Who is not looking for iOS 8 true multitasking for the iPhone these days? A lot of users dream about getting real app backgrounding options on their smartphones and Apple doesn’t seem to bring such an option to its iDevices. The company is now testing iOS 9 and one of the iOS 9 features brings multitasking on iPad, but not iPhone.
Step 1. Before you can install Watchdog iOS 8 tweak on your gadget you should add this source to your repo: http://allankerr.github.io/repo/ – now you can search for it on Cydia and download.
Step 2. The tweak is in beta stage. Still it brings multitasking and this is what we are looking for, aren’t we?
Step 3. When you usually close applications they stop running. The tweak however lets you run some apps in the background [they don’t have to be launched]. To do so, go to App Switcher on iOS 8 platform and tap the application icon you want to launch in the background. It will be working unless you choose to tap it again and remove from this state.
Step 4. Of course when you have apps running in the background your iPhone battery will be drained faster. Still this could be ok when you, for example, need to upload a lot of files to Google Photos or do something else that requires an app to be working in the background while you are doing other tasks.
You can background different iOS 8 apps using Watchdog tweak.
iOS 8.3 and 8.4 can be easily jailbroken with TaiG or PP Jailbreak on Windows and Mac computers. Still users who have successfully untethered their Apple smartphone or tablet noticed they were locked out of Snapchat account. It seems that Snapchat doesn’t like different Cydia tweaks to interfere and prefers dealing with jailbroken users manually.
If you get Snapchat account locked issue you have most likely downloaded and installed Phantom or other iOS 8 Cydia tweaks that are trying to break the limitations in Snapchat. This is what causes the program to simply crack down on people.
The company seems to figure out who is jailbroken and uses tweaks and locks their accounts for good. Those iPhone owners whose accounts were locked saw only one reason for this – ‘plugins’ that were installed additionally.
If your Snapchat account is locked you will get the message about this state when you are trying to login. You’ll be also asked to remove all the plugins you installed and unlock your Snapchat account through https://www.snapchat.com/unlock site.
Cydia has a lot of jailbreak tweaks that are using popular applications and adding extra features to them. Users like to customize a lot of things including iOS 8 apps but developers are not always happy when jailbreakers are doing this and some of them fight with this by locking out your account.
The only thing that confuses users is that Snapchat is cracking down users and not jailbreakers. How can the program know that someone is using Phantom or other tweaks? This has no explanation at the moment but the fact is you’ll have to uninstall all the Cydia jailbreak apps that are working with Snapchat in order to unlock your account and continue using this tool.
Maybe devs will find a way how to bypass the restrictions in the future and release tweaks that don’t bring errors and don’t make your account locked.
Users should be aware of iOS app password security issue discovered by researchers [learn how to report iOS 9 bugs to Apple if you are testing this beta firmware]. There is a report and it mentions over 100 popular iPhone application titles that require iOS app password protect actions from developers because their passwords can be easily cracked.
The news about issues with iPhone app secure password comes from AppBugs. The company tested the most popular, top App Store applications and states a lot of them lack this feature and require better security. Most of the programs let users input passwords without restrictions and this potentially allows hack the passcode with ease.
Secure tools must provide only a number of attempts for log-in and when a user fails to enter the correct password he or she has to be locked out or asked to create a new password tied to their account.
AppBugs chose 100 apps that were downloaded over 1 million times. Over 50 percent of these programs show passcode vulnerability and the list of applications has some popular titles as Walmart, CNN, AutoCAD 360, Pocket, Dictionary, Expedia and others. If you are using Wanderlist, Zillow, SoundCloud and WatchESPN you would also like to get better protection of your password.
iOS app crack WiFi passwords is not an issue here but hackers can possibly get hold of you app account if you are using the best apps with bad password protection. The security firm asked devs to solve the existing problems. Some developers were fast to respond and already fixed the bugs [for now in Pocket, Dictionary and Wunderlist only].
In case you want to install iOS 9 beta 4 on public iOS 9 beta 2 here is useful tutorial on how to do it correctly. The Apple company on Wednesday has officially launched the second public beta of iOS 9 to testers. so there many users who already downloaded iOS 9 beta 2 public firmware on their devices.
You may not know that you can update to the latest iOS 9 beta developer version directly from the iOS 9 public beta 2. So if you want to go back to the latest updates and features offered by iOS 9 beta 4, but currently your device is running the public beta 2, it’s extremely easy to upgrade your device to the latest developer version of the iOS 9 beta 4.
