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How To: Factory Unlock iPhone Without Losing Jailbreak From AT&T

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 10th 2012 - 1 Comment

We have already up with a detailed tutorial focusing on how to get your iPhone unlock from the AT&T through their new offer, of unlocking off-contract iPhones. However, we have received the couple of comments and emails from readers whom they have lost their jailbreak status, as in the end of the tutorial users have to restore their iPhones to the latest iOS firmware version, normally on the iOS 5.1, and as we know there is currently no untethered jailbreak exploit available to jailbreak devices over the latest firmware.

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Many users may have been not aware of this fact, but losing a jailbreak at this moment is pretty dangerous for the potential jailbreak lovers, as Apple is kept updating its iOS firmware version with new security, and hackers are bound to hack it to bring jailbreak, and therefore, they immediately come up with a solution to fix the Apple’s and AT&T workaround against Jailbreakers. The key member of an iPhone Dev Team has just tweeted a little trick for the users, who are going to get the iPhone 4 / 3GS unlock from AT&T. The workaround of getting factory unlock iPhone on AT&T is pretty simple, and similar to the jailbreaking experience.

To Get Factory Unlock Your iPhone 4 / 3GS:

Step 1: First of all, you have to follow us our earlier described tutorial, but be-careful, as in an end, you have to skip the restoring process of the tutorial, and should continue from this tutorial.

Step 2: You need to have the latest Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 on your machine, download according to your device.

Step 3: Now launch Redsn0w on your machine, and connect your device with machine, simply follow all the steps, but after going through patching the Limera1n exploit on your device, you have to carefully select options to unlock your iPhone without restoring it.

Step 4: After patching limera1n exploit, Redsn0w will give you number of options, and ask you whether to install Cydia or not, and allows you to select different options. In the options list, you have to select the “Deactivate” to unlock your device, and moves ahead to next step.

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Step 5: Once you have done with the Redsn0w deactivate hack on your iPhone, simply eject your SIM from tray and turn off your iPhone.

Step 6: Now, turn on your iPhone and connect it with iTunes and insert any other SIM in your iPhone and try your factory unlocked iPhone.

5 Quick Tips To Protect Your Mac From Flashback Trojan

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 8th 2012 - No Comments

The recent massive attack of a popular Flashback Trojan on the Mac OS system, definitely brought a lot of attention from the users and IT administrators who are actively working all the nights to protect their data from being stolen or hacked. The recent attack on Mac OS totally shocks the world with its massive number of infected Mac OS running machines, but still the Mac OS  is believed to be the most securest operating system, as the malware tries to enter in the Mac OS using some third party tools vulnerabilities, such as a loophole in Java Environment that allows its developer to land their nasty tool on user’s machine without any kind of hustle.


However, the security firms and researchers are already working on different aspects to stop this attack on the Mac OS X running systems, moreover; Apple has also released two or more security updates to Java Runtime for Mac running machines. Well, there are few quick methods that will help you in protecting your Mac machines from any kind of malware, virus, and flashback like trojans.

 

5 Quick Tips To Keep Safe Your Mac From Flashback Trojan:

1- Disable Java On Mac:

Most of the malware and Trojan programs make their entry on securest platform using third party Java security breaches, which are available on the internet freely to crack the users system. Apple has been already working to patch these vulnerabilities in the Java Platform to re-gain its value in the market. But at the moment, you can stay safe with your machine connected with the internet by disabling the Java runtime use on the operating system. The Java runtime is embedded little programs of Mac OS, and the users who do not update their Java runtime with new updates, are openly available to the Trojan to attack on their data. We would first recommend you to update your Java runtime machine, and then try to block the usage of Java runtime on the internet.
2 – Disable Adobe Flash Plugin On Mac OS:

Including, Java Runtime platform, the Adobe’s flash platform is also famous for delivering a number of viruses to different platforms. It is highly recommended to keep an eye on flash content on your device, as most of the hackers are using Flash to deliver their dangerous codes to your devices. Flash plugin for Mac OS is also not worth utility, as it is open to all for custom modifications.

3 – Disable Automatic File Opening After Downloading In Safari:
Some intelligent viruses and malwares still use the old-fashioned trick to land on users device by downloading a malicious software through the internet on Safari, and then downloads itself on the machine. By default, the Safari browser has settings to immediately open everything right after completing the downloading process.   So, it is still advised to turn off automatic file opening in Safari.

