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Saturday, May 31, 2008

iPhone terminal (vt100) su root problem

It took my some time to find a fix for this problem, this is why I am posting this;
For those who use the iPhone terminal, you may hit this problem on FW 1.1.3/4 where you cannot login as root.
When you open the terminal, you're automatically logged as 'mobile' user with limited privilege, to switch to root user run 'su root' and use 'alpine' password, however you may get the error message "incorrect password" this problem is fixed by:
1. Run Installer app and add the source "iphone.lenlolabs.com"
2. Install "BSD Subsystem 2.x SU Replacement"
3. Restart your iPhone

After this you can be root, remember "With great power comes great responsibility" !
Source: http://code.google.com/p/mobileterminal

Friday, May 30, 2008

HWOTO copy MxTube videos to iTunes

MxTube is a very powerful 3rd party application fro iPhone, it allows you to download video from youtube directly to your iPhone (you don't even need to connect the iPhone to your computer).
However, the downloaded videos are not under the iPod menu and aren't recognized by iTunes, to sync them back with iTunes, do the following:
1. Download and install iPhoneList on your computer
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer, and run iPhoneList
3. Browse to /MxTube directory where the videos are located (files with mp4 extension)
4. Select all files and then right click and select "get files", choose the location where the videos will be copied and extract them, to delete the videos from MxTube directory use MxTube delete feature in your iPhone, don't delete the mp4 files via iPhoneList!
5. Move the videos to the iTunes sync directory. You may want to rename them.
6. Launch iTunes and sync the videos, that's it!