Recently, Apple released an iOS 4.3.4 update to patch a PDF vulnerability that allowed several pirate crews to jailbreak the iPad, iPod and iPhones. The effects on piracy advocates such as Apptrackr was negligible however, with an iOS tethered jailbreak being released by Redmond Pie, a short time after Apple’s update.
This jailbreak enables access into Cydia for all current iOS devices, save for the iPad 2. However, due to the nature of the jailbreak, some users have advised potential pirates to wait for an untethered jailbreak, to prevent the inconvenience of re-jailbreaking one’s phone after every update.
Current users of jailbroken iPhones don’t have much to miss out on though, considering that the only updates in the latest iOS are there to prevent the jailbreaking of iOS devices, except perhaps, the ability to delete and cancel downloading applications.
You can follow the tutorial here if you want to jailbreak your iOS 4.3.4 device, at Redmond Pie.
Recently Apple has disabled the jailbreak detection system just after six months of its introduction. Apple did not give any explanation for this. Device management team told the media that the reason behind this action is a mystery and they are thinking about alternative ways to detect any corruption. Previously apple introduced jailbreak codes to detect whether a user is using application other than I Tune based apps.
It is to be noted that jailbroken device poses a serious threat to enterprise. Even if the low level user does not load malwares, any unauthorized application might download them.
The new API was a part of MDM and was released in June with version 4.0. But in the recent version the API which detects jailbreak is either disabled or removed.
The API asks the operating system whether it has been compromised or not. There will be some corrupted files in a jail-broken device which will allow the user to load any third party application. Apple warned the user that jail-breaking might damage the device. Now it would be interesting to watch Apples next action to prevent jail- breaking.
In the past some device management vendors created individual programs to check the operating system for jail-braking detection which is analogous to normal antivirus applications.
But there has been objection from many users as this API based query system was much more complicated than it sounded before publication. But the concept of asking the operating system whether it is been compromised or not is actually interesting as any intelligent attacker would first try to attack OS files. According to inventors this jail-break detection method is more like cat and mouse game which really worked for them.
But API is past now and what will be Apples next move is going to be interesting. Apple still did not make any comment on this.
Jailbreak is all about gaining control. It is to let your phone to perform what exactly you want, but it needs a jailbreak when Apple won’t allow some of things you’re intended to have on your iPhone. Experts and a vivid iPhone user can really understand this factor very well. It is all about expanding the limitations to your iPhone or any other Apple device. Here, most of the technology interested people definitely say yes for this procedure without any hesitation.
Keeping this kind of interest in mind Readwriteweb come up with a list of organized category of hack. Some of these are available at free of cost, few are paid. It is a way for jailbreak iPhone developers to earn some money for their hard work.
Infifolders: This Infifolder can allow you to have as many icons as you want on iOS 4 app folder, Apple limits this up to 12.
Folder Enhancer: FoldereEnhancer is also almost like Infifolders, allows you for unlimited have unlimited apps in a folder. This is a paid app at $1.99.
FolderCloser:This is to close the folder automatically after closing an app in the folder.
LockInfo:This will helps to customize the phone’s lockscreen in order to provide info like emails, and SMS notifications, missed calls, calendar events and many more.
NoLockScreen: This is to turn the LockScreen off completely through disabling the “slide to unlock” feature.
Overboard: This will help to have an overview of all the Springboard pages and allows you to jump in between them successfully. Springboard page limitations also can be extended through it. This is a paid app at $1.99.
No Folder Badges: Not a fan of badges? then this will help to turn them all off successfully.
Gridlock: This will allows you to “unsnap” icons from their assigned row or column restrictions, to group them however you want. this is a paid app at $0.99.
Five Icon Dock: It allows you to keep five icons in the iPhone’s dock.
Five Icon Switcher:Generally multitasking switcher’s screen allows 4 icons and through this it can allow up to five icons on the screen.
SBSettings: Through this you can add switches through add-ons for all sorts of things like disabling radios, killing processes and many more and this will come at free of cost.
HDR/Game Center Enabler:This can avail you combined action of two tweaks. This will enable the HDR feature in the camera app on the iPhone 3/3G and also adds the Game Center on the 3G.
Silent Photo: It will allow you to turn off the annoying camera shutter sound while taking a photo.
Snap Tap: It will allow you to take photos with the iPhone’s volume control and it will cost you at $1.49.
FaceBreak: This faceBreaker will let you to make FaceTime calls over 3G successfully and it will comes at $1.49.
Mark Read: This will create an easy way to mark all your inbox items as read or just emails you select as read. This is a paid app at $1.99.
Covert: Through this you can add a “Private Browsing” mode to Safari. It is a free app.
Enhanced Tabs: through this you can add “Open a New Page” behavior for your Safari successfully. This can be set as normal or default according to the interest. This will also allows you to go to the tab overview screen all the time you open a Safari. This is a free app.
FullScreen for Safari: This will allow you to have the Safari in full-screen mode and navigats successfully all the features for the easy usage. This is paid app and comes at $1.50.
IpicMyContacts: Through this contacts pictures next to the names in the address book. This is paid app at $1.29.
SecretSMS: This will help to encrypt SMS messages in a way those can be read with a password only.
EZDecline: This will replace “slide to answer” with “Answer” and “decline” buttons instead. This is priced at $0.99.
Auto3G: This is very much helpful, extends battery life through turning off 3G when the phone is kept under lock and turns on the 3G when the phone is unlocked automatically. This is priced at $5.99.
