Archive for: Jailbreak

PSA: Apple Still Signing iOS 4.1!

  • August 6, 2011 3:22 am

Just a short note on something that can be very helpful to those of you buying new iPhone 3GS’s from Target or Radio Shack! Apple supposedly is still signing iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS. This is huge for those of you that are currently dropping dollar bills on the 3GS to find yourself with a strict tether only jailbreak.

I can’t verify if this is true as I have completely abandoned the 3GS, but if it is, those of you that are rocking an up to date FW, you’ll be able to downgrade to 4.1 and save your SHSH blobs giving you the ability to downgrade at any point and time in the future. This might not sound like much, but if you buy a newer model 3GS that comes pre-installed with 4.3.5, you are stuck with a tethered jailbreak. This gives you the chance to rock an untethered jailbreak without losing many features. This also gives you the option to downgrade at any point and time in the future, even if Apple stops signing it (as long as you save your SHSH blobs).

This works on any device that supports the 4.1 FW that does not have the Apple A4 processer (excluding the iPad 2). We aren’t sure why Apple is still signing, or even if it is legit. A reader over at iDownloadBlog is reporting the news. If anyone here has a 3GS and can test this, please do and let us know. I am very curious as this is huge for the community currently purchasing 3GS models that come stock with a newer FW.

Head on in for what Burge had to say in a comments section at iDB…

Cydia Tweak: Speed For Maps Adds Speedometer To iOS Maps.app

  • August 6, 2011 3:07 am

Every once in a while we try to bring you decent apps or tweaks that you might want to install. After reading of a new Maps.app tweak release I thought I’d give it a try and see how it worked around downtown Portland. I am not sure how many of you out there actually use the default Map app that is force installed upon purchase, but for those of you that do, this is for you. I have a separate GPS that I use, but I do find myself using the Google Maps app quite frequently. Around a city that has an amazing public transportation, it comes in handy. While I was out and about this evening I thought I’d see how it worked and if it indeed work!

There isn’t much to it - but it is quite impressive. For those of you that have a broken speedometer and an iPhone car mount - you are in luck! If you are like me and don’t have an iPhone car mount, following a little dot as well as looking at a circle that gives your speed is quite troublesome, especially driving around a city with 1 eay streets and a lot of walking/biking pedestrians. Anyways… If you were in need of a speedometer on the default maps.app then this is the perfect companion to your jailbroken iDevice. Not only do you have the option for MPH, you can even switch between Feet Per Second, km/h, Meters Per Second and even Knots (for those ‘On A Boat’)!

Speed For Maps is an easy to configure application through your Settings.app. No icon is added - as with most tweaks - and even the speedometer overlay isn’t obtrusive on the map itself. Speed For Maps is a free tweak available right now via Cydia. For those of you with a car mount and the ability to check the map, this can come in handy. I will admit, while driving around it is a lot easier to look at the circle with a number in it than it was to try to differentiate the tiny digits on my TomTom. If the Google Maps.app that is built into every iDevice had turn-by-turn directions, we’d be in business with this tweak! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Jump on in for a Gallery…

AT&T Jailbreak Hotspot Users: AT&T Moving You To $45 4 GB Data Plan With Tethering August 11th.

  • August 4, 2011 12:54 pm

If you’re one of countless hundreds of thousands of AT&T iPhone users tethering via jailbroken means, your fun ends on August 11th (and gets a lot more expensive). 9to5Mac readers are reporting that AT&T is sending out emails forewarning of the August 11th crackdown in which any and all customers found to be “illegally” tethering on the old $30 unlimited data plan will be automatically switched to the $45 4GB + tethering plan. No ifs ands or buts!

Yeah, irresponsible tether users ruined it for us all. At the same time, AT&T’s last thought is about consumer fairness. Should heavy users pay extra if they use a disproportionate amount — within reason. $20 on top of the $25 data plan with a paltry 2 extra gigabytes in data allotment over the standard 2 GB with AT&T continually boasting of new and exciting web based apps and services their supposedly high speed network can handle — not within reason.

Of course, you can always vote with your wallet…

Send/Receive iPhone SMS Via Your Browser With WiFiSMS.

  • August 2, 2011 11:43 pm


We love the one stop shop that our iPhone’s are. But there’s certain scenarios — say jumping back and forth between laptop keyboard and iPhone for texting — that could be more streamlined. Apple (nor any other smartphone manufacturer) have a legitimate solution for “remotely” controlling/sending/reading SMS messages outside of your phone. For iOS users at least, WiFiSMS should be welcomed with open arms.

This handy little app allows you to connect up to your iPhone with any computer on the same WiFi network and send/receive SMS messages. Also worth noting is the ability to toggle on/off the ability to connect over WiFi. For people who will be doing a lot of computer-based texting over WiFi (whether public or private) will likely want to disable the feature when not in use for security purposes.

