Browsing Archive August, 2014

Users Experience Siri Not Talking Back Issue on iOS 7

This issue might not be common to everyone, but it appears to be faced by a number of users, according to Apple Support Forums thread. The first message about iPhone 5 iOS 7 Siri not working dates back to the fall of 2013.

Pamela Kinann complained that about Siri not talking after iOS 7 update. It simply didn’t respond even though everything was great on previous firmware version.

Siri not talking back problem was also mentioned by other people. Users who tooks their smartphones to Apple service center throughout 2013-2014 were out of luck as the company said it couldn’t fix everything for free because of the warranty expiration date.

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Some problems with siri can be used through this guide however it won’t help you if your iOS 7 Siri stopped working right after update. Maybe this issue will be solved with iOS 8 update. This is the only most users who have the problem can hope for as they have no luck with Apple retail stores so far.

Users believe something might be wrong with iOS 7 firmware because even factory settings reset didn’t solve the issue.

One person, Lindipops shared a way how to fix Siri. It might work for you before iOS 8 is finally out in fall 2014. Siri didn’t respond, but once iPhone owner began to speak to this personal assistant it responded.

You can try this method. Just talk and if Siri still doesn’t respond, then just wait until major firmware update or buy the new iPhone.


New iPhone iOS 7.1.2 Jailbreak Found by GTISC

iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak has been reportedly discovered by guides from Tech Information Security Center in Georgia, however their program hasn’t become public yet so it’s difficult to say whether the jailbreaking community will get another iPad and iPhone iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak solution. Now you can jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 using GTISC method on Windows.This good news came along with the price drop for iPhone unlock. You can check it out too.Security researchers are believed to discover some vulnerabilities that weren’t patched y Apple yet to make iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak untethered or tethered possible. It is unclear what type of jailbreak was found by GTISC.It is also unclear when Ph.D. students who discovered the vulnerabilities and make it possible to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 iPhone and iPad untethered or tethered are going to present their creation to public. Maybe they will keep it to themselves and not going to share with others.

One of the students, Tielei Wang, says that the team is going to exploit the techniques found but doesn’t specify the exact day. They promised it to happen during BlackHat USA 2014 event, but there is still no public data on the new jailbreaking tool for iOS 7.1.2.

The only public program is iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak Pangu created by guys from China who made it possible to untether iOS 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 iDevices.

Pangu supports both Windows and Mac computers. It is not difficult to use, but it makes users change the date on the smartphone or tablet back to June 2. The Chinese team updates their untether jailbreak once in a while to fix bugs and improve jailbreaking experience.


How to Unlock iPhone AT&T For the Cheapest Price Available Now

Unlock iPhone AT&T for the cheapest prices are available for a limited time. We don’t know when American carriers are going to increase their tariffs for unlocking. So anyone who is interested in getting top-quality and cheap AT&T iPhone 5, 5S, 5c, 4S, and 4 unlock service should order factory IMEI unlocking right now. It’s the best time for becoming permanently unlocked!

The new iPhone AT&T unlock low price makes smartphone unlocking affordable. Finally, after U.S. President has signed the “unlocking bill” and made it legal to become SIM free, carriers started to offer cheap iPhone 4S factory unlock, iPhone 5S, 5c, 5 and 4 unlocks.

It’s hard to say for how long the new unlock AT&T iPhone low cost deal is going to last. A year ago AT&T increased the unlock iPhone price in the USA and across the world. It took the company nearly a year to finally change its cost making it cheaper to become free from one carrier. The price has decreased by 40 percent.

The latest iPhone 5, 5S, 5c, 4 and iPhone 4S price drop unlock packages are available for AT&T at ATT-iPhone-Unlock company that offers the best deal for their customers. take a look at the price and you will see that it is much lower than other services offer.

It is easy to order AT&T iPhone unlocking at cheapest costs. You need to know the IMEI number, name of your original mobile operator, country and your statuses. Make sure you are activated and not blacklisted and provie the 15-digit IMEI code with your email. Everything else will be done by professionals who can quickly contact your carrier and complete the unlock by changing the status of your IMEI number from “locked” to “permanently unlocked.” Unlock your AT&T iPhone for T-Mobile for example, or any other network around the world.

