Apple announced the iPad 2 way back in March this year. The second generation iPad boasts of a dual-core A5 processor, and was slimmer and lighter than its predecessor.
However, the iPad 2 was made insanely secure from jailbreaking by Apple. All the hardware level exploits used by the jailbreakers, were patched by Apple in iPad 2.
Nevertheless, popular hacker comex has finally released a way to jailbreak the iPad 2. The jailbreak works via a PDF exploit found, which was first discovered in 2010.
To jailbreak your iPad 2, owners just need to head over to JailbreakMe.com from their iDevice, and press the Free’ button on the site. Then, users need to select the Install button which comes up on the screen. The site will then load a PDF, which may crash Safari.
Afterwards, users will find the Cydia shortcut on their iOS home screen. Tap on free and install button only once, even if it may look like Safari is not responding.
This jailbreak is also compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G and 4G, running on iOS 4.3.3.
When you visit the site you will see a control similar to unlocking your iPhone which says “Slide to jailbreak”. Just slide the arrow to the end and the jailbreaking process will start. It might take a few minutes for the entire jailbreaking process to get over. Once the iPhone/iPod Touch is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Airtel, India’s largest cellular network provider, has announced that it will launch the Apple iPhone 4 in India by October, just in time for the Diwali season.
It was announced earlier today that the iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries on July 30, but there was no mention of India in that list. Soon after that, Bharti Airtel was planning an iPhone 4 launch by October.
“We are working with Apple. Hopefully, we will launch it in the September – October timeframe”
said Bharti Airtel CEO, Sanjay Kapoor, after a CII conference.
The iPhone 4 will most probably be priced upwards of Rs. 40,000 in the Indian Market. The prices of the two iPhone 3GS models will likely be slashed from the current prices of Rs. 35500 and 41500 for the 16 GB and 32 GB models respectively.
The iPhone 4 is that latest iPhone by Apple which comes with the new iOS4 and sports some really good hardware. It has a 1 GHz Apple A4 processor, 512 MB RAM and 16 GB / 32 GB storage. It has an excellent 3.5 inch retina capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels and a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. It has been plagued with signal reception problems lately.
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.
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.
Apple has released a new update to iOS 4 with a minor revision of iOS 4.0.1, the new update for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch tweaks the signal indicator which displays the signal strength.
The iOS 4.0.1 update is not the same as the iOS 4.1 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 iOS4, 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.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you might want to backup your SHSH Blobs to Cydia. SHSH blobs are required for older OS so that you can jailbreak newer versions of iOS. If you are already using iOS 4, it is highly recommended by the Dev Team to backup your SHSH Blobs locally or on Cydia.
If you want to backup iOS 4 SHSH blobs locally, you can use a tool called TinyUmbrella to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blobs so that you can use it to jailbreak when you upgrade to iOS 4.1. To backup your SHSH blobs download TinyUmbrella and run it, connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to the computer and click on the “Save My SHSH” button to start the backup process.
TinyUmbrella is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The update is a one click process, so do it before iOS 4.1 hits the street to be on the safer side. You can download TinyUmbrella for Windows from here, Mac OS X from here and Linux from here. More download links can be found at the official site here.
Right now there is not concrete news from the Dev Team or other iPhone jailbreak developers as to whether they are working on updating the software to work with iOS 4.1. Nevertheless, it is a bit early to say anything since this is still beta software and Apple may go through several iterations before they release iOS 4.1 to public.
We will keep an eye on new developments regarding Jailbreaking iOS 4.1 and Unlocking iOS 4.1 and post the news as we come across them. Till then keep your fingers crosses and subscribe to our Mobile News to keep an eye on updates.
Apple has released an updated version of iOS 4 named as iOS 4.1 beta for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The new version has several changes which are intended for developers to work with.
If you are an Apple Developer, you can download iOS 4.1 beta from the Apple developer site here to try out and build applications with. However, if you are an iPhone 4 user do not expect this to fix the Death Grip Antenna issue, we earlier reported that iOS 4.1 does not fix Antenna issues, so these issues are purely hardware related.
Also, if you have jailbroken iPhone, it is highly advisable to stay away from this update until the Dev team and others work on a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1. New features in iOS 4.1 are not very noticeable except for a change in the network signal bars.
iOS 4.1 also lays foundation for Game Center which has not yet launched. In addition to that, iOS 4.1 does not have support for the iPad yet, so it iPad users may have to be content with using iOS 3.2 for now. Are your hands itching? Go ahead and download iOS 4.1 from the Apple Developer site here then.
Apple has released a new beta of iOS 4, tagged iOS 4.1 to developers. The new version of iOS 4 does not include much changes and is not yet ready for the iPad.
Many people thought that a software update would fix the iPhone 4Antenna reception issues, but there are reports from Mobile Crunch which suggest that it does not do it. This means that Apple will most likely have to recall the faulty iPhone 4 from the market, which again will cost them billions of dollars.
Mobile Crunch have also included a video which demonstrates that the Antenna issues still exist after upgrading to iOS 4.1, check the video below.
iOS 4.1 has some noticeable differences where the signal bars are slightly bigger and the phone also has lesser bars. If you depend on Jailbreaking the iPhone or Unlocking iPhone you are advised to stay away from this update. We will keep you posted when iOS 4.1 jailbreaks and iOS 4.1 unlock becomes available.
You can download iOS 4.1 Beta from here. Please note that you will require a Apple Developer account in order to download and use the latest iOS 4 beta software.