Mario Dabek 336 articles

Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.
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  • Mario Dabek
    2014-10-14

    Since Your Life Is Hard Enough, Here Is How iCloud Is Making It Easier

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  • Mario Dabek
    2014-06-23

    Pangu updated to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 ( All devices )

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    Update : Pangu update |  download links Windows and Mac on iOS 7.1.2

    After a long wait we have a iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak out ! And this time it's for all devices :)

    Currently the jailbreak is only for Windows but an OSX version is on the way. PanGu 1.0 Officially Released for iOS 7.1.1 JailbreakBy Lei Cao on 23/06/2014
    As we expected, PanGuTeam finally released a brand new jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1.1, PanGu 1.0, it works perfectly on almost all Apple devices, including iPhone 5s and iPad Air. pangu.io is their official website, pangu v1.0 works well on Windows and Mac OS X.

    Currently, many Chinese users have been tested the jailbreak tool successfully. We will also personally test pangu using our devices and publish a detailed tutorial and a Youtube video to everyone soon later.

  • Mario Dabek
    2014-01-15

    Add iOS 7 Lock Screen / Screensaver to your Mac ( Mavericks included )

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    If you love the look of iOS 7 and want to bring some of the flavour over to your iMac or your MacBook, we have a treat for you.

    The iOS 7 lockscreen screensaver. The concept, make your Mac screensaver look like the iOS 7 lockscreen.

    Included are options to configured the clock, clock size, the background, and the test color.

    The new  version 2 of this screensaver was released just a couple of days ago and can be downloaded ... 

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-12-30

    Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5 with P0sixspwn (untethered)

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    Today we're proud to finally announce the arrival of the new and 100% legit untethered iOS 6.X jailberak, entitled p0sixspwn.

    The new developed jailbreak arrives courtesy of  my Canadian fella @iH8sn0w along with, @winocm@SquiffyPwn@planetbeing@p0sixninja, and no other then Mr @saurik.

    p0sixspwn currently runs only on Mac on OS X 10.7+ and supports all iPads, iPhones and iPods which run firmware from 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5, so Windows users will have to wait a bit.

    Let's get to the how-to ...

     

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-12-22

    iOS 7.0 – 7.0.4 + 7.1 Jaibreak Tweaks

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    Wanted to share a list of tweaks you can try out and should stay away from on device.

    If you need to jailbreak iOS 7, you can view our how to, and download the iOS 7 jailbreak software here.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-12-22

    evasi0n for iOS 7.0 – 7.0.4 jailbreak is out ! ( iPhone 5C/5S + All iPads / iPod Touch )

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  • Mario Dabek
    2013-10-23

    iPad Air, how Apple could have done so much better.

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    Apple announced the new iPad Air yesterday in San Francisco California. The annual announcement introduced the new iPad Mini Retina, a new line of MacBook Pros, the new OS, 10.9 called Mavericks and the next generation full size iPad called the iPad Air.

    Today we'll talk about, the good, the bad, and what Apple could have done to really push the iPad Air to the next level.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-09-21

    TouchID on the iPhone 5S, testing without fingers [ VIDEO ]

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    We're doing some tests on the newly released iPhone 5S this morning and came across some interesting findings.

    The new iPhone 5S comes equipped with Apples latest sensor, the TouchID biometric fingerprint sensor.

    This sensor is designed to unlock your device for you using your finger prints rather then the standard 4 digit security code.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-09-17

    LMFAO – Parents + iMessage

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  • Mario Dabek
    2013-07-08

    How to Find your iPhone / iPad / iPod UDID

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    What is the UDID?

    Each iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has a Unique Device Identifier (UDID). This UDID is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that is specific to your device. It’s like a serial number but much harder to guess.

    Why do we need the UDID ?

    Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch can only install programs that are approved by Apple. However if you would like to try beta Apps or the new iOS Beta firmware before it gets released to the general public, your UDID needs to be on a developer list. Once you're on the developer list you can go ahead and install the unreleased iOS firmware, and beta Apps.

    How do I get my UDID onto a developer list ?

    There are a few different ways to get this done.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-06-13

    Tell us what you like / hate about iOS 7

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    So it's been a couple days now since the newly refreshed iOS 7 beta arrived.

    I know many of you must have been very busy switching / updating your iPhones & iPods over to iOS 7.

    Especially since the release of our latest guide, "How to get iOS 7 for your iPhone / iPad without a developer account".

    Many of you love the new design, and some have been already made the decision of switching back to iOS 6.

    Overall, we're still testing and getting use to the new interface, but we want to hear what you have to say !

    Tell us, what do you like or hate the most about the new design and be automatically entered to win a free copy any iOS App, valued upto $10 !

