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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What does an “X” in a black circle in the status bar mean?

Just to the left of my battery percentage, there is a x inside of a circle in the status bar. I've never seen this before and was hoping someone could explain this! Thank you! Edit: Here is an ...
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iOS 9 Cydia “Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status”

I've recently installed Pangu jailbreak where you get Cydia because a friend said it's a good way to customize your iPhone 6 (which I'm using) and other generations of iPhones. At the end my Cydia ...
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Does jailbreaking an iPhone have an impact on performance?

I'm using iPhone 6s plus 64Gb with 9.3.3. Does jailbreaking have an effect on performance/speed?
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Can I Downgrade ipad mini? [duplicate]

Now that the jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 has been released, can I downgrade my iPad Mini 1 to older versions? It is so slow with 9.2.1.
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Computer won't recognize phone; can't restore

Neither of my computers would recognize my phone (iPhone 6, iOS 8.3) at all. I've tried everything I can think of, like reinstalling iTunes, trying different ports, trying in safe mode etc., but ...
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iPod nano 6th generation jailbreak

I have an iPod nano 6th generation that I don't use at all. This is because although being a music player, I usually just use my iPhone for that same purpose. So I was wondering whether it is possible ...
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Jailbreak an iPad 1 on a PowerMac G4?

Is it possible to jailbreak an iPad 1 on a PowerPC? I've tried Greenpois0n on PowerPC, but for some reason that doesn't work, so is there any other software I can use? (iPad is running iOS 5)
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Can I factory reset my jailbroken device without upgrading the iOS version?

As the title says - I need to do a factory reset on my iPad Mini, but I don't want to upgrade the iOS version while doing it. Is this possible at all or will I have to make do and upgrade iOS as I am ...
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Upgrading jailbroken phone while maintaining tweaks using iFile

I was just curious if I copied all of the contents of iFile from like the root folder, and then upgraded my iphone's ios version, rejailbroke my iphone, and redownloaded iFile, if I copied the ...
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Default Music app deleted from file system

I have a jailbroken iPhone 5s on 8.1.2. (B440). My son (for whatever reason/long story) has deleted the music icon/app from the home screen. He did this from the main filesystem thinking he could ...
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iPhone 3G - Uninstall the jailbreak from within the phone

When I used to connect my iPhone 3G with the computer (via a non-original USB cable), it used to work and iTunes could read the phone. I decided to revamp the phone and jailbreak it since it was on ...
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How do I move my plants vz zombies safegames to android?

I want to try strategies here https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/162404/is-there-a-way-to-transfer-game-progress-from-an-ios-device-to-android I am now on android. I want to move app data ...
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How To Trick WeChat Into to Thinking My iPhone Is An iPad?

so I use a chatting app called WeChat and I have two phones. It only allows me to sign in on one phone at a time. But I can sign in on an iPad and a phone at the same time. It's an universal app, ...
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Jailbroken iOS 9.0.2 on iPhone 6s pairing with Apple Watch 2.2

I have a jailbroken iPhone 6s 9.0.2 and recently purchased an apple watch. It came today and when I tried to set up, it said: "iPhone is Out of Date" - "Your iPhone is out of date. Before you can pair ...
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How to know that an iPhone that I purchased from a third-party is not JailBroken? [duplicate]

Say, I purchased an iPhone (not from Apple or any official reseller.) How do I know that it's not Jailbroken? PS. My concern is the presence of key loggers or other tracking software.
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iPhone boot loop after installing biteSMS

Currently on iOS 9.1, iPhone 6s Installed biteSMS (8.0.3 I think) via Cydia to see if it will work and after respring, I got stuck in boot loop screen. Restarted the phone, no luck, still stuck. ...
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Can’t restore jailbroken iPhone 5 to iOS 9.0.2

I can’t restore my jailbroken iPhone iOS 9.0.2. I run iTunes to restore the iPhone, but I can only see the USB cable and the iTunes logo. I tried to use TinyUmbrella and other apps to exit recovery ...
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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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Iphone lost photos and videos when jailbreak

I need your urgent help. When I opened the photos app and I saw all of my albumns are gone but all the videos and photos are still in my phone. The problem started to happens when I use the jailbreak ...
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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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Jailbroken iPhone 5

My friend in 2014 (Feb) jailbroke my phone and I never updated it again as I have no laptop. I decided I wanted to remove jailbreak because all my apps will not run on my software 7.0.4 I tried to ...
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Third party youtube app as default on iOS 5.1.1 (iPad1,1, jailbroken)

Is there any way to set up third party youtube app as default on iOS 5.1.1 (iPad1,1) i.e. ProTube? I've heard about TubeSelector, but it's only available for higher iOS versions. (By "Default" I ...
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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 to restore my iPod

How can i restore my jailbroken iPod 4th gen iOS 6.1.6. When i restore from iTunes it shows an error" iPod could not be restore an unknown error(3096) occurred". What can i do for restoring my iPod .
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on Apple Logo after installing tweak

Im having trouble with the restarting process when a tweak doesn't work on my jailbroken iPhone 6s. So when I installed a tweak that made my phone stay stuck on the apple logo. So I did the whole ...
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Lost apps during jailbreak

I lost some functions of my iPhone 4 with iOS 7 after jailbreak like making phone calls, the camera app, and others too. I don't want to remove the jailbreak.
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How to permanently stop “A new iPhone software version…” notifications

I jailbreak my phone and therefore can't always update to the newest iOS version as soon as it is released. How do I permanently remove all notifications about iOS updates?
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Enable keyboard tweaks on apps which run as root

I am using exKey and KeyShorcut Pro tweaks for customization of my iOS keyboard, on a jailbroken iPhone. I wanted to duplicate my Facebook app and used duplicatorstore.com to duplicate Facebook as it ...
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Stuck on Connect to iTunes boot logo and can't connect to iTunes

My phone was/is jailbroken, and now I tried to update it from 8.4 to 9.0.2 to try and remove the jailbreak without restoring my phone. Then iTunes said there was an error. It did not say any code. Now ...
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Why are .deb files used in iOS?

