Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

How-To unlock MAGIC-SIM stuck in DUAL-MODE (007) on an iPhone 6

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The MAGIC-SIM DUAL-MODE (aka 007 mode) is not working well on any iPhone model.
Once activated it will take away the `STK menu` from your SIM Applications list with no apparent way to roll back to normality. At this point the MAGIC-SIM is practically useless.

The only one to restore the STK menu without the need to use a non-Apple mobile, is very simple by the way, but surely not intuitive (especially because not documented anywhere):

  1. Go to iPhone’s ‘Settings’ application
  2. Enter the ‘Phone’ settings
  3. Edit the ‘My Number’ option: type there 007
  4. The MAGIC-SIM will receive the input and immediately restore the STK menu in the SIM Application list

Enjoy!

 

 

How-To order a GiffGaff Nano SIM from Nanogaff

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Nanogaff is a community-powerds distribution system for GiffGaff Nano SIM cards.
This is the link where you can order your Nano SIM: http://nanosim.giffgaffapps.com

Here is also the link on how to swap you standard or micro SIM to the Nano SIM, via the SIM swap procedure:

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/What-is-SIM-Swap/ta-p/7320084

iPhone Replacement Fees: Express Replacement Service

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

If your iPhone is or is NOT under warranty, Apple still provides the option to replace the device for specific fees, depending on the model.
You will have to pay in any case an ERS Fee (Express Replacement Service fee, like an excess fee for any insurance) an in case your device is not under warranty you will have to pay an Out-Of-Warranty service fee.

Here to follow there is the link to the official Apple support’s Service Answer Center where you can find the table of the detailed fees according to models and warranty status:
http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=servicefaq&geo=United_Kingdom&product=iphone 

How-To Fix “Some of your photos were not copied to the iPad, iPhone, iPod because they cannot be displayed on your iPad, iPhone, iPod”

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

It happens, fortunately not so frequently, that during the Photo synchronisation of my iDevices via iTunes I get an error about the copy of my pictures to my iPad or iPhone:

"Some of your photos, including the photo "IMX_xxxx",
were not copied to the ixxx because they cannot be displayed on your ixxx."

I notice that this problem comes out usually after an update or upgrade of Aperture, and having a look around the web it is not a problem isolated to Aperture but it also shows up when you use iPhoto and in rare cases also when you sync your pictures directly from the Pictures folder of your account.

The only solution that worked for me in the time and in different Macs has been to force a complete regeneration of the iPod Photo Cache (se References at the bottom).
According to what software, if any, you use to manage your pictures, you will need to remove the following folders:

  • If you synchronise from the Pictures folder:
    /Users/<username>/Pictures/iPod Photo Cache
  • If you synchronise from the Aperture Library:
    • From the Finder navigate to the Picture folder.
    • Select the Aperture Library archive.
    • Right Click on it and choose Show Package Contents.
    • delete the iPod Photo Cache folder
  • If you synchronise from the iPhoto Library:
    • From the Finder navigate to the Picture folder.
    • Select the iPhoto Library archive.
    • Right Click on it and choose Show Package Contents.
    • delete the iPod Photo Cache folder

This operation will force iTunes to analyse the entire pictures archive and to generate all new copies of the pictures suitable for your iDevice.

In a few occasions I also found useful to proceed the  Rebuild Aperture Database procedure that will force Aperture to reanalyse all the masters of you photo library and regenerate all the preview and thumbnails.

To rebuild the aperture database you need to start Aperture holding the key combination of “Alt+Command” and then confirm the operation, that could take a very long time depending on the dimension of your pictures library.

Hope that this will help you.

 

References:

iTunes: Understanding the iPod Photo Cache folder

MacRumors 

 

 

How-To legally unlock the iPhone 4 permanently

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
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I recently found a company called FoneFunShop that unlock many models of mobile phones and 3G dongles. Among these it also unlocks iPhone 4 from all the countries for £50.00 and iPhone4S for £130.00.

