How To Fix White Cydia Icon After 5.0.1 / 5 Jailbreak

If you have Jailbroken your iDevice then you might have experienced that the Cydia icon turns white So how to Fix White Cydia Icon After 5.0.1 / 5 Jailbreak ?

This issue is relevant for users of iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 operating in iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 and who may have experienced the issue that the Cydia icon turns to white. This might happen while installing certain tweaks or operating in the tethered mode as well. At many times, updating the jailbreaks apps can solve the problems, but certain times the problem may persist. In this scenario, a feasible solution is to reinstall Cydia.

The three methods listed below have been known to work:

Trial A:

Step 1: Open Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (You can download it from here)

Step 2: Click on “Extas” button
Step 3: Click on “Just boot” button

If Trial A didn’t fix the issue you can follow Trial B

Trial B:
Step 1: Once you have launched Cydia, tap on “Manage”.
Step 2: There you would be able to see an Installed list and an option, “Cydia Installer”.
Step 3: Select it and then modify it by tapping on the “Modify” button.
Step 4: In the final step, all you have to do is to tap the “Re-install button”, and the job is done.

If Trial A and B didn’t fix white cydia icon issue you can follow Trial C.

Trial C:
Step 1: When you launch Cydia, proceed to the “Changes” tab and hit the “Refresh” button. This would prompt Cydia to update all necessary packages.
Step 2: You would get an option demanding an “Essential Upgrade”. In a few minutes duration, all the update procedure would be completed.
Step 3: Once you have confirmed the update, all necessary changes would be completed.When this is completed, close Cydia and your job is done.

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Most popular posts of 2011!

Now that 2011 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

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Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

read more

2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

read more.

3. How to find your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad UDID


The other day a friend of mine asked me how he could find the UDID for his new iPhone 4. Therefore I have decided to compile this quick How-To Guide. The UDID number is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers, associated with every iPhone and iPod touch device, it is really easy to find if you know how to.

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4. Apple updates iMovie ’11

Earlier today Apple released an update to iMovie ’11. The update improves overall stability and fixes an issue that causes audio playback to be out of sync.

read more.

How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

Most popular posts of 2010!

Now that 2010 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

ipad

Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

read more

2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

read more.

3. iPad screen rotation lock becomes mute button with no option to change setting.

Back in January 2010 Apple announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, just like on the iPhone. Then, closer to the product’s launch in March of this year, Apple revealed that the mute-switch magically transformed into a very handy orientation-lock. Now with iOS 4.2 for iPad, Apple again transformed the hardware switch’s purpose and now it is once again a mute-switch. As we now know, you can lock the iPad’s screen orientation via a menu to the left of the multitasking dock.

read more.

4. Israeli security shoots travellers Macbook Pro…

Lilly Sussman was on her way to Tel Aviv when she was pulled off to the side by airport security who thought she was suspicious. First they questioned her for a long time before finally hearing the gunshots followed by an announcement over the intercom first in Hebrew, then Arabic, then in English.  Lilly says “It was something along the lines of, Do not to be alarmed by gunshots because the Israeli security needs to blow up suspicious passenger luggage.”

read more.

How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

read more.

How to use find my iPhone

One of the more interesting news yesterday was the fact that Apple made “Find my iPhone” free for everyone to use. Therefore we have decided to create this How To… Guide, which will hopefully make it easier for you to set up the App.

This works on the iPhone 4 iPad and iPod touch, however for it to work you must update to iOS 4.2.1, once you have made sure you are up to date, follow the steps below.

1. Click on settings –>Mail, contacts, calendar

2. Click on the “add contact” button, then MobileMe

3. Now enter your Apple-ID as well as your password, these are the same as the ones you use for the App Store. If you don’t have an Apple-ID, there is the option to create one right there in the section.

4. Your device will now try to verify your account, if this is your first log in with this ID, then Apple will send you a verification mail.

5. The program will now ask whether you allow contact to be made with your device, simply click “allow”

When this has been completed your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Will be ready for detection, to test it simply log into me.com or through the “Find my iPhone” app from the App Store.

You can try the different options, locate on map, send a message or play a sound, however be careful not to wipe your phone completely.

Install flash on iPhone and iPad.

