By Cody Lee on May 13, 2012
For the most part, mobile Safari serves its purpose as the default web browser in iOS. But it’s definitely not feature-packed. And to get more options, you typically have to either install a third party browser, or add a jailbreak tweak.
But OSXDaily points to a cool trick that makes adding a new feature to Safari as easy as creating a couple of bookmarklets. Have you ever wanted to quickly change the font size of a website on your iPhone or iPad? Well, here’s how… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
We love our Windows readers and viewers, and to prove it we’ve created a video tutorial that shows you how to downgrade an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 on Windows.
The process is basically the same as what we showed you with the Mac version of RedSn0w, but this time around we downgraded an iPhone 4S instead of an iPad 2. The iPad 2, iPhone 4S and the New iPad — all being A5 devices — can be downgraded using this method…. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
Now that a method exists for downgrading A5 devices, a greater number of folks will be looking for an easy solution to jailbreak their devices.
While the Absinthe jailbreak tool still works, RedSn0w may be more desirable to you due to its all encompassing nature.
For that reason we’ve put together a handy guide that shows you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using RedSn0w 0.9.11b1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
It’s finally here folks, the official downgrade tool for A5 devices!
Indeed, you can now downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad (iPad 3) with the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1. Downgrading will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
Check out our tutorial for the step-by-step downgrade instructions inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 27, 2012
Since it appears that Apple has fixed the issue with their activation servers, latecomers to the SAM iPhone unlock party are left in the lurch. Fortunately, not all users have lost the potential to unlock their iPhones.
Those who were proactive enough to unlock their iPhone using SAM, and backed up their activation tickets can still easily restore those tickets and unlock their iPhones if they have to restore their device for whatever reason.
If you’re currently unlocked on an unofficial SIM by means of the SAM unlock, backup your activation ticket now before you lose it. We can’t stress this enough.
Keep in mind that you will still need a jailbroken iPhone to accomplish this, and you will need your backed up Lockdown folder that you saved-off after successfully unlocking your device the first go-round…
If you meet the criteria, step right inside and take a look at our easy to follow guide for restoring your iPhone unlock… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 24, 2012
Although the Apple TV’s remote control looks sleek, it leaves a lot to be desired. The tiny buttons on the awkward-shaped directional pad can make it difficult to browse through iTune’s library of thousands of movies and TV shows.
As you know, you can easily replace the remote with your iPhone using Apple’s Remote app. But did you know there’s another option? You can control your Apple TV with a third-party remote. And it’s actually fairly easy to setup… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2012
Backing up your iPhone’s activation ticket was a step suggested by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd. Fortunately for us, his team has made it even easier to perform such a backup using the latest version of RedSn0w.
This step is suggested for those who take part in the recently uncovered SAM iPhone unlock method. If you followed our tutorial to unlock your phone, we suggest you follow through on preserving your activation ticket as well.
Check inside for a full video tutorial that shows how easy it is to successfully backup your iPhone’s unlock activation ticket, and any other file that you want to save locally from your iPhone… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 22, 2012
Unlocking the iPhone 4S, and the iPhone 4 just got a whole lot easier thanks to the SAM package unlock revealed earlier this morning.
After alerting you guys to the news, we went into out labs and started testing this for ourselves. After a few failures, we were finally able to come up with a reliable method for making this work every time.
The good news is that this will likely become even easier as time goes on, and needless steps are eliminated. We’re already to the point where we can switch back and forth between our AT&T SIM card and our T-Mobile SIM card without having to reconfigure anything. It’s pretty awesome.
Check inside for our full tutorial that shows how to unlock any iPhone on iOS 5 or higher (running any baseband) using the SAM jailbreak package… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 9, 2012
As most of you know by now, Facebook has just acquired Instagram, the popular photo sharing service, for a cool $1 billion. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg made the cheerful announcement from his Facebook page earlier today.
But not everyone is excited about the buyout. In fact, a lot of folks have told us that they plan on ditching their Instagram accounts now that the social network is in charge. So we’ve put together this easy guide on how to do just that… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2012
So yeah, I was lazy. Unlike Cody, I don’t have the patience to wait on hold, or be placed in a revolving door of automated prompts. It was either head directly to the store, or give AT&T’s technical support chat a try.
