Some of our readers who own an iPhone 3G have reported that iOS 4 has slowed down their iPhone, which has forced some of them to downgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.3 or try workarounds to make it faster.
It’s known that some iPhone 4 users are experiencing issues with its proximity sensor, including myself. People find themselves inadvertently ending and muting calls, punching in keys, and sending FaceTime requests. Jobs and company promised a fix to this, and it seems iOS 4.1 might just be the magical savior of the proximity sensor. This is based on non-scientific tests on two iPhone 4s as well as reader submissions.
Developers, developers, developers: Apple is now seeding the second iteration of the iOS 4.1 beta your way. It’s been just shy of two weeks since beta 1 hit the scene, which is about on par with the pace of revisions for previous beta releases. We haven’t had a chance yet to dive in and see what changes are afoot, but we’re downloading now and will be sure to let you know if we notice anything.
The iPhone hacker behind sn0wbreeze, f0recast and BlackBreeze today has announcedSn0wbreeze V2.0 which promises to jailbreak iOS 3.1.x, 4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.1 Beta. Sn0wbreeze 2.0 will support: iPhone 3GS (old bootrom pwned on iOS 4.x, and new bootrom pwned on 3.1.2 or with 3.1.2 SHSH blobs), iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G (non-MC model, and already jailbroken on iOS 4.x), and iPod touch 3G and 2G (MC model) pwned on 3.1.2 or with 3.1.2 SHSH blobs. While there is no ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) on the release yet, but there is no reason why it shouldn’t be soon.
iPhone Dev Team has just reported that with iOS 4 or higher, Apple has started putting ‘soft’ SHSH blob checks in the firmware.
This means that like iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, if iTunes can’t get the SHSH blobs for iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2nd generation (due to signing window being closed), the iTunes restore will error out.
According to Dev Team, soft SHSH blob check can be easily bypassed by using Redsn0w and PwnageTool.
At the special iPhone 4 conference yesterday, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs claimed that every smartphone lose signal strength if you hold it in a certain way and it is not something unique to iPhone 4.
Steve Jobs explained that they have got to the heart of the problem, and that is smartphone have weak spots.
Apple has also published new pages on its website to explain the antenna issues.
iOS 4.0.1 has been released for iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G. While the iPhone 4 and 3GS users will have to wait for a new jailbreak tool, iPhone 3G can go ahead and jailbreak their phone on iOS 4.0.1 using Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5. Again, this is strictly for iPhone 3G only. All other iOS based devices will be jailbreakable once Comex releases his new jailbreak tool.
Now that Apple has released the 4.1 iOS beta you should all know to back up our shsh’s locally and on sauriks server by using a program called TinyUmbrella. Saving your shsh’s is a back up plan just in case you upgrade to Apple’s latest firmware that isn’t jailbreakable, the shsh’s allow you to sign your own firmware and downgrade to a jailbreakable firmware. Lets not get too complicated just do the following:
MacRumors is reporting that iOS 4.1 Beta 1 that was just released by Apple to developers of its iPhone Developer Program includes the signal bar changes to fix incorrect display of signal strength.
It will provide users a much better indication of the reception that they are getting in a given area.
Apple had released a public statement couple of weeks back in response to the iPhone 4 reception saga to confirm that they’re incorrectly displaying the signal strength, which will be fixed with a software update that will provide users a much better indication of the reception that they are getting in a given area.
With iOS 4, Apple introduced iAd program so that developers can generate some revenues whilst keeping their apps free in the iTunes App Store. While the ads delivered by iAd are interactive and all, they are still of annoyance for most users. And so if you like your apps ads free, you can disable them all using a free app called iAdKiller for jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches.