iOS 6 tethered jailbreak now installs Cydia Store


The iPhone Dev Team has updated their tool for jailbreaking some phones and tablets running iOS 6. Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 now lets you install the Cydia Store for apps that only run on jailbroken devices. It also adds support for untethered jailbreaks on a handful of devices, and the ability to restore to older firmware that’s no longer supported by Apple. There are a few big… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 has been jailbroken

Apple iPhone 5 jailbroken (with Cydia store)

The iPhone 5 runs the iOS 6 operating system and it’s the first device to ship with an Apple A6 processor. But neither of those things has stopped hackers from figuring out how to jailbreak the new phone. Grant Paul (@chpwn) has posted a few pictures showing his jailbroken iPhone 5. Jailbreaking an iOS device involves finding a security vulnerability and exploiting it to get… Read more »

You can jailbreak (some) devices running iOS 6

iOS 6 jailbroken

As soon as Apple released iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, folks started trying to figure out if they could jailbreak the operating system and run unsupported code on their devices. The answer is yes… kind of. Redmond Pie has details on how to jailbreak a device running iOS 6 — but it will only work on some devices. That includes the iPhone… Read more »

Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 released, downgrades baseband on more iPhones

Redsn0w 0.9.14b2

The iOS hackers at the iPhone Dev Team have released Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 for Windows and OS X. The latest version of the popular jailbreaking utility brings two major improvements. First, there’s now support for downgrading the baseband on a wider range of iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS models. This makes it possible to unlock an iPhone so it can be used on a different wireless… Read more »

Change your default browser in iOS with BrowserChooser (jailbreak)


Apple doesn’t make it easy to change the default web browser on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. While you can install plenty of alternate web browsers, any time you click a link in an email, text message, or other app, it will open in Safari. But if you have a jailbroken device, you can install a third party app called BrowserChooser which lets you… Read more »

Now you can jailbreak iOS 6 beta (on some devices)

reds0w 0.9.13dev1

The iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of the redsnow utility for jailbreaking iOS devices. This new developer-only version can jailbreak iOS 6 beta on select devices including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 4th generation iPod touch. It doesn’t yet work with the iPhone 4S or any iPad models. The new utility also only performs a tethered jailbreak, which means if you… Read more »

Early iOS 6 jailbreak achieved

iOS 6

Less than a day after Apple released iOS 6 beta to developers, iPhone hacker MuscleNerd has announced that he’s jailbroken an iPod touch running the operating system. This is still a work in progress, and not everything works. The Cydia app store for jailbreak apps, for instance, doesn’t work yet. It’s also a tethered¬†jailbreak, which means that if you need to reboot your device you’ll… Read more »

Redsn0w, PwnageTool, and ultrasn0w are now iOS 5.1.1 compatible (jailbreaks)


Less than two weeks after the first tools for performing an untethered jailbreak on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 5.1.1 were released, the iPhone Dev Team has released updated versions of its jailbreak utilities. The latest versions of redsn0w will jailbreak most iOS devices. Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 can carrier unlock an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1 — assuming you still… Read more »