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iPhone 4 unlock news - no unlock yet





MuscleNerd recently tweeted some news regarding iPhone 4 unlock. Unfortunately:

Sorry, there's no news on the i4 unlock for those who lost 01.59 (or never had it). It's taking longer than we wanted :(

This means that users have to wait more. No due date was given. If you need unlock just remember to save your SHSH keys using Cydia or TinyUmbrella and do NOT update to iOS 4.3.

This news are for users with locked iPhone 4 with baseband 02.10 or 03.10, iPhone 3G/3GS with baseband 05.14 or 05.15. For 05.14 and 05.15 there is a possibility to update to 06.15 and unlock, but there are special risks.




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Apple Releases Safari 5.0.4



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Alongside release of the iOS 4.3, Apple announced update of the company’s Internet browser Safari 5.0.4 that contains lots of improvements:

  • Improved stability for webpages with multiple instances of plug-in content;
  • Improved compatibility with webpages with image reflections and transition effects;
  • A fix for an issue that could cause some webpages to print with incorrect layouts;
  • A fix for an issue that could cause content to display incorrectly on webpages with plug-ins;
  • A fix for an issue that could cause a Screen Saver to appear while video is playing in Safari;
  • Improved compatibility with VoiceOver on webpages with text input areas and lists with selectable items;
  • Improved stability when using VoiceOver.



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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 10th, 2011. 15:11

Apple's iOS 4.3 contains evidence that iPhone 5 will sport A5 chip



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Yesterday Apple released iOS 4.3 and, of course, developers and hackers already started digging in it and found out that the latest iOS 4.3 SDK has evidence that the upcoming iPhone 5 will use Apple's new A5 Dual Core processor that was introduced as part of the iPad 2. Within the code of iOS 4.3, in a kernel file, developers found referenced to the A5 processor for a device with codename N94AP. The N94 is believed to be the codename for the unreleased iPhone 5. iOS developer Filippo Bigarella posted to Twitter the below screenshot of his findings, along with the declaration, "Here’s the proof, iPhone 5 will run on the S5L8940 (A5 dual core processor) too!"


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 10th, 2011. 14:34

iOS 4.3 released



Apple just released new iOS 4.3 firmware. Jailbreakers and unlockers should wait for new tools. Everybody else will benefit. iOS 4.3 has Safari speed improvements, AirPlay features, hotspot, Home sharing, a new option for customizing the iPad's side switch to serve as a mute toggle or screen orientation lock and much more:

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

* Personal Hotspot
- Share iPhone 4 cellular data with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

* iTunes Home Sharing
- Play music, movies, and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

* New AirPlay features
- Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
- Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

* Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

* HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

* Ping features
- Push notifications for comments and follow requests
- Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
- Parental controls

* New Settings
- Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
- iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects

* Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode

* Bug fixes

Products compatible with the software update:

  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)
  • Apple TV 2G

iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 4 Verizon do not have iOS 4.3 update.

Here are the direct links to download iOS 4.3:

device version release date
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 4.3 (8F191m) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad (iPad1,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,1 (iPad2,1) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,2 (iPad2,2) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,3 (iPad2,3) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02



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Step-by-step Tutorial: jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone/iPod/iPad using PwnageTool 4.2 (Mac OS)



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UPDate: Attention! We've received info, that Apple stopped signing iOS 4.2 for devices for which iOS 4.3 is available. This means you will not be able to restore to 4.2.1 without saved SHSH keys.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Using this tutorial you will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 running on iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad. Pwnagetool will also preserve baseband version if you need carrier unlock. If you have updated the baseband to version 06.15, you can use this tutorial. This tutorial uses  PwnageTool 4.2 for Mac OS X.

We are not developers of jailbreak utilities, so we cannot assure that everything will work just fine. However we tried this tutorial on several devices and succeeded.

