Review: RainBoard

RainBoard is a new jailbreak tweak which makes it rain on your SpringBoard, well not exactly rain but yeah sort of. It makes 9 icons fall from up to down/down to up, depending on your choice. The tweak adds two button on the SpringBoard which can be hidden and shown via an Activator action. In the setting panel you will see nine option (18 sliders) with all these sliders you can configure the speed of the animation.

 

You can even change the icons to any custom image you want by placing the images to /var/mobile/Library/RainBoard and then rename them.

Check out RainBoard in action below:


Personally I think RainBoard would have been a much better tweak if instead of icons there were actually rain drops falling continuously.But thats just me, if you are interested in RainBoard you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about RainBoard in the comments section below.

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TinyUmbrella updated to 5.11.00b

Notcom a.k.a semaphore has released a new version of TinyUmbrella (5.11.00b) that allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, that was released by Apple earlier in the week.

TinyUmbrella allows you to take backups of SHSH blobs (ECID SHSH) that can be used to downgrade to older iOS versions even after Apple stops signing the iOS firmware file. It can come in handy if you end up accidentally upgrading to the latest version of iOS.

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella. But iPhone Dev team released a new version of Redns0w yesterday that also allows users to downgrade their iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3.

It’s very simple to save SHSH blobs. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  • Connect your iOS device to the computer
  • Install and then launch the latest version of TinyUmbrella (ensure it says v5.11.00 in the title)
  • Select your iOS device from the “Connected Devices” list
  • Then click on the “Save SHSH” button.

After the SHSH blobs are successfully saved, you should see your iOS device listed along with the iOS version that it is running on currently under the General section, which says Saved SHSHs.

Please note that your iOS device doesn’t need to be on iOS 5.1.1 to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1, so don’t waste any time and save the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1. It also looks like Apple is still signing iOS 5.1 so you will be able to save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1 as well, in case you haven’t save them already.

You can go ahead and download this new version of TinyUmbrella for Notcom’s blog: http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.in

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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b2

Yesterday, iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 that allowed users to downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1.

However, they had inadvertently missed out including support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) – the tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple had released to fix the “Unknown SIM”, “No SIM card installed” problem.

While there was a workaround to still use Redsn0w to use it with the  iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406), iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 to add support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406).

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella.

But with Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 users can downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 if they’ve saved the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1.

Downgrading to iOS 5.0.1 will allow users to perform the untethered jailbreak using Absinthe jailbreak. Unfortunately, users who have recently purchased their iOS device that come pre-installed with iOS 5.1 won’t be able to downgrade as personalized SHSH blobs is required for the downgrade process. So even though Redsn0w supports the new iPad, it will allow users to downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 as it came pre-installed with iOS 5.1 (which means that they could only save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1).

You can see this link for our tutorial on downgrading.

You can go ahead and download Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 from our downloads page.

Let me know if you have tried downgrading your devcice to 5.0.1 (9A406).

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Review: Dashboard X and DashTweet

Would it be nice to add engaging widgets on your iOS device’s Home Screen?

I’ve known some of my friends using Android, and I can say they’re keen on bragging this built-in feature.

Now, the bragging rights are over. We have our own version of widgets on iOS devices. Thanks to Ori Kadosh, the months of hard work and labor, his efforts finally paid-off – courtesy of his latest tweak dubbed ‘Dashboard X’ .

 

This jailbreak tweak allows you to take existing widgets generated from the Notification Center and position them anywhere on your iPhone and iPad home screen. That’s not all! With the plethora of interesting widgets available, the tweak is simple and straightforward to use.

I know we’ve tried some tweaks from Cydia with widget features, and some of them require us to perform a certain process for a simple action. Well, it’s another story for Dashboard X. It uses basic concepts that most iOS users are familiar with by simply dragging and positioning the widgets.

To add a widget, simply place your device into a wiggle mode, (This is what you do when you delete an app icon on Home Screen) simple hold down on any app, tap and hold any blank space on the springboard and then a list of all your widgets will show up, you can go ahead and add any of those to your Home Screen.

There is another mode known as “Overlay mode” which can be triggered by an Activator action, this is an overlay where you can add more widgets that you want to use.

I’d like to cover Dashtweet also since it was the first Dashboard X widget:

  • DashTweet: Allows you to easily send a tweet from your HomeScreen (It is available for free in Cydia)

Check out DashBoard X and DashTweet in action below:


If you are interested in Dasboard X, which I believe you are then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

What are your thoughts on Dashboard X?

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Review: Chip

It is no question that there are numerous Cydia tweaks to customize the notification banners on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Two tweaks that might come to your mind now are Vexillum and ColorBanner, both of them allow you to customize your notification center banners. The current problem with existing notification banner customizing tweaks is that they lack complete control of all aspects of the actual banner. This is why when Chip was released I was excited to share it with you.

Chip is a complete notification banner customizing platform that allows you to edit the background color (solid color or gradient effect), border color, border width and even text color. And while changing the color of various aspects of your notification banner you can choose from pre-set colors or use the RGB sliders.

Another neat feature of Chip is that you can customize the animation of your notification banners and also the sound of the notification (built-in ringtones or iTunes ringtones). The developers of Chip promise to make more animations available in each update as well!

You can check out Chip in action below:


If you are looking for a tweak to provide you with complete control over how your notification banners look on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad then Chip is definitely for you. You can get Chip for $1.99 in Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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Redsn0w Updated to 0.9.11b1

It’s here folks Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 is finally here. This version of Redsn0w will allow you to downgrade your A5 devices! :D So all you who have by mistake updated to iOS 5.1 will now be able to downgrade back to iOS 5.0.1 ONLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR SHSH BLOBS.

