I've been having several problems with my crApple iPod Touch 2G and spent hours searching the net for answers. They were quite hard to find so I decided to create a blog with the best solutions. Now I have a 3GS and iPad1 too.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Gridlock & Iconoclasm on iOS5 GM with Iconsupport

I recently updated my iPad 1 to iOS5.0 GM and found that there were lots of Cydia apps that wouldn't work yet like Gridlock and Iconoclasm due to Iconsupport 1.7.1 not been supported. It just sent my iPad into Safe Mode, however using Iconsupport 1.7.1~b2-2, I have them both working. See screenshots above for proof - two shots of different layouts and my firmware version etc.

Firstly a WARNING, this is a beta version for iOS4 not iOS5 so you follow these instructions AT YOUR RISK! I am just offering a helping hand. Also this was done on my iPad 1 but should work on iPhone and iPod, but let me know.

 * First download Iconsupport v1.7.1~b2-2 by chpwn - Multiupload and save it on your desktop.

* Load Cydia and install Gridlock (com.chpwn.gridlock_1.2.5-1_iphoneos-arm.deb) and Iconoclasm (net.r-ch.iconoclasm_1.7_iphoneos-arm.deb), both of which will install Iconsupport v1.7.1 (com.chpwn.iconsupport_1.7-1_iphoneos-arm.deb). Once installed restart your springboard.

* It comes up in safe mode, which is fine. Extract the two files in the zip file you downloaded (Iconsupport.plist & dylib).

* Either use WinSCP (Windows) or iFile (iOS) to upload the Iconsupport files to your iPad to directory /Library/MobileSubstrate/DynamicLibraries and overwrite both files.

* Using WinSCP or iFile, edit this file for Iconoclasm - /System/Library/PreferencesBundles/IconoclasmPrefs.bundle and find the CurrentLayout and change the "Five-Columns SB (5x4)" to "5x5" or whatever layout you want. Find them at /Library/Iconoclasm/Layouts.

* Respring your iPad whichever way you want. 

* You now have 5 rows and 5 columns, plus you can move icons anywhere on your Springboard. But not in Folders atm. 

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Get your own Text Tones on your iPhone 3GS/3G

If you don't already have the iPhone4 text tones on your iPhone 3GS/3G, then click this link for details.

Now a little disclaimer - this hack has only been done on my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1 and I've limited the files to about 2.5MB and below.

1. First download a SSH client, I'm using WinSCP.

2. Below is listed the Text Tones from the previous blog post. Keep it handy as you need a list of the file names.

3. You already have 17 new Text Tones but they are just the ones from the iPhone 4, so you need to create upto 17 of your own now. I say upto as you may wish to keep some of the new Tones, I kept 3. If you don't know how to create your own Tones, then use google.

4. Now you have your own Text Tones, put them in a directory on your desktop. Called it "Own Tones" or whatever you like.

5. Open WinSCP and go to \System\Library\Audio\UISounds and backup up the directory, just in case. Or do what I did and rename the old files with an old extension.

6. Now name your own Tones in your directory on your Desktop ("Own Tones") to the name of the iPhone 4 Tones. Use the image above for the names. So rename "newtone1.caf" to "anticipate.caf", then "newtones2.caf" to "bloom.caf" until you have named upto 17 new Text Tones.

I'm using the examples of newtone1.caf but you will probably have different names.

7. Copy all the new Tones to \System\Library\Audio\UISounds and either replace/overwrite all files from your folder. You will end up with something like mine, below.

8. Now you reboot/respring your iPhone.

9. Assign the new Text Tones to your Contacts as you did previously. They have the old names but this is due to an Apple restriction but you will be able to hear what they are when you click on them. If not turn your volume up.

As I said this hack has only been tested on my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1 but should work with the iPhone 3G and maybe the iPhone 4 but 4.2.1 and above. Please feel free to test this out and let me know how you get on.

I've made this post as I wanted my own Text Tones but they didn't appear when I simply copied them to the directory so I made this hack. Searched for a while for this on google but found nothing like it.


Friday, 30 April 2010

iPhone/iPod Firmwares...

Need firmware for you're iPhone/iPod? Then just follow the link below :-


Cydia freezes On 'Loading Data' Screen

Having problems with Cydia saying "Loading Data" or "Reload Data" on screen for a long time?

Method 1.
  • Turn SSH and Wi-Fi on in your iPhone/iPod.
  • Open the SSH program of your choice on your computer.
  • Goto folder /var/lib/apt/lists.
  • Delete all of the files except for the partial folder AFTER backing them up.
  • Disconnect the SSH connection in your program.
  • Re-open Cydia.

If that fails then try method 2.

  • Shell access (terminal or ssh)
  • Type "Su" and your password.
  • Navigate to the root directory and type the following.
  • dpkg -configure -a
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install cydia (if it fails add –fix-missing)
  • apt-get upgrade (to install mobilesubstrate correctly)
  • reboot

DISCLAIMER - Beware when doing anything to your iPhone/iPod, make sure you back it up and it's all at YOUR OWN RISK!!!