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A while back we posted a guide on How to get flash on the iPad and iPhone 4, while the guide was very helpful it did look like a rather daunting task, however thanks to Cydia repository Benm.at, the whole process just became much easier. If you want to install Frash on your jailbroken iOS device, it’s now as simple as following these steps:

1. Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
2. Edit source and add http://repo.benm.at
3. Search Frash and install it.

If you did this correctly then you should have flash running on your device.

[Guide taken from Gizmodo.com]

New redsn0w upgrade fixes iBooks problem!

After we had jailbroken the iOS 4 using redsn0w, we noticed something rather annoying, iBooks simply stopped working, the app opens and then crashes. If you are in the same position then here is some good news, the dev team behind redsn0w have released an upgrade which should fix the iBooks problem.

You will need to run the new redsn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 in order to ratify the iBooks glitch on your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G. According to Dev Team the official change statement goes like:

There’s a new redsn0w beta that should fix any iBooks problems people were seeing.  Just run this new version 0.9.5b5-4 and deselect Cydia (you don’t want to reinstall Cydia over itself).

Below are the download links for the resn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 upgrade
windows
Mac

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Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.

If you need any help then simply follow our previous guide on How To jailbreak the iPhone!

TOP 5 iPad accessories.

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So you have finally bought the new iPad, it is about time to beef it up with some of the most awesome high-end accessories. Other than the official Apple releases there are several other accessories that you simply can’t ignore, this weeks TOP 5 list deals with the top iPad accessories.

5. Pogo Sketch

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You simply can’t own the iPad without also owning the Pogo Sketch, the pen turns your iPad into a notepad for jotting down quick notes, or provides the ability for you to draw on the iPad like you would on a piece of paper. It has an aluminum base and can perfectly interact with iPad’s capacitive display. The Pogo Sketch costs $14.95.

4. Screen Care kit for iPad

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If you really care about your iPad then you will have to get this accessory, every iPad needs a screen protector, and this one even comes with a cleaning cloth for your iPad. The reusable cloth removes smudges dust and fingerprints without having to use any liquid. It currently costs  $24.99.

3. BookArc for iPad

bookarc ipad

If you are familiar with the BookArc for the Macbook Pro series, then you will love this new iPad stand. Twelve South has designed a sleek and simple BookArc for iPad for comfortable viewing. Very much like the larger MacBook version, the iPad BookArc is very stylish and will fit right in, whether you will use it in your office or at home. The iPad BookArc costs $39.99.

2. iPad camera connection kit

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The Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit is really one of the best iPad accessories currently out there. The kit enables you to transfer JPEG and RAW images from your camera directly to your iPad. It includes a USB and SD connector, and currently has a price tag of $29.

1. Apple Wireless Keyboard and the dock

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Our number 1 iPad accessory this week is the wireless iPad keyboard. What makes it the best accessory is the fact that you can anywhere within 30 feet from your iPad. It currently costs $69 at the Apple Store. If you already own a wireless keyboard from apple however you can also pair this with your device, a HOW TO Guide can be found on this page.

How to connect Your iPad to Wireless Keyboards.

One of the reasons why I love using the iPad is the fact that you can connect to and use Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and mice.

While the iPad does come with a built in keyboard that shows up on the screen as you enter input fields, however sometimes it is just nicer to use the more traditional keyboard, especially if you are writing longer texts, or need to get work done quickly. Therefore we think that if you really want to rely on the iPad for productivity then it would be a good idea to know how to connect an iPad to bluetooth keyboards.

How To Connect the iPad to a Wireless Keyboard

In order to connect the wireless keyboard you will need two things:

– iPad
– Wireless(Bluetooth) Keyboard

Connecting the iPad to bluetooth wireless keyboards is quick and easy:

Step 1)Turn on your iPad and navigate to the settings app on your iPad screen
In Settings select the General option

Step 2)In General you’ll notice the Bluetooth option. If it is off, tap the arrow next to the word “off”
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Step 3)Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.

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Step 4)Now that you’ve turned bluetooth on for your iPad, be sure your bluetooth keyboard is set to discoverable mode. Your iPad will look for the device and should successfully connect

Step 5)On the keyboard, enter the number the iPad prompts for after the device has connected successfully
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To test if you did everything correctly simply open the app you need to type quickly on and start typing away on your iPads bluetooth keyboard.

