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Firmware 3.0 is slower than 2.2.1?





A few days ago we reported that the statistics showed an increase in speed of firmware 3.0 compared to 2.2.1. This factor, however, does not find confirmation in other applications, because, as you can see from the following table that 3.0 is slower than 2.2.1.

For example is takes 34 seconds to start for firmware 2.2.1 against 47 seconds for 3.0 firmware. The launch time of some applications on the old firmware also sees an advantage of 2-9 seconds compared to 3.0. This is just further evidence showing that the 3.0 firmware has problems and should be optimized. We hope that the update arrives soon!

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. 15:28

iPhone 3GS is hacked [Photo]



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These are the first images of a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS. GeoHotz published them in his blog. DevTeam will publish an updated release of the tool only after the release of firmware 3.0.1. The reason is simple: Given that the Firmware 3.0 is full of bugs, it is clear that Apple will release an update soon. If the DevTeam release new tool, Apple will probably be able to block them with the next update. Tomorrow afternoon we will find more details on the official DevTeam blog. By the way firmware 3.0.1 is scheduled to be released in July.




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AdMob statistics on iPhone/iPod firmwares



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Admob has released new statistics showing the data about currently installed iPhone and iPod firmwares. Only 1% of the iPod Touch users has updated to firmware version 3.0! Probably the fact that the upgrade costs money discourages some users.

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As for the iPhone the upgrade was performed by 44% of users. Of course these statistics may not be accurate as they are based on scripts present only in some AppStore applications.




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Firmware 3.0 jailbreak: RedSn0w for iPhone and iPod Touch



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RedSn0w is an easy to use, multi-platform, multi-device jailbreaking and unlocking (iPhone 2G only) tool from DevTeam. It supports firmware 3.0 and iPhone 2G (original iPhone), the iPhone 3G (but not the 3GS) and also the iPod touch (first and second generation):


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PwnageTool 3.0 for Mac OSX



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DevTeam released PwnageTool for firmware 3.0. Here is the list of supported deviced:

  • iPhone 2G - jailbreak and unlock
  • iPhone 3G - only jailbreak, use only with official unlocked iPhones
  • iPod Touch - jailbreak
  • iPod Touch 2G - not supported, use redsn0w
  • iPod Touch 3GS - not supported

If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now. Ultrasn0w is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. Ultrasn0w will be release via APT (cydia and icy) soon (update: Ultrasn0w released). If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 unlock works with this PwnageTool release.

Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w will be released via APT (this means you can get it via Cydia or Icy).

PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS. PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.

You can donwload PwnageTool 3.0 here.




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iPhone OS 3.0 released



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iPhone OS 3.0 is now available. Update via iTunes (you need 8.2) or download here. Firmwares are avaliable for all devices: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch and iPod Touch 2G. Here is a link to official Apple site about this upgrade.

Do not upgrade if you want jailbreak and/or unlock. Just wait for DevTeam to release their software.




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113 new features of firmware 3.0



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Here is a list of 113 new features in 3.0 firmware. The information is  from hackint0sh site forum:

1. Cut/Paste
2. Copy/Paste
3. Shake to undo/redo typing
4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
5. MMS
6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
9. Forward texts or picture messages
10. Delete individual texts or picture messages


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Fring app is updated



Fring app is updated to a new version. You can download it in AppStore (link). The question is who needs Fring, when we have official Skype app?




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iTunes 8.2 released



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Apple released iTunes 8.2. You can download it here.

This update breaks your ability to use QuickPwn, PwnageTool, and iPhone Tunneling Suite (ssh over usb). Many file managers do not work with iTunes 8.2 installed. We don’t think this is a deliberate breakage of these tools.  It’s just that Apple has updated a low-level USB protocol. It may also break Palm Pre’s connection to the device.

So if you jailbreak, we recommend you not to update.




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BackToUp: Mac OX utility for iPhone/iPod back up



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iBlogeek has released a Mac OX utility called BackToUp that will help everyone back up their device. The program is pretty good and make the backup of:

  • Contacts
  • Text Messages (SMS)
  • Bookmarks and History of Safari
  • Call History
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks and History of Maps
  • General Preferences (ringtone, etc)

Also, BackToUp can:

  • Create a backup
  • Restore a device using a backup
  • Erase backups
  • Update a backup

You can download BackToUp here.




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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009. 19:47

Backgrounder updated to version svn.187 [Cydia]



Backgrounder is an app that allows a user to run apps in a background. Since the last update the application makes available a process manager to monitor and manage the open applications.

In the new version svn.187 introduced the following changes:

  • Added the possibility to close / to force the closure / make a respring through a swipe on the applications;
  • It is no longer possible to initiate the process by the operator lockscreen;
  • Multiple instances of the processes are prevented
  • General improvement of the Code.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009. 15:12

Ants are back [Cydia]



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Once again we have the ability to have ants running on our iPhone. This little toy was available on firmware 1.1.x. Now the developer has update the code to support firmware 2.x. If you don’t remember ants take a look at the video below. This toy is easy to use. As you might remember you open the app and activate the ants. Then open your notes and watch the ants fill the screen. You can smash them or shake your iPhone to remove them. Ants is available in Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones.




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Fuzzyband replaces 3G Baseband Downgrader



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3G Fuzzyband Downgrader is now available in Сydia. This should be used instead of 3G Baseband Downgrader for downgrading the baseband on phones containing the 5.8 bootloader.

Benefits over original downgrader:

  • Does version checking, will only downgrade if phone is eligible
  • Downgrades all versions of baseband from 2.30.03 to 4.26.08 (3.0 beta5)
  • Reports current bootloader version on screen

The original downgrader was a possibly dangerous app, as it relied on a failed downgrade to decide whether downgrading was possible. Anytime you run BBUpdaterExtreme you are potentially doing damage to the modem, so the version checking in this app minimizes the chances of accidently corrupting the baseband.




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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009. 17:52

What's new in Firmware 3.0 Beta4: 12 changes



Here is a list of changes from iSapzio (sorry, screenshots are in Italian):

1. You can now enter to Settings-Store to see the balance and billing information:

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2. Another change concerns volume control in the iPod app (or the "Music" on iPod Touch). While using Firmware 3.0 beta 4 on iPod Touch first generation, we can see that the controls for the volume are gone. This is an intelligent system, that turns on and off volume control, depending on USB, headphones and AD2P connection:

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3. Fixed problems with iPhoto and displaying thumbnails of the screenshots / images from the CameraRoll.


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WWDC 2009: Sold Out



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Apple has updated the official website dedicated to the WWDC, the event where Apple will present Firmware 3.0, the new iPhone and more. The news are great -  all available seats are gone.

The latest rumors say that the Keynote will not be presented by Steve Jobs.




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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. 19:21