Check Jailbreak Eligibility & Find Jailbreak Tools For Your iOS Device

When times were simple, and Apple wasn’t as proactive about preventing people from jailbreaking their iPhones, it was always easy to know if you could jailbreak your device. Things have changed now; there are many more iDevices in the market and jailbreaking isn’t a question that is answered simply on a per device basis. The iOS version you’re running on your iDevice also matters and it further complicates the answer to whether or not you can jailbreak your device. To answer the question, and help you find the right guide to jailbreaking your iOS device, RCRepo has a helpful tool for finding out just that. Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 Untethered On Windows & Mac With p0sixspwn

Despite the release of the iOS 7 jailbreak and its growing popularity, there are still a considerable number of iPhone users who haven’t switched to the latest iOS version. Maybe you like the glossy looks, or can’t live without the Cydia tweaks that are only compatible with older versions of the firmware. Whatever the reason might be, if you are not planning to update your iDevice any time soon, the release of p0sixspwn is sure to be welcome news. With p0sixspwn, jailbreaking iPhone and iPod touch devices running iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5 becomes really convenient. The tool has been around in the Cydia store for quite a while, and a Mac version was also released recently. The only thing missing was the tool’s Windows version, but that has finally been released as well, letting users easily get an untethered jailbreak for any iDevice. Read More

Get iOS 7 On iPhone 2G, 3G & iPod touch 1G, 2G With Whited00r 7

Whited00r is among the few iOS-related tools that just refuse to die out. Don’t be surprised if its developers keep updating Whited00r with support for iOS 8 and beyond. In the past, we have covered Whited00r 5 and Whited00r 6. The latest version of the tool lets owners of older, unsupported iDevices have a taste of iOS 7. With Whited00r 7, users get the flat UI, Control Center, the new multitasking view, and many other features associated with the latest update of Apple’s mobile platform. The installation procedure and the trademark performance optimization haven’t changed with this update of Whited00r, and any adventurous iDevice owners should give this awesome tool a shot. Read More

How To Jailbreak iOS 7 – 7.0.4 On iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4 & More Using evasi0n 7

It's finally here! The untethered iOS 7 jailbreak that we've all been waiting for is now just a download and a few clicks away. evad3rs - the team behind the evasi0n tool that brought untethered jailbreak to iOS 6.x - surprised everyone yesterday by releasing evasi0n 7, which achieves the same on iDevices running iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1 Beta1 and 7.1 Beta2. Join us after the break for a step-by-step, novice-friendly guide to jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 7.x. Read More

[Ask The Readers] Are You Ditching Your Jailbreak In Favor Of iOS 7?

Unless you're a clueless happy-go-lucky Windows Phone user, you'll know that iOS 7 is launching worldwide today. It's undoubtedly one of the biggest upgrades in iOS' history, if not the biggest one. Besides being a complete visual overhaul of every nook and cranny of the OS, it adds a bunch of welcomed new features such as an SBSettings-like Control Center, AirDrop, FaceTime Audio, and call blocking etc., while majorly revamping all built-in apps. You can learn about them all in our detailed iOS 7 coverage (in progress). The question now is, do you upgrade to get all these features, or do you stay on iOS 6 to retain your jailbreak access? In today's poll, we briefly discuss the pros and cons of both before leaving the floor to you, our readers, to let us know of your thoughts. Read More

iOS 6 Jailbreak Tool evasi0n Updated To 1.1 With Long Boot & Weather App Fixes

With so many devices, firmware versions and variations of installed apps and configurations, it is essentially impossible to release a jailbreaking tool that is completely bug-free. Team evad3rs’ evasi0n is no exception. The recently released tool that comes with support for all 22 variants of iOS devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1 or 6.1 has three such bugs or errors, which we have discussed over the past couple of days. Read More

Fix iOS 6 evasi0n Jailbreak Weather App Crashing & Long Boot Issue In A Few Taps

Evasi0n has to be the easiest jailbreaking tool to use since comex’s JailbreakMe. All you need to do to get Cydia on your iOS device is to connect said device to your PC, click on “Jailbreak” in evasi0n, and tap on the “Jailbreak” icon from your iOS device. No need providing IPSW files or going into DFU Mode. However, some users are facing multiple bugs post-jailbreak like the lockdown error that can be fixed through the method we talked about yesterday, and of course, the issue of the stock Weather app crashing incessantly, and that long reboot error that causes iOS devices to be stuck at the Apple boot logo. Well, there’s good news: fixes for both issues have arrived! Read More

Fix Weather App Crash Issue After iOS 6, 6.1 Jailbreak With evasi0n

With nearly 2 million downloads within a couple of days of its release, the evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak has been a huge success so far, but it is far from being perfect. In the past, there haven’t been too many bugs associated with jailbreak tools, but there have been a few hiccups this time round. Right after the evasi0n release, the Cydia store faced numerous issues. Furthermore, a lot of tweaks haven’t been updated to work with iOS 6.x yet, and there are reports of problems with App Store. Apart from all this, the jailbreak broke the stock Weather app for many people. While Saurik was quick to fix all Cydia-related issues, the Weather app is still crashing. evad3rs have promised that a fix is on the way, and will be released in the Cydia store pretty soon. If you cannot wait that long however, there is a way of taking matters into your own hands. Read More

