Category: Tips & Tricks

April 17th, 2012 by admin

As I mentioned in one of my previous post that the Apple has released an update to fix the Flashbakc trojan problem. So it is recommended to update your Mac. Even though if you want to check whether your Mac is still infected by Flashback trojan or not just follow below steps:

  1. Run the Terminal app on your Mac either by selecting it from the Applications folder or pressing CMD + Space and searching for Terminal. Type the following command into the terminal app: defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
  2. Terminal will return information back to you based on the entered text. Make a note of the value DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
  3. If Terminal returns an error similar to “The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info, LSEnvironment) does not exist” then check out the next step below.
  4. If the command in step 2 produced an error message then enter the following command directly into the Terminal app: defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
  5. If any results are returned then take note of them. If Terminal produces an error similar to “The domain/default pair of (/Users/paul/.MacOSX/environment, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES) does not exist” then it means you are not affected by Flashbakc Trojan.
  6. If running the commands listed in step 2 or step 5 produce any variant of the ‘does not exist’ error message then it means your Mac is not affected. However, if the commands actually return any results then head on over to the F-Secure information page in order to find out how to get rid of this malware.

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April 12th, 2012 by admin

Good news for Mac users about the vastly spread trojan Flashback or Flashfake. Over the past few weeks a large number of Mac users had concerns over the Flashback/Flashfake trojan that has infected over 600,000 Macs. Apple already responded by releasing a fast security update to the OS, but many of those infected are still unable to get rid of the Flashback/Flashfake trojan. Recently a tool has been released by Kaspersky which makes it very easy to identify infected Macs and remove the trojan if it exists.

If you are not sure whether you are infected by this trojan or not you visit this website to check the status of your Mac. If infected you can download the free removal tool by clicking this link. It does not take much time I suggest if you have a Mac you should try this tool for scanning your computer. Good luck!!

Remove Flashfake Torjan from your Mac

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April 8th, 2012 by admin

Many people want to unlock their mobile phones in order to use the alternative SIM cards, usually at the end of the initial contract period or during that time. As you are aware most of the iPhone’s are “locked” to a particular network i.e. iPhone by AT&T in the US and by O2 in UK.

Most of us need to use our phones with different carriers while we are are travelling or sending our mobiles as gift to other countries, but can not use due to its locking to the native carrier. Therefore we need carrier unlock iPhone, by unlocking the iPhone you can be able to place calls with any GSM carrier by inserting different Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) into the phone. After iPhone is unlocked you only need to buy any local GSM-compatible SIM and put it in your iphone to make your calls hence avoiding using the iphone with roaming and paying lot for roaming charges.

I have given below the complete list of iPhone’s which are now available in the market. It is suggested to fist ensure that your iphone is unlock-able, before going for any jailbreaking or unlocking process:

You have to first jailbreak your iPhone and then you can install the unlock tool like UltraSn0w. As always instructed make a backup for your device before starting any jailbreak or unlock activity.

UNLOCK iPHONE 4S:

iPhone 4S with iOS Version 5.1 |

iPhone 4S with iOS Version 5.0.1 |

iPhone 4S with iOS Version 5.0 |

 

UNLOCK iPHONE 4:

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 5.1|

    • Modem firmware: 04.11.08 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.00.03 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> is not unlockable at the moment

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 5.0.1|

    • Modem firmware: 04.11.08 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.00.03 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.5 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 5.0

    • Modem firmware: 04.11.08 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.00.03 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.5 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.3.3 

    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.4 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.3.2 

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.3.1 |

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.3.0 |

    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 02.10.04 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.4 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.3.0 |

    • Modem firmware: 04.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 03.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 02.10.04 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.4 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.2.1 |

    • Modem firmware: 03.10.01 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 02.10.04 –> is not unlockable at the moment
    • Modem firmware: 01.59.00 –> Unlock with UltraSn0w 1.2.4 (Tutorial)

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.1.0 |

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.0.2 |

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.0.1 |

iPhone 4 with iOS Version 4.0.0 |

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April 8th, 2012 by admin

This is the case many time that you are telling Siri to dial a name but it is not recognizing it properly and giving unusual results. Sometimes you may need to twist the actual contact name so that the pronunciation is understandable to Siri or Voice Control and it can find the correct contact from your contact list. Here I am giving you the very simple way you can tell Siri and Voice Control the alternative phonetic name of your choice for your contacts or you can add nicknames also for contacts.

