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Apple releases iOS 4.2 Beta 3 and iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 for developers





Apple has just released the firmware iOS 4.2 Beta 3, together with SDK and iTunes 10.1 Beta 2. The SDK is build 10M2423 and the firmware is build 8C5115c. iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 is a pre-release version to support testing of printing from iOS apps. Developers can download the firmware, SDK, and iTunes from the iPhone Developer Center.




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Unlock for iOS 4.1 and 4.2 is possible



Hacker Sherif Hashim has discovered an exploit in iPhone's baseband which could bring an unlock for iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2. Here are tweets from him:

@sherif_hashim: since nearly all my received tweets ask about both BB, I can report very early "initial" 1st step success on both sides, calmed down? :)

@sherif_hashim: @mrpauldurden a bit more sure than this, yeah

@mrpauldurden: @sherif_hashim very early first steps means.. you've found a crash that can potentially prove to be an expoitable vulnerability?

In the past Hashim found a baseband crash in iOS 4.0, his work brought us ultrasn0w 1.01, utility from DevTeam to unlock iPhone with iOS 4.0.
Another hacker Veeence tweets that the unlock won't be released till iOS 4.2. Apple plans to release 4.2 in November:

@veeence: A new exploitable baseband crash has been found. An unlock will very likely be released after iOS 4.2 and will unlock both BB's of 4.1 & 4.2


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Step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak iPad with iOS 3.2.2 using Limera1n (Windows)



These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPad with latest iOS 3.2.2 using Limera1n for Windows. You can find the Mac OS version of this tutorial here.

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

Step 1
Open your browaer and navigate to www.limera1n.com and download LimeRa1n for Windows by clicking on the Windows.

When prompted save the download to your desktop


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Prevent iTunes from Updating Jailbroken Devices



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iTunes continues to serve iOS updates even if your Apple’s device was jailbroken. And if these updates are downloaded and installed occasionally, your device may be returned to  a non-jailbroken state.  Here the script, which prevents iTunes from automatically downloading updates:


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iOS Could Cause Wakeup Headaches With Time Changes



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Where daylight saving time just starts, the iPhone/iPod touch users may see that alarm clocks of their devices go off early or not at all. This is all thanks to a bug in the iOS. According to Gizmodo, 55% of 4,500 users experienced the bug. Most of the users have to return to standard time or this problem is only going to grow if it isn’t corrected soon. Fortunately, the problem only affects “recurring” alarms, not every clock function within iOS.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 11th, 2010. 15:13

Step-by-step Tutorial: how to jailbreak iOS 4.0-4.1 on iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 using Limera1n (Windows)



These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS (all bootroms) and iPhone 4 using Limera1n for Windows. Limera1n supports iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1, iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 4.1. Use the same steps to jailbreak iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G and even iPad. You can find the Mac OS version of this tutorial here.

Remember: Do not update to iOS 4.1 if you need the unlock. Ultrasn0w does not support that baseband yet.

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

Step 1
Open your browaer and navigate to www.limera1n.com and download LimeRa1n for Windows by clicking on the Windows.

When prompted save the download to your desktop


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LimeRa1n iPhone iOS 4.1 jailbreak howto video



Engadget published a howto video of LimeRa1n - iOS 4.0-4.1 jailbreak utility for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad:




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iPhone iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Released from GeoHot, called LimeRa1n



Famous hacker Geohot is back and today he released the latest iOS 4.1 jailbreak. It is called LimeRa1n and supports iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G with iOS firmwares 4.0-4.1 and beyond. It can also hacktivate your device, so there is no need in phone SIM-cards and other tricks.

This software is still in beta and was updated 3 times in last several hours. So use with caution.

There is Windows version only for now. Geohot plans to release LimeRa1n for Mac and Linux soon. You can Download it here.

Some users report that they have jailbroken their iOS 3.2.2 iPads successfully with limera1n, while others report that they tried, but failed.

Do not forget to backup.

For many users of iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.2 now there is a hope to perform jailbreak using LimeRa1n and unlock using ultrasn0w. We recommend NOT to do it if you have not saved your SHSH keys. You can try, but if something goes wrong without SHSH keys you'll have to restore to iOS 4.1, and there is no unlock for iOS 4.1 (possibly forever). Just wait for PwnageTool utility.

