iPodTouchMaster http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com Mastery of the iPod Starts Here Sun, 05 Jul 2009 23:20:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8 en hourly 1 ‘Dirt Moto Racing’ Powerslides Into the App Store http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/dirt-moto-racing-powerslides-into-the-app-store/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/dirt-moto-racing-powerslides-into-the-app-store/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2009 23:20:09 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/dirt-moto-racing-powerslides-into-the-app-store/

iPhone developer Resolution Interactive, who brought us the highly enjoyable Aqua Moto Racing, has just released dirt-track ATV racing game Dirt Moto Racing [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Dirt Moto Racing is an off-road racer that feels something like a scaled-back member of the Playstation 2’s ATV Offroad Fury series. Core gameplay involves working through the game’s Career mode, unlocking tours of increasing difficulty — eight in all — set across four different North American locations: British Columbia, Death Valley, Toronto, and the Florida keys. Tracks unlocked in the Career mode can be visited for a quick play in the Single Event mode.

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The terrain, while somewhat basic, looks rather nice and polished. The graphical elements in general come together to deliver a smooth, “complete”-feeling racer that runs at a very good framerate on my test unit, the 2G iPod touch. In my early experience with the title, I found the forest scenery a bit more lavish than the desert runs, but every environ makes for a very playable racer.

Dirt Moto Racing utilizes a combination of accelerometer- and touch-based controls. Your vehicle’s left / right steering as well as mid-jump lean / pull are handled via accelerometer. Acceleration (unless the cruise control option is enabled), nitro boost, break and view change are handled via touch controls. In-air tricks are carried out by swiping in the center of the screen in any of four directions to indicate the desired trick to be performed. There are 12 ambitious stunts in all, across three difficulty levels. (The more complex stunts do take some skill…)

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In a nutshell, some of the other standout features of Dirt Moto Racing include: a pounding 12-song soundtrack, online leaderboards, 21 unlockable achievements, 36 unique game events, customizable rider and vehicle and downloadable best-of-the-best ghost play competition.

In all, it’s really a great game that offroad racer fans have reason to embrace. The controls feel “right,” the physics are solid and it’s just a very enjoyable off-road racer that stands as the king of the genre in the App Store. And at $4.99, it comes as a recommended purchase

Our demo video, taken on a 2G iPod touch, shows early gameplay.

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App Store Link: Dirt Moto Racing, $4.99

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iPhone Dev-Team Releases Trial Fix for Push Notifications http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/iphone-dev-team-releases-trial-fix-for-push-notifications/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/iphone-dev-team-releases-trial-fix-for-push-notifications/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2009 23:20:05 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/iphone-dev-team-releases-trial-fix-for-push-notifications/

The iPhone Dev-Team has released a trial fix for push notification on hacktivated iPhones. The team is requesting feedback from testers and will make changes and polish up the fix accordingly.

You can download the fix from here.

The installation is bit complicated and thus only advanced testers should attempt this for now.

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FiveIRows 2.0.1-1 – Update | Cydia http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/fiveirows-2-0-1-1-%e2%80%93-update-cydia/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/fiveirows-2-0-1-1-%e2%80%93-update-cydia/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2009 19:51:00 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/fiveirows-2-0-1-1-%e2%80%93-update-cydia/

FiveIRows,the application that lets you have 5 icons on each row of Springboard, has been updated to version 2.0.1-1. This is a technical update that makes the application compatible with firmware 3.0.

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Your Feedback on Firmware 3.1: Battery Life, Speed and Improvements http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/your-feedback-on-firmware-3-1-battery-life-speed-and-improvements/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/your-feedback-on-firmware-3-1-battery-life-speed-and-improvements/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:39 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/your-feedback-on-firmware-3-1-battery-life-speed-and-improvements/

Shortly ago, the developer Andrea Mazzoni wrote in an email which informed about the impressions of the Firmware 3.1 beta. In particular, here are some parts of the message:


The first thing you notice is the speed, significantly improved with respect to the application iPod.

It also noted some improvements with regard to signal reception Wi-Fi and battery life which, in some tests conducted by the undersigned, improves by 35%. Nevertheless, it remains a first beta version which is surely even more performance in the future.

It is also resolved, in part, the problem of overheating of the iPhone 3GS

As you know, I tested the 3.1 firmware on my 3GS and the Sermon on the battery are not, unfortunately, agree with Andrea. Instead, with regard to improvements in signal reception and WiFi overheating and had already spoken here and we can confirm with certainty.

If you want to leave your feedback, this is the place to do it.