Below are the steps to Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names:

1. Open the contact you want  to modify.

2. Click Edit

How To Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names

3. Scroll down to find “Add Field”

How To Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names 1

4. Tap the “Phonetic First Name”

How To Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names

5. Give the name of your Choice and  tap Done.

How To Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names

6. Similarly you can give the nick name for each contact if you want to be used by Siri for easy recognition.

How To Make Siri Recognize Uncommon And Difficult Contact Names

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April 7th, 2012 by admin

I know you know this but there are hundreds of iPhone, iPad and iPod users joining the jailbreak community on daily basis therefore I thought to write this short post to just give precise overview of common terms:

Difference between Tethered, Untethered and SemiTethered Jailbreak

  • Tethered Jailbreak - A tethered jailbreak means that each time you reboot your iDevice, the boot process will fail (you’ll get stuck on the Apple logo). To get around this you will need to plug your iDevice back into your computer and re-run the jailbreaking tool like Redsn0w and select “Just boot tethered”.
  • Untethered Jailbreak - An untethered jailbreak means that your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad will function as normal as it was before jailbreak.
  • SemiTethered Jailbreak - SemiTethered Jailbreak means that you still have a Tethered Jailbreak but if you want to reboot your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, it will re-boot into a semi-functioning state where you can use apps such as Phone/SMS etc but not Cydia and Safari. To work with jailbroken apps you need to reboot tethered by using the jailbreak tool.

Difference between Stock firmware and Custom firmwareJailbreak iOS 5 Untethered

  • iOS Stock firmware – This firmware officially come from apple and may or may not update your iDevice baseband automatically.
  • iOS Custom firmware – This firmware do not include baseband on it. So you don’t have to worry by getting your baseband change/update. This is only possible by excluding the baseband using redsn0w or sn0wbreeze jailbreaking tools by selecting stock firmware to make a new custom firmware.

Difference Between Unlock and Jailbreak

  • Jailbreak - Allows you to install 3rd party applications, customize graphics, sounds, etc.
  • Unlock - Allows you to use the phone on networks other than AT&T or the one to whom you registered.

 

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April 4th, 2012 by admin

“After 5.1 jailbreak of my iPhone when I run Cydia or Safari it is not loading ”  this is the error many people are facing after jailbreak 5.1 on iphone 4, iPad or iPod touch. This is normal behaviour and understood since the latest 5.1 jailbreak is tethered that means one needs to boot tethered his device after jailbreak and for rebooting every time.

But what about my iPhone 4 baseband 04-11-08 on iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) with untethered Corona/RedSn0w jailbreak showing the same problem. Yesterday I observed abnormal heating of my iPhone so I immediately turned it off for few minutes and I was shocked when I turned it on again and tried to run the Safari and it was not working then I checked Cydia and it was also not working (I am 100% sure that my jailbreak is untetherd 5.0.1 jailbreak).

So this can happen with any body therefore no need to worry just follow below steps and your device will work smoothly. You have to just boot tethered and your device will become normal.

  1. Download the RedSn0w 0.9.10b5 or 0.9.10b6 by clicking Here
  2. Extract the file in some folder and open the folder and buoble click the RedSn0w.exe file to run the jailbreak program.
  3. Select Extras and then Boot tethered.
  4. Connect your device to your computer and turn it off.
  5. Click Next and follow screeninstructions to put your device in DFU mode (Press and hold power button for 2 seconds and while keeping it pressed also press and hold Home button for 10 seconds and now release Power button but keep holding the Home button for 13 seconds until you see some activity on computer screen (RedSn0w window)).
  6. After some activity on computer screen your device will restart and you will see the RedSn0w icon on your device screen wait until it turn on normally.
  7. Now you can use Safari and Cydia normally.

