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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to Fix iPhone 4 Proximity Sensor Not Working After Screen Replacement

When you replace the screen on an iPhone 4 there is a chance the proximity sensor will not work properly once you install the new screen, particularly if it’s a different color screen.
The issue is specific to the iPhone 4 and not because of how the screen was replaced. One of the reasons may be caused by the foam that surrounds the ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

Very Soon Linux coming to iDevices

linux device ios
Have you ever thought of installing Linux on the iPhone or iPad? Not me, but a group of developers - who work from time to Cydia application - have created a special version of Linux for IOS devices.

First Shots Of Possible Apple-Branded Micro USB Cable

Rumor: First Shots Of Possible Apple-Branded Micro USB Cable

We find it mighty difficult to classify this accumulated information.After much back and forth we finally decided to publish the photos embedded below and simply enter the cable-free discussion.
At least two accessory suppliers are currently preparing the launch of Micro USB cables with Apple branding. Pre-production models are being passed around.Whether the date is not obtainable in one of the cables coming next-generation iPhone or iPod for use can be excluded at present still not fully answered in the affirmative. From the belly out, we consider the use of micro-USB adapters for very realistic, but that may not mean anything.

Download Dolphin Browser For iDevices.

Whilst the iOS browsing experience is clean and relatively bug-free, mobile Safari lacks many, many of the features which its superior desktop cousin provides.

Steve Jobs’ Biological Father Wants To Meet His Son

Abdulfattah John JandaliEver since Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO, many have learned a fair amount about his past, including the fact that he was given up by his biological parents at birth. Thanks to the power of investigative journalism, however, Jobs’ biological father was tracked down and interviewed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Download iTunes 10.4.1 For Windows And Mac

Minutes ago, Apple updated iTunes to version 10.4.1. Apple initially released iTunes 10.4 to bring full screen support in Lion to its media software.

Version 10.4.1 of iTunes doesn’t bring much but the usual bug fixes. We have the full change log below…

Fixes a problem where the media keys on some third-party keyboards work inconsistently with iTunes
Addresses issues with adding artwork to songs and videos
Resolves an issue which may cause iTunes to become unresponsive when purchasing an HD movie
Fixes a problem where iTunes may take longer than expected to open after waking your Mac from sleep
Addresses issues with VoiceOver support
I updated to the latest version and can confirm that it is safe for jailbroken devices.

You can update directly via iTunes or by downloading from Apple’s website.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sn0wBreeze Jailbreak Updated for iOS 5 Beta 6, Allows Installation Without Registered UDID

Apple recently this week released another Beta of iOS which brings some previous Bugs fixes and performance improvements. and now Hacker (IH8Sn0w) has released another beta for his jailbreak tool known as Sn0wbreeze to tethered Jailbreak iOS 5 b6 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 2, 1.

NOTE: This is a tethered Jailbreak for all iOS devices except iPad 2. So don’t try Jailbreaking your iPad 2 with Sn0wbreeze as it won’t work. The only device which is untethered Jailbreak for now using Sn0wbreeze is iPhone 3GS old bootrom devices.

iOS 5 Beta 6 is Out

Apple Recently pushed out the sixth beta version of iOS 5 to developers, marking yet another step in the development process leading up to the public release of iOS 5 later this year. The release, which is labeled as Build 9A5302b, comes nearly two weeks after the surprise Saturday release of the fifth beta version earlier this month. 

The over-the-air version of iOS 5 beta 6 for the iPhone checks in at 144 MB. (Thanks, Parker!) 

Apple Adds Earthquake Early Warning System to iOS 5

Back in iOS 5 Beta 2, we had seen references to a "Quake Alert" notification embedded in iOS 5, as shown here: 

We weren't able to entirely explain or even activate the system, but despite the presence of english localization, it's reportedly intended for Japanese users according to 9to5Mac. 

Japan's earthquake warning system was profiled by Time magazine earlier this year.

Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. A nationwide online system launched in 2007, it detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out brief warnings from its 1,000-plus seismographs scattered throughout the country, one of the most earthquake-prone nations on the planet.
The need for such a warning system was underscored by the devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis Japan experienced earlier this year. iOS 5 users reportedly have the option to receive these early warnings in iOS 5 at the very bottom of the iOS 5 Notification Center settings pane. We were unable to activate the system from a U.S. based iPhone. The system is reported to be a common feature on Japanese mobile phones.

Apple Credited @comex

Amazingly, Apple credited @comex; the kid hacker behind who successfully jailbroken iPad 2 running on iOS 4.3.3. for the Saffron exploits found in iOS 3.0 through 4.3.3.

For a long time, @comex kept these exploits and used them to jailbreak iPad 2, which by far was the most challenging to jailbreak.

