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Please note this update brings the following improvements and bug fixes to the iOS 7 platform:


  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some third-party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of mail attachments

Although this came as a surprise since Apple officially said they won't be working on iOS 7.1.x because almighty iOS 8 is out. Anyways it's rumored to be the final update tho.

Hands On... All Links Are Official from Apple Server it's also advisable to use a Download Manager to download anyone of the IPSW files for faster download and resume if download fails. 

Here are the direct download links for the latest iOS 7.x firmwares:

iOS 7.1.2:
  1. iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular) 
  2. iPad Air (5th generation WiFi) 
  3. iPad (4th generation CDMA) 
  4. iPad (4th generation GSM) 
  5. iPad (4th generation WiFi) 
  6. iPad mini (CDMA) 
  7. iPad mini (GSM) 
  8. iPad mini (WiFi) 
  9. iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
  10. iPad mini 2 (WiFi) 
  11. iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation) 
  12. iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT) 
  13. iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon) 
  14. iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A) 
  15. iPad 2 Wi-Fi 
  16. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM) 
  17. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA) 
  18. iPhone 5 (CDMA)
  19. iPhone 5 (GSM) 
  20. iPhone 5c (CDMA) 
  21. iPhone 5c (GSM) 
  22. iPhone 5s (CDMA) 
  23. iPhone 5s (GSM) 
  24. iPhone 4s 
  25. iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A) 
  26. iPhone 4 (GSM) 
  27. iPhone 4 (CDMA) 
  28. iPod touch (5th generation) 
Img Credit: iPhoneHacks.com 
Link Source: Apple.com


So as to make things look nicer and engaging, microblogging site Twitter announced on Thursday(27-March-2014) that it has officially rolled out two different new features to its users(iPhone and Android).


The Two features are...

(1) Tagging up to 10 people in a photo by searching for them by their name within the app. plus “If you’re the one being tagged, you’ll get a notification. You can adjust notifications, as well as who can tag you, in your settings,” twitter added.

(2) Users can share up to 4 photos in a single tweet. 

With the above new feature, by default did you know your twitter privacy settings has been loosed to anyone and everyone for tagging. See below screenshot.




But isn't it annoying that if you aren't learned enough and keeping up to date to twitter news, your twitter account is potentially unsafe(to unwanted tags) due to the default settings that has been made? Well according to Twitter official here's what they had to say to defend their motive for making it a default "Allow anyone to tag me in photos"

For the privacy-minded, it’s worth noting that the default setting Twitter has decided on is to allow anyone to tag you in photos.

However quite a number of users disapproved the motive, but anyways the deal is done you just have to manually adjust the settings. :-)


How to stop anyone from tagging you on Twitter Photo tagging.

Goto your PC/MAC >> Open your browser and type http://twitter.com (make sure you are logged in) >> Click this link Twitter settings  >> Goto select Security and Privacy and just under the Privacy choose either "Only allow people i follow to tag me in photos or Do not allow anyone to tag me in photos". 

Thats all have a safe twitter photo tagging experience!



There are various reasons why people love to jailbreak their iDevices, however it is also important to know that there's a Tethered Jailbreak and Untethered Jailbreak(tho this is stale coz almost every iPhone users already know what these are all about).


In a short form to explaining what this jailbreaks are(Please note this is for Beginners)



  • A Tethered Jailbroken iPhone is a process whereby you have to power on your iDevice by connecting it to a System(PC or Mac) using a Software e.g Evasion, Geeksn0w and the rest out there. Plus you have to put it in a DFU Mode(meaning Device Firmware Update) Because the moment you jailbreak your iOS and you allow it to turn off, it automatically goes into Recovery Mode. Paralyzing the iPhone until the above compulsory action is done and it could be very frustrating.
See screenshot below....




After the above is successful the screenshot below should be the response from Geeksn0w software, also take note about your iPhone as it flashes on and off.


  • An Untethered Jailbroken iPhone, even without saying a word you should already know that this is the real isshh. I mean no hassle, no stress no nothing! just jailbreak and move on. Turn on and off your iPhone no Probs at all. 



Haven't said that now let's go to the main topic:  Reasons why you shouldn't Jailbreak your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 Tethered yet.

Today i finally took the risk of Jailbreaking my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 the tethered version and i just gotta say i'm not impressed. Basically the jailbreak works fine but the moment i started making some customization to it, it starts malfunctioning...

My iPhone 4 started rebooting and shutting down, i had to go DFU mode like forever! and why was this happening? it's coz most of the apps on Cydia weren't designed for iOS 7.1.

The following apps are currently not working on iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 Tethered Jailbreak.



