Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.2 Beta 1 and 2, Kills Jailbreak

The news about Apple signing iOS 8.2 beta 2 / 1 was a good one in the end of February when hackers found a way how to untether jailbreak both testing versions on iPhone, iPod touch 5G and iPad. Sadly, this happy iOS 8.2 beta 1 signing status as well as beta 2 has been changed, and starting on March 1, 2015 it is no longer possible to install this firmware version if you are running iOS 8.1.3.

Users who learned about TaiG and PP Jailbreak supporting iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2 jailbreaking and wanted to run it the next week will not succeed if they didn’t upgrade right away before Apple stopped signing both firmwares.

iDevice owners who had time to install either iOS 8.2 beta 1 or 2 can run PP Jailbreak on OS X or Taig on Windows to get Cydia store on their Home screen. Fans of the jailbreaking community who are still on iOS 8.1.3 are out of luck as Apple no longer signing iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2.

Users who got a chance to jailbreak should be very attentive. Do not download Cydia tweaks and third-party apps you are not sure in because the bad tweak can cause you to restore and lose your status and all the iOS 8.2 tweaks you got. This is not as easy as it seems because there are not many programs that support this firmware yet. With the official release arriving soon, devs are working on this.

Hackers are also working on their tool and trying to improve it to support the public iOS 8.2 release which should be unveiled by mid-March.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Waterproof Apple Watch Release Schedule Confirmed by Tim Cook

The new Apple Watch will be waterproof. Such information has been unveiled recently. Apple CEO Tim Cook Apple Watch confirmation message mentions some details about this device that a lot of users didn’t know about. Showerproof feature is one of them.

Apple Watch water resistant option is must-have because it might become a real fitness tracker gadget. As reports say, according to Cook, Apple Watch that should run iOS 8.2 is waterproof to the point when you can wear it 24/7, even in the shower. The company’s CEO says he wears his wearable all the time and doesn’t take it off to take a shower.

The new Apple Watch that is proud to have awesome design thanks to Sir Jony Ive should also feature a rewards system for exercising. As Cook believes, this new product will be just like the iPhone. At first, customers won’t find a lot of reasons to purchase it, but they will eventually end buying it.

The wearable will tell its owner when to go for a walk after sitting for too long or do other goals planned for the day. Anyone who meets the exercise goal will be awarded by the system.

We still don’t know how good the gadget’s battery is. It seems to last only one day on one charge, as Cook says he has to take his Watch off every night to charge the battery.

There was news about Apple Watch release date before. Tim Cook has once again confirmed it saying that this new product will be shipped in early April.

The wearable will be sold sometimes between April 6 - 10, 2015. This will be nearly a month after the ‘Spring forward’ event Apple initiates for March 9, 2015.

Monday, March 2, 2015

How To Fix Can't Find Driver Not Working TaiG Jailbreak Issue

Here you can find how to fix can't find driver not working TaiG jailbreak issue. Some of users who tried to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 1 or 2 with TaiG 1.3.0 over the last couple of days have encountered with such issue. An error with message: “Can’t find Apple driver, please download and install iTunes” brought all sorts of problems to jailbreakers.

Certainly iTunes may be already installed on the device, but the latest iTunes for 64-bit Windows machines version can course this type of error. Maybe you’ve tried to downgrade your copy of iTunes unsuccessfully.

Or perhaps you’ve hoisted a white flag on trying to jailbreak your iPhone on a Windows machine. Please don’t give up just yet, because here is the way out. The first necessary thing you need to do is uninstall iTunes.

How To Fix Can't Find Driver Not Working TaiG Jailbreak Issue

Step 1: Navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program, and completely remove iTunes from your iOS device.

Step 2: Now you need to download iTunes 12.1.1 for Windows (64-bit — for older video cards)

Step 3: You should install the newly downloaded version of iTunes 12.1.1

Step 4: Now you need to run TaiG jailbreak again.

After you are done with all these steps, instead of seeing the error message above, you should see the following:

Now you know how to fix can't find driver not working TaiG jailbreak issue. So if someone from your friends or relatives will face with this issue show them this guide.

iCloud Website Supports Numbers, Pages, Keynote without iPhone and iPad

Apple created iCloud website for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users who can do different things using their account. Then it offered special iCloud website update that brings Numbers, Pages and Keynote options to everyone, even users who don’t have an iOS gadget.

