News tagged ‘update’

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

iTunes 8

iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Store that you don’t already have.

With iTunes 8, browse your artists and albums visually with the new Grid view; download your favorite TV shows in HD quality from the iTunes Store; sync your media with iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (120GB), and iPod touch (2nd generation); and enjoy a stunning new music visualizer.

iTunes 8 and iTunes U are now accessible with VoiceOver on your Mac.

It is available via Software Update, or download it from Apple.com


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QuickPwn, PwnageTool and WinPwn

There are so many tools, some for Mac OS, others for Windows, different versions... Complicated. So let's summerize a little bit.

If you have iPhone 3G, you'll be able to install 3-rd party non AppStore applications (through separate applications called Cydia and Installer) and run these applications. If you have old iPhone, in addition to that you'll be able to unlock the device (use with any carrier).

There are two methods: quickpwn and custom firmware method. First one is for quikly pwning and jailbreaking  the device without restore. You should use it if you have unlocked device or an AT&T contract.

If you are Windows user:

  • Go for WinPwn. The current version is (also called 2.5 beta-2). Download here. It supports both iPhone and iPhone 3G, firmwares 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2. You can use either quickpwn or custom firmware method.
  • There is a separate QuickPwn tool for Windows. The current version is RC3. Download here. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn and you do not like WinPwn (or you had problems with it).

If you're using Mac OS:

  • Go for PwnageTool. The current version is Download here. Works with 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 firmwares using custom-firmware method.
  • There is a version of QuickPwn tool for MAC OS. The current version is 1.0.0. Download here. It works only with firmware 2.0.2. Do you need it? Yes, if you want to quick pwn.
    QuickPwn is not a replacement for PwnageTool, they are different tools and provide different features, QuickPwn is for quickly pwning a device, whereas PwnageTool is designed to custom build and tailor the ipsw production process, both tools will be actively developed in the future.


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    Recently a new project has been started, called XiPhone. It will be based on XPWN. So functionality similar to WinPwn and Pwnage will be present (jailbreak, unlock, etc). In addition to that developers plan to include:

    • Auto downloading of stock firmware files from apple’s site (no need to hunt for it then select it)
    • Wizard based modern GUI (created with .net 2.0), and Vista Style UI.
    • Export of firmware settings so users can pass around an XML file which contains a configuration that works for them.
    • Auto updates to the XiPhone software.
    • Community based wallpapers used for Bootscreen, Restore screen and others
    • Enabling / Disabling of options available based on the device you select.

    Unfortunately, only Windows platform users will be able to use XiPhone.


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    This is the most famous Windows-based utility to jailbreak and unlock Apple's iPhone and iTouch.

    Release notes:

    • The new nice interface
    • Very very very easy to use
    • QuickPwn Support for firmwares 2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2
    • Root partition resize support
    • Installer support
    • Basic / Expert modes
    • Wizard style interface
    • Automatic updater
    • Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit.


    • Why is it beta? It's just the saying.. Use at your own risk
    • You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version
    • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes (7.7 and above)

    Bug fixes

    • Crash when building ipsw
    • Quickpwn crash bug fix

    Download WinPwn Rapidshare.com


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    iPhone update for 3G issues and etc in September?


    Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

    However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.

    What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

    via tuaw


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:58

    WinPwn 2.5: new screenshots


    WinPwn 2.5 is on it's way. The developer says, that the release will be later this week.


    • QuickPwn support (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2)
    • DFU helper
    • Automatic updater (yay no more downloading new installers)
    • Plus much more....


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    QuickPwn updated to 1.2.0


    QuickPwn for Windows is updated. Support for all 2.x firmwares is added. So now you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2.

    DevTeam reminds that it is still beta software, so usual rules apply, no complaints if anything goes wrong and use the tool at at your own risk!

    Download here!

    Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer and/or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.

    If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.

    PS: Mac OS version is on it's way.


