GOTCHA!

You’ve just been phished!  Please note that this is for fun only.  Your Facebook info wasn’t even collected, so it will not be used or distributed.  Be more careful!  Happy hacking!

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Who am I?

I’ve been in the jailbreak community for a while now, and my name is finally starting to grow. This is mainly because in the past few months I have been working on a theme called OnyxHD with DarkHacker1305 which is now nearing completion, started another theme called Genet1csHD, and become a writer for TechSpheria. I have also befriended several bigger names in the iDevice world, and this post is for them and any others who want to get to know me on a more personal level. I’m fifteen years old, going into 10th grade. I live in a small town in West Virginia, but I have big dreams for the not so distant future. Unlike many people in this community, religion is a big part of my life. Born and raised Southern Baptist, I care a lot about my religion, but I’m a more contemporary sort of guy. I like more modern Christian music and preaching. In no way am I saying the traditional stuff is wrong; it’s just not my style. Another big part of my life is music. I absolutely love music. I love to listen to it, but I love to make it even more. I play alto saxophone for my school band during both marching and concert season, and it’s a blast. I can play a little trumpet and piano as well, but sax is my passion. I’m a straight A student, and I’ve never missed a day of school in my life. To put it more bluntly, I’m a nerd, but to be honest I don’t care. My favorite and best subject is math. As for my social life, I have many friends, and a great family. I have great parents and two wonderful little brothers. In my free time that isn’t taken up by any activities previously mentioned, I enjoy doing what all of you know me for. I love to create iOS themes, and am still learning. I have progressed a lot since I started in this community just November of last year, but I still have much to learn. I plan to learn some simple coding such as Java and C++ in the very near future, possibly this summer. I want to learn to contribute more to iOS than just themes and hope to create some tweaks and maybe even apps. As for a career field, I’m looking towards computer science although I’m still not sure if I want to be doing this for the rest of my life. 
With all of this being said, that is me, Timothy “tdubwv13” Brown in a nutshell. If you have any further questions or if you just want to talk, you can find me on Twitter @tdubwv13 or you can email me at tdubwv@yahoo.com. 🙂

How to fix: iTunes cannot read the contents of the iphone. Go to the summary tab in iPhone preferences and click restore to restore this iphone to factory settings

The reason I got this error was due to the Cydia app MewSeek… Here’s a quick fix:

The only way besides a restore is…

Delete iTunesDB and iTunesCDB in /var/root/Media/iTunes_Control/iTunes/
Also delete all subfolders within the music and video folders in /var/root/Media/iTunes_Control/

Respring

This will make all music and videos invalid and nonworking

Go into iTunes and uncheck sync music so that it deletes all music files, and sync. This will delete all music/videos from your device.

Recheck sync music, and sync.  This puts all music/videos back onto your iDevice, and all problems are solved 🙂

How to jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 ALL iDevices EXCEPT iPad 2

Step 1: Download iOS 4.3.2.  The easiest way is through iTunes.  Plug your device in and iTunes will prompt you for the update.  I suggest a fresh restore, NOT from backup, instead of an update because update save all jailbroken data but makes it unusable, thus taking up A LOT of memory for nothing.  After restoring (or updating if you absolutely must) proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Download Redsn0w v0.9.6RC13 from here.

Step 3: Run Redsn0w and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 4: Enjoy your jailbroken iDevice! 🙂

Update 1: iPhone 4 users: DO NOT JAILBREAK!  There is an issue that is being resolved for iPhone 4.  Just hold off for the time being!

Update 2: iPhone 4 users: download redsn0w 0.9.6RC14 from the link above!  Enjoy 🙂

Tdubwv13’s New Theme

I am going to be working on a new theme, but before I start, I need an idea.  The only problem is that I can’t think of anything.  Maybe you can help.  Consider this a contest.   The winner will get a free copy of my theme for an iDevice of their choice.  Just give me an idea for icons… colors, shapes, etc.  Go into detail as much as you can, or your idea may not be good enough for me to even work with, so you have no chance at winning.  To enter, email me at tdubwv@gmail.com with your idea or DM me on Twitter @tdubwv13.  Good luck!

