Apple recently released the iOS4 firmware update for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPod Touch users. Users updated to the new firmware anticipating new features and improved performance. Nevertheless, for some of them the opposite occurred, especially for iPhone 3G owners. Most of the iPhone 3G users are reporting very slow performance and applications crashing. The main cause of this problem is the slow processor and the low amount of RAM in the iPhone 3G.
Now there is no official way to downgrade to OS 3.1.3 from iOS4, but there is always an unofficial way. Here are the steps to downgrade from iOS4 to OS 3.1.3 :
1) First navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\and open the hosts’ file in notepad. To do so, right click on the file and select Open With->Notepad. At the end of the document, add this string 220.127.116.11 gs.apple.com.
2) Now connect your iPhone to iTunes in recovery mode. To do so, first switch off your device. Then press the Home button on your handset and connect the USB cable. As soon as you connect the USB cable, the device will boot up and a Connect To iTunesscreen will be displayed. Users can now stop pressing the Home button.
3) Fire up iTunes now. You will see your iPhone/iPod Touch detected in recovery mode. Now, whilst pressing the Shift key for Windows users or Alt key on the Mac platform, click on the Restore option.
Now just select the original OS 3.1.3 and voila, you are done. Now you can again enjoy OS 3.1.3 on your iTouch device.
A couple of days ago, the folks behind PwnageTool released an updated version of the software which allowed jailbreaking iPhone 3GS/3G and iPod touch running on iOS 4. Now iH8sn0w has released an update for his jailbreaking application sn0wbreeze. The new version is numbered 1.6.1. The new version allows jailbreaking iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch. iPhone 3GS having the older bootroms are supported.
Newer bootroms based iPhone 3GS are still not supported. Users should keep in mind that the device must already be jailbroken beforehand. Sn0wbreeze will not be able to jailbreak an iPod Touch/iPhone that is not previously jailbroken. Sadly, neither iOS4 nor sn0wbreeze supports original iPhone and iPod Touch 2G.
In addition, users should keep in mind that the Spirit jailbreaking application is incompatible with sn0wbreeze. Here is the link to the sn0wbreeze application.
The Apple iPhone 4 has shattered all sales records be they pre-order buys or in-store pickups. However, come delivery time it seems to have hit another snag. The white iPhone 4 is unavailable, only its black sibling is up for grabs. Presumably, black is hot while white is not.
Of course to some, it makes no difference black or white what does it matter? It is still Apple’s newest and coolest baby, carrying all the goodies riding atop an Apple IOS4. To a select few however, the black beauty simply cannot replace the long awaited pristine white iPhone 4.
How did such a snaghappen, one would ask. Apple had this to say,
There is tremendous excitement for the new iPhone 4 and we are working to get as many of them into the hands of customers as possible. At launch, we have the black models available for purchase and we will be adding the white models as quickly as we can.
That really does not shed any light upon the reasons or factors behind this frustrating and nerve-wrenching delay come launch day. At the end, the wait for the lady in white goes on, while we may need to call upon Sherlock Holmes to find the missing lady.
Source : Engadget
It looks like, the Apple iPhone 4, will be the highest selling device ever made by Apple. The pre-orders of Apple iPhone 4 has brought so much pressure on Apple and AT&T, that the pre-orders are now being cancelled randomly. Many people have reported that their orders are cancelled by AT&T and later Apple stopped accepting pre-orders. Gizmodo has reported about the issues faced by many, who pre-ordered iPhone 4.
The problem is caused because of the huge numbers of pre-orders, which caused trouble to the AT&T servers (which was obvious to happen). The AT&T stopped the pre-orders page after many complaints by the customers. People were reporting that they were charged more than once for pre-ordering, privacy breaches and many more freaking complaints.
The Apple store is linked with the AT&T servers, later, the Apple store also went down. Now, Gizmodo has reported people who are complaining that their pre-orders have been cancelled. Below is an image showing a message sent to a customer by AT&T:
A person who called himself a AT&T representative replied Gizmodo, that the pre-orders has not been cancelled, the error messages were shown because the customers hit the submit button more than once.
The issue has became ugly because both Apple and AT&T are playing blame games. I hope within few days the issue will get solved and the people get their pre-ordered iPhone 4. But if it doesn’t then it will be embarrassing for Apple.
(Source) Image Source Gizmodo
The Facebook application for the iPhone/iPod Touch just got updated. The Facebook application is one of the most popular applications for the iPhone/iPod Touch in the Apple App Store. The updated Facebook application is numbered version 3.1.3. The new version fixes many bugs, as well as adds new features.
The new features of the application include :
* Users can now view videos posted by their friends on Facebook.
* Ability to view and write on walls of events.
* The width of the uploaded photos has now been increased to 720 pixels.
The bugs fix list includes :
* Fixed the bug in which the birthday view showed months in the wrong order.
* Removed the bug where users could not upload pictures smaller than a certain size.
* Fixed the broken photo album link in the News Feed.
What I would really like to see is a Facebook application for the iPad. Even though I can open Facebook from Safari on my iPad, I cannot comment on others status update because the commentbutton is missing. I guess this is due to some incompatibility. Hopefully, Facebook will solve this matter soon or release an iPad version of the Facebook application.