ios 8.1.1 out, no jailbreak

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: News

Looks like apple rolled out 8.1.1 today. Jailbreak is patched so avoid updating to 8.1.1 for now.

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iOS8 Pangu Release Stable now

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak

Pangu was released a week or two ago. Now after several bug fixes, it’s all pretty stable and easy to use. This is the time to get your devices onto 8.1 and jailbreak. You’ll want to do this soon so you dont miss out. When apple releases the next update, we can expect the jailbreak to be patched and the restore window for iOS8.1 to be closed.

There are a couple small issues with the jailbreak. The first is if you jailbreak then restore your backup (in that order), you will have to reinstall cydia *before* you reboot. If you don’t you’re device may not start up and you’ll have to restore. So if you recover your back up prior to having cydia on the device, you’re ok. This should also apply if you decide to reset all settings. Then you’ll need to reisntall cydia before you reboot.

Reinstalling cydia in the above example is as simple as going into cydia, searching for cydia installer, tapping modify, reinstall.

As far as tweaks, a lot of them are working pretty well now. A lot of stuff still needs to be converted, but much of the core libraries are working such as activator, flipswitch, substrate itself, winterboard (as long as you avoid summerboard mode).

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iOS8 Pangu Released (sort of)

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak

Pangu released a new jailbreak for ios 8/8.1 today. But it has some issues so please hold off until they get worked out:

Issues so far:
1) Occasional locks on apple logo on boot
2) SMS sending of images broken
3) Cydia not installed, have to use ssh to install manually.

The jailbreak will get sorted out over the next few days and we will post an update when it’s good to go.

Also, like all major updates, tweaks will need to be rewritten to support ios8. The current developers have not had time with ios8 to do this yet so even when the jailbreak is stable, you may want to hold off for a couple weeks.

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iOS 8 release

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

iOS 8 is due to be released sometime today (Wednesday, Sept 17), so jailbreakers should avoid updating until a new jailbreak is released.

If you feel the need to update anyway, remember that it will be a one-way trip to iOS 8, and there might not be a jailbreak available for iOS 8 for a long time. You will not be able to downgrade or restore to iOS 7 after upgrading to iOS 8.

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ios7.1.1 Jailbreak Pangu

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: News

Pangu was released a couple days ago to handle jailbreak for ios7.1-7.1.1 devices. The jailbreak seems to be working alright.

Personally, I suggest just staying on 7.0-7.0.6 for now as the 7.1.1 update is not really worth it for the effort. However, if you think you need to get to 7.1.1 you should do so soon. Apple is expected to release 7.1.2 any day which will close the signing of restores of 7.1.1.

For those having issues in a boot loop after the jailbreak you might try shining a light at the light sensor. (http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/294wob/jailbreak_with_pangu_and_bootloop_try_this_fix_oo).

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Cydia Evasi0n fix

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

For those of you that recently jaibroke and found some errors regarding cydia dependencies such as substrate v0.9551, your issue is caused by bad timestamps on the evasi0n repository payloads. The solution is to clean it out with icleaner:

Use iCleaner to clear out your repo data, and then everything will reload properly. Here’s what you do:
1. install iCleaner (free)
2. Turn off everything in iCleaner
3. Turn on the “Cydia Sources” switch
4. Hit “Clean” on the top right
5. Go back into cydia, tap the changes tab, tap ‘refresh’ at top left, and wait for data to download and reloading data to finish
6. Uninstall iCleaner (optional)

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iOS7 7.0.4

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

Now that iOS7 has been jailbroken, it is advised that anyone that ever wants to be on iOS 7.0.4 *ever* gets there very soon. Speculation is that Apple will release an update soon and when that occurs, they will stop signing 7.0.4. Users will have a limited time window to get onto iOS7 and be jailbreakable. Further, reports are that evasi0n only runs on a freshly restored 7.0.4 rather than one a device that got to 7.0.4 via “software update”. So if you have not done so yet, now is the time to backup your device in iTunes, restore it to a fresh 7.0.4, and keep it on ios7.0.4.

For those that have jailbroken, keep in mind that some tweaks may not work. And every tweak needs to be recompiled to work on ARM64 (iphone 5s) so many things installed may simply not show up until updated.

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iOS7 Jailbreak substrate released

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

Mobile substrate (now called cydiasubstrate) has been updated and released for the ios7 jailbreakers. With this, developers can now start compiling and testing their tweaks on arm64 devices such as the iphone 5s. Every tweak will need to at least be recompiled for arm64 support. Something like sbsettings needs a full recompile plus every toggle needs to be recompiled. Several tweaks still aren’t ready. If a tweak does not support arm64 on your 5s type device, it simply wont load or do anything.

Developers wanting to upgrade their tweaks to ios7 can follow this awesome guide. You need a MAC running xcode 4.4 and xcode 5.0.2: http://iphonedevwiki.net/index.php/Updating_extensions_for_iOS_7

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iOS 7 jailbreak released today

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

So an iOS7 jailbreak was released today. However, it was done without working with the community. So almost none of the normal jailbreak material are ready (cydia, mobile substrate, any of the tweaks you want to install). Since none of us developers have had any time with ios7 yet, we are all starting our work now. So it will be a while for everything (anything) to be working.

Also, for Chinese users, the jailbreak app installs something called “Taig” (a chinese appstore?) and you have to make sure to check the “cydia” box during jailbreak installation to get cydia installed.

Supporting the iphone 5s is going to be a larger task for most of us developers. The device runs 64bit arm, so unlike in the past, most tweaks have to be recompiled using a mac.

I strongly suggest that you download the jailbreak but do not install it yet for a couple weeks while developers update things. I suggest that you also do not upgrade your device keeping it at 7.0.4.

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iOS7 tethered jailbreak

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: News

Looks like the iphone 4 class device tethered jailbreak will be due out soon via a port of redsn0w. I know that opensn0w is out somewhere also, but the steps for that are very complicated. Also, none of the tweak developers have had a jailbreak to use for development yet, so likely almost everything installed [...]

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