In the end, the only difference is (obviously) scaled up resolution which in all honesty looks like garbage. But hey. Convenience comes with its own share of drawbacks from time to time.

Be sure to hip up the BigBOSS repo in Cydia for the free download. But before you do that, hop past the break for a handy video that breaks it all down…

Get The Facebook iPad App Now With FaceForward!

  • July 26, 2011 7:04 am


After yesterday’s media firestorm revolving around Facebook’s unofficially released iPad app, the hack to enable it, and subsequent attempt to block access by Facebook, comes a new development that should make everyone happy — you can now download a simple app and hack your way to real iPad Facebooking in now time!

The app is called “FaceForward” and is developed by popular iOS hacker chpwn. Installation is straight forward and will have the unofficial official Facebook iPad app up and running in seconds — even after Facebook’s ban hammer. The only stipulation — you’ll need a jailbroken iPad. Add this repo to Cydia and be on your way. Video of the install process after the break…

iOS 5 Beta 4 News: 3G iPod Touch Revealed, Jailbreak Now Available.

  • July 23, 2011 11:51 pm


At just over 24 hours old, iOS 5 beta 4 is still a baby…a baby worthy of hacking. With that said, jailbreakers looking to get a piece of the latest iOS 5 beta 4 and still possess the unbound freedoms the typical jailbreak allows can now do so compliments of redns0w 0.9.8b4. You’ll want to keep your computer close by as this is a tethered jailbreak and the new OTA updates that went live with iOS 5 beta 4 do not properly work once jailbroken either. Though if you’re the kind to prolong updates from occuring in the first place, not having automatic wireless updates is probably low on your list of concerns.

In other iOS 5 beta 4 news: 9to5 Mac stumbled upon a new “Use Cellular Data” toggle as well as a new GPS toggle within the iPod Touch’s iOS 5 beta 4 firmware. Up until now, the iPod Touch has lacked any type of cellular or GPS support. It has been rumored that the next-gen iPod Touch scheduled to be announced and/or launched alongside the new iPhone this fall will be the so called “iPhone Lite” — a stripped down, contract-free iPhone for the lower-end of the market.

Cydia Tweak: TwitkaFly Makes iOS Twitter Experience over9000 Times Better!

  • July 16, 2011 5:46 pm

Every once in a while I’ll post about a tweak released in Cydia that I really fancy - TwitkaFly is this weeks top pick, by far! After hearing about this last night, I decided I’d steal that AMEX from Mike’s desk again and use it for some more iOS fun times!

After linking the last few digits of his card into my Cydia account, I went ahead and purchased/installed TwitkaFly. If you haven’t heard about this tweak yet, you’re missing out. TwitkaFly takes the Twitter experience for your iOS device to a whole new level - quick reply from any screen without the need for the Twitter.app!

Setup is a breeze, just drop a whopping - and well worth it - $1.99 through Cydia and get your installation under way. After a quick re-spring you are left with an archaic looking icon (Mac OS 7 anyone?) on your SpringBoard. Now don’t let this little thing fool you, all you’ll need it for is to sync with your Twitter account, then you can probably hide it away in a folder somewhere.

Fly on in for some more goodies and a photo gallery

Jailbreak Devs: “Don’t Expect iOS 4.3.4 Untethered Jailbreak Anytime Soon.”

  • July 16, 2011 4:41 pm


Holding your breath for an iOS 4.3.4 untethered jailbreak? Better fast track a life insurance policy because your outlook doesn’t look great. iOS hacker @i0n1c took to twitter early today to dispel any rumors regarding of iOS 4.3.4 getting it’s own hack, saying that such a thing is unlikely to happen “anytime soon”.

As disappointing as it may sound, we can’t blame him (jailbreak devs as a whole). A lot of work and time goes into each and every exploit. Wasting precious resources on a minor .1 update that fixes a security hole already patched via jailbroken fixes is bad all around. Besides, we’re sure a much larger percentage of the population would rather have jailbreak devs focusing on iOS 5 once it’s bits go public.

Mouse Wins Again: iOS 4.3.4 Jailbroken.

  • July 16, 2011 1:26 am


Feelin’ a bit blue because you went against your better judgement by upgrading to Apple’s latest iOS 4.3.4 update that was just pushed out a few short hours ago? You’re probably not alone. But instead of wallowing in self pity and hating yourself, do something about it.

The folks over at RedmondPie claim to have used the latest version of a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that supposedly hacks and cracks iOS 4.3.4 into submission and replaces the friendly and familiar Cydia icon.

As of writing the jailbreak is of the tethered variety and does not support the iPad 2. Tough break, eh?

Destructions and needed files/software can be found over at RedmondPie’s how-to article.