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Over the last 24 hours, owners of iOS devices across the globe have been compelled to take their expensive gadgets, wrap them in Glad Wrap and stick them inside their refrigerator. What on Earth would make anyone do that, short of a mental break? Well, it is because of a break of sorts — a jailbreak.


On May 30, security research Ian Beer, well-known in the industry for uncovering bugs in Apple software, announced the discovery of two new exploits in iOS — specifically 11.3.1, which until recently was the most up-to-date build. Shortly afterwards, the jailbreaking community went bonkers, the promise of an updated jailbreak for Apple gadgets, both new and old, seemingly around the corner. But, here we are, well into June, with no public jailbreak in sight. So, what's going on?


When the first iOS devices were released, savvy hackers got to work on breaking down Apple's walled garden so users could install their own apps. That process, jailbreaking, relied on finding vulnerabilities in iOS that could be exploited to side-load apps and UI customisation. But, over the last few years, Apple has shutdown the number of vulnerabilities that are exploitable in this way. Over the last week, the ModMyi and ZodTTD/MacCiti repositories closed down, leaving just one default repository for Cydia.


iOS 9 isn't even out yet, but the OS has already been successfully jailbroken. This means you'll be able to unshackle the hardware restrictions from your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus as soon as you pull it out of the box. While there are certainly benefits to jailbreaking your iOS device, it also opens up a range of significant threats. If you're thinking of going down this route, be sure to read this first...


There's nothing inherently wrong with a product you buy off the shelf, but there's definitely something awesome about hacking it to make it better. This weekend, throw your warranties aside and bring something new to the things you already own.


Getting locked out of your home, your computer or anywhere else you want to be can suck. The same goes for those times when your gadgets prevent you from doing what you want to do with them, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are the top 10 ways you can break into virtually anything with a literal or figurative lock.


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We've shown you how to convert your video for your Apple TV ahead of time and on the fly, but if you're still not satisfied and want to play practically any video format, you can jailbreak your device and install Plex.


Windows/Mac: If you're in a hurry to jailbreak your iOS 4.2.1 device, the iPhone Dev-Team (they're the band of hackers regularly releasing the best jailbreaking tools) has already released a Windows and Mac version of jailbreaking tool redsn0w that jailbreaks devices running 4.2.1. The catch: It's currently a "tethered" jailbreak, meaning "that each time your device loses battery power or needs to be rebooted, you must attach it to a PC or Mac to boot into the jailbroken state" Unless you're in a huge hurry to jailbreak, you're probably best off waiting.


If you've purchased an Apple mobile product you've also signed up for its many limitations, but jailbreaking can put you back in control. These are our top ten jailbreak hacks to help you customise and better utilise your iOS device.