Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple waking up New Zealanders an hour early

According to TUAW, iOS 4.1 has a little bug which wakes up those New Zealand folks an hour early each morning via The cause of the bug is related to daylight savings time in the Southern Hemisphere and other then that this is goes into the meh category (OK it’s not meh).


iPhone Dev-Team Demos SHAtter Jailbreak for iOS 4.1

The iPhone Dev-Team has published a video demonstrating the upcoming SHAtter jailbreak for iOS 4.1.

The exploit (and payload) was developed by @pod2g a few months after @p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team discovered the crash. That team is hard at work bringing you a brand new tool to make use of the exploit. It’s not the sort of thing that can be developed overnight so please be patient while waiting for any announcements from them.

In the meantime, we’ve put @pod2g’s exploit into a beta version of PwnageTool to test the waters. The SHAtter exploit was enough to convince the iPod touch 4G to restore to our custom IPSW. The successful result is shown below!

Although PwnageTool was a useful first test of a full iPod 4G jailbreak via SHAtter, it’s really overkill compared to the faster tools being developed. Its main use in PwnageTool will be for those with iPhone4’s, to allow updates while preserving the baseband and ultrasn0w carrier unlock. In any event, this is another exciting time for iPhone and iPod touch users…the cat and mouse game continues!

The PwnageTool beta is for internal testing only. You can take a look at the video demonstration below...

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sn0wbreeze Updated to 2.0.2 - Fixed Activate iPhone Problem

Sn0wbreeze 2.0 and Sn0wbreez 2.0.1 has been released on Sep 23 to jailbreak iPhone 3GS new and old bootrom on iOS 4.1 iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G/ 3G. Sn0wbreeze 2.0.1 has few bugs iPhone Activation problem , uncheck activation iPhone option while using hactivate iPhone options of Sn0wbreeze 2.0.1. iH8sn0w released Sn0wbreeze to 2.0.2 to Fixed all minor bugs. Create custom firmware files with Support new and old bootrom. This version of Sn0wbreeze 2.0.2 can be used for jailbreaking iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G / 3G using custom firmware method. Unlike PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze is totally Windows OS based so any iPhone and iPod Touch users using Windows OS can easily apply this method for jailbreak.


Friday, September 24, 2010

f0recast V1.2/iREB for 4.0.x/4.1 NOW AVAILABLE

Download Forcast v1.2: “Check if your device is unlockable or Tethered with just a simple USB connect!”

Forcast v1.2 [Windows]
Forcast v1.2 [MAC]

Download iREB: “Bypass any errors while restoring to a custom IPSW in iTunes for: iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 1G/2G [MB].”

iREB [Windows]

For updates check ih8sn0w's site

Thursday, September 23, 2010

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom) with Sn0wbreeze 2.0 Released. Here is What You Need to Know

iH8sn0w’s Sn0wbreeze 2.0 will droped yesterday (23rd September). For those of you who don’t know, Sn0wbreeze for Windows works like PwnageTool for Mac which helps you in creating custom firmware files so that you can upgrade to new firmware without upgrading your baseband. This allows you to use the existing version of Ultrasn0w for unlocking the phone so that you can use it with any carrier you like.

However it is to be noted that Sn0wbreeze 2.0 WILL NOT jailbreak iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch 4G. The devices which it will support are:

iPhone 2G
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) – Must be already jailbroken. (If you are jailbroken using Spirit or JailbreakMe, use Spirit2Pwn from
iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) – Must be currently jailbroken on 3.1.2.
iPod Touch 1G
iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC Model)
iPod Touch 2G (MC Model) – Must be currently jailbroken on 3.1.2.
iPod Touch 3G – Must be currently jailbroken on 3.1.2.

I published a small sn0wbreeze update (2.0.1) to those having Error 37 to a small size of users.

Download latest version (2.0.1)

New York Transit begins iPhone as wallet trials

Look I’ve been bleating on ad infinitum about how your iPhone will one day be your wallet — now over at the real world, New Yorkers may soon pay for their travel fares with a flick of their iDevice.

