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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Corona A5 jailbreak ...

Ever since the December release of @pod2g’s “corona” untether for iOS 5.x on A4 and earlier devices, all eyes have been on the attempts to extend it to the A5 devices: the iPhone4S and iPad2. Due to the combined efforts of @pod2g and members of the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team, we’re nearly ready for a general release!

All technical hurdles dealing with the underlying technique have been overcome, and it’s now all about making the jailbreak as bug free as possible.

On his blog, @pod2g playfully nicknamed the combined effort a “dream team”. It’s an ironic name, because the past few weeks have left everyone involved with very little sleep and the opportunity to dream Click here to enlarge But we’re now near the final stages of testing the public version of the jailbreak. Please allow time to clean up any remaining bugs in the jailbreak clients.

Jailbreak programs:

To be as flexible as possible, the A5 version of the corona jailbreak will take multiple forms:

  • Chronic Dev have incorporated the overall flow into a GUI that runs on your Mac or PC. The goal is for the GUI to be enough for most cases.
  • iPhone Dev have also incorporated the exact same flow into an alternative command-line interface (CLI). This will allow us to help users through individual steps of the jailbreak manually, to both help the user and help improve the overall flow. Although the CLI will also allow the user to perform the entire jailbreak from beginning to end, we anticipate it will be more useful in debugging the occasional errors. The CLI currently has over 20 individual options (in addition to the single “jailbreak” option) that should be useful during debug after the GUI release.
  • Once all the bugs in the flow are worked out, we’ll also incorporate it into the redsn0w GUI (but still leave the CLI freely available too). In order to maximize the chances of the jailbreak working for everyone, the redsn0w GUI will use native Apple iTunes libraries — this technique is slightly different than how the Chronic Dev GUI handles communications, and should provide nice combined coverage for all the odd computer configurations out there.

Paypal Contributions:

Because there were so many different people and teams involved in the A5 corona release, we all felt the most equitable approach to any Paypal contributions should involve a single shared account. If you do feel the desire to contribute to the “dream team” Paypal account, it will be distributed to the members according to internally agreed-upon proportions Click here to enlarge (Please refer to this blog post for that specific link, to avoid frauds!) The same link will be on both the Chronic Dev and iPhone Dev versions of the GUI. This method seemed like the fairest to everyone involved!


The supported firmware versions will be:

  • iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
  • iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)

iPhone4S owners looking to maximize their chances of achieving an eventual software-based carrier unlock should be staying at 5.0.
Everyone else should be at 5.0.1. If you’re an iPhone4S owner who already updated to 5.0.1, it’s too late to go back down to 5.0, but if you’re on 9A406 it is possible to downgrade the BB by going to the 9A405 version of 5.0.1 while the window is still open.


The overall flow used by the GUI and CLI to inject the A5 corona jailbreak has never been done before, and there may be unforeseen problems once it’s released to the public. It’s very important for you to sync your data, photos, and music before attempting any version of this jailbreak. We’ll be watching the comments section below for signs of any widespread problems, but please be aware that you jailbreak at your own risk!


As mentioned at the start of this post: when testing has shown most of the bugs have been fixed!


  1. If the Absinthe webclip shows “Error establishing a database connection”, please go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead.
    • Toggle VPN only AFTER Absinthe says it’s done, or it will not work.
    • VPN SHOULD error and then reboot soon. If it does not, rerun Absinthe!
  2. If you get a strange problem, we advise you to restore your iPhone with iTunes, if you can (i.e. if you’re not on 5.0 waiting for an eventual 4S unlock).
  3. The OS X version of the CLI mentioned in the post can be downloaded here. It’s primarily to help us debug specific issues, but tinkerers might like to play around with some of its advanced options! More info is here.
    • Version 0.4.3 adds support for Windows users. It also makes the “-j” jailbreak option much more functional Click here to enlarge See the README.txt for usage.

Monday, January 23, 2012

We have seen Siri clones in the Android Market trying to pass themselves off as the real thing, and some Siri alternatives making their way to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Evi, on the other hand, might actually be the first true Siri competitor/alternative for Android and non-iPhone 4S iOS users.

