Archives for November 2010

Christmas Theme by Chode4eve – WinterBoard Theme

Ok, now I know this is going to be too early for some of you but it is past Thanksgiving and I did make myself hold off until after Thanksgiving before starting the Christmas theme reviews. So here we go… the first one! Christmas Theme by Chode4eve is a WinterBoard theme that contains around 25 icons (just the basic apps), a lock screen background, a Messages Background, a Phone keypad background, some system string mods, badges and some UI sounds. I’m not going to lie… Christmas themes can tend to be a little cheesy but this one has well designed icons and the backgrounds are good quality. I’m not a huge fan of the UI sounds but, I just go into iFile and rename the UISounds folder to something like UISounds(nope) and then I no longer have the theme’s built-in sounds. Other than that… a decent Christmas theme… it just makes me all cheery! You can get Christmas Theme by Chode4eve via the BigBoss source. Check out the screenshots below.
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NoWiggle – Stop Icon Wiggling While In “Move” Mode

NoWiggle is a hack that keeps your icons from wiggling while in “move” mode. There used to be a hack in Cydia called WiggleFree that did the exact same thing but that app is no longer available so if you are looking for a similar hack… NoWiggle is the app for you. Like WiggleFree… the process is simple and easy, just install the application and no more wiggling icons! This means that when you tap and hold an icon so that they can be moved around your SpringBoard, they will no longer wiggle. You will know you are in “move” mode when the icons display an x in the upper right corner. You get out of “move” mode just like normal, by pressing the Home Button. You can get NoWiggle via the BigBoss source.
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Dev-Team Releases PwnageTool for iPhone 3GS

The Dev-Team has made a few more updates to their post announcing the redsn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1. One of the updates includes an unofficial PwnageTool bundle for the iPhone 3GS. This update is specifically for people with the iPhone 3GS who would like to upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 but want to keep their current baseband.

Update #3: For those Mac users with an old-bootrom 3GS who really know what they’re doing, here’s a minimal 3GS 4.2.1 bundle that will get you to 4.2.1 without updating your baseband. Be sure to uncheck “Activate the iPhone” using Expert mode. To actually jailbreak after you’ve restored with the help of that bundle, please use redsn0w. If you don’t know how to drop a bundle into, please hold off on 4.2.1 until it’s untethered for everyone

See the Dev-Team’s full post HERE.

ChatPic – Add Contact’s Photo to SMS Messages

ChatPic is a mod that adds a photo next to SMS messages. The photo is pulled from the person’s contact info in your iPhone. It’s super simple… the mod is activated automatically when you install it in Cydia. There is no icon or settings. To deactivate the mod, you would need to uninstall it in Cydia (or use SBSettings Mobile Substrate Addon feature). Paired with the Sync feature in Facebook… a totally cool mod. I think it’s worth the $0.99 price tag. It does requires iOS 4.+. You can get ChatPic via the BigBoss source. Check out the screenshots below.
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Cyber Monday Sale at – 10% Off Accessories

Apple is having another sale, this time it’s 10% off of select accessories. Here are accessories that are on sale for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones – $179.95
Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox – $359.95
Michael Kors iPad Case – $116.95
Michael Kors Wallet Clutch – $71.95
Cole Haan Zip Wallet – $116.95
Twelve South Compass Portable Stand for iPad – $35.95
Kenneth Cole Messenger Bag – $116.95
Kate Spade Notebook Carrying Case – $404.95
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Dev-Team Releases New Version of redsn0w

The Dev-Team has updated redsn0w to version 0.9.6beta5 for unlockers. Below is all the info.

Update #2: The new redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 is out. It gives both Windows and OSX users the ability to flash the iPad 06.15 baseband on iPhone3G or iPhone3GS. It fetches the baseband files directly from Apple for now (the only IPSW you ever point it at is the stock IPSW for the FW on your iPhone right now). There may be a long delay while it’s doing this (their servers are currently getting pounded).

* OSX (SHA1 a322ec2c9e91993eca21abaf2e655bb44de3d7d4)
* Windows (SHA1 7250416e17c3aea9838cdfc73712b38b025e2ed0)

If you do flash your baseband via redsn0w, please keep it plugged into USB the whole time. You don’t want your battery to die during the flash process!

Dev-Team’s full post.

Pull To Refresh For Mail – A “Must-Have” Hack

Pull To Refresh For Mail is a super simple, totally ingenious hack. Like seriously… why doesn’t my iPhone already do this! As the title suggests, this hack adds the ability to “pull to refresh” in the stock Mail application. To use the hack you just pull your inbox list down past the search bar and your mail will automatically refresh. The app is activated automatically when you install it in Cydia. There is no icon or settings for this hack. To deactivate the hack, you would need to uninstall is in Cydia (or use SBSettings Mobile Substrate Addon feature)… but seriously why would you need to deactivate it! I had no issues when I tested the app and it has officially been added to my “must-have” list. The best part is that it’s free! You can get Pull To Refresh For Mail via the BigBoss source.
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Simplified Directions for the iOS 4.2.1 ultrasn0w Unlock (Updated)

The Dev-Team has updated their blog post about the ultrasn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1 with simplified directions. Below is the simple version of the unlock process.

