Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

iPhone 3g Jailbreak 4.2.1 SpringBoard crash and Linux mount

December 09th, 2010 | Category: iPhone,Linux,Ubuntu

After updating to 4.2.1 and untethered jailbreak via redsn0w on my iPhone 3g, I had two major issues. The first issue has to do with multitasking. The springboard would crash when using the fast switching. This was fixed by changing the following lines in /System/Library/CoreServices/




The next problem was mounting my iPhone in Ubuntu Linux. The error message will contain something about a timeout. If this is happening you probably need to re-pair the device by doing the following via the libimobledevice utils:

idevicepair unpair
idevicepair pair
idevicepair validate

iPhone 3g 3.1.2 jailbreak update PwnageTool

October 15th, 2009 | Category: iPhone

I updated my jailbroken iPhone to 3.1 when it first came out and had some major issues that required almost a daily hard reboot.  I successfully downgraded it to 3.0.1, but still had some baseband issues with the service (phone and sms) not working.  I was very excited to see the iPhone Dev Team came out with a 3.1.2 jailbreak using PwnageTool 3.1.4

Since I was already jailbroken, I simply built the custom IPSW, and clicked Option+Restore in iTunes. Everything went as expected, and I finally have a stable phone again.

I’ve been jailbreaking my phone since I first got it over a year ago, and I’m so glad to see the process getting easier and smoother every time. Big thanks to the iPhone Dev Team and all their hard work.

Here are the steps I took in case you are already jailbroken and just want the bug fixes and 3.1 update.


  • Mac OS X
  • iTunes 9.0.1
  • Already jailbroken iPhone 3G on 3.0 firmware
  • Backups!

  • Check for updates in iTunes
  • Choose to download only for the update
  • Download PwnageTool 3.1.4 Torrent Mirror
  • Launch PwnageTool and go walk through the steps to create your custom IPSW
  • Answer Yes to already jailbroken and exit the app when prompted
  • Launch iTunes and hold the Option key and click Restore
  • Select your custom IPSW file (probably on your destop)
  • Enjoy your new 3.1.2 jailbreak
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Jailbroken iPhone 3g 3.0 firmware

June 20th, 2009 | Category: iPhone

Thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for releasing the Pwnage Tool 3.0, I was able to upgrade to the jailbroken 3.0 firmware. The install process went very smoothly. I followed a similar procedure to what they demo’d on their youtube video. Some of my favorite jailbroken apps don’t work with the new firmware. Here are my findings:


  • Cycorder: Yes
  • OpenSSH: Yes
  • SBS Settings: Yes
  • Icy: Yes
  • Cydia: Stability issues
  • PdaNet: Yes, but possible stability issues
  • Winterboard: Mostly, some themes weren’t stable
  • Pwnplayer: no
  • Snapture: no
  • NES: no

Overall the new 3.0 features were well worth upgrading. The only app I will really miss is Pwn player and I hope there will be a similar replacement (it’s no longer maintained).  As for the other apps, I’m sure they’ll be getting updates soon.  Please let me know what apps you have working.

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