Site updates (6.x firmware and older)



April 27, 2013

Now that T-Mobile is an official carrier for the iPhone I've resurrected an old tutorial for how to retrieve visual voicemail messages to your Mac. Read about it here.


March 24, 2013

Another Apple TV tutorial. This time it's about how to replace/upgrade/backup the internal hard drive. This won't appear on any navigation bar for the site since it's not iPhone related. I'll also show you how to disassemble the Apple TV. Read about it here.


March 23, 2013

I just love lockscreens and there are some interesting ideas out there for how to customize them. This isn't a tutorial per se, more like a summary along with some pointers on how to personalize and set them up. Read about it here.


March 16, 2013

This has absolutely nothing to do with iPhones, but I'm posting it here because, well it's my site and it needs to go somewhere. I wanted to add an external hard drive to my Apple TV and make iTunes sync with it. This won't appear on any navigation bar for the site since it's not iPhone related. Read about it here.


March 4, 2013

How to setup and use the exxOS vertical scrolling WinterBoard theme. Read it here.


February 19, 2013

How to jailbreak the iPhone on 6.0 - 6.1.2 firmware with evasi0n. Read it here.


February 17, 2013

Introduction to Springtomize. Read it here.


February 15, 2013

Things you can theme. Read it here.


February 12, 2013

Converting png images to an editable format. Read it here.

Custom ringtones, system sounds and text tones. Read it here.

Themes with WinterBoard. An introduction to the program. Read it here.

Understanding a theme's directory structure. Read it here.


February 11, 2013

Archiving and installing Cydia programs via SSH. Read it here.

Changing fonts with BytaFont and via SSH. Read it here.


February 10, 2013

How to make a custom dialer keypad. Read it here.


February 9, 2013

How to tether without a tethering plan. Read it here.


February 8, 2013

How to securely erase the iPhone. Read it here.


February 7, 2013

How to use SSH over a Wi-Fi connection. Read it here.


February 6, 2013

Step 2: Okay I've jailbroken, now what? Read it here.

How to use SSH over a serial USB connection using Python. Read it here.

Disabling the Gatekeeper on OS X Mountain Lion to run unapproved of programs like evasi0n and redsn0w. Read it here.


February 4, 2013

How to jailbreak the iPhone on 6.0 - 6.1.1 firmware with evasi0n. Read it here.


December 2, 2012

Introduction to three programs that offer USB file transfer ability without needing to be jailbroken. Read it here.

Using alternate SIM cards in the iPhone. Read it here.


December 1, 2012

Using redsn0w or Tiny Umbrella to save your SHSHs. Read it here.


September 22, 2012

Factory unlocked iPhone. Read it here.

Getting AT&T to unlock your iPhone (demonstrated on an iPhone 4). Read it here.

Jailbreaking and over the air (OTA) software updates Read it here.

How to improve battery life. Read it here.


September 21, 2012

Options for unlocking the iPhone (overview page). Read it here.


July 28, 2012 16:02 MST

How to defeat the Gatekeeper program on OS X Mountain Lion so you can run redsn0w. Read it here.


July 3, 2012 21:04 MST

Getting AT&T to unlock your iPhone for free. Read it here.


June 18, 2012 12:00 MST

How to downgrade the iPad modem firmware installed on an iPhone 3G or 3G S. Read it here.


June 4, 2012 21:02 MST

How to jailbreak and unlock 5.1.1 firmware on the iPhone 3G S, 4 and 4S with redsn0w and ultrasn0w. Read it here.


May 26, 2012 16:26 MST

How to jailbreak and unlock 5.1.1 firmware on the iPhone 3G S, 4 and 4S with Greenpois0n Absinthe and ultrasn0w. Read it here.

Posted information on how to unlock the iPhone. Read it here.


May 11, 2012 23:05 MST

Overhauled the how to downgrade firmware tutorial again. Most importantly the method for downgrading the iPhone 4S has been added. I also updated page 3. Read it here.

Using redsn0w to jailbreak the iPhone 4S on 5.0 or 5.0.1 firmware. Read it here.


February 15, 2012 21:21 MST

How to install Siri on an iPhone 4. This method does not require the use of a proxy server. Read it here.


February 8, 2012 11:55 MST

Tips on increasing your battery life. Read it here.


January 28, 2012 18:00 MST

How to enable 3G data using a GoPhone SIM. This tutorial is now deprecated.


January 23, 2012 18:00 MST

How to install Siri on an iPhone 4. This method requires setting up a proxy server on your Mac. Read it here.


January 21, 2012 09:16 MST

How to jailbreak the iPhone 4S using Absinthe. Read it here.


December 30, 2011 19:45 MST

How to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 3G S / 4 using redsn0w. Read it here.


December 29, 2011 20:02 MST

How to jailbreak and unlock with PwnageTool and ultrasn0w. Read it here.


December 27, 2011 19:45 MST

How to jailbreak the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 4 on 5.0.1 firmware. Read it here.

How to patch the tethered jailbreak and make it an untethered jailbreak. This is for 5.0.1 firmware only and uses a Cydia file. Read it here.


December 21, 2011 18:00 MST

Overhauled the how to downgrade firmware tutorial to reflect the current method (redsn0w and TinyUmbrella). Includes a second page discussing the ECID SHSH, the APTicket and how to use TinyUmbrella. Read it here.


December 11, 2011 10:48 MST

How to create a custom dialer keypad with WinterBoard. Read it here.


November 13, 2011 03:53 MST

Demonstrated what happens when attempting to perform over the air (OTA) software updates on a jailbroken iPhone. Read it here.


November 6, 2011 16:35 MST

Things you can theme. Read it here.


October 31, 2011 19:10 MST

Creating a Cydia repository and adding your first package. Read it here.


October 29, 2011 16:55 MST

Custom ringtones, system sounds and text tones. Read it here.


October 29, 2011 10:31 MST

How to change fonts. Read it here.


October 28, 2011 06:33 MST

Archiving & installing Cydia programs. Read it here.


October 23, 2011 14:15 MST

Securely erase the data from an iPhone. Read it here.


October 23, 2011 11:29 MST

Information on the factory unlocked iPhone sold by Apple. Read it here.


October 23, 2011 10:08 MST

Using alternate SIM cards in the iPhone. Read it here.


October 23, 2011 09:46 MST

Converting png files into an editable format. Read it here.


October 22, 2011 13:15 MST

How to file transfer over USB and recover information from your iPhone. Read it here.


October 22, 2011 13:15 MST

How to decrypt 5.0 firmware. Read it here.


October 22, 2011 07:48 MST

Themes with WinterBoard: Introduction to WinterBoard. Read it here.


October 18, 2011 21:00 MST

How to tether without a tethering plan. Read it here.


October 17, 2011 20:17 MST

Using OpenSSH via a USB connection. Read it here.


October 17, 2011 04:17 MST

OpenSSH, using an FTP program to conduct file transfers to and from the iPhone and how to change the root and mobile passwords. Read it here.


October 16, 2011 17:15 MST

Step 2, an introduction to Cydia. Read it here.


October 15, 2011 15:17 MST

How to jailbreak (tethered) and unlock the iPhone 3G S / 4 (CDMA and GSM) using redsn0w. Read it here.


October 14, 2011 19:57 MST

Posted my first 5.0 firmware tutorial. How to jailbreak (tethered) the iPhone 3G S / 4 (CDMA and GSM) using redsn0w. There is no unlock using this method Read it here.


July 21, 2011 11:47 MST

Posted a tutorial for those wanting to create an OS X Lion bootable DVD, how to partition a hard drive and install Lion to that partition. Read it here.



July 14, 2011 14:50 MST

Posted an introduction to DreamBoard, a WinterBoard competitor. Read it here.



July 6, 2011 17:04 MST

Jailbreaking iPhone 3G S / iPhone 4 (AT&T / Verizon) on 4.2.8 through 4.3.3 firmware using the Jailbreak Me.com website. Read it here.



June 29, 2011 13:41 MST

Manually updating Cydia. Read it here.



