iPhoneTips & How-to

How to Downgrade from iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1

December 9, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Apple today released iOS 9.2 and for those who already got the update but doesn’t like it can still downgrade back to their previous firmware. Although, this version contains a number of fixes some users continue to experience bugs and, even more, problems. Furthermore, iOS 9.2 isn’t a major firmware where iPhone and iPad users will actually get to use new features and design.

With that being said, it won’t hurt you if you decided to downgrade from iOS 9.2 back to iOS 9.1. In fact, if you can upgrade again whenever you wish to but downgrade has its limited time. Once Apple close their signing window, you will not be able to downgrade.


Saurik updated Cydia Substrate to v0.9.6110

November 19, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Jailbroken users will hardly see Cydia Substrate getting updated unless a new jailbreak utility come out. Saurik tends to update it so that developers can release a new version to their jailbreak tweaks that support the new jailbroken firmware. Today was one of the many exceptions, due to bugs report and such, Cydia Substrate has been updated to version 0.9.6110.

Specifically, the update brings fixes for corrupt extensions, often used by the developer for obfuscation purposes. In previous versions, Saurik made an attempt to have Cydia detects whether the upcoming tweaks will cause crashing or not, as a result, Cydia Substrate ending crashing itself.


How to Downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1 for iPhone/iPad

October 23, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen3


OdysseusOTA 2 is a new downgrade tool that lets users downgrade their iPhone and iPad to iOS 8.4.1. This utility has been around for a few months now but isn’t that well-known because its previous version only support iOS 6.1.3, iPhone 4s, and iPad 2.

The developer, tihmstar, just updated it and now OdysseusOTA is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3.


How to make phone calls while listening to music on iPhone

October 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


When making or receiving a phone call on your iPhone or iPad, anything that is playing in the background such as music or video will automatically be paused by the operating system. This is extremely helpful and makes a lot of sense since the users don’t get distracted by their music or have to hear another sound besides the person they’re talking to.


How to jailbreak iOS 9.0-9.0.2 using Pangu

October 15, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


It’s that time again when a new jailbreak tool is released, especially from a well-known team. As reported earlier, Chinese team Pangu just drops their very first untethered jailbreak for iOS 9 devices and you can actually use it now since Cydia Substrate now supports iOS 9.

Before we begin, please do keep these things in mind:

  • The current Pangu tool for iOS 9 is for Windows only
  • Backup your iPhone and iPad from iCloud or iTunes before performing the jailbreak
  • If you’re a Mac user, you can also jailbreak your iOS 9 at this time using virtual machine

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How to secure your iPhone/iPad by removing root certificates

October 10, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


In the recent Ad blocker related-news, Apple just removed one of the best ad blockers for iOS 9 called Been Choice, this isn’t your typical ad blocker for iOS devices. Users can block ads from social network, inside applications, and browsers like Safari. Along with that, iPhone and iPad users can also choose to earn money by sharing their data and using the ad blocker at the same time.

However, since the application is showing security risk and violation of privacy, Apple has quickly taken it down from their App Store. In order for Been Choice, for example, to share user’s information and data, they have to install some sort of root certificates and this usually done with permissions by users. But for most people, they think that this is just any typical installation and no hesitation, give permission to install these certificates right away.

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How to Save Cellular Data on iOS 9 for iPhone & iPad

October 3, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Many users who recently upgraded to iOS 9 reported high consumption of cellular data on their iPhone or iPad, despite the same usage as to before they decided to download the software update.

While most iPhone and iPad users have an unlimited data to waste, some are literally saving up their mobile data to avoid charges from the carrier. In this article, we will show you a few simple methods to reduce high cellular data usage after updating to iOS 9 for both iPhone and iPad.

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How to Unlock iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus using iTunes

October 2, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Apple recently released two new iPhone models at their press conference in San Francisco on September 25, 2015, dubbed iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus running on the latest iOS 9 and built-in 3D Touch. Last year’s iPhone 6 was something that people didn’t expect because it came out with a larger screen size, bigger than anyone could imagine it would come from Apple. However, the company once again upgraded one of their model from the 4.7-inch screen to the 5.5-inch screen (iPhone 6s Plus).

With these new features and speculations landed on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it’s doubtful that iFans are not going to give them a try. For those who are thinking about buying either of these models, you definitely should because getting an unlocked iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus is now easier than ever.