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April 2nd, 2012 by admin

If you have upgraded your iPad 1 to new iOS 5.1 you already have lost your previous jailbreak and all jailbreak apps, if it was jailbroken. Or if you want to upgrade to 5.1 version and use the jailbreak apps you can follow below step-wise jailbreak guide.

Remember this is a tethered ios 5.1 jailbreak and we are still waiting for untethered 5.1 jailbreak which I hope will be available with in few weeks as stated by pod2g.  Tethered jailbreak means, whenever you need to restart/reboot your iPad you will need a computer to boot it using the RedSn0w 0.9.10b6.

Below is the guide on How to jailbreak iPad 1 iOS 5.1

Step 1: Download latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 by Clicking below links:

RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 For Windows

RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 For Mac

Step 2: Extract the zip file and run the RedSn0w.exe file to start the redsn0w jailbreak process.

Step 3: There are two buttons “Extras” and “Jailbreak”, click the first button Jailbreak to jailbreak and install Cydia


Step 4: Connect your iPad 1 into the computer using the USB port. Read instructions on below screen and make sure that your iPad is OFF before clicking the Next button.

You can see on the screen that this jailbreak is also compatible for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 but remember if these are having iOS 5.0.1 and if having iOS 5.1 then it is not compatible.

Step 5: Now you have to put your device in DFU (direct firmware update) mode, just follow the RedSn0w screen instructions and you will do it, if you feel difficulty you can visit this post on How to put your iPad in DFU mode.

  • Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step 6: Just observer the screen message and let it complete until next input screen comes.

Your iPad will now reboot to identify the build.

Now RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.

 

Step 7: On next screen check Install Cydia from the list of check box options and click Next.

 

Step 8: iPad will now reboot and RedSn0w will build the jailbreak process and upload ramdisk. The remaining part of jailbreak will take place on your iPad and you can see the RedSn0w icon on the screen with progress bar. After completion of this jailbreak install the iPad will reboot and will have Cydia installed. Now you have to boot it using RedSn0w before you can use the Cydia and Safari.

 

 

Step 9: Boot Tethered iPAd1 : Again start the RedSn0w and Select Extras this time.


 

Step 10: Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered right now. The iPad 1 will reboot and now it is tethered jailbroken. You can run Cydia now. Just tap the Cydia icon on your springboard and if it loads it means your jailbreak is successful. If Cydia is not running try reinstalling again from step 1.

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March 28th, 2012 by admin

Since January 2008 the number of search queries handled by the major search engines in the US has increased by 68%, this was mentioned in a recent US search market report prepared by Statista. You can check below graphs for different type of views of the data collected. It is clear that the Google has retained its dominance in the search market despite the launch of Microsoft Bing, also it is interesting to see that in 2012 the Bing is crossing the Yahoo.
[Source: Statista.com.]

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March 27th, 2012 by admin

If you are not willing to pay for any app which you need then you can use a Cydia app called Installous. Before installing and downloading paid apps for free you have to understand that this is unethical and to a certain level illegal also because the server providing free paid apps is violating the copyright law. I am only mentioning the software here for learning purposes so that if someone still wants to download paid apps for free he can use this software.

How to install Installous on iOS 5.1 iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Note: To install Installous Cydia App you need to jailbreak your iphone, iPod or iPad, click here to go to the tutorila on How to jailbreak iOs 5.1 and iOS 5.0.1.

You can follow my guide on How to add sources to Cydia and give the source address http://cydia.hackulo.us when asked and install as mentioned in that tutorial after adding the source you will find Installous 4 in the sources just tap and install it. Now you can download free paid apps of any value if available at the server.

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