After initial setup of the Raspberry Pi, it's time for an internet connection. While using Internet over Ethernet is just plug-n-play business on Raspberry Pi, setting-up an Wireless connection takes a little more effort.
To get started with WiFi, first we need to connect an supported USB WiFi dongle to the Pi. Make sure you are using an Powered USB Hub (shown in the picture below) as Raspberry Pi is not able to reliable power multiple USB devices, follow the instructions next to configure your WiFi dongle on the Pi.
MiniTool Partition Wizard - Powerful free partition manager with advanced features and EXT4 filesystem supportSubmitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 04:50
We have shared quite a few good Partition Managers for Windows like Paragon Hard Disk Manager, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro and EASEUS Partition Master Professional, all of which were free under a promo for a limited period only. However, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a much powerful and advanced utility for the job and is absolutely free.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is a free partition manager software supporting Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32/64bit). Main features include - resizing partitions, Copying partitions, Create partition, Extend Partition, Split Partition, Delete partition, Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition, Change drive letter, Set active partition, Partition Recovery.
The software also features the ability to format partitions in popular Linux filesystem ext4 (3/2/1), this feature is missing in majority of the other Windows based partition managers.
Exactly same cellphone handsets are available in market as an carrier-locked contract bound device and as an fully unlocked sim-lock free version. If you like to know the lock status of your Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2 or Galaxy S3 - just type-in the "special secret code" as demonstrated ahead.
TinyUmbrella is an utility for Windows and MAC which allows users to save SHSH Blobs or Digital Signatures for Apple Devices (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV) locally, this allows restores to older firmware's which are no longer officially supported by Apple. TinyUmbrella works the magic by running locally as a proxy to iTunes, intercepting and faking the communication while iTunes thinks it is communicating with Apple servers for authenticating the firmware restore as permitted irrespective of what Apple Servers allow and disallow. This feature becomes indispensable for users relying on "Software unlocks" which are supported on older firmwares and basebands, as Apple restricts restores to these exploited versions forcing users to newer versions of iOS.
These are backup files of firmware digital signatures which are needed to restore an Apple device, Apple generates these based on hardware keys of the device and the hash of the firmware - which makes them unique for every device. It is to be noted that Apple only issues signatures for the currently-available, current iOS version. What TinyUmbrella does is to save these digital signatures locally for later use, when Apple does not allow them.
Simply download the TinyUmbrella utility (links provided at the end of this blog post), and connect your device. Once detected click the "Save SHSH button" and it's done, if having errors look at our TinyUnmbrella troubleshooting guide.
While a lot of graphical user-interfaces and utilities are available for Linux, there are times when one needs some command line skill sets to get things going. After installing my Raspberry Pi with an Debian operating-system and using the popular "X Window System" to manage it, things went bad today as the "startx" command failed to load the graphical user-interface. Upon digging up through terminal using "df -h" command, it was clear there was no space left on the rootfs partition which was causing "X" to fail loading.
It needs to be noted that the official Raspberry Debian Wheezy Image does not partition the SD card to it's full capacity, and we need to do that later as instructed ahead. Extending the root partition to utilize full-space will also get rid of application launch errors caused due to non-availability of disk space in rootfs partition.
If you have an Apple iPhone without a working WiFi connection and you are dependent on the Ultrasn0w software unlock, you are stuck in a sort of classic "Chicken or the egg" dilemma - you dont have an WiFi internet connection and you can't use your cellular data network until you unlock your phone by first downloading ultrasn0w via Cydia !!!
Thankfully, we have solutions to install ultrasn0w manually as blogged earlier - however, the trick shared earlier is outdated now and UltraPusher is no longer updated. We can still get things done manually as instructed ahead.
The DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is needed to update/upgrade/restore an Apple iDevice, however if you want to flash a custom .IPSW file you must enter a Pwned DFU mode i.e. a special DFU mode which had exploited limera1n jailbroken core to allow operations not permitted by the normal Apple DFU core.
Here is a simple to follow, visual tutorial on how to enter the Pwned DFU mode on an Apple device using ever handy redsn0w jailbreaking tool.
TinyUmbrella is an indispensable tool in the war between jailbreaking community and Apple, the software allows users to save their iDevice SHSH files making it possible to later downgrade or restore a firmware (.IPSW) even when Apple has blocked that forcing users to upgrade to a newer version.
If you are having issues trying to use TinyUmbrella and error shown is "Cannot Start TSS Service" and the status shows "TinyUmbrella's TSS server is not running" with option to start the server disabled, here is a quick and easy solution to the problem.
The revolutionary cheap and small Raspberry Pi mini computer is so popular now it hardly needs an introduction. After assembling all the bits and pieces needed to run an RPi, you will need to format and load the SD card with an compatible linux operating system of your choice. Here is easy and fast way to get this done.
You could encounter the "Windows Java Installer Error 1723" during JRE installation, chances of this error are even higher when trying uninstallation of a newer Java version followed by installation of an older version. Things get really annoying when the solution provided (deletion of registry key) at Java and other websites/forums fails to solve the issue. After a lot of hit and trial, I finally got it solved as instructed ahead.