Available on the App Store for 99 cents and free to Android users on the Android Market, Evi is the work of True Knowledge and its “core semantic search technology” better known as The True Knowledge Answer Engine. The 99-cent price tag on iOS is apparently to cover the cost of using Nuance voice recognition (the same voice recognition tech as Siri), which is not used in the Android version.

The app’s iTunes page explained Evi is capable of returning local data for the United Kingdom (along with the United States), which has been a complaint from U.K. Siri users since the iPhone 4S launch. According to TechCrunch, the app uses “an ontology of tens of thousands of classes into which” every possible user command can be recognized. True Knowledge said the app contains “almost a billion ‘facts’ (machine understandable bits of knowledge)” with the ability to infer trillions if necessary. It also reportedly uses all the expected sources, such as local results from Yelp, third-party websites, traditional web searches, and APIs.
While as of yet Evi is incapable of integrating with Calendar and Reminders like Siri, TechCrunch pointed out it sometimes provides more accurate and useful results for certain types of questions. Siri requests to search the web for an answer when users ask certain questions, such as “How do I make apple pie?” Evi, however, would provide a list of recipes with relevant links to that specific question. TechCrunch highlighted another example where Evi excels:

Ask “Who was President when Queen Elizabeth II was born”. Siri is unable to provide an answer and suggests performing a web search. Evi determines who Queen Elizabeth II is, when she was born, the dates when she will have been a teenager and then compares this against which US presidents were in office over that time, delivering the results of both serving US presidents during those years. Not bad huh.

Quickest way to emulate mac on windows PC to use for jailbreak your iPhone

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 How To Install Fully Functional Mac OS X Lion Virtual Machine inside Windows 7 [UPDATE: 10.7.2]

UPDATE] Tested and confirmed that the free version of VMware Player works just as good as VMware Workstation. [UPDATE Oct 2nd 2011] Updated broken link for VMware unlocker, added Audio / Sound driver for VMware Mac OS Lion
[UPDATE Oct 13th 2011] Please update to 10.7.1 and take a snapshot of your working system before any attempts update to the latest 10.7.2 update release, which will likely cause kernel panic. You can download the update patch to 10.7.1 here
[UPDATE Oct 17th 2011] See update below on how to update your VM Lion to 10.7.2 latest release of Lion
[UPDATE Dec 5th 2011] Updated broken link for VMware unlocker mirror1, mirror2

The topic of “Hackintosh” has become ever popular ever since Apple started using Intel as their CPU provider in 2006. Since PC and Mac basically running on the same hardware there is no reason why you can’t try out the Mac OS X on your PC. This marked the birth of the Hackintosh community, after years of development now making your own Hackintosh has become easier then before.
Although, the process of making your own Hackintosh from scratch has become easier, there are still many things you need to pay attention to. Especially for a beginner, it’s still a quite difficult process to go though. (If you are looking for a Hackintosh guide be sure to checkout the new updated guide on Snow Leopard rom hardware selection to end installation)
So here instead of a guide for a real Hackintosh OS X Lion, this will be a guide on

How to create and install Mac OS X Lion Virtual Machine inside your Windows 7

If Hackintosh is not new to you, you will have no problem to follow along with this guide. If you are new to this “Hackintosh” thing, don’t worry this isn’t the real Hackintosh and installing on a Virtual Machine meaning it doesn’t matter what you do, you can always recover or start from scratch again without damaging your perfectly working Windows 7 environment.
To start, here are the following tools and items you need to have:

  • VMware Workstation 7.1+ (get the latest version) or even better free version of VMware Player will work as well
  • After many readers’ respond, it looks like it’s a good idea to download and install VMware Workstation Click here to enlargeeven with a free trail, for initial setups. Afterwards you can use VMware Player to run the VM.
  • Download the Mac OS X VMware unlocker Mac OS X VMware unlocker mirror1, mirror2 and other helper ([UPDATE] VMware unlocker link)
  • Download the Audio / Sound driver for VMware Mac OS X Lion if you want to get audio working as well (thanks to Manas commentator)
  • Download the bootable “Mac OS X Lion bootable vmdk” (find it on Google should be around 4.12GB in size)
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • At least 40 GB of Hard Drivespace
Make sure you have the above tool ready, after you’ve installed VMware workstation run the Mac OS X VMware unlocker

