RedSn0w One-Click Tethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.2.1 Released

Those of you who need to jailbreak one of the latest generation iDevices like iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G would have to be running a tethered jailbreak solution (the untethered version is still under testing). The iPhone Dev team have just added a bit of sophistication to this tool by introducing a one-click support to the software. Using this latest version, you may bypass the several screens that one may come across while tethered booting.

The one-click jailbreak tool offers a few command line arguments that can perform tasks such as

-j to ask redsn0w to “Just boot now”
-i <filename> to specify your reference IPSW
-o for old-bootrom iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3GS
-b <filename> to specify your own boot logo png

Do note that you will need a copy of RedSn0w (the tethered version) and IPSW on your hard drive. You can find the relevant files for download as well as the instructions on the Dev Team blog by clicking here.

How To Watch Flash Videos On iPhone Safari Browser Without Jailbreak

We had recently written about a new browser app for the iPhone called Skyfire. The browser let users access Adobe Flash content on the iPhone without having to jailbreak the iDevice. As you may know already, Skyfire makes use of a server-side technology to render Flash content in iPhone-supported formats. The popularity of Skyfire has also been its bane since the load on Skyfire’s servers is learned to have slowed down the processing in some cases.

Now if you are one who likes to watch a lot of video content, here is an alternative to look at. iOSFlashVideo is a Javascript bookmarklet that enables iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to watch Adobe Flash videos from websites like MetaCafe, Vimeo and DailyMotion from the comfort of the native iOS browser without having to jailbreak your device.

To get started, visit  http://iosflashvideo.fw.hu/ from your iPhone browser and hit the + button at the bottom of the screen to bookmark the link. Now, tap on the Bookmarks icon on the Mobile Safari window to edit this link. You may notice a few characters before the javascript code so that the bookmark page looks something like this.

iOS Flash Video

Now hit ‘Done‘ to save. Next time you want to watch a Flash video on your browser, simply tap on the bookmarks button and select iOSFlashVideo to start watching these videos.

Hack To Install Android 2.3 Keyboard On Android 2.2

As you should know by know, Google has unveiled the next generation Android platform along with the Nexus S. One of the most conspicuous features about the upcoming Android version is its new-look keyboard. If you are one of those dying to check out this new Android keyboard on your older machines, then follow the instructions below.

First and foremost, remember that you will need a rooted Android device to carry out these instructions. You may know this, but it is our duty to warn you that this is a pretty risky process where you could end up bricking your device. Also, some functionalities like autocorrect may not function properly. Thirdly, this process needs you to have Android 2.2 installed. If it is an older version of OS, sorry this feature may not work on your phone.

If you are already rooted and have taken care of the warnings, then follow these steps below.

Step 1 : Create a backup of your phone

Step 2 : Click here and download the ZIP file

Step 3 : Plug your phone to the computer

Step 4 : Copy the downloaded file on to the root of your SD card and install it in the same way you would install themes

Step 5 : If you are a user of Droid X or Droid 2, then navigate to Clockwork -> Mounts and Storage -> Mount System and then back to install the ZIP file from your SD card

Step 6 : Reboot your Android phone. Under the Input method, select Android Keyboard.

You are done. You can use this new look keyboard on your FroYo device. Check out the video below for a Android 2.3 keyboard demo.

[via Droid Life]

Video Demo To Update Baseband Of iPhone 3G/S With RedSn0w 0.9.6b5

The iPhone Dev Team had only recently announced that their carrier unlock for iPhone 3G and 3GS phones are now available with RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 and PwnageTool 4.1.3. As we had noted already, the unlocking process involves updating the baseband of your iPhone to the original firmware of the iPad that is incidentally vulnerable to an existing exploit.

If you are having trouble with the instructions from the Dev Team website for the baseband upgrade, here is a nice video walkthrough above from RedmondPie of the entire process that you can check out in the video below. The video goes beyond baseband upgrade and take you through the complete RedSn0w unlocking process.

But before you proceed, we must warn you that the entire process is quite risky and you risk not just bricking your iPhone but may also void your warranty. So, it goes without saying that the risk is upon you.

Skip Samsung Galaxy Tab Activation Screen With Simple Trick

If you are just back from the Black Friday shopping frenzy and happen to have got hold of a Samsung Galaxy Tab sans a data package, you may be having some trouble getting past the activation screen. This simple trick will help you bypass the activation screen on your new Samsung Galaxy Tab and let you access your tablet using a tethered Wi-Fi network alone.

So this is what you should do :

  • Press the volume up button up once.
  • Press the volume down button twice
  • Press the volume up button thrice
  • Press the volume down button four times

That is it. This will let you go past the activation screen on your Galaxy Tab. Did this help? Let us know how it goes in the comments below.

Find My iPhone For iPhone 3G(S) & iPod Touch 2G Available

If you are an iPhone 3G/3GS owner who has just updated to the new iOS 4.2.1 platform, you may have been disappointed to see that the free Find My iPhone feature is not available on your model – by default, that is. Apple has always been known to push the sale of its newer handsets by making certain attractive features unavailable on the older models. This time however, they have simply chosen to make it a much more cumbersome  process.

