The Chronic Dev Team released GreenPois0n a few days ago which allows users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch 3G/4G. Support for Apple TV and iPod Touch 2G is also on the cards. The GreenPois0n jailbreak is based on the same boot rom exploit as the one used by Geohot in Limera1n. The Chronic Dev Team preserved the SHAtterexploit for future as they did not want Apple to fix two boot rom exploits in one update and thus give them an edge in this cat-and-mouse’ game.
Users who are looking to jailbreak their iTouch device using GreenPois0n should follow the instructions below. However, before proceeding with this jailbreaking process, users should make sure that they do not update their phone to iOS4.1 using iTunes. By doing so, they will update their baseband, thus losing the network unlock for the time being. They are recommended to use TinyUmbrella to update their iTouch to iOS4.1 without updating the baseband.
Here are the steps to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and iPad :
Step 1) Users should first download GreenPois0n from here. After starting the program, switch off your iTouch device and connect it to your computer’s USB port. After that, press the Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)’ in GreenPois0n. Users should make sure that iTunes is not running in the background.
Step 2) After that, users need to hold down the Sleep button for 2 seconds. After that while they continue holding the Sleep button, they should press the Home button as well for another 10 seconds. Then they should release the Sleep button whilst holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.
Step 3) Once your iTouch has entered the DFU mode, GreenPois0n will show the Jailbreak’ button. Press the Jailbreak’ button and let GreenPois0n inject its Pois0n on your iTouch. Once the jailbreak is complete, your iTouch device will automatically start up.
Step 4) The final step is to start the Loader’ application found on your iTouch device and install Cydia.
That’s it! Your iTouch is now successfully jailbroken with Cydia installed as well.
Today, Nokia has launched a new accessory for their Symbian^3 running handsets the Nokia Digital Radio Headset, DAB. The DAB digital radio headset offers a better and clearer reception, less interference from other channels and better sound quality. This accessory will support all Symbian^3 phones which have USB OTG (On-The-Go) feature like the Nokia N8 and C7 etcetera.
The adapter will also support third-party earphones if they have a 3.5mm jack. The DAB digital headset will also allow users to handle their calls, DAB channel and volume controls without unlocking their phone.
The software to use the DAB digital headset will either be pre-loaded on your Symbian^3 device or will be available as a free download from the Ovi store. The accessory will be available in most parts of the world except for the US and South America.
However, before purchasing this accessory, users should make sure that the DAB service is available in their region/country.
Amidst all the commotion about the launch of 9 new Windows Phone 7 devices at the launch event on October 11, details of one phone just slipped by. That phone was the HTC 7 Pro, the only CDMA Windows Phone 7 device announced yet. It has a 3.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard.
Like all the other WP7 phones, it has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and comes with 448 MB RAM. It has 8 GB / 16 GB internal storage and sports a 5 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video recording.
It will be available in both GSM and CDMA versions. The CDMA version of the HTC 7 Pro will be available on Sprint by the end of 2010.
No pricing details have been revealed yet. For now, enjoy these HTC 7 Pro press shots and the introduction video.
It looks like Apple’s iPhone App Store may have crossed yet another milestone. Mobclix, a mobile app analytics company, is reporting the App Store now has 206828 paid apps and 94147 free apps which comes to a total of 300,975 apps, well above the 300,000 milestone.
The iPhone App Store reached the 250,000 app milestone on August 28th, which was confirmed by Apple a few days later. This means that if Mobclix’s data is correct, the App Store has been adding about 1000 apps every day since then. Another analytics company, 148Apps is still reporting a total of only 277,807 apps yet, well below the number reported by Mobclix.
There is no official way to confirm which is true, but if the number has indeed been reached, expect Apple to issue a release soon.
By the way, whatever the number may be, the App Store is eons ahead of the Android Market, its closest competitor, which now sports close to 125,000 apps. Without a better app discovery method though, I’m not sure that these numbers mean much.
After Spice launched the MI300, India’s first Android phone, Micromax also announced that it was planning to launch a few Android powered handsets. It looks like Videocon has already beat Micromax to it. It has announced the new Videocon Zeus V7500 – a budget Android smartphone.
