The last ‘Sunday is Fun Day’ we had was on November 28 last year when ultrasn0w 1.2 was released to unlock baseband 6.15.00 for iPhone 3G and 3GS. That unlock came out a few days after iOS 4.2.1 was available for download via iTunes.
Now that iOS 4.3 will be officially available by March 11, the iPhone Dev Team may release the new version of ultrasn0w (1.3?) shortly after that, assuming the unlock is already available. This is based on @musclenerd’s tweet that no unlock will be released before iOS 4.3 is out.
Another speculation is that @musclenerd may have discovered a way to unlock baseband 5.14.02 and 5.15.04 for iPhone 3G/3GS.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that March 13 or any day this month will be another ‘Fun Day’ for us! Be sure to subscribe to us and be the first to know once it’s out!
With just a few hours away from the launching of iPad 2, more leaked photos of iPad 2 accessories can be found on the internet.
The photos below were posted on a local Chinese iPhone/iPad forum showing a blue iPad 2 casing.
We can tell from these photos that a camera will definitely become a standard feature on the iPad 2. There’s also an “unknown” slot on the bottom right corner of the iPad 2. Could it be a slot for expansion memory card etc? The iPad 2 will also have roundish corners and is slimmer than its predecessor.
Whatever the prediction is, we’ll know all the details in a couple of hours!
We are not really a big fan of Chinese apps but if you are an analyst and wish to learn more about iPhone apps developed in China, you may want to consider installing this mobile security app developed by a Chinese software company Qihoo 360.
360 Shouji Weishi (Mobile Guardian) is a free mobile security software for iPhone. They claim that it works as anti-spam software, provides privacy protection, improve system speed etc.
The latest version 1.4.3 has the following features/updates:
1. Supports iPhone 4 and Retina Display
2. Supports up to iOS 4.2.1
3. Comprehensive protection of data files to prevent privacy leak
4. One tap function to turn off, restart or fast reboot your iPhone
5. Option to delete system log files
6. Resolved other bugs
How to install:
1. Your iPhone must be jailbroken first.
2. Add this souce to Cydia: http://m.360.cn/cydia
3. Install 360 Shouji Weishi
Note: This software is only available in Chinese
On our previous post we briefly mentioned that maybe one of the reasons why iPhone Dev Team is delaying the release of the unlock for iPhone 4′s baseband 2.10.04 and 3.10.01 is because they want to make sure the newest baseband 4.10.01 can be unlocked as well.
UPDATE: AT&T iPhone can now be officially unlocked on any iOS or baseband.
@musclenerd, courtesy of himself :)
@musclenerd tweeted earlier and mentioned:
Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation…vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!
[Note: vuln cmds = vulnerability commands, in simpler words mean a set of codes can be injected into a program (the baseband program in this case) and will crash it therefore revealing an exploit which can later be hacked and unlocked.]
It appears that the unlock for baseband 4.10.01 is a work in progress. Meanwhile, when he was asked if 5.14.02 can be unlocked, he replied:
ironically, the i4 unlock search has yielded 05.14 & 05.15 unlock 3G/3GS vectors… but i4 is 1st priority
That means it is now becoming possible to unlock iPhone 3G and 3GS’ baseband 5.14.02 and 5.15.04. Obviously, most of the effort will go into unlocking the iPhone 4 first, then the baseband 6.15.00 downgrader and eventually the unlock for older basebands.
We don’t wish to spoil the mood but if the goal is to unlock 4.10.01 as well, the release of the iPhone 4 unlock may be delayed even longer. :)
We are just a few months away from summer when the new iPhone 5 is expected to be launched. “Leaked” photos of various iPhone parts are a common occurrence before the launch of any iPhone.
This Chinese iDevice parts reseller had been keeping track of this type of news since 2008. It recently published a photo of what might be the “iPhone 5″ touch screen (digitizer).
A few blog sites have recently reported that the new iPhone 5 will have a larger 4″ screen so the photo above could probably confirmed this claim. But what if this is just a part used to make the new prototype? Well, no one knows for sure.
There were also reports that Apple planned to remove the Home button from new iPhone. However, if the photo above is genuine, it looks like that plan is probably scrapped for now. Thank goodness we may still be able to put the next generation iPhone into DFU mode to jailbreak it. We’ve been wondering how can we hack future iPhones if the Home button is no longer there?