Monday, July 30, 2012

Sony Xperia 2011 smartphones possibly not getting Jelly Bean


No doubt everyone in the Android space would love to see their smartphone playing nice with Android Jelly Bean, but obviously some are going to be disappointed, and it appears that if you own a 2011 Xperia smartphone and expecting to be updated to Jelly Bean, you might be amongst those disappointed.
According to an article over on Phone Arena by way of Xperia Blog, it appears that John Cooper, the production manager for Sony UK whilst holding a Q&A session on the Sony UKFacebook page, revealed that both the Sony Xperia Arc S and Sony Xperia Mini Pro will not be receiving Android Jelly Bean.

The Phone Arena guys suggest that if the Sony Xperia Arc S, which was the ompany’s flagship handset will not gain Jelly Bean, then the logical assumption is that inferior models will also not gain Jelly Bean, and thus 2011 Xperia devices wont see the Android 4.1 Jelly Beanupdate.
Of course there has been no official announcement from Sony as to just which of their smartphones will be updated to Android Jelly Bean, but with the comments from Cooper, it doesn’t look too good for those that own a 2011 Xperia device.
On the upside, it would seemingly mean that 2012 Xperia devices are likely to be updated to Jelly Bean at some point in the future, although again there is no real conformation as to which 2012 devices will see the update.


Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Install Whatsapp on a wi-fi only tablet

A lot of you must be wondering why whatsapp doesn't work on a Wi-fi only tab. This question arises because you can continue running whatsapp even without a SIM in your android phone.
The answer to this is that Whatsapp requires your SIM only for registration. This is done to avoid misuse of whatsapp by users.
However for those who don't have an Android phone but might have an android tablet, I have some good news. You can run Whatsapp from your tablet. HOW???
(This method works on Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, Micromax Funbook and almost all other tabets.)
Lets see--->
REQUIREMENTS:
1. Rooted tablet
2. Rooted android phone (Borrow your friend's or sibling's)
3.Titanium Backup Pro installed on either device

STEPS:
1. The first step is to root your android phone and tablet.
For that you can my post on Rooting your Android

2. Install Titanium Backup Pro on both the devices.

3. Now from the android phone take a backup of Whatsapp

4. Now, connect it to your PC via USB, enter mass storage and in your sdcard, look for the folder "Titanium Backup"

5. Copy all the files in this folder starting with com.whatsapp

6 Now connect your tablet to your PC and copy these files to the "Titanium Backup" folder of the tablet's sdcard

7.Now disconnect your phone and tablet from the PC.

8. In your tablet, open Titanium Backup Pro, search for Whatsapp and select Restore>App+Data.

ENJOY!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III US edition: What a Changeover Mama!


Introduction

In a fashion, dramatically different that the one from last year, the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has arrived on the market. There is no waiting, measured in months like in the case of the smartphone's predecessor. This time, Samsung made sure that its flagship will arrive to the most lucrative market in a timely manner.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III is available for all major US carriers, but all versions look the same
The above event however is hardly the most important thing about the newly launched smartphone. It's the handset's design and, to be more specific, the lack of any changes to it, compared to the I9300 which impresses the most. For the first time ever, Samsung's Android flagship has arrived to the Land of the Free sans any cosmetic changes for all US carriers - a big deal any way you look at it.
The visuals of the US Galaxy S III might have remained unchanged, but the smartphone's internals have gone through a serious makeover. Gone is the Exynos chipset with quad-core CPU and Mali 400 GPU. In order to play nice with the 4G networks stateside, the Samsung Galaxy S III has received Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 silicon with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. In order to ease up the pain over the lost duo of CPU cores, the Yankee Galaxy S III has twice as much RAM, compared to its global sibling.
Here goes the full list of the US bound Samsung Galaxy S III features:

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support (carrier dependent)
  • HSDPA and HSUPA support; LTE connectivity (carrier dependent)
  • 4.8" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280 pixel) resolution; Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Android OS v4.0.4 with TouchWiz launcher
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, 2GB of RAM
  • 8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; GLONASS support, Digital compass
  • 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p) support, MHL, charging
  • Stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Great audio quality
  • Super slim at only 8.6mm
  • 2MP secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash for the web browser
  • NFC support
  • Document editor
  • File manager comes preinstalled
  • Extremely rich video and audio codec support
  • Impressively large 2100 mAh battery

