My iPhone’s Star Trek SMS tone (a how-to)

UPDATE: This post has been super­sceded by “Star Trek SMS tone Redux” A while back, I set up a Star Trek ring­tone and SMS beep on my iPhone. It worked quite well, but not too long after that, I had to reload the iPhone firmware (I believe due to an update from Apple) and lost the SMS tone. … Continue read­ing My iPhone’s Star Trek SMS tone (a how-to)

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 2

It turns out that the 1.1.3 jail­break instruc­tions from iPhone Atlas is pretty much the best 1.1.3 instruc­tions I have seen around. I’m fin­ish­ing the final step of the jail­break right now, after a bit of dif­fi­culty. It turns out the dif­fi­culty (as well as the prob­lem I expe­ri­enced ear­lier with Nate True’s method) wasn’t some­thing I was doing … Continue read­ing iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 2

iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 1

My first attempt at the iPhone 1.1.3 jail­break: FAIL. I pre­vi­ously installed 1.1.3 in prepa­ra­tion for the jail­break. In the mur­mur­ings before the jail­break was released, I had heard that you need the offi­cial 1.1.3 upgrade to get the cor­rect base­band firmware for the cel­lu­lar modem chip to work with the Google maps “locate me” fea­ture. You … Continue read­ing iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak, Attempt 1

Hacking the iPhone

Apple released some new iPhone firmware today. Fortunately, they left in all of the loop­holes for hack­ing your own apps into it. The last time I hacked my phone, it took about half a day. This time, it took about 13 min­utes (10 of which were wait­ing for some­thing to down­load.) This is all it took: That’s me … Continue read­ing Hacking the iPhone

iPhone turnkey hackery

Back in my day, we got an iPhone and we hacked it by hand! We fid­dled with shell scripts and USB con­nec­tions and com­pil­ers until every­thing even­tu­ally worked! You kids, these days, with your fancy GUI installers take all the fun out of things! So, yes, a few weeks ago, I hacked my iPhone. The text file … Continue read­ing iPhone turnkey hack­ery