In 2012, Forbes staff analyzed a UCSB study on 1,407 free programs available from Apple and a third-party source. Of the 1,407 free apps investigated, 825 were downloaded from Apple's App Store using the website App Tracker, and 526 from BigBoss (Cydia's default repository). 21% of official apps tested leaked device ID and 4% leaked location. Unofficial apps leaked 4% and 0.2% respectively. 0.2% of apps from Cydia leaked photos and browsing history, while the App Store leaked none. Unauthorized apps tended to respect privacy better than official ones. Also, a program available in Cydia called PrivaCy allows user to control the upload of usage statistics to remote servers.
In recent years, due to the technical complexity and often rarity of legitimate jailbreaking software (especially untethered jailbreaks) there has been an increase in websites offering fake iOS jailbreaks. These websites often ask for payment or make heavy use of advertising, but have no actual jailbreak to offer. Others install a fake, lookalike version of the Cydia package manager. In some cases, users have been asked to download free-to-play apps or fill out surveys to complete a (non-existent) jailbreak.
Experimenters show that the latest version of redsn0w 0.9.2 is able to jailbreak iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod touch 1G. Just point it at the 3.1.2 IPSW (download here) after doing update or restore to firmware 3.1.3. Sounds like DevTeam will release an updated version of redsn0w that will handle firmware 3.1.3 officially. They say iPod touch 2G with firmware 3.1.3 is also jailbreakable.
OK i just jail broke my ipod i have cydia and installer from what i heard you have to search apps on cydia to download i try to search like Tap Tap Dance and nuttin comes up. I now download from the app store( free stuff )if I download somethin from the app store that costs money will cydia prevent it from verifying that purchase
you have to first unlock your itouch/phone before cydia will work. jailbreaking should be free. i use blackra1n but you have to have the 3.1.2 software, you can also downgrade to 3.1.2 if you have an updated one, but you WILL lose it all if you restore it, you can put it in DFU mode by pressing the home and lock button when turning it back on. it will say connect to itunes, then click on the 3.1.2 software restore by clicking shift+left mouse click and selecting the save file. then blackra1n should work, to get it go to blackra1n.com and download it and it should jailbreak, then go into the blackra1n app and install cydia. again, this is all completely FREE. if you change the theme, you will automatically get a settings app called Winterboard and it may put your itouch/phone back into DFU mode but if it does, just re-run the blackra1n icon on the computer and it should work. enjoy.
I am from India and I have just brought an iphone. I am not really tech savvy but whatever I have read online. I think my phone is unlocked as I am able to call and msg. But the installer application is not there thru which I get cydia. Do I need to jailbreak my phone to get cydiais there any chance my phone would get locked if I try doing itand what is easiest and risk-free method to get it My phone version is3.1.2. Any help would be appreciated.please help.
I have a iphone3gs with 3.12 and was able to jailbreak with blackra1n. Which i think is the best program to use. i also have cydia and i have no issue. You just have to becareful what source and what you download.you can always downgrade if you have 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 by first synce your phone so that you wont loss anything then on the main screen of itune where it said restore press shirt and click and you will see a file to open 3.1.2 open and download. this will get you back to 3.1.2. now go ahead and downloan blackra1n and you will have cydia on your phone. your phone will not be unlocked it will just be jailbroken so you can download any apps you want. hit me if you have any questions
To mikeI have went on 3 diffrent websites to download the 3.1.2 firmware they all send me to mega upload I downloaded it and tried to restore my iPod but it said firmware is not compatible please help me
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necesito ayuda, restaure el ipod con itunes a la 3.1.2 y luego use el Sn0wbreeze lite 3.1.2 sigo el tutorial y todo bien, hasta que restauro otra vez el iphone con la .ipw ( la misma que uso al principio en snowbreeze porque no se genera ninguna ipw nueva . . )y se me queda bloqueado solo para hacer llamadas de emergencia, que puedo hacer!
For iPhone 3G and 3GS Users: We strongly suggest that you stay away from this official upgrade until and unless the DevTeam or George Hotz releases new jailbreaking and unlocking tools for 3.1.3 firmware. We will let you know when it will happen. In the meantime you can follow our complete jailbreaking and unlocking guide for iPhone 3.1.2 firmware using blackra1n, PwnageTool, redsn0w, sn0wbreeze, ultrasn0w and blacksn0w. 1e1e36bf2d