It’s been a month since the iOS 6 jailbreak was released and within that time 14 million iOS devices have been reported running the Evasi0n jailbreak. A total of 23 million iOS devices running all versions of jailbreaks have accessed Cydia in the past month.
Jay Freeman, who goes by @Saurik on Twitter is the guy who runs the Cydia App Store confirmed these numbers in a series of tweets.
We reported last week that Apple is about to push an iOS update to version 6.1.3 and will stop signing code for 6.1.2. If you haven’t upgraded to version 6.1.2 and wait to keep your jailbreak now is the time to do it. I don’t anticipate another untethered jailbreak until the major iOS update drops later this year.
Apple will soon be releasing iOS 6.1.3 which once again will prevent the ability to jailbrak your iOS device. If you have been putting off upgrading to 6.1.2, we are moving into the last days of being able to do so before Apple closes this window of opportunity. Unlike jailbreaks of the past you are not able to install an older OS version once a new version is released. This means that once 6.1.3 is released if you ever have to do a restore you will go back to being un-jailbroken and will stay that way until a new jailbreak method is discovered.
You can download the latest jailbreak that covers all current iOS 6 versions via this link..
It’s official, the jailbreak for iOS devices has been released. Head over to http://evasi0n.com/ to get started. Please only use this official link. The jailbreak is free, don’t be taken by scammers wanting to charge.
The long awaited jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 6 and 6.1 is expected to release Sunday. The jailbreak site states that it will take 5 minutes and is easy to use. Please avoid all the scam sites wanting to charge for a jailbreak. Check back here for an update on Sunday and also bookmark the official jailbreak site at evasi0n.com.
Windows PC running at least Windows XP
Mac running at least 10.5
iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 6 or 6.1
USB connector from computer to device
iOS 5.0.1 users rejoiced today as the long awaited untethered jailbreak was released by Dev-Team after @pod2g found the required untether.
This jailbreak only works on select devices which include the iPhone 4, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S owners are out of luck for now as the A5 processor has been a challenge for the jailbreak community.
If you want to unleash the full potential on your iPhone you can follow this link to the Dev-Team site and carefully follow the instructions.
We can not stress enough to fully backup your iPhone before starting any jailbreak procedure.
If you’re an owner of an iPhone you’ll be happy to know that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 will be released soon. Pod2g uploaded a video showing off the jailbreak. A tethered jailbreak has been available since the first iOS 5 beta, but the hassle of having to deal with reconnecting it to your computer after your device has rebooted can be a real pain. You can check out the video above to see the jailbreak functioning. Keep in mind this jailbreak is for devices that support iOS 5 but not the new iPhone 4S.
Please do not fall for the scams on eBay and Craigslist offering to jailbreak your device. Jailbreaking is fairly easy and free. If you have a jailbreaking question ask away in the comments.
I have always wondered why people in the U.S. do not embrace pre-paid cellular more. We are one of a few countries remaining that “post-pay” our cell phone bill. When a specific phone has not been an issue I have probably sent more people to Metro and Virgin over any other national carrier.
Now let’s compare a fairly new U.S. pre-paid provider to AT&T. Their name is H2O Wireless. H2O Wireless falls into a category of what are called virtual carriers. Instead of building a network or leasing bandwidth you simply sign a contract with a major carrier and resell their services as your own at your own prices.
Here is where it gets real interesting. H2O Wireless is a virtual carrier for AT&T Wireless. So you get all of what AT&T offers in the way of traditional coverage and data speeds through a third party. Most AT&T smartphone users hate the 2GB data cap placed on them and H2O has an offer that puts AT&T to shame.
Let’s start with Unlimited Data, yes that’s right, unlimited data, H2O even helps you configure your smartphone. AT&T does not even offer unlimited data anymore.
$20 Monthly Credit for International Calling
You get all of this for $60 a month. Which is a $40 savings over AT&T and includes unlimited data.
If you are looking for options you may want to give them a try. Especially those people that are always reaching their data limits. If you decide to try them out you can even port your number to them.
Apple has release iOS version 4.3.4 for AT&T iPhone & Touch users as well as 4.2.9 for Verizon iPhone users that addresses the PDF (Portable Document Format) vulnerability. This update stops malicious code from being run on your device through the use of a specially coded PDF file.
This is the vulnerability Jailbreakme.com uses to jailbreak your device. If you are a jailbreaker or unlocker, please avoid this version until you hear otherwise. If you are jailbroken you can still install the PDF patch via Cydia by installing PDF Patcher 2.
This iOS update addresses no other issues and offers no additional functionality.
I have been undecided if I truly like the Swype method of typing on Android. While it seems to work the majority of time I still feel I can type faster on the soft keyboard versus dragging my finger across the screen.
My interest in the Swype method has been renewed with a recent addition to the iOS jailbreak community of iSwipe. Andrew Liu has released a very early version of a Swype type of keyboard for iOS devices. I have been using it since version 0.1.0 and Andrew has pushed out some amazing updates in the last few days. iSwipe now sits at version 0.3.0 and is coming together nicely. Read more
If you have been waiting for an easy way to jailbreak your iOS device there is no better time then now. JailBreakMe.com is alive once again and allows for a quick one click jailbreak right from your devices Safari browser.
JailBreakMe has already freed 2 million devices to be used to their full potential and that number is increasing rapidly.
Apple will be releasing an iOS update soon to prevent this jailbreak method so either jailbreak your device now or hold off on the 4.3.4 update Apple will release soon. Read more
Apple has recently released iOS 5 beta to developers and Apple is already being accused of ripping off their new Wi-Fi Sync feature from developer Greg Hughes. Hughes a college student at the University of Birmingham submitted an application to Apple last year with the same name Wi-Fi Sync and a similar logo.
The app Hughes submitted to Apple was rejected and a representative of Apple explained to Hughes that the app didnt technically break the rules, but it did encroach upon the boundaries of what is allowed in the App Store. After being rejected by Apple, Hughes turned to the Cydia Store for jail broken devices where he has sold over 50,000 copies of Wi-Fi Sync. Read more
If you are looking for an additional jailbreak app store besides Cydia, today may just be your luck day. The Infini-Dev team has resurrected their Installer app and made it available for download.
Installer was the first 3rd party app store when the iPhone was released. To install Installer you will need to add the following repo to Cydia. http://fr0stdev.co.cc/repo and then download the package.
Due to the way Installer operates you are not able to add repos so don’t be looking at this as any type of Cydia replacement anytime soon. We are always up for competition and multiple sources for apps so give Installer a try. This app store is just forming so please understand there is not much content in there just yet. Read more