[Tutorial] How to Bypass Mailbox for iPhone’s Waiting Period

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So, lately this new email client (currently only supporting Gmail)  for the iPhone/iPod has been a huge topic for discussion in the tech community. Especially it’s ‘first-come, first-serve’ policy which some people are fine with but it irritates others. And we get that. You want to get your hands on the app too like everyone else is. So, what is this policy? Well, the developers for the app are sensible enough manage their servers properly because they know if they didn’t, they would crash and result in a bad review for the app. So, they limited the number of users allowed to use the app. Now, while we think this is smart and an intelligent way to monitor their users, it is also a ‘bad’ thing for people who want to get their hands on the app as soon as possible – for whatever reason.

Fortunately, there is a simple work-around for people with ‘jailbroken’ devices to get the app working. Let me guide you through the process.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any harm to your phone or email account. Also, we cannot assure this method to work when you try to use it as the developers might have just updated the app or their permission protocols.So, try this only if you really want to. 

Thing you need

  1. A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch
  2. iFile installed from Cydia
  3. The Mailbox app installed on the phone (duh?)

Procedure

  •  Load Mailbox and get a place in line
  • Load iFile
  • Browse to var/mobile/Applications/ and look through all the weird named folders until you find Mailbox. Once you found it go to Mailbox/Library/Preferences/com.orchestra.v2.plist
  • Tap on com.orchestra.v2.plist and open it with the Text Viewer.
  • Scroll towards the end of the document and locate the following lines –

<key>orchestra.mailbox.did.ask.for.push.permission</key>
<true/>
<key>orchestra.velvet.room.allowed</key>
<false/>

  • Tap on Edit (upper left corner) and change the last line from false to true and save the file.
  • Make sure Mailbox for iPhone is not open (close it in the app switcher). Then, open up the app and sign in with Gmail.

#Update : This method no longer works. We’ll updated the post as soon as we find something that works.

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[Tutorial] How To Use The US Playstore Outside the US On Any Android Device

Untitled-1We live in a monopoly with USA as the super-power.So,it seems fair that Americans have an exclusive app market to purchase or browse content on.But this does not mean we can’t have access to it.A simple proxy does the trick,but the question is,which proxy and whether to pay for one or not?

Paying for a proxy is a stupid idea when there are free alternatives (which do work) out there.We’ll be talking about the most convenient and easy to use proxy in just a second.For now,let’s talk about what one needs to get access to the US playstore.

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Procedure

  1. Install Market Enabler on your phone just like you would install any other .apk file and download and install Hotspot Shield too from the playstore.
  2. Open Market enabler and select a ‘ US ‘ carrier from the second tab (swipe left once).We suggest using us-verizon.Make sure you don’t set it as ‘set on boot’ because that’ll interfere with your calls and/or messages.
  3. Now open up the VPN app and enable it.It’ll take a few seconds only.
  4. Now,go to Settings -> Apps -> All and look for ‘Google Play Store’ and empty it’s cache.
  5. Open up the Playstore and you should see the US Playstore which would look something like this.

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[Tutorial] How To Set Up ADB/USB Drivers For All Android Devices

So most people won’t have to use ADB (Android Debug Bridge) ever, but if you want to learn how or want to get a little more technical with your Android phone, here’s how to get it set up.

I. Setting Up The SDK

1. Download the Latest Android SDK from Google

Android SDK (Select the exe version)

2. Once downloaded, double click the exe file to open it. (MAKE SURE you change the directory that it is installing everything to to c:\android-sdk\)

3. Click on the SDK Manager and it will ask you to install packages. Select the following and leave all others unchecked:

Android SDK Tools
Android SDK Platform Tools
Google USB Driver Package, Revision XX (XX being the highest number available)

4. Then click continue and follow the on screen prompts until all of the packages are installed and it finishes.

5a. On your phone, click Settings > Applications > Development and make sure USB Debugging is on.

5b. If using Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), click on Settings > Developer Options and make sure USB Debugging is on.

6. Plug your phone into your computer via USB cable (it needs to be on). It should say installing drivers if using Windows.

7. Open Windows File Explorer and look for the android-sdk folder inside of the C drive. Then open the platform-tools folder inside that. Now, hold the shift key down on your keyboard and right click in any blank area inside that folder. This will give you the option to open a command window here. Select that and a command prompt will open saying c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\*if using windows XP, this won’t work. So instead open command prompt first by going to Start > Run > then typing in cmd and hitting enter. Then type cd c:\android-sdk\platform-tools\ and hit enter, then continue.

8. Type the following into the command prompt window (hitting enter at the end of every line):

adb devices

You should see a serial number pop up, it’s the serial number of your phone. This means you are all set!

If you do NOT see a serial number, then we need to reinstall the drivers manually in Section II below.

II. If Drivers wont install automatically,then install them manually.

1. A program called PDANet (used normally to allow you to wired tether your phone’s internet to your computer) can be used to install the ADB drivers for a lot of phones. Download it and follow it’s instructions to install it then go back to step 8 in Section I above and see if that gets you the serial number (if you do, you are all done). If not, then use one of the device specific programs below in step 2.

PDANet

2. Download your phone’s driver’s below then goto your Device Manager on your computer, look for the phone and click on it. Then click Properties > Update Driver > Browse > Let me pick > Computer > Have Disk > Browse > Then select the driver you downloaded below:

Universal Motorola Drivers (unzip the file once you download it, and run the program inside to install the drivers)(Updated 09.27.10)

Motorola Droid Drivers (unzip the file once you download it).

Motorola Milestone Drivers (follow the instructions on the page).

Motorola CLIQ Drivers (follow the instructions on the page).

Samsung Behold 2 Drivers (unzip the file, run the setup.exe) (If you have Windows 64Bit, you CANNOT install the Behold Drivers. Find someone with a 32Bit system to to any Behold 2 procedures involving ADB).

Samsung Galaxy Drivers (unzip the file, do NOT run setup.exe. Instead follow step 1 in Section II and install manually.)

If using a Samsung device, try downloading Samsung Kies and installing that then plugging in your device and trying again.

III Reinstall Drivers,if they did not install properly in Section I or II (Optional)

1. Download USBDeview

USBDeview

2. While the phone is still plugged in, open USBDeview and sort by manufacturer. Find all the HTC drivers and delete them all.

3. Once all have been deleted, unplug the phone from the USB cable and plug it back in.

4. The correct drivers should reinstall automatically (check the drivers as they are installing, one should say ADB Device driver).

5. To check, goto Devices (or Device Manager for older versions of Windows) in your Start menu then click on the “Android Phone”. Click on the Hardware tab, and check the list of drivers for ADB Interface under Type.

IV Install Fastboot (Optional)

1. Download fastboot.exe and save it to your computer.

2. Unzip it, then copy the fastboot.exe file into the platform-tools folder of your Android SDK.

3. Now, you can type fastboot commands in command prompt in the same place you typed adb commands.

Special Thanks to TheUnlockr.com for providing us with the driver and fastboot links.

[Tutorial] How to Run/Test iPhone apps in any Web Browser

Run any iPhone application in your web browser (Mac and Windows)

Today, I checked out this amazing little thing know as Pieceable Viewer, which allows us to view embedded iOS apps in a web browser.

Thanks to Pieceable Viewer, developers can simply email a link to anyone who has access to a web browser with no need to amend any code within the app. Simply submit the built application and Pieceable takes care of the rest. According toh its developers, the service isn’t free and the guys would have to pay a nominal fee for it.

Here’s a preview of it :

http://www.pieceable.com/viewer