How To Fix iOS 6 / 6.1 Jailbreak Lockdown Error In evasi0n

After comex’s JailbreakMe, "evasi0n" – Team Evad3rs’ untethered jailbreak tool for all devices running iOS 6 and 6.1, including iPhone 5 – has to be the easiest way to jailbreak your iOS device. You connect your iOS device to your PC, click “Jailbreak”, tap the “Jailbreak” icon on your device, and voila! Cydia and its vast repository of excellent tweaks is available at your fingertips. As robust and easy as it might be, a very small percentage of people are facing a “lockdown” error message when they try to jailbreak their device. If you too have been looking for a solution to this problem, look no further. We've got an easy fix after the jump! Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6 – 6.1.2 Untethered On iPhone & iPod touch With evasi0n

iOS 6 has finally been jailbroken on all iDevices, including the iPhone 5! Released by the team calling themselves evad3rs, evasi0n might be the most highly anticipated jailbreak ever. In the past week, the official evasi0n website has fueled the interest of all jailbreak fans by displaying a progress bar, indicating the state of the jailbreak tool. That bar reached 100% a short while ago, and now you can have untethered jailbreak on any iDevice running iOS 6 or iOS 6.1 (and now 6.1.2). There was already a tethered jailbreak for pre-A5 devices, and owners of those have good news as well because evasi0n gives them untethered jailbreak. The tool might be the simplest released for any iOS version to date. Head past the break and you are sure to agree that installing Cydia on your device has never been this easy. Read More

Give Your Windows RT Desktop A Facelift With Rainmeter

Windows RT has been around for a few months now, with Microsoft's own Windows Surface being the primary device this tablet-friendly OS has been running on so far. Recently, when XDA member clrokr successfully jailbroke Windows RT, it resulted in opening up doors of possibilities for the homebrew community to run ported x86 desktop apps on ARM architecture. By now, a multitude of app have already been ported to the platform by various users, and one of the awesome additions to the ported apps library is Rainmeter. For those who don't know about it yet, it's a fascinating desktop customization utility that allows you to give your desktop a complete makeover. In what follows, we will guide you through the process of changing that boring desktop look and spicing it up with Rainmeter’s plethora of gorgeous skin packs. Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS & iPod touch 4G With Redsn0w

Apple has just released the final build of iOS 6.1 to the masses, and just like previous versions of iOS, it can easily be jailbroken, but for select devices only. Latest iterations such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the 5th generation iPod touch aren't supported, but earlier devices which work with the famous Limera1n exploit, like iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G can be jailbroken (tethered). Head past the jump for the step-by-step guide! Read More

Get Multiple Virtual Desktops On Windows RT Tablets With VirtualWin

Virtual desktops allow you to have multiple workspaces without having to spend money on extra monitors. If you are one of those people who are easily distracted by multiple applications open on the desktop, virtual desktops allow you to compartmentalize your work by grouping related windows together on different virtual screens. This in turn lets you avoid the clutter and distraction created by opening multiple utilities, decreasing the time wasted in maximizing and minimizing different apps and ultimately increasing your productivity. As we know, Windows RT - the tablet-only version of Windows 8 with ARM processor - does not support x86 applications, and every useful tool that you normally use cannot be installed on an RT device. However, the guys at XDA have developed workarounds for some of the applications. VirtualWin is one such application that has been modified to run on jailbroken Windows RT devices. It is a desktop manager that allows you to take advantage of multiple workspaces and increase your screen real estate. Read More

Get Classic Start Menu & Disable Start Screen On Windows RT Tablets

The Start Menu vs. Start Screen menu has been going on endlessly since Windows 8 was first showcased by Microsoft to reveal the lack of a Start menu. Fans of the classic Start Menu have since released several third-party apps to bring it back on Windows 8 devices, and we have brought you several such tools here at AddictiveTips over the past few months, which you can check out in our compilation of best Windows 8 Start Screen modifiers and Start Menu apps. However, all these previously mentioned applications only work for the x86 and x64 versions of Windows, i.e. Windows 8 and if you have a Windows RT tablet that uses ARM architecture, you will not be able to take advantage of these apps. What we have for you today is a port of previously featured Classic Shell for jailbroken Windows RT tablets (like Microsoft Surface RT) that bring the Start Menu back on the device and disables the Start Screen. Read More

How To Jailbreak Microsoft Surface & Other Windows RT Tablets

You heard it right - the jailbreak for Windows RT is finally here! While the jailbreak method itself was initially found a few days back by XDA member clrokr, it was by no means an easy task for an average Joe to use it, as it involved manually overriding kernel code in memory. Thanks to another XDA veteran netham45, we now have a much easier solution in the form of RT Jailbreak Tool that makes the jailbreak process simple for everyone. With Microsoft Surface already out there and several other Windows RT tablets being released these days, this is definitely a breakthrough development and might even trigger more sales for the platform, especially among enthusiasts and power users. Such an opportunity would open the gateway for the homebrew community to build unsigned desktop apps for Windows RT devices but as of now, the main purpose of the jailbreak is to allow users to run ports of existing desktop apps compiled for RT's ARM architecture. Read More

