Andrew Larsson
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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?
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Note: There is a new method of downgrading/upgrading that doesn't require Apple to be currently signing, and it works on newer devices that aren't present in the first list of my answer below. The ...

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How can you send the same text to multiple people without it being a group message?
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The option you're looking for is located at Settings > Messages > Group Messaging. Turning this off will send all messages individually to their recipients. Note: Disabling MMS Messaging will ...

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Does a force restart in iOS do anything different from a normal restart?
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A force restart is at the hardware level, not the software level. This means that even if iOS is completely frozen or in a different mode altogether (such as DFU Mode, Recovery Mode, or Restore Mode), ...

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Does iOS have a firewall?
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Page 27 of the September 2015 iOS Security White Paper states that there is not a firewall on iOS. On other platforms, firewall software is needed to protect open communication ports against ...

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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken iOS device "unjailbroken" and “supported by Apple” again?
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Apple cannot tell if you've previously been jailbroken if you do a full restore. Apple has a tutorial on how to do this (support article HT201252). Jailbreaking only affects the software, and ...

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Can I block ports and network traffic when using Personal Hotspot?
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For outgoing connections, the only jailbreak application that exists is Firewall iP. It behaves similarly to the Mac OS X application Little Snitch. For incoming connections, you will have to use a ...

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What's the difference between the Safari iOS cookie settings?
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The Safari for Mac Documentation has a good explanation of these settings. They apply to iOS Safari cookies settings, too. Always Block - Block all first-party cookies and block all third-party ...

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Where are cellular data preferences stored in iOS?
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The directory you're looking for happens to be /var/wireless/Library/Preferences. This is where the Settings > Cellular settings are stored. The per-application settings are stored in the database /...

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Is it possible to upgrade iOS offline?
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This answer has been moved to a more generic question: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/114076/18387

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How can I make an app think it's running on iOS 5?
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I've done this before, and it caused a bit of instability, but all you need to do is open /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist in iFile, find where it says iOS version 4.X, and change it ...

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Disable lock screen on iPhone
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If you're JailBroken, you can use NoLockScreen. I've used it myself, and it's pretty awesome. It gets rid of the repetitive lock screen and takes you straight back to whatever you were doing before.

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My Notes app accidentally got deleted from my iPhone 4s and I cannot locate it in the app list in iTunes when I synch. Any ideas?
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It sounds like it's not deleted, but just off of the screen. I've had this happen to a few of my apps. What I always do to fix it is go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen ...

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How do I automatically enable Personal Hotspot when my Bluetooth device is in range? (Similar to Tasker for Android)
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There's a way to do this if you're jailbroken with tweak called Activator by Ryan Petrich, and unfortunately it's the only solution because regular App Store apps aren't allowed to access settings ...

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Where are the user applications located on iOS 10?
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6 votes

Long story short is that, unfortunately, only signed code can be ran before the jailbreak and your daemon will fail to launch. If unsigned daemons worked before the jailbreak, they could have already ...

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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?
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Apple yanked iOS 9.3 (13E233) for almost all devices on 03/24/16 which means you can't install it. And no, you cannot force an update to iOS 9.3 since Apple is no longer signing it. Update: iOS 9.3 (...

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How can I reset my iPhone 4 to an old version of iOS?
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Disclaimer: I tried my best to include all information I could possibly give, but I could have mistakenly left something out. Please be careful, and I won't be responsible for anything that goes awry ...

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What malware has actually affected Jailbroken iOS devices?
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I hate to say it, but in all my years of jailbreaking I have yet to see any type of malware have any real impact on the iOS community. Sure there was the infamous SSH vulnerability, but that was ...

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How does an iOS device (iPad or iPhone) receive “push” notifications?
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From the Apple Push Notification Service documentation: Each device establishes an accredited and encrypted IP connection with APNs and receives notifications over this persistent connection. ...

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Is there an iOS app for quick switching of the wifi network?
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No, iOS applications do not have access to Wi-Fi settings and basically all other settings.

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Sync iOS7 device to PPC OSX 10.5.8?
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No, because iOS 7 requires iTunes version 11 for syncing media (and firmware updates).

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Can you apply jailbreak tweaks to a non-jailbroken device using a file browser such as Phone Disk?
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No, you cannot run jailbreak tweaks without being jailbroken. To jailbreak, from the lowest-level point-of-view, means that you have the ability to patch the kernel (modify the core operating system ...

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What is a semi-untethered jailbreak?
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The semi-untethered Pangu jailbreak only works on iOS 9.2 to 9.3.3, and no, you cannot upgrade specifically to iOS 9.3.3. But, to answer your question about what a semi-untethered jailbreak means, ...

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What does "slide to upgrade" do?
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I just bought an iPhone SE. It came pre-installed with iOS 9.3.2. I set it up from an iPhone 5s iOS 8.1 iTunes backup. When the restore was complete, I was greeted with the "slide to upgrade" message. ...

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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?
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Yes, there is way. And since you're already jailbroken, it'll be so much easier. Just open up Cydia and search for GuizmoDNS. It's from the ModMyi repository, which comes preconfigured with Cydia. It ...

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What apps can view crash reports on iOS?
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Since iOS 5, you can do this straight from the Settings App. It's located at Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage > Diagnostics & Usage Data.

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How can I get the iPhone to "forget" certain words?
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You can either erase all learned words by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary, or you can have your iPhone automatically censor out bad language that you type. To do the ...

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Can I use Adblock/Adblock Plus to block ads in games that are not in a browser?
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You are going to want to use a hosts file to block all ads in all games. First you're going to have to find the domain name of the server that the ads are coming from. You can use a number of programs ...

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Replace cracked iOS app with purchased app without losing data
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If you don't want to wait for an update, there's an easy fix. First install and open up iFile from Cydia. Navigate to /var/mobile/Applications/, tap the gear in the bottom-left corner and make sure "...

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Shouldn't Siri be able to run on the new iPad?
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The short answer is no, not yet. The long answer is because the only (reliable/legal) way to get Siri on a non-iPhone 4S device is to use a package found in Cydia called Spire. This requires you to ...

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Map certain ports to URLs via hosts file or DNS resolver
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DNS and hosts are only for domain mapping of IP addresses. Ports aren't part of a domain, and according to this post, it cannot be done in the way you're asking. There is an alternative solution ...

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