Apple announced the new iPad Air yesterday in San Francisco California. The annual announcement introduced the new iPad Mini Retina, a new line of MacBook Pros, the new OS, 10.9 called Mavericks and the next generation full size iPad called the iPad Air.
Today we'll talk about, the good, the bad, and what Apple could have done to really push the iPad Air to the next level.
We're doing some tests on the newly released iPhone 5S this morning and came across some interesting findings.
The new iPhone 5S comes equipped with Apples latest sensor, the TouchID biometric fingerprint sensor.
This sensor is designed to unlock your device for you using your finger prints rather then the standard 4 digit security code.
Each iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has a Unique Device Identifier (UDID). This UDID is a sequence of 40 letters and numbers that is specific to your device. It’s like a serial number but much harder to guess.
Your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch can only install programs that are approved by Apple. However if you would like to try beta Apps or the new iOS Beta firmware before it gets released to the general public, your UDID needs to be on a developer list. Once you're on the developer list you can go ahead and install the unreleased iOS firmware, and beta Apps.
There are a few different ways to get this done.
So it's been a couple days now since the newly refreshed iOS 7 beta arrived.
I know many of you must have been very busy switching / updating your iPhones & iPods over to iOS 7.
Especially since the release of our latest guide, "How to get iOS 7 for your iPhone / iPad without a developer account".
Many of you love the new design, and some have been already made the decision of switching back to iOS 6.
Overall, we're still testing and getting use to the new interface, but we want to hear what you have to say !
Tell us, what do you like or hate the most about the new design and be automatically entered to win a free copy any iOS App, valued upto $10 !
So everyone is pretty excited about Apple's newly announced iOS 7 beta from a couple of days ago.
And I bet you want to try it out ?
One problem, Apple restricts beta testing to paid developer only. You can purchase an activation spot from a few of the sellers around, however this violates Apples T&S.
So, don't want to pay the UDID activation fees, but want to try the new iOS ? No Problem.
A personal contact of mine just discovered that you can install iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad without a developer account.
Here is the secret.
Today I'm pleased to introduce the all new WWJC2013 event skins from iCarbons.
This will be official skin for the WWJC 2013 event that we're sponsoring this year in New York this summer.
The iCarbons' team has really out done themselves on this project, pushing their creativity & tech up to a whole new level.
Let's have a look...
We're excited to announce that the JailbreakCon website has just launched.
What is JailbreakCon ?
We are the @JailbreakCon team, we are the only Jailbreak convention to grace the earth. In 2011 we ran our first event MyGreatFest in London, last year we ran our second event @JailbreakCon in San Francisco and this year people we are bringing you a 2 day event and it will be in New York City. All details are spread over our site, so please have a look around.
The new JailbreakCon website has all the information you need about this years WWJC event in New York.
Get the latest scoop of who'll be presenting at WWJC2013, the location, the merchandise and even grab your tickets.
Today we get to give you a sneak peak at Abstergo.
Abstergo is a new intuitive Cydia app developed by Andrew Richardson and Joshua Tucker, that takes your iOS notifications to the next level. Abstergo will be available in the Cydia store on April 21st for $1.99, that's this Sunday !
Although Apple's stock notification system has been around since iOS 5, there are still some key features that I believe the big A have missed. Abstergo closes the gaps and gives you a little more.
To install you simply head over to Cydia search for Abstergo and install, that's it ! No settings, no changes, just install, pretty simple.
Let's have a look.
First thing Abstergo addresses, is the lack of being able to clear all your notifications at once.
Apple has recently released iOS 6.1.3 which has patched exploits used for the evasi0n jailbreak. :(
So don't be upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 anytime soon !
Although I've mentioned this about 50 times over the last month, there are still so many who accidentally upgraded their devices.
Even if there is no official iOS 6.1.3 jailbreak released, there is still a way to jailbreak your iOS 6.1.3 device.
The iOS 6.1.3 semi-tethered jailbreak uses the former Redsn0w tool in combination with iOS 6.0 firmware to get the task accomplished.
