Fix iPhone caller ID name for SMS

After I upgraded my iphone 3G to 4.2.1 I noticed that the SMS display only the sending number without the callerID or name. Changing the Regional Format did not fix the issue and I still had no names with my incoming SMS. An easy fix can be used to display sender names within the SMS app.

Do not waste your time modifying  your address book to match the format of the number shown with the SMS messages, it will fix the issue with SMS, but you will not be able to see the callerID name for incoming calls X)

For iphones with IOS 3.x or 5.x, just seach Cydia for the term “CallerID” you will find a Cydia app called callerid -format fix  for the needed IOS, but nothing for IOS 4. The solution is to take a leap of faith and install callerid -format fix 3.x on your 4.x device. it worked for me without any problems. Now my iphone shows the correct callerID name for all my SMS messages.

SBSettings: Best Cydia apps review


Probably one of the best Cydia apps ever, SBSettings is a must have for all jailbroken iDevice owners.

SBSettings is used to toggle anything On or Off. where ever you are. For example, you can switch Wifi on and turn off 3G or edge without leaving your application. Or you can switch between Edge and 3G to save your battery or increase internet speed. You can also use it free up some extra memory on the fly!.

SBsetting can be downloaded from Cydia, just open it and search for it. No need to add any extra sourses, it will be there. You might also look up some extra toggles while you’re at it to enable toggling extra stuff.

To use SBSettings, make sure that Cydia is off ( it won’t show up otherwise) then swipe your finger across the top status bar (this can be changed through Activator).

You can also search cydia for some extra SBSettings themes, to change the look and feel of it.

SBSettings - top Cydia apps

Looking to get more apps? take a look at our selection of the top Cydia apps .



Top Cydia apps – The Best 10 Cydia apps.

Cydia apps can be much more useful than itune’s. Because as you know, they do not have to comply to Apple app store’s terms and conditions, which are very strict by the way, and limit the possibilities to the iOS. From all of these, I give to you a list of the Top Cydia apps.

Many people know cydia just as the tool to get the ultrasn0w unlock, and maybe installous. But cydia apps are way too many, and many of them are MUST HAVE for a better iphone, or iPad experience.

My list of 10 free Top cydia apps.

Cydia apps picture

1. SBSettings: swipe your finger across the status bar to access many useful features like: toggle wifi, 3g, and data networks,  free up your RAM , respring or restart. This is one of the top Cydia apps for me.

2. Installous: a great app to try iphone apps. although it may not be legal.

3. iFile: get full control of your i device, iFile is a great file manager, something Apple thinks that we’re too n00by to handle.

4. dTunes, a nice itunes alternative, browse the internet download your music and movies, and just enjoy them. isn’t life wonderful?

5.  Bootlace: Install Android on your iphone!! a great app to show off to your freinds, although this cydia app can be dangerous because it rewrites you bootloader, read carefully the instructions before you install it. It’s great what cydia apps can do with the iOS.

6.Mobile theater: a great collection of movies , music and TV series to download and watch on your i device .

7. Backgrounder: Enable mutitasking on your iphone 3G. something Apple blocked for some reason, but cydia apps came to the rescue.

8. Winterboard: Modify you i device GUI as you please. change themes, sounds, whatever. without this cydia app we would be stuck with the stock iphone theme.

9. Mx Tube: download youtube videos and watch them whenever you want. this reminds me of the WM feel of the old days.

10 QuickReply to SMS: reply to your sms with an overlay form that can be used whatever you are doing with your iphone at the time.


I have a feeling that I forgot somthing in this top cydia apps list that definitely should be here…  Any ideas?

steve jobs

Steve jobs chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. and father of the iPad, iPod, iPhone died today at the age of 56.

steve jobs picture has announced the sad news today with this message.

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” the text read. “Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

We are all sad here for the loss of such a brilliant man, and we send our warm condolences to his family and friends . Rest in peace Steve Jobs

Bootlace crash immidiately after launch iPhone 3G – Fix


Bootlace is an app to run android on the iphone using the idroid project.

If Bootlace crashes after being started (sometimes you can even glance the checking compatibility message) on your iphone, then you are at the right place.

I struggled to discover that Bootlace is not a fan of Multitasking on the iPhone 3G. To get it started just disable whatever you used to enable multitasking on your phone, in my case it was “Backgrounder” I just opened it and set the backgrounding method to Off .

While you are here, Do you think that you could ever permanently convert your iphone into an Android?  Would that be worth it? I personally would stick with the IOS for another couple of years.

iphone not recognized by itunes but as a camera: Solution

I don’t really know the origin of this bug. But for some reason an iphone 2G 8G has stopped getting recognized by itunes for no reason. It only shows on My Computer as a Digital camera.

The solution is rather simple, but it does not clarify why it happened. But it is probably a bug in itunes.

To fix this, go to the device manager in your computer (right click my computer, manage , device manager). Look for the iphone under the USB devices tab. (the iphone should be connected while you do this. Delete the iphone’s driver ( click yes on the wanrning message).

Now hit check for new devices on the top bar in the device manager. The iphone’s driver will install again, and itunes should recognize it now.

If it is of any significance, this bug was noted on the latest version of itunes on windows 7 64bit

Do you have any idea why did this happened? this this work for you? please comment