Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Steve Jobs cartoon saying HELLO! BEFORE! in Russian(?) after Jailbreak

It seems that the Steve Jobs cartoon staring at me after an attempted 3.0 jailbreak with redsn0w, meant that the phone was in recovery mode. Jailbreak failed.

Re-trying to jailbreak did not solve the problem. Instead I restored the phone with iTunes (3.0 fw) and then retried with redsn0w which reflashed the 3.0 fw with the good stuff succesfully.

I guess the correct way to re-jailbreak and re-unlock your iPhone with 3.0 is:

1. Upgrade to 3.0 through iTunes
2. Download 3.0 for iPhone 3G here, (iPhone 2G here, and 3GS here)
3. Download redsn0w here (download links at the end of the post, both mac and win)
4. Follow the instructions carefully and wait until the process ends
5. If you haven't done step 1, Steve Jobs might greet you in Russian; start over!
6. If you also need to unlock the iPhone, launch Cydia and add the source ""
7. Download Ultrasn0w.
8. Restart!

If all went well you should have an activated, jailbroken and unlocked 3.0 iPhone

VoodooPS2 wont save changes after restart

replace the original file in /Library/LaunchAgents with this file.

credits to:
jag from here via Lebidou from here.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Recovering from garbled display after selecting "Mirror displays" on the NC10

I know I shouldn't have, but I have selected "mirror displays" on my NC10, after connecting it to a monitor. The display became garbled and I couldn't fix it since I couldn't find the checkbox to unselect "mirror displays". Removing the external monitor fixed the netbook's display, but chaos kept coming back after re-pluggin it.

I found out that the displays prefpane preferences, are stored in:

So I restored that file from a timemachine backup I had. Not the best solution, since it presupposes that you do have a backup, but...