Minutes after the official release of iOS 4.2.1, the folks at the iPhone Dev Team were able to roll out a compatible jailbreak tool for those enjoying the benefits of a hacked device. A compatible version of Cydia is unavailable for the latest iOS right now, but the jailbreak is, in all senses, a go for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad using the Team’s redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 4.

Before users proceed with following the steps below, Pctipsbox would like to note that jailbreaking is not particularly encouraged.

Also, see this post for compatible devices and the particularities involving each device model with respect to this jailbreak. For example, this is a “tethered” jailbreak which, for some, may involve hassle they’d rather avoid. Go here to learn more about the drawbacks involved by a “tethered jailbreak.”

With all that out of the way….

Jailbreaking iOS 4.2.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 on Mac OS X (the steps should apply the same on a Windows PC) More »

With iOS 4.2 knocking on our doors, the infamous iPhone Dev Team is making sure jailbreakers and unlockers are well informed about the risks involved by updating to Apple’s stock iOS 4.2 IPSW.

In a recent blog update, the group of hackers responsible for PwnageTool confirms that all devices on all iOS firmware versions can be jailbroken, but that jailbreakers should refrain themselves from updating to iOS 4.2 until Cydia and PwnageTool are updated.

“By all accounts, we’re within a few days of Apple’s official public release of Firmware 4.2,” the Team writes. “Here’s what you need to know.”

“Thanks to geohot’s limera1n exploit, and our original pwnage2 exploit, and @pod2g’s ipod2g-MC exploit, absolutely all devices at all iOS firmware versions are capable of being jailbroken,” the iPhone Dev Team elaborates. More »

Users running the latest iteration of Windows might experience a Black Screen when they attempt to unlock their machine in certain conditions, Microsoft warned.

According to the Redmond company, the issue impacts not only Windows 7 customers, but also those leveraging Windows Vista.

The problem is not likely to affect end users, since the PCs affected need to feature special security configuration specific of computer running in enterprise environments.

First off, both Vista and Windows 7 computers need to be running the “Aero” graphics mode.

In addition, the machines also have to sport some extra security restrictions as well as added security software. Microsoft explained that these configurations are often used by enterprises, or are being mandated by DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) or DoD (Department of Defense) requirements. More »

If you forgot your Windows password you will not be able to login to windows.

So what to do in this case ? Is there a way to reset the Windows password ? Answer is yes, there is a way to reset or change the password.

Let’s see how we reset windows password.

There is a convenient way to do it with a Windows NT password recovery CD which can used to reset the password for any account in Windows NT ,Windows 2000 ,Windows XP , Windows Vista.

Follow the below steps to rest your windows password: More »

Now that the Copyright Office has given a green light to unlock your GSM or iDen phone, you can save money on a new phone – provided you can find it unlocked, or unlock it yourself. Depending on your phone, you might be able to do that by punching in a code, by buying a cable, or by sending it to a professional unlocking service. This applies to Cingular, T-Mobile and Nextel phones; Sprint, Verizon and Alltel subscribers are out of luck, for reasons I’ll explain below.

If you’ve had a T-Mobile phone for 90 days, or you’ve run out of time on a Cingular contract, you can get an unlocking code just by calling your carrier. Tell your carrier’s customer service representative that you’re traveling abroad and want to use a foreign carrier’s SIM card. If they don’t give you the code, stick by your guns and ask for a manager. More »