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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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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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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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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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 start my iPhone after it's been jailbroken?

I have an iPhone that was jailbroken and I tried to factory reset it. It said it was going to take about an hour but after all its processes, it turned off and now is stuck on this screen. How do I ...
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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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Jailbreak iPhone (iOS 12.1.4) using open-source software? [duplicate]

Is there open-source software (e.g., on GitHub) to jailbreak an iPhone with iOS 12.1.4?
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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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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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Un-jailbreak iPhone without updating iOS?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s, running iOS 9.3.3. An "Erase all content and settings" will reset the phone, but will not "un-jailbreak" the phone. I know a factory restore will completely wipe the ...
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AppCake - How to reclaim temp folder space

I have transferred the .ipa whatsapp installer to an app called Xdownloader on my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1.2 (jailbroken). The .ipa file is about 110 megabytes. My free space was 1.7 gigas. I then ...
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Page faults and kernel panics on iphone

I am an iOS user and i have recently started ecountering various issues on my iphone. Given statistics given by the system monitor app about 800 mb of my 1gb memory is used almost all of the time.In ...
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Is there a script for downloading videos from YouTube utilising only Wget or curl on iPhone?

I'm looking for a script that does not utilise youtube-dl and instead Wget or curl (coupled with things like sed and other base UNIX utilities that I wouldn't need to install, like no perl). I'm ...
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Use jailbroken iPhone as webserver

I know that this already has an answer, it is outdated. I am running iOS 10.3.3 on an iPhone 5 (so its 32 bit), and I want to run a web server for no reason at all. I have tried install lighttpd and ...
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Spy apps for iPhone 4 / jailbreaking without notice

My friend is in a rocky marriage, and has had a lot of money removed from her bank account using a forged signature. Her husband has changed his behaviour lately, including spending much more time ...
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Is there a way or a tweak to make Siri execute shell commands

Indeed I have a home automation system, I would like to integrate a voice control system and for that I need to be able to call shell commands like curl. I have seen many Siri tweaks but none of ...
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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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How can I browse Cydia repos without an iOS device?

My understanding is that Cydia is a mechanism for accessing third-party software repos on iOS. (The equivalent of Homebrew for macOS.) However, I am having trouble locating the "default" Cydia repos, ...
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Is there a strictly-libre Cydia repo?

The Android equivalent of Cydia is the F-Droid app. The associated F-Droid repo contains strictly free/libre/open-source software. Is there an equivalent Cydia repo that only hosts libre software? (A ...
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“No space left on device” despite 70GB free; can't create any files larger than 8.0MiB on iPad

iPad Pro 9.7" (1st gen) 256GB, iOS 10.2.1. Problem #1: I can't create files larger than 2-8MB (it varies upon reboot). This renders the iPad virtually unusuable. Many apps won't launch, apps won't ...
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When I download a free app in appstore it says “amd action:authenticate:sm”

When I download a free app in appstore it says "amd action:authenticate:sm". My device is iPhone 5c. How can I solve this problem???
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Activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA after iOS upgrade

I'd like to know if it's possible to activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA. I live in Brazil and I've bought this iPhone from eBay. As it came with iOS 4.x (I don't remember the exact ...
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Recovering Data from iPad Stuck in Boot Loop upon Update to iOS 9

I attempted to update my iPad 3 (NOT jailbroken... yet) running iOS 7 to iOS 9 a few months ago, but ran into a major issue: whenever I tapped on "Continue" on the "Update Completed" screen, my iPad ...
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How to force password to be typed before answering a call?

Is there any way of asking for a password before picking up a call? The iPhone's lock screen password works for not allowing people to access the iPhone main screen, but it allows anyone to pick up ...
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ios 9.3.5 Cydia Error

I just recently jailbroke my iPod 5th generation using an untethered jailbreak called Phoenix, but when I open Cydia I get the error: sub process /usr/libexec/cydia error 2. So I can't install or ...