Category Archives: Apple

Unlocking another iPhone

I unlocked my own iPhone a little while ago, following a lengthy tutorial. Today I unlocked another one, but this time I decided not to go the lengthy connect/disconnect and SSH and so on route.

All I needed was following the instructions on iphone.unlock.no. This let me do everything directly on the iPhone without ever connecting it to iTunes. That means

  • jailbreaking
  • installing Installer.app
  • unlocking the SIM-lock
  • Enabling international menu

I did run into one problem though. When running the AnySIM application to unlock the SIM-lock the first time I left the original AT&T card in. Using my own card afterwards did not work very well. I went through the process of “virginizing” the phone, reinstalling the 1.1.1 software through iTunes and did the whole routine from scratch again. This is all also explained on unlock.no.

The second time around things went better, but this time the anySIM unlocking got stuck in the process, not finishing the loading bar. A click on the home button brought up the springboard though. Using installer.app I installed BSD Subsystem from the System category. This made the iPhone working happily.

Too sum up, unlocking went reasonbly well, even though it took me almost 2.5 hours witht he extra fiddeling around. That still beats my previous 4 hours spent unlocking. If you do it right it shoudn’t take more than 30 minutes. So – follow the instructions on unlock.no exactly, BUT – before unlocking the SIM-lock make sure you have got

  1. BSD Subsystem installed
  2. Your own SIM-card inserted, not the AT&T card.

One last thing not to confuse with all the unlocking being mentioned, is that some SIM-cards have their own PIN-code which you must enter in order to use the phone. When the iPhone prompts you to unlock SIM (3 attempts allowed) go ahead and unlock, this has nothing to do with the actual unlocking of the SIM-lock, but it’s to let the phone use your SIM. Confusing I know.

Happy unlocking.

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New Apple keyboard

Looks like the whole web is in awe over the new Apple keyboards. That includes me offcourse, why else would I bother writing. But there’s a little detail I’d like to point out. No more Apple on the Command key! That goes for both the wireless and the unwireless keyboard. Apple Command key

My speculations leed me to thinking it must be a result of all the new Mac users not knowing where or what the Command key is, hence replacing the Apple logo with the written ‘Command’. Any better suggestions? Apple Wired Keyboard

Shuffle saviour?

iPod Shuffle 1.genOne of my favorite blogs for everything Apple related came with a hint on saving a dead iPod Shuffle. Which suits me perfect, my 1-gen Shuffle has been lying in the drawer waiting for me to try all sorts of diagnostics for a few months now. It’s gone so far that recently I’ve been looking for mobilephones with mp3 playing skills. Offcourse I could get a 2-gen Shuffle, they look pretty sweet. But I like my white piece of plastic. And I just got it replaced last summer, as the first one started melting.

Anyhow, I’m still at work, but can’t wait to get home and try the iPod Reset Utility.

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Jenna Jameson and iPhone

I think I want my girlfriend’s job. Apperently she gets to work on images of the iPhone and Jenna Jameson. She wouldn’t send me any of the photos though :( This is what I imagine it would look like:

Jenna Jameson on iPhone

(I turned off google images safesearch for this one, and Woah! there’s alot of naked skin out there… )

iPhonemania

Bite my shiny pixelated ass! I was wrong. No biggie – I, you, and everyone else got what they wanted. There hasn’t been a single feed in my rss-reader that hasn’t mentioned iPhone in the last 36 hours. Even the haters want one. I’m not gonna tell you what I think of it, everyone else and their grandmas dog have done that allready. I want one. I will have one. Nuff said.

Living in Euroland I have to wait til Q4 this year, but that’s a good thing as it gives me time to save up some $ € to buy an iPhone out of contract. Because that’s the way things work here. And I’ve descided that Apple will pay for my iPhone. That is, AAPL will pay for it. I bought some stock the minute Steve Jobs announced it, and today I’m allready up to 1/5th of an iPhone.

Below is the AAPL graph during the keynote.

  1. NASDAQ starts for the day, stock is ricing at a steady pace, faster then a normal day, in antisipation of what to come.
  2. 9am San Fran time. Keynote begins and the trading of AAPL stock freezes. No sales. No buys.
  3. All the livebloggers writes- “From now we’ll only talk about the Mac” or something along those lines. Which is weird because they got it all wrong, looking at the keynote broadcast the exact opposite is being said. The result was that the stock took a dive.
  4. Steve drops the iBomb! And the curve shoots through the roof.

AAPL graph

On day 2 AI (after iPhone) the stock continued its raise til an alltime high of $97. Offcourse there will be a backlash, it’s only a question of when, how big and for how long.

Stevesmas at Macworld

It’s that time of the year again that everyone has been waiting for. The AAPL will either skyrocket or plumb depending on weather wallstreet’s expetations are met or not. The Apple fanboys will be in outrage because their utopian MacBook Nano/Apple Phone/MacTablet/iTV didn’t show up after all. But it won’t stop them from wanting whatever product Stevie-J is announcing today. I know I want one, and I don’t know – I don’t even care, what it is. It won’t be an iPhone, but that’s because someone else ownes the name. But an Apple-branded something with a phone in it – I’d love one of those. I just hope it won’t be some lame US only gadget. I don’t understand their love for only letting certain phones be hocked up to certain providers. There sure ain’t any such thing here.

Since I’m in Norway the keynote will start at 6pm local time. Perfect for a round of the drinking game and some bingo! I just gotta find a way to convince my girl that our date at the movies really should wait for about 2 hours.

Macworld Drinking game