Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The first thing every jailbreaker does after jailbreaking their iDevice is install a Cydia app that enables them to download paid apps for free of cost, i.e. do app piracy, but the app that was the most famous and orchestrated with the purpose, Installous, has been shut down because of the closing of its hosting repository. When you open Cydia now and it tries to update, it gives this error which, if read clearly, gives the proof of the problem.

So, Installous is gone and now, many users are thinking that their is no way to get the paid apps for free now, but that is a misconception. There are many Installous alternatives but they never got to be famous because of Installous, the app that started it all.

One of such alternatives is AppCake+ which is the next best option to download the apps and it is the most famous app after Installous. It also has got extensive collection of apps for you to download and its website, iphonecake.com, can also be directly used for app downloading and app crackers can use it for app submissions. Its installation is fairly easy but requires a bit of know how.

So, lets have a look at the procedure to download the app that can give us hope, AppCake+.

Step 1: As you might have already guessed, you need a jailbroken iDevice to be able to download paid apps for free. So, you need a jailbroken idevice to be able to install AppCake+. If you don't have one, have a look at this guide(for iOS 5 and below users) or this guide(for iOS 6 users).

Update [05.02.2013] = An untethered jailbreak, evasi0n, has now been released for iOS 6.x iDevices.

Update [24.12.2013] = An untethered jailbreak, evasi0n 7, has now been released for iOS 7.0.x iDevices and AppCake has been tested to be working fine for these devices.

Step 2: Now open Cydia and let it download and load its resources and updates.

Step 3: Now go to the Manage tab from the bottom and then click on Sources.

Step 4: In the Sources section, click on Edit in the top right corner and then on Add, which now appears in the top left corner.

Step 5: When you click on Add, a dialogue box appears. Type cydia.iphonecake.com in it and click on Verify. After showing verifying URL for a moment, it asks if you want to add the source or not, click on Add Anyway. Then let it download the resources of the repository you have just added and load them. When it displays Return to Cydia, click on it and you will be back to the sources section.

Step 6: The hard part is over. Now, when you get back to the sources section, click on the source we just added, i.e. cydia.iphonecake.com . Here you will find the list of the apps it hosts. Click on AppCake+(iPhone or iPod owners) or AppCake+ HD(iPad owners).

Step 7: Now click on Install and then on Confirm that appears at the very exact place. After you hit Confirm, it will start downloading the small app and then it will load it. When it shows Return to Cydia, click on it.

Note: The users who had Installous installed in their devices will only need to download AppCake+ but those who are doing all this for the first time will also see an additional download named AppSync. This app is a must for AppCake+ or apps like that to work properly.

Update [24.12.2013] = iOS 7 jailbreakers need to manually install patch for AppSync so that AppCake runs without any hiccups on iOS 7. To do that, go to the sources section and then click on the source you just added to the list, i.e. cydia.iphonecake.com, like you did in Step 6. Then scroll down and click on AppSync Patch iOS 7.x. Click on Install and then Confirm that appears in the same place. After you hit Confirm, it will start downloading the 250 KB patch and install it. When it shows Return to Cydia, click on it.

Step 8: Now, the AppCake+ icon appears on your SpringBoard but there is a problem. It appears to be a white colored icon with no design and when you open the app, it crashes immediately.

That is because the installation process hasn't completed just yet. Its like installing a major program on your windows PC. To complete the process, you need to reboot your iDevice.

And now the app appears in its true colors and works just fine.

The app in itself is great and won't let you miss Installous much. It has a very clean and good looking interface and there is a very good chance that you will have fun with it.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Evad3s release iOS 7.0.x untethered jailbreak

After more than 3 months of iOS 7 going public, its untethered jailbreak has finally been released - courtesy of evad3rs, the group responsible for iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak as well. Although the jailbreak is under some scrutiny, the "Taig" app store has now been removed from the package. Also, Evad3rs have released a lengthy explanation on their website to everything they are being questioned regarding Evasi0n 7 Tool.

