Apple iPad iOS 4.2 With AirPlay, Multitasking and Game Center Announced

Along with the iOS 4.1 update for the iTouch devices, Steve also gave a sneak peek intoApple iPad the upcoming iOS 4.2. The iOS 4.2 update is meant only for the iPad and brings with it all the features which the iOS 4 brought with it to the iTouch platform. The iOS 4.2 update will include Multitasking, the recently announced Game Center and HDR photos as well. One new feature the iOS 4.2 will incorporate will be AirPlay. Apple has renamed AirTunes to AirPlay and it can now stream a variety of media via Wi-Fi to your iPad.

Here is what Steve Jobs defined AirPlay as-:

Now, what is AirPlay? You know what AirTunes is… listen to music from all over your house from your mobile device. We’re changing the name of AirTunes to AirPlay, and it’s not just music anymore. You can stream all kinds of media anywhere in your house.

Along with this, iOS 4.2 will also bring wireless printing functionality with it to the iPad. According to Steve, the iOS 4.2 update will be rolled out in the month of November for free of cost to all iPad owners.

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Apple iOS 4.1 Released

Apple has just rolled out the iOS 4.1 update for its iTouch devices. The iOS4.1 updateGame Center fixes tons of bugs present in the iOS4 including the popular Proximity sensor bug on the iPhone 4, Bluetooth bugs and performance issues on the iPhone 3G. Along with this, this update also brings HDR photo to the iPhone.

According to Steve, here is what HDR does :

Let’s start off with HDR photos, what are they? A lot of times when you take a photo, it’s blown out with bright light. Now, when you turn on HDR, it takes 3 photos in rapid succession: one normal, one under exposed, and one under exposed. It combines the three with some pretty sophisticated algorithms…

Another feature which the iOS4.1 update brings onboard is the Game Center. This Center’ is all about playing multiplayer games and challenging your friends to beat your score. The Game Center will also allow users to discover new games.

The Apple iOS 4.1 update will be released for selected iPhone and iPod Touch models next week for free.

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No Jailbreak/Unlock For iOS 4.0.2 According to Dev Team

Apple recently released iOS 4.0.2 to patch an exploit used by Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhone, and devices. However, the dev team has been silent on a jailbreak or unlock for the latest iOS, until today.

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Earlier today, the dev team officially announced that they will not be working on a jailbreak or unlock for iOS 4.0.2 and will instead focus on doing the same for . Jailbreaks for iOS 4.1 beta is already available and there are several ways in which you can jailbreak you device.

The reason given by the dev team seems pretty reasonable:

Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the jailbreakme.com hole.  They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak.  So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?

No, there won’t be.  FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole.  With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the cat & mousewith Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, the only winning move is not to play.

So this means that if you have upgraded to iOS 4.0.2, you will have to wait till iOS 4.1 is released in order to be able to jailbreak and unlock your iDevice. However, if you had backed up your SHSH blobs, you can restore/downgrade iOS 4.0.2 to an earlier version.

iOS 4.1 Beta 3 Supports FaceTime Using Email IDs

The Apple iPhone 4 allows its users to make video calls over Wi-Fi to any iPhone 4 owner. At the time of the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple dubbed this technology as FaceTime and called it revolutionary. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone from Apple to featureclip_image001 video calling. Sadly, the ability to make video calls only over Wi-Fi was a huge disappointment for many. Currently, users can make a FaceTime video call only using the phone number of the other user.

However, in iOS 4.1 Beta 3 Apple has added an option to call users using their email id as well. The inclusion of this feature suggests that the next generation iPod Touch from Apple will feature a front-facing camera for video calling.

Hopefully, this also means that the next generation iPad will feature a camera for FaceTime as well.

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Jailbreak iOS 4.1 iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/2G With Sn0wbreeze 1.8

Earlier yesterday, we told you that Sn0wbreeze 1.8 would be released soon and as promised @iH8sn0w has released an updated version to jailbreak on 3GS, 3G and iPod Touch 2G. iPhone 3G users will have to use redsn0w 0.95 to jailbreak their iPhone.

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Currently sn0wbreeze 1.8 only supports jailbreaking the iOS 4.1 beta based devices including iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G and should not be used by general public. Once again, this jailbreak is only intended for developers, so stay away from it if you are not one.

If you are looking for a iOS 4 jailbreak you will have to use redsn0w for iPhone 3G jailbreak or iPod Touch 2G jailbreak and sn0wbreeze 1.7 for iPhone 3GS jailbreak and iPod Touch 3G jailbreak. If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and also unlock iPhone 3G 4.0.1 with Ultrasn0w.

If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops making them available so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 in future. We will keep you posted when a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, stay tuned and subscribe to our Mobile News to know when it happens.

Download sn0wbreeze 1.8 from here, here or here.

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak iPhone 3GS Coming Soon With Sn0wbreeze 1.8

beta was released yesterday and a iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G is already possible through redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. However, jailbreaks for and 3GS and 3G is not yet available.

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However, according to @iH8sn0w, who is the developer behind sn0wbreeze, sn0wbreeze 1.8 will be able to jailbreak iOS 4.1 Beta on iPhone 3GS, however, you will require to have a pre-jailbroken phone running iOS 4. Though the date of the sn0wbreeze 1.8 iPhone jailbreak is not yet know, it should definitely be out in the next few days.

iOS 4.1 is still a beta software and there will be a lot of changes before Apple releases the final product to users. In addition to that, they have also released iOS 4.0.1 to fix signal bars issue, but users are advised to stay away from it for a while till the Dev Team work on a fix to jailbreak iPhone and unlock iPhone.

