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The original iOS' features are not comprehensive, and numerous advanced features require jailbreaking by installing tweaks. At the time, after the iPhone or iPad was jailbroken, a dedicated App Store, the so-called "Cydia", was installed. without a doubt, Cydia has become the symbol of jailbreak, where users can download or purchase a variety of jailbreak tweaks to personalize their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



However, its history is about to end, Cydia's founder Saurik commented on Reddit this Friday that Cydia has been unable to generate any revenue and has had bugs, so he has now disabled the purchases on Cydia. In addition, Saurik has decided to completely shut down the App Store for jailbroken devices in the future, and he himself said that there is no enthusiasm for continued maintenance.

Saurik said: "the reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend); this service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain.” He states there will be a more formal post next week with more details about the future of the Cydia.

Currently, Cydia still exists, the purchase option on Cydia has been turned, which means that users can no longer purchase items from the Cydia store. We can still download tweaks from the purchase record or purchase it from a third-party source, it is just no longer via BigBoss.

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Following the release of iOS 12.1 last month, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 12.0.1, which means you can’t downgrade to the version anymore. Apple usually stops signing old versions after the release of a new update. However, perhaps in response to the JailbreakMe Unified that allows users to jailbreak their devices on iOS 4 to the iOS 12.0.1 version.


Apple oftently stopped signing certain iOS version as a way of ensuring that users can experience the most recent version of iOS and thus have the latest security fixes as well as performance improvements. Meanwhile, the company is in beta testing iOS 12.1.1 with FaceTime app UI tweak and reintroduced Live Photo feature, as well as expanded the use of iPhone XR's Haptic Touch on Notification Center.

Regarding jailbreak, as we have reported, an iOS hacker called SemVoigtländer is developing a mobile browser-based jailbreak tool that allows users to jailbreak iOS 12.0.1. Since it's in a JailbreakMe style, SemVoigtländer calls the tool as JailbreakMeUnified, if you interested in this tool, check the process by visiting JailbreakMeUnified official GitHub page.

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More than a month has passed since the release of iOS 12, there's no news in the jailbreak community. However, It appears now someone is aiming to bring the dream of jailbreak back again, an iOS hacker called SemVoigtländer is developing a mobile browser-based jailbreak tool that allows users to jailbreak iOS 12.0.1 and will support iOS versions from iOS 4.0 to iOS 12.0.1.

Since it's in a JailbreakMe style, SemVoigtländer calls the tool as JailbreakMeUnified, if you interested in this tool, you need to make sure that your device is running iOS 12.0.1, due to the fact that Apple could soon stop signing iOS 12.0.1, as the company already released iOS 12.1 to public users plus they are in the works of iOS 12.1.1, which would be pushed in the near future.

All in all, if you want to jailbreak your device, make it's on iOS 12.0.1 or earlier version, those of you that are rocking iOS 12.1 on your iPhone or iPad is recommend to downgrade it to iOS 12.0.1 by downloading iOS 12.0.1 IPSW for your device and then installing it manually through iTunes. You sure can check the process by visit JailbreakMeUnified official GitHub page.

Apple has officially released the latest iOS 12, and, within 24hrs, Alibaba's Secure Pandora security experts has jailbroken the latest software for iPhone and iPad. With the constant iteration of Apple's security efforts, the possibility of jailbreak iOS devices is considered to be an "impossible task." Jay Freeman of Cydia, once said, "the iOS jailbreak is basically dead."


But this miracle has been renewed by the Ali Pandora Lab, the world's first research team to complete the untethered jailbreak of iOS 12. Mu Li, head of Ali Pandora Labs, said that the research on iOS jailbreak is to remind manufacturers to pay attention to strengthen and enhance the security of the system, and ultimately to protect the users' privacy.

The senior security experts of the Pandora Lab said that though the new version of iOS released each year will fix a large number of vulnerabilities and add new protect mechanisms, it does not completely solve the hacking problem. For example, he said that in iOS12, there are still bugs in the signature verification and root directory reading and writing.

