Why you should Jailbreak your iphone

Why you should Jailbreak your iPhone Topics • Intro • The Jailbreaking Recipe –What you need • What Version of Firmware are You Running Version • J...
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Why you should Jailbreak your iPhone

Topics • Intro • The Jailbreaking Recipe –What you need • What Version of Firmware are You Running Version • Jailbreak Software • Backup 2

Topics (cont) • Jailbreak Demo • Cydia • Why Jailbreak? –Advantages –Disadvantages • How you can help • Conclusions 3

Introduction Brent-Morris - iPhone:~ root#whoami • Current certifications: MCSE, CCA, CISSP, APS, CCA, ITIL, GCIH, GWAPT • Work at VyStar Credit Union – White-Hat Security Professional

• My weapons for today are: – iPhone – iPad 4

The Jailbreaking Recipe Here’s what you’ll need to ascertain: • • • • •

What iDevice do you want to jailbreak? What firmware are you running? What jailbreak software do you want to use? Need iTunes Need USB cable

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What’s Version of Firmware are You Running? Firmware = iOS = IPSW 1. Settings • About  Version 2. Download Firmware • http://www.felixbruns.de/ iPod/firmware

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Jailbreak Software The software you use depends on the iOS and the type of hardware you have • A few different choices but the two I recommend are: – RedSnow, – Absinthe – http://www.spiritjb.org/how-to-jailbreak

Download software • Jailbreak software – http://blog.iphone-dev.org

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Backup!!! Back up your iDevice before you jailbreak it. • Connect it to iTunes – Right click your device and select backup

• If anything goes wrong this backup will save you.

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Jailbreak Demo - Redsn0w

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Cydia • The Jailbreak APP Store • There’s a “better” APP for that – http://cydia.saurik.com

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Tethering – getting the most out of your devices • PDANet - $15.95 – Employs WEP

• MiWi - $19.99 – Employs added security of WPA2

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Utilities/Tools • Firewall IP - $4.49 – Monitors APP and Device Data – Gives you the control to manage and prevent Data Leakage

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Utilities/Tools • SB Settings - FREE – Simplistic way to manage Device Settings – One Screen, One Tap

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Utilities/Tools

• 3g Unrestrictor - $3.99 – Capability to DOWNLOAD APPS over 20MB over 3G normally requiring WiFi – Capability to stream HIRES (over 10MB) podcasts/videos over 3G

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Utilities/Tools • iFile - $4.00 – Capability to run at ROOT level for FULL ACCESS to device – Ability to MODIFY at ROOT level.

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Utilities/Tools • iBlacklist- $12.99 – Ability to WHITELIST ONLY those you want to receive calls from – ALL OTHERS get

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JAILBREAK - Advantages Customization - Theming • Winter Board – FREE – Ability to CUSTOMIZE your HOME screen look – Not all themes are FREE

• DreamBoard – FREE – Gives your iPhone that OSX Lion or Android “LOOK” 17

JAILBREAK - Advantages Customization - Functionality • Activator – FREE – Launch APPs using gestures and supported actions

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Developing for iOS CYDIA vs APP Store CYDIA • FREE • Any computer • Most any language – Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.

APP Store • Costs $$$ • Must use a MAC • Language must be Objective-C

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JAILBREAK - Disadvantages • Source integrity • iOS upgrades and rejailbreak • Navigating through malware to get jailbreak software • Bad apps

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JAILBREAK - Disadvantages JailBroken App Sources • Like Linux you can choose different source repositories • These are the repository for cracked apps: – sinfuliphonerepo.com – cydia.xsellize.com 21

JAILBREAK - Disadvantages • Rejailbreak every new iOS – Difficult to go back to old versions • Downloading jailbreak software sucks! – 500 links to click through before you download the software – Junk/Malware

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JAILBREAK - Disadvantages • Bad Apps – Mobile Terminal – TCPDump – WiFi Sync • Wi-Fi Sync is still available on the Cydia Store, but it is no longer developed or supported. If you’re having trouble, please try the beta version • http://ghughes.com/wifi-sync/ 23

How You Can Help Jailbreaking is not a crime, yet . . . • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 • Jailbreaking became legal on July 26, 2010 • Support Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Conclusion • FREEDOM vs. RESTRICTIVE

• Device Features • APPS that allow you OPEN functionality – Utilities

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…..BEST PART

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QUESTIONS? 27

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