June 20, 2011 19:52 MST

Jailbreaking the factory unlocked iPhone 4 on 4.3.3. firmware using the redsn0w program. Read it here.



June 14, 2011 13:59 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 4 (Verizon only) on 4.2.8 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.



May 6, 2011 13:59 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.3 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.

Posted a member's only tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.3 firmware with the PwnageTool program. Read it here.



May 2, 2011 17:40 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.2 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.



April 24, 2011 10:26 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.2 firmware with the PwnageTool program. Read it here.



April 10, 2011 22:47 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.1 firmware with the PwnageTool program. Read it here.



April 5, 2011 18:10 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G S / 4 (AT&T only) on 4.3.1 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.



February 15, 2011 19:48 MST

Jailbreaking/unlocking/untethering the iPhone 3G, 3G S, 4 (AT&T/Verizon) on 4.2.1/4.2.6 firmware with the PwnageTool program. Read it here.



February 11, 2011 08:30 MST

Tethering on the Verizon iPhone 4 without a Personal Hotspot data plan. Read it here.



February 10, 2011 14:23 MST

Jailbreaking the Verizon iPhone 4 on 4.2.6 firmware with greenpois0n. Read it here.



February 5, 2011 18:36 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 firmware with the greenpois0n and ultrasn0w programs. Read it here.



February 3, 2011 21:14 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G S/ 4 on 4.2.1 firmware with the greenpois0n program. Read it here.



January 14, 2011 06:31 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.



January 6, 2011 20:42 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 firmware with the redsn0w program. Read it here.



December 18, 2010 09:00 MST

Posted a tutorial for using OpenSSH over a serial (USB) connection. Read it here.



December 8, 2010 20:23 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G S on 4.2.1 firmware with the PwnageTool, redsn0w and ultrasn0w. Read it here.



December 4, 2010 06:32 MST

Simulated tutorial for jailbreaking the iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 firmware with the redsn0w program. This tutorial was updated on January 6, 2011. It is no longer a simulation, it's the real deal. Read it here.



December 3, 2010 11:57 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G on 4.2.1 firmware with the redsn0w and ultrasn0w programs. Read it here.



November 4, 2010 12:21 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 22: Adding the text shadow to the White Icon Labels theme. Read it here.



November 1, 2010 19:00 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G S with redsn0w. Read it here.



October 21, 2010 11:04 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G S and iPhone 4 on 4.1 firmware with the PwnageTool program. Read it here.



October 17, 2010 18:43 MST

Using Greenpois0n to jailbreak 4.1 firmware on the iPhone 4. This tutorial also uses the TinyUmbrella program to preserve the unlockable modem firmware from 4.0/4.0.1/4.0.2 and uses ultrasn0w to unlock. Read it here.



October 14, 2010 16:25 MST

Using Limera1n to jailbreak 4.1 firmware on the iPhone 4. This tutorial also uses the TinyUmbrella program to preserve the unlockable modem firmware from 4.0/4.0.1/4.0.2 and uses ultrasn0w to unlock. Read it here.



September 30, 2010 18:45 MST

How to get data, FaceTime, MMS, and tethering working with a Simple Mobile SIM. Read it here.



September 21, 2010 19:02 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G using redsn0w. You WILL lose your unlock by following it. Read it here.



September 10, 2010 19:57 MST

Setting up the LockMS Weather lockscreen theme. Read it here.



September 6, 2010 17:09 MST

Setting up the SlantedLock lockscreen theme. Read it here.



September 3, 2010 13:43 MST

How to get data, FaceTime, MMS, and tethering working with T-Mobile service in the U.S.A. Read it here.



September 1, 2010 20:52 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 21: Removing the gradient graphic from wallpaper images. Read it here.



August 28, 2010 10:20 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 12: Custom keypad dialer. Read it here.



August 21, 2010 22:47 MST

GoPhone iPhone 4. It shows you how to take an unactivated iPhone 4, and use a GoPhone SIM to activate it, acquire voice and 3G data service, and how to add FaceTime, MMS and tethering as well. Read it here.



August 19, 2010 16:13 MST

Theme your lockscreen with wĕdaPanel. Read it here.

Posted notes on three hacks allowing for more icons to be displayed on the screen. Read it here.



August 18, 2010 08:13 MST

How to use the LockInfo program to "theme" your lockscreen. Read it here.

Theme your lockscreen with LockMS. Read it here.



August 15, 2010 21:30 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 20: Removing the shadows & overlays from icons Read it here.



August 12, 2010 15:37 MST

Jailbreaking the iPhone 3G and unlocking on 4.0.2 firmware. Read it here.



August 10, 2010 08:38 MST

How to create a Cydia repository. Read it here.



August 8, 2010 20:16 MST

Video game emulators, and Installing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator.



August 6, 2010 17:15 MST

Tethering (without a tethering plan). Read it here.



August 5, 2010 9:05 MST

Downgrade iPhone 4 firmware. Read it here.

Installing & archiving Cydia programs through SSH. Read it here.



August 3, 2010 23:14 MST

Jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 3G and 3G S on 4.0.1 firmware with the Jailbreakme.com website. Read it here.



August 1, 2010 21:55 MST

How to jailbreak / unlock the iPhone 4 using the Jailbreakme.com website and ultrasn0w. Read it here.



July 31, 2010 11:23 MST

How to save visual voicemail messages to your Mac. Read it here.



July 16, 2010 11:11 MST

Jailbreaking / unlocking the 3G iPhone on 4.0.1 firmware using redsn0w. Read it here.

Using alternate SIM cards in the iPhone 4. Read it here.



July 13, 2010 20:52 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 19: Changing status bar images (carrier bars, Wi-Fi bars, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, battery), and more! Read it here.



July 11, 2010 19:49 MST

Posted a tutorial that should be read prior to reading the Themes with WinterBoard series of tutorials. It's called Understanding a theme's directory structure. Read it here.



July 10, 2010 08:37 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 14: Changing the notification badges. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 15: Animated lock screen images. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 16: Animated SpringBoard images. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 17: Changing the lock screen clock font. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 18: Custom SMS (Messages) background image. Read it here.



July 9, 2010 11:14 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 12: Custom keypad dialer. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 13: Rotating your own images as wallpaper. Read it here.



July 8, 2010 17:42 MST

How to downgrade the iPhone 3G S from 4.0 firmware to 3.1.3 firmware and unlock it. Read it here.



July 7, 2010 20:20 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 11: Simplifying the lock screen. Read it here.

How to downgrade the iPhone 3G from 4.0 firmware to 3.1.3 firmware and unlock it. Read it here.



July 6, 2010 10:18 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 9: Changing system sounds. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 10: Changing the SpringBoard page indicators and the Spotlight search indicator. Read it here.



July 5, 2010 10:51 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 7: Changing sliders (with custom text and audio). Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 8: Changing the progress wheel. Read it here.



July 4, 2010 08:33 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 4: Changing battery icons. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 5: Changing carrier logos. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 6: Changing the folder icon and background graphics. Read it here.



July 3, 2010 19:58 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 2: Creating a basic theme. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 3: Changing program icons. Read it here.



July 2, 2010 15:41 MST

A directory of some basic graphics that can be changed. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard, Section 1: Introduction to WinterBoard. Read it here.



July 1, 2010 00:36 MST

How to create custom ringtones and system sounds. Read it here.

How to edit ringtones. Read it here.



June 30, 2010 09:55 MST

How to change fonts using OpenSSH or the FontSwap program. Read it here.



June 29, 2010 22:09 MST

How to create a Cydia repository. Read it here.

Breakdown guide for iPhone 4 has been posted. Read it here.



June 28, 2010 08:27 MST

How to install OpenSSH to transfer files and programs. Also covers how to change the root and mobile passwords, and turn off the SSH service. Read it here.

Recovery data directly from your iPhone without jailbreaking. Read it here.

How to securely erase your iPhone. Securely erase your iPhone

How to file transfer through USB without jailbreaking. Read it here.



June 27, 2010 07:05 MST

How to rip your personally owned DVDs. Read it here.

How to convert stock .png files to useable files. Converting .png files



June 26, 2010 08:41 MST

Read me first pages added. Read them here.

Step 2: Okay I've jailbroken, now what? has been added. Read it here.

How to decrypt 4.0 firmware. Read it here.



June 25, 2010 23:31 MST

Hacker's flow chart added. Read it here.



June 24, 2010 18:08 MST

How to retrieve your ECID SHSH (for the iPhone 3G S and iPhone 4). Read it here.



June 24, 2010 03:11 MST

Posted the jailbreak and unlock guide for the 3G iPhone using redsn0w. Read it here.



June 22, 2010 23:54 MST

I have posted the first 4.0 firmware tutorial. Jailbreak and unlock the 3G and 3G S iPhone using PwnageTool. Read it here.



May 21, 2010 12:11 MST

Installing Android on the 2G or 3G iPhone Read it here.



April 25, 2010 9:58 MST

My last tutorial for the 2G iPhone: installing Android. Read it here.



April 14, 2010 16:22 MST

Jailbreaking the 3G iPhone on 3.1.3 using redsn0w (there is no unlock for 5.12.01 modem firmware). Read it here.



April 14, 2010 14:03 MST

My next to last ever tutorial for the 2G iPhone: how to jailbreak and unlock 3.1.3 firmware using redsn0w. Read it here.



March 4, 2010 19:26 MST

How to fix push notifications on hacktivated phones. Read it here.



February 9, 2010 10:28 MST

PwnageTool tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking 3.1.3 firmware on the 3G S iPhone. Read it here.



February 8, 2010 00:32 MST

PwnageTool tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking 3.1.3 firmware on the 3G iPhone. Read it here.



February 7, 2010 15:30 MST

PwnageTool tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking 3.1.3 firmware on the 2G iPhone. Read it here.



January 31, 2010 14:41 MST

Simulated tutorial for the 3G and 3G S, using redsn0w to jailbreak and blacksn0w to unlock 3.1.2 firmware. Read it here.

Using redsn0w to jailbreak and Boot Netuer to unlock the 2G iPhone on 3.1.2 firmware. Read it here.



November 23, 2009 18:56 MST

I created a very simplified method for determining if you need to change your root and mobile passwords. Read it here.



November 3, 2009 13:50 MST

How to jailbreak and unlock the 3G and 3G S iPhones using blackra1n and blacksn0w. Read it here.



October 26, 2009 19:17 MST

How to recover data from your iPhone. Read it here.



October 25, 2009 02:45 MST

How to bypass a passcode lock without restoring. Read it here.



October 13, 2009 02:45 MST

I've posted the jailbreaking and unlocking guide for the 2G using PwnageTool with 3.1.2 firmware. Read it here.

The 3G jailbreak and unlock guide using PwnageTool with 3.1.2 firmware is posted here.

The 3G S jailbreak and unlock guide using PwnageTool with 3.1.2 firmware is posted here.



October 2, 2009 18:02 MST

I've posted the jailbreaking and unlocking guide for the 3G S using PwnageTool with 3.1 firmware. Read it here.



September 25, 2009 18:31 MST

How to enable MMS, and keep tethering and visual voicemail. Read it here.



September 23, 2009 05:16 MST

How to locally create, store, and validate your ECID SHSH signature. Read it here.



September 18, 2009 11:35 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 29: Custom SMS (Messages) background image. Read it here.



September 16, 2009 08:37 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the 2G iPhone on 3.1 firmware using PwnageTool. Read it here.

Jailbreaking and unlocking the 3G iPhone on 3.1 firmware using PwnageTool. Read it here.



September 15, 2009 00:01 MST

So you screwed up your iPhone 3G S? Read it here.



September 9, 2009 01:24 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 28: Whitoken theme. Read it here.



September 1, 2009 13:40 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 8: "Natural" icons. Read it here.



August 8, 2009 01:01 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the 3G S iPhone on 3.0.1 firmware using redsn0w. Read it here.



August 1, 2009 14:53 MST

Jailbreaking and unlocking the 3G iPhone on 3.0.1 firmware using redsn0w. Read it here.

Jailbreaking and unlocking the 2G iPhone on 3.0.1 firmware using redsn0w. Read it here.



July 16, 2009 22:32 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 27: Gruppled theme. Read it here.



July 9, 2009 18:43 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 26: Multi bar lock screen. Read it here.

Using a non-iPhone data plan for data. Read it here.



July 7, 2009 21:31 MST

Jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 3G S using redsn0w and ultrasn0w. Read it here.



July 6, 2009 20:37 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 25: Removing the lock screen day, month, date text. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 24: Five column SpringBoard. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 23: Changing the lock screen clock font (or removing it). Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 22: Per-page wallpaper images. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 21: Five icon dock. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 20: Animated SpringBoard images. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 19: Animated lock screen images. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 18: Changing the notification badges. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 17: Custom 3G icons. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 16: Rotating your own images as wallpaper. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 15: Changing SpringBoard fonts, font sizes, and font colors. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 14: Custom keypad dialer. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 13: Simplifying the lock screen. Read it here.

Unlocking the iPhone 3G S with GeoHot's purplera1n program for those without an authorized carrier. Read it here.



July 5, 2009 14:57 MST

Unlocking the iPhone 3G S with GeoHot's purplera1n program for those using an authorized carrier. Read it here.



July 4, 2009 22:53 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 12: Changing the SpringBoard page indicators and the Spotlight search indicator. Read it here.



July 2, 2009 01:10 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 11: Changing system sounds. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 10: Changing the progress wheel. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 9: Changing sliders (with custom text and audio). Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 7: Changing cellular signal strength bars. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 6: Changing Wi-Fi signal strength icons. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 5: Changing carrier logos. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 4: Changing battery icons. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 3. Changing program icons. Read it here.

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 2. Creating a basic theme. Read it here.

Preparing the iPhone 3G S for jailbreaking/unlocking. This is the easy method tutorial. Read it here.

Preparing the iPhone 3G S for jailbreaking/unlocking. This is the harder method tutorial. Read it here.



July 1, 2009 12:35 MST

Make and use themes with WinterBoard - Section 1. Introduction to WinterBoard. Read it here.



June 30, 2009 21:48 MST

Killing Apple's kill switch. Read it here.

Saving voicemail to your computer. Read it here.

Introduction to video game emulators. Read it here.

Installing the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator / making a purchase on Cydia. Read it here.



June 29, 2009 16:10 MST

How to make a custom outgoing message for your voicemail. Read it here.



June 26, 2009 22:37 MST

How to decrypt 3.0 firmware. Read it here.



June 25, 2009 00:53 MST

USB file transferring, without jailbreaking! Read it here.



June 24, 2009 02:43 MST

Learn how to tether your iPhone's Internet connection to your computer. Read it here.

How to securely erase the iPhone. Read it here.

Installing OpenSSH, using Fugu, using SBSettings to control OpenSSH, and changing your root and mobile passwords. Read it here.



June 23, 2009 23:15 MST

Added the Step 2 guide which covers how to use Cydia, recommends some Cydia applications, and briefly describes Icy. Read it here.



June 22, 2009 20:33 MST

How to unlock the 3G iPhone using redsn0w. Read it here.

How to jailbreak (and unlock) the 1st generation iPhone using redsn0w. Read it here.

How to unlock the 3G iPhone using PwnageTool. Read it here.



June 21, 2009 21:27 MST

I am now adding tutorials for 3.0 firmware.

Here is the tutorial for unlocking the 1st generation iPhone. Read it here.

Changing fonts without using WinterBoard. Read it here.

Converting stock firmware .png files. Read it here.

Creating a Cydia repository. Note this has two sections accessed from the main page only. Read it here.

How to create custom ringtones and replace system sounds. Read it here.

How to change graphics without using WinterBoard. Read it here.

Using Cycorder on 2G and 3G iPhones and sharing the video using QuickTime. Read it here.

Editing ringtones and system sounds using Audacity. Read it here.

Firmware updates information and download links. Read it here.

Graphics locations for pngs in 3.0 firmware. This is a limited list. Read it here.

GSM information and dialing shortcuts. Read it here.

How to determine your firmware version. Read it here.

Helpful links. Read it here.

Ripping personal DVDs. Read it here.

Technical information, including disassembly guides for the iPhone 3G S, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 2G. Read it here.

Terminology. Read it here.



Site updates (2.x firmware and older)

June 5, 2009 01:17 MST

Added a WinterBoard tutorial for installing a multi bar lock screen Read it here.



June 3, 2009 13:03 MST

Added a WinterBoard tutorial for removing the day, month and date from the lock screen. Read it here.



May 27, 2009 19:04 MST

Added a page about the Mac hacking program iFuntastic. Read it here.



April 23, 2009 00:38 MST

Added a tutorial for checking your boot loader version on the 3G iPhone. If you have the 5.08 boot loader you can now unlock the iPhone even if it has the 02.30.03 baseband. Read it here.



April 9, 2009 17:39 MST

Added a WinterBoard tutorial for changing the font on the lock screen clock (or removing it). Read it here.



March 25, 2009 19:32 MST

Added a tutorial for the InstallerApp desktop client. Read it here.



March 18, 2009 14:04 MST

Added a WinterBoard tutorial for how to have a different wallpaper on each "page" of the SpringBoard. Read it here.



March 14, 2009 22:40 MST

Added a tutorial for USB file transferring. Read it here.



March 12, 2009 21:34 MST

Added a tutorial for installing the Rock Your Phone program to add the third party program distribution model to the iPhone. Read it here.



February 11, 2009 12:28 MST

Added a tutorial on how to create a Cydia repository. Read it here. This tutorial consists of two parts: creating the repository and adding an application package, and adding a theme package.



February 1, 2009 19:29 MST

Added the QuickPwn tutorial for jailbreaking the 3G iPhone on 2.2.1 firmware. Read it here.



February 1, 2009 12:12 MST

Added the PwnageTool tutorial for unlocking the 3G iPhone on 2.2.1 firmware. Read it here.



January 31, 2009 23:07 MST

Added the PwnageTool tutorial for unlocking 1st generation iPhones on 2.2.1 firmware. Read it here.



January 30, 2009 23:07 MST

Added the QuickPwn tutorial for 1st generation iPhones on 2.2.1 firmware. Read it here.



January 23, 2009 00:20 MST

Added a summary page for video game emulators, and reorganized the NES and Gameboy Advance tutorials under it. Read it here.



January 22, 2009 18:41 MST

Added a WinterBoard tutorial for how to add a fifth column of icons to the SpringBoard. Read it here.



January 22, 2009 15:01 MST

Added Section 21: Five icon dock, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



January 1, 2009 22:46 MST

Posted the tutorial for unlocking the 3G iPhone on 2.2. firmware.

Read it here.



December 21, 2008 10:46 MST

Added instructions for the use of the Logo Me program which allows for on the fly boot logo changing. Read it here.



November 24, 2008 09:55 MST

Added the how to jailbreak 3G iPhone on 2.2 firmware guide. This is using the PwnageTool program in expert mode. Read it here.



November 23, 2008 21:16 MST

Added the how to jailbreak 3G iPhone on 2.2 firmware guide. This is using the PwnageTool program in expert mode. Read it here.



November 23, 2008 16:33 MST

Added the how to jailbreak 3G iPhone on 2.2 firmware guide. This is using the PwnageTool program in simple mode. Read it here.



November 23, 2008 11:33 MST

Added the how to unlock the first generation iPhone on 2.2 firmware guide. This is using the PwnageTool program in simple mode. Read it here.



November 23, 2008 01:49 MST

Added the QuickPwn guide for the first generation iPhone for use on 2.2 firmware. Read it here.



November 22, 2008 21:33 MST

Added the how to unlock the first generation iPhone on 2.2 firmware guide. This is using the PwnageTool program in expert mode. Read it here.



October 31, 2008 17:12 MST

Added Section 20: Animated SpringBoard images, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



October 30, 2008 14:52 MST

Added Section 19: Animated lock screen images, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



October 25, 2008 15:28 MST

Added Section 18: Changing the notification badges, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



October 24, 2008 14:19 MST

Added Section 17: Custom 3G icons, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



October 23, 2008 16:10 MST

Added Section 16: Rotating your own images as wallpaper, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



September 29, 2008 18:22 MST

Added Section 15: Changing SpringBoard fonts, font sizes, and font colors, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



September 26, 2008 06:40 MST

Overhauled the custom ringtones/system sounds tutorial to be compatible with iTunes 8.0 (35). Read it here.



September 23, 2008 19:18 MST

Added a Step 2 guide. This is for people who jailbreak, and just don't know what to do next. There is instruction in the use, and maintenance of Cydia, along with some recommended applications and some recommended tutorials to read. Read it here.



September 21, 2008 16:30 MST

Added the ultimate Step 1 guide for those using 1st generation iPhones. This method uses the PwnageTool program in Simple mode to activate, jailbreak and unlock either 3.9 or 4.6 bootloader versions. Read it here.



September 21, 2008 06:40 MST

Added Section 14: Custom dialer keypads, to the How to make themes with WinterBoard tutorial. Read it here.



September 16, 2008 20:09 MST

Added a tutorial for the use of Cycorder, and how to convert the videos it makes for iTunes compatability. Read it here.



September 15, 2008 23:56 MST

Added a tutorial for installing gpSPhone, a GameBoy Advanced emulator. Read it here.



September 15, 2008 21:07 MST

Added a read me first page which discusses jailbreaking, and which Step 1 tutorial is right for you. This is intended for newbies, who don't know where to begin. Read it here.



September 15, 2008 12:48 MST

Added a tutorial for using QuickPwn. This is for any contract iPhone on 2.1 firmware. Read it here.



September 14, 2008 16:00 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking 3G iPhones on 2.1 firmware. Read it here.



September 13, 2008 18:03 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking first generation iPhones on 2.1 firmware. Read it here.



September 2, 2008 17:57 MST

Added a tutorial for changing fonts. Read it here.



August 29, 2008 19:18 MST

Added a tutorial for using QuickPwn. This is for any contract iPhone on 2.0.2 firmware. Read it here.



August 26, 2008 18:05 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking the 3G iPhone on 2.0.2 firmware. Read it here.



August 25, 2008 19:29 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking and unlocking first generation iPhones on 2.0.2 firmware. Read it here.



August 14, 2008 19:09 MST

Added a tutorial for killing the "kill switch" that is in the iPhone. Read it here.



August 10, 2008 18:32 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking 2.0.1 firmware for 3G iPhones with PwnageTool. Read it here.



August 9, 2008 18:20 MST

Added a tutorial for unlocking 2.0.1 firmware for 1st generation iPhones with PwnageTool. Read it here.



August 2, 2008 20:03 MST

Added a tutorial for creating custom themes, and the use of WinterBoard for installing third party themes. Read it here.



July 29, 2008 18:45 MST

Added a tutorial for creating custom outgoing greeting messages. Read it here.



July 29, 2008 18:36 MST

Added a tutorial for downloading voicemail messages to your Mac. Read it here.



July 29, 2008 16:40 MST

Added a tutorial for jailbreaking the 3G iPhone with PwnageTool 2. Read it here.



July 24, 2008 16:11 MST

Added a tutorial on how to restore to current 2.0 firmware to prevent being locked out by newer firmware. Read it here.



July 23, 2008 18:24 MST

Updated the OpenSSH tutorial to include the new BossPrefs tool. This tool can shut off OpenSSH on the iPhone when not in use. Read it here.



July 22, 2008 20:56 MST

Added a tutorial for tethering EDGE/3G connections. Read it here.



July 22, 2008 18:14 MST

Added the PwnageTool 2.0 tutorial (expert mode) for 1st generation iPhones only. This allows for jailbreaking, activating, and unlocking 2.0 firmware. Read it here.



July 21, 2008 18:30 MST

Added a tutorial for installing the Nintendo gaming emulator. Read it here.



July 21, 2008 00:02 MST

Added a tutorial for editing your own ringtones or system sounds. Read it here.



July 21, 2008 00:02 MST

Added a tutorial for ripping your personal DVDs and putting them on your iPhone. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 23:35 MST

Added a tutorial for securely erasing personal data on the iPhone. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 23:11 MST

Added a tutorial for changing the phone's keypad dialer. You can use a static photograph, or theme it. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 20:58 MST

Added an updated graphics locations list. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 20:42 MST

Added a tutorial for switching out graphics on the iPhone. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 19:37 MST

Added a tutorial for creating custom ringtones and system sounds. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 19:06 MST

Added a tutorial for installing MobileTerminal, OpenSSH, how to use Fugu with OpenSSH, and how to change the root password of the iPhone. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 15:35 MST

Added a tutorial for converting .png files on the iPhone into a usable format. Read it here.



July 20, 2008 12:31 MST

Added a tutorial for decrypting 2.0 firmware. Read it here.



July 19, 2008 21:00 MST

Added the PwnageTool 2.0 tutorial (simple mode) for 1st generation iPhones only. This allows for jailbreaking, activating, and unlocking 2.0 firmware. Read it here.



July 12, 2008 21:22 MST

Posted the first tutorial for firmware 2.0. It is for downgrading to 1.1.4 firmware. Read it here.



Site updates (1.x firmware)

July 6, 2008 00:59 MST

Added a tutorial for recording a custom outgoing voicemail message. Read it here.



July 1, 2008 16:48 MST

Added a tutorial for saving voicemail messages to your computer. Read it here.



June 21, 2008 18:56 MST

Added a tutorial for installing the Gameboy Advanced emulator. Read it here.

Added a tutorial for installing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Read it here.

Added a tutorial for installing the Sega Genesis emulator. Read it here.



June 16, 2008 21:27 MST

Added a tutorial for importing SIM card contacts for Mac and Windows users. Read it here.



June 11, 2008 10:58 MST

Added a tutorial on the use of aftermarket SIMs. Read it here.

Added a tutorial on how to use SummerBoard to use stock themes, and how to create your own custom themes. Read it here.

Added a how to disable the auto correction keyboard tool. Read it here.

Added a tutorial on taking screen shots. Read it here.

Added the tutorial on how to use the original version of anySIM. Read it here.

Added a tutorial on how to safely restore an unlocked iPhone to the same firmware version, and maintain the unlock. Read it here.

Added tutorials for how to tether your laptop to your iPhone's EDGE connection. Mac guide here. Windows guide here.

Added a tutorial for installation of the Nintendo Entertainment System. Read it here.

Added a tutorial for putting a custom photo on the keypad dialer, or themeing it. Read it here.



June 10, 2008 02:05 MST

Added a tutorial for changing graphics with custom replacements. Read it here.

Added a Step 2 tutorial for installation of critical applications. Read it here.

Added the how to fix a bad IMEI, when you used anySIM 1.0 to unlock and then updated to 1.1.1 firmware. Read it here.



June 7, 2008 20:44 MST

A tutorial for wiping your personal data completely off the iPhone for Mac users can be found here.



April 14, 2008 10:12 MST

Created a tutorial for the iLiberty+ program for Windows users. Read the tutorial here.



April 10, 2008 10:32 MST

Created a tutorial for the iLiberty+ program for Mac users. Read the tutorial here.



April 6, 2008 14:00 MST

Created a tutorial for the PwnageTool program for Mac users. Read the tutorial here.



March 8, 2008 23:42 MST

Added cutsom ringtone and system sound guides for Mac and Windows users.

Read the Mac guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



March 1, 2008 04:28 MST

Added a tutorial for installing an alternative to the Installer. It is for Mac and Windows users.

Read the guide here.



Site reorganized, all deprecated tutorials removed. Information within this bordered area is being preserved for historical record only.



February 29, 2008 14:16 MST

Added a tutorial for updating to 1.1.4 firmware and 1.1.4 baseband for 3.9 bootloaders. This tutorial is for Mac users.



February 28, 2008 02:17 MST

Added a tutorial for unlocking 1.1.4 firmware for 3.9/4.6 bootloaders. This tutorial is for Mac users.



February 20, 2008 17:49 MST

Added a tutorial for Mac users who have a 3.9 bootloader phone and are unlocked and running 1.1.2 firmware. This tutorial will get you onto 1.1.3 firmware and the correct 04.03.13_G baseband as well.



February 14, 2008 22:00 MST

Added a tutorial for activating/jailbreaking and unlocking a 3.9 or 4.6 bootloader iPhone in just minutes. This is a Mac guide.



February 12, 2008 00:51 MST

Added the tutorial for unlocking an iPhone with 1.1.3 firmware and a 4.6 bootloader via software methods. This is for Windows users.



February 11, 2008 21:16 MST

I added an overlooked tutorial for Windows users for jailbreaking a new 1.1.2 iPhone with the 4.6 bootloader. This is needed to go with the unlocking tutorial in this section.



February 11, 2008 00:55 MST

Added the tutorial for unlocking an iPhone with 1.1.3 firmware and a 4.6 bootloader via software methods. This is for OS X users.



February 8, 2008 16:27 MST

Added the tutorial for unlocking an iPhone with 1.1.2 firmware and a 4.6 bootloader via software methods. This is Installer based and is for both OS X and Windows.



January 31, 2008 03:09 MST

Added the tutorial for the official 1.1.3 jailbreak using the Installer.



January 27, 2008 00:27 MST

Added the tutorial for the official 1.1.3 jailbreak for OS X users and Windows users. This method involves using the Terminal and manually SSHing files to the iPhone.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



January 24, 2008 01:35 MST

Added a tutorial for decrypting the firmware (1.1.2 and below) for Windows users.



January 21, 2008 23:10 MST

Added a tutorial for those who mistakenly updated to 1.1.3 and want to downgrade again to a usable iPhone. This is for those with the 3.9 bootloader only!



January 20, 2008 18:30 MST

Added a tutorial for how to hardware unlock 1.1.2 firmware with the 4.6 bootloader. This is for Mac users with a link to a Windows guide on another website. The Mac tutorial can easily be adapted to Windows, I will not however be doing this.




January 16, 2008 22:14 MST

I've added a guide on the use of aftermarket SIMs. This is for Mac and Windows users.



January 10, 2008 23:03 MST

Added a tutorial for those with an iPhone with the 4.6 bootloader. It will show you how to downgrade it to 1.1.1 and jailbreak and activate it. Phone functions will be disabled. This tutorial will be updated when a free unlock is available.



December 29, 2007 22:31 MST

I've added a hacker's flowchart. This should simplify the myriad of decisions into a simple diagram which provides additional details on starting out.



December 18, 2007 21:43 MST

Added a tutorial for customizing the phone keypad graphic for Mac users.



December 17, 2007 17:30 MST

Added a tutorial for increasing storage capacity for applications using a symbolic link.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



December 14, 2007 18:00 MST

Added a tutorial for theme creation with SummerBoard for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



December 11, 2007 19:22 MST

I've added an easier tutorial for the Step 1 unlocking guide for Mac and Windows users. The original guides have been renamed the "long method".

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



December 7, 2007 10:21 MST

I've added tutorials discussing the two methods of restoring for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 30, 2007 19:39 MST

I've added tutorials for downgrading and repairing baseband on 1.1.2 for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.


November 27, 2007 09:35 MST

I've added tutorials for installing AppTapp/AppSnapp for Mac and Windows users via SSH.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 26, 2007 03:45 MST

I've added the tutorials for changing any graphic for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 26, 2007 02:09 MST

I've added an informational page on the Installer repository I am currently operating. I will only be hosting critical applications and tools here.



November 21, 2007 08:25 MST

I've added a tutorial for unlocking 1.1.2 firmware for Windows users.



