How To Upgrade To An Untethered Jailbreak From A Tethered one…

Hot on the heels of releasing Absinthe 2.0 – the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the Chronic Dev team has also released Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether jailbreak on Cydia, which allows users who have a tethered jailbroken iOS device on iOS 5.1.1 to convert it into untethered jailbreak.

Chronic Dev team have provided the following details about Rocky Racoon iOS 5.1.1 Untether jailbreak on Cydia:

Rocky Racoon is the underlying untethered jailbreak that will be installed by popular jailbreak tools such as redsn0w and absinthe… if you are using 5.1.1 and you can reboot your device and have it still jailbroken, you have Rocky Racoon. If your device relies on Rocky Racoon on untethering, which includes any iPad 2, iPad 3 or iPhone 4S running 5.1.1., uninstalling this package will unjailbreak your device.

So if you’ve a tethered jailbroken iOS device on iOS 5.1.1 then you can follow these simple steps to convert it into an untethered jailbreak.

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search Tab
  • Then search for Rocky Racoon
  • Select Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether from the search results
  • Then tap on the Install button, followed by the Confirm button
  • After it is successfully installed, reboot your device.
If your iOS device reboots without having perform a tethered boot then you’ve successfully converted your jailbroken device to an untethered jailbreak using Rocky Racoon.
If you want to jailbreak your device (directly an untethered one), check out these instructions.
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How-To Jailbreak your device using Absinthe 2.0

Pod2g and Chronic Dev team has just released Absinthe 2.0 – iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your device running iOS 5.1.1 using Absinthe for both Mac and Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • Absinthe 2.0 performs an untethered jailbreak
  • Please do not forget to backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version
  • Absinthe 2.0 is compatible with only iOS 5.1.1, so if you’re on iOS 5.1 or lower (Settings -> General -> About – Version), then you should update your device to iOS 5.1.1 either using iTunes or using the OTA software update before proceeding further. (OTA does not work on jailbroken devices)
  • Please note that jailbreaking your device may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk

Step 1: Download Absinthe from our Downloads page.

Step 2: Double click the Absinthe zip file and extract the application to the Absinthe folder (Windows users). Navigate back to the Absinthe folder and launch the Absinthe application.

Windows users: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the Absinthe exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 3: After launching Absinthe, you will be prompted to connect your device

Step 4: Please disable the passcode as the jailbreak may fail, if the passcode is enabled (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock On -> Turn Passcode Off).

Step 5: Absinthe should detect your device and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.

After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:

“Beginning jailbreak, this may take a while …”

“Sending initial jailbreak data. This may also take a while…” 

“Sending initial jailbreak data.Your device will appear to be restoring a backup, this may take a while…”

“Waiting for reboot … not done yet, don’t unplug your device yet!”

“Waiting for process to complete… “

Step 6: In the end you’ll be prompted with the message informing you “Done Enjoy”. You can close Absinthe application. The entire process will take 5 to 10 minutes.

That’s it, your device should be successfully jailbroken and you should see the Cydia icon on the Home screen (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).

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How-To Jailbreak A4 Devices on iOS 5.1.1

iOS 5.1.1 was just released, and with it come a few bug fixes. If you’re worried about maintaining your untethered jailbreak, then it’s important not to update.

If, on the other hand, you have a device that’s currently jailbreakable on iOS 5.1, you can use the latest version of RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with a few easy steps.

You will need your 5.1 firmware ( you can get it from our downloads page) for the device that you want to jailbreak, as RedSn0w currently doesn’t recognize iOS 5.1.1. This is for A4 devices only.

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b from our download page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer, place your device into DFU mode, and run RedSn0w.

Step 3: Go to Extras > Select IPSW > and point to your iOS 5.1 firmware for this device.

Step 4: Once RedSn0w successfully identifies the 5.1 firmware, head back to the main page of RedSn0w and click Jailbreak.

Step 5: Once it identifies the build, click Next where it asks you to install Cydia.

Step 6: Cydia will be installed, and your device will reboot. Upon reboot, place the device back into DFU mode.

Step 7: Perform a tethered boot via RedSn0w by going back to the Extras page and clicking Just Boot.

Step 8: Your device will reboot, and you will have a usable Cydia icon on your Home screen.

Note: This is a tethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Once RedSn0w is updated for iOS 5.1.1 you will no longer have to follow step 3.

