Nokia N8 First Custom Firmware Released

Custom firmwares are quite popular for Nokia phones. Custom firmwares not only improve the performance/speed of the phone but also increase the camera image quality, add few handy new features and most importantly allows a user to install unsigned apps on their Symbian phone.

It was only a matter of time before a custom firmware for the Nokia N8 was cooked. CODeRUS over at Daily Mobile Forum has released the first custom firmware for the Nokia N8.

Here are the special features of his custom firmware for the N8 : Nokia_N8

  • Removed Show open applications from the top of menus
  • Disabled Charging notes
  • Removed FM transmitter on/off notifications
  • Removed Leave offline mode query to access network. Only for power key event!
  • Bluetooth stays on when switching to offline mode
  • Added fixed FileBrowser S^3 (full access to filesystem)
  • Built-in File manager can see sys, resource and edit private folders. Also can see root of C drive.
  • Lock screen and keyboard replaced by Reboot phone
  • Startup tone and mbm animation moved to C drive
  • My own installserver for installing unsigned with all capabilities

Sadly, his custom firmware does not include any of the camera mods by HyperX available for the N8. However, users can still apply HyperX camera mods over his custom firmware manually.

Download PwnageTool 4.1 To Jailbreak iPhone 4/iPod Touch

The iPhone Dev Team has finally released PwnageTool 4.1. The application uses Geohot’s boot rom exploit to build custom IPSW/firmware files for most of the iTouch devices out there. By creating custom firmwares, users can update their iTouch device to the latest firmware without upgrading their baseband. This will help them in preserving their unlock and update to the latest iOS as well.Pwnage_Tool

As of now, PwnageTool 4.1 supports the iPhone 3G, 3GS (Old as well as new boot roms) running on iOS 4.1 and the iPhone 4 running on iOS4.1 as well. The Apple iPad running on iOS 3.2.2 and Apple TV 2G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well. The iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 4G running iOS 4.1 are supported as well.

At the moment, PwnageTool 4.1 is available only for Mac. Users can read more about PwnageTool 4.1 here.

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