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How to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1 using greenpoison

The Chronic Dev Team just released the RC3 (Release Candidate) of Greenpois0n, a jailbreaking tool destined to work with iPhone 3GS, iTouch 3G, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and iPad combined with Apple’s latest iOS 4.1. Interestingly enough, as soon as it was released, it was also taken down and their website is down as well. Fortunately, we managed to get a copy so you can download it from here.

Currently, the application is only available for Windows platform with the MAC version to follow soon.

Please don’t link to the download directly as we will change the download link depending  on the traffic. If you want to link, link to this article.

Step 0: Be sure your device is supported and it runs iOS 4.1 Read More…

How-To jailbreak iPhone 3G iOS 4.1 using redsn0w for Windows

As we just announced, iPhone Dev-Team just released their redsn0w Windows version designed to jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G devices running iOS 4.1. We download it, installed it and here is how to used it:

1. Download redsn0w for Windows from here.

2. Unzip it, install it.

3. Start  redsnow.exe you just downloaded. Click on the Browse button to navigate to C:\Users\Your user name here\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates and select your 4.1 IPSW file. Read More…

iPhone Dev-Team’s redsn0w Windows version to jailbreak iOS 4.1 finally available

Well, after a long wait to sort out technical issues, Dev-Team released the Windows version of their redsn0w Beta version 0.9.6b1, a tool to jailbreak the recently released iOS 4.1. redsn0w should cover iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G devices for now with a different type of jailbreak method expected to be released later for generation 4 devices.

The redsn0w jailbreaking tool Windows version also comes out with a warning: If you see “Waiting for reboot” message for longer than 20 seconds, just unplug / plug again the USB cable without closing the application. Also, a USB port that connects directly in the motherboard is recommended, instead of using a hub. We’ll perform the jailbreaking process on a iPhone 3G and document the experience in an upcoming article.

If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone yet, not it  is a good time. iOS 4.1 solves some of the speed complaints widely reported when using iphone 3G and iOS 4.0 to iOS 4.0.2. Right now, as expected, Dev-Team’s website is heavily hit by downloaders, but it should get better during the day.

Read more at Dev-Team Blog.

What is wrong with Verizon? They don’t plan to sell any Windows Phone 7 devices in the near future

In a recent Bloomberg interview with Verizon’s Brenda Raney, we find out that Verizon doesn’t have any imminent plans to sell Windows Phone 7 based devices. Maybe for 2011. hearing this, we can’t stop to remember that they seem to have no imminent plans to carry iPhone handsets either and it makes us wonder if there is something wrong with their planning department, or they just have a sadistic tendency to sell only unpopular handsets as the recently dead Kin. We do know though that Verizon just loves to heavily customize (read – install their crap) the handsets they sell and maybe this is what was driving away Apple and Microsoft.

Whatever their motivation, the latest news won’t increase Verizon’t appeal among consumers, but there is always next year.

Adobe rejoices following Apple iOS iOS Developer Program license tweaks

We reported yesterday about the big change in Apple’s iOS Developer Program license guidelines – 3rd party development tools are in again and that includes Adobe Packager for iPhone that allows developers to use Flash and then convert the code to run on iPhone. Adobe was hit very hard by a previous change that restricted their tool so now their are back to relevancy. Last time, Adobe announced that they will stop the development for the Adobe Packager tool but according to a their blog post, they’ll restart it. “This is great news for developers and we’re hearing from our developer community that Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store”. However, what I am wondering is if developers will run back to use Adobe’s tools since I imagine they did not stayed idle during the restriction period and moved on to different tools. Meantime, if you jailbroken your iPhone and you want to have Flash working directly in the Safari browser, you can always try Frash.

