Kamis, 30 Juni 2011
Minggu, 26 Juni 2011
With the release of iOS 5 Beta 2, just a few days ago, wireless syncing with iTunes was finally added as promised. While some had wrongly reported that the device would need to be plugged into the wall in order to work, it actually requires no cables at all. Wondering how to set it up? Read on.
- iTunes 10.5 beta 2, which you can get from Apple’s developer site.
- An iPod touch, iPhone or iPad running iOS 5 Beta 2, which you can also get from Apple’s developer site.
Once both of those are installed, you’ll need to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Plug your device into your computer (you’ll only need to do this once).
Step 2: Load up iTunes and select your device from the program’s sidebar. Make sure you’re under the "Summary" tab, select "Sync Over Wi-Fi Connection" and hit "Sync" in order to save this setting.
Step 3: Your device can be unplugged at this point. From your device, head to Settings > General > iTunes Sync. To begin syncing, just tap "Sync Now". Within a matter of seconds, your device will automatically detect your iTunes library and begin syncing. Of course, you must be running iTunes for this to work.
image credit: iHaz3
Wireless syncing is one of the biggest time savers introduced as part of iOS 5. Introduced earlier this month, the new version of iOS includes major improvements and new features, such as an enhanced notifications system with Notification Center and widget support. In addition, iOS 5 has done more to "cut the cord" than all other previous versions of iOS combined: for example, setting up a new device no longer requires a computer connection, with the wizards all built into the device itself.
iOS 5 beta 2 and iTunes 10.5 beta 2, which includes new iOS 5-specific features, was released yesterday. The new version of iOS 5 includes slight improvements across the board as far as user experience is concerned, including the way notifications are displayed on the system’s lock screen, as we reported earlier today. In addition, it’s been reported that the new version fixes the vulnerability that allowed a hardware unlock through Gevey SIM, a process that we highlighted last week.
The final version of iOS 5 is expected to arrive this fall, possibly along with a new iPhone. Meanwhile, developers are likely to get their hands on more beta releases just like this one.
Jumat, 24 Juni 2011
it's surprising Apple closed Gevey interposer hole in b2 rather than waiting until final (maybe they were under pressure)
Gevey's SIM Interposer was able to unlock the iPhone 4 by force activating the baseband using the emergency dialer. MuscleNerd notes that its unlikely Gevey will try to battle Apple while iOS 5 is in the beta period.
Just a quick little heads up. Few minutes ago we broke the news with iOS 5 beta 2 release. Now and after testing iOS 5 beta 2, we can say that you are able to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2 with redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 which released by dev team few weeks ago.
How to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2, iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1:You can follow our previous guide Click Here for Mac or Click Here for Windows, the instruction are the same, after installing iOS 5 beta 2, use Redsn0w 0.9.8 b1 and point to iOS 5 beta 1. Unlockers stay away.
Download iOS 5 beta 2
As noted by Digitimes that Commercial Times reports that Apple is now working on iPhone 6 with A6 chip. They didn't mentioned how power is this new A6 chip, but they said that A6 chip will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not by Samsung.
Digitimes also reports that Apple will manufacture about 15 million iPhone 5s by the first 4 weeks from its official release which scheduled to be in August or September according to many different rumors.
As noted by an italian blog, iPadvice, an interesting video has appeared today on Skype's official YouTube channel demonstrating the official Skype app for iPad. The video has been removed from Skype's channel or set to private.
it’s not clear whether or not the app will be released as a universal update to the existing iPhone client, or as a standalone app. However, the video shows that Skype has taken its time to take advantage of the iPad 2 hardware to enable video calls both through the back and front facing camera, with a visual contact list made of profile pic thumbnails you can scroll, as well as the possibility of turning a video call into fullscreen mode.
