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Candy Crush Cheat – How to get unlimited lives and Tips

Candy Crush – Background


The latest mobile game craze is Candy Crush Saga, which is very fun to play and addicting as well. However, there is one feature that annoys me, which is the limitation of 5 lives.  If you fail 5 times in a role, you need to wait for 30 minutes to recover one life. After some research on the net and some messing around with my IPhone, I found a way to get unlimited lives without doing any waiting using the following Candy Crush Cheat method.


Candy Crush Out of Lives Candy Crush Waiting



Step 1. Go to IPhone Settings -> General:

Candy Crush General Setting


Step 2.  In the General Setting screen, pick “Date & Time”:

Candy Crush Date Time


Step 3.  In the “Date & Time” screen, turn “Set Automatically” to off, then pick “Set Date & Time”:

Candy Crush Change Date Time


Step 4.  In the “Set Date & Time” screen, move to 3 hours in the future:

Candy Crush Change Hour


Step 5.  Go back to Candy Crush and see that you have 5 lives:

Candy Crush unlimited lives


Step 6.  Go back to Settings and turn on “Set Automatically” for “Date & Time” to restore your correct time:

Candy Crush set time back


Now you can enjoy your Candy Crush games without doing all the waiting!!!  Since we are going to play a lot more Candy Crush, let me share some tips.


Candy Crush Tips (Submit your tips in the comment section)


1. If you fail a bunch of time in Candy Crush, do not give up.  From my personal experience I notice that if you get stuck on a level after many tries, you will start getting a lot of luck in term of candy alignment.  I believe this is intentionally built into the Candy Crush game to prevent people from giving up.

2. Try to align the special candies next to each other.  The combos are very powerful in Candy Crush, my favorite is the combo mixing the cookie (black with colorful dots) and the striped candy.

3. Do not forget the goal of the level.  I notice many times I found great moves (ie. generate special candies) that would not help me in achieving the goal of the level.  These are moves wasted because I cannot control the impulse of making a great but useless move.

4. Scan your entire Candy Crush board before making a move.  Before you make a move, you should look for opportunities to form special candies (striped, wrapped, cookie).


Ruzzle Cheat launched

Recently a friend told me to check out the new word game “Ruzzle”, which is almost identical to Scramble With Friends. The points for certain letters are slightly different. However, overall it is fun to play. It fixes one of the biggest problems with Scramble With Friends – slow loading time. Naturally for me, I’ll make a cheat for it. You can find it at

Quick Scrabble Word Finder

One feedback I’ve received by users of Words With Friends Cheat and Scrabble Cheat is that sometimes it takes a while to put in the entire board, and it would be nice to have a quick word finder to lookup words by matching patterns. So as a result, I created the Scrabble Word Finder for everyone to use. It takes much less time to use than the cheat boards, and it will generate a list of words that are good to use for the games.

A solver for hanging with friends

Developed another solver for the popular iphone game Hanging With Friends.

You can get it here Hanging With Friends Cheat

Words With Friends AI

I ran across a game called “Words With Friends” these days on the IPhone.  It is very fun to play.  After playing several games, being a computer scientist, I automatically think about developing and artificial intelligence program for the game.   It is pretty challenging as there are a lot of words, and so many possible combinations to check, and for different directions.  I first implemented an exhaustive search, testing every word in the dictionary for every cell.   The result was miserable, one hour goes by and the computer only tested 20% of the words.

Admitted I was stomped.  There has to be a better way.  I have to add heuristics to the search algorithm.  So I mapped out an efficient and clear thought process, and implemented it again.  This time the results are better, took 10 minutes to go through all the words.  Of course, in computer science there are ways to cut processing time with increase in the use of memory.  So after a couple hacks, it can run on reasonable times.

Testing the AI against some opponents, I  kept on improving it with some simple strategies such as sacrificing points to reduce exposure to Double or Triple risks.  I think the AI is pretty good now.  I must say it was a fun project.

Click Here to use my Words With Friends Cheat

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