FIXED – Audio not working Mac OS X Maverick

February 6th, 2014

OS X Mavericks is experiencing a bug where audio goes dead system-wide. For many it seems to occur when trying to play a Flash (like YouTube) video in Chrome. For others, it just seems to occur. So far, it seems limited to new, Haswell-based 2013 MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. So what’s happening and what can you do about it?

Core Audio has always been quirky – anyone who’s ever plugged in headphones only to get assaulted by the delayed fire of every mail sound in the history of mail sounds knows this – but with Mavericks the bugginess is much more specific, and annoying. When it happens, all sound is just gone. It doesn’t matter if you mute or un-mute, lower or increase volume, change sources, it’s just gone. Rebooting fixes it… until it happens again. There are a couple of other, quicker fixes you can try instead.

  • Plug in and then take out headphones.
  • Kill the Core Audio process in the Activity monitor.
  • Reboot.

Activity Monitor highlighting Core Audio

Fixed – Error 6801: Transaction Support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down to an error – Windows 7 – Windows Server

January 20th, 2014

It all started troubleshooting the ISS not starting anymore due to WAS and W3SVC

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There are recommendations to run the fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\ (as Administrator) but only works for Windows Server, not for Windows 7

The second troubleshooting advise would be to make sure that c:\Inetpub\temp\appPools directory exists, but that would yield a WAS error 2 instead of 6801

A third recommendations was to uninstall and re-install all components of the IIS and WAS

The solution in this case for Windows 7 was chkdsk /f /c:

C:\Users\me>chkdsk /f c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be
checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)

Type Y and the reboot the machine

When it comes back-up WAS and IIS should be running fine


Fixed – LDAP Error : txn_checkpoint failed: Invalid argument (22)

January 20th, 2014

Ldap error running on Windows Server.

It seems that someone restored the database using copy/paste instead of db_restore

I deleted the lock file and started the slapd.exe -d 3 (or the service, but I wanted to see the debug info) and all was just fine

I guess UT needs some luck as well


IOS 7.0.4 Untethered Jailbreak

January 13th, 2014

Untethered Jailbreak of your iDevice is available from

Tested and working 100%

Author’s warning & instructions:

evasi0n7 1.0.4 (c) 2013-2014 @evad3rs


- evasi0n7 1.0.4 is an untethered jailbreak for all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4

- MacOSX 10.7/10.8/10.9
- Windows (XP minimum)

- iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1beta1, 7.1beta2, 7.1beta3


- 1.0.4:
- security fix: kernel payload now restores sysent table
- security fix: code fix for bootstrap Cydia tar files verification
- 1.0.3:
- updated bundled Cydia, now double checking hfs modifications (for the iPad Mini Retina Cellular reboot loop issue)
- support for iOS 7.1beta3
- 1.0.2:
- fix for the iPad 2 wifi reboot loop
- 1.0.1:
- TaiG is not bundled and not installed anymore with evasi0n7 in chinese language operating systems


- Warning! Over The Air updates of iOS 7 are known to create an issue and make the jailbreak fail. Some devices are then stuck on the Apple Boot Logo. Until we fix that, please restore your device to 7.0.4. with iTunes first.
- Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using evasi0n. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data.
- Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now. After doing so, iTunes makes a brand new backup. Please wait for that backup to complete before proceeding! Feel free to re-enable your backup password after jailbreaking.
- Please disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n. It can cause issues.
- Launch evasi0n, plug in your device, and click “Jailbreak”. Just sit back and observe its progress. Watch for any steps you may be asked to perform.
- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is complete. Why not just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs?
- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
- If you get an error on OS X 10.8 / 10.9 saying that evasi0n can’t be opened, control-click (or right-click) the app and on the revealed context menu, choose ‘Open.’ On the ensuing dialogue box, choose ‘Open’ as well.
- Some Cydia tweaks are not yet compatible with iOS 7. The situation will improve as developers will update their software.


If you have any questions regarding the jailbreak process or jailbreaking in general
please go to the Jailbreak QA dedicated website:
or see their help page for evasi0n:
or try /r/jailbreak on Reddit:

evasi0n is a production of @evad3rs.

- @phoenixdev for his research
- @Surenix for evad3rs and evasi0n designs
- Hanene Samara for her work on evasi0n GUI
- @ollvm ( for their support and the early version of Obfuscator-LLVM

Watch Sherlock Online Season 3 (updated)

January 12th, 2014

Episode List


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3