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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
688 views

How to update or downgrade my iPad 3 that has a jailbreak?

I have iPad 3 (model A1416 Wi-Fi only). It was using iOS 5.1.1 and I have then jailbroken it. Unfortunately I allowed the device to update automatically, and didn't save the SSH blobs or any other ...
5
votes
1answer
10k views
+50

Why is the update button in “App Store” app opening the app instead of updating it?

I am experiencing a problem with updating my apps on all of my Apple devices: iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPhone 4s, iPad 3 They are all running iOS 7.0.4 (11B55a) jailbroken using evasi0n and this problem ...
0
votes
1answer
241 views

iPhone 4 stuck on black screen after Jailbreaking with Cydia

I have an iPhone 4, jailbroken, and running iOS 7.1.2. I opened the Cydia app, it appeared to be loading something so I waited. Then the screen turned black. I can still hear sounds such as the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

iPhone 4 reset is taking a very long time

I'm passing my IPhone 4 on to my mother, and I wanted to reset it. So I went into settings -> general -> reset, and I picked the option to reset all settings and remove all the data. Now I'm seeing a ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Is it possible to update a jailbroken iOS 7 to a version Apple has stopped signing?

My iPad is running 7.0.2 and is jailbroken. It looks like Apple is not signing the 7.1.2 any longer. Is there a way to upgrade iOS to 7.1.2 without letting iTunes contact its home (i.e. Apple's ...
5
votes
3answers
10k views

Why am I unable to use Game Center on a jail broken phone?

On a black iPhone 4, I open the Game Center application and it is stuck on "loading": For a moment I assumed that it was a problem with Apple. Well, no, because turns out I have a white iPhone 4 ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

WiFi keeps turning off (logging out) automatically

I own an iPhone 5 running on iOS 6.1.2. It is jail broken. I connect to the internet via the university WiFi system, which provided each of us a unique username and password, and we have a set ...
0
votes
1answer
194 views

Removing Jailbreak from iPod touch 4g 8gb

So I wanted to play some pokemon games on my iPod touch, and I jailbreaked it with redsn0w 0.9.15b3. In the end I couldn't use neither safari nor anything apple related(plus my home key isn't working ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Xcode won't recognize my jailbroken iPhone even though I have a provisioning profile

I have a paid developer account with Apple and my phone has a valid provisioning profile installed on it. I jailbroke my iPhone because in iOS 7 there is no 3G toggle switch; without the toggle my ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Is there a way to have different songs on your iPod Touch with different fonts for each one of them?

I was trying to add fonts to my iPod touch 4G to use it for the music app and notes app through Bytafont app (yes, my iPod is jailbroken). I want to get these on some Led Zeppelin songs There's an ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Can you update an iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1.2 to 7.0.6 using an IPSW file?

So I have an iPhone 4 that's been happily jailbroken on iOS 6.1.2 for a while now, but I want to upgrade to 7.0.6. I downloaded the IPSW for it and shift-clicked on update, but I get the error 'The ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

iOS 7 Change Carrier name/logo without Jailbreak

I know it was possible in iOS 6 to change the carrier name (or logo) displayed in the status-bar. Is there any way to do so in iOS 7, without jailbreaking the phone?
3
votes
1answer
982 views

where is the Documents folder shown in iFile (iPad-Air)?

There is a folder called Documents (and other folders beside that) in iFile I tried but can't find the physical location with iFunbox or iTools. How can I find the physical location of that folder?
0
votes
1answer
27 views

iPhone 4 restarts again and again, not detected by PC

I have a network locked phone which my uncle sent my from foriegn. I previously updated it to iOS 7.0.4 and activated it using Hactivate tool because I did not have the network SIM. I used it for 6 ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

Covertly monitoring teen's iPhone

My friend has an at-risk teen and the child's counselor as asked her to monitor his online activities without his knowledge. Since I'm a "computer guy" she asked me for guidance. But most of the ...
7
votes
2answers
54k views

How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 keychain and obtain ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to upgrade jailbroken iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 7.0.4?

