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We’re in the process of switching from Dish Network to DirecTV. Unfortunately, the DirecTV app for iOS doesn’t work on jailbroken devices. I’m not really sure why they bother blocking jailbreakers, but they do. Pretty annoying, huh?

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Well, I found a a few spare moments to test out the Absinthe jailbreak for my iPhone 4S. As a reminder, the 2.0 version is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 that even works on A5-powered devices. Sadly, it didn’t go as planned.

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At long last! The untethered jailbreak for A5 devices running iOS 5.1 is finally available. It’s been released under the moniker Absinthe 2.0, and I’m excited. I’m on the road so I haven’t been able to try it myself, but…

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iPad Mobile Hotspot on Verizon Only?

by Michael on March 12, 2012 · 0 comments

According to multiple sources, the mobile hotspot functionality on the new iPad will be included in Verizon’s iPad 4G data plan, but AT&T won’t support it. Of course, if you decide to jailbreak your iPhone, MyWi makes this a moot point. But still…

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Have you ever wished you could launch an app with Siri? Or maybe change your iPhone’s settings? Yeah, me too. It seems like such an obvious thing, but Siri just can’t do it. Unless… Unless you jailbreak your iPhone.

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Today I went out and picked up a shiny new iPhone 4S to replace my still-pretty-shiny iPhone 4. I’ve been waiting to do so until after a jailbreak was available for this device. The release of the Absinthe A5 jailbreak, made that a reality.

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It’s no secret that I love using MyWi to share the 3G connection on my jailbroken iPhone. I was thus disappointed to discover that my phone had stopped connecting to the internet after using MyWi — and the only way to fix it was to re-boot.

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Like many owners of a rooted Nook Tablet, I was the unwelcome recipient of an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade to version 1.4.1 of the Nook operating system. This removed the Android Market and effectively killed root access. Bummer.

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