Friday, November 7, 2014

How to jailbreak your iPhone`s OS7 using RageBreak tool

Meeting the needs of any Apple device users, RageBreak, as a new released app, comes in handy for tweaking your iPhone 4 device.
           Ragemasta has recently released RageBreak, a free tool that allows any iPhone 4 users to jailbreak the OS7, used by their devices. The software uses opensOw as a jailbreaking tool, designed to be more developer friendly. Sadly, due to use of Geohot`s  Limer1n, which surfaced the internet before the release of iOS4,  the tool works exclusively on iPhone 4.
It is well known that, at some point, the users of this specific device will feel the urge to install free apps denied by Apple, in order to boost the experience of using their iPhone4.
          In contrast to the untethered solution provided by Evad3ers, this software requires a connection with a PC that is running Windows. Despite some bugs reported in some cases, the majority of users, used it without encountering real problems.
           Before Jailbreaking iOS7 you must have the RageBrake software and you can download it here .
           After downloading RageBrake.exe file you must follow the next steps for getting the job done:

  1. Use (JDK) link to download and install the Java Development Kit.
  2. Download iOS 7.0.4 firmware and install it on your device.
  3. Go to the RageBrake download location and open it. (If it doesn`t open it means that downloading apps from any source is denied. To undo that follow the next steps: go to System prefs, Security and Privacy. Then click on General tab and select Allow apps downloaded from anywhere).
  4. Type 1 and press enter as the terminal opens.
  5. Connect your iPhone to the computer and enable the Device Firmware Upgrade mode (DFU). This can be done by pressing and holding both the home and the power button at the same time for 10 seconds and then release only the power button for 10 seconds more.
  6. When Java starts, go to the and press enter.
  7. When asked, type the alpineas password and press the enter key. 
  8. Put the device in DFU mode again when finished.
  9. Select your device model and boot it.
  10. After the device is rebooted, go to RageBrake, type 5 and press enter key.
  11. Follow the instructions and after selecting your model put the device once again in DFU mode.

Beside Windows, RageBrake requires 32bit Java and .NET frameworks installed on your computer.

In case you encounter 404 or any .net errors do the following: go to c:/jb to put your device in DFU mode, run the ssh file provided by them, wait the phone to reboot and get into restore mode. Go to opensnOw directory, under c:/jb/ and run .bat file to boost Apple device. Due to the tethered solution that Jailbreak uses, the process requires some experience to execute and can take a long time also. In case of an untethered Jailbreak the steps would have been easier and safer to handle.  
           Please provide us feedback regarding the process described above and also about the Jailbreak using experience.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Will Nokia No Longer Dominate the Windows Phone Market?

Rumors say that Microsoft is considering introducing new players to the market of Windows Phones, which was up to now controlled by Nokia. For instance, Pierre Perron, chief of Sony Europe, dated the company collaboration with Microsoft back to 2012. ZTE is another name suspected of considering the Windows Phone 8 hardware. It is common sense that Microsoft is a strong player on the mobile market software as well as in computers, but that doesn’t do it anymore for the well-known giant. He needs to prove again its value, this time expending its association with acknowledged phone vendors, like it is Sony’s case.
The next anticipated release of Microsoft will be the Windows Phone 8.1 update, ready by April, with the hardware to match. The company’s approach to the market is said to include a much flexible pricing policy for licensing of Windows Phone, considered to be an essential element of their planning. In its attempt to substantiate the rumors, TechRadar got some answers from the above mentioned Sony’s chief Perron. He agreed that the company is conferring with Microsoft in the PC domain and that they are not excluding also the mobile market. Perron confirmed that the company’s strategy is resuming to more than being a “single OS manufacturer”, intrinsically confirming that there is some truth in the images of a Sony Windows Phone circulating once in a while. If Microsoft will find a partner in Sony, it is expected that both their positions will strengthen, making more difficult the competition on the mobile market. With two renamed vendors pushing its platform on the market, Microsoft can expect its success to catch also to other key players.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Is Cydia a Useful App or a Necessary Evil?

Cydia is certainly one of the most installed iOS apps, even though it is not officially in the App store. But what exactly is Cydia? Cydia is a software application for iOS that enables a user to find and install software packages on jailbroken iOS Apple devices such as the iPhone. In other words, Cydia is an app store itself. Cydia enables users to find and install open source packages as well as purchase modifications for jailbroken iPhones. These modifications are based on a framework called MobileSubstrate which makes it relatively easy to install and update said modifications.

Because Cydia is not an Apple application, the only way you can install it is by jailbreaking your iphone, ipad, ipod or Apple Tv. iOS jailbreaking is the process of removing limitations on iOS, Apple's operating system on devices running it through the use of software and hardware exploits. Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system and manager, allowing the download of additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. A jailbroken iphone, ipod touch, or ipad running iOS can still use the App Store, iTunes, and other normal functions, such as making telephone calls. If you are using proper jailbreak software the Cydia app will automatically install.
Cydia is developed by Jay Freeman. The name "Cydia" is an allusion to the Codling Moth, with a scientific name of Cydia pomonella, which is the proverbial "worm in the apple".
Apple is not so flexible when it comes to the look of the devices and it feels that they should all look the same. Cydia, instead, gives users the chance to customize their devices.
Cydia provides a graphical user interface using Advanced Packaging Tool archives to install software unavailable on the App Store. Cydia is based on APT, ported to iOS as part of Freeman's Telesphoreo project. Software packages are downloaded directly to an iOS device, to the same location as Apple's pre-installed applications.
The professionals’ advice is that you should always back up your device before downloading new apps and software from cydia, because cydia does not check apps and software, like Apple does.
Cydia gives the users the freedom of customizing their devices that Apple doesn’t. But Cydia is also a source of incompatibilities. That’s because the most of the applications have some issues that contradict with other apps. Plus, the loading speed of the device gets slower when Cydia installed.
In conclusion, is Cydia a useful app? Is sure is, especially for its creator. Three years ago Cydia brought Freeman $250,000 net annual profit.