How to unlock iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS without jailbreak

How to unlock iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS without jailbreak

We’ve found some interesting news related to the unlock of the so popular and debated iPhone 4S. Seems that the new iOS 5 allows some cool tricks so that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS devices can be unlocked quite easily without the need of using the jailbreak.

But you may wonder how can this be possible? Well, seems that the new iOS 5 features a cute little bug that allows a way to carrier unlock the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS without the need to jailbreak or damage any hardware pieces. This trick will allow you to use your iOS device on the T-Mobile network with Edge speeds, event though in the US this is still a popular avenue for a lot of the iPhone users.

So, if you want to try to unlock your iPhone 4S or 3GS you would need a T-Mobile MicroSIM card, but if you don’t you can cut one down to the same size as a MicroSIM and follow the next steps:

– Insert original carrier AT&T SIM cardDial 611 for AT&T customer service hotline and drop the call
– Turn on Airplane Mode
– Take out AT&T SIM card
– Insert T-Mobile SIM card
– Make sure WiFi is off ( also tap on ‘Forget this Network” to make sure it doesn’t connect automatically later)
– Switch off Airplane Mode and iPhone will search for network. This is followed by the Apple splash screen appearing.
– Activation Required will be displayed on the screen
– EDGE network will activate automatically – notice the ‘E’ on the top left corner of the screen
– Wait for about 20-30 seconds and turn off the phone
– Turn on iPhone and the same Activation Required screen will be displayed
– When you see one signal bar, tap on Use Cellular Connection
– Eject SIM card
– Activation Required screen will be displayed the second time
– Insert SIM card
– Unlocked!

So, if you’re convinced and want to give it a try, you should know that is a great working unlock solution, but it won’t survive a reboot of your iPhone. So, let us know how it works!

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

The new iOS 5 launched yesterday by Apple brings some cool new features. Now you can open the camera directly from the lockscreen and can enable Custom Vibration Paterns. See below what do you have to do in order to enable these features.

How to enable the Camera App directly from your device lockscreen in iOS 5

To enable this feature is very easy. When your iPhone is locked and you double tap the home button, the camera icon will appear next to the unlock slider bar. This trick allows you to see only the pictures taken during the photo session. In order to see all of your pictures you will have to unlock the screen of your device.

How to enable the Custom Vibration Patterns in iOS 5

With this feature of iOS 5 you can now make custom style vibrations to help you differentiate alerts while your phone is in silent mode. Now, not only custom ringtones can be assigned to the contacts, but also the custom vibrations. To enable the Custom Vibrations, you must follow these steps.

  1. Open up the Settings app.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down to the Hearing section and switch Custom Vibrations on.
  5. Now open up your Contacts app and select on contact.
  6. Click edit.
  7. Scroll down to vibration and choose any of the included Standard alerts or create a custom vibration pattern.
  8. You will tap on the screen and then press stop when you are done.

Watch out, a new Android Trojan was found in wild

Watch out, a new Android Trojan was found in wild

A new threat for Android devices has been recently found in wild. Until now, the Android Trojan has only been downloaded from Chinese App markets, being “grafted” on to legitimate applications, mainly games.

This Trojan, also called “Geinimi” can do some great damage on your Android. For example, it can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and send it to remote servers. Once installed, this Android malware can receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control your phone.

It might scare you a little but if you are cautious and pay attention, nothing will happen to your Android device.

Let’s talk a little about how it works. Well, the Geinimi Trojan runs in the backgrounds, collects different kinds of information and it will:
– Send location coordinates (fine location)
– Send device identifiers (IMEI and IMSI)
– Download and prompt the user to install an app
– Prompt the user to uninstall an app
– Enumerate and send a list of installed apps to the server

After it collects these precious information, five minutes later, it will try to connect to a remote server using one of these domain names:
– widifu . com
– udaore . com
– frijd . com
– islpast . com
– piajesj . com

So, do not go on these domain names, i’m sure you don’t want your Android device to get “sick”.

The Geinimi Trojan was reported on the Chinese app stores in games like Monkey Jump 2, Sex Positions, President vs. Aliens, City Defense and Baseball Superstars 2010. The official Google Android Market have not been affected.

What do you have to do to stay protected:

– download apps only from trusted sources and try to look at the developer name and reviews
– check the permissions an app requests
– if you notice any unusual behavior on your Android device, this could be a sign that your phone is infected. For example: “unknown applications being installed without your knowledge, SMS messages being automatically sent to unknown recipients, or phone calls automatically being placed without you initiating them.

[Via mylookout]

Two hidden features of Nokia C7 (demos)

Two hidden features of Nokia C7 (demos)

Some new hidden features of Nokia C7 were revealed on the web. Both features appeared on MichaelxHell’s Youtube channel.

The first feature is the mute a call and it takes place when the C7 Menu Key turns from white into red. Check the video below to see this feature in action.

The second feature allows you to put the flash light on a predetermined period of time. For activating it, you must pull the screenlock slider down and hold it, as you can see in the video below

Find out the Android secret codes for your smartphone

Find out the Android secret codes for your smartphone

In this article you can see the most popular secret codes for your Android device. You can add codes to get a firmware version, to launch various Factory Tests, connections test and more.

*#*#4636#*#* – this code will display some information about your phone and battery (phone information, battery information, battery history, usage statistics).

*#*#7594#*#* – change the function of End Call/ Power button action in your phone.

