Sayam Aggarwal, author at Cult of Mac

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using Pwnage Tool for Mac [Jailbreak Superguide]

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The Pwnage Tool by the DevTeam hacker group allows you to create custom iPhone firmwares for the purpose of jailbreaking, to get full control over your device (see why you should jailbreak here).

Currently, the Pwnage Tool version 4.1.2 allows you to jailbreak a device already on the latest firmware. However, it will NOT unlock the device, enabling it to be used with different GSM carriers worldwide.

You can also use greenpois0n by Chronic Dev to achieve the same. There’s practically no difference between the different tools, except for the fact that they come from different dev teams.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using greenpois0n [Jailbreak Superguide]

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Chronic Dev has released its Mac version of greenpois0n, his 1-click jailbreak solution (see why you should jailbreak here). However, it will NOT unlock the device, enabling it to be used with different GSM carriers worldwide.

It is pretty easy to use and worked perfectly with my iPhone 4. Besides the tool, there’s a ‘Loader’ application that gets automatically installed on the iPhone after jailbreak, which gives you option to install Cydia.

You can also use Pwnage Tool by DevTeam to achieve the same. There’s practically no difference between the different tools, except for the fact that they come from different dev teams.

Here’s see how it works.

How To: Jailbreak Your iOS Device Using limera1n [Jailbreak Superguide]

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George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot has released the Mac version of limera1n, his 1-click jailbreak solution. However, it will NOT unlock the device, enabling it to be used with different GSM carriers worldwide.

It is pretty easy to use and worked perfectly with my iPhone 4. Besides the tool, there’s a limera1n application that gets automatically installed on the iPhone after jailbreak, which gives you option to install Cydia.

Here’s see how it works.

Ingredients:

  • An iPhone (3G or later) / iPod Touch (G2 or later) / iPad
  • iOS 4.0.2 or later / iOS 3.2.1 or later for iPad
  • limera1n tool available at limera1n.com
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • A wireless internet connection (to install cydia)

Sena’s Sarach Flip Is a Classy Leather Case For Your iPhone 3GS [Review]

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Case maker Sena designs premium handcrafted cases for leather junkies, myself included. Their cases are all of superior quality and come in plenty of designs to choose from, which makes it a no-brainer choice if you are looking for something classy to protect your iDevice. The $69.99 Sarach Flip Leather is no exception.

What’s Good?: The case itself is a piece of art. As you would expect, a lot of thought has been put into the styling of the case.

Add Twitter, Facebook to all Your iPhone Apps with qTweeter [Jailbreak Superguide]

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If you’re getting around now to jailbreaking your iPhone and love social media, think about adding qTweeter to your app arsenal.

There are plenty of awesome Twitter and Facebook iPhone apps, but Cult of Mac finds qTweeter a must-have because you can broadcast social media updates just by pulling the app down from the status bar, and, say, vent about your co-worker while reading a particularly annoying email (not that we would, of course), rave about a new band you’re listening to the track or ask the peanut gallery what you should have for dinner by sending them a link to a take-out menu from a web page.

This $4.99 app has been one of our favorites since it launched in 2009.  Here’s Cult of Mac’s quick guide to getting you started with it.

Use Volume Button Extender for Easy Music Control on Your iPhone [Jailbreak Superguide]

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If you haven’t upgraded to iOS4, VolumeButtonExtender available on Cydia is worth checking out.  While the iPhone offers a couple of ways to control your music, you need use the screen to do it, not a great solution if you’re jogging, using it in the car or otherwise need to turn adjust the volume or skip tracks quickly with just one hand and minimal attention.

VolumeButtonExtender gives you quick access to the music controls, even in standby mode, using just the volume buttons. Available on Cydia, the handy utility also helps extend your battery life. Here’s Cult of Mac’s guide to help get you started.

Use An External Bluetooth Keyboard With Your iPhone [Jailbreak Superguide]

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If you type a lot on your iPhone and haven’t upgraded to iOS4,  BTstack available on Cydia is worth checking out.

The iPhone’s on-screen keyboard and auto-correction are great, but if you write long missives or are used to hammering out complex messages on a keyboard, you’ve probably wanted to use an external keyboard to get your point across at one time or another.

This is where BTstack keyboard comes in: it’s a simple paid application that lets you hook up most external Bluetooth HID keyboards to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Keep in mind that it doesn’t support more sophisticated commands for your mobile opus (selection, copy/paste, etc.) but it works like a charm for straight typing. Here’s Cult of Mac’s quick guide to get you started.

Record Your iPhone Screen with ScreenRecorder [Jailbreak Superguide]

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Your life is on your iPhone, so if you want to share it with friends, family and co-workers, what’s better than capturing what’s on your iPhone screen? ScreenRecorder for iPhone is a Cydia application that captures your iPhone screen — be it a tutorial, demo or demonstration — with the tap of a finger. Here’s Cult of Mac’s step-by-step guide of how this paid app works.

Create A Complex Lockscreen Passcode for Your iPhone [Jailbreak Superguide]

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Although the iPhone does allow you to setup a lockscreen passcode, it doesn’t give much flexibility in choosing one, allowing you to set only a four-digit passcode. If that doesn’t pass your security test, here’s how to set passcode your ex won’t be able to guess.  NB: If you haven’t upgraded to iOS4, this tutorial on setting up a lockscreen passcode is for you.