Lets show you how to jailbreak, boot tethered, and how to apply the semi-untethered patch.
Let's go over the tutorial.
Evad3rs Press Conference at HITBSecConf2013 – Amsterdam (#HITB2013AMS) Hotel Okura, 11th April 2013
Amsterdam, 10th April: The team known as the @Evad3rs (@Planetbeing, @Pod2g, @pimskeks and @Musclenerd) will be holding a press conference to discuss their groundbreaking evasi0n jailbreak at the Hack In The Box security conference (HITBSecConf2013 – Amsterdam) this week.
What can you expect from this once in a lifetime press conference? The chance to speak with and question some of the world’s leading iOS hackers on the work behind evasi0n.
Evasi0n was released on the 4th of February 2013 and quickly became one of the most successful jailbreaks ever released. Used over 7 million times in only 5 days, this jailbreak is monumental as it marked the first for two new iOS devices – the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Since the release, a massive 18.2 million iOS devices have been jailbroken according to data given by @saurik
It's been an exciting couple of months.
Since the release of the evasi0n jailbreak from the evad3rs group, cydia activity has sky rocketed.
New Apps, new Tweaks, new Themes and more customization. This can't get any more exciting, especially for a geeky techie like myself.
Everyday, while I do my internet run I come across so many crazy iOS themes, and some amazing creativity.
I love seeing all the new stuff, and I'm sure my followers would to !
My sources for these custom snaps are pretty much all over, twitter, facebook, google, rss, etc. Even though for me scouting is an everyday thing, most users just don't have the time to do this on a daily basis.
So I though, why not build an App ?
Just last night Apple released iOS 6.1.3 to the public.
The iOS 6.1.3 update was released to address a few issues, including the passcode lock vulnerability that allowed some users to bypass the iOS lock screen.
What's horrible though, is Apple has also patched the exploits used in the evasi0n tool.
This means we can no longer jailbreak our iOS 6.1.3 devices using evasi0n. BOO !
So, DO NOT UPDATE TO 6.1.3 if you want to have a jailbreak. For now just stay on 6.1.2 or whatever you are on, until you get further updates from us about future jailbreak support.
Currently all A4 and lower devices can still jailbreak, using a combination of ...
We got some great news folks !
Senator Ron Wyden has reportedly re-introduced the "Wireless Device Independent Act". The new bill will finally allow users to unlock their cellphones, and choose a cell carrier of their choice.
In 2006, the DMCA ( Digital Millenium Copyright Act ), was introduced, which made cellphone unlocking illegal. The congress has issued a number of exceptions for cellphone unlocking, however that stopped in January of this year. Any cellphone purchased after Jan 2013, cannot be legally unlocked.
Failure to acquire another exception, the community came together and started a petition, we got a total of 114,000 signatures.
Yesterday the White House announced they would support "narrow legislative fixes" to legalize the practice. !!!
Ok, I usually don't get excited too much about Cydia tweaks, but this one has me pumped !
Yesterday I finally got to install BatteryDoctorPro, a free Cydia tweak for your iOS device, and after 24 hours, I'm stoked to report my feedback.
BatteryDoctorPro is much more then just a battery meter.
This is one hell of an App.
From shortcut toggles, to different battery profiles, to app usage tracking, this app has it all !
Let's have a look.
Apple has released iOS 6.1.2 to the public in the last few days, and it seems like the exploits used in evasi0n still work !
The @evad3rs have released an updated version 1.4 of evasi0n to make it iOS 6.1.2 compatible.
The tutorials is almost identical as our last one but lets go over it one more time.
- iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5
- iPad 2/3/4/mini
- iPod Touch 4G/5G
- iOS 6.0
- iOS 6.0.2
- iOS 6.1
- iOS 6.1.1
- iOS 6.1.2
Step 1 : First thing ...
A few days ago Apple released iOS 6.1.1 to iPhone 4S users around the world. As always, many iPhone 4S owners have upgraded their device and lost their ability to jailbreak yet again.
But don't worry !
Although the desktop evasi0n tool was incompatible with iOS 6.1.1, the vulnerabilities that were used for the evasi0n jailbreak were not patched up.
