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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64GB iPhone caught on camera [Video]

If you haven’t already heard, there were reports of 64 GB iPhone 4s being sold in Hong Kong (Mong Kok’s Sin Tak computer plaza) several days ago. Well M.I.C gadget has now gotten their hands on an earlier iPhone 4 prototype with this very capacity spec and captured it on camera. The site goes on to say that this particular iPhone was leaked from a Foxconn factory in China:

Apparently, this 64GB iPhone 4 is not for sale in grey markets of Hong Kong. The owner of this engineered prototype told us that he got it from a source who has a small quantity of these prototypes. They are definitely leaked from Foxconn’s factory in Shenzhen. What’s more, according to the owner, he believes that the next iPhone will bring 64GB storage capacity to users. Well, we think Apple is planning to update the iPhone 4 with small upgrades, at least featuring a new 64GB model.

There’s no telling whether this opens the door for an iPhone 5 with 64 GB (or even for the iPhone 4), but at the very least, it shows that Apple is considering the possibility. It’s certainly not hard to imagine how popular a next gen iPhone with 64 GB storage space would be amongst users – I know I’d be all over that. Full video after this space.

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iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition sells for $8 million

So you thought the $20,000 White iPhone 4 was a bit on the expensive side? How about one that costs a cool £5 million — about $8 million? (it ain’t even white!) Stuart Hughes, a jeweler who’s been known to deck out gadgets with gold and diamonds, has crafted what’s now considered the world’s most expensive cellphone. Besides being encrusted with hundreds of flawless diamonds, this iPhone 4 will come with a “box” that’s made from a block of Granite.

The bezel is handmade from rose with approx 500 individual flawless diamonds which total over 100ct.The rear section is formed using rose gold with the added touch of its rose gold Apple logo and 53 diamonds. The main navigation is made from platinum which holds a single cut 7.4ct pink diamond. Also included (not shown in picture) is a rare 8ct single cut Flawless diamond which can replace the pink one. The chest which houses this unique handset is made from a single block of Granite , in Imperial Pink with the inner lined with Nubuck top grain leather , which weight is a massive 7kg.The handset is 32gb and limited edition of only 2 to be ever made.

Personally, I can think of much better uses for $8 million. But that’s just me. If you do have that kind of money laying around and would like nothing more than to get your hands on one, you can purchase this lovely iPhone 4 here.

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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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New iPhone 4 Ad – All about the Retina

While previous iPhone 4 ads from Apple primarily focused on Facetime, the latest ad, dubbed “Every”, is all about the phone’s Retina Display. It’s hard not to notice the striking clarity of the screen when you first lay eyes on it. Doing everything from reading ebooks, surfing the web or playing Retina supported games just becomes that much more enjoyable. Sure the extra processing power, dual camera and Facetime are nice additions, but when it comes down to it, the Retina display is what makes the iPhone 4 such a special multimedia wonder. If you’ve yet to experience the display for yourself, take a look at Apple’s product page comparing the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4’s screen via an interactive magnifying tool.

All current iOS devices pwned4life – Jailbreakable forever!

A significant victory has recently been achieved over Apple’s incessant attempts to thwart jailbreaking. First unveiled by the infamous Geohot during the “Nuit du hacks” — one of the oldest and most famous French underground hacker’s conferences — the pwned4life exploit is claimed to make all current iOS devices jailbreakable forever. Unfortunately George Hotz himself has since left the iPhone arena but his work is being continued by pod2g, responsible for the 24kpwn exploit that first made the iPod Touch 2G jailbreak possible and who has already confirmed that all iOS devices up to the latest iPod Touch 4G are indeed susceptible to it.

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Beautiful Leica and Nikon Rangefinder skins for the iPhone 4

Leica M9 minus the 8000$

Photo enthusiasts, when Steve Jobs said the iPhone was “like a beautiful old Leica camera”, the heaven’s shook and water poured from the pores of expectant camera fans. Leica cameras have been sexy for decades, but they are really, really expensive. Thankfully, the precisely designed iPhone 4 shares some shocking similarities with a few Leica cameras and costs thousands less. Thanks to the clever use of seals and iPhone cases, users can enjoy their iPhone 4’s in mock Leica goodness. For the poor in spirit, Nikonjin have unearthed Nikon rangefinder skins as well.

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Dual-SIM iPhone 4? No, I’m not smoking crack!

While Apple’s competitors try their best to draw some attention from the Jesus phone by boasting features like replaceable batteries, microSD cards and support for dual-SIM cards, a small manufacturer decided to take things into their own hands. And no, I’m not talking about AirPhone NO. 4-esque knockoffs. usbfever has just released an iPhone 4 Dual Sim Adapter Case, which augments the already awesome capabilities of the iPhone 4 by adding support for 2 SIM cards! And even without the necessity to cut them down to microSIM size!

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iPhone 4 to be a hit in Samsung’s Korea

Good shot, JoongAng

I was walking past the lovely espresso machine in my wife’s semi-lovely work place: Institute Pasteur Korea, today, and saw the ironic JoongAng Daily (a bloody big paper) headline: iPhone 4’s D-day beats expectations. Indeed, the iPhone 3gS has been a hit in the political island of the Republic of Samsung South Korea since last November when South Korea finally allowed smart phones into the country. The same 2009 also allowed the first non-Korean handsets in, severing Oprah-thick layers of corporate sabotage. Korea is beset by anti-competitive practices. While Joongan Daily and its corporate supporters may not like that a foreign company is making waves in the gaming nation, the general populace is all atwitter about the iPhone. The news of course is that in less than 13 hours, pre-orders for the iPhone 4 reached 130 000 units.

More scathe after the gap:

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DIY Water damage repair guide for iPhone 4

Several days ago, we posted a quick run down of just what to do in the event your iPhone drops into water, along with a video made by iFixYouri to accompany the instructions. Well the folks over at the iPhone repair site have made an other video that’s even more in-depth and briefly shows you how to open up your iPhone 4 before placing it into rice/silica filled container. Here are the steps they provide:

  1. Turn it off
  2. If dropped in salt or chlorinated water. Rinse it in fresh water.
  3. Take off back by removing 2 bottom screws and sliding back off.
  4. Remove 11 Screws and the sim card tray which all holds the board in the housing.
  5. Be sure to remove the SIM card tray.
  6. Place parts in tupperware container full of silica packs or rice.
  7. Wait 24-48 hours
  8. Reassemble

Now it’s not a requirement to crack open your previously submerged iPhone 4 before placing it into a bag/container filled with rice, but so long as you’re not afraid to get down and dirty (and know what you’re doing), exposing the innards could potentially ensure even more moisture is absorbed by the rice or silica packets. Take a look at the video after the break.

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