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Pick a location to extract the file.
Go to the location you’ve just extracted the file. should be something like this \Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest
shift + right click on the folder “VMware Workstation Unlocker –Windows” to “Open command window here”
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Run “windows.bat” command
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When this is done you should see something like the above screenshot.
Now navigate back to the folder \Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\Mac OS X Lion find the named Mac OS X Lion.vmx and double click.
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This will open the VMware Workstation, you should see something like the following
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Now click Edit virtual machine settings
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Here you want to add a new hard disk which will contain the vmdk you’ve just downloaded. Click “Add..” select “Hard Disk” Click next
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Select “Use an existing virtual disk”
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Browse and find the vmdk file, click “Open”
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Click “Finish” when you done.
The reason you want to add another hard drive is that in the original setting, the 40GB has no OS on it, therefore VMware will try to boot off the OS from the second disk (the vmdk file) which will load and boot into Lion Installer.
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Now back to the main menu, click “Power on the virtual machine”
From now here just following the on screen instruction to install Mac OS X Lion. Should be pretty straight forward.
When you done installing Mac OS X Lion on the Virtual Machine, go download the VMware tools inside the new Mac OS X Lion
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Double click “Install VMware Tools”
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After you finish installing the VMware tools, reboot the machine now you should have native screen resolutions.
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From now on, it’s highly suggested to take a snapshot of the working VM. Incase in the future you done anything that messed up the machine you can always rollback to previous working state with the save of snapshot. From this moment on, you can also remove the second hard drive (the bootable Lion installer vmdk file) that you’ve added to the VM earlier.
You should be able to install the 10.7.1 update without an issue.
Warning: Please ONLY update to 10.7.1 and take a snapshot of your working system BEFORE any attempts update to the latest 10.7.2 update release, which will likely cause kernel panic. You can download the update patch to 10.7.1 here
Update on 10.7.2:
Here are the steps to enable your VM successfully update to the latest 10.7.2 Lion which includes iCloud and many other integrations. (Thanks to one of our commentator Jay)
1. Download the 10.7.2 combo update from Apple’s website, don’t try to update it from Update.
2. Don’t apply the update yet, make sure you have taken the snapshot of your current system
3. Open Terminal inside Lion
4. run the following command, including the dot at the end.
cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext .
5. Now apply the update, but don’t reboot after it’s finished.
6. now go back to terminal and at the same directory location run the following command
7. sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext
8. sudo cp -r AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext /System/Library/Extensions
9. reboot
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Optional – Enable VMware Shared Folder

After you’ve had a fully working Lion you can enable the VMware share folder to your Windows 7 host machine. So this way the VM will have access to your Windows 7 file.
To do this, go to the “Virtual Machine Settings” when it was powered off.
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Go under options tab, select “Shared Folders”
Pick “Always enable” and click “OK”
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Go “Browse..” the folder that you wish to share to.
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From here you can pick and choose to make the folder to be “Read-only” or “Enable this share”
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That’s all there is. Finish the wizard and power on the VM again you should now see the mount folder on your Lion desktop that points to your Windows 7 shared folder.
Happy Virtual Machine !  

Older iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 1G And iPod Touch 2G on iOS5

Whited00r, recently developed a custom iOS 5 version that can be installed on the older iPhone 3G/2G and iPod Touch 1G/2G That doesn't support iOS 5.

Now, with Whited00r 5.1 Get your old devices back to life, you don't even have to jailbreak your device, it's just a Custom Firmware Could be done by using iTunes.
Moreover, it brings to you most of the iOS Features including multitasking, reminders, video recording, service like iCloud, although you wont have the iOS Notification and i don't think it will be running smoothly on these devices. But there are a lot of happy reviews from happy customers so i think that won't happen so give it a try.

iPhone 2G:

Download iPhone 2G Normal 5.1

Download iPhone 2G Unlocker 5.1

iPhone 3G:

Download iPhone 3G Normal 5.1

Download iPhone 3G Unlocker 5.1

iPod Touch 1G:

Download iPod Touch 1G WD5.1

iPod Touch 2G:

Download iPod Touch 2G WD5.1

Click on iDevice

iPhone 2G iPhone 3G iPod Touch 1G iPod Touch 2G

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dream Team releases Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 !

A5 Jailbreak released Only Mac Windows Soon!!!