Main disadvantages

  • A body with dubious aesthetics
  • No dedicated camera key
  • S Voice is hardly as functional as ads might make you believe
As you can see above, the US Galaxy S III ticks every box an Android power user can imagine. The smartphone is simply loaded with talents - both in terms of hardware and software.
For those of you, who are in a hurry to bash the dual-core CPU of the handset, we suggest you wait until after we walk you through its benchmark scores. Chances are that your fears are unfounded. We have already put Qualcomm's latest silicon through its paces, and found it to be quite zippy. Besides, 2 gigs of RAM and LTE or 42Mbps HSDPA connectivity are not exactly a bad tradeoff.
Design is entirely a matter a personal taste. We can attest however, that the smartphone will easily grow on you over a serously short period of time.
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Samsung Galaxy S III US version live photos
As you have probably guessed by now, the hype surrounding the US bound Samsung Galaxy S III is huge. So are the expectations. Continue reading to find out if the handset lives up to both. As always, we'll begin with an unboxing, followed by a design and build quality inspection.
Editorial: The Samsung Galaxy S III is available in a number of carrier versions in the US. There's one for AT&T (SGH-I747), one for T-Mobile (SGH-T999), one for Sprint (SPH-L710), another one for Verizon (SCH-I535) and another one for U.S. Cellular (SCH-R530). We had the AT&T and the Sprint versions for testing. You should rest assured that hardware- and software-wise all the carrier versions are the same so the findings in this product review apply to them all.

via[gsmarena]

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gaining admin access on windows system using your guest account


  1. Have you ever noticed that if you press your system’s SHIFT key >= 5 times continuously a pop up windows occurs with the name “Sticky Keys”? If it doesn’t pop up on your comp, then may be your shortcut is turned off. For enabling it, gotoControl
    Panel -> Accessibility Options
    . In the accessibility options under the
    keyboard tab, in sticky keys , click on settings and enable the
    shortcut for sticky keys. And u can do this even with a guest account.
  2. Finally if the following 2 requirements are setup on your system, then you are all set to enter into your admin’s account.
  • On Pressing SHIFT >= 5 times, a pop up should appear.
  • The windows System32 directory should be writable.
Concept:
When u press, the SHIFT key >= 5 times, a file with the name “sethc.exe” is
executed.  You can verify this in TASK manager (don’t close the pop up
window). This file is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder, or
where ever your windows is installed.
The Vulnerability
  1. When SHIFT key is pressed >=5 times, windows executes a file named
    “sethc.exe” located in system32 folder. It doesn’t even check if its the
    same file. Also it runs with the privilege of the CURRENT USER
    which is executing the file i.e if u have logged on as a guest then in
    the TASK manager under processes, it shows your user name as guest.
  2. The file executes even if u log off, and have the windows login screen is
    showed up, BUT THIS TIME SINCE NO USER HAS LOGGED IN IT RUNS WITH
    SYSTEM PRIVILEGE.
ExploitationIf u understand this much, then the exploitation is very simple for you. What we will do is that,
we pick cmd.exe , copy it at a folder other than system32, (because windows
won’t allow u to copy) rename it to sethc.exe, go to system32 folder,
and paste it. Windows will ask, “that another file exists, do u want to
replace?” and after pressing OK, you have replaced the sethc.exe with ur own
cmd.exe. Now if u press SHIFT key >=5 times, a command prompt will
pop-up.

Finally
  1. Now log-off or restart. When you reach the windows
    login screen, press the shift key >=5 times. A command prompt will
    pop up with SYSTEM privilege.
  2. Enter the normal commands as follows:
  3. net user username /add
  4. net user localgroup administrators username /add
  5. And a new user called username with admin privilege will be added.
And thats it, you have admin privilege of the system and you can do what ever you want to with it.
Hiding your fake admin profileNow you surely don’t want the real admin to track you. Here is what you will have to do to hide yourself from login screens as well as from control panel
  1. Goto registry editor and open this place.
  2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
  3. Here create a new DWORD value, write its name as the “user name” that u created for your admin account.
Thats it now you are invisible but still admin of the system. Live as admin forever and keep screwing the real admin forever.


