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Apple Testing IPhone With LTE Support?





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As you know release of the next-generation iPhone is expected in September. It’s not clear yet whether this smartphone will support 4G transmission technology LTE (Long Term Evolution), but BGR wrote that Apple and some mobile carrier in US have already tested iPhone models with LTE support.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. 0:14

Download links for iOS 5 beta 5



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iOS 5 beta 5 has been released recently. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Remember your UDID must be registered at Apple in order to activate your device after install.

You can download new iOS 5 beta 5 firmware and iTunes 10.5 beta 5 using the links below:


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Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 5 to Developers



Apple has just released iOS 5 Beta 5 to developers. Alongside the new firmware comes Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 5 and iTunes 10.5 beta 5.

Developers can download it here or update via OTA (over the air). Prior OTA all content and settings on the device must be erased (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings). The delta update is just 128MB.

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Written by admin

Sunday, August 7th, 2011. 20:52

Apple Released iOS 4.3.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch



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Apple released iOS 4.3.5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new firmware fixes a security update with certificate validation. For Verizon iPhone owners Apple released iOS 4.2.10.

Products compatible with this software update:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 3G

You can update via iTunes or download using direct links here.




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There will be no untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4



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Famous iPhone hacker Stefan Esser, also known as i0n1c, recently wrote on twitter that we should not expect untether jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 anytime soon. i0n1c was the one who created untether for iOS 4.3.3 firmware.

Our advice is simple - save your 4.3.3 SHSH keys asap. With these SHSH keys you will be able to restore to iOS 4.3.3 anytime, without - only iOS 4.3.4. Here are tutorials for you.




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Download links for iOS 5 beta 3



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iOS 5 beta 3 has been released recently. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Remember your UDID must be registered at Apple in order to activate your device after install.

You can download new iOS 5 beta 3 firmware and iTunes 10.5 beta 3 using the links below:


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Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3



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iOS 5 beta 3 is jailbreakable by RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1. DevTeam hacker MuscleNerd has confirmed that the RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 jailbreak works on recently released iOS 5 Beta 3. All you have to do is to point it to a downloaded iOS 5 beta 1 firmware ipsw.

Today's 5.0b3 can be jailbroken with last month's redsn0w http://is.gd/6eek4Y (point it at 5.0b1 IPSW..devs only please!)

RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 jailbreak works on all devices, exect iPad 2. This means you can get a tethered jailbreak on Windows and Mac OS for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 1.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.8 b1 for Windows and Mac OS here.




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How to secure your iPhone or iPad and fix PDF vulnerability



As you might know hacker Comex has found a new PDF vulnerability and released JailBreakMe tool that uses it. These were great news. The bad ones is that your iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch is at risk. Bad guys can use the same vulnerability to take control of your device and do whatever they want with it.

Apple will fix it in iOS 4.3.4 firmware some day. Fortunately Comex has already released a patch for his JailbreakMe 3.0 exploit to protect already jailbroken devices from any malicious use of the exploit.

The package called 'PDF Patcher 2' can be downloaded and installed from Cydia. To jailbreak please use our step-by-step instructions.

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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G и iPod Touch 4 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPod Touch Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your  iPhone 3GS и iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPhone Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPad 1 and iPad 2 Using JailbreakMe [iOS 4.3.3]



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This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPad 1 or iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.3 firmware using JailbreakMe. This jailbreak works in iPad Safari browser. You need a computer only to update to iOS 4.3.3.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak Apple TV 2G Using Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 (Windows) [iOS 4.3]



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Using this tutorial you will be able to untether jailbreak iOS 4.3 (8F305) running on Apple TV 2G. This tutorial uses Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 for Windows.


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iPad 2 jailbreak has been stolen and published



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Comex's jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been stolen from secret website and later published on different sites. The jailbreak uses a PDF exploit similar to how JailbreakMe worked in the past.

User AppReviewerWill even posted a video showing working iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 4.3. The video is currently unavailable.

This is quite sad, because now Apple is aware of the vulnerability and will probably release the fixed iOS 4.3.4. If now this will be fixed in iOS 5 for sure.

We strongly suggest that you wait for official release by Comex. Now you should just save your SHSH blobs using tinyumbrella utility.




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Thunderbolt Cable Teardown Reveals Electronics and Firmware



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Arstechnica and iFixIt claim that Apple’s new Tunderbolt cable is actually a "smart" cable that contains circuitry and firmware. iFixIt have already torn down the cable, having found inside two Gennum GN2033 chips in the connector that works as a transceiver to enable “reliable data transfer at cutting-edge speeds over low cost, thin-gauge copper cables.” There were also found additional support chips and resistors, so the total number of chips inside the Thunderbolt connector is 12, of course not including multiply smaller electronic components.

Quite interesting that the current Thunderbolt ports found in iMac and MacBook Pro are planned to be compatible with future Thunderbolt cables, bringing a significant speed improvement. But the current generation of such ports works on the traditional wiring.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, July 1st, 2011. 10:47

iPhone 4 Gevey Sim unlock doesn't work with iOS 5 beta 2



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Apple has blocked the ability to unlock the iPhone 4 using the Gevey SIM in recently released iOS 5.0 beta 2 firmware. MuscleNerd tweeted:

it's surprising Apple closed Gevey interposer hole in b2 rather than waiting until final (maybe they were under pressure)

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Gevey SIM was the only unlock for iPhone 4 users with basebands higher than 01.59. It uses the emergency dialer to force activate the locked baseband. MuscleNerd notes that its unlikely Gevey will try to battle Apple while iOS 5 is in the beta period.




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