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Monday, November 9, 2009

the hack i love

This is frustrating! I use a first generation 2G, 8Gb iPhone. Jailbroken of course. For the longest time, I was using 2.2.1. So last Friday, I brought it to a hack in greenhills to have the firmware updated to 3.0.1, the latest I could possibly get for my hardware.

I know the guy, he revived my iPhone from oblivion sometime ago. The preferred hack of the Philippine Macintosh Users Group(PhilMUG)... It said so in a sign outside his shop. So he took my phone, plugged it into his laptop and proceeded with the update. He told me that he could save only my contacts. I was fine with it knowing that I could just always sync it with my iTunes. I waited an hour as he worked on the firmware update plus the installation of sone basic apps from Cydia. It went well, all my contacts restored and I paid him. It wasn't exactly cheap.

I got home, woke up my iTunes and started sync. It did contacts and calendars. But lo and behold, it did not like to sync apps and music! What the hell?! I repeated the process four, five more times. Still it won't go!

The search results Google gave were promising. So I tried following one tip after another but each one did not work. The forums of mac/iPhone/jailbreak savvy people did not help. It was so frustrating! With much fear of bricking my old iPhone, I did not attempt to do the update via Pawnge myself. There's no other recourse for now except to take it back to that hack!

So to him I went. He plugs in and connects to iTunes store, asks me to login to my iTunes store account. He downloads a free app and syncs nothing else but contacts, calendars and the sole newly purchased free app. And you know what? It went through! Then I checked on the other
apps I wanted and the playlist I wanted and hit the sync button. And they went through as well!
I love this guy! What I did not find looking for in the different mac forums for one whole day, this hack did in a few minutes. It was neat!

Now, I'm going back to the forums, specifically PhilMUG and put in a nice word about this great guy, Jake! Or maybe contribute what I now know and get credit for it... Cool!

2 comments:

  1. You didn't have to pay him again, did you? If you did, it was well worth it.

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  2. no need to pay again... it was sorta like a back job ;)

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