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QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows is ready





Congratulations, Windows users. The support for new firmware 2.1 is added. So here is what you can do:

  • Support for FW v2.0.1, v2.0.2, v2.1.0
  • Jailbreaking and Pwning iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch
  • Adding Cydia and Installer
  • Replacing boot logos
  • Unlocking iPhone 2G

Changes from QuickPwn RC3

  • Support for firmware 2.1
  • Auto-detection of firmware version, insistence on correct firmware bundle to prevent user epic fail.
  • Use of iASign to activate to prevent bspatch epic fail.
  • Removed buggy and never really tested 2.0 support

Sorry, no jailbreak for new iPod Touch and no unlock for iPhone 3G.

Here are download links:

Firmwares v2.1: 2g firmware, 3g firmware

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Apple's App Store approval process



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Nice joke :-)

via gizmodo




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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:29

"Gadget of the Year" award goes to...



... Apple iPhone 3G. Congratulations!

The devices that competed against the iPhone 3G were as follows: Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, Nintendo’s Wii Fit, and B&W’s Zeppelin iPod speakers. All of the products up for this honor were judged in categories including performance, design and value, as well as “cool factor”.

via theiphoneblog




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Thursday, September 18th, 2008. 1:21

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?



Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

CopierciN - copy/paste for iPhone



CopierciN is a cool app that implements some copy / paste functionality. It’s in the beta stages but has potential. It lets you import and export between apps like notes, sms, email. Avaliable via Cydia Installer for 2.x firmares.

CopieriN is a basic text editor which, hopefully, bring some kind of copy/paste mechanism to iPhone (to jailbroken ones only, unfortunately). It does not add copy/paste functionality directly to other applications but it provides a mechanism to import text from and export text to SMS, Notes, Mail applications (more to come in the future) and files in the filesystem.

Usage: It basically has two parts: Text Editor and Importer/Exporter. Within the text editor, you can select a piece of text using your finger, cut or copy it, and paste it to a selected location.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 2:50

QuickPwn and PwnageTool for 2.1 firmware

   

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 22:56

Firmware 2.1 screenshots



Theiphoneblog just published first screenshots of the new iPhones firmware 2.1.

Running 2.1 (5F136) now, and here’s what we’re noticing: WiFi works fine (tried on Apple and Linksys routers). New icons for connection type (3G/Edge) in the top bar. New blue filled and half-filled dots to describe state of video and podcasts (watched/listened to). Genius Playlists don’t seem to work as well as iTunes 8, at least for me, with lots of songs coming back as “not related”.


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Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 1:58

iTunes 8: If Windows Vista displays a blue screen error message when connecting iPhone or iPod



Apple published a kb for this case. Here it is:

Symptoms

After installing iTunes 8 for Windows, some users may see a blue screen error message when connecting iPhone or iPod to a Windows Vista computer. In some cases, the computer may immediately restart when connecting iPhone or iPod to the computer.

Products Affected

iPod, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Vista, iPod touch (2nd generation), iTunes 8 for Windows, iPhone 3G

Resolution


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iPhone 2.1 firmware is out



The iPhone 2.1 is out. It contains the following updates as listed by Apple:

- decrease in call set-up failures andcall drops
- significantly improve battery life for most users
- dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
- improve email reliability, notable fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
- faster installation of 3rd party applications
- fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
- improved performance of text messaging
- faster loading and searching of contacts
- improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
- repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
- option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
- Genius playlist creation

The 2.1 firmware is build 5F136 (weighing in at 237.8MB) and can be directly downloaded through iTunes. The new firmware also contains a number of security fixes including the well publicized passcode flaw.

Jailbreak for 2.1 is not avaliable yet.




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iPod nano internals



After breaking apart iPod Touch folks from iFixIt disassembled iPod Nano:

Separately, iFixIt dissected the new iPod nano and observed that the unit's 3.2 mm wide dock connector "looks pretty big compared to the iPod" itself, making it unlikely that Apple will be able to slim down player any further without developing a new dock connector.

