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iPhone 4 Dock Disconnecting and Podcasts app on iOS 7.1.2

Down the rabbit hole again trying to revive an old iPhone 4 to pull Podcast duty for the kids. Problem: The charging cable and dock on my Logitech S715i speaker keeps disconnecting. Wiggling the phone around seems to help but it won’t stay charging. Solution: Clean out the charging port. Years of old sticky pocket […]

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Capture iPhone network traffic with tcpdump and WireShark

1. Jailbreak iPhone2. Install tcpdump from Cydia (manpage)3. Install OpenSSH from Cydia4. Install WireShark on your local machine (wireshark docs)5. Connect iPhone to same network as local6. WireShark -> SSH Remote Capture7. Remote address: IP of your iPhone8. Remote port: 229. Username: root10. Password: alpine11. Remote Interface: <make this blank>12. Remote Capture Command: 13. Remote […]

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[FIXED] iOS7 Connect to iTunes to use Push Notifications

After finally updating my iPhone 4 to IOS7 (7.0.4), I noticed I began to get an error message when opening certain apps: Connect to iTunes to use Push Notifications.  “App Name” notifications may include alerts, sounds and icon badges. I tried a bunch of things to fix it: Connecting to iTunes (duh) and syncing Logging […]

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Solid background and wallpaper on iOS 7

By default, iOS 7 has some fancy wallpapers included, but sometimes you just want a simple solid color.  This will be a lot more efficient as we only need to store a single pixel in memory, and you can remove transparency effects to reduce some strain on graphics processing (set opacity to 1). You can choose […]

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Looping video on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Contrary to what a quick Google search will tell you, looping video on an iPhone or iPod Touch is simple, easy, and most importantly, FREE – using built-in features.  I tried a ton of video player apps before I actually found a solution that works – figured others would benefit from this post, so here […]

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Fixing iTunes Restore Error 16xx (1600, 1604, 1648…etc)

If you’re having problems restoring your iPhone, iPod and keep getting one of these 16xx errors, the solution might be much simpler than you think! The iPhone could not be restored.  An unknown error occurred (1600). There are numerous reasons for running into these errors – one of the simplest (and least obvious) fixes for […]