Unlock AT&T iPhone 4S Without Losing Jailbreak Using SAM

You can now unlock your AT&T iPhone 4S without having to lose the jailbreak privileges on your iPhone 4S, thanks to SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module). Right now, this is the only working method for unlocking a jailbroken iPhone 4S on AT&T, so do not bother trying it out with jailbreaking tools, such as redsn0w. SAM basically allows you to activate your iPhone using legitimate certificates generated through iTunes. Read on after the jump to understand how SAM works and how you can use it to unlock your iPhone 4S in no time! Read More

Best Siri Cydia Tweaks & Add-ons

Following the announcement and subsequent release of the iPhone 4S, an escalating hype began to surround one of its most prominent new features – the system-wide voice assistant that was instantly recognized by many as the game changer in speech recognition applications. Although the excitement died down shortly after, it was rekindled by the release of untethered jailbreak for the device, and the many Siri-exclusive Cydia tweaks and add-ons that began to roll out with it. Seeing as it’s been a while and a lot of tweaks have made there way to the store, we decided to compile a list of the best ones. If you own a jailbroken iPhone 4S, read on past the break for ways to enhance your Siri experience. Read More

Get Spire Siri Port To Work Without Manual Proxy Settings [Cydia – iOS]

For those wanting to enjoy Siri on their older iPhone, there are a few solutions available, like the previously covered Spire and Sara. However, there are a few problems with such alternatives; apps like Sara don’t have the integration Siri enjoys, while Spire is not really easy to set up and you need a proxy server in order to really use it. Luckily, this isn’t the case anymore, all thanks to the newly released Cydia tweak named AssistantConnect. With this tweak, all you need is Spire and access to an iPhone 4S in order to enjoy Apple’s personal talking assistant on your older iPhone or iPod touch. Read More

aremaC Is The Most Comprehensive Camera & Photo Editing App For iPhone

If you’ve been following me anywhere – AddictiveTips included – you may have guessed that I am a huge fan of photography apps for the iPhone. It’s not only because of my interest in photography, but also owing to the fact that the capable cameras on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S get really complemented by all the good apps out there in the iTunes App Store. AddictiveTips’ archives are full of brilliant photo apps, including the likes of Magic Hour and IncrediBooth, disposable camera replicas like Dotti, and Mosaic & Collage makers like Fotoyaki. Then there are feature rich photo editors like Pho.to Lab and Luminance, which let you tweak about any aspect of your photos, and capable camera replacement apps such as King Camera and TapShot, which can change the entire scope of how you handle your iPhone’s already-pretty-decent camera. What’s more, this is merely the tip of the iceberg, as the App Store is teeming with several other alternatives, many of which might be even better. Read More

SiriToggles: Use Siri To Launch Apps & Control Settings [Cydia Tweak]

The jailbreak for A5 devices came out just a couple of days ago, and a flurry of Cydia tweaks aimed at Siri has accompanied the release of the jailbreak for newer iPhone and iPad models. In the opinion of most people, Siri is the feature which sets iPhone 4S apart from older versions of the iPhone. SiriToggles is a Cydia tweak which endows Siri with even more functionality than it already has. Once you have installed this tweak, you will be able to ask Siri to launch apps, and it also brings the ability to view and control various system settings just by dictating your needs to Apple’s talking virtual assistant. SiriToggles is awesome enough to be termed the tweak that brings SBSettings to Siri! Read More

How To Get Absinthe Untethered Jailbreak On iPhone 4S & iPad 2

The wait is finally over, as the jailbreak “Dream Team” has revealed their Absinthe untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, Apple’s yet-to-get-a-jailbreak A5 devices. The package has been released, as of now, for Mac OS X only, with a Windows release to follow suit shortly. Chronic Dev Team has released the Absinthe jailbreak tool. Other tools may follow in the hours to come. For now, read past the jump for out step by step guide on achieving an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 on your iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Edit: Absinthe for Windows and Linux is now available. Download link and updated instructions after the break. Read More

