By Sebastien Page on Mar 5, 2013
Ever since the evasi0n jailbreak came out, we’ve been inundated with the same support request about a Cydia error that displays the following message: wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of. The message also shows a couple more lines of errors but the first one really is the source of the problem.
In this post, we’ll explain what “the number of package names this APT is capable of” means, and most importantly, we’ll provide you with a quick and simple fix for it… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 4, 2013
Have you ever had Google Chrome on OS X present a pop up message that states: Google Chrome wants to use your confidential information stored in the…blah, blah, blah…in your keychain?
Even if you select Always Allow, Deny, or Allow, the message continues to pop up each time you visit specific sites. I tried disabling password syncing in Chrome’s settings, clearing all saved passwords, etc., all to no avail. Basically, I got to the point where If I saw that message one more time, I was going to rip my hair out!
But I solved the issue, and it was actually easier, and more obvious than I expected. If you’re having the same problem, which apparently many Chrome users on the Mac are, then take a look inside for the fix… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 25, 2012
Even though Absinthe appears to be a very simple and stable jailbreak tool, a few people are still getting some errors despite the 2.0.1 update.
The main errors that pop up seem to be “Error detecting device (lockdown error -5)” and “Could not connect to lockdown“… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
If you’re receiving a HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error when trying to download packages in Cydia, don’t worry. Practically everyone is getting that error now because Cydia is so incredibly busy now.
It’s the whole “drinking from a fire hose” analogy. There’s just too much traffic to handle all of the request because of the recently released Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jan 20, 2012
The Absinthe jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 was released a few minutes ago. Of course, we were right on it and we already posted a tutorial on how to jailbreak the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 using Absinthe.
While I haven’t had any problem running the jailbreak – well, I had it a few minutes before everybody else – it appears that some users are having a problem when launching the Absinthe app installed on their device, which returns an “error establishing a database connection“.
We have a fix for that… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 29, 2011
Jay Freeman (known as saurik) has pushed an update for MobileSubstrate that addresses the crashing of jailbreak tweaks from Cydia on the iOS 5.0.1 untether. Coincidentally, RedSn0w was updated this morning with a fix for MobileSubstrate crash errors as well.
Users that are jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 can install version 0.9.3955 of MobileSubstrate now in Cydia to fix tweak crashes. Another huge perk is that MobileSubstrate no longer requires that you reboot iOS every time you install or upgrade the package. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 29, 2011
Those of you who have used the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 might have encountered an issue where iBooks crashes every time you try to launch the application.
This problem isn’t new. Apple introduced this awhile back as a way to fight jailbreaking. Fortunately, we already have a fix for it. It’s quick, simple, and it should solve all your issues with iBooks… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 28, 2011
When trying to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a newer firmware to take advantage of an untethered jailbreak, you might have encountered various problems, such as error message 1013, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, etc. These errors might tell you that your device is not eligible for upgrade, or that it’s not eligible for restore, or even that it isn’t eligible for the requested build.
There are fairly common errors, and thankfully there is an easy fix. All it takes in a few seconds of your time. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 12, 2011
If you’ve been trying to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the newly released iOS 5, you might have encountered the error message saying that you’re device could not be restored because an “internal error occurred.” In most cases, you’ll get the “3004” error message, too.
If that’s the case, do not freak out. Breath and relax. Apple’s servers are getting slammed with thousands of people trying to do the exact same thing as you… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011
So, you downloaded and installed the iTunes beta for iTunes Match without first thinking about the consequences. No sweat.
If you’ve since tried to downgrade your iTunes beta back to a publicly released version of iTunes, resulting in the horrible ‘”iTunes Library.itl” cannot be read because it was created by a newer version of iTunes’ error message, don’t succumb to tears just yet; we’ve got a fix that might just work.
Save the precious iTunes library that you’ve spent hours upon hours massaging to perfection, and tune in to the following video tutorial… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 21, 2011
If you’re the type of person who likes to sell your current iPhone and use the funds to upgrade to the latest and greatest iPhone, then you’ve been there before. Restoring your iPhone to stock, and cleaning it up, is essential if you want to ensure you get top dollar for your device.
