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Christmas Bring Jailbreak for iPhone 7, 8 and X Running on iOS 11/11.1.2

2017 ended with a surprise for jailbreak users, Google Project Zero specialist Ian Beer published details about vulnerabilities in iOS and macOS kernels, as well as the proof-of-concept exploit. This news was a big event for the jailbreak community, as the information provided promised the immediate availability of jailbreak tools for iOS 11. That’s exactly what happened.

LiberiOS Jailbreak for iOS 11/11.1.2

Jonathan Levin, OS internal, was the first to introduce the LiberiOS tool for jailbreak iOS 11 (up to iOS version 11.1.2). This solution will work on iPhone 5s, SE, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, and also for 64-bit iPad and iPod of the sixth generation. In addition, LiberTV supports Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K, running under tvOS 11.0 (up to version tvOS 11.1.2).

Unfortunately, while it’s not an untethered jailbreak (tethered jailbreak), that means after each reboot or shutdown of the device it will have to be restored again. Another significant drawback is the lack of support for Cydia, because without the application directory, a jailbroken device is almost useless for an ordinary user.

Recently, Jay Freeman (@saurik) published a series of excuses in response to criticism, which has recently come from all sides. The Cydia developer confirmed that he is already working with the data published by Ian Beer, and Cydia will soon be working on iOS 11.

By the way, an interesting fact. Jonathan Levin said that he had repeatedly tried to contact Freeman and join forces, but for some reason never received any response. As a result, Levin commented on the situation to RedmondPie, openly criticizing the work of Cydia and indirectly the developer.

How to Force Close Unresponsive Apps on iPhone X: NO Home Button

Force quit an app on iPhone X, works the same as the other devices. However, Apple recommends closing apps only if they are frozen. For example, the iOS 11 automatically controls whether certain applications need to be closed and how much memory and processor time they may use. Therefore, force closing apps on iPhone X must only happen if an app is no longer usable or no longer respond to screen taps.

On iPhone X, you could close apps that are active in the background because you no longer need them. But according to Apple, that is not necessary. If you want to save the battery and improve the performance of your iPhone X, it does not make sense to close all apps. It takes extra energy, especially if you immediately reboot the apps and retrieve all data and status information.

There are a lot of misunderstandings about closing apps on iPhone X that we will discuss in this articles:

How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X: Get On with Quick Gesture

Whenever I find my iOS device running a bit slow, I make sure to kill or force quit all the apps opened in the background. This little trick also works, more often than not, in fixing an unresponsive app. On the earlier iPhone’s, you have to double press the Home button to bring up app cards and swipe up on the specific ones to close them on iOS devices. But with Home button finally bidding adieu on iPhone X, many folks are wondering how they will be able to close apps. Read Article

Force-Close Running Apps on the iPhone X

Ever since iOS 7, force-closing apps on all iPhone’s has remained the same and has carried over into iOS 11. You just double-click the Home button and swipe up on the unresponsive app to force it to quit. But the new iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button … so how do you do it? Read Article

iPhone X Has a New Way to Force Close Apps

On the iPhone X, just do a long-press upwards from the bottom handle to go into a “Quit Apps” mode. Then perform another long-press on the app cards to bring up red minus buttons, and then tap on those to force quit. Optionally, you can also drag the card up to force quit too. Read Article

New Way To Force Quit Apps On The iPhone X

The new option that I want to highlight in this article though, is the new way of killing apps running in the background. Yes, it’s a big debate if it’s wise to force lose apps that linger in the background. The classic tip is to kill them all in order to save battery, but you might end up burning that extra juice because it might cost your iPhone more resources to bring back the app if you decide to access it again, a few hours later. Read Article

Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go: How to Catch Them All

Pokémon Go have a lot of different types of Pokémon, but there are also a few that you rarely encounter. These legendary Pokémon like Mewtwo, Moltres and Lugia appear only during certain periods and are a lot harder to catch than the normal Pokémon. In this article you will learn how to capture legendary Pokémon and which ones are available.

