Stack v2

Personally ive never used this program. I would of liked it.

From the maker of Stack-

Stack v2 is DONE!
Well, the day has finally arrived; Stack v2.0 has been completed and is almost ready for release.

Stack is one of my oldest, and undoubtedly most successful, iPhone endeavours and is one I’m particularly proud of. I bought an iPod touch the day they were launched back in ’07, and as soon as I could I began developing software for it. Looking at the design back then, the Button Bar (or Dock) on the iPod touch looked similar to that in Mac OS X ‘Leopard’ , and near instantly the idea popped into my head: why not recreate ‘Stacks’ on iPhone OS?

I played around with it in my head, as I knew it would be pretty simple to pull off visually as all ‘Stacks’ did was translate an icon in y and rotate it – dead simple to do with CoreAnimation. Pretty soon I had a demo version up and running and it looked great!

Complexity soon set in. I had to create a seperate application to manage the settings of Stack (singular, as there currently is only one Stack onscreen at a time 😉 ), and Stack itself originally modified the Button Bar icon list and placed a blank icon behind where the Stack should be. On top of that, Stack had to run on launch as an application displaying above SpringBoard.

Former users might recall that adding items to Stack was a messy, convoluted process involving XML editing and restarting the Stack application. Similarly, the original had reported issues of being unable to install, and I never developed it past iPhone OS 1.1.2, leaving many users stuck.

Then came the iPhone SDK, and iPhone OS 2.0, and it was exalted. But, for Stack, it meant DOOM. iPhone OS 2.0 prevents any application from running above SpringBoard and drawing a UI to the screen, and any such attempts equalled a nasty crash.

For a long time I thought Stack was dead, undoable for 2.0. For a long time, I was wrong =).

Dynamic Library Injection was its saviour. Basically, it means that the Stack code could be *injected* into Springboard, and actually run as part of SpringBoard. Thanks go to Nate True without whom I wouldn’t have figured this all out. But wait, there’s more! Since I was now part of SpringBoard, I had full access to add everything I had dreamed about adding to Stack v1 but never found a way to. With a bit of ingenuity, I was able to detect the dragging of SpringBoard icons and dynamically add items to Stack with but drag & drop. I was also able to pick up on WinterBoard themes, the #1 requested feature before v2. To seal the deal, I added the ability to drag-remove any item in Stack, replete with the familiar Mac ‘poof’ animation; a puff of smoke.

Where before Stack was a complex, power-user tool to set up and manage, it is now a user-friendly, drop-dead simple tool. I couldn’t be happier with the results, and I’m proud to announce that it will be freely available next week from Ste Packaging in Cydia. A big thanks to all whom have e-mailed me over the past months, and I hope you all enjoy Stack v2!

 

Be ready for a release in the next week. =]

Cracked apps on 2.1, and blocking adds 2.1, and finally posting.

Ive been reading some people are having trouble loading cracked .ipa files on firmware 2.1(new version ). It does work with my ipod touch 32G. I m currently on a jailbroken 2.1 device.

I currectly think that some peoples mobileinstallion files are bad. I m uploading my file. For everyone thats having trouble use this file. http://sharebee.com/e67a1630

I just forgot somthing i made in the guild. Im very sorry.

BEFOR YOU DO ANYTHING.

Create a folder called Documents in /var/mobile/ and set permission to 777

Create a folder called Documents in the /Applications folder and set permissions to 777. This will fix the Disk Full error message seen when launching the game.

 once you had created those two folders RESTART your ipod. Add the mobile installation files, and restart your ipod again.

Now getting to blocking adds..

First download This .
2. SSH into your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch using a client like WinSCP
3. Navigate to /etc/
4. Replace the hosts file with the new hosts file that you downloaded
5. Reboot your iPhone or iPod Touch

This hosts file filtered a lot of ad networks. You won’t see ads on any website, and now your mobile browsing should be very quick and painless. Enjoy! 🙂

Credit for this goes to James from James Is Bored.

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Now to posting. I really want you guys to post! i get so many people come to my site every day. If you need help post!

Everyone Vote!

Okay, for all you smart people out thier im not talking about obama. even if i want him to win.
Im talking about somthing even more serious. “The Toggle of Auto Currection”. I tried to sound funny =(

Yeah well as most of you know the auto correction drives people nuts when it comes to texting, emails, or just searching things. This has become a really big deal. so big that theres a petition about it. Yeah thats right apple!
currectly 14,966 people had voted! that an amazing amount when you consider my website only gets… I dont want to talk about it..

