CallerID Fix Collection v1.1.4: Number Mismatch Problem

15 11 2008

For Jailbreak iPhone user, You may have experienced a problem after upgrading to firmware 2.1 which are trouble with Caller ID and SMS. When you get incoming calls or SMS from person in contacts, the iPhone still displays the phone number instead of contact name. This problem is especially common for those countries where iPhone is not officially distributed.

How To Check Your Phone Number Format is Supported In Your Country?

You should go to “Settings” -> “General” -> “International” -> “Region Format”. If your country is not listed, you probably need CallerID Fix Collection application to rescue. CallerID Fix Collection v1.1.4, developed by Carlo Franchino (Frank8), is a solution for those iPhones in a country that is not supported in Regional Format. It’s available in Cydia  for free. The latest release of CallerID Fix Collection (v1.1.4) added the following country support:

Install CallerID Fix Collection via Cydia

Launch Cydia and Select “Sections” at haptic menu, select “Localization” category and select “CallerID Fix Collection” or you can tap “Search” in Cydia and just type “CallerID Fix Collection”. Select “Install” button at the right top and confirm it to install.

Cydia

Cydia

Hopefully, your country will be included in the next release.

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Backup Cydia Applications Using AptBackup & AppStore Using iTunes before Upgrade

10 11 2008

AptBackup

Everybody wondered whether we can have our iPhone applications back again, installed via Cydia, backup and restore after iPhone firmware upgrade. Probably you have even more applications on your iPhone via both Cydia and Appstore. As the number of applications installed grows, you may find it more difficult to persuade yourself to upgrade to newer firmware version. You’ll have to re-install all the iPhone applications again or you’ll lose it all. Consider the time and effort to search and install the applications again on iPhone, you’ll probably give up the idea of upgrade.But there are always solutions – iTunes & AptBackup – to backup & restore your iPhone application for firmware upgrade.

Concerning about Apt  Backup application, its only available on Cydia since iPhone 2.0 firmware, its mean there is no backup solution for iPhone 1.1.4 firmware before upgrade.

Backup Cydia-Installed Applications Using AptBackup

AptBackup is an application to backup & restore solution for Cydia installed applications. What AptBackup does is to make a list of Cydia-installed applications, backup the list via iTunes and restore the list back to your iPhone. AptBackup can then refer to the list and install all the applications automatically. Unfortunately its application does not backup your actual apps or apps settings.

Install AptBackup Via Cydia

Just launch Cydia and select “Sections” on haptic menu. And then select “System” category and tap “AptBackup” to install it.

Cydia

Cydia

The interface of AptBackup is very simple. You can only find two buttons after launching AptBackup – Backup or Restore. Let say, you’re planning for a iPhone upgrade:

Step 1: You should first click “Backup” to backup the list of Cydia-installed applications.

Step 2: Then sync your iPhone with iTunes to backup the list to your computer.
Step 3: Next, upgrade & jailbreak your iPhone.
Step 4: Once upgraded, install AptBackup via Cydia.
Step 5: Sync your iPhone with iTunes to restore the list of Cydia-installed application.
Step 6: Launch AptBackup and click “Restore” to reinstall all the applications

Backup AppStore-Installed Applications via iTunes

For an application installed through AppStore, you can have them backup by synchronizing iPhone with iTunes. iTunes silently backup your iPhone applications and keep it on your computer. After upgrade, you can then sync them back to iPhone again.





LockDockBar v0.1 for iPhone

10 11 2008

LockDockBar is an application that allows you to launch your Phone, Mail, SMS and Calendar apps from your lock screen mode. You can get it on Cydia for free. When you install LockDockBar, it will automatically add the fixed icons to your lock screen such as Phone, Mail, SMS and Calender (it does not add an icon for the app to your SpringBoard). You can then launch and use any of the four application right from your lock screen. It also displays a badge on the icons (on the lock screen) indicating if you have any missed calls, texts and/or any new email.

However this application have some limitation. If you have a passcode on your iPhone, it bypasses the passcode to open the four applications. Its meaning to say that, anyone could get into your contacts, email, SMS info, Calendar info, make a phone call. In Other hand, they would be able to see a lot of your private information. If you do not normally keep a passcode on your iPhone then you probably don’t really care about this, you can use and proceed with my instruction below. But, for those of you who do have a passcode on your iPhone you might want to ignore this application.

