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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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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Dvorak on iOS 4.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dvorak on iPad? I want to use the Dvorak layout on my iPhone's keyboard. I've seen that there is an iKeyEx app in Cydia which offers this, but only for iOS 3.x, not iOS 4.x. ...
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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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Is the upgrade to 4.1 worth it? [closed]

I currently have a jailbroken 3Gs iPhone running 4.01. I've really used the jailbroken part, but it's good to know that I can tether my laptop to the phone should I ever need to. Having said that, ...
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Using git on the iPhone

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1, and I recently installed git from Cydia just for fun. I've noticed in recent weeks that a number of developers have been throwing their theme/plugin ...
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Can I update my 4.0b iphone to 4.0.1, and not to 4.1?

I am looking for a way to update my iPhone 3Gs to 4.0.1, and not to 4.1 so that I can jailbreak. Can anyone help? EDIT - I have now tried, and failed on two seperate machnines to restore from DFU ...
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What is jail breaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of iPhone jailbreak? What is jail breaking? Why do people do it? What is the advantage and disadvantage?
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How to unlock an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1?

I have an iPhone 3G with 3.1.3 firmware. I want to upgrade it to 4.1, but I can't find information on how to then jailbreak it (I want it to work with any mobile provider). Is there a way to ...
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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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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?
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Custom iPad theme not showing up correctly

I created a theme for iPad and am having a couple problems with it. In my theme are two custom icons, a wallpaper, and two png files for dock (one for landscape and one for portrait). The file ...
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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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Can I SSH pictures directly to the iOS Camera Roll?

I want to upload a picture directly to my iPad (without syncing or downloading from email). I want to SSH into my camera roll (/private/var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE), upload an image there, and be ...
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Why aren't my iPhone 4 keychains being saved?

I accidentally deleted my "var/keychains" folder in my jailbroken iPhone 4 thinking that it would solve a problem to a tweak that wasn't work, and now my iPhone is not recognizing the passwords I ...
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What can I do once my jailbroken iPhone gets a data plan attached by AT&T?

I noticed my phone bill had a data plan attached this month to my jailbroken iPhone -- is there any way to get around this?
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Is it possible to upgrade my jailbroken iPod Touch 2G to 4.0 (not 4.0.2) without losing data?

I am currently considering update my second generation iPod Touch to the 4.0 firmware (not 4.0.2 because I need to jailbreak it). I know that if I update the firmware, I will lose the jailbreak. But ...
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How can I watch MegaVideo/DivX videos on my jailbroken iPhone 3G?

I'm looking for a way to play megavideo (flash) and divx on my iPhone 3G which is jailbroken. Flash seems to require 3G S and above (like everything these days sigh) Should I be able to do this, I ...
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iPhone 3GS on T-Mobile Connecting to iTunes Question

I just purchased iPhone 3GS. Currently it is running Version OS 4.0.1. Now if I update my iTunes on my Mac and plug then connect the iPhone to the Mac to sync it then will it brick or not. I need ...
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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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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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How can I install .deb files for Cydia manually (without wifi)?

as I already said here my wifi is not working so I need to install Cydia .deb files like SBSettings, Installous, Winterboard etc. manually...well I did, but they wont work properly. I got some .deb ...
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Network problems after Jailbreakme on iPhone

I recently jailbroke my iPhone 3gs with jailbreakme. At the beginning everything was working well. But since yesterday I am having problems with the network. It would disconnect from wifi and there ...
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Why can't my jailbroken iPhone connect to a wifi network?

I have an iPhone 3G 16GB with iOS 4.0.2 and my wifi is not working, I tried to fix it with reset network settings and other quick fixes like that but it still doesn't work. Sometimes it sees wifi ...
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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. A ...
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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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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 do I jailbreak my iPhone 4? [closed]

I'm looking to go rogue. Where do I jailbreak my iPhone 4.
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Can I prevent my (jailbroken) iPhone from retrieving mail between certain hours?

I have a jailbroken iPhone which is set up to retrieve mail every 30 minutes. Is there a way I can prevent this from happening at 3am when I'm trying to sleep?
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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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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 wallpapers....
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Change iPad keyboard by modifying system files

I want to access the iPad system files on my computer, so that I can modify them to change one of the iPad keyboards to support my language. However, when I plug the iPad to my Windows 7 PC, 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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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 ...