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Exploits Found For iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak

3/29/2013 03:59:00 PM - 0 comments

P0sixninja claims to have found iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak exploits. Joshua Hill or P0sixninja as he is better known has been very quiet since his departure from the Chronic Dev Team but it looks like he could be about to propel himself back into the limelight. He has claimed that he has all the necessary exploits needed for the production of a new jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3.

He made the claims via his Twitter account and this has always been his platform choice when it comes to making any jailbreak based announcements. The Evad3rs team have been getting all of the attention but that could be about to change. On his twitter account @p0sixninja said, “Evad3rs haven't gone anywhere, I've just discovered all the needed exploits on my own over the past few months.” He also went on to say, “well, so far it looks like the next jailbreak might be created entirely by me.”

If these Twitter claims do prove to be accurate then it looks like those die hard jailbreak fans who have been holding off on upgrading their devices to the latest firmware might not need to wait for much longer. Although P0sixninja hasn't confirmed whether he will release a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or wait till a major version of iOS 7 is released later this year, it still is great news for the jailbreak community.

There is no information available and P0sixninja doesn't claim to have a working jailbreak at the moment either. Still, it is great news to know that work is ongoing behind the scenes and that a jailbreak might be made available very soon. We will as always keep you updated and if we hear anything else, you will be the first to know.


New iPhone 5 Model With AWS Support To Go On Sale April 12th

3/27/2013 03:28:00 PM - 0 comments

A slightly modified iPhone 5 featuring support for AWS bands will go on sale in Apple retail stores from the 12th of April. According to Engadget, facilitating Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) requires slightly modifying the hardware and those who already own the iPhone 5 won't be able to enjoy these benefits by means of a software update.

T-Mobile will begin carrying the iPhone 5 on the 12th of April too and we are sure that T-Mobile will be offering the AWS variant of the iPhone 5 from the go. The new A1428 iPhone 5 will look exactly the same as the current model and will be available as unlocked and SIM free. Apple will also be moving AT&T sales onto the newer model as well so anyone looking for this newer model will have no problems from the 12th of April.

There are plenty of mobile operators using AWS and while a large number of smartphone manufacturers offer devices featuring radios capable of communicating using the AWS spectrum, the iPhone 5 has to date not beenn one of them. This new, minor, enhancement is great if you are planning on purchasing an iPhone 5 in the next month or so. We can all wonder whether Apple planned this move well in advance as a tweaked device is going to become a talking point and with the Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way this could be exactly what Apple were planning. The new iPhone 5 may just take the focus of the Samsung Galaxy S4. That being said, the new Galaxy is at least half a generation ahead of its Apple rival and AWS or not, the iPhone may just struggle a bit to stop its rival from selling in vast quantities. The new tweaked iPhone 5 will run on AT&T with full support for LTE.


Setting Up Two Step Verification For Apple ID/iTunes/iCloud

3/25/2013 04:04:00 PM - 0 comments

Apple has officially rolled out two step verification for all those who have an active Apple ID. This initiative will make it a lot more difficult for people to access someone else's Apple ID. This is good news for security conscious people and if you want to add an additional security layer you will find that making purchases or logging into the ID on a new device will trigger an authentication process that comes in the form of a four digit code entry.

This new two step verification process is entirely optional and you don't have to set it up if you don't want to. To set it up all you have to do is visit the My Apple ID page and from there you just select the Manage your Apple ID button from the right hand side of the page. Next you will be required to login and you can then start the two step authentication. Once you have done this the next thing you need to do is select the Password & Security option from the left hand menu under the heading Two Step Verification and then select Get Started.

Next you will receive some information about the verification process and this really just explains that as a user you will have to identify yourself through the use of an iOS device in the future. It also explains the process will generate a recovery key so that you can access your account in future. All you have to do on this page is select continue. More information is provided on the next page and again all you have to do is select continue. On the next page you have to click Get Started. Next you have to add a device or multiple devices to your account and grant permission for that device to receive the four digit code that is required for access. Select the device that you want to verify from the list. You can also add a device to the list which is associated with a phone number and capable of receiving SMS messages. This option will allow you to receive your verification code via SMS. Once you receive your verification code all you have to do is enter this into the page to complete the process.

After this has been completed you will be presented with a recovery key. You should store this in a safe place and then press continue. The next thing you have to do is confirm your recovery key. You have to type the recovery key into the space provide and hit confirm. Next you must agree to Apple's terms and conditions and click Enable Two Step Verification. That's it, you are all done now and you have successfully set up the Two Step Verification for your Apple ID.