This is the link to their unlock page: www.fonefunshop.co.uk/unlock/

My iPhone 4 was operator locked with Vodafone UK, and that was representing a problem as I am planning to go for a month travel to Australia this coming winter and I want to travel minimal without taking with me many stuff and I want to enjoy the use of a smartphone during the travel without the need to buy a new one or without having to pay Vodafone’s  excessive roaming costs.

I started looking for a way to unlock my iPhone 4 that would not be software related because the modem baseband of my iPhone 4 is 02.10.04 and the iPhone Dev-Team (or any other iPhone hacker) has not yet released an unlock for such version.

I searched for chips to pose behind the SIM card to trick the phone’s firmware but I already had experience with some of them and they are not very reliable.

I had a look at a couple of websites claiming to be able to permanently unlock any iPhone including the iPhone 4 (for a quite high amount of money).
I was  worried about those sites being scam or not.
At the end I took my chances with FoneFunShop.com and I paid £50.00.

For 7 days I’ve been worrying that money were gone ‘trash’; finally today I received the notification of the successful unlock: I can confirm that the instruction they give for the unlock are simple and accurate and that in exactly 7 days they are able to add the IMEI of your phone and the ‘white list’ of unlocked phones so that Apple will recognize it via iTunes.

They actually talk about an unlock code, but for the iPhone there will not be a code, it simply will be recognized by iTunes as unlocked just after you receive the unlock confirmation message from the sales department of FonFunShop.

Here is the message that I received, I followed the few instruction and the trick was done. I’ve been immediately able use my O2 micro-Sim  on my Vodafone’s iPhone 4.

Hi Marco ,

Your unlocking request has now been completed and the unlocking code(s) can be found below:
Make:
Apple
Model:
IPhone 4 16gb
Country:
United Kingdom
Network:
Vodafone
IMEI:
012419*********
Code(s):
Unlocked
IMPORTANT:
Please read ALL of the instructions below as there maybe some important information relating to your phone or scenario. 

PLEASE NOTE:
When entering a code, please take your time.
If you enter a code and you receive an error message, DO NOT try again, please contact us via the links below?
But please check first to make sure the phone isn't actually unlocked.
Some models of phone will have a limit on the number of times you can enter a code. After this we may not be able to help you.

Instructions:

How to Complete the unlocking process for Apple iPhone Models
Generic Apple iPhone Method
When ready, you will be notified by email that the process has completed. When you receive this email, to complete the unlock please do the following: 

1. Install the latest version of iTunes
2. Make sure iPhone is using the latest version, updated by the official itunes software
3. Insert a non accepted SIM card and Connect the iPhone to iTunes (IE not from the original network provider)
4. Wait until itunes detects the phone
5. After about 10-20 seconds, disconnect phone and reconnect.
6. Finally itunes will show the message 'Congratulations Your iPhone is Unlocked'

PLEASE NOTE: This is the only permanent unlocking solution for Apple iPhone. Your iPhone will always be unlocked even after updating your iPhone firmware.

This doesn’t want to be an advertisement but a sincere advice to everybody that is desperate to have an iPhone 4 unlocked and cannot obtain it from their operator because the terms of their contract are not yet expired.

If I had found this information months ago I would have saved same money with a cheaper operator than Vodafone (but this is another story…).

By The Way, please mind that I will not be responsible of any incident that those guy may cause to your phone or to your money if you try to unlock your phone with them.

I can just say that for me it worked like a charm, exactly as described on the their website.

Any feedback will be appreciated! Happy Unlock!

 

 

 

 

WordPress 3.1 update: “Could Not Open the Page, Too Many Redirects”

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This morning after upgrading my blog to WordPress 3.1 the front side of my blog suddently stopped working.
All my browsers got stuck trying to load www.marcomc.com and Mobile Safari on my iPad and my iPhone was complaining about: “Could Not Open the Page, Too Many Redirects”.