Last but not the least (IMPORTANT)Windows has two type of login screens:
  1. Where the accounts are listed with some pictures.
  2. Where u have to write username and password.
After making the hidden account u will have to login through the 2nd step only. If ur login screen is of Type 1, press ALT-CTRL-DEL twice to get the 2nd type screen.

How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad


So, you've heard about jailbreaking, and it sounds intriguing. And dangerous. (But mostly just intriguing.) Here's how to hack your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad—yes, iPad—into an unrestricted, freshly empowered mega-machine.

Jailbreaking: The What and the Why

In buying an iProduct, you're accepting that its fate will be dictated by Apple. They control what kind of apps you install on your device, which of the hardware functions you can exploit to their full potential, and which carrier you can use your iPhone with. They've loosened up on at least one of those fronts in the last year or so, expanding the types of apps available in the App Store, but many—screw that, most—of the same restrictions still apply. Want to install an app that Apple hasn't explicitly approved? Sorry. Want to use an app over 3G that's been designated for Wi-Fi? Nope. Want to tether your phone? Run applications in the background? Change your device theme? Install system-wide gestures? No. Such. Luck.
Enter jailbreaking. In technical terms, to jailbreak is to enable a device to run code, meaning programs or system modifications, that hasn't been sanctioned by Apple. Its roots reach back to a time when there wereno apps for iPhone OS, and a clever group of hackers zeroed in on some exploits gave people their first way to install apps on their devices, by way of an underground App Store called Installer. It used to be that you could hack your device simply by visiting a webpage. That was two years ago. Since then, the iPhone and iPod Touch have been given a legit App Store, Apple has closed one security hole after another, and jailbreaking has become alternately more and less difficult, depending which device and software version you have.
But just last week, a Windows and Mac tool called Spirit was released to the world. It's simple, relatively safe, and finally, works on all devices. Every iPod Touch can now be jailbroken to run custom apps. Every iPhone, too. Even the brand new iPad can be hacked. Theming, data tethering, multitasking, console emulation, secret settings, and yes, you filthy thief, even pirated apps: With jailbreak, your iThing is truly yours.
Here's how to jailbreak (or in the case of phones, unlocked) any iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, using the new Spirit tool. But first, a disclaimer:
When you jailbreak or unlock a device, you're changing some fundamental aspects of the system software—you know, real low-level stuff. The tools are generally good, and if you follow directions carefully, you should be fine. But if something goes wrong—and there is more than one way this can happen—you can suffer data loss, or even brick your phone. Even worse, Apple claims that jailbreaking voids your warranty. You can restore your device to remove evidence that it ever happened, but if the device goes down while jailbroken, you could well be stuck. In addition, jailbreaking does not jibe with the DMCA, and breaks relate license agreements.
To the point: Follow this guide at your own peril, know that there's risk and be careful. Consult elsewhere if you're nervous, or worry that I've missed something.

How To Jailbreak

The Spirit tool has made the jailbreak fairly simple, but there's still room for error. Step by step:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPadWhat You Need:
• Spirit Jailbreak Tool (Windows and Mac)
• iTunes 9.x (Latest confirmed working version: 9.1.1)
• iPod cable
• An iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch that a.) Isn't currently jailbroken (obvious, but just in case), b.) is working, i.e. not stuck in a startup loop, or displaying that "Connect to iTunes" screen and c.) is running a device software version 3.1.3 or lower (or in the case of the iPad, version 3.2)
1. Plug your device in, so that it's recognized by iTunes
2. Back up your device to your iTunes library, and sync it. Having the backup handy will allow to you restore your settings in case you need to wipe your device later; syncing everything—including photos, which some users report losing during the jailbreak process—ensures that all the media on your device will remain untouched, or at least restorable.
3. Open the Spirit Jailbreak tool. It will open in a small window, and should display a message like "iPad (3.2) Connected." If not, disconnect and reconnect your device, and open the tool again.
4. Click "Jailbreak"
5. During the jailbreak routine, don't interfere with the device. It's probably better to leave your computer alone as well, to avoid a crash at a critical moment. First, you should see a screen on the device that says "Restore Complete." The device will restart, display a spinning pinwheel icon, and open up a colorful screen like this, with a progress bar:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Spirit should be done doing its thing in under 30 seconds. Your device should then boot up to your homescreen, as it was before—same background, same apps, same settings. Now you're jailbroken. But there's one more thing:
6. When you restart your device, you'll see a new icon on your homescreen, called Cydia. Open it up. This is your new App Store. Don't worry, the regular App Store still works. Now you've just got another one.
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Cydia will look a bit different on the iPad and iPhone or iPod Touch, but will contain most of the same software.
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPadThe first thing you need to do, though, is click the button that says, "Make my life easier, thanks!"
This will back up your device activation profile (called an SHSH blob) to remote servers, which ensures that you won't lose the ability to jailbreak if you accidentally upgrade your device device software in the future. More on that later.
Regarding Unlocking
Traditionally, unlocking (opening your phone to use with different carriers) and jailbreaking have fallen to the same tools. Since unlocking has become more difficult with later firmwares, the tools have grown apart. Spirit doesn't unlock. If you want to unlock, though, there may be hope.
If you haven't upgraded your iPhone to firmware 3.1.3, or can downgrade to an earlier build, you can use the Pwnage Tool, located here. The process is self-guided and quite similar to using Spirit. Unlocking is a comparatively narrow concern, and can get much more complicated, so I'll leave it at that. More info here.
Anyway, that's it! It's time to explore Cydia.