Today, the evad3rs team have updated their evasi0n tool to version 1.3. This upgrade is specifically for those owners who upgraded their iPhone 4S by accident to 6.1.1
For now version 1.3 only supports iOS 6.1.1 on the iPhone 4S, but I'm hoping that once the rest of iOS 6.1.1 is released, the tool will still be compatible.
Ok I'm just going to add the video for now and brief instructions as i've been testing this all day.
This is tested on my iPod Touch 4G, and should work on all A4 devices.
Basically its messy,
Just wanted to do a quick announcement.
The iCarbons team has introduced a whole new range of colors on their website that you can use to customization any of your iOS devices.
I'm going to be the first one to stand behind these guys, because their iCarbons products Kick Ass :)
The new colors include :
Check out the preview image below and look how hot these colors look !
Today I want to show you a cool tweak by the name of iCallAnswer.
This app will turn heads :) Trust me.
Well if you own an iPhone, I'm going to show you a very useful tweak that will allow you to receive all your SMS/Call/Twitter notifications without even picking up your phone.
Imagine if you're working on the car, cleaning the dishes, or exercising, your hands are usually full and possibly dirty. So picking up your phone everytime you get a notification can be kinda frustrating. Your iPhone might get dirty or even worst wet. I know you might be thinking, just wait till you're done. But most people, including myself don't have the luxury to wait and answer later. We have kids and on-call jobs and each notification has to be checked all the time.
Now that the jailbreak is out for every iOS device on the market, I know everyone is eager to customize their device.
From custom lock screens, to cool looking icons, the evasi0n jailbreak has opened up a lot of options.
While many in the jailbreak community put their customization together piece by piece, some prefer to spend the extra couple of buck and grab a pre-made theme.
Today we'll show you
@iBitGirl's theme named LeviathanHaz3 HD, demonstrated on our newly jailbroken iPhone 5.
The theme comes in various flavours such as the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, as well as the iPad, and starts at $2.99. If you think $2.99 is high for a theme, let me assure you it's not. Especially when you see how much work and effort has gone into each and every detail.
From Notification Centre, to homescreen, to lock screen, to custom load screens, this theme has it all.
Are you annoyed that Apple hasn’t put any decent ringtones on their devices?? Do you wish you could add whatever song as a singer, sms sound or even a custom email sound??
You’re in luck people!!!
There is an App in Cydia called: AnyRing, yes you have to pay for this one ($3.99c + Free Trial)..But hey, it’s a MUST have for any iPhone user and there's a free trail!!
Just wanted do a quick how-to today. Many may find this VERY useful, especially in the next few days since everyone is installing all their favorite Cydia tweaks.
A few days ago, the long awaited #evasi0n jailbreak people have been waiting for was finally released. We covered this in our 2 how to guides , How to Jailbreak any iPhone using #evasi0n [video] & How to Jailbreak any iPad using evasi0n [video].
Since the release of evasi0n, people have been installing tweaks like no tomorrow. I'm getting tweeted about the compatibility issues from some of these tweaks, about every 10-15 minutes. Jailbreakers should remember that not all apps have been updated to iOS 6 yet, meaning some will cause your iPhone to crash or get stuck in a reboot loop, and most people end up restoring their devices, and starting fresh again.
So today i'll share a quick tip, on how to get your device back up and running without having to restore the whole iOS & rejailbreaking your device.
Here are some of the problems people are experiencing :
A lot of people are having a problem after jailbreaking with their Weather App not working.
The evad3rs are aware of the issue and working on the fix.
Meanwhile, I'll give you some instructions on how you can fix this yourself. I'm going to assume you know how to SSH into your device and run a few basic commands.
If you don't know what any of this means, you probably shouldn't be attempting this, and wait for a proper fix from the evad3rs.
Ok I've made a quick how to fix your weather app.
Step 1. make sure you have some SSH sofeware installed on your PC ( I'm using WINSCP in Windows )
Step 2. make sure you install OPENSSH from Cydia, its a free download