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As Facebook surpasses 325 million users, it’s very likely you’re also a Facebook user. Earlier, a reader told me that he’s a regular Facebook user and asked if there is any way to subscribe to this blog via Facebook. First, thanks for the question and all those readers who keep coming back to Simon Blog. […]

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EasyTrails GPS – Track Your Outdoor Activities with iPhone

When you go for hiking, trekking, running or have a bike trip, have you ever thought of tracking your trip or trail? If you’re using iPhone 3G or 3GS, with EasyTrails GPS, you can fully utilize the GPS ability of your iPhone to track your activities. EasyTrails GPS, developed by Zirak Srl, is an iPhone […]

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How to Fix YouTube, GPS, WiFi Problems after Blackra1n Jailbreak

Blackra1n is a great jailbreak tool for iPhone 2G, 3G or 3GS running OS 3.1.2. It’s simple and quick. But it does come with some bugs. If you have already followed my guide to jailbreak your iPhone with blackra1n, you may encounter one of the below issues: Fail to launch YouTube GPS doesn’t work if […]

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Complete Guide: Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS 3.1.2 Using Blackra1n & Blacksn0w

Previously, I have posted up the jailbreak guide for iPhone 2G running OS 3.1.2. Here is the complete jailbreak guide for iPhone 3G/3GS using blackra1n and blacksn0w. For starter, blackra1n is the popular jailbreak tool, developed by GeoHot, that lets you jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.2 on all models of iPhone. For blacksn0w, it’s the only […]

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Complete Guide: Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 2G 3.1.2 Using Blackra1n

As you know, GeoHot has released blackra1n RC3 yesterday. The blackra1n is a popular jailbreak tool for iPhone 2G/3G/3GS running firmware 3.1.2. Unlike the older jailbreak tools (e.g. PwnageTool or Redsn0w), blackra1n is advertised as the fastest and simplest jailbreak tool. Yes, it’s super fast. Talking about the jailbreak process, it’ll only take you around […]

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Blackra1n and Blacksn0w are Now Live! Download and Unlock iPhone 3.1.2!

The wait is over. Half hour ago, GeoHot has put up the release of Blackra1n RC3 and Blacksn0w at blacksn0w.com. Go ahead and download the jailbreak & unlock tool. For those who do not keep track of the updates, blackra1n and blacksn0w are the first jailbreak and unlock tools that allows the jailbreak and unlock […]

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Blackra1n RC3 Coming with iPhone Hacktivation Support

In less than two hours, GeoHot will release the first iPhone Unlock Solution (known as blacksn0w) for baseband 05.11.07. Other than that, he has also developed an update of blacksn0w (i.e. RC3) that makes this popular jailbreaking tool for iPhone 3.1.2 even better. It’s an imminent release for iPhone jailbreaker without official sim. Hacktivation is […]

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Twidget – View Your Tweets on iPhone Lock Screen

With a jailbroken iPhone, one of the great things you can do is to tweak the iPhone lock screen. There are quite a number of cydia apps available to make your lock screen more useful. For instance, the Lock Calendar app lets you display calendar event on the lock screen. Or the more advanced cydia […]

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Big News! GeoHot Will Soon Release the iPhone 3.1.2 Unlock

Finally, there is a breakthrough for iPhone OS 3.1.2 unlock. It’s a long wait for those who accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.2 (with baseband 05.11.07) and lose the unlock. I got tons of emails asking about the status and the possibility of unlocking baseband 05.11.07. Previously, my usual answer is there is no way […]

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Will Google Maps Navigation Come with iPhone OS 3.2?

With the built-in GPS and Google Maps, iPhone can always show you the current location and the direction to your desired destination. However, there is one big problem with it. When you’re driving, Google Maps can’t show you the turn-by-turn direction in realtime. There is no shortage of car navigation applications (e.g. TomTom) in App […]

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Blackra1n Will Soon Able to Unlock iPhone OS 3.1.2

I know many of you (esp. those who accidentally upgrade to firmware 3.1.2) are waiting for an unlock solution to unlock baseband 05.11.07, which comes with iPhone OS 3.1 or up. Here is a good news. George Hotz (aka GeoHot), the creater of blackra1n, has given some hints on his blog suggesting that there will […]

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Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.2, Adds Support for Apple TV

Apple has released an update for iTunes and brings the version number to 9.0.2. The new version adds support for Apple TV software v3.0 and adds an option for a dark background for Grid View. Other than that, it also comes with many new features and improvements: An improved look and feel, including a new […]

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How to Fix DiskAid or iPhone Browser Issue After Blackra1n Jailbreak

Blackra1n is the popular and easiest jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 3.1.2. However, some users have reported that DiskAid or iPhone Browser (or other iPhone file browser) does not recognize their jailbroken iPhone after using blackra1n. This issue has been discussed around the blogsphere and various discussion forums. The blackra1n developer, GeoHot, also mentioned this […]

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Mobile2Mobile iPhone App: Is This Number an AT&T Mobile-to-Mobile Number?

Are you using AT&T wireless network with your iPhone? If you’re an AT&T customer, you probably know what mobile-to-mobile calling is. It’s common for mobile carriers to provide free call (or at lower rate) for intra-network call. For AT&T, it also offers similar service named as Mobile-to-mobile calling, normally bundled in iPhone’s rate plan, that […]

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