How to Fix iPhone 7 Not Charging After Updating to iOS 10.1

Just updated to iOS 10.1 and discovered that your device is saying that “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”? Try this fix.

This problem is caused by iOS 10.1 trying to prevent people from using non-certified or fake lightning cable which has a cracked authenticator chip.

Apple updated the codes in iOS 10.1 and will prevent “fake” lightning cable from charging your iPhone.

Although this seems to work in earlier versions of iOS, Apple, as usual would do anything they can do block any non-approved third party devices.

While this irritates many people, Apple is actually doing them a big favor by providing a guarantee of their safety. There have been many cases of iPhone 7’s which blew up due to the use of fake lightning cables.

Thankfully, there’s a temporary fix for “This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone” error while you find the time and money to get a genuine or approved ligthning cable from Apple.

These simple 8-steps process may help:

1. Turn on USB power

2. Plug in lightning cable to iPhone

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7. Dismiss warning again

8. It should now charge

It’s a bit of hassle doing the steps above all the time, so I would suggest that you get yourself a genuine lightning cable from your nearest Apple store.

Alternatively, you can continue waiting until a hacked version of the cable becomes available for the iPhone 7.

iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak using Safari Browser by Italian Hacker Todesco

iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak happened recently and another hacker just shown that it can be done using iOS internet browser.

If you’ve been using iPhone since the early days, this news will make you excited again because an Italian hacker called Todesco was able to exploit iOS 9.3.2 to jaibreak it simply using Safari Browser.

This method is similar to the one developed by Comex a few years ago, who has been involved in a number of browser-based jailbreaks for iOS. This method was super easy because there’s no software to be downloaded or installed.

Essentially what you need to do is to open a link on Safari and simply tap to start jailbreaking your device. We still remember doing it when we had to unlock iPhones via jailbreaking. Nowadays, that’s no longer needed and you can even get your iPhone officially unlocked like the method here.

He demoed it on a video for  a 6th generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2.

Rumour has it that Todesco will not make the exploit public and we may not be even able to play with this jailbreak. Time will tell. According to him it will only be used as private research.

Despite how Apple is doing their best to make it iOS secure, hackers were still able to hack it proving that smartphone OS is still vulnerable.

 

How to Fix iTunes Error 3194 when Updating to iOS 9.3.1

If you encounter iTunes error 3194 when updating iOS 9.3.1, read on how to fix it right here.

You’re probably trying to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 9.3.1 using iTunes but kept getting error 3194 on iTunes.

If you’re new to using iPhone, one of the most important things you need to know is that you can never downgrade your iOS. This is by design, and Apple never wants you to downgrade your iOS.

One of the main reasons is that Apple doesn’t want you to jailbreak your iPhone. For example, iOS 8 has exploits that can jailbreak your iPhone. Since Apple can no longer patch or fix previous iOS versions which have been released to public, they can only fix those issues in the next release.

Now let’s go back to your iTunes restore error 3194. This is a very common error if you’re trying to restore your iPhone.

Error 3194 is a response from iTunes telling you that your iPhone is not eligible to be restored to a particular iOS version.

Apple will only allow you install the latest iOS, but why are you still getting this error if the iOS version you’re trying to restore to is already the latest? Well, the problem lies with your computer’s hosts file.

iTunes uses your computer’s hosts file to “communicate” with Apple’s activation server. It exists in both Mac and PC. If your hosts file is modified, you will definitely get this error message when updating to iOS 9.3.1 using iTunes.

So, how did your hosts file got modified in the first place? Jailbreaking software such as TinyUmbrella and redsn0w are the culprits. If you’ve used one of these programs before, they will modify your hosts file to trick iTunes to NOT connect to Apple’s iOS restore verification server.

Why you may ask? On older devices, it IS possible to restore to an older iOS for as long as you have the SHSH saved. This is a separate topic but is related so let’s discuss about this another day while we work on fixing this issue.

