Redsn0w 0.9.7b2 For iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak Released, Fixes Native App Crashes

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Dec 272010
 

iPhone Dev Team had released Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 that implements the “backup plan” for iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch 4G.

It was meant only for beta testers and not for the general public as there are still some known issues that need to be addressed. However, users who tried the beta version reported a number of issues. Dev Team has promptly released a new version of Redsn0w to address some of the issues. Continue reading »

Unlock For iPhone 4 Could Be Released In Less Than a Month

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Dec 212010
 

We finally have some good news for iPhone 4 users who want to unlock their iPhone.

Sherif Hashim, iPhone hacking expert who had figured out a way to activate iPhone without the need for the official carrier SIM has hinted that software method to unlock iPhone 4 will be released in less than a month.

Sherif Hashim revealed this while responding to a tweet from one of his followers: Continue reading »

Dev Team Working On A Solution To Downgrade Baseband 06.15.00 To 05.15.05 For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

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Dec 082010
 

Some users have reported significant loss of GPS signal after upgrading to baseband 06.15.00 using Redsn0w or PwnageTool to unlock their iPhone.

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has just confirmed that they are working on a solution that will allow users to downgrade their iPhone’s baseband back to 05.15.04. MuscleNerd revealed this while responding to one of his followers on Twitter: Continue reading »

Apple To Add AirPlay Video Streaming To Mobile Safari And Third-Party Apps In 2011

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Dec 012010
 

AirPlay was one of the cool features introduced in iOS 4.2, which allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to stream audio and video content to the new Apple TV.

But at the same it was disappointing to find out that the AirPlay audio and video streaming functionality was available only on the iPod app and YouTube app and it was possible to only stream audio from third party iPhone apps including the Mobile Safari browser. Macrumors is reporting that one of their readers who had recently bought a new Apple TV sent an email to Steve Jobs, Apple CEO on this limitation and reportedly received a response from him. Continue reading »

Nokia Siemens says iOS 4.2 supports new tech to reduce network congestion

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Dec 012010
 

One of the world’s top suppliers of cellular infrastructure, Nokia Siemens, has dropped some juicy knowledge today that Apple’s new iOS 4.2 update supports a technology called network-controlled fast dormancy that better optimizes how the phone connects to the network. The company touts that it’s a win-win — better battery life, less unnecessary network utilization — and also points out that Nokia implemented the technique in all of its smartphones starting earlier this year. Since network-controlled fast dormancy is a feature that benefits the network itself as much as it benefits the individual user, knocking out two power players like Nokia and Apple (over half of new smartphone sales, NSN points out) should make a big dent.

Interestingly, NSN seems to have arrived at this discovery through “tests” it conducted, not by working with Apple on implementing it. Sure, we don’t pretend to know all the interactions that occur between manufacturers, carriers, and suppliers during a phone’s development, but it certainly seems to us that Apple would benefit by engaging infrastructure companies early and often as these baseband updates come together — particularly as it seeks to keep a tight lid on the very congestion issues that network-controlled fast dormancy is designed to help eliminate. Either way, it’s interesting to see how quick Nokia Siemens was to probe for the change this time around.

[via engadget]

iOS 4.2 New Features

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Nov 232010
 

Apple finally released the long anticipated iOS 4.2 (or iOS 4.2.1) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iOS 4.2 brings new features like AirPrint, AirPlay, Find My iPhone besides offering one common platform across all iDevices.

iPad users finally get access to iOS 4 features like Multitasking, Game Center, Folder management and Universal Inbox that were earlier available only on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Please find details of some of the major new features introduced in iOS 4.2: Continue reading »

iOS 4.2 Now Available for Downoad

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Nov 222010
 

You’ve waited a long while for this day to come, but here it finally is. Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 to iPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) across the globe, delivering the long-awaited multitasking and app folder enhancements to a tablet that was already supposed to be magical and revolutionary. To see whether this new update — replete with Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint additions — really helps the iPad step up to doubleplusgood territory, check out our full review; everyone else, hit up your nearest iTunes 10.1-equipped computer to get your update on. Continue reading »

Steve Jobs says AirPrint has not been ‘pulled’

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Nov 112010
 

We’re still just as much in the dark as you are as to the current state and future of AirPrint, but we do now have a solution. Yesterday it was looking like wireless printing from iOS devices was out the window, but according to MacRumors.com Steve Jobs has responded to one disgruntled user’s ask for clarification, saying in typically terse prose:

AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.

Indeed you should not believe everything you read, and given there’s no way to authenticate this supposed response you might want to take that with a bit of a grain of salt too. But, until we get official confirmation one way or another, Mac developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to find a way to re-enable the service in the released version of Mac OS X v10.6.5. It won’t be easy, you’ll need to pull some files from a pre-release version of that version (confused yet?), but if you need to print something wirelessly today give it a shot. Or, you could just wait until tomorrow when iOS 4.2 rolls out and we see for sure what’s going on with AirPrint.

[via engadget]

Apple May Release iOS 4.2 On November 9th Or 12th

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Nov 082010
 

Apple seeded developers of its iOS Developer Program with iOS 4.2 GM version earlier in the week.

The Golden Master (GM) version means that it is the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop and submit iOS apps that are compatible with iOS 4.2. Apple has already started approving Game Center, multitasking enabled iPad apps to the App Store. Continue reading »

This Is The New Cydia for iOS 4.2 Jailbreak

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Nov 052010
 

As we posted in our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 4.2 GM on iPhone 3GS; Cydia and a lot of jailbreaking apps are completely broken. Both Cydia and JB apps will, of course, eventually start working and if MuscleNerd’s tweet is anything to go by, hackers chpwn and saurik are burning the midnight oil to get it working as soon as possible.


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