April 30, 2009

New Quick Freedom Version 1.2.0

Unlike in the last version of Quick Freedom version 1.1.0 Jailbreak was the only option but they added two more options to the load screen. The new additions are Boot logo which allows you to change your boot screen and your DFU screen with out having to completely rejailbreak your Ipod/Iphone just create a new firmware like if you were jailbreaking put your Ipod into DFU mode and restore just like in the actual jailbreak process but here's the best part it doesn't delete your stored info on your Ipod! **Your Ipod has to be jailbroken to use this feature tho**
And they were also kind enough to add a trouble shooting feature so that you can get extra help if you need it. (but as you know my sites are better help)

Here's 2 links to the Newest version of Quick Freedom http://www.filefactory.com/file/age57b6/n/Setup_exe

Ill post a new step by step video on how to use it easily and correctly until then either check it out or use my old video!

April 25, 2009

Why Jailbreak?

There are alot of people that ask why would I want to jailbreak my Ipod or Iphone? There are over 2 million jailbroken Ipods/Iphones out there
Rumor One - Jailbreaking your Ipod/Iphone shortens the battery life.
Truth - This is not true the only reason it would seem that way is people tend to use their Ipods/Iphones more often. My solution? Turn your backlight down or off this will extend your battery life.
Rumor Two - You can "Brick" your Ipod/Iphone by jailbreaking it.
Truth - It's nearly impossibe to brick your Ipod/Iphone to "Brick" your Ipod/Iphone you have to destroy the hardware pretty much any software issue that people say "Bricked" their Ipod/Iphone can be fixed.
Rumor Three -Jailbreaking voids your wannanty.
Truth - 99% of the time you can restore your Ipod/Iphone before you bring it back to Apple the other 1% of the time your Ipod/Iphone is so messed up that they wouldn't be able to read the software.
Rumor Four - Jailbreaking Slows your Ipod/Iphone.
Truth - The jailbreak doesn't slow your Ipod/Iphone some users Ipod/Iphones are slow because they have way to many apps on their device so if yours starts running slow delete the old apps you don't use anymore.
Now here's some reasons why you should jailbreak your device.
#1 Installous
Download almost any App Store application for free straight onto your Ipod Touch/Iphone and be able to sync them to Itunes just like if you used the App Store. Search through games, books, photography even weather to find that app that you wanted.
#2 Use Winterboard and Cydia to download and install themes to your Ipod/Iphone
Tired of the black background and boring Sliders? Well all you need is Cydia and Winterboard. Use Cydia to search through thousands of themes and find that perfect theme (I'm working on my own layout creator for download I'll upload it soon) Don't want any static background? There are backgrounds that change picture every so often and also video backgrounds.
#3 Thousands of third party apps to download
With Apple's way to strict rules of what can and can't be sold in their app store also with the 100 dollar service charge many good apps wont ever get seen in the app store but with your jailbroken Ipod/Iphone you'll have access to more apps then you can handle so go wild.
#4 BossPrefs
adds more settings to your Ipod/Iphone don't want bluetooth or Wifi on to save battery? Turn them off here partially manage your mail app here. Add a numeric battery icon to your status bar. Find out how much free disk space there is on your Ipod/Iphone without having to use your computer. Disable Apple's killswitch so they can't remove apps they don't like off your Ipod/Iphone. Last but not least Hide Icons we all have icons we don't use and don't want to look at (Itunes, Stocks, Etc. . .) with Hide Icons you can remove those pesky icons from your springboard.
#5 OpenSSH
Manually manage your Ipod/Iphone's directorys with OpenSSH thousands of possibilities. Change your themes add Roms for your emulators and much more. Caution how you use it you could delete or romove something you need.
#6 Completely Reversible
Don't like your Ipod/Iphone jailbroken? You can restore it to your old firmware easily and never have to be reminded of it again.
#7 Cycorder and Snapture (Iphone only)
Record video on your Iphone with Cycorder the fully functioning app records at 15 Fps and has sound. Saves videos as MPEG format so you can view them on your computer.
catch fast moving objects with multiple pictures with Snapture
#8 Turn-By-Turn GPS (Iphone only)
with xGPS you can get GPS with voice right on your Iphone theres no more need for that Tom Tom anymore. You can't find any GPS software on the App Store Apple wont allow it.
I hope this helps you make a decision on jailbreaking your Ipod/Iphone.
Did I miss something? If you think I should add something I missed leave your idea in the comments I'll add it as soon as i read it.

New World Record?

You heard me a new world record has been set for texting the original record was a whopping 182,000 texts within one billing period set by an indian man. But that record has recently been shattered by two teenage friends who wanted to get into the guiness book of world records they ended up sending 217,000 texts in one month. Pretty amazing right? Well here's the most amazing part of this story and it's not the record. . . Care to guess what it was? It was the 26 thousand dollar bill that one of the kids received after finding out that he didn't have unlimited texting. So what do you think would you rather have a world record or 26 thousand dollars?

My Personally Recommended Ipod/Iphone apps.