I bought an iPhone 4 online around a year ago, maybe more, without knowing it was jailbroken (I should have sensed this by the price, indeed too good to be true). When I tried doing the upgrade ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

jailbroken iPhone 4 stuck at boot screen after update

My aunt's iPhone 4 was jailbroken the day it was bought. And about last month, she updated it. Suddenly the screen went blank only the apple logo was showing. She can't fix it with iTunes because she ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

(Jailbroken) iOS 7 stock apps missing on springboard

All apps from private/var/stash/Applications.xxxxxx are missing suddenly. I can't exactly say when that happened, don't think it was any specific Cydia tweak. I still can ssh into my iPhone and see ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

DIsable OTA Settings Badge Count on iOS 7.1.2

I recently acquired my first iPad (an Air model, running iOS 7.1.2) that I have jailbroken, via Pangu v1.2. It appears to be running properly (e.g., I am able to log-in to Cydia, hide icons via Poof, ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Is there any workaround to install iOS 7 after Apple are longer signing it?

Apple are no longer signing iOS 7 for devices which support iOS 8, but I want to jailbreak my iPhone 5. There is currently no jailbreak available for iOS 8, so I want to restore iOS 7. Is there any ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

How to remove evasi0n 7 jailbreak on ip4 iOS 7.0.4?

I jailbroke my iPhone 4 iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) with evasi0n 7. And that's the worse I did with my phone. I am new to iPhone and was just curious about jailbreaking. But that jailbreak corrupted many of ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

ipad 3 stuck in recovery mode

I jailbroke this ipad sometime ago and just updated it to 7.1.2, it's now stuck in recovery mode and won't come out even though I tried the button pressing method. There's a lot of photos on it that ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Connecting iPad to a USB powered monitor?

I'm thinking about buying a USB powered monitor to connect to my MacBook. I found so many nice ones and the most suitable was Asus. ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Now that got ...
0
votes
3answers
863 views

Can I still downgrade from iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 6.1.2 (iPhone 4)?

I am trying to jailbreak a friend's 16GB iPhone 4. It's currently running iOS 6.1.3. I'm aware that you can't jailbreak 6.1.3, so I am attempting to downgrade to 6.1.2, however I am having an issue ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

What are the proper channels for proposing changes to the Apple.SE community? [migrated]

How does one properly propose changes to the Apple.SE community guidelines?
2
votes
2answers
45 views

iOS “stuck” while erasing

I recently decided to start off with a fresh install of iOS due to my springboard crashing often and everything being messed up. I went to Settings > General > Reset to reset the device, and it ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

How can I install veency over SSH?

How can I install veency over SSH? I've tried downloading the .deb from apt.saurik.com (veency_0.9.3402_iphoneos-arm.deb), then using dpkg -i veency_0.9.3402_iphoneos-arm.deb to install the package, ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Options for getting into passcode-locked iPad 2 / iOS 5.1.1 (JB'd)?

I have an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1 and it is jailbroken (though as far as I know, not running SSH). A few hours ago I set a new 4-digit device passcode which I subsequently forgot. I've tried a few ...
1
vote
1answer
12k views

How long does it take to Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone 5?

Corporate policy at my job requires a lockscreen passcode on iDevices with corporate email on them, even personal. Yesterday, I set my password, then 5 minutes later had to use it. When I entered it, ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Free space on my jailbroken iOS device is rapidly declining — how do I figure out why?

Between yesterday and today, my iPhone 4 on Pangu 7.1.2 has gone from 2 gigs of data usage to 9 gigs. I removed all of my videos and images. Why the rapid jump? My apps: Messages, Calendar, Photos, ...
-1
votes
1answer
79 views

Why does jailbreaking causes many errors in ios devices?

I have an iPad Air running ios 7.1.2, the device is great it runs smoothly without any lags or errors, some apps crashes only a few times. But when I jailbroken the device, the cydia apps where ...
1
vote
1answer
256 views

Does using pangu to jailbreak an iOS device delete your currently-installed apps?

If I jailbreak my iOS device with pangu will it delete all my installed apps? How much available space should I have on my iOS device before attempting to jailbreak it with pangu?
0
votes
1answer
97 views

How Do I Get Out of Boot Loop on iPhone 4?