His name can be found on Apple’s knowledge base library:

Drag And Drop To Delete Apps On Your iPhone Or iPad Like Android

Most iOS users wouldn’t like to trade the user experience of their system with the one found in Android, yet it’s often nice to experiment with new user interface paradigms. Android Delete is a new jailbreak tweak that allows iOS apps to be deleted from the Home Screen just like they can on Android launcher.

By default, in order to uninstall apps on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, users must simply press and hold any app on the homescreen and click on the “X” button over the icon of the app they want to remove. On Android, apps, or rather shortcuts, can be removed by dragging them into a trash can icon, a user experience many prefer, if it were for apps. Android Delete simply brings this paradigm to iOS by adding a trash can icon at the bottom of the screen whenever any app icon is pressed and held. From there, apps can simply be dragged to said trash can and be wiped off the device immediately, as shown below.

Android Delete also adds a new menu to the iOS native Settings app, allowing users to adjust the speed of the animations as well as temporarily disable this tweak completely.

Android DeleteAndroid Delete
If you wish, you can still use the old iOS method of removing apps, even when this tweak is installed: just use the one you feel like using at any given time. I personally find the iOS method much more efficient and less time-consuming, yet I’m glad the choice is available. Some of you might have a different opinion.
 This tweak is available for $1.49 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository

DownloadInfo – This Tweak Shows Extended info for App Store Apps

With DownloadInfo you can receive a range of information on specific App Store applications simply by pressing the Home key and then tapping the icon selected.
This tweak can be downloaded free from Cydia and is available in the BigBoss repository. DownloadInfo adds no new icon to the Home and has no settings to adjust.

Multiwall [Cydia Tweak]

Multiwall is a new tweak to iOS devices Jailbroken, which will set a slideshow of wallpapers on the SpringBoard. Therefore, with this application, you will see a series of moving backgrounds on the main screen instructions of iOS.

At present, unfortunately, the tweak is still in beta. So will be released on Cydia in a few days. Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Open Router

Open Router is a new iPhone application that allows you to have always available, without need for internet connection, username and password more than 2,500 routers. Basically a huge database of credentials of most of the routers on the market.

It 'so great application to find the default password of your router and is also suitable for professional use by systems engineers and technicians with complex computer networks. For example, there are passwords for Cisco routers, D-Link, Linksys, TP-Link, NETGEAR, Telsey, Pirelli and many others.

Recall that unauthorized access to a computer system or computer is a crime punishable by law (art. 615-ter). Also remember that the possession and distribution of unauthorized access codes to computer systems or computer is a criminal offense punishable by the law 615-c cp This app is aimed at testing security on your network or on a network in which the Owner has expressly given consent freely to judge their safety and to address any vulnerabilities.

Open Router is available on the App Store at a price of 0.79 € .

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

YourTube 3 Now Available on Cydia

YouTube has become a real resource on the web to find and play music from both computers and mobile devices. However there is always a limitation of this service that users, especially iPhone, do not like: YouTube does not allow the downloading of movies to even without an Internet connection. Thank YourTube, tweak a famous jailbroken iPhone, this limitation will be removed and will enable the downloading of videos. For some it is now available on Cydia YourTube 3.

The main novelty in YourTube 3 concerns the ability to extract audio from videos downloaded from YouTube and save them as MP3 files in the iPod library to play the track even without an Internet connection, WiFi or 3G. Once extracted and saved the audio track, you can send the music file by email so you can play on Mac or PC.

YourTube is available in Cydia Store and can be purchased at a price of $ 5 (the update will be free if you have previously purchased YourTube 2). Of course you can install this tweak only on jailbroken iPhones.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Jobs Bio Cover Is All Apple With Pub Date of November 21

According to well-known publisher Barnes & Noble, Steve Jobs’ very own approved biography will be officially available on November 21st, 2011, instead of the previously announced date of March 23rd 2012. The reason for this change is unclear, but it brings us a few months closer to Jobs’ biography.

This biography, simply titled Steve Jobs: A Biography, goes over the CEO’s troubled but ultimately rewarding life as a businessman, artist and geek. Data was collected by interviewing Steve Jobs himself over a period of over two years, as well as several of his friends and relatives, and unlike previous unofficial Steve Jobs biographies, this one has been approved by Jobs himself, although he had no control over its content, which is understandable.

The biography highlights Steve’s vision of connecting creativity with technology, as well as some details about his personal life. Jobs, who has very often been secretive about his personal life, has interestingly felt the need to let the details of his past be known. According to him, there are no “skeletons in the closet” that can’t be let out:

I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that, he said. But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.

The book’s cover, shown above, is also very simple: just a black and white picture of his face. For those Apple fans who expected pictures of vintage Apple gear, sorry, that won’t be the case here. Yet, old references to Apple’s ways will likely be found, so that’s something to look forward to.

