Browsing Archive August, 2014

Is It Safe to Use 7.1 / 7.1.1 / 7.1.2 Jailbreak for iPhone?

Is iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak for iPhone worth staying with Apple and not changing your platform to Android? It is surely worth. There are a lot of fans of ‘fruit’ devices in the world and there are customers who prefer getting other smartphones. This is a common situation for all brands, and if you read iOS 7.1 jailbreak news you know that it is possible to jailbreak untether iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x firmware these days thanks to Pangu app.

Of course, a jailbroken device is sensitive to viruses and different malware files like the one discovered lately that steals money from developers changing ad IDs. But at the same time, there is a jailbreaking community with famous and trusted hackers who comment on iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak news and say that Pangu contains no malicious programs and additions.

It might be easier to customize Android phone without jailbreaking it, but with Apple strict rules and a little number of customization apps users who have the iPhone or iPad choose to untether jailbreak their gadgets and install tons of useful hacks, tweaks and apps from Cydia unofficial app store.

If two well-known hackers iH8sn0w and MuscleNerd say that it is safe to download jailbreak iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2 and 7.1 called Pangu [it was developed by earlier unknown Pangu team from China], then it is indeed safe to use this tool.

Jailbreak 7.1 iPhone with Pangu can be easily performed. The program is working automatically, it only makes you change the date on your iDevice to June 2, 2014. This is pretty much it. The Chinese hackers update their program to fix bugs found in previous releases so you can follow their reports and also upgrade your jailbreak to avoid reboot loop and other possible problems.

While 7.1.2 jailbreak for iPhone and iPad exists [and Pangu is the ONLY jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x platform at the moment] it is wrong not to try it out.

There is no need to switch your iOS world to other platforms when you can improve it through jailbreaking and Cydia tweaks.


Is Apple to Release iOS 8 GM Skipping iOS 8 Beta 6?

Apple always presents Gold Master version for each new firmware version before making it public. iOS 8 GM will also follow the current betas already seeded to iOS developers for testing. Still there are predictions that the Cupertino-based tech company is planning to release iOS 8 Gold Master for devs skipping beta 6.

The company has already presented its new iOS 8 beta 6 to testers. These partners are not iOS developers who are still looking for iOS 8 beta 6 release date in August.

ios 8 gm

Previous rumors suggested that the sixth beta was to be launched on August 15 which didn’t happen. Nothing happened on August 18 and even August 20. Inner carrier testing partners are not devs and they got this version while developers might not even get this beta at all.

There is still no information about iOS 8 GM release date or time. People are puzzled a bit, but Apple has its own plans and it will unveil them sooner or later. Maybe the company is trying to prepare Golden Master launch for the new firmware for August in order to finally introduce the public iOS 8 version in September.

The previous beta 5 should expire on October 6. Such information was reported by famous hacker iH8sn0w via Twitter.

Maybe the 6th beta will also see the world of iOS developers. Still it might happen so that Apple just skips it and makes the final build coming sooner.


iPhone 6 Resolution Leak Found in iOS 8 Code

No matter how close the next-generation iPhone 6 event is we get a lot of leaks about this new smartphone. The numerous hints, ideas and predictions will not die till September 9. This is when Apple is going to break all the myths about its line of smartphones and confirm or disprove iPhone 6 resolution rumors.

There is information about the possible iOS 8 resolution for the iPhone 6 model. It suggests that this handset can get a different resolution than most experts expect. We’ve heard that the seventh-generation iDevice can feature 960 x 1704 resolution. If this happens, developers will be happy because it should be easier for them to transit apps and games to such bigger displays.



New iOS Malware Attacks Users Who Are Jailbroken [AdThief]

There is a report that a new iOS malware attacks users with jaibroken iDevices. The malware is known as AdThief. It infects iPhones and iPad that were jailbroken and become more sensitive to third-party programs which can be installed only when you are jailbroken.

