How to disable Ads in uTorrent 3.x

December 9th, 2012 b0ddu Posted in How to No Comments »

BitTorrent Inc’s uTorrent software is one of the most popular torrent downloading software with a user base of over 125 million. It is light weight and contains no bloat. But the latest version of uTorrent software 3.2.2, 3.2.3 has Ads that come in the form of sponsored torrents through which advertisers can reach out to it’s user base. The ads are prominently featured in a yellow bar that sits on top of the torrent list.

uTorrent Ads

After user complaints to include option to opt-out of Ads, they included the latest releaes with an undocumented option for it. You can go to Options > Preferences > Advanced and search filter for – sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled.

Set that to False

disable uTorrent Ads

When this value is set to false the yellow advertisement bar will disappear the next time uTorrent is started.

If that yellow bar doesn’t annoy you, make sure you support the awesome software by not disabling the Ads.


Fix for iPhone, iPad could not be restored. An unknown error occurred ( 3194 , 1015 )

April 24th, 2011 b0ddu Posted in fixes, How to, iPhone No Comments »

iphone error 3194 restore

This error 3194 occurs on any iPhone, iPad when trying to restore from higher firmware version to lower version. Apple started signing or authenticating the version of iOS being installed on the iPod or iPhone through iTunes. To stop people from jailbreaking the device or using older versions of iOS, Apple no more allows installing older versions of OS.  Below is more detailed and technical explanation via iphoneheat

When you try to restore an older firmware on the devices listed below, Apple won’t let you do that. Once you ‘upgrade’ they don’t let you downgrade. The way they stop you is basically by a simple response that iTunes receives when you try to restore the firmware of your choosing. See, the firmware is now signed for the below devices. It is signed with a unique id (ECID) that only your device has. Apple takes the firmware version files and combines them with your ECID and generates a hash that ONLY APPLE can generate. iTunes packages up this valuable information and sends it to your device. Your device checks the information and verifies the signature (making sure it really came from Apple because it CANNOT be forged as the encryption is very high). If the signature matches then the restore process can continue. If the signature does not match, the device raises an error and the restore process stops. Apple stops signing older firmwares once a new one is out.

TinyUmbrella is a useful app that can now save iOS 4 SHSH regardless of whether your iDevice [ iPhone, iPad, Touch ] is jailbroken. You can save SHSH blobs for iOS 4 even if you’re on OS 3.1.3 or older. TinyUmbrella saves the file locally AND sends the request to Cydia so Cydia will have the SHSH as well. If Cydia’s TSS server is down, your only option will be to use TinyUmbrella for restoring through iTunes. Download from iPhoneheat.

iREB is a tool for Windows that will put your device [ iPhone, iPad, Touch ] into a pwned state so that you can upload custom firmware to it. Download from ih8sn0w.com and watch this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUC1t11JDMA

Or Simple, follow my earlier posts to jailbreak your device before Apple stops signing iOS 4.3.2Download latest Jailbreak iOS firmware 4.3.2–iPhone, iPad, Touch and Simple Clean Instructions to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 on all iPhone, iPad


Store unlimited photos and videos in Picasa Web Albums

March 21st, 2011 b0ddu Posted in hacks, How to, Tips and Tricks 1 Comment »

picasa logoGoogle Picasa Web Albums offers 1GB of free storage for photos and videos. Any photo and video will occupy that space and additional would cost you. Recently, Google made changes to how it calculates your storage quota usage.

Photos less than 800 pixels x 800 pixels and video less than 15 minutes long that are uploaded to Picasa Web Album, Blogger, or Buzz don’t count towards your storage quota. [ via picasa help ]

So, you can batch convert all your image collection to under 800 pixels and upload to picasa. For batch conversion – Use IrfanView or if you use Picasa Software, set Upload Size to Small (640 pixels) and no space is counted. For videos, you can cut them into number of pieces less then 15mins each.


Hack Flash Videos to run full screen on dual monitors

January 18th, 2011 b0ddu Posted in hacks, How to No Comments »

adobe flash logoIf you use multiple monitors and enjoy to watch youtube, hulu or any flash videos full screen in one monitor and when try to work in another, flash video would exist out immediately from full screen. FlashHacker is a free download for Windows that fixes this problem. It’s not available for Mac OS X yet. via jmaxxz.

  • Download FlashHacker from here
  • Make sure to close all Windows – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome , Opera or any application that uses flash like Steam.
  • Open FlashHacker.exe ( Make sure to right click and choose "Run as Administrator")  and click the big Hack My Flash! button and go back to browsing.
  • For Chrome Browser, use DrizzlyChrome app to do the same. Download from here and close all browsers and run it. Remember you have to patch everytime Chrome updates.

Easy way to disable or redefine Capslock and other keys

December 28th, 2010 b0ddu Posted in How to No Comments »

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit has various stand alone tools. Amongst them is Remapkey.exe tool that lets you Remap Windows Keyboard and assign different keys too it.

Download Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools [ 11.8 MB ] for all the apps or simply download the Remapkey.exe [ 340 KB ] and directly run without any installation.

Just run the executable file to open the Remapkey. Follow below steps to make any changes :

  • The top keyboard is the standard base keyboard layout and Remapped keyboard below is what is in use.
  • Simply drag the desired key from the top window onto caps lock in the lower window and drop it. ( my case F2 to rename ) ; eg : extra Shift , A, Enter
  • Click the Save And Exit first icon and let the computer restart.

remapkey tool