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-06-12

    How to install iOS 7 without a Developer account

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    So everyone is pretty excited about Apple's newly announced iOS 7 beta from a couple of days ago.

    And I bet you want to try it out ?

    One problem, Apple restricts beta testing to paid developer only. You can purchase an activation spot from a few of the sellers around, however this violates Apples T&S.

    So, don't want to pay the UDID activation fees, but want to try the new iOS ? No Problem.

    A personal contact of mine just discovered that you can install iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad without a developer account.

    Here is the secret.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-05-10

    New Laser Etched WWJC2013 Skins from iCarbons [VIDEO]

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    Today I'm pleased to introduce the all new WWJC2013 event skins from iCarbons.

    This will be official skin for the WWJC 2013 event that we're sponsoring this year in New York this summer.

    The iCarbons' team has really out done themselves on this project, pushing their creativity & tech up to a whole new level.

    Let's have a look...

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-04-29

    JailbreakCon (WWJC 2013) Event Website is up !

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    We're excited to announce that the JailbreakCon website has just launched.

    What is JailbreakCon ?

    We are the @JailbreakCon team, we are the only Jailbreak convention to grace the earth. In 2011 we ran our first event MyGreatFest in London, last year we ran our second event @JailbreakCon in San Francisco and this year people we are bringing you a 2 day event and it will be in New York City. All details are spread over our site, so please have a look around.

    The new JailbreakCon website has all the information you need about this years WWJC event in New York.

    Get the latest scoop of who'll be presenting at WWJC2013, the location, the merchandise and even grab your tickets.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-04-16

    Abstergo takes control of your iOS Notifications

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    Today we get to give you a sneak peak at Abstergo.

    Abstergo is a new intuitive  Cydia  app developed by Andrew Richardson and Joshua Tucker, that takes your iOS notifications to the next level.  Abstergo will be available in the Cydia store on April 21st for $1.99, that's this Sunday !

    Although Apple's stock notification system has been around since iOS 5, there are still some key features that I believe the big A have missed. Abstergo closes the gaps and gives you a little more.

    To install you simply head over to Cydia search for Abstergo and install, that's it ! No settings, no changes, just install, pretty simple.

    Let's have a look.

    First thing Abstergo addresses, is the lack of being able to clear all your notifications at once.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-04-10

    How to Jailbreak 6.1.3 using Redsn0w

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    Apple has recently released iOS 6.1.3 which has patched exploits used for the evasi0n jailbreak. :(

    So don't be upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 anytime soon !

    Although I've mentioned this about 50 times over the last month, there are still so many who accidentally upgraded their devices.

    Even if there is no official iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak released, there is still a way to jailbreak your iOS 6.1.3 device.

    The iOS 6.1.3 semi-tethered jailbreak uses the former Redsn0w tool in combination with iOS 6.0 firmware to get the task accomplished.

    Lets show you how to jailbreak, boot tethered, and how to apply the semi-untethered patch.

    Let's go over the tutorial.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-04-10

    Come see the Evad3rs at #HITB Tomorrow April 11, 2013

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    Evad3rs Press Conference at HITBSecConf2013 – Amsterdam (#HITB2013AMS) Hotel Okura, 11th April 2013

    Amsterdam, 10th April: The team known as the @Evad3rs (@Planetbeing, @Pod2g, @pimskeks and @Musclenerd) will be holding a press conference to discuss their groundbreaking evasi0n jailbreak at the Hack In The Box security conference (HITBSecConf2013 – Amsterdam) this week.

    What can you expect from this once in a lifetime press conference? The chance to speak with and question some of the world’s leading iOS hackers on the work behind evasi0n.

    Evasi0n was released on the 4th of February 2013 and quickly became one of the most successful jailbreaks ever released. Used over 7 million times in only 5 days, this jailbreak is monumental as it marked the first for two new iOS devices – the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Since the release, a massive 18.2 million iOS devices have been jailbroken according to data given by @saurik

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-03-29

    Day 11, first public beta for our new App ‘TweakShare’ !

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    It's been an exciting couple of months.

    Since the release of the evasi0n jailbreak from the evad3rs group, cydia activity has sky rocketed.

    New Apps, new Tweaks, new Themes and more customization. This can't get any more exciting, especially for a geeky techie like myself.

    Everyday, while I do my internet run I come across so many crazy iOS themes, and some amazing creativity.

    I love seeing all the new stuff, and I'm sure my followers would to !

    My sources for these custom snaps are pretty much all over, twitter, facebook, google, rss, etc. Even though for me scouting is an everyday thing, most users just don't have the time to do this on a daily basis.

    So I though, why not build an App ?

