May 23








This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on Mac OS X in less than 10 minutes. Just follow the steps below:

1.) Download the following software to your “~/Downloads” directory:

RedSn0w

iPhone 3GS ipsw

2.) Click your cursor on the Desktop to bring up the “Finder” menu, and go to “Go” -> “Utilities” -> “Terminal“.

3.) Type the following commands into “Terminal“: mkdir ~/Desktop/redsn0w;mv ~/Downloads/redsn0w.zip ~/Desktop/redsn0w/;mv ~/Downloads/iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a_Restore.ipsw ~/Desktop/redsn0w/;cd ~/Desktop/redsn0w;unzip redsn0w.zip

4.) Now using “Finder“, open up the ~/Desktop/redsn0w directory and double-click on the redsn0w.app application.

5.) Once you have opened the redsn0w.app application, you should now see the redsn0w 0.9.6b4! application window. From here you will need to click on Browse and select the file ~/Desktop/redsn0w/iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a_Restore.ipsw and hit next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.) You should now see the following screen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.) Now you will need to select “Install Cydia” and hit next and follow the on-screen instructions. Also once this process has finished you will need to perform steps 5 through 6 again and when you get to step 7, select “Just boot tethered right now“. Again, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions and this time your iPhone 3GS will be booted up in tethered mode and you will have access to cydia and your iPhone 3GS will have been successfully jailbroken.

###VERY IMPORTANT### Every time you need to reboot or boot up your iPhone 3GS, you will need to peform step 7 and use redsn0w.app to “Just boot tethered mode“. Your iPhone 3GS will be able to go to sleep or be re-sprung without having to be booted up using redsn0w.app, but every time you need to perform a hard reboot of the device, you will need to use redsn0w.app to boot it up.###VERY IMPORTANT###

###DISCLAIMER: I have tested this procedure with iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1 only. I have done this several times and I have never run into any problems and I have never bricked an iPhone. However, if you use this tutorial, you are using it at your own risk. ###DISCLAIMER###

Mar 14








This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to jailbreak your iPad on Mac OS X in less than 10 minutes. Just follow the steps below:

1.) Download the following software to your “~/Downloads” directory:

RedSn0w

iPad ipsw

2.) Click your cursor on the Desktop to bring up the “Finder” menu, and go to “Go” -> “Utilities” -> “Terminal“.

3.) Type the following commands into “Terminal“: mkdir ~/Desktop/redsn0w;mv ~/Downloads/redsn0w.zip ~/Desktop/redsn0w/;mv ~/Downloads/iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw ~/Desktop/redsn0w/;cd ~/Desktop/redsn0w;unzip redsn0w.zip

4.) Now using “Finder“, open up the ~/Desktop/redsn0w directory and double-click on the redsn0w.app application.

5.) Once you have opened the redsn0w.app application, you should now see the redsn0w 0.9.6b4! application window. From here you will need to click on Browse and select the file ~/Desktop/redsn0w/iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw and hit next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.) You should now see the following screen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.) Now you will need to select “Install Cydia” and hit next and follow the on-screen instructions. Also once this process has finished you will need to perform steps 5 through 6 again and when you get to step 7, select “Just boot tethered right now“. Again, you will need to follow the on-screen instructions and this time your iPad will be booted up in tethered mode and you will have access to cydia and your iPad will have been successfully jailbroken.

###VERY IMPORTANT### Every time you need to reboot or boot up your iPad, you will need to peform step 7 and use redsn0w.app to “Just boot tethered mode“. Your iPad will be able to go to sleep or be re-sprung without having to be booted up using redsn0w.app, but every time you need to perform a hard reboot of the device, you will need to use redsn0w.app to boot it up.###VERY IMPORTANT###

###DISCLAIMER: I have tested this procedure with iPad running iOS 4.2.1 only. I have done this several times and I have never run into any problems and I have never bricked an iPad. However, if you use this tutorial, you are using it at your own risk. ###DISCLAIMER###

Jan 26








So, you want to be able to create your very own wifi hotspot that you can take anywhere on the go to power up all of your mobile devices like your iPad and notebook? Well, look no further, if you have an Android phone or a Samsung Galaxy S, then you have come to the right place. Just follow the steps below and you will be wifi tethering your devices to your phone in just a few minutes:

1.) You must first root your Android phone. If you are using a Samsung Galaxy S then you can follow the steps to one of my previous posts: How to root your Android 2.1 Samsung Captivate or Vibrant

2.) Once your phone has been rooted, open up the web browser on your phone and go to the following webpage: http://szym.net/apk/barnacle_latest.apk. This will download and install a program called Barnacle on your phone that allows you to create a wifi hotspot from your phone.

