Posts by Andrew Steffy

New study says iPhone users are the most loyal bunch

I have had plenty of different phones over the past year. There was a long stretch where I was only using an Android device. Then I got myself the Blackberry Bold 9700, which was the best Blackberry device at the time. I also added the HD2 to my own personal lineup, which appealed to my inner geek since it was pretty easy to get android on it. Each phone…

Jailbreak Tues: How to get MobileTerminal to work on iOS4

Yesterday I mentioned iRetiner, a pretty cool tweak for the iPhone 4 that could change all your app icons to high res for that beautiful retina display. It’s a command-based tweak, which means that you’d have to have MobileTerminal installed to use it. For some people, that’s when things get tricky. The jailbreak app hasn’t been properly updated…

Jailbreaking tip: Convert app icons for Retina Display

Let’s face it – it stinks to turn your phone on and see gunk on your homescreen. And while most app developers have seen to it that their app icons have been updated for the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, there are still a few that have lagged behind. If it bugs you to see all the imperfections of an old icon next to a shiny new one, and you have a…

Jailbreaking: “Pull to refresh” your mail

Do you use Twitter or facebook so much that you want to pull down on the timeline every time you want to refresh it? I’ll admit that it happens to me all the time and then I end up feeling silly when I notice that nothing happens. At least I won’t have to feel that way anymore. Pull to Refresh for Mail is a new tweak that adds the function of…

NoMute revives orientation lock on the iPad for iOS 4.2

So you have updated to your iPad to iOS 4.2.1. You like everything it has to offer with the new multitasking feature and folders aren’t too bad either. But there is just one problem, you screen won’t stop switching from landscape to portrait mode. I know this has been driving me insane on the iPad we have at home. And Apple has infamously removed the…

How to: iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak using Redsn0w 0.9.6b4

Not a day after Apple released iOS 4.2.1 to the masses do we already have confirmation the Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 will in fact jailbreak the new firmware. And to top it off, they have finally patched Cydia, so that it will work with iOS 4.2.1. This means anyone who has been waiting to install their favorite themes can finally update their devices as well. But…

Jailbreak Tues: How to prepare for iOS 4.2 jailbreak with Tinyumbrella

About a month ago I gave you guys a guide on how to use Limera1n to jailbreak your device on iOS 4.1. In that guide I mentioned a little program called TinyUmbrella. With iOS 4.2 finally out, I’m fishing this program out again to give you guys a heads-up before you are thinking about jailbreaking your device. In previous versions of iOS, you could use…

Angry Birds Peace Treaty gone horribly wrong

If you are a huge fan of the game Angry Birds then this hilarious skit from the Israeli comedy show ‘Eretz Nehederet’ should put a smile on your face for the rest of the week. In the video we see the Birds and the Pigs working on making an agreement to stop this senseless war that “has cost millions of innocent people their ability to concentrate at…

Apple to replace iPhone screws

We have had no shortage of stories about how people have been able to open up their iPhone 4’s and replace some of the casings to give it a new fresh look. One kid even made 6 figures by selling iPhone’s that had been converted to white. And Adriana gave us a quick look at how to replace the back glass yourself with parts bought from cnn.cn. The iPhone…

iOS 4.2 is out, jailbreakers beware

So iOS 4.2 is finally available from iTunes. To get the download you will need to be running iTunes 10.1 and plug in your device. If you are being told that 4.1 is still the current version then you just might need to sit tight for a bit. Give it another hour or two and you should be able to get it then. But what about the jailbreakers out there? Is iOS…