Toppler updated to 1.1.6-3

Toppler was updated to 1.1.6-3. This update was mainly for compatibility with newer versions of MacOS. This version is 64-bit only, and should run on machines from 10.9 onward. If your version of Toppler had sound that didn’t work, broken fullscreen, etc., this should take care of that. Additionally, this removes reading/writing to the UNIX-style hidden directory¬†$HOME/.toppler and puts high score files and settings in a more Mac-friendly and Sandbox-aware location. As a result, your high scores and settings might not carry over. You can manually move these files if you so desire.

Go get it!

FreeDroid Updated to 1.0.2-2

FreeDroid has been updated to 1.0.2-2. This is basically to make it run on more recent versions of MacOS where sound and other features were broken. In the process I updated the code to support SDL 2.0, fixed some problems that prevented it from building for 64-bit, and added a code signature so it plays nice with Gatekeeper.

Download it here


Toppler Updated to 1.1.6

I’ve updated Toppler to the official 1.1.6 software. The binary is now an Intel-only version since I no longer have tools for PPC builds.

Go Get it!

(Note: There was a bad link to 1.1.3 posted for a bit on the actual Toppler page. If you’re getting crashes on OS X 10.11, please make sure you’ve got the 1.1.6 from the corrected link.)


PeerGuardian and Leopard

If you rely on PeerGuardian while torrenting and have recently installed Leopard, you’re hosed. The crashes, with an error in libcrypto.

The good news is that if you have installed XCode and are relatively familiar with it, you can easily rebuild it and it seems to work fine. Hopefully they’ll get this done and make it available for everyone since it’s fairly trivial.

1. Download the source .zip from Phoenix Labs.

2. Unzip it and follow the instructions in the “How to Build” file (getting the Growl framework and 7za.)

3. Replace libcrypto.0.9.dylib with libcrypto.0.9.7.dylib

4. Build.

5. From the command line, run to create a nice little .zip package just like you’d download from the web site.

6. Install like normal and enjoy.

If any of the above confuses you, you probably want to wait until the official build is available.

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iPhone 1.1.1 jailbreak released

Last night I finally got 3rd party apps running on the phone again after the disastrous 1.1.1 update. I used Niacin’s TIFF exploit to get write access to the filesystem, and then followed the directions from the iPhone Dev Team (detailed here) to get SSH and AppTapp installed.

It’s still a very manual process, but way easier than the downgrade to 1.0.2 then update to 1.1.1 nonsense. But now I have my eBook reader and IM client running again. Summerboard doesn’t work, and neither does Sketch or Customize(apparently Customize does work, thanks Brian), but for the most part, everything runs just fine. A list of common applications and their compatibility can be found on this iPhone Dev Wiki page.

If you’re going to try this, remember that this doesn’t get you the carrier unlock, just 3rd party apps. Unlocks are still coming, though there have been reports that the IPSF stuff still works. Apparently it was the only software unlock that didn’t brick the iPhone with the 1.1.1 update. Naturally, it costs $60.

Now to wait for the inevitable breakage from Apple’s next update. Sigh. Can’t we all just get along?

Update: Looks like they decrypted the ramdisks now.

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