Converting mp3 files to iPhone ringtones in Linux

Posted on Sat 28 February 2009 in Technology • Tagged with linux, iphone

It should go without saying that with “iPhone” and “Linux” in the same sentence you’ll need a jailbroken phone for this. Use the following commands to dump your mp3 file to WAV then convert it to m4a:

  1. mplayer -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:fast:file=file.wav file …

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Posted on Fri 13 June 2008 in Technology • Tagged with vim, iphone, ubuntu, wiki

The following 4 guides have been moved over to my MediaWiki site and updated:

  • Intro to the ViM Editor
  • Vim and R
  • iPhone 1.1.4 and Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) on a Toshiba Portege M400

I think it makes them much, much …

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iPhone 1.1.4 and Ubuntu Linux

Posted on Wed 28 May 2008 in Technology • Tagged with linux, iphone, wiki

This guide is horribly out of date, and much more concise and updated instructions can be found at

I’m writing this guide after upgrading my 1.1.2 jailbroken iPhone to 1.1.4. As with my last guide, I don’t …

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iPhone 1.1.2 and Ubuntu Linux

Posted on Sat 24 November 2007 in Technology • Tagged with iphone, linux, wiki

The following guide is deprecated, and the instructions here should not be used on a 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 iPhone. There are much easier steps in windows now, and running ‘passwd’ on a 1.1.3/1.1.4 iphone will cause the menu (Springboard) to continuously …

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