November 19, 2007 04:45 MST

I've added a tutorial for custom ringtones for Windows users.



November 18, 2007 04:02 MST

I've added the upgrade and unlock tutorial for 1.1.2 for Mac users.



November 15, 2007 03:28 MST

I've added a tutorial on the GameBoy Advanced emulator for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 14, 2007 21:24 MST

I've added a tutorial on the Ninentendo emulator for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 13, 2007 19:35 MST

I've added a custom ringtone guide for Mac users.



November 13, 2007 17:25 MST

I've added a screenshot guides for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 13, 2007 03:03 MST

I've added a Step 2 guide for using Fugu and a Fugu FAQ for Mac users and for using WinSCP for Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 12, 2007 22:55 MST

I've added tutorials for the auto correction keyboard with two methods for installing it, for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



November 11, 2007 21:26 MST

I've added a what do I do flow chart for starting out.



November 9, 2007 23:35 MST

I've added the first tutorial for 1.1.2. It is how to decrypt the firmware for Mac users.



November 8, 2007 08:35 MST

I've added a cross platform guide on how to fix the bad IMEI problem.



November 8, 2007 02:21 MST

Greek tutorials can be found here.



November 6, 2007 17:23 MST

I've added the changing graphics tutorial for Windows users, finally.



November 6, 2007 05:24 MST

I've added a how to fix YouTube guide for Windows users.



November 6, 2007 01:50 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in Arabic.



November 6, 2007 00:18 MST

I've added a how to fix YouTube guide for Mac users.



November 4, 2007 17:23 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in German



November 4, 2007 01:31 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in Hungarian



November 2, 2007 00:52 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in Icelandic



November 1, 2007 22:57 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in Portuguese.



November 1, 2007 20:45 MST

The Step 1 guide is now in Spanish.



November 1, 2007 18:33 MST

I have added a revised Step 2 tutorial. It does not require a computer! It continues on with Installer to add OpenSSH and the Services program to turn SSH on and off on the iPhone. A more advanced tutorial will cover password changing but it will require a computer.



November 1, 2007 01:25 MST

I have added the ultimate tutorial. It will take you from fresh out of the box to jailbroken, activated, with AppSnap Installer installed and SIM unlocked in less than half an hour. It does NOT require a computer! It does not get any easier than this.



October 30, 2007 17:24 MST

I've added the Step 4 tutorial which covers using Fugu. This tutorial is for Macintosh users.



October 30, 2007 16:17 MST

I've added the Step 3 tutorial which covers unlocking using anySIM. This tutorial is for Macintosh users.



October 30, 2007 05:49 MST

I've added the Step 2 tutorial which covers the critical programs to install with Installer. This tutorial is for both Macintosh and Windows users.



October 29, 2007 23:03 MST

I've added the definitive tutorial for the simplest method to jailbreak, activate and install the Installer (for third party applications). This guide is for both Macintosh and Windows users.



October 28, 2007 23:03 MST

I've added a tutorial on how to add ringtones on 1.1.1 firmware for Windows users.



October 28, 2007 06:51 MST

I've added a tutorial on how to add ringtones on 1.1.1 firmware for Mac users.



October 28, 2007 01:19 MST

I've revamped the Mac Step 1 and Step 2 guides. I've combined them into one. The newest version of iNdependence 1.3 beta now includes anySIM to make it even easier to unlock. I performed this on Leopard this time and have updated all the screen shots.



October 26, 2007 17:02 MST

I've posted a tutorial for how to use AppTapp Installer on 1.1.1 firmware. This guide is for Mac users.



October 26, 2007 01:58 MST

I've posted a tutorial for repairing the baseband on previously unlocked iPhones running 1.0.2 firmware so that they can be upgraded to 1.1.1 firmware. This guide is for Windows users.



October 25, 2007 23:41 MST

I've uploaded numerous Chinese and Italian tutorials today.



October 25, 2007 02:05 MST

I've posted a tutorial for repairing the baseband on previously unlocked iPhones running 1.0.2 firmware so that they can be upgraded to 1.1.1 firmware. This guide is for Mac users.



October 23, 2007 07:25 PST

I've posted the anySIM unlocking guide for Windows users.



October 18, 2007 01:32 PST

I've added a guide on how to change graphics for Mac users.



October 17, 2007 22:28 PST

I've added a guide on adding an auto correction preference under the keyboard settings for Mac users.



October 17, 2007 21:47 PST

I've added the Step 3 guide for Mac users. This covers the installation of Fugu.



October 17, 2007 16:41 PST

I've posted the anySIM unlocking guide for Mac users. This is only for iPhones that have not been unlocked before.



October 16, 2007 21:50 PST

I've added my first tutorial for 1.1.1 iPhones. This tutorial covers the steps in how to downgrade the firmware to activate, jailbreak, install SSH and upgrade to 1.1.1 again. This is for Mac users.



October 14, 2007 22:31 PST

I've added tutorials for converting stock PNGs to usable format for Mac and Windows users.

Read the OS X guide here.

Read the Windows guide here.



October 14, 2007 19:19 PST

I've overhauled the multimedia page.



October 12, 2007 18:17 PST

I've added a terminology page.



October 12, 2007 14:08 PST

I've added an RSS feed.



October 12, 2007 22:57 PST

Ok this is a second. I've created my last tutorial that I immediately deprecated on what I consider to be the old site (1.0.2 firmware users). It's for changing the carrier services menu for Windows users. This guide will most likely still work on 1.1.1 firmware.



October 11, 2007 22:57 PST

Ok this is a first. I've created a tutorial that I immediately deprecated. It's for changing the carrier services menu for Mac users. This guide will most likely still work on 1.1.1 firmware.



October 7, 2007 23:37 PST

I have expanded the content of the graphics location page.



October 5, 2007 12:25 PST

I have added a tutorial for using SummerBoard to make custom themes and use your own personal photos on the SpringBoard for Windows users.



October 4, 2007 03:15 PST

I have added a tutorial for using SummerBoard to make custom themes and use your own personal photos on the SpringBoard for Mac users.



October 1, 2007 21:07 PST

I have added 7 Italian tutorials for Mac users.



October 1, 2007 19:14 PST

I've added a self indulgent page on press coverage.



October 1, 2007 11:04 PST

I've added 8 Chinese tutorials.



October 1, 2007 01:02 PST

Added new content (including minor hacks for those oustide the U.S.A.) to the FAQ.



September 30, 2007 02:15 PST

Added a tutorial on how to restore to current or older firmware for Windows users. You don't have to update to 1.1.1!



September 29, 2007 21:39 PST

Added a tutorial on how to restore to current or older firmware for Mac users. You don't have to update to 1.1.1!



September 29, 2007 13:00PST

Added my first Chinese tutorial. This is for using anySIM to unlock for Mac users.



September 27, 2007 23:53PST

Added a tutorial for tethering for Windows users.



September 27, 2007 23:07PST

Added a tutorial for editing the springboard for Windows users.



September 27, 2007 16:57PST

Added a tutorial for taking screen shots for Windows users.



September 27, 2007 14:37PST

Added a tutorial for saving voicemail to your computer for Windows users.



September 27, 2007 00:20PST

Added a tutorial for installing the Nintendo Entertainment System for Windows users.



September 25, 2007 20:50PST

Added a tutorial for using a custom graphic on the phone keypad for Windows users.



September 25, 2007 19:34PST

Added a tutorial for enabling the auto correction preference for the keyboard for Windows users.



September 25, 2007 16:31PST

Revised the installation instructions for SSH on Windows to include a warning and a solution for turning off the SSH server to preserve battery life.



September 25, 2007 14:59PST

Revised the installation instructions for SSH on Mac to include a warning and a solution for turning off the SSH server to preserve battery life.



September 25, 2007 03:14 PST

Added a graphic swapping tutorial using iBrickr and WinSCP for Windows users.



September 24, 2007 17:07 PST

Added a ringtones tutorial using iBrickr and WinSCP for Windows users.