How to Fix iTunes Error 3194 When Updating iPhone to iOS 9.3.1

Scenario 1: if you need to restore to a firmware version that is currently being signed by Apple (latest iOS):

Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Leopard

  1. Open Terminal (Click Spotlight, or press Command+Space. Now type terminal.)
  2. Copy and paste the following code into Terminal
    sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Remove any line that says 74.208.151.171 gs.apple.com or similar.
  5. Save by pressing Command+S, click Save.

Mac OSX 10.4.X Tiger

  1. Open Terminal (Click Spotlight, or press Command+Space. Now type terminal.)
  2. In Terminal type, ‘sudo pico /etc/hosts‘, press Enter.
  3. Remove any line that says 74.208.151.171 gs.apple.com or similar.
  4. Press Ctrl+X, then Y to save.
  5. Type ’sudo niload -v -m hosts . < /etc/hosts’, press Enter
  6. Type ‘lookupd -flushcache’, press Enter.

Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.
  2. Right click “Notepad” and select “Run as administrator”
  3. Click Yes on the UAC prompt.
  4. Click File -> Open.
  5. Change the file filter drop down box from “Text Documents (*.txt)” to “All Files (*.*)”.
  6. Browse to “C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc”.
  7. Select “hosts” and click “Open”.
  8. Remove any line that says 74.208.151.171 gs.apple.com or similar.
  9. Close Notepad. Click Save when prompted.

Microsoft XP/2003/2000

  1. Browse to Start > Programs > Accessories > Notepad.
  2. Click File > Open.
  3. Browse to “C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc”.
  4. Select “All Files (*.*)” from the Files of Type drop-down menu.
  5. Select “hosts” and click “Open”.
  6. Remove any line that says 74.208.151.171 gs.apple.com or similar.
  7. Close Notepad.  Save when prompted.

Scenario 2: if you need to restore to an earlier firmware version and if your SHSH blobs is saved in Cydia (Saurik) server:

You will need to add the following line to your hosts file using the same steps above.

74.208.151.171 gs.apple.com

Well, remember to close iTunes or reboot your computer after modifying your hosts file.

This may sound very technical so if this is too challenging for you, ask your friends who can do technical stuff.

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Instantly Free Up Storage Space on iPhone without Jailbreaking

Running out of free space on your iPhone or iPad can be a pain but this simple trick will instantly free up space without having to hack your device.

This iOS trick for some reason is able to free up space on your iPhone or iPad simply by renting a movie or film on iTunes Store. Yes, it’s weird but it works and I’ve tested it myself.

Here’s how:

1. Go to Settings > General, select Storage & iCloud Usage, and have a look the amount of available space left.

2. Open iTunes Store.

3. Select Movies or Films (some regions the icons may appear differently).

4. Select any movie to rent (you won’t be charged – will explain later) with the file size larger than your available space. This is very important! Scroll down to check the file size.

5. Select Rent and then tap on the Rent HD Movie/Film.

Now, if you have ensured that the movie is bigger than your available space, you will get an error message about not enough space.

6. If you go back to Settings > Storage & iCloud Usage, you’ll immediately see the amount of free space has increased!

I was able to free up to 2GB of space!

A few things to note:

1. This method also supports jailbroken device.

2. It can be repeated and make sure the movie or film is bigger than your available space otherwise you will be charged for the rental!

This is probably the best iOS trick I’ve seen in years and it seems the steps above deletes old temporary files which are no longer in use.

If you find this useful, do share it with your friends!

Pangu has Released the Jailbreak for Apple TV 4 tvOS 9.0.1

Pangu has released the jailbreak for Apple TV 4 tvOS 9.0.1, find out how to jailbreak your Apple TV here!

Pangu team of China has just released jailbreak for Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 9.0.1. This would be the first jailbreak for the latest Apple TV.

However, the jailbreak is compatible only with tvOS 9.0 to 9.0.1 so if your Apple TV has been updated to tvOS 9.1.x or the latest tvOS 9.2, this jailbreak won’t work for you as the exploits have been patched by Apple.

If you’re thinking about downgrading it to earlier tvOS version, it’s also not possible. The jailbreak will give jailbreakers SSH function and root access. That allows developers to port existing tweaks and apps from iOS to tvOS.

Download link can be found here: here [Fast Mirror Link]