Get rid of Apple Test Advertisment from iPhone SpringBoard

I get constantly annoyed by the test apple advert on my phone’s springboard after I’ve quit an app.  But I think I worked out how to stop it:

Install iFile (obviously you need a jailbroken phone to do this as its a Cydia app)

Navigate to


And then touch the blue arrow on the right of the

Here you will be able to click into the “Name” field and rename it to something memorable (incase you need to roll back this change) – I renamed to “”, then press Done.

So far, I’ve not seen any on my SpringBoard…

iPhone iOS 4.2+ no longer automounting in Ubuntu

I had this problem, which meant my iPhone no longer automatically mounted in Ubuntu 10.10. I had recently upgraded the iOS to 4.3.1 and this turned out to be the cause of the issue.

So, to fix it:

  1. Click on the System menu, then Administration and Software Sources. You’ll have to enter you administrator password.
  2. The Software Sources window will open.
  3. Click on the Other Software tab and click on the Add… button.
  4. Enter the following into the APT line box:
  5. ppa:pmcenery/ppa
  6. Press “Add Source”
  7. Then click “Close” And then “Reload” on the next question.
  8. Click back on the System menu. then Administration and finally Synaptic Package Manager.
  9. Once the window has loaded, click into the search box, and search for:
  10. libimobiledevice1
  11. The program may tell you that it will need to uninstall libimobiledevice0 and upgrade some other thing. I said OK to all this and then press Apply.
  12. It will run through, download the new modules and install them.
  13. Restart your computer for these changes to take effect.