Some of My Favorite Customizations

Apple iPhone SchoolA lot of my friends have iPhones and iPod Touches now and always ask me what I’ve done to customize it and where I got it. So, I thought I would post an article with some of them so everyone can check them out.

Starting with the top of my iPhone, the cellular signal bars… I like to change mine to multicolored bars. So when the signal is low, the bars are red. As the signal is stronger the color moves to orange, then yellow, then green for full strength. I found a couple of options in Cydia that allow you to do this. One is called “Color Signal Bars” and one is “Colored Signal Bars”. The colored one is a little too neon green for me so I went with the first one. Something really annoying with this is that when your status bar is light when some apps are open, the bars turn black. I want them colored all the time. If anyone knows of a different one that is better let us know in the comments. I may just have to SSH in and manually change them :) [Read more…]

IntelliScreen 2.21 and 2.22

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99 – $49.99  

IntelliScreen In the last few days, there have been a few updates to IntelliScreen. The updates do not add any new features, they are just bug fixes. Below you will find the complete list of bug fixes for both versions. I have noticed that on my lock screen sometimes my passcode will display behind all the info on my lock screen. I can still enter my passcode and it works…I think it is just a glitch, it happens randomly!! [Read more…]

IntelliScreen 2.2

Available In: cydia       Price: $4.99 – $49.99  

intelliscreen There is an update to IntelliScreen 2.2, a lock screen enhancing application, in Cydia today. Below is a complete list of changes, bug fixes and known problems. One things that I did find interesting is that the update is said to make IntelliScreen compatible with firmware 2.1 however, Doug and I have both been using IntelliScreen on our 2.1 for a while now and it seemed to work fine. So, I’m not sure what the deal is with that.

One cool new feature includes a new vibration alert that will vibrate with; Mail=2 fast beeps, SMS=2 slow beeps, Call/VM=3 beeps, Calendar=4 beeps. Another cool new feature is that after you make your changes in IntelliScreen, it no longer resprings the SpringBoard. After you make the change and select Apply, the app just closes. It is kind of weird at first because you expect it to respring but I definitly like it!! They also say that that overall InteillScreen is [Read more…]

IntelliScreen 2.01

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99 – $49.99  

IntelliScreen The update to version 2.01 of IntelliScreen just makes a few changes to the application. The two visual changes include the ability to choose alert sounds (see screenshots below) and an IntelliDial screen even if you do not have any Favorites selected. Now, if you press the Home button to go to IntelliDial and you do not have any Favorites selected you will get a screen that says, “IntelliDial uses your contact favorites. You have no favorite contacts.” There was also one bug fix that had to do with the app not starting. Other than that, no major changes. Though, I sure am glad to have IntelliScreen back! I really missed this app!! You can get IntelliScreen 2.01 in Cydia via the Intelliborn source.
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IntelliScreen 2.0

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99 to $49.99  

IntelliScreenIntelliscreen is now available for firmware 2.0 via Cydia. You need to add the Intelliborn source for Cydia which is I don’t notice any new features. Note that after installing you need to turn your iPhone off and back on to complete the install. At first I though I got the SWOD (spinning wheel of death) but after about 30 seconds the springboard re-sprang and everything was fine.

IntelliScreen 1.09 & 1.09b

Available In: Installer       Price: $4.99-$49.99  

IntelliScreen The update to version 1.09 of IntelliScreen fixes a few bugs and adds one new feature. The update to version 1.09b of IntelliScreen fixes a bug that made the app crash if it was the first time it was being installed. The new feature on version 1.09 is the ability to add a Location Label to weather locations. The only way to see utilize this new feature is if you delete your Weather locations and re-add them. Because there is no way to edit previously added locations. However, when you add a new location, you will notice a Location Label option. When you add a Location Label, [Read more…]

Fix IntelliScreen + Kate

IntelliScreen Ever since I updated IntelliScreen to 1.07 and 1.08, Kate has not shown up in my Settings. It took me a while to figure what was causing the issue with Kate, I finally realized it was IntelliScreen. I personally am a huge fan of both Kate and InteliiScreen so, I was bummed that they were conflicting. However, thanks to a comment from JW, I found out that I could do some editing of my file and fix the problem! Well, I finally had a change to test it out and it worked great!! Here is what you need to do if you are having the same problem.

