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How to Install and Fix Stumbler Plus Crashes on an iPhone (Jailbroken)

Google seems to have a lot of older forum discussions about how to get Stumbler Plus to work on the iPhone. Most of these discussions revolve around an old upgrade that resulted in a crashing state for this app. However, I have found that new installations of Stumbler Plus from Cydia also crash, and the fixes described in a lot of the Google results don’t solve the problem.

Before you can do this, your phone must be jailbroken, and you need to have OpenSSH up and running. If you are using Windows, you will need a command line SSH client like Putty and pscp.exe. Remember to turn off OpenSSH on your iPhone after this is done (there is no need to leave the service running. Anyone can scan your phone and find the service running on your phone).

To install Stumbler Plus on a jailbroken iPhone, first install it from Cydia. The app will crash as soon as it is launched. Follow these instructions to get it working properly. If you are using Windows and have downloaded pscp.exe, use pscp.exe where these instructions say to use “scp” to copy the Stumbler package to your phone. Use putty to ssh into your phone to complete the rest of the steps from the Stumbler website. If you are not comfortable using putty, you can also use the MobileTerminal application from Cydia directly on your phone.

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iPhone with Exchange and Google Calendar

I finally broke down and got myself an iPhone. I must say that my initial reaction to the phone was partial excitement, and partial disappointment. You see, I’ve never owned a Smart Phone before. I had high expectations for these devices. I knew there were limitations, such as only being able to run one app at a time on iPhones, and no Flash Player. However, I was still willing to give this device a try.

One of the things that aggravated me was the lack of information on how to set up two separate Calendars on the iPhone. Apparently, the iPhone can only recently do this. I finally found the technical information I was looking for on how the iPhone Calendar/Mail apps actually work on Stephen Foskett’s Blog.

You see, I, like many, use Exchange Server 2008 for work, but I also needed a separate personal Calendar, particularly for reminding me about personal appointments. I had a Google account that would be perfect for this if I could get it to sync onto my iPhone. Google now has an ActiveSync application, which will sync your Google email, Contacts, and Calendar. However, there was one problem. If you read Foskett’s blog, you’ll learn that you can only have one ActiveSync (Exchange) account on your iPhone at a time. Now, the iPhone can easily add multiple Mailboxes without a problem. I added my Gmail account as a new email account on my iPhone, along with my existing Exchange account, and both accounts were kept separate. However, this only added my Google email, and not my Google Calendar.

As of now, I am still left without a solution to this.

Well, there is a solution, but it involves jailbreaking your iPhone using “redsn0w” for 3G and 3GS iPhones. After this is accomplished, an application called NemusSync can be installed using Cydia that will create a second, separate Calendar on your iPhone. You then launch the NemusSync app, and manually sync your Google Calendar. Too bad this isn’t built into the iPhone!