iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak “near ready” Demo Video

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The caching issues have been taken care of, the A5 cache is not a problem anymore. He fixed it by “doing the untether in a single thread and by flushing all the dcache then all the icache in a row at a strategical point of the process.”

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

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It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It’s worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It’s just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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Amazon Kindle Touch Jailbreak Using An MP3 File [Video]

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You will probably kick yourself after reading this article wondering why you didn’t think about it earlier and enjoy yourself a few minutes of fame. Developer Yifan Lu has managed to jailbreak the Amazon Kindle Touch and he has done so in the simplest of ways, by playing an MP3 file. As you might know, […]

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Poll: Do you root or Jailbreak?

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With Sony getting hacked and their PSN still down, there’s no hiding it even for the biggest of corporations in the world, that includes government too. While i’m personally waiting for an iPad 2 jailbreak still, tell us about you. Do you jailbreak your iOS device and root your droids?

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New ROMs give most Android phones a taste of Gingerbread

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Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread is not yet officially available for devices, but a few ROMs have made their way onto the Internet to give you a sneak preview. You’ll need to have a rooted phone, but these ROMs quite literally give your Android phone a “taste” of the Gingerbread yet to come.

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Passwords stored in plain text on rooted Android smartphones

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With great power comes great responsibility. Maybe you should have been listening to Uncle Ben all along, because it seems that with great freedom comes great security risks too. That’s because rooting your Android smartphone could reveal your “secure” passwords to just about anyone.

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