iPhone and iPad problems after restoring a backup: Storage setting crashes, no Spotify and no Backup possible

I had a very strange issue with a new iPhone, after restoring this new iPhone with the backup of the ‘old’ iPhone I had some very weird problems:

  • Settings – General – iPhone Storage: resulted in a crash of the Settings
  • A Backup could not be made anymore: Backup Up Now in Settings resulted in a crash of the Settings
  • Spotify wouldn’t start anymore
  • Also, the restore process didn’t complete, it seemed it was stuck at 98%

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iPowerShell Remote Admin from an iPad


If you follow my blogs you should know by now that I am a big fan of PowerShell. I really like working on the command line and with scripts. 

I am very happy to see more and more Windows based software vendors that are including PowerShell cmdlets.

Recently I found a PowerShell Admin tool from the company Sapien. An PowerShell tool for the iPad. I’ve got to try this.

On the left you see the main application screen with Windows 8.x like tiles. The screenshot on the right is what you see when you tab on the Cmdlets tile.

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Home Button Delay iOS Devices

Did you ever noticed a delay when pressing you home button on a iOS device? (iPhone/iPod/iPad). With the delay, I’m referring to that it takes a little time to close the running application. Your iOS device is designed to run smoothly en really snappy. But closing an application can sometimes take op to a bit more than a second. Try it out for yourself. Or your friend’s device. Noticed it??? No?? Then you probably know every setting in your device Knipogende emoticon And you switched off everything you don’t need. But when you do notice it , here is the solution.

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iPad Keyboard not visible after update to iOS 5.01

After updating to iOS 5.01 the keyboard wasn’t shown anymore on my iPad2. This happened in all applications except Cydia.

imageI remembered that I had installed the (excellent) application  5-Row Keyboard for iPad which shows the numeric keys together with the QWERTY keys (in a 5th row). I also remembered that this tweak didn’t work in Cydia so I assumed that the tweak was incompatible with iOS5.

After uninstalling via Cydia the keyboard worked fine as well but I really miss the 5th row…

From Jailbreak to Jailbreak part 2

imageIn this post, which is a followup on my From JailBreak to Jailbreak post, I will describe the same procedure for A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2).

imageA lot of the stuff is really the same so I will not describe that again, this includes the actual update to iOs 5.01, xBackup, SHSH signatures and backup using iTunes.

Currently the Jailbreak for A5 devices with iOS 5 is only for iOS 5.01. Since Apple is expected to release iOS 5.1 very soon it’s highly recommended to update to iOS 5.01 NOW. Especially because it’s not yet possible to downgrade to iOS 5.01 using Tiny Umbrella.

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Update your A5 devices to iOS 5.01 NOW!!

imageA Jailbreak for iOS 5.01 on A5 devices (the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S) has been released today. If you didn’t yet update your devices to 5.01 now is the time because Apple is expected to release iOS 5.1 very soon.

The exploits that are used to make the jailbreak possible on iOS 5.01 have been fixed in iOS 5.1 and will not work.

Although you can save your SHSH blobs for 5.01 it’s not possible to restore to iOS 5.01 on the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 3G using Tiny Umbrella.

The current jailbreak (Absinthe) is Untethered and only available for Mac OS X for now.

If you want to unlock your iPhone 4S than you are advised to the 9A405-version of iOS 5.0.1 since this version is running on an older baseband for which an unlock possibility is expected.

IPAD 2 Keyboard tips

Finally we got the IPAD 2 this week. We made a decision in December 2010 to go for an IPAD  but we decided to wait for the iPad 2. While patiently waiting for the official release date we saw that our IPAD 2 order went form pre order to back order on that day. That was a huge disappointment! But enough whining we got it now!. While playing with the IPAD 2 I discovered some things regarding the on display keyboard. I never noticed this on my iPhone, I think because I use it in a different way.
First the use of the onscreen keyboard when I was typing an Email I tapped the space bare  with 2 fingers and I got two spaces and this works up to 6 fingers. When I noticed this I went on and tried a lot of keys.
When typing and you hold a key, extra options may appear. Here are some of the options I found when holding keys:
When Holding the letter E
IPAD onscreen KeyBoard letter e