Jail Breaking iPhone. Is It Worth It?

iOS devices are notorious for being form factor.  Apple is very protective of their vision, which is why jail breaking even became a thing in the first place.  The customization options for the iPhone are minimal, and it makes the smartphone user absolutely nuts.  Jail breaking is a risky decision, but boy, is it rewarding.  Here are the steps to jailbreak your iPhone with iOS 8.1.4 or earlier. TaiG This is the program needed, and will do majority of the work for you.  Clicking on the link above, you will be taken to the website of TaiG, a group of programmers specifically designed to develop jail break software.  The first step is to click what download link suits your machine. [Windows or Mac] Upon installation, you will want to follow the guide provided here.  The interface provided throughout is very user friendly, and the install wizard makes the process a lot easier to do.  After installing, you will have to turn of the password on your device if you have one.  You will also have to turn off Find My iPhone if you have it installed.  Then simply press the jailbreak option. Your device will turn on and off several times throughout, and the setup wizard will notify you when it is completed. [Shown below] After the phone is completely jail broken, you can now access the built in app named Cydia. This is where you will make all modifications to your phone, whether it be aesthetic or software altering.  Be wary of any modifications to core software as it can make the phone unstable.  When the phone becomes unstable,...

Grow in Your Career: Career Path for Mobile Device Repair Technician

With each passing day, more and more smart phones are sold. From young teenagers with their first phone, to adults getting upgrade after upgrade. Each phone sale has one thing in common. All phones are fragile pieces of electronic equipment; and they break easily. Squaretradeblog.com estimates that 30% of iPhone users have damaged their phone in the last 12 months. That’s 3 out of every 10 people crack their screen EVERY YEAR!! But what is sad news for them is happy news to the cell phone repair guy. Even if you know nothing about cell phone repair, you can find everything you need on YouTube. I personally have hundreds of cell phone repair videos posted on my YouTube Channel JerryRigEverything. (Other popular cell phone repair channels are Le55ons and iFixityourself.) With a small investment in tools, you can soon become the neighborhood tech guru. Whether you repair phones locally, online, for friends, family, or for profit, there are some essential tools you need for the job.   Here are the links for the tools that I personally have in my arsenal: A Universal Smart Phone tool kit. I’ve used this exact tool kit for over a year now with zero issues. The little pry tools that come with it are pretty much useless, but the actual screw driver bits themselves, work great with android phones as well as iPhones. (The tool kit even comes with the special Penta lobe screw driver that is needed to open up any iPhone.) Isopropyl Alcohol this is the magic solution that helps restore water damaged phones. The first step to repair ANY liquid...

Game Console Repair

Game consoles have become a huge industry in today’s world. There is a lot of competition between the major manufacturers. These would be Sony who makes the PlayStation 4, Microsoft who has the Xbox One and then Nintendo who owns the Wii U. Every few years each manufacturer makes a new version of these systems with better hardware. This event becomes a big deal for everyone who plays video games. Even though there is a lot of work and effort put into designing and manufacturing these new systems, they can still break or have problems. A few years ago, almost everyone who owned an Xbox 360 had heard of the red ring of death. This problem would sometimes happen to systems with no warning. This issue would show itself by having the normal green power rings that signified that the machine was up and running, suddenly turn red and start flashing. This was accompanied by complete system failure. This issue was reported by some to affect as many as 54% of all Xbox’s in circulation.   In the current generation of game consoles there is still the possibility of technical issues showing their ugly face. For the PlayStation 4 the Top 4 reported problems are: The console randomly turning off by itself; having no audio or video even when plugged in correctly; the PS 4 randomly freezing at different times; and reporting some sort of problem with the disk drive. This is not to say that the Xbox One has not had its share of problems. The good news is now the consumer has an option for fixing their...

How to Better Manage your Phone’s Battery Life

Does you battery drain super fast on your Android phone? Here are some tips on how to troubleshoot and fix the issue without replacing the battery in the phone! 1. Go into the phone settings and then click on battery use. This will give you an overview of what is using the most battery on the phone. 2. Adjusting the display settings of the phone screen is one of the first and easiest ways to improve battery life on a phone. This can be done by going to settings and then clicking display. From here you can change the brightness and how long the phone screen will be on when not in use. 3. Next turn off any unneeded hardware such as Bluetooth or wifi or GPS Location. This can be done by swiping down from the top of the screen on the homepage and then tapping on the icons that represent the different hardware that are running on the phone. This can be done from the phone settings as well. 4. Remove unneeded widgets or live wallpapers on the home screen to extend battery life of the phone. This can be done by pressing on the app icon and then dragging it to the remove label that shows up at the top of the phones screen. 5. One final step to try to improve battery life before replacing the battery is to update apps or remove unneeded one from the phone. Often time’s applications run in the background causing the phone battery to drain faster than it would have if the app wasn’t installed on the phone. 6....

How to cost effectively market mobile device repair business?

In today’s world, people are programmed to buy electronic devices that they only see being good for a couple years at most. Whether it is the person wanting the newest or best product or people see them as not fixable. With people more willing to upgrade then fix mobile repair business have to use effective and luring marketing schemes to bring in customers but not break the bank. Mobile repair businesses are all the rage right now with devices being broken like it’s going out of style. The number of devices out there whether it is smart phones, iPods, tablets and iPads the number of devices needing fixing will only increase. Once you have a physical location to operate out of the marketing campaign comes next. The days of opening a shop and having customers instantly is sadly gone due to market saturation. A marketing campaign is going to be needed to get you on the map. The internet is the ultimate resource for getting free and affordable advertising as well as reaching the broadest number of potential customers. This free and affordable advertising will present itself in the following ways; Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Emails and a company website. First and foremost, any reputable business in the world nowadays has a website to promote and showcase what the company can offer. Being a service based website the website will not be too overly complicated and will be affordable if a website creator is needed. Here we will show the services we offer, prices, as well as before and after shots of some products we have. Tying into my next...

How to Deal with Water Damage on your Laptop or Mobile Device

It is very common for people to spill liquids on their laptops. The result of spilling liquid on a laptop can be different each time. It can include both electrical and physical damage, like short circuits or corrosion. Time is important and you must react fast to save your laptop. Every second counts. First, you must turn off your laptop, make sure it’s unplugged, and remove the battery. If your battery is non-removable, then the best thing you can do is shut the laptop down. This will reduce the risk of electrical damage to your laptop. Remove all components that can be easily detached from the laptop. Turn your laptop upside down to lower the risk of liquid reaching the laptop’s motherboard. Do not use a hair dryer to dry it. Leave it somewhere warm and dry. You will not be able to use your laptop for about three days. Dry the Laptop Dry the outside of the laptop. You can use lint-free or microfibre cleaning cloths to remove as much liquid as you can. If you do not have cleaning cloths, you can use paper towels or tissues. The type of liquid matters when it comes to electronics. Water is the least corrosive out of all the liquids. Alcoholic and sugary liquids are the most corrosive. Warranty If your laptop is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, you may want to take advantage of it. If you are fixing the laptop yourself, opening the case may void the warranty. Disassemble the Laptop If the laptop’s warranty has expired, the next step is to strip it down. The laptop...