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  • How to jailbreak your iPhone

    Posted February 23, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Jailbreaking--the process that enables you to install unauthorized-by-Apple third-party apps and additional features on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad--has been in a largely dormant state since the release of iOS 6. In that version of the mobile operating system, Apple closed many of the avenues jailbreakers had once used to crack it open.
  • Should you risk jailbreaking your iPhone?

    Posted February 16, 2013 - 8:13 am

    Chances are, if you don't know the dangers involved, you shouldn't jailbreak.
  • Why I continue to jailbreak

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    I'm not a rebel or a hipster or trying to stick it to The Man. The truth is, I jailbreak to gain features that make my iPhone and iPad more useful.
  • Jailed for jailbreaking: The new law could land you in the slammer

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    In the U.S. there is a new legal issue that makes jailbreaking potentially a huge risk: Once a cellphone is jailbroken it can be "unlocked," meaning it can be used with any carrier, and that has just become a crime.
  • Untethered iPhone jailbreak works, but it won't be released

    Posted January 7, 2013 - 1:09 am

    A famed iPhone hacker has developed a fresh way to jailbreak Apple's iOS 6 operating system in order to install unauthorized apps, but he says he won't release it.
  • One on one with Jay 'Saurik' Freeman, creator of Cydia for jailbroken iPhones

    Posted March 10, 2012 - 8:33 am

    If you're one of the millions of people who have jailbroken their iOS device, you undoubtedly know and love the unofficial app store known as Cydia. The hub for unapproved apps, hacks, and UI tweaks has become so ubiquitous with iOS hacking that most jailbreak tools install Cydia automatically."
  • iPhone jailbreak: 5 apps to control your privacy

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:26 am

    These five post-jailbreak tools don't leave it up to Apple, Google or any other company to look after your best interests and put you in complete control of your data.
  • Semi-tethered iOS 5 jailbreak developed, useful on the move

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Earlier in the month, Geek Tech reported on the iOS 5 jailbreak, which dropped less than 24 hours after Apple announced the latest software update. Like any new jailbreak, it's only constraint (other than not working on an iPad 2) was that you have to tether your device to a computer to boot it--annoying if your phone stops working when you are not near your computer. Since the initial release developers have been working to improve the hack, and now a tether-free version is slowly coming to light.
  • iOS 5 jailbreak is already here; geeks not surprised

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    If the newest update to CyanogenMod wasn't enough to keep you occupied this week, here's some more news for cellphone tinkerers: You can now jailbreak iOS 5 using the Redsn0w version 0.9.9b5.
  • Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    Apple apparently has thrown in the towel, quietly dropping in iOS 4.2 an API that was intended to discover if the OS had been compromised and jailbroken.
  • 15 Awesome Things You Probably Shouldn't Do

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Sometimes you gotta bend the rules. And when it comes to technology, some rules are begging to get bent.
  • Apple plugs critical iPhone jailbreak holes

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Apple today patched the two vulnerabilities used to jailbreak Apple's newest iOS 4 operating system, bugs that security researchers warned could be used to hijack iPhones, iPod Touches or iPads.
  • Frash brings Flash to jailbroken iPhones

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Those harrowing sounds you hear are the anguished cries of despair coming from Steve Jobs's office in Cupertino, California, following reports that some intrepid iOS hacker has figured out a way to get Adobe Flash working on the iPhone--sort of.
  • IPhone Jailbreaking Now A Thing Of The Past?

    Posted October 17, 2009 - 9:43 pm

    Apple seems to have, for the moment, stopped experimenters from "jailbreaking" its most recent shipment of iPhone 3GS handsets. How long this situation will last is anyone's guess--Apple must hope it's forever.
  • New iPhone 3GS Bootrom NOT Jailbreak-Proof! With A Catch

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:20 pm

    When Apple released the new iPhone 3GS with an updated bootrom, many reports claimed it rendered the handset "unhackable" or "jailbreak-proof."
  • Apple Ships New Jailbreak-Proof iPhone 3GS?

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    Apparently, Apple isn't taking this whole iPhone jailbreaking hooplah too lightly. Last week, Apple began shipping 3GS iPhones with an updated bootrom (iBoot-359.3.2) that effectively blocks the current 24kpwn jailbreak exploit.
  • New Jailbreaking Tool Available for Some iPhone Users

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 1:23 pm

    The iPhone hacking faithful can now unlock and jailbreak their original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 1G devices with the much-awaited PwnageTool 3.1. Unfortunately, the hacking tool does not yet support the iPhone 3GS or the new iPod Touch, but an update is expected soon.
  • 21 apps Apple doesn't want on your iPhone

    Posted July 27, 2009 - 5:07 pm

    Worthwhile productivity apps you won't find at the App Store
  • Declare your independence! Jailbreak your iPhone!

    Posted July 3, 2009 - 2:12 pm

    Though some of us prefer the shackles that Apple places upon us.
  • Jailbroken iPhones leave users more vulnerable

    Posted July 2, 2009 - 10:15 am

    Jailbreaking an iPhone leaves users vulnerable to attack by stripping away most of the handset's security protections, a security researcher warned Thursday.
  • How to jailbreak your iPhone

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 2:13 pm

    Sure, iPhone OS 3.0 just came out -- but maybe you'd like to take your phone in a whole new direction instead of updating. If unapproved apps, or background running apps, or an iPhone Java environment appeal to you, this 15-minute video will walk you through the process.
  • iPhone jailbreaking still going strong

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    Although Apple's forthcoming 3.0 firmware update promises to deliver some power-use upgrades, jailbreaking should continue to push the iPhone's productivity envelope, especially as users increasingly demand the Holy Grail of smartphone power use: applications that run in the background.
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