We are well-aware of how very many of you, our faithful fans, have been waiting for months for this announcement, so – with no further ado, we are excited to unveil the newest addition to our GreenPois0n toolkit

Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S & iPad 2 !

This release should come as no surprise to those of you who have been following
pod2g’s iOS blog for the past few months. Earlier this week, you might have even wet your pants a little when you watched the video demonstration of today’s release (named Absinthe A5) and first witnessed our jailbreak working its magic to liberate both the iPhone 4S & iPad 2.
What you may not fully realize yet is just how hard the exploits in this Apple A5 jailbreak are working behind the scenes – and, though I mentioned it last week on my Twitter – what a glorious hacker’s wet dream the Absinthe A5 toolkit has ultimately evolved into!

Hacking the A5: Not Exactly a Walk in the Park

The ridiculously complex combination of exploits-within-exploits that make this iOS jailbreak possible have consumed
thousands of hours of brain-power & effort from a legion of world-renowned hackers, several of whom have been working diligently on this project since the dual-core A5 processor was unveiled by Apple last March. Ten months ago, I myself was live tweeting from a tediously long line at the nearest Apple retail store, where I anxiously waited to become one of the world’s first owners (& hackers) of the newly-released iPad 2.
At that point, I don’t know if any iOS hacker anticipated how much the A5 chip would completely change the game & up the stakes. The endless war we fight to jailbreak has become more & more difficult with each new device released, and our recent battle against A5 only proved this further. After working for months with few tangible results, Chronic Dev hackers tried a new approach – we launched CDevReporter to accumulate all your devices’ crash reports, an invaluable source of information for iOS hacking & research. You answered our call-to-arms quickly & emphatically, sending us more than 10 million of these reports in less than a week. (Keep up the good work!)
Meanwhile, the iPhone 4S was released with resounding success – more than four million devices were sold in the first weekend alone. As a result, demand for an untethered A5 jailbreak grew exponentially overnight, and a mob-like mentality was adopted by many of the (usually courteous) Apple fan-kids. Suddenly, every iOS hacker found himself the target of constant clamoring – on Twitter, in our (& other) blog’s comments, in forums & tech news blurbs. Their message was loud & clear: “We want our new iPhones jailbroken, & we want it NOW!”

Introducing the 2012 iOS Hacking “Dream Team”

We finally admitted that the escalated obstacles presented by Apple’s new A5 processor would not likely be overcome by one individual or team – but all together, we should be more than able to conquer any challenges encountered. As such, a
diverse group of iOS hackers all decided to set aside our personal goals & egos, relax our die-hard team loyalties, and pool our respective skill-sets, talents & exploits to form an iOS Super-Hacking “Dream Team.”
Numerous prominent iOS hackers contributed time & expertise to the project through their troubleshooting, brilliant obstacle-clearing ideas & other support. We’d like to extend special thanks to saurik & MuscleNerd, both core members of iPhone Dev Team.
Of the 4 hackers who deserve extra recognition & gratitude for completing the lion’s share of the research, development & programming of this jailbreak, 3 are members of Chronic Dev Team: myself (posixninja), pod2g & nikias. The fourth & most legendary member of our “Dream Team” is planetbeing, the globally-admired iOS hacker/developer responsible for initially porting both Linux & Android to the iPhone (among his many other contributions).
As to the amazingly innovative fusion of exploits used in this iOS jailbreak – we plan to save most of that discussion for a panel/presentation we hope to give at a conference later this year. If you want to learn more now, pod2g wrote an excellent blog post after the release of Corona, in which he describes in detail the userland & kernel exploits we used, both for the A4 iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak and as a starting point for this Absinthe A5 toolkit.

Help Advance our Ongoing iOS Research & Support the Future of Jailbreaks!
CONTRIBUTE HERE directly to Chronic Dev Team

Say “THANK YOU!” to Developers of this A5 Jailbreak for a Job Well Done!
CONTRIBUTE HERE to iOS Hacking “Dream Team”

Download GreenPois0n Absinthe Now

To jailbreak your
iPhone 4S (running iOS 5.0 or either 4S version of 5.0.1**) and/or your iPad 2 (all Wi-Fi only, GSM & CDMA devices supported; must be running iOS 5.0.1**) – select one of the links below to download your Absinthe A5 untethered jailbreak. Simply unzip the file, then install on your iOS A5 mobile device with one click of a button! As always MacOSX version is being released first, and Windows and Linux versions will be released shortly after.