What to Download

Now that you're jailbroken, it's time to start downloading apps. Here are a handful of must-tries to get you started:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
• Backgrounder: Lets you run apps in the background, full stop. Perhaps my top reason to jailbreak, period. The latest version lets you set apps to run in the background with a huge variety of gestures.
• Activator: Speaking of gestures, this provides a framework for all kinds of gestures across jailbroken apps. (iPad and iPhone)
• Kirikae: A task switcher to be used with Backgrounder. (Think alt+tab) (iPhone)
• SBSettings: This opens up a whole slew of settings, accessible at any time via a pop-down system tray. Adjust brightness, toggle Wi-Fi, whatever. (iPad and iPhone)
• Cycorder: Lets you take full-motion video with your pre-3GS iPhone. (iPhone)
• MyWy: Lets you share your 3G connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. It's paid software, but a trial is available. (iPhone and iPad 3G)
• Winterboard: Lets you change themes, and install a lot of interesting modifications to your device's homescreen, including folders, different icon arrangements, widgets and more.
• iRealSMS: Lets you send text messages without opening the SMS app. (iPhone)
• VoIPOver3G: Tricks apps into thinking they're connected over Wi-Fi, even if they're connected to 3G. (iPhone, iPad 3G)
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
• Intelliscreen: Puts all kinds of useful information on your lock screen, from weather to email to calendar events. Another paid app, but one that will be worth it to a lot of people. (iPhone)
• Console emulators: Do your own searching on this one; there's one for virtually ever console released pre-2000, and many have different approaches to controls, and acquiring games. Some, like those by ZOTDD, actually let you search for and download ROMs from within the app. (iPhone and iPad)
• Veency: A VNC server. No, not a client—a server. Control your iPhone from your computer. (iPhone)
• Illicit goods: They're there, but I won't tell you how to find them. Pay for your apps! Trying before you buy is only a conscionable excuse if it's actually true.
Some general observations: Right now, a lot of apps haven't been updated for the iPad, so it's worth doing a little Googling to see how they handle the subtle changes in the new OS. That said, most apps do work, although if you experiment enough, you'll eventually get burned and have to restore your OS and start over, losing whatever tweaks you've made in the jailbreak process.

Un-Jailbreaking

If you've decided the jailbreak lifestyle isn't for you, or managed to screw up your device software enough that you want to switch back, it's easy. (Also, if Apple will be handling your device for any reason, you should probably un-jailbreak it. Warranties!)
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
All you need is your device's latest firmware file, helpfully linked here.
Oh, and make sure you've backed up—you're going to lose everything.
(This guide only applies to software versions 3.1.3 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and 3.2 for the iPad. These are the latest versions at the time of posting, and newer software could break compatibility.)
1. Plug your device in, and open iTunes
2. Shift-click (Windows) or Option-click the "Restore" button in your iTunes device summary page. Navigate to the firmware you've downloaded, and restore.
3. Once this is done, iTunes will ask you if you want to set up your device as a new device, or from a previously stored backup. If your goal is to return to a life before jailbreak, you're probably going to want to restore.
And that's it!
via[Gizmodo]

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sony Xperia 2011 smartphones possibly not getting Jelly Bean


No doubt everyone in the Android space would love to see their smartphone playing nice with Android Jelly Bean, but obviously some are going to be disappointed, and it appears that if you own a 2011 Xperia smartphone and expecting to be updated to Jelly Bean, you might be amongst those disappointed.
According to an article over on Phone Arena by way of Xperia Blog, it appears that John Cooper, the production manager for Sony UK whilst holding a Q&A session on the Sony UKFacebook page, revealed that both the Sony Xperia Arc S and Sony Xperia Mini Pro will not be receiving Android Jelly Bean.