Install LockDockBar Via Cydia

Step 1: Launch  “Cydia” and select “sections” on haptic menu

Cydia

Step 2: Select “Utilities” category and select “LockDockBar”.

Step 3: Press “Install” button at the right top and select “Confirm” to install LockDockBar.

Step 4: After installation completed, your iPhone will be restart automatically to “LockScreen” mode. Now you might be see four awesome icons on your “LockScreen” Mode.





iSpazio DockFlow for iPhone

2 11 2008

iSpazio DockFlow is a iPhone mod application that available in Cydia. You could get it for free. It changes your dock icons giving them a cover flow look. Its icon looks pretty cool .However, there are a few restrictions with it. You need to have a five icon dock, the icons have to be specific icons in a specific order (Safari, SMS, Phone, Mail and iPod). You cannot use it with other mods such as Stack application. If you are willing to deal with these restrictions is does look awesome. These instruction will guide you on how to install and activate iSpazio Dock Flow.

NOTE: You need to have a Five Icon Dock. Check out my post here for instruction on how to install Five Icon Dock. Also you need to uninstall “Stack” for those who already install it.


Install iSpazio Dock Flow via Cydia

Step 1: Go to Cydia installer. Select “sections” at haptic menu, select “Themes” category and select “iSpazio DockFlow” or you can tap “Search” in Cydia and type “iSpazio DockFlow”. Select “install” button at the right top and confirm it to install.

Cydia

Cydia

Step 2: After installation complete, go to normal display by press “home” button. You need to install five icon dock first as i mentioned with the notes above. Then you should put the five icon into dock by drag it with specific orders (Safari, SMS, Phone, Mail and iPod) as screenshot below.

Activate iSpazio DockFlow via Winterboard

Step 3: Its look like your Dock Flow still does not appear in the dock icon. Actually your DockFlow still in the “unactive” condition. To activate your DockFlow, just launch Winterboard and select “DockFlow by Forevermac”. Your WinterBoard will verify with mark symbol.

Winterboard

Winterboard

Step 4: Press “Home” button. Your SpringBoard will restart automatically. Once complete, your iPhone is in the “lock screen” mode. Unlock it and your iPhone shows the awesome DockFlow icon. Enjoy!





Guide to Unlock & Jailbreak iPhone 2G for firmware 2.1 using QuickPwn (For Windows)

26 10 2008
QuickPwn 2.1

QuickPwn

QuickPwn 2.1 is the easiest tool to unlock & jailbreak was developed by Dev Team. These instruction will be shows to you on how to unlock & jailbreak your iPhone for Windows users.This guide is designed for:

1. Those who own iPhone 2G (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2) and planning for jailbreak & unlock

2. Those who already have jailbreak iPhone and would like to upgrade to firmware 2.1

Note: For those who would like to Jailbreak iPhone 3G (2.1 firmware update) using QuickPwn 2.1, check out my post here.

Preparation for Jailbreak & Unlock

Step 1: Make sure you have upgraded to iTunes version 8.0/8.0.1 and backup your iPhone data by synchronizing it with iTunes 8.0/8.0.1. See instruction here on how to backup your iPhone.

Note: If your iPhone still in “Unactivated” status, please activate your iPhone in iTunes first before proceed to jailbreak.

Step 2: Download QuickPwn 2.1, Bootloader 3.9, Bootloader 4.6 and iPhone 2G firmware 2.1. Save them all in the same folder. Extract/unzip QuickPwn21-1.zip. Make sure you have all the files in place before continue.

Step 3: This following step will be guide you how to Install your iPhone firmware 2.1 via iTunes 8.0/8.0.1. Just connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable and launch iTunes. Select your iPhone in iTunes. You might see all information about you iPhone and the button “Upgrade” and “Restore” appear in iTunes window.

Step 4: Hold the “SHIFT” key and click the “Restore” button simultaneously. The iTunes file dialog will pop up for you to select the firmware file. Locate the “iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw” that you have downloaded in previous step and click “Open”.

Step 5: iTunes will then restore your iPhone with firmware 2.1 automatically. Keep your iPhone connected, don’t touch anything and wait until the process complete.

Jailbreak & Unlock with QuickPwn 2.1

Step 6: Your iPhone should completely restore to firmware 2.1. But it’s still locked right now.

