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In a previous article, @paulpols and @veeence, tweeted about @comex’s self-created deadline of “before wednesday” for the release of JailbreakMe 3.0. The userland jailbreak is set to support jailbreaking all devices from iPhone3GS through iPad2, iOS 4.2.1 to 4.3.3 (all untethered too). The biggest news here would be the jailbreak for the iPad 2, which has not been released due to it having the A5 chip as opposed to the A4 chip found in other current iOS devices.
Earlier, @veeence tweeted the following making the release seem uncertain:
If JailbreakMe 3.0 doesn’t drop tomorrow, blame More >
According to a report on BGR Apple will be announcing a much improved and updated iPhone 5 as early as August.
We have been told by a reliable source to expect a radical new case design for the upcoming iPhone, though we have not been given any additional details surrounding the design of the new iPhone case.
Lots of recent rumors have pointed to Apple releasing a small upgrade form the current iPhone 4; even going so far as to call it the iPhone 4S. Both This is My Next‘s iPhone 5 rumors, and now BGR‘s dispute that. Unless Apple is planning two release (iPhone nano?, More >
Some important news for folks running iOS 5 beta 1, the same goes for people using the firmware that don’t have an Apple developer’s account. The jailbreak developer, iH8Sn0w via a tweet warned everyone that the iOS 5b1 has an expiration date. Once expired, the firmware will lock you out of your device until its downgraded or until iOS 5 is officially launched. He mentioned the following in his tweet:
To those wondering, iOS 5 (BETA 1!) will expire on August 4, 2011.
For those of you who are familiar with the popular iPhone hacker, @comex and his work, there has been some news of JailbreakMe 3.0 and a possibility of it being released being as early as “before next Wednesday.” Comex was behind the JailbreakMe 2.0 userland jailbreak and is currently working on a similar jailbreak for the updated iOS firmware (iOS firmware 4.2.1-4.33). The new release should be somethign similar in terms of ease of use and functionality for the general public and the other big news being, a jailbreak will finally be here for the iPad 2, which up until now has been left More >
One of the highly anticipated features of iOS 5 according to some is the AirPlay Mirroring. It is also a feature that many people seem to be confused about. It endows the iPad 2 with the ability to wirelessly mirror all video on the screen of the device to an Apple TV 2G. No longer is mirroring just enabled in a few apps here and there, anything on your iPad 2 can be blasted to the big screen with a few taps.
With iOS 5 having the ability to utilize widgets, there has been lots of buzz as to whether developers will be able to create custom widgets and market them for the iOS software. Whether or not Apple is restricting this capability from the stock iOS, the jailbreak community has already managed to step it up a notch. The first widget for Notifications Center, known as UISettings, is currently in alpha form and on Cydia via an alternate repo.
Apple this past week started selling factory unlocked iPhone 4′s in the U.S. Though Apple has sold contract-free iPhones in the U.S before, they were still locked to AT&T. This is the first time Apple is selling factory unlocked iPhones, which will allow users to use a SIM card for any GSM carrier. Below is the product description from Apple’s website:
If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone 4 is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any More >
Popular iPhone hacker iH8Sn0w recently released another update to Sn0wbreeze 2.8 that allows the users with the iPhone 3GS (with an old bootrom) to jailbreak untethered on iOS 5b1. It was found in a recent tweet he made which said the following:
sn0wbreeze 2.8 (for iOS 5.0b1) updated — http://t.co/oGV8Rvm // Now adds untethered iPhone 3GS old bootrom support.
Just a few days ago, iH8Sn0w released an update for Sn0wbreeze (version 2.8b1) that allowed users to jailbreak on iOS 5b1 with Windows. This was the first client to do so since the release of iOS 5 beta 1. MuscleNerd along with the More >
Apple recently started offering $100/€75 gift cards for free for those people who buy a Mac. This is part of their annual Back To School promotion, which starts today in both US and European countries. A number of sites received tips yesterday indicating that this year’s promotion will offer the gift cards which can be used in the Mac App Store, iTunes Store, iOS App Store, and for purchasing ebooks from the iBook store. Apple made things official earlier today. Here is what they mentioned:
When you buy a new qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing* from June 16, 2011, through September More >
iH8sn0w has released Sn0wbreeze 2.8 b1 to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. As always, Sn0wbreeze is a Windows jailbreak tool.
Those who are unaware, Sn0wbreeze is Windows based tool that jailbreaks stock IPSW file, adds customizations like boot, adds pre-installed Cydia sources or packages and gives you a custom pre-jailbroken IPSW. You can then restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with this custom IPSW in iTunes.NOTE:
That this version DOES NOT have device hacktivism. So, those who have devices unlocked with Ultrasn0w and want to preserve their baseband MUST More >