News tagged ‘Firmware’
A well-known hacker Luca Todesco who has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, and the yet to be released publicly iOS 9.3.3 beta, has recently showed the untethered browser jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. To hack an Apple-branded device, the developer used Apple’s native browser Safari, which, as it turns out, is quite vulnerable to such threats.
The video below depicts the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2 and the process of browser-based jailbreak. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that Todesco will release a public tool for jailbreak. According to the hacker, he’s mostly interested in research, not actual hacking of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running the latest firmware versions.
A well-known hacker and developer Luca Todesco has recently jailbroken the latest version of iOS, iOS 9.3.3. Below you can take a look at the image showing Todesco’s iPod touch running Cydia 1.1.26. This image has been shared on Twitter by the hacker himself.
In case you don’t know, Luca Todesco is a person who demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, and iOS 9.3 beta in the past. Unfortunately, there’re currently no publicly available tools for jailbreak.
At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple is expected to announce the next version of the firmware for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units, iOS 10. It is currently unknown if the exploits used to hack previous iOS builds work with this version.
Stay tuned for more news about iOS jailbreak.
Several days after the release of iOS 9.3.2 to users worldwide, Apple has pulled the update because of numerous reports claiming it bricks some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The company remains silent, but those iPad Pro users who haven’t yet updated their devices don’t see iOS 9.3.2 in the Software Update section. This indicates that the update has been indeed pulled and that Apple engineers are currently working on a fix for the problem.
Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.2 with numerous bug fixes and a number of minor stability, security and performance enhancements to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide.
According to the release notes, the latest update fixes the problem that caused various sound quality issues with Bluetooth accessories connected to the iPhone SE. Apart from that, iOS 9.3.2 addresses the issue with dictionary, VoiceOver and typing email addresses in the Mail and Messages apps while using certain keyboards.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the iOS 9 adoption rate has recently reached 75%. What this means is that the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has grown 5% since November. Things like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales, the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the release of iOS 9.2 contribute to the growth of the iOS 9 adoption greatly. The data on iOS 9 adoption is based on the App Store usage and is a reliable source of information.
According to the latest data shared by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 9 has recently reached 67%. The data is based on the App Store usage and reflects the number of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners accessing the store to download applications and use Apple services. The adoption rate has grown only 1% since November 2nd, however, that’s not strange since Apple hasn’t released any firmware updates that usually boost the adoption speed.
Apple has just announced the current iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, the most-recent version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is installed on 61% of active devices. That’s a very good result, especially if to keep in mind that iOS 9 was released to public last month. The actual adoption rate may be slightly different as not all iOS devices access the App Store on a regular basis.
Apple has updated the specs for several devices, namely, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 to show that these gadgets now support Bluetooth 4.2. In case you don’t know, earlier the aforementioned Apple-branded portable devices could boast of the support of an earlier standard, Bluetooth 4.0.
Apple has finally released watchOS 2.0 to Apple Watch users worldwide. The update was expected to become available to public on September 16th, however, Apple found a major bug in the software that delayed the release.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.3. This means that it is no longer possible to restore a device to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Moreover, it is now impossible to downgrade to iOS 8.3.
TaiG has officially released a jailbreak of iOS 8.4 just hours after the firmware was released by Apple.
You can download the latest version of TaiG from here.
We'll be posting tutorials on how to jailbreak your device very shortly.
According to Tools4Hack the Pangu Team has demonstrated a iOS 8.3 jailbreak at the MOSEC security conference in Shanghai. The Japanese reporter is hopeful that we could see the team release a jailbreak once iOS 8.4 drops.
A new OS X vulnerability has been recently discovered by a security researcher Pedro Vilaca. This vulnerability affects Macs that are older than one year and lets the cyberthieves control the computer remotely even after it is restored to factory settings of formatted. The aforementioned exploit opens a massive hole in the security of Apple's OS X, which is currently called the most reliable and protected operating system on market.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.2, which means it is no longer possible to restore or downgrade your iPhone or iPad to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. If you have iOS 8.3 installed on your device, you can simply ignore this post, however, if you want to continue using iOS 8.2, be careful and don’t upgrade to iOS 8.3 accidentally as it would be impossible to downgrade. This suggestion is especially important for the owners of older iPhones and iPads, which may encounter some performance issues on iOS 8.3.
Following the release of the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers and public testers, the guys from Cupertino stopped signing iOS 8.1.3. I must admit, this is a piece of bad news for all those people who use jailbroken iPhones and iPads as it is now impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system after unsuccessful jailbreak. The risk of turning your fully functional device into a brick has once again risen.