Hacker Claims New 'checkm8' Exploit Can Lead to Permanent Jailbreak

· Andrew Orr · Link

Twitter use axi0mX posted about how a new iOS exploit called checkm8 could lead to a “permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit” for iPhone 4s to iPhone X.

What I am releasing today is not a full jailbreak with Cydia, just an exploit. Researchers and developers can use it to dump SecureROM, decrypt keybags with AES engine, and demote the device to enable JTAG. You still need additional hardware and software to use JTAG.

I’m sure governments around the world will be in touch.

iOS 13: How to Use Animoji Camera Effects

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

In iOS 13 you can use Animoji and Memoji camera effects in iMessage and FaceTime. Here’s where to find the setting.

iOS 13: How to Add a Second Person to Face ID

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

You can add a second person to Face ID on iOS devices. This is great for people who share their devices. Here’s how to do it.

iOS 13 Bug Affects Third-Party Keyboard Apps

· Andrew Orr · Link

A bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS affects keyboard apps. They can be granted full access even if you haven’t approved that.

Third-party keyboard extensions in iOS can be designed to run entirely standalone, without access to external services, or they can request “full access” to provide additional features through network access. Apple has discovered a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS that can result in keyboard extensions being granted full access even if you haven’t approved this access.

Because Apple mentions an “upcoming software update” I assume this bug also affects iOS 13.1.

How to Prepare Your iPad and Update to iPadOS

· Andrew Orr · Link

A bit ahead of schedule, Apple is releasing iOS 13.1 and iPadOS today. I wrote an update guide for iOS 13 and I’ll share that as a linked teaser, because the steps are identical for iPadOS. Just make sure that your iPad is properly backed up to iCloud or iTunes.

Once your iPhone is backed up, you’re ready to install iOS 13. You can either do so via iTunes, or right on your device. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. After a second or two, iOS 13 will appear and you can tap the install button. You can also enable the option for automatic backups. Like iCloud Backup, your iPhone will update automatically.

Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, macOS, and More – Mac Geek Gab 781

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, Mojave, and More – Mac Geek Gab 781

Lots of new stuff from Apple this week… and lots of technical landmines to navigate. Thankfully, you’ve been sending your questions into John and Dave, and they’ve been doing the research to get you answers. Listen to the answers to your questions – and everyone else’s, too! Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things… one that might even save your bacon this week!

iOS 13.1 Said to Be Released on September 24, Not 30

· Andrew Orr · Link

A couple of tweets from prominent journalists have said that Apple will release iOS 13.1 on September 24, instead of September 30 as previously reported. Both Lauren Goode (Wired) and Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch) are saying this.

Also: iOS 13.1, the next (and presumably more stable) version of the software will ship September 24, *not* September 30 as previously expected & reported.