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Download iOS 4.1 For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G and iPod Touch

Apple has released an updated version of named as iOS 4.1 beta for , 3GS, iPhone 3G, 3G and iPod Touch 2G. The new version has several changes which are intended for developers to work with.

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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 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.

iOS 4 Jailbreak For Newer iPhone 3GS Bootroms Coming Soon

As of now only iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS can be jailbreak’d using sn0wbreeze. iPhone 3GS on the newer bootroms still cannot be jailbroken. However, iH8sn0w has successfully been able to jailbreak iPhone 3GS based on newer bootroms using Sn0wbreeze. Sadly, this pwning method is only possible if users already have iOS 3.1.2 SHSH blobs saved.

iH8sn0w has written a very detailed and complex tutorial on how to pawn iOS 4 on the newer bootrom based iPhone 3GS. Here is the link to the full tutorial. On a personal note, I would suggest newbie’s to stay away from trying the above method. Only experienced users should try the above method.

iH8sn0w will release a new update of this hack tomorrow for newer bootroms based iPhone 3GS, which will not require 3.1.2 SHSH blobs. Sadly, users must be running on iOS 3.1.2 to use this hack.

Update: Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod 2G running iOS 4 is now available. You will find more information on it here and here.

Apple Publishes Open Letter About iPhone 4 Poor Network Reception Issue

Apparently, the death grip was not the culprit behind the poor network reception of the Apple iPhone 4. Apple has written an official letter to all the iPhone 4 owners with regard to the poor signal strength. The letter saysApple that Upon investigationthe engineers at Apple found that the formulaused to calculate the network strength was wrong.

In many circumstances, the wrong formula, used to display 2 more bars of signal than the actual network strength. To fix this issue, Apple is going to adopt AT&T’s network strength calculation formula. Along with this, Apple is also going to make the network bar 1, 2 and 3 taller so that users can easily see them. Apple is going to release a free software update to fix this issue.

The software update will be available within a few weeks and will use the new network signal formula. This software update will also be compatible with the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 3G. Reader’s can read the full letter from Apple here.

Downgrade iOS 4 to iPhone 3.1.3 on iPhone/iPod Touch

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.

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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 74.208.10.249 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.

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Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3GS/3G And iPod Touch With sn0wbreeze 1.6

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 hisApple iPhone 4 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.

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G With Redsn0w

The latest iOS4 update for iPhone 3G does not enable multitasking and wallpaper support due to Apple restrictions, however, the iPhone jailbreak tools sn0wbreeze 1.6 and redsn0w 0.9.5 beta will allow users to enable Multitasking and wallpaper support for the home screen while jailbreaking the iPhone.

A little while earlier we told you about the new redsn0w update which would jailbreak iPhone running iOS 4 and was going to be releasing soon. Just few hours later the iPhone Dev team has released a new update for redsn0w to work with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G running iOS 4.

The new Redsn0w beta can be used to hack iOS 4.0 for 3G along with jailbreaking iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.

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Once you jailbreak you device you can then unlock iPhone 3G running iOS 4.0 for baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04 using Ultrasn0w 0.9.3 from the Cydia store. The new jailbreak will also allow you to activate multitasking, wallpaper and battery percentage on the iPhone 3G.

Sadly iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users will have to wait for a little while more before redsn0w will be able to jailbreak or hactivate their devices.

Redsn0w beta is available for both Windows and Mac, download links for the same can be found here.

Jailbreak iOS 4 On iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G With Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 3

Earlier today we told you about the new redsn0w update coming soon, and it has arrived with pomp. The new Redsn0w beta can be used to hactivate iOS 4.0 for 3G along with jailbreaking iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.

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Once you jailbreak you device you can then unlock iPhone 3G running iOS 4.0 for baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04 using Ultrasn0w 0.9.3 from the Cydia store. The new jailbreak will also allow you to activate multitasking, wallpaper and battery percentage on the iPhone 3G.

Sadly iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users will have to wait for a little while more before redsn0w will be able to jailbreak or hactivate their devices.

Redsn0w beta is available for both Windows and Mac, download links for the same can be found here.

Sn0wbreeze 1.6 and Redsn0w 0.9.5 To Enable Multitasking and Wallpaper on iPhone 3G on iOS 4

The latest update for 3G does not enable multitasking and wallpaper support due to Apple restrictions, however, the iPhone jailbreak tools sn0wbreeze 1.6 and redsn0w 0.9.5 beta will allow users to enable Multitasking and wallpaper support for the home screen while jailbreaking the iPhone.

Screenshots for the new updates were shared by the iPhone dev team and the sn0wbreeze developer. The screenshots show options for users to enable multitasking, wallpaper support and battery percentage on iPhone 3G.

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So rest assured, once these tools are out you will be able to enjoy both multitasking and wallpaper for the home screen on the iPhone 3G. The wait for these jailbreaking tools for iPhone for iOS4 should not be long now.

iPhone 4 Features And Specifications

The Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC 2010 just got over, and the highly anticipated iPhone 4 has been officiallyannounced. The new iPhone 4 is 28% slimmer than the previous generation iPhone. The device is only 9.3mmiPhone 4 thick, and is arguably the thinnest smartphone on the planet right now. The iPhone 4 screen size at 3.5-inch is same as that of the iPhone 3GS, but packs in 4 times more the resolution.

Apple has used the Retina Displaytechnology on the iPhone 4. The Retina Displayuses an IPS panel for better color rendering, and viewing angles. The pixel density of the Retina Displayis 326 pixel per inch, which is 26 pixels more than what the human eye can differentiate. The demo of the Retina Displaywhich Steve Jobs gave surely looked impressive!

The new iPhone 4 also has a steel band running across the sides of the phone. This steel band is a part of the phone engineering as it acts as a part of the antenna system. The new iPhone 4 duly covers the connectivity field by offering quad band HSDPA/HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth. The same A4 chip used on the iPad powers the iPhone 4.

The A4 chip has been made by Apple themselves, and it is definitely a powerhouse! The iPad redefined the meaning of fastthanks to this A4chip, and we can’t even imagine what wonders it will do under the iPhone 4G’s hood. Apple has also beefed up the battery capacity of the iPhone 4. Apple quotes the standby battery life of the device at 300 hours. The iPhone 4 will also feature dual microphones for noise cancellation.

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The iPhone 4 will also be the first phone ever to sport a three-axis gyroscope. The gyroscope, accelerometer, and the GPS have been tied together to bring 6-axis motion gaming to the iPhone. The camera on the iPhone 4 has also been upgraded. The phone now features a 5MP camera with a LED flash at the back. It is also capable of recording HD videos (720p) at 30fps.

The device will be available in either black or white color, and in 16GB or 32GB storage capacities. The iPhone 4 will be up for pre-orders a week from today. The iPhone 4 16GB version will cost $199, while the 32GB version will set you back by $299. The price of the iPhone 3GS has also been reduced to $99. The device will go on sale from June 24th in the U.S. The iPhone 4 will be available in 88 countries, by the month of September.

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