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How to change a forgotten password on a MAC

My memory isn’t as glorious as it once was, so this is more of a mental note for my future self. That is if I can remember that I wrote it here…

This will NOT tell you the current password or allow access to the keychain (without decryption). This creates a NEW password.

Let’s begin..

Power on the MAC and immediately press and hold both the CMD and the S Key. This will boot us into a terminal window.

Now type the following commands listed in BOLD:

mount -uw /

cd users

ls

passwd accountname

Now type in your new password, and then again to confirm.

reboot

Now login to the account you changed the password for with the new password.
You’ll get a warning about the keychain, if you need to recover any data from the keychain you should ignore it and DO NOT create a new one. You can decrypt the keychain if needed using keychain dumper and view it using DB Browser for SQlite.

Done! – Easy huh?

 

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Type ‘reboot’ is not known on line 1 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list

Cydia is terrible at updating itself and it’s dependencies when you let it get outdated or use older jailbreak packages without first updating the cydia.pkg within. So if you happen to be say Jailbreaking you iPod Touch 4th Generation on iOS 6.1.6 and you get this error (Type ‘reboot’ is not known on line 1 in source list /ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list) while upgrading the essentials, fear not! It’s a Simple Fix!

Just connect your device to your computer and use iFunBox then select “Raw File System” to browse to “/ect/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list”, locate the “saurik.list” file and open the file in any text editor.

Now DELETE the line that says “reboot”, save the file. Launch Cydia and select “Sources” from the bottom menu. Then tap “Refresh” in the top left.

Problem Solved!

HOW TO: Format a troublesome USB stick in Windows with DISKPART

If there’s anything I love about windows, it’s the command line!

If you find yourself dealing with a USB stick that just wont mount, has multiple partitions, or among other things won’t format this might just save your sanity.

HOW TO: Format a troublesome USB stick in Windows with DISKPART

(FOLLOW THIS GUIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTIONS OR THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE)

Step 1) Open a CMD window.

Click on the Windows “START” button, and in the search box type “cmd“. You should see “cmd.exe” appear at the top of the list under programs. Right Click it and select “Run as administrator”.  Click “Yes” if/when promoted. You should now see a terminal window pop up on your desktop.

Step 2) Using DISKPART

What is it? diskpart is a command-line disk partitioning utility and is the successor to fdisk.

Type “DISKPART” (Not case sensitive) and press “ENTER” on your keyboard. With DISKPART now running type “list disk“. Locate the USB drive you want to format. I’m using an 8GB USB by Kingston for this example and it shows up as “Disk 3” “7500 MB” (Remember 1,024MB = 1GB, and formatting requires some use of the available space).

Now type “select disk x” (x being the number that is your USB stick, mine is 3 yours may be different). It will then tell you “Disk x is now the selected disk.” at which point you can type “clean“. You should see a message stating that “DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.” At this point windows doesn’t know the capacity of the drive because we haven’t created a partition, so we need to fix that. Type in “create partition primary” and press “ENTER”. At this point you can now close the command window and format the USB stick as you normally would in Windows by right clicking on the drives icon and selecting “FORMAT” from the drop down menu.

Questions? Comments? Your feedback is welcome! Let me know if I helped, it motivates me to post more guides like this =)

 

 

Unlocking Hidden Games in the C64.app

JAILBREAK OPTIONAL 🙂
If your device is Jailbroken you’ll find it much easier to use my FreePlay64 Program available in Cydia from my Repo. You can also unlock and install individual games from my repo as well once I finish uploading the packages.

The following Guide will help you to install hidden games already included in the C64.app.
These games are in double zipped packages and multiple folders. We will need to extract the contents of the zips and move some files into the main folder and optionally enable the keyboard by editing the gameInfo.plist included in the package. You can enable/disable the keyboard in the settings.

This guide has been tested on a Non-Jailbroken iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with the latest C64.app (v2.2.10) and iOS 5.0. Please report any issues if any with other iDevices, Thank you.

Unlocking Hidden Games in the C64.app
Guide by: DNA (AKA DNA64) 01/02/2012

First off, let’s make sure you have all the tools necessary to perform the preceding tasks.

iExplorer (MAC & PC) – FREE (Needed to Read/Write files to your iDevice)
iExplorer, formerly called iPhone Explorer, lets you use an iPhone or iPad in disk mode, like a flash drive. iExplorer is an iPhone browser or iPad file explorer that runs on Mac & PC that lets you browse the files and folders on your iPhone as if it were a normal USB flash drive or pen drive. You can use the easy drag-and-drop methods to add or remove files and folders from the iPhone.
http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

7-Zip (Mac, PC & More!) – FREE (Needed to Extract .zip files)
7-Zip is a open source file archiver with a high compression ratio.
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

 (In simple terms for those of you that think like myself, simply extract the packages and move the images into the main folder containing the rom image, then drag and drop it into: “C64C64.appgames” using iExplorer. You may need to restart before the games show up.)

To Begin:
Connect your iDevice to your system and open iExplorer.

