Items tagged with jailbreaking

Speaking of Google Glass and hacking, the new $1,500 spectacles, which are as yet only available to a select group of “Explorers”, have already been hacked. Tweets from Liam McLoughlin (also known as Hexxeh), who works for Google on the Chrome side of things indicate that he found a way to do it, and although he doesn’t say for sure that he rooted the specs yet for fear of breaking them. He did, however, tweet that he found a debug mode that seems to give him ADB access, and a reboot-loader offers a way to root the device through fastboot OEM unlock. Jay Freeman (@saurik) doesn’t... Read more...
Apple has always gone out of its way to keep users from tinkering with their iOS devices, from using funky screws and lots of adhesive to prevent do-it-yourself (DIY) repair, to locking down iOS so that it's extremely difficult to jailbreak. Speaking towards the latter, hacker i0n1c posted on Twitter that the upcoming iOS 6.1 update will be even tougher for modders to crack, which is especially disappointing when you consider that iOS 6 hasn't even been jailbroken yet. "There must have been some change of guard at Apple. iOS 6.1 adds again tough protections although public JB community hasn't broken... Read more...
Although jailbreaking one’s iPhone is a fairly common practice, it can be intimidating for plenty of folks. Apparently, after the Chronic-Dev and iPhone Dev teams released the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak tool for iOS 5.5.1 devices on Friday, a few more people decided to give it a try. According to a tweet from Chronic-Dev, nearly a million devices were jailbroken over the weekend--973,086 to be exact. Of those jailbroken devices, 211,401 of them were iPad 3s. Absinthe 2.0 is alleged to be “so easy your grandma could do it”, but you can judge for yourself by watching this handy video:... Read more...
Siri is the most compelling reason to upgrade to an iPhone 4S, but it's obvious that Apple's locking the software to that particular phone in order to convince iPhone 4 owners that they just have to have the latest and greatest. Why, technically speaking, won't Siri work on other iOS devices? Looks like it's due to a choice of Apple's. But thanks to genius hackers roaming the planet, there's a new solution. Spire is a new solution that allows for Siri to be installed previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly... Read more...