In a matter of days after Beejive’s revolutionary anti-piracy measures took place, there have been at least 2 ways to bypass the copy protection that Beejive diligently put up. Here’s how the protection works, first of all:
Cracked iPod apps have one flaw: they lack a ‘.plist’ file. Beejive simply checks for this, and if it can’t find one, it blocks the use of the app and sends your device ID to a server somewhere, where it is blacklisted (in otherwords, even if you DID pay for it, you couldn’t use it unless you personally sent an email to beejive). This being said, someone from Xsellize.com found a way to fix it: by putting a .plist file where its needed. Of course, there are also innumerable modified applications that bypass the pirating protection floating around the internet. Either way, you’ll need a jailbroken iPod Touch. Read more for details on how to ‘fix’ Beejive. Please note that these guides are only to help those people allegedly locked out of beejive by the recent update. If you’re running an illegal copy of the application, you have probably been blacklisted already, so I’d just purchase a legitimate copy if I were you.
As promised, I said I’d turn my old youtube video into a (much) updated tutorial.
All I’m going to do is teach you how to control your computer with your iPod Touch or iPhone. All this means is that you can see your computer screen on your iPod, and you can click/type/etc. just as you would normally, except on your iPod Touch.
Its also nice for fooling your friends into thinking you have Windows XP on your iPod Touch.
Ok. To start, you will need 3 things:
- Client software (i.e. what lets you VIEW other computers) for your iPod Touch.
- Server software (i.e. what clients connect to) for your computer.
- Internet connection for both your iPod Touch AND your computer
- Access to the router that your computer is hooked up to (assuming that you are not using dial-up or are only using a modem).
- About an hour of free time.
If you are one of the many people with a second generation iPod Touch, waiting long and patiently for an iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, fear no more. There is a jailbreak open to the public, and it does not involve plugging it into your computer every time you start it up (in otherwords, there is an ‘untethered’ jailbreak out).
Read more to see my guide on how to jailbreak your iPod. Like anything, I wouldn’t recommend that you jailbreak your iPod Touch unless you really know what you’re doing. If you want to see a full length, detailed guide, try iPodTouchFans.com. Thats where I go, so what do you have to lose? As I only own a first generation iPod Touch, I can’t answer all your questions, and would request that you go to this website with any specific questions. Of course, I’ll answer anything posted here to the best of my ability. Regardless, I can’t wait to see all the cool developments that will come about thanks to this update.
I think i’ve done it. I figured out how to get blog hits.
All you need to do is write an article on fixing iPod touches, reviewing iPod Touch stuffs, or even mentioning the word iPod Touch. The article I did a week ago has had more hits than any other article, and by a huge margin. Apparently, there are a lot of people with iPod Touch problems out there… I’ll keep that in mind.
Just wanted to say that…
Wow. Wowwww. That was kinda scary.
So, my iPod Touch was running jailbroken firmware (version 2.1) was in need of an update to firmware 2.2. Apparently, you need to be running unjailbroken firmware version 2.2 to jailbreak it. So, I just thought it would be as simple as going into iTunes and restoring my iPod’s software to the new version.
I was stupid enough to forget that iTunes rejects blatantly jailbroken devices, such as mine. Duhr. Naturally, it told me my iPod could not be restored, and it spat some error message at me before disconnecting my iPod to my computer. On top of this, it told me there was a problem with the software used to connect my iPod to my computer (it had told me this before, but I hadn’t noticed any problems with it). I know there are a lot of people with my problem, so I thought I’d share what I did.