The evad3rs have released evasi0n 7 v.1.0.2 to fix a bug that was affecting iPad 2 models. The problem caused second-generation iPads to get stuck in a reboot loop when users tried to install the new jailbreak. Complaints about the reboot issue first appeared on JailbreakQA and Twitter. iPad 2 users can now download evasi0n 7 beta 1.0.2 via evasi0n.com.
In other jailbreak news, Jay Freeman announced this morning that the Cydia Substrate has been updated to support iOS 7 devices with Apple's A7 chip like the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini. This will allow anyone with a jailbroken device running iOS 7 to install future jailbreak tweaks that support Apple's latest firmware. You can find the Substrate update in the Changes section of Cydia.
Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) announced today that "Substrate version 0.95000 is now compatible with both iOS 7 and the ARM64 CPU used in the iPhone 5s." This means all the recently released iOS 7 tweaks and future Cydia releases will now work with the iPad mini with Retina display and the iPad Air.
The update comes after the evad3rs released evasi0n 7 for iOS 7 devices. Up until now most jailbreak tweaks did not work with Apple devices equipped with an A7 chip, but now that has all changed.
A lot of new people have joined the Apple ecosystem after receiving either an iPad or iPhone for the holidays. This means a lot of new iOS owners are just discovering how annoying it is to receive constant notifications and reminders from games and apps that they've downloaded. Here's an easy way to silence all games and apps on any iOS device.
Just navigate to Settings > Notification Center and scroll down until you locate the app you want to silence. Tap the game or application's tab and turn off the Notification Center slider, or just select "None" under Alert Style.
There are a lot of iOS 7 tweaks being released now that the dust has settled over the evasi0n 7 controversy. Even Cydia has received an iOS 7 makeover and popular tweaks like Zeppelin now support the new Apple OS. It also didn't take long for Jailbreakstyle to release a new Winterboard theme that allows you to restore your home screen icons to their original iOS 6 versions.
The new jailbreak theme is called iOS 6 icons for iOS 7 and it can be found under the BigBoss repo in Cydia. The theme allows you to convert your iOS 7 icons to iOS 6 icons. The tweak requires a jailbroken device running iOS 7 or later, and you must have Winterboard already installed for it to work.
An untethered iOS 7 jailbreak is officially here, but its release is surrounded by a bit of mystery and controversy. It was previously reported that evasi0n 7 was released in haste in response to a report that someone close to the evad3rs had stolen the jailbreak and sold it to a private buyer. Soon after its release, Cydia app store creator Jay Freeman (@saurik) tweeted that he didn't have a chance to test Cydia on evasi0n 7, and he warned users to use it at their own risk.
A few hours after its release, complaints started popping up on Reddit that evasi0n 7 included the Chinese App Store Taig and a unofficial version of Cydia. This did not sit well with the jailbreaking community, which prompted the evad3rs to issue a written response to clear up the rumors. You can read the evad3rs full explanation of the events here.
UPDATE: Here's the latest tweet from @pod2g regarding the default TaiG installation in China.
"We have decided to remotely disable the default installation of TaiG in China for further investigations on the piracy issue."
A few high-profile developers have launched App Santa, a website where you can save up to 60% on award winning apps for Christmas! There are deals on several apps such as 1Password and the popular Tweetbot. You can check out a complete list below.
EA, Disney and Warner Bros. are also holding holiday app sales. Over 40 EA games like The Sims: Medieval and Dead Space are only $0.99 for a limited time, and popular Warner Bros. titles like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic have also been discounted. You can shop for all these deals on the EA, Disney or Warner Bros. section of Apple's App Store.
Are you looking for the ultimate gag gift? CTA Digital's iPotty has popped up on Amazon's Limited-Time Deals of the Day, and shockingly it is kind of selling fast. 66% of the available stock has already been claimed with over an hour left before the deal expires. Who knew the iPotty would be so popular!
Earlier this year numerous tech blogs voted the iPotty as the most useless product at CES 2013. It is a plastic potty training seat that includes an adjustable iPad stand for entertaining toddlers while they learn to make boom boom on the toilet. The iPotty also features a removable touchscreen splash guard, a removable inner bowl for easy cleanup, and it can be even be converted into an activity seat.
The second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead video game is now available for iOS devices, desktops running Microsoft Windows or OS X, and on Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network. iPod touch, iPhone and iPad owners can download the first chapter "All That Remains" from the App Store for $4.99. Mac and PC owners can download an online game code from Amazon.com or via Steam.
The sequel to the hit game based on AMC's television adaptation of Robert Kirkman's graphic novel, follows a young orphan named Clementine who is trying to survive the zombie apocalypse. Just like the original, players must make gruesome decisions that affect the outcome of the game.
The original Tomb Raider is now available on the Apple App Store for only $0.99. That's right, iOS users can now relive Lara Croft's first adventures right on their iPad or iPhone. Developer Square Enix promises nothing has changed, and that the iOS version is "the full, unedited, unadulterated experience from the classic release."
The original Tomb Raider helped make the original Sony PlayStation a huge hit in the 1990s, and it also launched one of those most iconic video game characters of all time. The Tomb Raider franchise not only includes several popular video games, but it was also a movie starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.
RadioShack is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase of a first-generation iPad mini. The promotion only applies to 16GB Wi-Fi models and is only available in stores. RadioShack did not give a specific date for the end of the promotion, but did say it is available for a "limited time this holiday season." This suggests the promotion will probably end around the 24th or 25th of December, unless the retailer decides to extend it.
RadioShack is also offering up to $350 towards the purchase of a new tablet when you trade in an eligible iPad through its Trade & Save program. However, as we demonstrated before, most retailer trade in programs offer a lot less money for used Apple products than companies like Nextworth.com or Gazelle.com. Not to mention these companies offer cash, so you're not stuck with another store-branded gift card when you sell your used device.