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 … 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 … 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” … 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 … 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 … Continue reading iPhone turnkey hackery