What is jailbreaking? An Informative Post For Beginners

Yeah, yeah, I know the title makes many of you think, “WTF, is this guy retarded?”, but the fact of the matter is, many people really don’t understand jailbreaking.  That being said, if you fall into that category, I’m here to help you out a little bit.  To make this a bit easier to understand, I’ll organize in points, and elaborate each of them.

  • Cydia

Cydia is like an alternate App Store.  It is the main source for just about everything listed below.

  • Access to root directories (filesystem)

What does this mean? Well, basically, when you buy an iDevice, you also sign an invisible “sign here” line.  In fine print, Apple is telling you (or, rather, not telling you) that you have no control over anything.  You can choose between 5 ringtones made by, guess who?  Apple!  If you don’t like these, you’re welcome to download (and pay for) more in the iTunes store, run by yours truly, Apple.  There is absolutely no visual customization, and when it comes to apps, you have games… and…. networking….. nothing system related at all.  When jailbreaking, you break this invisible “sign here” and are opened up into a whole new world of iOS.  Root directory access.  This means you are now able to change your iDevice’s looks, sounds, and even behavior.  You can apply themes, which not only look neat, but also add increased functionality (i.e. weather, clock, and calendar widgets).  You can download tweaks from Cydia, which range from page scroll animations to direct, in-app access to almost all settings.  Needless to say, there are virtually endless possibilities, and more and more options are added each day.

  • Downloading files from Safari

Jailbreaking also allows you to download and play music or video files directly from the iDevice’s web browser, Safari.  You must download Safari Download Manager from Cydia, which is a paid application.  There are ways to get this and other Cydia apps/tweaks/themes for free, but I don’t recommend doing this, as it is illegal and can cause problems to your iDevice.

  • Free…. EVERYTHING!

One of the main reasons people jailbreak is to get paid App Store apps for free via a Cydia app called Installous, however I do not recommend this at all.  It is illegal.  Enough said.

  • Better functions

Jailbroken applications allow you to improve everything Apple screwed up.  This can be anything from push notifications to device gestures.  If you don’t like the way something works, just ask me on Twitter, and I’ll point you in the direction for a good tweak to improve it.

With all this being said, go out, and jailbreak that iDevice!  Happy jailbreaking to all! 🙂

How To Enable Multitasking Gestures and Side Switch On Any iPhone or iPod Touch Running iOS 4.3.1

This is a quick guide on how to enable multitasking gestures and side switch on any iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 4.3.1.

Step 1: Make sure your iPhone or iPod Touch is jailbroken on iOS 4.3.1, and install OpenSSH from Cydia.

Step 2: Download these four files:

N90AP.plist

com.apple.springboard

General.plist

and

Settings.plist

Step 3: Download an SSH client for your computer.  I recommend WinSCP for Windows users and Cyberduck for those with a Mac.

Step 4: Locate and replace each of the following with the corresponding file you downloaded in step 2:

/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N90AP.plist

/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard

/Applications/Preferences.app/General.plist

and

/Applications/Preferences.app/Settings.plist

Step 5: Reboot your iDevice, and go to the Settings App.  At the very top, you should have the multitasking gestures toggle.  Also, within General, there is now an option to use the side switch for either mute or lock rotation.

Step 6: Enjoy!

OnyxHD, OnyxSD, and Onyx for iPad

I am currently working on an iOS theme with DarkHacker1305.  This theme, Onyx, supports ALL iDevices including the iPad.  It is currently in development, but will be live on Cydia before long! Here’s a preview:

Welcome to my blog!

I’ve been meaning to set up a blog for about a year now, but I just now got around to doing it.  I hope to keep it updated well, but if you need further assistance, follow me on Twitter @tdubwv13.