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Why not to upgrade your jailbroken iPhone to IOS7

As we know from the iOS6 update Apple make it harder and harder for the hackers to Jailbreak.

Each update that comes from Apple tends to block and tighten the exploits used by jailbreaks and we expect iOS7 to be no different.

The stock iOS is getting much better with iOS7 giving you some of the tweaks you may have had for a while on jailbroken devices but it isn’t quite there yet.

With no imminent sign of a jailbreak for iOS7, tech lovers with a jailbroken iDevice could well be torn right now and looking at the pros vs cons of moving away from the jailbroken tweaks in favour of the fancy new iOS7 design.

I did the same but decided that my iOS6 plus jailbreak is too good to lose.

Here’s some of the reasons I came to that decision.

The control centre introduced in this release is nice but it’s lack of settings means it would be a step back from Cydia tweaks like Auxo. Control centre doesn’t allow you to even toggle 3G and with Auxo there are many extra toggles including a quick way to turn on torch.

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Swiping to close apps isn’t new either and Auxo also gives you this. In a slightly different view (still in the switcher) you see previews of the apps and swiping down closes with the adding benefit of pressing and holding closes all background apps.

Other apps like PDA Net that allow tethering on contracts that don’t allow tethering mean upgrading just isn’t going to happen for me until the Dev team crack the latest iOS7 with a jailbreak.

If you’re still thinking of upgrading why not first take a look in Cydia at some of the iOS7 themes. You could simply make your iPhone look iOS7 without losing all the benefits of your Jailbreak

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If after all this you are still going to do it well at least you’ll be able to get Sky Go back on your device. That is one downside to the jailbreak for me that you just can’t get it to work on a jailbroken device.

Hope this helps you in your decision making 🙂

How to Jailbreak iPhone on IOS 6

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The long awaited Jailbreak for IOS 6 is finally here!

For those waiting patiently for it below are the instructions to carry out the jailbreak: –

Firstly backup your iPhone, you hopefully won’t have any issues but we don’t want anything to be lost.

Update your phone to the latest version of Apple software through iTunes – Currently at the time of writing 6.1.2.

If your phone has been previously jailbroken iTunes may report an error.  This happened to me but it’s fine and iTunes simply prompts to do a restore and update.

** It is advisable to disable the passcode lock before jailbreaking, the developers have mentioned some people that didn’t do this experienced problems **

Once updated it’s time to jailbreak, I would advise jailbreaking before restoring your backup.

Head over to www.evasi0n.com to download the jailbreak tool for your OS, both Mac and Windows versions are now available

I use a Mac and the tool looks like below (I have already jailbroken my iPhone 4S hence the message below.)

Jailbreak IOS 6

Click Jailbreak and relax while the software does it’s magic.

Towards the end of the jailbreak it will ask you to tap the Jailbreak icon that has been newly added to your iPhone.  ONLY PRESS THIS ONCE! – it won’t do much other than flash quickly but this allows the jailbreak to complete.

All Done, now you can restore your backup and then start putting your favourite tweaks back on your phone through Cydia.