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  • Macworld Staffer Admits Jailbreaking, Posts Tutorial


    Macworld staffer Christopher Breen revealed yesterday that he had to jailbreak his iPad in order to project the screen display for the iPad Supersession he did with Ben Long at last week's Macworld. In a lengthy post, Breen provided detailed instructions for how to do a jailbreak - in a first for the mainstream Macworld.com - and highlighted Ryan Petrich's DisplayOut.

    Breen had used an Elmo overhead projector last year to display the iPhone's screen at his Supersession at Macworld 2010. This was "which is less than ideal," Breen wrote in his explanation of why he chose to jailbreak the iPad this year, "because the image can be fuzzy." For the two hour Supersession focused on the iPad this year, Breen and Long wanted a better solution so that attendees could see the screen clearly. For that, he had to use Apple's $29 iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, jailbreak, and download DisplayOut from Cydia. With the justification out of the way, Breen then goes on to publish over a thousand words detailing exactly how to do a tethered jailbreak of an iPad using redsn0w, search Cydia and download and install DisplayOut. He even points out that it's better to manually reboot your device instead of letting Cydia do it for you.

    For Macworld - the original Mac magazine, which started a quarter-century ago and outlived or bought out most of its competitors - this is a significant change. The magazine and website regularly publish Apple-sourced FUD about jailbreaking, so it's a big deal for them to feature a JB tutorial in a post that concludes "we'll all celebrate the day when an untethered jailbreak is fully baked."

    Source: MacWorld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Macworld Staffer Admits Jailbreaking, Posts Tutorial started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Haha I guess not all of them are like Sinbad.

      Why is it better to manually reboot?
    1. Jcbzr's Avatar
      Jcbzr -
      Apple: 0
      Cydia: 1

      The battle has just begun.
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Ha thats some funny sh*t app store has nothing on Cydia (apart from more but useless apps)
    1. krosis's Avatar
      krosis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Why is it better to manually reboot?
      His reason is that for a tethered jailbreak, cydia's reboot will stick you at an apple logo.

      I've heard conflicting reports about that; some people can use the device, just not unsigned / relocated apps, but it makes sense. If you need to boot tethered, cydia's reboot doesn't get you there.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by krosis View Post
      His reason is that for a tethered jailbreak, cydia's reboot will stick you at an apple logo.

      I've heard conflicting reports about that; some people can use the device, just not unsigned / relocated apps, but it makes sense. If you need to boot tethered, cydia's reboot doesn't get you there.
      Oh I see.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillstar12 View Post
      Ha thats some funny sh*t app store has nothing on Cydia (apart from more but useless apps)
      App Store with useless apps? I disagree Air Video for streaming from Mac to iOS device of your choice then AirView for streaming video between iphone to ipad or vice versa, and HPiPrint for wireless printing from any IOS device regardless of firmware. My iPad or iPhone 4 are currently not jailbroken. I'm waiting for an untethered solution.
    1. Mr Squints's Avatar
      Mr Squints -
      wow
    1. Archness's Avatar
      Archness -
      You pull out of our media event? We'll start giving your products coverage you don't want.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Archness View Post
      You pull out of our media event? We'll start giving your products coverage you don't want.
      Heh, was thinking the same thing. Total win for Jailbreaking, and a total pooch screw for apple.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      PROGRESS is a beautiful thing! Why be held back by Apple's Gustapo tactics?? hahahhaa!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      If apple would just implement the tweaks that are available in Cydia we would not have any reason to jailbreak, but they dont soooooo F U apple! I DO WHAT I WANT, NOT WHAT YOU WANT! i mean come on, Sbsettings, Pull to refresh mail and safari, hometab in safari, unlimtones, Winterboard, Multifl0w. Disable Multitasking 4.x.x (cuz crapples multitasking BLOWS, i want to be able to choose what app i want to stay open damn it). Jailbreaking FTW. I could go on about jailbreak apps but i will be here all day, and you all already know whats up, or you would not be on this site in the first place. Ciao!
    1. Chris Breen's Avatar
      Chris Breen -
      Thanks for mentioning my article, but I have to take issue with your characterization that discussing jailbreaking is a significant change for Macworld.

      Ben and I wrote one of the very first jailbreaking tutorials (back in the bad old days when Terminal was the only way in) that was published on Macworld.com. Rob Griffiths and I wrote more than a couple of times that we've found jailbreaking to be quite useful in our work (and play). And last year I wrote what I hope was a balanced view on the pros and cons of jailbreaking:

      Jailbreaking your iPhone: The pros and cons | Mobile | iOS Central | Macworld

      Ben and I also routinely talk about jailbreaking in our Macworld Expo sessions (yes, even when Apple was there).
    1. Jcbzr's Avatar
      Jcbzr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Breen View Post
      Rob Griffiths and I wrote more than a couple of times that we've found jailbreaking to be quite useful in our work (and play).
      Apple should listen up and implement these changes if people, such as yourself, approve of particular jailbroken apps/tweaks that improve performance.
    1. Chris Breen's Avatar
      Chris Breen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jcbzr View Post
      Apple should listen up and implement these changes if people, such as yourself, approve of particular jailbroken apps/tweaks that improve performance.
      I'd love to see this particular feature brought to all iOS devices. After all, when Apple demos features on iOS devices it has full video out enabled, demonstrating that they think it's useful. As I said in the article, presenters and educators would find the feature particularly welcome.

      That said, I have no idea what this does to battery performance. It's possible that it taxes it more than Apple likes. Or it could be a rights issue -- Apple could very well have agreements in place that allow content to be displayed on the device but not projected. If you give full display out, there goes your agreement. The AirPlay API seems like a reasonable way to go. I just wish Apple would implement it for Springboard and all of its apps.
    1. titirezu25's Avatar
      titirezu25 -
      when JB 4.2.1 for ipad ill be on?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      ^ No one will ever be able to tell you a release date for a jailbreak. Jailbreaks are released when they're done.
    1. Jcbzr's Avatar
      Jcbzr -
      Quote Originally Posted by titirezu25 View Post
      when JB 4.2.1 for ipad ill be on?
      I don't think you understood the thread.
    1. titirezu25's Avatar
      titirezu25 -
      i uderstand...but i need unthread...
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by titirezu25 View Post
      i uderstand...but i need unthread...
      Stop trolling! You posting in threads that have nothing to do with untethered jailbreak is not going to make it happen any faster. So be patient like the rest of us and stop wasting space on these forums.
    1. Taranis17's Avatar
      Taranis17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Breen View Post
      Thanks for mentioning my article, but I have to take issue with your characterization that discussing jailbreaking is a significant change for Macworld.

      Ben and I wrote one of the very first jailbreaking tutorials (back in the bad old days when Terminal was the only way in) that was published on Macworld.com. Rob Griffiths and I wrote more than a couple of times that we've found jailbreaking to be quite useful in our work (and play). And last year I wrote what I hope was a balanced view on the pros and cons of jailbreaking:

      Jailbreaking your iPhone: The pros and cons | Mobile | iOS Central | Macworld

      Ben and I also routinely talk about jailbreaking in our Macworld Expo sessions (yes, even when Apple was there).
      Balanced? I'm not so sure. With four "Pros" and six "Cons" bullet-points in that article, it's easy to see where the slant is, regardless of what you've done or said outside of it - recently or not.