How to jailbreak iPhone 3G running iOS 4.

How to Enable Multitasking and Home Screen Wallpaper on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G

This guide is copied from iPhoneHacks, and we don’t take any credit for writing it.

Even though we have always been against Jailbreaking the iPhones, we took the plunge the other day after many frustrating hours with the iPhone 3G and IOS 4, and surprisingly enough the phone actually works much better now, which is why we have decided to add this How To Guide…..

*WARNING*

Remember that this is not supported by Apple, and that if anything goes wrong they will not help you, and WE are not responsible for any bricked iPhones either.

What You’ll Need

  • An iPhone 3G or Second Generation iPod touch already running iOS 4 and already activated in iTunes.
  • RedsnOw.

Steps

Step 1: Download the latest release of Redsn0w by clicking hereand save the application in a folder named “Pwnage” on your desktop.

Step 2: Click here to download the latest iOS 4.0 firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw) for iPhone 3G and save it in the same folder

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Pwnage folder

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 4: Connect your iPhone 3G to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Step 5: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPhone 3G device. Now, hold the option key down and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 6: Navigate to the Pwnage folder on the desktop and select the downloaded IPSW firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPhone with the required firmware.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 7: Navigate back to the Pwnage folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 8: You will be asked to select the corresponding IPSW file. Click on the Browse button and select the same IPSW firmware file (iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw) from the Pwnage folder. Click ‘Open‘ to continue

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 9: Redsn0w will verify the firmware file and inform you if it has successfully identified it. Click on ‘Next‘ to proceed.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 10: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 11: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Check the following options. A few of these may have already been selected by default.

  • Install Cydia
  • Enable Multitasking
  • Enable Homescreen Wallpaper
  • Enable Battery percentage

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Verbose boot‘ offers detailed booting information to users. This may not be necessary for common users and need not be selected. You may also choose to not check ‘Custom boot logo‘ and ‘Custom recovery logo‘ options if you prefer the default icons. However, if you wish to provide your own boot and recovery logos, do remember that these images have to be PNG files in RGB or grayscale mode and inside 320×480 resolution.

Step 12: Select ‘Next‘ to continue. You will now be prompted to switch OFF your iPhone 3G and plug it to the computer. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 13: You will now need to put your iPhone 3G into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps, the process, is very clearly detailed in the  the redsn0w wizard, as the program actually counts how long you need to keep what pressed.

:

(a) Hold the Power button on iPhone 3G down for 2 seconds:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

(b) Now simultaneously hold the iPhone button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button depressed. Redsn0w will now identify the device:

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 14: Your iPhone 3G should reboot now.

Step 15: Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 16: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Step 17: Your iPhone will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPhone 3G should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPhone 3G’s home screen.

How to create your own iPhone ringtone.

This Guide is mainly copied from ehow.com

Things You’ll Need:

– iTunes
– Mac or Windows computer
– Non-DRM song (i.e., one not bought from the iTunes Store)

STEPS

Step 1)
Open iTunes.

Step 2) Simply find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.

Step 3)
Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use.

Step 4)
Write down the start and stop times of the clip.

Step 5)
Right-click the song and select “Get Info.”

Step 6)
Click the “Options” tab.
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Step 7)
Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to “Start Time” in the minutes:seconds (i.e., 2:01) format.

Step 8 ) Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to “Stop Time.” Make sure the ringtone is no more than 40 seconds long.

Step 9)
Click “OK.”

Step 10)
Right-click your song again and select “Convert Selection to AAC.” Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.

Step 11)
Right-click the ringtone and select “Delete.”

Step 12)
Click on the “Keep Files” button.

Step 13)
Find the file. It’s usually in your User folder under “Music > iTunes > iTunes Music” and under the band’s name. It will have an extension of m4a.

Step 14) Now replace the ‘m4a’ extension of the ringtone file with “m4r” , so if the file is named test.m4a the new file will be called test.m4r – you’ll get a warning about changing the file extension time but click “OK”

Step 15) Double click to open the ringtone file you just renamed. iTunes will automatically add this new ringtone to the Ringtones folder within the application.

Step 16) Finally, connect your iPhone and sync your new ringtone! You can then select it as any other iPhone ringtone via your iPhone settings.