How To View Your iPhone Storage Information

6 01 2009

You might be want to know how many the percentage of application/program installed and stored in your iPhone OS hardisk. If you realize, the storage information now available in Cydia with complete and detail pie chart. To view it, you just tap on Cydia icon > Manage > Storage



The information as in the “Storage” separate with two part, with small partition shows 500M storage its called “system storage” which is including programs related with libraries and root system. The second part is related with your iPhone general storage followed by 4GB, 8GB and 16GB depends on your built in iPhone HDD size. These including the detail information about how many(percentage) application that you installed it from Cydia’s open sources and also application from App Store and iTunes. But you only can view this storage information while your have internet connection. Check out my post here how to use Cydia.

Alternatively, you can still view the storage information when you’re offline using SBSetting. But SBSettings just gives simple information instead the storage info aboved. When you’re have internet connection, its display wifi iP address, HDD info and availble memory. Then when you’re don’t have internet connection, its only shows your info about HDD free and available memory. Check out my post here on how to install SBSettings and how to use it.


How To Change SBSettings Theme

12 12 2008

If you already use SBSettings, you might be boring with default SBSettings appearance and would like  to customize your SBSettings themes with the new themes. Actually a lot of themes available under “Themes (SBSettings)” category in Cydia for you SBSettings customization. You could choose it with your favourite themes under this section.  See my instruction here on how to install SBSettings. For this post, i just want to show you one theme for example of my tutorials. Let say, change you default SBSettings theme with “Apple Mik Theme”. The “Apple Mik Theme”  appearance is quite good and give your the look and feel like Mac UI as screenshot below.

Install “Apple Mik Theme”  Via Cydia

Step 1: Launch Cydia and select “Sections” at haptic menu. Then select “Themes (SBSettings)” category OR you can tap “Search” on haptic menu and type “Apple Mik Theme”.



Step 2: Select “Apple Mik Theme”  for installation.

Step 4: Tap “Install” button at the right top of your screen to install. For the conformation just select “Confirm” button at the right top to. Once complete your iPhone restart automatically.

Activate “Apple Mik Theme” via SBSettings

For your information SBsettings has an own themes manager. Its operation is the same like WinterBoard on iPhone. Thats mean all your operation and customizing only on your SBSettings.

Step 5: Launch your SBSettings by swipe the status bar at the top or tap and hold down your finger with 1-2 seconds. SBSetting will be slides down and displays you with all the available toggles. But its look like your “Apple Mik Theme” still does not appear on your SBSettings.

Step 6: Actually your theme still in the “unactive” condition. To activate it, just select “More” button on your SBSettings and select “Manage Themes”.

Step 7: Then select “Apple Mik” to activate it. Your SBSettings will verify with mark symbol.

Step 8: Press “Home” button, your SpringBorad will be restart automatically and you’ll then bring back to the SpringBoard. You’ll see a fresh new look of your SBSettings once you launch it.

SBSettings: Toggles For iPhone Home Screen

8 12 2008

I already published about WifiToggle that it simply application to saves me thousand of minutes to dig deep into Settings and just turn Wifi on/off  for saving my battery life. For those who have upgraded and jailbreak to firmware 2.2, you may find this application is not no longer compatible with firmware 2.2 (at the time I wrote this post). Here comes to SBSettings to rescue. SBSettings from Cydia offers WifiToggle and even more.

SBSettings is only available in Cydia and designed for jailbreak iPhone. Like most applications in Cydia, SBSettings is free and it is compatible with iPhone 2.x. I highly recommend SBSettings if you want to bring toggles to iPhone Home Screen. You may also see on how to change SBSettings theme here.

Install SBSetting Via Cydia

Step 1: Launch  “Cydia” and select “sections” on haptic menu. Select “System” category and select “SBSettings” or you can tap “Search” in Cydia and type “SBSettings”.


Step 2: Press “Install” button at the right top and select “Confirm” to install SBSettings.

Step 3: After installation completed, your iPhone will be restart automatically to “LockScreen” mode. Looks like your SBSettings icon does not appear on your home screen. Unlike other normal iPhone application, SBSettings does not come with an icon, you can launch it by swipe the status bar at the top or tap and hold down your finger with 1-2 seconds. SBSetting will be slides down and displays you with all the available toggles.

How To Use SBSettings

As mentioned by the author, SBSettings is a full replacement of BossPrefs and it brings all important toggles (which may be hidden under Settings) directly into your iPhone Home Screen. Say, to turn off Wifi, normally you tap “Settings” ->”Wifi” -> On/Off. With SBSettings, this can just be done on iPhone home screen with an instant tap.

By default, you can toggle Wifi, bluetooth, EDGE, 3G and SSH (if you have installed SSH). A green button means the service is turned ON, while a button in red indicates the service is disabled.

SBSettings also provides shortcut buttons to power off iPhone and lets you control the brightness of screen. When you have Wifi-connected, it’ll show you the IP address. I find this is great especially when you need to connect your iPhone via SSH regulary.

What if you want to customize the toggle buttons appear in SBSettings? SBSettings also lets you control the toggles via a configuration screen. Just click “More” to launch the configuration screen. You can customize the toggles appear in SBSetting, as well as, the applications in the dock.