How to get yourself an iAndroid 3G

Just a little while ago, we reported about an independent hacker creating custom dual-boot Android firmware for the original iPhone. Well, Droid-fans, the same infamous team just shocked the community with another ground-shattering announcement – they have implemented most of the functionality (barring Power Management) as well as making a custom version of the firmware for the iPhone 3G. Even better – exclusively for PC World David Wang – the brain behind the project, has done a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of making your own iAndroid phone.

You can find the guide over here, but be warned:

Although this port does everything that you expect your smartphone to be able to do, it isn’t usable for day-to-day activities just yet–I haven’t implemented any power-management functions, so a fully charged iPhone running Android will last only an hour or so.

A few bugs and performance issues remain, too, so while the phone will be usable, it won’t be fast. If you do something unexpected (such as forcing the iPhone off), there is a small chance that you may end up restoring your device. However, it is impossible for any bugs to brick or disable your iPhone permanently.

Finally, media syncing is not working, so loading your media onto your phone is kind of a pain. I’m working as hard as I can, though, and I expect to fix these issues soon.

The JBnator Diaries – Overclocking your iPhone or iPod Touch

Hey folks, I’m baaaack. I know it has been a while since my last JBnator article, but nothing much has been happening on the Jailbreak scene. Until now that is. With the recent iPad Spirit jailbreak and a few other bits of interesting stuff I finally have enough to put out another half-a-dozen or so articles. So, let’s get to today’s hot topic: overclocking your iPhone/iPod touch.

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Cupidtino – making sweet Apple juice

Like every good romance, there is a snuggly rainbow ending even for Apple fanboys and girls. Cupidtino, an Apple meet-market, will open its heart-shaped doors in June across internet-ready Apple platforms all over. Till then, however, you have to sit tight, join the beta, or get hired by Cupidtino. Old and married, I’ve opted for the first, least eye-catching option.

Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products! Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.

Cupidtino will launch in June 2010 exclusively on Apple platforms – Safari, iPhone and iPad apps. It’s time to share the love.

iPad Spirit jailbreak out – already some nifty features unlocked!

Hallelujah. Just a few days after the iPad 3G started shipping, the long awaited untethered jailbreak for the “Jesus” devices – codenamed Spirit - is finally out (for the masses). It works on ANY iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch running OS < 4.0! I’m going to write out a detailed walkthrough of jailbreaking your iDevice later this week as part of my JBNator Diaries column, but for now, check the low-down after the gap.

P.S. A lot of the packages in Cydia are not optimized for iPad, so it’s best to be a bit selective on what you install.

With the iPad jailbreak finally out, some nifty tweaks have already been discovered and published on the internet. As with the Spirit jailbreak walk-through, I’ll get to it in the coming weeks. But here’s the quickie bit – you can (a) enable the voice control and (b) manually tweak the installed AppStore apps to take advantage of the fullscreen without the messy default 2X upscaling.

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iPhone fashion – skirting the geek

This is geek chic

Fashionistas see the iPhone and iPod touch as more than just an accessory. To them, it is an integral part of an outfit, a statement, a clever way to enhance their get up, or vica versa. It’s all part of the game and it makes sense. At the other end of the spectrum are the geeks. This fun-sucking group keep their portable devices locked away in Otter Boxes and wear only the most manly of earphones, swearing that it’s girly to accessorise a piece of steel and glass.

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SyleTap iPhone Palm OS emulator – Reason to Jailbreak # 1045?

If everything in your being screams: “I just got to run Epocrates!”, then you need SyleTap (and a Jailbreaked iDevice), the iPhone’s first Palm OS emulator. Palm pretty much dropped legacy users with the release of the Pre, so greybeard users need to be grandfathered to new platforms if they want to enjoy the freedom and features of a new OS. SyleTap isn’t a new spanking app; it’s been doing its thing on Symbian and Windows Mobile for a long season. It’s introduction to the iDevice isn’t quite so unexpected as it is flummoxing: it costs 50$ and in the words of one Redmond Pie user, ‘scream[s] “Pirate Me!”‘

Piccies and more after the gap:

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Adobe: Flash, it’s Apple’s issue

If Apple and Google are having it out, Adobe and Apple, who have had rough hits regarding Adobe’s proprietary Flahs, are having it out too. Steve Jobs (cue heavenly fanfare) has said Adobe’s software isn’t stable on OSX, but now Adobe are at Apple’s neck, saying it is an Apple problem. When will this silliness ever end? According to Zdnet, Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has this to say of the situation:

“We’ve been fairly transparent,” said Narayen. “We’re committed to bringing flash to any platform with a screen. This has nothing to do with technology. It’s an apple issue and you’ll have to check in with them.”

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DJ Anywhere with Cue.Play.DJ. – World Class Digital DJing for the iPhone

Osaka, Japan – Capsulated Software Ltd., today announces the availability of Cue.Play.DJ. 1.0, the most advanced digital DJing solution ever created for the iPhone OS platform. CUE.PLAY.DJ has the needs of existing DJs in mind, offering a familiar interface and feature-set comparable to existing desktop digital DJ solutions costing hundreds of dollars, while sporting a $9.99 price point that lowers the barrier of entry to anyone seeking to become a real DJ. Created with feedback from superstar DJ/Producer Ferry Corsten, April will see Capsulated and Ferry launch a worldwide promotional campaign centered around his weekly radio show, Corsten’s Countdown, and the newly launched podcast of this show.

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Magic Card 2.0.1 – Clever iPhone Illusion used by Pro Magicians On Sale

Everett, Washington – Most iPhone magic apps use unsatisfying virtual playing cards, but Renditions Design’s “Magic Card” uses a real deck of cards and the iPhone’s camera to create the convincing illusion that Apple’s amazing device came with the power to see through cards. Although popular with professional magicians, the clever secret is actually easy enough for anyone to do on their first try. This week Magic Card was completely re-written to incorporate the latest iPhone OS improvements, and the price was lowered to $2.99 for a short time.

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Street Fighter IV kicking its way to the App Store – swipe attack!

Street Fighter is the the biggest 2D fighter of them all will make a 4th-version debut on the iDevice. The time: unknown. The price: unknown. Its effectiveness on the platform: in question. The above information is informatively. Capcom are rumoured to debut the whirling fister/feeter in March complete with arcade-like controls, art direction, and a large roster consisting of the franchise’s favourite characters and some new additions.

More after the gap:

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