If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it’s sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You’ve probably thought about throwing it out, but now there’s finally something useful you can do with your old smartphone instead: turn it into a feature phone.
Jailbreaking your iOS device has always been a pastime for tinkerers and users who want a little more from their iPhone or iPad, though the practice has fallen out of favor as of late. The process of unlocking your device never stays stagnant, however, so we’re here to let you know how to jailbreak your device.
Jailbreaking used to be pretty common amongst iPhone users, but it seems like interest has died out recently. So, we want to hear it, are you still interested in jailbreaking your iPhone?
You can encrypt email on an iPhone with your standard Mail app or with apps from the App Store, no jailbreaking required. The Apple experts at Stack Exchange provide some tips.
Cydia is confusing enough as it is, but when it starts throwing you cryptic errors, it can get even more frustrating. Here's a simple way to fix Cydia when it won't download any packages.
Windows/Mac: The iPhone jailbreak tool Redsn0w has been updated to support a tethered jailbreak for the just released iOS 5.1.
iOS 5 can be jailbroken untethered on all non-A5-based devices. iOS 4.3.3 can be jailbroken easily via a web site but iOS 4.3.4 can't. Confused yet? The state of jailbreaking is a little messy at the moment and it's hard to understand which devices and versions of iOS are eligible. This helpful chart can clear up the…
If you were quick to jailbreak when redsn0w was released for some iDevices running iOS 5.0.1, you may have found that things didn't work quite as well as you hoped. If you've been experiencing issues after going through the jailbreak process, the latest update may provide a fix. We've updated the download links in our …
iOS 5 has been available for download and install for almost a month, but if you want to jailbreak, your only option is a tethered jailbreak. A full, untethered jailbreak is likely still a ways away. If you want to jailbreak now, however, tethered is your only option. Here's a look at what's really involved with a…
Getting locked out of your home, your computer, or anywhere else you want to be can suck. The same goes for those times when your gadgets prevent you from doing what you want to do with them, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are the top 10 ways you can break into virtually anything with a literal or figurative…
The iOS hackers from the iPhone Dev Team have released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, allowing you to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running the latest iOS release without plugging it into your computer whenever you reboot.
Mac: The Apple TV 2 makes a great, cheap XBMC box, and now the previously mentioned Seas0npass jailbreaking tool offers untethered jailbreaking, so you can reboot without losing your hacks. A Windows version is on the way. [Firecore via How-To Geek]
Greenpois0n was released last week, finally bringing untethered jailbreaking to iOS 4.2.1 devices. The process is fairly easy, but there have been a few problems reported since the release so we're going to walk you through a successful jailbreak step-by-step.
Theming your jailbroken iOS device is certainly possible, but it's never been remarkably straightforward or simple. Theme it is a new (and free) Cydia app that brings easy theming to jailbroken iOS devices.
Mac OS X: The 2G Apple TV was jailbroken shortly after its release, but until now there hasn't been a simple jailbreaking method. That's all changed with Seas0nPass.
We've shown you how to convert your video for your Apple TV ahead of time and on the fly, but if you're still not satisfied and want to play practically any video format, you can jailbreak your device and install Plex.
AirPlay is great if your video collection is in the right format, otherwise you can only stream Apple-approved videos from your iOS device to your Apple TV. Here's how to circumvent that limitation and how to get the best results.
ChevronWP7 jailbreaks Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7. Luckily, a statement released by Microsoft gives the impression that they aren't intending to play the same cat-and-mouse game with jailbreakers that Apple does. They aren't encouraging it, of course, but they also aren't flat-out condemning it.
Windows/Mac: If you're in a hurry to jailbreak your iOS 4.2.1 device, the iPhone Dev-Team (they're the band of hackers regularly releasing the best jailbreaking tools) has already released a Windows and Mac version of jailbreaking tool redsn0w that jailbreaks devices running 4.2.1. The catch: It's currently a…
If you've purchased an iOS device, you've also signed up for its many limitations. Jailbreaking can put you back in control. Here are ten great jailbreak hacks to help you customize and better utilize your iOS device.