Jailbreaking an iOS device is the process of taking away the restrictions Apple places on their devices giving the user root access, access to the raw file-system, and the ability to run software not signed by Apple.

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How do I restore a jailbroken iPhone 3G?

How do I restore to the normal non jailbroken state my jailbroken iphone 3G? Is there any permanent change when you jailbreak it?
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How do I stop my iPad's passcode buttons from lighting up?

I have a jailbroken iPad 2 and I was wondering if it is possible to stop the passcode buttons from lighting up when they're pressed. Is there some sort of image somewhere that can be changed to keep ...
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What's the safest, cleanest way to jailbreak my iPad 1?

What's the safest, cleanest way to jailbreak my ipad1? I'm running iOS 5 I believe.
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Absinthe A5 Untethered Jailbreak Severe Crashes and Glitches

I don't know what you guy's views on Jailbreaking are, but seeing as it's still an iPhone on an Apple forum.. I know a lot about general problems with iOS and jailbreaking, so this isn't something ...
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Unlock iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1 with baseband 06.15.00

I recently updated my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.0.1, and the baseband got updated to 06.15.00. I jailbroke it using redsn0w 0.9.10b1. Now no matter what I try, I'm not able to unlock my iPhone. I tried ...
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Why does a jailbroken iPhone always ask to restart Springboard after installing a new app?

I just jailbroke my iPhone and it went well. Why does a jailbroken iPhone always ask to restart springboard everytime an app is installed from Cydia? It's so annoying. It's like installing an app on ...
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Extend the passcode lock timeout on iPhone 4S and iOS 5 connected to exchange

Preface I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 5 and to prevent Find Friends from asking for a password every time it is opened I have enabled the passcode lock and set it to the max of 4 hours. This is ...
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Random iOS Mail App Freezes?

I've found myself depending more and more on the Mail app's ability to pull down mail from the servers immediately upon their arrival, and for the most part it works flawlessly. Every now and then, ...
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Where do I go to download the correct software to do an untethered jailbreak on 4.2.6?

I have already jailbroken my iPhone 4 with redsn0w using iPhone3,3_4.2.6_8E200_Restore.ipsw but my mom is making me sell my laptop and I need to find a way to make my jailbreak untethered. Is this ...
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Is it possible to disable the audio of a specific application using Jailbreak?

I have a game on my iPhone that always interrupts my music even if I turn the volume down to zero (every 30 seconds or so). Is there some kind of a workaround that lets me continue playing music? ...
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What does a vanilla jailbreak offer over a vanilla iOS firmware?

Based on my experience for the two minutes for which my device was jailbroken, I saw little difference between a jailbroken device and nonjailbroken device. All I noticed was a little Cydia icon. ...
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Syncing Jailbreaked Ipod Touch

As the title says, I jailbreak-ed my iPod touch for about a week by myself and now I want to sync it to iTunes without unjailbreaking the iPod. After I plug my iPod touch into the computer, I opened ...
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Apple TV and sites like VideoBB/Screen mirroring/Flash?

So lately I've been watching online videos on VideoBB and similar sites, and I'm wondering if I can do this on the Apple TV? Also, is it possible to mirror my screen to the AppleTV and show Safari, ...
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Stop VPN Disconnecting when going to Sleep

When the iPhone (4) goes to sleep, the VPN will disconnect. Is there any way to disable this behavior as it's sometimes a bit annoying. I am jailbroken, and the server I'm connecting to is Windows ...
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How do I change the locked screen wallpaper on iPhone 4S?

I'm trying to use a custom wallpaper as a lock-screen wallpaper on the iPhone. Can I do that without jail breaking the phone?
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Uses for an iPhone 2G that can't connect/sync to iTunes, but charges & works just fine

I have an iPhone 2G (1st generation model) that works fine except that it does not connect to iTunes. I have tried to fix it but it seems permanently screwed (I'm not looking for a solution to this). ...
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ssh/terminal tricks with iPhone [closed]

I have a lovely jailbroken iPhone 4. Works fine. Very much enjoying being able to ssh into the device, but I can't help feeling I'm missing a few tricks with the ssh, would anyone be able to point me ...
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How can I make an app think it's running on iOS 5?

