Soal source code Cydia Substrate

Pernyataan Jay Freeman (@saurik) soal mengapa dirinya tidak pernah dan tidak akan pernah merilis source code dari Cydia Substrate, yang merupakan komponen terpenting dari Cydia (via Reddit):

I have been quite open about the reason I long long ago stopped shipping the source code to Substrate: because my BSD code was forked by someone who wanted to “own” the entire jailbreak stack, turning it into an end-to-end commercial-only project.

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Jailbreak untuk smartphone, tablet dan smart TV kini dilegalkan

Kabar baik buat komunitas jailbreak dari @saurik. Kabarnya jailbreaking (atau rooting) untuk perangkat smartphone, tablet, smart TV dan perangkat-perangkat komputasi mobile lainnya telah dilegalkan oleh Copyright Office (Badan Hak Cipta AS).

Sebenarnya iPhone (smartphone) sudah dilegalkan terlebih dahulu, namun perangkat semacam iPad (tablet) masih masih diperdebatkan statusnya. Sebelumnya jailbreaking pada iPad dianggap illegal di mata hukum (AS) tetapi hukumnya belum dipaksakan. Sekarang, badan hak cipta di Amerika telah melegalkan jailbreaking untuk iPad dan semua perangkat-perangkat lainnya.

Thank you Saurik!

Saurik: Android juga “di-jailbreak”

Kata mbah @saurik, penggunaan istilah “jailbreak” sebenarnya berlaku juga untuk Android (via Reddit):

FWIW, to the extent to which people try to provide technical distinctions between the terms, it argues that the term “jailbreaking” should be used for most Android exploits, as increasingly having “root” is not particularly interesting: you need a kernel exploit to disable restrictions keeping you from modifying the filesystem, or you need a bootloader exploit to disable iOS-like signature chains. Yet, in the end, people end up just using the term “root” for essentially everything, even when that term is being dragged so far away from its relative-to-jailbreaking well-known definition.

Alasannya, karena secara teknis proses mendapatkan root kurang lebih hampir sama dengan proses mendapatkan jailbreak di iOS. Namun, biar tidak membingungkan dan supaya konsisten, kata “jailbreak” tetap dipakai oleh komunitas pengguna iOS, dan “root” untuk komunitas Android.

Ongkos update Cydia

Cydia di iOS 6 dan iOS 7.
Cydia dengan interface iOS 6 (kiri) dan iOS 7 (kanan).

Saya baru tahu, kalau ternyata ongkos atau biaya untuk (sekali) merilis update Cydia itu sampai $3000.

Menurut Saurik, biaya sebesar ini digunakan untuk pajak, biaya server, gaji karyawannya di SaurikIT, dan ongkos lainnya.

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(BTW, in case people are curious, as I hate leaving these random little comments without some kind of interesting story to go along: in addition to the “determine the correct fix”, “determine where to put the correct fix”, and “make certain the correct fix doesn’t break when presented with devices that have already been fixed, whether via some other third-party package or by hand”, I run into some unique problems because I’ve determined the “correct package” to fix this issue is Cydia. The first is somewhat boring: 50m users downloading a new build of Cydia costs me almost $3k. The second problem, however, is more interesting: I am unable to release new versions of Cydia without it becoming “news”, at which point people become incredibly angry that I didn’t do whatever else they wanted to see done in the new version of Cydia.

Jadi, kalau Anda selama ini menikmati jailbreak, jangan lupa berterima kasih ke @Saurik juga ya, karena selain hacker yang merilis jailbreak, peran Saurik juga sangat besar bagi komunitas jailbreak.

WinterBoard untuk Android

Pengguna iDevice yang suka memodifikasi tampilan homescreen pasti sudah kenal dengan WinterBoard. Ya, aplikasi yang (dulunya) hanya tersedia di Cydia untuk perangkat yang telah dijailbreak ini berfungsi sebagai “theme engine” yang dapat mengubah tema serta elemen-elemen GUI pada SpringBoard (homescreen) seperti wallpaper, ikon, statusbar, dock, dan lainnya.
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Saurik the “godfather”

Apa keuntungan Saurik menjadi moderator di /r/jailbreak? Yup, bisa meng-AMA Saurik setiap hari 😀

I pronounce saurik like “sore ick”, because sores are icky, and so am I. I pronounce Cydia as “sih-DEE-ah”; it is Latin (the genus of the common apple worm), and has penultimate stress.

Saurik

I don’t remember if they slightly paraphrased the stuff I had said in this interview, but it is accurate none-the-less (it just sounds slightly like not-me saying it); also, to be clear, the context from the previous question was about “saurik”, not “Cydia” (he may also have changed the questions before publishing).
I read online somewhere that the meaning of the name has something to do with bringing fruit to perfection? A fun jab at Apple perhaps?

Not at all actually! I came up with the name when I was in seventh grade. I played a lot of games on bulletin boards. I was on one that had 10 people on it and I used the name “Spock.” When you’re on a bulletin board with 10 geeks, you have a chance of using the name Spock, but then I connected to bulletin board with 100 geeks… a hundred geeks will have at least one Spock already. So I needed a new name. I wanted something that would work in a space-faring game and something that would work in a medieval-based game but I also had the presence of mind to pick a name that I would not be embarrassed about when I was much older.

Saurik

Again, however, you are correct: people who talk about me starting jailbreaking are entirely wrong. At best I can be called a “godfather” in the familial sense: I often am the person who inherits things (the toolchain, hosting websites, code like uicache that people dump on me, temporarily things like MobileFinder and MobileTerminal) that others no longer want to maintain, which I then adopt as my own children. At this point there are tons of things that I “own”, but in some way aren’t really “mine”; one could even argue WinterBoard is like that: the when the guy who developed SummerBoard left I had to rewrite it from scratch so people could still apply themes.

Saurik

JailbreakMe sudah aman kembali

Kemarin, sejak Steve Jobs meninggal dunia 🙁 beberapa situs web terkenal mengubah halaman depannya dengan menampilkan logo Apple atau foto Steve Jobs sebagai bentuk penghormatan kepada Steve Jobs. Tidak terkecuali dengan JailbreakMe.com yang merupakan web-based jailbreak untuk iOS 4.3.3.


Sayang sekali, pergantian halaman depan JailbreakMe.com tersebut bukan dilakukan oleh salah satu anggota dari komunitas jailbreak, bukan pula dari comex tetapi orang tidak dikenal.
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Jailbreak All-Star

Jailbreak Team

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DEF CON 19 yang merupakan acara berkumpulnya para hacker telah selesai digelar sejak 4 Agustus lalu. Acara ini digelar setiap tahun dan pada tahun ini lokasinya di Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yang menarik adalah acara tersebut juga dihadiri oleh banyak jailbreaker yang cukup terkenal seperti yang bisa Anda lihat pada foto di atas. Foto di atas diambil di dalam kamar hotel p0sixninja saat mereka mengadakan ‘jailbreakers party’.

Yang belum kenal siapa mereka:

Dari kiri ke kanan: @Comex | @Saurik | @nitoTV | @p0sixninja | geohot | @Jaywalker9988 | tidak-dikenal

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