Steve Jobs, born in 1955 and graduated from high school in 1972, quickly dropped out of Reed College after only one semester. In 1976, he founded Apple which quickly became a billion-dollar business after the success of its flagship product, the Apple II. The Macintosh, an attempt to affordably bring a graphical user interface to everyday consumers wasn’t that much of a success and Steve Jobs, who was heading the Macintosh division at the time, was ousted by Apple’s board. During his time outside of Apple, Jobs started up another personal computer company named NeXT, which was later purchased by Apple in 1997, quickly making Jobs the company’s new CEO in wake of declining revenues and a lackluster product line. As CEO of Apple, a position he still holds today, the business was turned around and has managed to be successful in new fields such as multimedia and communication, with the iPod and the iPhone respectively.

Jobs’ biography will be available from Barnes & Noble for $14.99 in eBook form and $20.40 in hardcover form. This biography will finally give Steve’s life the attention it deserves.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Downgrade from iTunes 10.5 beta on Mac

There are various reasons one may want to downgrade from 10.5. Maybe you tried out the iOS 5 beta but don’t use it any more. Maybe you wanted to escape the sideways traffic light buttons from iTunes 10.3. After downloading a lower version of iTunes, you were probably sad to discover you couldn’t run the installer right off the bat, but its ok. All you will need to do is delete iTunes and change around some files.

Uninstall iTunes. Just drag iTunes from your Applications folder to the trash.
In Finder, navigate to ~/Music/iTunes. (When you upgrade to 10.5, the library file is updated and disables you from downgrading. You simply change it back to the old one which is saved for you.)
Rename iTunes Library.itl to iTunes Library.bak
In the Previous iTunes Libraries folder, find the file with the most recent date. Be sure it has the file extension .itl
Copy that file into the parent folder ~/Music/Itunes and rename it to iTunes Library.itl
If you don’t have it already, download the latest stable iTunes installer from
If you followed the steps correctly, you should be able to successfully install iTunes

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

WaveSecure from McAfee: Data Protection App For iPhone

McAfee, the well known consumer and business security software developer, is launching its WaveSecure app for the iPhone, aiming at securing sensitive data on the said device.

WaveSecure, which has been available for all major smartphone platforms for quite a while, including BlackBerry OS and Android, and has a sharp focus on the protection of relevant user data such as contacts and SMS. The new ported solution brings the same feature set largely unchanged to iOS.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Apple’s Awesome New Campus

What do you do if you have $75 billion dollars in the bank, and your company is growing so fast that you can’t find a big enough area to house your operations?
That’s easy, you design and construct a seemingly stadium-sized building out of pure glass to send a message that your company is innovative and that money isn’t an object. And that’s exactly what Apple’s doing…
Steve Jobs and company seemed really excited when they announced plans for the new Cupertino campus earlier this year. In fact, Jobs himself was spotted at a city council meeting to ensure that the building would receive approval.

Samsung SCH-LC11 4G Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)
Verizon Wireless offering Samsung SCH-LC11 4G Mobile Hotspot. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot from Verizon Wireless is powerful enough to bring the Internet to your whole family wherever your wireless phone works no cables required. Just power it on and instantly connect up to five Wi–Fi–enabled devices. This is an Amazon’s product review. Checkout more details bellow.

ViewSonic VOT132 Mini Desktop PC

ViewSonic bring new VOT132 Mini Desktop PC. Built with the latest Windows 7 OS and Intel Atom processor, the ViewSonic VOT132 is ideal for surfing the web, setting up an entertainment hub or home office computing. Save desktop space by attaching the PC Mini to your VESA ready monitor or use the included trim desktop stand. The eco-friendly design uses up to 80% less energy consumption than standard PCs. ViewSonic PC Mini’s are the smart choice to work, play and connect virtually anywhere. This is an Amazon’s product review. Checkout more details bellow.

Product Features

  • Box Contents – VOT132, power cord, power adapter, stand, VESA mounting bracket, System Recovery CD, Driver CD
  • Featuring Intel Atom 330 processor with 2GB memory for efficient computing
  • Green – centric compact design uses less plastic, less cables and less power
  • High speed USB 2.0 (x6) back and front locations for easy connecting for peripherals
  • NVIDIA ION GPU gives you 1080p playback; Software – Windows 7 Home Premium, 1-year limited warranty
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • System Bus Speed: 533
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • RAM Type: SDRAM
Operating System and Software:
  • Operating System: Windows
Hard Drive
  • Size: 320 GB
  • Manufacturer: None
  • Type: Serial ATA
Ports and Connectivity
  • USB Ports: 6
Cases and Expandability
  • Size (LWH): 5.32 inches, 0.98 inches, 7.48 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds

Saturday, August 13, 2011

isslfix Fix iOS 4.3.3 Vulnerability

If you may recall, with the release of the long awaited JailbreakMe 3.0 for iOS 4.3.3, literally 10 days later Apple patched the clever PDF exploit in iOS 4.3.4. The security exploit could be triggered by viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file which may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

While the main reason Apple patched the exploit was to stop the use of JailbreakMe, it can also be a security concern. A few days later, Apple released another iOS software update, iOS 4.3.5. Apple released this update to patch the certificate validation vulnerability.