  1. SBSettings: It installs perfectly but just wont work because it has been designed to work on iOS 7.0.6 and not iOS7.1.
  2. Winterboard: Won't respring after you apply a new theme.
  3. Hiddensettings7: Not working

So my best advice is that you should stick to your Jailbroken iPhone iOS 7.til Untethered version comes because apparently this bugs might persist until an Untethered Jailbreak comes to life on iOS 7.1. On this note Jailbreak your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 at your own risk.

The only thing i currently love about the jailbreak is the Metro 8.2 themes working with 'Dreamboard. It's sooo cool. A windows 8 mimic brilliantly designed.

Click here to learn how to Jail Break your iPhone 4 iOS 7.1 tethered mode.



Yesterday(March 17 - 2014), marks the first week of Apple's new iOS 7.1 and i just gotta say it's a really good OS. I mean it's performance has been so great(tho on iPhone 4). However ever since this update i just noticed Flappy Bird which happens to be working perfectly on iPhone 4 just started crashing for no reason.


Let's take a recap, remember Flappy Bird was removed from Appstore due to certain issues and allegations surrounding the App, well i think i'm been sarcastic about the App crashing perhaps because the new iOS 7.1 was intentionally built to disrupt Flappy bird.

Most of the other apps i installed before the new update works perfect... Anyone having a crashed app too?  Whilst you drop your comment, here's a brief  info about FlappyBird! 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Flappy Bird
Flappy Bird logo.jpg
Flappy Bird logo
Developer(s)Dong Nguyen
Publisher(s).GEARS Studios
Platform(s)iOS, Android
Release date(s)May 24, 2013
Mode(s)Single-player
Flappy Bird is a 2013 mobile game, developed by Vietnam-based developer Nguyễn Hà Đông (Dong Nguyen) and published by .GEARS Studios, a small, independent game developer also based in Vietnam. The game has a side-scrolling format and the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between rows of green pipes without coming into contact with them. The developer created the game over several days, using a bird protagonist which he had designed for a cancelled game in 2012.
The game was released on May 24, 2013 but received a sudden rise in popularity in early 2014. It was criticized for its level of difficulty and alleged plagiarism in graphics and game mechanics, while other reviewers found it addictive. At the end of January 2014, it was the most downloaded free game in the iOS App Store. During this period, its developer claimed that Flappy Bird was earning $50,000 a day from in-app advertisements.
Flappy Bird was removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play by its creator on February 10, 2014, due to guilt over what he considered to be its addictive nature. The game's popularity and sudden removal caused phones with it pre-installed to be put up for sale for high prices over the Internet. Games similar to Flappy Bird became popular on the iTunes App Store in the wake of its removal, and both Apple and Google have removed games from their app stores for being too similar to the original. The game has also been distributed through unofficial channels on multiple platforms.

Discontinuation

On February 8, 2014, Nguyen announced on Twitter that the game was to be removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play, writing: "I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore. "He went on to say that taking down the game has "nothing to do with legal issues". The game was removed from both Apple's App Store and Google Play exactly on cue.After removing the game, Nguyen's Twitter feed received abuse from fans unhappy at the decision, who threatened to murder him or commit suicide.
Following the removal, many media outlets reported several merchants on eBay were offering phones which had the app pre-installed for US$1499 or more, with some receiving bids of over $90,000; however, the listings were removed for violating eBay's rule stating smartphones must be restored to factory settings before being sold.
In an interview with Forbes, Nguyen cited the game's addictive nature for its cancellation, stating: "Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever." Nguyen said that the guilt he felt over the game was affecting his sleep, and that his conscience was relieved after he took the game down.
In a March 2014 interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen refused to rule out re-releasing Flappy Bird, on condition that it would come with a warning to "Take a break".

culled from Encyclopedia.


March 10 - 2014 was the date Apple released the first official iOS 7.1 although developers/users already premiered the Beta versions up till Beta 4. 

Now here's the thing, the reason why i said you shouldn't update to iOS 7.1 is because you'll end up having an iPhone/iPad that can't be Jailbroken(atleast for now) based on the recent developments on the new OS

It took me a while before laying my hands on apple product because of this so called Encrypted data issh, let me not bug you, but i just want you to know the fundamental reason i think staying glued to your Jailbroken iOS is better than updating.

Today i downloaded some .ipa files to install on my iPhone 4 and it was successful on my iPhone so suddenly i just decided to Update to the so called anticipated iOS 7.1 and BOOM! the apps disappeared. 

I checked my iTunes apps and they are still right there, i tried re-installing them and Yes! it installed but wheres it on my iPhone ? No where. So i went to research if i can just Jailbreak it and i found out it's not possible plus i can't even downgrade :/ . 