1. iTunes 10.5 Beta 2 Mac:
2. iTunes for Windows 64-bit:
3. iTunes for Windows:
4. iPad 2 GSM:
5. iPad 2 CDMA:
6. iPad 2 Wifi:
7. iPad 1:
8. iPhone 4 GSM:
9. iPhone 4 CDMA: http://rsm.cachefly.net/ios_5_beta_2...a__9a5248d.dmg
10. iPhone 3GS:
11. iPod 4G: http://rsm.cachefly.net/ios_5_beta_2...n__9a5248d.dmg
12. iPod 3G: http://rsm.cachefly.net/ios_5_beta_2...n__9a5248d.dmg
Zinio's smartphone and tablet apps make it easy to bring a lifetime's worth of magazine content with you on the go, but performance has been inconsistent, especially when navigating through pages or zooming into photos and text. The company's latest app improves upon both critical elements, however, taking advantage of the Nvidia Tegra chip in your Mototola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to smooth out page transitions and pinch-to-zoom. Nvidia posted a side-by-side comparison video demonstrating the improvements on a pair of Xooms, and there's clearly a noticeable difference. You can try it out for yourself by downloading Zinio version 1.10.3641 from the Android Market, or jump past the break for the demo.
There are countless methods research firms use in an attempt to amass useful data for their analyses, and perhaps one of the most underutilized sources of sentiment at this point in time is social chatter. Several progressive firms have emerged recently, however, and they see the value in scouring the social web for freely-available data, and that data can be extremely valuable to researchers and businesses alike. Case in point: using online social mentions and opinion between April 1st and June 21st as a gauge, social media listening firm Mashwork has determined that the Samsung Galaxy S II is the more highly anticipated upcoming Android superphone compared to the Motorola DROID BIONIC. Data from 14,838 users across Facebook, Twitter and other social networking services shows that 68% of prospective buyers are interested in purchasing the Galaxy S II while 32% are interested in the DROID BIONIC. More specifically, 39% of of the unsolicited opinions gathered stated that they will purchase the Galaxy S II and 29% expressed interest in buying the phone. Meanwhile, 19% said they would be purchasing the DROID BIONIC and 13% simply expressed interest. In terms of trends, interest in the Galaxy S II is on the rise leading up to the smartphone’s launch while interest in the DROID BIONIC has decreased over the past two months. Mashwork’s infographic detailing social opinions on the two phones follows below.
Here’s the latest in a series of rumors about the iPhone 5: it may offer a dual-LED flash. Surely this seems like a minor upgrade to the single flash currently available, but if true, it definitely suggests that Apple is including a revamped camera with more robust capabilities. We’ve heard from sources that the new iPhone, which could launch as soon as this August, will be a major update with an entirely new case design. Other rumors have suggested the device will offer an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-core A5 processor, and possibly a larger display. DigiTimes suggests that the dual-LED flash will be provided by Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology.
Apple on Friday filed a new patent infringement lawsuit in South Korea alleging that multiple Samsung products are infringing its patents. “It is no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” an Apple spokesperson said regarding case. The move is the latest in an ongoing legal battle in which each company claims the other is making unlawful use of protected IP. Apple struck first back in April when the Cupertino-based technology giant sued Samsung, claim it copied “Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.” Samsung responded just one week later by filing countersuits in South Korea, Japan and Germany, and then in the U.S. as well. Both companies are thought to have grounds for legal action, but their close relationship stands to take a hit as a result of the feud; Apple is currently Samsung’s largest buyer of LCD components.
Kamis, 23 Juni 2011
Apple has just released version 10.6.8 of Mac OS X Snow Leopard ahead of the July launch of OS X Lion. Mac OS 10.6.8 prepares Macs for the Lion upgrade through the Mac App Store and squashes some bugs. The update also improves IPv6 and VPN support, and also removes more known versions of Malware.
The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
- Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
- Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
- Improve support for IPv6
- Improve VPN reliability
- Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender
Apple’s iCloud is home to more than a few cool, interesting and downright funky new features, and we’re sure it’s going to be a much-needed tonic to the chaos and shear nastiness that is MobileMe.
One of MobileMe’s original selling points was the included ‘@me.com’ email address. With the announcement of iCloud, there was no mention of the domain name, and we all wondered if email would continue to be included with iCloud just as it was with MobileMe. Well, turns out you can actually create a free ‘@me.com’ email address right from any iOS 5-equipped iDevice – and it’s super simple.
All you’ll be needing to do is head into your Settings, and then tap ‘iCloud’. Flick the ‘Email’ switch on and you’ll be asked to create a new email address assuming you aren’t using an existing one.
From here it’s a simple case of following the instructions, which consist of choosing an email address that isn’t already in use and stabbing the required buttons until you’re done.
Once complete you’ll find the new email address already added to Mail and ready to receive messages. It’s quick, simple and most importantly, free!