A particularly surprising find was that the new nano uses a real piece of curved glass, "about .7 mm thick on the edges, and 1.7 mm thick in the middle," to cover the LCD display. The glass is said to be completely separate from the player's anodized aluminum enclosure, with nothing holding it in place outside the force of the adjacent components.

The LCD itself "is actually almost exactly the same size as the 3rd Gen Nano LCD," iFixIt said, with the only difference being a resolution of 240x320 rather than 320x240.

Among the nano's internal components are a Apple-branded ARM processor manufactured by Samsung in July with on-board DRAM on-package, three other small Apple-branded chips of unknown origin, and an 8 GB Toshiba flash chip. "Unfortunately, the battery is soldered to the logic board," iFixIt said. "Replacing the Nano's battery isn't going to be easy."

via appleinsider and ifixit




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Friday, September 12th, 2008. 16:02

New iPod touch internals



The folks at iFixIt received a brand new iPod Touch, which they disassembled right away.

Both the touch's 3.5-inch LCD display as well as its Lithium-ion polymer battery are held in place with strips of double-sided tape. The WiFi antenna and circuitry, which are located at the top of the unit, are connected to the main logic board by wide orange cable that were designed to prevent external noise from interfering with the digital signals as they travel along the device, iFixIt says.

The specialty online reseller, which offers replacement parts for Macs and iPods, was particularly excited by its discovery of an unpublicized Broadcom BCM4325 Bluetooth chip within the device. The particular chipset supports BT2.1+EDR, and is necessary for the touch's built-in support of Nike+ iPod technology. It's unclear, however, whether the chip supports A2DP, which would pave the way for Apple and third-party developers to introduce stereo headphones for the player.

iFixIt also discovered brown rectangular component centered about three quarters of the way down the touch's logic board, which is suspected to be the device's speaker. Other discoveries include a 3.7 V Lithium-ion polymer battery with part number 616-0404, NAND flash memory from Micron with part number 29F64G08TAA, and an Apple-branded Samsung-manufactured ARM processor with SDRAM that's similar to the one employed by the iPhone.

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Friday, September 12th, 2008. 2:43

Apple vs jailbreakers



The only way Apple can fix the exploit that the iPhone Dev Team has been using to Jailbreak iPhone’s and iPod Touch’s is to fix their hardware, but it seems Apple has figured out a way to program iTunes 8 to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit. The screenshot below from iTunes 8 using a Pwned ipsw (with an unPwned device attached) is one example.

The Dev Team reacted promptly:

“The nice thing about iTunes decisions is that we can provide you with patches to counter them. We have one such patch already for Mac iTunes 8 for iPod touch. We’ll be working out the full suite of patches for all the combinations over the next week.”

Dev Team also published two interesting screenshots:




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2D graphic calculator



This is a very nice and powerfull 2D graphic calculator. User can draw multiple functions in different colors.  There are function value inspection, function intersection, solve for root, min/max points.

The multi-touch interface makes it easy to move and zoom. Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.

$1.99

iTunes Link




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Thursday, September 11th, 2008. 16:15

iTunes 8 + Windows Vista = problems



Gizmodo reports that there might be problems if you run iTunes8 on Windows Vista.

Users of both 32-bit and 64-bit Vista are reporting getting the blue screen of death (BSOD) whenever they plug in an iPod or iPhone. Downgrading back down to 7.7 appears to solve the problem. Another workaround is to perform clean install (completely uninstalling previous version of iTunes before installing iTunes 8).




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:47

iPhone firmware 2.1 this Friday



Apple announced that v2.1 firmware will be delivered this Friday. Change log is:

  • lots of bugs fixed
  • fewer dropped call
  • big battery life improvements
  • no crashes with Apps - hopefully the whole app install process is better.
  • backing up to iTunes is faster
  • great new performance enhancements

There is nothing said about push notification service, cut/copy/paste or turn-by-turn GPS.

As always, I strongly recommend no one update until the Dev Team releases an upated pwnage.




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:29