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Auto-correction - solution to turn it off





I was amazed that very few people know how to turn auto-correction off. Here is what you need:

  • Jailbreak your iPhone and install Cydia
  • Install BossPrefs
  • Install CToggle BossPrefs Addon
  • Run BossPrefs and turn auto-correction off

There is even a domain: http://please-let-us-disable-autocorrection-steve.com.. Nice.




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Friday, September 19th, 2008. 1:05

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

SwirlyMMS - MMS for iPhone with 2.x support



This applicatin allows to send MMS messages. SwirlyMMS is a well-known application for iPhone 2G users. Version for 1.x firmwares was in Cydia and Installer for a while. Recently the developers created version for 2.x firmwares. Avaliable through Cydia Installer.




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 18:26

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

iTunes 8: If Windows Vista displays a blue screen error message when connecting iPhone or iPod



Apple published a kb for this case. Here it is:

Symptoms

After installing iTunes 8 for Windows, some users may see a blue screen error message when connecting iPhone or iPod to a Windows Vista computer. In some cases, the computer may immediately restart when connecting iPhone or iPod to the computer.

Products Affected

iPod, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Vista, iPod touch (2nd generation), iTunes 8 for Windows, iPhone 3G

Resolution


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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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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

iTunes 8



iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Store that you don’t already have.

With iTunes 8, browse your artists and albums visually with the new Grid view; download your favorite TV shows in HD quality from the iTunes Store; sync your media with iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (120GB), and iPod touch (2nd generation); and enjoy a stunning new music visualizer.

iTunes 8 and iTunes U are now accessible with VoiceOver on your Mac.

It is available via Software Update, or download it from Apple.com




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QuickPwn, PwnageTool and WinPwn



There are so many tools, some for Mac OS, others for Windows, different versions... Complicated. So let's summerize a little bit.

If you have iPhone 3G, you'll be able to install 3-rd party non AppStore applications (through separate applications called Cydia and Installer) and run these applications. If you have old iPhone, in addition to that you'll be able to unlock the device (use with any carrier).

There are two methods: quickpwn and custom firmware method. First one is for quikly pwning and jailbreaking  the device without restore. You should use it if you have unlocked device or an AT&T contract.

If you are Windows user:

  • Go for WinPwn. The current version is 2.5.0.2 (also called 2.5 beta-2). Download here. It supports both iPhone and iPhone 3G, firmwares 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2. You can use either quickpwn or custom firmware method.
  • There is a separate QuickPwn tool for Windows. The current version is RC3. Download here. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn and you do not like WinPwn (or you had problems with it).

If you're using Mac OS:

  • Go for PwnageTool. The current version is 2.0.3.1. Download here. Works with 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 firmwares using custom-firmware method.
  • There is a version of QuickPwn tool for MAC OS. The current version is 1.0.0. Download here. It works only with firmware 2.0.2. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn.
    QuickPwn is not a replacement for PwnageTool, they are different tools and provide different features, QuickPwn is for quickly pwning a device, whereas PwnageTool is designed to custom build and tailor the ipsw production process, both tools will be actively developed in the future.



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