For anyone who Isn't sure what they should download here's a list of third party and apple apps I've enjoyed.
Third Party Applications
Winterboard - helps customize your springboard with Backgrounds, Docks, App icons Batteries and much more.
MxTube - Allows you to download YouTube videos on your Ipod Touch/Iphone and playback without WiFi.
Bossprefs - Settings manager lets you Disable Apple Killswitch (Apple's way of keeping tabs on your Ipod /Iphone by giving them access to removing any app off your Ipod) and being able to hide app icons that you don't use to clean up your springboard.
mQuickDo - For this one if you have $7 lying around its more then worth it it creates a virtual home and power button on your Ipod/Iphone this is probably the first on my list to buy. It comes with a three day trial but after that you have to buy it. This is an excelent app for those of you whos home buttons don't work or just want to extend the life of your device. (Very cheap alternative to buying a new device.)
Backgrounder - Lets you run an app in the background While you use a different app.
Installous - Allows you to download (Almost) any app that's in the App Store for free straight to your device.
NES - Emulator that lets you play NES Roms (games) on your Ipod/Iphone.
snes4iphone - Lets you play Super NES Roms on your Ipod.
gpSPhone - Lets you play GameBoy Advance Roms on your Ipod.
App Store Applications
AIM - Send and receive messages to your friends. Also free unlimited texting to your friends.
TouchGrind - Play with a skateboard on your Ipod/Iphone! Do flips and grinds to raise your score and become the best.
Fast&Furious - Race around the streets and caves just like the movie!
JellyCar - (Free) drive and maneuver your car to the finish.
Real Racing - Definatly one of the best racing games around. Real Racing sets a new bar in iPod Touch driving games.
MGSTouch - Play as snake to kill your enemies in this first person shooter.
Shooter - Love the movie? Play as Bob Lee Swagger to kill the enemies with your sniper rifle.
FieldRunners - Stratically place attack towers so that you can last as long as possible.
iheartradio - (Free) Stream your favorite radio stations straight to your device!
Tweetie - Manage your Twitter account anywhere!P ost, delete and add new people easily.
Wallet - Save all your passwords, bank accounts, and personal info with any password you can remember EVEN supercalifragilistic!! (I wouldn't want to type that in everytime but you get my point...) saves it straight onto your device so your the only one that will ever be able to read whats in it.
FML - Having a bad day? Here's something to cheer you up read about other peoples days from the website Fmylife.com this will bring you happness even during your worst days. (caution!! highly adictive!!) Also a pretty good social tool show your friends and try not to laugh at other peoples misfortune.
These are just some of my personal favorites you may think differently. Think I missed one? Leave your favorites in your comments.

How to add all Cydia sources

Here's a quick tutorial on how to add all Trusted Cydia sources on your jailbroken Ipod Touch 2G/Iphone.
**As a little caution this will slow the loading time of Cydia but it's worth it**
Go down to manually if automatic doesn't work
First, go to the "Sections" tab and Scroll down to "Repositories"

Next, Find the PwnCenter repository

Then install and confirm like you normally would.
For the next step select "Search" then search for "All Sources"Finally install and confirm "All Sources" and enjoy all your new Cydia sources!

First try Automatically this takes more time to do.

Open Cydia, Go to the "Manage" Tab and select "Sources"Then Select at the top "Edit" and "Add"

Add this source in the "Enter Cydia/APT URL"

http://apt.pwncenter.com/Then select "Search" then search for "All Sources"

Finally install and confirm "All Sources" and enjoy all your new Cydia sources!

April 24, 2009

Quick Freedom Jailbreak Error Help

Here's some error codes that I've been asked about so far hope this helps! If your perticuar error isn't on this web log message me and I'll get back to you with the answer.
Here's the programs the errors will fall under
1 LibUSB
2 Quick Freedom
3 Itunes
4 Ipod/Iphone
LibUSB errors
BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! AHH - haha this ones not as bad as people portray it to be its a pretty easy one to fix without having to restore your computer. Here's what you need to do.
1. Restart your computer.
2. During startup press F8 and put your computer into "Safe Mode"
3. Uninstall LibUSB and then put your computer back into mormal mode.
USB Mouse stops working - This one's simple just unplug your mouse and plug it back in.
All USB ports stop working - Uninstall LibUSB and reinstall with compatibility set to windows XP Service pack 2 and run as administrator. if you can't uninstall it because your keyboard don't work follow the steps for the blue screen of death.
Quick Freedom errors
Ipod is not connected - Reinstall LibUSB and set it as administrator.
Error occurred - Are you sure you hit the "Download Firmware" button?
An error occured during process - Close Quickfreedom, Right click and select "Run As Administrator"
Itunes errors
There is not enough memory available (XP Problem) - SSL Cache Full (Follow instructions)
1 Click Start > Control Panel.
2 Double-click Internet Options.
3 On the Content tab, click Clear SSL State.
4 Click OK, when you get the SSL Cache Cleared Successfully message.
5 In the Internet Options window, click OK.
error 1604 - Restart your computer and restart the jailbreaking process.
error 13 - (Follow instructions)
1. Restart your computer.
2. Open itunes and close all other programs.
3. Put Ipod into DFU mode
Ipod touch/Iphone error
Partial Brick(if this works your Ipod wasn't bricked) - Put your Ipod touch/Iphone into DFU mode here's instructions:
1. Unplug your Ipod/Iphone from computer and turn it off.
2. Hold power button(button on top) and home button (square button) for ten seconds, at the same time and plug Ipod/Iphone into computer(the one you were using!!)
3. Let go of Power button and continue holding Home button for about 10 seconds or untill computer recognises Ipod/Iphone.
4. Re-sync Ipod/Iphone to original firmware.
Bricked - There's no such thing, this term was created for people who messed up their PSP's while trying to hack it. It is impossible to brick an Ipod Touch.
I'll add to this blog as i come across new problems if your problem is not here message me Here.
Or E-mail me at Megacratercmc@aol.com