the corner (and, as with all updates, potentially unjailbreakable), but for folks who have found themselves stuck on the more recent 7.1.1 and unable to jailbreak, there's finally an option. Thrown together by as-yet untested Chinese developers Pangu, the untethered jailbreak is Windows only, but it works for all devices that can run iOS 7.1.1.
For millions of people, the entire point of having an iPhone is the ability to jailbreak; without the tweaks and modifications that come with liberation from Apple's walled garden, the iPhone just wouldn't be nearly as much fun. But after iOS 8, will there be any point? Or has Apple made jailbreaking obsolete?
Though Google Glass runs Android, it's not exactly as wide open as your typical Android phone. And given its spot as the most futuristic tech available right now, you know hackers want to tinker with Google's specs. Legendary hacker Jay Freeman, famously known as Saurik who created the Cydia app store for iOS jailbreak phones, did just that. He's already gained root access to Google Glass.
Whenever you bring up jailbreaking with the uninitiated, you're faced with that one, recurring question: "Why? Why should I jailbreak?" This beautiful, functional, better-than-stock lockscreen is as good an answer as any.
Have one of those seven million jailbroken iDevices? Like it that way? Then stop -- don't touch anything. iOS 6.1.3 is poised to ruin your day, and there might not be any way to go back.