Comparing lenses

I got my ReasyCase yesterday! The case feels fine. It is sturdy, reasonably slim, and carries a small serrated metal pice which also works as a bottle opener. Also on the back is a slim USB memory (16GB) which doubles as a stand for the case – handy!

With it came two lenses. Since I already had a couple of Gizmon lenses, I made a comparison between the two pairs.

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The top image compares the lenses marked as “fisheye”. As you can see, the Gizmon on the right is the best.

The middle image compares the wide lenses. Not much difference, but again, the Gizmon is wider.

The bottom picture is taken without a lens.

The wide lenses can be “opened” and used as macro lenses. Here the ReadyCase lens has a better magnification than the Gizmon.

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Theory is not practice

So, the previous checklist did not quite work out as smooth as it was supposed to. It was correct in theory, but not in practice.

First of all, after backing up, restoring to a clean 4.3.1 my 4.2.1 backup did not want to restore. iTunes gave me a “iTunes could not restore the iphone because the password was incorrect” error which is really weird since I do not encrypt my backups. Anyway, thanks to Jamie, I was able to solve this problem.

What I did was that I restored my iPhone as a new phone, let it backup, then I grabbed the key in Manifest.plist and put it into my old backup. Then I restored the 4.3.1 firmware again, and this time I was able to restore the previous 4.2.1 backup.

Next problem was Pkgbackup. It turns out that using Pkgbackup going from 4.2.1 to 4.3.1 with Cydia 1.1.1 gets your apt sources messed up. Thanks to the Internet Hive mind, I was able to find this post detailing how to reset Cydia.

Anyway, everything is fine now. Now, to take care of the iPad…

Fake operator instead of MakeItMine

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I just upgraded to iOS 4.2.1 since greenpois0n RC5 was released yesterday. As with all upgrades, some old things break. MakeItMine was one of them. Fortunately, Fake operator works, so now I don’t have to waste statusbar space on my carriers name.

I have a 12th screen!

I somehow got a 12th screen with 3.1.2. I think I got this by first moving stocks and voice memo to the 12th hidden screen by having them last on the 11th screen and then bumping them out. After downloading the free Tungle app I noticed that I had an extra screen in position 2 containing the previously hidden voice memo app.