We just tried it ourselves and successfully created a test email address which is now happily receiving email on an iPhone using the iOS 5 beta.
Now granted, there are easier ways to get free email addresses these days and double-granted you won’t have access to any web-based email reading or composing but if you really must have that ‘@me.com’ email address then this is one way to get one.
Of course, there’s no saying Apple won’t turn your brand spanking new email address off once MobileMe walks off into the sunset next year.
The shirts aren’t very pretty to look at, but hey, it’s the technology that’s interesting!
The T-shirt is called Orange Sound Charge and it is currently a working prototype. The way the shirt works is, perhaps, even more amazing than the idea itself: Orange’s shirt works by converting sound energy into electrical energy.
Yes, I just said sound energy.
Sound Charge makes use of sound pressure waves and converts them into electrical charge which, in turn, is used to charge your iPhone. The shirt will soon be able to charge a variety of mobile devices as well.
Orange’s post announcing the shirt explains how it works:
The eco charging device uses an existing technology in a revolutionary way; by reversing the use of a product called Piezoelectric film, allowing people to charge their mobile phones whilst enjoying their favorite headline act at Glastonbury.
Usually found in modern hi-fi speakers, an A4 panel of the modified film is housed inside a t-shirt which then acts much like an oversized microphone by ‘absorbing’ invisible sound pressure waves. These sound waves are converted via the compression of interlaced quartz crystals into an electrical charge, which is fed into an integral reservoir battery that in turn charges most makes and models of mobile phone. As the ‘device’ is worn, a steady charge is able to be dispensed into the phone via a simple interchangeable lead which fits most handsets.
To charge the iPhone, you’ll need to a. wear the shirt, duh b. be located at a place where there is sufficient ambient noise level.
Condition A is definitely pretty easy to conform to as long as you’re willing to wear a shirt which prominently shows your iPhone and has a big white patch.
Condition B, however, can be a tad little tricky to follow depending on where you live. You need a sound level of approximately 80 decibels in order to get it chargin’. 80dB is approximately equal to the sound level of a busy street.
The shirt will be tested at this year’s Glastonbury Festival’s series of live concerts where, of course, there’ll be lots of loud music to charge a mobile device.
According to a report published today, the release of the next-generation iPhone has been pushed back to September, in order to release it simultaneously with iOS 5. According to people familiar to the matter, we might also see a cheaper scaled-down version of the iPhone, similar to the iPhone 4, targeted for developing countries.
Just yesterday, the whole iPhone community was on fire when news broke that the next-generation iPhone would be released in August. That even prompted Joshua Hill, developer of jailbreaking GreenPois0n, to promise a jailbreak for that next-generation iPhone in September, if we indeed saw an iPhone 5 the month before.
However, according to two people familiar with the matter, the next iPhone will indeed not be a significant upgrade, expected to include a dual-core A5 and an 8-megapixel camera, which is consistent with previous rumors. Indeed, we’re unlikely to see any major upgrade in features or the casing, which are both expected to be identical to the current iPhone. The next-generation iPhone will come out at the same time as iOS 5, according to this report.
Maybe more importantly, we’re now learning that Apple might be in the process of finalizing a cheaper iPhone, aimed to attract customers in developing countries. While details are still scarce, the source points out that such a cheaper model would be identical to the 1-year-old iPhone 4. While there’s no indication whether we’ll see this smaller model in September or sometime next year, this continues a long chain of rumors that started back in 2007 which suggested that Apple could be working on an "iPhone nano".
Lastly, it was also revealed that the future iPad, likely to come out next year, will feature a higher-resolution screen, about one-third higher than the one found on the iPad 2, as well as more responsive multitouch. The iPhone 4 included a much-increased resolution, marketed as "Retina Display", although it was left out of the iPad 2, likely due to its larger screen size.
In the world of never-ending rumors, sometimes "confirmed" reports aren’t necessarily true. Yesterday’s rumor that we’d see an iPhone redesign was quickly squashed, leaving us to what we suspected before: a smaller iPhone upgrade with improved hardware but no new features. What we’re sure about, however, is that Apple is starting to wind down manufacturing of the current iPhone, which is a pretty accurate indication that a new one is coming.