Step 7: Launch QuickPwn 2.1 to start jailbreak & unlock. Make sure your iPhone connect via USB cable and then click blue button to proceed.

Step 8: You are required to provide the firmware 2.1 IPSW file. Click “Browse” button to locate the “iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw” were you had downloaded in Step 2. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 9: You are required to configure the settings for QuickPwn. Normally, you could mark all checkboxes (i.e. Add Cydia, add installer, Replace boot logo & unlock iPhone). If you would like to keep the Apple logo, already in your iPhone, just left “Replace boot logo” unmarked. Click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 10: Locate the bootloader 3.9 and 4.6 files that you have downloaded at Step 2 by clicking “Browse” button. QuickPwn will show a big tick if they are correct. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 11: Make sure your iPhone should still be connected with USB cable. QuickPwn requests you to confirm it once again before unlock & jailbreak process will begin. If you’re ready, click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 12: QuickPwn automatically puts the iPhone into recovery mode. After that, you’ll be instructed to hold Home button for 5 seconds. Then hold Home and Power buttons together for 10 seconds. Next, release Power button and continue to hold Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode (QuickPwn will inform you automatically when you’re in DFU mode).

Step 13: During unlocking & jailbreaking process, your iPhone screen shows downloading jailbreak data and flashing NOR progress. What you have to do just keep waiting and don’t touch anything to your iPhone.

Step 14: QuickPwn will let you know the jailbreak process is successful. Your iPhone will be restarted and automatically launch BootNeuter to perform unlock. This process will take 3-5 minutes to complete. Just wait until the process been done and your iPhone will be rebooted again.

Step 15: Now unlocking & jailbreaking process has complete with iPhone firmware 2.1. Finally, sync back your iPhone to restore your backups data with iTunes 8.0/8.0.1.

Step 16: For beginner user, you might be want to know what to do after Jailbreak. Check out my post here on how to use Cydia. For those who already knew about the Cydia you could ignore this step.

Note: You might be want to know the trouble shooting and problem fixes after unlock &  jailbreak your iPhone 2.2  firmware here. And the second thing this jailbreak issues is devoted especially for T-Mobile users since iPhone 2.1 firmware. May this two post could help you.

Note: If you have problem and troubleshooting during  jailbreak using QuickPwn. You may see the details here about fixes and solution.

UPDATED: For those who want to upgrade to 2.2 firmware, check out my post here on how to unlock & jailbreak iPhone 2G 2.2 firmware using QuickPwn 2.2 (Windows).





iPhone Backup Apps: Chronus

23 10 2008
Chronus

Chronus

Chronus is a replacement of TimeCapsule for firmware 2.x. Chronus backups and restore states/settings of applications from AppStore and Cydia/Installer. Currently, Chronus supports backup/restore of the following default apps: Contacts, Call History, Calendar, CameraRoll, Maps (bookmarks & history), Maps (caches), Notes, Safari (bookmarks & history), SMS, Stocks, VoiceMail, Weather, Webclips, WorldClock, and YouTube (bookmarks).

FEATURES

* Keep more than one backup per application (available for register user only)
* Backup states/settings/user data of applications
* Restore backups
* Email backup (available in Chronus 2.1)
* Add support to other Cydia/Installer applications using URL

See instructions here on how to install and use Chronus to make backups of your iPhone.





QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows is here to jailbreak iPhone firmware 2.1

22 09 2008

The iPhone Dev Team has just released QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows. This version can jailbreak the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch v1 and can unlock the original iPhone.

Note: QuickPwn 2.1 does not support the unlock of iPhone 3G (Jailbreak only). Also, it will not work for the new version of iPod Touch.

Please be sure to read the info below that is from the Dev Team’s Blog

“Supports 2.1 firmware with the unlocking and jailbreaking of iPhone 1st generation (2G) device. Supports the jailbreaking of iPod Touch 1st generation device and iPhone 3G. Does not support the unlocking of iPhone 3G or jailbreaking of second generation (n72ap based) iPod Touch.”

UPDATED: Here the complete guide how to unlock & jailbreak your iPhone 2G to firmware 2.1 using QuickPwn 2.1 (For Windows)

UPDATED: Here the complete guide on how to upgrade and unlock & jailbreak iPhone 2G firmware 2.2 using QuickPwn 2.2 (for Windows)

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