If you love customizing your iDevice to the fullest, you’ve probably already jailbroken, unless you didn’t update by accident or purchase your iDevice after Apple stopped signing iOS 4.3.3. Unfortunately, while not updating to the latest software may preserve your jailbreak, you may also be at risk from the same vulnerability…

Thankfully, @Onaj has just released a package to patch the security vulnerabilities while preserving your jailbreak on iOS 4.3.3.

isslfix patches an SSL vulnerability known as CVE-2011-0228. The package is available for free in Cydia and will provide the same protection as if you were on iOS 4.3.5, just now you’ll still have an untethered jailbreak. The package is available under the BigBoss repo, so you won’t need to add any new repos. After you’ve installed isslfix, simply reboot your iPhone and voila!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Friday, August 12, 2011

How to Recover your iPhone Password

When you forget the password of your email, facebook or Twitter account you simply click "Forget my Password". But what about your iPhone? What if you set a ‘Restrictions Passcode’ a long time ago and now you can’t remember the digits?

You’ve got a couple of options. For starters, you could restore your iPhone as a new device through iTunes. You can’t restore from a previous backup, because your passcode is saved in that file.

Your other option isn’t quite so painful. All you need is about 5 minutes and iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac OS X, which you can get here. This guide is specifically for Mac OS X users. But if you meet the criteria and could really use some help recovering your iPhone passcode, dig in!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Download Undelete SMS [Cracked]

undelete sms text messages to retrieve accidentally deleted
Undelete SMS is a great utility for the iPhone, which lets you recover deleted text messages with the database and the history of the Spotlight .

Nothing could be simpler. Simply launch the application and click "OK" to start the search. Messages are displayed in a common text format, and can be copied and pasted the notes in the mail and so on.

Undelete SMS
The application is available the following repository:
Installation Manual
The procedure must be done with an iPhone (or iPod touch or iPad)
1) Download the deb: undeletesms_1.0.0.deb
2) Open it with iFile
3) Click on Install .
4) Restart the device.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

UK Riots Prevent Facebook Messenger App in the UK App Store

It’s well known that the UK is under threat by its own people right now; but who’d think that it would affect an iPhone app’s arrival in the App Store.

The Facebook Messenger app was released in the US App Store yesterday, and great speculation has been raised as to why it has not yet had its UK App Store release. The answer is simple: to prevent further planning of rioting via instant messaging…

Gizmodo iPhone 4 Case Finally Coming to an End

A year and a half after the case "Gizmodo and iPhone lost 4", comes a decision that exonerates gizomodo, not guilty, therefore, the crime of embezzlement. The case is closed, at least for the well-known portal.

Here are the facts. A year and a half ago had been filed a complaint for the crime of misappropriation of a prototype of the iPhone 4, lost by an Apple employee and later recovered in a factory in Redwood City by the defendants March 25, 2010. Brian Hogan, 22, of Redwood City has been accused of misappropriation of lost property, and similarly, Wallower Sage, 28, of Emeryville, has been accused of misappropriation of lost property, and possession of stolen property. The first hearing will be held on August 25, 2011, 9:00.

The new version of the iFile with DMG file support [Cydia]

For several hours it has issued a new version of iFile, useful software for jailbroken iPhones that leads directly into a complete file manager iOS. With the latest update, as announced , was introduced to the DMG file support as well as other new children and to fix several bugs. Let's take a look at the full changelog.

Here's the changelog with all the news last updated iFile:

Introduced support to mount DMG files (Apple disk image);
Dropbox folders and files are now visualzizati green and content in local cache;
The option to add a file in Dropbox will now be displayed only if the login service;
Added support for the cover of MP3 files;
Add new media editor for the attributes;
You can now delete the download Dropbox;
Added support to display the size of the image viewer;
Fixed some bugs in the previous version;
Improved performance and general stability of iFile.
iFile is available in Cydia via the BigBoss repository. To unlock some additional features, however, will need to purchase a license.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

The Facebook Messenger application soon support video conferencing

Facebook has released yesterday a new application, called Messenger, Facebook, which specifically allows you to exchange messages with friends like any instant messaging client. 9to5Mac revealed a small detail hidden in the directory of this application that may soon turn into a new feature: the ability to video conference with other users.

Specifically, some icons have been found within the Facebook application directory Messenger that suggest the imminent arrival of the famous social networking video conferencing on the iPhone. Currently the code is still very rough and we do not know when it will actually be introduced this new feature within Facebook Messenger.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

MyPad, the unofficial Facebook client, arrives on the iPhone

After getting a very good success on the iPad, an application supported by the lack of official MyPad arrives today on the iPhone. For those who were not aware, thanks to this application you can access your Facebook profile from your iPhone using an alternative application to that made by the developers of social networking.