*#*#7780#*#* – the code represents the factory data reset. It will remove the following things: google account settings stored in your phone, system and application data and settings, downloaded applications, and it will not remove the curent system software, bundled applications and SD card files (photos, music files, etc.)

Note: Please be careful as it’s not always possible to undo the effects of a code (e.g. factory reset).

*#*#34971539#*#* – if you enter this code can get information about phone camera (update camera firmware in image, update camera firmware in SD card, get camera firmware version, get firmware update count).

*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* – backup your images, sounds, videos and voice memos.

– *#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#* – WLAN test (Use “Menu” button to start various tests)
*#*#232338#*#* – Shows WiFi MAC address
*#*#1472365#*#* – GPS test
– *#*#1575#*#* – Another GPS test
*#*#232331#*#* – Bluetooth test
*#*#232337#*# – Shows Bluetooth device address

*#*#8255#*#* – launch GTalk Service Monitor
*#*#4986*2650468#*#* – PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate
*#*#1234#*#* – PDA and Phone
*#*#1111#*#* – FTA SW Version
*#*#2222#*#* – FTA HW Version
*#*#44336#*#* – PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Changelist number
*#*#0283#*#* – Packet Loopback
*#*#0*#*#* – LCD test
*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* – Melody test
*#*#0842#*#* – Device test (Vibration test and BackLight test)
*#*#2663#*#* – Touch screen version
*#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test
*#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test
*#*#3264#*#* – RAM version

Also, it is possible that not all of these codes will work on your Android phone.

Tips for Epic 4G capacitive buttons

Tips for Epic 4G capacitive buttons

Want your Epic 4G capacitive buttons to lit longer? Well, you can quickly solve this problem just by taping a few buttons.

If you just hate that your capacitive buttons lit just a few moments and you want them to glow long enough for you, here are 4 steps that you need to follow: Menu > Settings > Sound and Display > Keyboard Timeout.

Once you get in the Keyboard Timeout you will be able to change the value as you wish to make those familiar Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons to lit more or less.

[Via Android Central]

Eco charge your Nokia N8 with a hamster (video)

Eco charge your Nokia N8 with a hamster (video)

Yes, is true, now you can watch your hamster running on the wheel and in the same time charge your phone.

This idea belongs to Peter Ash and was promoted on his GCSE coursework. But how this idea was born?

Well, all started in 2005 when his sister had a hamster named Elvis. She started to complain about how energetic Elvis was, she couldn’t sleep at night because he wouldn’t stop playing in his wheel. So, Peter thought to use that energy in a constructive way and created a “Hamster phone charger” using a turbine and a few gears. Now both Elvis and Peter are happy, but i don’t know what to say about Peter’s sister.

[Via Intomobile]

How fast is your mobile internet connectivity?

How fast is your mobile internet connectivity?

In this article you can find out how to check the internet connectivity, see the speed of your mobile device and compare it with other speed test results on iPhone or Android phone.

Before the smartphone revolution, I’m sure you test the internet speed connection of your desktop PC on speedtest.net website. This site is specially created to find the speed connection in almost every country and in various places.

For mobile phones, developers launch a dedicated app for all iPhone and Android devices. The app works just like on your PC and shows you the ping in milliseconds to a selected location, the download speed in kbps and the upload speed in kbps. You can test your 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity in few moments.

Android Speedtest Internet

The Android application can show you the results in kbps, Mbps or kB/s, show a short history of your test, your internal and external IP address.

To get the speedtest application for your Android device scan the below QR code.

Speedtest QR

The application for iPhone works just like the Android app and you can download it for free from iTunes.

iPhone Internet Speedtest

Speedtest.net is the most popular website for testing the internet speed connection. Every day, people make over one million tests.

How to find your lost or stolen phone

How to find your lost or stolen phone

The reason why you landed on this page is quite simple, you lost your phone or you just wanna be cautious. Whatever it is, we all know that the chances to find or recover your phone are minimal, most likely zero.

Most people give up very easy on their searches and hopes and just get along with the idea that the phone is lost forever.

Well, you might wanna try this before give up. It’s called Anti-Theft Mobile, is an app launched by F-Secure and the purpose is to inform you where your lost device is.

This app is free and is compatible with phones that run Windows Mobile, Android or Symbian. You can download for free Anti-Theft Mobile direct on your phone and begin to install it.
So, how does it work? Well, the first step you have to do, is to lose your phone, then you will send an SMS to it from another handset. After that you will immediately receive an SMS with your phone location via Google Maps.

Anti-Theft Mobile allows you to remotely delete, all personal data, photos, messages, contacts and e-mails, so you can be save and protected from any risk.

If the SIM card was replaced, you will be informed about this change, and you can still call to your lost/stolen phone and delete personal data.

How to set up email addres on your BlackBerry (video)

How to set up email addres on your BlackBerry (video)

Make your live easier, communicate with your friends in near real-time, reply and forward, filter message by sender or subject, and do much more, all of this things if you add the email address on your BlackBerry.

To integrate the email address you have to follow the next steps:

1. Locate and click on the Setup folder.
2. Within the Setup folder, click on Email Settings and if prompted, review the Terms of Agreement.
3. A listing of various email providers will now be displayed:

  • If you are integrating a Yahoo!, Gmail, AOL or Windows Live email address, highlight the appropriate icon and click Next.
  • If you are integrating an email address from another provider, select Other.

4. Provide the email address and password and in most cases, you’re done!