Sync Google Calendar and Contacts with iPhone

Posted in iPhone Hacking on January 7th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Allows you to organise all of your contacts and calendar information via google apps

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Notes or SMS not working

Posted in iPhone Hacking on November 30th, 2009 by phoenixdigital

If you find that you can no longer send/recieve SMS’ or add notes to the notes application on the iPhone this could help.
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iPhone 3.1 Jailbreak

Posted in iPhone Hacking on September 15th, 2009 by phoenixdigital

Add this hosts file entry into your system to allow Cydia to cache iTunes auth mechanism. This will enable you to downgrade your firmware in the future. more info

Currently only Jailbreak is possible on firmware 3.1 the update also upgrades your baseband which is the phonecall and modem component of your iPhone. This component is not downgradable or unlockable at present so unlocking is not possible with 3.1. If you need unlock features then don’t update until a hack is found for the baseband or at least until someone can stop the baseband upgrade happening when updating to 3.1.

If you are unsure of what the baseband is think of the iPhone OS as your computer and the baseband as your ADSL modem. Contained within the 3.1 update is an update to both the OS and the modem.

Currently for Mac users you can use the PWNAGE Tool to jailbreak on 3.1 more info

There will be more tools released in the coming days no doubt

JB Applications
The following are the common jailbreak applications that I use
Five Icon Dock
20 Second Lockscreen (works well in combination
with LockInfo)

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UIWebView Usage

Posted in iPhone Programming on August 11th, 2009 by phoenixdigital

Populating a UIWebview with a webpage or just HTML content.

  NSString *urlAddress = @"";
  NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:urlAddress];
  NSURLRequest *requestObj = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:url];
  [pageContents loadRequest:requestObj];
  [pageContents setScalesPageToFit: YES];
  //  [pageContents loadHTMLString: @"<h2>Your privacy is our policy</h2>" baseURL:nil];


Encoding Videos for iPhone and Xbox 360

Posted in iPhone Hacking, Tivo HD Hacking, TV, Xbox 360 Hacking on July 19th, 2009 by phoenixdigital

The following is a foolproof process for converting video’s from many formats to a format compatible with the iPhone and Xbox 360. I primarily use this method

  • archive recordings from my Tivo HD
  • converting xvid videos to be compatible with my iPhone
  • shinking large format mpeg or mpeg2 to lower size files without losing too much quality.

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