4 – Install Anti-Virus Program For Mac OS X:

Finally, the Mac OS users now required to have an anti-virus program installed on their machines, as flashback and other malware exploits have started targeting Apple’s Mac OS, after a long time. It is highly advised you to equip your Mac machine with the latest and updated Mac OS Antivirus. There are several anti-virus programs are available in the market to achieve the same goal.

Extra Tips To Protect Mac OS Running Machine From Viruses, Malwares, and Trojans:

Disable or Remove Adobe Acrobat Reader
Use some Flash block plugin to clutter down low-graded links
Don’t install third-party random softwares, u ntil you won’t confirm the legality of the program.

How To Find & Remove Flashback Trojan On Mac OS

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 6th 2012 - No Comments

Different kind of viruses and Trojans are making their ways to Mac OS X users these days, the whole scenario begun with the return of famous Flashback Trojan on Mac OS X system that uses the intelligent protocols to hide itself from the Apple’s designed security systems and to attack the Mac OS X running machines using advanced skills to make a fool most of the users. According to the reports, the Flashback Trojan is already landed on more than half-million Mac OS X running machines, which appears to be a big crackdown of Apple’s OS X security. Apple claims several times in front of media to provide the most securest operating system in the world, and so far, they have done what they have advertised, but now with this new Flashback Trojan it appears things are changing now.

 

The reports suggest there are hundreds of different flashback Trojan affected machines connected with the internet, which are currently broadcasting users different secure information to the hackers, and would be also used to initiate several kinds of little attacks regarding different services.  However, the Trojan makes it a way to the OS X through the exploit able less-secure Java Runtime platform, which indirectly allows malware to download its threads from the internet, and use it to obtain secret information from the Mac OS X running machines.

Well, the Apple has already seeded an update to Java Runtime for Mac OS X to sort out the loop hole in Java platform which actually allowed hackers to gain access over the browsers, and help Flashback in spoofing Apple Security system. To solve the issue, all you have to do is update your Java Runtime to kill the roots of the exploit, and then Apple will handle the exploit with its security program over Mac OS X Machines.

 

How To Check Flashback Trojan On Your Mac:

Many readers ask us, how to test their Mac machines for the flashback Trojan, and now finally after research. We have found out a quick method to check the existence of flashback on your machine.

    • Launch Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/) and enter the following commands:

defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment

    • If you see a message like “The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info, LSEnvironment) does not exist” proceed to the next defaults write command:

defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

  • If you see a message similar to “The domain/default pair of (/Users/joe/.MacOSX/environment, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES) does not exist” thenthe Mac is NOT infected.

How To Remove Flashback Trojan From Mac OS:

However, while scanning the flashback on your Mac machine, if you got any default response from Terminal, then it means that your device is infected. In that situation, you have to follow the F-Secure guide on how to remove the Flashback Trojan from your Mac OS running Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air.

How To “View Source” Of Any Web Page On iPhone / iPad [Video]

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 1st 2012 - No Comments

These days, tablets are overtaking the notebook devices due to their slim and hand carrying designs with ultimate features, and no doubt Apple’s iPad is one of the best tablets, which is currently famous for its powerful features and design among the users, and many companies and individuals are getting the new iPad devices to enrich their online experience and enjoy its feature while an offline mode. However, it is reported that iPad is also contributing a large number of online traffic, and many users, including me also uses my iPad device to browse to internet. Being a blogger, and webmaster, I actually love to use it, especially when I am unable to sit in front of my workstation.

How To View Source On iPhone / iPad
Well, the iPad is not only for corporate use, kids and many other kinds of users are using it to fill up their time, and many web developers use it to make their content available on iPad devices, as they are overtaking the computer devices throughout the world. On computer browsers, many of us are used to view the source of webpage to analyze the code behind the beautiful encoded web-page, but have ever wanted to view source of a webpage on your iPad or any other iOS device? Sadly, the mobile Safari browser is not capable to bring the source code of webpage, as Apple didn’t include the feature in Safari, but no doubt, the desktop version of Safari includes this feature, but what would we do know, if we wanted to view source?