If you jailbreak in iOS, you install stuff using .deb files. Being a Linux user I know Debian-based distros use that file type. I know that iOS is not Debian- or Linux-based, but it is UNIX-based. Why ...
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iPhone 5C downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8 [duplicate]

I bit the bullet and upgraded to iOS 9.1, and the phone now moves like it's an iPhone 3GS. I can see iOS 8.x is no longer signed, but fortunately I have SHSH of iOS 8.2 saved. How can I downgrade ...
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Update my jailbroken iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 7.1.2

I'm new to this but I had my phone jailbroken years ago and they told me I had to stay under Apple's radar so I never tried to get it updated. Now I can barely use any of my apps, for instance I can't ...
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iPhone 4s reboots on unlock

I have an Apple iPhone 4s running the last version of iOS that can be jailbroken(the one just before 9.1 I think). Each time I swipe to unlock, it hangs for a second while displaying the pin entry ...
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iPhone 5 iOS 8.0 - Forgot my apple ID password & cannot restore the password

I received my dad's old iPhone 5. He remembers the password, but he cannot remember his Apple ID's password, nor the security question, nor the password for the email linked to this account. I can ...
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IPhone stuck on apple logo and I'm jailbroken

So I wanted to remove my jailbreak so I pressed "Erase all contents and settings". This led to my phone being stuck so I plugged it in my comp and put it in DFU mode. My phone was really low on ...
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iPhone 6s, Jailbroken Stuck in Recovery Loop

I jailbroke my phone and one day I accidentally dropped it in some water. The iPhone around an hour or two later while charging decided to not charge any more saying that this cable is not supported ...
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How to re-install deb package from MobileTerminal (iOS) [jailbroken]

I am trying to run a command to re-install an already installed package. Here is what I see that gives me a clue that I am on the right path, but it doesn't install the package: su ****** apt-get --...
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How to deactivate ALL transitions/fades/motions in iOS 9?

Is there a way to deactivate ALL transitions, fade and motions effects throughout the iOS? When I tap on the Safari app, say, I want to open Safari immediately, not sit through a split-second of fade ...
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Jailbroken iPhone 5s stuck in boot loop and can't be seen by iTunes

I got my iPhone stolen and I'm guessing he tried to do a factory reset, but I know jailbreak does something differently with that but it's stuck in a bootloop and I've tried just about everything I ...
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Iphone 4S jailbroken stucked in respring logo [duplicate]

I wanted to free some space on my Iphone 4S and I deleted the fonts folder from system. When I want to restore .ipsw with the iTunes gave me the error 3194 with internet, and 3004 without internet ...
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How to restore a jailbroken iphone 5s?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 5s 32gb. After the jailbreak my iPhone is detecting by iTunes, but It would not back up, restore, or sync. It is just stuck on iTunes. What is the procedure to restore the ...
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iTunes not recognizing my iPod touch! (Wierd Glitch)

Well, I am using a jailbroken iPod touch 6g and the iTunes isn't recognizing it! I have tried ever single alternative i could find on internet but had no luck! The weird part is that whenever i ...
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Can I downgrade my Ipod4 running IOS 6.1.6 to IOS 5.1.1 then upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

So I've been wanting to jailbreak for about a good 3 years now (Yes, I am a failure) and have found it near impossible to jailbreak ios 6.1.6 . Now, I have an iPod4 with ios 5.1.1 (but it is my ...
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on black screen after erasing all content?

Yesterday, I decided to restore my iphone to factory default setting . So I format my iphone through setting menu (but the battery was low) . Then i kept my phone on charge but nothing happen. I also ...
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Using iPhone screen as a display monitor

Has anybody come across somebody using iPhone hardware (intact/as is, or hacked, taken apart, disassembled. either way) to use the iPhone screen as a display monitor?
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Jailbroken iPad stuck on black screen - home button is non functional [duplicate]

I just used taig to jailbreak an 8.3 pad. All went well for a while and I was investigating and enjoying the freedom. An app then crashed and now I have a black screen with what appears to be no way ...
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In iOS, where are “Recently Deleted” folders located? (Jailbroken iDevice)

I have a jailbroken iPad 4th gen with 15,000 pictures in Recently Deleted folder that iPad is unable to either recover or delete. Probably too many files for those functions to work. I've installed ...
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Music File Manager Urgent Question

Does anyone know of an iPhone/iPod app, or jailbreak, that is a music downloader manager AND a tag editor that lets you add album art? I've been searching everywhere for an app that downloads music ...
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What does it mean if IPSW file is not signed anymore?

So I wanted to jailbreak my iPhone and I was interested in it before but I never really took the time to. Research properly. Forgetting that I might jailbreak in the future, I updated my phone to iOS ...
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Can I update to iOS 8.3 using IPSW files? [duplicate]

I recently received an iPhone as a gift. It had not been used in a while, and as such, had been left un-updated on iOS 6.0.1. I am a jailbreak enthusiast, and since there may not be an iOS 8.4.1 - iOS ...