How to Enable the Hidden Panorama Camera Mode in iOS 5

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Hack, How To, iPhone, Jailbreak, Tutorials

Panorama functionality in iOS 5

After the first beta of iOS 5 was seeded to developers in June, a series of code strings suggested the company could implement a panoramic photo-taking feature in the OS, allowing users to shoot wider photos with a Panorama functionality allegedly similar to what third-party apps like 360 Panorama and Pano are already offering. As Apple kept seeding more betas and eventually released iOS 5 to the public, Panorama was nowhere to be found in iOS, suggesting Apple wasn’t ready to debut the feature yet.

One Developer did a little digging around inside the camera app and discovered that editing a particular .plist file made the missing panorama mode to appear, however, a new Cydia tweak made available now, called Firebreak. to simply enable camera’s panorama mode:

Firebreak via Cydia

Requires iOS 5 or higher Requires Gyroscope capable device, iPhone 4, or newer, or iPad 2. Enable built-in panoramas on iOS 5 Camera app. No icons added to the homescreen. The panorama button is added to the Options menu in the Camera app.
Once downloaded and installed you will have the panorama mode enabled.

Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Released, The Fastest iOS 5 Jailbreak for Mac & Windows

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Dev-Team pushed another update to Redsn0w jailbreak for iOS 5. The news came from @MuscleNerd as always via Twitter explaining that Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows and Mac is the fastest jailbreak solution for iOS 5. Total jailbreak time has been reduced to 80 seconds which was previously around 210 seconds. However, this will stretch the first time loading of Cydia after jailbreak, during which the stashing of applications will occur. An option in Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 preferences allows you  to choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash applications.

Via the official Dev-Team blog:

After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run.  This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!).  However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications.  You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.

Here are the official download links:
Here is a detailed tutorial on: How to Jailbreak iOS 5 On Your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad or iPod Touch Using Redsn0w

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 On Your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad or iPod Touch Using Redsn0w

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iOS 5 gets tethered jailbroken using Redsn0w

iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of Redsn0w jailbreak tool. The new Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 that can jailbreak iOS 5 Important Notes:
  • Its a tethered jailbreak
  • Supported devices: iPhone4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G.
  • iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are NOT supported yet.
  • iBooks will crash and not be working after the jailbreak.

NOTE: Before you follow the below guide to jailbreak your device, you need to know that the following process is NOT for those who want to preserve their baseband for the Unlock. I’ll be putting another guide for that and the ability to preserve the baseband using custom ipsw.

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Please backup all your information using iTunes before following this tutorial. 1. Double-click to open redsn0w application. for Windows users right-click and choose open as administrator.

2. Click the ‘Jaibreak’ button below the text. Now it will ask you to connect the device to your Mac/PC and then turn it off, do so and click ‘Next’. Now follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.

3. The device will reboot while redns0w prepares the jailbreak data.

4. Then choose Cydia and click the ‘Next’ button.

6. The device will reboot showing ‘Downloading Jailbreak Data’ logo and then some code on the device’s screen, while redsn0w sends modified files to the device. You will be notified once redsn0w is done. Let the rest of process continue on the device, please be patient.

7. After it reboots, your device should now be jailbroken with Cydia on the homescreen. If Cydia appears like a white icon reboot the device as below 8. For booting up tethered, open redsn0w and click the “Extras” button below the jailbreak button. 9. Select “Just Boot” from the “Extras” menu.

10. You have to again enter the DFU mode then it automatically it will boot your device.

That’s it!

How To Enable Facebook Timeline Right Now

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Facebook, Hack, How To, News, Rants & Raves, Social Networks, Tutorials

This morning Facebook announced Timeline, a look at everything that has ever happened in your Facebook lifespan. It’s like a story book of your life. Although the feature has been announced, it is not yet available to the public – only developers can get access.

Things to consider:

  • You probably don’t want to do this unless you’re actually a developer. Expect bugs.
  • Only you will see your timeline at first (unless you decide otherwise), but it will automatically go public after a few days. My timeline was automatically hard-set to go public on September 29th.
  • It seems that if you login into Facebook on another machine, Timeline gets disabled automatically on all of your machines. With that said, it seems you can get back to your timeline (but ONLY after following the steps below) by navigating to http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline
  • You’ll need to have a “verified” account for one of the steps, which means you need a credit card or phone number attached to the account.
How to enable it:
Step 1: Log in to Facebook.

Step 2: You will need to enable developer mode if you haven’t already. Simply type “Developer” in the search box and click on the top result.

Step 3: Go to the developer app, which can be found here should Facebook not automatically redirect you.

Step 4: Create a new app (don’t fret, nobody will be able to see it), and give it a name and namespace (no CAPS allowed with the namespace).

Step 5: Once that’s done, click on the “Get Started using open graph” under the “Open Graph” header.

Step 6: You will then be asked to create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”.

Step 7: Next, you’ll be met with a config page of your selected action. Navigate through that page and the next three pages of settings.

Step 8: Once you have gone through the last page and hit “Save and Finish”, after a couple of minutes, an invite to try Timeline should appear at the top of your homescreen.

Click it, and you will be met with a page which seemingly covers every story of your Facebook life since the day you joined. Enjoy!

[via TechCrunch]

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