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TV Lag Makes You Lose Online Games!

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment


TV Lag Makes You Lose Online Games!

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How To Downgrade iTunes To Any Version

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

How To Downgrade Any iTunes Version 32-bit and 64-bit


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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Secretive Prices – No Store Dares to Reveal

Just hours away from the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 I try to ring around the shops / stores that will be opening at midnight to enable the public to purchase the game in the first few minutes of it’s release.

Price checks now been updated! Please see update notes at the bottom!

This article is in response to this video!

Last year for Call of Duty: Black Ops all it took was one simple phone call to five different places. All could tell me how much the new game would cost when the clock struck 12 but with Modern Warfare 3 it seems to be very different for some reason…!?!?

The RRP (recommended retail price) of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game for PS3 and Xbox on release is £44.99 but for the past two releases of the Call of Duty franchise we have seen a lot better deals if you shop around.

What the stores had to say…

Game (aka Gamestation) could only tell me a ‘guide’ price being the RRP £44.99 and said that the price would not be definate until midnight.

HMV could also only tell me the RRP as a guide price however said to phone again just before the store usually closes at 5:30pm as they should know by then, but the price may still change up until around 11pm depending on competitors prices. He also mentioned that BF3 (Battlefield 3) that was released last week had an RRP of £39.99 and by the midnight opening ended up at £37.99 and said that he expected MW3 to end up around £42.99 by midnight tonight.

When I phoned Blockbuster I would like to mention I was greeted by a ‘jobsworth’ employee. He stated the RRP and after I asked if the price was likely to drop nearer release he replied ‘How long is a piece of string’ in a smarmy undertone which I was not impressed with.

Tesco and Sainsbury’s both would not officially state a price however, the guy I was speaking to from Sainsbury’s did start off by saying that it would work out cheaper if you spent £30 grocery shopping at the same time – as was the case last year. He also said he thought he heard someone mention it would be around £28.00 but when he went to confirm with a manager his story suddenly changed to a simple ‘Sorry we can’t release any price information’.

The whole situation seems to suggest that all competitors are trying to almost not compete and ‘even out’ the customers so that every company gets a fair share of the COD profit pie this year…

So far I am leaning towards going to Sainsbury’s at midnight as this is where i saved around £20 compared to RRP with Black Ops last year and the vague hints still seem viable. However I still yet have to phone back HMV at 5:30pm and the supermarkets again at around 11pm to make sure.

Tesco have announced that Modern Warfare 3 will be sold for £25 when bought with selected PSN (PlayStation Network) / 4200 Microsoft Points! However this works out that you will have to pay £60 in total for Xbox but you do get points ready for future DLC (downloadable content aka map packs).
If you got Saturday’s The Sun newspaper there was an extra £5 off bringing the Xbox total down to £55. The PSN credit amount to make you eligible for the deal is £35.


Further internet rumours suggest Sainsbury’s should be selling the game for £28.99 when you spend £30 or more on groceries.

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iOS 5 Blocks Gevey Sim Unlock From Working – Downgrade To Older Base Band / Modem Firmware

October 17, 2011 3 comments

Gevey Sim ehhh? You what?

A lot of people in the UK have never heard of a Gevey Sim before and do not know what it does.

A Gevey Sim unlocks all networks on your iPhone without jailbreaking or when the ultrasn0w jailbreak doesn’t work because of your iPhone’s ‘baseband’. It’s a special sim card tray with a chip that bypasses the iPhone’s network lock via the emergency calls function of the phone.

iOS 5 Blocks Gevey Sim From Unlocking Networks

Yesterday I was one of the many who fell into the trap of upgrading to iOS 5 after seeing all the good new features but not realising my Gevey Sim wouldn’t work anymore.

The new iOS 5 stops the Gevey Sim from bypassing calls through the emergency call function by updating the baseband (BB) – you will find it on your phone called ‘Modem Firmware’ under Settings -> General -> About.

I ended up with the BB (baseband) 04.11.08 which is NOT COMPATIBLE with the Gevey Sim. (As of 16th Oct’ 2011)

How to Downgrade iOS5 to Baseband 04.11.08 to 04.10.01 (iOS 4.3.5 Baseband)


This will only work while Apple is still ‘signing’ the 4.3.5 firmware with the Gevey compatible baseband. When more people convert to iOS5 – Apple will stop ‘signing’ 4.3.5 and your phone may be stuck forever on its network unless Gevey or someone else produces a new work-around. Which there is no news of as yet…

Step One

Download the iOS4 firmware 4.3.5 for your specific device:

Download iPhone 4 GSM 4.3.5 Firmware

Download iPhone 3GS 4.3.5 Firmware

Step Two

Point your hosts file to Apple.

Do this by downloading TinyUmbrella.

Download TinyUmbrella Windows Version

Download TinyUmbrella OSX Version

Once downloaded open it. When I did it I got these 2 messages – just press OK.

Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and UNTICK the ‘Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit’ box.

Now exit TinyUmbrella as this is all you use it for this time, easy isn’t it! 😉

Step Three

Connect your iPhone to your computer (turned on or off it doesn’t make a difference) and put your iPhone into DFU mode.

Enter DFU mode by holding the ‘home’ and ‘power’ buttons together for exactly 10 seconds at which point you must release ‘power’ but continue to hold ‘home’. After about 15 seconds, the device will enter DFU mode.

Step Four

Open iTunes – it will know it is in DFU / recovery mode and a message may appear to tell you this. Just press OK (or whatever!).

Now on the main iTunes screen press shift-restore (Windows) or option-restore (OSX), and select the 4.3.5 firmware you downloaded in step 1.

If you followed the above steps correctly (including making sure Apple are still signing 4.3.5 with the 04.10.01 baseband) it should only be a short while until your firmware is downgraded back to 4.3.5 with the Gevey compatible 04.10.01 baseband!

Now you’re phone is safe remember not to use normal iTunes procedures to update your phone if you want to keep using the Gevey Sim (or even ultrasn0w via cydia) to keep all networks unlocked.

So if you’re using a Gevey Sim to network unlock your device DO NOT Update with the normal iOS5. Please read below on how to get around this.

Instead, to continue using your Gevey Sim you will HAVE to update to iOS5 while preserving the precious BB (baseband). Coming soon…

Now if you want to have an untethered jailbreak after doing this you will have to downgrade to 4.3.3 or lower as there is not an untethered jailbreak for 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 – follow the steps here.

Buy a Gevey Sim Now! Click here or the Gevey image below! (Please open tab in new window)

Buy a Gevey Sim Now! Click here or the Gevey image above! (Please open tab in new window)