Those third-party Notification Center Widgets for the iPhone just keep on coming don’t they? The latest, QuickComposer, brings a handy shortcut to composing new emails and more right from within iOS 5′s Notification Center.
The five icons represent the following five functions:
- Email – create a new email using the default email account
- SMS – create a new SMS or iMessage
- Twitter – takes users straight to the new tweet composing screen inside the official Twitter app
- Notes – allows users to create a new note using the Notes app
- Reminders – takes users to the new reminder creation screen inside Reminders.
QuickComposer will be available for download from the jailbreak App Store, Cydia and we suggest you keep tabs on iHaz3′s Twitter account for release information.
QuickComposer is just another in a long line of iOS 5 Notification Center widgets to come out of the jailbreak community since the first beta arrived two weeks ago. With no information as to whether Apple will open up the widgets to App Store developers as yet, it’s clear the jailbreak community has sent a message to the guys in Cupertino – we want widgets, and we want them now!
Earlier today, we reported that Apple is cutting its iPhone 4 orders ahead of the launch of a . Based on the information previously available, we speculated that the next iPhone would be a relatively small upgrade. Now, reports are indicating that in fact it will actually be a major one, likely to be known as the "iPhone 5".
Although not much information is known at this point, the new handset is expected to include a brand-new case design, despite previous rumors that it wouldn’t. According a "reliable source", the new case design will be "radically new", which makes us wonder what it will actually look like.
Just last month, we reported that Apple had purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines to be used by suppliers. That immediately points to a future handset with a curved glass screen. While glass cutting is expensive and can often lead to unexpected results, Google’s Nexus S already includes a curved-glass screen for better comfort. As Apple looks to other makers for ways to improve its user experience, a curved glass screen could definitely make sense.
Other sources are also pointing at a larger screen while not increasing the size of the device, possibly making it edge-less, for better movie viewing experience. HTC has experimented with this before, although larger screens have always led to larger devices. The size of the current iPhone is seen by many as "perfect", I’m not sure how well a larger form factor would sit in with the iPhone user base.
It’s not clear what the rest of the casing will look like, although we can speculate that it will likely reverse some of the exterior found on the iPhone 4, which led to dropped calls when the handset wasn’t "held properly". Could the new design be even thinner than before?
This new report has also revealed a possible new release time frame. The consensus was that we’d only see a new device in September, but this source estimates that we’ll see an unveiling at a special event in mid-August, along with a release later that month. It’s not clear whether the traditional September Music event will happen a little sooner, or whether we’ll see an actual separate event the month before.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that there might be no truth to this story, but the source who leaked this is allegedly very credible. We’ll have to wait and see, folks.
Apple Granted Multi-Touch Patent For iPhone Interface; Future Of Rival Smartphone Makers Is Now Uncertain
Almost 4 years after being filed, Apple was finally awarded the patent concerning the implementation of multi-touch on mobile devices. What could this mean for Apple’s competitors who use similar technologies on their phones?
This patent, first submitted to the US Patent Office on December 19th 2007, gives Apple the ability to sue any of its competitors who sell mobile devices with multi-touch hardware. The patent’s description makes it quite clear:
In some embodiments, the device has a touch-sensitive display (also known as a "touch screen") with a graphical user interface (GUI) [...] the user interacts with the GUI primarily through finger contacts and gestures on the touch-sensitive display.
Back at the MacWorld 2007 conference, where the original iPhone was shown off for the first time, Steve Jobs pointed out that the company intended to patent the use of multi-touch technology in mobile devices. Since then, however, many of Apple’s competitors have released iPhone alternatives, the vast majority of them with multi-touch at their core.
Fast-forward to today, Apple is selling the iPad, the iPod touch and, of course, the iPhone, all using multi-touch. In addition, the company has built this multi-touch technology into its trackpads and even mice. Mac OS X Lion, the next version of Mac OS X, will rely heavily on multi-touch gestures.
With the protection granted by this patent, Apple will now have the ability to request all imports of similar multi-touch devices to be banned altogether. More likely, however, competitors will now be forced to pay Apple a royalty fee for every multi-touch phone they manage to sell. This will put makers like Samsung and HTC at a terrible disadvantage. On the other hand, a smartphone today likely wouldn’t be competitive without this feature, as pointed out by Florian Mueller , a patent lawyer:
This patent covers a kind of functionality without which it will be hard to build a competitive smartphone, [...] Unless this patent becomes invalidated, it would allow Apple to stifle innovation and bully competitors.