Here are some important points you need to note before attempting the tutorial below on how to downgrade your device:

  1. You cannot downgrade without the personalized SHSH blobs for your device at that lower firmware. You need to have fetched those blobs while the signing window was open, using either Cydia’s built-in TSS@Home feature, or with TinyUmbrella.  The new Restore screen of redsn0w lets you choose either the remote blobs or local ones (for the earlier firmware). If you don’t know where TinyUmbrella put your blobs, TinyUmbrella has a button that will show you (copy them out of that folder and feed them to redsn0w).
  2. The A5 downgrade method actually updates to the latest firmware before downgrading to the earlier one.This process updates your baseband to whatever is newest.DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IF YOU RELY ON UNOFFICIAL UNLOCKS of your iPhone4S.  Those who used the temporary SAM technique to unlock their iPhones to specific SIMs shouldn’t be affected by this baseband update.
  3. This method can be fixed by Apple with a firmware update.
  4. This update involves a bunch of new redsn0w code and so The Dev Team recommends sticking to the previous version 0.9.10b8b unless you’re specifically using this new feature, until all the bugs are worked out!

So here is how to downgrade your A5 device:

  1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 from our Downloads page.
  2. Fetch your blobs via Redsn0w or TinyUmbrella.
  3. Download the 5.0.1/5.1/5.1.1 firmware from our Download page.
  4. Put your device in DFU mode.
  5. Open Redsn0w > extras > Restore
  6. Now select the 5.0.1 firmware.
  7. Now choose the IPSW for the firmware you are on.
  8. You have to now choose whether to use “local” or “remote”.
  9. Now it will start downgrading your device.
  10. If you have done all the above steps correctly you should be able to downgrade your device.

And thats pretty much it folks! That is how easy it is to Downgrade your device.

Note: If you are getting any error in iTunes while downgrading you can check our iTunes help page.

Have you tried the downgrade method?

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Review: DoNotDisturb

Let’s think of a scenario which most of you have already been in, you are on the phone talking to someone and suddenly you receive a message or Twitter notification from someone, and your phone goes bling bling bling… etc etc, cause of the notifications. Well this is kinda annoying as you all know. Now thanks to a new tweak known as DoNotDisturb you can avoid this scenario and talk happily on the phone without any interruption (from the notifications).

DoNotDisturb is a notification Center widget which is just a simple toggle. Once you toggle it to on the incoming notifications will not disturb you with a sound but will still show a badge app icon and will stay in your notification center. There are no options to configure. All you’ve gotta do is head to the Notificaiton settings and place it wherever you want.

You can check out DoNotDisturb in action below:


If you are interested in DoNotDisturb you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

Let me know what you guys think about DoNotDisturb in the comments section below.

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Review: ReflectAll

Do you like the app icon reflections that you get when you place one in the Dock? Well if you do, then this new tweak - ReflectAll will put a reflection of all the app icons on your SpringBoard. That’s pretty much it what the tweak does. There are no options to configure, so it’s just download and go.

Check out ReflectAll in action below:


Personally I kinda like this tweak but I’m sure there was another tweak which did the same thing, I don’t quite remember the name, hence ReflectAll will be the one I’ll keep.

If you are interested in ReflectAll you can head over to Cydia and install it for free.

Let me know what you guys think about ReflectAll in the comments section below.

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Review: VolumeColor

VolumeColor is a jailbreak tweak which various colors to your Volume heads-up display (HUD), by this I mean, whenever you increase/decrease the volume you see the display that shows you the increase/decrease, well the tweak goes ahead and change this color to a preset color which can be chosen by you.

Another feature in this tweak is that it you can also choose to randomize the colors every time you up/down the volume. You can also decide the opacity of the heads-up display.

Check out VolumeColor in action below:


If you are interested in VolumeColor you can go ahead and download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

What do you think about VolumeColor?

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Pod2G Has Untethered His New iPad Running iOS 5.1…

Few days back, pod2g revealed that his untethered jailbreak works on iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.

He has now tweeted that the untethered jailbreak also work on the new iPad (iPad 3,1) running iOS 5.1.

Pod2g just tweeted:

Couple of weeks back, pod2g had revealed that he had discovered 2 big vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1, in addition to the five vulnerabilities that they had discovered earlier. However, he wasn’t sure if the exploits could be used to perform an untethered jailbreak.

But he has managed to successfully jailbreak iPhone 4 and the new iPad (iPad 3,1). It remains to be seen if the untethered jailbreak will also work with iPhone 4S and iPad 2 powered by Apple’s A5 chip, but the fact that it has worked with the new iPad powered by Apple’s A5X chip, it is almost certain that it will work on them as well.

It will also be interesting to see if pod2g’s untethered jailbreak also works on iOS 5.1.1 that was released by Apple earlier in the week. Stefan Esser aka i0n1c who had also managed to jailbreak the new iPad running iOS 5.1, has revealed that his untethered jailbreak works on iOS 5.1.1 as well, though he has categorically stated that he doesn’t plan to release the jailbreak.

Pod2g also tells us that since his untethered jailbreak works on iPhone 4 and iPad 3, it should work with other iOS 5.1 devices like iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as well. But it may not work with Apple TV 3. He tweeted:

And finally here is the video by Pod2G showing off his untethered iPad 3:


How impressed are you by Pod2G this time round?

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