Sunday, February 1, 2015

How to Stop iOS 8 Apps from Being Deleted by Accident [Jailbreak Tweak]

There are a lot of useful Cydia tweaks for iOS to prevent apps from being deleted on your iPhone. We’ll talk about one of them. Use it on iOS 8 iPhone only if you are jailbroken which is now possible only on versions up to 8.1.2. The latest iOS 8.1.3 release has patched the exploits used in TaiG and PP jailbreak so these users can either downgrade to iOS 8.1.2 or wait till a new solution is found by developers.

The problem with iOS apps deleted by accident is not new. Users who have kids are often at high risk of losing some of their applications by mistake. Even older iDevice owners can remove an app unintentionally and in order to not regret such things and prevent accidental app deletion on iPhone you can use the tweak called UninstallNever.

How to Protect iPhone Apps from Deleting

Step 1. The app is free and you can download UninstallNever on Cydia Big Boss repo. Install it on the iOS 7 or iOS 8 device.

Step 2. This program is rather simple. It comes without any built-in settings. There is nothing to configure.

Step 3. But after you have this tweak on your iPhone and you click – hold your app icon and make it enter into wiggle mode you will see no ‘x’ near this app. You cannot remove it because with UninstallNever program the ‘x’ button doen’s appear and you cannot delete applications and games once they are in the wiggle mode.

Step 4. The only problem with this tweak is that you cannot disable it. The only thing you can do is uninstall it right from Cydia.

What do you think about this tip?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

iTunes Connect Issue Experienced by U.S. Users

iOS developers experience iTunes Connect error. The first report about this issue surfaced soon after Apple released iOS 8.1.3 update and the new iTunes 12.1 version. According to devs, iTunes Connect problem that appeared in early 2015 makes it impossible for some of them to access this platform.

It seems that the iTunes Connect issue is widespread. A lot of professionals say that they are not able to use the portal created by Apple specifically for devs who wish to manage their app content that is sold in the official App Store.

Since the problem is faced by different developers, Apple will soon fix it. Some of these devs have popular iOS 8 apps and games in the App Store and highly demanded apps in Mac App Store. As it comes from numerous reports, developers who try to log into their iTunes Connect account see third-party apps and cannot find their applications meaning they are identified under someone else’s username.

When the 2015 problem with iTunes Connect is going to be fixed, we don’t know. But Apple is surely working on it and will soon provide a solution to the issue making its program display correct information for iOS and OS X developers.

Friday, January 30, 2015

How To Restore Deleted Photos From iPhone Or iPad

Got into trouble how to restore deleted photos from iPhone when they accidentally have disappeared from your device here is the way out.

Here is a quick and easy guide that will show you how to recover picture that were deleted from the Photos app on your iOS device.

But before start to work read some requirements. First you must be using a device runing iOS 8 and it must be less than 30 days since you’ve deleted the picture.

Follow these step to recover deleted pictures on you iPhone or iPad:

Step1. First open the Photos app on your device that runs iOS 8 or later.

Step 2. Now on the lower navigation bar push the Albums tab.

Step 3. Click on the album under the title “Recently Deleted”.

Step 4. If you need to restore a single picture, click on the photo and tap “Recover” on the bottom menu. In case you want to recover multiple pictures on the top navigation menu click “Select”. Then click all the photos you would like to recover and tap “Recover” on the bottom menu.

Step 5. On the popup menu, pick “Recover Photo”.

Please note that if it has already passed 30 days since you have deleted the pictures, this method will not work. It is also important to keep a backup of the all pictures you have on your favorite iOS device, either using iCloud or a solution like Dropbox.

The work is done successfully! Now you know how to restore deleted photos from iPhone. If someone from your relatives or friends get into trouble with accidently deleted pictures you can advice them to use this guide.

How to Unlock iCloud DNS Using iCloudDNSBypass Server

Is there a way that allows you using a locked iPhone while you are trying to fully bypass your iCloud Activation lock feature? Have you heard of iCloud DNS unlock? This is exactly what you need when for some reasons your iDevice [either iPad or iPhone] asks for the passcode which you can’t remember or get from the previous owner.

We won’t list all the reasons why the Activation Lock option on iOS 7 or iOS 8 blocks your access to your Home screen. This post has a different purpose. It is written to help you partly bypass the lock until the professional services or Apple provides you with the complete bypass of iOS Activation lock.

Unlock iCloud DNS Using iCloudDnsBypass Server

There is the website where anyone who has a locked iPhone or iPad can partly bypass Activation lock for free. This server cannot fully unlock your gadget but it gives you the possibilities and options that are not available to those users who cannot get to their Home screen which keeps asking for the passcode.

