Many users who were trying to downgrade iOS 4 to 3.1.3 have been facing a 3194 error. This error occurs when users try to restore the iPhone 3.1.3 firmware while downgrading from iOS4.
So is this issue fixable? Maybe. There was a forum post on TiPb which points users to a fix for this issue, apparently that is the same fix we listed in this post and it might not work when you are downgrading from iOS 4 to iPhone OS 3.1.3.
The problem actually lies with the fact that Apple signs the firmware now and you cannot upgrade or downgrade an iPhone using a firmware that Apple has not signed anymore, so this issue might go away if you use an older firmware which is signed by Apple.
Once again, using an Apple signed firmware may not fix this issue and we are actively researching on things that would help users to downgrade their iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 4 to iPhone OS 3.1.3.
It has hardly been a week since the Apple iPhone 4 has been launched, and already numerous problems have cropped up with the phone. The biggest problem with the iPhone 4 is that it loses network coverage if you are holding the phone in your hand in a certain way. When the iPhone 4 owners complained about this issue, Steve Jobs told that this problem is occurring because people have been holding the phone in the wrong way.
This is not the first time the iPhone is being criticized for its poor network reception. Now after numerous complaints, Apple has been working hard to fix this matter. The company will be releasing a small software update to fix this network reception issue. The iOS 4.0.1 software fix is expected to be released to the public as early as Monday of the coming week.
The software fix will address an issue in iOS4 related to radio frequency calibration. Apple still has not confirmed this piece of information, so we should take this news with a pinch of salt.
If you recently got the iPhone 4 or upgraded your older iPhone or iPod Touch to use the latest iOS 4, there will several new features that you might not be aware of. I had briefly told you about couple of new features including creating folders in IOS 4 and multitasking in iOS 4.
However, what better way than to learn about your device from the manufacturer’s manual? Apple has made available downloadable version of manuals/user guides in PDF format for iPhone running iOS 4 and iPod Touch running iOS 4.
You can download the user guide (PDF files) from the official Apple site here. If you are looking to view the manuals click this link to view the iPhone 4 for iOS 4 user guide or click here to view the iPod Touch user guide for iOS 4.
Earlier today we told you on how you can downgrade you iPhone and iPod Touch, the solution to downgrade from iOS 4 to iPhone OS 3.1.3 is pretty simple and straightforward and does not require much work.
Users have been downgrading their iPhone or iPod Touch because of the several problems which are caused by the new iOS4 update on the iPhone and iPod touch, including battery drains and more.
We have been getting a lot of comments with regards to people draining the battery level because of this issue, you can read all the comments here, here and here to find out the different problems iOS4 has been causing for users.
If you are one of the users who have been affected by this problem, you can read our earlier guide on downgrading iOS 4 and using iPhone OS 3.1.3. Once you do that, you can also jailbreak your 3.1.3 device using the Spirit jailbreak.
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 22.214.171.124 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
If you have used Apple products for a while, you would by now have become very well acquainted with the fact that Apple does not provide options users want. However, it does provide options which they want and only they want.
With the introduction of the multitasking feature in iOS4, Apple made a lot of people happy, happier than they would have been when multitasking first came out. However, here is the catch, you cannot disable Multitasking or wallpaper support on an iPhone which supports them.. duh.
Of course, Apple also put in restrictions for some users to not run Multitasking and Background Wallpaper for users who had anything lower than a iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. While I understand the fact that those devices did not get an option to enable those features, what beats me is the fact that Apple decided themselves that users will not be able to disable those features on supported devices unless theyâ€¦ jailbreak their devices.
Now this in itself sounds a bit crude, because users have no control over what they can do with their iPhone or iPod Touch, and unless Apple releases a new update with a breakthrough feature to disable multitasking and background wallpaper there is no way out unless you, well, jailbreak.
And yes, when Apple does release an update to disable multitasking and background wallpaper, a collective gasp will go around among Apple fanboys appreciating the fact that Apple was very generous in allowing them to disable features with on their devices which they should have been able to do in the first place itself.
Anyways enough of it, if you want to disable multitasking and background on your newly installed iOS 4 device, you can only do it with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G which were not yet officially supported. Jailbreaks for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 3G might take some more time to come out, so until then just keep praying that either a jailbreak comes out first, or Apple realizes that users have choices too and release an update to disable those features.
Over the past couple of days lot of things happened. Apple released iOS 4 and within a few hours an unlock for baseband 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04 was released, and within few more hours several jailbreaks were released.
However, if you are someone buying an iPhone 4 and looking for a jailbreak or unlock, don’t expect it to come out soon. The jailbreaks available right now are limited to the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. However, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G running iOS 4 have yet to be jailbroken yet.
Considering how easy it was to create an unlock and jailbreak for the older devices, the newer devices should have been jailbroken by now too. However, they have not, and considering the number of updates in the past day, Apple has made it really hard for the iPhone Dev team and other folks working on jailbreaks and unlocks.
Earlier too, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users had to wait a while before the Spirit jailbreak was made available, and this time will be no different. iPhone 4, which have already begun shipping and will also be available at Best Buy and Walmart starting tomorrow will most likely not see any jailbreaks or unlocks for a few days or weeks for that matter.
So, if you are anticipating a jailbreak and unlock for iPhone 4, you might have to wait a few days, or maybe few weeks before you can use the features Apple does not want you to. What about you, how long do you think before a jailbreak and unlock for the iPhone will become available to users?
If you have been facing problem after jailbreaking your iPhone running iOS4 using redsn0w, you might have faced issues with the iBooks application from Apple to read e-Books.
If you are someone who has been facing issues with the iBooks app, the dev team has released a new redsn0w update version 0.9.5b5-4. To fix the issue, download redsn0w 0.9.5b5-4 from here for Mac OS X or Windows and re-run the redsn0w jailbreak for iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.
Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier iPhone jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.