I dropped my iPhone (jailbroken, running on IOS 7.0.6), and it went blank - it has this habit of being switched off own its on when it's dropped. I tried holding the sleep/power button, but it's not ...
1
vote
0answers
651 views

iPhone 5 stuck on spinning wheel (power button does not work)

I have a jailbroken iPhone 5. I accidentally tried to reset my settings through my phone instead of iTunes. It has been stuck on the spinning wheel since 10am today (it is now 6:44pm). I've been told ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Jailbroken iPad stuck at boot screen and looping

I have a jailbroken iPad 1 with iOS 4.2.1 I replaced hosts file under /etc/ and resprang the iPad stuck at blank screen I restarted by pressing both power and home key Now the iPad is ...
1
vote
1answer
454 views

Temporary jailbreak of iPhone 4 for purposes of deleting a dictionary

I need to temporarily jailbreak my iPhone 4 to fix Apple's iOS 6 bug making it impossible to access Japanese-to-English dictionary. All I need and want to do is delete Japanese-to-Japanese ...
1
vote
1answer
565 views

Can I restore my regular iOS apps after jailbreaking?

I'd like to have a go at jailbreaking my iPhone 4. I've backed up the phone in iTunes and transferred my apps to my computer, as I understand that the jailbreaking process is much quicker and more ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

iPad boot loop only when powered - brief flash loop when connected to USB - jailbreak gone awry?

Received an iPad from a customer in an unknown state. Report was "does not power on". Device is out of warranty. It's the 1st generation iPad with a 3G chip. Symptoms: when connected to power only, ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

Can I jailbreak my way out of a passcode request?

My father owns an iPad 1. He forgot his numerical access code and tried enough times that the device now reads "Connect with iTunes." Apple assumes you sync your device frequently with a computer ...
-1
votes
2answers
65 views

Cydia has crashed and my device is protecting it

My iPhone is jailbroken and it crashed and it says cydia is causing the problem and my device is protecting it or something. I can't even unlock my iPhone.
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Grey patch instead of picture on home video icon

How can I get a picture instead of a grey patch on my home video icon in my videos folder on my IPad? Is there perhaps a jailbreak tweak to change the appearance of folders and backgrounds?
1
vote
1answer
941 views

Using iFile to change lock screen passcode

I would like to know where to go in iFile to be able to see your ipod passcode and be able to change the 4 digit code through iFile. I am running iOS 5.0.1.
2
votes
1answer
3k views

iPhone 5s Keeps Crashing to Safe Mode

My iPhone is jailbroken and it keeps crashing to safe mode randomly. I have two pastebins of crashlogs. Here's crash 1 and here's crash 2. And here is a list of my jailbreak tweaks. Packages 3x4 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Jailbroken iPhone 4 7.1.2 Apps are not showing [duplicate]

My iphone was working fine until i resprung it and when i unlocked my iphone my apps werent there. I pull down the search thing to see if that work and it does. So theres no apps on my home screen but ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Folders with Icons on iOS

Recently, I organized all of the apps on my iPad, and came to a realization: it would be great if I could make the folders have their own icons. What I mean is this (right), as supposed to this ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

Is there a way to show the stopwatch on the lock screen?

I'm part of a race team and was wondering if there was any way to get the stopwatch on the lock screen. Time is critical in the races we run and it'd be great if I could just glance down and see the ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

iPhone 4 iOS 7 seems to register more data used

I have checked the breakdown of data used. Under Settings > General > Usage, the Storage Breakdown for apps is: Photos & Camera - 387MB Whatsapp - 378MB Voice Memos - 334 MB etc. (in descending ...
1
vote
3answers
681 views

Attempting to send video on WhatsApp causes crash

I've tried a bunch of different things but whenever I try to send a video on WhatsApp the app crashes. It works fine in safe mode though. Any ideas? http://pastebin.com/brjzVrBS PS: I jailbroke the ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Jailbroke my iphone and every single app missin

I downloaded a jailbreak from pangu and at end of installing my phone restarted but only had stock apps left, then i turned it off again and when i turned it back on every single app was gone even the ...