Browsing Archive February, 2015

How to Update iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.2 Beta 2 Using iTunes and iPhone

Would you like to learn how to update to iOS 8.2 beta 2 which doesn’t expire? Why would like to update iOS 8.1.3 to 8.2 in the first place? Firstly, this second beta is pretty stable and never expires. Secondly, you can’t jailbreak 8.1.3 but you can untether jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2 using either TaiG tool or PP jailbreak.

Follow the guide and your 8.1.3 iPhone will run one of the 8.2 betas since Apple hasn’t released the public version of this next firmware yet.

How to Update iOS 8.1.3 Using iTunes [to Version 8.2 Beta 2]

Step 1. Download iOS 8.2 beta 2 ipsw file using the direct link. Just choose your iPhone / iPad model and version [GSM and CDMA differ from each other, and your model is written down on the back of your gadget]. Be attentive.

Step 2. Use a USB cable and connect your iDevice to your Windows or Mac computer.

Step 3. Launch iTunes.

Step 4. Backup your data. It will secure your files.

Step 5. If you have iTunes 12.1.1, just choose Summary tab in the left part of the screen.

iTunes 12.1.1 Special for Windows with Older Video Cards

Step 6. Press-hold on Shift [for Windows] or Option [for Mac] and left-click on ‘Check for Updates’ menu under iOS 8.1.3 description.

Update to iOS 8.2 Beta 2 on iTunes

Step 7. Select iOS 8.2 beta 2 ipsw and click on ‘Open’ option.

iOS 8.2 Beta 2 ipsw

Step 8. Verify your previous step. Click on ‘Update.’

How to Update to iOS 8.2 Beta 2

Step 9. This beta is safe to update to. It never expires so you can update and stay on it for long enough.

iOS 8.2 beta 2 update

Then you can also jailbreak it using TaiG on Windows or PP Jailbreak on Mac.

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How to Bypass ‘Can’t Find Apple Driver’ TaiG Error in iOS 8.2 Beta 2 Jailbreak

Not everything goes smooth with the latest iOS 8.2 beta 2 / 1 untether jailbreak with TaiG. This tool supports only Windows computers and some users who have already tried to untether their iPhone or iPad came across ‘Can’t find Apple Driver’ TaiG error.

What does the message say and when does it appear? Everything is mostly ok while you are trying to update to iOS 8.2 beta 2 in case you were running beta 5 or iOS 8.1.3. Then you download TaiG 1.3.0 that supports this firmware, connect your iDevice to PC and start the jailbreaking when your eyes read ‘Can’t Find Apple driver, please, install iTunes’ which stops the process.

How to Fix TaiG Error ‘Can’t Find Apple Driver’

Method 1: Downgrade iTunes

Step 1. This error is faced by users who are running the most recent version of iTunes for 64-bit Windows computers. This is the problem which we have to fix. iTunes has to be either downgraded to version 12.1.1 or there is a second method you can try [we’ll mention it below].

Step 2. If you are eager to downgrade iTunes, you should uninstall this program from your computer.

Step 3. To uninstall the program, launch Control Panel and choose Programs menu where you are able to Uninstall iTunes completely.

Step 4. You can now download iTunes 12.1.1 by clicking on our link.

iTunes 12.1.1 Download Windows Older Video Cards

Step 5. Install this version of iTunes on your Windows if you have an older video card.

Step 6. Try to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2 or 1 with TaiG once again.

Step 7. The problem should be gone.

Method 2: No Need for Downgrade

Step 1. Some experts think that you can install iTunes 12.1.1 from this link without uninstalling the version you have on your Windows PC at the moment.

Step 2. Just try this method as well. Install this program over what you already have.

Step 3. Run iTunes 12.1.1 and finish TaiG jailbreak.

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How to Use PP Jailbreak for iOS 8.2 Beta 2 on Mac [Instruction]

If Windows users can untether iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2 with TaiG, Mac owners are not able to run this program because it doesn’t support OS X platform. If you wish to jailbreak iOS 8.2 on Mac [right now only betas of this firmware exist since Apple is still testing and working on this update for iPhone and iPad] you can use PP Jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2 version.

The group of hackers from China have successfully updated their PP program and confirmed that is runs on the second iOS 8.2 beta. Why would you like to do this with the testing version? All betas have their expiration time. By its date you have to either update to a newer beta or install the public Apple mobile operating system. With iOS 8.2 beta 2 everything is really curious. Devs say it never expires so you can truly jailbreak it and use for as long as you want.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 on Mac

Step 1. To make jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 2 possible you should first restore to this version. Registered developers can update officially [if they are involved in Apple iOS Dev program] to beta 5 since this is the latest one available for download. Ordinary users can’t even install the fifth beta this way. But you can always download iOS 8.2 beta 2 ipsw file for free through direct links and restore to this version.