The Phone Arena guys suggest that if the Sony Xperia Arc S, which was the ompany’s flagship handset will not gain Jelly Bean, then the logical assumption is that inferior models will also not gain Jelly Bean, and thus 2011 Xperia devices wont see the Android 4.1 Jelly Beanupdate.
Of course there has been no official announcement from Sony as to just which of their smartphones will be updated to Android Jelly Bean, but with the comments from Cooper, it doesn’t look too good for those that own a 2011 Xperia device.
On the upside, it would seemingly mean that 2012 Xperia devices are likely to be updated to Jelly Bean at some point in the future, although again there is no real conformation as to which 2012 devices will see the update.


Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Install Whatsapp on a wi-fi only tablet

A lot of you must be wondering why whatsapp doesn't work on a Wi-fi only tab. This question arises because you can continue running whatsapp even without a SIM in your android phone.
The answer to this is that Whatsapp requires your SIM only for registration. This is done to avoid misuse of whatsapp by users.
However for those who don't have an Android phone but might have an android tablet, I have some good news. You can run Whatsapp from your tablet. HOW???
(This method works on Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, Micromax Funbook and almost all other tabets.)
Lets see--->
REQUIREMENTS:
1. Rooted tablet
2. Rooted android phone (Borrow your friend's or sibling's)
3.Titanium Backup Pro installed on either device

STEPS:
1. The first step is to root your android phone and tablet.
For that you can my post on Rooting your Android

2. Install Titanium Backup Pro on both the devices.

3. Now from the android phone take a backup of Whatsapp

4. Now, connect it to your PC via USB, enter mass storage and in your sdcard, look for the folder "Titanium Backup"

5. Copy all the files in this folder starting with com.whatsapp

6 Now connect your tablet to your PC and copy these files to the "Titanium Backup" folder of the tablet's sdcard

7.Now disconnect your phone and tablet from the PC.

8. In your tablet, open Titanium Backup Pro, search for Whatsapp and select Restore>App+Data.

ENJOY!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III US edition: What a Changeover Mama!


Introduction

In a fashion, dramatically different that the one from last year, the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has arrived on the market. There is no waiting, measured in months like in the case of the smartphone's predecessor. This time, Samsung made sure that its flagship will arrive to the most lucrative market in a timely manner.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III is available for all major US carriers, but all versions look the same
The above event however is hardly the most important thing about the newly launched smartphone. It's the handset's design and, to be more specific, the lack of any changes to it, compared to the I9300 which impresses the most. For the first time ever, Samsung's Android flagship has arrived to the Land of the Free sans any cosmetic changes for all US carriers - a big deal any way you look at it.
The visuals of the US Galaxy S III might have remained unchanged, but the smartphone's internals have gone through a serious makeover. Gone is the Exynos chipset with quad-core CPU and Mali 400 GPU. In order to play nice with the 4G networks stateside, the Samsung Galaxy S III has received Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 silicon with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. In order to ease up the pain over the lost duo of CPU cores, the Yankee Galaxy S III has twice as much RAM, compared to its global sibling.
Here goes the full list of the US bound Samsung Galaxy S III features:

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support (carrier dependent)
  • HSDPA and HSUPA support; LTE connectivity (carrier dependent)
  • 4.8" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of HD (720 x 1280 pixel) resolution; Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Android OS v4.0.4 with TouchWiz launcher
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, 2GB of RAM
  • 8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n
  • GPS with A-GPS connectivity; GLONASS support, Digital compass
  • 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p) support, MHL, charging
  • Stereo Bluetooth v4.0
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Great audio quality
  • Super slim at only 8.6mm
  • 2MP secondary video-call camera
  • Full Flash for the web browser
  • NFC support
  • Document editor
  • File manager comes preinstalled
  • Extremely rich video and audio codec support
  • Impressively large 2100 mAh battery

