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N.O.V.A 3, the most challenging action and impressive Sci-Fi Fps franchise is now back once again, and this time on iOS devices. Yes, we are talking about the latest N.O.V.A 3. N.O.V.A 3, also known as  ‘Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance’  is finally availble in iTunes App store. Get the experience of ultimate action & fighting game.

Recently, Gameloft India has officially announced the availability of N.O.V.A 3 for the iOS devices in the App Store.  Also, company has mentioned that an Android version will be available later this month. N.O.V.A. 3 is already the most important & successful part for the company’s growth & scussess. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (N.O.V.A.) has had 2 previous versions released for both iOS and Android platform.

n.o.v.a 3

N.O.V.A 3 is a sci-fi first person shooter game with a similar feeling to the Halo series. In this latest version of N.O.V.A, the graphics have been improved and you will find some of the interesting upgrades that have been added for better gameplay performance. Along with the solo first player mode, there are multiplayer and solo deathmatch modes as well.

N.O.V.A Storyline

Kal Wardin has been laying low since Folsom’s death, nut now he has received a desperate plea from Yelena to come to Earth. Once again, the hero must rise to save mankind. So, Kal Wardin coming back to save the Earth.

n.o.v.a 3

Overview & Offerings:

  • An epic storyline: Humanity finally returns to Earth after years of exile! Fight in 10 immersive levels across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city.
  • Multiple weapons and powers: Run, shoot, drive vehicles, and pilot a mech to defeat hordes of enemies.
  • Join 12-player battles in 6 multiplayer modes (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag, etc.) on 6 different maps.
  • For the first time, multiple allies can jump inside the same vehicle and spread destruction on the battlefield.
  • Discover the new FPS benchmark for graphics and gameplay on iOS (real-time shadow & lights, particle system, ragdoll physics, etc.)

About N.O.V.A 3 for iOS Devices:

N.O.V.A for iPhone & iPad is a iOS application lastly updated on 10th May, 2012. The game is running on versions 1.0.0. Size of this game is 1.57 GB & it is available in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. The game is Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch & iPad.

It requires iOS 4.0 or later. There are new weapons and powers, improved vehicle gameplay and up to 12 player multiplayer mode with six different multiplayer maps. N.O.V.A 3 for iOS devices is priced at 6.99 US Dollars. Buy it today from iTunes store. You can also watch the trailer for N.O.V.A 3, you will find that below. Also check out, Experience FIFA Soccer 12 on iPad & iPhone.

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Windows Phone 7 operating system is well-known for its unique Metro user interface. Its unique and smooth transitions along with live tiles makes it a lovable device. If you don’t have a Windows Phone 7 device but still want its bling you can get it on your iPhone or iPad using a Dreamb0ard theme.

OS7

OS7 is a Dreamb0ard theme which blends the taste of Metro UI on an iPhone. It looks like original Windows Phone 7 interface, which makes it difficult to distinguish it as an iPhone.

OS7 replaces the native home screen of iOS with stacks of pinned tiles along with other icons. Being a Dreamb0ard theme, it has limited functionality. It doesn’t completely work as the original Metro UI but at least offers you a some of the functions.

OS7 is available for FREE from ModMyi repo in Cydia Store.

Metro 8

Metro 8 is the best and the perfect Metro UI theme which brings Windows 8 experience on your iDevice. Unlike OS7, Metro 8 comes with rich graphics and icons that is inspired by the new XBOX interface.

Metro 8 has a scroll-able start menu with all the apps, icon badges and also access to all the hubs. Three hub includes Games, Medias and Social Hub. It also comes with landscape mode which makes it look like a tablet running Windows 8.

Metro 8 is available for $2.99 from ModMyi repo in Cydia Store.

iMetro

iMetro is a beautiful Windows 8 theme for iPad that is inspired by OS7 and Metro 8. Still in Beta stage, it brings the complete experience of upcoming Windows 8 based tablets on your iPad.

It provides much more advanced features such as Editable Small Tiles, Personalize Menu, Live Social tiles, Full app view, etc. with easy functioning. It’s as smooth as the original Window 8 and it is also coming with new features in the stable release.

iMetro is available for FREE from ModMyi.

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iPhone 3GS unlock is already out for the new firmwares but is it supported by all the iPhone 3GS models? Are all the basebands supported? There are lots of questions which need to be answered and you need to know before you proceed with iPhone 3GS unlock. If you are looking forward to unlock iPhone 3GS, go through this guide.

Before we start, make sure you know that not all the iPhone 3GS are unlockable. iPhone 3GS manufactured before 2011 and some manufactured in 2011 can be safely flashed and unlocked while others cannot.

How to find when was your iPhone manufactured?

Go to Settings > General > About and check out your serial number. The third, fourth and fifth number of your serial number should be less than ‘127’. This means,

1 = Year of manufacture

27 = Week of manufacture

So if your phone has serial number ‘xxx129xxx’ it means your phone was manufactured in 29th week of 2011.  Check out your serial number and proceed only if your iPhone was manufactured before 27th week of 2011. Redsn0w says ‘135’ is safe, but it is not.

The following serial numbers can be safely flashed.

xx102xx
xx104xx
xx108xx
xx109xx
xx110xx
xx112xx
xx113xx
xx119xx
xx120xx
xx121xx
xx122xx
xx123xx
xx125xx
xx128xx
xx129xx
xx130xx
xx132xx
xx133xx

If you are set with the serial number and date of manufacture you need to check whether your device has ‘Old Bootrom’ or ‘New Bootrom’.

There are many ways to find it, but phones with model number starting with ‘MC’ have new bootrom. While those manufactured before 40th week are running with old bootrom. But instead of this method, I will suggest that you use other accurate methods available over the internet.

Now check your iOS version and baseband, it can be done by navigating to Settings > General > About, here look for Version and Modem Firmware, Modem firmware is nothing but the baseband.

If your device has any of the following baseband you can easily unlock your phone.

04.26.08
05.11.07
05.12.01
05.13.04

If your baseband is listed above you can easily unlock your phone just by updating to latest firmware and jailbreaking it.

Note: Before updating to the latest firmware, make sure you have preserved your existing baseband. This can be done by creating a custom firmware using Sn0wbreeze (Windows) and Pwnage Tool (Mac), then follow the unlocking steps, which is at the end of the article.

If your device doesn’t have any of the above baseband then you need to go update your device to iPad baseband.

Note: iPad baseband on iPhone is a ported baseband, it is not officially available. If you update to iPad baseband you will permanently loose your iPhone baseband series and also GPS functionality. If your baseband is not supported by the unlock, installing iPad baseband is the only way to get your phone unlocked.

Installing iPad Baseband

If your baseband is listed above don’t follow this step. To install iPad baseband your device must be on the latest iOS firmware, if it is not, update it to the latest firmware using iTunes. Before updating make sure that the firmware can be jailbreaked.

Even if the jailbreak is tethered, users with old bootrom shouldn’t worry as for them it is untethered. Those with new bootrom will have to ‘Boot tether’ every time.

After you have installed the latest iOS firmware, you will need to jailbreak it. Either use supported version of Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze.

If you are using Redsn0w, simply follow the procedure and make sure you have checked ‘Install Cydia’ and ‘Install iPad Baseband’ option.

Once the jailbreak process is over your iPhone is hacktivated. You can see the home screen with a Cydia icon. Your device will still show ‘No Service’ as it is not yet unlocked.

Unlocking your iPhone

Directly continue with this step if your baseband was mentioned above. Those users with iPad baseband should also follow these steps to unlock your phone.

Before going further,

For the basebands mentioned above, make sure you have preserved your baseband and your phone still runs on the same baseband like earlier.

For iPad baseband users, check your baseband it should be ‘6.15.00’. This is the iPad baseband.

Now once you have confirmed that your device can be unlocked, you are good to go.

Step One: Open Cydia and navigate to Manage tab.

Step Two: Open ‘Sources’.

Step Three: Tap on the ‘Edit’ button followed by ‘Add’ button.

Step Four: Enter ‘http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com’ and tap ‘Add Source’.

Step Five: Search for ‘Ultrasn0w’ and make sure you have selected the correct version by reading the description.

Step Six: Once confirmed, Install it and reboot your device.

There are some bugs with the official version of Ultrasn0w, so even after reboot you will find ‘No Service’ in the carrier place. This can be fixed by using ‘Ultrasn0w fixer’. Follow these steps,

Step One: Open Cydia, navigate to Manage tab and open Sources.

Step Two: Tap on the Edit button followed by Add button.

Step Three: Enter ‘http://repo.iparelhos.com’ and tap Add Source.

Step Five: Search for ‘Ultrasn0w fixer’ for your respective firmware.

Step Six: Once confirmed, Install it and reboot your device.

Once your device is rebooted wait for few moments and signal bars along with the carrier name should appear. That’s it, you have successfully unlocked your iPhone 3GS.

If you are confused about any step please comment, but don’t go wrong anywhere. If you go wrong somewhere chances are you may permanently brick your device.

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Downloading torrent files on PC is one of the easiest task to do, but it is not the same on iOS. There are many apps on iOS which make torrent downloading possible, but many of them are complicated. Here is one of the easiest way to download torrent files on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and later SSH them tn your PC.

All you need is,

  • Jailbreaked iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
  • WiFi Connectivity

3G can also work, but I will highly recommend that you use WiFi as 3G may kill your data plan. Once you are ready with the above requirements you can download torrents using a jailbreaked app named ‘iTransmission’.

To get it, go to Cydia store, search for iTransmission and install it. It’s totally free and works on iOS 5 also even if it doesn’t say so.

Once you have installed iTransmission, an icon is placed on the springboard. Just follow the steps below.

Step One: Go to Safari and search for your torrent file.

Step Two: Copy the torrent file address by double tapping the address bar which contains the ‘.torrent’ file complete address.

Note: Copy the complete address which heads directly to the ‘.torrent’ file as you will need it to add in iTransmission.

Step Three: Once you have copied the URL, go back to the home screen and launch iTransmission.

Step Four: Tap the ‘+’ button that is located at the bottom in the iTransmission app and select ‘URL’.

Step Five: Paste the URL that you had copied from Safari earlier and select OK.

Step Six: You are done. The downloading will start and the torrent file will be listed in the downloading list.

iTransmission works same as your desktop torrent client. It even provides Pause and Resume feature along with a toggle to switch between WiFi and cellular network.

The downloaded files are stored in ‘/var/mobile/Documents’ and can be easily extracted on PC after SSH.

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We all know that in order to transfer content such as Games, Images, Music and Videos to an iPhone, iPod and iPad we have to use iTunes. But many people do not know that using iTunes we can also transfer data to third party apps on the iPhone. These are the apps that can read, edit and even allow you to create files on your iDevices.

These are the apps that help you create, read and edit Word, Powerpoint and other such type of files. They can even turn your iPhone, iPod and iPad into a storage device. So to give you a simple example, you might have downloaded an app from the App store which allows you to use your iPhone as a Pen Drive but you might not know the actual process. So if that’s the case, then this post is the answer for you.

As I already mentioned, all this can be done with the help of Third Party Apps available in the App Store which allow you to very easily ‘Transfer Data and Files to it’ and also ‘Copy Data and Files from it back to your computer’. This process is very simple but you need to know how it has to be done.

How to ‘Copy From’ and ‘Paste to’ ?

The process is really simple and straightforward. The problem is that when we open iTunes and go to the Apps tab we get this window in iTunes:

Now the problem is many people do not notice that this Tab has a area that can be scrolled. So all you have to do is scroll down in order to get this part:

We are not done yet. But now you can see the title that says ‘FILE SHARING’. This means you have come to the right place. Now let us try out the actual process. As you can see in the above image, I already have some Apps listed in the File Sharing Section. So all the Apps that can transfer files will be listed here. At the end of this post, I will list some of the best Apps that you can use in order to transfer files, edit files etc. on your iDevices.