Of course, Apple may just find multi-touch to be too well-established for there to be any legal disputes concerning the technology right now. However, Apple is known to vigorously defend its intellectual properly (and definitely has the money to do it). We’ll see what Apple decides to do in the common weeks.
(via PC Magazine)
Rabu, 22 Juni 2011
Selasa, 21 Juni 2011
Intel adds to ULV processor line with 1.8GHz Core i7 and i5 options, one of them to star in ASUS UX21
Nokia's N950 developer MeeGo handset gets official: 4-inch display, QWERTY keyboard, same childlike dreams (updated)
Update: The N950 device after the break was pulled from a Qt developer video looking very much like those early N9 leaks (and not the E7 slider) presumably protected by a plastic case.
Update 2: Another N950 without the case can be seen above.
[Thanks, Mark and Alan]
The entire thing measures 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm and weighs 135 grams, with a battery capable of lasting up to 50 hours (music), 4.5 hours (720p video), or between seven and 11 hours (GSM yappin'). You'll also get gratis turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps, a dedicated Drive app, proximity sensor and a choice of hue: black, cyan, and magenta. Other hardware specs include 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, an ambient light sensor, compass, orientation sensor, a micro SIM slot, tethering support and a 3.5mm "AV connector." It'll be humming along on MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, with apps being compliant with Qt 4.7 and HTML5 support bundled in.
As for software? Aside from Angry Birds Magic, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011 and OpenGL ES 2.0, those who take the plunge will be greeted with a Webkit2-based browser, pinch-to-zoom support, unified notifications for Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds in the Events view as well as social networking profiles and status updates merged into phone contacts. MeeGo touts a user interface simplified to three home views -- events, applications and open apps -- with a swipe gesture able to take you back to the home view. For those looking to expand upon what's loaded from the factory, Ovi Store access is included, but we've no idea what kind of pricing will be affixed. We'll be getting a fair bit of hands-on time with this guy in just a few hours, so keep it locked here for our first impressions!
Senin, 20 Juni 2011
If you're comfortable with everything Android related(flashing, recovery, etc.) then its just 2 simple steps:
- If you used Unrevoked Forever at any time, flash unrevoked-forever-son.zip from recovery until hboot shows S-ON
- Flash the PC36IMG.zip from hboot
If you need a little more guidance, follow these instructions.
◄●If you have used Unrevoked forever, start here●►
- Make sure you have downloaded the files linked above. Do not extract them
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB and change to "Disk Drive" by dragging down from the notification bar.
- If you have NOT used Unrevoked Forever, skip to the instructions below. If you have, transfer unrevoked-forever-son.zip to the root of your sdcard. Do NOT transfer the PC36IMG yet. It'll only cause a hassle and make this take longer.
- Once complete, power off the phone
- reboot into the recovery by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. Then select RECOVERY.
- Depending on what recovery you're using, you need to flash a zip. Select the unrevoked-foreverson.zip that you just transferred and complete the flash.
- When complete, power off the phone. Reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. If it says S-ON at the top, select RECOVERY and skip to step 9. If it says S-OFF, repeat steps 5-7 Until it does.
◄●If you have NEVER used Unrevoked forever, start here●►
- Power off the phone and reboot into the recovery by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen. Then select RECOVERY.
- Connect via USB. There is an option for this in both Amon RA and Clockwork.
- Transfer the PC36IMG.zip to the root of your sdcard.
- EJECT THE PHONE FROM THE COMPUTER and then turn off USB in Recovery
- Power off the phone and reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + POWER until it boots to the white screen.
- It should check the PC36IMG.zip and then ask you YES/NO to apply the update. Press VOL UP for YES
- Once complete, Press VOL UP to reboot.
- You are now unrooted!
Minggu, 19 Juni 2011
Applenberry, the manufacturers of Gevey SIM are now releasing Gevey Ultra to unlock iPhone 4 on baseband 2.10.04, 3.10.01, 4.10.01 and 1.59.00. Unlike previous Gevey interposers, Gevey Ultra requires a jailbreak for unlocking iPhone 4 using Gevey Ultra.