Visa has just launched a new pilot scheme in which New Yorkers can pay for subway, bus and train fares with their iPhone.

New York City Transit, NJ TRANSIT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are participating in the pilot program, Mashable tells us. As part of the program, Visa is testing both payment cards and Visa payWave-enabled smartphones.

Visa is also working with Bank of America to bring smartphone payments to retailers in New York City.

I’m won’t get into the pros and cons of the so-called ‘cashless society’ this takes us one step closer towrd. Nor will I get into the implications of paying for goods or services using devices capable recording in great detail the who, where, and why of the experience. Just think of the convenience. And don’t lose your iPhone.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apple is a mobile money-making machine

The below chart is so telling, showing as it does Apple’s slice of mobile industry profits in comparison to its actual sliver of a slice of the mobile industry itself.

With this in mind, Canaccord Genuity today began offering coverage of AAPL stock, citing a buy rating and rather stonkingly high $356 per share price.
The analysts have astutely spotted that not only can Apple create innovative products, it also knows how to make money selling them.

Via: Apple 2.0 @ Fortune

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The iPhone of Night Clubs

The most cleverest geek nightclub sign you'll ever see, compliments of San Francisco's Red Devil Lounge

RedSn0w Updated to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G

RedSn0w has been updated to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G

This is a beta release of redsn0w for the iPhone3G and iPod Touch 2G at FW 4.1 or 4.0. It uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that we've been using since the 2.x days. It does not include the SHAtter exploit developed by pod2g. Nothing new is revealed to Apple with this jailbreak.

IF YOU USE THE ULTRASN0W UNLOCK, PLEASE WAIT FOR PWNAGETOOL TO SUPPORT 4.1. DO NOT USE REDSN0W. That’s because to use redsn0w at 4.1, you need to already have updated to official 4.1 from Apple. If you do that, you lose the ultrasn0w unlock (possible forever).

Currently this RedSn0w 0.9.6 release is Mac OS X only; however, a Windows very will come in the near future.

You can find instructions on how to use RedSn0w here. Simply download this new RedSn0w build and use the 4.1 ipsw instead of the 4.0 one in the tutorial.

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FaceTime not coming to many parts of the Middle East?

If Apple’s iPhone 4 promotional pages for some Middle Eastern countries are any indication, it doesn’t look like the FaceTime part of the iPhone package. For many of these countries, the image on the left turned into a Retina Display promotion while they were FaceTime images before like on the U.S. site.

We’ve confirmed the loss of FaceTime promotional images for Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia but check out the full list yourself by navigating this page. This could either be a simple image swap, but TUAW speculates that (via SaudiMac) the lack of FaceTime may be due to some “cultural sensitives” in the Middle East. Or it could just be that the woman in the ad doesn’t have her modest covering on.
We’ll be sure to update when we learn more.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

iPhone 3G Custom Jailbroken iOS4.1 Firmware

This is the first iPhone 3G Jailbroken Custom firmware of iOS4.1

This Firmware is Custom, which means it will not update your baseband and you will be able to unlock your phone after upgrade. The firmware is made with PwnageTool 4.0.1 with new firmware bundle which is still private. It will need official SIM for activation, I made it this way because you will have no issues with Push and Youtube certificates, and also with automatic update of carrier bundles. If someone request i can make Activated one as well.

But enough talk, here are the links. (file is on 2 parts because of hosting limitation of 200 MB)

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Microsoft Releases First Beta of Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft has released the first beta of Internet Explorer 9 and so far the reviews have been quite positive.

● Hardware accelerated graphics and text
● Clean browser user interface
● Pinned sites
● Jump Lists
● New Tab page
● Tear-off tabs and Windows Aero snap
● One box
● Notification bar
● Add-on Performance Advisor
● Chakra, the new Javascript engine
● HTML5 Support
● F12 Developer Tools

● ZDnet: "Personally, I find the performance and usability improvements in IE9 nearly irresistible."

● Engadget: "Microsoft has sped up and cleaned up Internet Explorer 9 to a point where it's not only usable, but actually a real pleasure to use."

