However, if you are impatient and want to try out the Free Ovi Maps on Nokia N97 before the firmware update, here is a hack around, thanks to our commentator ferry. To run the new Ovi Maps on Nokia N97, follow the instructions given below.
However, porting Android to Nokia N900 is more proof-of-concept at this stage and has a few bugs to be ironed out. Nevertheless, it goes to show what Nokia’s latest device is capable of and how Android can be used on any system, and it does not matter whether the manufacturer officially supports it or not.
Watch the video below to see the Android and Maemo Dual-boot on Nokia N900, courtesy Brandon’s Posterous.
After 3 years, 2 months and 11 days, the GeoHotz team has finally been able to hack into the PS3. The hack took 5 weeks to complete, but they finally were able to have read/write access to the entire PS3 system memory.
The team was able to hack Hypervisor, also called as the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) which provides a virtualized system that makes it possible to run multiple operating system.
I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1.
3 years, 2 months, 11 days…thats a pretty secure system
Took 5 weeks, 3 in Boston, 2 here, very simple hardware cleverly applied, and some not so simple software.
According to them, the exploit they discovered is not yet patchable, however, being the kind hearts that they are, they will not be revealing the exploit to anyone.
Just goes to show that, no matter how secure a system you build, hackers will always take their time to find exploits in them, no matter if it takes them weeks to do it.
Read more about the PS3 hack here. We will update you when further details become available.
Maemo is based completely on Debian…so why can’t we do away with all the complex restrictions around it? Well, guys at Maemo-Freak have come up with an excellent way – Take the RedPill.
If you have a N900, you’re probably a geek. Even if you are not, there’s a high probability that you’ve seen The Matrix. Remember Neo? He was offered a Red Pill for the truth. This RedPill is just it.
RedPill mode disables many safety features from your phone so that the App manager becomes a bit more. You can install any deb package and all the system updates. Though this should be done with great care because those safety locks are there for a reason – you could easily brick your phone.
Here’s how to activate RedPill:
Open App manager
Click on Tools -> Application catalogue
Go to New
Write matrix (seriously!!) into the web address field
Click outside the Application manager
Click Red in the dialog-box to enable RedPill mode, or Blue to keep your phone in the safe BluePill mode.
Warning: The RedPill mode, if not used correctly, is quite capable of bricking your phone. Use it ONLY if you know what you’re doing. If you are new to maemo or debian, DON’T use it.
Note: This mode doesn’t stay forever. As soon as you’ll close the App manager, it’ll close automatically.
If you are a Airtel Live user on Airtel Prepaid GPRS, here is a trick which will allow you to browse for free on your Airtel Live connection without having to pay for anything, yes absolutely free.
To browse for free on your Airtel Live connection, you will need to load this site wap.google.com/gwt/x on your browser, and you will be able to browse for free. Please note, sometimes you will be charged when you click on a link, however this does not happen every time so please keep an eye on the charges you encounter to be safe.
We confirmed this trick with our friend Kunal G, who is an Airtel Live user and it works perfectly fine. However, the above site is neither associated with Google nor Airtel. Please confirm the above based on your own browsing, we take no liabilities if you are charged for browsing using the above URL.
If you have a iPhone or iPod Touch running iPhone OS 3.1.2 jailbroken with Blackra1n, which keeps asking you to restore your phone on reboot or restart, here is a handy fix. Just run the Blackra1n jailbreak once again without running restore and your iPhone or iPod Touch should be back to normal. It is a minor inconvenience, but hey it fixes the problem.
This works 100%, I tested it few months back, but someone emailed me to ask for a solution, so here goes. I do not endorse jailbreaking, but I certainly entertain tech help requests. You can always use the contact us form to find help for your tech related problems.