New iPhone 5S To Have Improved Camera and Faster Processor

3/22/2013 06:45:00 PM - 0 comments

It's that time of the year again when talk turns to what Apple will launch next. The rumors are now forming on the new iPhone which many feel will be called the iPhone 5S. With Samsung announcing their Galaxy S4 that will definitely pack a punch, we could see many people debating whether or not to snap up this latest Android device. Many however will wait to see what Apple has in store with their new iPhone.

The latest reports suggest that Apple plans to release a new iPhone shortly after this year's WWDC. The new iPhone will no doubt be an improved version of the current iPhone 5 and if the reports turn out to be true, we will see the new iPhone 5S being shipped by the end of July 2013.

It really won't come as much of a surprise if Apple decides to hit the market with a relatively minor tweaked model and although the aesthetics and external facade of the device will remain consistent with what we already have, reports are suggesting that improvements may come in the form of a higher performing camera and an upgraded processor. The iPhone 5 currently ships with an 8 mega pixel iSight camera so we could see the iPhone 5S ship with 12 mega pixels minimum.

These rumors and the information we have received comes courtesy of DigiTime and their proposed release dates and improvements do fit in with the other rumors that have been circulating. As with all rumors, we do have to wait for the official announcement from Apple and those attending this year's WWDC may actually witness the original introduction of the new iPhone. As always, we will keep you updated with any information we receive.


Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 On iPhone and iPod Touch Using Redsn0w

3/20/2013 07:01:00 PM - 0 comments

The final build of iOS 6.1.3 has been released. This features bug fixes and improvements over the prior release. For those of you who are more interested in jailbreaking we have some good and some bad news. Apple has patched Evasi0n the untethered jailbreak tool as we expected which means that those of you with A5 devices won't be able to jailbreak your phone and you will lose your untethered jailbreak if you update to the latest firmware.

On the plus side, if you have an A4 powered device, there is a solution and you can still jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 using Redsn0w. Now we must point out, that this is a tethered jailbreak solution and there is no untethered jailbreak available as yet. We have tested the latest version of Redsn0w and a tethered jailbreak can be applied to all pre-A5 devices which are those that are vulnerable to the Limera1n exploit. This includes the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th generation. Newer devices such as the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPod touch 5th generation cannot be jailbroken.

If your current firmware is iOS 6.1.2 and you have an untethered jailbreak, do not update to iOS 6.1.3 or you will lose your jailbreak. The Redsn0w iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak is for A4 devices only and it is a tethered jailbreak solution. This means that you will have to plug your device into your computer if you wish to reboot your device.

If you want to use Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 then the first thing you need to do is download the original iOS 6.0. Then download and start Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. Click on the visible Extras button and choose Select IPSW. Point Redsn0w to the unmodified iOS 6.0 IPSW and then from Redsn0w's main screen all you have to do is click on Jailbreak and follow the on screen instructions. When prompted, choose to install Cydia. When instructed, enter DFU mode using the Redsn0w wizard. Redsn0w will not start working in the background and within minutes you will have an iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak.


Jailbreak Apps - Use Siri To Toggle The Do Not Disturb Mode On iOS

3/18/2013 09:58:00 AM - 0 comments

Apple are always adding new features to their operating system and every time a new firmware upgrade is launched we see a number of changes implemented. These changes are designed to not only enhance the power that the software offers, but to also improve the user experience. In the past number of weeks we have seen a massive amount of tweaks being added to the Cydia store and it looks like iOS 6's “Do Not Disturb” feature is a hit with developers.

One of the latest tweaks to hit the Cydia store that works with the Do Not Distrub feature is Crescent. This comes courtesy of Evan Coleman and Joshua Tucker and this little tweak should prove very useful to lots of users. When you download and install Crescent you get the ability to toggle the Do Not Disturb feature on and off using Siri. Most iOS users find themselves heading into the Settings menu to manually activate this feature during meetings or at times when they need peace and quiet. This tweak gives users the ability to invoke this feature using Siri and it will definitely prove useful in hands free moments.

The Crescent package works straight out of the box and offers multi-lingual support for all sixteen languages that Siri currently supports. It really is a useful, free and extremely lightweight tweak that is perfect for jailbroken devices. Crescent is available to download, free of charge, from the BigBoss repository and in order to use it you must have a jailbroken iOS device with Siri running on iOS 6 or above.


Jailbreak Apps – iPrivacy Tweak Allows Guest Mode On iPhone

3/15/2013 05:56:00 PM - 0 comments

If you are someone who would like to ensure more security on their iPhone, then you really should look into jailbreaking. The Cydia store contains a number of advanced packages that can actually assist in securing your device. One of the latest packages to be added to the jailbreak store is called iPrivacy. This tweak attempts to take a leaf out of the desktop OS book by introducing a usable guest mode onto all jailbroken iOS devices.

This tweak comes about as the number of people who share their devices with friends and family increases. You probably don't mind people flicking through your apps or playing Angry Birds but you don't want them going through your photos or text messages. This tweak is also going to be really useful if you lose your iOS device as it will protect the data you have stored on it.

When the “Guest Mode” of this package is activated, the tweak requires a different passcode to be given to guests so that specific things are protected from their view. The back-end of iPrivacy is where the real power is and this is all built around the installation of individual plugins that allow users to protect specific parts of their device. Different levels of protection can be set for each plugin installed and this results in the perfect protection for things like messages, photos and even incoming notifications.

Once you download and install iPrivacy, it won't matter if someone resprings your device, reboots it or even powers it off and back on again, they will never be able to access prohibited parts of your device. This really is a great privacy tool and it is available to download from the BigBoss repository. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad all running iOS 5 and above.


Google Now For iOS On The Way?

3/13/2013 04:57:00 PM - 0 comments

According to a leaked video on YouTube last night, Google Now for iOS could be on its way. This leaked video was subsequently pulled from YouTube but it still mananged to get peope talking about how Google may just be about to bring its latest addition to iOS.

The promotional video which did in fact look very real features a voice over that sounds just like the original Now announcement video and it shows what appears to be a Google Now on the iPhone with text proclaiming the the iPad will also be able to take advantage of Google's Siri-like functionality.

Even though this video has now been pulled from YouTube there were a few people that managed to download it and spread the news. According to this video which has as yet to be verified, Google Now will be bundled with Google's existing Search app for the iPhone and iPad. The Now feature will be started by swiping up from the bottom of the screen the same way it works on Android. The big difference is of course the Google Now will not be built into the operating system and as such users will have to launch it in order to use.

Google Now is an integral part of recent Android updates and is sure to be an important part of Google Glass when the device launches. Bringing Google Now to the competition may seem like madness but you have to remember who Google actually is. The aim of the game is to gather as much information as possible and then use this information to target advertisements. Whether these ads are on iOS or Android doesn't matter because the end result is still the same as far as Google is concerned.

It remains to be seen whether iOS users will be keen to use Google Now and there has been no word from Google as to the video's authenticity just yet. We jsut hope it is legitimate and we can't wait to see what Google Now will bring.


How To Set Important iOS Banner Notifications As Sticky On iPhone

3/11/2013 05:14:00 PM - 0 comments

Banner based alerts were introduced with iOS 5 and they wre met with a very positive reaction. That being said, Cydia wouldn't be as popular as it is if new features couldn't be enhanced by the jailbreaking community. The Sticky Icky package has just been released and this is a tweak where developers have attempted to make Apple's banner alerts a little bit better.

The banners and alerts were created intending to work hand in hand with the Notification Center hub that was also introduced with iOS 5. When a user receives a notification, a temporary banner is displayed at the top of the screen with the intention of notifying the user while not distracting them or drawing focus away from the app that is currently running. When a user installs Sticky Icky which is a new jailbreak tweak the banners and notifications become sticky and they remain stuck to the top of the display. It will remain here until users decide to either tap the banner and invoke the relevant alert action or dismiss the banner from view altogether. The main purpose of this tweak appears to be to bring a more permanent state of visibility to incoming notifications.

This package works really well and will help anyone who has suffered from missed alerts in the past. When you install this tweak you also get a dismiss button to the right hand side of the incoming banner alert and if this is tapped on it immediately removes the banner from view. Sticky Icky is available free of charge from the ModMyi repository and you must have a jailbroken device running iOS 5.0 or above.


Jailbreak Apps – iPhone Tweak Lets You Choose Contacts For iMessage Read Receipts

3/08/2013 12:30:00 AM - 0 comments

It is great to see when jailbreaks are made available how Cydia is suddenly refreshed and a list of brand new packages is made available. It is great to see that a number of developers are now taking an interest in enhancing Apple's native iMessaging service too. The brand new SelectiveReading tweak is one of the latest third party apps that tries to enhance the iMessaging service.

The name of this app which is only available to those with a jailbroken idevice pretty much gives away what it is intended for. In a native installation of iOS, the user simply has the option to enable or disable read receipts for sent iMessages. SelectiveReading changes this default functionality by giving the user the power to decide who gets read receipts. This tweak essentially hooks into the messaging of the system and implements a new “ask” feature relating to read recipts. SelectiveReading also adds a contact based override system that allows users to set the specific rules on a per contact basis.

If you want to have your read receipts turned off but still want a few select contacts to be informed when their message has been read then this tweak is perfect. SelectiveReading is available to download at just $0.99 from the Big Boss Repository and is compatible with iOS 5 and iOS 6.


