TouchMyApps » push http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:52:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 The JBnator Diaries – Fixing Push Notifications and YouTube on “hacktivated” phones http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/26/jbnator-diaries-fixing-hacktivated-push-and-youtube/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/26/jbnator-diaries-fixing-hacktivated-push-and-youtube/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:58:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=23718 Hello again, folks – your guru of jailbreaking here! And today I’ll tackle the problem which rendered Push and YouTube inoperable on “hacktivated” iPhones. I referenced it in my last article on upgrading jailbroken phones. Well, there’s always a way out and I’m gonna tell all! Ok folks, there are two ways of doing this … Read more]]>

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Hello again, folks – your guru of jailbreaking here! And today I’ll tackle the problem which rendered Push and YouTube inoperable on “hacktivated” iPhones. I referenced it in my last article on upgrading jailbroken phones. Well, there’s always a way out and I’m gonna tell all!

Ok folks, there are two ways of doing this (typical no?): the easy way and the hard way.

First, the easy way. Mind, in this case Push and YouTube will ONLY work on EDGE or 3G (not on Wi-Fi).

  1. Open up Cydia
  2. Add the http://cydia.iphoneil.net package source (Manage->Sources->Edit->Add)
  3. Install the Push Fix
  4. Remove all applications with Push from the iPhone
  5. Reboot (not respring) your iPhone
  6. Reinstall all applications with Push
  7. Now open up Settings->Notifications and do the monkey

The second way is a bit more complex. But at least you’ll know what has actually been done to your phone, and Push and Youtube will work everywhere.

Our toolbox for today:

  • iPhone 2G/3G/3GS already jailbroken and hacktivated
  • iPhone Folders – download latest version at the author’s site
  • Files from here [Rapidshare]
  • iPhone apps – download off Cydia:
    • iFile (the shareware version will be more than enough)
    • MobileTerminal
    • afc2add

Now let’s get to it!

  1. Unpack the archive and check that it contains the following files
  • youtube-cert.bin
  • youtube-key.bin
  • push-cert.bin
  • push-key.bin
  • inject
  1. Open iPhone Folders and navigate to \private\var\Keychains and copy all of the files to the folder
  2. Open iFile on the iPhone (just ignore the shareware notice) and navigate to /private/var/Keychains
  3. Now for each of the newly copied files go to properties and set the permissions to rwxr-xr-x (755) like on the screenshot below
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  4. Make a backup of the keychain-2.db file from the same folder to your PC just in case
  5. Open MobileTerminal
  6. Now enter the following commands (*enter* means you press the “enter” key)
    • su *enter*
    • alpine (or your root password if you have changed it – this will not appear on the screen, but don’t worry, it is normal) *enter*
      It should indicate you’re now working as root
    • cd /private/var/Keychains/ *enter* (pay attention to letter casing)
    • ./inject *enter* (make sure not to forget the “.” at the beginning)
  7. Wait for the process to end!
  8. Remove all applications with Push from the iPhone
  9. Reboot (not respring) your iPhone
  10. Reinstall all applications with Push
  11. Now open up Settings->Notifications and do the monkey twice as hard!

That’s it folks!

There are a long line of articles planned, but I would also like to hear from you. Please send us ideas and suggestions regarding what you would like to see covered in this column.

[Thanks to keksman]
su *enter*
alpine (this will not appear on the screen, but don’t worry, this is normal) *enter*
It should indicate you’re now working as root
cd /private/var/Keychains/ *enter*
./inject *enter*
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Push for Gmail… for FREE! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/25/push-for-gmail-for-free/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/25/push-for-gmail-for-free/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:16:39 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=20510 Okay… wait for it, wait for it… Hooray! If you ask me, this is nothing short of miracle, but you CAN have Push for GMail for free! And it works without ANY 3rd party apps on your phone! Google have finally done it! And what’s more, they don’t just offer you Push for GMail, but … Read more]]>

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Okay… wait for it, wait for it… Hooray! If you ask me, this is nothing short of miracle, but you CAN have Push for GMail for free! And it works without ANY 3rd party apps on your phone!

