Friday, July 25, 2008

IPhone 2.0 synchronization - MDCrashReportTool closed unexpectedly

I was getting the following message when synchronizing my iPhone with firmware 2.0 to iTunes: "MDCrashReportTool closed unexpectedly". This is cause by a bug in Apple's crash reporting tool which make it crash when retrieving bug reports from the iPhone (pretty ironic ;-)). 

To avoid the issue, you can open a Mac OS terminal widow, and type the following command (one line):

sudo chmod a-x /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Versions/A/Resources/

This simply prevents the tool from running. Note this is a workaround and not a fix, and it will completely disables the bug reporting functionality (but it was crashing anyway ...).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

List of usefull iPhone applications

Here are the applications I have installed on my iPhone.

- weDict is a dictionary application, with translation dictionaries available from/to English for several languages.

- iChinese is a program that teaches you how to write Chinese characters by drawing them in the screen 

- Terminal lets you type command lines

- SSH installs an SSH server to remotely access your iPhone

- BossPref is a second Settings application that lets you configure new things (including enabling/disabling SSH).