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If this YouTube advert for FolderEnhancer isn’t enough to convince the most stodgy of official iOS supporters to Jailbreak, I don’t know what is. FolderEnhancer allows you to drag multiple icons at once, nested folder structures, multiple pages within folders, and more. Coming son to Cydia!
Thanks: Cult of Mac
A little over a year-and-a-half ago Rock your Phone pioneered the iDevice unofficial store scene. Of course, Cydia had already been running back then, but at the time Saurik hadn’t yet implemented a central purchasing system. As a result, developers had to rely on themselves if they wanted to charge their customers for using their products. And here’s where Rock your Phone came in, creating the first true unofficial store for iDevice applications to be sold through. Later, Saurik followed up with implementing sales support in Cydia Store and ever since there has been a sort of cold war between the two, with developers choosing one or the other to post their products. In the interim Rock your Phone released Rock - a Cydia alternative, boasting some nifty features, including superior performance and the ability to backup your installed apps.
Well, in a recent surprising announcement Cydia is acquiring Rock, making itself the single place to turn to to get your jailbroken apps.
A significant victory has recently been achieved over Apple’s incessant attempts to thwart jailbreaking. First unveiled by the infamous Geohot during the “Nuit du hacks” — one of the oldest and most famous French underground hacker’s conferences — the pwned4life exploit is claimed to make all current iOS devices jailbreakable forever. Unfortunately George Hotz himself has since left the iPhone arena but his work is being continued by pod2g, responsible for the 24kpwn exploit that first made the iPod Touch 2G jailbreak possible and who has already confirmed that all iOS devices up to the latest iPod Touch 4G are indeed susceptible to it.
At iFixYouri, experiments abound. That penchant for fun got me going with jailbroken WiFi and 3G network settings for Facetime that allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with a loved one anytime, anywhere regardless of your current internet situation.
MyWi is an app that allows you to use your iPhone as a wireless router but without the pesky wires. My3G tricks your phone into thinking it is on a wireless network when it’s actually using your 3G connection. It allows you to use Facetime on 3G networkw and is brought to you by the same people that brought you MyWi.
It has onlybeen a few weeks since The Apple Empire lost the battle against the jailbreaking rebellion. The exhaust vent? The now-famous JailbreakMe.com and a load of crank-jailbreaked iDevices at Apple Stores. In clawing backs its losses, Apple has applied for a new patent that may become the Jailbreak community’s Battle of Hoth.
Apple has now released the iOS 4.0.2 update (3.2.2 for iPad) that plugs the security hole found by JailbreakMe, a web based tool that enables untethered jailbreak via Mobile Safari. If you’re worried about vulnerability, by all means install the update. If however, you rely on your Jailbreak for Facetime over 3G, flash via Frash and of course, unlocking, then it’d be wise to hold off for the time being.
Probably the most advertised “flaw” of the iPhone is, of course, Flash (or lack thereof). Well, at least until the recent Antennagate Anyhow, after the whole Apple vs Adobe saga over the last year or so, one would be safe to assume that hell will freeze over before the infamously resource-hungry platform finds it’s way onto the iOS. Well, it seems it’s time for the Devil to start shopping for a new pair of wooly underwear because Comex, the developer responsible for the most recent iDevice jailbreak, has just updated Frash – the port of the Android flash player for the iOS.
Ep. 56 of the AppSlappy Podcast has just been released and Scott and Eric delve into the huge security risk in the iOS by way of a PDF exploit. It is this very vulnerability that allows users to easily jailbreak their iPhones via JailBreakMe.com. Aside from potential threats on your iPhone, the dynamic duo also touch on the MobileMe iDisk app now supporting streaming from iTunes and iPhone satisfaction. Other app reviews include:
- Glenda Adams, More Toast!, 17.3 MB – $0.99 (stupid app ‘o week)
- Thaer Ali, Promini XT, 11.1 MB – $0.99
- Pulser Music Services, Inc., Rdio, 2.0 MB – Free
- Lapbook ,LLC., Flexfolios, 25.6 MB – $14.99
- Holographic Audio, Naturespace Holographic Audio, 55.5 MB – Free
You can download this week’s episode of AppSlappy directly and/or subscribe via iTunes. If you haven’t checked out the iDevice podcast yet, we highly recommend you tune in to the show. It’s great for catching up on iPhone/iPad and app related content during the long commutes on those planes, trains and automobiles. Happy App Slappin’ !
Just kidding on the latter part But who should really beware the latest beta of Apple’s next iOS are jailbreakers, because there’s a large probability that the PDF exploit that Comex’s uncovered in JailbreakMe will be patched. 3G users of course, hope that the next release will fix the appaling performance of iOS 4.0 on their beloved phones. Oh yes, Game Center, too, could be nice. Speaking of which – reports indicate that it’s support seems to have been dropped for the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G in iOS 4.0 – a very sad piece of information indeed, especially considering the large user base (which developers are keen to code for) represented by those two pieces of hardware.
And while we wait for the final version be sure to check out the overall list of identified changes in 4.1 beta after the gap.
Apple seems to have let another app through by mistake and this time it’s with MiTube, an app that allows users to download youtube videos directly onto their iOS Device. Previously, only jailbroken devices could achieve this feat, one made possible by a Cydia app known as MxTube. If you don’t care to jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and would like to download Youtube content for offline viewing, be sure to grab it now while it’s still available on the App Store.
Update: It seems as though Apple has finally caught wind of the app slipping through their fingers and pulled it since. Hope you were able to download it while it was still up!
Max Weisel , MiTube, 1.7 MB – Free