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 secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...
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Is it possible to upgrade iOS offline?

I have an iPad 3 iOS5.1.1 jailbroken. Now that iOS 7 (exactly 7.0.3) is on the Apple update servers, I want to know if I am able to update my iOS to 6.1.2 or not. I downloaded the firmware of 6.1.2 ...
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What malware has actually affected Jailbroken iOS devices?

Are there examples of malware that affects jailbroken iOS devices that doesn't require installation of shady packages (e.g. something that can compromise a device just by opening a PDF or visiting a ...
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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken-iPhone “supported by Apple” again?

Will an iOS reinstall Work on any jailbroken-iPhone and Make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall reset the iPhone (jailbroken or not) back to a "clean, ...
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All apps wiped from jailbroken iPhone (iOS 7.0.4) after reboot from battery loss

Basically I have my iPhone w/ iOS 7.0.4 jailbroken using the latest evasion software. I recently ran out of battery, and when I had managed to recharge and get my handset back on, all of my apps ...
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Can I block ports in Hotspot mode?

I would like to block ports when using my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0 jailbreaked) as a hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates or any high bandwidth usage tool to be able to ...
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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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How do I connect to a SOCKS Proxy from an iPhone/iPod Touch?

I like to surf securely and privately via a SOCKS proxy which I created via SSH tunneling, on the Mac. I used the SSH client on my Mac to achieve this. Then I thought, since the iPhone OS is ...
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Is there a jailbreak for iOS 4.2

I want to jail break my 3Gs running 4.2.1. Possible?
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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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 ...
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Can I un-jailbreak an Apple TV?

I'm considering switching out my Windows-based HTPC for an Apple TV unit that will stream media off a Mac in my house. This will work out okay for me as long as I can jailbreak the unit and install ...
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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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Updating iPhone with Jailbreak?

I'm currently waiting for iOS 7.1, so I jail broke my phone to test out some features until then. What happens after I try to update to the new iOS ? Will I lose all pictures/data that I've created ...
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Ran “Delete All Content and Settings” on a Jailbroken iPhone 4s

I recently received a iPhone 4s and it was jailbroken from a friend. When I wanted to restore it back to its original factory settings the loading screen came on and it has not stopped loading? What ...
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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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Is there a functional Jailbreak for iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 3GS?

I have an iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1 that is currently Jailbroken (using the Jailbreakme.com vulnerability a while back). While I don't care about any ability to unlock my phone - I'm quite happy with ...
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How do hide iPod icon with SBSettings?

On my Jailbroken iPad, I have SBSettings installed. I chose to hide all my application icons, but iPod will not go away, no matter what the switch setting is. I was thinking about just going into the ...
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Will everything be erased? And will I get caught?

Ok so I updated and I restored my iPod so everything about cydia on my ipod will be erased? If I go to an airport will they be able to tell that my iPod was jailbroken?
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How do I jailbreak an iphone 3gs without activating it?

I have been given an old iphone 3gs that has a bug: It cannot be activated, neither through WiFi nor iTunes. Over WiFi it sais, that the activation server is not availiable and over iTunes, iTunes ...
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How do I unlock an iPhone 3GS?

I bought a second hand iPhone 3GS which is locked to AT&T's network, I want to unlock it for use in the UK. I'm on the Redmond Pie site which can unlock and jailbreak it, but I don't know what ...
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Will one get in trouble for taking a jailbroken device through airport security?

My brother is worried that he may get in trouble if the people checking bags at security can see his jailbroken device? Will he get in trouble if they find out? Or can they find out?
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Getting started with jailbroken iOS development? [closed]

  I doubt this is the right StackExchange site for this question (if there is one), but I already posted this on StackOverflow and got insta-downvoted by some grumpy guy that claimed "jailbreak ...
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Do companies have IT “spyware” on corporate iPhones?

I have an iPhone through my company. From my understanding, Apple does not allow any software onto their i* devices that does not come from the app store. I got into a discussion with a coworker about ...
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Where are cellular data preferences stored in iOS?

In Settings → Cellular (Mobile in UK), settings can be changed regarding mobile data, including per-app switches for all installed apps to enable or disable mobile data. Where are these preferences ...
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Automatically backup JailBreak iPhone DCIM photo directory

Hi I heard that you can write cron job into plist and put it to JB iPhone /Library/LaunchDaemons folder in plist format I would like to backup the photo folder every 300 seconds, so I put a ...
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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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Bash commands that work on an iphone

I've jailbroken my phone, and I'd like to execute some commands on it from my phone, namely, the Say command. That, unfortunately, does not work. What commands COULD I execute on the iphone, other ...
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How to update my jailbroken iOS 6.1 iPhone to iOS 6.1.2?

