Browsing Archive July, 2014

How to Bypass iOS 8 Activation Lock

Find My iPhone app was implemented to help tracking the lost or stole iPhone. This feature was improved in iOS 7 release and will definitely be enhanced with iOS 8 public release this fall. Unlike it was in iOS 6 when third-party users could easily turn off Find My iPhone program, it is now impossible to do so without the original owner’s ID and passcode.

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Bypass iOS 8 Activation Lock Screen

Find My iPhone being enabled also enables Activation Lock feature. This is the new thing that exists since September 2013 and iOS 8 activation error can be bypassed the same way as it happens with iOS 7 devices.

There are different companies that can bypass iOS 7 and soon iOS 8 activation lock option without the ID and passcode by deleted the connection between iCloud account and iPhone. If you happen to purchase a used smartphone with iOS 8 on it and Find My iPhone being on, don’t worry and you will be able to bypass iOS 8 activation lock without the credentials from your reseller.

Sometimes sellers don’t remember their ID and passcode and simply don’t answer your questions about this leaving you alone with a useless iPhone. Once you try to resent, restore, jailbreak or unlock your device, disable Find My iPhone or delete everything from the handset, iOS 7 and soon iOS 8 asks for Apple ID and passcode from the iCloud account related to your handset.

If you don’t know this ID and password you cannot continue using your gadget. It will leave you with Activation Lock screen. This is frustrating until you order iOS 8 lockscreen bypass service that works only for clean IMEIs.

You can check your IMEI which can be found in Settings or through *#06# combination and make sure it hasn’t been stolen, lost, blocked or blacklisted. The company will allow you bypass the lock screen by removing this problem through the official database.

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How to Fix iOS 8 Activation Error

If you come across iOS 8 activation error right now while installing the beta version on your iPhone you can fix the problem by downgrading back to iOS 7.1.x and then updating to iOS 8 beta once again. Here is how to do this without UDID.

Step 1. Download iOS 7.1.2 which is the latest version available and save it on your computer.

Step 2. Open iTunes and connect the device.

Step 3. Put your iPhone into DFU state. The display must be black.

Step 4. iTunes will tell you that you are not able to use your gadget till you restore it. Say OK.

Step 5. Press Shift on Windows or alt/option on Mac while selecting Restore iPhone. Then you should point to iOS 7.1.x you have obtained in the very beginning.

Step 6. iTunes should dongrade you and then you can complete installing iOS 8 without getting activation error.

Step 7. This can be done through iTunes. Just keep pressing Shift on Windows or alt / option on Mac when you select Update option.

That’s it.

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How to Install iOS 8 Beta 4 Upgrade

The new iOS 8 was officially announced in June 2014. It hasn’t been officially released yet, but devs are testing its features this summer with Apple updating the betas and improving the operating system with interesting options. Registered developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 this week to see how it changes the previous betas, and ordinary users can simply look at the list of changes to imagine how their life can be enhanced in September when the firmware becomes publicly available.

iOS 8 beta 4 features lack some options, for example, you cannot report bugs any more. But you can get some other features after you learn how to update to iOS 8 beta 4 from your iPhone or iPad. This instruction will help you to perform this procedure.

How to Install iOS 8 Beta 4

If you have an account with the iOS Dev Center, you should take these steps to enjoy the firmware update. If your iPhone is jailbroken don’t follow these steps as you will lose it. There is no news about iOS 8 jailbreak and its release.

Step 1. Login to your account here.

Step 2. Select Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles menu and then choose Devices from the left panel.

Step 3. You will see the plus sign “+” that allows adding an iDevice of yours.

Step 4. The program will ask your 40-character UDID number which can be found through iTunes under Summary – Serial Number – Identifier.

Step 5. You can also name your iPhone or iPad before you insert your UDID number. Then you have to select Continue option.

Step 6. Review everything you have entered to make sure it is correct and choose Register.

Step 7. Select Done and your registration is complete. You can now download iOS 8 beta 4.

Step 8. The firmware can be downloaded under iOS 8 beta menu. You can also choose direct links if you don’t want to use this method.

Step 9. Once you have downloaded the fourth beta, you need to unzip it to get the .ipsw file.