Not a big problem! You can achieve this goal, using a simple java-script trick with custom bookmark on your iPhone / iPad. With the use of custom bookmark and java-script trick, you can view source of any web page on your iPhone / iPad by simply clicking the bookmark button the specific page. The cool trick comes from Michelsen.dk, and here’s how to configure your device to get a view source of a web page:

  1. Bookmark any page on your device (or this page) on your Mobile Safari, and while bookmarking the webpage, name it “View Source”
  2. Now, head over to the real java-script code by visiting this page, and on next page select the code by tapping on code and copy the entire java script code.
  3. Once you done with java-script code, tap on the Bookmark icon at Safari browser, and then tap on “Edit”, now look for your saved earlier step 1 bookmark named “View Source”
  4. After opening the earlier saved “View Source” in editing panel, replace the URL of bookmark with the java-script code and save the bookmark, by tapping “Done”

That’s it! Now you can view source of any webpage on your Mobile Safari, using this custom bookmark. To view source of any page, simply open a webpage, and press the “View Source” bookmark button. It will automatically bring you the source code of a webpage.

 

 

How To Bring OS X App Switcher On iPhone / iPad

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 27th 2012 - No Comments

Just like all the operating system,  iPhone operating system also has its own multi-tasking app switcher, which could be enabled by double pressing the home button, while there are coupled of nice-looking cydia tweaks that could allow you to modify the app switcher, and bring multiple options on the same window using different jailbreak tweaks. Maybe many of you have the experience of using the Mac OS, the rising operating system in these days, as Apple hardware is overtaking all the Windows and other hardware world-wide. So, those Mac OS users must be familiar with the Command+Tab shortcut key on their machine that allows them to quickly swipe windows, and check out what is running under the hood?


Similar to that functionality, today we have a jailbreak tweak that could bring the same UI and functionality but with limited resources on your iPhone and iPad. CmdTab is a new jailbreak tweak released in Cydia that aims to bring the multitasking bar on the iPhone screen, and provides the exact same UI to the Mac OS bar on the iPhone screen. However, there is a little twist in the rock of the tweak, the developer of the tweak has changed the overall working of the tweak, as it now provides pre-defined shortcuts instead of the background running application’s icon. But still, the developer had the design it to carry some of the basic application’s shortcuts, just like settings, mail, and twitter.

CmdTab is works with the combination of the Activator action options on the iOS devices, and allows you to set it opens through the activator, like you can call it on any Activator action such as pinching an icon on the screen. Sadly, there is no plugin and trick to make it work as the OS X bar, or tell it to recognize the last running application on the iOS. However, still it works cool, and if you want to test something new on your device must give it a try from the Cydia’s default repositories, as it is available for free in the Cydia.

How To Fix Your New iPad 3 Wi-Fi Network Reception Issue

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 21st 2012 - No Comments

If you are also one of those who just got their new iPad 3 in hands and starts noticing a suspicious activity of the device with the local Wi-Fi network, then you are not alone in the race, many other users also noticed the same thing on their new iPad while connecting with the local Wi-Fi network.  It appears that there is a small glitch present in the iOS 5.1 for the new iPad that causes this error on the newly configured iPad units.

 

Fix iPad 3 Wi-Fi Reception Problems
Including our device, many users have faced the same problem on different parts of the iOS. It is reported that Wi-Fi network bars on the new iPad apparently goes empty, even if you are standing next to the wireless router on which you have connected the device, and it bugs most of the users to debug this problem on their devices. Many of you may have thought that your wireless router just burned up due to unknown hardware issue, and not providing the actual strength of signals to your devices. However, let me correct you! There is a little bug present in the new iOS 5.1 for iPad 3 that brings this issue to some users.


Well, here we have just a little trick workaround for you guys that allow you to get your new iPad Wi-Fi network back running on the device with your wireless router. Before going into the further details, I want to state that the bug is still not known to us, but folks have figured out how to trick it sort out the issue on the new iPad.  However, we have got our hands on the tutorial to fix this little iOS 5.1 issue on your new iPad:

  • Open Settings and tap on “General”
  • Tap “Network” and tap “Wi-Fi”
  • Tap the blue arrow next to the wireless router you are connected to
  • At the next screen, tap “Forget this Network”
  • Go back to Wi-Fi and rejoin the network you just forgot


If you have followed all the steps on your device, and the Wi-Fi still not working on your device with full power, then head up to try this steps to fix the issue:

  • From Settings, tap “General” then “Reset”
  • Tap “Reset Network Settings”
  • Reboot the iPad
  • Connect to a wireless network again

Before resetting your new iPad networking settings make sure that you are known to the Wi-Fi’s password because it just deletes all the saved data about the networks, and after resetting you have again had to enter the network data password into your new iPad.

Hope your devices start working back with your Wi-Fi network, else you have to reserve a spot in Genius bar to sort out this issue on your new device.