How PwnageTool works

The blog appleorchard describes some interesting details about the PwnageTool.
The PwnageTool is a software program that allows you to “open” your iPhone/iPod Touch and allows you to install third party applications.

Read the post here.


Fix iPhone Simulator’s missing Photo db

It happens: for same mysterious reason your iPhone Simulator has an empty Photo DB.
I cannot find a way to restore, even re-installing the simulator.
But…. If you have a jailbroken iPhone (or iPod Touch, of curse) you can do it.

Follow the steps:

  1. Identify you iPhone ip address in your local network, usually
  2. Open a terminal in your mac and go to the following directory:
    cd /Users/<UserName>/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/User/Media
    Change UserName in your default user.
  3. Now type the following command
    scp -r root@*

Done! Have fun!!

Using SDK applications on pwned development iPhones/iPod Touch

Erica wrote an interesting article that explains how to use SDK generated application on iPhone running a pwned version of iPhoneOS 2.0.
It will be useful for those who try to run their SDK application for testing purpose.
Read the full article here.

For me… I’m still waiting for official release of the iPhone 2.0 :sigh:

Browse and watch your movies from iPod Touch

Let’s assume you have your ipod movies into the standard Movies folder in your mac.
For example, mine (the user is mauro) is located into:


Remember: change mauro into your user (ex: timmy).

Now, launch the terminal application from folder “Application” and then “Utilities”.
Execute the following commands:

 cd /Library/WebServer/Documents
 ln -s /Users/mauro/Movies movies
chmod a+rx  /Users/mauro/Movie

Now there is only one step left: find your mac ip address .

Go to your “Control Panel” and open “Sharing”.
Verify that “Web Sharing” is enabled, otherwise enable it.
When “Web Sharing” is enabled there will be something like this on the panel:

Your computer’s web site:

but remeber that it may be different.

At this, take your Touch, launch Safari and enter the URL  or your mac address.

Now you can browse your movies.

Warning: the ipod will play ONLY ipod compatible movies (mov, m4v, etc etc)