DevTeam reported that Limera1n uses a different exploit than SHAtter, so they will not release SHAtter utility, they don't want let Apple fix both security holes. However they plan to release PwnageTool using the same exploit.

You can find our LimeRa1n tutorials tutorials:


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Jailbreak iOS 4.1 with RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 is now available for Windows



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RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 for Mac OS X was released a while ago. Today DevTeam created a version for Windows users. RedSn0w 0.9.6 b1 can jailbreak iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.1 running on iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G.

You can download it here.

Redsn0w is easy to use:

  1. Download firmware here.
  2. Launch redsn0w 0.9.6 b1
  3. Select your stock 4.1 or 4.0 ipsw (you’ve already used this to update your device to 4.1 or 4.0)
  4. Select “Install Cydia” and any of the other options shown above, then click “Next”. Use DFU mode to install the jailbreak.

This is still beta, so there might be some problems:

Any Windows users seeing “Waiting for reboot” for too long (more than 20 seconds or so), please try “shaking” the JB process by unplugging then replugging your USB cable (while letting redsn0w continue to run). Also, try using a USB port “closer” to your computer (as opposed to on your monitor or behind another hub).

As usual DevTeam reminds us:

IF YOU USE THE ULTRASN0W UNLOCK, PLEASE WAIT FOR PWNAGETOOL TO SUPPORT 4.1. DO NOT USE REDSN0W

That’s because to use redsn0w at 4.1, you need to already have updated to official 4.1 from Apple. If you do that, you lose the ultrasn0w unlock (possibly forever).




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Over $100K deposited via PayPal Check Capture in first 36 hours



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PayPal today announced that in first 36 hours their PayPal Check Capture service for iPhone and iPod touch, via the iOS app, has deposited over $100,000 worth of checks. PayPal’s Check Capture service allows you to take a picture of the front and back of a check to deposit into your PayPal account this check. This service is free, but PayPal takes a whole six days to process such deposits.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, October 8th, 2010. 16:11

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Launch Scheduled For This Sunday



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Chronic Dev-Team member Joshua Hill has just confirmed that the new Greenpois0n jailbreak, which will allow you to jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 4.1 software, is expected to be released this Sunday. To make the event more special, Dev-Team has decided to launch the tool at 10 past 10 AM on October 10th 2010. They will be releasing multiple tools, some of which will help you update to 4.1 without losing the possibility of unlocking your baseband for other carriers.




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Supplier Denies Shipping iMac Touchscreens to Apple



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DigiTimes reports that Sintek Photronics has denied claims from late last week that the company has shipped samples of touchscreen panels to Apple for testing in a touch-capable iMac. Barry Wu, VP and spokesperson of Sintek Photronics has denied reports that the company is sampling projected capacitive touch panels for Apple's iMac. Rumors  appeared after new Apple patent application, which suggested that the company is at least toying with the idea of a touch-capable iMac. It has been suggested that the company could instead a fully touch-capable Mac OS X offer iOS as layer on top of Mac OS X, allowing both operating systems to coexist on the same machine.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 7th, 2010. 10:49

Apple Drops AirPrint Compatibility for Second-Generation iPod Touch



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Apple dropped support for AirPrint in iOS 4.2 on the iPod touch 2G. When Apple just released AirPrint on September 15th, the second-generation iPod touch was listed as a compatible device for the service, but only two days later the company dropped support and modified the press release to note support for only the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch.


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New Apple TV Allows App Installation, Needs Launcher



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Developer Steven Troughton-Smith found out that iOS applications can installed on the new Apple TV. You only need to slightly modify the applications to identify them as Apple TV-compatible. Of course, Steven’s discovery is an important step in developers' quest to run applications on the device, but the applications are not yet usable, as the Apple TV doesn’t have any application launcher that would be required for an app to function.


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How to Open Compressed Files on iOS Device



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iOS pretty well handling with various file types, but with compressed files you may run into problems. Fortunately, with the help of a file browsing app you'll be able to view compressed files. You may download on your iOS device ZIP and RAR files with the help of the file browsing app USB Disk.


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