Something to think about

Imagine, a couple of years from now.

Apple’s patent to block recordings is reality and in operation. At some event such as Pukkelpop. During a crisis.

No one, as the infrared is beaming light into every smartphone, telling it to shut down the camera, is able to record or take pictures of what’s going on. Countless of proof is lost (or never made). Nothing on Twitpic, nothing on Youtube. No proof of how severe the storm/crisis actually was. No usable data for journalists and researchers to reuse afterwards. Unable to see whether the roof/screen/pillar/sound system/… fell before or after the whole tent actually collapsed…

Yes, think about that… “Free” world.

Selling: iPhone 2G & iPhone 3G

Hi there,

I’m selling two (used) iPhones;

  • iPhone 2G (Edge-version). Currently jailbroken and working with all sims. 8Gb model
  • iPhone 3G (Black edition). It’s the Belgian, simlock-free modem (sold by Mobistar, in the days), 8Gb model.

The phones are running their latest available OS (depending on model).

Price? To be discussed. Please contact me at yeri+sales@tuinslak.org or 0474/61.01.30. Items can be picked up around Brussels, or can be send using a postal service (transportation fee is for you).

Feel free to ask any additional questions.

Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

These devices will most likely be listed on eBay as well if no one responds within an acceptable time frame.

iPhone could not be restored

Jailbreaking my old iPhone 2G (Edge version).

It was a bit hard to find software that would still allow me to jailbreak this 2G.

Soooow, I mirrored all I used.

Bootloader: 3.9 or 4.6

PwnageTool: 3.1.5

Be aware: you will need iTunes 9 (or 8, I guess) — iTunes 10 gives an error: “iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1600).”

Follow basic instructions on the PwnageTool (export mode > you need to select the default IPSW) and you’ll get there.

As IPSW you can use the default IPSW iTunes downloads upon restoring. You’ll find the IPSW in ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates/ (iTunes 10).

I still had iTunes 9 on my old PowerBook, but I guess you can find the installer on the net somewhere and use a virtual machine or something.

When booting the iPhone in DFU mode, iTunes will find the iPhone in recovery mode. Left click + ALT on the restore button and browse to the custom IPSW.

 

And, yes, this iPhone 2G is for sale 🙂 Contact me if interested 😉