The Process:

As you can see in the image above, I have selected the App named Phone Drive. On the right hand side in the bottom you can see 2 buttons named ADD and SAVE TO.

  • If you click ADD, you will get a file selection dialog box. Simply select the file you want to add to the selected application.
  • If you want to copy a file from the application to the computer, select any file or folder from the right hand side. This will enable the SAVE TO button. Click on this button and select the location where you want to save the file or folder.

This way you can ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ files between the Application and Computer.

The List:

As mentioned earlier in the post, this is the list of some of the Best Apps that can transfer files to your computer, copy files from your computer and also allow you to access and edit these files on your iDevices.

1. Phone Drive

This Application allows you to Create, Read or Edit text files, PDF files etc. This app can also play different types of Audio Files. And it also acts as a Storage Device because you can simply store any kind of files into this app.

2. BUZZ Player

This Application can be your one stop entertainment shop. You can store all your songs, music, videos and movies into this app. And the best part is that this app can play almost all the audio and video file formats on your iDevice.

3. Keynote

This is the portable version of the Keynote Application for Mac. You can create high quality Slides and Presentations with this app right on your iDevice.

4. Pages

This is the portable version of the Pages Application for Mac. You can create high quality Word files and documents with this app right on your iDevice.

5. Numbers

This is the portable version of the Numbers Application for Mac. You can create detailed spreadsheets and other such documents with this app right on your iDevice.

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WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 12 scheduled for June is going to come up with the 6th version of iOS, named iOS 6. Expected to come with all new features and new integration, iOS 6 could be the next and most powerful mobile operating system. Google and Apple always try to compete against each other in every possible aspect. This time the war has reached a new level.

Since the release of first iPhone in 2007, Apple always relied on Google maps for providing location based services on its iDevices. Sources and confirmations from 9to5Mac said that this time Apple is going to ditch Google maps and instead use its own 3D maps in iOS 6.

Apple has already purchased technology and software from Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9 back in October. C3 Technologies is one of the most advanced providers of 3D mapping. It  provides; 2D maps, satellite images and also street-level photography. So, it’s already known that 3D maps in iOS 6 will be one of the new revamped feature.

iOS 6 will take the location services on iDevices to a whole new level. Right from the app icon to the interface of the app, Maps app will undergo complete revamp. The new design is expected to bring much more accuracy for the location services. The new interface for the Maps will be provided with a ‘3D’ button which will bring 3D view of streets, buildings and landscapes.

Apple will try to eliminate all the limitations and drawbacks found in Google maps to make maps experience even better. C3 technologies are also well known for 3D models, streets and interior panoramas. A blend of three together on a iDevice will make a much more detailed graphical path for finding the way.

We are all excited for iOS 6 release. A pack of new and unique features is coming next month at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference 2012, stay tuned.

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FreedomPop, a Los Angeles based wireless Internet service provider has started taking pre orders for FreedomSleve, a case for iPhone 4/4s that provides “free” 4G wireless services, mobile hotspot and extra battery life. The company, at present is in growing stage and is trying to compete with other wireless service providers in the market. After using the iPhone Sleve you may plan and cancel your broadband connection or any other wireless data networks. Find out why?

Lookswise, the iPhone Sleve is rigid but iPhone fits easily into the case. At the back of the case there is a FreedomPop logo, and three light indicators, and a hole for camera. To place your iPhone into the case, all you need to do is hold the case in one hand and slide your iPhone from towards the bottom.

FreedomSleve offers good Internet speed. Besides speed, the case works as a hotspot and you can connect up to eight devices to the case. Remember when iPhone is inserted into this case it connects to FreedomSleve as a Wi-Fi connection and one advantage is that it also supports Face Time. Also, the case is capable of extending battery life of the phone up to 6 hours.

The case offers you a free 4G connection with which you get 500 MB data for every month. The data limit can be extended up to 1 GB at some specific cost. Company would surely increase the data limit once the product is out in the  market thereby allowing users to enjoy more cost-free Internet on their phones.