Main disadvantages

  • A body with dubious aesthetics
  • No dedicated camera key
  • S Voice is hardly as functional as ads might make you believe
As you can see above, the US Galaxy S III ticks every box an Android power user can imagine. The smartphone is simply loaded with talents - both in terms of hardware and software.
For those of you, who are in a hurry to bash the dual-core CPU of the handset, we suggest you wait until after we walk you through its benchmark scores. Chances are that your fears are unfounded. We have already put Qualcomm's latest silicon through its paces, and found it to be quite zippy. Besides, 2 gigs of RAM and LTE or 42Mbps HSDPA connectivity are not exactly a bad tradeoff.
Design is entirely a matter a personal taste. We can attest however, that the smartphone will easily grow on you over a serously short period of time.
Samsung Galaxy S III US Version Samsung Galaxy S III US Version Samsung Galaxy S III US Version
Samsung Galaxy S III US version live photos
As you have probably guessed by now, the hype surrounding the US bound Samsung Galaxy S III is huge. So are the expectations. Continue reading to find out if the handset lives up to both. As always, we'll begin with an unboxing, followed by a design and build quality inspection.
Editorial: The Samsung Galaxy S III is available in a number of carrier versions in the US. There's one for AT&T (SGH-I747), one for T-Mobile (SGH-T999), one for Sprint (SPH-L710), another one for Verizon (SCH-I535) and another one for U.S. Cellular (SCH-R530). We had the AT&T and the Sprint versions for testing. You should rest assured that hardware- and software-wise all the carrier versions are the same so the findings in this product review apply to them all.

via[gsmarena]

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gaining admin access on windows system using your guest account


  1. Have you ever noticed that if you press your system’s SHIFT key >= 5 times continuously a pop up windows occurs with the name “Sticky Keys”? If it doesn’t pop up on your comp, then may be your shortcut is turned off. For enabling it, gotoControl
    Panel -> Accessibility Options
    . In the accessibility options under the
    keyboard tab, in sticky keys , click on settings and enable the
    shortcut for sticky keys. And u can do this even with a guest account.
  2. Finally if the following 2 requirements are setup on your system, then you are all set to enter into your admin’s account.
  • On Pressing SHIFT >= 5 times, a pop up should appear.
  • The windows System32 directory should be writable.
Concept:
When u press, the SHIFT key >= 5 times, a file with the name “sethc.exe” is
executed.  You can verify this in TASK manager (don’t close the pop up
window). This file is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder, or
where ever your windows is installed.
The Vulnerability
  1. When SHIFT key is pressed >=5 times, windows executes a file named
    “sethc.exe” located in system32 folder. It doesn’t even check if its the
    same file. Also it runs with the privilege of the CURRENT USER
    which is executing the file i.e if u have logged on as a guest then in
    the TASK manager under processes, it shows your user name as guest.
  2. The file executes even if u log off, and have the windows login screen is
    showed up, BUT THIS TIME SINCE NO USER HAS LOGGED IN IT RUNS WITH
    SYSTEM PRIVILEGE.
ExploitationIf u understand this much, then the exploitation is very simple for you. What we will do is that,
we pick cmd.exe , copy it at a folder other than system32, (because windows
won’t allow u to copy) rename it to sethc.exe, go to system32 folder,
and paste it. Windows will ask, “that another file exists, do u want to
replace?” and after pressing OK, you have replaced the sethc.exe with ur own
cmd.exe. Now if u press SHIFT key >=5 times, a command prompt will
pop-up.

Finally
  1. Now log-off or restart. When you reach the windows
    login screen, press the shift key >=5 times. A command prompt will
    pop up with SYSTEM privilege.
  2. Enter the normal commands as follows:
  3. net user username /add
  4. net user localgroup administrators username /add
  5. And a new user called username with admin privilege will be added.
And thats it, you have admin privilege of the system and you can do what ever you want to with it.
Hiding your fake admin profileNow you surely don’t want the real admin to track you. Here is what you will have to do to hide yourself from login screens as well as from control panel
  1. Goto registry editor and open this place.
  2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
  3. Here create a new DWORD value, write its name as the “user name” that u created for your admin account.
Thats it now you are invisible but still admin of the system. Live as admin forever and keep screwing the real admin forever.


