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 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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Should I jailbreak my iPad?

I just got an iPad a couple of weeks ago. I had a co-worker pull out his iPad out and immediately start talking about jailbreaking it. I have no fear of doing it, but I do realize that sometimes going ...
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What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?

What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking the iPhone 4 even if it's legal? I'm interested in disadvantages in any and all terms, but especially about the warranty, future updates of iOS, and ...
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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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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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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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What would it take to make an iPad support multiple user accounts?

As a mobile computer, the iPad is very personal, but it also begs to be shared. And that's a problem. I don't want my friends to be able to check my emails or delete my high score when they play with ...
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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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Is an unlocked phone and a jailbroken phone the same thing?

I just read that apple is now selling unlocked phones? I also read somewhere earlier (probably Wikipedia) that jailbreaking was made legal. Is jailbreaking and unlocking the same in this context? ...
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Why is my battery time so much shorter after jailbreak?

I've been impressed with the better battery time of my new iPhone 4 as compared to the 3G I had before. Yesterday evening, I finally jailbroke the 4, and the battery time today has been much worse ...
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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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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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Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4?

Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4? If so, can you FaceTime in following situations? A initiates FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. B is also on 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. ...
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Suppress vibrate when docked?

When I dock my iPhone in the charger (desk stand), it briefly chimes to say it's charging. If it's on silent, then it vibrates instead of chiming. When I go to bed and put the phone in the bedside ...
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Enable mirroring on iPhone 4 (over-the-air)

Through a cydia tweak or otherwise, is it possible to enable over-the-air mirroring for unsupported-by-default devices, i.e. iPhone 4, iPad 1 et al.? You would think it's a popular question but all ...
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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 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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What are the consequences of jailbreaking an iOS device as a Developer?

What would be the consequences of Jailbreaking my iOS device as a developer? What are some of the benefits, and what are some of the issues with Jailbreaking as a developer? How would this effect ...
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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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Is it possible to compile and run an Xcode project on a jailbroken device without a paid developer certificate?

Both for kicks and for budgetary reasons, I'd like to take a package that would normally requite a developer account and build an app to run on a jailbroken iOS device. I have a 5th gen iPod Touch, ...
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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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How to build last version of Ruby for jailbroken iOS?

I jailbrake my iPad and want to run Ruby in the console. I installed OpenSSH & Ruby from Saurik. But it is too old (1.9.2) & buggy. I would like to compile and install the latest version of ...
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Is there an app on Cydia that will let me turn off dock audio?

I have an iPhone 4 with some slight water damage. The only issue is that when I am listening on headphones, occasionally it thinks that it is docked (which silences the headphones), then half a ...
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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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Disable lock screen on iPhone

How do I prevent my iPhone from giving me the "slide to unlock" screen every time I turn it on? In other words, when I hit the lock or home buttons, I want to be taken straight to the homescreen, ...
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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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Why should I jailbreak my AppleTV 2G?

Why should I jailbreak my AppleTV 2G? I'm confused on what extra functionality it brings. I understand you can browse the full internet with something like a typical web browser, but that doesn't ...
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Remove a Cydia tweak that breaks iOS

I've hidden Cydia and Poof! With the Poof! Cydia tweak. Now I cannot open either one of both of them. Is there any way to undo this? I've tried respringing and rebooting but that does not place them ...
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Will jailbreaking my iPhone 4s allow me to copy songs manually in iTunes (or other software)?

I want to be able to manage my music manually on my iPhone, but it's currently synced with a no longer available computer and won't let me re-sync with another computer without completely erasing my ...
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How to make a jailbroken iPhone appear un-jailbroken to network provider?

I'd like to jailbreak my iPhone but have it appear to my network provider as if it isn't jailbroken. This should be do-able, but what do I need to do to make this happen? I have an iPhone 4 ...
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What are some interesting uses for an iPod touch 1G with broken wifi?

I have a 1st generation iPod touch in which wifi does not seem to work. Fixing it would cost too much and I don't want to just throw it away. It is jailbroken at the moment, but this does not help as ...
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How to figure out what's causing a jailbroken iPhone to crash?

My iPhone 4 runs iOS 5.0.1 and is jailbroken. It has recently become unstable: it often crashes and restarts in safe mode. Then, in safe mode, I can choose to restart and it will often go right back ...
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What's taking up all of this “Other” space on my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone, and it's low on space. Much of the wasted space seems to have been consumed by the "Other" part of the space display in iTunes. How can I get a breakdown of how that space ...
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iPhone Jailbreaking and Unlocking [closed]

What exactly does jailbreaking and unlocking doing to an iPhone? I'm aware that hackers are using baseband crashes for unlocking, but how are they exploiting these crashes? Even if they inject their ...
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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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Avoid data plan being added onto AT&T iPhone 3GS

I gave my jailbroken iPhone to my parents to use. They don't need the data plan however AT&T keeps adding on the data plan since they detect it being a smartphone. Is there any way to avoid the ...
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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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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 show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?

How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?
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Can an iPad be child locked so they cannot escape from one app? [duplicate]

I'm planning on getting an iPad, but it very much needs to be childlockable - that is I need the ability to lock it so only one app can be used unless a user has a pincode or password. I'm presuming ...
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Is it worth upgrading my jailbroken 3G to iOS4?

I have a jailbroken (not unlocked) iPhone 3G running the 3.1.2 firmware. What are the pros and cons of upgrading this to iOS4? Being jailbroken, I already have multitasking and home-screen ...
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iOS Stacks or equivalent functionality

Fairly simple question, is there a way, either through existing functionality or by jail breaking that you can add Stacks to the iOS dock. EDIT: There are three different formats in the way that ...
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Is there anything faster than Veency for iPhone?

I want to be able to control an iPhone with a PC or Mac—that is, see the iPhone's screen on a computer and control it with my mouse—via either USB or wireless. Are there any solutions faster than VNC ...
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How do I jailbreak my iPhone 4? [closed]

I'm looking to go rogue. Where do I jailbreak my iPhone 4.
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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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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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iPhone Tweak to override http links to other Apps

Is there already an app or would it be possible to have an app which: Catches http:// links that are clicked from any application and can redirect them to other apps other than safari. For example a ...
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iPhone 4 restarts every 3 min

My iPhone 4 restarts itself exactly every 3 min, whether I use it or not (screen off). More precisely, it's respringing its springboard; I don't need to unlock my SIM card after each respring. Seems ...
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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 ...