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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by kneeslasher View Post
    Dear BigBoss,

    I've searched around for a certain function which none of the "Services" type applications seem to offer. Maybe you could include it in BossPrefs?

    The iPhone is pretty data happy: it's really designed with an always-on internet connection, whether from wireless or GPRS/EDGE. However, there are plenty of iPhone users who have an unlocked iPhone, and happily use it on wireless, but balk at current data prices.

    For myself, I am on T -Mobile in the UK, and I simply haven't put in any details for the T-Mobile APN, internet settings, etc.: I'm simply too scared that if I do, the iPhone will simply make regular use of the GPRS connection whenever it cannot find wireless, and I will get stuck with a huge bill.

    However, there are cases where, in an emergency, I *would* actually want to use the GPRS!

    I'm assuming the APN settings are stored in a preference file somewhere. So I'm thinking... maybe it's possible to write a little addition to BossPrefs which simply swaps the file with one you prepare earlier. I.e., one file has all the settings in, the other doesn't. The one with no settings in is used by the iPhone by default. When you want/need GPRS, you flick the switch, and it swaps the empty file for the one with the settings in and you can use GPRS. When you're done, yoou simply flick the switch, the process is reversed, and your iPhone is cut off from GPRS again, giving you peace of mind that you're not running up huge data charges...

    What think you? Or has this already been thought of and implemented? I haven't found it if so...
    The existing Services.app already allows you to turn off EDGE data mode. Is this not sufficient? Or is GPRS data mode separate from EDGE data mode?

    Quote Originally Posted by shubinternet View Post
    The existing Services.app already allows you to turn off EDGE data mode. Is this not sufficient? Or is GPRS data mode separate from EDGE data mode?
    iToggle is even better than Services.app. It does let you turn off all phone functions while leaving wifi running, or you can just turn off EDGE and leave voice phone functions on. You could test that out to see if turning off EDGE would also include GPRS data mode.
    Last edited by shubinternet; 01-04-2008 at 03:49 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  2. #42
    hi, by installing your tool how can I remove SummerBoard preference icon from desktop? I would like to test your tool, do you think it'd be better to remove Services.app to avoid interferences?
    THX so much.
    Once you add the icons for the apps you want in there, just remove them with Customize. In the future I'll allow added apps to automatically be "hidden" in the display plist.
    I like very much this app but i want to know if you can help me with one thing. I know that BigBoss Pref is the name of your app, but I use it as the settings+SMB+Customize app and I will like to name it Settings instead of BigBoss Pref so that the sprinboard looks like factory. I rename it but then the Settings+SMB+Customize icons doesn't appear on the main of your app. Can I do this?
    Sorry, paths are hard coded. I'll look to fix that in the next version if it's easy.

    I've searched around for a certain function which none of the "Services" type applications seem to offer. Maybe you could include it in BossPrefs?
    Kneeslasher, I read your post and I think all you need to do is first configure your EDGE APN data. After that, load bossprefs and disable the EDGE. That should be it. When you want to use it, reenable the EDGE.

    could you make an app that housed other apps? like here is what i want. I want an app like Bossprefs that opens and then displays other apps inside just like yours. But i want one for Games and one for some other various apps. so that i can clear up my springboard. Any ideas? Like i could tap A Games App and then it opens and there'd be iBlackjack and Dominos and Backgammon and Othello etc. I would like it to not have a limit. So is it only possible to put it in the Dock of the Bosspref-type app? or could you have and app that has its own springboard inside?
    You have just described my categories app. http://sleepers.net/~iphone/Categories.html Enjoy.
    The existing Services.app already allows you to turn off EDGE data mode. Is this not sufficient? Or is GPRS data mode separate from EDGE data mode?
    Ah maybe this wasnt clear. But yes, disabling EDGE disables all GPRS.
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  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoss View Post

    Kneeslasher, I read your post and I think all you need to do is first configure your EDGE APN data. After that, load bossprefs and disable the EDGE. That should be it. When you want to use it, reenable the EDGE.

    You have just described my categories app. http://sleepers.net/~iphone/Categories.html Enjoy.
    Ah maybe this wasnt clear. But yes, disabling EDGE disables all GPRS.

    Superb. Just what I wanted to hear!

  4. #44
    Superb. Just what I wanted to hear!
    You should be able to prove it by configuring your APN info and validating that you can surf the web without WIFI. Then disable the EDGE in the app and try again and you should not be able to get to the web.
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    BigBoss, Kudos on both BossPrefs and Categories app. These are two of the best apps for iPhone in my opinion!

    Couple of questions. I know nothing about writing scripts so please excuse if I am asking an obvious question.

    Would it be possible to create a service to activate iMapidle? Every time I reset the springboard, the darn app turns itself off. It would be great to be able to turn it on via BossPrefs and have it stay on after a reset.

    Question 2, on the new SyncJe app for syncing contacts/calender/notes you have to open the app and hit the sync button. Would it be possible to turn it on in BossPrefs and have it sync automatically, or even better sync on a schedule (but that would probably be an update to the SyncJE program).

    Lastly will BossPrefs be recognizing SummerBoard icons as your Categories app does, in a future release?

    Thanks again for the great apps!

