Category Archives: Apple

Apple Developer Center Compromised

Apple’s developer site unexpectedly crashed last Thursday leaving many people guessing who exactly was responsible behind this massive happening. Ibrahim Balic, a Turkish security researcher from the UK confessed being the person causing troubles for Apple. He claimed to have found 13 bugs within the website system which enabled him to access some of the user information. He also demonstrated one of the bugs in a YouTube video, where he appears to be accessing a list of developer names and user IDs.

Ibrahim claims to have gone to Apple with his findings and showed them the details of 73 developers account and offered help. He insisted that his actions were legal and ethical and in order to prove his point he has to publish the details.

As a result, Apple closed down the website instead claiming to be working on its maintenance.  Apple released a statement name “We’ll be back soon” to explain the hacking attempted.

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“Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.”

Apple is currently working on overlapping the previous system completely. The servers and the database will be rebuilt. They did not further elaborate on it nor did they comment on the previous system’s flaws.

Membership of the developers will be extended as per Apple’s statement but the reopening of the portal is still not confirmed.

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Apple announced iOS 7 with major interface facelift

Apple has been static, since almost 5 years, with their operating system in iPhone. In order to survive in the ever changing environment of technology they needed a change and a big one. That is exactly what Apple did in the form of iOS 7. This operating system is quite different from the previous operating systems of iPhone. This is the ‘big change’ that all iPhone users were eagerly waiting for!

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The new iOS 7 supports brand new characteristics, gone are the old typical IPhone features and apps. This is the new operating system that promises the user some excitement and innovation to be impressed by.

The new design is different in many ways, form falter icons to slimmer fonts and a new slide-to-unlock feature. The stock apps have also been redesigned for a change specially the weather app providing more animation much similar to the new yahoo weather app. From the topography to the color scheme, safari browser to photo apps, everything is entirely different.

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The skeuomorphic interface elements are gone with the wind replacing it with flat graphics that looks more elegant. It offers a more 3D effect for the wallpapers as well. One of the most awaited features is the Control Center that puts your most used apps upfront and is available from any screen. The biggest change to the safari browser is the addition unified search and URL field. Multitasking can now be easily done just like in Windows phone.

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Though the new operating system offers some very exciting features to the users, but it does very little to challenge the competitors because most of these features are close to the predictions made by experts. It seems like Apple is planning to drop the bomb with the release of their new iPhone this fall.

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Galaxy S4 Outsells Apple iPhone 5 in US

The most awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 made its debutante entry this year coming head to head with the marvellous iPhone 5. Though iPhone 5 was released a couple of months earlier than Galaxy S4, the demand and popularity of S4 is reaching new heights.

The outlook of Galaxy S4 appears to be similar to S3 but the added features are what have the people going crazy over it. It is made up entirely of almost plastic with a 5-inch full HD display and 1,920 x 1,080 resolutions. Iphone 5, on the other end, is made up of glass and aluminium with a Retina quality of 640 x 1136. This may be an advantage for Iphone 5 but Samsung galaxy S4 came out as a much larger set matching its attractiveness with the slender profile of Iphone 5.

Both the phones differ in the operating system it uses as well. S4 incarnates android Jelly Bean software version 4.2.2, and Iphone 5 supports IOS 6.1. The battery time of S4 has been reportedly better than iPhone 5. iPhone 5’s battery is like iPods which will eventually die and is irreplaceable. Iphone does not offers near field communication (NFC) and microSD card slot like S4 that can support up to 32GB added memory.

Due to these distinctive features Samsung Galaxy S4 has been able to beat iPhone for the very first time in the US market. Consumers are more inclined towards S4 and the sales are sky rocketing with every passing day shadowing the Iphone success.

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Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are the eye witness of S4’s success in the US market. The IOS department, on the other hand, is on its toes trying to figure out innovative ways to keep their product fresh and their consumers happy.

Via: Gsmarena

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Free Permanent Factory Unlock for your iPhone 4

Hello everyone. After so much success with this site (and some of others as well), today we are giving away a free permanent IMEI unlock for your iPhone 4. Yes, one lucky winner will get the unlock for free. Read on for details.

Update: The contest has been closed!

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The contest will be held till 5th June, 2013 and all you have to do is comment on this post below with your Name and Email address. Please do not post your email address inside comment box.

That’s it. We don’t ask you to like our page, post or follow us on Twitter etc like many other websites who often post a contest like this. Just drop a comment below and see if you are lucky enough to get the unlock.

On 5th June, we will announce the winner on this post and will email that person. What are you waiting for? Comment now and stand a chance to win free factory/IMEI/Permanent unlock for your iPhone 4.

And the winner is: M Boumaza. Congratulations!

How to Unlock iPhone 4 / 4S

If you are looking to unlock iPhone 4, or unlock iPhone 4S, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will explain how one can unlock his/her iPhone and get rid of the carrier boundness. After unlocking your iPhone, you will be able to use any sim card in it, anywhere in the world!

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What is unlocking an iPhone?
If you buy an iPhone on contract such as At&t, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange etc, it will be limited to that carrier’s sim card only. You won’t be able to make or receive calls if you travel to some other country. To use your phone in other countries, you will have to unlock it.

Which is the best method to unlock iPhone 4 , 4S or even iPhone 5?

There are many methods out there to unlock your iphone 4, 4s, 5 but the best method is factory unlock or it is also called IMEI unlocking where your devices’ IMEI is officially registered on Apple’s servers and you get your phone unlocked for the whole life. So factory unlock iPhone 4 can only be achieved using this method.

Here are some other methods of unlocking an iphone

Sam method:
This method has been deprecated. It no longer works. When it worked, it was the best method to unlock any iPhone.

Ultrasn0w:
Ultrasn0w is a Cydia package which can unlock some limited basebands. Since we are talking about iPhone 4 in this article, ultrasn0w can ONLY unlock iPhone 4 with baseband 1.59.00.

Gevey Sim:
Very popular but not recommended method. Gevey sim is also known as hardware unlocking. You have to put a small transistor (which is called gevey sim) beneath your sim card. Then you have to do some procedure to get signals on your phone.

So the moral of the story is, if you want to unlock your iPhone 4, 4S or iPhone 5, simply go for imei unlocking service and get rid of all the hurdles.

Factory Unlock your iPhone with a new service

Looking to factory unlock your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S? Tired of waiting for some unofficial ways or gevey sim to unlock your iPhone? Well, your wait is over now because unlockiphone4andmore is here and it is, by far, the best and number one website on the planet to provide guaranteed and permanent iPhone unlocking service.

What is permanent/IMEI/Factory unlocking an iPhone?

If you buy an iPhone on contract with like AT&T, orange, T-mobile etc, they will impose a lock on that iPhone so that only that specific contact based sim card will work on it. If you put any other sim card into your iPhone, it will not work. So factory unlocking an iPhone means, you get permanent unlock for your phone and you may use it anywhere in the world with any sim card you prefer.

Advantages of Factory unlocked iPhone

  • Update your iPhone anytime on any new iOS without losing the unlock
  • Safest unlock that doesn’t even require jailbreaking
  • No risk of damaging your phone or anything like that as the unlock is done remotely.

So what are you waiting for? Get your iPhone unlocked today at the lowest price possible.

How to find out if iPhone 3GS is an old bootrom or new bootrom

Apple iPhone 3GS models has either old bootrom or new bootrom. What is the difference between the two? Well, jailbreaking community found bootrom exploit for iPhone 3GS back in 2009. Bootrom exploit actually meant that hardware exploit for iPhone 3GS has been discovered and it can be jailbroken (untethered) on any new firmware that Apple might release in the future. To fix this, Apple started to produce new iPhone 3GS’s which had ‘new bootrom’ or ‘fixed bootrom’ after 9th of September, 2009.

So if your iPhone 3GS is an old bootrom, you can always jailbreak (untethered it) on any new firmware version. And if it has new bootrom, you still be able to jailbreak it but you won’t get untethered jailbreak until jailbreak communities find exploit for that specific firmware.

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can find if your iPhone 3GS has old or new bootrom.

