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Categories updated to v2.18





Right after BossPrefs update, Categories updated to v2.18. Here is a changelog from 2.16 to 2.18:

v2.18

  • Settings App: Fixed issue where app kept crashing on load for a few people(most these people had adblockersin their etc/hosts).

v2.17

  • Settings App: Replaced Default.png.
  • Settings App: Added some new icons by Andreas Ficher.
  • Settings App: Added admob into settings app GUI (note, no plans to have any ads in launcher).

v2.16

  • Launcher: Removed dependency on springbridge and am lanching apps the old way thanks to Saurik who figured out that it just needed to be signed with the correct entitlements.
  • Settings App: Did not rev, still at 2.15.



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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 23:12

BossPrefs updated to v2.15



BossPrefs utilities updated. Here is a change log from 2.13b to 2.15:

  • Thanks to Pumpkin of the dev team who figured it out for me, I fixed the 3g toggle to work just like the built in 3g toggle. No more wifi going on or off, no more taking 30 seconds. It's nice and fast.
  • Updated the power icon to use the one sent by user Lucas (thanks).
  • Added remapping internally into fast respring so now on 2.1 when you add an app and use fast respring, the app will show up. Note that regular respring does not do this.
  • Properly signed the app removing the dependency on springbridge to launch apps off the dock. If you updated categories to 2.17 or greater and bossprefs to 2.15 or greater, you can uninstall springbridge.



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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 22:54

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?



Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

Block ads in Safari browser



Jamesisbored published a guide, that shows how to block ads, that show up in Safari browser during web surfing.

MobileSafari has one major drawback. Up until now, there was no way to block ads. Ads increase the load time of a webpage, and especially on EDGE cause the internet to crawl. Blocking them will give you a lot of extra speed. This is one of the simplest hacks available for your iPhone. You will need to be Jailbroken and have the 2.0 Update, or later.

  1. Connect to your iPhone through SSH, iPhoneBrowser, or some other tool.
  2. Navigate to /etc/.
  3. Now download this replacement hosts file. Replace iPhone's file with this one.
  4. Restart your iPhone!

This hack has been tested and confirmed to be working on the iPhone 2.1 Update.




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Monday, September 15th, 2008. 18:52

WinPwn 3.0 Update soon



WinPwn developer posted a note, that the new version of WinPwn will be soon. That is all, not much details. New version will probably support new firmware version 2.1.




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Monday, September 15th, 2008. 18:30

What apps do not work with OS 2.1 yet?



According to reports in the toucharcade.com and macrumors.com comments

List of Apps affected by the 2.1 software update beside number of forum reports: (in order of reports)

> 20 reports

Last.fm: (no audio) Developer aware, v2.0 update in transit

Zen Pinball: (no graphics white screen) Developer aware, v2.1 update in transit with improved frame rate, responsiveness, and graphics

Toybot Diaries: (corrupted sound effects) Developer aware, v1.2 update in transit

10 or more reports

Alli's Jigsaw:(cannot select new image) Developer aware, update in transit


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BossPrefs and Categories for firmware 2.1



BossPrefs and Categories are updated for 2.1 firmware. As usual, download it from Cydia Installer.




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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 23:09

Stop, do not update and jailbreak 2.1



It is recommended that you all hold off jailbreaking 2.1. There are many issues that dev team is working through. A jailbreak isn’t quite enough.

Many apps are not yet stable. Categories will not work because we cannot launch one app from another at this time. Cydia is not yet stable. I recommend you wait a day or two still.




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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 23:04

QuickPwn and PwnageTool for 2.1 firmware

   

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 22:56

Firmware 2.1 screenshots



Theiphoneblog just published first screenshots of the new iPhones firmware 2.1.

Running 2.1 (5F136) now, and here’s what we’re noticing: WiFi works fine (tried on Apple and Linksys routers). New icons for connection type (3G/Edge) in the top bar. New blue filled and half-filled dots to describe state of video and podcasts (watched/listened to). Genius Playlists don’t seem to work as well as iTunes 8, at least for me, with lots of songs coming back as “not related”.


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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 1:58

iPhone 2.1 firmware is out



The iPhone 2.1 is out. It contains the following updates as listed by Apple:

- decrease in call set-up failures andcall drops
- significantly improve battery life for most users
- dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
- improve email reliability, notable fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
- faster installation of 3rd party applications
- fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
- improved performance of text messaging
- faster loading and searching of contacts
- improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
- repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
- option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
- Genius playlist creation

The 2.1 firmware is build 5F136 (weighing in at 237.8MB) and can be directly downloaded through iTunes. The new firmware also contains a number of security fixes including the well publicized passcode flaw.

Jailbreak for 2.1 is not avaliable yet.




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New iPod touch internals



The folks at iFixIt received a brand new iPod Touch, which they disassembled right away.

Both the touch's 3.5-inch LCD display as well as its Lithium-ion polymer battery are held in place with strips of double-sided tape. The WiFi antenna and circuitry, which are located at the top of the unit, are connected to the main logic board by wide orange cable that were designed to prevent external noise from interfering with the digital signals as they travel along the device, iFixIt says.

The specialty online reseller, which offers replacement parts for Macs and iPods, was particularly excited by its discovery of an unpublicized Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip within the device. The particular chipset supports BT2.1+EDR, and is necessary for the touch's built-in support of Nike+ iPod technology. It's unclear, however, whether the chip supports A2DP, which would pave the way for Apple and third-party developers to introduce stereo headphones for the player.

iFixIt also discovered brown rectangular component centered about three quarters of the way down the touch's logic board, which is suspected to be the device's speaker. Other discoveries include a 3.7 V Lithium-ion polymer battery with part number 616-0404, NAND flash memory from Micron with part number 29F64G08TAA, and an Apple-branded Samsung-manufactured ARM processor with SDRAM that's similar to the one employed by the iPhone.

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Friday, September 12th, 2008. 2:43

iPhone firmware 2.1 this Friday



Apple announced that v2.1 firmware will be delivered this Friday. Change log is:

  • lots of bugs fixed
  • fewer dropped call
  • big battery life improvements
  • no crashes with Apps - hopefully the whole app install process is better.
  • backing up to iTunes is faster
  • great new performance enhancements

There is nothing said about push notification service, cut/copy/paste or turn-by-turn GPS.

As always, I strongly recommend no one update until the Dev Team releases an upated pwnage.




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:29

Categories



Categories allows you to create folders on your desktop. This allows you to organize your desktop rather than having it be a huge mess. For example, you can have these icons for folders with all games and communication applications:

The app comes with a GUI configurator so that you do not have to edit text files. When you add an app to a category, it is removed from the springboard list so that it no longer shows up on the main desktop. When you remove the app from the category it is returned back to the springboard. Here is an example of a categories folder full of games:


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Monday, September 8th, 2008. 23:51

Disable Apple's kill switch



You probable know, that some time ago software developers have found a line of code buried in the iPhone's operating system that could enable Apple to remotely delete applications stored on the device that it no longer approves of. This is known as "Apple's kill switch".

Now you can turn this OFF using BossPrefs 2.12b. This is a major feature in 2.12b version. Avaliable for download from Cydia Installer.




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Monday, August 18th, 2008. 13:38