Corona A5 Jailbreak Information Update – Release Imminent [iOS]

Ever since redsn0w 0.9.10 was released last month, brining untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak for A4 devices, all eyes in the jailbreak community have been set on getting the same iOS 5 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the currently-only-two devices running on Apple’s A5 processor chip. If you own either of these devices, hold on tight, for the Corona A5 jailbreak is just around the corner – coming even sooner than you might think. Read past the jump for more details. Read More

Remote Dictate Allows Speech-To-Text Dictation From iPhone 4S To PC

Speech-to-text functionality is commonplace for both mobile and desktop platforms, but dictating text to your PC via your iPhone 4S was a concept unheard of until very recently, when an app by the name of Remote Dictate made its way into the App Store. This app lets you dictate text to any application running on your PC provided it is using the same Wi-Fi Connection as your iPhone 4S with has Air Mouse server running on it. Remote Dictate is ideal for those people who you have to sit in front of the PC and type for hours on end, and wish to give their hands a rest. Read More

How To Get Siri Legally On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 4G/3G With Spire

A lot of people were expecting something big from the iOS dev community around Christmas, and like so many other instances, they have not disappointed all the iPhone jailbreak users across the world. A few hours ago, Spire was released, which is a legal port for the much-awaited Siri on unsupported, legacy devices. The world fell in love with Siri as soon as it was released alongside iOS 5. As it was among the most obvious distinguishing features of iPhone 4S, users of older iPhones, iPad and iPod touch wanted it on their devices straightaway, but turned out that it wasn’t legal to port Siri to any other device because of the encryption used in iOS 5. However, with the release of unencrypted keys in one of iOS beta firmwares around Christmas, all such limitations went down the drain, and thanks to the developers of Spire, it is possible to legally use Siri on jailbroken iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G and first gen iPad. Read More

Enable Panorama Mode In iOS 5 Camera App [Cydia Tweak]

The cameras in iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S have truly set the standards for some amazing quality photographs. The camera’s however, do not offer much functionality or settings as it is which is Apple’s aim at keeping things simple, but it’s about time people start getting control of what they’re doing. Panorama mode is something that has been missing from the devices all along, and we failed to understand why. Luckily, if Apple won’t answer our query, Firebreak; a Cydia tweak has hit the Cydia Store for jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S running iOS 5, and guess what it does. Yes, enables the hidden panorama functionality in your iPhone 4 and 4S. For more on it and how to get it on your device, read on! Read More

How To Use Siri To Update Your Twitter And Facebook Accounts

Who doesn’t know about iPhone’s latest game-changer, Siri, by now? The voice-based personal assistant lets you perform a variety of tasks on your iPhone 4S without even having to look at your phone’s screen. But still, the tasks that Siri can perform are limited. You can not, for example, ask Siri to go to your Facebook account and update a status for you. Also, there is no direct way of getting Siri to send your tweets to Twitter, either. But we say directly because there is a workaround for that scenario, using which you can simply dictate your tweets or status messages to iOS’s latest addition. You will not need to have a jailbroken iPhone 4S in order to use this method, as this is just a rather clever use of some of Siri's existing functionalities. Read More

How To Boot/Put iPhone 4S In DFU Mode [Guide]

Device Firmware Update, or DFU mode as it has come to be known as, is something most iDevice users end up encountering at least once every device. For those of you with the new iPhone 4S, you already have the latest iOS 5 running, so why could you possibly need to boot your device into DFU mode? There is a chance that your firmware crashes, leaving your device stuck in a boot loop, or the possibilities of your device not booting up at all are there. With DFU mode, you can force your device to restore to a clean state via iTunes. While this was the just in case approach, if you plan on jailbreaking your iPhone 4S (which should be coming along anytime), you will definitely need to boot your device in DFU mode, as most jailbreak methods and programs require so. More about the risks, and how you can boot your iPhone 4S in DFU mode, after the break! Read More

