Posts Tagged ‘Jailbreak’


The easiest solutions to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that was released by Comex earlier today uses a userland exploit to jailbreak and install Cydia on an iOS device.

How to Jailbreak your iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3 using JailbreakMe 3.0
Step 1: Back-up your iPad 2 using iTunes
Step 2: Now, Launch Safari on your iPad 2
Step 3: Navigate to the follow links
http://www.jailbreakme.com/
Step 4: Tap on Free
Step 5: Tap on Install
Step 6: Here you will notice that your Safari will close and you will see a Cydia icon downloading
Step 7: Once Cydia is downloaded, give your iPad 2 a reboot.

Thats it! Your iPad 2 is now jailbroken.

Experts have raised concerns that the vulnerability in iOS could be exploited in a similar way by malicious websites to install malware.

It is also expected that Apple will release iOS 4.3.4 software update to patch the exploit very soon. If you don’t want to upgrade to iOS 4.3.4, but don’t want to be exposed to the security vulnerability then you will be relieved to know that there is a solution for you.

Comex not only use the variability to jailbreak but also released a patch called PDF Patcher 2 on Cydia to fix the vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files. It can be installed on any firmware version before apple to find and fix it.

You can follow these instructions to install the PDF Patcher 2 on your jailbroken iOS device:

  • Launch Cydia from your jailbroken iOS device homescreen.
  • Tap on the Search tab and search for PDF Patcher 2.
  • Tap on PDF Patcher 2 from the search results and then tap on the ‘Install’ button.
  • Then Tap on the ‘Confirm’ button to install the patch on your iOS device.

With this you have the best of both worlds, you have patched the vulnerability that is likely to be fixed by Apple in iOS 4.3.4 and you also get to keep your jailbreak.

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Not only did Apple lock Skype out of 3G calling with its latest beta update, Skype is now also calling out some jailbreakers who try to run the new Skype 1.0.2 on their jailbroken devices. iClarified got the scoop from a user in Switzerland who tried to run Skype 1.0.2  on a jailbroken iPhone.   They got the message you see below:

Why would Skype try to prevent users on jailbroken iPhones from accessing their software? It is simple. If you jailbreak your phone, you can use Skype over 3G.   AT&T is really serious about killing VoIP on its network.

It appears that not all jailbroken iPhones see the message, however ones that use the jailbreak to allow Skype to work over 3G are certianly targets.


 

Glass free 3D coming on iPhone

OH YEs. Of all the jailbreak-only tweaks we’ve seen, this is definitely one of the coolest. A hacker has figured out a way to provide you with a 3D-like representation of your iOS homescreen app icons. The best part is that the tweak is doesn’t require 3D glasses. It’s called 3DBoard and it will soon be available for your jailbroken iOS 4 device via Cydia. (via Gizmodo and Mac Stories)