Browsing Archive February, 2015

Download iTunes 12.1 for Free [Direct Links for Mac and Windows PC]

iTunes 12.1 download is available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users who are using this program on their computers. Apple has released the new version after updating iOS to 8.1.3. Just as always, you can get iTunes 12.1 update for Mac and Windows platforms using the free direct links or updating directly from iTunes.

The program has been updated and it now includes a special widget for Notification Center. Using this feature, you can know which tune you are listening to, skip songs and use playback option right on iOS 8.1.3 device.

Once you download iTunes 12.1 64 bit / 32 bit or Mac version you’ll be able to make songs favorites and even purchase them while listening to iTunes Radio directly from your Notification Center. Note that the new widget can’t be installed automatically. It is required to add it manually by choosing Notification Center – New – add the new icon you get.

iTunes 12.1 Download

iTunes 12.1 free download for 64 bit and other platforms is available here [the installation file is about 220MB]:

Mac users can download iTunes 12.1 from here

Windows users have to choose either 64 bit iTunes 12.1 or 32 bit iTunes 12.1

iTunes 12.1 Widget for Notification Center

As noted by Apple, the new update makes performance better especially when you sync your iDevice with iTunes.

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All iOS 8.1.3 Jailbreak Tips You Should Know With Your IOS Device

Here are all iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak tips described in details. Apple company has just launched its latest iOS 8.1.3 update with bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements. But besides pluses unfortunately this update kills the TaiG jailbreak as Cupertino has patched four vulnerabilities used by it to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2.

Here are some useful information for users that who have a jailbroken iOS device with the iOS 8.1.3 release. Apple is still signing iOS 8.1.2 firmware file, so you can still install it on your favorite device. But in case you accidentally upgraded to iOS 8.1.3, then you can easily downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2 version. Hurry up as Apple could stop signing iOS 8.1.2 firmware file anytime, so you should do it as soon as possible.

iOS 8.1.3 Apple has patched exploits used by TaiG jailbreak. So TaiG jailbreak won’t not work with iOS 8.1.3. If you don’t want to miss your favorite jailbreak tweaks, you should not upgrade to iOS 8.1.3, if you’re on iOS 8.1.2 or lower.

You should be very careful while installing jailbreak tweaks from Cydia as a bad tweak could easily force you to restore the device. It means that you will lose the jailbreak and all the tweaks installed on your iOS device. Also with the aim to reduce the probability of running into an issue, it is a good idea to uninstall jailbreak tweaks that you do not use.

Sometimes it happens that trying to tinker with the filesystem such as deleting a file using iFile etc, the user is forced to restore device. You should only be tinkering with the filesystem if you know what you’re doing. Currently, with the lack of a jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3, you’re better avoid it as much as possible.

You should know also that it is possible to recover from a reboot loop problem on jailbroken device. You need to use the safe mode feature of mobile substrate. But those people who still don’t know this trick end up restoring their device, and thus end up losing jailbreak.

SemiRestore is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 5- iOS 8.2 devices. It lets you to restore jailbroken iOS device without losing the jailbreak. In case you get into a reboot loop issue with a problematic buggy tweak, SemiRestore can be very useful. It removes the jailbreak tweaks during the restore process. SemiRestore needs OpenSSH to be installed on the jailbroken device for it to work. In case you have a problem with your jailbroken device, you should install OpenSSH from Cydia. Note, to prevent someone from remotely accessing your device you must change your jailbroken iOS device root password after installing OpenSSH.

Now you know the iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak tips and all useful information about them.

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Edward Snowden Talks About iPhone UDID Security

In documents published today there were very important theme said Edward Snowden about iPhone security. These documents give new insight into the British GCHQ’s efforts to track targets using their iPhones.

Previously leaked information stated that specific NSA exploits used to compromise the famously malware-resistant iPhone software controls. But the fresh documents introduces that even when the iOS device itself hasn’t been compromised, any data stored on the phone can be pulled when the device syncs with a tired computer. Other techniques also let GCHQ researchers to chase and utilizy targets by following a device’s UDID across different services.

By searching for the target’s UDID hack, the GCHQ could chase the aimed iOS device as it synced with a compromised appliance, sent data to a broader tracking system as AdMob or use the web (exposing it to the agency’s Safari exploit).

In every case, the device’s UDID would be exposed, helping researchers utilizing it to identify the personality. Previous leaks data have shown that the NSA using similar methods, compromising ad cookie networks as a way of tracking users across the web, effectively cooping any user-identification method as a surveillance tool.

Analyzing the reports, dated to November of 2010 reports, before Cupertino giant began deprecating the UDID system, although the documents introduce how useful the system, while it was still operational, was for surveillance.

The published documents Edward Snowden about iPhone security carries a serious worry. Happily, for users who own iPhone, Cupertino company has already recognized the UDID potential dangers and started to use more privacy-friendly methods.

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To Save Jailbreak Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 To 8.1.2 On iPhone

If you don’t know how downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to 8.1.2 on iPhone, here is the short understandable guide how to do it. The users whose devices were recently updated with the latest iOS 8.1.3 update, cannot be jailbroken using the TaiG tool. As Apple company has patched all the exploits, that were used in their jailbreak. In case you want to your jailbreak back, then you’ll have to downgrade to iOS 8.1.2. Luckily for all such users, Cupertino company is still signing iOS 8.1.2 version.

How To Downgrade iOS 8.1.3 To 8.1.2 On iPhone

To have a successful jailbreak, you need to use this guide and downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 version. Unfortunately, after you would do it iOS 8.1.3 will take with it all its bugfixes and improvements.

The downgrade process is quite simple and fast, because it will only take a few minutes to complete. Please, don’t forget to do a backup, just in case something goes wrong.

Step 1. To start you need first download iOS 8.1.2 IPSW file for your iOS device.

Step 2. Now please connect your iPhone to your computer and then fire up iTunes.

Step 3. On iTunes, find and select your iOS device, then tap on the Restore button while holding the Option Key for Mac or Shift Key for Windows.

Step 4. Browse to the location where you’ve downloaded the IPSW file to and select it.

Step 5. The Restore process will start now. Please wait for a few minutes for it to be finished.

Now, downgrade iOS 8.1.3 to 8.1.2 on iPhone ,you can jailbreak your device using the TaiG tool.

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