The company is offering Internet service via Clearwire’s WiMAX network and would be shortly available in all parts of U.S. The case is priced at $99 and is expected to be seen in the market in July or September. The preorder option is available, click here to preorder Freedom Sleve.

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There have been many problems for all the iPhone, iPod and iPad users who have upgraded their devices to iOS 5.1. One of the main reason being that they were not able to jailbreak their iDevices.

Well, so to say the wait is almost over. I said almost because you can now have a Semi-tethered jailbreak on all the iOS 5.1 Apple devices. By that I mean all iPhones, iPods and iPads. Earlier this tool did not support the A5 devices but now they do. So you can jailbreak your A4 as well as A5 devices with this tool.

This new jailbreak provides you with a patch that makes it semi-tethered. Meaning that you do not have to connect your iDevice to the computer in order to restart it. But let me tell you right away that if you do so, you will have a limited amount of features that can be used and accessed. What I am trying to say is even though this jailbreak is called ‘Semi-tethered’, your iDevice will not be able to work with full potential till the time you connect it to a computer and restart it. Hence if you want your iDevice to function at full power and potential, then you HAVE TO connect it to a computer and then restart it.

With all that being said, I would suggest that you use this jailbreak only if you already are on iOS 5.1. If you are not, then DO NOT update your iOS Version to 5.1 till the time the untethered jailbreak is out.

How to jailbreak iPhone, iPod, iPad Running on iOS 5.1

1. Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer. If you are not sure, then check whether an update is available and install it.

2. Connect your iDevice to the computer and back it up just in case something goes wrong.

3. You will need the latest version of Redsn0w. Download the latest version for Mac or Windows depending on your system.

4. Once done, run Redsn0w and you should see this screen:

5. Now click on JAILBREAK and then on NEXT, you will get this screen:

6. Here you can see two sections. One is for the A5 devices and the other is for the A4 devices. You can read the instructions given there and they will explain everything to you as well. So if you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2 you simply have to plugin your device to the computer. But if you have any other device, for example the iPhone 4 or the original iPad then you have to completely switch off the device.

7. Select the method that is applicable to you and then click on NEXT.

8. If you have an A5 device, the jailbreak process should start immediately, but if you have an A4 device then you have to follow an extra process that comes up on screen in order to set your device into DFU mode. Once your device goes into DFU mode the jailbreak process shall start.

9. Wait for the tool to do its thing and your device should be jailbroken. Once you are able to see Cydia on your home screen, it means the process has been successfully completed.

Tethered Boot

Once you are done with the above process, your iDevice will be jailbroken. But if your device gets switched off, then you have to use this process in order to restart it to its full power and functionality. So follow this process in order to restart your device using the Tethered Boot Method:

1. Connect the device to the computer.

2. Run Redsn0w and you will get the usual window as shown earlier.

3. This time you have to click on EXTRAS and you will get this screen: 4. Now click on JUST BOOT and you are done.

Semi-Tethered Boot

This is the method using which you can boot your device without the need of a computer. In order to do this, you will have to download a tool named SEMITETHER from Cydia.

SemiTether can be downloaded for free from the BIG BOSS REPO. So since Cydia already has this repo by default, simply go to the search option and find SemiTether. Follow the onscreen instructions and install it on your device. Once done, you can now boot your device without connecting it to a computer but as mentioned earlier, you will be able to use very limited features.

But there is no need to worry. Once the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is out, you are very likely to get a newer version of SemiTether or another similar tool that will help you change your jailbreak to Untethered!  

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An iPhone, iPod and iPad offer us with a standard password system using which one can lock his device. But this password lock is only active when your device is in stand-by/sleep mode. When you want to use your device you have to undo the password to unlock your device.

Many a times it happens that your friends, colleagues or relatives want to check out your iPhone, iPod and iPad or the device which you have  just bought. They get their chance when you are away. Something just reminds you and you leave your device there. May be a call from boss or from a wife! But what if you are in the middle of a game, just seconds away from breaking your previous highest score? Of course you would not like your efforts to go waste so you pause the game and leave.

