What if I told you you can speed up the web browsing on your iPhone by 500%? Yes, that would be a lie! BUT what f I told you you can indeed speed up the your iPhone web browsing by blocking ads? Ahh see, now you/re interested.
Web browsing on your iPhone is usually pretty fast. But sometimes you have to rely on the sloooow Edge network and if you’re visiting a site that has a few banner ads, it will terribly slow you down.
There is now an easy way to block ads in Safari and speed up your web browsing. How to do that?
Make sure you are on a jailbroken iPhone
SSH into your iPhone to /etc/
Replace the hosts file with the new hosts file you downloaded in Step 2
Reboot your iPhone
You should now be able to navigate the web without any ads!
Thanks to James for this trick.
Note: like any hack, it is not guaranteed that it will work and it may cause conflicts with other applications. I highly recommend you backup your iPhone before doing that.
cmw just posted on his site that he was preparing WinPwn 2.5 for a beta release. Yeahh! I’ll let you know when the beta is out and available.
WinPwn 2.5 ( Update 08/28/08 )
Yay! Squpix fixed the 2.0.2 bug and we are now preparing for beta release! Get your iPhone/iTouch’s ready it’s winpwning time. Thanks again for the support.
In the meanwhile, here is a screenshot of WinPwn 2.5 in action. You may see more here.
T-Mobile just changed their IP address for T-Zones, causing all hacked iPhones using T-Zones to stop working. BigBoss was on it right away by releasing an update to TZones Hack in a matter of hours.
The upgrade is available in Cydia and only works with iPhone firmware 2.0+. This means if you’re still on 1.1.4, well, it’s time to upgrade or:
you can fix proxy.pac yourself but editing the file /var/preferences/proxy.pac and changing “10.0.0.0″ to “184.108.40.206″. (The 2.0 version is a bit more flexible allowing addresses from both 10.* and 25.* to both be covered.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, T-Mobile has a $6 data plan called T-Zones. You can use this plan if you’re on a jailbroken iPhone, instead of paying the usual $20 from AT&T. This is obviously again T-Mobile’s TOS so you may do this at your own risks…
How to use T-Zones on your unlocked iPhone?
Subscribe to T-Zones
Install TZones Hack available in Cydia
Restart your phone
If does not work, verify your EDGE settings in Settings > General > Network, EDGE to be APN: wap.voicestream.com. Username and Password should be blank
Woohoo, it only took a few days to the DevTeam and Poorlad to update their GUI version of QuickPwn and make it work with the latest iPhone firmware 2.0.2.
QuickPwn 2.0.2 contains their new bundles for 2.0.2 and they’ve also added support for version 2.0 devices which means you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2. Isn’t it fabulous? (I love saying “fabulous”, it sounds so gay though… haha)
Keep in mind that this is still beta software, so use the tool at at your own risk!
How to use QuickPwn 2.0.2? Well, simply follow the directions on my QuickPwn GUI tutorial. The method is exactly the same except that you will now be using the iPhone’s firmware 2.0.2, which is available in the iPhone Downloads section of my site.
Here is important information from the DevTeam. Please read carefully.
Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken, similarly if your device is running 2.0.2 and you QuickPwn it, it will then be running 2.0.2 but the device will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.
If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.
There is no Mac version so far.
I told you yesterday that the Dev Team had release QuickPwn, as a beta version. Well, “poorlad” has stepped up and created a GUI version of QuickPwn (available in the iPhone Downloads section) based on the Dev Team’s Windows release.
As for me, I’m still on 2.0. Yep, I haven’t updated yet. 2.0 is slow and buggy but I hate spending hours jailbreaking my phone. Even though the jailbreaking process is quick and easy, it always takes me forever to set my iPhone to its past settings after restoring.
So, how to use QuickPwn? This is your QuickPwn Guide!
Download QuickPwn and QuickPwn GUI and extract them in the same folder.
Open iTunes and connect your phone. Make sure iTunes recognizes your phone. Leave your phone plugged in and let iTunes run.
Download the proper firmware image; either 2.0.1 3G or 2.0.1 2G. Save this firmware image in the same folder as the quickpwn.exe file you extracted in step 1.
Launch QuickPwn GUI.
Select your device and hit next.
Click “Browse”. Go to the folder where you saved your firmware image and select your firmware. You should get a check mark, meaning all is good. Click Next
On the next screen, you are asked to choose Cydia and/or Installer. My recommendation is to just select Cydia as Installer is stii very buggy. Click Next
You will get a message saying you are ready to launch the Pwnage process. Click “Go”.
You will see some crazy codes go by on your screen. Then you will be asked to turn off your phone and press enter when you have done so.
Per the directions on your screen, turn off your phone by holding power, sliding to power off, and waiting for it to power off. Do not disconnect the phone from your PC! If you do, you must start over.
Put your phone into DFU Mode. If you don’t know how to do this, look at this DFU guide. Or else, go to YouTube and see how it’s done. It sometimes takes multiple attempts to get into DFU mode. And, if you fail to get into DFU mode, the app quits and you must start over at step 8. When you are in DFU mode, the app should automatically take over and you will see the progress of the Pwnage on your screen.
Optional 2G phone only. If you need to unlock your phone, install bootneuter from Cydia and run it! Select “neuter, unlock, do not change bootloader settings, and then flash!”.
The DevTeam just realeased a VERY beta version of an application called Quick Pwn. This application will pawn your phone pretty quickly without having to restore. If you’re already on a 2.0.2 pawned device, you don’t need to do this. Actually, since it’s still in Beta and quite unstable, it is only recommended to “experienced” users… This version is only compatible with Windows so far but the Team should develop a Mac version soon.
Download Quick Pwn and extract it to a folder.
Download the proper firmware image such as 2.0.1 3g or 2.0.1 2g.
Start iTunes and make sure your phone is recognized by it. Leave iTunes running but don’t touch it again. While the command prompt will say “kill all itunes processes”, you must ignore this step.
Plug your phone up to your PC and double click either “iPhone 2G.bat”, “iPod touch.bat”, or “iPhone 3g.bat” depending on which device you have.
Some crazy codes will show on your screen.
Per the instructions on the screen, turn off your phone by holding power, sliding to power off, and waiting for it to power off. Do not take the phone off the PC connection or else you will have to start over.
Get your phone into DFU mode. This can be quite tricky and you may have to try several times. I usually get it right the first time. If you’re not sure how to do this, either YouTube it or check this out.
Press ENTER when you are in DFU mode. Then ignore the directions on the screen until it recognizes your phone is in DFU mode.
Optional step for 2g phone only. If you need to unlock your phone, install bootneuter from Cydia and run it! Select “neuter, unlock, do not change bootloader settings, and then flash!”.
You see this: Is your device connected to your computer via USB? Type “Y” to continue.
Is your iPhone currently powering on? Type “Y” to continue. If you see these questions it means that your phone is not being recognized by the PC. Remember you must have iTunes running and it must see your device. Close and reopen iTunes, disconnect and reconnect your device, or even reboot your PC.