Saturday, February 04, 2012

photo bombing

(verb) - to drop in a photo unexpectedly...to hop in a picture right before it was taken

Thursday, January 26, 2012

mobile blogging

wishing everyone a happy dragon new year!!!

am now testing out blogging via Blogger's official iphone app - hopefully it'll turn out jz as nice ;)

here's a cheerful pic of IU, the v-sign terminator

Saturday, January 21, 2012

it's almost cny


mr. fook, mr. luk & mr. sau

it's almost that time of the year again... when others would wish for their angpows (red packets) to come in abundance and tightly packed with monies, i on the other hand could only hope the CNY routine completes without much fuss~ -_-

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

work stress... y u no go away?


working on a saturday...


working on half-ass planned tickets...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

nyan cat for notification center



here's something interesting to add to your notification center, do take note that it's basically useless but just fun (sometimes)... lol :0)

there are/were 2 versions available:

1. Pinned Nyan
- smaller and only plays the music when pressed
http://cydia.myrepospace.com/ios5beta/

2. NCNyanCat for Notification Center
- bigger, comes with timer and plays music automatically
http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/

i prefer the smaller one as it takes up less space, and definitely less annoying everytime i swipped down the notification center... not sure if it's still there anymore, as i couldn't find it anymore in the repo today~ if you do find it, you could actually install both versions together, as shown in my screenshot above :"D

# read more about nyancat on wiki

Friday, December 30, 2011

IU - Last Fantasy



got the album shipped all the way from korea... the album physical size is much larger compared to the usual (about the size of 4 normal cds put together) and although it isn't the sold-out limited edition, it does have a photobook like lyrics page included

free shipping inclusive of a poster too :D (but i guess it's already included in the purchase price)



into iOS5.0.1 (untethered jailbreak)


it has been a long wait since the last iOS update for my iphone... finally another post in this long forsaken blog~

let's jump straight into the subject

prerequisite:
1) updated itunes (v10.5.2.11)
2) iOS5.0.1 firmware (9A405)
3) A4 based devices (not for iphone 4S and iPad2)
4) redsnow (0.9.10b3)

moving from 4.3.1
the steps are pretty simple, but it did took me some time to get this done
1. backup phone for one last time
2. power off your device and disconnect from computer
3. put device in recovery mode (with cable and itunes logo)
* while pressing home button, connect device to computer
4. open itunes, recovery mode will be detected but do proceed to check for updates
5. shift+click on recover button and locate the downloaded firmware ipsw file
6. wait for installation to complete
7. iOS will be updated to 5.0.1
8. complete the setup on the device
9. restore phone from latest available backup

jailbreakin'
1. run redsn0w as admin
2. click on "jailbreak" button
3. follow onscreen instruction to place device into DFU mode
4. once prompted, check "install cydia" option
5. redsnow will run and complete the jailbreak

post jailbreak (optional)
- get cydia apps, among my favs are:

http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
>> MultiIconMover
>> SBsettings
>> WinterBoard

http://cydia.hackulo.us
>> Installous 4
* required if you need to sync previously downloaded apps

http://cydia.xsellize.com
>> GroupSend
>> Copic
>> MultiCleaner
>> Infinidock

- non repos:
* paste the .deb files into /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/
* restart once, open cydia then restart again

Sleepfx sleepfx_1.2_iphoneos-arm.deb
FolderEnhancer jp.ashikase.folderenhancer_1.5.3-1_iphoneos-arm.deb

#note: i did encountered a few glitches during the upgrade, which had caused some delays and frustrations... here's some sharing in case you get into the same problem

error 3194
- make sure your firmware file version is correct and not corrupted
- check windows hosts file is not diverting gs.apple.com
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
- download tinyumbrella and uncheck the option "Hosts point to Cydia on exit box"

error 1600 (during iOS upgrade)
- make sure the device is in normal recovery mode (not DFU) during upgrade

other errors
- make sure itunes is upgraded to the newest version
- try reconnecting the device to pc and restart upgrade process
- if still fails, try upgrading from another computer

installed apps not synchronizing automatically
1. install installous
2. connect device to computer
3. drag the apps icon from library to devices

i'm relatively new to iOS5, so it'll take some time to browse and test out the new features... the notification center looks very promising though~ but when i'm through with it, i might be posting some rants and complaints if i have the time~

last but not least, "happy new year 2012!" to all, including myself :D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

another iOS upgrade - 4.3.1


snowbreeze 2.5.1

another boring day @ home... with some anticipation, i have finally decided to upgrade the phone iOS to v4.3.1 - seems like this is what i would only blog about in recent days... but still better than nothing

this time, i took a different approach of jailbreaking the system... instead of greenpois0n, which might not be out for v3.2.1 - snowbreeze 2.5.1 did the job today~not to much of a difference, either way works for me

snowbreeze pre-steps to upgrade to v4.3.1
1. upgrade itunes (v10.2.1)
2. download the required OS ipsw from here
* locate for iPhone4: iPhone3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw
3. download snowbreeze 2.5.1 from here

creating a custom iOS v4.3.1 ipsw
1. launch snowbreeze 2.5.1
2. click on the (next) arrow button to proceed
3. click browse and locate iPhone3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw
4. once verified, click on the (next) arrow button to proceed
5. click expert mode when prompted
6. double click general and check/uncheck required options
7. ignore the next screen prompting for cydia apps
8. select "Build IPSW" and click on the (next) arrow button to proceed
9. once build is complete, we may proceed with the next jailbreaking steps

loading custom iOS v4.3.1 ipsw
1. connect the iphone to the computer
2. Click on the start button to put phone into dfu mode
3. Once in dfu mode, switch to iTunes
4. When rompted to verify phone with server, click OK
5. Verification will fail, Shift+Click on the Restore button to proceed
6. locate and select the downloaded ipsw
7. upgrade is now in progress, wait for completion
* in case of any problems, enter dfu mode again to retry... timing is essential to enter the right dfu mode~ also, try reconnecting the usb cable to the phone if problem persists

well, that's all for the jailbreak process - it'll take some time if you're restoring the phone from backup, otherwise select to reload and a new phone and lose all previous app/settings...

here a list of the updated cydia apps installed:

http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
>> MultiIconMover
>> SBsettings
>> WinterBoard

http://cydia.hackulo.us
>> Installous 4
* required if you need to sync previously downloaded apps

http://apt.modmyi.com
Pdanet Free Edition

http://cydia.xsellize.com
>> GroupSend
>> iPicMyContacts
>> MultiCleaner
>> Infinidock
>> BiteSMS

http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com
Ultrasn0w 1.2.1
*needed to fix the 1-signal-bar issue

http://iphone.gsm.vn
MT Gestures WB
* after install, enable the theme in WinterBoard, then reset “Multitouch gestures” general settings

non repos:
* paste the .deb files into /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/
* restart once, open cydia then restart again


Sleepfx com.malcolmhall.sleepfx_1.1_iphoneos-arm.deb
FolderEnhancer jp.ashikase.folderenhancer_1.4.2-1_iphoneos-arm.deb