Jan 11

If you’ve ever wondered about the possibility of disabling your camera’s shutter sound, here’s a guide that might help you. A prior jailbreak is necessary though and I am not covering it in this article. Read more for the details:


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Sep 18

This is to remember that I have been using my iPhone for over a year now. I remember I was on a business trip to Prague on the 13th of September 2007, and on the way I stopped in Bratislava to check something. I went and fetched my emails, and from an RSS feed I read that someone wrote a console command that “could” potentially unlock the device. Since I had the iPhone for 2 weeks already, I carried it with me everywhere to unlock it as soon as I find a solution. I needed nothing more, I plugged in the iPhone to my laptop and started hacking it. In a matter of an hour, I had it unlocked, and for the very first time, it started operating on Orange SK (Slovakia) network. Ever since, I never put it down, it came with me everywhere I went, and it has never let me down once.

My iPhone was roaming in the following countries already:

Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, England, Russia, United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong and the list is still growing. I also took it to Japan, but there was no GSM to support international roaming, so I only used WiFi there.

I plan on keeping it for as long as it falls apart, and to tell you the truth, its still witout a single scratch. I protected it well in a sock-like sleeve and it has kept it like new.

I know this post might be boring for most people, but from time to time I need to get the geekyness out of my system :)

Mar 26


NOTE: There is an update below in the text as Firmware 2 changed things a bit

If you own an iPhone, you know this. The built in Camera application takes pictures and names them IMG_xxxx.JPG, where xxxx is an ascending number starting at 0001.

This is to keep images named differently, so even if you put them all in one folder, all has a unique name, and nothing gets overwritten. Now this works great, up unitl you decide to flash your firmware, and upgrade. If you do that, this counter gets reset, and the naming starts again from IMG_0001.JPG, and on.

I am on my 5th firmware, so you can imagine the flustration. I have IMG_0001.JPG 5 times already, and need to rename them one by one to eliminate confusion.

Just recently I was wondering if there was a way to alter the Camera’s naming, and sure enough, I found the answer on a popular iPhone forum. Read on for instrucions if you are interested….
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Mar 26

So the 1.1.4 Firmware was out for a while now, and many have upgraded to it without any real issue, so I decided to take the plunge and do it myself. I was on 1.1.2 prior to this upgrade and since I had no problems with it, I kept delaying the upgrades.

1.1.4 has a few neat features, like rearranging the icons, and locating yourself via cell triangulation on a Google Map, but that’s all there is to it. The main reason for my upgrade was that new software is built for 1.1.4 mainly, and I wanted to be able to try them and use them.

The upgrade went fine thanks to the fine folks at the iPhone Dev team, Aviegas and Geohotz who all contributed to this solution. I used iPlus 2.0b which takes the freshly restored iPhone on 1.1.4 firmware, jailbreaks it, unlocks it, and does it all with no harm to the iPhone itself. The process is completely reversible, which make it a friendly solution should a hardware damage occur and I have to take the phone back to Apple.

Here is a screenshot of the About screen on my iPhone, you can see its on the 1.1.4 firmware.

Read on for further details….

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Mar 10


So the bag I ordered from Australia has finally arrived. It is just like what I expected, its handmade, perfect, and gives good protection to the iPhone. For more pictures, read on.

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Feb 25

iPhone protection baggie – on the way from AU

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So, the little sock baggie I got for my iPhone back in Hong Kong has started to wear out, but again, I am using it daily for 6 months now, which means it goes in and out of my pocket about 20-30 times a day, you can imagine. I would say this was probably one of my best spent $2 USD in my life, as it has protected my precious iPhone for a half a year. However, it was time for a change, and since I am on the market for the MacBook Air, I started looking for cases too, and I stumbled upon a very interesting site selling different hand-made bags for Apple products. They don’t have the MacBook Air’s case just yet, but they have outstanding sock baggies for the iPhone, and I couldn’t resist. I got one for myself, and it wasn’t even expensive. Its made of Japanese cotton, which I must tell you was 80% where my attraction to the product came from, but also the fact that its hand made from Organic materials made me feel quite good.

The pattern I got is very Japanese, and as with most Japanese things, it has no sex. Its red, but men use red and other warm colours often in Japan, and my wife convinced me it isn’t too “girlish”, so I got it. Have a look below, I cannot wait to receive it. I will post a review once it comes in.

On a sidenote, I paid 3500 HUF for it, which is just about $20 USD including shipping, it was a great bargain I guess. It comes from Australia, which is probably the farthest place on Earth from Hungary, but hey, whatever it takes to hype my iPhone up…

If you are interested, visit their Website:

The company is called Foof, and they can be reached here:


Feb 11


So you’ve got an iPhone at a carrier other than AT&T, but would still like to get your voicemail? You are just as demanding as I am, but luckily there is a solution for us. You can set the voice mail button to auto-dial a preset number that connects you to your voicemail service. This however still doesn’t solve the issue of not getting notified by SMS when I receive a voicemail, but still a step forward in the iPhone mystery world….

Carry on reading for the fix….

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Feb 08

So here we go, got the first software unlocked iPhone 1.1.2 OTB in Hungary. The solution just came out, it was announced on Geohot’s blog, and putting the raw notes together, my great friend Marios helped me out to finish in success. I believe this is the first 1.1.2 OTB (Out of the box) iPhone unlocked in Hungary.

Read on for details…..

iPhone 1.1.2 OTB Unlock in Hungary
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Feb 07

So here we go again about the iPhone you may say, as blogs, news and forums are all full, way way full of stories about the iPhone. That being sad, I also have my own story re the iPhone. It started back in August 2007, when I ordered my first iPhone from Ebay. At that time, people were scared to buy iPhones from ebay, as due to the great demand, there were many hoaxes posted. Since I was more anxious of having it than scared of losing the $500 I invested, I ordered my 4GB model. I have a great deal of history with Ebay, and I have been a member since 2002 or so, back when I lived in the US. Even since, I bought and sold kind of a lot on ebay, so my confidence is somewhat greater than other Hungarians, which is why I got my hands on one of the first iPhones in the Hungarian market.

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