Browsing Archive March, 2015

Links to Download iOS 8.3 Beta 4 without Dev Account

It has become possible to download iOS 8.3 beta 4 without dev account. This is the most recent update of the testing versions of the next mobile system by Apple. The company released it for developers who are registered in its Dev Center and can use their UDID to test betas.

We’ll post iOS 8.3 beta 4 direct links to download your ipsw file for your particular model. You can get your version and use iTunes to update. Remember that Apple no longer signs iOS 8.1.3 so you’ll be able to downgrade to 8.2 only. Besides, all these firmwares cannot be jailbroken right now.

Hackers will have a big gathering Mobile Security Summit on March 27 and they might discuss current problems in the jailbreaking field coming up with a working new tool that can untether different firmwares. Even though you can install iOS 8.3 beta 4 without UDID you are still taking risks when updating because this is a testing version with its bugs and issues.

This update, however, might improve the previous iOS 8.3 features discovered, such as the two-factor Google’s authentication support, emoji improvement, Wireless CarPlay option and other things Apple will add to its upgrade.

Links to Download iOS 8.3 Beta 4 No UDID Needed

If you own any of iOS 8 supported iPhone models you should select it from the list below to install the fourth beta:

iPhone 4S two versions A1387 and A1431

iPhone 5 CDMA models A1442 and A1429

iPhone 5 GSM version A1428

iPhone 5c CDMA four models A1526, A1507, A1529 and A1516

iPhone 5c GSM A1532 and A1456

iPhone 5S CDMA four versions A1518, A1457, A1528 and A1530

iPhone 5S GSM models A1453 and A1533

iPhone 6 Plus two versions A1522 and A1524

iPhone 6 two models A1586 and A1549

There is only one versions of Apple iPod touch that can run its firmware versions released in 2014 and 2015. Update to 8.3 beta 4 now:

iPod Touch 5

Tablet owners have a long list of their models and versions. Choose one that belongs to you and install the new beta with ease:

iPad mini WiFi tablet A1432

iPad mini CDMA device A1455

iPad mini GSM version A1454

iPad mini 2 WiFi tablet A1489

iPad mini 2 WiFi and Cellular device A1490

iPad mini 2 TD LTE version A1491

iPad mini 3 WiFi tablet A1599

iPad mini 3 CDMA device A1600

iPad mini 3 TD LTE version A1601

iPad Air WiFi model A1474

iPad Air WiFi and Cellular version A1475

iPad Air TD LTE A1476

iPad Air 2 WiFi model

iPad Air 2 WiFi and Cellular device

iPad 2 WiFi Rev A

iPad 2 WiFi 3G CDMA version A1397

iPad 2 WiFi 3G GSM model A1396

iPad 3 WiFi version A1416

iPad 3 WiFi and Cellular CDMA model A1403

iPad 3 WiFi and Cellular GSM version A1430

iPad 4 WiFi A1458

iPad 4 CDMA version A1460

iPad 4 GSM model A1459


iOS 8.2 Jailbreak Release Date Rumors and Status Info

A lot of users are now talking about iOS 8.2 jailbreak release date because Apple is officially no longer signing iOS 8.1.3 version and hopes that 8.1.3 becomes jailbreakable soon are fading away. How much do we know about the possibilities of 8.2 untether program launch?

Let’s start from the first question that troubles the minds of millions. Can I jailbreak iOS 8.2? Sadly, you cannot do this because PP Jailbreak as well as TaiG program do not support Apple mobile firmware version 8.2. Can you stay on 8.1.3 in hopes for the solution? You can, but no one guarantees that the jailbreak is released tomorrow or the next month.

Those of you who are still running earlier versions of firmware are not advised to update because you can still jailbreak 8.1.2, 8.1 and 8 systems on both iPhone and iPad, Windows and Mac. Starting with 8.1.3 the exploits have been patched for good and maybe for a long while.

The current iOS 8.2 jailbreak status is unclear. The groups of Chinese hackers assure that such a program is to be eventually presented to public but they avoid naming any possible dates of the release.

This Friday, March 27, a big group of hackers will meet at the 2015 Mobile Security Summit. They might exchange their thoughts and ideas on how to jailbreak iOS 8.2 and, who knows, this gathering might lead to the final release of the long-awaiting program or it might not.

For now, before Apple unveiled public version of iOS 8.3 you still have time to save 8.2 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella that was recently updated to support firmware 8. Since the previous version is not signed by the iPhone maker you can no longer save its blobs.

If hackers find a way how to access Apple’s system it might be possible again to downgrade to unsigned version with the SHSHs saved and jailbreak earlier firmware versions.


Apple Adds iOS 8.3 Password Settings to Download Apps on iPhone without Password

Apple doesn’t speak about its iOS 8.3 features, but testers, developers and users who got a chance to download iOS 8.3 beta 3 without UDID note all the changes that take place in this next big update.

