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After a long wait – almost six months – a jailbreak method for iOS 6 is finally available, allowing the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, and the fifth-generation iPod Touch to join the jailbreak party for the first time. The jailbreak tool is the work of a hacking team calling itself Evad3rs, which announced the release on Monday via …

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San Fransico's Finest.

"...gave Americans the right...expired..."

Note to people in other countries: If you wonder why someone would write a "right" has expired, due notice it is written by someone in San Fran. Cali. These people are still breeding out the effect of LSD from 50 years ago, and no know better. Just wave and move on.

As far as the Jailbreak, this is undoubtedly good news for iToy users. Hopefully they don't patch it.

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Re: San Fransico's Finest.

The Bay area has sure given the world a hell of lot more in the last 50 years than Mississippi and Alabama combined. It probably has a higher GDP as well.

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Re: San Fransico's Finest.

Also in general if you are going to insult a place you might want to spell the name correctly, or else you end up looking like another product of the 3rd world quality education system in Mississippi and Alabama.

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At last

'Jail break your iDevice, join Android users and experience FREEDOM!'

Hmm, does that include malware?

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does that include malware?

If you want.

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Re: does that include malware?

It does include those really useful utilities like 'WiFi Analyser' which is obviously evil.

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Re: At last

Only if you are stupid enough to believe the vastly twisted reality that Android anti-virus snakeoil vendors want you to believe.

In the real world, if you only shop with Google Play store, you have nothing to fear...

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Re: At last

CarrierIQ has shown us that that's not entirely accurate.

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Re: does that include malware?

More important....It keeps 30% out of Apples pocket and in the developers. That's what really stings Apples seeds.

When visiting or downloading anything from the WWW....buyer beware. Apple is not 100% secure and only a fool would expect someone else to protect their interests. Unforgettably Apple knows there are lots of fools in the world.

Best wishes,

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Re: At last

For all anyone knows, there could be malware in Evasi0n itself.

I didn't see any Source Code offered for download; just a precompiled binary that could have had anything in it. As far as security-related software goes, this is a dealbreaker.

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In the real world, if you only shop with Google Play store, you have nothing to fear...

Err...not quite.

http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13891

In the real world better security is better than none, but nothing is 100% secure.

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So does that mean they can, uh...

run Android now?

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Re: Android

As the owner of both an iPad Mini and a Nexus 7, I'll drink to that!

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Re: So does that mean they can, uh...

You've been able to boot to Android on a 3G for years (omniboot IIRC). I did it on mine when I had one, wasn't much more than a proof of concept as you couldn't use most of the features but it was fun showing arrogant Android lovers that I was in fact, also running Android.

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Re: Running Android

Finally! Something useful I can do with my iPad!

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iPad3 ... works

Clean as a whistle! No issues so far.

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Re: iPad3 ... works

Only issue reported so far, other than the Cydia servers getting DDOS'd by everyone who's just JB'd their phone, wanting to get their favourite hack-de-jour, is the weather app isn't working, though they're aware of it, and were working on it they said.

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AppleTV 3?

I wonder how long before it can be broken...

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Re: AppleTV 3?

It already is broken. The 3rd gen GUI is a step backwards IMO.

oh wait, you mean jailbroken...

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Lovely

I do so enjoy these ch0wn to own stories. It's like the people who paid for the product finally get to take possession of it. Pints all 'round.

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Not jail breaking my phone, but my iPad mini? Absoulutely. I want my emulators!

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ACCA DACCA

There was a friend of mine on murder

And the judge's gavel fell,

Jury found him guilty,

Gave him sixteen years in hell.

He said "I ain't spending my life here,

I ain't living alone,

Ain't breaking no rocks on the chain gang,

I'm breakin' out and headin' home.

Gonna make a Jailbreak.................

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The fanbois threw a party at the Apple jail .........

evasi0n started loading, they began to wail .....

(It's early in the morning. I could work on it, or somebody else could- a community composition?)

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Re: ACCA DACCA

"Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak,

Somewhere in this town,"

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Whoopie

I can now spend 3 times as much to get 1/4 the performance of my current android device.

And when I take it for repair...

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Re: Whoopie

Or could could spend twice as much and get performance that doesn't suck.

I have a Nexus 7, bought as an alternative to an ipad (which I have) and an ipad mini, which I was thinking about, for something more portable.

