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As the annual Apple hardware event is coming increasingly near, more and more mockups are being leaked showing off purported two different iPhone models coming this fall. The past couple of months have shown the 4.7-inch iPhone in the usual Apple-esque colors, with rumors of an even larger iPhone following shortly behind. Apparently the 5.5-inch is now also in production, with more leaks surely to come.

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iPhone Dev Team have updated their jailbreak tool, redsn0w. redsn0w version b5 incorporates a fix for iBooks, this time involving DRM. @planetbeing wrote a utility called “crazeles” that overcomes jailbreak detection by iBooks that would cause about 10% of images to show incorrectly. This fix is similar to the “hunnypot” fix that @comex wrote for the 4.x jailbreak. As usual, you can choose to install the fix either by re-running redsn0w over your existing jailbreak (de-select Cydia if you do that), or by installing the corona package from Cydia (it’s the same set of files no matter which way you choose).

  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1 If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how. Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam. The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration. If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup! You will most likely get into a reboot cycle. Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

Download:
redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for OS X
redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for Windows (run in administrator mode!)

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Who doesn’t love a good info-graphic from time to time? The newest graph, released by Jumptap, shows 48 U.S. States and how they rank up against each other in overall OS domination. Within their report, spanning 38 million users, Android ranked 1st at a cool 38%. While iOS wasn’t too far behind at an impressive 33%.
They entitled the top graph, “United States of Android”. Suiting, don’t you think? Other data recorded was Android users likely to interact with advertising depending on which which carrier (of the US’s main four) they were on. Verizon, T-mo, and Sprint all sat around 20%, while AT&T users only showed that 17% were interested in interacting with ads.
We can only imagine that these numbers will continue to grow in the same rate, and that the map will be covered in mostly yellow in just a few years. Hard to believe my state of Oregon is dominated by Blackberry. Ay caramba.

Source Droid-Life

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Apple has released iOS 5 beta to its developers.

For developers already with previous versions of iOS 5 the beta is available as an over the air update. As always backup your phone before you commit :)

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The new iOS update is here! For now, there is no changes in the signal power in the CDMA models (Verizon, etc.), but AT&T’s will be a minor update, though.
The rest of the changelog is as follows:
• Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services
• Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
• Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
• Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
Alongside that, it does patch over a serious flaw in the mobile web browser… Luckily, there were no exploits being worked on, so no real loss!

Next, XCode has been updated for you developers out there!
Here’s the changelog for that
• Improved Assistant editor logic when switching among different file types
• Fixed a bug in “Install Xcode.app” that hangs at 99% complete, never finishing
• Fixed a bug that prevented indexing of some projects
• Fixed a bug related to nil settings in the Core Data model editor
• Fixed a bug that prevented automatic download of iOS documentation
• Fixed a bug in LLVM GCC 4.2 and LLVM compiler 2.0 for iOS projects
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

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Yes folks, the fabled Verizon iPhone, the one that many believed would be available only once some far away planets aligned and sacred offerings to Mr. Steve Jobs himself were made, has finally became a reality.

Not much has changed since the “original” iPhone 4 became available to AT&T wireless customers last June, but the two noteworthy additions/changes is the inclusion of the Wireless Hotspot feature coming preloaded (at an additional charge mind you..) on the device and a button or two being shifted to accommodate the new antenna design. Though not official, speculation has ensued that the Antenna Design has been modified breaking way for a better signal- mostly to avoid the debacle caused by the antenna problems in the first few days after the initial release. Besides these few things, the same A4 chip, Retina Display, 512MB of RAM is still included in the same iPhone package many have came to know and love.

Phone Pricing:
The iPhone 4 will be priced per usual at:
$199 for a 16GB version
$299 for a 32GB version

Many have probably gotten this far into the read and are thinking “Why would I choose this iPhone over the other”. Although each provider has more prominence throughout each parts of the country, their plans are now different. Verizon offers the unlimited 3G Data Pack at $30 extra a month, while AT&T offers a capped 2GB a month. Keep this in mind as you purchase any device in the upcoming months really.

*UPDATE* It seems there is no preloaded crapware…erg, “Verizon Apps”… on the the device according to a hands on review by the Engadget crew. Kiss VCast and VZ Navigator goodbye!

UPDATE #2 Current Verizon customers will be given the option to preorder and receive an iPhone 4 on February 3rd on a first come first serve basis.

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Not ony is this game looking really good, but it actually looks fun. I think that the most important thing is that Dead Rising for the iPhone will be that it will be released before the holiday season of this year!
Unfortunately, you will be needing a 3GS or iPhone 4 to play this game and most likely the latest update of iOS. Resident Evil is $5, Street Fighter is $10, so you can bet that this will not be a 99 cents game.

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Ever since Sonic Advanced for the GBA, I’ve been really wanting another classic, side-scrolling Sonic game. Sonic created a new genre of face-paced gameplay, but Sonic’s strayed away from what it was to try to morph into the third dimension. Unfortunately, he didn’t particularly cope well with that.
Well, the Sonic Team has decided that Sonic 4 will be the next Sonic game, how it was meant to be and by the looks of it, it looks like it will fit in perfectly. It will be coming to the iPhone, and then to the Wii, PS3, and 360.

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Apple has allowed Google to offer its Google Goggles visual search app to the iPhone. Google Goggles attempts to make search picture based. Instead of typing up your search you take a photo of what you want to search and Google gives back its search results. If Google pulls this off its interesting to think of how many opportunities the search giant will have. Pretty neat idea, huh? We are going to try putting the app to a test and see how Google did. We tried: a book, a hat, a can of beans, a bottle of wine, and a xbox controller and lastly a picture of a picture from Vietnam. While the picture from Vietnam didn’t get any results (not ideal conditions) the rest got relevant results! Take a look.



To download it search for “Google Mobile App” in the iPhone App Store.

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There have been a lot of rumors about the possibility to downgrade your phone 3GS from 4.0.2 to 4.0.1.

First the rumor that you can take the 4.0.2 IPSW and copy in the 4.0.1 modified contents is bogus. You will notice this only has worked for people who have set their HOSTS file to point to Sauriks (cydia) server. While the IPSW swap does nothing (so don’t do it), people who have refurbished 4.0.2 phones that have been previously jailbroken should be able to downgrade to a previous version as the SHSH blobs have been stored on the cydia servers.

Lucky for me we just downgraded a 4.0.2 to 4.0.1. Here is exactly what we did:
1) changed my hosts file to point to Sauriks server. Instructions here.
2) downloaded the 4.0.1 IPSW
3) restored to the 4.0.1 IPSW

To make sure what was going on we used TinyUmbrella to check for existing SHSH blobs for the phone. We found 4.0 and 4.0.1 blobs. This phone had been jailbroken /hacked by the previous owner and we were lucky enough to have the SHSH blobs on file.

Moral of the story: Always back up your SHSH blob using TinyUmbrella (even if you don’t want to jailbreak it now). You can also use TinyUmbrella to just check if your refurbished phone has previous blobs stored.

Special thanks to AnniePhish.

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