APPLE is famous not because of an old saying “an apple day keeps doctor away” or it hit Sir Isaac Newton in his head that led to the discovery of theory of gravity. It is still a fruit when someone mentioned “apple” before this but..
If you walk down the street and say “apple” today, first thing that comes in anyone’s mind is either iPhone, iPod, iMac, iTouch or anything that is related to Apple’s Product. All because of one person, Steve Jobs.
Martian might not know much about earth but if you are earthman, you might aware that that there are 3 breaking news that figuratively transmitted to every single corner in the world. i) Steve Jobs died on 5 Oct 2011 ii) iPhone 4s launched on 6 Oct 2011 iii) iOS 5 launched on 12 Oct 2011.
Nothing much I can do about i) besides sending my sincere condolences to his family. I did not have a chance to meet him in person but having his photos in my blog is a great honour. Since it takes awhile before I get to literally touch iPhone 4s, it did not bother me but iii) iOS 5 is something I am eyeing at.
If you still remember, I wrote about Jailbreak iPhone? Tethered or Untethered? long long time ago. Having Jailbreak is nice and dandy until the new iOS 5 is up! The update is not as straight forward as many might think.
Before you update your jailbreak iPhone, here are few consideration:
i) you will NOT be able to retain all jailbreak software that downloaded from Installous.
ii) NO untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 yet (but will be available soon!)
iii) it is better to install iOS 5 as NEW installation (Restore to Factory Default) than just update to avoid crashing or complication later.
If your answers are OK to all above, then you can continue reading else this post will only be useful when you plan to update it later when untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 is out.
Please backup your contact and other important stuff before you start. To computer of course just in case any surprises happen. I used ‘screenshot snap’ to back up as photos on important notes (press sleep button + home button) and copy to computer later (faster than sending it via email).
Here is how you backup your contact to PC:
- Open iTunes on your computer that you sync it to
- Plug in you iPhone to the computer
- Click on the phone icon on the left
- Click on the Info and under “Sync Contacs with”, then Select “Windows Contacts” or “Outlook” or etc
- Then at the bottom right of iTunes, click “Apply” and “Sync”. A message will pop up to ask if you would like to replace or merge. Make sure you select “MERGE” or it will delete all your phone contact.
*If you Sync with “Windows Contacts”, you can check if the contacts have backup in your pc, goto START–>RUN–>wab.exe . Your contacts should be there!
Just plug in your iPhone and click update in iTunes?? If you do so, you might get ‘Error 3195’ or ‘Error 3002’ while updating. It means your miss couple of important steps and lead major disaster that you are unable to restore device to previous version or worse still the phone works but unable to make a phone call after that.
That is because you did not safe SHSH when jailbreak it. To simplify what is SHSH, it is an encrypted signature issued by Apple everytime iTunes install or upgrades the iOS firmware. Once you jailbreak the phone, Apply is unable to grant permission to renew the signature (might be expired) when you want to update it later.
So, to avoid it, here is the fix for iPhone Jailbreak User.
- Download TinyUmbrella
- Launch it
- Click on the “Advanced” tab.
- Uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit”
- Click on “Apply Changes”
- Reboot your PC/Mac.
If it doesn’t help, try another solution or if you are a non-jailbreak user
- Exit iTunes
- Locate your hosts file
- In Mac OS X /etc/hosts and In Windows c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Open the hosts file with Administrator privileges using Notepad.
- Add the following lines to the very bottom of the hosts file:
- #188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com
- Connect your device to the computer
- Launch iTunes
- Put device into DFU Mode by turning your device off and then holding down the sleep and power button for 10 seconds, then release the power button but hold onto the home button until iTunes tells you that the device is now in recover mode
If you want you can remove the “#184.108.40.206 gs.apple.com” line from your hosts file again so that iTunes can properly update as usual.
OK, it is time to do the updating.
1. Open iTunes and click on your iPhone
2. Choose Update
3.Then download the iOS 5 update. So choose “Download Only”
4. Hold down shift + press restore. All data will be WIPED CLEAN and restore your phone to FACTORY DEFAULT
5. Select files from C:\Users\[your name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates (See Photo Above)
6. Click Open.
7. iTunes should do the rest.
The photos above are most of screenshots during the iOS 5 update. If you see it, you have SUCCESSFULLY installed iOS 5 on your jailbreak iPhone 4, it is just like a brand new phone. Now, you can repeat backup contact steps to sync your iPhone contact.
Few months ago, my friend, Bob went to China. As many of you might know, China is very famous with “Made in China” products. Acknowledging the fact that the product might not be genuine, Bob was looking for an iPad or similar products.
He came across this shop that sells all sort of portable device such as Galaxy Tab, iPad, Smart Phones etc. He approached the salesman and asked, “Which one is better? iPad or Galaxy Tab?” The salesman replied in broken English, “ohh.. all oso not good laa.. iPad BIG, Galaxy Tab small. Both big money (he meant expensive)! You take this laa, Chinese iPad+Galaxy Tab. Cheap Cheap!”.
Bob enthusiastically said, “2 in 1? Any problem?” The salesman reassured, “NO NO. No problem. 2 in 1 good! China product GOOD!” After a series of negotiation, Bob decided to get the device at surprisingly cheaper price.
Bob is not a brand freak, so Bob said, “This is not genuine Apple logo. Can I have one that is without logo?” The salesman replied, “You can take the logo away yourself. EASY!” Bob felt puzzled for awhile and responded, “But it is printed on it! Why not you help me to remove?”
Without undue delay, the salesman took the device and rubs away the Apple logo with a handkerchief. “See it is easy! China products GOOD GOOD!” The salesman claimed.
Bob has no problem with that. Infact, he is very satisfied with the product and plays it day and night. One day, he noted that the screen was too bright, so he decided to set the screen to slightly dimmer. ALL of the sudden, the device turned into black screen and hang. Bob quickly reach the user manual.
According to the user manual, the device can be reset by pressing the hard reset button else the device is redundant. So, Bob decided to do hard reset on the device. Later he shouted, “DAMN, no reset button!”
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.