Customize App Icons on iPhone without Jailbreak

The iPhone’s default theme looks great as it is, but there are some of us who want to add our own personal touch to the phone and truly make it one of its kind, in the interface department at least. While most iPhone users get their devices jailbreaked to do this, not everyone is willing to do so. If you are one of these people, here is how you can customize app icons on iPhone without jailbreak.

Customize App Icons on iPhone without Jailbreak

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Customize App Icons on iPhone without Jailbreak

The platform that allows you to do this is the iSkin. It allows you to install themed apps on your iPhone without jailbreaking it. The platform works well with iPhone, iPad and the iPod that runs on iOS 7 or later. Best of all, it is free!

iSkin adds the themed app icons to your home screen, and doesn’t overwrite the existing ones. To overcome this, move the stock applications to a new folder and hide them once iSkin is up and running.

  • Launch the web browser on your iOS device that you want to dress up and visit the iSkin web page.
  • Scroll down and tap on ‘Browse all themes’ under the ‘Install iOS themes‘ section.
  • Pick the one that you would want to use.
  • Scroll down and tap on the ‘Application Icons‘ under Install theme. This will apply the theme icons to your apps on the Home screen.
  • You can select the apps that you want to theme in the ‘Show Quick Actions‘ section. You can also change the name if you wish.
  • After you have selected the icons you want to theme, tap on ‘Install Icons
  • Tap on install to confirm when asked for it.
  • After the installation procedure is complete, you will find the new icons on your Home screen!

That’s it! That is how you can Customize App Icons on iPhone without Jailbreak. I haven’t found any thing that is buggy with the theme as yet. If you do not want the themed app icons, you can easily delete it via Settings>Apps?General>Profile>Delete Profile.

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So what do you think? Let us know your favorite theme and if you have any issues in the comments below.

Kindle 3G – Features and Hacks

Many people believe that the Kindle is a simple e-reader which retrieves its books from Amazon.com. However many people are not aware of the unique features that this simple device offers.

On top of just being able to download books and magazines, this device can actually browse the internet. No it can’t handle video’s or any extensive web elements, but simple websites with mostly text on them are easily pulled up. Googling is a snap as you browse about on FREE 3G internet, and other sites work great as well.

Want to find out when the next movie is playing, or search for a great restaurant? Check on your Kindle! Many people underestimate the 3G capabilities of the Kindle and would be pleasantly surprised to see that it can do most of the functions that smart phones can without having to pay the monthly bills associated with them.

What Kindle Should I purchase?

You will see that there is a slight price gap between the Kindle 3G with ‘special offers’ and one without. These special offers are actually ads that appear when your Kindle is not powered on, and for some people they can be quite annoying. If you want to save money, then purchasing the Kindle 3G with special offers is the way to go especially since there is a hack that can remove those pesky ads (as seen below). If you don’t want to deal with jail breaking your Kindle, then purchase the one without ads and save yourself the headache.

What else can my Kindle do?

If free 3G internet access and unlimited e-books/magazines wasn’t enough, then you can satisfy your greedy appetites by indulging in the Kindle’s other features. For one, this e-reader has an incredibly long battery. It’s advertised to have a battery life of two months, but really the  battery lasts for only a few weeks with continuous use, which is still a significant amount of time for any wireless device.

Another unique feature is that you can store/play music files. There are two small speakers on the back of the device and, while they are not the best, they are able to play your music at a fairly decent volume level.

One last feature is that you can put different text files onto your Kindle so that you can read them. This is perfect for college students and others who have tons of notes to study but don’t feel like carrying them around everywhere.

How do I get text files onto my Kindle

There are multiple ways you can get text files onto your Kindle, one of which is explained here. Or you could go to this site here and simply make whatever you want an eBook that you can then download onto your Kindle.

Many people have found this incredibly useful for school notes, cooking recipes, exam studies, and much more.

How do I get rid of the ads and put in my own pictures?

Those visa ad screensavers will really start to annoy you and I’m sure you’d love to have your own custom black and white photos instead. Unfortunately since you’ve opted into dealing with the ads by purchasing a cheaper Kindle the only way you can remove them is to hack them. Below are two separate hacks, one for the removal of the ads and one for your own custom screensavers.

To view the jailbreak for how to remove the ads and how to add your own pictures as screensavers, view this link.