The changes to the site which existed in its beta version were applied in the middle of February. The Cupertino company has now released iCloud Pages, Numbers, Keynote options beyond beta and all these features are finally available to public, to every user who has no Apple smartphone or tablet.

Anyone who wishes to use iCloud site can get 1GB of free cloud storage space [here is how you can access without an iPhone]. Users who have an iCloud account get more than this. They are able to enjoy up to 5GB of storage at no cost.

Applications that are available to users [Pages, Numbers and Keynote] get ‘beta’ tag near their icon so they are all released in beta stages. But this is ok as the California-based tech giant is testing them and probably seeking to attract new customers and subscribers in the future.

P.S. You might like to learn how to unlock iCloud DNS with ease and enjoy some features even if your iDevice is locked.

Comex Presents Cydia Substrate Alternative: Substitute for iOS 8 Available for Download

Hacker Comex who promised to help develop and release an alternative to Cydia store with jailbreak tweaks has presented Substitute in alpha. Jailbroken users who are interested to try this package can download it from GitHub, according to reports. Comex Substitute supports iOS 8 but hacker says that this tool hasn’t been tested yet so don’t expect it to be stable.

The news about Cydia alternative has been appearing for a long time. Not many users even believed that such a solution can appear, but in early March of 2015 you can give it a try and test it [beware all the possible risks].

The Substitute is promised to be an open source free of charge. This is at true alternative to Cydia since you can port it to nearly any platform and add more features to it. It has been created for the future iMods jailbreak store that was also promised to be created as Cydia alternative.

Developers and fans of jailbreaking can now download Substitute and test its alpha form. This brings many flaws and possible bugs, errors and other problems. If you are running firmwares that can be re-jailbroken in case anything goes wrong, backup and try this new option. If you are running iOS 8.2 beta 1 or 2 that you jailbroke when Apple was still signing these firmwares, you better stay away from experiences since the iPhone maker stopped signing both betas.

There are no guarantees that Comex’s code works as he didn’t test it. But you can search for buggy places and help develop and improve this alternative.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

How to Add App Grabbers to iOS 8 Lock Screen [Jailbreak Tweak]

On the iOS 8 iPhone, no matter if you are jailbroken or not, you can find one grabber on your Lock screen which provides you with a fast access to iOS Camera application. You can use it to quickly take photographs and create videos. With iOS 8 Lock screen tweak called GrabberApp8 you can double this grabber and get two instead of one.

Since this is Cydia tweak you can use it only if you have jailbroken your firmware. You can download it at no cost so let’s see what it offers.

App Grabber Lock Screen iOS 8 Jailbreak Tweak

The free GrabberApp8 is available on BigBoss repository. It allows users adding a second app grabber to their Lock screen. You can assign any application to it and even change the program that is located in your camera application grabber.

Both grabbers appear at the bottom of your screen. You have to swipe up one of them and the application you will assign to it can be opened with ease. You still have to use your passcode to bypass Lock screen.

How to Use GrabberApp8 Grabbers on the Lock Screen

Step 1. Download and install the tweak.

Step 2. Go to Settings. Here you will see the preferences pane which allows turning on and off app grabbers [one or both].

Step 3. In the new Settings pane you can choose which apps to associate with the two app grabbers.

Step 4. To apply the changes you are making you should click on Respring.

Step 5. Most applications should launch after you click on the grabber. But some might not work this way.

Note that even after you change the app associated with the camera grabber, its icon will not change.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Top Chinese Sales Include iPhone 6 by Apple and Xiaomi Devices

The news about impressive Apple sales in China make its rivals jealous. This is understood as it was Samsung that got the grasp over the cell phone market in this Asian region for a long while, and now Xiaomi and the Cupertino-based giant are two leaders and they are getting more and more fans and customers.

According to different February reports, the 2015 is a great year for Apple in China. The last quarter of the previous year brought over 107 million smartphone units to this country. Xiaomi was leading this fight and the results of Apple in China 2014 were also incredible. Samsung didn’t do that good even though it shipped over 420 million smartphones in 2014 in total.

As the sales figures prove, Xiaomi and Apple show year-over-year growth in 2013 and 2014 as consumers choose these two brands more often than others.

