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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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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Unlocking iPhone 3G

I hope this doesn't go against the rules of the site. I have an iPhone 3G for which I did a restore without knowing it was unlocked as it originally came from the US (I'm in Mexico) I'd like to fix it ...
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iPhone SHSH for go back to 3.1.3

I have a iPhone 3GS with iOS 3.1.3 in my job. I have to update it to 4.1 and after I need to go back to 3.1.3. We have only this iPhone with it, so if I do something wrong, I will never can go back. ...
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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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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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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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Rename iOS device without needing to restore

I have just restored my iPad but for some reason (most likely because I pressed space bar on that text field but do you not remember) my newly restored iPad is called "iPad" rather than "my name's ...
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How can I downgrade apps from the Cydia Store?

Is it possible to downgrade apps you have upgraded in the Cydia Store? (Jailbroken) If so how would you do it?
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How can I upgrade PHP on a jailbroken iPhone?

I have an iPod touch running iOS 4.0 and an iPad running iOS 4.3.1, both jailbroken. They have lighttpd and PHP installed, however PHP seems to be an old version that I need to upgrade to use a ...
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Jailbreak my work phone

I just got an iPhone from my company. I have to access my work email on this iPhone 4. However, I can't use Grooveshark as my music service, since it only works on jailbroken iPhones. How can I ...
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Iphone system log - recurring springboard warning

I used the Iphone configuration utility to help a developer troubleshoot an unrelated issue. I noticed that console was being hammared with the same two warnings every few seconds. I don't notice ...
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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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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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Is Jailbreaking And Enabling Bluetooth File Transfer On iPhone 4 Financially Secure?

I want to use iPhone 4 for sensitive information. Will jailbreaking, downloading unofficial apps (not registered in Apple's App Store) and enabling Bluetooth file transfer cause a chance of sensitive ...
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Jailbreak an officially unlocked iPhone

My iPhone 3GS was unlocked using O2's official method. I am considering jailbreaking but am unsure if this will affect the unlock status of the handset. The jailbreak options available seem a little ...
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WiFi problem after 4.3.2 jailbreak

I've just jailbroken my iPhone (3Gs, 5.13.04, iOS 4.3.2, Pwnage Tool 4.3.2). Now I'm experiencing troubles with WiFi, so I can't do an unlock. I have an AirPort Express router, it works well with ...
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What are the high level steps and limitations for unlocking & jailbreaking an original iPhone

My daughter has an original iPhone, aka iPhone 2G. It is currently unlocked and jailbroken, but that was all done about 2 years ago. She wants the latest iTunes now, so I am revisiting what the ...
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What do I save to ensure successful downgrade to iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G?

I'll do the upgrade from ios 4.1 jailbreaked (on an iphone 3g with a foreign locked sim) without updating the baseband. My baseband is 05.14.02 (bootloader 5.9). So I should to obtain an iphone 3g ios ...
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Are there any apps on Cydia specific to AppleTV?

Just wondering are there any apps specifically for AppleTV on Cydia. I have jailbroken my AppleTV 2 and am looking to install XBMC to get 1080p playback, as well as a browser. Are there any other apps ...
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Does Locktopus 1.1 work on iOS 4.3.1?

I want to upgrade to 4.3.1 but wonder whether Locktopus 1.1 still works ... thx.
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My iPhone is over capacity. Is there a way to remove specific data from an iPhone Backup?

Let me explain my situation. I jailbroke my iPhone 4 when the untethered 4.3.1 jailbreak got released last week. As precaution, I did make a backup of my Cydia apps back when it was 4.2.1 and my ...
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How can I deactivate an jailbroken iOS?

Sometimes the activation option from the PwnageTool does bring your GSM in an unusable state if you have and iPhone that is locked to other network than AT&T. All I remember is that it was a tool ...
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How can I get notified when a new jailbreak or unlock is released?

I got borred about all the spam created by less or more famous iOS hackers. They simply create too much hype for nothing: tweets, rss feeds, facebook pages, all of the full of nonsense messages. I do ...
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Upgrading a jailbroken iPhone from 3.1.3 without data loss

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS with 3.1.3 and I want to upgrade it to 3.2. Is it possible to do so without losing everything?
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Iphone 4 is acting glitchy.Should I update it?

I've had my IPhone 4 since October 30th. Yesterday, it started acting funny. I can't receive text messages and when I do receive calls they go straight to voicemail. I'll get the voice mail several ...
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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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How can I get some basic GNU utilities on my iPhone?

I'm specifically looking for du, but really, I want the usual suite of command line power tools. Which package contains those?
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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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best way to backup a jailbroken iphone 3gs?

I want to be able to backup my apps, sources and themes so that i can still do restores without having to go through the whole process everytime. I am a tinkerer, and sometimes I break stuff. I need 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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Is there an alternative to Find my iPhone to track a lost/stolen iPhone with SMS support?

I bought an iPhone 4 recently. I've been using Find my iPhone but I find it a little limited. First, you need to have Wi-Fi or 3G to be able to deactivate or send a message. That consumes a lot of ...
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Are there good jailbreak apps that will improve the performance of iPhone 3G?

I've an old iPhone 3G that I want to give it to my girl. She don't need it for play big games or stuff like that, but it's really slow in most of common tasks (access contacts, email, etc). And since ...
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Why is Push notifications required for GPS to work?

How are they related? How is Push notifications used in iPhone Maps application? After jailbreaking my Push notifications and GPS are not working. I know I can install Pushfix from Cydia but it ...
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Why can't I transfer purchases from my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iTunes?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS and I cannot transfer purchases to iTunes. This is a recent issue; I could transfer purchases earlier.
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Is it safe to put ipad baseband 06.15.00 on iPhone 3G in order to unlock it when using iOS 4.2.1?

I am asking this because I observed that there were some reports regarding problems with baseband 06.15.00 on iPhone 3G like no GMS connection or poor or no GPS functionality. From my knowlege ...
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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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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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How can I fix the GPS problem that occured after jailbreaking iPhone 3GS 4.2.1?

I have an iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and updated to 4.2.1 via iTunes a few days ago. Then I jailbreaked it via redsn0w 0.9.6b6. I only marked the option to install Cydia, nothing else (i.e. I didn't ...
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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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Can a jailbroken iPhone and a non-jailbroken iPod Touch operate on the same machine/itunes

I have a iPod touch that is not jailbroken. Recently I was given a jailbroken iPhone by somebody. I want to know if I can use both devices with the same iTunes installed on my laptop? Will using a ...
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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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Is it possible to install Android using OpenIBoot on an iPhone with the limerain/greenp0ison jailbreak?

What it says on the tin; I have an iPhone 3GS jailbroken with limera1n, and I'd love to try Android on it. I've installed Bootlace from the OpenIBoot cydia repository, but it claims it can't run on ...
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Make an iPhone appear as different model?

Is it possible to have a jailbroken iPhone trick an app into thinking you have a different device than the one you're on (e.g., a 3G passing as a 3GS)?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...