What can you do using this DNS server? 

Firstly, it allows you playing your iOS games. Secondly, it gives you a chance to take photos using your camera. Thirdly, with its help you can watch YouTube videos and even record videos to your Dropbox on the iCloud locked Apple iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 5S / 5c / 5 / 4S or iPad.

The server is pretty popular. It has over 57,000 iDevices connected to it and more and more users join it since it supports all versions of mobile firmware, including iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6 and so on. The good news is that blacklisted iPhones are supported as well.

So if you have Find My iPhone feature ON in Cloud and doesn't have access to files on iPhone use this DNS routing method and enjoy!

Who has created iCloudDnsBypass server? 

The idea and the DSN / HTTP servers belong to Ukrainian developer July Ighor. They are coded on C+++ and can hold thousands of gadgets with ease. The service is secure and doesn't use Proxy service. It usues DNS routing only.

To start using this DNS server that doesn’t ask for any additional servers that are believed to slow down Apple services, you have to download it [it supports Windows computers only] using this link. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to use the server.

Shortly here is what you’ll have to do:

Step 1. Download the DNS Server in order to bypass iCloud Activation lock on the iDevice and install it.

Step 2. Click on your Home button and select More Wi-Fi Settings where you will see iCloudDnsBypass.

Step 3. Configure your local DNS server or use and you are good to go.

Issues and Fixes

If your provider doesn’t let you connect to custom DNS server after you tried to reboot, you can still use the dedicated DNS developed by July Ighor. After you launch the application you have to choose your context menu and just store local DNS IP to your iPhone or iPad. This should solve the problem.

Users who get error 80 while trying to connect to their local DNS IP should click on Help button and see what is possible to do [such error means that you have another application that is already using the same port].

That’s it. Enjoy iOS games, music, YouTube and record videos / take images to Dropbox even if you are iCloud locked for a while.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Currently Jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 Device Using TaiG Is Impossible

As it has already known, jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG is impossible at present time. Apple company has blocked the TaiG jailbreak team with the launch of its latest iOS update, according to security documents.

All users who have already updated their iOS devices to the latest version are waiting for the next jailbreak. But according to above mentioned information it is not possible for current time. We should wait for a while till some of jailbreak team will do the magic and develop new jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

A total of four exploits have been closed and credited to the TaiG Jailbreak Team. If you still plan to jailbreak your iOS device, then the iOS 8.1.2 signing window is still open. You have a very limited time to restore your favourite device to the iOS 8.1.2 version and jailbreak it. As jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG is not unfortunately possible at present time. First was Pangu8 after them TaiG group,then PP jailbreak. Who will be the next to develop jailbreak for Apple's latest update?

Download iOS 8.1.3 IPSW On iPhone Using Direct Links

You can now download iOS 8.1.3 ipsw through the Software Update section of the native Settings app on iPhone or iPad. It is also possible to update through iTunes on a Mac or PC.

This new update primarily focuses on bug fixes, but also increases general stability of iOS as well. It is recommended for devices that run prior versions of iOS 8 to install iOS 8.1.3 using direct links.

For users whose iOS devices have less available storage, the iOS 8.1.3 may be very useful because it is said to reduce the amount of free storage space available to install an available software update.

The total reduction is currently unknown, but users who have limited device's storage capacity have been able to install the update with as little as 500MB free. It is really less than prior iOS updates often required several GB of storage capacity to be available.

The full release notes of iOS 8.1.3

This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:
Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update.

Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and

Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results

Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad

Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

The easiest way for most users to install iOS 8.1.3 is through the Software Update within the Settings app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Please backup your devices before installing software updates :

Step 1. Open the “Settings” app and then go to “General” option

Step 2. Choose “Software Update” and when iOS 8.1.3 appears on the screen, pick “Download & Install” option

The update will be downloaded from Apple servers and will be installed on device and rebooting it automatically to complete the software update.

Users can also choose to download iOS 8.1.3 ipsw install it using the direct links below:

iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 5S CDMA
iPhone 5S GSM
iPhone 5 CDMA
iPhone 5 GSM
iPhone 5c CDMA
iPhone 5c GSM
iPhone 4s

Shock: 240 iPhones 6 Stolen in China through a 20-inch Hole

Customers who purchase a brand new Apple smartphone start to think about how to protect iPhone from being stolen. Even with the introduction of iOS 8 in 2014 and iOS 7 in 2013 users who protect their gadget with the Touch ID 2-step Verification system understand that it could be possible to bypass Activation Lock and use the cell phone even if you are not its original owner.

