Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday saw iOS 6 being unveiled to the world. There were a number of feature showcased as well as key improvements and changes to the portable operating system Apple’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches run.
It will come as no surprise that devoted jailbreak dev MuscleNerd has successfully jailbroken iOS 6. Using an iPod Touch running the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware, he has managed to jailbreak the device albeit in a tethered manner and in no way suitable a format to run Cydia or make available for a public released.
When iOS 5 was launched last year there were lots of questions asked about why Facebook wasn’t deeply integrated into the firmware in much the same way as Twitter was. Apple is tight lipped at the best of times, and the reasons why it didn’t make the cut have never been revealed publicly. Fans of Facebook will be pleased to know that iOS 6 will feature Facebook integration and much like it’s Twitter cousin, it’s deeply integrated.
Google have provided Apple with their stock application Maps content on the iOS platform. The blogsphere has been awash with rumour for some time that Apple were either looking to develop their own in-house solution or partner with a new provider. The wraps are finally off of the new iOS 6 beta, and as demonstrated at WWDC 2012, we now know that Apple’s new iOS mapping is essential TomTom provided but reskinned to Apple’s requirements.
iOS 6 was a given for this year’s WWDC keynote following most of the banners inside the Moscone Centre being left uncovered ahead of the event. Apple have made the first beta available to download, but it’s limited to developers only at this time. If you have a developer account then log into your dev centre and start your download!
A recent nugget of delight comes in the form of FacebookThis. Quite simply, once install, it adds the ability to send a photo straight to Facebook from your camera roll. It’s free and available to download from the BigBoss repo, which is, by default, installed on all jailbroken iDevices.
We’ve already shown how you can jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device using Absinthe 2.0 however there are other tools out there to achieve the same thing. Today we’re going to take a look at Sn0wBreeze, a Windows only jailbreaking application.
I decided to take a holiday to France with my family and the day we left I was browsing Twitter in the ferry terminal when, to my delight, I saw a tweet by @pod2g saying he’d finally managed to get the untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak completed. Not long after Absinthe 2.0 became available to download. This is fabulous news and the toolset has already been used in excess of a million times to jailbreak the various iOS devices. Permission is granted for you to carry out a little happy dance before sitting down and carrying out the merry business of carrying out an untethered jailbreak of your cherished device using the Absinthe tool on Mac / Windows or Linux.
Apple released iOS 5.1.1 on the 7th May. As always, iTunes tends to get a tempramental when it comes to grabbing firmware updates therefore you may well find it easier to download directly from Apple’s servers using the listed links.