Remember this is only for iOS 5.1 jailbreakable devices. Meaning it won’t work with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, or the new iPad.

How did it go for you?

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How To Use Exposure Lock and Focus With Your iPhone Camera

If you have been using your iPhone’s camera for a while now, then you probably know that tapping once on the screen while taking a picture will make your iPhone automatically focus and adjust exposure to that region, but if you are trying to take a picture with bright lighting or depth conditions the auto focus is not ideal and it does not really give you the image that you can go ahead and upload on Instagram. So, you might be thinking then what should I do? Well here are the steps you should follow to get proper focus and exposure lock to get the exact lighting:

  • Open Camera app and aim it at the object
  • Tap and hold the region of the screen where you want to focus and exposure to be locked onto
  • When “AE/EF Lock” appears on the bottom of the screen, the focus and lighting lock is set

You can take a picture now, but once the lock is set you are free to move the camera around and the lighting and depth settings will stay the same, to release the AE/EF lock, all you have to do is tap on the screen again.

The end result of how a picture comes out can be drastically different, especially in situations where lighting matters. If you see the two images on top the one to the left is with the auto adjustments while the one to the right is with AE?EF Lock enabled. You can see the difference for yourself.

Let me know if you guys have any other tips via our Contact Us page.

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Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b released…

The popular jailbreaking tool Redsn0w has been updated yet again to version 0.9.10b8b with support to make the zip files more compatible with the native Windows explorer (which doesn’t like leading slashes in the filenames).

In the previous version that is 0.9.10b8 there was a new feature added which allowed you to save your SAM unlock.

To do so all you need to do is open Redsn0w, Extras > Even More > Backup. This will backup your activation records from /var/root/Library/Lockdown.

You can get the latest Redsn0w from our downloads page.

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Unlocking The iPhone Using SAM

A new unlock method has been discovered that works on every iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S running iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 and even iOS 5.1 with any baseband. All you need is a jailbroken iPhone.

Here is a step by step guide:

  • Assuming your iPhone is jailbroken and ready to go…
  • Open Cydia and add the repo “repo.bingner.com” and then search for “SAM” by sbingner and install it
  • Tap on the orange SAMPrefs icon that looks like a SIM card to launch the app
  • Tap “Utilities” and select “De-Activate iPhone”, tap “OK” when the deactivation notification pops up
  • Now tap “Method” and tap on “By Country and Carrier”
  • Tap “Country” and select the country the iPhone is locked to
  • Tap “Carrier” and choose the origin carrier the iPhone is locked to
  • Tap “More Information” and tap the IMSI number found under “SAM Details”
  • Tap on “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”
  • Tap back to the primary SAM setting screen, and paste the IMSI number into IMSI
  • Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes, letting iTunes reactive the iPhone
  • Disconnect the iPhone from the computer and quit iTunes, then tap on “SAMPrefs” again and flip the “Enabled” switch so that SAM is disabled
  • Relaunch iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer yet again, ignore the “failed to activate” message and quit and relaunch iTunes again
  • Wait a minute or two and the iPhone should get a signal from the new carrier, it’s now unlocked and activated
NOTE: The repo might be down for most of the people due to heavy load.

The downside to the SAM unlock method is that it requires a jailbreak, that means if you lose your jailbreak you lose the unlock. If you don’t want to jailbreak or you can’t for some reason, you can officially unlock an iPhone by calling up your carrier and asking them to do so.

This method is found by Lokhtar_Sun and is being said that Apple is very likely to fix this soon, so if you are depending on an unlock… go ahead and complete all the steps in the tutorial.

Let me know what do you think about SAM unlock.

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How-To Delete Mail Instead Archiving Them…

If you are a Gmail user and you use the default mail app then you might have noticed that whenever you swipe to delete a mail, instead of “Delete” you will see “Archive”, which does not delete your mail but instead “Archives” it and can be accessed later in the Archives menu.

But there is a way to get rid of this feature and make the delete button as the default.

Here is how to do it:

  • Open Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  • Under “Accounts” you will see your different aliases, tap on the Gmail accounts
  • You will see a toggle “Archive Messages”
  • Just toggle “Archive Messages” to OFF

Once this is done you are good to go. Now if you open the Mail app you and swipe, you will see the “Delete” button comes up instead of “Archive”.

Here is a video tutorial if you wish to see it:

Hope this helped you. Let me know if you guys have any tips or tricks that you would like to share via our Contact Us page.

