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Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 with Redsn0w

Yesterday, Apple released the highly anticipated iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad. The iOS4.2 update is a minor one for the iPod Touch and the iPhone but it brings a bucket load of changes for the iPad. With the iOS 4.2.1 update, the iPad gets AirPlay, AirPrint, Game Center and Multi-tasking etcetera.

Today, the iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of Redsn0w which is capable of jailbreaking users’ iTouch device running on iOS 4.2. The only downside is that the jailbreak is a tethered one which means that users need to jailbreak their iTouch device again when they restart it. However, for the iPhone 3GS (older boot rom), iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC) this jailbreak is an untethered one.

Here are the steps to jailbreak your iTouch device using Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 :

Step 1: First and foremost, users need to update their iTouch device to iOS 4.2.1 using iTunes 10.1. They also need to download Redsn0w from here. You can also directly download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW.

Step 2: After that, users need to fire up Redsn0w and point it to the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file. Once the IPSW file has been successfully identified by Redsn0w, users need to click on the Next’ button to proceed.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2

Step 3: Users then need to select the Install Cydia’ option along with any other feature they would like to use.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Install Cydia

Before proceeding with the next step, users need to make sure that their iTouch device is switched off and plugged in to the computer.

Step 4: Now, in the next step users need to hold the Power’ button and whilst holding the power button, they need to hold the Home’ button. After around 10 seconds, users need to release the Power’ button whilst still pressing the Home’ button.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 DFU Mode

Step 5: After this, Redsn0w will work its magic and will jailbreak your iTouch device running iOS4.2.1.

This step is only for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (newer boot rom), iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G and iPad owners.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Rebooting

Step 6: Since this Redsn0w jailbreak is a tethered one for the above said iTouch devices, users need to use the Just boot tethered right now’ option in Redsn0w every time they restart their iTouch device.

That’s it folks! You have now managed to successfully jailbreak your iTouch device running on iOS4.2.1.

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Direct Download Links for iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

iOS 4.2.1 is out for the , and . You can easily upgrade to the latest iOS version by using iTunes. However, if you are having trouble with downloading or upgrading your iDevice to the latest iOS software, you can download the iOS directly to your computer and use the restore method to install the new OS. Download links for iOS 4.2.1 are listed below.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch, you can safely upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 as a jailbreak for iOS 4.2/4.2.1 through RedSn0w is now available

iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPad users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPod Touch users

iOS 4.2.1 is not available for iPhone 2G and below and iPod Touch 1st generation. If you have an older iPhone you might want to convert the iPhone to an iPod Touch.

Fix For iOS 4.2 "No Content" Music Wipeout

Apple released iOS 4.2 to users today and the new software brings in a lot of new changes. iOS 4.2 is also a unified OS across all devices including the , and .

iOS 4.2 No Content in Music

However, users who have upgraded to iOS 4.2 are reporting that the update is wiping out all their music/songs and launching the Music app displays a message saying "No Content" available. This message can come as a shocker to many, but fortunately your music has not been wiped out and there is a quick fix for this issue.

TechCrunch has pointed out to a simple fix for this issue. If you see "No Content" when you launch the music app on the iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad, just plug the device into the computer and play a song from the device. Once you have done that sync your device and your songs will be recognized again.

So don’t panic, your music is still there alive and waiting to be heard.

Steve Jobs and Murdoch Launching First iPad Based Newspaper

If you thought iPad is only a platform to host third-party apps, thing again. Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch have been working, for quiet a few months now, to launch first ever tablet-based newspaper. The paper will be called Daily and will be exclusively available on iPad. That’s right, there will be no print or web edition, a fact that will help Murdoch sell the newspaper for a small fee of 99 cents per week.

Newscorp has hired a team of 100 journalists that will be working exclusively on the Daily out of the New York office. Murdoch, as reported, originally came up with the idea after reading a research report that people spend more time reading on their iPad then on the web. And adding to that the estimate of 40 million iPads by the end of 2011, Murdoch has very high hopes from this venture.

The newspaper is set to be launched in early 2011 and if everything goes right, it may be the answer to the recent worries of ailing newspaper industry around the world. Steve Jobs is reported to be a big fan of the media legend Murdoch has become and will be glad to include this additional revenue stream to the growing collection of iPad apps.

Archos 101 Starts Shipping at $299

The tablet arena is definitely heating up. After the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it looks like another Android tablet is entering the race. It’s the Archos 101 10.1 inch tablet which was unveiled way back in September, along with 4 other tablets. The Archos 101 is the biggest of the 5 and competes directly with the iPad.

It has a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display and comes with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. It also offers USB and Bluetooth connectivity and a front facing camera. It is shipping with Android 2.1 Eclair, but will be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo. It doesn’t have access to the Android Market.

It is available in 2 variants – the 8 GB one for $299 and the 16 GB one for $349. It also supports microSD cards.

