This post is strictly for educational purposes only.
Is iPhone a need, trend or status? If you ask that question to your bf, be prepared that he will dump you. Why? Guys just don’t like tough question. Don’t even attempt to ask him to choose between his mom and you. You, girls are just playing with fire.
Regardless whether it is a need, trend, or status, I just got my iPhone4 recently. Not to brag that I have an iPhone4 but my intention here is to capture the steps to jailbreak your phone so that you can save few hundred bucks just by DIY (more like for my own records too).
In case you are just out from the cave, this is iPhone4.
Firstly ask yourself before you even do it, what is jailbreak and why do you need it? If your answer is either i) to void the warranty, ii) to get free games and apps or iii) everybody do it, then you are in right path.
I am not sure about i) as some say that is a myth. To me, my answer is none of above. I rarely play games on phone, I don’t follow what others do and more importantly I still want my warranty. All is simply because for the sake of curiosity and educational purposes. So, I decided to jailbreak the iPhone4.
Here is the Step 1: Check your phone version by clicking Setting > General > About .I am using iOS 4.2.1 for this examples
There are two options, tethered and untethered Jailbreak. Tethered jailbreak means you need to connect iPhone to computer each time it need to be booted to Jailbreak. While untethered jailbreak means the iPhone can be powered off and rebooted without affecting jailbreak without requiring iPhone to connect to computer.
Personally, I prefer untethered jailbreak because it is less hassles (good for lazy people like me). Then you should download the jailbreak software from available website. I am using untethered jailbreak form greenpoisOn as an example.
Here is the Step 2: Download the jailbreak software that matches your computer operating system greenpoisOn. Unzip the file to your desktop once you finish downloading.
Here is the Step 3: Normally the iPhone4 will be auto sync when it is connecting to computer by using iTunes. To be on the safe side, back up again by right click your phone icon > backup . This is to enable you to restore to original factory setting if something goes wrong.
Here is the Step 4: Disconnect iPhone4 from iTunes and computer after backing up and reconnect again. Close iTunes and do not unplug the USB cable until complete.
Here is the Step 5: Double click on greenpois0n.exe, click No as you are currently jailbreaking the iPhone4 not AppleTV.
Here is the Step 6: Click on “Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)”
Here is the Step 7: Follow the screen instructions
Here is the Step 8: iPhone4 will boot the first time with verbose text on screen. This operation will install the jailbreak on the device. The device will reboot normally.
Here is the Step 9: Start the Loader application (green icon on the SpringBoard), and follow instructions to install Cydia.
Here is the Step 10: After installing Cydia, your iPhone is now load with untethered jailbreak.
Is that all? Of course not. Jailbreak only work best if you have Installous. This is to teach you how to get free apps and games. Please note that this is only for educational purposes as I rarely play games on phone as I mentioned earlier.
STEP 1: Open Cydia and go to Manage section
STEP2: Go to Sources, Click Edit and then click Add.
STEP3: Type in cydia.hackulo.us
STEP4: Your iPhone4 will respring itself. You will see the Hackulo.us as a source after you press return in to Cydia. Click done.
Step 5: Now click on Hackulo.us , find Installous and click to install! Now your phone is installed with Installous.
Installous is like Apps Store where you can download games and apps in your iPhone4 with no charges. Without this, you can still purchase software that you like via Apps Store but it defeat the purpose of jailbreak in the first place right?
Theoretically, you are pro in jailbreaking iPhone now. Oh yea! The same method will be applied to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, iTouch and AppleTV too.
Hope you find this educational material is useful especially when people are talking about jailbreak next time.
* Jailbreak will not lose the pre-existing apps, setting or contacts. However, it is recommended to backup your phone first prior jailbreaking your phone. If you want to restore to original factory setting, please note that all the pre-existing apps, setting or contacts will be wiped off.
When you are broke, I mean literally broke, you don’t need to beg for money or food. What you need to do is to dress up nicely and crash some wedding parties. That is what I consider as survival tips to feed your fat.
If really in desperate need and have little money with you, even RM 5 can make you full for one meal. Let me show you how. I discovered this place along Jalan Pudu recently. Typical hawker stall by the roadside that managed to put their footprints on local newspaper.
Of course many will say RM 5 can get almost anything but what if I tell you that this stall serves very nice Tai Poh Mee? Probably, the stall serves one of the best Tai Poh Mee around for only RM 5 (Big), Medium RM 4.60 (Medium) and RM 4.20 (Small).
I am positive that many will confuse this type of noodles with wantan mee simply because it is also served with wan tan too. The Tai Poh noodle is slightly thicker as compare to wan tan noodle and the taste is a lot different than typical wantan mee.
What I like about this noodle? Of course is the the minced pork in soy sauces. Is it good? Hey, if this type of noodle is not impressive, do you think I will blog about it? Why not you give it a try and tell me how do you like it.
Once you try it, I bet many will say that the portion is slightly small for a big eater like me. Don’t fret, there is a famous Teochew Fishball stall here too. It was founded in 1952. Wow, older than me.
Please don’t complaint that you don’t have money as this is not expensive too. Only RM 4 for a single bowl with mixture of various types of meatballs, fishballs, fishcakes, dumplings etc or it will only costs about RM 4.50 for take away.
