By changing the root password from the default you are ensuring that only those who know the password can gain root access to your device. Jailbreaking leaves devices vulnerable because it allows users to access the device’s file system and changing the default password makes it much more difficult for anyone else to access all of the files stored on the device in addition to the protection against malware that uses SSH to access a device.
Changing your root SSH password on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is incredibly simple. Once your device is jailbroken follow these steps:
1. Install OpenSSH
2. Install MobileTerminal
3. In MobileTerminal type ‘su root’ and press Return
4. Type ‘alpine’ for the password
5. Type ‘passwd’
6. Enter your new password and press Return
7 Enter the new password one more time for confirmation
The Cobra Vedetta SLR 650G radar and laser detector is a great choice for the price range that it’s in. The informative 2.4-inch touch screen is a great feature that sets it apart from other radar detectors and allows the driver to better understand what the 650G is detecting and where the signal is coming from.
My favorite features of the Vedetta SLR 650G are the speed alert, speedometer, vocal audio warning, and it’s access to the AURA database wich allows it to detect if there are speed/red light cameras, speed traps, and dangerous intersections near you. While, overall, this is a great radar detector, it has two major flaws; having a glossy, reflective screen, and not being Mac compatible to activate and update the AURA database.
Being less than $300, Cobra’s Vedetta SLR 650G is great choice for a radar detector. It looks great and absolutely unique and works great as wel. I highly recommend this detector if you are looking for one that is relatively inexpensive and offers many great features.
Please be aware that radar detectors are not police detectors – most officers do not even drive with their radars and lidars on. Also, radar detectors do not give you a license to speed, they’re produced with the intention of making the driver more aware of their surroundings.
DigiDNA recently updated TuneAid to version 3.6 which adds support for the iPod nano 6G, minor bug fixes, as well as fixing some stability issues. TuneAid is a software that allows the user to easily transfer music from an iPhone, iPod, or iPad straight into iTunes. You can download it HERE for $17.43. For 30% off, simply download TuneAid from http://www.digidna.net/techgeec
Hi guys! This is Conner from TechGeec.com!!! I’m the Senior Editor here and I have some questions to ask you but don’t really know how to ask them (if that makes sense) so I thought it would be a good idea to make posts every once a while to ask you guys questions. But first off you guys might not realize it but I read every comment you guys leave. And I try my hardest to get back to all of them. So if you leave a comment I will see it and will try my most hardest to get back to you. Also at the end of all of my posts I say “if you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org” feel free to do that. I will get back to you. I get maybe one email a day and it’s from David so it’s not like I’m that busy.
Enough of me talking. Let me ask some questions.
1. What would you like to be done differently on the site? This can be our writing style or the layout of ten site or really anything.
2. What new sections would you like to be seen to the site? Were trying to add a 24/7 chat room so things along the line of that.
3. What app would you like to be given away in the next giveaway? Basically leave a comment with what app you would like to see given away.
4. Would you be interested in having an “Apps Gone Free” section on the site where we list paid apps that have gone free for the day?
I’m sure I missed something but if you have anything else you would like to add just leave a comment or email me at email@example.com or email David at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also make sure to follow the site on Twitter @TechGeec and to follow me on Twitter @connerowen we both tweet on tech updates so if you like tech follow us! Also if you follow me you are automatically entered into the Taska giveaway and all future giveaways just by following me. That is how we will do all future giveaways.
Unlocking an iPhone allows one to use it with an unsupported wireless carrier, for example, T-Mobile, in the U.S. The iPhone Dev-Team has released an unlock for the iPhone 4 using the baseband 01.59. If you don’t know what baseband your iPhone is currently on, you can use a program by iH8sn0w, called f0recast for both Mac and PC. You can download it HERE.
This unlock is incredibly simple and fast. Here’s the steps:
If no signal is found, go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, then turn it off. If you still have no signal, reboot the iPhone. That’s it! Your iPhone 4 should now be successfully unlocked and using either T-Mobile or another unsupported carrier! Follow @TechGeec on Twitter for updates.
JailbreakMe 2.0 has now officially been released. This the new jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 1G, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3G, and iPad on iOS 4, iOS 4.0.1, and iPad iOS 3.21 released by trusted member of the iPhone dev-team, Comex.
If you are planning to jailbreak, make sure you sync with iTunes first and create a backup just in case something happens to go wrong. Turn on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, or iPad and open Safari. Then go to JailbreakMe.com. Slide “Slide to Jailbreak” bar to start the jailbreak process, and you will be given further instructions depending on what firmware your device is on.
This is currently the newest and easiest jailbreak for the iPhone and iPad. Also, many of you will be happy to know that jailbreaking is now 100% legal, but don’t forget that you will lose your warranty. Follow @TechGeec on Twitter for future updates.
Our YouTube channel has a video tutorial on transferring music from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to your computer using DiskAid. Give it a watch below and let us know what you think about DiskAid in the comments below. Happy transferring!