● USAToday: "Microsoft for the most part did what it had to do to make IE9 a front line browser again. Microsoft's latest should solidify IE's standing in the ever-crowded browser space."

Official Download

First Look at iOS 4.2 on the iPad

AppAdvice has posted a brief video looking at the first beta of iOS 4.2 running on the iPad.

● Multitasking
● Folders
● AirPrint
● AirPlay
● Game Center
● Even better Mail
● Find text on web pages
● Enhanced enterprise support
● Accessibility enhancements
● Keyboard and dictionary enhancements

Other Observations:
● The external switch is acting as a mute switch again.
● Only 6 apps in the multitasking bar when you hold your iPad in portrait mode.
● You can now create folders (containing up to 20 apps).
● You can activate AirPlay from the photo app; to stream photos to the new Apple TV.


Apple to call iOS printing AirPrint. HP first to support

Apple issued a press release (and updated iOS 4.2 page) ahead of the iOS 4.2 beta that just hit. In it, they detail the new AirPrint standard and its ability to work with HP ePrint printers. To confuse matters slightly, HP offers an iPrint iOS app (pictured below) that does iOS printing.

It appears that MacOS 10.6.5 will also allow printing through a Mac with current developer builds offering that functionality.

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.”

“We’re pleased to work with Apple to bring Apple’s AirPrint to our fall lineup of ePrint printers in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Vyomesh Joshi, HP executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group. “Making it easy for our customers to print anytime, anywhere, is a key priority for HP. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers are going to love how easy it is to print using our new range of ePrint printers, creating high-quality printed pages in an instant.”

Full Release below:
Apple’s AirPrint Wireless Printing for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch Coming to Users in November
Available First on HP ePrint Printers
CUPERTINO, California—September 15, 2010—Apple® today announced that it is releasing a beta version of its AirPrint wireless printing for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® to members of Apple’s iOS developer program today, and that AirPrint will be included in the free iOS 4.2 software update in November. AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software. HP’s existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices.

“AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC.”

“We’re pleased to work with Apple to bring Apple’s AirPrint to our fall lineup of ePrint printers in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Vyomesh Joshi, HP executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group. “Making it easy for our customers to print anytime, anywhere, is a key priority for HP. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers are going to love how easy it is to print using our new range of ePrint printers, creating high-quality printed pages in an instant.”

AirPrint is designed to support a wide range of printers from entry level inkjet printers to office laser printers. Additionally, iOS 4.2 devices can print to printers shared through a Mac® or a PC. iOS 4.2 compatible HP printers this fall include the HP Photosmart, Officejet, Officejet Pro and LaserJet Pro series ePrint enabled printers.

*AirPrint will work with iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (second generation and later).

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Apple releases iOS 4.2 Beta to developers (including iPad 4.2)

Along with a new developer agreement that developers must now sign, Apple has released iOS 4.2. Yes, it is for the iPad too and includes printing. Get downloading!

We can’t get enough of the Steve Jobs ninja stars story

…and apparently neither can that Taiwanese CGI news organization.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apple eating away at Nokia’s European dominance

Nokia remains the dominant smartphone provider in Europe but competitors are whittling away at its European marketshare, the latest July stats from comScore reveal.

Its MobiLens survey for July 2010 shows that 51.2% of smartphone-owning respondents in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy have Nokias. Symbian marketshare has declined, down 14.4% since July 2009. Meanwhile Apple’s iOS and Android grew by 5.3% and 5.6% respectively.

In the US, Apple holds 23.8 percent smartphone OS usage, just behind BlackBerry with 39.3 percent. Similar in the UK, where iOS holds 29.6 percent; that climbs to 31.6 percent in France. In both territories, Symbian OS smartphones dominate with just over a third of the market.

More statistics here.

Steve Jobs Stopped From Bringing Ninja Stars Back From Japan

Steve Jobs says he will never return back to Japan after authorities barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private jet, according to a SPA! magazine report.