After 1 minute digging the problem on wordpress.org I found the fix at this thread:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/windows-server-infinite-redirect-after-upgrading-to-31?replies=35

I was still able to access the admin back-end fortunately, just in time to apply this nice plug-in that fix the problem:

Permalink Fix & Disable Canonical Redirects Pack

Apparently this problem is limited to WordPress residing on Windows based hosting. Guess what my hosting is then 😉

How-To find the List of my Apple Registered Products

Monday, January 10th, 2011
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If you, like me, are an Apple fan since a long time, you may have owned many i-Products. Some of them may have been lost, stolen, gifted or still in use. Do you remember about all of them? Do you have a list of your Apple devices?

If you have been diligent you may have registered these products, Mac Books, iPod, iPhones, iMacs or iPads in the Apple webpage to check they guarantee status or to submit a request for support.

Did you ever wanted to have a full list of your Apple Registered Products? Did you ever noticed that logging into the Apple Support there is no way to obtain such list?

Now our wish has been fulfilled! Apple has just inaugurated a new support page called My Support Profile that among the usual support services we have been used to see is listing as well the brand new ‘Product Pane’ where it’s possible to register, list, delete and give nicknames to all of your Apple product!

When I’ll be 90 years old who knows how many devices I’ll have listed?
Maybe this is a new advertising strategy that will lead contests between people to demonstrate their fidelity to Apple!

MyAppleProducts

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What is the difference between Apple’s AirPrint and HP’s ePrint?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

“Apple’s AirPrint allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers to print wirelessly to a local printer on their wireless network through an embedded OS print function. HP ePrint allows for printing from anywhere in the world from any mobile device to an HP ePrint enabled printer using the HP cloud – that means the customer can attach a file or document to an email and send it to the printer’s individual email address. Both solutions remove the need for drivers or software downloads.”

from HP’s official “Frequently asked questions about ePrint enabled printers and Apple’s AirPrint

What are the username and password to access my iPhone and iPad via SSH?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
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As jailbreaking procedures are now legalised, we can freely speak about jailbroken iPhones.

After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad one useful Cydia package that you may want to install, is OpenSSH that gives you access via remote console (shell) to the entire iOS (iPhoneOS) system.

Once installed OpenSSH via Cydia the first thing you want to do is to log in to the system via an SSH connection, the first question that arise is “how do I log in since I did not create any user account?”.

Unfortunately the answer is too easy (as it consists in a security hole),  Apple has defined by default these users:

user: root (with superuser/administrator privileges)
password: alpine
user: mobile (limited user privileges)
password: dottie

As said this consists in a security threat because as soon as you install the OpenSSH service your iPhone is exposed to unexpected access by anyone that is aware of this default configuration.

Of course we cannot blame Apple for such ‘threat’ as Apple doesn’t give is acknowledgement to install OpenSSH (this is the reason why you find it in Cydia).

Fortunately it exists an easy fix that any unix administrator knows, CHANGE THE PASSWORD! This is a task that you can easily accomplish logging in as root via any SSH client and make use of the command ‘passwd‘ to change the root’s password and then force the change of password for the user mobile as well:

# passwd mobile

Where to download the iPhone firmwares

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This is the list of the iPhone firmwares (iPhoneOS, iOS) available up to now.

Before downloading it may be better to disable the unzip feature of Safari to avoid the IPSW files to be corrupted.

1.0.0: iPhone1,1_1.0_1A543a_Restore.ipsw
1.0.1: iPhone1,1_1.0.1_1C25_Restore.ipsw
1.0.2: iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw
1.1.1: iPhone1,1_1.1.1_3A109a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.2: iPhone1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
1.1.3: iPhone1,1_1.1.3_4A93_Restore.ipsw
1.1.4: iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H1_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
3.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
3.1.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
3.1.2 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (4): iPhone3,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw

*This list has been borrowed from iClarified.com