Display Recorder, developed by Ryan Petrich and available for $4.99 from the Cydia Store, allows you to record your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad’s display. This app is terrific if you want to record your device’s display for a YouTube video, send a video of your recorded display to a friend, or record a video and download it to your computer so that you can edit it, such as what we use it for.
Display Recorder records directly to H.264 or MJPG/AVI for amazing HD quality, optionally records microphone audio, features on-device YouTube uploading, adjustable framerate and quality settings, hardware accelerated video encoding (meaning new devices will encode recordings faster than older devices), and includes a web site to manage your recordings. Simply enter the web server address (in the format of http://IPaddress:port) that’s displayed at the bottom of the app into your web browser.
Steps (once your iPhone is jailbroken):
1. Open Cydia
2. Search for “Display Recorder”
3. Download the app.
4. Congratulations! Display Recorder should now be installed on your device.
What will you do with your screen recordings? If you upload them to YouTube, send us the link!
Ever since the December release of @pod2g‘s “corona” untether for iOS 5.x on A4 and earlier devices, all eyes have been on the attempts to extend it to the A5 devices: the iPhone4S and iPad2. Due to the combined efforts of @pod2g and members of the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team, the iOS 5 jailbreak for A5 devices has been released. The application; Absinthe.
The supported firmware versions are:
- iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
- iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPhone4S owners looking to maximize their chances of achieving an eventual software-based carrier unlock should be staying at 5.0. Everyone else should be at 5.0.1. If you’re an iPhone4S owner who already updated to 5.0.1, it’s too late to go back down to 5.0, but if you’re on 9A406 it is possible to downgrade the baseband by going to the 9A405 version of 5.0.1 while the window is still open.
1. Download Absinthe - http://greenpois0n.com/?p=173
2. Open the .ZIP file and extract the Absinthe application.
3. Plug the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 into the computer.
4. Open Absinthe and unlock your device if it has a passcode.
5. In Absinthe, click the “Jailbreak” button.
6. Once complete, unlock your device, open the Absinthe icon.
6a. If the Absinthe webclip shows “Error establishing a database connection”, go to Settings, turn on VPN and wait instead. Toggle VPN only AFTER Absinthe says it’s done, or it will not work. VPN SHOULD error and then reboot soon. If it does not, rerun Absinthe!
7. Congratulations! Cydia should now be installed on your device
What will be the first jailbreak app or tweak that you are going to install?
The lock screen for the Android OS (the one where you drag your finger across six dots to create a pattern) is widely known. It’s time has finally come and is now available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This tweak is available in Cydia (jailbroken 3rd party application installer) for $1.49 and is called AndroidLock XT. AndroidLock XT has the option to completely replace the original “Slide to Unlock” lock screen or to use it in conjunction with “Slide to Unlock.” In other words, instead of having a generic passcode, you’ll have the ability to slide to unlock and then be prompted to enter your pattern. After the break, be sure to watch the video review. Mind you, this is an older video demonstrating the original AndroidLock from early 2010. It will, however, give you an idea of how the tweak works and almost all bugs have been removed since the initial release.
Customizable appearance and themes
Tap/Slide to unlock (AndroidLock is minimized)
Compatible with LockCalendar, LockInfo, and Cydets
Maximum attempts limit
Can be set to require pattern only after some time
To create your own themes, SSH into your device and see the “Theme Creation Guide” located in /var/mobile/Library/AndroidLock/Doc.
As previously mentioned, your device will need to be jailbroken in order to install AndroidLock XT. To find out if and how you can jailbreak your device, be sure to visit TechGeec’s iOS Info page at www.TechGeec.com/iOS-Info.