Step 2. Running the particular firmware version is not the only requirement you must follow to succeed. Your Mac has to run OS X 10.7 or later.

Step 3. If you have checked the two previous steps and see that you are eligible for jailbreaking, you are welcome to download iOS 8.2 beta 2 PP Jailbreak for your OS X computer.

Download PP Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2

Step 4. Use iCloud or iTunes to backup the iPad or iPhone of yours.

Step 5. Let’s see what we have to do next. All the security options and programs you are using have to be disabled. This includes anti-virus and firewalls on your Mac, Passcode and Find My iPhone on your iDevice. Turn them off.

Step 6. Use USB cable to plug the smartphone or tablet into your Mac.

Step 7. Double click on PP Jailbreak file you have got. It will be launched.

Step 8. Uncheck the box that is related to Chinese app store with pirated apps.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 on Mac

Step 9. Click on the big center button and the jailbreak will begin.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 with PP Jailbreak

Step 10. You should now see the two buttons in Chinese. Press on the right one to continue.

Guide on iOS 8.2 Beta 2 PP Jailbreak on Mac

Step 11. Jailbreak will continue. Your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch should reboot.

Step 12. Cydia will be now displayed on your Home screen.

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TaiG Updated to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 and 1 [Instruction for Windows]

According to famous hacker iH8Sn0w, iOS 8.2 beta 2 unlike any other beta somehow doesn’t have expiration date. This is unusual, but it is also a great opportunity to install it and jailbreak since hackers worked on their program, improved it and make it possible to jailbreak iOS 8.2 with TaiG [note that it only supports beta 1 and beta 2 at the moment].

You can use the instruction below and run the jailbreak on Windows PC. TaiG doesn’t support Mac. Remember, that jailbreaking voids Apple warranty. This might be risky, so proceed with caution and at your own risk.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta 2 with TaiG [Windows]

Step 1. What firmware are you running now? If you are on iOS 8.1.3 or earlier version you have to manually restore to either first or second beta [use iOS 8.2 beta 2 ipsw download links if you want your jailbreak to have to expiration terms because of the firmware version].

Step 2. You need to also download TaiG version 1.3.0 and unzip the file.

TaiG 1.3.0 Download

Step 3. Before you begin to untether jailbreak, make sure you have backed up your iDevice. Use iTunes or iCloud [what you prefer more] for this purpose.

Step 4. It is necessary to disable your firewalls / anti-virus programs on Windows computer.

Step 5. You also need internet connection.

Step 6. Take a USB cable. Take your iPhone or iPad. Connect it through the cable to your PC.

iOS 8.2 Beta 2 Guide

Step 7. You have to turn off both Find My iPhone and Passcode features on the Apple gadget. Do so using Settings app.

Disable Passcode on iPhone

Step 8. It is time to pay attention and the file you have unzipped to your desktop. Run it by right clicking on the .exe icon and choosing Run as an Administrator option.

TaiG Jailbreak for iOS 8.2 Beta 2 and 1

Step 9. TaiG will recognize iOS 8.2 beta 2 or 1 and allow you starting the jailbreak.

Step 10. Before you click on the big green button, make sure you uncheck TaiG App Store option [the bottom link].

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.2 Beta with TaiG

Step 11. Wait till the jailbreak it over and your smartphone or tablet device reboots.

TaiG iOS 8.2 Beta 1 and 2 Jailbreak

Step 12. Is Cydia available on your iPhone or iPad? If yes, everything is cool and your iOS 8.2 beta has been successfully untethered.

Jailbroken iOS 8.2 beta 1 / 2 iPhone

Step 13. Enable all the security options you have turned off on iDevice and Windows computer.

How fun is it to have a jailbroken iOS 8.2 device?

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How to Download iOS 8.3 Beta 2 for Free Without Developer’s Account and UDID

In early February Apple has seeded iOS 8.3 beta 1 to devs [which you can download without a dev’s account] and this week it has presented the second testing version of this new firmware. Anyone who loves taking a closer look at the new firmware before it becomes public can now download iOS 8.3 beta 2 without UDID through the direct links we’ll provide below.

This upgrade gets the ‘name’ 12F5037c and it supports the same very devices as all iOS 8 firmwares previously launched. While devs can officially grab it through the Dev Center [if they are registered in the iOS developer program and their UDID number is registered for testing], ordinary users have to use iOS 8.3 beta 2 direct links to download the file on their computer [OS X or Windows] and manually install it through iTunes.

