Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BradP wants you to void the warranty of your iPhone!

Oh well, oh well! Technology isn't everybody's strong suit, and being forwarded an email with the title "How to Chick-Proof your Iphone" surely raised my suspicion. In it, BradP, or some marketing drone that works for him, actually recommends a procedure for "proofing" your iPhone that will void your warranty. Isn't that handy?

Before I go on chastising BradP for making you void the warranty on your iPhone, let's have a laugh at this quote:

BTW, this article could be good for women too. Lots of boyfriends are insecure and stalker-ish. So here's an easy guide to how to secure your iPhone from anyone who wants to control you, including boyfriends, girlfriends, fuck-buddies, parents, roommates, and any other weirdos that you may have in your life.

So, BradP, do you really say that the family and anybody the reader of your marketing email has sex with is a weirdo? The wording certainly suggests so.

But enough of that, and onto hacking our iPhones:

Here's the process, abbreviated:

1- Jailbreak your iPhone
2- Get BiteSMS from Cydia
3- Get LockInfo from Cydia
4- Set a password in the general settings of your iPhone

Even though jailbreaking is relatively common, it is not without drawbacks. Apple isn't especially fond of it either. To quote from their support document "Unauthorized modification of iOS has been a major source of instability, disruption of services, and other issues".

Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iOS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.

But, all is cool, because who cares if Apple tells you to GFY once your iPhone stops working due to certain hacks. After all, at least now nobody can snoop our your phone. Not even yourself.

Nice one, BradP!

I'm looking forward to your other emails, BradP, and I have a hunch that they won't disappoint me.


  1. While you occasionally make great points (debunking the seduction community), a lot of your posts seem pretty pointless. The forced attempts at humor are particularly stupid. I don't think he insinuated that people are sleeping with weirdos. By that logic, he is saying that people are sleeping with their parents too.

    BTW, in typical style, don't portray this as, "Oh, here is a BradP homer". Don't care about him. But it does get a bit vexing when you have some kind of agenda in the guise of educating people. My guess is that agenda is to stroke your ego. Guess what, you already have my respect and a bunch of other people for your simple, effective and no BS advice. Gimmicks like this only detract from that.

  2. Hey man,

    maybe you should read BradP's original sentence again. I didn't try to be particularly humorous but merely pointed out the peculiarity of his use of language. You seem to merely have gotten it wrong.

    The simple reason for writing those posts is that I find it entertaining. Had I no interest in this topic, you couldn't have enjoyed my ebook Debunking the Seduction Community.

    BTW, I've got more "simple, effective and no-BS advice" forthcoming. My next paperback is almost done, and I'll of course let my readers know in due time.


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