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Monday, 11 March 2013

It has been quite a while since the untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 6.x was released to public. Being the most popular jailbreak of all time, evasi0n brought along quite a few bugs. One of which was the annoying weather app crash.

After the bug was discovered, pod2g, the evaders team member, put out a short script to run on your Terminal while you had SHSH connection to your iOS device to fix the crashes. Surprisingly, this didn't work for most of the iDevices. A couple fixes also appeared in Cydia that promised to bring you back your stock weather app but they required a fresh restore and a re-jailbreak which sounded like a lot of hassle for most.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

After it's long awaited release, the evasi0n jailbreak tool was downloaded more than 1.7 million times in under 24 hours. More than 4 million unique iDevices used Cydia since the evasi0n jailbreak making it the most popular jailbreak in history.

But as the saying goes: "To gain something, you have to lose something." As soon as the jailbreak tool went live, reports of different bugs started coming in. Most of them included the Weather.app crashing on iPhones as well as longer boot times. Another bug was with the iPad mini showing the stock Weather.app. It wasn't long before the evad3rs announced they were aware of this and were working hard to push a fix out. Musclenerd tweeted:

Friday, 8 February 2013

In Apple's un-ending cat & mouse game to control what you can & can't run on your iOS device, another one scores the mice.



on Monday, 4th of February 2013, evad3rs as you might know them, released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 3, the iPad mini, and the most modern version of every other iOS device, and allows users to remove all of Apple’s installation restrictions on their phone or tablet in minutes.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

It's almost been a week since Google officially released the Android 4.1 source code, although it's only available for two devices at the moment.

Android Jelly Bean is the latest incarnation of Google's mobile operating platform and sees an improved user experience, thanks to Project Butter, along with various other upgrades and improvements over Ice Cream Sandwich.

Monday, 7 May 2012


In this week’s Build and Analyze, Marco Arment talks about supporting older iOS versions in Instapaper. As he says, being able to test your app on those versions is not easy, and just getting a device to run a specific iOS release can need “hacky jailbreak tools” or can even be impossible. Since I spend my time with those (admittedly hacky and confusing) tools and have an understanding of how the restrictions here work, I thought I’d write an explanation and a guide on how to successfully test for older iOS releases.

Saturday, 31 December 2011


Still thinking to cheat AdSense? Stop that. It will never bring you anywhere. You might pull it off with smaller ads network, but definitely not with Google. Here are some detection methods I found after studying thier public API's for hours the whole week.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


Spire needs a proxy!? It’s useless!
As has been noted, Chpwn's recently released tweak Spire requires a proxy and data from an iPhone 4S to operate. As the point of Spire is to get Siri on devices that aren’t the iPhone 4S, this might at first seem to imply that Spire is useless.
However, this is not because I hate you or because I’m lazy, it’s because Apple has made it very likely impossible to defeat the authorization requirement. I reverse engineered it, and it does not appear possible to connect Siri to the cloud without information from an iPhone 4S.
 
© 2013. Shahid Choudhry - Mobile Security and Software Expert