How To Install iOS 9 Beta 4 On Public iOS 9 Beta 2 Running Device
Important note before start the installation process: Your device must run the iOS 9 public beta to follow this tutorial.
Step 1: First launch Settings > General > Profile option
Step 2: Now tap on the iOS 9 Beta Software Profile
Step 3: Next, click on Delete Profile > Delete option
Step 4: Now please reboot your device
Step 5: Open Settings > General > Software Update to check for the latest iOS 9 developer beta
Step 6: After that push Download and Install option to start the iOS 9 beta 4 installation.
By using this method, it’s possible to upgrade to the latest developer beta in a legitimate way without actually needing to be signed as the developer. But users should keep in mind that this is beta software, so your mileage may vary. But according to users that have already tested this method and installed iOS 9 beta 4 on public iOS 9 beta 2 reported that it worked fine for them.
From now it is possible to download iOS 9 beta 2 public firmware, as Apple company has officially released the second public beta for the latest mobile operating system and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
This second beta public launch was pushed more than two weeks after Apple officially seeded the first public beta for iOS 9. Unlike the betas available under Apple Developer Program, public betas are free and available to anyone who signs up at Apple Beta Software Program .
iOS 9 beta 2 public firmware carries the 13A4305g build number. For those keeping track, this means that the second iOS 9 public beta is identical to the fourth iOS 9 beta released for developers, which was seeded to testers just two days ago. The latest iOS 9 developer beta has brought back Home Sharing feature for Music and the ability to take pictures using volume buttons, together with minor UI changes to Music app, Handoff UI and Settings app.
For beta testers with the first public beta already installed on a iOS device, the new software is available via an over the air (OTA) update, which should be available now.
How to download iOS 9 beta 2 public firmware and install it on your device?
If you are already running Public Beta 1 of iOS 9, simply navigate to Settings -> General -> Software Update and update directly using Apple’s over-the-air (OTA) system. Also you can install iOS 9 beta 4 on bublic beta 2 if you need as well.
The newest beta for iOS 9 has revealed a few key changes, including the welcomed presence of Home Sharing for Apple Music, a new location for Handoff in the app switcher, and other tweaks and additions.
Download iOS 9 beta 2 public firmware via these direct links:
This week brings some new operating system updates from Apple. The company launched the WatchOS 2 beta 4, Mac OS X El Capitan beta 4 and iOS 9 beta 4. All fourth betas are available for download to developers yet you can use direct links iOS 9 beta 4 to update your iDevice to this latest release and discover features the company added to this version.
It’s interesting that you can download iOS 9 beta 4 ipsw file for iPod touch 6G which is the newest device Apple released in July. According to news the fourth testing beta comes with Home Sharing option for Apple Music streaming service [this feature lacked in iOS 8.4 that was presented with Music as well].
The Cupertino-based company changed some elements in Settings. It also solved some previous issues and offered Picture in Picture mode for users who are enjoying Podcasts program on iPad. This way they can now perform different tasks while still watching videos. Are you ready to upgrade manually to this beta? Remember that the direct links below don’t require you having a developer’s account with Apple but you still should proceed with caution.
iOS 9 Beta 4 No UDID Download Link [13A4305g]
There are two models of iPod touch that can run iOS 9 beta 4:
If you are participating in iOS 9 beta testing program introduced by Apple this summer you get some limitations you’ll have to deal with. Previously public beta testers could test the firmware on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and report iOS 9 bugs they discover directly to the Cupertino-based giant. Besides they were able to review applications.
Developers didn’t like this idea. Finally Apple brought iOS 9 beta tester limitations and no longer lets users submit reviews on the App Store while being a public tester. In other words you have installed iOS 9 beta on your iDevice and search for possible issues and problems you are not able to leave reviews for applications and it doesn’t matter if you were trying to submit negative or positive review.
Users who still try to add iOS 9 beta app review [here is how to download iOS 9 beta 3] will get the pop-up message from the Store that explains that such an option is not available. The whole idea of testing beta build is to find negative moments and fix them by the time the firmware goes public. Still some users who downloaded the beta version of mobile firmware also left reviews for beta apps and a lot of reviews were negative.