This photo is not photoshop. In fact almost all pictures in TikkoSS’s Blog are not photoshop too. So, what you see is exactly what I ate that day. Deliciously tempting? That is exactly how I feel when I have it.
Bring RM 10 with you and you can enjoy both Tai Poh Mee and Teochew Fishballs. Yes, that is all you need, only RM 10.
Tai Poh Mee & Teochew Fishball
Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.
GPS: 3.135031, 101.712939
The secret of slimming down your tummy is by growing the fat first. Growing FAT? Yes. If you do not have sufficient fat, how do you slim down right? One secret of dieting is by combining breakfast, lunch and tea break into one meal.
I nearly fainted that day when I tried that. LOL. So while desperately hunting for food, I came across Restoran Chilly Pan Mee in Kepong. What catches my attention is not only the food only but the shop name.
I suspect that Chilly is a typo because Chilly literally means appreciably or disagreeably cold? Doesn’t make sense right? I bet they meant Chilli. Hehe. Notice the number there near the shop. That is not part of the advertising here.
That’s proly some loan shark number or professionally called financial aider . This shop is supposed to be air-conditioned but I have strong feeling that they did not turn it on. Simple and clean restaurant I would say.
What Special here is of course this Chilli Pan Mee. It was served dry with mince pork, friend eggs and anchovies. If you don’t have the mouth like Indians (not trying to be racist here), you can opt not to put the chilli paste.
The chilli paste is somewhat very special. It is hard for me to describe in words but I scented strong chilli fragrant. When I put inside my mouth, surprisingly, it is not as spicy as I thought but slightly on the sweet side.
After a while, the spiciness started to get stronger and stronger. I ordered Sa Lei drink (umbra) to cool down my tastebud. This drink only cost about RM2.50
If you are not a fan of dried mee, try this Traditional Mee Hoon Kuew. The picture might not be as attractive but this is the mee that serves with a lot of ingredient. Fu Chok, eggs, vegetables, anchovies, deep fried onion etc.
Both the noodles are equally good and surprisingly it only cost me about RM 14 in total. What a good deal. If you decided to go there, let me know! I am so looking forward for the chili pan mee again!
Restoran Chilly Pan Mee
No. 18, Jalan Metro Perdana 8,
Taman Usahawan, Kepong,
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 62580998
Chap Goh Meh, the 15th day of Chinese New Year is around the corner. Chinese New Year almost coming to an end. For those of you who still short of angpow, you still have few days to catch up. For those of you who still have itchy hand, find your “kaki” and start to gamble. Hehe..
Not trying to praise myself but I don’t gamble. I know many other bloggers will shoot at me when I say it but I have better explanation on that. Honestly, I don’t gamble! In fact, I don’t know how to gamble but I just know how to win money. Hehe..
Ok. Maybe there are a lot of my readers are still underage so I will cut the crap about gambling and talk on more appropriate topic, UNO card game?.. Ops no way! I mean FOOD. Which place this time? It is Restoran Grand Imperial in One Utama.
The name is already indirectly hinting that this place is slightly pricy, high class, nicely decorated, good service and GOOD FOOD too. I’m not trying to apple polish this restaurant and they did not give me any discount either when I write about this. So it is only pure honesty.
This is the place where a lot of family decided to have their reunion dinner. Same goes to my family. Don’t complain that it is too late to write a reunion dinner post when Chap Goh Meh is just few days away. Better late than never right?
What’s good over here? Lou Sang again? Er.. oh yea. This is my 8th times of Lou Sang. We, including my nephew and niece are involved in tossing the Lou Sang every year. My nephew really tossed so high that some of it “fly” into my camera back. Ewww..
I know Lou Sang is also called Yee Sang but this Yee Sang does not have Yee (Fish).The smart chef is smart enough to realize that many don’t like raw fish but they like raw scallops instead. That is also why I find this yee sang is remarkably special.
That is seriously only the appetizer. It is similar to starter for 3 or 5 course meals in western world. My mom ordered a lot a lot a lot of food for 5 adults. She ordered:
- Giant Garoupa with Garlic
- Pan Fried Japanese Kurob
- Braised Golden Coin Sharkfin
- Whole Abalone (5Head)
- Claypot Rice with Chinese Wine
- Double Boild Hasma with Almond
- Nian Gao & Lotus Paste Pastry
- *few that I missed out..
What strike me are these 3 dishes, the preserved meat which include duck, pork, chinese sosej and sosej, whole Abalone (5Head), claypot rice with Chinese wine. Honeslty, I don’t quite like the taste of the preserved meat. Slightly too salty for me but I guess that is the original taste of preserved meat. Lol
The combination of clayport rice with 5 head abalone mushroom is just perfect. Personally, I feel surprise that abalone got 5 head (To me, it looks like no head at all?). The fragrant rice that cooked with wine looks like nothing special but it actually tastes really good. It is filling too. Hehe..
Finally the dessert, Nian Gao (Year Cake) & Lotus Paste Pastry. This is the first time that I try it and I love it straight away. The Nian Gao is added with shredded coconut right after they steam it. NICEE.. and everyone is served with sea coconut and longan.
Poor Mom has to pay RM 787 for all 5 adults and 2 kids. I am glad that mom really enjoyed the companion and the laughter that we shared among us.
Restoran Grand Imperial
G218, Promenade, Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No.1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603 – 77297223/7224