Here's the latest news on Jailbreak for iOS 7.1 and i was dismayed. From Evad3rs Official website
Evad3rs team confirmed, that Apple closed all vulnerables for Evasi0n7 utility. You can't make Jailbreak 7.1 on iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air (5),4,3,2 and iPod Touch 5-Gen. Jailbreak 7.1 for iPhone 4 coming soon. Wait confirmed links.
Though i got happy when i found out there's a jailbreak for iPhone 4! However it's still not official, i eventually found out again that there's absolutely no difference in the iOS 7.1 with it's predecessor iOS 7.0.6. According to reports, updating to iOS 7.1 will only make more sense when you're using iPhone 5 or 5S.


Jailbreaking is sweet, Apple shouldn't kill that vibe!



WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - BBM(TM) - the iconic mobile social network - will begin rolling out for Android(TM) and iPhone(R) customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry(R) (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSX:BB) smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play(TM) and the App Store(SM). Customers will be able to download BBM by visiting www.BBM.com from their smartphone browser.
BBM gives you a private social network for active, real conversations.
  • It's immediate. BBM is always on so you are always connected. And because messages on BBM are typically delivered and read within seconds, it's the closest thing to a live conversation.
  • You trust it. BBM always tells you that messages are delivered and read. BBM conversations come alive on a private network you can count on.
  • You control it. BBM allows you to choose your contacts and how you share your information. BBM uses a PIN so you don't have to give anyone your phone number or email address.

"BBM is a very engaging messaging service that is simple to use, easy to personalize and has an immediacy that is necessary for mobile communications," said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President for BBM at BlackBerry. "With more than a billion Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones in the market, and no dominant mobile messaging platform, this is absolutely the right time to bring BBM to Android and iPhone customers."

BBM for Android and iPhone features:

BBM Chat - Enjoy real, immediate conversations with friends on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Not only does BBM let you know that your message has been delivered and read, it also shows you that your friend is responding to the message.
More than chat - With BBM you can share files on your phone such as photos and voice notes, all in an instant.

Keep your group in the loop - Multi-person chats are a great way to invite contacts to chat together. BBM Groups lets you invite up to 30 friends to chat together, and go a step further than multi-chat by sharing photos and schedules. And, with Broadcast Message, you can send a message out to all your BBM contacts at once.

Post Updates and stay in the know - BBM lets you post a personal message, profile picture and your current status, and lets your contacts know instantly in Updates.

Your unique PIN - Every BBM user has a unique PIN that maintains your privacy, so you don't have to give out your phone number or email address to a new or casual contact.

BBM will be available as a free download for Android smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean (Android 4.x) beginning at 7AM EDT on September 21. BBM for iPhones running iOS 6 and iOS 7 will become available for each market on the App Store schedule of 12:01 AM local time on September 22. For more information, or to download BBM for Android or iPhone, visit www.BBM.com.

BBM will continue to evolve quickly. Later this year, BBM Channels will provide a forum for active, real conversations between you and the people, brands, celebrities, artists, service providers, communities and more, that matter to you. By creating a Channel, individuals and brands can engage their friends and communities in conversations sparked by their thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a Channel will let you join conversations with people who share your interests. In addition, BBM Video calling and BBM Voice calling are planned for availability for Android and iPhone in a future version.

Just few hours into the new year, rumors has been going round about the yet unfold Apple latest smartphone IPhone 5s, though I learnt Apple won't be calling the phone 5S because they believe IPhone 4 had a lot of trouble during it first few days of release from consumers(like you) so instead of making IPhone 5 same year of the IPhone 4(which is unusual) so they named the new smart phone "IPhone 4S".

Now that we have IPhone 5 in market doing tremendously well, App developers have confirmed that Apple are currently testing the new Iphone 6 which is coming with iOS 7 on the apps been developed for IPhone 5.

A usage log from the popular apps in App store tells that the iPhone 5 is identified in app usage logs as 'iPhone 5,1' and 'iPhone 5,2' depending on which 4G LTE it uses, so the new 'iPhone 6,1' identifier is believed to be Apple's next generation model.

As noted by TNW, OS and device data can be faked, but the 'iPhone 6,1' has been traced back to an IP address in Apple's Cupertino headquarters, adding evidence to the theory that Apple is testing its seventh generation iPhone and the seventh iteration of its mobile operating system on popular apps in the App Store.

It's believed that Apple began working on iOS 7 towards the end of 2012, and that the company will soon finalise the features that we will get when the new software is released this year.

However The Commercial Times estimates that full commercial production of the rumoured iPhone 5S will begin as early as Q1 2013, with the December run expected to have made between 50,000 and 100,000 units.

Apple is also rumoured to have developed a second generation of its iPad mini with a higher resolution screen that could also go on sale this year(2013).

Well fingers are crossed let's just watch and see its still a new year tho hahaha!!!


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