Last but not the least (IMPORTANT)Windows has two type of login screens:
  1. Where the accounts are listed with some pictures.
  2. Where u have to write username and password.
After making the hidden account u will have to login through the 2nd step only. If ur login screen is of Type 1, press ALT-CTRL-DEL twice to get the 2nd type screen.

How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad


So, you've heard about jailbreaking, and it sounds intriguing. And dangerous. (But mostly just intriguing.) Here's how to hack your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad—yes, iPad—into an unrestricted, freshly empowered mega-machine.

Jailbreaking: The What and the Why

In buying an iProduct, you're accepting that its fate will be dictated by Apple. They control what kind of apps you install on your device, which of the hardware functions you can exploit to their full potential, and which carrier you can use your iPhone with. They've loosened up on at least one of those fronts in the last year or so, expanding the types of apps available in the App Store, but many—screw that, most—of the same restrictions still apply. Want to install an app that Apple hasn't explicitly approved? Sorry. Want to use an app over 3G that's been designated for Wi-Fi? Nope. Want to tether your phone? Run applications in the background? Change your device theme? Install system-wide gestures? No. Such. Luck.
Enter jailbreaking. In technical terms, to jailbreak is to enable a device to run code, meaning programs or system modifications, that hasn't been sanctioned by Apple. Its roots reach back to a time when there wereno apps for iPhone OS, and a clever group of hackers zeroed in on some exploits gave people their first way to install apps on their devices, by way of an underground App Store called Installer. It used to be that you could hack your device simply by visiting a webpage. That was two years ago. Since then, the iPhone and iPod Touch have been given a legit App Store, Apple has closed one security hole after another, and jailbreaking has become alternately more and less difficult, depending which device and software version you have.
But just last week, a Windows and Mac tool called Spirit was released to the world. It's simple, relatively safe, and finally, works on all devices. Every iPod Touch can now be jailbroken to run custom apps. Every iPhone, too. Even the brand new iPad can be hacked. Theming, data tethering, multitasking, console emulation, secret settings, and yes, you filthy thief, even pirated apps: With jailbreak, your iThing is truly yours.
Here's how to jailbreak (or in the case of phones, unlocked) any iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, using the new Spirit tool. But first, a disclaimer:
When you jailbreak or unlock a device, you're changing some fundamental aspects of the system software—you know, real low-level stuff. The tools are generally good, and if you follow directions carefully, you should be fine. But if something goes wrong—and there is more than one way this can happen—you can suffer data loss, or even brick your phone. Even worse, Apple claims that jailbreaking voids your warranty. You can restore your device to remove evidence that it ever happened, but if the device goes down while jailbroken, you could well be stuck. In addition, jailbreaking does not jibe with the DMCA, and breaks relate license agreements.
To the point: Follow this guide at your own peril, know that there's risk and be careful. Consult elsewhere if you're nervous, or worry that I've missed something.

How To Jailbreak

The Spirit tool has made the jailbreak fairly simple, but there's still room for error. Step by step:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPadWhat You Need:
• Spirit Jailbreak Tool (Windows and Mac)
• iTunes 9.x (Latest confirmed working version: 9.1.1)
• iPod cable
• An iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch that a.) Isn't currently jailbroken (obvious, but just in case), b.) is working, i.e. not stuck in a startup loop, or displaying that "Connect to iTunes" screen and c.) is running a device software version 3.1.3 or lower (or in the case of the iPad, version 3.2)
1. Plug your device in, so that it's recognized by iTunes
2. Back up your device to your iTunes library, and sync it. Having the backup handy will allow to you restore your settings in case you need to wipe your device later; syncing everything—including photos, which some users report losing during the jailbreak process—ensures that all the media on your device will remain untouched, or at least restorable.
3. Open the Spirit Jailbreak tool. It will open in a small window, and should display a message like "iPad (3.2) Connected." If not, disconnect and reconnect your device, and open the tool again.
4. Click "Jailbreak"
5. During the jailbreak routine, don't interfere with the device. It's probably better to leave your computer alone as well, to avoid a crash at a critical moment. First, you should see a screen on the device that says "Restore Complete." The device will restart, display a spinning pinwheel icon, and open up a colorful screen like this, with a progress bar:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Spirit should be done doing its thing in under 30 seconds. Your device should then boot up to your homescreen, as it was before—same background, same apps, same settings. Now you're jailbroken. But there's one more thing:
6. When you restart your device, you'll see a new icon on your homescreen, called Cydia. Open it up. This is your new App Store. Don't worry, the regular App Store still works. Now you've just got another one.
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
Cydia will look a bit different on the iPad and iPhone or iPod Touch, but will contain most of the same software.
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPadThe first thing you need to do, though, is click the button that says, "Make my life easier, thanks!"
This will back up your device activation profile (called an SHSH blob) to remote servers, which ensures that you won't lose the ability to jailbreak if you accidentally upgrade your device device software in the future. More on that later.
Regarding Unlocking
Traditionally, unlocking (opening your phone to use with different carriers) and jailbreaking have fallen to the same tools. Since unlocking has become more difficult with later firmwares, the tools have grown apart. Spirit doesn't unlock. If you want to unlock, though, there may be hope.
If you haven't upgraded your iPhone to firmware 3.1.3, or can downgrade to an earlier build, you can use the Pwnage Tool, located here. The process is self-guided and quite similar to using Spirit. Unlocking is a comparatively narrow concern, and can get much more complicated, so I'll leave it at that. More info here.
Anyway, that's it! It's time to explore Cydia.

