[Tutorial] How to Bypass Mailbox for iPhone’s Waiting Period

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So, lately this new email client (currently only supporting Gmail)  for the iPhone/iPod has been a huge topic for discussion in the tech community. Especially it’s ‘first-come, first-serve’ policy which some people are fine with but it irritates others. And we get that. You want to get your hands on the app too like everyone else is. So, what is this policy? Well, the developers for the app are sensible enough manage their servers properly because they know if they didn’t, they would crash and result in a bad review for the app. So, they limited the number of users allowed to use the app. Now, while we think this is smart and an intelligent way to monitor their users, it is also a ‘bad’ thing for people who want to get their hands on the app as soon as possible – for whatever reason.

Fortunately, there is a simple work-around for people with ‘jailbroken’ devices to get the app working. Let me guide you through the process.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any harm to your phone or email account. Also, we cannot assure this method to work when you try to use it as the developers might have just updated the app or their permission protocols.So, try this only if you really want to. 

Thing you need

  1. A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch
  2. iFile installed from Cydia
  3. The Mailbox app installed on the phone (duh?)

Procedure

  •  Load Mailbox and get a place in line
  • Load iFile
  • Browse to var/mobile/Applications/ and look through all the weird named folders until you find Mailbox. Once you found it go to Mailbox/Library/Preferences/com.orchestra.v2.plist
  • Tap on com.orchestra.v2.plist and open it with the Text Viewer.
  • Scroll towards the end of the document and locate the following lines –

<key>orchestra.mailbox.did.ask.for.push.permission</key>
<true/>
<key>orchestra.velvet.room.allowed</key>
<false/>

  • Tap on Edit (upper left corner) and change the last line from false to true and save the file.
  • Make sure Mailbox for iPhone is not open (close it in the app switcher). Then, open up the app and sign in with Gmail.

#Update : This method no longer works. We’ll updated the post as soon as we find something that works.

We hope this helped. Let us know if it did by leaving a comment below!
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[Tutorial] How To Use The US Playstore Outside the US On Any Android Device

Untitled-1We live in a monopoly with USA as the super-power.So,it seems fair that Americans have an exclusive app market to purchase or browse content on.But this does not mean we can’t have access to it.A simple proxy does the trick,but the question is,which proxy and whether to pay for one or not?

Paying for a proxy is a stupid idea when there are free alternatives (which do work) out there.We’ll be talking about the most convenient and easy to use proxy in just a second.For now,let’s talk about what one needs to get access to the US playstore.

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Procedure

  1. Install Market Enabler on your phone just like you would install any other .apk file and download and install Hotspot Shield too from the playstore.
  2. Open Market enabler and select a ‘ US ‘ carrier from the second tab (swipe left once).We suggest using us-verizon.Make sure you don’t set it as ‘set on boot’ because that’ll interfere with your calls and/or messages.
  3. Now open up the VPN app and enable it.It’ll take a few seconds only.
  4. Now,go to Settings -> Apps -> All and look for ‘Google Play Store’ and empty it’s cache.
  5. Open up the Playstore and you should see the US Playstore which would look something like this.

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[News] iOS 6 Rumoured Jailbreak Release

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At a time when millions of iOS 6 users have been eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak for months now, an unknown hacker by the name of “Dream JB” has created a buzz among the jailbreak community by claiming that he will release an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 Dec. 22. The self-proclaimed hacker has even said that his untethered exploit will be compatible with newer iOS devices such as iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4 and the new iPod touch.

On 17th December 2012, the Dream JB (Dream Jailbreak) website was updated with a post outlining the progress of the claimed iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5. The hacker said that he would upload a video Wednesday, proving that the untethered jailbreak he created was real. Here’s what the post said:
“Proof will be posted both here and on my Twitter account on Wednesday. As far as the video that will be uploaded, it will be a single-take shot of the entire jailbreak process, including a restart and usage of the device to prove it is untethered. It will be uploaded as raw video straight from my camera to YouTube. So no edits in any form. Thank you all for your patience and support. Also, with the extremely high volume of tweets and over 4500 emails, I will try to address the public as I can. I ask that you read the FAQ before contacting me by email. I will update the FAQ for you all tomorrow morning. I’ve also moved past website updates to the bottom of the page. Goodnight everyone!

