If you have Jailbroken your iDevice then you might have experienced that the Cydia icon turns white So how to Fix White Cydia Icon After 5.0.1 / 5 Jailbreak ?
This issue is relevant for users of iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 operating in iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 and who may have experienced the issue that the Cydia icon turns to white. This might happen while installing certain tweaks or operating in the tethered mode as well. At many times, updating the jailbreaks apps can solve the problems, but certain times the problem may persist. In this scenario, a feasible solution is to reinstall Cydia.
The three methods listed below have been known to work:
Step 1: Open Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (You can download it from here)
Step 2: Click on “Extas” button Step 3: Click on “Just boot” button
If Trial A didn’t fix the issue you can follow Trial B
Trial B: Step 1: Once you have launched Cydia, tap on “Manage”. Step 2: There you would be able to see an Installed list and an option, “Cydia Installer”. Step 3: Select it and then modify it by tapping on the “Modify” button. Step 4: In the final step, all you have to do is to tap the “Re-install button”, and the job is done.
If Trial A and B didn’t fix white cydia icon issue you can follow Trial C.
Trial C: Step 1: When you launch Cydia, proceed to the “Changes” tab and hit the “Refresh” button. This would prompt Cydia to update all necessary packages. Step 2: You would get an option demanding an “Essential Upgrade”. In a few minutes duration, all the update procedure would be completed. Step 3: Once you have confirmed the update, all necessary changes would be completed.When this is completed, close Cydia and your job is done.
It has long been known that Apple has been trying to fight pirated Apps, now they have reached out to AppTrackr, the most popular marketplace for downloading cracked iOS applications. AppTrackr uses their installer tool called Installous to install cracked applications, and makes available applications like Apple’s Numbers, NOAA Radar US, Nike+ GPS, and more to those who jailbreak.
Earlier in the week, the company announced in a blog post that Apple has begun sending notices regarding cracked apps demanding that the company remove these.
Instead of removing these however, AppTracrk has simply moved their servers to countries where there are no copyright laws, furthermore the company has added CAPATCHA code to all outbound links.
For developers it is a good sign that Apple has begun taking steps to prevent piracy of Apps, which really has been a big issue for several developers.
What about you have you had any of your apps pirated, and what are your thoughts on the piracy of apps?
Finally the news we have all been waiting for! Following the last month of updates, pod2g has finally released his untethered iOS 5.01 jailbreak through the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team. But sorry chaps, it won’t work on the iPhone 4S or iPad 2. Not yet, anyway.
The iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak only works on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G and 4G, and the iPad 1. pod2g’s working on extending the untether to iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but it could take time.
While most Jailbreak apps will add value to your iPhone, there is a new menace on the street and it doesn’t play nice. MobileMonitor is perhaps the scariest activity monitoring tool currently being installed on iPhones, whats worse is that it’s available for anyone to download in the jailbreak equivalent to the App Store, Cydia.
The biggest problem with MobileMonitor is that once installed it becomes virtually untraceable on the iPhone, however what really makes it nasty is that it records and uploads all of your personal data to a website that can be accessed by anyone with the correct login information.
Someone with physical access to the device could install this on a jailbroken iPhone without the owner ever knowing. MobileMonitor becomes undetectable once installed, and you can only see what the package contains in Cydia once its completely uninstalled.
After the 24-hour free trial, it costs $19.90 per month to use MobileMonitor to its full potential.
The moral of the story is that there’s scary stuff out there on iOS, and you shouldn’t assume that you’re safe just because you have an iPhone. Also, if you do jailbreak, be smart about what you’re installing from Cydia.
iPhone experts Steven Troughton Smith and chpwn seem to have just gotten the iPhone 4S-only Siri working on jailbroken iPhone 4 and current-gen iPod touch units this evening. This bypasses earlier authentication issues. Theytweeted their success and posted a screen shot showing Siri working via Wi-Fi (the Airplane Mode icon just means that 3G is turned off, but it is possible to turn Wi-Fi back on even in AM; that’s what they did.)
Their success comes just weeks after the iPhone 4S debuted. Since Apple’s back-end systems are checking for iPhone 4S devices before processing Siri queries, they managed to work around this limitation. The hack is based on moving compiled code components from a 4S to the older units.
The tethered jailbreak supports the iPhone 3GS (with new bootrom), iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPod touch (3G/4) and the first generation iPad. If you’re a developer running iOS 5 beta 6 and want to keep you jailbreak intact, you can download Sn0wbreeze 2.8b6 here and follow the instructions from Redmond Pie here.
Well we can’t say we didn’t see this one coming, last week we posted that Apple would most likely release and iOS update to deal with the JailbreakMe vulnerability which let users jailbreak their iDevice simply by visiting a website. Well now it looks like Apple has plugged the PDF exploit in iOS with the now-available iOS 4.3.4 which you can download via iTunes. The PDF exploit was used by JailbreakMe, so if you’re planning to use it to jailbreak your iPhone, you’ll want to avoid this update.
The iOS 4.3.4 download is now available through iTunes for the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and 2 and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. Verizon iPhone users will get the same fix via the iOS 4.2.9 update (build 8E501).
The biggest news in the past week was the jailbreakme.com method of jailbreaking your iDevice, however earlier today Apple said it will issue a patch that will close the PDF hole in iOS. As it has done in the past with other security issues, Apple will release an update in the coming weeks to close this hole.
Those that jailbreak their iOS devices will want to avoid this update. Ironically, those that want to close this exploit now can do so using this jailbreak tool. Just jailbreak your iOS device and install the PDF Patcher 2 from Cydia.
The battle against the jailbreakers has always seemed to be an uphill one for Apple; it takes hackers just days to break into the latest iOS releases, and last year federal regulators said that it was no longer illegal to hack or jailbreak an iPhone. However, there is one thing Apple can but a definite stop to, and that’s accessing Cydia using its Wi-Fi networks in Apple retail stores.
If you try accessing Cydia on a device connected to one of Apple’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you’ll be surprised to see Apple’s website load instead. We think that is pretty funny. What do you think?
Wow that really didn’t take long, most waiting lines just got a little shorter, and now the iPad 2 has already been jailbroken. In the picture above, you can see a white Verizon WiFi+3G iPad 2 running Cydia. The jailbreak itself comes courtesy of @comex, the man behind JailbreakMe.com.
We don’t know whether or not this is a tethered or untethered jailbreak. More details should become available soon.
According to @comex, it would’ve been done yesterday, but it took slightly longer to find a working exploit.
The official release date is unknown, but we are hoping it will be sometime in the near future!