The news comes from Axelle Apvrille who is a security researcher and assures that 75,000+ gadgets are already infected. AdThief malware has a mask. It injects on Apple devices as a Cydia Substrate extension.

This jailbroken iPhone malware attack that also works on iPads doesn’t harm users. It steals income from devs who get advertisement revenues from apps and games. The tool can swap ad identifiers which causes iOS developers lose their income.

jailbroken iphone malware attack

iOS jailbreak malware was first discovered in spring 2014. Apvrille mentions over 20 million mobile ads being hijacked by AdThief so far. It is not clear who has created this AdThief program, but it might be present on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch if you jailbroke it using Pangu, Evasi0n or p0sixpwn. The program covers advertising networks in China, U.S. and other countries across the world.
Whoever developed this malware for jailbroken iDevices managed to use Cydia Substrate which is present in most jailbreak tweaks to create their tool capable of replacing identifiers of ads with the creator’s.

One name is still associated with the program. Rover12421 from China is believed to stay behind the jailbreak malware AdThief. This hacker is also known as “zerofile” on different forums. However this guy assures that he doesn’t distribute his creation. He says he has only created its prototype and does nothing more.

Don’t use untrusted sources to download applications and games. Cydia store has a lot of trusted repos where you can get hacks and jailbreak tweaks for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Some malware programs can be dangerous!


Pangu Cydia Package Mysterious Launch with Sandbox Fix

The Chinese group of hackers who presented the only untethered iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1 jailbreak also promised to release Pangu Cydia package v.0.3 with fixes to problems with sandbox. This happened a couple of days ago, and then… the package was removed.

Pangu jailbreak fix for Cydia was a long-awaited launch. Users who jailbroke their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch had issues with sandbox and reboot loop problems. The bugs were experienced by particular models, but since they existed users wished to get Pangu sandbox issue fix along with reboot loop fix.

Pangy Cydia package which was available in Cydia included afc2 extra. With its help users could access heir filesystem. Then the package called Pangu 7.1-7.1.x Untether 0.3 was gone. What has happened and why has it occurred?

The second update of package for Pangu jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 and earlier firmware versions was with bugs, and the third upgrade seems to have the same problem. What was supposed to fix the problems brought new issues, and according to Cydia creator Saurik hackers from Pangu team asked him to remove the package version 0.3.

If you have installed v.0.3 you are advised to delete it. You better use package 0.1 and wait till the Chinese team comes up with a new solution. As Saurik notes, he felt that there would be problems with the package from the very beginning. He mentions that anything that asks users to reboot can cause problems eventually. Some files have bugs and this is why Pangu package for Cydia bug fix failed to work to a lot of users.

You might remember how users explained crashes in version 0.2 with the light sensor. No one could explain reasons for 0.3 version bugs, so Pangu decided to take it down and find a new fix.


How to Get Nice iPhone Lock Screen Media Controls [Jailbreak Tweak]

Are you looking for an easy-to-use iPhone media controller that works on your Lock screen? There is one interesting jailbreak tweak called SoundCloud you can use if your smartphone is jailbroken.Users who prefer jailbreaking their iDevice usually do so because of the huge list of iPhone jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia. SoundCloud is one of such tweaks. It offers great and simple iOS 7 Lock screen media controls for your smartphone.

Cool iPhone Lock Screen Media Controls for Jailbroken Smarpthones

The application is free to download, thus Cydia fans can give it a try. Maybe you’ll fall in love with these iPhone Lock screen media controls and continue using the program on both Lock display and in Control Center.

SoundCloud adds Activator along with music controls to your Control Center and iPhone Lock screen. This, of course, happens after you install the hack. You can configure the application through Settings which is comfortable and easy-to-do.

What can you do with the tweak?

Firstly, you can like music tracks. Secondly, you can repost the tunes to your followers. This is fast and simple.

This online music service focuses on remixes, independent artists though it also has a number of songs from Beats Music, Spotify etc.

SoundCloud iOS Lock screen media controls can be downloaded from the BigBoss repository on Cydia at no cost.