What to Download

Now that you're jailbroken, it's time to start downloading apps. Here are a handful of must-tries to get you started:
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
• Backgrounder: Lets you run apps in the background, full stop. Perhaps my top reason to jailbreak, period. The latest version lets you set apps to run in the background with a huge variety of gestures.
• Activator: Speaking of gestures, this provides a framework for all kinds of gestures across jailbroken apps. (iPad and iPhone)
• Kirikae: A task switcher to be used with Backgrounder. (Think alt+tab) (iPhone)
• SBSettings: This opens up a whole slew of settings, accessible at any time via a pop-down system tray. Adjust brightness, toggle Wi-Fi, whatever. (iPad and iPhone)
• Cycorder: Lets you take full-motion video with your pre-3GS iPhone. (iPhone)
• MyWy: Lets you share your 3G connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. It's paid software, but a trial is available. (iPhone and iPad 3G)
• Winterboard: Lets you change themes, and install a lot of interesting modifications to your device's homescreen, including folders, different icon arrangements, widgets and more.
• iRealSMS: Lets you send text messages without opening the SMS app. (iPhone)
• VoIPOver3G: Tricks apps into thinking they're connected over Wi-Fi, even if they're connected to 3G. (iPhone, iPad 3G)
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
• Intelliscreen: Puts all kinds of useful information on your lock screen, from weather to email to calendar events. Another paid app, but one that will be worth it to a lot of people. (iPhone)
• Console emulators: Do your own searching on this one; there's one for virtually ever console released pre-2000, and many have different approaches to controls, and acquiring games. Some, like those by ZOTDD, actually let you search for and download ROMs from within the app. (iPhone and iPad)
• Veency: A VNC server. No, not a client—a server. Control your iPhone from your computer. (iPhone)
• Illicit goods: They're there, but I won't tell you how to find them. Pay for your apps! Trying before you buy is only a conscionable excuse if it's actually true.
Some general observations: Right now, a lot of apps haven't been updated for the iPad, so it's worth doing a little Googling to see how they handle the subtle changes in the new OS. That said, most apps do work, although if you experiment enough, you'll eventually get burned and have to restore your OS and start over, losing whatever tweaks you've made in the jailbreak process.

Un-Jailbreaking

If you've decided the jailbreak lifestyle isn't for you, or managed to screw up your device software enough that you want to switch back, it's easy. (Also, if Apple will be handling your device for any reason, you should probably un-jailbreak it. Warranties!)
How To: Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
All you need is your device's latest firmware file, helpfully linked here.
Oh, and make sure you've backed up—you're going to lose everything.
(This guide only applies to software versions 3.1.3 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and 3.2 for the iPad. These are the latest versions at the time of posting, and newer software could break compatibility.)
1. Plug your device in, and open iTunes
2. Shift-click (Windows) or Option-click the "Restore" button in your iTunes device summary page. Navigate to the firmware you've downloaded, and restore.
3. Once this is done, iTunes will ask you if you want to set up your device as a new device, or from a previously stored backup. If your goal is to return to a life before jailbreak, you're probably going to want to restore.
And that's it!
via[Gizmodo]

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