Bloombery says, a security scan at Kansai International Airport, near Osaka, detected the weapons inside the executive’s carry-on luggage in July as he was returning home to the U.S. from a family vacation in Kyoto, the Japanese magazine reported, citing unidentified officials at the airport and the transportation ministry.

Jobs said it wouldn’t make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials he would never visit Japan again, the magazine reported. Apple declined to comment.

Takeshi Uno, an airport spokesman verified the occurrence but would not identify the passenger citing the airport's privacy policy. He did say that the passenger threw away the blades.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cydia Has Acquired Rock Your iPhone

Saurik (maker of Cydia) has announced that he has acquired Rock Your iPhone, a rival app for installing jailbroken apps.

The situation is explained by Saurik in a post on Cydia:

The key thing to realize is that Intelliborn, the company that brought you such products as IntelliScreen and MyWi, are the same developers who created Rock Your iPhone.

Unfortunately, due to some early miscommunication, rather than us being in a position where we were cooperating on platforms like Cydia, we ended up spending most of our time competing with each other over the course of the last two years.

This was not good: Rock ended up wasting a ton of effort implementing Cydia, while SaurikIT got dragged into an "apps battle" to compete with the Rock exclusives from Intelliborn.

The primary goal of this new world, then, is to put everyone "back on task", with a true collaboration rather than this incessant competition.

For users who were happy with Rock due to its speediness. Saurik says this was because of some incorrect/dangerous shortcuts which led to the "essential upgrade" that was required for Spirit and then crashed many devices. Now that the apps competition is over, Saurik will be able to concentrate on platform issues full time and hopefully improve performance.

As part of the collaboration, Rock's backup feature is being implemented in Cydia and all previous Rock backups and licenses will be merged into the Cydia database. Comments and ratings also being looked at and Saurik is consulting with the major repos on different implementation ideas.

This announcement should come as welcomed news to jailbreakers who will benefit from being able to get all their apps in one place as well as enjoy the improvements to Cydia.

Friday, September 10, 2010

App Store Review Guidelines’ Greatest Hits

After going through Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, we decided it would be a great idea to compile our personal favorites. Some even sound like the words of Jobs.

1: “Apps with metadata that mentions the name of any other mobile platform will be rejected” – No Android for you!

2: “Apps that artificially increase the number of impressions or click-throughs of ads will be rejected” – Don’t be greedy.

3: “App user interfaces that mimic any iPod interface will be rejected” – Who makes that Remote app that looks just like

4: “Apps that alter the functions of standard switches, such as the Volume Up/Down and Ring/Silent switches, will be rejected” – Camera+!

5: “Apps containing “rental” content or services that expire after a limited time will be rejected” – iTunes TV show and movie rentals FTW!

6: “Apps that encourage users to use an Apple Device in a way that may cause damage to the device will be rejected” – Don’t break me!

7: “Apps that include games of Russian roulette will be rejected” – No comment.

8: “Apps that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic (ex “Chat Roulette” apps) will be rejected” – Until there’s an API to keep clothes on.

…And how can I forget my personal all-time favorite: “We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps.” – Hi, Phillip!

Hope you enjoyed the commentary.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

"SHAtter" Will Jailbreak New iDevices including iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4, and iPad

That's right, you read that correctly. In the recent flurry of the iOS 4.1 release, there has been some great breakthroughs in regards to jailbreaking your iDevice. posixninja and pod2g have discovered the first exploit of the S5L8930 chip, aka, the A4, which allows the use of unsigned code execution in order to create a tethered jailbreak, which as far as current hardware released is concerned, a jailbreak for life. This same vulnerability is the one that was discovered independently by geohot, who abandoned the community a few months ago. However, his name lives on through new jailbreaks today, including the Playstation 3.

Respected members of the Dev Team, like MuscleNerd have also confirmed that this new exploit does indeed work on all of the currently available devices, and works with the newest iOS 4.1. He says on twitter, "That latest exploit from @pod2g confirmed to work beyond iPhone4...also on at least iPad and yesterday's iPod4G too ", which is a great confidence booster for the skeptical.