MyPad With you can:

View friends' profiles by moving through the system boards;
Having access to beautiful photo gallery;
Activate curious photographic effects (with the ability to set the picture for the profile);
Use multiple Facebook accounts simultaneously;
View videos through the video player interactive MyPad;
Play Poker with your friends, Tiny Zoo Tiny Chef Mob Empire and others;
Download the images;
Use the Quick Links;
Benefit of the "pull-down to refresh."

You can download from the App Store for iPhone MyPad clicking here .

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

To Combat App Purchase Fraud: Apple Now Sending Confirmation Emails.

Apple has begun sending emails when AppleID's are used to make purchases on iOS devices not previously associated with the account. It is likely these emails are being used as one way to combat increasingly frequent app purchase fraud.

AntiSec Strikes Hacks And Uploads 10GB Of Confidential Data

AntiSecIn what has been a year of frequent cyber-attacks, AntiSec, the group resulting from the combination of Anonymous and LulzSec, has released 10 GB worth of data belonging to law enforcement agencies across the United States.

This attack allegedly came as a response to the arrest of Jake Davis, the alleged former head of LulzSec, the group responsible for attacking the technology infrastructure of many prominent organizations such as Sony and the United States Senate. This 10-gigabyte dump contains all kinds of confidential information belonging to law enforcement personnel from 50 police departments all across the United States, including passwords, email addresses, home addresses, credit card credentials and even social security numbers. This sensitive information is now in the wild for everyone to see, including criminals who could use it to cause great damage to the officers who have been exploited.

Facebook Releases Standalone Messenger App for iOS and Android

More and more of us rely on our phones to send and receive messages. But it isn't always easy to know the best way to reach someone on their phone. Should you send an email or text? Which will they check first? Did they even get your last message?

We think messaging should be easier than that. You should be able to write a message, click "Send" and know that you will reach the person right away.

So today, we're introducing Messenger, a new mobile app that simplifies how messaging works, and gives you a faster way to message friends and small groups.

Re-Download Purchased Apps on iDevices and iTunes

So you’ve purchased several apps on iPhone and you forgot to backup the purchased apps before restoring your iPhone. You thought you’ve lost the apps and need to purchase them again!
Recently I faced a similar situation. To try out all the latest iOS features, I upgraded my iPhone to the iOS 5 beta. But before that, I completely forgot to backup the iPhone data including all recently-purchased apps.
Have you ever encountered such situation? Don’t worry. You do not need to pay again. There is a way to re-download the purchased apps. Here is how.

Re-download Apps on iPhone

On iPhone, open “App Store” and tap “Updates” button in the tab bar. Then select “Purchased” and iPhone will show your purchase history.
From here, you should be able to find all your purchased apps and free apps that you’ve downloaded. Just pick any of the apps and tap the “Cloud” button to re-download the app.
iphone app store purchased apps

iFaith Now in version 1.3

iH8sn0w has released a new version of iFaith , Windows program that allows you to save the certificate SHSH firmware in use even if not signed by Apple, which now up to version 1.3. Below we list the changes in the new version.

Here are all the new features in the new version of iFaith:
  • Now when you create an IPSW, if you enter DFU loop, just press "NO" when prompted and use the standard way to sign certificates;

  • Now you can use to create a SHSH of TinyUmbrella IPSW signed;

  • Added ECID SHSH beginning of the name of the certificate after the dump;

  • Added at the beginning of the ECID IPSW file after creation;

  • Clean the code and payloads iFaith;

Still can not support the inclusion of the iPad 2 because of the lack of an exploit to level bootrom.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 To Jailbreak iOS 5 B5 {Tethered Jailbreak}

Late last week, iOS 5 Beta 5 was seeded to eager Apple developers. As always, many are asked the million-dollar question: can it be jailbroken? As with all previous builds, the answer is yes, with the latest version of Redsn0w which was just released, as long as you don’t mind plugging your device into your computer every time you power it on.

From iPhone-Dev Team Blog:

redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.8b5, adding support for Apple’s new iOS5 beta5 (point it directly at the beta5 IPSW). Please use this only if you’re a jailbreak app developer with a legit Apple dev account, and remember it’s a tethered jailbreak for now!

Redsn0w is able to apply a standard tethered jailbreak on almost any iOS device, except for the iPad 2. Since this is an experimental build of iOS 5, iOS jailbreakers will likely be reluctant to disclose vulnerabilities for it yet, making an untethered jailbreak highly unlikely at this point, meaning that the jailbroken device will have to be plugged into a computer running Redsn0w every time it’s powered on, or else it won’t boot into a jailbroken state and won’t be able to run unofficial apps or tweaks.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Google+ Now on iTouch and iPad

The Google+ app that was previously only available for iPhones has now been updated for iPod touches and iPads.
Google+ is still eighteen-plus though, so the app is still inaccessible to most social networkers.