The reports about iPhone 6 stolen gadgets always appear on the web. It can happen anywhere, and no one can guarantee that you will never lose your gadget. Some modern thieves become very creative and find the most unusual methods to steal popular devices. For example, three individuals in China managed to steal 240 new iPhones through a 20-inch hole. The total cost of these cell phones was around $230,000.

iPhone Stolen in China News

The recent report on the web states that three thieves broke into the warehouse in Beijing in mid-December to get their hands on over two hundred Apple iPhones in China. They did this through the hole in the wall that measured around 20 inches. The stolen gadgets were later resold and these people even spent most of the money they got.

Police traced the serial numbers of the stolen iPhones and caught the thieves.

You see that iPhones can’t be safe even in warehouses, so keep an eye on your smartphone to protect it from a potential thief.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Apple iPhone Still One of the Most Popular Smartphones in 2015

The high iPhone 6 demand isn’t slowing down. Customers around the world still want to order either iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus even months after its official launch back in September of 2014. The strong demand has been indicated by the survey, according to which users still want to have this gadget in the first quarter of 2015 while people also want Samsung gadgets.

What phone is the most popular in 2015? Apple and Samsung products are pretty popular these days. As survey respondents show, nearly 56 percent of them are planning to purchase the iPhone this year [in the next 3 months]. This doesn’t clear which iPhone 6 Plus / iPhone 6 popular model is more wanted by consumers but it gives you an idea how many users are dreaming about the seventh gen iDevice.

It is curious that most respondents [over 4,000 residents of North America were surveyed] wish to buy a gadget with the display that is bigger than 5-inches thus larger screens began to really interest customers. Users are looking at both Apple and Samsung phablets.

It is worth noting that another study shows that Kansas and Alaska consumers like the new iPhone more than any other U.S. state even though this product is the must-have for a lot of Americans now.

There are other places where iPhone is highly popular. The list of these states includes New York, Montana, Vermont and Mississippi along with Alaska and Kansas. The states with the lowest interest to the new ‘fruit’ gadget include Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Iowa.

iOS 8.1.3 Release: Update / Restore to iOS 8.1.2 While You Have Time

The official iOS 8.1.3 release date hasn’t been confirmed by Apple but experts expect this launch to become public any day soon. It is true that iOS 8.1.3 update is imminent, and while it can be introduced pretty soon you still have time to update or restore iOS 8.1.2.

Why would you like to run the firmware 8.1.2 before iOS 8.1.3 release is official? No one knows if iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak can be available along or after the upgrade. Developers will not be surprised if Apple patches the exploits used in PP Jailbreak and TaiG. Fans of Cydia tweaks might like to get prepared for iOS 8.1.3 update by restoring or updating to iOS 8.1.2 right away, while there is still time for this.

Some iPhone and iPad users are still running different versions of iOS 7 firmware. It is better for you to install 8.1.2 which can also be jailbroken [don’t worry, most jailbreak tweaks have been already updated to support this operating system].

Anyone who installed 8.1.2 version through OTA-update should restore to this version using iTunes. It is important for future jailbreak as issues can be caused for anyone who prefers OTA to iTunes installation.

Even if you have updated to iOS 8 or 8.1.1 already, you are advised to now upgrade to 8.1.2. This firmware fixes previous bugs and brings some new features.

Note that as soon as Apple launches 8.1.3 firmware it can stop signing the previous release and you will lose the chance to update. With the iPhone giant it is always better to prepare for the next upgrade.

Here is how to install iOS 8.1.2 on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Use iMALLFail Tweak If You Cannot Send Message Using iMessage

If you cannot send message using iMessage with media, as Apple company restricted users to the type of files user can send through Message. You’re only allowed to send photos and videos as well as audio messages that were just recorded in the Messages app. But there is one way out, iMAllFile is a new jailbreak tweak that aims to get rid of all these restrictions.

After you has installed this tweak, it will allows you to send any type of file to your contacts from iMessage using iOS’s filesystem. In the conversation interface it puts a new icon to the Navigation Bar. After its launching, it opens your device’s filesystem where you can navigate through folders and find the file which you want to send.

Once you choose it, the file will be insert in the text field where you normally type your message. You can then click on the Send button to send the file to the recipient. Please note that this tweak works only with iMessage. If you try to send a file as an SMS, it will crash the Messages app.

iMAllFile gains another feature, it adds a new preference pane to the stock Settings app where you can enable or disable this tweak on demand. It also has no settings to configure it, so once you’ve installed it and enabled the tweak, you can start to use it immediately.

For some time iMAllFile was pulled from Cydia by the developer because of issues. But now it works properly on jailbroken iOS 8.1.2 and lower device..

So if you cannot send message using iMessage with media, try iMAllFile for $0.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak supports both iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices.