Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fix Cydia Repo Source Errors

Having grown tired of the constant repo source errors I have been getting in Cydia, I decided to go after them.  I have gotten rid of them, once and for all.  Please read this entire post.

Here's what you need on your iDevice:

If you haven't already, install OpenSSH in Cydia.

If you are using SBSettings SSH toggle, be sure you turn SSH on.

Here is what you need to install on your Windows PC:

Download PUTTY installer from this LINK

Optional, Download WinSCP from this LINK. [Read this entire post first]

Now open putty.  input your iDevice's IP address in the host name.

Once in here, it will ask you to "login as", enter root as user.

If you have not changed your SSH password, enter default password alpine when prompted.  If you have changed your SSH password, enter it now.

at the command prompt type:  apt-get update

Putty will now process all of your Cydia repo sources.  Review the output for errors.  Make note of what repo sources have errors.  

From here, you can go into Cydia, tap Manage, and tap Sources.

Select Edit and delete the repo source or sources that showed an error in PUTTY. Reload Cydia and your errors should be gone.  

You can also follow these steps to accomplish the same ONLY IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE USING WinSCP. 

Launch WinSCP and enter the IP of your iDevice as host.  The user is root, and your password is the same as what you used in PUTTY.

When connected to your iDevice in WinSCP, navigate to /private/etc/apt/sources.list.d

From here, you can delete the offending repo source by selecting it, then deleting.  If you don't see a particular repo source in the list, chances are you will have to double click cydia.list and you may find it in there.  If this is the case, you can simply delete the source using your Cydia app.

You will no longer have any repo errors in Cydia.

And that's how Bruce T fixed Cydia Repo Source errors.

Pt 3: iPhone Voice Commands, Notifications, Voice to Text/Text To Voice

This is the third and final part of my series on voice options for  iDevices.  The following tweak requires your iDevice to be Jailbroken.

Today we are going to talk about Voice ActionMenu Plugin, a free Cydia tweak.  This is one of my favorite tweaks.  When combined with ActionMenu, these tweaks really come in handy.

Best part, ActionMenu & Voice ActionMenu Plugin are Bruce T's favorite price, FREE, via Cydia.

Open up Cydia and install the following:


Once installed, you can access these tweaks through your iDevice Settings app.

Basically, Voice ActionMenu Plugin give you the ability to highlight text on your iDevice, and the text will be read back to you.  Awesome.  Works with Safari, email, and SMS messages.  When combined with the extended copy and paste abilities given to you by ActionMenu, becomes a very powerful tool.

Along with this tweak, you will love the amazing copy and past features in ActionMenu. Check out this great YouTube video by from

Also, here is a great video on the ActionMenu Voice plugin from

I really hope you enjoy these tweaks as much as I do.

And that's how Bruce T does it.

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Thank you for reading.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

iOS 4.3 Jailbreak days away.

Sit tight everyone.  Comex & Co. are set to release their user-land Jailbreak for iOS 4.3 by the end of this week.

Here are some relevant links:

iPad 2 jailbroken in 48 hours!!!!

Mobile Substrate fix for 4.3 Jailbreak/ASLR....

As usual...WAIT patiently.  I prefer to let a day or so go by once a new Jailbreak solution is released so if there are any early bugs, the are resolved before I jailbreak.

In the meantime, Follow Bruce T's usual preparation for Jailbreaking

1. If you are already jailbroken, use PKGbackup or  some other back up app in Cydia to back up your Cydia apps. I prefer PKGbackup [$7.99] because it backs up your settings and preferences.
2. Transfer purchases & backup your iDevice in iTunes.

Follow @brucetdoesit on twitter for the latest information...

And that's how Bruce T patiently waits for the latest Jailbreak.......

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Final part of Voice series coming this weekend.

Hello readers.

Life got into the way of the final post in my series on voice apps and tweaks this week.

Stay tuned, we will be wrapping the series up this weekend!!!! has more content coming soon!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

iOS 4.3 Released. Jailbreakers**DO NOT UPDATE**

As you all know, iOS 4.3 has been released.

If you have a jailbroken iDevice, DO NOT UPDATE until a new Jailbreak solution is available.

I'll keep you posted.

Thank you for visiting.