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    iPhone 2.0.2 kills 3G calling for some users


    Some people are complaining about the iPhone 2.0.2 update killing their ability to actually make calls over 3G. Among the people who suffer from no-calling-itis is one guy who took his phone to AT&T and had them swap out the SIM, which somehow fixed the problem. If you're getting "call failed" on 3G, try switching back to 2G in Settings -> General -> Network and making the call again.

    Do you still want to update to 2.0.2?

    via gizmodo


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    Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 12:33

    iPhone's firmware 2.0.2 is out


    Apple just released new firmware for iPhone - version 2.0.2. As usual, all the company mentioned was that the update includes "Bug fixes."

    Notes on the release follow:

    • No new settings appear to have been included.
    • Some users report faster browsing, though this may be due to cleared cache.
    • Typing lag may be reduced.
    • No consensus on improved 3G connectivity.
    • iPod Touch firmware 2.0.2 also released.

    But as always, do not update until we get word on a jailbreak.

    Links for firmware downloads: iPhone 3G 2.0.2old iPhone 2.0.2.


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    Network problems - just 2%, but it's 60 000 users


    A MacForums reader claims to have received a one-sentence e-mail from Steve Jobs regarding iPhone 3G connectivity issues.

    According to MacForums, the e-mail says the following:

    We are working on some bugs which affect around 2% of the iPhones shipped, and hope to have a software update soon.


    If we're to trust Cote Collaborative analyst Michael Cote's estimate of 3 million iPhone 3Gs sold since July, 2 percent translates to about 60,000 users having problems with the 3G network. The reported issues have ranged from difficulty staying on the 3G network to slow overall performance.

    via wired.com


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    Monday, August 18th, 2008. 23:44

    Installer 4.0b5 is out


    Installer 4.0 beta 5 is avaliable now.

    What's new:

    • Many visual enhancements and fixes in regards to source and packages display.
    • Fixed an issue with failing installs with dependencies under some circumstances.
    • Fixed a bug causing package information to be displayed incorrectly (size 0 bytes) on the first access, or when the custom information HTML page (such as packages from Big Boss' repository) was not displayed.
    • When updating a package, and one of its dependencies also has an update available, the dependency will be updated as well.
    • The package icons will only be downloaded when on the Wi-Fi to help you save on bandwidth.
    • The repositories are being refreshed upon Installer.app launch so you always stay on the bleeding edge with the updates. This is exeperimental behavior and we're not yet sure it will make it to the final release.
    • Fixed a script command Confirm that was returning invalid button index for the "OK" button.
    • Lots and lots of both cosmetic and internal application core fixes that improve the overall performance, presentation and stability of the application.

    Community Sources package is updated. It now includes a repository for modmyifone.com (lot's of stuff there) and iphone-notes.de (BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH), as well as numerous carrier bundles and other useful stuff.

    via RipDev


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    Monday, August 18th, 2008. 13:54

    SwirlyMMS updated to version 1.1.3


    This iPhone application is for sending MMS. It works, there are some bugs, but I was able to send MMS. New version has minot bugfixes. It is still only for firmware 1.1.4 nd below. No 2.0 support yet.

    You can download it from Installer 3 or Cydia.


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    Sunday, August 17th, 2008. 15:08

    Jocstrap, bridge between Java and Objective-C, is updated


    JocStrap - Java/Objective-C connection library, new version 1.0.2466-18 (was 1.0.2466-17).

    Jocstrap is a bridge between Java and Objective-C. This is needed to write Java applications for IPhone. Just in case you don't have Cydia and Java installed on your IPhone, follow these instructions: Tutorial: install Java on the IPhone.


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    iPhone 2.1 Beta 3


    iPhone OS 2.1 beta 3 is now available and is to be used for testing only. View the Pre-Installation Advisory for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 3, Readme, and Release Notes before installing the new versions of the iPhone OS and SDK. As a reminder, pre-release software is Confidential Information and is subject to the terms outlined in your Registered iPhone Developer Terms and Conditions with Apple.

    Again, there were 8 betas released for 2.0 between March and July. If Apple keeps this up, could we be looking at a September release for 2.1?

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    Saturday, August 9th, 2008. 13:59