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Getting Grayed Out Speaker Buttons On iPhone 7 Call Screen? Here’s What’s Going On

By | June 15th, 2018

If you own an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus and notice that some of your audio-related buttons are grayed out, you might want to look at getting your device to Apple or an Apple authorized repair center, following reports that there is an inherent problems impacting those particular devices.

Reports coming out of multiple sources, including Motherboard, suggest that owners of Apple’s 2016 iPhones may noticed that buttons such as the speaker button or Voice Memos icon have become grayed out, preventing them from being tapped during a call.

In more serious cases, an iPhone could also find itself stuck at the Apple logo during startup, often after users also noticed the grayed out icons as well. This apparently happens to aging iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 handsets and as time ticks on, more and more devices are falling foul of what one repair shop owner calls “loop disease.”

As it turns out, the whole issue appears to be caused by connectors failing. Specifically, connectors which are attached to the audio chip. These connectors fail, causing the audio-based issues people see with grayed out buttons and then ultimately preventing the iPhone from carrying out boot-up checks when powering on. This in turn causes the boot loop issues some users experience.

The fix? Unless you’re pretty keen to get the soldering iron out yourself, the only fix is to take your iPhone in for repair. The chances are that your warranty will have expired by the time this issue crops up, but we’re told that you can expect to hand over up to $ 150 to get the required work done.

While that’s less than ideal, it’s better than having to buy a new phone outright, so if you’re experiencing these issues get yourself into a repair shop and see if loop disease is your problem.

(Source: Motherboard)

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New iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Tweaks: SwitcherCC, WakeTunes, Fake Call History And More

By | August 6th, 2017

Here are this week’s new iOS 10.2 jailbreak tweaks, including SwitcherCC, WakeTunes, Fake Call History, and many more that are worth checking out.

The jailbreak scene is a wonderful place to be, but as we all know, sometimes the sheer number of jailbreak tweaks available for download can be overwhelming, especially for the newly jailbroken user.

We know exactly how you feel, which is why every week we like to share a handful of the new or updated jailbreak tweaks that we came across during the previous week or so, in the hope that they will provide a starting point for those looking for something new to try out. Below is a list of seven such newly released jailbreak tweaks, all of which are compatible with iOS 10.2. We think you will enjoy every single one of them, so before you despair at the state of Cydia, have a digital thumb through the list below and see what you can find.

With that out of the way, let’s jump right in shall we?

SwitcherCC (BigBoss, Free)

The app switcher always seems to waste space, so how about combining it with elements from Control Center? Sounds like a good idea to us!

PlsIgnoreAlert (BigBoss, Free)

This tweak simply adds a “Dismiss” button to alerts that would not normally have them and is useful when an app uses an alert with no exit to force you out of it. This usually happens when an app detects you are using a jailbroken device and complains about it!

WakeTunes (BigBoss, Free)

A simple tweak, WakeTunes will turn on your iOS device’s screen when the song that is playing ends and the next one begins.

Fake Call History (BigBoss, Free)

We don’t know why you would want to, but this tweak allows you to add fake calls to your call history.

IconKeyb10 (BigBoss, Free)

This tweak changes the keyboard system-wide and replaces the numbers with their emoji equivalent.

Boxy 3 (ModMyi, $ 1.99)

Take your boring old iOS home screen and control just where your icons live within it with Boxy 3 jailbreak tweak.

LockDroid (julioverne.github.io, Free)

Sometimes you want something from Android, but don’t want to switch. Like the Android pattern lock screen. The good news? This tweak called LockDroid brings it to iOS 10!

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