If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops making them available so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 in future. We will keep you posted when a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, stay tuned and subscribe to our Mobile News to know when it happens.

iOS 4.0.1 Released Fixes Signal Indicator

Apple has released a new update to with a minor revision of iOS 4.0.1, the new update for the 3GS, iPhone 3G, and tweaks the signal indicator which displays the signal strength.

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The iOS 4.0.1 update is not the same as the beta released yesterday and does not improve the signal strength but only changes the way the signal bars are displayed. According to Apple, the algorithm they had earlier displayed additional bars which is why people had seen the drop in signal bars.

However, this just looks like a cover-up and may just resolve the display issue and not the actual call dropping aka Death Grip issue which has been plaguing a lot of users. To upgrade to iOS 4.0.1, plug in your phone or iPod touch to your PC and click on the "Check for Updates" button in iTunes. Did you update to iOS 4.0.1 and see the call drop issue vanishing or did it just fix the display?

Note: If you have jailbroken your iPhone on , do not update to iOS 4.0.1 yet as it will render the iOS 4 jailbreak useless, also there is really no reason to update to iOS 4.0.1 as it just fixes the signal bar rendering and nothing else.

Downgrade iOS 4.1 To iOS 4, iOS 3.1.3, iOS 3.1.2

Apple has just released the beta update for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The new iOS4.1 update aims at fixing the signal woes the iPhone 4 has been facing. In addition to this, the iOS 4.1 update also changes the wrong signal calculation algorithm being used in iOS 4 and adds in new Gaming modules.

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However, the problem with iOS 4.1 is that iOS 4.1 jailbreak is only for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC) models. So if you have updated to iOS 4.1 and now want to downgrade to , then follow the steps given below. Read this if you are looking to downgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3 or iOS 3.1.2.

How To Downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4, iOS 3.1.3 or iOS 3.1.2

Step 1: First of all to downgrade from iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 you need the firmware (IPSW) file. After you have got hold of the required IPSW file, you need to put your iPhone/iPod Touch in DFU mode. Keep in mind that DFU mode is different than recovery mode.

Step 2: To put your /iPod Touch into DFU mode, first make sure that iTunes is running on your PC. After that switch off your iPhone/iPod Touch and press the Power and Home button on the device together to put your device in DFU mode.

Now connect your /iPod Touch to your PC using the USB cable. After 10 seconds or so, release the power button whilst holding the Home button. At this point, iTunes should recognize a new USB device, which will be identified as your device after a few seconds. If you have successfully put your phone in DFU mode, then your device screen will display a totally black screen.

Skip to step 4 if you own a iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC)

Step 3: This step is only , iPhone 3GS and 3G/2G (MC) owners. Now Users need to use the SHSH blobs of the iOS4 firmware. If you don’t have an SHSH blob of the iOS 4/iOS 3.1.3/iOS 3.1.2 firmware, then you are out of luck. Read this tutorial on how to make a backup of iOS4 SHSH Blobs.

Now users need to edit the hostsfile on their PC by going to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\. Open this hostsfile in Notepad and add the line below to the end of the document:

74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

Now save the file and you are done. Keep in mind that you need to open the hostsfile in administrator mode to make changes to it.

Step 4: Now users need to restore the firmware they downloaded in Step 1 to their iPhone/iPod Touch. To do so, press the Alt key and click on the Restoreoption in iTunes. iTunes will then prompt you to point it to the IPSW file. Select the iOS 4 iPSW file and click on Open.

After this iTunes will do all the work for you. While restoring to the iOS 4 firmware, iTunes might throw in a 1011, 1013 or 1015 error. Just ignore these errors. At the end of the process, the firmware has been successfully restored to your iPhone/iPod Touch device.

5) Now all you need to do is to make your device exit from the Recovery Mode. To do so, users need to download a program called RecBoot. Run that program and just select the Exit Recovery Modeoption and you are done. Your iPhone/iPod Touch will restart on its own and it will now be running on iOS 4.

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Jailbreak iOS 4.1 iPhone 3G and iPod 2G With redsn0w 0.9.5

If you have updated to you can jailbreak iPhone 3G and 2G (non-MC model) using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The iOS 4.1 jailbreak won’t work for , 3GS or iPod Touch yet.

Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5

Here is some good news from the Dev Team, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) users who have upgraded to the latest iOS 4.1 beta can jailbreak their devices using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The process to jailbreak will remain the same, however, users will have to point redsn0w to use the 4.0 IPSW (the public one, not the developer GM one) instead of iOS 4.1 IPSW.

This couldn’t get any more simpler for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users. We are expecting an iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G soon too. Also don’t forget to Save your SHSH Blobs to jailbreak iOS 4 in future, you can learn how to save iOS 4 SHSH blobs.

We will update you when a new jailbreak becomes available for the above devices, till the subscribe to our Mobile News section to get regular updates on iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks. You will find the latest details about redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5 and downloads for redsn0w 0.9.5 beta here.

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Watermark Fake According to Dev Team

Apple released the beta for earlier today and there have been some rumors that Apple may display a watermark on the phone that it is jailbroken, just like Windows shows a “Not Genuine” alert for PCs.

Also, iOS 4.1 has new encryption technology, that will constantly check if iPhone or iPod touch, have been jailbroken. This is done by digital watermark that appears when iOS is jailbroken, and this watermark cannot be removed, even if reverted to unjailbroken status. Apple store employees will check for the watermark during iPhone service.

However, @MuscleNerd from Dev Team has said that just like earlier rumors about the AT&T OTA jailbreak detector, this “Watermark” encryption is  just rumor. This comes from a guy who has been working on jailbreaking the iPhone for quite sometime now.

So rest assured, the Watermark encryption should be not be a problem, and even if it does you can be rest assured that the Dev team will take care of it.