Synchronicity: This will allow you to use your iPhone or iPod Touch while the device sync with itunes. This is priced at $2.00.
Wi-Fi Sync: This app allows you wirelessly sync your iPhone or iPad over Wi-Fi.
Animated Live Clock: This can successfully replace your current static stock clock app. Customization is another benefit with it.
Grooveshark: The questionably legal, live streaming music service Grooveshark is available in Cydia. You start with a free trial, but remember it will cost you $3 per month to own it.
PlayAwake: This will allow you to set your alarm with interested music rather than annoying “beep beep beep”.
iGotYa:This is an interesting one and takes the picture of a person that uses your iPhone while you’re away.
MyWi: This is a much needed Wi-Fi hotspot app for iPhone. This is priced at $19.99 for new iPhone 4 users and a $9.99 upgrade for those who previously purchased on iPhone 3 or 3G.
NitoTV: This is the first jailbreak app for Apple TV. NitoTv offers media center capabilities, weather info and RSS updates to your TV.
Yes, you read it right and it is Frash. Un-Officially it can be called as a mobile version of Adobe Flash on the iPhone 4. Earlier these Flash capabilities were impossible to the iPhone 4 and this was made possible through a hacker.
The hacker developed Flash video capabilities will work on iPhone 3GS and the iPad. This wisely named “Frash” player will work easily on every Jailbroken device. I must tell you before you jump for it, that this installation is bit tricky.
This Frash is not capable enough to run complicated Flash animations. Particularly those flash videos that are embedded on the full HTML version of YouTube. For simple animation kind of videos, Frash can work fine.
The people that are looking for true Flash experience on their mobile phone should go with Sprint’s Evo 4G phones and this can run any kind of Flash application at a full strength.
For new iPhone 4 owners and iPhone 3GS and 3G owners who had previously been put off by the software-based jailbreak process pioneered by the Dev-Team, last week’s debut of Jailbreakme.com provided an easy opportunity to complete the process in an Over-the-Air (OTA) manner. Many adventurous souls who tried it quickly found out that third-party repositories such as Cydia and Rock provided access to a treasure trove of previously unimaginable tweaks, themes, and apps.
Of course, they were also made aware of the fact that Apple views jailbreaking as a warranty-voider. Nonetheless, they deemed the benefits worth the risk. This morning, though, veteran jailbreakers saw news that, to them, is all too familiar. If a USA Today report published today is correct, though, jailbreakers who allow iTunes to update their iPhones when the impending release version hits Apple’s servers may find that all of their newfound fun quickly disappears.
Some people just don’t digg iPhone OS, instead they install Android OS. Linux on iPhone jailbreak his iPhone Gen 1 with Android OS yesterday. Here is the cool video he posted.
Loved this line: It should be pretty simple to port forward to the iPhone 3G. The 3GS will take more work. Hopefully with all this groundwork laid out, we can make Android a real alternative or supplement for iPhone users. Maybe we can finally get Flash.
It seems the endless rumors and speculation regarding the next generation iPhone will finally come to an end on April 8, 2010, at 10:00 AM PDT. Yesterday, Apple extended invitations to the press for the iPhone 4.0 Event to be held at the company’s Cupertino, CA headquarters. Of course, the announcement has only served to fuel new rumors and speculation about what exactly will be announced.
Unofficially referred to as the iPhone 4G by Apple fanatics across the web for several months, Apple’s newest device will inevitably be expected to have a significant “wow factor”. This is especially true, since it will have to compete with the frenzy of attention received by the iPad, which was released only days ago. With that in mind, what great things should we expect to see? Will the improvements be enough to convince owners of current and past generation iPhones to part with their hard-earned cash, just to have the new one?
March 23, 2010 – This morning, the internet is abuzz with the news that an internal Apple (AAPL) document proves the iPhone is available for purchase, without the requirement to enter into an immediate contract with the smartphone’s exclusive carrier, AT&T (ATT). According to a document obtained and posted by the tech news website, Gizmodo, customers will be able to purchase one iPhone per day, without showing identification (You know. For the universal iPhone owner database.) or signing a painful contract with AT&T.
Since its initial release, customers were only able to purchase an iPhone if they entered into a contract with AT&T for cellular service. For many, this was tantamount to totalitarianism, since it was obviously aimed at preventing consumers from buying iPhones and jailbreaking them for use on other SIM-enabled carriers, like T-Mobile. If an iPhone just magically appeared in your hand, AT&T wouldn’t refuse to activate it and would certainly let you sign a contract with them in order to activate it, so it isn’t plausible that the purpose was really to prevent the black-market sale of the world’s number one smartphone. Continue reading »
One of the users on Modaco Forum rooted Nexus One before it was even released. In forum he describes how to root Nexus One in Linux Windows And Mac he also provided boot.img (Image File) called SuperBoot that will root upcoming Google Phone which is expected to be released on January 5th.
People have sometimes too much time on their hand but I am sure he was bored and wanted to have his 15 minutes of fame or few years jail time if Google get’s pissed off.
Anyway, with rooted Nexus One you can pretty much do same thing what you could do on regular Android OS and that is install Apps directly to your SD card or things like I did for example: Installed Debian OS (Linux) on my G1, yeah I know it’s all cool and dandy but all the hassle after each Firmware Upgrade, I don’t see any reason to root my G1 anymore.