Ultrasn0w – Unlock Your iPhone 3G or 3GS With Firmware OS 3.0

Ultrasn0w – Unlock Your iPhone 3G or 3GS With Firmware OS 3.0

Ultrasn0w is one of the most used software for unlocking or cracking any device of the iPhone series. You could unlock your iPhone of 1st generation along with iPhone 2G and iPhone 3Gs (3G S). Moreover, Ultrasn0w is able to unlock or crack the iPhone, which is running on the 3.0 firmware OS version having baseband 04.26.08.

When you unlock your iPhone, you could select any mobile operator or service provider, and there will be no any restriction for you to select definite mobile carriers like AT&T in US or O2 in United Kingdom.

Earlier, the tool named as Yellowsn0w was used to unlock 3G and the original iPhones ran on firmware OS version 2.2. Now, Yellowsn0w has been effectively replaced by Ultrasn0w because the bug in iPhone firmware 2.2, which was used to inject payload code, has been closed in firmware OS 3.0 by Apple.

You’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone 3G having firmware 3.0 to unlock it. To jailbreak it, you could use Redsn0w in Mac OS X, Windows OS or PwnageTool having only Mac OS X. By default, the jailbreak process will provide the Cydia. To jailbreak iPhone 3G(S), you have to use Purplera1n. Following is a step by step guide to install and unlock iPhone 3G with Ultrasn0w.

  • Before starting, make sure that you have upgraded your iPhone firmware version 3.0.
  • Use PwnageTool or redsn0w and jailbreak your iPhone 3G.
  • The jailbreak process will install Cydia or Icy.
  • Now, run Cydia or Icy.
  • Add the following repo “repo666.ultrasn0w.com” to Icy or Cydia. Use Zero “0” instead of o alphabet.
  • Now, search-select-install “ultrasn0w” from icy or Cydia.
  • Restart iPhone 3G or 3GS.
  • If you are using T-Mobile in USA, then you should disable 3G previous to using ultrasn0w. For that, go to Settings option then General and Network. Turn off the 3G Mode.

Guide To Jailbreak iPhone 3GS (3G S) With Purplera1n

Guide To Jailbreak iPhone 3GS (3G S) With Purplera1n

Recently, George Hotz has released Purplera1n tool, which can be specially used for jailbreaking iPhone 3GS (3G S). By jailbreaking iPhone 3GS with the Purplera1n, users could install any of the third party unauthorized or unofficial applications, which are not included in the App store in iPhone 3GS. Users could also install Ultrasn0w for unlocking their iPhone 3GS. Purplera1n is designed only for iPhone 3GS devices and it should not be used to break the SIM-lock.

Following is a step by step guide which should be referred to jailbreak iPhone 3GS with Purplera1n.

  • First of all, you have to download Purplera1n of latest version from the link given Here

  • Then, you have to download and install iTunes version 8.2.
  • Connect your iPhone 3GS 3.0 to PC.
  • You have to backup the entire content on iPhone 3GS.
  • Execute purplera1n.exe by double clicking on it.
  • Click on the button named as “make it ra1n”.

  • Now, you just have to wait for the recovery mode of iPhone 3GS.
  • After the recovery mode, your iPhone 3GS will be restarted by Purplera1n.
  • After the bootup process of iPhone 3GS, you’ll see an app namely “Freeze” on the Springboard. Click on it.

  • Now, click on Install Cydia under the freeze screen.
  • Now, the Cydia will be automatically downloaded and installed. When the complete jailbreak gets over, the status will be change to “Finished”.

  • Reboot your iPhone.
  • Open Cydia and let the Cydia to execute all the essential updates.

Jailbreak Iphone 3GS, 3G, 2G Using Snowbreeze

Jailbreak Iphone 3GS, 3G, 2G Using Snowbreeze

The latest jailbreaking tool named, Snowbreeze has been launched in the market to use. As of now it is in first beta version which is used in jailbreaking iPhone and iPod devices. Jailbreaking your iPhone 3G/3GS/2G or iPod 1G/2G gives you more option to upgrade your device to new firmware.

 

Snowbreeze is a latest Pwnage tool to jailbreak your iPhone and iPod instantly. Make sure that this version doesn’t work on new boot iPhone except MC.  The basic system requirements to run this tool are such as Windows XP, Snowbreeze Beta tool, iPhone Firmware iOS 3.1.2 and .NET framework 3.5. 

In order to jailbreak your devices you need to download Snowbreeze tool form its homepage and follow the instructions carefully.

Steps For Unlocking Bootloader Or Jailbreaking Google Nexus One

Steps For Unlocking Bootloader Or Jailbreaking Google Nexus One

Let us see how we can unlock the bootloader of Google Nexus One. Follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Whether you work on operating system such as Mac, Linux or Windows, you have to download a zip file called fastboot.zip, and then extract that file on your system.
  • Then, you’ll have to open the command prompt or navigate to the directory or folder whether the zip file, fastboot, is extracted.
  • Now depending on your operating system type the following command and run it:
  • For windows: fastboot-windows oem unlock
    For Mac: ./fastboot-Mac oem unlock
    For Linux: ./fastboot-Linux oem unlock

  • Now to unlock the bootloader click on Yes.

 

 

Now let us consider jailbreaking Google Nexus One:

  • For jailbreaking, you have to download and extract a zip file called Superboot.zip.
  • Switch off your cell, and then enter in to bootloader mode by holding the trackball
  • Now follow the following steps for different operating system:
    In case of Windows: double click on a .bat file named install superboot windows.
    For Mac: run the commands in the terminal: chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh./install-superboot-mac.sh
    In case of Linux: run this command in the terminal: chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh./install-superboot-linux.sh
     

How To Jailbreak iPad On iOS 3.2.2 With Greenpoison On Windows

It was when GeoHot released Limera1n out of the blue, that Chronic Dev Team decided to bring out the GreenpoisOn tool to jailbreak iOS 4.1. It has the ability to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and iPad. Although scheduled to be launched on 10/10/10. It was delayed on account of the sudden release of Limera1n.

Earlier, it was worked out that the GreenpoisOn Jailbreak Tool would utilize SHAtter BootRom exploit, but now it will be using the GeoHot’s exploit, same as in Limera1n. The Dev team decided to save the Shatter exploit so that they could use it in their next version of GreenpoisOn to jailbreak 4.2.

There is one noteworthy point however, that if you depend on iPhone Unlock, it is advisable to move away from this jailbreak.

By following simple steps, it is possible to successfully obtain this exploit:

Download GreenpoisOn for Windows.
Power off your iPad and connect it to your computer and launch greenpoisOn.
Click ‘Prepare to Jailbreak [DFU]’ button on greenpoisOn
Follow the steps shown on the greenpoisOn window to put your iPad in the DFU mode.
Press and hold the sleep button for 2 seconds.
Continue holding sleep; press and hold home for 10 seconds.
Release sleep button; continue holding home for 15 seconds.
Once greenpoisOn completes your iPad jailbreak, it displays the message, ‘jailbreak complete!’
Just restart your iPad and you will find the loader icon on the springboard.
Hit the loader icon and install Cydia.

You now have a jailbroken iPad touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G, if your procedure is completed properly.

To Jailbreak iPad on iOS 3.2.2 using Limera1n:-

Sync and backup your data using iTunes on your computer.

Connect your iPad with your computer with the USB cable and open LImera1n.exe, you downloaded. Click on ‘make It rain.’

[Make sure to run Limera1n as an administrator]

Follow the onscreen instructions: hold the how and power button together.

Release the Power button.

Limera1n will have your iPhone in DFU mode and will start the jailbreaking procedure.

[Don’t worry if you mess up anything. Just restart Limera1n and try again.]

After the jailbreak process is complete, you’ll have to manually reboot your device.

After a few reboots, you should see a new ‘Limera1n’ icon on your iPhone home screen. Tap this.

Install Cydia and there you go, your iPad is now jailbroken.

Restore and sync your data using iTunes again.

IPhone Tethering Cydia To Connect Internet From Laptop / Computer

Useful Trick For Tethering Iphone As A Modem To Connect Laptop, Notebook Or Desktop PC To The Internet

Any Apple iPhone, be it a classic first generation or 3G model, allows you to get connected to the web via various wireless communication services such as GPRS, 3G UMTS, EDGE, GSM, HSPA etc. The introduction of iPhone 3G has brought in a considerable amplification in broadband speed.

This basically means that if you own an iPhone, you can go online on your laptop, notebook or desktop computer by connecting your iPhone to it. By default, iPhone is not equipped with such ability but you may however transform your iPhone into a modem and use it to connect your laptop, notebook or desktop PC to the internet without making use of iPhone modem driver.

There are two ways of doing this. 1st you can use this app: iPhoneModem 2nd you can follow the steps mentioned below.

In order to use your iPhone 3G as an internet gateway for browsing the web on other devices, you will need to jailbreak your iPhone. However, you need to note that this may lead to violation of terms of service laid down by AT&T. The trick for tethering iPhone 3G is pretty simple.