Apple iOS development guidelines changed again, allows 3rd party dev tools

Remember when Apple changed their development agreement at the beginning of this year and effectively blocked iOS development using third party tools (and hurting Adobe big time in the process)? Well, we are not sure why, maybe it has something to do with government interest in Apple’s legal practices, but they backed down a bit from the hard stance and soften their language a little in the new guideline version. The new version allows the developers to use any tools they want “as long as the resulting apps do not download any code.”  Excellent news for the developers which now can use Adobe CS5 suite and its Flash to iPhone compiler (although we still wish for a native Flash implementation for iPhone). For the adventurous type, you can always install Frash on your jailbroken iPhone and although still in Alpha, it works quite good.

Check after the break for Apple’s statement regarding the new and improved software development guidelines.

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iOS 4.1 jailbreak is near and this time might be permanent

Less than a day after Apple released iOS 4.1, a new exploit was also announced and it was obviously timed to coincide with Apple’s event. The good news this time is that the security hole exploited won’t be as easy to patch as the previous PDF exploit that we reported.

Initially announced by iPhone Dev-team member pod2g on Twitter, the exploit seems to be confirmed by other member of the hackers community and is related to a low level section of the OS located in the boot ROM. If this is real, Apple is in big trouble since that particular section cannot be updated with a firmware patch and it might be there forever, at least for the already sold iPhones. To fix it, Apple will need a new hardware revision and that might take a while…All current generation Apple i* devices shipped after November seem to contain the vulnerability including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models.

The exploit code is not yet out in the open and until in surfaces, we would recommend to stay clear of iOS 4.1 if you want to have your iPhone jailbroken. If you just have to have the new iOS 4.1 features, go ahead and rest assured that we’ll publish the exploit as soon as it becomes available. And don’t forget that now, in US, jailbreaking your iPhone is completely legal.

Netflix releases iPhone compatible application

Netflix finally released an iPhone and iPod touch compatible application to the delight of many Netflix users around the country (including me).  Until today, only iPad featured Netflix for no specific reason other than the big screen???  What is really interesting is that it streams via 3G, not something I would have expected given Apple / AT&T reluctance to overload the already slow AT&T network…But maybe with the new data plans they figure out you’ll be the reluctant one in using the application.

Anyway, the application is free, as expected so go ahead and download it. Screenshots after the break for the ones still not convinced. Read More…

Apple iTV to be released in September for $99?

The latest rumor (and we love them, don’t we?) is coming straight from the Digg founder, Kevin Rose. He claims that he also heard rumors that iTV will use Apple iOS (which we knew already) and be priced around $99 (which we also knew from previous rumors). What we didn’t know is that the expected launch to be in September, which is just next month. Apple of course is mum on the subject, but technically wise is doable considering that most of the hardware and software platforms are almost the same between iPhone 4, iPad and presumably iTV devices.

Among the possible features, Kevin also mentioned an iPhone/iPad marketplace but for TV which makes a lot of sense and will certainly help the adoption especially if you can jailbreak it ;). In this particular case, jailbreaking the device might be mandatory because I cannot imagine Apple freely supporting MKV for example or Blu-ray/DVD rips streamed over the network. Other features might include a la carte stations with unforeseen effects for the TV/cable industry in general, MobileMe Picture and Video sharing and something obvious – iPhone/iPad used as a remote control. Now, whether Kevin Rose really heard a rumor or he made up a list of obvious applications and features, remain to be seen. Also to be seen is the 720p video playback limitation that could be due to the power of the A4 CPU…or Apple might surprise us and release a faster version for the iTV launch.

Now, with Google TV also in the works and almost priced, Apple is sure to have some competition. Eventually, both boxes might coexist and eliminate the smaller competition completely if they support the right codecs.

Google Mobile App for iPhone gets updated, adds push notifications

The new version  (0.6.0.4416) of Google Mobile App for iPhone just popped its head out on App Store. The main features that Google added is push notification for the Calendar and Gmail applications as well as an improved search that should return your information faster while looking for things like flight info, weather, stock quotes or currency conversion. The application is available for download right now and it is free.

Google Mobile App is not the only place Google is trying to return results as you type. There are reports from several users that Google is playing with dynamic SERP pages (SERP = Search Engine Result Page) with the result of your search changing as you type more of a search phrase. Whether this is something that will make it to the final product will remain to be seen.

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