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  • checkra1n on Linux nearing release, Apple TV DFU helper coming too

    Despite being a closed ecosystem, iDevice users enjoy an advanced level of control over the OS through jailbreaking. But, not many opt for it because the Cupertino tech giant denies warranty claims for jailbroken gadgets.

    Moreover, one has to choose the jailbreaking tool so carefully that an incompatible selection will make your iPhone/iPad a fiasco. Owing to the frequent vulnerability fixes released by Apple, we can’t use a single tool for every iOS iteration.

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  • Jony Ive is no longer on Apple's leadership page

                         

                           

    His new firm is called LoveForm, which sounds an awful lot like LoveFilm - right down to the fact that both will score you 16 in a Scrabble match, assuming you're competing without someone that plays fast and loose with the ‘no brand names' rule. That's where the similarities end though: it's more focused on design than posting DVDs to people.

                           

    Unlike most people starting their own business, Ive won't have to hustle for new clients right away. Apple led the press release announcing Ive's exit by saying it would be one of LoveForm's clients, which is kind of like writing a blank cheque. But, hey, if anybody can write a blank cheque and not worry about the consequences then it's Cook & Co.

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  • Security firm Prosegur hit by Windows Ryuk ransomware

                         

                           

    Well-known British security researcher Kevin Beaumont was one of the first to point to a statement on on the Spain-based company's website in which it said that there had been "a security information incident on its telecommunications platforms".

                           

    Prosegur is the largest security firm in Spain and listed on Madrid Stock Exchange in 1987.

New checkra1n beta goes live with Apple TV support

  • New checkra1n beta goes live with Apple TV support; Linux version one step behind the release

    Do you love customising your phone? In case you do, you might avoid iOS because it ain’t a personalisation freak’s paradise. Owing to the Cupertino brand’s efforts to keep the ecosystem closed, changing built-in settings on a raw unit is impossible.

    What if you just want the OS to come your way? Well, that involves a series of geeky steps, which cumulatively bears the name, jailbreaking. In short, you intrude into the filesystem to gain an elated set of privileges without Apple’s consent.

checkra1n 0.9.7 up for grabs, Linux release may take time

  • checkra1n 0.9.7 up for grabs, Linux release may take time due to licensing issues

    Jailbreaking is a household word for iOS users who forayed into customisation by surpassing the company restrictions. However with each OTA update, they find it difficult to reinstate the elated privileges because chances are high for their preferred tool to go unusable.

    Released in November, checkra1n solved this concern to a great extent as it takes advantage of checkm8 bootrom exploit. You might have read our coverage on its previous beta version, which made Apple TV support possible.

Belated Checkra1n coverage

  • Finally! Checkra1n Jailbreak Now Supports Linux, iOS 13.3.1, Brings New CLI, More

    We previously covered that the Checkra1n jailbreak team was working on the exploit's Linux version. Now the checkm8 bootrom exploit based tool has been updated to version 0.9.8 beta. The update brings a plethora of changes to the table. One of the major additions is support for Linux. Check out more details on the update below.

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    While Checkra1n jailbreak for macOS was out, Windows support is not a question at this point because the team is running through some difficulties. However, with Linux support coming in, it's still great news for Windows users. This is due to the fact that Linux is free and it's easy to install on any PC which is partitioned.

checkra1n Jailbreak now supports Linux & iOS 13.3.1

  • checkra1n Jailbreak now supports Linux & iOS 13.3.1, Windows support teased

    For as long as iOS has been around, there’s been the need to get a little more functionality than Apple builds onto the OS. This led to the birth of the whole jailbreaking community. One popular tool to accomplish this has been checkra1n.

    checkra1n jailbreak is considered by many, the new generation jailbreaking tool. It is based on the permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit called checkm8 by axi0mX.

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