Thankfully, AT&T’s technical support chat has a pretty good track record with me; I figured I’d give that a try before deciding to burn a gallon of gas to head to the closest AT&T store. Would they even be open on a holiday anyway?
At the end of the day, I’m glad I decided on this method. In less than 10 minutes the unlocking process for my iPhone was initiated, saving me time, gas money, and a potential headache.
Whereas it took Cody about 20 minutes to initiate his iPhone 4 unlock, it took me less than 10 minutes. Folks, it really doesn’t get any simpler than this… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 13, 2012
When Apple released iOS 5.1 last week, the update didn’t just break the previous jailbreaks. It also broke the software unlock for the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 known as Ultrasn0w.
While this may not be a very big deal to most people, it’s rather inconvenient for folks who need to use their iPhone on multiple networks. Luckily, a temporary fix has surfaced in Cydia known as Ultrasn0w Fixer. And even luckier, we’re going to show you how to install it…
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 13, 2012
iPhoto was the big new app release that Apple touted at its new iPad media event, but the bad news is that it requires iOS 5.1.
For those of us with jailbroken iPhone 4S’ and iPad 2′s, this places us in an interesting predicament.
Since there is no way to jailbreak iOS 5.1 on these devices, updating now would not only prevent us from jailbreaking, but it would also prevent us from downgrading back to iOS 5.0.1 now that Apple has closed the signing window for that firmware.
So, what to do? Fortunately, there’s an easy workaround to this problem, and we’re going to walk you through the process on video… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 10, 2012
Earlier today we brought you details on ih8sn0w’s 2.9.2 release of Sn0wBreeze for Windows.
Now we’ve put together a written tutorial along with a video tutorial that guides you through the entire tethered jailbreak process for iOS 5.1 on Windows.
This is a tethered jailbreak for non-A5 devices only, so it won’t work with the iPhone 4S, and iPad 2. If you have an eligible device like the iPhone 4, or iPad 1, then step right inside… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 10, 2012
When Apple announced iPhoto for iOS at the press event for the new iPad, the company chose not to make the app compatible for the first generation device, leaving many customers out in the cold.
It is of course true that many original iPad owners may be looking to upgrade this year, but for those are still happy with their two-year-old devices, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with a relatively simple little hack allowing iPhoto to be installed on their devices. As is always the case though, there is a downside to proceedings.
For those that just want to forge ahead regardless, here’s what you’ll need to do… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2012
There are a couple of a reasons why someone would want to activate the hidden debug settings in iOS. Perhaps you’re a budding hacker or developer, and are looking for more elements in iOS to tinker with.
Or maybe you don’t know about any of that stuff and you just want to do it to further “hack” your device. Regardless of why you want want to do it, the real question is: how do you do it? Keep reading and we’ll show you… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012
It’s that time of the year again. We’re all waiting on pins and needles until March 16th when the new iPad is officially available to the public.
As Cult of Mac’s Killian Bell points out, Apple’s own Apple Store app is a great way keep tabs on your new iPad and/or new Apple TV shipment.
It’s not going to make your new iPad hit your doorstep any faster, but it’s a nifty way to ease some of the anxiety of waiting… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 5, 2012
I’ll admit that I’ve never used a Gevey SIM interposer, or anything like it in the past, but I figured I’d give it a shot with the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S has its own special SIM interposer called the R-SIM II Ultra S, which was recently released.
I’m happy to report that this is by far the easiest method for “unlocking” your iPhone 4S, and using it with T-Mobile or virtually any other GSM carrier. And guess what, no jailbreak is required.
Check out our review of the iPhone 4S R-SIM tool inside… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 2, 2012
We’ve covered a number of great RSS reader apps on iDB over the past few years, but our favorites aren’t hard to spot. Flipboard and Pulse News have both seen extra attention on our site due to their terrific user interfaces.
If you don’t have at least one of these apps on your Spring board, you should reconsider. Their graphic-driven UIs make it extremely easy to follow your favorite tech sites while on the go, including iDB… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 28, 2012
Last year AT&T, along with several other carriers, decided to drop its unlimited data plan in favor of other options. And although it has allowed users to maintain their previously-owned unlimited plans, it isn’t exactly winning customer service points.
A few months ago, the operator started throttling its subscribers after using only two gigabytes of their unlimited data. And if you happen to fall into that category, for once, there is something you can do about it… Read More