Dec 11

iPhone Home Button Not Working?

Has your iPhone home button stopped working? Well, you have a few options.

1. Under warranty? get it replaced (of course)…
2. else … Restart your iPhone…
3. else … Restore the firmware (Backup before you do this)…
4. else … use Assistive Touch – This is like an onscreen keyboard. A home button would appear on your screen. It comes with few other features like the OnScreen Volume, Lock and Mute buttons. Basically its a replacement for all your hardware buttons. Dont worry this wont block your screen, it would appear on your screen on demand.

Go to Settings>>General>>Accessibility>> enable AssistiveTouch


Jan 10

Unlocking Your iPhone 3GS, 3G OS 3.1.2 using BlackSn0w.

Following is the Step-by-Step Guide to Unlock iPhone 3g and 3GS. For 2G iPhone Unlock guide click here.

Once you have Jailbroken your iPhone using blackra1n you can proceed with the unlocking process.
If you haven’t done it yet then you should first visit the article on: Jailbreaking your iPhone using BlackRa1n

There are two methods to Unlock your iPhone 3G or 3GS using BlackSn0w:

  1. Using Cydia.
  2. Using blackra1n (if you haven’t uninstalled this app after jailbreaking).

I have provided the unlocking process using both the Apps. You can select any one of them.

Unlocking through Cydia using BlackSn0w:

  • Open Cydia and tap the Manage Tab and select Sources.
  • Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner.
  • Now select the Add button at top-left corner.
  • Input this source : http://blackra1n.com    in the pop window and press Add Source.
  • Once the new source is added. Press the blue Return To Cydia button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now you can see that blackra1n.com source added the sources list. Tap the Done button on the top-right corner.
  • Now select the newly added source i.e blackra1n.com. Inside it select blackSn0w.
  • Now press the Install button at the top-right corner. Then press the Confirm butoon at the same position.
  • Once blackSn0w is installed. You are done with the Unlocking process.That’s right u have done it. Now you have a Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone. Congrats!!!

Unlocking through Blackra1n using BlackSn0w:

  • Open up the blackRa1n App in your iPhone.
  • Tap the ra1n button. This upgrades the App.
  • After upgrading once again start the Blackra1n App. Now the previously present ra1n button or tab is replaced by a tab named snOw.
  • Now press the install button this will install Blacksn0w.
  • After this a pop-up comes up saying “Post Install Log for sn0w”. Press the close button.
  • Now the iPhone will respring.
  • Now you have a Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone. Congrats!!!

Jan 10

Unlocking Your iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 using BootNeuter

NOTE: This method is for iPhone 2G users only. For iPhone 3G and 3GS users Click here.

Once you have Jailbroken your iPhone using blackra1n you can proceed with the unlocking process.
If you haven’t done it yet then you should first visit the article on: How to Jailbreak your iPhone using BlackRa1n
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Jan 10

How to Jailbreak iPhone(all models 2G-3GS) using BlackRa1n (for WINDOWS)

Step-by-step Guide to Jailbreak all iPhone Models (OS 3.1.2)

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Jan 10

Enable vodafone live on iPhone

Vodafone India doesn’t allow vidafone live( the low cost GPRS version) to be used on iPhone or any other high end mobile. You need to buy something called as Mobile Connect, which is much expensive as compared to “vodafone live”.
For those who like to play around with the settings on a jailbroken iPhone, below are the workaround to get vodafone live active on your iPhone. Continue reading →

Dec 09

Tricks for iPhone Owners to get easy to use, great user interface and useful information that saves time!

Here are some cool features on your new iPhone that might not be immediately obvious to you:

  • To take a screenshot, hold the home button and click the sleep button. The screen will flash white and the screenshot will be stored in your camera roll.
  • To save any image from the web to your camera roll, simply press and hold the image. A menu will appear asking “Save Image” or “Cancel”.
  • If your iPhone gets stuck then press and hold down the Home button and the Sleep button for a while to restart your iPhone.
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  • To copy text, press and let go of the text and touch Select or Select All to choose the words you wish to copy. To paste text, hold and let go of the area where you are pasting to and touch Paste.
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Dec 09

Apple iPhone 3GS – Full specifications

1.Cellular and wireless

  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

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Aug 08

Forwarding SMS from iPhone

Update: Apple has heard the needs of its iPhone users. This issue has been taken care in newer iOS version. Forwarding and deleting Messages are supported in New iOS versions

iPhone (original version) doesn’t have the feature to delete individual messages or forward received messages. All it can do is show you messages in an iChat format. Now all of us are used to forwarding messages.
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Jun 08

Copy SMS From iPhone

Apple by default has not given any option to backup or copy SMS from the iPhone.

The workaround is to copy the sms.db database file from the iPhone onto your PC and browse it using the “SQlite Browser” which can be downloaded from here.

On firmware 1.1.4  the sms.db file can be found at the folder  /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS. My previous post will help you browse the iPhone.

Jun 08

Copying [any] Data to and from the iPhone

Unlocking the iPhone by default installs another app called Open SSH. Look out for the installed applications in the ‘installer app’. Please install the same if its not already there. Download the WinSCP client for your PC. Get your system and the iPhone connected to Wi-Fi. And note down the IP address of the iPhone from its settings panel. for eg

Run the WinSCP.exe and connect using the following parameters

  1. Provide the Host Name as the IP address of iPhone
  2. Port will be the default of 22
  3. User name : root
  4. Password: alpine

Thats it, You are now connected to the iPhone. You may now drag drop any file into the iPhone and use up the 8 or 16 GB.

This doesn’t completely solve the problem of blocked USB Drive usage of the iPhone as it requires you to have WinSCP and Wifi availability at all the Systems to which you want to connect the iPhone.

Found another great solution today @ t-pot. It has got complete instructions as to how to get it worked, so i am not repeating it here. With this you can connect to iPhone even without Wi-Fi, but require you to install a software called Total Commander which is not a freeware and comes with a 30-day trial tag. T-pot is a Plugin for Total Commander. Worth a try!!!

I also came across something called iphonefs. But was not quite able to get it working.

I would be describing the iPhones directory structure in some future posts.