Once these jailbreak exploits are seized by hackers, the consequences are unimaginable. Hackers can embed jailbreak code in the app, so when a user downloads the app and enables it, the user device will be quietly jailbroken, and the system root will be controlled by them, so that account passwords and other information will be seen by hackers.

Though Apple has done its best, jailbreaks on Apple operating systems continues. Developer Tihmstar has released a jailbreak tool for developers using Apple Watch Series 3. Although it doesn't make much insight to users, there are some things worth noting. (Via Wccftech)


The jailbreak is designed for watchOS 4.1 and Apple Watch Series 3. The old versions are also compatible, but some minor modifications to the code are required. For developers, the jailbreak was touted as "almost complete jailbreak." It provides a root file read/write and many other features that developers want:

-Exploits kernel using v0rtex
-Gets tfp0 and stores it to hsp4
-Applies h3lix kernelpacthes
-Remounts / as rw
-Extracts bootstrap.tar

However, as the jailbreak tool itself is not open to the public. Instead, its purpose is to give developers a deeper understanding of watchOS and understand its capabilities. Installing this tool does not mean that users can magically access Cydia or anything similar to the device.

In the future, it could give users the ability to install custom changes, such as UI adjustments, custom watch faces, and more. Interested users can go to GitHub for more information, but bear in mind that this tool is for developers, which regular users should be cautious about it.

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Following the release of iOS 11.4 last week, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 11.3.1, which means you can’t downgrade to iOS 11.3.1 anymore. This appears in response to the recent jailbreak news regarding iOS 11.3.1.

Apple usually stops signing old versions following the release of a new update. This is Apple’s way of ensuring that users can experience the most recent version of iOS and thus have the latest security as well as performance improvements.


During the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple mentioned that the installation rate for iOS 11 has surpassed 81%. It is believed that maintaining such a high installation rate should have something to do with the frequent closure of the signing channel for the older versions.

As far as jailbreak concerned, apparently, Electra Jailbreak would soon support iOS 11.3.1, according to the official website of the jailbreak tool. Thanks to the Ian Beer, who have released tfp0 exploit that enables iOS 11.3.1 to be jailbreakable.

We know that there are plenty of jailbreak tools for iDevice users to choose from, but we have never really seen one for the Apple Watch since it first debuted in 2015. And a good news is that iOS developer PsychoTea has released first beta of an Apple Watch jailbreak to GitHub last Friday, called OverCl0ck.

The jailbreak tool is an early prototype but it could potentially change how users interact with the best-selling wearable device. Although no further details about OverCl0ck, but we do know that it supports watchOS 3 and that it utilizes Seguza’s V0rtex kernel exploit to work its magic.


As for the device compatibility or if the tool even works, PsychoTea admits that he isn't entirely sure yet. So with that being said, it might ended up only works on specific Apple Watch models that with watchOS 3, of course, Series 3 won't work because it ships with watchOS 4.

OverCl0ck could be a way for curious developers to tinker with watchOS and discover new and exciting ways to customize the user experience. However, it's important to note that it's not intended for average or novice jailbreakers to use in its current form.

Moreover, PsychoTea said that he could develop some sort of package manager for install Apple Watch-based tweaks. something just like Cydia in many ways but on a much smaller scale. It's not clear if the tool will become the next big thing or that it will support future watchOS versions.

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ModMyi repository is one of the best Cydia Sources to download a lot themes, apps, tweaks and games on your jailbroken iDevices, unfortunately, the developer of the Cydia host - ModMy today announces it has been archived. Another major Cydia Host ZodTTD/MacCiti also shut down last week, meaning two out of three of Cydia's major default repositories are no longer active as of this month.

ModMy recommends developers in the jailbreaking community use the BigBoss repository, one of the last major Cydia sources that still remains functional. The closure of two major Cydia repositories is arguably the result of a declining interest in jailbreaking. With many of those features now available out of the box, the allure of jailbreaking is considerably less for many people.
 

Back when the iPhone and iPod touch were first released in 2007, jailbreak quickly grew in popularity for both fun and practical reasons. Before Apple introduced the App Store in 2008, it allowed users to install apps and games. Jailbreaking was even more useful for something as simple as setting a wallpaper, not possible on early iOS versions.

