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Dave 26-05-2009 11:27 PM

That doesn't really help if we all sign up for 18 month contracts in the summer when the new phone comes out :(

Ridcully 26-05-2009 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave
That doesn't really help if we all sign up for 18 month contracts in the summer when the new phone comes out :(

I am seriously considering android this time and failing that I may well move to a new network with the iPhone if it does happen. iPhone on Vodafone would be very nice especially if they allow bluetooth tethering.

Lizzy 27-05-2009 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave
anybody who does more than 20 texts a days should be sectioned

oops

James 28-05-2009 03:54 PM

I am taking a break from my sparring with Dave on the various religious threads presently springing up in GCC, to thank him (and also Lizzy) for their help and encouragement in jailbreaking my IPhone. What a revelation!

First of all, to anyone who hasn't tried it, it really is a piece of cake. It also seems to be relatively safe. From what I have read about it, it's easy to reinstall the official firmware if the process goes wrong for any reason (or should you just change your mind).

Now I have done it, I am realising the full potential of this amazing bit of equipment. Tethering is the first bonus. iPhoneModem from the Cydia store is brilliant and so easy to set up. I am now able to link my laptop to my 3g IPhone and use the IPhone as a modem. It works very well indeed.

Next is iBluetooth. Essentially, this lets me do all the things with Bluetooth that most people take for granted on other mobiles (such as file transfers). Why on earth Apple decided to limit the potential of the Bluetooth facility is a mystery.

Cycorder gives the IPhone the ability to record video (with sound) from the built in camera. The results are far better than I had expected.

Backgrounder allows you to keep any application running in the background, while you do other things. Without this, only the IPod part of the IPhone will continue to work, when you are using other Applications. So, if you are listening to Internet radio, you can switch to a game, and continue to listen.

TVOut will allow anything from the IPhone to be transferred to a TV or monitor, assuming you have the right connectors. This includes all applications.

A very nice surprise was finding Tricker ThreeG. Basically, this fools various iPhone Applications into believing that you are using WiFi, when in fact you are on a 3g (or Edge) Network. I went to Lords last night to watch the Middlesex v Kent Twenty20 under floodlights - and was able to watch the entire Champions' League game on my IPhone using the Slingplayer Application. Just as well, since the cricket was very dull. This will also allow you to use Skype Out on a 3g network (i.e. when there is no WiFi available).

It's not something I would do, but if you have jailbroken (is this the right verb?) your IPhone, you can then install the Appulous application, and proceed to get every Application in the ITunes library for free. However, I am sure that this would be of no interest to the morally upright, honest, folk of the BBS, so I'll just leave it there.

PalaceMonkey 28-05-2009 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by James
, you can then install the Appulous application, and proceed to get every Application in the ITunes library for free. However, I am sure that this would be of no interest to the morally upright, honest, folk of the BBS, so I'll just leave it there.


http://forums.cpfc.org/showthread.php?t=119064

James 28-05-2009 04:02 PM

Good point, well made. As I said - let's leave it there.

Dave 28-05-2009 04:10 PM

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Now I have done it, I am realising the full potential of this amazing bit of equipment. Tethering is the first bonus. iPhoneModem from the Cydia store is brilliant and so easy to set up. I am now able to link my laptop to my 3g IPhone and use the IPhone as a modem. It works very well indeed.
I gave up on this as the only windows laptop I have doesn't have the latest service packs and I am not going to take my mac on the road.

Wish there was a better tethered solution

James 28-05-2009 04:13 PM

Yes - a bluetooth tethering solution would be ideal.

PalaceMonkey 28-05-2009 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by James
Good point, well made. As I said - let's leave it there.

who watches the watchmen, and all that :)


though I am bit sad that Heb negged me, it was clearly a joke :(

James Melody 28-05-2009 04:35 PM

I have given you a bit of green rep to counteract Heb

Kevin T 28-05-2009 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by James
I am taking a break from my sparring with Dave on the various religious threads presently springing up in GCC, to thank him (and also Lizzy) for their help and encouragement in jailbreaking my IPhone. What a revelation!