Anyway.

Just sign here if you are fed up with steve’s ways. Steve, Comon man.

I do think apple sould of released it in 2.1(updated)
Vote.

How to: Delete Apple’s Apps from your iPhone

OK, I teased briefly about the Hidden 10th iPhone app screen that would allow you to get past the 148 app limit on the iPhone, and I will reveal its secrets here in a tip I know many of you have been waiting for someone to tell you – namely, How to delete Apple’s official apps from the iPhone?

We all know that holding down an application’s icon on the iPhone will cause them all to wiggle – thus allowing you to rearrange the icons on your screen as well as delete 3rd party apps from your iPhone (by clicking that the little “X” icon in the corner). Apple’s official iPhone apps, however (Calculator, iTunes, Stocks, Phone, etc.), lack this button, and until now most of you likely just figured Apple’s default set of apps were undeletable – destined to stay on your home screens forever, taking up valuable real estate and mocking you with their “We ain’t going anywhere” smugness.

Well, this is not entirely true, as I have discovered that yes, removing these apps IS possible (sort of), and it involves invoking the iPhone’s hidden 10th Home page. Here’s how to do it:

OK, first things first. In order to get rid of an Apple-sanctioned app, you will need
1 – An iPhone
2 – A Wi-Fi connection and iTunes account
3 – About 5-10 minutes of time
3 – 9 pages of apps on your iPhone

What?! Yes, you read right. You see, the main trick in deleting Apple’s apps is that you need to first fill the final page (page 9) on your iPhone with applications. This isn’t as hard as it sounds as there are thousands of free iPhone apps on the app store now that you can temporarily use to pad out your iPhone (remember, you can always delete them later) and you needn’t have 9 FULL pages of apps. (In fact, you can in theory do it with as few as 25 – you can have just 1 app per page for the first 7 pages – but the more apps you have the more apps you can delete). Only the last page (page 9) needs to be full, and page 8 should be mostly full if possible.

Step 1: Move any Apple-branded apps you do NOT want on your iPhone (such as the iTunes Store, the Camera, the Phone (who needs a Phone on their iPhone?), Weather etc. to the 9th page.

Step 2: Arrange the apps so that the ones you wish to delete are the bottom right-most apps on the page

Above: By dragging Urban Spoon from page 8 to Page 9, I have moved the “Phone” app to the hidden page 10.

Step 3: Now, the key to deleting these apps is that you are not really deleting them so much as you are “banishing” them to the hidden 10th page on the iPhone. Kind of the iPhone version of Superman’s Phantom Zone, this 10th page is a virtual storagearea that Apple includes for holding apps that you download if you happen to already have all 148 spaces (9 pages) full of apps. In order to banish apps to the Phantom Zone, you simply need to start “pushing” the icons off the screen. As you may have noticed in the past, when you drag an application from one page to another, it pushes all the apps on that page down to the right 1 space. Well, that’s what we are going to do here. Begin by making sure Page 8 has at least 1 more application on it than the number of apps you want to delete on page 9. Now, press and hold an application on page 8, causing the apps to wiggle, and then begin dragging applications from page 8 to page 9. As you release each application, you will see the bottom right-most app disappear. Keep moving apps over, bumping apps to the hidden 10th page until you have gotten rid of all the apps you do not want.

Above: Who needs Phone, Stocks, Weather, Contacts, Calendar, App Store or iTunes?

Above: You can now consolidate pages.

Step 4:You can now rearrange your apps the way you’d like, consolidate pages back to a more normal number, and the Apple apps will not reappear.

OK, so, how do I get them back? Do I have to restore?

Oh, so now you wish you COULD use your iPhone as a phone, or you deleted “Camera” and now you want to take a picture? OK, well the good news is you need not restore your iPhone to get your apps back. All you have to do is power the iPhone off (hold the sleep button on top of the iPhone until the “Slide to Power Off” message appears, turn it off, then turn it back on (pressing the same button). All the banished official Apple apps will reappear back on the first available open apps slots on your iPhone. The only caveat would be if you had a full 148 apps on your iPhone, and no open slots for them to return into, in which case you’d need to delete a few apps and power off/on the iPhone to get them back. A sync in iTunes will also bring them back.