Windows » Coming Soon…
Mac OS X » GreenPois0n Absinthe v0.1.2-1
Mirror LINks
» Mac Os X
Mediafire LInk
» Mac Version

Linux » Coming Soon…

**NOTE: If you haven’t yet heeded the advice I gave weeks ago – before you take one step further, upgrade your firmware to iOS 5.0.1 NOW! (Unless you need an iPhone4s Unlock) Also, we don’t mean to beat you over the head with this warning, but please remember: you should not update to iOS 5.0.2 when it’s released, or you will lose your jailbreak! Bookmark our GreenPois0n blog now, and be the first to know the next time we advise our jailbreak users to safely update their iOS firmware.
As with all our previous GreenPois0n releases, should you run into any bugs in the A5 jailbreak, leave us a comment below or contact us on Twitter (via Chronic Dev Team, GreenPois0n, or directly to “Dream Team” hackers posixninja, pod2g or nikias). Even if we aren’t able to respond to your messages individually, we depend on all users to let us know about any issues you run into so that we can address them & fix the most-reported problems as quickly as possible.
Muchas Gracias

First & foremost,
THANK YOU to all our loyal fans & readers for your enduring patience over the past several months. We’ve been toiling night & day in order to perform the serious hacking ninja magic required to develop the most advanced iPhone jailbreak yet – we only hope it was worth your wait! And as always, thank you for your never-ending support of Chronic Dev Team & all our GreenPois0n releases!
I also want to express my personal gratitude to:

  • saurik – for all your guidance & support, especially in helping us out of the sandbox, and for acting as administrator to the “Dream Team” donation fund;
  • Chronic-Dev, LLC – for hosting the web servers that will inevitably crash due to the sheer number of simultaneous download requests; and
  • finally & especially, the other “Dream Team” members – for all your expertise, dedication, cooperation & countless hours of hard work! It was a true pleasure to work closely with each of you, and without your contributions, this jailbreak would not have been possible.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jailbreak 5.0.1 Untethered - iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad with Redsn0w 0.9.10 b1 [Tutroial]

Jailbreak 5.0.1 untethered now became a reality. The iPhone Dev-team has just pushed Redsn0w 0.9.10 b1 to jailbreak 5.0.1  untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1. Pod2g was the guy behind 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, as he handed over his project to both Chronic Dev-team and iPhone Dev-team. The two teams have made a major task on 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak. iPhone Dev-team have put 5.0.1 untethered in to RedsnOw 0.9.10 b1 and PwnageTool. Chronic Dev-team put untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak into a Cydia package, thanks Pod2g and the both teams for making us happy.

Before starting to jailbreak 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad - You have to know this :

Supported devices :
  • iPhone 4 (GSM - CDMA)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPad 1
iPhone Dev-team's advices :
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!    Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

How to jailbreak 5.0.1 untethered iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad 1 - [Tutorial]

Required Downloads :
  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.10 b2 b3 b4 - Windows (be sure to run in Administrator mode)
  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.10 b2 b3 b4- Mac
  • Download iOS 5.0.1 ipsw for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • Download iTunes
Step by Step guide :

Step 1: Connect your iDevice with your PC via USB, and open iTunes then Restore to iOS 5.0.1 (If you are already running iOS 5.0.1, bypass this step)

Step 2: Start Redsn0w 0.9.10 b1, and press on "Jailbreak" button

Step 3: Now select “Install Cydia” and click “Next”.
Step 4: Now make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to the computer before you click “Next”.

At this stage you will be presented with a screen where you will be guided on how to enter DFU mode. Quickly hold “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too. Now after few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins.

Strep 5: Wait until you get iOS 5.0.1  untethered jailbroken in few minutes. Congratulations.