This is safe, easy-to-do and the result lasts forever. Millions of people across the world are already unlocked and they will never agree to become locked again as they value all the benefits SIM-free status gives you.

Cheap iPhone 4S IMEI unlock as well as 4, 5, 5S, 5C is your reality now! Don’t hesitate to unlock your iPhone today, since tomorrow the price might increase again.


How to Change DNS Server on iOS 7 iPhone and iPad

Since not all DNS servers are fast. Sometimes they work too slow and users wish to change their DNS server on iPhone 5, iPad mini or other iOS 7 device. It is easy to configure DNS server on iOS smartphones and tablets if you know this simple guide.

How can you point your iPhone or iPad to a different DNS server? We’ll explain this below, but let’s begin with what Domain Name System stands for. DNS is the system that can translate different sites to your IP address. Some of them work fast and you open pages quickly, while others are way too slow and make you frustrated at how long you have to wait in order to search the web or visit your favorite websites.

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Official Unlock iPhone USA Was Signed On the 1st of August

The Bill About Official Unlock AT&T iPhone USA Was Signed On the 1-st of August. Is it legal to unlock iPhone in USA? Now it is! The bill “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” was signed by United States President Barack Obama. And also this bill got unanimous approval by the Senate and House of  Representatives.

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What does it mean legally unlocked iPhone AT&T?

The bill does not permit you to terminate a contract with one carrier, for example, with Verizon and sing in with AT&T or T-Mobile. When a consumer finishes  payment agreement or contract they can ask provider to unlock the SIM. The consumer has an opportunity their SIM being transferred to another carrier or foreign travelers can connect local SIM to their unlocked cell phone.

President Barack Obama said:

I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Last year, in response to a “We the People” petition from consumers across our country, my Administration called for allowing Americans to use their phones or mobile devices on any network they choose. We laid out steps the FCC, industry, and Congress should take to ensure copyright law does not undermine wireless competition, and worked with wireless carriers to reach a voluntary agreement that helps restore this basic consumer freedom. The bill Congress passed today is another step toward giving ordinary Americans more flexibility and choice, so that they can find a cell phone carrier that meets their needs and their budget. I commend Chairmen Leahy and Goodlatte, and Ranking Members Grassley and Conyers for their leadership on this important consumer issue and look forward to signing this bill into law.

Now you can use official service to unlock AT&T iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 / 4S /4 for the cheapest price! It is safe and completely legally.

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The legislation of the 1-st of August will not allow legally unlocked iPhone for a long time. The question about official unlock iphone will be examined by the Library of Congress once again in 2015 and every three year. And maybe in the next year the unlocking will be blocked but we hope that in future the President will sign the law about official unlock iPhone USA.


How to Easily Search iPhone on iOS 7 with Jailbreak Cydia Tweak

There are a lot of various iOS 7 hacks and tweaks that are meant to make your iPhone so much better. For example, you can take a look at QuickScope iOS 7 jailbreak tweak available on Cydia that allows searching through your smartphone via commands.

This interface hack for iOS 7 platform is available at $1.50 [not all Cydia tweaks are free to download and use]. The options are added to your app switcher which shows a search window at your screen’s top when it is activated.

You can search your interface on iPhone through this bar or use some QuickScope commands that must be typed in. For instance, you can type “tweet” using a space before the word and a lot of other commands using the same method. You can see the full list of available commands by typing “ commands.”

This iOS 7 jailbreak app isn’t buggy as users say. It will remind you of spotlight. Here is how you are offered to hack your iPhone with QuickScope:

  • Type “ play” to listen to music on your iDevice.
  • Type “ facebook” to post something to this social network.
  • Type “ color” or “ theme” to play with colors within the application.
  • Type “ tweet” to write a quick tweet.
  • Type “ help” to get the guide how the application can be used.
  • Type “ commands” to see all the commands available.
  • Type “ movie-name ” with the space before and after the name of the movie to find something to watch on your gadget.