Stop Google Chrome Crashing On Jailbroken Devices

3/06/2013 06:48:00 PM - 0 comments

Yesterday we saw Google roll out a new update via the App store for it's Chrome browser. Prior to this everything was fine but this new update has brought more than users were expecting. The latest Chrome update introduced some long-press based gestures as well as new sharing features. What the release notes for this update didn't mention however, was that jailbroken users would pay the price for “security” amendments.

People who regularly use Chrome on their jailbroken devices started to notice that their beloved browser was being disturbed when launching the updated Chrome app and this resulted in an immediate crash back to the home screen. After some investigation by Jay Freeman and developer Paul Griffin, it has become apparent that Google has introduced some untested jailbreak detection code into Chrome and this results in all jailbroken devices trying to use Chrome crashing everytime they launch it.

While enhanced security is always a good thing when it comes to mobile apps, even the most security conscious would agree that crashing and not even letting jailbroken devices use the app is going a little too far. The problem with this new version of Chrome seems to occur in the actual jailbreak detection code that has been included and the code automatically assumes that users have agreed to send usage data back to Google, whereas in reality, it is turned off by default.

Right now there is no perfect fix but Google have confirmed that we should see an update hitting the app store soon to resolve this issue. In the meantime, affected users are faced with the reality of having to allow Chrome to “send usage data”. It is also suggested that for the interim period users should remove all third-party Chrome based Cydia tweaks. You can follow the simple steps below to enable the usage data feedback options to allow Chrome to work again.

The first thing you need to do is launch the Google Chrome for iOS app. Once it launches, select the Menu button that is located immediately on the right hand side of the omnibox before selecting the Settings option. Scroll down and select the Privacy option which is located under the Advanced heading, select Send Usage Data. You need to make sure that you have either Always or Only on Wi-Fi selected from the list.

It is important to say that you need to do all this before the app crashes.


PhotoMagic For iPhone – Image Editing And Instagram Like Effects

3/04/2013 04:21:00 PM - 0 comments

If you love taking photos and then manipulating them on your iPhone then you need to check out PhotoMagic for iPhone. This new app comes from Softease Tech and delivers on all fronts. It comes with a very user friendly interface and is jam packed with great image editing features and Instagram like effects.

On your first use of this app you will be given two options. You can select an image you have already taken from your camera roll or take a new photo. Once you ahve choose your options you will then get to go through a seemingly endless number of filters and tint effects. Some are better than others but because of the large amount, we know there is something to suit everybody. Once you find the effect that you like best the next thing to do is apply a suitable frame. Again you will have plenty to choose from here and there are frames to suit all budding photographers.

PhotoMagic also allows you to rotate or flip your images and you can also crop them to your preferred size. Once you've finished making all your changes, you can save, email or export your image to a variety of other apps including Bump. You can also downscale your pictures to save them on your device and save a little bit of space too.

This really is a great little app that is available for just $1. This app does have the ability to do more and it would be great to see the option to be able to add text to the photos. As this is only version 1.1.1 this could still happen so it is one app that we will definitely be keeping our eyes on. If you have been looking for a decent all in one app for photo editing then be sure to check out PhotoMagic.


Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 Untethered Using Evasi0n v1.5 or Sn0wbreeze v2.9.11

3/01/2013 01:14:00 PM - 0 comments

The Evad3rs team have been hard at work and they have updated the Evasi0n tool to jailbreak iOS 6, 6.1 and 6.1.2 with improved boot times. Some users had reported that their boot time was considerably longer after jailbreaking using Evasi0n. If you have already jailbroken your idevice you don't need to do it again. All you have to do is check within your Cydia packages for the updated list which should be available after a refresh.

News has spread that Apple has plugged one of the key exploits used by the Evasi0n tool to jailbreak all A5 devices running iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 and it looks like the release of iOS 6.1.3 will be a task that even the Evad3rs team won't be able to beat. Planetbeing has already stated that it one exploit is down the whole jailbreak is finished, so if you do want to keep your device jailbroken the advice is not to update your firmware.

If you haven't jailbroken your iOS 6 yet and you would like to do so, you can download Evasi0n for Mac, Windows and Linux. For those who prefer the familiar jailbreak tool known as Sn0wbreeze, you will be happy to hear that it has also been updated to Sn0wbreeze v2.9.11. Last week this tool was updated to v2.9.10 and this new update fixes a bug with the compatibility issues with Cydia that was found with the untethered package on 6.1.2. Sn0wbreeze v2.9.11 is compatible with A4 devices only so if you have a newer model iPhone you will need to use Evasi0n to jailbreak.