Google have finally done it! And what’s more, they don’t just offer you Push for GMail, but for Google Calendar AND your contacts! And setting it up is as easy as one, two, three!

The official list of of features:

  • Gmail sync. Get your Gmail pushed directly to your iPhone. Your inbox is always up to date no matter where you are, or what you’re doing.
  • Synchronize your contacts. Get your Google contacts quickly and easily to your iPhone. With Sync, you can have access to your address book at anytime and place that you need it.
  • Get calendar alerts. Using your iPhone’s native calendar, you can now access multiple Google calendars, and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration.

The only downside is that in order to make it work, they require that you add your Google address as a Microsoft Exchange account. And the problem with this is that you can only have one Exchange account on your phone. This probably won’t be a problem for most of you, but for some folks (like me, unfortunately) who also use the iPhone to connect to their work Exchange, this is quite a serious trade-off.

You can find the instructions here.

So, I guess there is a God out there who is looking out for his Jesus gadget and its loyal followers.

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RSSPush in Review – Feed Your Feed Read Need! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/29/rsspush-in-review-feed-your-feed-read-need/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/29/rsspush-in-review-feed-your-feed-read-need/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:35:17 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=16670 RSS feeds are extremely popular nowadays, and there’s no shortage of readers available in the app store.  The problem is that if you don’t know the specific feeds that you are interested in, the task of picking and choosing can be quite tedious. DNet Telecom has come with a solution to both solve the problem … Read more]]>

review-news-rsspush-rsspush1RSS feeds are extremely popular nowadays, and there’s no shortage of readers available in the app store.  The problem is that if you don’t know the specific feeds that you are interested in, the task of picking and choosing can be quite tedious. DNet Telecom has come with a solution to both solve the problem of needing a reader as well as simplify the task of choosing feeds.

RSSPush is a two part application. It’s a feed reader as well as a feed selector. Not only that but it also has push notifications enabled so you don’t even have to check for new feeds. The app will tell you when it has found something for you to read.

Operation of the app is extremely simple. Upon launch you are brought to a main screen where you can add or delete any feeds which are delivered to you based on keywords as they are represented in websites.

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To add a keyword/feed, select the arrow to bring up your options and choose to “Configure Keywords”. From there you are brought to a screen to either enter in a word, or select a word from a top 100 list. After you select your keywords you can then navigate through subcategories to find sites with feeds that match with you keyword selection.

At the present time, you do not have the ability to add custom public or private feeds, but DNetTelecom have already planned to add the ability in the upcoming version 1.1 release. The only limitation to that option is that “public” feeds will have to be reviewed/sorted so that they fall under their proper section withing the built in database structure.

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Once you’ve selected your keywords and related sites, just close the program and wait. Periodically the program will scour the net for the sites that you’ve chosen and deliver articles that match your criteria. A message will pop up on screen to tell you that there is a new article available and allow you to click to read it. The message on screen will display how many articles there are to be read, along with a badge over the icon showing the same number in case you cleared the message but didn’t get a chance to view the feeds.

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Read articles are marked so you know which ones you have yet to view. Instead of bringing up plain text or opening a link in Safari, the app displays a simple summary and paragraph of the article and then uses it’s built in browser to show you the article on the site itself.

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In the end RSSPush is a prime example of the k.i.s.s. rule which negates the need for complicated superfluous functions. Although this review is short, it doesn’t mean that its because of a lack of within the app. This is a simple but effective reader for those who enjoy reading feeds from the net but don’t enjoy the process of searching and choosing the sites to find the best ones. Even though the ability to add custom feeds to the app is unavailable at the moment, the fact that the developer has already tackled this in the next update and made sure to notify us shows their dedication to the constant enhancement and development of this app.

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App Summary
Title: RSSPush (V. 1.0) Developer: DNet Telecom
Price: $2.99 App Size: 0.2MB
  • Select feeds to read with ease
  • Push notification enabled
  • Read articles directly within app
  • None to mention

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