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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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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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.

Using i-Clickr when you have no WiFi Connection

I started using the i-Clickr PowerPoint Remote iPhone App for my presentations recently. I like this app as it shows me the current (or next slide), annations and previous/next buttons:



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Why is my iPhone battery draining?

Last weekend I was at PubForum (now E2E Virtualization Conference) in Dublin Ireland. During the sessions I used my iPhone once in a while to check twitter, nothing more then usual.

My battery however, was draining really fast. I had to charge my iPhone three times a day and still found myself with an empty battery in an Irish pub.


Battery life of an iPhone is short, especially when you use 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth etc. In Ireland I had most disabled, WiFi was sometimes connected. Even closing all apps and rebooting the operating system did not solve the problem.

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vCMA Configuration plus

vCMA or vCenter Mobile Access is a free solution to manage you’re VMware environment for a mobile device. And was on my list for a long time to try but i have made the time until this week.

I did not make time because I have a Iphone and always used the vManage app (€ 2.39) to manage the environment remotely this only works when you have a connection to the network where your vCenter server or ESX host is on. So when i am on the road i made a VPN connection and then connected though the vManage App is it a nice tool but it is got its limits. This will be my reference tool for this article. So here are some screen shots of it when connected to the Peppercrews “play ground”:

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Métro Paris

Last weekend I was in Paris, the city of love. And Paris has a lot to offer. Besides the cultural highlights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and Pont Neuef the city has lots of great streets and gardens (like the Jardin Luxemburg).

During my stay I used my iPhone daily. Usually a reason to argue about but this time I had a good reason: “The Métro Paris Subway” app.
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