Tag Archives: jailbreak

iOS9.1 App Store vs jailbroken iOS 8.4

For weeks, my jailbroken iPhone 5 on iOS8.4 refused to download anything from the App Store. I don’t remember clearly when it started as I’ve been busy with physics, but think it might have changed about when iOS9.1 appeared, ish. Anyway, I … Continue reading

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iBackup Extractor

Have a major sad face about losing SMS when restoring factory fresh on your iPhone in aid of jailbreaking? Cry no more. Get iBackup Extractor, and find all your SMS which were hidden all along in the backups on your … Continue reading

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Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 with PP

I hate to use what is apparently a TaiG clone ripped off by PP, but TaiG left me no choice by offering no Mac software. The iPad Mini 2 was easy to JB, but for the iPhone 5 I found I … Continue reading

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iOS 5 jailbreak compatibility sheet

Here’s the list of what does and doesn’t work under jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 :-

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No Identifying Data Fetched error in redsn0w during iOS 5 jailbreak

The problem arises if redsn0w can’t access Apple’s server to get the appropriate IPSW. The solution? Simply specify the IPSW for redsn0w after you’ve downloaded it (from Apple or your favourite uber-reliable jailbreaky site). Of course, make sure (duh!) to … Continue reading

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What to do when iTunes says your iPad is “not eligible for requested build”

If iTunes throws an error that says your iPad running fw4.3.3 is not eligible for the requested build, don’t panic. At least, not if you’re a jailbreaker! The problem is probably caused by a change TinyUmbrella makes in the /etc/hosts … Continue reading

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DFU mode

Many people, even some who think of themselves as “seasoned” jailbreakers, don’t know the difference between DFU mode and Recovery mode for an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Here is iClarified’s explanation of how to put your iOS gadget into … Continue reading

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BTstack Keyboard on Cydia

Did you know that jailbreak coders have now created a bluetooth stack that permits communication with a number of BT wireless keyboards, including the Apple ones? BTstack Keyboard costs $5 on Cydia. Well worth it, for my money. I wonder: … Continue reading

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Clouds and classes

I keep being super-glad that I bought an iPhone 3GS… it’s an extremely capable device and has multiple uses in my professional life. A few days ago, when my MacBook Air laptop was having a wee panic at the start … Continue reading

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Xpandr is what TextExpander for iPhone should have been

One Cydia app I added in the past week or so which is completely awesome is Xpandr. This little gem is what TextExpander on iPhone should’ve been! It expands macros – in any app – reliably and without fuss, bother … Continue reading

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