Legendary Pokémon’s

The first and second generation available in Pokémon Go include some legendary Pokémon that are very strong and rare:

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Mewtwo
  • Mew
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Lugia
  • Ho-Oh
  • Celebi

Not all the Pokémon’s are available. Currently, you can capture the legendary Pokémon below in Pokémon Go:

  • Lugia
  • Articuno (until 31 July 2017)
  • Moltres (from 31 July 2017 to 7 August 2017)
  • Zapdos (from 7 to 14 August 2017)

How to Catch a Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon’s do not wandering around aimlessly. The legendary Pokémon is only available at Gyms in the Raid Battles. In the Pokémon Go radar you can see what Raid Battles are in the Raid Cup. The legendary Pokémon is only found in the Legendary Eggs. These are blue / purple in color. With each raid you’ll see how long till the egg hatches.

Choosing the right Pokémon to bet against the legendary Pokémon depends on the type of Pokémon you are fighting against.

Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are made of ice, fire and electricity, combined with the fly-type. In all these cases, Golem is a good opponent, because it is well protected against electricity, fire, ice and the avian species.

Against a Lugia, you can use a dark-type Pokémon, because it is strong against Psychic species like Lugia. A Tyrantian is a good choice, but also Houndoom can. The second power of Lugia is Flying, so an electric Pokémon like Jolteon also causes a lot of damage.

Use Golem and Tyranitar

In general, both Golem and Tyranitar are strong Pokémon’s against the above legendary Pokémon. It is therefore wise to have strong copies of this Pokémon’s. The legendary Pokémon has a very high CP, which makes them difficult to beat. You must therefore work with other players and only after defeating the legendary Pokémon in the Raid Battle you have the ability to catch them. For this, you will receive a limited number of Premier Balls at your disposal.

Legendary Pokémon Catching with Premier Ball

The amount of Premier Balls you receive depends on you and your team’s share in the fight. It is therefore advisable to enter a Raid Battle with many players (blue, red or yellow) to get more Premier Balls. As a result, you get more attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. You can receive up to 13 Premier Balls, so you’ll also have thirteen attempts to capture the legendary Pokémon. To make catching easier, you can use Razz Berries, especially the Golden Razz Berries.

iOS Jailbreak Seems to Be Going the Way of The DODO

The more new versions of iOS go out the more hackers seem to have more and more trouble finding loopholes to exploit. This is one of the reasons why Jay Freeman, creator of Cydia, says that “The jailbreak is dead! “.

Jay Freeman, Nicholas Allegra and Michael Wang have indeed talk about the current state of the jailbreak. First of all, Apple has succeeded over the years to plug many flaws and make its iOS almost impenetrable, and this is even more true with the latest versions of the system.

Jay Freeman and Nicholas Allegra agree that “the jailbreak is fundamentally dead! “, because today the jailbreak community can no longer rely on its players as is the case of Luca Todesco, which found several iOS vulnerabilities in recent years.

Not to mention Comex (Nicholas Allegra), the Dev Team and Saurik (Jay Freeman) who have contributed enormously to the jailbreak community, bringing new features missing on iPhone’s. Jailbroken users having the ability to tweak and customize their Apple device’s.

No More Interest in Jailbreak

However, Apple has been inspired by many jailbreak tweaks over the years and integrate these so-called “missing” iOS functions – to the point that today, jailbreak has almost no real meaning – perhaps still for some minor things.
And most of all, what drives iOS hackers to no longer get out of jailbreak tool is money! Today, when a hacker finds an important vulnerability, he can hope to resell it for $ 1 million, either directly to Apple or other companies interested in it. It is therefore normal that prefers to gain a million dollars rather than releasing a jailbreak tool for free and waiting for donations.

Freeman then explains that: “This translates into a spiral leading to the end of the jailbreak, as there are fewer and fewer people at work and fewer developers interested in creating tweaks to publish on Cydia. And this means that even users are less interested in jailbreak. “It even advises users to no longer jailbreak their iOS device for security issues. It is true that jailbreak is not the best solution to prevent the theft of private data from a user.

That is why, jailbreak gradually becomes a phenomenon in the process of extinction, probably followed by his death …

VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time Vulnerable to Malicious Subtitle Attack

We are living a rather dark time in computer security. After the latest ransomware “WannaCry” spread across the world, it looks like you can not trust a subtitle file anymore. Check Point researchers have announced a new and surprising form of attack that can leave exposed millions of users around the world, subtitles. Yes, subtitles.

Basically, when playing a video using multimedia players such as VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time or Stremio and uploading subtitles, the hacker can access your device and control it remotely. The antivirus is not able to detect the vulnerability, since they detect the subtitles as a normal text file. Continue reading