Step 10. Use iTunes to install the firmware by launching this program on your computer and selecting your iPhone or iPad from the top menu, then going to Summary and holding down Shift on Windows [Option on Mac] along with Update button. Point to your .ipsw file and allow iTunes install it on your smartphone or tablet.

Step 11. Wait till your device reboots and start exploring the new iOS 8 beta.

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iOS 8 Beta 4 Update from Apple with Images of What’s New

This week Apple has updated its iOS 8 beta to version 4. Registered devs are already updating their iPhones and iPads to this firmware version. Some users also find a way to get iOS 8 beta 3 download without having UDID and account with Apple Dev Center. But not everyone is going to take a risk and install this newest operating system.

We offer you some iOS 8 beta 4 screenshots that can give you an idea what the new options and features are offered by the Cupertino-based giant this summer. According to numerous rumors and opinions, the company will offer the official public update this September along with the new iPhone 6 and other updates in the line of iDevices.

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Firstly, the new update comes without the Bug Reporter program which was a nice innovation as devs could report problems via this way. According to Apple, the company got huge number of feedback and is now working on improvements, but it has decided to remove the application.

Secondly, there is a new option in Settings that allows controlling your brightness and text bold and size.

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Some other changes include the improved look of Control Center, HomeKit icon, possibility of turning on EU Internet, Tips program, talk-to-text feature, Medical ID access and a lot of other interesting things.

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If you have an account with Apple Developer Center you can install iOS 8 beta 4 to see all the changes yourself. If you cannot get this firmware right now, wait till fall when it becomes public.

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iMods Wants to Become Cydia Partner

A group of developers promises to create iMods jailbreak store to compete with Cydia store developed by Saurik. The famous hacker has already responded to the announcement about the future of iMods vs. Cydia and now the team behind the store that hasn’t been released yet asks Saurik for partnership.

Everyone in the jailbreaking community is acquainted with Saurik Cydia server. This is the place that has tons of tweaks, games, jailbreak apps and programs that are designed to improve your iOS life. Saurik has recently published a post in this blog titled “Competition vs. Community” which is pretty long where the hacker says that a lot of people tried to make an alternative to Cydia store but failed to succeed.

Now the iMods team responds to this post by offering Saurik to work as partners. According to this team, their iMods project is not aiming to capture Cydia audience. It is aiming at users who don’t want to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad but wish to get different modifications and useful applications instead. Besides, the new jailbreak app store for iOS 7 and later iOS 8 devices will not compete with Cydia, its creators say.

Instead, they wish to be partners with Saurik. They believe that this could make both Cydia and iMods better. At the same time, Jay Freeman aka Saurik hasn’t responded to this offer yet. He spend years on making his Cydia store popular and needed, and he will most likely reject the new idea letting the iMods team float on their own. Still we’ll keep an eye on this story development and let you know how the jailbreaking community changes with time.

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iOS Users Get a New Jailbreak App Store with iMods

Is your iPhone or iPad jailbroken? Are you looking for more sources of games and applications for your iDevice? The new iOS jailbreak store is coming and it is aimed at a big audience with jailbroken gadgets.

The future iOS jailbreak app store might be another way for making your iPhone or tablet device more interesting through different hacks, programs and applications. The current official App Store has a huge number of games and apps. The company itself has solve over 800 million gadgets across the world. No wonder millions of users now wish to get cool apps since about 1 in 10 users decide to jailbreak their iOS 7 and will jailbreak iOS 8 iPhone / iPad once the exploit is released by hackers.

The popular iOS 7 jailbreak store Cydia has a lot to offer, but this doesn’t mean there should be no second store for customers. iMods jailbreak store will offer apps for all iDevice owners. It hasn’t been launched yet so some things about it might change in the future.

The store itself will be called iMod and it will offer iMods to users. “iMod” is a modification offered for jailbroken smartphones and tablets. The name should explain to new customers what this store is created for.

Developers have been working on their iMod for a couple of months. It will have a number of useful tweaks for people who are afraid of jailbreaking but wish to customize their “fruit” handset.

The new jailbreak store with iMods should rebrand jailbreaking and get rid of the negative stigma attached to this word since most people believe it is risky and dangerous to actually jailbreak their firmware.

What do you think about the new alternative to Cydia? Will users support it and find it also interesting and must-use?