    CGM

  6. #46
    I swore I replied to this a day ago but I don't see it so here it is again.

    Would it be possible to create a service to activate iMapidle?
    Yes, probably if we knew a little bit about how it works.
    Every time I reset the springboard, the darn app turns itself off. It would be great to be able to turn it on via BossPrefs and have it stay on after a reset.
    This may be a tough one. It just depends on how the iMapIdle app works. It may reset because it is being launched from springboard somehow. Perhaps launching it from something else would solve it. Would need some research.

    Question 2, on the new SyncJe app for syncing contacts/calender/notes you have to open the app and hit the sync button. Would it be possible to turn it on in BossPrefs and have it sync automatically, or even better sync on a schedule (but that would probably be an update to the SyncJE program).
    This sounds like it would require support from SyncJe programmer to provide a cmd line interface for his app or such. Can you contact him and request it? All you probably need is a /sync option that is optionally passed in. When passed in the app should sync and close immediately without showing any display.

    Lastly will BossPrefs be recognizing SummerBoard icons as your Categories app does, in a future release?
    Yes!
    -BigBoss
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  7. #47
    I've already installed Services.app. If I install BossPref, would it cause any conflict? Should I remove Services.app first before installing this app?

  8. #48
    Quick question...is BossPrefs SMB compatible? By that I mean, will it use the dock and the icons of the SMB theme used?

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by aahandagr8 View Post
    Quick question...is BossPrefs SMB compatible? By that I mean, will it use the dock and the icons of the SMB theme used?
    I'm using BossPrefs and can change back and forth between themes with SMB no problem
    Eric's iPhone 4 4.01 offically unlocked

  10. #50
    Hi,

    I have a 1.1.1 unlocked that has been working fine and used to switch off EDGE and the rest with Bossprefs. But now Edge does not turn off anymor it just turns off for a few seconds. In the past even Netservices and iToggle used to work but now nothing. I am not sure if the installer updated for me iTOggle to a newer version. Could there be a conflict?

    I noticed that Netservices does not record Edge as on when the icon is there but Bossprefs tries to swith it off for a few secs then it is automatically turned on.

    Any ideas please?

    I tried reinstalling apps but no avail


    Thanks in advance

  11. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoss View Post
    I moved everything off of the markmon source (my home pc) and onto the sleeper's server. So you can add both without conflict, but the sleepers source is the primary source. I may occasionally put some temporary experimental stuff on the markmon source. There's also a chance I move my apps to STE's repository if mine doesnt become more wide spread.
    Hello Boss,

    I'd like very much to use your BossPrefs. I added both sources you mention on Installer, refreshed many times, checked in the section "All packages" and still can't find it.
    Any idea?
    Thx

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  12. #52
    is it possible to add "Activate Wireless on boot" for hard times?!!

    i don't use wireless always so closing it... but if i find myself in trouble with the phone, i will need SSH and Wi-Fi... so this option can help on some situations...

  13. #53
    Hi everyone!

    Well - to put it simply: Since I installed Bossprefs and tried to play with the EDGE on/off features, I can not get the EDGE to work again. It's like DEAD completely, in the prefs window, it looks like EDGE is "on" (although in small letters under EDGE it says "N/A"), i have been turning the phone on and off, changed the card, ... there seems no way to get the EDGE to work again.

    BigBoss, what now?

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    So do I install the http://sleepers.net/~iphone/repo.xml or http://sleepers.net/iphonerepo? I installed the BigBoss Apps and Things which is the BigBoss Rep but I can't seem to find this package any wheres... what's the name of the package that I'm looking for?

  15. #55
    how do i remove icons from the springboard? i tried searching but i couldn't find anything. i want to remove installer, smbprefs, settings and stocks and itunes...since i dont' use them.

  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by alekssBGD View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Well - to put it simply: Since I installed Bossprefs and tried to play with the EDGE on/off features, I can not get the EDGE to work again. It's like DEAD completely, in the prefs window, it looks like EDGE is "on" (although in small letters under EDGE it says "N/A"), i have been turning the phone on and off, changed the card, ... there seems no way to get the EDGE to work again.

    BigBoss, what now?
    Edit the file "Preferences.plist" inside /Library/Preferences/Systemconfiguration and set "Available" back to 1 in your configuration.

  17. #57
    Just installed via Install.app. So far so good!

    I love that the IP address appears next to the service. Does this run through Services? Do I need to keep that installed like the other pref panes?

    Thanks!

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    If I try to switch EDGE OFF, the iPhone goes to "locked SIM" and the EDGE is't switched OFF!?

    Any help?

    Thanxx...

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    Does this app work with 1.1.3?
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    Hey there BigBoss - thanks for such a great app that centralises the control of prefs!

    One thing I miss from NetServices is the ability to toggle Auto-Lock between never and the setting in Preferences. I know it's just a few taps away under Preferences, but it would be useful on the main screen. I often have a need to enable SSH and disable Auto-Lock at the same time, e.g. when manually installing apps or looking under-the-hood.

    No need to write a dedicated plugin - if you can simply supply the right settings to enter in your Add Service screen, that would be FAB!
    Last edited by fastdump; 02-17-2008 at 01:04 AM. Reason: typo

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