How to jailbreak 5.0.1 untethered iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G, iPad 1 - [Video Tutorial]


iTunes Updated To v10.5.3 With iBooks 2 Textbook Sync

Just a quick heads-up: Apple has just updated iTunes to v10.5.3 for Mac and Windows. The new update brings support for syncing textbooks with today’s iBooks 2.
iTunes 10.5.3, for Mac and Windows,  is available for download at he official website
NOTE: jailbreakers and unlocks should be safe to update.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Transfer Files Between iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, OSX, Windows and WP7 Using Birdscorp

How to transfer music, videos, photos between these devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, OSX, Windows and WP7). Well, Apple’s iDevices are no doubt the most popular in the market these days. Everybody is talking about the vast variety of iPhone apps and games available on the internet these days. But the fact that Windows is still the most used OS can be ignored. Almost everybody has a Windows based PC or device. These two types of devices are mostly incompatible when it comes to sharing content between them.

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Well to increase the compatibly Birdscorp has introduced an App by the name AirForshare for all the iOS devices which enables users to wirelessly share text, links and files between all the iOS and OSX devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi networks. Its easy, its simple and its convenient for all the tech freaks.
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So now its possible to share files not only across Apple OS devices but also between windows computers and mobile devices. the process of sharing of these files follows a simple procedure in which the files are shared or uploaded to the free web based AirForShare server from where they can be downloaded directly by any user on the Wi-Fi LAN.

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This is an ideal completely free and easy to use service which is ad free. And allows sharing content between otherwise incompatible devices. however there are a few limitations like, the files can be no larger than 5MB, the files are kept on the server only for half an hour.

The app is available for download on the App Store for free. So what are you waiting for? Download the app and start sharing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Use Spire To Install Siri On Your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G/4G. Use Over WiFi Or 3G

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We’ve been talking about a Siri port ever since iPhone 4S has been released. The jailbreak community already fully ported Siri to the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G but unfortunately there was no way to release the port to the public at the time because Apple owns the copyright on the software, images, and data used inside iOS. When Apple released the second build of iOS 5.0.1, it was released unencrypted and wide open for inspection, allowing developers to easily grab all the Siri files they need for a port without piracy.

Today, we’re going to show you how to install Siri on *older* devices and use it over WiFi and 3G. This is not an easy process, and definitely not for everybody. We did our best, to make this tutorial as easy as possible.


NOTE: this tutorial is only relevant if you have an iPhone 4S on hand. If not, you’ll have more difficulty getting the 4S authentication tokens.
NOTE: this whole tutorial is happening on a Mac. Because that’s how we roll. If you’re rocking a PC, you can do the exact same thing on Ubuntu using aptget instead of Mac Ports
First of all let’s do some port forwarding. We’re using an AirPort Extreme, so if you’re using any other router, use google to do your research on how to forward ports.
1. Open AirPort Utility
2. Click on Manual Setup
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3. Go to Advanced > Port Mapping and tap on the “+” symbol

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4. Put in 443 for all the ports and your IP address. Click continue
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5. Fill in a description. Call it whatever you want. I called it Siri and click done
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6. Now wait for your router to update and you’re done
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Now, you need to get SiriProxy up and running. Let’s see how to do this:
1. Download SiriProxy

2. Download and install Mac Ports

3 Open Terminal and type : sudo port install dnsmasq . Type in your computer’s password
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4. Type bash < <(curl -s to download/install RVM

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5. Type [[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && . “$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm” to activate RVM

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6. Type echo ‘[[ -s "$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && . “$HOME/.rvm/scripts/rvm” # Load RVM function’ >> ~/.bash_profile to add RVM to your .bash_profile

7. Type rvm install 1.9.3 to install Ruby 1.9.3
8. Some users might get an error while installing Ruby. This only applies to *some* Lion users.

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9. If you get this error, type rvm install 1.9.3 –with-gcc=clang

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10. Type rvm use 1.9.3 –default to set RVM to use/default to 1.9.3
11. Now you need to cd into the the siri proxy folder you downloaded at step 1 ( make sure you unzipped it first ). The easiest way is to type cd and then just drag-and-drop the folder from your desktop ( or downloads location – whatever it may be ) to your terminal shell.