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-03-21

    Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to fix pass-code vulnerability & block the evasi0n jailbreak

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    Just last night Apple released iOS 6.1.3 to the public.

    The iOS 6.1.3 update was released to address a few issues, including the passcode lock vulnerability that allowed some users to bypass the iOS lock screen.

    What's horrible though, is Apple has also patched the exploits used in the evasi0n tool.

    This means we can no longer jailbreak our iOS 6.1.3 devices using evasi0n. BOO !

    So, DO NOT UPDATE TO 6.1.3 if you want to have a jailbreak. For now just stay on 6.1.2 or whatever you are on, until you get further updates from us about future jailbreak support.

    Currently all A4 and lower devices can still jailbreak, using a combination of ...

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-03-06

    White House on board for ‘legalizing’ cell unlocking, after community petition hits 114,000 Signatures

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    We got some great news folks !

    Senator Ron Wyden has reportedly re-introduced the "Wireless Device Independent Act". The new  bill will finally allow users to unlock their cellphones, and choose a cell carrier of their choice.

    In 2006, the DMCA ( Digital Millenium Copyright Act ), was introduced, which made cellphone unlocking illegal. The congress has issued a number of exceptions for cellphone unlocking, however that stopped in January of this year. Any cellphone purchased after Jan 2013, cannot be legally unlocked.

    Failure to acquire another exception, the community came together and started a petition, we got a total of 114,000 signatures.

    Yesterday the White House announced they would support "narrow legislative fixes" to legalize the practice. !!!

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-02-28

    BatteryDoctorPro is a 10/10 tweak for your iOS device

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    Ok, I usually don't get excited too much about Cydia tweaks, but this one has me pumped !

    Yesterday I finally got to install BatteryDoctorPro, a free Cydia tweak for your iOS device, and after 24 hours, I'm stoked to report my feedback.

    BatteryDoctorPro is much more then just a battery meter.

    This is one hell of an App.

    From shortcut toggles, to different battery profiles, to app usage tracking, this app has it all !

    Let's have a look.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-02-21

    How to jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 on your iPhone / iPad / iPod

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    Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 to the public in the last few days, and it seems like the exploits used in evasi0n still work !

    The @evad3rs have released an updated version 1.4 of evasi0n to make it iOS 6.1.2 compatible.

    The tutorials is almost identical as our last one but lets go over it one more time.

    Supported Devices

    - iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
    - iPad 2/3/4/mini
    - iPod Touch 4G/5G

    Supported iOS

    - iOS 6.0
    - iOS 6.0.2
    - iOS 6.1
    - iOS 6.1.1
    - iOS 6.1.2

    Step 1 : First thing ...

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-02-12

    evasi0n 1.3 brings 4S 6.1.1 jailbreak + OS X 10.5 support

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    A few days ago Apple released iOS 6.1.1 to iPhone 4S users around the world. As always, many iPhone 4S owners have upgraded their device and lost their ability to jailbreak yet again.

    But don't worry !

    Although the desktop evasi0n tool was incompatible with iOS 6.1.1, the vulnerabilities that were used for the evasi0n jailbreak were not patched up.

    Today, the evad3rs team have updated their evasi0n tool to version 1.3. This upgrade is specifically for those owners who upgraded their iPhone 4S by accident to 6.1.1

    For now version 1.3 only supports iOS 6.1.1 on the iPhone 4S, but I'm hoping that once the rest of iOS 6.1.1 is released, the tool will still be compatible.

  • Mario Dabek
    2013-02-07

    Redsn0w + evasi0n = untethered 6.1.1 jailbreak :)

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    Ok I'm just going to add the video for now and brief instructions as i've been testing this all day.

    This is tested on my iPod Touch 4G, and should work on all A4 devices.

    Basically its messy,

    • install 6.1.1 beta
    • jailbreak using redsn0w 15b3 pointing at the iOS 6.0 firmware
    • boot tethered
    • install openssh
    • ssh in and modify your plist file so cydia will think you are on 6.1 not 6.1.1 otherwise the evasi0n untether wont install
    • reboot again tethered
  • Mario Dabek
    2013-02-07

    iCarbons – 4 New BOLD colors added

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    Just wanted to do a quick announcement.

    The iCarbons team has introduced a whole new range of colors on their website that you can use to customization any of your iOS devices.

    I'm going to be the first one to stand behind these guys, because their iCarbons products Kick Ass :)

    I'm sure you've seen many of our iCarbon's reviews. Recently, we did a cover on the Apple TV 2G by iJord8n as well as the MacBook Pro iCarbon's review by Matt.

    The new colors include :

    • Purple
    • Lime
    • Blue
    • Pink

    Check out the preview image below and look how hot these colors look !