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How to Install Third Party Software To Your iPhone and iTouch.

Posted on January 5, 2008. Filed under: iPhone, iTouch, itunes | Tags: , , , , , |

UPDATE : This is a Older Version Hack

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Seriously Don’t Read This Post Anymore…Give it a quick skim then Go to Ziphone Post above this link!! Enjoy… iPhone Downloads

For those of you who have recently found yourself to be a proud owner of a beautiful and sleek iPhone or iTouch, this post is for you. I found a article from one of my favorite sites “Lifehacker.com“. If you have just recently purchased or received a iPhone or iTouch, this install will be a little different than those of you who have a older version of both products.

Install 3rd Party Apps on iPhone and iTouch

3rd party apps are a beautiful thing. But Apple has and will do everything in their power to stop you from making your iPhone into “your” iPhone. This is definitely understandable since after all it is their product. But since most of the world is not patient enough to wait for Apple to come around. Here are some ways around the wall of upgrades that will lock your iPhone into application purgatory.

NOTE: As we all know the world isn’t perfect and neither am I. So do not think that this is fool proof plan. Learn and read as much as possible before you continue with this process of hacking your iTouch and iPhone. I know all to well how fustrating these things can be so bare with me. Here are some tips you might find useful that I found in a Lifehacker.com comment thread.

  • 1. Make sure you have the latest JAVA installed otherwise it won’t work
    2. In Windows, make sure you close iTunes AND all iTunes related processes (e.g., iTunesHelper, etc.) from the Task Manager
    3. Move your jailbreak folder to the root folder in Windows (e.g., C:\) and the desktop on the Mac (you may also have to rename your hard drive on the Mac temporarily to MacintoshHD)
    4. It may not work the first time you try. If not, restore and start over.
    5. Nothing bad is going to happen if you just remember you can always force restore and get back to the original firmware.If you still have problems with the jailbreak, visit iLounge or iPod Touch Fans Forum – there are plenty of people there who can help you work out any problems…

1st Thing to Do!

The first thing your going to want to do is find out what firmware your iPhone is running. This can be done by docking your iPhone and clicking on the summary tab to see what version that you are running.Firmware Vesion

You want to have the 1.1.1. Firmware because the software that you are going to need to use has a one click upgrade that makes it extremely easy to downgrade to the right version of firmware for your iPhone. After you have performed this tweak. If you have the 1.1.1 version go to http://Jailbreakme.com and click install AppSnapp.

If this sounds to risky take a look at this article from Lifehacker.com. (more…)

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Clean Up Your iTunes

Posted on December 12, 2007. Filed under: itunes |

Clean Up Your itunes

This is a simple tweak that you can do with your itunes music, so if you are a pro user of itunes then I would like to say thank you for stopping by and talk to you again soon! 🙂

Hello everybody:) So I was just thinking today, WOW I have a gang of music on my computer in my itunes. I have over a 100 Gigs of music, video, and podcast that includes just about every genre that their is on this green earth. (Including my Favorite Tickle Me Elmo Jingles) I remember when their was a time that my music library was really jumbled and unorganized. So browsing my music can be a little teadious, especially if I am not quite sure what I feel like listening to. That was when I decided to make my life a little more simple.

Soooo… with that being said, I am sure that all of you that may be reading this post have purchased your music directly from the itunes store or which ever music affiliate of your choice. Because it is the moral thing to do! Right?

Haha.. Yeah right! As much as I appreciate the talent of the musicians out there and the quality of the art/content that they produce. I’m sorry but Nobody pays for their music anymore. Well almost Nobody!

And when you don’t pay for your music you don’t always get all of the things that come with the nice cellophane wrapping. Those things would be the Album cover and lyrics and blah blah…

So back to itunes.

In itunes their are nice little applications that allow you to see all of your music. You can view it in a List format, a thumbnail or album format, and the ever popular coverflow format. So.. if you’re like me, you may or may not like the list format. Which is the most simple style their is for itunes.. I like the coverflow because it just looks a little bit more stylish and cool. “Like oooh look at all my album covers that I accumulated”. 🙂

One problem though.. YOU DON’T HAVE ALL THE ALBUM COVERS!!

Sooooo… One of the easiest ways to fix that problem is to to do a couple of things:

1. Open itunes
2. CHOOSE THE ADVANCE OPTIONS TAB
3. THEN YOU SELECT GET ALBUM COVERS

That was easy right…COol..

This allows you to use itunes database to upload album covers that they already have on file.

-You may or may not get all the covers that you need! When this happens this is what you do!

1. Open itunes
2. Select Your Music tab on the left hand side of the itunes player
3. Switch to the Cover Flow view (the far right tab next to search box in the top right corner)
4. Go to the Song that you want to add a Album cover to.
5. Right Click or command click with a Mac the song of choice, SELECT Get Info
6. Choose the Artwork Tab
7. Then You click the ADD button

– when you click ADD; itunes will prompt you to choose the location of the picture..
– You can use of picture of yourself or you can Google for the image of the album cover and save to your computer so that you can upload it to itunes.

This may take some time depending on the amount music you have, but it will look so much better when you finish the process.. 😉

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