One thing you can’t blame Apple for is dropping software support for their devices too quickly. Admittedly, newer iDevices have been coming out thick and fast lately, but official iOS support for last two or three generations of devices isn’t too bad in many people’s book. Though if you have an older iPhone or iPod touch that got ditched by Apple, you can find solace in Whited00r. If you don’t know already, Whited00r is a service that lets people with legacy iOS devices enjoy the best features of latest iOS versions. Previously we covered Whited00r 5.1, which contained some of the most popular iOS 5 features. In the latest developments, the team behind this super useful tool has come up with Whited00r 6, an iOS 6 port of sorts that works with legacy iOS devices. Read More
Apple’s much awaited ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ event is over and while it may have left several disappointed due to the iPhone 4S being announced rather than the much eagerly anticipated iPhone 5, the launch of the final version of iOS 5 is still confirmed, which will start rolling out to end users from October 12th. The GM (Gold Master) version of iOS 5 – which is a pre-final version for developers that can be considered as a release candidate and as close to final as possible – was also released today and brought to us all the features that are to be a part of the final version. In what follows, we will take a look at all these new features of iOS 5 and what they mean for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Read More
One of the key features announced back in WWDC 2011 for iOS 5 was the ability to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over-the-air (OTA) without the need of a PC. Earlier today in the Let’s Talk iPhone event, Apple’s Senior Vice President of iOS Software Scott Forstall again talked about this new feature that will remove the dependence of users on a PC to be able to update or activate their iOS devices. Read More
One of the major features of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that has contributed significantly to the massive success of these devices has been gaming and with iOS 5, this important part of the OS hasn’t been neglected. This latest update to Apple’s smartphone and tablet operating system brings with it new features to the Game Center, making it more personalized as well as social. Read More
Newsstand is one of the new features introduced by Apple in iOS 5 that aims to bring your newspaper and magazine subscriptions together under one app. Announced at the WWDC 2011 and discussed again in today’s Let’s Talk iPhone event, Newsstand is designed to be the central hub for the digital versions of all your periodicals on all your iOS 5 devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Read More
Yesterday we reported that iOS 4.1 Beta (Developers Only Version) is available for download. You can also jailbreak your iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G updated to iOS 4.1 using Redsn0w Jailbreak tool. Read More
Users who want to downgrade their iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices after accidentally upgrading to iOS 4 will find this guide useful, thanks to commenter Kamrul for the simple and straight forward steps. It has been tested to work on both iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Please note that this only works with OLD bootrom and you need your SHSH blobs saved on cydia before you can do this downgrade. Read More
Got yourself an iPhone 3G or 3GS that's carrier-locked but want to unlock it to be able to use any SIM card with it? Ultrasn0w 0.93 is now available that lets you do just that, on almost all baseband versions on iPhone 3G or 3GS. For more information and the complete guide, read on after the jump. Read More
If you've got an iPhone 3G and have upgraded it to iOS 4, while jailbreaking the device has still been possible, you were out of luck so far when it comes to unlocking your phone. Luckily, that is no longer the case. The iPhone Dev Team has finally released Ultrasn0w 0.93 and with this tool, you can now unlock your jailbroken iPhone 3G running iOS 4 as well! We've got more details as well as the complete guide right here for you, so read on. Read More
The Official iOS 4 release for public will be available for download anytime tomorrow and most of the iPhone and iPod Touch users are getting prepared to get this new firmware on their devices. Read More
Good news for iPod Touch 2G owners, RedSn0w has been updated to support iPod touch 2G. It also enables Multitasking and home-screen wallpaper on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (which is disabled by Apple by default). To carry out this jailbreak you will need to have a Mac and iTunes 9.2 Beta. This is still pretty much developer oriented procedure as per instructions from iphwn.org. This RedSn0w doesn’t allow carrier unlock and it is advised to wait for the final release of redSn0W that might include the unlocking tool with the bundle. Here are the instructions on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G iOS 4 with this. We have also previously posted detailed procedure of jailbreaking your iPhone 3G running iOS 4. All you will need to do is follow the same procedure but download the new RedSn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5 file instead of the previous one. Update: Step-By-Step Instructions to Jailbreak iPod touch 2G have been released and here they are: To Jailbreak your iPod touch 2G, you will need to follow these step by step instructions:
- First you will need to download iOS 4 firmware on Mac and restore your iPod Touch 2G with iTunes 9.2 beta using this.
- After you have installed the iOS 4 on your iPod Touch 3G, launch RedSn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5
- Once RenSn0w starts running, press the browser button and select iOS 4 Beta 4 for iPod Touch 2G.
- Now check mark Cydia and press next
- Now follow on screen instructions on putting your iPod Touch 2G into DFU mode for the jailbreak installation.
- Your iPod Touch will reboot and you will see that Cydia having a black icon. Now go to Cydia > Sources and add repo: http://apt.saurik.com/cydia-3.7. Make sure that you are connected to the internet via WI-FI
- Now Cydia will restart and you will be able to see the original Cydia icon.
As the story of iOS 4 evolves, here is the complete step by step jailbreaking instruction guide for iOS 4 GM on your iPhone 3G. Please note that you must be with a legit carrier in order to jailbreak, because the unlock is not yet included and you can end up in jamming you iPhone due to baseband upgrade.
- The first step is to download the iOS 4 GM and you can find the downloadable links here.
- Now you need to upgrade your iPhone 3G to the latest iPhone12_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw.
- After up-gradation, start redsn0w 0.9.5 and go to the iOS 4 file that you have downloaded. Wait for redsn0w to verify the firmware file.
- After verification, navigate to the button that says “install Cydia” and check mark it.
- Now check you iPhone 3G if it powered off and plugged in the computer.
- Now place your phone in the DFU mode by following the on-screen guides.
- If every thing has been done correctly, you will see the screen turn to bright white. This is the point where redsn0w has started it’s work for jailbreaking.
- Now after the process is over, you iPhone 3G will be rebooted and jailbroken!
Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have ample hands-on jailbreaking experience before trying your hands on this one. Addictivetips won’t be liable for any damages that may incur to your device during the process.
The first jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.0 has been released (Mac only), it is an updated version of Redsn0w but be warned that it is a test version only intended for jailbreak app developers. This jailbreak is for iPhone 3G and is not suited for end-users due to the fact that its very buggy. Update: The full step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G can be found here. The guide below is for older iPhone OS 4 Beta 4. Update 2: Redsn0w 0.9.5 has been released for Windows. Read More