Thankfully, Cody already covered quite a few bases in his article, here. But what if you’re still having issues downgrading your iPhone, or getting it back to stock after jailbreaking? I know a lot of you have personally told me about your struggles with the iPhone’s dreaded recovery loop.
If you’re having issues downgrading your iPhone back to iOS 4.3.3, issues with iTunes Error (1), and/or you’re stuck in the recovery loop, and can’t get out, this video tutorial should fix what ails you… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Jun 22, 2011
Display Recorder is a wonderful jailbreak app by Ryan Petrich for creating a video recording of your iPhone’s screen. Some users, however, have been having problems creating new recordings and have seen Error Code 0 or 2. As far as I can tell, the issue is related to the way that Display Recorder stores files in the file system to circumvent ASLR obstacles and the permissions that iTunes applies to them during backup restores.
It seems that the only users affected by these errors are those who recently restored from an iTunes backup or upgraded/downgraded their firmware. Luckily, the fix is pretty simple and can be done in under ten minutes… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 16, 2011
This is not the first time that happens while in landscape mode. The screen rotates fine, the keyboard looks fine, but for some reason when I press a key, it appears sideways. I have no idea what it’s from so I was wondering if you guys had seen that before.
I do use the jailbreak app called ShowCase but I remember having this issue before installing the tweak. It’s not a big deal, but I’d just like to figure out what’s wrong… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 12, 2011
Yesterday Tina decided it was time to update her iPhone firmware. It was probably the first software update she did since she got her iPhone 4, months ago. Because she doesn’t need or even care about a jailbreak, her iPhone is clean. No jailbreak.
I was watching South Park when I heard her voice from upstairs: “honey, I have a problem, it’s saying something about error 1013“. Damn you, iPhone, for disturbing me while watching disturbing TV shows!
I had had this error 1013 before so I was confident it would be a one-minute fix… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 6, 2010
Today I want to post about an issue I recently had when trying to FaceTime with Tina. Everytime I tried to initiate a FaceTime call, I would get an error message saying “FaceTime Failed – Tina is not available for FaceTime“. What was strange with this issue is that she could initiate the FaceTime call and reach me, but I couldn’t.
So really I thought the problem was from me since I was the one not being able to reach her. This drove me nuts for days. I even went as far as restoring my iPhone, thinking it would fix the issue. It didn’t. The solution was in fact much simpler. Ironically, the issue didn’t even come from my iPhone, but from hers.
I found the fix somewhere deep inside Apple’s support pages. Apparently the problem arises if you ported an old number to your iPhone 4, or if you recently changed your number, which was the case for Tina’s phone.
According to Apple, some of the symptoms are:
- When you are calling someone on FaceTime, the number on their screen is not your number.
- People are unable to initiate a FaceTime call with you.
- After installing a new carrier settings update, FaceTime does not activate.
The fix is really simple:
- In Settings > Phone, turn FaceTime OFF and turn it back ON again
- Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings
Immediately after performing this on Tina’s phone I was able to initiate a FaceTime call with her.
Hopefully this will help other people stuck on this issue.
By Sebastien Page on May 4, 2010
The Spirit jailbreak tool is probably the easiest jailbreak ever, however, like every piece of software, it is not perfect. Even though Spirit was updated yesterday, a few users still face issues.
One of the most common one is the error saying that “Spirit Requires iTunes 9 to function. Please install a correct version of iTunes and run Spirit again.”
In this case, Spirit believes you are not running the correct version of iTunes, even though you are.
There is a simple fix for this:
Step 1: Download Spirit Fixer by Kirma (mirror link)
Step 2: Extract the downloaded file then run Spirit.Fixer.By.Kirma.v1.01.exe
Step 3: Run Spirit.exe
It should work.
[via Tech Petals]
By Sebastien Page on Feb 16, 2010
Many of you have been asking me about those annoying iTunes errors while trying to restore your iPhone using a custom firmware with PwnageTool or SnowBreeze. Usually, the error you get says:
The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1600 – 1601 – 1602 – 1603 – 1604)
There is an easy and quick fix for this. The downside is that it is Windows only (Mac version is in the work), and that it only works for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iTouch 1G and iTouch 2G. In other words, no iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G support.
iREB (iTunes Restore Error Bypasser) is a neat little tool that will help you fix these errors.