Marware, the Florida based electronic accessories company, has sent TechGeec.com the SportShell Convertible case for the iPad to review. The case is extremely innovative with new features that most other hard-shell iPad cases don’t have. The SportShell Convertible has a retail price of $59.99 – a pretty steep price for a case, but definitely worth it once you find out about all of the features it has to offer.
The one feature that stands out the most is the replaceable back. The case comes with two backings – one clear, and one gray (matching the rest of the case). The gray back can be installed if one wishes to not have the back of the iPad visible. If one would like to have the Apple logo, ‘iPad’ branding, as well as the allotted memory visible, then the clear back may be installed to still provide the same amount of protection, but also allow the iPad’s back to be visible. Also, one can place a picture between the iPad and the clear back so as to display the photo.
Another key feature of the SportShell Convertible, is the four “legs”. Two long legs allow for the iPad to be propped up at the perfect angle for browsing the web, watching movies, or searching through the YouTube app, while two much shorter, stubbier legs allow the iPad to be lifted ever so slightly to (try to) make it easier to type on. Personally, I am indifferent when it comes to these shorter legs because it does not prop the iPad up at a great enough angle to make it any easier to type (however, others may find it to be very useful; it depends on personal preference).
The case also comes with a hand strap that may or may not come in handy (no pun intended☺). I don’t find it all that useful and so if one chooses to remove it, the stubs that hold it in place may be removed very easily.
The major downside to the SportShell Convertible is that the case wraps around very closely to the volume rockers/orientation lock and the power button. There’s a slip lip to allow for easy acces to them from behind, however, if trying to access them straight on (how I do) it can be a bit difficult.
One last feature that many may enjoy (while others may not) is that the case does not cover the aluminum bezel on the front of the iPad (in other words, some of the aluminum on the front of the iPad is exposed). Some may like the fact that the sleek aluminum is peeking through, while others would rather have all of the aluminum protected (I enjoy it).
Overall, this case is highly recommend, although the price may be hefty. It’s feature packed, elegant, and most importantly, it will protect your iPad. You can find more information about the SportShell Convertible at Marware.com.
A Note From the Editors of TechGeec: Though all products and services reviewed by TechGeec are “final,” many companies now make changes to their offerings and/or products after publication of our reviews, which may or may not be reflected above.
There has been so much confusion lately on which devices can be jailbroken, what programs to use, etc. Hopefully the video below will answer your questions. If you still have questions that weren’t answered in the video, leave a comment and your question will be answered ASAP.
On Monday, Apple released firmware 4.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch devices. This of course was a major upgrade.
As advised, you shouldn’t have upgraded your devices if you have previously relied on our tools for hacktivation and/or a carrier unlock.
With that said, today we are releasing PwnageTool 4.0
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST CAREFULLY, THERE ARE KNOWN UPGRADE TRAPS AND DIFFERENT UPGRADE SCENARIOS THAT NEED TO BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND CONSIDERED BEFORE USING THESE TOOLS.
Each supported device has few different scenarios that users need to consider when performing the upgrades, you need to check below and perform the upgrade in the particular way that matches your current device state.
NB: With PwnageTool 4.0 certain devices are not supported this is because they are not supported in iOS 4.0 or they are not supported by our software. We’re working on ways to get past these restrictions.
iPhone 2G - not supported
iPod Touch – not supported
iPod Touch 3G – not supported
PwnageTool 4.0 only recognizes the official IPSWs that came out yesterday. If you had developer access to the “4.0 GM” IPSWs, do not try to use those.
Summary: Currently, PwnageTool only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom.
If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with the OLD BOOTROM and you DID NOT use Spirit to jailbreak then you can create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore with your jailbroken recovery mode.
If you have an iPhone 3GS with the NEW BOOTROM this is NOT supported by PwnageTool 4.0
If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you should create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore from recovery mode or DFU mode.
If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a PwnageTool 4.0 ipsw using DFU mode.
If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.
As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on iPhone 3G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.
IMPORTANT! Whenever you need to enter DFU mode, you will need to do so using PwnageTool.
iPod touch 2G
If you have an iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) that is jailbroken (but not with Spirit) then you can restore using recovery mode.
As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on non-MC iPod Touch 2G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.
As you probably know by now, ultrasn0w has been updated to cover all basebands from 04.26.08 onward. Many thanks to @sherif_hashim for finding the crashing command that the new ultrasn0w 0.93 uses! He worked hard at finding the crash, and he kept it confidential until the right time to use it.
iPhone 3G and 3GS baseband unlockers (those who rely on ultrasn0w to make phone calls) should always be very wary to update their firmware, however our Ultrasn0w application will unlock all recent (including the current) 3GS and 3G baseband firmware versions. Once you are jailbroken using PwnageTool 4.0, install ultrasn0w from Cydia and you’ll be unlocked.
Remember! This baseband unlock situation is rare, should you upgrade your iPhone blindly at the next iOS release please don’t expect an unlock – but for now you are OK (whatever state your baseband is in).
Please feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below. We’ve got a bunch of expert help there, including our friendly moderators confucious and angie!
SHA1 Sum = 15bdb90ec40f1e279bb648eb7e9d90ebe07b66d2
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