Archos 101

Source: Archos

Google Docs Goes Mobile: Adds Edit Support for Android, iPhone and iPad

If anyone believes in the power of the web, it’s Google. The Mountain View, California based internet giant has been one of the most vocal champions of web applications. So, it’s not surprising that some of the best web applications are from Google. Google Docs might be no match for Microsoft Office’s complexity, but it’s certainly good enough for many organizations. Unfortunately, Google Docs is restricted to the desktop. Mobile users can open documents in their browser, but can’t edit them. However, this is about to change.

Google has announced that it will begin rolling out edit support for English users of Docs over the next few days. Supported devices include Android phones (Froyo or newer), iPhone (iOS 3 or newer) and iPad. Android users will also be able to take advantage of the inbuilt voice recognition feature. Check out the video below to see Google Docs Mobile in action.

Google Instant Hits iOS Devices, Instant Search on iPhone and iPod Touch

was launched in September, and since then it has made searching easier on desktop and laptop computers. However, Google Instant was not ready for mobile devices and was supposed to launch in November.

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Google Instant could already be used on devices using a hack. However, it looks like Google is now officially rolling our Instant search on iOS devices including the , and .

Instant search is currently not available for everyone and will be rolled out gradually. There is no official announcement about the rollout, though several blogs have managed to get Instant search on their devices.

Are you seeing Google Instant search on your iOS device yet?

Update: Google has officially announced Google Instant for mobile devices. It supports and iPhone and iPod Touch running . Watch a video of Google Instant for mobile below.

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Top 5 Halloween Apps For iPhone/iPad

Halloween is about kids wearing scary costumes, trick-or-treating people, jack-o-lanterns, bonfires, attending parties wearing wacky costumes, watching horror movies etcetera. Now that Halloween is almost here, we list out the top 5 Halloween applications for your , and to get you into the spirit of Halloween on your iDevice.halloween_Costume

Also Read: Halloween Apps, Themes and Ringtones for Android

#5 Costume Ideas Halloween: Need to attend a Halloween party but confused what to wear? Confused what your kids should wear for that yearly Halloween party? Then Costume Ideas Halloween is the perfect application for you. The application suggests you what to wear every time you shake your iPhone/iPod Touch. The application also has some spooky sound effects for that Halloween feel. The application also suggests where you might find the Halloween costume the app just suggested you. Download this application from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.

#4 Halloween Sound Box: So you will be playing a spooky prank on your friend but can’t find some spooky tunes? The Halloween Sound Box application comes to your rescue then. The app contains 16 spooky Halloween tunes to fulfill all your scary’ requirements. Download the application from the App Store for free.

#3 Halloween Sniper: Halloween is all about ghosts, zombies and other Halloween monsters. Fulfill all your dreams of killing all these Halloween Monsters by playing the Halloween Sniper HD game on your iPad. Who will win this battle between you and Halloween? Buy the app for $0.99 from the App Store and find out the answer.

More Halloween Goodies: 10 Spooky Halloween Screensavers | 25 Places to Get Creepy Halloween Wallpapers

Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Priced At $499

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launched in the US in November, with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Most of them are pricing the Galaxy Tab at $599 without a contract and $399 with one.

However, that is not your only option. Earlier, Samsung announced that it will be launching a Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab, and details of that have now started leaking out.

Pocketables has come across some fliers which say that the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab will be launched in November itself, and will be priced at $499. It will be launched at Best Buy and will be available at the same time when the carriers start shipping out the preorders.

Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi only version is exactly the same as the 3G version except that it doesn’t pack in a CDMA/3G radio. $499 seems to be the right price point for the Galaxy Tab considering that the base version of the Wi-Fi iPad is priced at $499 too, and has much less to offer than the Galaxy Tab.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming to Verizon on November 11 for $599

Verizon Galaxy TabThe Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first major Android tablet was officially unveiled at IFA 2010, Berlin. It will be available for purchase soon with all the major carriers in the US. Sprint and T-Mobile had already announced their pricing plans, both planned to sell it for $399 with a contract and $599/$649 without one.

Today, Verizon announced its own plans for the Galaxy Tab. It will be available starting November 11 for $599.99. This is the full retail price, Verizon isn’t offering any subsidized version with a contract. The data plans are priced at $20 per month for 1 GB.

The Galaxy Tab will come with Verizon apps like VCAST Music, VZ Navigator etc. Verizon will also start selling the iPad from October 28.

For more details, check out Verizon – Galaxy Tab

Steve Jobs: We Won’t Make a 7-inch iPad

Lots of rumors have been floating around about a 7 inch Apple iPad being in the works. These rumors started circulating right after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and haven’t stopped since. Many had speculated that a 7-inch iPad – version 2.0 – might actually be in production.

All the rumors can finally be put to rest, as Steve Jobs himself confirmed during Apple’s Q4 earnings conference call that there isn’t going to be a 7-inch iPad.

“We’re not not making a 7-inch tablet because we don’t want to hit a lower price point. We just believe it’s too small to hit the user experience people want. When we make decisions, it’s not about cost, it’s about value when you factor in the software. We’re all about the best products at aggressive prices.”

