Browsing Archive June, 2014

Hacker Presents Untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 [Cyberelevat0r]

While Apple has just released the iOS 8 which might be jailbroken in the future, hackers keep working on jailbreaking previous firmware version. Stefan Essar [i0n1c] has created iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak untethered program that works on his iPhone 5c.

He has even posted a video that proves untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 to be real. The program is named Cyberelevat0r. The video isn’t too long. It just displays all the features and changes released in this firmware version and Cydia on the Home screen.

iOS 7.1.1 Jailbreak Untethered Shown by Hacker i0n1c

You can also notice the About menu that confirms the smartphone is truly jailbroken and this is a working iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak for the iPhone 5c. The gadget also shows different programs being launched, including iFile app and Cydia app store. The status of this jailbreak is untethered. Hacker reboots his cell phone and opens Cydia once again to confirm this fact.

No matter how great this jailbreak can be once becoming public, it is most likely that Essarwon’t release it and iOS 7.1 jailbreak Evasi0n update or other program will come sooner. This hacker has helped in utility development in the past but he doesn’t like doing this now. His discovery, however, can help the Evad3rs team or pod2g hacker to create and launch jailbreaks for iOS 8 and 7.1.1 later this year.

For now you can simply watch Cyberelevat0r jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 posted by i0n1c. You should also remember that there are no public jailbreak for versions 7.1, 7.1.1 and 8 beta yet so any website that promises you such an offer is just a scam. Once the jailbreaks are released to iPhone and iPad users, they will be free to use and all hackers will mention the news on their Twitter accounts.


How iMessage Problem on iOS 7.1 and iOS 7 Can Be Fixed [iPhone Instruction]

A lot of users face the problem with iMessage iPhone application after they device to switch to another company’s cell phone or smartphone. iMessage problem on iOS 7.1 and iOS 7 devices doesn’t forward your text messages to your new gadget. The program continues forwarding them to your old iPhone that is disabled at the moment, meaning you cannot get your texts at all!

Here is how to fix iMessage problems if you experience or face them. Apple won’t help you here. The company upsets a lot of customers who cannot make the bug disappear. It also plans to find the solution to this issue.

Users this instruction if you wish to start using the Windows Phone, BlackBerry or Android device BEFORE you actually switch as the procedures have to be done with your active iPhone.

How to Solve iMessage Bug on iPhone

Step 1. You need to firstly turn off iMessage application on your iOS smartphone. To do so, go to Settings – Messages and click the On/Off option to disable program on your gadget.

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Step 2. Once you have turned off you need to check and make sure it is disabled. Just type a message and send it to someone using the regular Messages application. In case the bubble next to your message is still blue and not green, you need to disable iMessage once again.

Step 3. The next thing to do is to unlink the telephone number associated with your iPhone from your smartphone and Mac machine. Launch Settings – Messages and go to Send & Receive. You will see the addresses iMessage is connected to in You can be reached by iMessage at field.

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Step 4. The previous step for Mac looks like this: Messages – Preferences – Accounts where you can find contacts “You can be reached…”


Step 5. In lists you opened in Step 3 and 4 you should deselect the iPhone number you have. Use the option called “Start new conversations from” to choose a different address and make sure this works by texting someone from your iDevice and asking to text you back.

Step 6. Do you receive the messages from iPhones on the new Android or other phone? Make sure you do before you deactivate iPhone.

Hopefully, our fix iMessage bug iOS 7 guide has worked for you and helped you out. If the problem still exists, you should contact Apple. More people complain = there is a bigger chance there will be the fix to this problem soon.