We will use iPhone 4 in our jailbreak tutorial. The process is the same for all devices.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Download a couple of things:


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Apple to Hold Early April Media Event for iOS 5



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According to German website Macerkopf.de, in early April Apple will hold a media event to introduce iOS 5 and revamped MobileMe services, widely expected to become a free syncing service offered by Apple for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners. The event would probably take place on Apple's campus in the 14th or 15th week of the year, the first or second week in April. This is line with Apple's pattern. For example, last year's iOS 4 event took place on April 8th at the company's headquarters in Cupertino. It would make a lot of sense if Apple did the same this year with iOS 5 as well.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. 21:04

Apple will probably release iOS 4.3 today



New rumors say that Apple will release iOS 4.3 today. We have no idea if this is true, but we know for sure that it will be released by 11 of March.

iOS 4.3 has plenty of new features including the Nitro JavaScript engine, which will increase Safari Web browsing speeds, iTunes Home Sharing, and enhancements to AirPlay. One feature that many people are interested in is the Personal Hotspot used for sharing the cell signal over Wi-Fi.




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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. 17:16

JavaScript Benchmark test: iPad 2 - iPad - iPhone 4 - Galaxy Tab - Nexus S



CNET.co.uk did some SunSpider Javascript benchmarks on the new iPad running iOS 4.3 and compared them with other iOS devices and a few Androids. The results are pretty impressive.

iPhone 4 and iPad with iOS 4.2 are behind both Android devices, but significantly faster with iOS 4.3 that features new WebKit 2 browser engine.

As for iPad 2, it is more powerful, it is over 50% faster than the previous iPad.




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Apple releases iOS 4.3 Golden Master to developers



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Apple released the golden master version of iOS 4.3 to developers. The public release of the operating system is set to come out on the 11th March together with the release of the iPad 2. The update is available in versions for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, the iPad 2 will ship with iOS 4.3 installed. Typically a gold master issued to developers is identical to the version that eventually becomes the final release.


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Apple Releases iTunes 10.2 With Support for iOS 4.3



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Alongside the new iPad 2 Apple yesterday released iTunes 10.2 that officially introduces support for iOS 4.3, even despite the fact that iOS 4.3 doesn't launch publicly until March 11th. The update also brings an improved home sharing feature to share libraries with iOS devices running iOS 4.3.

What's new in iTunes 10.2

Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from your iTunes libraries with Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.




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iOS 4.3 to Launch on March 11th



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During yesterday’s iPad 2 media event Apple announced that the new iOS 4.3 is to be released on March 11th.

"With more than 160 million iOS devices worldwide, including over 100 million iPhones, the growth of the iOS platform has been unprecedented," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iOS 4.3 adds even more features to the world's most advanced mobile operating system, across three blockbuster devices-iPad, iPhone and iPod touch-providing an ecosystem that offers customers an incredibly rich experience and developers unlimited opportunities."

iOS 4.3 will include a number of new features such as:


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Apple iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom vs HP TouchPad vs BlackBerry PlayBook



Since Apple today announced iPad 2, it is a good time to compare it with other devices on the market. Let's see the spec diffs of Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad and BlackBerry PlayBook:


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Live from Apple's iPad 2 event



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What to expect from iPad 2?



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There are lots of rumors about forthcoming second-gen iPad hardware. The iPad 2 is expected to be slimmer and lighter, with a larger speaker and an improved display designed to deliver a better experience in bright sunlight.  It will likely run on a 1.2GHz, dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 chip and Imagination’s SGX543 GPU architecture. The new iPad probably will support both GSM and CDMA thank to the Qualcomm chip. It will have double the RAM–512MB, same as the iPhone 4, as well as front camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth and back-facing one for POV FaceTime and shooting photos and video.

Alongside the new iPad Apple may also announce iOS 5 preview at the event. iOS 5 is expected to have new voice navigation, maps application and certainly Cloud/MobileMe/iWork/iLife integration, and updated notifications.




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iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 unlock news



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iPhone hacker MuscluNerd tweeted some recent news regarding iPhone iOS 4.2.1 unlock.

Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation...vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!

ironically, the i4 unlock search has yielded 05.14 & 05.15 unlock 3G/3GS vectors... but i4 is 1st priority

Not much, but we see that the work is in progress. They have found necessary vulnerabilities and their target is even higher - iOS 4.3 (baseband 04.10.01). As a background effect they also might be able to unlock 05.14 and 05.15 basebands, so there might be a reason right now not to update baseband to version 06.15.


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