Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad? Here Are 10 Of The Best Cydia Apps To Try First [Jailbreak]

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The latest jailbreak is officially out, but now that your device is nice and jailbroken, what are you supposed to do with it? What are the must-have jailbreak apps and tweaks you should download first?

In many ways, some of the most innovative and daring development work is happening on Cydia these days, so if you’re new to jailbreaking, we envy the discovery you have to come. Here’s our list of some of the best jailbreak apps and tweaks.

Will Hackers Pull A “One More Thing” And Release iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak This Friday? [Jailbreak]

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We told you over the weekend that the untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 is dropping this week. The hacker who’s been spearheading the upcoming jailbreak, pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team, confirmed that the jailbreak was nearly done and arriving in a “matter of days.”

Coincidentally, the Chronic Dev Team will be presenting at the annual Hack in the Box (HITB) conference this week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since the 5.1.1. jailbreak is expected to drop this week, we’re placing bets on a release this Friday during the team’s keynote.

New Redsn0w Release Will Allow You To Downgrade Latest iOS Devices For Jailbreaking [Jailbreak]

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Say hello to untethered jailbreaking again.
This is what downgrading an iPad 2 looks like.

If you’ve updated your iOS devices past iOS 5.0.1, then you would have lost your untethered jailbreak. Hackers are working on a solution for Apple’s latest firmware, but it’s expected to be at least several months before it makes its public debut.

Fortunately, there is hope. The upcoming Redsnow release will allow you to downgrade your A5-powered devices — the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad — so that you can reinstate your untethered jailbreak.

How To Get iOS 5.1 Lock Screen Camera Shortcut On iOS 5.0.1 Right Now [Jailbreak]

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Is that a camera shortcut on an iOS 5.0.1 lock screen?
Is that a camera shortcut on an iOS 5.0.1 lock screen?

Apple introduced a handy lock screen shortcut for the native Camera app in iOS 5.1. You can quickly tap the camera icon from your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen and snap a picture. Unfortunately, jailbreakers left stranded on iOS 5.0.1 haven’t been able to enjoy this great feature — until now.

A new jailbreak tweak brings the lock screen camera shortcut to jailbreakers on iOS 5.0.1. 

Only 50% Of iPhone 4S Owners Say iOS 5.1 Has Improved Their Battery Life

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Even under iOS 5.1 the iPhone 4S struggles to stay awake.

On Monday, we asked iPhone 4S readers how Apple’s latest iOS 5.1 software has impacted their battery life. The new handset is notoriously poor at staying alive for a whole day, but those pesky bugs affecting its battery life were, according to Apple, quashed in the recent software update.

Nearly 6,000 readers voted in our poll, and here are the results.

iPhoto501Fix Promises To Fix iPhoto Bugs Under iOS 5.0.1 [Jailbreak]

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iPhoto501Fix promises to eliminate iPhoto crashes under iOS 5.0.1

If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS device that you can’t upgrade to iOS 5.1, then you may have installed Apple’s new iPhoto app unofficially. The problem with this is, the app only supports the iOS 5.1 firmware, and you’re likely to run into some compatibility issues that cause iPhoto to crash and freeze every so often.

But thanks to a new tweak called iPhoto501Fix, you can quash those bugs and enjoy a seamless (almost) iPhoto experience.