Download the app here.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

GroupTones {Cydia Tweak}

If you’ve gone through the process of dividing your contacts into groups on your iPhone, you’ll love this next jailbreak utility. Though there’s not a direct way to create groups on your device, you can create them on your Mac or PC and sync them using iTunes.

GroupTones allows you to assign specific ringtones for each of those groups, so you can tell callers apart without looking at your phone. This would help you to instantly identify if the person calling you is a friend, a co-worker, or one of your kid’s playmates…

The nice thing about GroupTones is that it installs directly into your Phone app, and can be accessed from the Groups panel. The tweak works with local, MobileMe and Google Contact groups, and it also supports FaceTime calls.

The iPhone lets you customize ringtones for each contact, but that can get tedious if you have a lot of numbers for. I obviously wouldn’t recommend this for someone who doesn’t use groups, but for those that do this might be a great find. GroupTones will run you $2.99 in the Cydia Store.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Saturday, August 6, 2011

S2 Root for Samsung Galax SII

Samsung’s one of the best selling mobile phone devices, Galaxy S II, has gained incredible popularity in recent months and is giving tough fight to Apple’s iPhone 4 in the world market. The hacker community has also shown great amount of interest in developing various custom ROMs, tweaks, themes and utilities for this device.

If you want to have all these exciting features on your Samsung Galaxy S II device, you will have to root the phone. There are several guides available on the internet to root Galaxy S II, but most of them are complicated. So, here’s an easy to use one click root tool for everyone, which is developed by a developer at XDA forum.

Download Link

As mentioned by the tool developer, you will need to follow some steps before using the tool.

1. Download Odin3 v1.83 and Insecure/Original Kernels.

2. Enable USB debugging mode on your device.

3. Now, reboot it into the Download mode. (Hold Vol Down + Home + Power)

4. Connect it to your PC and start Odin3 v1.83 tool.

Note: If you’ve installed Samsung Kies correctly, you should see the box in the top left corner of Odin underneath where it says ID:COM should be Yellow and displaying the name of a Com Port your device is connected to.

5. Select Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time from Odin’s settings.

6. Click on the PDA button and select the “Insecure Kernel”.

7. Click on the Start button. Your device will reboot automatically.

Note: If you see “Yellow Triangle with an exclamation mark” during the booting process, it means your device is running on an Insecure Kernel with Temp Root privileges.

8. Once you’re done with the booting process, open the S2 Root tool and click on the ‘Root Device’ button.

9. Now, sit back and wait for your device to reboot.

Done! You’ve successfully rooted your Galaxy S II.

P.S.: In case you want to unroot the device, make sure you’ve an Insecure Kernel flashed to your device.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad 2

Turn iDevices in a digital terrestrial TV for mobile TV Tizi

You are the ones that you can not help but watch TV wherever you are? From now you can use Tizi Mobile TV on the iPhone.

The Equinox has put on the market Tizi Mobile TV. This is a decoder for digital TV for free channels in Europe.

the operation is very simple. First we have to download the application on the App Store to install it on our iPhone and iPod Touch.
Once installed the application, we will not have to do is turn the ragtag and tap into the WiFi network will be detected by iDevices.
The decoder is equipped with a high-performance ARM processor 9. The company declares a usage time of 3 hours, thanks to the management of savings Energit that turns off the guys in when not in use.

Tizi Mobile TV is available for purchase on site at a price of 147 €.sass

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Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 5 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Developers can now download this new Beta. This new Beta hasn't got anything new, just offers some stability improvements and bug fixes. Along with this new Beta Apple also released iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 and Xcode 4.2 Beta 5. Whilst the regular iOS 5 beta download for a GSM iPhone 4 is 787 MB from Apple’s dev center, the OTA update is 128 MB.

According to Apple, “to install iOS 5 beta 5 using over the air software update, you must first erase all content and settings on your device by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Over the air software update can be initiated on devices running iOS 5 beta 3 and later by choosing Settings > General > Software Update.”

In order to get iOS 5 betas, as well as iTunes 10.5, you need to be a registered Apple developer.

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How To Share Direct Links Of Cydia Apps Between Different iDevices

Once you stumble upon a gem from Apple’s App Store, it is extremely easy to share the app with your buddies. Send over a URL and the job is done, and they too can enjoy your wondrous discovery. Be it an addictive game or a great reference app, there are fast approaching half a million to choose from, so recommendations are a good way of cutting corners.

The Cydia "Store" if you like to call it, contains a variety of tweaks which you may also want to share directly with your friends in this way, but you may not have thought it was possible. Well it is, and although it’s not quite as straightforward as the Cupertino company’s effort, it certainly doesn’t take a genius to master.

VIP Jailbreakers Pictured At DEF CON 19

Justin Williams tweeted the above picture from p0sixninja’s hotel room last night. The group was enjoying a little R&R after a heavy day of hacking at this year’s Defcon convention. The annual event highlights new exploits and popular topics in the security community.