How to Control Spotify from iPhone [Without Jailbreak]

Sometimes you cannot look down at your iPhone. For example, you are driving or doing some house chores and there is no time to control the smartphone with hands and eyes. Siri is a good helper here however it doesn’t work with different programs on your handset.
We’ll tell you how to control Spotify from the iPhone with Siri help. You don’t have to jailbreak so the method is good for the iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 devices that cannot be jailbroken at the moment. The way was shared by dev Paul Lamere who knows how to make Siri play music from Spotify.
Keep in mind that you can’t fully control Spotify via Siri but you won’t have to look at the display. This is truly handy.
Step 1. You should ask Siri to text message to the following number: 603-821-43-28.
Step 2. Developer advises to name the number “Spotify” or similarly as it will be much easier to text it.
Step 3. Remember to say the artist name you wish to hear.
Step 4. In a moment you will receive the return message with the link which opens your artist in Spotify.
This is how to control Spotify with Siri on your iOS handset. You save a few taps on the screen which can be great in some situations.

DIY: How to Replace WiFI Antenna on Your iPhone 5

iPhone 5 weak WiFi antenna is not too pleasant for users who are using WiFi all the time. While it is possible to deal with you can do nothing about bad antenna on iPhone 5 and poor connection as it definitely needs to be replaced.

If the antenna is it fault and cannot find networks you can either take your smartphone to Apple service center to have it repaired under warranty [it you have one] or follow our iPhone 5 repair DIY guide. The second method is at your own risk only. A lot of people successfully repair and fix their “fruit” handset saving bunch of money and time. You can join the community as all the work might look complicated yet can be done within an hour or a couple of hours.

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iPhone 5 Antenna Repair Tools

There are some instruments you should have in order to disassemble your gadget and assemble it back. You’ll need to get the new WiFi antenna for your model, a five-point security screwdriver, a spudger tool and suction cup, #000 Phillips screwdriver and a flat head one, a razor blade and iSesamo opening tool.

Replace WiFiAntenna iPhone 5 Walkthrough

Step 1. Before you start to fix antenna on the iPhone 5 you must backup your gadget (just in case) and turn it off.


Step 2. The first thing to do now is to remove your smartphone’s front display assembly. There are 2 screws you have to take off using the security screwdriver. They are right in your handset’s bottom.


Step 3. The bottom of the screen can be lifted a bit with the help of the suction cup. Place it above your Home button. Do not remove the front panel yet because there are cables that are connected at its top.


Step 4. Now you can swing the panel up and take off the 3 screws using the Phillips screwdriver. The shield with cables can be reached now.


Step 5. You can disconnect the 3 cables with the help of your spudger tool. At this point you can take the screen assembly away.


Step 6. The battery has to be removed now. To begin this procedure, you are advised to unscrew 2 screws in the shield that covers it. Take the Phillips screwdriver to perform the operation.


Step 7. You need to disconnect one connector with the help of the spudger.


Step 8. Be careful while removing the battery. Take the iSesamo opening tool and insert it in the upper left corner of your iPhone 5 battery. Lift it upwards and move around its left side to the bottom. You should now be able to remove it.


Step 9. The #000 screwdriver will help you to remove the screw on the shield that covers iPhone dock connector.


Step 10. Use the spudger to pry up one cable and another one located on your logic board in order to remove this board later on.


Step 11. The Phillips screwdriver can remove the 2 screws on the board’s top. Take off the silver shield now.


Step 12. The same screwdriver as in previous step can unscrew 2 screws on the iPhone 5 top frame.


Step 13. Take the spudger to disconnect 3 cables on your logic board’s top.


Step 14. Take the flat head and Phillips screwdrivers and remove the 2 and 3 screws as displayed in the picture.


Step 15. Take the SIM removal tool or a paperclip to take off your SIM tray.


Step 16. The logic board can be lifted up a bit. Be careful as you will see a cable [WiFi connector] that is attached to its top. You can disconnect it using the spudger tool.


Step 17. The logic board can be removed now.


Step 18. The Phillips screwdriver can help you remove the 3 screws to free the vibrator part.


Step 19. Take the new replacement WiFi antenna for your iPhone 5. Using the spudgertool you can pry up the old bad WiFi antenna and carefully change it to the new one.


Step 20. You should now go through Steps 18-2 backwards to assemble your iPhone 5with WiFi antenna fix solution.

