The iPhone Dev Team has released a major updated version of their jailbreak tool, Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 for Windows and Mac OS X with a new feature that allows users to downgrade iOS firmware on A5-devices.
According to official blog:
“Starting with redsn0w version 0.9.11b1, those with newer devices (iPad2, iPad3, and iPhone4S) can join the downgrade fun too! In a radical departure from previous versions of redsn0w, it now directly supports restoring IPSWs to your device. The first use of this new feature implements a hack that allows A5 downgrades without a bootrom-level exploit.
Apple’s iPhone 4S might be its latest all-singing and all-dancing smartphone, and it might be made out of some rather nice looking glass and metal, but according to the latest tear-down report, the iPhone 4S costs Apple just $196 to produce.
This puts the iPhone 4S at just $0.49 more than its older sibling, the iPhone 4, despite the latest handset sporting a dual-core A5 CPU, a considerably more well-spec’ed 8 megapixel camera, and a CDMA/GSM chip.
According to IHS iSuppli’s numbers, and we’re not going to argue with them, the 16GB iPhone 4S costs just $196 to manufacture, while the 32GB [...]
Nielsen has just released some interesting data concerning mobile phone users in the U.S. For starters, their data found that nearly 30% of U.S. mobile subscribers are using smartphones running full operating systems. And amongst those users owning a smartphone, the iPhone currently rakes in a 27.9% market-share, Android 22.7%, BlackBerry 27.4% and Windows Mobile 14%.
But here is where it gets really interesting for us.
According to this new data, amongst women who plan on buying a new smartphone, the greater majority prefer to purchase an iPhone to an Android device. Yet, amongst males, [...]
We’re all huge fans of the iconic glowing Apple logo that lights up every time we open up our MacBooks, so wouldn’t it be nice to have the Apple logo on the back of our iPhones do the same? Thanks to Andy and Chris at the U.K.-based iPatch iPhone & iPod repair specialists, you can have your iPhone 4 modded to boast a glowing Apple logo every time your screen lights up.
This awesome mod is expected to cost less than £100 (approx. $159) when iPatch begins offering the service, which they estimate will be in less than a month. What’s more, the process will take less than an hour and [...]
A recent report revealed by Charles Arthur, tech editor at The Guardian, a well known UK publication states that Apple has sent its iphone 5 prototypes to the wireless carrier companies across the world for final testing before the device goes into mass production. The iphones are being sent in highly secured black boxes to ensure that no one gets a look inside before the Apple inc. unveils them. Arthur’s carrier sources claimed that Apple inc. has sent out the iphone 5 units to test for its compatibility and reliability on various networks.
“The next iPhones go for their testing [...]
The guide below works to jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 with PwnageTool 4.3.2 for Mac users, as the tool is compatible for iPhone 4 (GSM), 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1.
Note: PwnageTool also preserves baseband of iPhone 4, 3GS that makes possible for users to unlock their iPhones with UltraSn0w tool.
Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 with PwnageTool 4.3.2
Download iOS 4.3.2
Download PwnageTool 4.3.2
Download and install iTunes 10.2.2 on your Mac
Double click on PwnageTool DMG file to mount it and then execute the PwnageTool.app file and click OK
Choose Expert Mode from the upper [...]
The iPhone Dev Team today has released an updated version of Ultrasn0w unlock to make it compatible with iOS 4.3.2 on iPhone 4 and 3GS, running on the old baseband.
It should be noted though that this release of Ultrasn0w is not a new unlock for iPhones with newer basebands, instead, it only fixes the compatibility issues on the existing devices, which are jailbroken (with preserved basebands: 01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00) on iOS 4.3.2 using PwnageTool 4.3.2 or Sn0wbreeze 2.6.
Step 1: First up, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 3GS on iOS 4.3.2 and [...]
Developing for the iOS App Store is a no-brainer. If I said that a measly investment of £250 was enough to open up a market of 150 million consumers, the ears of any smart developer should prick up.
If I were to add that many of those consumers are Apple fans eager to part with their cash in an attempt to purchase software justifying the cost of their hardware, then you might well start to see why there are now 300,000 iPhone apps and 60,000 iPad apps two and a half years after the App Store launched.
The sheer size of the App Store is staggering, with more than twice as many apps available [...]
Sam Biddle —This is a map of everywhere I’ve been for nearly the last year. Everywhere. I didn’t carry around a special tracking device. The FBI isn’t sending goons in unmarked vans to track me. All I did was use an iPhone. And if you have an iPhone, you’re being tracked right now, too, whether you like it or not. It turns out that all our iPhones are keeping a record of everywhere you’ve been since June. This data is stored on your phone (or iPad) and computer, easily available to anyone who gets their hands on it.
And now, we’re wondering whether the [...]
The PlayStation phone is the device equivalent of El Dorado, in that it’s spent a long time as a golden fable to trot out when conversation slows. Now the fusion of gamepad and Android phone has emerged into the modern world in the form of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
It’s a time when iPhones have permeated the globe, able to deliver tactile gaming on the go, and Nintendo’s 3DS is making waves by bringing portable 3D fun to the masses.
Even within the Sony stable, the Xperia Play has rivals to overcome. There’s the NGP, successor to the PSP, on the horizon, which [...]