We have already heard about iOS 8.3 bugs solved in the third beta. Now it is time to learn about the new iOS 8.3 specs Apple is going to add to its mobile platform for iPhones and iPads. According to reports, the new firmware will get the ‘Password Settings’ feature useful to customers of the iTunes and App Store. What will it allow doing?

The recently revealed iOS 8.3 Password Settings option makes it possible to ‘remember’ your password for making purchases of free apps, games and other content offered by the App Store. This is a new thing that is absent in previous firmwares.

In the current iOS 8.2 and earlier versions users are asked to enter their password / Touch ID in order to download free or paid applications from iTunes. The next iOS 8.3 specs make it possible to adjust different settings, including when and how often the App Store will ask your password to buy paid apps. The changes will also make it real to turn off this prompt for getting content that is free of charge.

There is a big number of improvements and changes Apple will add to its future iOS versions. Devs say that there is still a problem with iOS 8.3 ads redirecting users from Safari to App Store without their permission and other bugs needed to be fixed. The final release that might be present in April will show all these modifications.


iPhone Passcode Software Bypass Solution for Mac Users [iOS 8]

There are numerous ways how to bypass iPhone passcode on iOS 8. We’ve mentioned the free iCloud DNS bypass method that is not permanent but let’s you listen to music, watch videos and search from the lockscreen. We have also talked about expensive brute force bypass iPhone passcode IP Box that can cut off power each time it gets the wrong PIN code to save data on the device.

There is one more iPhone passcode bypass Mac tool called TransLock that is similar to the IP Box but costs less and uses your computer to figure out the passcode through USB cable. Majd Alfhaily is a developer who found his brute-force attack program that can run on Macs and find the key to your iPhone by trying all possible combinations for your PIN beginning with 0000 and up to 9999. You can see that this method supports only 4-digit passcodes. Users who protect their smartphones with longer passwords cannot use this tool.

Anyone who is afraid of being hacked this way shouldn’t panic. The tool works on jailbroken gadgets only. Besides, you can always set up a long passcode that consists of more than 4 digits to not let any IP Box or other brute-force tools to bypass your iOS 8 passcode and get your personal data.

According to dev, his TransLock needs about 14 hours to try all the possible combinations and figure out the right password. This method hasn’t become public though its creator thinks about releasing an automatic passcode passing solution to users in the future.


Does Apple Sign iOS 8.1.3 Or Not?

You might be lucky if you had time to save iOS 8.1.3 SHSH blobs with TinyUmbrella because Apple stopped signing iOS 8.1.3. What does it mean? You cannot downgrade from iOS 8.2 to 8.1.3 any more, sadly you are not able to do this even with blobs saved.

At the time there is no way for users with the iPhone or iPad to install a previous firmware version if it is not signed by the Cupertino-based giant. Why are you lucky then? TinyUmbrella creator, dev @notcom believes that it could be possible to perform downgrade in the future but only if you have the blobs saved.

Does Apple sign iOS 8.1.3? No, Apple has stopped doing this. If you are running iOS 8.1.3 which can’t be jailbroken right now you can easily update to iOS 8.2 [learn how to install iOS 8.2 on your iDevice] as you risk nothing since this version cannot be jailbroken as well.

Hackers are most likely working on jailbreaking 8.2 version. They have a big gathering in March where they might discuss the current issues and problems of this process. Apple is working hard to make its firmware unjailbreakable. When presenting the new OS it even mentioned that TaiG exploits were patched which also led to PP Jailbreak not working any more on 8.2 update.

With the soon arrival of the Apple Watch there will be iOS 8.3 upgrade with new features, specs and maybe the community is working on 8.3 jailbreak to present users with a solution to untether or tether this version of mobile operating system for iDevices. We will follow all the news and share information on this topic with you.


TinyUmbrella Updated to Beta 2: Save iOS 8.2 SHSH Blobs on iPhone

Notcom [Semaphore] hacker has released TinyUmbrella beta 2 program. We have already answered the question whether it is possible to downgrade using your iOS 8.1.3 or 8.2 SHSH blobs saved. The first beta has been replaced by the second one and you can download it under the build name

Before you download TinyUmbrella for iOS 8.2 [the updated version], let’s see what has been changed in this popular tool. Firstly, it has been improved from the first beta which was completely rewritten from the previous TinyUmbrella users knew. It is easier to use. Secondly, the program can now tell users if their iTunes has different architecture from the SHSH blobs saving program. In this case it is impossible to save SHSHs. Thirdly, the new build solves various previous issues and bugs experienced in beta 1.

Since it might be real to downgrade to the firmware versions you have saved blobs for, you can learn how to save iOS 8.2 SHSH blobs with the help of TinyUmbrella. As developer notes, users who have already saved iOS 8.2 or 8.1.3 blobs with the first beta of the tool don’t need to download the second beta and re-save them.

Right now you can download TinyUmbrella with 8.2 support from hacker’s official blog. Semaphore has a lot of plans for his program. He wants to update it again adding some extra features for A8 and A7 gadgets, including the on-gadget SHSH fetching.

