Protect iPhone from Brick Bug on iOS 9 / iOS 8

Many users report the new iPhone brick bug and since it was discovered in 2016 – you have to learn how to protect iPhone from bricking. Why is it so important? Those Apple fans who have been affected by this issue searched for guides on how to fix iPhone brick and… failed.

Some manipulations with the iPhone are pretty dangerous. There is a video that surfaced online recently and shows how the iPhone gets bricked once the date is changed in Settings. This sounds unbelievable at first but those who tried to repeat the procedure and do the same – also got a bricked smartphone.

Protect iPhone from Bricking iOS 9 Bug

The boot up display can be caused by wrong clock set up. If you try to change the clock on iPhone to January 1st, 1970 you could be stucked with the bricked handset. You can try to connect to iTunes and even get the DFU display however you won’t be able to bypass the book display.

Luckily there is the BrickingDate jailbreak tweak. It simply doesn’t allow changing the date to 1970 and bricking your iPhone. It’s a nice way to protect iPhone from bricking and letting your friends play a joke on you.

Users with jailbroken iPhone iOS 9 device should download and install the tweak just in case. You’ll have to add http://repo.ziph0n.com to your Cydia sources and find the jailbreak app. Apple could also fix the bug soon. The company is most likely aware of the problem that is widely discussed on the web.

If your iPhone is already running iOS 9.2 or iOS 9.1 – you are not able to untether it. So you have only one escape in case you are affected by the bug. Keep your fingers crossed and hope the Cupertino-based giant finds a working solution sooner than later.

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How to Update from iOS 8 to iOS 9.0.2 If iOS 9.1 Is Out

The exploits used by iOS 9 – 9.0.2 Pangu jailbreak are patched in iOS 9.1 which you can download through direct ipsw links on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Is it possible to avoid this upgrade if you are still on iOS 8 platform and still jailbreak? Everyting is possible if you know all the most recent Apple news.

Firstly, you can use iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak on the iDevice since Pangu supports this platform without many issues [most Pangu bugs were fixed in the program updates]. Secondly, you can follow our guide and update to iOS 9.0.2 right from iOS 8 firmware version.

Install iOS 9.0.2 on iOS 8 iPhone with iOS 9.1 Out

How to Install iOS 9.0.2 on iDevice to Jailbreak

Step 1. Use iOS 9.0.2 direct ipsw file to download it on your iPhone or other iDevice that is still running iOS 8.x firmware. Apple is still signing this version you can download it as long as the Cupertino-bsed giant doesn’t stop to sign it [this can happen any time soon].

Step 2. Once you download the firmware on your gadget you can use iTunes to install it manually.

Step 3. When you are running iOS 9.0.2 version you can jailbreak your smartphone or tablet.

Step 4. That’s it.

It is also possible to downgrade from iOS 9.1 to 9.0.2 while Apple is supporting iOS 9.0.2 by signing it.

Before you proceed with the instruction above you are advised to create a backup copy of your device. This will save all your data and information in case anything goes wrong. You don’t want to lose all your details, right?

Remember to also visit https://ipsw.me/9.0.2 as this site shows the real-tim iOS 9.0.2 signing status. As soon as Apple stops singing it you will know and won’t try to update since you’ll fail anyways.

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How to Improve iPhone Call Blocking Feature

A lot of users have already installed either iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1 [here are the coolest iOS 9 tips and tricks]. Apple upgraded its mobile firmware this September however both versions are non jaiblreakable and this is the main reason why a number of iPhone users are still running iOS 8 platform. It si possible to use cool iPhone call block app from Cydia that is supported by jailbroken devices only.

The call blocking option is fun and handy however you can make it even better [you can also block ads on your iPhone]. If you are looking for a flexible solution and wish to easily block phone calls [both iPhone and FaceTime] and text messages from reaching you [for a particular number] – the following jailbreak tweak might help you.

iPhone Call Blocking Feature Jailbreak Tweak

Improve iPhone Call Blocking Feature on iOS 8

Step 1. Download fun iPhone blocking calls tweak called Sentinel. It can be found on Cydia but since it costs $1.99 you should better learn how exactly it can improve your iPhone experience.

Step 2. Even once you have blocked a number or a couple of numbers that can no longer reach you – thanks to the tweak you are able to see the list of these numbers if they tried to reach you. The program shows the number of times the numbers were blocked and timestamp when those calls took place.

Step 3. The tweak can also help you to block the phone numbers with different prefixes that belong to the same caller or company.

Step 4. It is also interesting that you are able to see when the block number made an attempt to call you. You will be unaware about it unless the tweak is installed on the iOS 8 jailbroken iPhone. The message about the call will appear in the notification or your Lock screen.

Step 5. You can configure the settings as the app comes with its own configurations. Enable and disable the options you would like or wouldn’t like to use.

You can also continue using the options offered by original iOS call blocking feature. It still does its job, doesn’t it?

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How to Improve Multitasking on iPhone Guide

Would you like to improve multitasking iPhone option? Apple makes it better on iOS 9 iPad however those user who are still running iOS 8 and are jailbroken might want to search for top iPhone multitasking tweaks on Cydia. We’ll talk about one of such apps that can be used right away.

