There’s been a lot of hand-wringing among jailbreakers as to when Apple’s latest iOS devices might be freed from their ball and chains -- those being the A5-powered iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, of course. As the “cat and mouse game” with Apple continues, it appears that at least the iPhone 4S may soon be free, judging from a video making its way around the internet.
The big blue hammer is starting to fall on iPhone users who jailbreak their devices and use them to tether other devices to "unauthorized" data plans (read: unlimited data plans).
AT&T customers who use their device for tethering but are not on a tiered data plan -- something you can only accomplish if you have an unlimited data plan (grandfathered in from back when there used to be such a thing) and you jailbreak your phone -- are about to get tiered, like it or not.
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.
One of the many reasons we jailbreak our iOS devices is to add functionality that Apple or its partners don’t want us to have. Internet tethering is one of the most popular, but lately AT&T has started to crack down on such unauthorized usage -- and here’s how they know what you’re up to.
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.
Here’s a scary statistic: If your iPhone is lost or stolen and the thief knows what they’re doing, they can get the handset to cough up passwords stored in its keychain in only six minutes -- without ever having to crack through your passcode.
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.