It is all about linking your iPhone to your laptop, notebook or desktop computer through an Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi network, then running a proxy server program on your iPhone and finally intimating the PC’s browser to make use of that proxy. Just follow the below mentioned steps.

Step I: Jailbreak your iPhone 3G

From the iPhone Dev Team portal, download and install WinPwn if you use Windows and PwnageTool if you use Mac OS X. You need to make use of this freeware in order to jailbreak your iPhone 3G.

Step II: Set up 3Proxy and MobileTerminal

Once you jailbreak your iPhone 3G, you will see a Cydia icon on any of the application pages. You need to load Cydia and let it get self updated. Once done, go to the tab “Install” and select “All Packages”. Now, install both 3Proxy and MobileTerminal, and press the “home” button.

Your iPhone will restart and you will see Terminal installed on the iPhone Home screen.

Step III: Create Ad-Hoc (PC-to-PC) Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) on Windows or Mac

Ad-Hoc or PC-to-PC network is basically a temporary network which enables you to share presentations, files and internet connections between multiple devices (e.g. computer). It therefore serves the purpose of tethering iPhone for sharing internet connection.

Incase you use Mac OS X operating system, you can create and set up ad-hoc wireless network by using the link “Create Network” present in the Airport menu. If you use Windows Vista, access “Network & Sharing Center”, click on the option “Set up a connection/network” and choose the option that allows you to set up an ad-hoc (PC-to-PC) wireless network.

Windows XP users can go to the category “Network & Internet Connection” and choose the option that allows you to set up a wireless (WLAN) network for office or home (wireless infrastructure network). The ad-hoc network needs to be named as “SSID”, which is a network name.

Step IV: Join the Ad-Hoc (PC-to-PC) Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) from iPhone

You can join the ad-hoc (PC-to-PC) wireless network that you have created by accessing the settings for Wi-Fi Networks in your iPhone.

Step V: Make a note of iPhone Internet Protocol (IP) Address on the Ad-Hoc WiFi Network

The moment you join and get connected to ad-hoc WiFi network, you need to click the blue colored right arrow that appears next to the Wi-Fi ad-hoc network that is selected or connected in your iPhone. The details of the network will also be displayed which will contain the IP address.

Note down the IP address as you will require it later.

Step VI: Open Terminal Application and Launch Proxy Program

Open “Terminal application” on your iPhone and type in “SOCKS”. Click on “Return” in order to start the proxy server “3Proxy”

If you do not come across any error/warning, you may assume that the SOCKS server is running on your iPhone. The Terminal application remains open. If you wish to close it, you just have to press the button “Home” which will push the Terminal application to the backdrop.

Step VII: Run Mobile Safari on your iPhone and Open any Web Page

You need to establish and start Mobile Safari on your iPhone and browse any web page.

This step is of utmost importance to be make sure that your iPhone switches itself and turns to 3G GSM connection incase it is unable to attain internet connectivity using ad-hoc wireless network, without terminating/dropping the ad-hoc network, thus permitting the proxy server to use 3G network connection to transfer or transmit data.

Due to this, the page takes some time to load at the first attempt.

Step VIII: Configure and Set a Web Browser

Run Mozilla Firefox to configure the proxy server for data transfer. Within Firefox browser, open “Preferences” and select “Advanced”. Now choose network and go to “Settings”. You need to type in the IP address of your iPhone (the one noted down in Step V) within the field “SOCKS Host”. Also enter “1080” within the field “Port” adjacent to the field “SOCKS Host”.

Note that rest of the proxy fields should be either blank or 0.

Step IX: Use SOCKS Proxy for resolving with the DNS

SOCKS proxy is able to build a connection with the target DNS depending on requests received from the application for resolving domain name. Each application that requires an internet connection using the SOCKS proxy basically needs to be manually configured in order to establish connection with the DNS server through HTTP protocol.

Firefox browser comes with the ability to resolve DNS through SOCKS Proxy. This advanced option can be enabled by typing “about:config” into the URL Location Bar in firefox and altering the value of the preference “network.proxy.socks_remote_dns” to “True”.

Some applications fail to successfully connect to Internet using iPhone tethering due to the limitations of resolving DNS through SOCKS proxy. However, the moment you locally cache the DNS requests, the domain starts working well.

Step X: Stop 3Proxy SOCKS Proxy Server

Once you have successfully connected the Internet to your laptop or computer via iPhone, you can now terminate the proxy server which is running on your iPhone. You just need to switch back to Terminal application and keep the “Home” button pressed until the Terminal application quits. If you leave Terminal open, it tends to consume the battery of your iPhone.