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purplera1n RC2 – Update [Updated] http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/purplera1n-rc2-update-updated/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/purplera1n-rc2-update-updated/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:38 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/purplera1n-rc2-update-updated/

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Purplera1n, the tool that allows dell’iPhone Jailbreak 3GS, has been updated to version RC2. This is essentially a technical update that fixes several bugs, below you will find the complete changelog:

* Added compatibility with non-English versions of Vista and Windows 7 and the 64-bit;
* Optimized the Jailbreak process;
* Cleaned up the file that installs Cydia;
* Improved logging and the search for new bugs;
* New patch to the kernel which increases compatibility with many applications 3GS except Winterboard which is working Saurik.

The new version of purplera1n, which is still in beta, you can download at this address, while our guide to Jailbreak be found here.

UPDATE: If you have already performed the Jailbreak with RC1 just start the application, click on “make it rain”, and wait a few minutes after the restart dell’iPhone you end up with Cyidia and the new patch installed.

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Downgrade ‘iPhone 3GS: From 3.1 to 3.0 Firmware - http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/downgrade-iphone-3gs-from-3-1-to-3-0-firmware/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/downgrade-iphone-3gs-from-3-1-to-3-0-firmware/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:33 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/downgrade-iphone-3gs-from-3-1-to-3-0-firmware/

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As you know yesterday was awarded the first method to perform the Jailbreak dell’iPhone 3GS but the program (purplera1n) may be used only on devices with Firmware 3.0. Since my iPhone 3GS had been updated to version 3.1 beta, I decided to create this guide may be useful to all users who intend to return to the previous software version (which you can run the Jailbreak).


* ITunes 8.2 installed on your computer
* Firmware 3.0 Original all’iPhone 3GS (you can download it here)


1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB cable. Switch off the device and put it in DFU. To do this: Click the Home + Power On button for 10 seconds exactly, then release the power button and continue to click on Home. iTunes will display a pop-up kind of (sorry but my iTunes is in English):

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2nd Click on OK and then click the button on the keyboard ALT + click “Restore” in iTunes and select the original 3.0 firmware previously saved in your computer.

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3rd A new pop-up that asks you a confirmation before performing the restore. In this case, you must confirm by clicking “Restore”:

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4th Start a quick procedure that will extract the software, verify the information on the Apple site and prepare the riprisitno. After a few minutes finally begin to restore itself and towards the end of the process will get an error from iTunes. (Do not worry, everything is normal).

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5th In fact, the 3.0 firmware has been properly loaded on your device, but the error 1015 will appear on the screen icon in iTunes with the USB cable, which affects the use of the phone. Then we see how out of this situation using iRecovery that you can download it here (for Mac).

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6. Extract the contents of the file “iRecovery-Mac.zip” on the desktop of your Mac and then open the application “Terminal” which is in Applications> Utilities. Enter these strings:

cd desktop
. / iRecovery-s

You will see that many written like this:

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7th At this point you’ll have to type a last string and your iPhone will rise again in “Normal Mode”. Here:


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8th Once the iPhone has been restarted, you see the “Emergency calls only” and you’ll have to wait for the uploading of iTunes that automatically activates the phone.

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9th You can restore a backup or configure the phone as “new.” And here you are again with the 3GS iPhone Firmware 3.0. E ‘can now run the Jailbreak your device and in this regard, I refer to our detailed guide (but it must be run on Windows)

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Coming updates for mCallShow, mAdvLock and mQuickDo | Cydia – iSpazio Repository http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/coming-updates-for-mcallshow-madvlock-and-mquickdo-cydia-ispazio-repository/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/coming-updates-for-mcallshow-madvlock-and-mquickdo-cydia-ispazio-repository/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:12 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/coming-updates-for-mcallshow-madvlock-and-mquickdo-cydia-ispazio-repository/

Application of three mClenaer Team have just been updated. Essentially adds the compatibility with the 3.0 Firmware for changelogs will not be long. For some applications, however, there are new updates shortly, which will introduce new features. Let the details:

madvlockmAdvLock is an excellent application that allows you to protect the applications installed on your device using a password. In addition to applications, mAdvLock can also protect individual files, and it includes a browser that allows you to select the important files you want to hide from the prying eyes of friends or relatives. A brief will be updated again with new features.

mCallShow is an application that can locate incoming calls and an output, providing guidance on the nation, the country or even the city from which you are calling (taking into account the prefix). It works great but the phone also supports manual query by clicking on the appropriate MCallShow. This way, if you receive a phone call from a number that begins with “06″, will appear on your iPhone “Rome” and the precise location, if available ..

mQuickDo Finally, is the evolution of iHome and allows you to add new gestures dell’iPhone the touch screen, eliminating the need to press the Home button (the physical). E ‘for all those who corrupt the button.

