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iOS Hackers And Devs Gather For JailbreakCon 2013

JailbreakConAs the public release of iOS 7 looms, momentum behind the world of jailbreaking has stalled. There hasn’t been a big jailbreak release in months and there likely won’t be one for many months to come. But a mid-year funk hasn’t stopped talented hackers and developers from gathering yet again at JailbreakCon, the world’s only […]

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JailbreakCon 2013 Scheduled For August 23-24 In New York City

Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, at JailbreakCon last year.

Jay Freeman, the creator of Cydia, at JailbreakCon last year.

JailbreakCon, the only convention dedicated solely to the iOS jailbreak community, took place last summer in San Francisco, California. We brought you on-the-ground reporting from the convention floor, including profiles of people like pod2g, the luckiest jailbreak hacker in the world.

Now JailbreakCon is coming to New York City on August 23rd-24th.

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The Future Of Jailbreaking: A Roundup Of What You Missed At JailbreakCon 2012 [Feature]

JailbreakCon speakers gather for a candid pic after the event.

SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — JailbreakCon, the convention dedicated solely to jailbreaking and all that it entails, took place this past Saturday, September 29th. Hackers and developers from around the world gathered together at the South San Francisco Center to network and share ideas.

New projects were announced, and the future of jailbreaking iOS 6, the iPhone 5, and Apple TV was discussed.  [Read More…]

Scale Gives Jailbreakers Ability To Easily Share Tunes In Apple’s Music App [JailbreakCon]

Get native music sharing in the Music app with Scale on your jailbroken iPhone.

SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — Apple has Twitter and Facebook integration in iOS 6, but for some reason you can’t easily share the music you’re listening to with friends. Apple has never been great at social music discovery (just ask Ping), but it’s surprising that there’s still no sharing integration in the native Music app. Sometimes you just  [Read More…]

Meet Pod2g, The Luckiest Jailbreak Hacker In The World [JailbreakCon]

SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — To the world he’s known only by his online pseudonym, “pod2g.” On Twitter, he has amassed over 340,000 followers. As one of the most respect iOS security researchers today, he frequently fields job interview requests from the biggest technology companies in the world. To the millions who jailbreak, he’s a living legend.

At JailbreakCon, pod2g gave a fascinating talk on his past experiences as a  [Read More…]

A Jailbreaker’s Perspective On The Pros And Cons Of Developing For The App Store Vs. Cydia [JailbreakCon]

The iOS App Store has seen unprecedented success since its launch in 2008. Apple undoubtedly boasts the largest and most vibrant app ecosystem in existence, but the App Store’s success has come at a cost.

Apple’s ‘walled garden’ approach gives the company complete control over which apps are published in the App Store. If an app doesn’t follow Apple’s playbook, it doesn’t get in. You may work for months and months  [Read More…]

Saurik: Cydia Paid $8 Million To Jailbreak Devs Last Year, 1.5 Million Devices Use The App Every Day [JailbreakCon]

Jay Freeman, also known as “saurik,” runs Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store.

SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — Jay ‘saurik’ Freeman just finished his presentation at JailbreakCon, and the creator of Cydia gave some interesting numbers regarding the jailbreak storefront. According to Freeman, Cydia developers were paid an estimated $ 8 million in sales last year. While it’s difficult for Freeman to specifically track the number of jailbroken iOS devices that  [Read More…]

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up, There Is No Jailbreak For iOS 6 [JailbreakCon]

SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 —Jailbreak hacker extraordinaire Cyril, or ”pod2g,” just took the stage to talk about jailbreak techniques and the future of iOS 6 jailbreaking. After giving a technical run-through of his past exploits in iOS 4 and 5, Cyril explained that there is no working untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.

Considering that this is the world’s only jailbreak convention, many speculated that Cyril and the Chronic Dev Team would announce an iOS  [Read More…]

Emblem Reinvents Push Notifications On The iPad [JailbreakCon]

Click here to see Cult of Mac's full jailbreak archives! SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — Joshua Tucker, a leading interaction and interface designer for iOS, just unveiled several new Cydia projects at JailbreakCon. After explaining his approach to design and past jailbreak tweaks, Tucker announced the release of Emblem, a complete rethinking of iOS push notifications. Emblem is available now in Cydia  [Read More…]

Merge Clears Up Confusion By Combining iMessages From Multiple Device IDs Right In iOS [JailbreakCon]

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SAN FRANCISCO, JailbreakCon 2012 — Since Apple added iMessage to the Mac in OS X, there’s even more ways to communicate between Apple devices. The iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac can all send and receive via iMessage, but one person usually sends from multiple addresses across devices. You may, for instance,  [Read More…]