Step 1: Download iREB from here.
Step 2: Launch iTunes and put your iPhone in DFU mode (hold power and home button together for 10 seconds; release the power button and keep holding the home button until iTunes tells you it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
Step 3: Once iTunes has detected your iPhone in recovery mode, close iTunes and launch iREB.
Step 4: Select your device and wait for the screen to go red or white.
Step 5: Launch iTunes and hold the SHIFT key while clicking on restore. A window will open. From there just browse for the custom firmware you want to restore to.
You should be good to go. iTunes should restore your iPhone to the desired firmware without giving you any error.
By Sebastien Page on Sep 9, 2009
Sometimes when jailbreaking an iPhone or after installing a jailbreak app, your iPhone will get stuck on reboot, or will hang on the Apple logo. This problem happened to me before and it was kind of a nightmare. In order to get your iPhone back on track, you will have to put it in DFU mode (Device Firmware Update mode). This will help you restore your iPhone without loading the OS first.
Putting you iPhone into DFU mode should be used as a last resort if your iPhone is either stuck on the Apple logo or keeps rebooting.
1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
2. Hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time for 10 seconds.
3. After exactly 10 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds or until iTunes pops up a message saying that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. At this point, click OK, then click “Restore” in iTunes.
Note that it often takes several attempts to get your iPhone in DFU mode.
Check out this video for a detailed explanation.
Thanks @CeciMartin for the inspiration.
By Sebastien Page on Sep 7, 2009
I am a big Twitter user and I do most of my tweeting using Tweetie, which is my favorite Twitter app for iPhone. Recently I’ve been getting the same error more and more often and it’s getting very annoying: Secure Connection Failed.
I dug a bit into the problem and found out that I am not the only one having this Secure Connection Failed issue. Tweetie’s account on Twitter says that “it’s a problem on Twitter’s end, they’re tracking it down now” and they suggest that anyone who gets this error sends their IP address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First, I don’t believe the problem is on Twitter’s end. If it was, other iPhone Twitter app would have the same issue. Second, how am I supposed to email them my IP address when the problem mostly appears over 3G, which means I have a different IP address every time I make a data connection?
This problem has been going on for the past few weeks and it seems it’s getting worse. It’s really disappointing that Ate Bits, the developers of Tweetie, are not taking a more proactive role in this matter. I don’t expect much from a free app, but when I pay $3 for an application, I expect it to work flawlessly.
Have you guys encountered this issue as well? If you don’t use Tweetie, what Twitter application do you use? Is your iPhone jailbroken?
Update: Looking a the reactions on Twitter, it is clear that this problem also appears on other Twitter apps. My apologies to Ate Bits for thinking they were not doing their best. The problems does seem to come from Twitter itself after all.
By Sebastien Page on Aug 29, 2009
If you recently updated your iPhone firmware, or jailbroke/unlocked your iPhone to use it with a different carrier, you may have encountered the following error: Could Not Activate Cellular Data Network: You Are Not Subscribed to a Cellular Data Service
This error often appears after jailbreaking and/or unlocking and it is mostly characterized by the fact that your iPhone can’t connect to the internet using the cellular data network, and you can’t send text messages anymore.
The first thing to do in that case is to reset the network settings and reboot your iPhone. If it still doesn’t work, then there is a more radical fix that will put everything back on track.
First, get on wifi and visit this website http://www.unlockit.co.nz/#_Custom from your iPhone. You should see this page, which will allow you to create a custom APN.
Under “Carrier”, tap the drop down menu and choose your carrier. Note that there are many carriers listed there and that it might take you a bit of scrolling down to get you where you want. So choose the right carrier and tap “Done”. This should populate the custom APN info.
Once the custom APN fields are populated, tap “Create Profile” and wait a bit. It will exit Safari, and take you to the settings application. Finally, just tap “Install” and this will set up your custom APN on your iPhone. Reboot your iPhone and you should now have Edge and 3G connectivity.