Above: Just turn your iPhone off and on or sync it to make the hidden apps reappear.

So, why would I want to do this?

Well, normally you wouldn’t, but there are some situations where you might. Number one is of course to screw with your friend’s iPhone by “deleting” the Phone app (incidentally, you can still receive calls when the phone app is hidden, and you could in theory make them if you have a double-tap of the Home button set to bring up your phone favorites). Other times this may prove useful is if you wish to restrict app store access or hide your e-mail or Phone access while lending an iPhone to a child or other untrustworthy individual.

Sadly, this hiding of apps is not permanent, as the odds are you will sync your iPhone or turn it off at some point, causing the Apple apps will reappear, but if you go long periods without doing so and you for some reason hate seeing the Calculator or any other Apple app on any of your screens (and are scared of Jailbreaking your iPhone to achieve similar results), this work around should do the trick.

Macenstein.com

i take NO credit.
Use at own risk, please.
if YOU mess up your iphone it’s your fault and only your fault.

Redmond, we have a PwnApple!

Redmond, we have a PwnApple!, were the exact word from the iphone-dev team.

Window QuickPwn 2.1

Supports 2.1 firmware with the unlocking and jailbreaking of iPhone 1st generation (2G) device. Supports the jailbreaking of iPod Touch 1st generation device and iPhone 3G. Does not support the unlocking of iPhone 3G or jailbreaking of second generation (n72ap based) iPod Touch.

Windows QuickPwn 2.1 – Here
(sha1) QuickPwn21-1.zip = f8124d0e8f31f64ef3272de8fbc679e1dd1f93a7
If you don’t know how to use bittorrent we suggest you wait for the mirror list below to be updated.

Mirror owners should email blog@iphone-dev.com with direct hosted zipfile links (with the correct MIME type). RapidShare or other file distribution services are not needed thanks. Links will be added to this post soon.

Mirrors

The following links are unofficial download mirrors, the files that are downloadable below have not been tested for authenticity. You download these files at your own risk, we accept no responsibility if your computer explodes or if it becomes part of a NASA attacking botnet, or even worse if your hands fall off mid-way during the use of these archives. Always check the files that you have downloaded against the published SHA1 sums. We would prefer that you downloaded the official bittorrent release above, but you can try these if you really don’t want to use bittorrent.

http://84.94.229.115/QuickPwn21-1.zip

http://apt.eggy.cc/stuff/files/windows/QuickPwn21-1.zip

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Ipod Surjan
Side note: As i m on 2.1 I will not be testing this release. By saying that i fully respect the iphone dev team and they are the real-deal. I highly suggest you use this if somthing is wrong with your iphone but once again I m not going to do it.

Somthing all Ipod Touch 1G users sould look into.

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The number one thing i wanted in a ipod touch was a camra. Over Phone, i wanted a camra. To bad for us Ipod touchs dont come with camra’s.

The ipod touch 1G was a HUGE letdown when it came to speakers. Speakers make gaming fun. Not only that bad some games rely on speakers. Ive got the solution…. Well maybe not, but it sure as heck help’s!

This works with any generation of Ipod’s, You can check out thier webpage here. Cell Phone Shop!

Now most of you are thinking this little thing doesnt even work. I thought that to, untill i got one. Trust me its worth every dime.

Heres how it works… You plug it in to the dock and just play a song/game. easy as that!
Here is what the site says.

Designed for Apple iPod / iPhone with dock connector.
Compatible with :
iPhone, iPhone 3G.
ALL iPod
iPod classic
iPod with click wheel
iPod touch
iPod with video
iPod with color display
iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
iPod mini
iPod photo
iPod U2 Special Edition
High quality stereo sound.
Connects directly to the dock connector on the bottom of your iPod.
Volume control buttons.
Powered by iPod/iPhone (no need for external power sources).
Compact, light-weight.
Color : iPod / iPhone finished white
Specifications :
Dimension (L x W x H) : 6.0 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm

Once again, its worth it.

New version of winpwn Coming!

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WinPwn 3.0 Update (09/14/08)

It’s been very busy for me recently at work and I haven’t had much time to spend on WinPwn.But i’m hoping that planet/squpid and I can get the latest version out soon. I will keep you updated!

\Cmw

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