What do you think about the most recent update?


Experts Predict Big Revenue for Apple in Q2 Thanks to iPhone 6 Sales

While Christmas is long over, iPhone 6 sales record hasn’t stopped. Experts predict high sales for this popular iOS 8 smartphone in the second fiscal quarter in 2015. The report comes from Asian analysts who believe that Apple gets big revenue thanks to its iDevice’s popularity across the world.

Apple sold over 43 million smartphones in Q2 2014. This number is predicted to increase by 24 percent. As Barclays and Morgan Stanley share in their iPhone 6 sales forecast, the sales might reach 54 million units in the second quarter of 2015. Other analysts, for example, UBS, report even higher numbers forecasting 58 million phones sales.

March iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales are believed to be strong. The high demand for these two models is still experienced as more customers wish to purchase the iOS smartphone. This time the U.S. sales [Apple set a record by selling over 74 million of iDevice smartphones in Q1 2015 which resulted in over $74 billion in the company’s revenue] are overtaken by iOS smartphone sales in China. This country brought over $16 billion in revenue and this number is believed to increase in the second quarter, as analysts think.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the company is planning to open 40 stores in China by the middle of 2016 while it already has 21 running.

The Cupertino-based giant hasn’t announced the date when it is planning to report its earnings in Q2 2015 yet.


iOS Code Found in Android Wear: iPhone 6 Support Confirmed

It does look like Android iOS support will be included in the Android Wear [do you know how many Americans are eager to buy Apple wearable?]. The confirmation of this fact was discovered in the Android code that is related to Apple mobile firmware. It is still unclear when such support can come but it has to become available sooner or later.

Can I install iOS 8 on Android Wear? You cannot at the moment, but you might be able to use Wear with iPhone in the future. Google is planning to bring its app to iOS platform, so if you wish Android Wear iOS support to become real soon you can cross your fingers and wait till the company completes the development and coding and officially releases it.

If iOS related code is found by experts, it can only mean that Google is working on the big update that involves all iPhone and maybe iPad users as well, specifically those who know what Android Wear is and wants it to work with ‘fruit’ smartphones and tablets.

Apple and Google compete in different spheres. When the Cupertino-based giant announced Apple Watch release for the end of April, Google reported about its Android Wear-based smartwatch that could also work with the iPhone 6 just like native Apple’s product.

When Apple Pay became popular, Google announced Android Pay service and a lot of users also heard of Samsung Pay coming out.

What do you think about these rivals and how they are working in the very same directions?


Nintendo Games on iOS 8 iPhone like Mario Bros to Be Real

Have you ever wanted to play Mario Bros on iPhone? A lot of users are in love with this old Nintendo game, but it is not available in the App Store or on Cydia [you can still install Nintendo emulator to play anything you want on the iPhone]. It might soon be possible to play Super Mario Bros 3 on iPhone and other games from this popular series because Nintendo and DeNA became partners to bring beloved gaming experience to iOS 8 and future iOS 9 smartphones in 2015.

DeNA is a company from Japan that brings different iconic games to mobile devices. Nintendo games on iOS 8 will become real once the two companies develop them for smartphones manufactured by Apple.

If you thought that Mario Bros would be ported to your iPhone you are wrong. Nintendo is not going to do this. It will develop brand new titles using the previous experience and make high quality Mario and other games specifically for iOS platform.

There won’t be tons of titles. Both companies are planning to focus on mobile game quality. There will also be a new service that can appear as soon as in the fall of 2015. Nintendo and DeNA want it to be cross-platform and let users play across smartphones, gaming consoles, computers and even more.

What do you think about the possibility of iOS Mario Bros game release?


Apple Removes Antivirus Apps for iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Devices

Users who are searching for iOS 8 antivirus apps will be surprised to see that most applications you find in the App Store that are included into ‘antivirus’ category are actually games. Apple is reportedly removing a lot of App Store antivirus applications for iPhone and iPad.

The news state that the Cupertino company without making any official announcements starts to clamp down on various applications that are related to antimalware and antivirus. For example, the company has removed the VirusBarrier program by Intego. As the iPhone maker mentioned it was misleading.

What happens to other antivirus for iPhone 6 tools, is not explained yet. But many of the programs, including Anti-Virus Detector, are no longer available in the mobile stores. Does Apple try to prove to its customers that its iOS 8 is safe and doesn’t even require any anti-virus apps? It is doing everything to convince potential consumers and current users that it is impossible for malware programs and other viruses to even affect the smartphones or tablets running Apple mobile firmware?

Users who are jailbroken know that viruses can be dangerous to the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and other smartphone models. Those who are not jailbroken are now forced to believe that no virus can touch their device. Is it what happens?

Some applications that are now being eliminated were available for years in the App Store. Devs only hear from the company that their application descriptions is being ‘misleading’ as they might make users believe that viruses exist which Apple thinks is not the truth.