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 are .deb files used in iOS?

If you jailbreak in iOS, you can install packages using .deb files. Being a Linux user I know Debian-based distros use that file type for apt. I know that iOS is not Debian-based or Linux-based, but ...
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What's kern_sploit proccess that apears in my iPhone 4?

After jailbreaking iPhone 4, I was noticed that some processes were added to the process list, like kern_sploit. What is this?
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iPod Touch stuck in Recovery mode

I am using iPod Touch 5G and I've recently jailbroken it. First, all my apps disappeared from the springboard. But now the iPod is stuck in recovery mode. I get a 9006 error when I try to restore ...
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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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Unable to ssh root@localhost on jailbroken iPad with iOS 8.1

I jailbreaked (not for pirates) my iPad 4 (iOS 8.1) several weeks ago and found it unable to ssh root@127.0.0.1 via Prompt 1 or 2 on iPad. Even I cannot connect via LAN IP (e.g. 192.186.X.X). However, ...
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How do I jailbreak my iPhone 11 so that it’s not carrier locked?

I bought an iPhone 11 from Sprint and also bought their unlimited data plan. I have been making my monthly payments for my services and my phone. The thing is Sprint is so full of red tape and ...
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Can I install a custom OS on iPhone 5s?

I got myself an owned iPhone 5s to have some fun. Today I got extra adventurous and would like to try some "unofficial" operating systems like Android and postmarketOS. Unfortunately, a quick search ...
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How can I check if iPhone has been manipulated or compromised firmware? [duplicate]

I would like to buy a secondhand or refurbished iPhone 7 or newer. Since I am not watching anything regarding the hacker's scene, I am not up-to-date. Is any newer version of the iPhone hacked? Is it ...
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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 ...
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How to jailbreak my iPhone 5S with iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3?

After updating to iOS 9.2.1, I could not enter my iPhone because I forgot my iCloud password (not e-mail) and also my security questions to restore it. Are there jailbreak options for iOS 9.2.1 and ...
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Risks and mitigation when getting a used iPhone

When buying or receiving a used iPhone, what security precautions should I take? I intend to immediately wipe the phone by using iTunes to install a fresh iOS, as a clean install. ➥ What else ...
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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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Jailbroken Iphone 4 stuck in boot loop

I have been stuck in a boot loop since i was a idiot and tried to factory reset my jailbroken iphone4 and have only recently got a charger and tried to fix it, i have tried hard reset but my phone ...
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Jailbroken iOS Emulator Available?

Are there any jailbroken iPhone (iOS) emulators available for security research? I would like to research and experiment with iOS security; however, I don't have jailbroken iPhones with different ...
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After updating to the most recent OS, I can no longer restore ipsw

Yesterday I used Shift click on "Check for update" and selected an IPSW (version 12.4, which is still signed) and the update put my iPhone into recovery mode but failed to install. Later I tried shift ...
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Need help with Anemone (dock)

I have an iPhone XS Max. I’m on iOS 12 and have jailbroken my iPhone with chimera jailbreak. I use Anemone a lot. How am I able to change the theme on my dock? Many of the themes have an option ...
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Booting into safe mode without keys

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 12.2. It was working well until I used Chimera to jailbreak and it went into a reboot and then got stuck in the Apple logo. (I used Chimera multiple times to ...
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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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Profile app won't verify

Problem I am a jailbreaker, having used Unc0ver to jailbreak my phone. But I cant verify the profile. When I do it just untrusts it again. I have trusted it before. Being on Wi-Fi doesn't seem to ...
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Jailbreak: where is the location of the inbuilt “voice memos” app? (Where inbuilt app are stored on IOS6?)

I'm on IOS6 (*) I don't find it in /var/mobile/Applications (I don't find any inbuilt app here). (I want to look at the code to see if I could disable that annoying red bar that shows when recording) ...
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How? Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring

Steps to Fix SpringBoard Layout: IconState.plist Open, Edit, Replace, Insert from Backups & Respring Follow on to: Organize iOS App Icons, Sort, Rearrange I've got an older iPhone 5 iOS 9.3.3 - ...
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After I jailbreak my iOS device, is it still able to get updates?

I've been reading about Android rooting and iOS jailbreaking. After Android rooting, it will not get any updates for the device. Is it the same with iOS? I mean after the jailbreak is it still able to ...
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How to configure a non-Safari browser as default on a jailbroken iPhone XR?

How can I set a non-Safari web browser (such as Firefox) as default on a jailbroken iPhone XR, preferably deleting Safari?
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Some apps don't open even if deleted and reinstalled!

I have a problem here. Some apps I have installed don't even open and have this icon on my Springboard. My iOS version is 7.0.1. Jailbroken. Two of my Applications have ended like this. I tried ...
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I'm having problems putting my iPhone 3G into DFU mode

I have upgraded my iPhone 3G from iOS 3 to iOS 4.2.1 using the iclarified Redhook for windows tutorial. Upgrade has gone fine but I cannot get Redsn0w (v0.9.6b6) to recognise the DFU state. Every ...
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iOS create ad-hoc network

Is it possible (with or without jailbreak) to create a wireless access point from iOS 12 to serve as a 'router'? I don't want to share iOS internet connection, the phone will be located in a place ...
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How do i remove the jailbreak on my stolen iPhone 5c?