“This size (7-inch display) isn’t sufficient to create great tablet apps, in our opinion. While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one quarter of their present size.”

While it would be prudent to not expect a 7 inch iPad anytime soon, if the 7-inch form factor does become popular following the launch of the Galaxy Tab and the Blackberry Playbook, Apple probably would take a go at that market too.

Steve Jobs has often reversed his stance in the past, case in point: “People don’t read anymore.” followed by the launch of iBooks. No one should be surprised if he does it again.

via: BGR & Gizmodo

How To Jailbreak iOS 4.1 iPhone/iPod Touch with Greenpois0n

The Chronic Dev Team released GreenPois0n a few days ago which allows users to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch 3G/4G. Support for Apple TV and iPod Touch 2G is also on the cards. The GreenPois0n jailbreak is based on the same boot rom exploit as the one used by Geohot in Limera1n. The Chronic Dev Team preserved the SHAtterexploit for future as they did not want Apple to fix two boot rom exploits in one update and thus give them an edge in this cat-and-mouse’ game.

Users who are looking to jailbreak their iTouch device using GreenPois0n should follow the instructions below. However, before proceeding with this jailbreaking process, users should make sure that they do not update their phone to iOS4.1 using iTunes. By doing so, they will update their baseband, thus losing the network unlock for the time being. They are recommended to use TinyUmbrella to update their iTouch to iOS4.1 without updating the baseband.

Here are the steps to jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and iPad :

Step 1) Users should first download GreenPois0n from here. After starting the program, switch off your iTouch device and connect it to your computer’s USB port. After that, press the Prepare to Jailbreak (DFU)’ in GreenPois0n. Users should make sure that iTunes is not running in the background.

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Step 2) After that, users need to hold down the Sleep button for 2 seconds. After that while they continue holding the Sleep button, they should press the Home button as well for another 10 seconds. Then they should release the Sleep button whilst holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

Step 3) Once your iTouch has entered the DFU mode, GreenPois0n will show the Jailbreak’ button. Press the Jailbreak’ button and let GreenPois0n inject its Pois0n on your iTouch. Once the jailbreak is complete, your iTouch device will automatically start up.

Step 4) The final step is to start the Loader’ application found on your iTouch device and install Cydia.

That’s it! Your iTouch is now successfully jailbroken with Cydia installed as well.

Apple to Announce New 11.6 Inch Macbook Air on October 20

After cannibalizing netbook sales in the past two quarters with the iPad, Apple now seems to have gone on an offensive against netbooks again.

AppleInsider reports that the launch of a 11.6 inch Macbook Air is due next Wednesday. It is currently under production in Taiwan and will be unveiled at the “Back to the Mac” event on October 20.

Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, had earlier stated that Apple wouldn’t be making netbooks, but this does come quite close.

The design would be similar to the older Macbook Air and would be extremely slim. It would have a unibody enclosure and it will come with a new storage solution – an SSD card, a proprietary technology developed by Apple.

Watch out for more details on the 20th.

New Macbook Air by Apple

Verizon To Offer iPad From October 28

Surprise Surprise! The big red a.k.a Verizon is soon going to start selling the Apple iPad. Today, in an official press release Apple and Verizon have announced that the iPad will be available at all Verizon retail stores beginning from October 28. Verizon will be offering only the Wi-Fi equipped models of the iPad. They will also be bundling a Verizon branded Mi-Fi along with it for internet access on the go. Apple_iPad

This is the perfect pairing for holiday travels,said John Stratton, chief operating officer for Verizon Wireless. iPad together with the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G data network allows customers to easily connect on the go wherever they are.

The suggest retail price of the 16GB iPad along with the Mi-Fi is $629.99 while the 32GB and 64GB versions cost $729.99 and $829.99 respectively (Mi-Fi inclusive). Verizon will also be offering all the three models of the iPad on a standalone basis. The big red will be charging $20 for up to 1GB of data usage using the bundled Mi-Fi. As you can see, AT&T sells the iPad at a comparatively cheaper rate than what Verizon will be offering it for.

Verizon’s DROID’ advertisement campaign has played a major role in the success of Android and this move from them has surely shocked me. Even after five months of its release, the iPad is still selling like hot cakes. With this move from Apple and Verizon, I expect the sales figure to go crazy!

T-Mobile Launching the Galaxy Tab at $399 With Contract; $649 Without

We already reported that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was coming to Sprint on November 14, priced at $399 with a 2 year contract and $599 without a contract.

Now, TMONews has leaked a few internal slides by T-Mobile which state that the pricing will be almost similar to Sprint’s.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Tab will be effectively priced at $399 with a 2 year contract and $649 without one, after a $50 mail in rebate. We don’t know the exact launch date, but it will probably be around November 14.

Check out these leaked internal T-Mobile slides for more details and a detailed comparison of the iPad and the Galaxy Tab.

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab

T-Mobile Galaxy Tab