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Update & Restore

Ultimate Comparison of the iPhone 3G to other Mobile operating systems and devices - Part I


At last, I was able to afford an iPhone 3G without an expensive data / phone plan (meaning a much higher starting price). Of course, I've been playing with the device since then.

How to reset or reboot your iDevice (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) when it hangs


Recently, I've had quite a few friends asking me what to do when their iPhone crashes or locks up in a way that prevents the iPhone from responding to the normal iPhone restart procedure. This happens occasionally with jailbroken iDevices whenever there are cydia app conflicts with the firmware.

GreenPois0n jailbreak tool released for iOS 4.2.1


For those of you who like to 'stick it to the man' by jailbreaking your iOS devices, you'll be pleased to know that the good folks at the Chronic Dev Team have released a shiny new tool for all your jailbreaking needs. Better yet, it's an untethered jailbreak, meaning that it should 'just work' without requiring any special boot-time tricks. The application can jailbreak any device at iOS 4.2.1 without trouble. If you're interested, throw on your tye-dye shirt, blast your Pearl Jam, and head over to the GreenPois0n website to mash 'GO' on that download button.

Reset iPhone to the factory default


Resetting your iPhone takes it back to the way it was when it came out of the box. This can be handy if you’ve installed a bunch of apps and your home screen is a mess, or if you’ve misspelled words and the misspelling have been incorporated into your dictionary. To reset the device, simply tap on Settings in your Home screen and then navigate to General >Reset.

Update or Restore your device through iTunes

You should always use the latest version of iPhone software on your device. You do this through iTunes and have two options: to update the device or to restore it.



  • The software is updated but your settings and any songs you have on the device are not affected.


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