Although the process is pretty simple, there are still some catches. So lets have a look at how to do the deed.

Step 1: Update your iDevice to the latest iOS it supports (which is iOS 7.0.4 in this case). You can either get this done through iTunes or click here to get the suitable IPSW for the update.

Note: As Apple tries to make it very hard to downgrade to your previous iOS version, in case you don't like the new one or get fed up with its maps, you should backup and save your SHSH blogs just in case. You can find out about how to go through with the easy process by clicking here.

Step 2: Plug in your updated iDevice into your computer and use iTunes to back it up.

Step 3: Go to evasi0n.com and get the appropriate version of evasi0n tool for your operating system.

Step 4: After downloading and unzipping the downloaded file, click on evasi0n icon from the folder.

Step 5: Click on the evasi0n7.exe file (evasi0n 7 icon in case of mac users) and you will the tool open up which reminds us of absinthe jailbreak that came out for iOS 5.x and looks exactly like evasi0n 6 tool for iOS 6.x.

Step 6: Now plug in your iDevice and when the tool says that your device is supported, like it says below, click on Jailbreak.

Note: Users who have done the update to iOS 7.0.4 using over-the-air (OTA) update system need to restore their device with the iOS 7.0.4 IPSW using their computer. You can find the respective IPSW files for your iDevice here.

Note: If you have protected your iDevice with a passcode, remove it before going through with this process.

Step 7: Now when the evasion 7 tool has finished injecting Evasi0n 7 app on your iDevice, it will appear on the springboard (home screen) of your iDevice.

And now the tool requires you to click on this evasi0n 7 icon to complete the jailbreak process.

Step 8: Now, after some time, the tool will ask you to unlock your rebooted device. Do that to move along with the process.

Step 9: Now the work of evasion 7 tool is done and you can click on exit button when it becomes active.

Your device will now reboot (maybe more then once) and when it boots up, it will have been jailbroken untethered. Voila, you have a jailbroken iOS 7 device!

And now, you will see the very known face of Cydia appstore on your springboard.

Now, you can click on Cydia. It will load its filesystems for the first time and exit upon completion in order to successfully load the files it needs to work properly and efficiently.

We have made a video tutorial as well for the sake of ease for our readers. Here you go with that.

And now when you again fire up Cydia, it will be working normally. Now, you can enjoy the true power of your iDevice and can mess with its looks with the help of tweaks. With a jailbroken iPhone you can change operator icon, lockscreen themes, even skin the whole iOS interface and get paid apps for free with the help of AppCake. And this is just the beginning you can turn your iDevice into a whole new thing with the help of Cydia tweaks and now that every iDevice can be jailbroken easily, things and tweaks are going to get really interesting.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Whatsapp gets updated UI for iOS 7

Whatsapp is one of the most popular and commonly found apps on smartphones these days because of its concept of replacing traditional messaging services with a fun of additional sharing and grouping features. Whatsapp Inc. has also been known for not changing their UI according to the changes of an OS UI or graphics. But it looks like they have made an exception for the first time for Apple iOS 7.

As expected, the new UI draws inspiration from the minimalist interface of iOS 7 along with the heavy use of white as background, flatter icons and bubbles as chat icon instead of a square.
The update brings some features and tweaks along with the new UI.
  • It has now larger thumbnails.
  • The location share has been improved to include 3D Maps view, hide places and search places.
  • All your broadcasts are now arranged under Broadcast Lists whose icon is present right under Edit button (as can be seen below).
  • Users can now crop the photos before sending them.
  • The user interface for managing blocked contacts has been improved.
  • Whatsapp will now use the text size you configure in device settings (Settings -> General -> Text Size).
  • New notification alerts and sounds

As anyone can notice, the changes in the update are far from groundbreaking and instead developers at Whatsapp Inc. are just trying to follow the new application developement guidelines laid down by Apple for iOS 7 developers.

WhatsApp Messenger iTunes Download Link
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