If you’ve been jailbreaking for a while, chances are you’ll recognize a few people in the picture above. Instantly identifiable are Saurik, the mastermind behind Cydia, and the original iPhone hacker GeoHot…

Then there’s Chronic Dev team member p0sixninja, aka Joshua Hill, and Justin “Jaywalker” Williams sporting the GreenPois0n t-shirts. And if that’s not enough star power, nitoTV (known for his work on the Apple TV) is in there too.

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Apple Still Signing iOS 4.1 Firmware

Apple is reportedly still signing the iOS 4.1 firmware for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Apple is reportedly still signing the iOS 4.1 firmware for the iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 2G and this is very interesting as if you have upgraded to iOS 4.3.5/4.3.4, you may downgrade to iOS 4.1 without any problems and untether jailbreak your device…………

Apple supposedly is still signing iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS and this is huge for those of you that are currently dropping dollar bills on the 3GS to find yourself with a strict tether only jailbreak. You’ll be able to downgrade to 4.1 and save your SHSH blobs giving you the ability to downgrade at any point and time in the future. This might not sound like much, but if you buy a newer model 3GS that comes pre-installed with 4.3.5, you are stuck with a tethered jailbreak. This gives you the chance to rock an untethered jailbreak without losing many features. This also gives you the option to downgrade at any point and time in the future, even if Apple stops signing it (as long as you save your SHSH blobs). This works on any device that supports the 4.1 FW that does not have the Apple A4 processer (excluding the iPad 2). A reader over at iDownloadBlog is reporting the news. Head on in for what Burge had to say in a comments section at iDB:

I’ve found out awhile ago that Apple was still signing off firmware 4.1 for my 3GS , I’ve used SHSHit app to test this a few times now for the last 3 weeks and Apple is still signing it if i’am right if you get a iPhone on 4.3.4/4.3.5 there is a very good chance that you could downgrade your device to 4.1 and have a untethered jailbreak..and you will be able to save those SHSH’s

Surname Origin: the history and origin of your surname

Want to know the history of your surname? There is an app for this and his name is "Source Name", created by Heraldrys Institute of Rome. Free and within seconds you will discover the history and origins of your surname.

Discover the origins and history of your surname has never been so easy. Just download the app it "Surname Origins" and make a brief search. Unfortunately, however, will see only a part of history. To read the rest of you are invited to log on to the site proposed by the APA, which will be put back on your last name and an e-mail.

The following features offered by the APA:

Over 200,000 foreign and Italian surnames
Search intuitive name
Accurate information on the history and origins
Coat of arms of the House
Graphical interface and stunning high definition for iPhone 4
Ability to request a free search if the name is not in the database
Ability to request a complete and accurate research on the surname

NOTE: The application provides excerpts extracted automatically by the computer system, heraldic research, in fact, can not do without human intervention and therefore, if you decide to entrust the execution of a search, these same extracts could be expanded, modified, deleted to make room, for example, news of major importance and in any case returned to the coherence of a story with a beginning and an end to care for our Study Centre.

You can simply download the application by clicking here: Link App Store - Free Price .

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WifiSMS in Action on an iPad 2 {PHOTO}

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Save iOS 4.3.5 / 4.2.10 SHSH Blobs Using iSHSHit

iSHSHit, the utility for the manual save SHSH certificates from the device, was recently updated to version 1.0.10. With this release developers have added support for iOS 4.3.5 and 4.2.10 (only for CDMA iPhone for Verizon).

The operation of iSHSHit is very simple: after downloading the package from Cydia, you will notice a new icon in the Home of your iPhone, you tap on it and run the application. At this point you simply select the model of your device IOS, the firmware version in use, and then click on the little button blue "Save" at the top right. So will start saving your certificate on the version of IOS SHSH selected.

The process can take several minutes. When finished iSHSHit will notify you of the new SHSH been saved will be added in the "Manage SHSH".

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Ever Custom ROM for the HTC HD7!

Today, we are seeing the first effects of the release of DFT’s RSPL/HSPL tool: a WP7 developer over at XDA has cooked the first ever custom ROM for the HTC HD7!

The news comes from Windows Phone Daily. An XDA member who goes by the username of has released the first custom ROM for HTC’s HD7 smartphone running WP7. The custom ROM doesn’t offer too big an advantage over the stock one, as the only differentiating features are that you can upgrade to Mango Beta 2 directly with no other trickery involved and that you can now sideload apps.

From XDA-Forums:

Dear forum members,


I successfully created my 1st custom ROM for the HD7 Windows Phone with the new HSPL by cotulla

I used as a base this ROM:

RUU_Schubert_HTC_Europe_1.69.401.01_Radio_5.54.09. 21_22.33b.50.10_NoDo_by_ansar

The custom build has the ability to be unlocked and to upgrade to MangoB2 thru zune

This news comes just two days after the Dark Forces Team released their RSPL/HSPL solution for WP7 smartphones.

