It has been a long time since there has been some activity on the jailbreak front. Apple has made it quite hard for jailbreak developers to break into the software now, so there’s not much activity now like there used to be before. However some folks are still working on this and a Chinese team has been able to achieve iOS 8.1 jailbreak but not without caveats.
While Apple’s devices are relatively free from virus attacks unlike hardware that runs on a rival platform, this does not mean that there are no security loopholes to exploit on Apple’s side, either. Virus Bulletin has revealed that more than 75,000 iOS devices have already been infected by a malware that is better known as AdThief, or in other circles, “Spad”.
Yesterday Apple released iOS 7.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Its an incremental update that mainly features bug fixes and stability improvements. Though there was the possibility that Apple may have patched the exploit used by Pangu’s iOS 7.x untethered jailbreak. It has now been confirmed that the exploit hasn’t been patched in this update, so those who had been holding out on the update can go ahead and […]
Its not like iOS 7.1.x users haven’t waited for quite a long time for a jailbreak to be released. Even though multiple developers showed off their exploits none of them actually released it for the public. A relatively new jailbreak team from China called Pangu went ahead and released an iOS 7.1.1 untethered jailbreak a couple of weeks back. Initially the tool was only available for Windows but today it […]
Even though initially it was reported that an iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak release might not take place it was confirmed by many well known jailbreak developers that it was indeed possible to jailbreak this firmware on iOS devices. Though none of those developers have released a jailbreak despite showing it off online. A Chinese team has stepped up and released an iOS 7.1.x untethered jailbreak, but since no one has […]
It has merely been a day since Apple took the wraps off iOS 8 and already there’s some semblance of good news. Looks like an iOS 8 beta jailbreak is very much possible. The software was seeded to registered developers yesterday. Its the first beta of many before iOS 8 becomes ready for public release in the fall. One well known figure of the jailbreak community has already taken a […]
The jailbreak community doesn’t see that kind of swift action anymore that was visible back in the old days, prior to iOS 5.0 to be precise. There are a few reasons why the pace has slowed down. Even if developers find an exploit they hold off on a release if a major update is expected in the near future. That appears to be the reason why an iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak hasn’t been […]
The jailbreak community hasn’t had much luck ever since Apple patched the exploit evasi0n7 used with iOS 7.1. Back in the days when A4-powered iOS devices were all the rage it was pretty easy to jailbreak them since a bootrom exploit had been discovered. Since then developers have had to make do with software based exploits which Apple easily patches. Work has been going on to find a new exploit and now […]
iOS 7 is the biggest iOS update that Apple has ever released. Not only does the update dramatically overhaul the design of the user interface, but it has also brought about a change in the way apps are designed. There are also new features that the update has brought to the table, but unfortunately not everyone is enamored by its looks.
Its no secret that it took a long time for iOS 7.0 to be jailbroken. The first untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.x was released by the evad3rs team, the exploit that their jailbreak used was patched by Apple in its latest firmware update, iOS 7.1. There is really no predicting when iOS 7.1 will be jailbroken, particularly for newer devices, but people still using legacy devices might be in luck. […]
One of the features of the iPhone 5s would be its Touch ID sensor. This allows users to unlock their phone and make purchases in the iTunes App Store simply by scanning their fingerprint. However if one were to jailbreak their phone, they could use Touch ID for other purposes.In the past we have seen how Touch ID on a jailbroken iPhone would allow for it to be used as […]
After months of rumors and beta releases, earlier today Apple finally released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings several user interface tweaks and activates the CarPlay feature. It also brings bug fixes and performance improvements. One of the exploits that it plugs is the one used by the evasi0n jailbreak tool, as confirmed by legendary iOS hacker @MuscleNerd. The exploit existed in iOS 7.0 and […]
It has been a little over a month since the Evad3rs team release their untethered Evasi0n iOS 7 jailbreak for iOS devices. Now the bad news is that if you were hoping to upgrade to iOS 7.1, you might want to hold off on doing so because according to reports, it looks like Apple is wasting no time in closing up the exploits used to jailbreak iOS 7. We guess […]
December was a great month for the jailbreak community. Last month, the first ever public iOS 7 untethered jailbreak was released. It was also compatible with all of Apple’s new mobile devices, such as the two new iPhones and the two new iPads. Few other iOS 7 compatible devices also supported the jailbreak. It was only a matter of time before Apple plugged the exploit used by evad3rs developers team […]