Downgrade From iOS 6 To iOS 5.1.1 On iPhone 4, iPad 2 & iPod touch 4G Using Redsn0w 0.9.15b2

A lot of users have refrained from updating to iOS 6 due to the lack of a proper, untethered jailbreak. Another thing that has kept jailbreak users away from the new version of the OS up until now, is the fact that once you had updated, the way back to a firmware that Apple had stopped signing was riddled with confusion. Luckily, redsn0w has come to the rescue with its latest version, 0.9.15b2. The tool now makes it much easier for users to restore their iDevices after an iOS 6 update (devices with A4 or older processors in particular). If you updated to iOS 6, and are now planning to go back to 5.x, read on past the break to know whether you can, and for a step-by-step guide if restoring is possible on your device. Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6 Tethered On iPhone 4 & iPod touch 4G, Untethered On 3GS

iOS 6 was released a year after iOS 5, almost to the day. The untethered jailbreak for the previous major update came out around Christmas last year, but the progress for iOS 6 has been a bit slower. We will be lucky even to have a tethered jailbreak for all iDevices before December (specially the newer ones with A5, A5x and A6 processors). However, this does not mean that the jailbreak community has been completely idle so far, as tethered jailbreaks for A4 and older devices have already been released, albeit with restrictions and compatibility issues. Until now, if you jailbroke your iOS 6-donning A4 device, you had to install the Cydia app manually (as outlined in our detailed guide on how to jailbreak  and install Cydia on iOS 6 Beta). Fortunately, things have finally started to move forward with the release of redsn0w 0.9.15b1. The latest update of the tool now installs Cydia itself with tethered jailbreak for A4 and older devices, and offers an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS with the old bootrom. A step-by-step guide and more on supported devices past the break. Read More

Jailbreak iOS 6 GM On iPhone 4 & Other A4 Devices Using redsn0w 0.9.13dev4

Although we know almost everything about iOS 6 by now, thanks to Wednesday’s release event, and the availability of the update’s beta versions for developers, the majority of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users will have to wait till the 19th of this month to get their hands on the next iteration of iOS. If you do have a developer account, however, then you most likely have the iOS 6 GM already flashed to your iDevice. Apple released the GM soon after the iPhone 5 event ended, and the build does have a few features that were missing in the earlier betas. As is the case with every update of iOS, the quest for its jailbreak began as soon as the first beta of iOS 6 came out. Until now, only a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6 GM is available, and that, too, just for A4 devices. So, if you happen to be using the GM build of iOS 6 on an iPhone 4, the original iPad or iPod touch 4G, you can now use the latest version of redsn0w (0.9.13dev4) to jailbreak your device. Read More

NetMeter: Monitor Your iPhone’s Data Usage From Notification Center

It might not be entirely wrong to say that mobile data gained more popularity among users with the advent of smartphones. There’s no denying the fact that the world was no stranger to capable mobile devices even before 2007, but one cannot argue with the fact (either) that Apple’s iPhone shaped the smartphone industry into what it is today, and introduced the layman to the world of easy-to-use and humane on-the-go computing. We’ve come a long way since then, and high-speed data protocols in the form of 3G and 4G LTE are the new buzz. However, mobile data doesn’t come cheap, and one thing that continues to haunt all smartphone owners are excessive data costs, should they not be on an unlimited data plan. Natively, iOS does let you monitor cellular data usage, but with a couple of caveats. One, you have to dig deep within settings to pull up the data usage stats your for device, and two, there’s really no easy way to monitor WiFi usage. True that the App Store boasts a few quite capable apps for that, again, you have to rely on an app for a reporting that should otherwise have been available at a single touch. Luckily for jailbreak users, NetMeter Widget for iOS Notification Center is a Cydia tweak that goes hand in hand with the NetMeter app, and lets you glance at your iPhone’s mobile data usage from the notification center, along with a few other useful statistics. Read More

Metroon Brings A Working Windows 8 Experience To iPhone

I remember back in the day when customization was one of the bigger reasons behind jailbreaking an iPhone. Over time, the jailbreak aesthetics scenario evolved much like the platform itself, and Winterboard was no longer the sole theming platform for iOS devices. Of the many contenders that surfaced (and vanished), Dreamboard remained the sole worthy alternative to the much-acclaimed Winterboard, and brought with it perhaps an entirely new scope for iPhone and iPod touch themes. Not only was theme switching made dead easy, but the themes and skin packs themselves were much refined and more customized on Dreamboard. We even did a roundup of our top 5 picks in free Dreamboard themes back in November 2011. What that roundup was missing, however, was the new Metroon theme, a fresh release in Cydia that brings a complete and (surprisingly) functional Windows 8 experience to jailbroken iPhones. Whether you hate Microsoft’s latest operating system or deem it a right step towards the future is another debate, but Metroon is one Dreamboard theme you have to try out, and we’ll explore it in depth just past the jump. Read More