I had jailbroken my iPhone last month when I was using iOS 6.1, and currently iOS 6.1.2 is available, which solves some battery issues (I am really suffering from these), so I want to update to iOS ...
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Do apps on jailbroken iOS devices have uncontrolled access to all my data?

I'm thinking about jailbreaking my iOS device but one thing worries me. Apple's restrictive developer API has one big advantage: apps can't tinker with my data outside the app unless I allow them to. ...
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What is the chance that jailbreaking my iPhone will brick the phone?

How does it actually work? Does it change just the firmware on the main filesystem? Does it touch the bootloader? I'm trying to figure out what's probability of iPhone jailbreak bricking the phone ...
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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 ...
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HTML/rich text email signatures in iOS?

My work (Exchange) email signature has text formatting and a photo in it, as I'm sure many do. Does anyone know of a way to enable Apple Mail like signature customization in iOS? My iPhone is ...
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iphone sleeps in recovery mode

i am trying to restore 4.3.1 custom firmware made by sn0wbrzee with expert mode. at the last moment of restore itunes shows 1015 error. so i try to reboot, but iphone not rebooted. at last I ...
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iPhone: how to see if GPS is working

Is there a way where I can see if GPS is working? Or what the location service is using right now and why it is not using GPS? (Because the location service has become very inaccurate after a recent ...
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Where is the dividing line (mount point) of the two iOS partitions?

I know that iOS has two partitions, but I've never found anywhere that gives clues as to where they split. Is one partition on / and the other on /var/mobile/, or are all the user profiles ...
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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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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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Jailbroken iPhone dead; What firmware “load” options do I have?

I jailbroke my original iPhone first gen to version 3.14 (I think) and since then I'm unable to use the phone. I've done this before and never once had an issue (so I'm semi-experienced with this). ...
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Why is my jailbroken iPhone not booting?

I have an iPhone 3GS with firmware version 3.1.3 running on tethered jailbreak (blackra1n). Yesterday the wifi didn't work so naturally I: reset network settings (as I did once or twice before). ...
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Jailbroken iphone 4S stuck in recovery mode after iOS update

I started an iOS update, on my jailbroken iPhone 4s, via Settings and now the iPhone is stuck in recovery mode. iTunes just wants to restore, but if I do this I will lose all my data and I don't have ...
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Jailbreaking a locked iPhone 4s with iOS 6

I received an iPhone 4S as a gift, branded by Orange UK. It runs iOS 6 (6.0.1(10A523)). I didn't unlock it yet; I'm using it without a SIM and I'm enjoying the apps, but I want to jailbreak it. ...
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Apple Detecting Jailbreak on a NOT jailbroken iPhone

I recently received a notification that took up the whole screen on my iphone which says that I have breached the Apple terms and conditions for jailbreaking my iphone. However, I am pretty sure that ...
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iPhone app to download/upload files

How can I upload/download files from/on to a jailbroken iPhone 3G? Are there any apps that allow me to do this?
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iPhone 4S (7.0.4) not jailbreaked completely [closed]

I have iPhone 4S (7.0.4) than I want to jailbreak. When the process completed, I connected the phone with iTunes, and when installing any app I need to re-jailbreak. So, why did the jailbreak not ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to unlock iphone 4s, Virgin Mobile (CDMA)

My friend has an iphone 4s, it was bought from USA, virgin mobile. I want to do a factory unlock (unlock the sim). I already know how to jailbreak, would jailbreaking work? Any help would be ...
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weird problem : whenever I copy songs from my computer to my iphone it misses the first 30 seconds?

Anyone experience this problem? It all of a sudden started happening for me. When I download podcasts from my iphone, it seems to be fine, but when I download from my computer whether its songs or ...
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How can I safely eliminate duplicate apps from my iPhone?

I have just had my iPhone replaced under warranty, and when restoring it from backup much of my preexisting free space vanished. What I've found, after some shell hacking, is that I appear to have ...
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Where can I learn about programming my Jail broken iOS device?

I'd like to do some R&D pushing the boundaries of iOS devices. Is there a how-to guide or private API documentation? Is there a Stack Exchange site for this?