The JBnator Diaries – Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.3.1/4.3.2 via redsn0w [Tutorial]

The war is on! Thanks to the relentless efforts of the Dev-Team, along with the help of ion1c, an independent security expert, the jailbreaking tools for iOS 4.3.1 was recently released. And in our guide today I’m going to help you set free your iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G (except 8Gb)/4G and iPad.

Please note, iPad 2 is not supported! Also, I won’t be going into the details of creating custom firmware (for those upgrading a locked phone that need to preserve the old baseband).

So, if you’re looking for a straight-up jailbreak, let’s dive in!

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The JBnator Diaries – Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 4.1 via limera1n [Tutorial]

Hi folks! I know it’s been a while, but with the recent release of the long-awaited jailbreak for iOS 4.1 from both geohot and Dev Team I just couldn’t NOT address it. I made a short news bit about it several days ago, but I know what you really want is a detailed step by walkthrough. So here you are! Oh yeah, just remembered – if you’re an owner of an iPhone 2G, 3G or iPod Touch 1G or 2G this is not the article for you. At the moment limera1n only works on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad, iPhone 4 and theoretically on the Apple TV 2G. So if you’re the lucky owner of the aforementioned devices – read on!

Also, if you desire a clean device while keeping all of your saved games and other stuff, look out for an updated guide on backing up and restoring the info in the near future.

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iPhone 3G / 3GS Otterbox Defender case in Review – Pretty in pink


I’m a keen walker and camper, but I also love my iPhone, so finding a case which promised to fully protect my device is a must have. I mean, that is what an iDevice case is supposed to do, right? Well sure, there are fashionable, earthy ones like the Skydda TradDuo, but when you want to beat the bushes, it’s time for rubber. The Otterbox Defender case comes in four colours: black, white, yellow and pink, catering for all audiences.

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iSkin Giveaway O’ the Day: solo FX case for the iPhone 3G/3GS

iSkin solo FX case for the iPhone 3G/3GS

Yesterday, we featured the iSkin solo case for the iPhone 3G/3GS. Today, we’ll be giving away another iSkin iPhone case from the solo series – the solo FX to be exact. Aside from having all the protective and ergonomic features of the solo (enhanced grip, access to all iPhone components – home/sleep buttons, volume rocker etc.), the FX comes with a designer pattern, along with a special mirror screen protector to keep the dust and scratches away (that’s right, you won’t ever need a separate mirror to make sure you’re just as good-looking as when you last checked). The FX also comes with 5 translucent colors: orange, green, red, blue and purple. That said, the lucky winner of this iSkin giveaway will have the option of selecting the color of their choice. Interested? The complete contest details can be found within…

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iPod touch 3G VS iPhone 3GS – trial of speed

iLounge posted a brilliantly unscientific test comparing the 3GS, 3G, Touch 2G and the new one – a test which moves me from the belly up. And, it should you too. Of course exempt is the new 8GB model which is a brilliant marketing rehash of last years model, though it lacks a few $$$ of unneeded weight. The verdict (as you will notice on the videos) is that the Touch 3G is faster than any other iDevice platform, even if by mere seconds.

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iPhone HD – more hi-res evidence emerges

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While other not so unknown companies scream that their mobile device is compliant with the dreaded two-letters, could there hidden depths to what the recently acclaimed “Jesus” phone can do? A rumour, that has been started on the other side of the globe in a small and insignificant (sic) country called China (original forum post translated link), is enough to rattle the brains of any iPhone follower and start questioning their faith in whether Apple really knows what they’re doing. Even more so if the rumor proves to be true. It appears that the iPhone 4G may come in 960*640 resolution, a number which works out to quadruple the resolution of the current 3GS.

Though the Chinese get all the credit, we reported that the 3GS is capable of HD playback in July via the file tranfer app, AirSharing ;)

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Failure of the Survey: iPhone 3GS and Pre return/exchange rates compared

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Surveys can be conducted with a variety of outcomes in mind. One might be to learn about a product or service; it could also be used to find out a personal information. A popular reason to conduct surveys, however, is to prove pre-conceived notions; unfortunately, this sort of survey is the tool of marketers and turn-coat surveyors – integrity isn’t a strong suit of many surveys. For instance, if TMA conducted a survey of how satisfied readers were with our articles and, at the same time, offered a free headphone, to a ‘randomly selected’ individual, the survey would be flawed.

A recent one approached 3GS and Pre users in order to ascertain which one suffered higher return/exchange rates. I have issues with it on many levels and I hope that you will read along.

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Big in Japan part 2: iPhone 3GS takes July in bid for most popular calendar phone

News-3GS-big-in-japanNo, I will not officially reference the whole boobs in Japan article (whoops); I’d rather we spend a moment in silence. In July, the iPhone 3GS 32GB took top spot among all phones sold in Japan, ousting the popular and stodgy makers such as Sharp, Panasonic and Casio. According to Electronista, the 3GS succeeds where the 3G failed because of “features that bring its hardware up to par, like video capture and voice control”.

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