I had my iPhone stolen earlier today. I went through the steps of trying to find it using Find My Phone, etc. I ended up getting my phone back miraculously through a system of Find My Phone and just ...
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If I have a jailbroken iPhone, is there any way I can view, change, or disable the lock screen passcode?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1.2 and I have Cydia and Filza installed, as well as some UI modifying tweaks. I used unc0ver to jailbreak and I have complete read/write access to the ...
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Attempting to downgrade from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 8.4.1 will not work

I attempted to follow this guide for Downgrading from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 8.4.1. I was able to complete every step in the list until these step(s): I get stuck at step 20. This is when you start ...
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How can I mount a thumbdrive to my iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s running iOS 10.3.3. I'd like to be able to connect a r/w thumbdrive to my phone, but I don't know what kind of adapter I'd have to buy/make. Does anyone have any ...
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BYA repo installation error (Cydia)

When I try to install any package from the BYA repo (because they have a lot of packages that are no longer hosted anywhere else), I get an error: HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error. I've been getting ...
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What would happen if I deleted AdSheet.app and iAdOptOut.app (iOS)

I have an iPhone 6s, jailbroken running iOS 10.3.3. In /Applications/, there are two apps, one named AdSheet and the other names iAdOptOut. What would happen if I deleted these with terminal? Would I ...
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Reverse tethering an iPhone 4s with dead Murata wifi/bt chip

I have found a way to reverse tether an iOS device, or connect it to the internet over the usb cable only. Many older ways to do this required an active data connection as you would set the proxy for ...
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iPhone SE: forgotten passcode

I’ve recently changed the password on my iPhone SE (running iOS 10.x?) and now I’ve forgotten it. I was able to use my iPhone for a few days from TouchID but after the iPhone restarted today, I can’t ...
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Is there any way to install homebrew on iOS (jailbroken)

I'd like to install homebrew on my iPhone running iOS 10.3.3, which is jailbroken and has Terminal and NewTerm installed. When I run /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -k -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent....
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Cydia Impactor won't sideload

When I try to sign/resign (sideload) H3lix-RC5.ipa (iPhone 5C w/ iOS 10.3.3 x32) or g0blin_rc2.ipa (iPhone 6S w/ iOS 10.3.3 x64) I get: Error: file: installation.cpp; line: 42; what: Failed to ...
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Jailbroken iOS 10.3.3; iCleaner won't open; can't reinstall/turn on tweaks

A couple of days ago, I disabled all tweaks (with iCleaner), and then upgraded it to v7.7.2. I have tried downgrading it and installing it from different sources, but I can't open it to enable all ...
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Cydia - Add sources through command line

I am able to SSH into my iPhone and update the file /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.saurik.Cydia/sources.list with the number of repos, but the file gets reverted as soon as I try to update the repos ...
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Cydia iOS10.3.3 reboot exploit break

I reebooted my iPhone 6s when it was running Cydia, and have tried to re-do the exploit (as I thought that you had to do after rebooting), but it reboots right after the first exploit notification. ...
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Where are the user applications located on iOS 10?

I want to make a launch daemon that automatically launches yalu on boot, but I cannot find the app executable. Does anybody know where iOS 10 stores apps?
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Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones?

Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones? i7 iOS 11.2.6 - Unused phone i5 iOS 10.3.3 - (Used until 2017) i6 iOS 10.2 - (Used most of 2018) All are Jailbroken. Would like ...
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iPhone application to edit text files

I need to edit some local text files on my iPhone but so far, all the apps I have downloaded do not navigate the OS3 file tree for me to open, edit and save them. I need to do this on my iPhone as I ...
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What to do if anemone themes won’t disable - Electra Jailbreak

I installed an Anemone theme from Cydia called “iPhone X Theme” to get the dock from the iPhone X on my iPhone 6s, but it didn’t look very good, so I disabled the theme and deleted it, but the dock ...
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Downgrade itunes in high sierra

So I need to downgrade itunes to 12.0.1 for a jailbreak (6.1.6 on ipod 4g). Currently, you can't just delete itunes. What would I have to do? My idea is: Disable SIP (boot into recovery mode and ...
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Is Bluetooth and Wifi MAC address always sequential?

This is related to the iPhone and iPad. Every single device I came across has sequential bluetooth and wifi mac addresses. Except for one device and I think it might be jailbroken I am not sure (it ...
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Opening CC crashes springboard; any way to fix?

My phone's jailbroken; there is no denying it. It is generally pretty reliable, with only a couple of previous springboard crashes caused by the Control Center. But now, every time I open my spring ...
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Is it possible to show verbose info on boot/respring?

I recently jailbroke my IPad mini running 9.3.5 using the Phoenix untethered jailbreak utility. I got some things to work, but I want to have verbose boot output on the startup/respring screen. Is ...
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Downgrade without SHSH2 Blobs

I recently upgraded to iOS 12.0 from 11.2 and I didn't save my SHSH2 blobs. In the process, I stupidly lost my jailbreak and realized there are no iOS 12 jailbreaks that are public yet. How do you ...
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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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Can someone jailbreak someone else's iPhone to see everything they do?

A friend of mine has an iPhone 8. Each time she changes her email or password on things like Facebook, Email, Instagram, her Bank app etc., we suspect her ex-boyfriend is changing them back within 30 ...

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