Finally there’s a way to get push notifications from Cydia. The jailbreak tweak Aptdate makes this possible. This tweak will enable you to receive notifications when a new update for one of the Cydia-apps can be downloaded. The app should work with every repo there is and will be available for free anytime soon. A demo video after the break.
MuscleNerd is a well known jailbreaker and he has once again shown his face on Twitter. He claims to have jailbroken the new iPad. The third generation has only been available for a day, but jailbreaking the device has been successful. Don’t get your hopes up too high though. MuscleNerd says there’s still al lot of work to do before the jailbreak will be publicly available. He doesn’t know when, but it can’t be too long from now.
On the same day iOS 5.1 was released, a jailbreak was also available soon after. The Dev-Team has oultined everything you need to now about jailbreaking and updating to iOS 5.1. Devices with the A5 chip are NOT supported. So right now you will not be able to jailbreak the iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.
You will have to use the “Just Boot” method with redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (OS X and Windows); however, if you have an old-bootrom 3GS Dev Team said the jailbreak is automatically untethered. There is also now support for MC models of iPod touch 2G via @pod2g’s steaks4uce exploit, allowing redsn0w to automatically jailbreak MC and MB versions of the device. There are a few things you need to remember—as with all new jailbreaks. For instance, iBooks will not work until redsn0w gets an update.
iTweak looks is a web-based jailbreak app store set to compete with Cydia and will allow you to install applications from the web app directly onto your jailbroken device. » iTweak Jailbreak Store Web Based Cydia Competitor [jailbreak]
Ryan Petrich has released IconRotator, a new tweak that will rotate our SpringBoard icons accordiong to the devices orientation. IconRotator works with icons and folders but it wont change is the swipe orientation. When device is in landscape, you will need to swipe from bottom to change pages. » IconRotator Brings Lanscape Mode To The iPhone
Hands-Free Control provides a continuous listening service on your device to activate voice functions, even while in sleep mode. When you speak the keyword, Siri (on the iPhone 4S or via Spire on other devices) or Voice Control will be activated without pressing any buttons, and then wait for further voice input. Normally you have to press and hold the home button for several seconds to activate these voice functions, but now with this app these features are completely hands-free! Just speak the keyword! The service also works with headphones and bluetooth headsets. » Hands-Free Control For Siri Updated To v3.0 [jailbreak]
Last Friday the Chronic-Dev team release the long-awaited free unteathered jailbreak tool for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 called Absinthe. Absinthe is the Jailbreak tool for A5 devices (the newer faster devices including the iPhone 4S and iPad 2). Now the Dev Team announced that 1 million people jailbroke their A5 device in under three days. More Details and Absinthe jailbreak tutorial after the break. » Absinthe Installed Almost 1M Times In Just 3 Days [jailbreak]