On Monday, we reported that TechCrunch had revealed the secret behind Facebook’s missing iPad app -- it was hidden within the existing iPhone app. As impatient users rushed to tweak the app to try it out, Facebook decided to be party poopers and close the doors. But as always, jailbreak users have all the fun.
Apple looks to be aggressively stepping up its efforts to curb jailbreaking with the next iOS update. According to the unofficial iPhone Dev Team blog, the iOS 5 beta has changed the way the iPhone boots, and the new authentication process will make it harder roll back to an older versions of iOS. So, if you jailbreak your iPhone, and something goes wrong, Apple is effectively voiding your Get Out Of Jail Free card.
Everyone’s curious about jailbreaking their iDevices, but so many myths swirl around that it’s easy to get confused about exactly what jailbreaking is and why you might try it. That’s why we’re separating jailbreaking fact from fiction, one rumor at a time.
With its promise of bringing personal hot spot support to the iPhone and returning the orientation switch to the iPad, there's good reason for people to be excited about the impending release of iOS 4.3. For those of us who refuse to wait for Apple to provide our iOS devices with additional functionality, the untethered Greenpois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is now available for immediate download. Fight the power!
There’s been a flurry of activity on the iOS jailbreak scene over the last week, but we Mac users have had to sit on the sidelines for most of it, since both the Limera1n and GreenPois0n tools were Windows-only -- but that’s changing.
Been awhile since we've heard from the jailbreaking lads! Well that may soon change. Word has it, that we could possibly see an iOS 4.1 jailbreak due on 10/10/10 at, you guessed it…10:10:10 AM GMT. How appropriate, no?
While iOS hackers scored a legal victory with Monday’s ruling by the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress that jailbreaking and unlocking is technically legal, Apple is still not down with it. We know… like you’re surprised, right?