Previously, when an iPhone was unlocked using Gevey SIM, the whole unlocking procedure had to be repeated over again if the iPhone 4 was rebooted or if it ran out of battery. The Gevey Ultra won't have this issue, and you wouldn't have to repeat the whole procedure once again if your iPhone 4 rebooted. Alternatively, you can also purchase an officially unlocked GSM iPhone 4 from Apple.
With previous models of Gevey interposer, no jailbreak was necessary. However, Gevey Ultra requires your iPhone 4 to be jailbroken before you can unlock it. So you must jailbreak your iPhone 4 first, then add this repo in Cydia: http://cydia.furiousMod.com and then install the FuriousMod package. The iPhone 4 will prompt you to restart SpringBoard, after that simply insert the SIM in to the iPhone 4 along with Gevey Ultra and wait your the device to catch signals. Within about 5 minutes, your iPhone 4 will be fully unlocked on basebands 2.10.04, 3.10.01, 4.10.01 and 1.59.00 running iOS 5 beta, iOS 4.3.3 and older firmwares.
Gevey interposer unlocking solution is considering illegal in many countries including the US because it dials the 112 emergency number and then hangs up. Gevey Ultra does not require this, so the legal status of this is yet to be decided.
The yet to be released JailbreakMe 3.0 jailbreak solution for iPad 2 will jailbreak iPad 2 very fast, the developer Comex has confirmed via a tweet. Comex explains how he has made some changes that will greatly decrease the time it will take to jailbreak iPad 2.
If you don't know, the stashing approach jailbreaks have been using for years-- Cydia's "Reorganizing Filesystem"-- involves moving some large directories from the small / partition into the large /var partition, then creating symlinks from the original to the new location. This both ensures that any additional stuff put in those directories by packages will end up in the /var partition, and frees up space on the / partition for files created outside of those directories. However, the process has some issues, like taking forever to do when you jailbreak (I am a bit fanatical about speed), pretty much requiring the jailbreak to reboot the system to ensure there aren't any running applications pointing to the old files (ditto about speed, I want a jailbreak to not even require a respring, as in star, but since star used stashing, some obscure things could cause issues before a reboot), and seriously confusing the sandbox code in the kernel (because each application has a sandbox with a list of allowed filenames, but after the symlink has moved files, the filenames no longer match), requiring that code to be patched (it needs to be patched anyway these days because tweaks have to run under the sandboxes of the applications they're hooking, but depend on accessing various directories; but it still feels good to get rid of a kludge).Previously, the Chronic Dev Team has given an update on their iPad 2 jailbreak, which is due to be released in the coming weeks.
With unionfs (which was saurik's idea originally), new files are created in the /var partition, and merged with files in the corresponding directories in the / partition, so no files need to be moved, no descriptors are invalidated, and I think the sandbox code won't notice what happened. It also opens the door for upgrading the base operating system without destroying the jailbreak files (although maybe iOS 5 delta updates will already allow this? I haven't looked at them yet).
I've wanted to do this since literally a year ago (that's the date of the nullfs checkin, since I was dumb and thought I wanted that instead of unionfs), but I never got around to making it work properly.
So, I just hope that I can get rid of the crashes my meddling with unionfs's code have introduced, and fix it for the iPad 2 (my dumped copies of iPad 2 kernels do not include symbols; I wrote a small BinDiff-like tool to copy over symbols from a kernel for another device, but it's not perfect) and that there aren't any performance issues.
We'll update you as soon as JailbreakMe 3.0 goes live to jailbreak iPad 2.
Here's a bit of bad news for those who love iOS 5 on iPad 2. Comex has confirmed via Twitter that JailbreakMe 3.0 will not jailbreak iOS 5 on iPad 2, rather it will only jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 till 4.3.3 on iPad 2.
Previously, we have reported that Comex has been working on making the iPad 2 jailbreak process faster through JailbreakMe 3.0. This new procedure will drastically reduce the time it takes for the jailbreak. Reportedly, JailbreakMe 3.0 will also work on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G, 4G, iPad 1 and of course, the iPad 2.
Comex tweeted in reply to a question that JailbreakMe 3.0 will not be jailbreaking iOS 5, which is in beta 1 right now, on iPad 2. So those who are willing to jailbreak iPad 2 and have upgraded to iOS 5 beta 1, it is recommended that you downgrade iPad 2 to iOS 4.3.3, in order to be able to run Cydia on iPad 2.