Click on the iDevice listed that you want to connect to in order to expand the menu and then click on “Apps” and find “C64” then “C64.app”. Now scroll down the list until you find the zipped game packs. (Example: com.manomio.C64.airwolf.zip) Create a new folder on your Desktop called “games” Select all the games packs you want to install and drag them to the games folder you just created on your Desktop. Now extract these zip packages, for example extracting the Airwolf file listed just above would give you a new folder named “com.manomio.C64.airwolf“. Looking in this folder we can see two files, “airwolf.sign” and “airwolf.zip“. The *.sign file isn’t needed so you can go ahead and delete this for all the games. Now extract the “airwolf.zip” and you’ll have a new folder called “airwolf”, inside that folder are two more folders, “Airwolf” and “images”. Copy everything from within the “images” folder to the main game folder, in this case “Airwolf”. Now Drag & Drop this folder back into iExplorer in the following directory: “C64C64.appgames”. Just repeat these steps for all the games you want to install and then launch the C64.app & Enjoy! (Make sure the app isn’t running in the background, if it is, kill it, and re-open it to see the newly added games, or just reboot your iDevice.)

Fin.

For those of you that prefer a step by step guide you can use the following.

Step 1:
Connect your iDevice and launch iExplorer (Link Above)

Step 2:
Click on the iDevice listed that you want to connect to in order to expand the menu and then click on “Apps” and find “C64” then “C64.app”. Now scroll down the list until you find the zipped game packs. (Example: com.manomio.C64.airwolf.zip)

Step 3:
Create a new folder on your Desktop called “games”.

Step 4:
Select all the games packs you want to install and drag them to the games folder you just created on your Desktop.

Step 5:
Now extract these zip packages, for example extracting the Airwolf file listed above in step 2 would give you a new folder named “com.manomio.C64.airwolf“.

Step 6:
Looking in this folder we can see two files, “airwolf.sign” and “airwolf.zip“. The *.sign file isn’t needed so you can go ahead and delete this for all the games.

Step 7:
Now extract the “airwolf.zip” and you’ll have a new folder called “airwolf”, inside that folder are two more folders, “Airwolf” and “images”.

Step 8:
Copy everything from within the “images” folder to the main game folder, in this case “Airwolf”.

Step 9:
Now Drag & Drop this folder back into iExplorer in the following directory: “C64C64.appgames”.

Step 10:
Just repeat these steps for all the games you want to install and then launch the C64.app & Enjoy! (Make sure the app isn’t running in the background, if it is, kill it, and re-open it to see the newly added games, or just reboot your iDevice.)

How to create iOS SMS Tones for FREE using iTunes

How to create iOS SMS Tones for FREE using iTunes:

Guide by DNA64.

Unlike Ringtones, SMS Tones use the extension “.caf”.
The “.caf” extension is used in iOS devices for UISounds and is simply an “.aif” encoded audio file with a alternate extension. UISounds are the sounds you here in the User Interface, such as the lock and unlock sounds, typing on the keypad, and the camera shutter sound.

Converting your audio files from other formats is simple, and can be done freely using iTunes.

First we will need to change a setting in iTunes.

Step 1 – Setup

Launch iTunes and when loaded select “iTunes” from the top menu bar.
Under the “iTunes” menu item, you will see “Preferences” select it and a new pop-up window will open titled “General”. At the lower portion of the window is a button that says “Import Settings”, click it and a new pop-up window will open titled “Import Settings”. Change “Import Using” from it’s default setting (AAC Encoder?) to “AIFF Encoder” and click OK. Now click OK one more time on the “General” window.

Step 2 – Conversion

Select a song from your iTunes music library and right click it.
Select “Create AIFF Version”.
A new file will be created, if your not sure which one is new, right click it and click Get Info, the “Kind” should read “Kind: AIFF audio file”.

Step 3 – Renaming
Close this window (Cancel) and drag the new “.aiff” file you just created to your Desktop, then rename the extension of the file from “.aif” (or .aiff) to .caf.

Now you can use iPhoneExplorer or SSH to transfer the file to the UISound Directory on your iOS device as follows: “/System/Library/Audio/UISounds”.

TIP!
If you’ve downloaded a ringtone you want to use as an SMS Tone, just navigate into “/Library/Ringtones/”, locate the file and copy it to your desktop.
Rename the file from .m4r to .m4a drag it into iTunes and start from Step 2 listed above.

Questions? Comments?
Post your thoughts and upon moderation they will appear here where I will then
do my best to assist you.

Cheers,
– DNA64

How To: Toggle the screen glare on/off

This is guide is going to be short and sweet for now.

This guide will show you how to remove the frame and disable or change the glares effect.

In the C64.app folder on your iPhone or iPod Touch you will find the following images.

Rename the above images to anything you like to disable them.

– The overlay2.png file is what I assume to be the old overlay image. You can enable it by renaming it to “newoverlay_interlaced.png”. This will give you a darker overlay on the upper part of the screen where the glare was. To be honest I think both overlays are an eye sore and have removed the overlay altogether.

The custom “newoverlay_interlaced.png” image above was provided by Mackie and he was kind enough to share it here with us all. If you would like to download the custom image please save the image from the link below.