Because of jailbreaking as it created number of popular tweaks, makes Apple eventually implemented into iOS, such as system toggles, lock screen widgets, quick reply for text messages, screen recording, multitasking, picture-in-picture mode on iPad, and keyboard trackpad mode. If there's no jailbreaking, Apple's iOS couldn't do better than now.

Although jailbreaking is not illegal in the United States, due to an exemption in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, jailbreaking technically voids your device's warranty coverage. But Apple once said jailbreaking can "severely degrade the experience" of an iPhone, makes it unstable and not work reliably.

At the POC2017 event in Seoul, South Korea, iOS hacker Liang Chen has demonstrated the first-known jailbreak to date on Apple’s flagship iPhone X handset. But most jailbreak developers are selling these exploits to Apple, so no Mac or PC tool like Pangu has been released for the public to download and jailbreak their own devices with.


"When you get fewer people bothering to jailbreak, you get fewer developers targeting interesting things, which means there's less reasons for people to jailbreak," said Jay Freeman, the father of Cydia. "Which means there's fewer people jailbreaking, which causes there to be less developers bothering to target it. And then you slowly die."

At the POC2017 event in Seoul, South Korea, iOS hacker Liang Chen has demonstrated the first-known jailbreak to date on Apple’s flagship iPhone X handset. A full video showcasing the jailbreak tool and code injection can be seen down below.


Unbelievably, Chen was running iOS 11.1.1 on his iPhone X upon jailbreaking, which Apple just released the update yesterday. As for details about the jailbreak, it's scanty as of right now, but it’s likely a type of semi-untethered jailbreak akin to the likes of the latest Pangu and Yalu jailbreaks to surface in recent years.

While we don’t expect Chen to release a public jailbreak for iOS 11.1.1 and iPhone X, it is certainly reassuring to know that both iOS 11.1.1 and iPhone X, which is powered by a new A11 Bionic chip are jailbreakable. Still, it brings some much-needed inspiration to the jailbreak community amid the departure of so many vital developers and hackers as of late.
Although We may never actually see this particular jailbreak make it to the light of day from a public release perspective, but imagine a wave of new tweaks taking advantage of Face ID and gestures on iPhone X? Now that would be awesome to have. Let's just hope that this is just a start of something bigger to come for general consumers.

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Developer Abraham Masri recently released an iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak tool called Saïgon. Although it still doesn’t cater for the latest firmware versions, it comes closer than we’ve seen in a while and what’s more, is for 64-bit devices. We’ve waited a few days to see any early reports of success, before to collecting up the currently available info on this most recent development in the jailbreaking world.


The Saïgon jailbreak incorporates three publicly released exploits into a single tool. It had been known for some time that the exploits known as ziVA, triple_fetch, and the kernel protection bypass (used in extra_recipe and Yalu) could be combined into a jailbreak for various of iOS 10 firmware, but until now no-one had seemed prepared to step up and perform the tricky work required to do so.

Marri has taken up the task and managed to get the jailbreak running on a small selection of devices, in a first beta posted to the Saïgon website. It's worth to noting that The jailbreak is semi-tethered, which means you will have to launch the Saïgon app to and re-jailbreak every time your device restarts. You might also have to re-jailbreak using Cydia Impactor every 7 days to continue using the jailbreak.

At present, the supported device/firmware are iPhone 6/Plus (10.2.1), iPhone SE (10.2.1) (untested by developer but reported working by users), iPhone 6s (10.2.1) (untested by developer but reported working by users), and iPad Air 2 Wifi (10.2.1) (untested). The developer has also announced that a jailbreak for iOS 10.3.1 running on iPhone 6s will be released.


Saïgon is a Cydia Impactor based jailbreak. Which means you can download the Cydia Impactor tool, connect your iDevices to your computer and drag to drop the Saïgon IPA on the Cydia Impactor tool in order to jailbreak your device. You will need to enter an Apple ID and password. Once the jailbreak is installed, go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, then tap on the Trust button. lastly open Saïgon to complete the jailbreak.

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