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.
Many of you may already have an iPhone 4, but there’s bound to be a number of users out there who opted not to purchase the phone outright as a factory unlocked model. If this is the case and you wish to use your iPhone 4 on another carrier (great for overseas travels – simply buy a local pay-as-you-go sim card to avoid exuberant roaming charges), you may now do so as the unlocking tool, Ultrasn0w, has just been updated to support the iPhone 4.
Version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w works for:
- iPhone4 baseband 01.59
- 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04
Needless to say, you must have a jailbroken iPhone to install ultrasn0w, but thanks to Comex, jailbreaking is now as easy as visiting JailBreakMe.com on your mobile safari. Once the process is complete, all that needs to be done is to install ultrasn0w via Cydia. If you can’t find the tool under search, you can manually add the repo: repo666.ultrasn0w.com. Take a look at the step-by-step video from youtuber @AdamFromYT after the break.
The prolific Dev Team, or more specifically, Comex, have done it again, releasing the sequel to one of the oldest Jailbreaks for the iDevice. Veteran jailbreakers will remember an early iPhone OS 1.1.1 Safari exploit that allowed users to jailbreak their devices with the minimal toolbox of Mobile Safari and a Wifi connection. About two and a half years have passed since the days of iPhone OS 1.1.1 and predictably, history has repeated itself. Here’s to 2010 and the return of the untethered jailbreak! Of course, this news comes on the cusp of a new ruling in the USA that legalises jailbreaking.
I will post a detailed walkthrough of the new jailbreak very soon, but for those who don’t want to wait, make sure to backup your iDevice and then head over to JailbreakMe.com to experience a new iDevice! Veteran jailbreakers, this really is a momentous occasion!
You can also check after the gap for a detailed listing of compatible iDevices.
George Hotz, better known as Geohot and author of the infamous blackra1n jailbreak and unlock tool that set a new standard for ease of use and speed of jailbreaking back in early autumn 2009, has officially hung his metaphorical boxing gloves in the closet.