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12. Type rvmsudo gem install rake bundler to install Rake and Bundler. Type in your computer password
13. Type rake install to Install SiriProxy gem
14. Type mkdir ~/.siriproxy to make .siriproxy directory
15. Type cp ./config.example.yml ~/.siriproxy/config.yml to move default config file to .siriproxy
16. Type sudo port install openssl
NOTE: now here is where you need to pay some attention if you want to make Siri running over 3G ( as well as WiFi ). If you have a static IP continue to the next step. If you have dynamic IP you’ll need some sort of service like dynDNS set up ( that’s a whole other tutorial. So google it, get it done, and proceed to the next step )
17. Now we need to generate certificates
For dynamic IP:
1. Browse to /opt/local/etc/openssl/openssl.cnf and open openssl.cnf in a text editor ( we used TextWrengler ).
2. Scroll down (line 148), until you see:
commonName = Common Name (eg, YOUR name)
commonName_max = 64
3. Replace it with:
0.commonName = Common Name (eg, YOUR name)
0.commonName_default =
0.commonName_max = 64
1.commonName = Common Name (eg, YOUR name)
1.commonName_default = DomainQuadrat: Domain, Domains registrieren, Domainhandel, .AT Domains, Domain-Beratung
1.commonName_max = 64
4. Save and quit
5. Open up a finder window, hit cmd+shift+g and go to ~/.siriproxy
6. open up a terminal shell and cd ~/.siriproxy
7. Generate the certificates (do these commands one at a time, carefully.) IMPORTANT: You can use whatever info you want when it asks for it, just make sure that for the common names you put your dnyDNS or no-ip domain FIRST and SECOND. Very important step.
openssl genrsa -des3 -out ca.key 4096
openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -key ca.key -out ca.crt

openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 4096
openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -CA ca.crt -CAkey ca.key -set_serial 01 -out server.passless.crt
openssl rsa -in server.key -out server.key.insecure

mv server.key
mv server.key.insecure server.passless.key
For static IP:

  • Type ./siriproxy gencerts
18. Next you need to install ca.pem ( for static IP ) or ca.crt ( for dynamic iP ) onto your iPhone ( both iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 ). To do that open a finder window, press cmd+shift+G and enter the following path ~/.siriproxy

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19. Email ca.pem/ca.crt to yourself

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20. On your phone you will see the new file. Tap on it and install it.

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21. Search your Mac for this file: dnsmasq.conf. Once you’ve found it, open it in a texteditor ( we suggest TextWrangler – free ). Inside the file find ( line 62 ). Right below that, add the following line: address=/

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21.1 Type in terminal sudo dnsmasq . Check activity monitor if dnsmasq is running ( all processes )

22. On your iPhone 4S, open Go to WiFi, select your WiFi, and edit your DNS. Should be something like Change it to your computer’s IP ( the same address you used in dnsmasq.conf file )

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23. Now you need to cd into the bin folder found in the westbaer-SiriProxy-a2219ee that you’ve downloaded at step 1. To do that type cd and drag-and-drop the bin folder into the terminal

24. Type ./siriproxy bundle

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25. Type rvmsudo siriproxy server and type your password.

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26. Now everything should be up and running. To test it, fire up Siri and say ‘Test Siri Proxy’

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27. On your iPhone 4, open Cydia, and install Spire ( it’s a big download so make sure you’re on WiFi and your phone won’t go to sleep in the process ) and iFile.
28. Go to >Generala>Siri> and turn it on ( turn off Raise to Speak option – you don’t need it, it’s annoying and it will drain your battery )
29. Go to > Spire and fill in your proxy host. For static IP use . For dynamic IP use https://your-dns-domain-name
30. Open iFile and browse to /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/ find the and tap on it to open with the property list viewer.

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31. Now you need to add 3 new strings to the Dictionary. Tap on ‘Accounts’ , then tap on ‘Dictionary’, hit the “+” symbol on the bottom right side of the screen and add:

  • Ace Host
  • Assistant Identifier
  • Speech Identifier
32. Make sure SiriProxy is running and use your iPhone 4S to trigger Siri ( say whatever, it doesn’t matter ). By doing this, you will assign your 4S tokens to your iPhone 4.
33. Now you should be able to use Siri over WiFi on your iPhone 4.
34. To use it over 3G, open iFile browse to /etc/ and look for the hosts file. Open it with text viewer, edit it, and add the following line:

  • for static IP: your-ip-address
  • for dynamic IP: your-dns-domain-name
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35. That’s it. Enjoy Siri on your iPhone 4

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NOTE: a terminal shell with SiriProxy running is required at all times in order for Siri to work on your iPhone 4
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