To add noted, you can type “ sticky,” and to find locations type “ nearby.”

Do you think such a hack is useful on iOS 7 devices?


Unlock for iPhone on iOS 7 with Free SAM Unlocking

Now, with the possibility to jailbreak your iOS 7 iPhone 4 / 4S on any current firmware version you can also unlock your device for free using SAM tool. Such iOS 7 iPhone unlock is available at no cost but it also has a list of requirements you have to meet in order to use it. Also you can legally unlock AT&T iPhone without problems for free or at the low cost.

Free iPhone unlock is truly possible as U.S. government has finally called iPhone unlocking a legal action. No one will be against it if you get free unlock for your iPhone, but this method described below can’t support all models, all basebands and all operating system versions.

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Sam is one of the grandfathered methods of unlocking. Its best part is its free cost. Its main disadvantage is the support for iPhone 4 and earlier models only. You cannot unlock iPhone 5S, 5c, and 5 with SAM because this tool was patched by Apple in spring 2012 when these models didn’t exist yet.

SAM supports iOS 7, 7.0.x and 7.1.x as all these firmwares can be jailbroken with Evasi0n or Pangu jailbreak. The first one is good for all 7.0.x versions and the latest Pangu program supports iOS 7.1, 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 releases.

SAM Unlock for iPhone on iOS 7 Requirements

It is not enough to jailbreak your smartphone. Without activation tickets you can do nothing, so first make sure you saved your SAM tickets back in spring 2012 otherwise you can’t use this free tool. You should also have your SIM card that you used to save SAM activation tickets. Other SIMs will not work.

  • SAM supports all iOS 7 basebands.

Note: In case you don’t have tickets or this method doesn’t work you can always try factory iPhone unlocking choosing from trusted services like:

  • for AT&T iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G
  • fro other networks worldwide

iPhone Unlock SAM Method Guide

Step 1. Jailbreak iOS 7, 7.0.1 and up to 7.1.2 iPhone using one of these programs: Evasi0n or Pangu.


Step 2. Launch Cydia and get iFile.

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Step 3. You should also download Dropbox.

Step 4. Insert your original SIM that one you have used to save your SAM tickets a couple of years ago.

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Step 5. With iFile’s help navigate to /var/root/Library and click Edit.

Step 6. Choose Lockdown folder and backup through ZIP button. Save your new backup Lockdown folder as zipped file.

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Step 7. Delete your Lockdown folder.

Step 8. Launch Dropbox and find your recently created Lockdown folder that has your valid activation ticket. You should unzip it with iFile’s help and Unarchiver.

Step 9. Click Edit – Clipboard icon to copy your Lockdown folder.

Step 10. Open /var/root/Library, click Edit and click on your clipboard icon. Choose Paste and click Done.

Step 11. You should delete all your old SAMPrefs files [.plist files]. To see if there are any left on your smartphone, you can open /User/Library/Preferences and search for SAM.

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Step 12. You are almost done. Reboot your handset and if everything was done correctly you can now insert different SIM cards with your device on iOS 7.


The 26th Annual WWDC to Be Held on June 8, 2015

Even though it is still summer 2014 there are already rumors about the next year’s WWDC 2015 event which is 26th annual conference for iOS and OS X developers held by Apple. According to some predictions, WWDC schedule 2015 is to begin on June 8.

The information comes from Moscone Center which has already blocked dates June 8-12 for summer schedule in 2015.

Apple likes to commence its popular event in Moscone Center so this “corporate event” marked on the company’s website might mean that Apple is planning it for the next year beforehand.

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The Cupertino-based giant has held its conference for devs and hackers in Moscone Center in 2008, 2009 2010, 2012 and 2014. This “corporate event” has turned out to be the dev’s conference in previous years and it might be the same event in June 2015.

This year the company is about to release its new iOS 8 that was unveiled during WWDC 2014. In 2015 we will most likely see the first beta version of iOS 9 in June if these dates are correct and no other compmany has decided to hold their “corporate event” in Moscone.