Trouble is, it runs like a dog.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=nexus+7+running+very+slow&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a

Plus you need to give android a spare 3GB to work..

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/mobile/loqbCbKVMWE[1-25-false]

Mine was unuseable when less than 3GB, now it's just sllooooowwwww......

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Best advice: wait a few days before trying the jailbreak

The onslaught of eager jailbreakers is overwhelming the Cydia app repositories, judging by the many error messages being received by people already jailbroken who enter Cydia. This means there is a significant significant danger of failed jailbreaks. Many failed or glitchy jailbreaks are being reported on sites like jailbreakqa.com. Time heals all glitchy jailbreak exploits, so you are better off trying later in the week when the crush has subsided and the evasi0n coders have had a chance to tweak away any glitches.

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Re: Best advice: wait a few days before trying the jailbreak

..also good advice is to use TinyUmbrella to dump the firmware and SHSH now, before Apple stop signing it in a fit of pique.

(If you fancy jailbreaking, this is worth bearing in mind. If it's all greek to you, google for the TinyUmbrella site and read the surprisingly handy FAQ)

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Hackers these days...

I cannot take anyone seriously who chooses l33tspeak names like "evad3rs" and "evasi0n". That means "pre-pubescent teenagers" to me.

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Re: Hackers these days...

Given how long its been around, I'd have thought that l33tspeak would be out of fashion with teenagers by now

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Re: Hackers these days...

4T lEaSt l33tspeak is a nod tow4ards non-dictionary pass-phrases for logging into things. Using it for anything publicly visible does shout 'schoolboy!', though.

cat sat on the mat

c$ts5T0nTEm^T

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worked perfectly for me

just need to find a way to run those programs which won't when they detect JB devices

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Why if the article is about anything Apple related its always got 'Fanbois' in the title. There are fanbois on both platforms so its not fair to single one OS out over another. The Register is kind of resorting to playground name calling bullying tactics.

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Re: Scott 49

Apple has fanbois. Android has fandroids. Windows has normal people. Get with the programme, man.

C.

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@diodesign Re: Scott 49

Windows has WIMPs.

(Scott; I'm a fandroid and not at all bothered if anyone calls me that.)

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@diodesign

You seem to have mistyped "paid shills" as "normal people" there.

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Re: @diodesign

"paid shills" is that what we call normal working people nowadays? Office productivity seems still to be windows with the obvious exception of business's such as advertising companies. I'm not creative enough to work for an advertising company :(

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Re: Scott 49

Well, there are a lot of people who have to use Windows, though not many would describe themselves as "fans".

Those that actually are "fans" of Windows tend to have an air of Dwayne Dibley about them.

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Paid shill? I wish.

If I had the income of a real paid shill, do you think I'd be wasting my supposedly-paid time here?

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Re: @diodesign

Oh dear - SOHF much? Did you miss the "joke alert" icon? Do I really need to confess that I make my living out of Windows consultancy, and plead that I was just balancing the fanboi/droid comment??

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Re: Scott 49

> Windows has normal people

[Citation needed]

Vic.

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Re: Scott 49

I hate normal people ... a fanbois life is always intense.

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Why?

Surely half the reason for doing this has gone anyway? As far as I'm aware, the UK operators have to unlock a mobile if you ask them. I did mind recently with Three. They charge about £15, mind you.

I believe it was as a result of some kind of national complaint from France so I'd imagine it's the case elsewhere in Europe too.

So that really just leaves the reason for unlocking as installing apps that have a potentially dodgy source? Most of the apps I use regularly were free or cheap so I'm not that fussed about the walled garden or whatever.

Freedom is always good though, I guess!

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Re: Why?

Your thinking of unlocking from carrier restrictions. i.e. which SIM cards will work inyour phone.

This unlocking removes the OS level restrictions of what the user is allowed to do/install on their phone.

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Re: Why?

A thousand apologies in advance to the commentard grammar nazis for using "your" in place of "You are"

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Re: Why?

free tethering is still a thing (although not for me, as I bought mine unlocked)

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Re: Why?

Nope, you're thinking of a baseband unlock for the mobile comms bits. This is about rooting the "computery bit".

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Re: Why?

Is unlocking a First Amendment issue? I'm not an American, but it sounds like the government interfering in where you can take your speech?

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