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Many of you may already have an iPhone 4, but there’s bound to be a number of users out there who opted not to purchase the phone outright as a factory unlocked model. If this is the case and you wish to use your iPhone 4 on another carrier (great for overseas travels – simply buy a local pay-as-you-go sim card to avoid exuberant roaming charges), you may now do so as the unlocking tool, Ultrasn0w, has just been updated to support the iPhone 4.
Version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w works for:
- iPhone4 baseband 01.59
- 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04
Needless to say, you must have a jailbroken iPhone to install ultrasn0w, but thanks to Comex, jailbreaking is now as easy as visiting JailBreakMe.com on your mobile safari. Once the process is complete, all that needs to be done is to install ultrasn0w via Cydia. If you can’t find the tool under search, you can manually add the repo: repo666.ultrasn0w.com. Take a look at the step-by-step video from youtuber @AdamFromYT after the break.
The prolific Dev Team, or more specifically, Comex, have done it again, releasing the sequel to one of the oldest Jailbreaks for the iDevice. Veteran jailbreakers will remember an early iPhone OS 1.1.1 Safari exploit that allowed users to jailbreak their devices with the minimal toolbox of Mobile Safari and a Wifi connection. About two and a half years have passed since the days of iPhone OS 1.1.1 and predictably, history has repeated itself. Here’s to 2010 and the return of the untethered jailbreak! Of course, this news comes on the cusp of a new ruling in the USA that legalises jailbreaking.
I will post a detailed walkthrough of the new jailbreak very soon, but for those who don’t want to wait, make sure to backup your iDevice and then head over to JailbreakMe.com to experience a new iDevice! Veteran jailbreakers, this really is a momentous occasion!
You can also check after the gap for a detailed listing of compatible iDevices.
George Hotz, better known as Geohot and author of the infamous blackra1n jailbreak and unlock tool that set a new standard for ease of use and speed of jailbreaking back in early autumn 2009, has officially hung his metaphorical boxing gloves in the closet.
What if you could magically turn your trusty ol’ iPod Touch into an iPhone of sorts? Would you still buy a 3GS or iPhone 4? Apparently, there’s a company in China (figures) that’s on the verge of releasing a slip-on case by Yosion Technology (the Apple Peel 520 case) that will do just that. According to Engadget:
Powered by an Infineon baseband chip, this adapter not only offers voice calling and text messaging (presumably requiring a jailbroken iPod touch for the apps; GPRS not possible yet), but it also doubles up as an 800mAh battery and provides 4.5 hours of call time or 120 hours of standby juice. We’re told this cheeky hack’s coming out in China as early as this week for somewhere between ¥300 ($44) and ¥500 ($74)
For all you iPod Touch owners, don’t get your hopes too high just yet. Seems Yosion doesn’t have an official website, nor is there a full spec sheet to gather more intel on this gizmo. Not to mention, Apple will never approve the necessary Phone apps to run with the Peel case, so it’s almost a given that you’ll have to jailbreak the iPod to get this hack to work. If this case does become reality however, it’s likely that scores of Touch owners will attempt to get their hands on one. Check out the demo video after the gap.
In a historical amendment to the DMCA rules, Jailbreaking has finally been made officially legal, without all of the ifs, buts and uncertainties of the past. According to the copyright office:
The Librarian of Congress has announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. Persons making noninfringing uses of the following six classes of works will not be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls (17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)) until the conclusion of the next rulemaking…
Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset….
Computer programs, in the form of firmware or software, that enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless telecommunications network, when circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the computer program solely in order to connect to a wireless telecommunications network and access to the network is authorized by the operator of the network.
What does all of this hubbub mean exactly? Well, it means no one will be able to prosecute neither the developers of the jailbreak and unlock tools, like Geohot or the Dev Team, nor any users of such tools, namely you and I. Furthermore, any applications, not infringing on copyright (read purchased through Cydia and the like) regardless of the channels they have been acquired through are allowed as well.
We don’t care!
Jay Freemen aka Saurik gives an interview to Make It Work – iPhone 4 Jailbreak, the Dev-Team and much much more [video]
I don’t think there is anyone left in the iDevice community who hasn’t heard about Jay Freemen, aka Saurik. Author of the legendary Cydia, a software application that brought a new era to the iDevice jailbreak app distribution and made Installer obsolete, he rarely makes a public appearance. But somehow the folks over at Make It Work have coerced him into coming in for chat.
Playing SNES games on the iPad is nothing new, as we’ve seen it from our friend and SNES4iPhone emulator creator ZodTTD. The entire process is fairly easy, but for the less tech savvy users or those who’ve never jailbroken their iDevices before, it can be quite daunting. That said, Lifehacker has created a great 4 step tutorial to show you just how to get this done, from jailbreaking your iPad with Spirit, installing the SNES4iPhone app via Cydia to pairing your Wiimote so it can be used as a wireless controller. They’ve even put up a nice video (can be seen after the break) to walk you through the entire ordeal. So if you’re an iPad owner with some old SNES roms lying around and wish to relive the good ol’ 16-bit days, be sure to head on over to Lifehacker for the tutorial.
And in case you missed out on our previous interview with the famed ZodTTD, it can be found here.
We’re back for another edition of our Freebies Roundup (aka paid–>free apps) and while it’s not filled with blockbuster titles, there are still lots of fun pick-up-and-play games to be had. Chop Sushi!, one of the more unique (and tasty) match 3 puzzlers on the App Store, is now a freebie thanks to Freeappaday. Alien Escape, a well liked and action packed survival game is also free for a limited time. And if you missed out on the deal earlier, the wicked hack & slash Samurai: Way of the Warrior (TMA Review) is still showing as a free download on iTunes. Lots of variety in this roundup, so be sure to hit them before the offers expire. Chop-chop!
Download Meter for Wi-Fi/ 3G/ EDGE/ GPRS – reduce spending on mobile internet in Review – Too long a title, but does the job…
One of the recent announcements that shocked the US iPhone community was the abolishment of unlimited data plans for all new iPhone subscribers. And while non-US users have been stuck with data capped with various severity (i.e. only 250 MB for about $20 monthly in Russia) this notion is new to the denizens of the New World. In these trying times Vladislav Kharchev is offering Download Meter to help you track your data usage without having to rely on the cellphone carrier data (we DON’T actually know if they’re telling the truth, right?).