Remember that if you are jailbroken you are not advised to update to beta. It is risky, buggy and you will definitely lose the status you have along with Cydia store you won’t be able to use.

iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Direct Download Links

Download iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Without Developers Account [Links for Users with No UDID]

You can select your device and its model and use the correct link to obtain the new second beta of the future iOS 8.3.

If you have an iPhone 4S – 6 Plus, use the links below:

The most recent iPhone 6 Plus models A1524 and A1522

The most popular iPhone 6 versions A1586 and A1549

You can also download iOS 8.3 beta 2 for iPhone 5S CDMA models [A1528, A1457, A1530 and A1518] and iPhone 5S GSM versions [A1533 and A1453]

The new update is available to iPhone 5c GSM [A1532 and A1456] and iPhone 5c CDMA [models A1516, A1529, A1507 and A1526]

iPhone 5 CDMA models A1442 and A1429

iPhone 5 GSM version A1428

iPhone 4S models A1431 and A1387

If you have an iPod touch 5G:

You can get iOS 8.3 beta 2 for iPod touch 5 right away.

If you have any model of the iPad that supports iOS 8, download iOS 8.3 beta 2 for iPad through these links:

iPad 4 WiFi model A1458

iPad 4 GSM version A1459

iPad 4 CDMA model A1460

iPad 3 WiFi version A1416

iPad 3 GSM WiFi Cellular model A1430

iPad 3 CDMA WiFi Cellular version A1403

iPad 2 Rev A WiFi model A1395

iPad 2 GSM WiFi 3G version A1396

iPad 2 CDMA WiFi 3G model A1397

iPad Air WiFi version A1474

iPad Air WiFi Cellular A1475

iPad Air 2 WiFi version

iPad Air 2 WiFi Cellular model

iPad mini 3 WiFi A1599

iPad mini 3 CDMA version A1600

iPad mini 3 TD-LTE A1601

iPad mini 2 WiFi model A1489

iPad mini 2 WiFi Cellular version A1490

iPad mini WiFi model A1432

iPad mini GSM version A1454

iPad mini CDMA model A1455

You can use the links above to install iOS 8.3 beta 2 with no registered UDID number.

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Android and iOS Systems Most Popular in the World in 2014-2015

The iOS and Android market share 2014 results show that these two mobile systems are highly popular and lead the market these days [you can easily move contacts from iPhone to Android device and from Android to iOS]. The two OS models grab the overwhelming 96.3 percent of market share in Q4.

We can speak a lot comparing iOS vs Android. They are different and find their own fans among smartphone users. They are now the two top mobile operating systems across the world. The new quarterly breakdown figures prove this with ease.

iOS Android Market Share Q4

While the overall iOS / Android market share results reach over 96 percent, Apple firmware comes in second while Google OS is the total winner. Android market share has reached 81.5 percent with Apple iOS following it with its 14.8 percent share.

iOS Android Market Share 2014

The impressiveness arrives when you combine these results and understand that most smartphone owners are running either ‘fruit’ system or Android platform.

Which other firmwares are trying to compete? There are customers who still prefer Windows Phone or BlackBerry. Why not? Still millions are spending money on iOS and Android.

It is worth to mention that Apple has shipped over 192 million smartphone units in 2014. With the craziness over iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this doesn’t even surprise us.

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4.7-inch iPhone 6C 3D Renders Surface on the Web

With the high demand for both iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 customers still wonder when the 4.7-inch iPhone screenshots appear online [so far we’ve only heard about some of the possible iPhone 6S specs]. Here come images that demonstrate the 3D renders of the imaginative products for the Apple line of future smartphones.

Designers work hard creating the gadgets of their dreams. Apple won’t probably change its new iPhone 6c that much, though the company is believed to work on either iPhone 6S or iPhone 7, according to different experts. This doesn’t upset 3D Future which shares its views on the iPhone 6c.

iPhone 6c Render

The next iPhone render images reminds of the colorful iPhone 5c which was a ‘cheaper’ version of the iPhone 5S. It has a plastic back and also colorful and bright. These iPhone 6c rumors [or let’s say, 3D imaginative renders] show a mash-up between that 5c model and current 6 device, but the model seems to have a 4.7-inch screen.

Don’t mistake these images for the real iPhone we’ll see later in 2015. These are just renders and imagination of another group of designers. The specs or options aren’t real, though it’s still cool to look at what could have been a new Apple smartphone.

iPhone 6c 3D Renders

What do you think about the new iPhone 6c concept?