So I have a jailbroken iPad on 4.X. I would like to use the new Netflix interface but it's only for ios 5. Is there any jailbroken app that will make it think its on ios 5 and not ios 4.X? Or is ...
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Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 [closed]

Is there any way to safely jailbreak an iDevice having the iOS 5.0.1 on it? I know a jailbreak is never going to be 100% trustworthy but there's a certain level of acceptance when some experienced ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages to jailbreaking an iPad? [closed]

I just got a new iPad 2, this is my first iOS device. What are some advantages to jailbreaking and what are some disadvantages? Note: Please make sure that answers are objective. Stick to facts, ...
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on boot screen

I tried to reload Cydia, which stopped working on my jailbroken iPhone 4. I downloaded "Redsnow" and "Ipsw 4.3.2", which worked, until I went to use and downloaded an app with Cydia. I did not ...
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Why do apps only display in top left quarter of screen after installing Winterboard?

After installing the jailbreak app "Winterboard" just now and then rebooting as required, all my apps including settings and phone etc. only display in top left quarter of screen. Only that screen ...
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Can we install Android on an iPhone 4?

Does anyone know if we can install Android on an iPhone 4? I've jailbroken my phone with redsnow, and followed the steps at ...
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I have bought a ipad 2 32gb wifi and 3g it came with ios 4.3.5. how would i jailbreak it?

i have seen many people among my friends who have jailbroken their ipad 1. I have just bought an ipad 2 yesterday and wish to do the same . how would i jailbreak it i have also tried downloading an ...
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Failed to Change Carrier-Logo on a jailbreaked iPhone 4 with iOS 5

today, i wanted to change my carrier logo on my iPhone. Every Tutorial failed. Even if i complete delete my Carrier-Folder: nothing happens. The path on the iPhone: /System/Library/Carrier ...
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Unlock iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 with baseband 4.11.08

I had a jailbroken unlocked iPhone with iOS 5.0, but by mistake I updated it to iOS 5.0.1 with iTunes. I'm asking this as both a cautionary tale to others as well in hopes that perhaps there is a ...
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Update and Jailbreak iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0

I am trying to update a jailbroken iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0. I have acquired the needed things from this link ...
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iphone 3g jailbreak: from 4.2.1 to 4.3.x. Is it possible?

Is it possible to jailbreak to 4.3.x a jailbreaked iphone 3g 4.2.1 (with a foreign locked sim)?
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How can I use my iPhone 3Gs on T-Mobile?

Currently my iPhone 3Gs is on iOS 5.01. I'd like to use it on the T-Mobile network. What are the steps required to make it happen? I think it's obvious that I need to jailbreak the phone. However, ...
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What are the risks of jailbreaking an iOS device?

I know that many people jailbreak their iOS devices. Is there a risk involved with jailbreaking? If, so what? Can you brick your device by jailbreaking? What's the worst thing that could happen?
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How do I get my firmware version prior to running jailbreak on a new 3GS?

I want to jailbreak my new iPhone 3GS, but I need to find out what firmware it has before downloading the jailbreak software. I can't get past the emergency call only page, and I can't read it with ...
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How can I get my own apps onto my jailbroken iPhone?

I want to be able to test the apps I am creating on my jaikbroken iPhone 3Gs, and I want to know how I can get my apps from xCode onto my device without a developer account.
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Can I jailbreak a 3G iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.5?

I have a 3G iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.5. I wanted to jailbreak it but most articles point to 4.3.3 and the downgrade isn't applicable to my model . I wanted to know if it is possible to jailbreak my ...
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How do I get my GPS working on iPhone 3GS after upgrading to iOS 5?