September 24, 2007 15:31 PST

Added the Step 5 for Windows users tutorial. This is the LAST of the first steps guides. This covers how to setup iBrickr for ringtones, program and file transferring.



September 23, 2007 19:28 PST

Added the Step 4 for Windows users tutorial. This covers how to use WinSCP for file transferring and program installation. This tutorial used to be in the hacking section and has been rewritten.



September 23, 2007 11:30 PST

Added the Step 3 for Windows users tutorial. This covers installation of the AppTapp Installer, and the installation of a few key programs.



September 22, 2007 22:57 PST

Added the Step 2 for Windows users tutorial. This covers bypassing activation and making YouTube work.



September 22, 2007 20:05 PST

Added the Step 1 for Windows users tutorial. This covers the creation of the phonedmg folder.



September 22, 2007 01:04 PST

I have added the 4 part tutorial on using anySIM to unlock the iPhone for Mac users in German.



September 20, 2007 22:47 PST

I have added the 4 part tutorial on using anySIM to unlock the iPhone for Mac users in Italian.



September 20, 2007 15:13 PST

I have added a FAQ in Italian.



September 20, 2007 14:35 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to change the keypad background graphic for Mac users in Italian.



September 19, 2007 23:35 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to disable the auto correction feature for Mac users in Italian.



September 19, 2007 23:04 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to change graphics for Mac users in Italian.



September 19, 2007 22:24 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to install SSH for Mac users in Italian.



September 19, 2007 20:52 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to use AppTapp Installer for Mac users in Italian.



September 18, 2007 23:47 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to use the anySIM program to unlock the iPhone for Windows users.



September 17, 2007 14:25 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to use the anySIM program to unlock the iPhone for Mac users.



September 15, 2007 15:25 PST

I have added a tutorial for how to change any graphic for Mac users.



September 14, 2007 22:51 PST

I have added a tutorial for changing the keypad background for Mac users.



September 14, 2007 21:15 PST

I have added a tutorial for installing the Nintendo Entertainment System for Mac users.



September 14, 2007 14:20 PST

I have added a tutorial for fixing YouTube for Mac users.



September 14, 2007 10:30 PST

I have added a tutorial for managing ringtones using two methods for Mac users.



September 11, 2007 12:54 PST

I have added a tutorial for saving voicemail to a computer for Mac users.



September 11, 2007 10:45 PST

I have added a tutorial for tethering the iPhone's EDGE connection to a computer for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 21:26 PST

I have added a tutorial for changing the icon order, and adding an icon for the Field Test application to the springboard for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 20:22 PST

I have added a tutorial for enabling and disabling the keyboard preference for auto correction for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 19:46 PST

I have added a tutorial for taking screenshots for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 06:35 PST

I have added a tutorial for a very easy method of installing SSH and changing the account passwords for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 04:07 PST

I have uploaded all 3 pages and the FAQ for the hardware unlock for Mac users.



September 10, 2007 02:41 PST

I have uploaded a simple guide for installing AppTapp installer 3.0.



September 9, 2007 16:54 PST

I have uploaded the first new tutorial for iTunes 7.4 users. It is the first step any Mac user should take.



September 9, 2007 16:53 PST

Version 2 of this website is now live. There is a small selection of new guides up. This was brought about by iTunes 7.4 shaking some things up. I recommend visiting the site at www.hackthatphone.com and clicking on the information link to see the new version of the site. I will work quickly to create new guides featuring updated programs that work with iTunes 7.4.



September 6, 2007 12:45 PST

I've added the Italian hardware unlock FAQ for Mac users.



September 6, 2007 05:26 PST

I've posted a largely complete To Do list for this website. I'm hoping the information on this page can be useful to others while I slowly get around to completing everything on this list.



September 5, 2007 23:56 PST

I have added a Spanish tutorial for installing SSH for Windows users.



September 5, 2007 22:20 PST

Updated the Firmware Update Issues page.



September 5, 2007 02:54 PST

I have added a Spanish tutorial for adding ringtones for Windows users.



September 4, 2007 20:32 PST

I have added an Italian tutorial for unlocking the iPhone via hardware means for Mac users.



September 4, 2007 08:56 PST

I have added an Italian tutorial for changing the graphics using a Mac.



September 4, 2007 03:12 PST

I have added several new problems to the FAQ. Keep in mind there are two on this site. A general FAQ covering everything under the "Hacking" tab, and a FAQ specifically for the hardware unlock tutorial, under the "Activation/Unlock" tab.



September 3, 2007 07:28 PST

I have added a second Italian tutorial. It covers how to install ringtones using iFuntastic! for Mac users.



September 2, 2007 04:21 PST

I'm proud to add my first tutorial in Italian! Italian tutorials can be reached here http://italiano.hackthatphone.com

The tutorial I'm adding is "The 10 Steps" for Mac users.



September 1, 2007 22:54 PST

Added a FAQ for the hardware unlocking of the iPhone, along with information on T-Mobile service plans.



September 1, 2007 02:18 PST

Added the French tutorial on how to unlock the iPhone for Mac users. You can now use any GSM SIM.



August 28, 2007 22:05 PST

Added a 3 page tutorial on how to unlock the iPhone for Mac users. You can now use any GSM SIM.



August 26, 2007 04:45 PST

Added a tutorial on how to convert firmware PNG files to a usable format for Mac users.



August 26, 2007 03:20 PST

Added a tutorial on how to install and use the iPhone Utility Client (iPHUC) for Mac users.



August 25, 2007 23:19 PST

Added a tutorial on how to mount the firmware files for Mac users.



August 25, 2007 20:22 PST

Added a Spanish tutorial on The 10 Steps for Windows users.



August 25, 2007 02:09 PST

Added a tutorial on tethering your Mac to your iPhone's EDGE Internet connection for Mac users.



August 23, 2007 21:09 PST

Added a tutorial on backing up voicemail messages to your computer for Mac users.



August 22, 2007 07:17 PST

Added a tutorial for how to create a ringtone from scratch for Mac users. This method uses a free program called Audacity.



August 22, 2007 03:32 PST

Added a tutorial on adding the auto correction enable/disable switch in the keyboard settings panel for Mac users.



August 22, 2007 02:01 PST

Added a tutorial on changing applications/language display for Mac users. This is a very limited tutorial, maybe more will experiment with this and share their results and it can have wider reaching implications.



August 21, 2007 20:35 PST

I added more to the voice recorder installation tutorial for Mac users. I added a section on how to save the recordings to your computer.



August 21, 2007 05:45 PST

Added a new tutorial for extending the springboard by installing the Launcher application for Mac users.



August 21, 2007 02:47 PST

Added a new tutorial in Spanish for installing Fugu for Mac users.



August 21, 2007 00:01 PST

Added my first tutorial for PPC Mac users! It's also good for intel Mac users and teaches you how to install an amazing program called the iPhone Installer by Nullriver Software.



August 20, 2007 04:22 PST

Added a tutorial for installing the binkit for Mac users.



August 19, 2007 21:25 PST

Added a tutorial for installing the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator for Mac users. This tutorial includes instructions on how to make the sound work using specially provided files.



August 19, 2007 14:18 PST

Added my first French tutorial. It is the First 10 Steps to Modding in Windows. French tutorials can be found here: http://francais.hackthatphone.com



August 18, 2007 20:06 PST

Added a tutorial for installing the voice record program for Mac users.



August 18, 2007 01:53 PST

Added a tutorial for installing the Terminal for Mac users.



August 17, 2007 19:32 PST

Added my third Spanish language tutorial for Mac users who want to install Secure Shell (SSH).



August 17, 2007 18:18 PST

Added my second Spanish language tutorial for Mac users who want to install ringtones using iFuntastic.



August 17, 2007 06:51 PST

Added a tutorial on how to install and use the screenshot program, for Mac users.



August 17, 2007 03:54 PST

Added a tutorial on how to install an SCP, SFTP, and SSH client for file transferring for Mac users. I will show you how to use the Fugu program.