Please note, that nothing is publicly available yet. These guys are working hard to get everything ready. So if your thinking to update to iOS 4.1 I advise you to wait, because things take time to be coded properly. What they are talking about here is a Tethered jailbreak, but that doesn't mean an untethered one will not follow, as this exploit is an initial starting point for all new untethered exploits to come.

Using this method means that Apple cannot fix this exploit without updating it's hardware first, just as they did with the iPhone 3GS bootrom exploit. So until they update the hardware, there is hope for all of us. Does this mean you should go out and buy your new iDevice before they fix this? It's not going to be any time soon that Apple will be doing hardware updates, so don't get too worried just yet.

New Exploit Could Bring Jailbreak for iOS 4.1

A new exploit credited to @pod2g could bring about a jailbreak for iOS 4.1, according to a series of tweets from MuscleNerd.

Earlier today @pod2g tweeted the following decryption keys:

iPhone 4G iBSS 4.0.1: iv=91f94e5d726a2d2f2c7ffad58d4f3b77 key=d05c3c40db40e738926f811b8b1314038d26096c4102461698a49098c47a3fe6
MuscleNerd then tweets:

congrats to @pod2g for the latest exploit and also @p0sixninja who have been trying for months.

Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left...keep away from 4.1 for now!)

We'll keep you up to date on the situation as we learn more.

Please remember not to upgrade to iOS 4.1.

UPDATE: We’re being told by someone who has knowledge about this exploit that in order to patch this particular bootrom hack Apple would need “a whole new processor rev.” A re-flashed or patched bootrom for the current hardware would not be sufficient.

Latest firmware addition

Updated links on the right with latest iPhone 3G/3GS/4 and iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G iOS 4.1 Firmware.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It’s a trap!

Today you’ll likely start seeing iTunes innocently offer you a new version of iOS…version 4.1. Don’t accept it - it’s a trap!

This time of year there are lots of new iPhone owners, and not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock. While those of you who have Cydia or TinyUmbrella backups of your FW hashes will always be able to get back to 4.0.1 if you make this mistake, this doesn’t hold for unlockers. There’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possible forever.

Please stay away from this 4.1 release until a safe jailbreak procedure (which also preserves ultrasn0w) is developed and released.

P.S. There are a tiny number of iPhone3G owners who can revert their basebands due to a flaw in very early bootloaders…you will already know if you fit in this category!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Look At Skyfire For iPhone

A couple of days ago, we told you that a new browser for the iPhone was submitted to the app store: Skyfire. What’s so special about this browser, is its ability to play flash video. This is a first look at the Skyfire 2.0 Mobile Browser for iPhone

This is not the final version that will be released to the public, just a quick demo of the mobile browser running on iOS4. Skyfire is known for its ability to bring Flash videos to mobile platforms.

Jobs not approved…

“More than just a friend?” Benefits? You mean like…


Apple sucks at Photoshop too

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the new fourth-generation iPod touch: it's so much like an iPhone that it has a Phone app (wait, what?). Better yet, if you do a Spotlight search on it, it'll return results from a messaging app it's not supposed to have. How's that for value? This would all be a great big enigmatic mystery if we weren't ourselves familiar with the practice (and pitfalls) of splicing disparate images into unholy creations. Well, at least now Microsoft isn't alone in making self-published Photoshop gaffes.

P.S. -- There's one more misplaced app on this magical device, but we'll let you figure it out for yourself!

[Thanks, Michael and Rory]

Update: Apple's now finally rid itself of the ignoble image above, but the lower two remain.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Microsoft Airs First Ad for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has begun airing ads for the release of its upcoming mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.

This trailer was shown before the Secret Cinema screening of 'Lawrence of Arabia'.

Take a look below...

IPHODROID R13i released

IPHODROID for Windows - New release R13i is coming on 3G to fix runtime errors and expired message

Chuck Norris Improves iPhone 4 Reception

Friday, September 3, 2010


Added iOS 4.1 Firmware for iPod 4G as well as iPod 4G subsection for firmware