Hopefully, if you did everything carefully and attentively, your iPhone 5 antenna problem is gone.


How to Change Bluetooth Device Name on Jailbroken iPhone

Everytime you choose a Bluetooth device on your iPhone you see its pre-defined title which you cannot change from the handset. Jailbroken users are lucky as they can rename Bluetooth device on the iPhone without problems.

For example, you need to rename Bluetooth speaker directly from the iDevice. How can you do this? Agree that it is more comfortable to know which wireless speaker to use when you have several in different rooms. Once again, you have to be jailbroken so if you are on iOS 7.1.1 or iOS 7.1 you cannot use this hack yet.

To change Bluetooth device name from iPhone, follow this guide.

Instruction for Renaming Bluetooth Devices on iPhone

 Step 1. Open this folder on the gadget:
Step 2. Find this file:
Step 3. Copy the file mentioned above to your Mac.
Step 4. Use the program called Property List Editor to launch the file.
Step 5. Launch BT MAC address and find your gadget. You can now set a new device: use “Name” instead of “DefaultName”. Save the file once again on your Mac.
Step 6. Now copy the new file to your iPhone. Just overwrite the old one.
Step 7. Reboot your smartphone.
Step 8. You have finished renaming Bluetooth devices from iPhone. When you wish to change the name once again, just edit this file and you’ll do all right. Thanks hondavtec user from iPhonewzealnd for this guide.

iOS 8 Jailbreak Status: News from Hackers

The release for the new firmware for Apple mobile devices makes users curious about the iOS 8 jailbreak status. Developers and some ordinary users are already testing the first beta while a lot of iPhone and iPad owners don’t hurry to install it and keep reading iOS 8 news to learn when this program is to be released.

Can you jailbreak iOS 8 now? The beta version can be installed by a lot of us, however, only hackers are able to jailbreak this firmware. Stefan Essar is a well-known hacker [his nickname is i0n1c] who recently posted a good message on his Twitter account assuring that Apple hasn’t killed any of the exploits important for iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak.
Status of Jailbreak for iOS 8 Devices: Hacker i0n1c Has Good News
This means that iOS 8 beta jailbreak is possible. At least the company hasn’t patched important exploits and this is a good news for everyone who is looking for the possibility of jailbreaking in the future. As Essar says, tests have shown that the new firmware version 8 hasn’t fixed anything: “Dumped kernel fine.” However, Apple has changed this code and patches cannot be found.
The hacker will work on jailbreak for iOS 8 beta. He has plans for code fixing and he wants to make his program capable of untethered jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1compatible with the new version 8. He is sure that a couple of hours of working and the jailbreak will become iOS 8 beta compatible.
Earlier i0n1c has created Cyberelevat0r jailbreak for firmware 7.1.1 that is completely untethered. Don’t be too happy thought as Apple still has time to close all the holes in the code before making iOS 8 public.

How to Update to iOS 8 on Your iPhone [Instruction]

The first day of WWDC 2014 presented the new iOS 8 launch. This firmware comes with different new features and it is available to iOS developers for testing. The official iOS 8 download links will appear much later, most likely in September, when Apple makes this operating system public. You can update to the iOS 8 beta 1 of you are a dev.

Here is how to install iOS 8 on your iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c / 4S. Follow the instructions below.

How to Update to iOS 8 beta

Members of iOS Dev program created by Apple always get a chance to test the company’s products before they become available to other users. It is necessary to be enrolled in this program to get the access and it costs $99 a year to be eligible for all the additional options.


Note that you are updating at your own risk as all betas are buggy and these problems cannot be compatible with the bugs present in the official releases.

Step 1. Backup your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud.

Step 2. Make sure you have iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or 5c.

Step 3. Visit iOS Dev Center and login into your account.

Step 4. Choose Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles – Devices and select the “plus” sign to add your iPhone.

Step 5. Provide your UDID number along with your iPhone name. If you are using iTunes on Mac, you can launch this program and go to Devices – Summary – Serial Number where the UDID is displayed in the Identifier field.