By following the procedure up to step IX, you can successfully link your iPhone to your laptop or computer to utilize it as a modem in order to connect and browse the internet. This trick can be applied to variants of iPhones such as first generation iPhone, iPhone 2G , iPhone 3G as well as iPhone 2G (firmware OS 2.0). You may also use iPhoneModem to make iPhone tethering much easier.

How To Jailbreak iOS 3.2.2 on iPad With Limera1n For Windows

GeoHot had already launched Limera1n before greenpoisOn’s jailbreak could be released. It was Limera1n which could help to jailbreak iOS 4.1 for all iDevices. Windows users can make use of Limera1n to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, and iPod 3G running on iOS4.0 or 4.1. Limera1n can also be useful to jailbreak iPad in iOS 3.2.2, in fact this is the one limitation of GreenPoisOn that it cannot jailbreak the 3rd gen iPhone, iPad n iPods.

It even presents an untethered jailbreak for iDevices and is presently reachable to Windows OS only, but will soon be available for Mac and Linux too. IPod Touch 2G users however, do have to wait for some more time to obtain the support of Limera1n. IPhone 3G users need to depend on redsnOw.

By following a pattern, you can easily jailbreak iOS 3.2.2 on iPad:

1> Start with downloading Limera1n on iOS 4.1 jailbreak tool, for either Windows or MAC.

2> On connecting your iPad/iPhone etc, to your computer you get an option ‘make it ra1n’. Click on it.

3> This puts your device into recovery mode and you’ll see a message which will read ‘entering recovery’

4> Follow the instructions step by step and later put your device into DFU mode.

5> You’ll have to hold ‘home+power’ buttons and then release the power button. Again a set of instructions will be flashed on the screen. Follow these instructions.

6> While Limera1n is doing everything for you, you’ll notice a ‘wait’ message is flashed on the screen.

7> A ‘done’ message will be displayed on the screen, which will be followed by ‘your jailbreak is done’, once jailbreaking is done.
You’ll now notice notice Limera1n icon on the springboard once you reboot your device. Touch on the Limera1n icon and install Cydia.

If you now have a jailbreak iPad with you, it means to say that you have succeeded by following certain steps. Till date, Limera1 n is the only jailbreak too available which can break 4th generation Devices-iPhone4; I Pod Touch 4G, iPad and Apple TV. iPhones 4/3gs and iPod touch 3G.4g can also be jailbreaking with limera1n

[ Download Limera1n ]

GreenPoison Is Only For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad 4 and not iPhone 3 and iPod Touch 3G

It has been earlier announced that greenpoisOn can be reached for download from October 10th. It is also important that you make use of the official site, instead of the malware version which is already circulating for a price!! Among the users, you have a group of contented users of the greenpoisOn device, while there is a group of unhappy users, as they have to wait for other tools to jailbreak their iDevices as the yet to release greenpoisOn recently released greenpoisOn can only jailbreak iPhone 4, iPod Touch4G,iPad, and Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.1 and iPad on 3.2.2.

Yet another point noteworthy is that greenpoisOn uses tethered SHAtter Jailbreak. That is to say, that your iPhone is to be connected to the computer, each time your reboot. But it is fortunate that comex has found an answer to this, making the greenpoisOn jailbreak untethered. It is as simple as this that you do not have to be connected to your computer each time you reboot.

The Chronic Dev-Team and MuscleNerd have also confirmed that greenpoisOn is untethered. Since greenpoisOn supports only the 4th generation iDevices- iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad- latest Apple TV 2G, it is quite disappointing for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users as they cannot make use of this. Interesting news for the future is that greenpoisOn will not only jailbreak all iOS 4.1 and iOS 3.2.2. devices, but it will also take care to hacktivate iPhones 4running iOS 4.1, which means to say that greenpoisOn will work your iPhone 4 without a SIM for iTunes activation.

It also discloses the unlocking secrets. Previously busy with their latest release of jailbreak tool for iPhone on iOS 4.1, the Dev team were not concentrating on the unlock tool. But now there has been a solution to this problem and the news that greenpoisOn will hacktivate the iPhone 4 is proof enough that there will be an unlock tool, somewhere ahead. So it confirmed that greenpoisOn will work with all Apple devices that carry the A4 chip. It is also true that with greenpoisOn and the SHAtter exploit, it is possible to jailbreak Apple TV’s iOS 4.1 installations.