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  • iBooks on iOS 5 Jailbroken [VIDEO]

    iH8sn0w demos iBooks working on jailbroken iOS 5 device for the first time.

    In the first stages of any jailbreak, there tends to be a a few problems here and there. Whether they are major or minor issues, they generally exist early on - it's inevitable. With iOS 5, there are a few issues that come about with redsn0w, sn0wbreeze, and even the newly released Semi-Untether by BigBoss. One such issue that has been a biggie, although I personally didn't realize, was iBooks. iBooks has been broken and unavailable to use on iOS 5 jailbroken devices since the beginning. For avid jailbreak users who use iBooks, this is definitely a potential problem! Up until now, there was no evidence of anyone working on a fix for this problem.

    iH8sn0w just recently released a video that demos him using iBooks on iOS 5 jailbroken. Not only does he demo it, but he explains how to get it working yourself Directly from his YouTube description, here's what it is all about:

    Originally Posted by iH8sn0w;:
    The issue was dealing with how redsn0w/sn0wbreeze did sandbox patches in the kernel. For those that don't know, sandbox is a security measure that is used to ensure applications such as Safari don't have access to personal information or system files.
    On top of this, he mentioned that this is not to be considered a stable fix. He continues on to say that a stable fix is not something he's looking to do or release any time soon. Hopefully his work towards fixing this issue will drive other developers to get on it and release it.

    Watch the video below to see iH8sn0w demoing iBooks on his jailbroken iPod touch 4G on iOS 5:

    Youtube Video

    Are you excited to see this working? Or is iBooks that is something not worth your while? Post your comments here!

    Source(s): iH8sn0w
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iBooks on iOS 5 Jailbroken [VIDEO] started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. dennishsu's Avatar
      dennishsu -
      can jb the 4s yet or the ipad 2 on the ios 5
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Since the 4S and iPad2 use the same processor, no.
    1. Darkspell's Avatar
      Darkspell -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      On another note, when will MMi fix their website? I just installed their app just to reply to this article, I prefer using Safari.app. Btw... $2.99 to remove ads is ridiculous #JustSayin
      Worse, the ads don't shutdown when you close the app.
    1. dmerrill's Avatar
      dmerrill -
      Didn't work for me on my first gen iPad
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by dennishsu View Post
      can jb the 4s yet or the ipad 2 on the ios 5
      Nope
      But I wish that they would stop trying to fix the bugs and just release the jailbreak for 4s
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darkspell View Post
      Worse, the ads don't shutdown when you close the app.
      All you have to do is kill the app in the multitasking bar and the ads magically disappear
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      All you have to do is kill the app in the multitasking bar and the ads magically disappear
      Or just enter Airplane Mode lol
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      For my ipad first gen, ibooks is essential, no ios5 for me on my iphone 4 because it is not untethered or my pad... Sigh...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      I would like to start reading my Steve Jobs bio. So, any time now.
    1. hurstolds83's Avatar
      hurstolds83 -
      I put iBooks app folder in stash applications then respring. It works for me but now I have a square icon haha looks retarded. Did it with ifile
    1. Chad711's Avatar
      Chad711 -
      we don't need no stinking iBooks!
    1. versatilias's Avatar
      versatilias -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      I'm an iBooks user and would love to see this app working soon on my iPhone/iPad. Am glad to see this issue being addressed.

      On another note, when will MMi fix their website? I just installed their app just to reply to this article, I prefer using Safari.app. Btw... $2.99 to remove ads is ridiculous #JustSayin
      i downgraded from ios5 to ios4 because i couldn't get ibooks running... lolz...
      i didn't care much for the cydia tweaks that werent compatible yet...
      but ibooks not working was a deal breaker for me using the new firmware... hahaha...
    1. fbloise's Avatar
      fbloise -
      Quote Originally Posted by hurstolds83 View Post
      I put iBooks app folder in stash applications then respring. It works for me but now I have a square icon haha looks retarded. Did it with ifile
      I tried that as well (respring few times,)... I did it with OpenSSH and WinSCP first, then with iFunBox (same results).

      Will try with iFile.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by hurstolds83 View Post
      I put iBooks app folder in stash applications then respring. It works for me but now I have a square icon haha looks retarded. Did it with ifile
      You should try copying the file and having one in stash and one in the originating applications folder. If that doesn't work, try putting the one in stash and ONLY leave the icons and defaults (loading screens) in the file that's in the applications folder. If you do let me know if either of those worked. Then if you get the icon and the the square icon delete the icon files from the stashed file. I have no idea if that'll work but you never know
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      #2764036 - Pastie worked for me - I needed to reboot - iGuru says he had to respring twice (not once) - square icon but works fine - so far!