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QuickGold for iPhone - Jailbroken iPhone app recommendation

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

This one's not one of mine, but an app made by Zachary "zataang" Taanges really hit the spot. Using the Dock 3.0 source code as a reference, Zach created a beautiful text-based app launcher called QuickGold that runs right on top of SpringBoard.

It's available now in Cydia (hosted by Shaun "Ste" Erickson).

This thing is great, just hit the Home button while already at the home screen and start typing what you want, then tap the result that matches. So fast (even faster than Dock)!

Tags: app, iphone, jailbreak, jailbroken, quickgold, slow motion, water balloon, zacharytaanges, zataang

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How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to "tether" your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.

Warning - Tethering your iPhone is against the iPhone data plan terms. AT&T could slap you with huge fees if you overuse this. I recommend only using it during emergencies.

Here's the basic rundown:
- Jailbreak your iPhone 3G
- Install 3Proxy and Terminal
- Create an ad-hoc Wi-fi network using your laptop
- Join the network with your iPhone
- Find the iPhone's IP address
- Open Terminal and run the proxy program
- Open Safari on your iPhone and open a web page
- Configure your browser to use the proxy

I will be using a Mac and Firefox to demonstrate, but the principles carry over to other platforms.

Step 1: Jailbreak your iPhone

Tags: 2.0, apple, cydia, dev team, iphone, iphone 3g, jailbreak, jailbroken, proxy, saurik, socks, tethering

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iPhone firmware 1.1.4 out now, still jailbreakable

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Yo guys, just a quick post. iPhone 1.1.4 firmware is still out, and Zibri's fantastic jailbreak utility, ZiPhone, still works great, at least for jailbreaking. I have not tested unlocking or activation.

Zibri, you are an excellent iPhone hacker!

I'll be looking for changes in the firmware and posting what I find soon.

Tags: 1.1.4, iphone, jailbreak, ziphone

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WAY EASIER iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak released by Zibri

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Master iPhone hacker Zibri has released ZiPhone, a utility that can jailbreak and unlock any new iPhone (as of firmware 1.1.3) directly, without any complicated upgrading or downgrading steps. Way easier than my crap.

Hats off to Zibri for this one.

Check out Zibri's blog for all the instructions.

Tags: 1.1.3, awesome, easy, iphone, jailbreak, unlock, zibri

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The 1.1.3 iPhone soft-upgrade jailbreak FAQ

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

My inbox has been overflowing with various questions about the 1.1.3 jailbreak, including numerous failures (I said there was risk, didn't I?). So I put this FAQ together to try and answer the most common ones.

If your phone is broken please scroll down to the PANIC section below.

Read on for the FAQ.

Tags: 113, cat eye swab, faq, iphone, jailbreak

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1.1.3 jailbreak Mac version now available

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

This is just a post for the RSS readers out there. A Mac version of the Jailbreak is available, on the same page:

Tags: 1.1.3, iphone, jailbreak, mac, osx

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iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak released

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Well, the iPhone Dev Team has done it again. A working jailbreak for 1.1.3 is finally here.


As all upgrades are risky, this one is doubly so. You may have to restore your phone using iTunes and start again if it fails. Make sure to back up first!

Let's continue

This jailbreak, like the 1.1.2 jailbreak, comes as an upgrade. This means you need to have a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone already, before you can begin.


Official Jailbreak release works for iPod Touch, and is easier to do. Go here for that.

Update - unlocked phones appear to remain unlocked and work properly after the update, according to scattered reports.

MAC VERSION - Download the 1.1.3 package maker and open it, then run Run_This. Read carefully, press Enter when necessary, and the image will be uploaded to your phone. Then skip to the Installer part below.

Here's how you do it:
- Start with a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone with installed AND AT LEAST 300mb OF FREE SPACE.
- Plug in your phone via USB to your computer.
- Download, extract, and run iBrickr Special 1.1.3 jailbreak edition (ibrickr.exe in the archive).
- iBrickr will determine what firmware you are running on your phone and make sure you can run the update.
- iBrickr will then guide you through the process of obtaining and modifying the 1.1.3 firmware (make sure to read everything thoroughly).
- iBrickr will upload the new firmware image to your phone. Note that this only puts the file on your phone and does not modify it at all, yet.
- When iBrickr finishes (should take about 10 minutes), it will tell you to go to Installer and install the "1.1.3 soft upgrade" package. Do that.
- The upgrade will stall at about halfway. THIS IS NORMAL. DO NOT INTERACT WITH YOUR PHONE WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING. Just leave it plugged in and leave it alone.
- When the installer finishes (this should take another 10-15 minutes), your phone should reboot with a fresh activated 1.1.3 firmware.

I'll be posting a video tutorial on Gear Live's Bleeding Edge real soon, so watch for that!

If you feel like giving, please donate to a worthy charity. Donations directly to the Dev Team are not possible. If you wish to donate to me directly, you can do that via Paypal.

Props to everyone on the Dev Team, including (in no particular order): netkas, NerveGas, asap18, bgm, Bugout, bushing, chris_, dinopio, drudge, Fred_, gray, MuscleNerd, natetrue, pr3d4t0r, roxfan, Turbo, Zf[strike], np101137, pumpkin, and kroo, along with many contributors who wish to remain anonymous.

And props to Fred_ and planetbeing, who were among the first with a 1.1.3 jailbroken iphone, and Zibri, by whom this method was largely developed. Additionally to Shaun Erickson, who packaged the Installer half of the upgrade, and runs most of the application packaging for the iPhone. He's looking for a job too - hire him!

Additionally, members of the iPhone Elite team also played a part.

Tags: 1.1.3, 113, iphone, jailbreak, orange juice, release

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iPhone 1.1.3 WebClip hack - Speed Dial on your home screen

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So the new iPhone 1.1.3 firmware allows you to put icons on your home screen for websites, but I know many of us want to put phone numbers on there for a Speed Dial screen.

I've put a little hack together that lets you have a (somewhat) speedy speed dial icon. There's no jailbreaking required for this one - it can all be done using Apple-approved Web Clip creation.

Check the images below for a walkthrough.

Tags: 1.1.3, hacks, iphone, no jailbreak needed, speed dial, webclip

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iPhone 1.1.3 firmware behind the scenes changes

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So I've had the chance to examine the 1.1.3 firmware on a deeper level (using a technique not developed by me and which I can't release so don't ask) and have noticed some interesting changes behind the scenes that are quite blogworthy:

- SpringBoard no longer needs to be modified (via SummerBoard) in order to show extra applications in the /Applications folder.
- All applications now run as the user 'mobile' instead of as root.
- Preferences are now stored in /var/mobile rather than in /var/root.

What does this all mean? I'll tell you what it means.

The iPhone 1.1.3 firmware is ready for official installable applications.

Even though there are no applications available for purchase (besides the iPod Touch's $20 "upgrade package"), the installation architecture appears to be there already.

It also appears that the frameworks have undergone many changes, ostensibly to make it easier for official SDK developers to make programs. It does, however, break many of the existing applications including most of mine (Lights Off still works though :D).

Additionally, the SpringBoard app appears to have widget support - it contains a class called SBWidgetApplication which manages the package location and icon.

I will update this post with more details as I find them, so keep checking back.

Also check out this other hack for adding Speed Dial icons to your 1.1.3 home screen.

Tags: 1.1.3, applications, breaking, changes, hack, internal, iphone, jailbreak, sdk, widgets

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