3.) Once Barnacle has been installed on your phone, go to -> Applications -> Barnacle Wifi Tether. Press the button on your phone to bring up the settings menu. Once in settings, you can configure all of the necessary settings for your wifi hotspot, the defaults will work just fine, but if you just leave the defaults with no changes, you won’t have any security on your wifi hotspot.

4.) When you have finished configuring your wifi hotspot settings, the only thing left to do is go back to the main screen in Barnacle Wifi Tether and click on “Start”.

5.) That’s it, enjoy surfing the Internet from your mobile devices using your brand new wifi hotspot on your phone.

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May 06








So now you’ve gotten yourself an iPad and you want to jailbreak it, just like your iPhone. Well, again you’ve come to the right place. Follow the simple steps below and you will have your jailbroken iPad ready with Cydia on it and Rock Apps in about twenty minutes.

Step 1. Download the Spirit Jailbreak at this location for Mac or Windows:

Step 2. Make sure you have iTunes installed.

Step 3.  Make a backup of your iPad by syncing it up to iTunes one last time.

Step 4.  Connect your iPad 3.2 Wifi or Wifi 3G.

Step 5.  Run the Spirit Jailbreak app you downloaded from the above link.

Strep 6. Once the Spirit Jailbreak app is running all you need to do is to click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 7.  Now all you need to do is to be patient and let the Jailbreak app do it’s thing…Sometimes that means waiting 20 mintues.

In some instances where I did my Jailbreak, I had to do a hard reboot of the iPad by holding down the home button and the off button for several seconds.  I would only recommend doing that in the case that it looks like the jailbreak process is hung.  Anyway it will eventually reboot and you will have the Cydia app on your desktop.  You can use Cydia to install Rock Apps on your iPad.  At this point you are done and your iPad is jailbroken.  The one last thing you will need to do is to change the default root passwords to the iPad.  When you install Rock Apps it will ask you to do this automatically.  I suggest you take the advice and go ahead and set the password to something that you will remember.

One last thing, most of the cydia apps will work but they are still formatted for the iPhone.  Winterboard and other terminal apps aren’t even running yet.  So be patient as there are a lot of people working real hard on getting these jailbroken apps rewritten for the iPad.

Apr 07








So, you just bought a brand new Wifi iPad and you want to be able to use 3G from your iPhone to power the wifi on the iPad.  If this is the case then you have come to the right place.  Listed below are the steps you need to use your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G(S) to connect the iPad with a wireless network setup from your iPhone.  This way you will not have to buy a new wifi/3G iPad in the next few weeks and you will also be able to bypass the extra 30 dollars a month for the iPad data plan:

Step 1.) Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, you will need to go to http://www.blackra1n.com.  If you are using Mac then click on the apple icon, if you are on PC, then you will need to click on the windows icon.  Then download the blackra1n app that will jailbreak your iPhone and allow you to install the MyWi app that will create your iPhone wireless network.

Step 2.)  Before you run the Blackra1n install app be sure to sync up and backup your iPhone one last time before you start.

Step 3.)  Connect your iPhone to your computer.  Once connected, run the blackra1n install app.

Step 4.)  It will automatically do everything for you to jailbreak your phone, just make sure that you are patient while it does it’s thing.

Step 5.)  Once the iPhone is jailbroken, go into the Rock app that’s now installed on your iPhone.

Step 6.)  Once in Rock App, go to search and look for the MyWi app.

Step 7.)  Install the MyWi app.