The iPhone giant manages to rise from 5 to over 12 percent of marketshare in the end of last year. Xiaomi jumped from 6.5 in 2013 to 13.7 percent of market share in 2014 which is way too awesome for such a company. Still, as numbers reveal, its position fell a bit with the iPhone 6 launch and popularity. The company got 13.7 percent in Q4 instead of 14.8 percent of marketshare it had in the Q3.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Links to Download iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Ipsw Files [No UDID]

Anyone who is searching for direct ipsw links for iOS 8.3 beta 2 can download them using the links we provide below. This is the most recent testing version of the new iPhone and iPad firmware that was seeded by Apple in the end of February 2015. If you are planning to update, you’ll have to download the firmware file and manually install it through iTunes.

Registered developers can download iOS 8.3 beta 2 ipsw through Apple Dev Center. However, other users and devs can’t do this as they don’t have an account or registered UDID. But using direct links we’ll share with you, you can download iOS 8.3 beta 2 with no UDID and developer’s account.

Note that this new firmware has its own build number. It is 12F5037c. Are you ready to download the file? Choose your model and gadget from the list you’ll find inside this post, save it on your computer, launch iTunes, connect through USB cable and hold down Shift [Windows] / Option [Mac] while clicking on ‘Update’ in iTunes to manually install the new firmware.

Download iOS 8.3 Beta 2 ipsw [direct links]

iPhone 6 Plus A1524 and A1522

iPhone 6 A1586 and A1549

iPhone 5S CDMA models [A1528, A1457, A1530 and A1518]

iPhone 5S GSM versions [A1533 and A1453]

iPhone 5c GSM [A1532 and A1456]

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

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 2 WiFi version

iPad mini 3 CDMA version A1600

iPad mini 2 WiFi model A1489

iPad mini WiFi model A1432

iPad mini GSM version A1454

iPad mini CDMA model A1455

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Compare iPhone 4S Performance on iOS 8.3 Beta 2 and iOS 8.1.3 [Video]

Wanna see the next iOS 8.3 performace on video? One YouTube user has shared short movies where he compares iPhone 4S iOS 8.3 beta 2 performance to iOS 8.1.3 which is the recent public release for iDevices. Apple seems to improve its next version of mobile operating system for some models which includes iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

Newer iDevice users won’t notice any difference if they update to iOS 8.3 beta 2 [through direct links] or launch applications. The speed won’t change, however iPhone 4S users will be glad to notice that their performance slightly improves and apps launch a bit quicker if compared to 8.1.3.

These are, of course, just the predictions based on the current beta which has been seeded to registered developers and shared online with users who like to update and test such firmwares. The public release might be improved more and bring both faster performance and stability to Apple users.

Watch the video created by kabriolett for iPhone 4S running iOS 8.3 beta 2:

The same user has also tested this beta on iPhone 5:

What do you think about such speed test? Do you notice the difference?

How to Replace iOS 8 App Switcher Favorite Contacts with Apps

iOS 8 App Switcher favorites usually display your favorite and recent contacts on the iPhone. It is possible to change this and replace your contacts with the apps you like and use more often than others. If you are jailbroken, you can download one simple Cydia tweak to make this happen.

The new tool that has joint the list of cool App Switcher Cydia tweaks for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1.3 firmware version [here is how you can install 8.1.3] is called Popular. Yes, it is so simple. Use Popular to make your popular apps appear in your App Switcher.

The small drawback here is this app costs $0.99 on Cydia. Are you ok with it? Hold on, don’t download it yet. First, read what it can do and then decide whether you should pay for it or not.

How to Replace Contacts with Apps in the App Switcher on iOS 8

Step 1. Go to BigBoss repo on Cydia to download Popular tweak.

Step 2. Install it.

Step 3. This program can track which applications you use often and show them in the App Switcher. It also allows adding your favorite apps.

Step 4. If you go to Settings you will see a pane there that shows the usage time for all your applications and games installed on the iOS 8 platform.

Step 5. It is up to you which programs to add to your favorites and which must go to the blacklist [they will not appear in the App Switcher in this case]. Adjust the settings to your needs.

Step 6. Choose how many of your most used applications you want to appear in the Switcher. Note that this tweak can hold up to 75 most used iOS 8 apps.

Step 7. Are you done with settings? Close it.

Step 8. Launch your App Switcher. You can now swipe your favorite and most used iOS 8 apps to the right or left and launch them quicker than if using Spotlight for the same need.