Questions tagged [jailbreak]

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. Most jailbreaks include Cydia, which is the jailbreak equivalent of the App Store.

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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7 (and later)?

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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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken iOS device “unjailbroken” and “supported by Apple” again?

Will an iOS reinstall Work on any jailbroken-iPhone and Make a jailbroken-iPhone "unjailbroken"? Make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall reset the iPhone ...
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What do I if I used “Reset All” or “Erase All Content and Settings” on a jailbroken iOS Device?

I recently received an iOS device and it was jailbroken. When I wanted to unjailbreak it, I used "Erase All Content and Settings." The loading screen came on and it has not changed. After rebooting ...
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How can I tell if my iOS device is currently jailbroken?

How can I find out if my iOS device has been jailbroken (with a drive-by exploit for example)? Is there an app for that?
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How do I jailbreak an iPhone or iPad?

This is an attempt to write a canonical QA for this, as per the meta post: Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? How do I jailbreak an iPhone or iPad(to install Cydia or ...
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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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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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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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Can I block ports and network traffic when using Personal Hotspot?

I would like to block ports and network traffic when using my jailbroken iOS device as a Personal Hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates, or any high bandwidth usage ...
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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 (/var/root/,...
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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 iPhone 5 with 10.1.1

Someone stole my phone today so I went and got a "new" older phone. An iPhone 5. It came with iOS 10.1.1 installed and I was wondering if there is a jailbreak for this? I've been looking on Google ...
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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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How can you send the same text to multiple people without it being a group message?

I want to send "Happy Thanksgiving!" to 35 different people, but I do not want it to be treated as a group message. How can this be accomplished on the iPhone 4S (with or without jailbreak ...
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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 there a jailbreak for iOS 4.2

I want to jail break my 3Gs running 4.2.1. Possible?
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What is a semi-untethered jailbreak?

I've read about a semi-untethered jailbreak by Pangu. What does semi-tethered mean? What are the differences between that and a normal jailbreak? I have an iPhone 5 on iOS 7.0.6, and before to try ...
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What are the benefits of iPhone jailbreak?

Some days ago I read a news that said iPhone Jailbreak is legal. So I get 2 question in my mine. before this news jailbreaking was illegal?(if yes why? "because when we buy something we can do ...
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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 ...
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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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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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iPhone with broken home button is stuck on black screen after jailbreaking

I have an iPhone 3Gs and recently noticed that the home button doesn't work anymore. I used AssistiveTouch. Now I want to jailbreak my iPhone, but it's gone wrong: the device is stuck on a black ...
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11.4 Full Jaillbreak method Yet?

I've been searching around for a a while now and So far I haven't found any full jailbreaks for ios 11.4 on a 6s. To be honest, I am new to the jailbreaking scene. I've installed Velonzy, but could ...
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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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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 com....
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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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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, ...
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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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I can't find otool on my jailbroken iPod

From what I understand is that when you change your settings in Cydia to developer you should be able to access extra utilities. Otool being on of them. However, when I attempt to use otool it tells ...
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(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 ...
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Can you apply jailbreak tweaks to a non-jailbroken device using a file browser such as Phone Disk?

Is it possible to use an iOS browser for Mac such as Phone Disk to apply a jailbreak tweak to a non-jailbroken iOS device?
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Jailbreak iOS 11.4 full version [duplicate]

Is there any full jailbreak for iOS 11.4 except Electra (it's for 11.2 — I cannot downgrade cause Apple doesn't sign that firmware anymore)? Because, honestly I think that Pangu Anzuchang is not a ...
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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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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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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). got ...
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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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iOS7 iPhone: how to make Siri-initiated calls, SMS text msgs come from Google Voice caller ID?

When I ask Siri (iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5S) to call or text someone, I want said call or text to come from my Google Voice caller ID. Any way to do this now that jailbreak apps GVIntegrated & ...
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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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Prevent iOS device from sleeping if plugged to charger

This is available in Developer options in Android's system Settings. I'm trying to look for an equivalent in iOS. This is great if I want the screen to be always visible for screen updates/...
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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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Controlling iOS apps via command line

I have jailbroken iPad (iOS5.1.1) with the shell utility installed. I'd like to be able to launch and control applications via the command line, as I would normally do in Unix or Linux. Say I want to ...
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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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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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How to disable the “this cable or accessory is not certified” message on iPhone?

The message "this cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" pops up whenever I use a 3rd party USB cable for it. It's really annoying, because then I'd have to ...
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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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IOS 5.1.1 Safemode problem

I jailbroke my old iPod Touch 3rd Generation, with IOS 5.1.1, using the latest version of absynthe. It worked for several months, but then it randomly stopped. It went into safe mode, but the touch ...
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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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iPhone 4 boot loop, no DFU possible

please excuse, I am new to iPhone, as I repair it for a friend. It's an 4S from USA that some other friend of him wanted to unlock for germany. So I don't know what he did exactly, but: When I ...