How to Create iPhone Email Signatures Using HTML

iPhone email signature that is created by default says “Sent from my iPhone” with iPad signature being similar. Some users might get bored getting the same email signature for iphone 5, 4S, 4, 5S, 5c and 6 this fall. You can easily change your email signature on iPhone adding some nice-looking text to it, links and other staff using this email fix guide.

You can make your custom email signature on iPhone with italic, bold text, email address and anything else you want to add to it to look cute and interesting. This was impossible a couple of years ago, but now everything can be created with ease.



GTISC iOS 7.1.2 Jailbreak for Mac [iPhone, iPad, iPod touch]

Along with Pangu iOS 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1 jailbreak there is one more tool that supports at least iPhone jailbreaking. It is known as GTISC iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak for Mac and Windows and it was created by a group of students from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center [GTISC].
This new program is not available for public download, and we posted a guide on how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 on Windows. Here let’s talk about GTISC jailbreak on Mac.

About Mac 7.1.2 Jailbreak with GTISC

It is now unclear if students Yeongjin Jang and Tielei Wang are planning to make their exploits public or not. So far Jang known as @blue9057 demonstrates his iPhone 5S being jailbroken on iOS 7.1.1. Jang also noted that this program supports iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak tether meaning you have to run special recovery application to maintain jailbreak status after each reboot.

There is another public jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 for Mac and Windows called Pangu. It was created by a group of hackers from China. It is free to use and available to public.

Unlike GTISC creating, Pangu offers jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2 untethered for iPhone and other iDevices. In other words, your jailbroken status remains after reboots. It only disappears after you update to a newer firmware version.


How to Do Find My iPhone Activation Lock Bypass

To begin with , what Activation Lock is! It is a new characteristic that was launched with iOS7 in 2013. This is a path to Find my iPhone. Just download free Find My iPhone application and install it on your phone. Also check Find My iPhone is enabled on your iPhone. Activation lock helps us to trace a stolen or lost iPhone. Also you can see all your phone’s location on the map if you connect any Internet source. You can lock phone down if you want to protect your personal information that are stored on the iPhone. Activation lock prevents anyone to reactivate you device without entering your Apple ID and password. Person, who holds your Smartphone will have to enter the 4-digit code to unlock it. This is a great challenge for thieves.

Find  My iPhone Activation Lock Bypass


GTISC Shows How to Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 Windows Device

Before we tell you how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 Windows device by Apple, you should learn more about the programs that are available for untethering iPhone and iPad these days. Evasi0n jailbreak sadly doesn’t support iOS 7.1 and up firmwares yet. There is Chinese tool called Pangu and the exploits discovered by GTISC students Tielei Wang and Yeongjin Jang.
GTISC stands for Georgia Tech Information Security Center. These guys managed to create and demonstrate their iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak video for iPhone 5S and one of them, Jang, noted on his Twitter account that the same program works on iOS 7.1.2 platform as well.There is no GTISC instruction to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 iPhone because these researched managed to tether their device but haven’t released their discovery yet. In other words, we can explain how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 with GTISC in theory but you can’t do this on your iPhone 5, 5S, 5c, 4S because the program is not available for download. No one can tell if it is ever going to be officially launched.

Here is how the new tool should jailbreak 7.1.2 iPhone on Windows if you had this program:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Windows PC. There is no guide for Mac jailbreak with GTISC jailbreak but we expect news soon.

Step 2. Launch the program [it can’t be downloaded by you yet, but it might happen so that GTISC present it to users after testing] and run jailbreak.

Step 3. Once you are jailbroken, you have to run jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 recovery app each time you reboot.

You can watch this YouTube video published by @blue9057 where he demonstrates the jailbreak in work for iOS 7.1.1 iPhone 5S which also supports 7.1.2 version. You can watch the video here:

If you need to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 iPhone right now, you can use Pangu tool which was released for public use, is free to run and comes with numerous fixes for both Windows and Mac. You can download this program at the Pangu jailbreak official site.