I've upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 and hence changed my baseband to 5.16.05. Now it is not possible for me to unlock the phone. Is there any way I could get both GPS and phone working?. I've done ...
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Detecting Jailbreaking

I jailbroke my iPad several months ago, and then could not open the Bloomberg app that I use for work. ("Device has been jailbroken.") I figured that work>jailbreaking (duh) and restored my iPad. I ...
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How can I force an app to uninstall?

I just installed an app that was a waste of my time. The problem is, when I long-pressed the app to delete it, it didn't show an (x). How can I delete it? I've looked through the settings. I'm kind ...
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Updating a Jail-Broken iPhone

I've jail-broken my iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3.3). I cannot restore it cause I don't have access to the computer that I used for jail-breaking my iPhone. Now I want to update my iPhone to iOS 5. Does it break ...
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How can I Ensure a Retired iPhone Stays Activated

After 4+ years (and one replacement unit) I finally retired my iPhone 1 and bought a new 4S. I'd like to continue to use the original iPhone as a low rent touch device. I'm paranoid about doing a ...
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TinyUmbrella can't find shsh for iOS5

Before iOS5, we were recommended to save our iPhone's shsh so that when a jb came out, we could restore it back a jb-ed version. For iOS5, Tiny Umbrella couldn't find any shsh. So, is there anything ...
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Jailbreaking an iPad 2 with iOS 5

Is it possible to jailbreak an iPad 2 running iOS 5? Please let me know if it's possible. If so, how do I do it?
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How to unlock an iPhone 3GS with 05.16.05?

I had a perfectly working unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3GS, but of course I had to go ahead and try to get iOS 5 on it. I didn't know I need to preserve my baseband while updating it, so now ...
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How can I fix an iPhone 2G that is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen?

I have an old iPhone 2G (first generation) that I plan on using basically as an iPod touch (not using the phone portion). I no longer have the AT&T service on that phone. I installed an update ...
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Why can't I jailbreak iPod Touch 4g 4.3.3 (8j2)?

Every time I go to jailbreakme.com on my device, the site says "Not supported on your device." Like I said, I have an iPod Touch 4g, ios 4.3.3. And the site clearly says my version and device is ...
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Windows 8 on the iPad? [closed]

I was just watching the Windows 8 keynote and Steven Sinofsky said 8 will be able to run on ARM CPUs, which are also used in iDevices. So I'm curious, would it be possible to run 8 on an iPad, ...
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Is users' discussion/chat on Jailbreaking allowed in an Apple-approved app? [closed]

We have a 'web service' iPhone app where users can generate new content (which is publicly viewable) by uploading texts. So, wanted to confirm: is it okay if they discuss/chat on benefits or on how ...
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I was trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4 (OS 4.3.5) but

I was trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4 (OS 4.3.5) using this link http://www.redmondpie.com/jailbreak-4.3.5-ios-iphone-4-3gs-ipod-touch-4g-3g-ipad-1-using-redsn0w-how-to-tutorial/ The problem is that ...
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How to downgrade from iOS 4.3.5 to iOS 4.2.1?

Just got a defect report that application is crashing in iPhone3GS using iOS 4.2.1. No problems with iPhone3GS using iOS 4.3.5 or iPhone4 using iOS 4.1. Question: How can I downgrade some device to ...
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How can I download the source code for iOS?

I read an article that said the JailBreakMe hacker reads through Apple's source code to try to find flaws. I am curious and wondering: how do we get the source code for iOS?
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How can I detect if a phone has been jailbroken remotely?

I manage multiple iPhones at my organization using Active Sync settings in Exchange 2007 as well as the iPhone Configuration Utility. I've recently performed tests where I concluded that if I were to ...
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How to stop the iPhone from vibrating for just the alarm?

How do I set the vibrate to not fire for alarms but still fire for calls, texts, emails, reminders, etc? I have looked at third party alarms but they all seem quite fallible, many do not work when ...