Step 8.)  Once you have installed the MyWi app, go into the app and under tethering turn “USB and Bluetooth” OFF.

Step 9.)  Before you turn everything on just make sure that bluetooth is turned off on your iPad and iPhone.

Step 10.)  Then name your new wifi network something simple.  After this you just need to turn “WIFI Tethering” ON.

Step 10.)  Once your new 3g wifi network is up and running, just go to settings on your iPad and change the Wifi network to the one you just created in step 9.

Step 11.) You are done.  Now you have 3g on your wifi iPad.

Apr 07








So, you just bought a brand new Wifi iPad and you want to be able to use 3G from your iPhone to power the wifi on the iPad.  If this is the case then you have come to the right place.  Listed below are the steps you need to use your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G(S) to connect the iPad with a wireless network setup from your iPhone.  This way you will not have to buy a new wifi/3G iPad in the next few weeks and you will also be able to bypass the extra 30 dollars a month for the iPad data plan:

Step 1.) Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, you will need to go to http://www.blackra1n.com.  If you are using Mac then click on the apple icon, if you are on PC, then you will need to click on the windows icon.  Then download the blackra1n app that will jailbreak your iPhone and allow you to install the MyWi app that will create your iPhone wireless network.

Step 2.)  Before you run the Blackra1n install app be sure to sync up and backup your iPhone one last time before you start.

Step 3.)  Connect your iPhone to your computer.  Once connected, run the blackra1n install app.

Step 4.)  It will automatically do everything for you to jailbreak your phone, just make sure that you are patient while it does it’s thing.

Step 5.)  Once the iPhone is jailbroken, go into the Rock app that’s now installed on your iPhone.

Step 6.)  Once in Rock App, go to search and look for the MyWi app.

Step 7.)  Install the MyWi app.

Step 8.)  Once you have installed the MyWi app, go into the app and under tethering turn “USB and Bluetooth” OFF.

Step 9.)  Before you turn everything on just make sure that bluetooth is turned off on your iPad and iPhone.

Step 10.)  Then name your new wifi network something simple.  After this you just need to turn “WIFI Tethering” ON.

Step 10.)  Once your new 3g wifi network is up and running, just go to settings on your iPad and change the Wifi network to the one you just created in step 9.

Step 11.) You are done.  Now you have 3g on your wifi iPad.

Mar 18

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So, you just bought a brand new Wifi iPad and you want to be able to use 3G from your iPhone to power the wifi on the iPad.  If this is the case then you have come to the right place.  Listed below are the steps you need to use your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G(S) to connect the iPad with a wireless network setup from your iPhone.  This way you will not have to buy a new wifi/3G iPad in the next few weeks and you will also be able to bypass the extra 30 dollars a month for the iPad data plan:

Step 1.) Whether you are using a Mac or a PC, you will need to go to http://www.blackra1n.com.  If you are using Mac then click on the apple icon, if you are on PC, then you will need to click on the windows icon.  Then download the blackra1n app that will jailbreak your iPhone and allow you to install the MyWi app that will create your iPhone wireless network.

Step 2.)  Before you run the Blackra1n install app be sure to sync up and backup your iPhone one last time before you start.

Step 3.)  Connect your iPhone to your computer.  Once connected, run the blackra1n install app.

Step 4.)  It will automatically do everything for you to jailbreak your phone, just make sure that you are patient while it does it’s thing.

Step 5.)  Once the iPhone is jailbroken, go into the Rock app that’s now installed on your iPhone.

Step 6.)  Once in Rock App, go to search and look for the MyWi app.

Step 7.)  Install the MyWi app.

Step 8.)  Once you have installed the MyWi app, go into the app and under tethering turn “USB and Bluetooth” OFF.

Step 9.)  Before you turn everything on just make sure that bluetooth is turned off on your iPad and iPhone.

Step 10.)  Then name your new wifi network something simple.  After this you just need to turn “WIFI Tethering” ON.

Step 10.)  Once your new 3g wifi network is up and running, just go to settings on your iPad and change the Wifi network to the one you just created in step 9.

Step 11.) You are done.  Now you have 3g on your wifi iPad.

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