First of all, to anyone who hasn't tried it, it really is a piece of cake. It also seems to be relatively safe. From what I have read about it, it's easy to reinstall the official firmware if the process goes wrong for any reason (or should you just change your mind).

Now I have done it, I am realising the full potential of this amazing bit of equipment. Tethering is the first bonus. iPhoneModem from the Cydia store is brilliant and so easy to set up. I am now able to link my laptop to my 3g IPhone and use the IPhone as a modem. It works very well indeed.

Next is iBluetooth. Essentially, this lets me do all the things with Bluetooth that most people take for granted on other mobiles (such as file transfers). Why on earth Apple decided to limit the potential of the Bluetooth facility is a mystery.

Cycorder gives the IPhone the ability to record video (with sound) from the built in camera. The results are far better than I had expected.

Backgrounder allows you to keep any application running in the background, while you do other things. Without this, only the IPod part of the IPhone will continue to work, when you are using other Applications. So, if you are listening to Internet radio, you can switch to a game, and continue to listen.

TVOut will allow anything from the IPhone to be transferred to a TV or monitor, assuming you have the right connectors. This includes all applications.

A very nice surprise was finding Tricker ThreeG. Basically, this fools various iPhone Applications into believing that you are using WiFi, when in fact you are on a 3g (or Edge) Network. I went to Lords last night to watch the Middlesex v Kent Twenty20 under floodlights - and was able to watch the entire Champions' League game on my IPhone using the Slingplayer Application. Just as well, since the cricket was very dull. This will also allow you to use Skype Out on a 3g network (i.e. when there is no WiFi available).

It's not something I would do, but if you have jailbroken (is this the right verb?) your IPhone, you can then install the Appulous application, and proceed to get every Application in the ITunes library for free. However, I am sure that this would be of no interest to the morally upright, honest, folk of the BBS, so I'll just leave it there.

Have you played around with the Winterboard themes? I just moved to iComplete which is very nice indeed.

Kevin T 28-05-2009 08:39 PM

And if you Twitter or Facebook, I recommend qTweeter. You can tweet or update your facebook status from the home page or indeed from within any application simply by sweeping your finger down from the top of the screen. It's free for a good while then you have to donate a couple of dollars. Available on Cydia and highly recommended.

dannyboy1807 28-05-2009 09:58 PM

Ok I cannot be bothered to read back, could someone explain jailbreaking please

paf 28-05-2009 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin T
Have you played around with the Winterboard themes? I just moved to iComplete which is very nice indeed.

that's making my eyes water. how much clutter?

James 28-05-2009 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dannyboy1807
Ok I cannot be bothered to read back, could someone explain jailbreaking please

Explanation and step by step guide HERE.

Heb 7:4 29-05-2009 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by PalaceMonkey
who watches the watchmen, and all that :)


though I am bit sad that Heb negged me, it was clearly a joke :(

I bet that's what you said when you told the teachers who was eating in class :veryangry

NO1FAN 29-05-2009 12:23 AM

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GodstoneEagle 29-05-2009 03:52 AM

I am too nervous to jailbreak :(

I don't wan to brick this, it means too much too me.

James 29-05-2009 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by GodstoneEagle
I am too nervous to jailbreak :(

I don't wan to brick this, it means too much too me.

I understand your caution, but I am convinced that the risks are minimal, if they exist at all. Provided you use the software you can find HERE, you will be fine.

In the unlikely event that it goes wrong, you can simply restore your IPhone on ITunes, using the 'official' firmware.

I would highly recommend a jailbreak. The range of new applications (mostly free) is enormous. Today I found xGPS, which is the GPS Application that Apple really should have used in the first place. There is a facility for downloading maps for use in areas where there is no O2 signal and voice directions.

NO1FAN 29-05-2009 09:16 AM

Once you have jailbroken does anyone know if it allows you to use it abroad without being charged roaming fees? I know the answers probably no but it's worth asking.


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