Remember The Milk Gets Siri Integration [How To Use]

Siri might be the talk of town these days, but try giving it any instruction related to a third party app and it will churn away. However, things will not stay like this for too long, or so it seems. Remember the Milk, the popular reminder app for iOS (and Android), can now be used in iPhone 4S via Siri. Using iPhone’s very own personal assistant, you can now set reminders within Remember the Milk. Read More

How To Make iPhone Camera LED Notifications Work [Complete Guide]

The notification system in iOS, prior to the latest update, was always under fire by critics as it was quite inefficient and no match for a universal notification center like the one Android has always had. But iOS 5 saw to that issue, and even added a few pretty neat enhancements to the whole concept. In addition to adding widgets to notification center, it is now also possible to make the LED flash every time you get a new notification. The camera light is pretty bright and almost impossible to miss so that kind of reinforces the purpose of a notification. So if you have an iPhone (the ones having a camera LED, i.e. iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S) and you are running iOS 5, then this tip is perfect for you. Read More

How To Specify The Name Siri Calls You By & Set Its Pronunciation

Siri is the feature, solely, for which a large number of iPhone (and even non-iOS) users are upgrading to iPhone 4S. Both Android and Windows Phone 7 have voice commands, but no other system has the easygoing, conversational style that Siri possesses. Despite suffering a few server-side issues (that you can try to fix using our guide), the personal voice assistant is wonderful. To make it really personal, you can even make it call you by your real or chosen name. Pronouncing names, however, can be a bit tricky for a robotic voice stuck inside Alumino-silicate glass and stainless steel. Fortunately, you can make Siri call you exactly what you want using the simple little procedure described past the break.

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How To Fix iPhone 4S Siri’s “I’m Not Able To Connect Right Now” Error

Apple’s adorable talking personal assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, has been making the headlines for a few days. It’s all that every geek and Apple fan has been talking about since its release, and rightly so. Never have voice commands been so detailed and fun to use, not to mention personal. What no one expected, however, was how Siri started suffering problems even before people had gotten past their initial awe at seeing it. Many users of iPhone 4S have been complaining that despite a working data connection, Siri is having trouble connecting to the internet. This, of course, means that Siri can’t work at all, as network access is necessary for its execution. Thankfully, there is a very simple and easy-to-apply fix for this issue. Read on to find out. Read More

Roundup: Let’s Talk About 10 New Features In iOS 5

Apple’s much awaited ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event is over and while it may have left several disappointed due to the iPhone 4S being announced rather than the much eagerly anticipated iPhone 5, the launch of the final version of iOS 5 is still confirmed, which will start rolling out to end users from October 12th. The GM (Gold Master) version of iOS 5 – which is a pre-final version for developers that can be considered as a release candidate and as close to final as possible – was also released today and brought to us all the features that are to be a part of the final version. In what follows, we will take a look at all these new features of iOS 5 and what they mean for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Read More

New OTA Updates And Activation Feature In iOS 5, No PC Required

One of the key features announced back in WWDC 2011 for iOS 5 was the ability to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over-the-air (OTA) without the need of a PC. Earlier today in the Let’s Talk iPhone event, Apple’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall again talked about this new feature that will remove the dependence of users on a PC to be able to update or activate their iOS devices. Read More

New iOS 5 Game Center Gets Social, Adds Profile Photo And Achievements

One of the major features of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that has contributed significantly to the massive success of these devices has been gaming and with iOS 5, this important part of the OS hasn’t been neglected. This latest update to Apple’s smartphone and tablet operating system brings with it new features to the Game Center, making it more personalized as well as social. Read More

iOS 5 Newsstand Brings All Your Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions Together

Newsstand is one of the new features introduced by Apple in iOS 5 that aims to bring your newspaper and magazine subscriptions together under one app. Announced at the WWDC 2011 and discussed again in today’s Let’s Talk iPhone event, Newsstand is designed to be the central hub for the digital versions of all your periodicals on all your iOS 5 devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Read More