1. Read and fully understand the warning below.
2. If you have an old-bootrom 3GS and are already unlockable but want to get to 4.2.1, please wait til we release an “unofficial” bundle for you. Read no further.
3. Read update #1 for an updated 3GS bundle.
4. Download this IPSW
5. Run PwnageTool to create a custom 4.1 IPSW. Tell it you want to use the iPad baseband you just downloaded. Restore to this custom IPSW.
6. Install ultrasn0w through Cydia
7. Enjoy!
8. If you don’t have a Mac, redsn0w will be released within a few hours to handle this.

Below is the full post from the Dev-Team’s blog… you will want to read it before using ultrasn0w.
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Dev-Team Releases iOS 4.2.1 Unlock for iPhone 3G/3GS

The Dev-Team has released the much anticipated update to the unltrasn0w unlock that unlocks iOS 4.2.1 on the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Below is what they have to say… make sure you read it thoroughly.

Today we’re pleased to announce our free carrier unlock for iPhone3G/3GS owners with a baseband later than 05.13.04. The unlock for that baseband exploited the AT+XAPP command, thanks to a crash initially discovered by @sherif_hashim (@Oranav also found this crash). So what hole are we exploiting today, since Apple closed that AT+XAPP hole? Well, we’re exploiting the exact same hole!
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Welcome to Apple iPhone School’s New Look

Welcome to Apple iPhone School’s new look! YAY! Doug and I have been working non-stop (ok, maybe not NON-STOP but there have been a few late nights!) to get things up and running. I think we are finally there. You may notice us tweak a few things but other than that… we are good to go. Let us know if you find something that isn’t working correctly or if you have any questions. In the meantime, feel free to grab a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, relax and take a look around. :)
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LockInfo Update – Fixes Crashing Problem

LockInfo has received a quick update to version The update will hopefully fix the issue that some people were having with their device locking up when using version of LockInfo on iOS 4.2.1. I can’t test the fix since I’m not on 4.2.1 but, if you give it a shot, let us know in the comments if the update worked for you. I also want to thank David Ashman (the developer of LockInfo) for once again quickly updating his app… good job David! :) Changelog:
Fixes freezing and crashing issues on some iDevices
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No Page Dots – Easily Remove Page Dots

No Page Dots is a very simple mod that completely removes the page dots at the bottom of the SpringBoard page. Once you install the app, it automatically removes the page dots… it does not add it into WinterBoard, add an icon to the SpringBoard or have any settings. The page dots stay removed even if you change your theme. To get the page dots back, just uninstall the app in Cydia. I didn’t have any issue when I was testing this mod. I was able to install and uninstall it without a problem! I think there are a few mods like this in Cydia but, this is the first one I have actually reviewed and it worked great. You can get No Page Dots via the BigBoss source.
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ultrasn0w Unlock Fully Working on 4.2.1 – Q & A

Earlier this morning, Musclenerd tweeted that ultrasn0w was finally fully working on iOS 4.2.1. He then answered a few questions about the unlock… below are a few of the details and some of the Q & A.

    • The update will still not include the iPhone 4
    • It will cover the 4.2.1, 3G/3GS iPhones, baseband (05.15.04)
    • The best config for unlockers will be: old-bootrom 3GS, FW 4.2.1, untethered redsn0w JB, ultrasn0wed
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iOS 4.2.1 ultrasn0w Unlock Available by Sunday

MuscleNerd, a member of the Dev-Team, recently tweeted that they are making good progress on the update to the ultrasn0w unlock and that it is on track to be released by Sunday. However, he does say that the iPhone 4 unlock is going to take longer and will not be included in this update of ultrasn0w. He also mentions not to keep an eye out for it today because, “…we celebrate Thanksgiving with family too!” :) Happy Thanksgiving! We will keep our eye out for the ultrasn0w update.
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LockInfo Update – iOS 4.2.1 Compatibility, Improvements and Bug Fixes

LockInfo, a feature-packed lock screen mod, was updated to version It is a pretty decent update that includes compatibility with iOS 4.2.1, improvements and few bug fixes (full changelog below). I like the improvements to the Mail app. I especially like that, since you are now able to click on links in mail messages on the lock screen, it asks for your password before opening them… good security. Sometime that gets over-looked. I also noticed that the app’s price is $7.99 instead of the previous $4.99. Because I had already purchased the app… I’m not sure if the price change occurred with this update or if it had already gone up. Anyway, LockInfo was updated and will now work with 4.2.1! YAY!… since it is one of my favorite lock screen mods!
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