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How To Semitether Your iOS Device On iOS 5.1

Today, I’m going to show you how to install Semi-Tether on your pre-A5 devices.

First off, let me begin by explaining what semi-tether is. It is an application which boots your device into an non-jailbroken state even when you have a tethered jailbreak on your device on iOS 5.1. This comes in handy if you’re on the road and the phone dies out on you. You will be able to use all stock apps like from the AppStore, the Phone app, messages in this semi-tethered state. Mail, Safari, and all your jailbroken tweaks, applications and Cydia will not, repeat, not work in this mode. For a more technical explanation, see this explanation by the developer.
So let’s get down to the installing part, shall we?
Step 1:- Restore to iOS 5.1 and Jailbreak using your preferred method.

Step 2:- Open Cydia, and add the following source to Cydia

http://thebigboss.org/semitether

After Cydia has finished adding the source, search for and install Semitether.

Step 3:- Once it finishes installing, just do a tethered boot using redsn0w, and you’re done.

Here’s a video you can check out.

 

So what do you think of Semitether? Hit us up in the comments.

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Tutorial on How To Sync Dropbox and iCloud….

According to TJ Luoma’s report in TUAW, the Mac and iOS users are going to be faced with the problem of choosing between storing their documents in iCloud and Dropbox even though it is known that both have different purpose to serve. Apple as Luoma states is definitely going to add features every now and then to the iCloud so that people opt for it and to make the iCloud easier to win the support of the developers.

Luoma says that he would rather trust Dropbox than iCloud although iCloud is quite good. The reason is that one can sync iCloud with Dropbox but it’s a one-way sync only and of course a simple one too.

How to Sync iCloud With Dropbox

  • To begin with the syncing, you need to have your Mac iCloud enabled.
  • Once iCloud is enabled you need to go straight to ‘System Preferences >> iCloud‘ and check whether the Documents & Data’s option is set to Sync.
  • This process entirely depends on which particular app you are using to push data to iCloud. To push a document to iCloud using the specific app process you need to go to the ‘File >> Move to iCloud‘s structure.
  • Now you have to look for the local folder dedicated to iCloud on your Mac and that is the Library’s folder which is hidden as default in OS X Lion. However, you certainly can get access to it by opening up Finder, highlighting the ‘Go‘ menu option and then clicking on the ‘Alt’ key on the Mac keyboard. This way you make the Library folder visible.
  • Instead of step 4, the other way to do this is to click on ‘⌘CMD + Shift + G’, then type in ‘~/Library/’. In both cases you need to seek a folder in the tree called ‘Mobile Documents’, and then locate the ‘documents’ sub-folder with our precious pushed files.
  • The all-new features coming in the Hazel software help to perform certain synchronizations like making a rule within Hazel that enables checking a particular folder and then syncing the contents to Dropbox. And that results in getting all the iCloud files to Dropbox.

You needn’t worry while using apps that permit just the iCloud storage options as now you can sync iCloud with Dropbox quite easily.

Let me know if you are stuck up and need any assistance.

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Review: TouchPosé+

It’s finally here! After a few weeks, the + version of TouchPosé has been released. The + version allows you to do so much more! You can now:

  • Use a Custom Image for the tracker
  • Change the color of the default tracker
  • Use more than 1 custom image for the tracker at once
 

Here’s how it works,

  1. You enable TouchPosé+ and select your activation method.
  2. You select your tracker (called pose in the settings panel).
  3. Head to Pose Settings to: a) select the color of the default Pose. b) Select the custom image for the tracker.
Check out TouchPosé+ in action below:
 You can add your own custom images by creating an image. The developer has sent me the specs which are (NOTE: Images can be any size, the sizes below are examples. Note that retina’s need @2x or they won’t work):
  • Should be saved to /var/mobile/TouchPose/
  • 40×40 for non retina display.
  • 80×80 for retina displays and you must add the @2x syntax at the end of the image name.
  • i.e pose.png or pose@2x.png.
Here is a video tutorial of how to add a custom image:
 Now that you’ve learned how the tweak works, let’s get on to the review ;).

TouchPosé+ is a nice visual tweak that anybody would enjoy. I recommend it to people who like DisplayRecorder’s tracker. It’s fast, has no lag at all and works nice with other tweaks. I like TouchPosé+ and ever since I heard of a + version coming I’ve been waiting for it.

TouchPosé+ was created by iolate and is available on the Cydia Store for $1.00.

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