Posts Tagged ‘Saurik’

Jailbreak king and the man behind Cydia, Jay Freeman, had taken to the web to post a lengthy diatribe about a variety of things ranging from the monetization of Cydia to his own motivations to actually do the work on Cydia in the first place.

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Cydia creator Jay Freeman, better known as Saurik, is well known for his long, insightful speeches on numerous topics relating to the jailbreak scene, and today, has taken to his official blog to give users a better insight into the limitations of SHSH blobs and APTickets. Backing up these little clusters of information offers significant downgrade potential to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, but what has recently become apparent to Saurik, is that they’re essentially useless to some of the more recent devices. As well as explaining and clarifying a few matters relating to APTickets and SHSH blobs, he also tries to convey, in layman’s terms, why we cannot downgrade to 6.1.2-6.0 from 6.1.3 or later using Cydia’s SHSH blobs and APTickets on older A4 devices.

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Whenever we talk about jailbreaking an iOS device, we invariably mention the Cydia platform in the same paragraph. Whenever a jailbreak is processed using one of the main development tools, Cydia is a by-product and installed upon the device, allowing users to browse through all of the packages contained within. Even though users generally use Cydia on a daily basis, I would imagine that due to the fact that it contains a very simple to use front end, people would be unaware of the processes which take place behind the scenes.

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Yesterday, we reported that JailbreakMe.com had been sold to an unknown person and that Comex’s web-based jailbreaking tool would be transferred to a new Jailbreaks.me domain. Well, there is good news to be heard regarding the story, as the JailbreakMe.com domain has been transferred to Cydia developer Saurik.

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Anybody who takes more than a fleeting interest in the jailbreak community will have heard of Jay Freeman. For those of you that haven’t, he is the mastermind behind the Cydia infrastructure which is at the heart of every single jailbroken iDevice to date.

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One of the most common questions asked of people in the iOS jailbreak community is a simple one: why should I jailbreak my device? It’s a hard one to answer – some like the powerful tools, others just want to customize their home screen. Head of all things Geek Robert Scoble decided to ask this very same question of the guy behind the jailbreak App Store Cydia, Jay Freeman and filmed the answers.

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The guys over at MyGreatFest have put together a short video showing off the venue for the world’s first iOS and jailbreaking convention, to be held in London on September 17th 2011.

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Saurik has just announced a major upgrade release for Cydia, bumping the version number up to 1.1. The highlighted features of this new major upgrade are said to be speed improvements, “resume where you left off”, and lots of bug fixes.

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It is with great pleasure to announce that Redmond Pie will be sponsoring MyGreatFest – The world’s first iDevice jailbreak convention, which is scheduled to be held in London, England on September 17th 2011.

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The first iDevice convention is to be held in London, England on September 17th 2011. MyGreatFest will focus on Apple’s popular iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as well as the growing jailbreak community.

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We knew it was coming, and now it looks like Saurik has finally rolled out a new major update for Cydia.

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Cydia is a household name amongst the jailbreak community, but what does the word really mean? and why was it called that? Those of you who have jailbroken iOS devices are very likely to have used Cydia. The credit for this store which brings extra unrestricted functionality to our iOS devices goes to Jay “saurik” Freeman, who happens to be the brains behind this concept.

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