There is a tool called Multiplexer. It improves multitasking on iPhone and brings six main options you might give a try. We’ll discuss the features this iOS 8 jailbreak tweak adds on your smartphone.

Multiplexer comes with Aura option that makes it possible to make apps running in the background. With this feature you can easily listen to YouTube audio files but have this program work in the background.

Mission Control feature allows working with multiple desktops on your phone. It’s a cool addition because you are able to pull programs from anywhere and bring them to the particular desktop.

There is another feature the tweak boasts. It is called Empoleon. You can add programs into windows and resize them. It’s a really cool option.

You are able to also get back to the previous apps by double tapping on your iPhone iOS 8 Home button. Reach App is an interesting addition that also makes it possible to resize your application panes.

It is possible to add your apps right into Notification Center using Quick Access feature. You’ll find a new tap in Notifications. Click on it and the application added will be launched right away. Isn’t it fun?

There is also Swipe Over option that also pulls up the program that was launched last when you swipe from right to left. This multitasking options are nice to have and you can also check them out if you download the tool from Cydia store for $3.99. Unfortunately it is not free of charge.

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How to Make iOS 8 Messages Look Better in Grid View

Would you like your iOS 8 messages look better? They are normally present in the table view when you launch this iPhone applications however you can change the look to grid view if you are running iOS 8 platform and have a jailbroken iPhone. Jailbreak is possible on all firmwares up to iOS 8.4.1 which is currently non-jailbreakable.

A list of iOS 8 Messages tweak options is pretty long. It is possible to customize this iPhone program in a number of ways. One way is create the grid view for your conversations using a fun free jailbreak tweak from Cydia.

iOS 8 Messages Grid View Tweak for iPhone

Step 1. Go to BigBoss repo on Cydia if you are jailbroken on iOS 8 platform and download / install Grid Messages tweak.

Step 2. Is there anything to configure? No, the tweak is simple. It starts working as soon as you have installed it on your gadget.

Step 3. You can now launch Messages program and find the new grid view option. This way you will get away from the table view and get the grids with message preview [it’s rather brief but you’ll have an idea what the conversation is about].

Step 4. It is possible to get around 12 Messages conversations in the grid view per iPhone page.

Step 5. If you need to open the conversation you can tap on the grid. This is very simple.

Step 6. It is always possible to get back to the table view. You can find the table option at the top left corner of the Messages program.

Step 7. The tweak also allows selecting several conversations and delete them at once.

The iOS 8 Messages tweak Grid View is pretty fun and interesting. Since it is free of charge you might want to give it a try. The switching between the two views is fast and easy.

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3D Touch Technology to Come to iOS 8 iPhone

Does it sound fun to have 3D Touch technology iOS 8 feature? iOS 9 iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will get the Force Touch option however if you have an older model you won’t be able to use it even if you upgrade to the upcoming Apple iOS 9 platform. At the same time you are able to bring 3D Touch to iOS 8 iPhone.

You need to be running iOS 8.4 or earlier 8 firmware version since you have to be jailbroken in order to use iOS 8 3D Touch feature [it is based on Force Touch technology]. Cydia developers are working on the special tweak that should bring the new interesting feature to older Apple gadgets.

If you are already jailbroken you should be careful with what you download and install. Use only trusted sources otherwise you might be forced to restore to iOS 8.4.1 or future iOS 9 and lose the jailbreak. Hackers are surely trying to find new exploits and untether this platform but they might need more time to succeed.

Dev Elias Limneos wants to bring 3D Touch option to iOS 8 gadgets [watch his video on YouTube]. It won’t be exactly what Apple adds to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus [for example, your phone will not distinguish between light and hard taps]. Still the new Cydia tweak should add 3D Touch shortcuts and actions to your phone. This way you’ll be able to click on the Phone application icon and place a phone call or use other shortcuts to make the experience better.

Just look at the soon release Limneos will offer and install it on your iPhone if you are jailbroken. This source is trusted and iOS 8 3D Touch shortcuts might look cute and nice on the older iPhone 5, 4S or other model.

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How to Manage Multiple Instragram Accounts iPhone Guide

Users who are still running earlier iOS 8 firmwares and haven’t upgraded to iOS 8.4.1 have more opportunities than those who have installed 8.4.1 mobile operating system on iPhone or iPad. This is the only iOS 8 version that cannot be jailbroken but if you have Cydia on your Home screen you can manage multiple Instagram accounts on iPhone.

Everything is very simple. iPhone multiple Instagram accounts are pretty common. It could be annoying to log out of your account in order to log into the other one. With the jailbreak tweak we’ll talk about below you don’t need to be tied to a single account because you can use our multiple Instagram accounts iPhone instruction and access several accounts at once without logging out of each of them.

Multiple Instagram Accounts iPhone 2015 Management Guide

Step 1. Download and install the tweak called igSpeedster. It is available on Cydia sources and supports multiple Instagram accounts on iPhone.