Step 6. In the iOS Developers Center select Continue.

Step 7. Press Register – Done and you have successfully registered your Apple smartphone.

Step 8. To download iOS 8 beta for iPhone 5S / 5c / 5 / 4S you need to select this firmware in iOS 8 Beta menu in iOS Dev Center.

Step 9. Once you download iOS 8 for iPhone 5c or other model you have you can install this operating system. Unzip the file to get .ipsw extraction and install the firmware using iTunes.

Step 10. To do this, launch iTunes and plug your handset to Mac using a USB cable.

Step 11. You need to choose your iDevice from the upper right iTunes menu and go to Summary.

Step 12. Now press down the Option key and press on Update iPhone option.

Step 13. Navigate to .ipsw file created in Step 9 and choose Open.

Step 14. Say Ok when iTunes says it can update the gadget to iOS 8.

Step 15. Your iPhone will reboot and then you can swipe “Slide to upgrade” option.

Step 16. The handset should reboot one more time.

Step 17. Enjoy iOS 8 beta 1 download and install instruction as you can now choose “Slide to setup” option – Continue and setup your smartphone using the on-screen guide. You have the latest firmware version installed on your cell phone.


iCloud Calendar Public Share Instruction for iPhone Users

iCloud is free to use so a lot of Apple customers take all benefits it can offer you at no additional cost. For example, you can learn how to share iCloud calendar with other people or make calendar public on your iDevice.

You need to have an iPad, iPhone or other iOS gadget, an account with iCloud and calendars or calendar you wish to share / make public. It is easy to add calendars to iCloud service. Once you have added it, you might like other users to view it. For instance, you have some kind of a club with different members who you wish to gain access to your calendars but not edit / delete your file.


To create and share public iCloud calendar, follow this step-by-step guide and organize your work in a few steps.

Step 1. You should open Calendar program on the iDevice of yours.

Step 2. Select Calendars option and then Info. This will help you to make iCloud Calendar iPhone public.


Step 3. Go down and enable Public Calendar feature.

Step 4. If you wish to share your calendar with friends, family and other iDevice owners click Share Link.


Step 5. If you wish to share it with particular users you need to open Calendar application and select Calendars – Info – Add Person. Find the users and click Add – Done.


This is pretty much it with iCloud Calendar public share walkthrough. The first four steps allow people viewing your calendars without changing [editing] them. The fifth step makes it possible for people you have added to your Add Person list to actually edit and view all events you list in your calendars.

Users who can edit your calendar should get an iCloud account. Otherwise you can’t add them to your list. It is currently impossible to share calendars with iOS users who don’t have an iCloud account.


You Can Share Photostream iOS 7 with Users without iPad / iPhone / Mac

Not all people use iPhones, iPad and Mac machines developed by Apple, still you might like to share PhotoStream with others who don’t have a fruit gadget. How is it possible to achieve? Is there a way to share images not only across iOS and Mac gadgets but with users who do not own such a device?

Here is what you can do in order to share photostream with PC users and people with different gadgets.


Step 1. To share a PhotoStream iOS 7 images you need to open your Photos on the iDevice.


Step 2. Select Shared options located in the bottom of the menu.

Step 3. Click on your Photo Stream [the one you want to share with others].


Step 4. Select People option which is just like Shared can be found in the menu’s bottom.

Step 5. There is a feature called Public Website. To enable it just toggle it on.


Step 6. Click on Share Link menu. It will be seen right under Public Website.

Step 7. Select the way how you want to share your photographs with others.

Step 8. Remember your URL which you can give to your friends and people to access your shared iOS 7 Photo Stream using different browsers.

Notes. Once you have shared your PhotoStream it becomes a public website which can be accessed by anyone who knows your link. Just check the images before you make them this kind of public.

What do you think about this method of sharing PhotoStream with people who do not have an iPhone, Mac and iPad? Is it a neat idea?