An iOS Cydia jailbreak software developer and white hat hacker has earned a $2 million bounty. Jay Freeman earned after fixing a “critical bug” in Ethereum Layer 2 scaling project Optimism. This bug would have allowed hackers to create unlimited Ether in an Optimism account balance as per their wishes. Optimism announced that the discovery of this bug was earlier this month. Subsequently, Jay Freeman, iOS developer, fixed it. This has led to him earning one of the biggest bug-finding bounty to date.Read More
Cydia’s lawsuit that claimed that Apple‘s App Store has unfairly forced it out of business has been dismissed by a US District Judge. However, the court will allow Cydia to amend its complaint. The lawsuit was originally filed by Jay Freeman, creator of Cydia, in December 2020. It claims that Apple has used its monopoly position against Cydia, the alternative jailbreaking store. It alleges that it was forced to close due to of Apple’s unlawful app distribution control over iOS. U.S.Read More
Fingergram is a wacky little App for iPhone (available only through Cydia) and Android. The App allows you to send the middle finger to anyone with an email address in a whole new way. The App has been designed just so users can have fun to each other, and not to hurt feelings. Users can send the middle finger to anyone in a wacky new way. Read More
The jailbreak team is working hard to develop a perfect jailbreak solution for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 both of which run on Apple’s A5 chip architecture. Via Twitter, @planetbeing recently announced that the sandox issues that were previously being faced have been resolved with the help of the developer of Cydia, Jay Freeman (@saurik). Read More
We have been waiting for Siri on our older iOS devices, right? Well, at last we have it (somewhat). Thanks to Grant Paul, who is known as @chpwn in the Jailbreak community. The Jailbreak tweak, known as Spire does not come without its disadvantages though, you still need an iPhone 4S to forward the data on too, so the 4S can provide an authenication key to communicate succesfully with Apple’s servers. This still leaves most iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod touch users wanting to port Siri on thier device out of the picture. Read More
For a moment, it seemed that Cydia was going to be the next major breakthrough in mobile advertising. Toyota made a huge bet on Cydia, and started an ad campaign that was viewable only on jailbroken devices. Toyota offered a new home screen background that advertised its Scion car. The skin was available to only users of jailbroken iOS devices. Read More
After just two days since its launch, the iPad 2 has been jailbroken by Comex, the developer of JailbreakMe.com. Comex today uploaded a picture that shows a white iPad 2 WiFi + 3G running Cydia – the jailbreak application store.
A new feature has been added to Cydia by Jay Freeman (Saurik) called “Theme Center”. With this new feature, users can now search for retina display as well as non-retina display themes easily.
As an iPhone user who greatly enjoys the benefits of GPS, I’m perpetually frustrated with the lack of a fully functioning approved Google Latitude App in the App Store. Much comment was made at the time of Latitude’s release, hyped by it’s over-delay, when it emerged, crippled, as a web based app.