Step 2. Once the tweak is installed you are able to swipe up your Instagram icon on iPhone or long press on your profile button while being in Instragram in order to get the list of all available accounts you are able to switch to. Switching has never been this easy.

Step 3. The tweak also makes it possible to repost files uploaded by other users.

Step 4. You are able to open links in a caption in Safari browser which is impossible without this additional tool.

Step 5. When you wish to save a video from Instagram you can click-hold on it to get to the menu where you can choose Save Media option and get the file saved into iOS 8 Camera Roll on iPhone. Isn’t it cool?

Step 6. igSpeedster also shows information when exactly the image / video was posted to Instagram. To view this data you should click on the timestamp you’ll find above the file.

The tweak is available with a free trial mode that lasts for three days.

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iOS 9 Photos App Features on iOS 8 iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Are you owning the jailbroken iOS 8 iPhone and looking for all the cool iOS 9 options? Since there is no public iOS 9 version yet you cannot get its features unless you get iOS 9 features on iOS 8 platform using Cydia tweaks. We know a jailbreak tool that helps adding one of the best iOS 9 options to your iPhone right away.

This feature is must have for users who view a lot of pictures. It is possible to get back to your Collection, Album or Moments by swiping down while you are looking at the images through Photos program. There is a tweak that makes it happen.

How to Get iOS 9 Photos App Features on iOS 8

Step 1. Go to Cydia and add this source to your repository: http://tateu.net/repo/. Done? Now search for Photo Swipe beta tweak and install it on your jailbroken iDevice.

Step 2. You will find the pane of your new tweak in Settings. Go there to turn on or turn off the program.

Step 3. In Settings you can also select the duration for swipe gesture, enable / disable cover transition image and release border.

Step 4. The tweak is in beta but it works just as promised. Just launch your iOS 8 Photos application and view images. When you want to get back to your album you should swipe your photograph down or up. This way the image will be closed and you will appear in Collection, Moments or album.

You can also wait for the official release of iOS 9 that will bring the swipe gesture to Photos officially. It is curious to see Apple adding popular tricks to its public software version. This year’s iOS 9 will get a lot of interesting features that were inspired by jailbreak tweaks.

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iPhone Incoming Call Notification Banner with Open App Interaction

The regular iOS 8 iPhone incoming call notification usually takes up the whole display. This way you should either reject the call or receive it. If you are using an application at this moment you won’t be able to get back to it while you are getting the call unless you get iPhone call banner feature that allows users interacting with the applications while getting the phone call.

A big number of users finds the situation with screen-size-phone-call annoying. Luckily there is one simple and fun tweak you can use if you are jailbroken. It sadly doesn’t support iOS 8.4.1 version since it cannot be jailbroken.

iOS Incoming Call Notification Tweak

Step 1. If you are ready to get incoming calls as banners displayed at the screen’s top you can download CallReply beta tweak developed by iMokhles. Remember to add the following source to your Cydia repo: apt.imokhles.com.

Step 2. Install the tool.

Step 3. This iOS tweak has not configurations. You cannot change the banner colors or look. You can only use what devs offer.

Step 4. When installed, the tool will automatically display your incoming calls at the top of the screen. You’ll see the phone number or caller name. You’ll have the option to answer your call or reject it. At the same time you can continue using your other applications.

Step 5. If you don’t answer or reject the call you won’t be able to dismiss this iOS 8 banner.

Remember that the new tweak exists in beta only. It might not be that stable but it still works on iOS 8 and helps to interact with the currently open app while getting information about the upcoming calls.

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How to Share Photos on Instagram from iPhone

Are you using Instagram on your iOS 8 iPhone? Here is a short guide on iPhone Instagram photo sharing option that allows users post pictures and videos in both landscape and portrait modes [here are some useful typing tips for iOS smartphone owners]. The instruction should introduce you to the simple and enjoyable process of sharing your photographs as well as video files with friends.

Instagram released the upgrade that no longer applies 1:1 aspect ration to each file you upload. This means the end of frustrations for all iPhone owners who didn’t like how the tool cropped out their pictures making them square.

How to Share Photos on Instagram from iPhone

Step 1. If you are already running the program on your iDevice you should upgrade it to version 7.5. If you don’t have it installed, download Instagram for iPhone [this is a free to download, install and use application].

Step 2. Launch Instagram on you smartphone.

Step 3. You can start using the new orientations right away. There should appear the full size icon. In case it is absent you should check back later on. Instagram seems to be only rolling out this option and it might not be available to all users at once.

Step 4. If everything is good, you can click on Open Camera option inside Instagram application on iOS 8 iPhone.

Step 5. Choose the video file or photograph you would like to upload to the service or take a picture with your iDevice camera.

Step 6. Click on the full size button [you can find it at the bottom of the picture]. If you would like to change its position within the frame you can tap your screen and move the image inside the frame. It is also possible to choose between landscape and portrait orientation by pinching and zooming out.

Step 7. Do you like what you see? Click on Next and the adjustments will be applied.

Step 8. The new photo or video should be now uploaded to Instagram.

Enjoy!

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