Sadly, your colleague/friend gets his hands on the device and ruins your game. What is your reaction? Needless to ask as little you can do! Taking lessons from this you can do one thing and that is install an app called App Locker.

What is App Locker?

App Locker is an application that can be downloaded through Cydia. This is actually a tool using which you can LOCK all the Games and Applications that you want using a ‘Password System’. And the best part is that you can lock only those Games and Applications that you do not want others to use or mess with and the Password Lock even works if the app is in multi-tasking mode or any other mode whatsoever.

How to get App Locker?

As I just mentioned, App Locker is an app for idevices and can be downloaded from Cydia. Hence it is quiet clear that you need to have a jailbroken device. Once you have a jailbroken device follow these steps to get App Locker:

  • Open CYDIA and go to SOURCES
  • Now tap on the EDIT button in the Top Right side of the screen
  • Now you should see an ADD button in the Top Left side of the screen
  • Tap on the ADD button and enter the link: http://apt.modmyi.com/
  • Now tap on ADD SOURCE to add this repo
  • Once done, you should see a repo named ‘ModMyi’
  • Open this repo and scroll down till you find ‘App Locker’

  • Then, tap on the link for App Locker and you should see this:

  • PURCHASE the Product and then tap on CONTINUE in the next window.
  • Cydia will start downloading and installing App Locker for you
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and you are done.

Now that you have finished installing App Locker, go to Settings and you will find an extra ‘Settings Tab’ for App Locker. Select this Tab and turn ON the App Locker System. Play with it a little and you will get a hang of it. Another awesome feature is that you can even lock the ‘Settings App’. So no one can even undo the lock system or any other Cydia Tweak you have on your device. Check this out…I just locked Plants Vs Zombies on my iPod!

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Some features missing in iPhones can sometime be easily found in Android phones. Arguments apart; I was searching for an application for long that could simply allow me to view all my applications in one place rather than browsing several pages. Luckily, I found one in the form of Android Loader.

Android Loader

Android Loader is a Jailbreak tweak developed by Surenix, a well-known graphic designer. The tweak has been designed specifically for iPhone/iTouch users to give them a tabbed dock that helps them gain more control over their device. Few updates have also come in this tweak which should help users to do a lot more things than ever before.

As mentioned, the developer has come up with a new version of the tweak for idevices. This time for iPhone and iTouch. So, now you can navigate your iphone just like  like your Android phone with simple installation.

Surenix has gifted Cydia store a new version of Android Loader for iPhone and iTouch. In the new version the respiring issue has been fixed. Plus, it has got new features like a slide volume bar as seen in Androids. The tweak AndroidLoader v1.2 is still not ready to be used with iPad however; there are rumors about it being released for an iPad by the end of this year.

 

More Android Loader Features:

  • Implementation of media player – This feature lets a user switch between songs easily and displays the name of the song on the top of the screen. Besides, it includes option to play, pause and select next or previous track.
  • The slide-in or tap feature – It gives a user complete access to all the installed main applications in a single touch.
  • The GUI – The GUI now looks much clear and the applications are sorted in an alphabetical order.
  • Unwanted applications at side – Another feature that lets you hide unwanted or rarely used applications. To access the hiding option, go to the settings panel.
  • Auto hide - The dock includes an added feature of auto hide that can also be set in the settings panel. User can set the timeframe in seconds for the dock to be minimized automatically.
  • Android like Volume button - The volume slide bar has been added in this new release which directly allows you to control volume like on the Android phones.
  • Home button – This lets you switch from the Android menu to iPhone main menu in a single touch without closing it.

How To Install Android Loader?

  1. Open cydia in your iphone/itouch.
  2. Search for Android Loader and buy it. You can buy it at $2.99.
  3. Install it using via any source like “biteyourapple” or any other.

 


In the updated version, tweak has shown improved performance and constancy. As indicated by the name, the application resembles GUI of an Android but a user has the option to customize skin of the tweak. What are you waiting for? Give Android Loader a try and share your experience with us.