08/31/10

Downgrade Iphone/Ipod touch iOS4 to 3.1.3 or 3.1.2

When apple released their iOS4, I thought it was cool to run the new operating system on my iPOD touch 2G.  None of my friends wanted to flash the new OS but me.  I took the risk to flash it and had it jailbroken 2 weeks later.  Then things started to get worse.

  • My ipod touch had inevitably rebooted itself a few times due to low memory
  • There is a latency in between the switching of songs in the music player
  • Battery life really sucked to the max
  • Lagginess in playing games
  • And many other more…

So about 4 weeks ago, I was looking for a cure in Google to downgrade this highly anticipated OS back to 3.1.3 but to no avail.  All of the methods found in Google required me to have the SHSH of the ipod touch before flashing it to iOS4.  This was a no-return step.  If you have not backed up your SHSH to saurik’s server after u jailbreak in iOS3.1.2 or 3.1.3, you will never ever be able to get the SHSH back.  I was fucking cursing and swearing.

Then a white holy light came and gave me an optimal solution for this situation.  It is STILL POSSIBLE for you to downgrade your iOS4 back to 3.1.3 WITHOUT YOUR SHSH if you can find the custom firmware to flash it.  You need to have LibUSB installed (64bit go google for a tutorial), then google for a custom firmware and flash it.  If you encounter error 21 or 16xx, dont worry.. just keep on trying to flash!  (thats what I did).  You can find a full tutorial in redmondpie..

And a disclaimer yet, although I have used the method.. it was at my own risk as well… im not responsible for your bricked device if you did not follow the right instructions.

01/27/09

Happy Chinese New Year 2009

Like what we always do for the past century, meetups with relatives and gossip, talk, share, gamble.  Its a good occasion for the lost bonds to rekindle and letting go of what had happened the past year, reflect and start planning for this rocky pavement of the upcoming year.  Like what Adeline had written in her blog, this year is gona be really tough for the OXes (yeah I was born in the year of OX) and looking at the prediction of the zodiacs’ life this year, tiger, dragon and dog are on the higher summit (my dad, mum and bro) respectively.  I really hope my family would continue to prosper in their business and ofcoz, stay healthy because without health, wealth is mere.

So I brought my mum and sis out last night to Loyang Tua Pek Gong (like what I did for the past few years).  We visit the temple on wee hours to avoid the unncessary crowd and thick smokes.  What had me amazed this year was that the temple had 6 real cows in the temple, as though it was some ritual but it was really saddening to see the animals get trapped in this small place and gets stared at.  There was 1 cow that looked so angry and helpless when I stared at her nonstop for 5minutes.  I was trying to mesmerise her, thats why. LOL.

With an addition of a family member, Biscuit (my dog), my family seems more bonded than the last time.  We had to leave the dog behind in the house because we don’t want to be tied to her when we’re having our family gathering.  Then, my dad always want to go home early instead of staying at our relative house too long unlike last time, when he could stay there until 1-2am.  Its definitely better now =)  I wanna thank biscuit so much for putting my family together again.  My sis, mum and dad now talks more and goes out more often as well.  For the past year, my family relationship has improved tremendously.

On my side, my true friends seem to have a very big gap with me.. it was accumulative effect; when there is a gap, it only gets bigger instead of smaller.  I was really busy with both my school and personal life.  I had to juggle between my poor academic results and my hall’s commitment for my school.  And for personal committments, I have a new family member (biscuit) that I have to be home some times to play with her and my beloved girlfriend, i’m attached.  But still, on the much brighter side, I have met more people in school, earn more friends and still stay happy like previously before army.  However, I still  really miss those slacking days.

So, if you haven’t start reflecting, start thinking on what you’ve really done to make yourself proud and what are your upcoming plans on the rocky paths this coming year and leave a comment here =).

Last but not least,

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR READERS!

Manage to get my hands to try on my cousin’s Sony A-350 DSLR and GuitarHero: Worldtour.  I kick ass, like totally.  Not actually, I only know how to play guitar and percussions with Medium difficulty.  Well, like what other tubers would say, Practice always makes perfect!