I should note that all announcements are made in EST time zone. As of now it’s 8:11 PM EST, proof should be out before 8 PM EST tomorrow.”

— Dream Jailbreak (@DreamJailbreak) December 12, 2012

According to the hacker, the new iOS 6 and 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak will support devices including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (2nd generation and beyond), iPad Mini and iPod touch (4th generation and beyond).

As per the FAQ page provided by the Dream JB website, the jailbreak will be a one-click process and will differ from the previous jailbreak methods using “Webkit exploit” and “userland exploit.” The hacker clearly stated that “any device that normally supports iOS 6.0/6.0.1 is supported by the jailbreak,” meaning A6 devices are included.

Meanwhile, Dream JB’s claims regarding the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak have raised a lot of skepticisms around the tech world, with prominent jailbreak developers of the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team denouncing it as yet another elaborate gambit of a hoaxer.

While well-known iOS hacker MuscleNerd has put Dream Jailbreak on his list of “fake” jailbreaks, another renowned jailbreak developer Joshua Hill aka @p0sixninja criticized it saying “they’re all fake.”

No matter how many times we say “They’re all fake” no one ever listens….. *sigh*

— Joshua Hill (@p0sixninja) December 8, 2012

iOS hacker iH8sn0w, on the other hand, too to his Twitter account saying: “Never trust anyone who has never released anything credible in the past.”

He further urged the users to be very careful about fake jailbreak websites. “Don’t get your hopes up,” he tweeted, “But also don’t just download anything.. it seems like a very smart thing to do to distribute a new virus.”

Jeff Benjamin of iDownloadBlog said in a post Tuesday that any claim about an iOS jailbreak that lacked word from respectable members of the Chronic Dev Team or the iPhone Dev Team was “almost always fake.”

“Suppose an iPhone 5 jailbreak does drop on the 22nd, and it does work? If so, I will happily apologize to the man behind the Dream JB, and create a post outlining how wrong I was for lumping his project in with all of the other fakes that we’ve seen over the years,” Benjamin wrote.

“This guy claims that he’s a ‘one man army,’ which is fine. But explain to me why it took a literal Dream Team of talented hackers to orchestrate the last Absinthe jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1?” he added.

Dream JB describes himself:

“My identity will remain an obscurity. I am not affiliated with any known dev team. This project is individual and solely run by me alone. I am here to show the world that the source of an exploit or jailbreak can be from outside the norm.”

According to him, he is a university student, currently in the middle of writing his final exams. However, he says although he has his priorities, he does his best “to keep you all in the loop with the timeline of events and the release.”

#Update – http://wp.me/p1tMdh-IU

So People,keep your fingers crossed!
Happy Holidays!

[ProTip] A Free Option For People In Search For High Quality Stock Images/Vidoes

YourShots

Are you a Photoshop enthusiast looking for free stock images and always end up on sites like Shutterstock or iStockphoto with the photo you want right in front of you and a price-tag you can’t afford or just don’t want to buy a stock image? I know,it’s super annoying when that happens.

Well,what does one do in such a situation? Fortunately,there are free alternatives out there and one of  which is YourShots.
This site is a ‘free‘ solution for people looking for stock images/videos for Photoshop/movie-making purposes.It’s completely free and is constantly updated as and when the members click good photographs.It provides really good quality photos and quick support if you need any.You can talk to the owners on their Facebook page and tell them what you require.We’re sure,they’ll help.

We personally use YourShots on a daily basis ’cause well,what’s better than ‘free’ HQ images,right? Happy Holidays!

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[Guide] Convert Any iPhone or iPod game to 2x without changing graphics

The iPad can run iPhone apps in compatibility mode, and we all know Apple implemented this feature to allow iPad owners to access a huge catlogue of apps on day one. The fact that the iPad App Store got to more than 90,000 apps in a few months is a different story. What is not great about iPhone compatibility mode is that, when an iPhone app is blown up to, the graphics become fuzzy. Even if you’ve installed on your iPad an app that’s got Retina Display-ready graphics on the iPhone, you’ll get the pixelated graphics.
We at Technologic101 found a great Tweak in the Hackmyiphone and insanelyi repo for FREE.