So technically, it is possible to set up the Find My iPhone feature on your phone provided the service is available in your country. This is how you will do it.

I : Get hold of an iPhone 4, iPad or iPod Touch 4G (from a friend or family member who hasn’t set up a MobileMe account yet). Download the free Find My iPhone app by clicking here.

II : If you don’t have a MobileMe account yet, launch the application and create a new MobileMe account.

III : Now go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add a MobileMe account and enter your MobileMe login credentials

IV : Turn the Find My iPhone on the MobileMe account on

V : Launch the recently downloaded application once again and enter your MobileMe account details

VI : Now get hold of your older iPhone or iPod Touch model and download the Find My iPhone app once again from the App Store

VII : Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add a MobileMe account and enter your MobileMe login credentials

VIII : Launch the downloaded application and enter the MobileMe login account to set up the functionality

IX : If the newer iPhone/iPad model is not yours, disable the MobileMe account from Settings and delete the application.

You are done. You can now track your iPhone or iPod Touch anytime it gets lost.

UltraSn0w iOS 4.2.1 Unlock For iPhone 3GS/3G Releasing By Sunday

We have been hearing from the iPhone Dev team that the UltraSn0w unlock for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users should be out by this weekend. Earlier this week, we had speculated that this solution could be released as early as Friday – that’s tomorrow. Now, jailbreaker MuscleNerd has confirmed that the development work is indeed on track and the unlock should be released by the weekend. But unlike our earlier speculation, the release could take until Sunday. In a tweet, he posted,

“Good progress today…everything is on track for updated ultrasn0w by Sunday/Funday at the latest (longer for iPhone4!)”

That is still not a long time to wait and we look forward to its release. But if you are an iPhone 4 user, you may not be amused at all. But that was quite expected all along, wasn’t it?

Jailbroken iPhone 4 Put In Recovery Mode On iOS 4.1 Restore Due To New BaseBand Requirement

If you have been religiously jailbreaking your iPhone over the years, you may have become used to this application called Tiny Umbrella that helps your device kick itself out of the recovery mode during the jailbreak process. This is a nifty application because it helps you to upgrade the device firmware without affecting the baseband.

It now appears that Apple may have introduced, albeit partially, a baseband requirement which means applications such as Tiny Umbrella may no longer be able to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. Semaphore, the developer behind Tiny Umbrella notes,

It seems that Apple has decided to put a baseband requirement on iOS. So at this point, if you are using Saurik’s server or tiny umbrella and trying to restore 4.2.1 on an iPhone 4, you will end up in recovery mode and tiny umbrella will not be able to pull you out of recovery.”

This is speculated to be partial because other jailbreakers do not seem to have been having a problem themselves. Popular jailbreaker MuscleNerd has written,

4.2.1 is running fine on my i4 with 01.59 BB. I think they simply killed Umbrella way.”

In any case, should you be affected, this is how you could resolve it – Either restore iOS 4.1 again or restore to iOS 4.2.1 when you are tether jailbroken.

UltraSn0w Unlock For iPhone 3G/3GS On iOS 4.2.1 This Friday?

The latest iPhone 4 may offer you a lot of features that are not available on the older iPhone models. But if there is one area where owning an older iPhone can be a blessing, it is with respect to jailbreaking and unlocking. Yesterday, we wrote about the RedSn0w untethered jailbreak solution already available for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users. While iPhone 4 users too shall be able to jailbreak their iDevices soon, it is still a tethered solution which is not exactly ideal.

Now popular jailbreaker, MuscleNerd, has revealed that a new UltraSn0w unlock for iPhone 3G/3GS should be out as early as by the end of this week. In a tweet, he wrote,

“now that redsn0w is out, can focus back on the unlock. The 3G/3GS version should be out this week. i4 will be longer.”

Yet again, if you own an older iPhone, the unlock should be out soon. If you are an iPhone 4 user, good luck with waiting for some more time till your phone becomes capable once again.

How To Disable HDR Photography On iPhone 4

Sometime back I had written about a jailbreak tool called HDR Camera Enabler that would enable HDR photography on an iPhone 3GS even though that feature is disabled by default on the iOS. Now if you are looking for a counter feature – the ability to disable HDR photography on iPhone 4, here’s this new […]

Sometime back I had written about a jailbreak tool called HDR Camera Enabler that would enable HDR photography on an iPhone 3GS even though that feature is disabled by default on the iOS. Now if you are looking for a counter feature – the ability to disable HDR photography on iPhone 4, here’s this new tool.

Before you start wondering if anyone will need this, do remember that HDR photography capture can be a power guzzler and some people may think it fit to enable and disable such features at will. If you are one such user, you need to check out the new jailbreak app called myOS. myOS is an application that is available on Cydia that makes it possible for iPhone users to enable/disable not just HDR photography, but all the other iOS features as well. The app lets you manage the following

  • Multitasking
  • Homescreen Wallpapers
  • Unified iPod
  • App Store
  • Contacts
  • HDR Photography
  • Game Center
  • Camera
  • Voice Control

myOS is available right now on the BigBoss repository and can be had at a price of $0.99. Check it out and let us know if you found it good.