Find if iPhone 3GS is an old bootrom or new bootrom

Step 1: Download Redsn0w [For windows] [For Mac]

Step 2: Connect your iPhone with computer and run Redsn0w.

Step 3: At the bottom of Redsn0w, see if it reads old BR. If it does, then your iPhone 3GS has old bootrom. Otherwise it has new bootrom.

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The picture above is an example of iPhone 3GS with old bootrom.

How to force any iOS device out of recovery mode

Are you stuck on recovery mode on your iOS device and can’t find a way out of it? Don’t worry. This tutorial will teach you how you can force your iOS device out of recovery mode.

How to get out of recovery mode on any iOS device

Download Tinyumbrella from this link and run it. Make sure you have iTunes installed on your computer. Now plug your device with your computer. Tinyumbrella should now detect your device and it will show your device under ‘Connected devices’ field.

Click on your device from the left window pane and choose Exit Recovery option.

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That’s it. Tinyumbrella will now force your device out of recovery mode. It can take a while so be patient.

How to Enable Battery Percentage in iPod Touch 5, iPod Touch 4

Battery percentage is enabled in iPhones and iPads by default but in case of iPod Touch, there is no option there in settings to enable battery percentage. With a little trick, you can enable it on your iPod Touch 4G, or iPod Touch 5G. The only thing you need is a jailbroken iPod.

You can jailbreak your iPod Touch 5 using Evasi0n jailbreak tool. Follow the guide posted here. If your iPod Touch 4 is running iOS 6, then you can use Evasi0n tool to jailbreak it. And if you are running iOS 5, search Google for Absinthe jailbreak and you will find out how to jailbreak it.

I assume that your iPod Touch is jailbroken by now. Go to Cydia, search for SBSettings and install it.

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Now open SbSettings app found on one of your page of iPod Touch. Scroll down until you see System Options. Tap on that and finally enable Numeric Battery option.

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Battery percentage is now enabled on your iPod Touch 4G/5G. There are many other tweaks available on cydia that can do this trick but sbsettings is the best tweak out there.

Finally! Evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak is here

Just a moment ago I wrote a post asking you guys to gear up for the upcoming jailbreak and now the jailbreak is live at evasi0n.com. In this post, I am writing step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak your devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1 or 6.1.

Supported devices:
1. iPhone 3GS
2. iPhone 4
3. iPhone 4S
4. iPhone 5
5. iPod Touch 4G
6. iPod Touch 5G
7. iPad mini
8. iPad 2
8. iPad 4
9. iPad 3
10. Apple Tv 2

Supported firmwares:
iOS 6.0
iOs 6.0.1
iOs 6.1

Things you need:
1. Windows, Mac or Linux system.
2. USB cable for your devices.
3. Evasi0n jailbreak tool. Download from evasi0n.com
4. iTunes. We won’t be using iTunes but it is required as it contains all usb drivers for iOS devices.

Important Instructions:
Backup your data using iTunes or any other method you prefer like ifunbox or iTools so that if something goes wrong while jailbreaking, you can retrieve back your precious data. Also, if you have protected your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with a passcode, please disable it for the time being. You may re-enable it after jailbreaking your device successfully. While the jailbreak process is running, do not interfere with your device or computer until you are told to do so. All set? Let’s begin.

Step 1: Open Evasion jailbreak tool and connect your device with your computer.

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Step 2: Once Evasi0n detects your device, click Jailbreak to begin the process.

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Step 3: After a few minutes, Evasi0n will ask you to to unlock your device (Slide to unlock) and click the newly created jailbreak icon.

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Step 4: Unlock your device and tap on Jailbreak icon (only once) to proceed with the jailbreak process.

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Step 5: Just after couple of minutes, evasi0n will complete it’s task and you can now safely exit Evasi0n tool.

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Your device will reboot couple of times. Do not touch it until the slide to unlock screen appears. Congratulations! your device is now fully untethered jailbroken on iOs 6.x. You will now have Cydia app on your springboard that open doors to all iOS customizations.

If you liked my guide, please share it others in Facebook, Twitter etc. And also consider donating to evasi0n team for their hard work :)