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Apple Expected to Release New iOS 8.3 Beta and iOS 9 Soon

The next iOS 8.3 update should be coming soon [you can already download iOS 8.3 beta 1 using direct links]. The public will most likely see it in April, but developers and the first public beta program should be unveiled earlier. It will be launched to a limited number of users, as Apple changes the testing program rules and decides to expand it beyond devs and partners.

According to reports, the new iOS 8.3 beta release date will be in middle-March. The public will get their hands on this testing version to see what new iOS 8.3 features and specs are offered by the ‘fruit’ giant within AppleSeed program. Rumors say that the company has plans to limit the number of its public testers of betas. Only up to 100,000 such users will be able to see what’s coming earlier than others.

It is curious that iOS 9 release date [the first beta version] is also promised around mid-March. It will be available to registered developers.

Just as always, we’ll see the presentation of iOS 9 public beta at WWDC 2015 this June. The public release is expected sometime in fall.

Do you think that public beta testing can improve the firmware? Apple has been criticized by users and experts who find the iOS platform not too stable. Will the iPhone maker focus on further optimization and improve iOS 9 stability? The company has such plans, and it always ‘thinks different’ and does everything to wow customers.

We are sure that the more people can test iPhone and iPad operating systems at the beta stage, the better result we’ll see once the firmware goes public. This can be said about both iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 which should be pre-installed on the future iPhone 6S or iPhone 7. Would you like to help Apple test and enhance its firmware?

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iOS 8 Malware Attacks Still Possible via Masque Attack II

How safe is iOS 8.1.3 [we have already told you that AT&T iPhone users can be attacked by mobile spy joint]? According to the security research company that has found iOS 8 malware attacks possible due to Masque Attack, this same very malicious software can still harm users.

Apple is trying to offer the maximum iOS 8 malware protection to iPhone and iPad users. But the possibility of hacks and malicious files exists though Apple and the firm FireEye have a different vision of the not-so-long-ago updated iOS 8.1.3 which was presented in February 2015.

As noted by the research company, the Masque Attack [this is how the malicious software has been called by FireEye] still exits and is capable of bypassing the prompt that is created by iOS firmware which helps it to trust / not trust applications.

The second phase of Masque Attack on iOS 8 can cause the same problems, according to experts. The research firm notes that this malicious program acts that same way it did previously. It can still abuse iOS 8 dev certificate and make iDevice users install third-party programs that are dangerous.

The iOS URL hijacking problem is no longer available in iOS 8.1.3 which fixes it, as noted by researches. However, they believe that the malware software can bypass iOS prompt for trust.

According to Apple, it has already addressed the issue with signature validation aka prompt for trust. The iOS giant has officially announced about this. Apple, at the same time, assured that it got no reports from users regarding this issue known as Masque Attack.

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AT&T And Other Carriers Phones Could Be Attacked By Mobile Spy Joint

Currently, mobile spy AT&T phones forces many users feel insecure. As it become known that US and UK iPhone and other cell phones spies penetrated into the internal computer network. According to whistle-blower Edward Snowden reports the attackers tried to steal encryption keys that was used to protect the cell phone communications privacy around the world. These reports were introduced in top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency.

The attack was done by a joint unit that consisted of operatives from the NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. The victim of this incident became multinational firm Gemalto, incorporated in the Netherlands.

This operation gave the surveillance agencies the possibility to secretly monitor a huge portion of the world’s cellular communications, that includes both voice and data.

Gemalto develops the chips used in next-generation credit cards and mobile phones and. Among its clients are such famous companies as AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and some 450 wireless network carriers across the globe. The company has more than 40 manufacturing facilities and operates in 85 countries. It has three global headquarters. The largest factory is located in Pennsylvania and the other two in Austin and Texas. With the motto “Security to be Free” the company produces some 2 billion SIM cards a year.

With these Gemalto’s stolen encryption keys, intelligence agencies can monitor mobile communications without getting approvals from foreign governments and telecom companies. It is really serious threat. The bulk of theft keys will help the intelligence agencies to unlock any previously encrypted communications data they had intercepted already, but did not yet have the possibility to decrypt.

The worst part is that we’re probably can face with surveillance. The joint of Gemalto’s worldwide prominence and the NSA and GCHQ’s monitor operation made sure of that. So it will be better for all of us not to get into mobile spy AT&T phones hands use secure services such as TextSecure and SilentCircle for calls and texts. They bring us an extra layer of protection the NSA can’t easily break into. Currently, almost anything is 100 percent secure, but that doesn’t mean we have to open personal data for all curious spies.

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