RetinaPad, a new Cydia tweak by Ryan Petrich, works great with basically any app or game that’s got Retina graphics. Once installed, you’ll have to choose the iPhone apps that you’d like to run with the new 2x mode. Fire up the app, tap on 2x and you’ll notice that the iPad will display clean graphics without pixelation. If the iPhone app has been updated for the Retina Display, it most likely works with RetinaPad out of the box. It’s really neat.There is apparently another Tweak called Fullforse which does the same thing but costs 2$.

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[Guide] How To Fix Missing keys.plist error while jailbreaking iOS 6/6.0.1

The iPhone Dev-Team have just updated Redsn0w, adding full support for final public release of iOS 6/6.0.1 on select devices with official version of Cydia, along with tons of new features which are detailed after the jump.

Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 for both Windows and Mac not only adds support for tethered jailbreak of iOS 6/6.0.1 on A4 based devices, but also for re-restoring and downgrading of select devices from iOS 6/6.0.1 to an older firmware, or in case of re-restoring, from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x.

Supported devices:

First and foremost, it is important to note this is a tethered jailbreak and is only meant for devices boasting an A4 processor (or below), namely: the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod touch. Devices with A5 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2), A5X (iPad 3) and A6 (iPhone 5) processors are not supported at this point. Hacktivation + baseband preservation support has also been added for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

People updated their iDevices to iOS 6.0.1 after its official release on 1st November.

Jailbreaking it was still a headache for people as an error was shown – “Missing keys.plist” when the device was put into DFU mode and the device was being read.

We at Technologic101 have found a solution to this problem.

The procedure is very simple.

All You Need is iOS 6.0.1 IPSW file on your computer.(For iPhone 3GS and 4 users, BaseBand version should be 06.15.00 or any other compatible BaseBand version)

  1. Upgrade to 6.0.1 via iTunes .
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  3. Get Redsn0w version 0.9.15b3
  4. Download iPhone2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
  5. Follow the jailbreak procedure.
  6. Don’t do the “Just Boot” thing yet (this is where we kept getting the missing keys bullshit)
  7. Jailbreak the phone again using the same procedure listed before, but uncheck the “install Cydia” box and check the “install iPad Base Band” box and say you’re sure. AGAIN, verify this is what you want to do! If you have a late model 3GS, DO NOT TRY THIS! IT WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!
  8. Do not try to “Just Boot” the phone yet.
  9. After the 2nd jailbreak, your phone will be on. Go into the Cydia app and install Ultrasn0w. There are plenty of articles written on this.
  10. Go into Cydia app again and install Untrasn0w Fixer 6.0 NOT 6.0.1! Note: If you’re planning on using the iphone with T-Mobile, you need to turn off 3G in the settings on the phone. This goes for any network without 3G service.
  11. Go back into Redsn0w and follow the “Just Boot” procedure.
  12. The iPhone should reboot with a pwnapple logo.

You Have Successfully jailbroken your iDevice. Have Fun!

[Guide] How To Close All Running Apps With Just A Swipe

Many of us waste time in closing running apps everyday. Double-Clicking Home Button, Pressing Icons and then Closing Them takes a lot of time if you have a lot of apps running.

So, I present a solution to all those people who waste their time in closing these apps or people who have a broken home button.

The name of the Tweak is SwipeAway and is available in the ModMyi repository(http//:apt.modmyi.com/). BTW ModMyi Repo is added in your Cydia by default.

As easily understood by the name of tweak, SwipeAway is a new app for jailbroken iOS devices that allows you to close all applications running in the background with a simple swipe gesture.

SwipeAway closes all applications running in the background on your iPhone in just couple of seconds. How to do it? Simply select a specific activation gesture between those made available in Settings: Swipe up or down, to close all applications.

SwipeAway also closes the apps backgrounded by BackGrounder.

So,give it a try and keep swinging.