Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A2DP Enabler Released (1.0.1)

I just released a small update to the A2DP Enabler application,  the application which enables A2DP Bluetooth profile on iPhone 2G (also known as original iPhones, iPhone Edge, simply iPhone).

The biggest change is a version number to force Cydia update expired versions around a world.  In fact a released version of A2DP Enabler was available in repository since 1st of December, but looking into my Inbox it seems it wasn't noticed by many users.

If you have updated it to the 1.0 released 1st of December - there is no reason to update it another time.

Released version removes beta expiration only.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

USB Drive Beta3

I just (actually on Halloween  night) updated USB Drive to the 3rd beta. While I was going to  release USB Drive, the 1st of November came unexpectedly too quickly.  So, this is an update to move expiration date to the 10th of January 2010 only.

The only new "readonly" option works perfectly but has no sense today.

Hope to release it soon.

P.S. Please do not download USB Drive or any of my applications from sources other than First of all I haven't given any permissions for such distribution and second and most important it seems that USB Drive is broken in such distributions.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A2DP Enabler. FAQ and short instructions

Sometimes I am getting e-mails asking about instructions how to use A2DP Enabler.  So step by step guide:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A2DP Enabler for iPhone 2G (original iPhone)

Have a good news for original iPhone owners, you can use Bluetooth Stereo headsets with your iPhone now.

Bluetooth Stereo Profile (A2DP) and Remote Control Profiles were available for iPhone 3G starting from firmware 3.0, but wasn't available for original iPhone. This tiny application A2DP Enabler fixes this.

Technically it should be compatible with any A2DP Headset, but since it seems iPhone BT module is quite weak RF signal, I'd recommend trying few headsets to check what fits you. Lennie from agree to recommend best headsets from her collection, but until this review complete please post your experience here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

USB Drive Updated (beta2)

If you have USB Drive installed and active you need to disconnect USB Cable during upgrade process.

- Compatibility problem with iTunes on Windows  platform was resolved by adding new "Drive Only" mode.
- Drives can now be properly ejected on Mac OS X
- USB Drive now backups system configuration files and restores them on uninstall
- beta expiration period extended to 1 Nov 2009
- Minor bug fixes

Friday, September 11, 2009

Make iPhone a bootable USB Disk - Tutorial

One of our friends, limneos has published an excellent article about using an iPhone in quite unexpected way - to make it bootable device for the PC. 

That is, you can boot a PC  using your little shiny iPhone or iPod, it seems it should work for Mac too, but you will need to google for bootefi too.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

USB Drive Updated (beta1)

I have published small update to the USB Drive utility yesterday. There are few cosmetic changes in disk creation routine, progress bar was added and now cancellation of disk creation doesn't leave incompleted disk images on iPhone.

Few answer to the popular questions:

Q: Where disk images are located? I want to remove them manually
A: Check /var/Volumes. You can remove using "rm /var/Volumes/*" command from your favorite ssh client or terminal.

Q: How remove disk image?
A: Swipe on a disk name (slide from left to right) and tap "Delete" button

Q: I have uninstalled USB Drive but disk space was to freed
A: This is by design. You need to remove disk images manually. I will not automatically kill your data.

Q: It doesn't work under with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
A: If you have iTunes installed there is known problem regarding Apple Mobile USB driver.  You can use workaround posted by limneos here.  I am working on a better workaround, but this is the best at this moment.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

USB Drive for iPhone beta is available

USB Drive for the iPhone platform (CE2I to name it short) let you use iPhone or iPod Touch as USB Mass Storage device.

This is a beta release, please expect bugs. Read the following text carefully, it contains important information. Seriously.

USB Mass Storage protocol is widely supported by modern operation systems and consumer devices, USB thumb drives and photo cameras are good examples of devices which implement USB Mass Storage protocol. Since this device class is likely supported by your operation system you do not need any additional drivers or complex (read: any) setup, this makes information exchange much easier.

USB Drive let you create one or more virtual disks for use as USB Mass Storage volume, thus you can allocate some of your iPhone space to carry desktop files with you.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

USB Drive for iPhone

It seems I am getting closer to publish first beta of my new application. This is a USB Drive for iPhone - an application which let you use iPhone as USB Mass Storage protocol device.

I took (with permission) sources of our Card Export for Windows Mobile add some magic and now iPhone supports USB Mass Storage.

Unfortunately it requires jailbroken devices.

The Cydia repository is not functional at this time, but I am working to make it online.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to install applications from my repository

If you decided to try one of my applications (USB Drive for iPhone for now) you need to add my repository to the Cydia. There is a good chance that someday I decide to drop it and use one of community  repository like modmyi, but for now I use my own.