Right now, iOS 5 beta 1 can be jailbroken on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPod touch 3G, 4G and you can follow our guide posted here to do that.
We'll be sure to let you know as soon as JailbreakMe 3.0 goes live. Keep checking back!
Sabtu, 18 Juni 2011
This increasing number of leaks over the past few weeks were a dead giveaway that Motorola had a new flagship Android phone ready to be outed, and today the company took the wraps off its third-generation headlining act: the Milestone 3. Here in the U.S., we know the Milestones better as “DROIDs,” and we’re very confident that Motorola’s latest superphone will get Verizon Wireless CMO Marni Warden’s DROID stamp of approval soon enough. In the meantime, we get to sit half way around the world and admire this sleek smartphone from afar. Beneath the phone’s familiar facade lies a dual-core processor, a 4-inch qHD display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture support, 16GB of internal storage and, of course, a slide-out QWERTY keypad. The Milestone 3 will launch in the third quarter in China, and availability elsewhere has not yet been announced. Motorola’s full press release follows below.
We all know how pesky pressing small controls on a touch screen can be, when games don’t support the iPad’s built-in accelerometer and is too elaborate to work with other touch controls. With JOYSTICK-IT, you’ll have a familiar interface that will do the pressing for you. Installing the add-on is as simple as pressing it down on your device’s screen on top of the game’s controls. You can then move it around or remove it when you wish by simply pulling it out, without causing any damage to your device. Indeed, this patent-pending device will make gaming a lot easier:
Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games.
Although this accessory is marketed specifically at iPads and Android tablets, it can work on any reasonably sized capacitive touch-screen device, including smartphones, although their size could affect playability. As detailed by this product’s product page, it will work on any game with a basic virtual control pad of some kind, but not on games with advanced controls:
The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping, swipe-style joypads, joypads with variable on-screen locations, or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.
ThinkGeek is a nerd sanctuary for cool things. It sells basic geek-themed goods like shirts, hoodies and Android plush robots; as well as more elaborate ones such as an add-on flip-out keyboard for the iPhone and an iPod speaker that looks like a lego brick.
This add-on is available for $24.99, and for $39.99 you’ll get two joysticks instead of one, which is useful for some games that have controls on both sides of the screen:
launched the iPhone 4 handset, we all marveled at its sleek lines and glass and metal construction. A whole 12 months down the line and we’re still hard pushed to think of a better looking smartphone, and in a world which includes the likes of Samsung Galaxy S II, that’s saying something.
The iPhone 4 has some rather spiffy innards too. Its A4 CPU and 512MB of RAM help the fourth generation iPhone to power through the weird and wonderful apps in the App Store – it’s one powerful little phone.
The problem is though, with all that power under the hood it’s a shame that nobody ever really gets to see it. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look at your iPhone 4 and think ‘yep, that there A4′s earning its money today’ right in the middle of a spot of Real Racing 2? Well it turns out you can, thanks to a translucent conversion kit.
Coming to us from MICGadget, said conversion kit comes complete with front and rear panels as well as more accessories and tools than we’d every have a hope of knowing what they are for:
Tools which are required to disassemble your iPhone are also included, so you do not need to spend more money on the tools. All kinds of tools are included, such as a SIM Card eject tool, a Phillips-head screwdriver, a 5-point Pentalobe screwdriver, two pry-opening tools, metal tweezers and a vacuum suction cup (you need this for first time disassemble). A translucent Bumper is also included. If you are not a fan of translucent gadgets, we also offer transparent front and rear panels for the same price.
The fitting is apparently a breeze – that is until it’s time to install the front panel. According to MICGadget, it’s actually so complicated that they recommend getting a professional to fit it for you, though we can’t help but think your local friendly Apple Store Genius perhaps isn’t the way to go.
One thing that would concern us slightly is the affect the new rear plate could have on the quality of photos taken with the iPhone’s camera. Other third-party rear plates are known for causing poor photographs, with the flash especially susceptible to being affected by inferior quality components places in front of it.
Thankfully, at least according to MICGadget, this kit suffers no such problems.
The translucent (or ‘frosty’) kit is available to buy now for $79. If you’re on the fence then hang tight – we have on winging its way to us right now and we’ll report back on just how easy, or how difficult, the conversion actually is.