August 16, 2007 20:19 PST

Added my first Spanish language tutorial for intel Mac users. It is the First 10 Steps to modding. This new subdomain is http://espanol.hackthatphone.com   I am uncertain how many tutorials I will be able to offer in Spanish.



August 16, 2007 10:16 PST

Added a tutorial for installing SSH and changing the root password for Mac users.



August 15, 2007 17:56 PST

Expanded the install SSH tutorial to include the need to install a binkit.



August 15, 2007 08:01 PST

Added a tutorial on how to use the Launcher application for accessing an extended springboard for Windows users.



August 15, 2007 00:27 PST

Fixed the tutorial for tethering EDGE access to your laptop for Windows users.

This is my 50th page of content.



August 14, 2007 04:28 PST

Added a non functional tutorial for tethering EDGE access to your laptop for Windows users. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what went wrong during my process so I can show everyone out there how to do this, I think I'm missing something simple.



August 13, 2007 22:46 PST

Added a tutorial for using the Installer application, for Windows users.



August 13, 2007 19:46 PST

Added a tutorial for saving voicemail messages to a computer, for Windows users.



August 13, 2007 07:53 PST

I wrote a brief tutorial on how to add a hidden preference for enabling and disabling auto correction when using the keyboard for Windows users.



August 13, 2007 06:10 PST

I added a brief tutorial on how to change the language display for Windows users.



August 13, 2007 04:45 PST

I added a section on how to save voice recordings in the how to install the voice recorder tutorial for Windows users.



August 13, 2007 03:18 PST

I added a proof of concept page (call it a tutorial if you must) on how to make YouTube work on an iPhone with bypassed activation.



August 12, 2007 09:49 PST

I added a section on how to change your SSH password in the SSH installation tutorial for Windows.



August 11, 2007 01:39 PST

Added a Windows specific tutorial on how to install the Terminal application.



August 10, 2007 18:40 PST

I should pull all nighters more often, I post new tutorials earlier in the day. Today brings a Windows specific tutorial on how to install the Nintendo Entertainment System emulator.



August 10, 2007 00:04 PST

Added Windows specific tutorials on installing the voice record application and on how to take screen shots via WinSCP. Added screen shots of every screen in the Field Test application to the GSM information page.



August 9, 2007 01:17 PST

Added a Windows specific tutorial on changing the phone's keypad graphic.



August 8, 2007 16:34 PST

Added a Windows specific tutorial on how to reorganize icons on the springboard and how to add the Field Test application with a custom icon.



August 8, 2007 02:39 PST

Added a Windows specific tutorial on changing carrier ID graphics (the AT&T logo).



August 7, 2007 23:50 PST

Added a list of graphics (with the actual graphics) on the iPhone and what paths they are at. This is a very basic list right now, I hope to chart everything on the phone.



August 7, 2007 22:40 PST

Added a tutorial for how to create a ringtone from scratch for Windows users.



August 7, 2007 16:19 PST

New, less cluttered nav system added. Hope it better ogranizes things.



August 6, 2007 00:16 PST

Created a Windows specific tutorial on how to install SSH.



August 4, 2007 21:16 PST

Created a Windows specific tutorial on changing graphics.



August 4, 2007 06:40 PST

Complete revision of how to use non OEM SIMs in the iPhone on Windows.



August 3, 2007 04:54 PST

Added an informational page concerning the first iPhone update on 7/31/07.



August 2, 2007 02:21 PST

Added a tutorial on the use of iFuntastic! to reorder the icons on the springboard, intel Mac only.



August 1, 2007 16:35 PST

Added an about me page.



July 31, 2007 23:16 PST

House cleaned the site as far as checking all content for typos, clarity and amplifying information. Some graphics were updated and other minor issues taken care of that most would not notice.



July 31, 2007 02:45 PST

Added a new tutorial for using iFuntastic! (a GUI program) to quickly change carrier ID graphics. Mac only.



July 30, 2007 22:44 PST

Made clarifications to all Windows related instructions the need to qualify all putfile commands with full paths.



July 30, 2007 21:16 PST

Rewrote the tutorial for easily adding ringtones for intel Macs. This uses a newer version of the iFuntastic program which has a different GUI than the previous version.



July 30, 2007 07:43 PST

Created a new tutorial for intel and PPC Macs for bypassing activation. This guide uses the new program iASign v0.2 and is significantly easier to perform than the prior method.



July 30, 2007 03:45 PST

Created a Windows specific version of "The 10 Steps". Clarified on numerous pages the slight differences between modding on a Mac as opposed to a Windows machine.



July 29, 2007 04:52 PST

Added a new tutorial on ripping DVDs with DVD Decrypter and Videora iPhone Converter for Windows.



July 28, 2007 03:09 PST

Added a new tutorial on ripping DVDs with HandBrake for intel & PPC Macs.



July 27, 2007 19:30 PST

Added a new tutorial on placing a custom image onto the phone keypad.



July 26, 2007 23:47 PST

Added numerous files and programs to the downloads page.



July 25, 2007 19:45 PST

Overhauled the downloads page. Now hosting numerous requested files. Many more downloads to come.



July 25, 2007 16:50 PST

Uploaded graphical files to the multimedia page. These can be used on the iPhone to replace stock graphics.



July 23, 2007 01:10 PST

Added a brand new 9 step process for installing ringtones on an intel Mac. This process uses a nice GUI driven application for simple click operation. No Terminal commands, no difficult paths to type. Only 1 program to download! Give it a try today!



July 21, 2007 16:05 PST

Added a FAQ. I welcome submissions to the FAQ from a modifcation standpoint, not a general user standpoint (i.e. user's manual questions). I have added a few themes on the multimedia page. They all look FANTASTIC on the phone. Look for more to come soon on this page...



July 20, 2007 20:55 PST

Added a tutorial for using Cingular and other AT&T SIM cards and virtual operators using the AT&T network for Windows XP and Vista users.



July 19, 2007 23:55 PST

Added a tutorial for modifying the springboard. Added an introductory modding page called the 10 steps.



July 18, 2007 10:00 PST

Added a tutorial for using Cingular and other AT&T SIM cards and virtual operators using the AT&T network for intel Mac users.



July 17, 2007 08:50 PST

Added a tutorial for changing system graphic icons. This is the 15th page of content.



July 16, 2007 16:57 PST

Added a tutorial for installing ringtones/system sounds using Windows XP and Vista.



July 15, 2007 07:09 PST

Added the carrier ID swap modification page.



July 15, 2007 05:00 PST

The modifications page was renamed to bypass AT&T activation. All modifications will be on their own dedicated page as they become available. Many clarifications were made to the intel Mac ringtones page along with new screen shots.



July 14, 2007 01:56 PST

Added a new page called GSM technical information. This contains access to the Field Engineering Menu and a list of codes that users can input.



July 12, 2007 15:00 PST

Added an in-depth tutorial on how to add ringtones and retain sync ability with iTunes. This is an intel Mac only solution until someone creates a Windows interface program.



July 11, 2007 00:36 PST

Added the custom ringtone video to the information and videos page with an explanation of the drawbacks. Added a linked article on the location of where the iPhone puts backup data and how to read some of it on the information page. Added link to iPhoneDrive program to information page. Numerous other items added to the information page.



July 10, 2007 16:26 PST

Added link to one of the better done and in-depth reviews of the iPhone by Ars Technica on the information page. Added a discussion of GSM codes to the tips & troubleshooting page. Added the iPhone in a blender video to the videos page.



July 9, 2007 15:22 PST

Added an online speed test tool just for the iPhone on the tips and troubleshooting page.



July 8, 2007 17:10 PST

Moved all iPhone disassembly guide information to the technical information page.



July 8, 2007 13:19 PST

Added a videos page.



July 8, 2007 02:36 PST

Added a technical information page.



July 7, 2007 20:10 PST

Added a links page from content formerly on the information page.



July 7, 2007 17:21 PST

Changed the mods page. Added/reorganized information on "All other methods of cracking activation".


June 30, 2007

Site launched with just one page of content, a news and information page.


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