1. You will need to be able to SSH into your iPhone.

2. Find the file on your iPhone. It is located in the System/Library/LaunchDaemons folder.
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IntelliScreen 1.08

IntelliScreen The update to version 1.08 of IntelliScreen makes a few bugs changes (see list below). I am a huge fan of this application but, since they added IntelliDial…it has been driving me crazy! I normally press the Home Button to turn on my lock screen however, when I do, it now opens IntelliDial. Not only does IntelliDial take a few seconds to open, I then have to hit my Home Button again to get back to my lock screen so that I can slide to unlock. I wish there was a different way to get to IntelliDial or that it didn’t activate until your lock screen was awake. IntelliScreen is available through the Intelliborn source.

Bug Fixes for version 1.08:
    •Detail Info on SMS Privacy and International Weather in Settings
    •Mail and SMS overlaps when only if new when using first location
    •Bottom of IntelliScreen too short
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IntelliScreen 1.07

IntelliScreen The update to version 1.07 of IntelliScreen does not make any visual changes to the application. It does however fix a few bugs. Below is the list of bug fixes. Doug says he feels that his iPhone unlocks slower after he update to version 1.06b of IntelliScreen. He was hoping that the update to version 1.07 would fix it however, he still feels it unlocks slow. Let us know in the comments if you are having the same problem or if yours is fine. Also, the pricing has not changed (see list below). IntelliScreen is available through he Intelliborn source.

Version 1.07 Change Log:
    • German Translation file fixed
    • SMS Privacy causes home key not to work when iPhone is in use and Text received
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IntelliScreen 1.06b

IntelliScreen The update to IntelliScreen adds some very cool new features. In the Calendar option on the main menu, you can now choose to view the Upcoming Week events. The Alerts option has also received some new features.
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IntelliScreen 1.05

IntelliScreen The update to version 1.05 of IntelliScreen just makes one small visual change to the application and fixes a few bugs. The visual change has to do with the Taskbar/Refresh icons…they are now little white refresh arrows instead of having a blue circle. The bug fixes include; Battery usage when using Alerts, Default Dim Time when using the Home Button. IntelliScreen is available through the IntelliBorn source.

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IntelliScreen 1.04

IntelliScreen The update to version 1.04 of IntelliScreen adds a few new features and fixes a few bugs. The new feature that I like the most is that if you have one of the features set as Only-If-New, it shows up in the View Layout and you are able to position it however you would like. I also noticed that the Calendar is automatically added as a larger size and then you can change it to the size you would like it. They have also added [Read more…]

IntelliScreen 1.00 – 1.03

IntelliScreen With the release of versions 1.0-1.02 of IntelliScreen comes some very cool new features and some slightly disheartening news. Lets start with the cool new features. The new feature that I like the most is the ability to have two IntelliScreen pages. When on your lockscreen, you just tap the little 2 icon and it will flip over to the second page. To go back to the first page, just select to 1 icon. Another very cool new feature is that when you swipe on one of the options, it will have you enter your passcode before it launches the application. IntelliScreen is also no longer free. You get a 10 day trial and then after that, you must purchase a license which range from $4.99 to $49.99 USD (see information below). Here is a break down of some of the other new features.

IntelliScreen 1.01 IntelliScreen 1.01
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IntelliScreen 0.95

IntelliScreen Below is the list of changes I noticed in the update to version 0.95 of IntelliScreen. IntelliScreen is available through the Intelliborn source.

Main Menu – The Auto-Check Mail option does not show up unless you have Mail set as Only New Messages. The Mail Account Option has been moved into the Mail option, they are now longer seperate options on the main menu. New quick preview icon in the upper left corner (magnifying glass). Just tap it to see a preview of what it will look like on your lock screen.
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Display Order – There is a new feature in Display Settings; IntelliSkin. As for now, there are give options for skins; Default, Green, Purple, Red and TestDemoSkin.
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IntelliScreen 0.93

IntelliScreen The update to IntelliScreen adds a new Alerts option. When you select Alerts, you will get a bunch of alert features. You can turn on/off Taskbar Icons, Missed SMS Alerts, Missed Calls Alerts and New Mail Alerts. I like the Taskbar Alert icons however, I’m not sure what I think about the Missed SMS and Missed Call Alerts. When you have a missed Text Message is moves all your stuff down and adds it below your email information and gives you the ability to read the entire text message. The missed call alert shows up as a layover over the top of everything else which I am not sure I like.

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