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The list of working applications and NOT running On iPhone Jailbroken 3GS (continuously updated) http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/the-list-of-working-applications-and-not-running-on-iphone-jailbroken-3gs-continuously-updated/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/the-list-of-working-applications-and-not-running-on-iphone-jailbroken-3gs-continuously-updated/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:09 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/the-list-of-working-applications-and-not-running-on-iphone-jailbroken-3gs-continuously-updated/

The current method of Jailbreak dell’iPhone 3GS proposed by GeoHotz has a problem to the kernel that will be resolved soon. Because of this problem, some applications available in Cydia not working properly and cause of the crash Springboard that send the phone in SafeMode. Then we collect in this article a list (and update) that I will make you Apiro what are the applications that you install and which you should avoid.

GeoHotz not just solve the problem of the kernel (vm_mem patch) then you must re-unlock your iPhone 3GS (for which you should not fill you, as soon will be forced to redo the unlock procedure). Let the list:
Applications not running on iPhone 3GS:

* Winterboard
* Blacklist
* Toggle 3G SBSettings
* IBluetooth
* BossPrefs
* Categories
* LogMe
* Mobile Finder
* Cycoder
* IRealSMS
* Rotation Inhibitor

Working applications On iPhone 3GS:

* Poof
* Lock Calendar
* 20 seconds Lockscreen
* Bitesms
* MCleaner
* Fiveicon
* Reflective
* SBSettings
* Backgrounder
* Five Dock Icons
* IntelliScreen
* Ifil
* CyDelete
* Mxtube

Continue to report your experiences in the comments and will update this article. Thank you

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GeoHot Improves iPhone 3GS Jailbreak (Now Vista Compatible) http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/geohot-improves-iphone-3gs-jailbreak-now-vista-compatible/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/geohot-improves-iphone-3gs-jailbreak-now-vista-compatible/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:20:05 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/geohot-improves-iphone-3gs-jailbreak-now-vista-compatible/
GeoHot has posted an update to the purplera1n jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS.

- Vista, Windows 7, International, 64-bit support
- Less flakiness in the payload
- Cydia tar cleaned up
- Improved logging with slightly more useful errors
- New kernel patches, codesign errors gone. Props posixninja
- Added vm_map +x, passed vm_check
- No winterboard yet, but now that ball is in Saurik’s court :-)

You can find instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS using purplera1n here

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A Bugs Defense Review http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/a-bugs-defense-review/ http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/a-bugs-defense-review/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2009 23:20:20 +0000 shadow http://www.ipodtouchmaster.com/a-bugs-defense-review/ As most app-fans know, the Tower Defense genre is an over-crowded part of the App Store. There are many great TD games, including Defender Chronicles, Fieldrunners, The Creeps, and Star Defense. Just when you though another couldn’t come out, it did. I saw it in the “New and Noteworthy” section in the App Store, and I kept looking at it, enticed by the crisp, cartoony graphics. I got myself a review copy, and the game exceeded my expectations. The game, is “A Bugs Defense,” $.99, by CDE.
A Bugs Defense is a relatively classic looking TD game, with four towers, and a hand icon at the bottom of the screen. The towers are a slipper that stomps on the bugs, a honey gun that slows down the bugs, insecticide spray, and an anti-bug laser gun. The hand icon is a unique tower though, because it does not cost anything, and has to recharge. You press the icon, and for ten seconds, you can attack the bugs by simply pressing on them using your finger. There are nine maps, three in each environment, such as the garden and the playroom. There are a few types of bugs, including beetles and flies, the latter of which can not be hit by slippers. 
The main game screen is simple. There are buttons on the screen to start a new game, continue a game, if you left it, go into options, and get help. Once you tap “New Game,” you slide through the levels by swiping. 

Then you tap again and start the level. Once in the level, you drag from the bottom of the screen and up into a square, to build a tower. To upgrade or sell a tower, tap on it again, and tap on the buttons on either side of it.
The graphics remind me of the graphics in The Creeps!, and that is a good thing. They make the entire game experience more fun. Also, the nine levels each have about 60 waves, so that can entertain you for  a while. You can also replay the levels, and it is fun every time.
The only small flaw I can find in this game, which does not even affect me, is that it does not have support for different orientations. iPhone users might find it uncomfortable to have the headphone jack jutting into their lower left hand.
Cartoony Graphics
Use a Finger to Squash Bugs
Nine Levels in Three Environment
No Different Orientations
Bottom Line:
This is a good TD game, and is worth your $.99 just as much as The Creeps. An incredibly easy buy for a TD fan.
Graphics: 4.75/5
Gameplay: 4.5/5
Controls: 5/5
Replay Value: 4/5
Overall: 9/10 (not an average)
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