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iPhone 6 Orders Should Double iPhone 5 Orders

This year’s iPhone 6 release has already made much noice on the net. Apple is mysterious about its next generation smartphone while people keep following all the leaks, images and predictions about this new cell phone. As the latest reports state, after release date of iPhone 6 the price is to be twice as big as for the iPhone 5.

Does it mean you should get in line to buy iPhone 6 no matter what the pricing is? Right now there is no way to pre-order this mobile gadget. But the Cupertino-based company is rumored to have ordered a huge amount of the gadgets. The rumors come from Taiwan’s Business Weekly GforGames.

Maybe supply chain side will put this news to doubt but for now it looks like iPhone 6 pre-order list will be a long one, at least, this is what Apple has hopes for. The news promise more than doubled orders for the next-gen smartphone with iOS 8 if compared with the older iPhone 5.

Even though analysts believe iPhone 6 price will be around $100 higher than the costs of the current models, Apple is heard to order over 68 million devices! Other reports mention that the production of this smartphone should start in July.

It is not clear whether Apple begins with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 specs or orders both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions. It will be interesting to see both models released this September.

If you live in the U.S. and can’t wait to see AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile offer iPhone 6 with a 2-year plan, you can also learn more about unlocking your new generation smartphone. IMEI factory unlock for iPhone 6 will not void Apple warranty but allow you switching networks with ease. This is a great thing to do after purchasing a locked handset and this distant service is pretty fast.

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Amazon Promises iPhone 6 Spigen Cases for September 30

The new iPhone 6 launch date hasn’t been confirmed yet but some companies are already listing their accessories online for this new-generation smartphone. We know that the approximate iPhone 6 release time is September 2014, according to different rumors and experts.

Well, Spigen has already listed its new iPhone 6 cases on Amazon. There are three options available but each will be in stock on September 30. They are created for a slim gadget and they are already added to Amazon market.

At the same time, if you take a closer look at these cases you will see an unofficial smartphone located inside this accessory. The iPhone 6 news hint on a slim gadget still it’s difficult to say whether the iPhone 6 we see in Spigen cases is real or simply an idea what this accessory maker wants it to be.

So far, everything lines up pretty nice with all the leaked images found on the web. It looks like the Power button really gets a new position being move onto the iPhone’s side. In current models, it is located at the top.

Will iPhone be released on September 19 or September 25? There are different predictions, but it looks like it should be launched before the end of September. Remember that once it is offered by carriers with a 2-year contract, you can always request factory iPhone 6 unlock and become safely unlocked with an endless guarantee.

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Springtomize 3 Update for iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2

Since both iOS 7.1.1 and the new iOS 7.1.2 are jailbroken with the Chinese Pangu program, devs hurry up to update their jailbroken tweaks to support these latest public firmware versions. Filippo Bigarella, for example, has already offered his new Springtomize 3 for iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2. This Italian dev is always fast to present the changes to his popular application.

If you have been using this program in the past you can get the Springtomize 3 update for free. Just download it from Cydia and it will work for your iPhone or iPad. However, all new users have to pay for this jailbreak app.

Cydia store has the Springtomize 3 upgrade for iOS 7.1.x devices for $2.99. This program offers some interesting features to users. Firstly, you can choose the darker background color for different folders. Secondly, it allows you playing with colors for as much as you like.

The new update fixes some previous bugs. You can change nearly everything about your smartphone or tablet device once you get the app. You can surely find some free tweaks but Springtomize offers much more as it combines numerous jailbreak applications letting you customize your interface, status bar, sliders, dock, lock screen, icons and a lot of other elements.

The iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2 jailbreak application comes in 20 languages. You might like to get it once you jailbreak iPhone 7.1.2 with Pangu exploit that is free and seems to work even though it has been launched by unknown hackers from China.

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How to Fix Mail Connection To The Server Failed on iPhone 5

The built-in iOS Mail application is useful and handy when you have multiple accounts and wish to have them all in one place, however sometimes you might get this iPhone mail error “Cannot connect to server” or “Connection to the server failed.” Is there a way how to solve this problem and continue enjoying your handset or tablet device without issues?

There is a good chance of fixing iPhone mail error no matter how dreadful it might look to you. If the server stops responding to your password / message and shows errors you can follow this guide and get rid of the problems.

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