Videocon Zeus V7500 Specifications
Dimensions: 114.9 x 56.8 x 12.6 mm Weight: 114 gms Display: 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 320 x 480 pixels OS: Android 1.6, Upgradeable to Android 2.1 Processor: 600 MHz Memory: 512 MB ROM, 8 GB microSD card Camera: 5 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP GPS: GPS transceiver with A-GPS Battery: 1230 mAh Li-ion battery
The specifications seem pretty good, now only if the Zeus gets an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, it would be the perfect budget Android phone.
It is expected to be priced around the Rs. 10000 mark. It should be available by the end of 2010.
As of roughly one hour ago, the Chronic-Dev team have released greenpois0n with support for OS X, Windows and Linux. A few days late, but revised to ensure integral system exploits aren’t unnecessarily exposed to Apple, users of all popular platforms can now free their iOS devices.
Greenpois0n is an alternative to Limera1n, that uses the same exploit delivery and payload as geohot’s tool but built by the Chronic Dev Team. It allows users to jailbreak the iPhone 4 and 3GS as well as variants of the iPad and iPod Touch devices running 4.1. Not much separates these 2 applications from a users point of view, however greenpois0n is said to be more stable and have better support, coming from a team who have been on the iPhone scene since the beginning.
If you run into any issues, the team is available in #greenpois0n on irc.chronic-dev.org for questions and limited support.
The Dropbox team recently released a new version of their BlackBerry application. Dropbox for BlackBerry, which was launched a few months back has been updated and a new version is available for download.
The new version is numbered 1.0.34 and it comes with some fixes and improvements. You can download the latest version of Dropbox for Blackberry from the Dropbox Blackberry Forum. Check out the complete changelog below.
saving non-ascii texts results in garbled text
handling of edge cases when running out of space on sd card and in device memory
open-edit-upload usecase wasn’t working for devices with encryption enabled
share link freezes for some users
open-edit-upload usecase fails for files with non-ascii filenames
“would you like to allow logging” dialog shouldn’t appear on first launch
on rotatable devices, in image gallery, the displayed/cached image is smaller than screen size (shouldn’t happen)
app should ask for permissions in advance on first launch
app should support multiple third-party app associations for a given file type (e.g multiple pdf viewers)
music/video stops when screen fades out
user gets a “not enough room to write file” message when trying to open a file that’s already open in docs2go
Dropbox for Blackberry app is available for all BlackBerry smartphones running under the BlackBerry OS 4.5 or higher. If you’d like to leave feedback for version 1.0.34, headover to this Dropbox forums thread.
Yesterday was a big day for Rovio mobiles when they released the Angry Birds app for Android. However, here is another bonanza for you mobile gamers.
GetJar is now allowing users to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare free for Symbian and Android phones. If you haven’t played Call of Duty yet, go ahead and give it a try, it is definitely a very good FPS game.
Download Call of Duty for Android and Symbian from GetJar for free. The full game will be available for free until 29th October, 2010.
You are probably aware that each release of Android uses a dessert as its codename. For example, the current Android release (2.2) goes by the codename FroYo (Frozen Yogurt), while the next release (3.0) will be called Gingerbread. We also know that Android 3.5 will be codenamed Honeycomb. Now, Forbes is reporting that Android 4.0 will bear the codename “Ice Cream”.
This particular bit of information comes by the way of ARM President Tudor Brown. When pressed for comment, a Google spokesperson informed Forbes, The next platform release names are Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Additional timing and details have not been released yet.
So, what do you think about the codename “Ice Cream”? In my honest opinion, it is a tad mundane, and is possibly the worst after Cupcake. But then, I guess there aren’t too many simple and catchy dessert names that begin with an ‘i’.
Swype is the most revolutionary innovation in mobile text input systems since T9. It works by allowing you to “swype” your fingers on a virtual keyboard to form words instead of typing out letters. It has been one of the major reasons behind the success of touchscreen Android phones. A few weeks back, Nokia announced Swype for Symbian devices. It is available in the Ovi Store for only a few devices now.
One of the Swype supported devices is the Nokia C7. It is suite similar to the Nokia N8, but has a more rounded design and sports slightly lower hardware specs.
If you have a Nokia N8, Nokia is planning to launch a version of Swype for the Nokia N8 pretty soon.
But if you can’t wait to try it out on your new Nokia N8, you can use the C7 version of Sqype. It works perfectly well in the N8, atleast in the landscape mode. In the portrait mode, it doesn’t. Nokia and Swype are probably working on a portrait version which might be released in the future.