For now you can keep on waiting for the official iOS 8 release as this is the first firmware you can legally update as soon as it is out because it is officially allowed to unlock iPhone iOS 8 and all other phones and firmwares in the U.S. beginning on August 1, 2014.


iOS 7 Jailbreaks Evasi0n and Pangu Might Get Pwnie Awards

iPhone users who like to jailbreak their smartphones surely know about Evasi0n and Pangu jailbreak tools. The first one was introduced by the infamous Evad3rs team of hackers and it supports iOS 7 and 7.0.x firmware versions widely used by millions of people across the world. The second one is the creation of the Chinese team of hackers who were unknown till they introduced this only solution for 7.1.x firmware jailbreaks.

Both Pangu jailbreak and Evasi0n jailbreak are nominated for 2014 Pwnie Awards! These programs might get the awards as hackers did a big job creating the exploits and releasing the solution for public use to free people from all the restrictions set by Apple.

The Pwnie Awards is the ceremony that is held each year. It celebrates all the innovations discovered by hackers and security researchers and awards the best of the best. Both Pangu and Evad3rs team are good are finding bugs and holes in the mobile firmware and using them to create the special programs that can jailbreak the iPhones and iPads.

iOS 7 Jailbreaks Evasi0n and Pangu Might Get Pwnie Awards

iOS 7 jailbreak awards nomination is a great sign. This means that both programs can be used no matter what some people might say. Of course, it is risky to jailbreak, but most people succeed without any problems and consequences.

Both iOS 7 jailbreak tools are nominated for the same award titled “Best Privilege Escalation Bug” meaning there should be only one winner unless judges decide to share this award between the two teams.

As the Nomination page of the Awards state, this award will go to the team that exploited and found the most interesting escalation vulnerability. As the event organizers say, Evasi0n jailbreak was nominated for the second year in a row. In 2014 they managed to use four vulnerabilities to allow people untethering their devices.

As for Pangu tool, the credit is given not only to the Chinese guys but also to Stefan Esser, whose exploits are used by this team. This jailbreak is a hit that no one expected to see and find a great tool now as this is the only solution for untether iOS 7.1.x jailbreak. At the same time, Pangu jailbreakers state that they found all the exploits themselves.

The Chinese hackers thank the Pwnie Awards for this nomination, but add

“we want to clarify since Pangu 1.1. all the kernel bugs are originally discovered by us”

[via Twitter].

It is worth to mention that Geohot and Comex are also nomated for creating Towelroot that allows Galaxy S5 owners gain root access to their device.

The Awards ceremony takes place on August 6, 2014. The event is organizes in Las Vegas.


iOS 8 Beta 5 Features List [Download to Use]

The new iOS 8 features were first unveiled in the beginning on summer 2014. Apple introduced iOS 8 beta 1 on June 2, and now, in August, the company releases iOS 8 beta 5 with some new features and bugs.

Developers and some ordinary users can get iOS 8 features list right on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch after they download the latest beta 5 using direct download links through Dev Center or via OTA-update. It is not difficult to install iOS 8 beta 5, still there is no need to install this testing version with bunch of bungs as the list of iOS 8 features is available online and the public version is upcoming in mid-September.

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Apple is not only trying to enhance its firmware with new features, but also improves its operating system’s accessibility options. Let’s see what the company offers in its fifth beta update.

iOS 8 Beta 5 Accessibility Features

The new firmware beta 5 which you can download using direct links or via OTA-update. Once you are update you can enjoy the great VoiceOver option that sounds pretty natural unlike it was in iOS 7. Apple is doing great job trying to make its iOS sound naturally like it happens with OS X platform.

If you are tired of having colorful interface you’ll be able to use Grayscale option which turns your iPhone in gray scale mode.

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You can also make the smartphone speak out your lables, text, buttons and other contents of iOS 8. This is pretty interesting and it wasn’t available in iOS 7.

The company has also improved its new Guided Access which allows using one application with your passcode and turn off all the gestures you don’t want to use.

iOS 8 also offers better zoom option, supports Braille and third-party keyboards making the experience with its iPhone and other iDevices so much better. The official iOS 8 release should be this September. The wait is almost over.