The fact that beta applications and games crash is not a secret. There are a lot of moments when things don’t perform because betas are always buggy. Some people didn’t seem to understand this and they hurried to leave a warning to potential application customers without realizing they were running just a beta version.
At the same time Apple still allows public testers to give star ratings to the applications they are testing on the beta system. The company didn’t fix this moment yet. Will Apple give benefits to devs whose application rankings dropped because of a big number of negative reviews? The iOS giant will mostly come with such a decision.
Chinese hackers who created new iOS 8.4 jailbreak TaiG continue working on the tool’s upgrade. The team of developers recently fixed some jailbreaking bugs [TaiG used to reach 30-40% and freeze or stop at 60%] and optimized the procedure by offering one beta version.
TaiG jailbreak 8.4 update version 2.4.3 is now out of beta. This program can be used by those iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners who haven’t jailbroken yet and want the process to be as smooth as possible. This release brings optimization and does fix problems that were already solved in previous versions.
We’ll offer direct TaiG jailbreak iOS 8.4 download link for everyone who is looking for a convenient Windows based solution for Apple gadgets. Unfortunately there is no version released specifically for Mac OS X platform yet. You can learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.3 – 8.4 on Mac using Windows TaiG version or download PP Jailbreak for Mac as this second program has been upgraded to support OS X system.
Everyone who is already jailbroken thanks to earlier releases of the program don’t need to re-jailbreak. This minor update was only meant for new users who were afraid or didn’t have time to use the previous versions of iOS 8.3, 8.4 mobile firmware.
Did you have any problems using TaiG or not? It is still not clear if this program can support iOS 9 firmware jailbreak [you can download iOS 9 public beta or iOS 9 beta 3 meant for registered developers and learn all the new iOS 9 features Apple is about to bring to its ‘fruit’ gadgets].
Cydia creator Saurik added even more changes to the way jailbreak now works. Firstly, you can customize Cydia store just like any other jailbreak tweak. Secondly, it became possible to downgrade iOS 8 jailbroken apps to previous version. At last but not least, Saurik launched Cydia Impactor and this program can remove iOS 8 jailbreak without any additional steps [it doesn’t support the most recent iPod touch 6G released by Apple this summer].
Before Impactor was released it was necessary to upgraded to newer iOS version or restore in order to get back to your stock Apple software. The new program can remove iPhone jailbreak without restore which is great, fast and simple.
Unlike other programs that can help you restore the iPhone or iPad and preserve the jailbreak, Saurik’s new tool Cydia Impactor can remove jailbreak without restore and you can do everything right from your iDevice. There is no need to use a computer and thus it’s the first time when you can remove iPhone jailbreak 8.4 in such an easy way.
It’s also awesome that you can stay on the same firmware version after you stop being jailbroken. This is a valuable tool that will surely become popular among users who enjoy being untethered but might sometimes want to return to Apple stock state.
Why would anyone need to get rid of jailbreak and keep the firmware version? You might want to resell your iDevice and this is when it could be important to remove iOS 8 jailbreak without losing any important data.
As Saurik mentions, his program can move system data and user files to system / user partition. It doesn’t make any severe changes to software and thus you don’t risk when you are running Impactor because you can re-use it again in case it fails.
You can download Cydia Impactor on Cydia. This utility is now present in beta stage. It is important to backup before you do anything with your iPhone or iPad.
Apple Music 503 error occurs once in a while and in different situations. Users report such an issue on Apple Support forums and this might be familiar to you as well. The problem doesn’t seem to appear when you access the new music streaming service from you iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
If you are accessing the service from you computer [the issue seems to take place on both Mac OS X and Windows PC machines] you might get error 503 iTunes message. In other words you have to access Apple Music through iTunes and only this way the bug exists.
It also appears when you are using playback feature and sometimes the error message can pop up when you are not even listening to music. This seems like an outage that should be fixed by Apple. Some users assure they can connect to Apple Music without problems and others keep getting the same 503 dialog box.
We don’t know what causes the issue. Apple doesn’t comment on the problem but there are a lot of users who are affected and thus the bug is real. If you get the 503 error you might be able to dismiss it and listen to songs after you reconnect to the service or play the next track.
Give it a try and wait till the ‘fruit’ giant fixes the outage and normalizes the work of its new service through iTunes.
You know that Music was released in the end of June. This service is new and it might have different problems once in a while. The company has included it to iOS 8.4 and will add the tool to the future iOS 9 that will be launched in the fall.