From what we can tell, there isn’t as much demand for custom ROMs on Windows Phone 7 as there is for Android. Android, because of its open nature, rarely reaches the end-user in its pure form; wireless carriers and smartphone manufacturers almost always add some sort of skin (like Sense, TouchWiz etc.) or pre-install apps that are hard to remove. WP7, as a platform, isn’t as open as Microsoft maintains a tight grip on what goes in. Pre-installed apps can be removed easily and there is no mention of added skins by smartphone manufacturers.

Still, the hackers and developers from XDA are a very capable bunch and we expect they will come up with something to wow us.

The custom ROM is available for download from the via link at the end. As with any thing involving “jailbreaking”/“rooting” or flashing of custom ROMs, this will void your device’s warranty. Besides this, there are chances that you might even end up bricking your device; rendering it useless. Proceed with caution.

How to Install Custom ROM on HTC HD7

DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of the malfunctioning of your HTC HD7.

Step 1: Download the custom ROM’s file from here.

Step 2: You will need to have reloaded SPL and then hard SPL on your HTC HD7 . You can follow XDA’s guide on how to do this here. Be sure to choose version 1.69 when choosing ROM in RSPL.

Step 3: Connect your phone to your PC.

Step 4: The ROM file you downloaded in step 1 must now be extracted. Inside the extracted folder, find ROMUpdateUtility.exe and launch it. Follow the on-screen instructions.

The ability to sideload apps must be retained. If you’re on Mango Beta 2 Build 7403, you must perform the following steps:

Step 1: Launch Update_Mango_XBMODDeployer.xap. Now run XBMOD.Files.Deployer and then uninstall it.

Step 2: Similarly, launch Unlock_Mango_XBMODDeplyer.xap. Run XBMOD.Files.Deployer and uninstall it.

Step 3: Install Touch Explorer and copy CustClear.provxml from My Documents\My Ringtones and paste it to \Windows.

Step 4: Update to Mango Beta 2 Build 7712. Once update is finished, disconnect USB cable and enter your SIM PIN.

Step 5: Uninstall Connection Setup.

Step 6: Select HTC Apps from Marketplace. You should now wait for Connection Setup to appear. Once it does, install and run it.

Your Chevron unlock will now be retained.

Since the RSPL/HSPL tool works on a wide variety of first generation HTC WP7 devices, we expect more HTC Windows Phones to get custom ROMS in the near future.

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Retina Display Now on Google’s Gmail Web App

Today, Google updated its mobile web app to fully support Apple’s Retina Display, bringing a crisper experience to those of us who use the web app in order to get full support for certain Gmail features, like labels.

The update, which is live for everyone right now, also adds an iOS feature that now seems to be synonymous with the platform: pull to refresh…

“On the mobile team, we strive to produce web apps which look and feel just like installed apps. In the past few weeks, we’ve released a number of features which make Gmail for mobile look sharper and feel smoother.”

Apple Store Fix iPhone 4 by iReb and TinyUmbrella

“@iH8sn0w: lol? -- “@Loco197porto: @iH8sn0w today i was at the apple store to fix my i4 and they used ireb and tinyumbrella trying to fix it ... Lool””

Link to this tweet

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Comex Wins a Pwnie Award for his JailbreakMe Exploit, GeoHot Wins Best Song

Today, two well-known members of the jailbreak community won awards for very different kind of work. Comex, the developer of the well-known JailbreakMe 3.0, has earned an Pwnie Award for discovering such an exploitable vulnerability. George Hotz, the man who first unlocked the original iPhone back in 2007, won a very different kind of prize: read on!

The Pwnie Awards is a new kind of awards ceremony that celebrates the best hackers. In the category for Best Client-Side Bug, attributed to the person who’s managed to exploit a browser vulnerability and made good use of it, Comex won an award for the browser vulnerability that allowed JailbreakMe 3.0 to function. JailbreakMe is an incredibly easy jailbreaking method that works with any iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as long as it’s running iOS 4.3.3 or under. Users simply have to point Safari to the JailbreakMe website and follow the quick on-screen instructions, which mostly involve clicking on a link and waiting a few minutes.

Randi Zuckerberg Quits Facebook To Start Her Own Web 2.0 Firm [Resignation Letter]

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On Wednesday, Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, stepped down from Facebook in order to start her own Web 2.0 company. While both her and the company are in good terms with each other, this news came as a shock to many given that Randi had been with Facebook for 6 years.

Randi, who has just stepped down from the position of Director of Marketing at Facebook, submitted a resignation letter thanking Facebook for all it has provided her with. She also points out that her career is just the beginning:

We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change. Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry.

iWindows: Simulator Windows 7 for iPhone [Cydia]

You know the feeling – you’ve just picked up your brand new, shiny iPhone 4 from one of Apple’s immaculate stores, but there’s something missing, something intangible, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. You tap and swipe your way effortlessly around the iOS interface, but it’s just not right. It needs something. That’s right, it needs more Windows! (No, it doesn’t, really)