iPhone Dev-Team Jailbreaks iPhone 3.1.2

jailbreak-iphone-3g-os-3.1.2Well, well… Dev-Team has done it again.  Even a virgin 3.1.2 iPhone can now be jailbroken.  This just shortly after rumors Apple will soon release new hardware that is “un-jailbreakable”.

Version 3.1.4 of PwnageTool supports the 3.1.2 release of the iPhone software for iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G.

Caution:  Please head over to the dev-team blog, read and then re-read the instructions and warning before upgrading.

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Don’t turn off that Sidekick! As if the ongoing Sidekick data disruption wasn’t bad enough, it now seems Danger, Inc. (Owned by Microsoft) may have lost your online data. Users that turn off their sidekicks, or let the battery run out, will probably loose the contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos still on the phone.

Sidekick Data Loss

I find it hard to believe that something like this could happen — but it seems that Danger, Inc. has lived up to it’s name…  T-Mobile issued the following statement:

Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power.

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iPhone 3.1.2 Update

Apple released another patch/upgrade for the iPhone today.  Version 3.1.2 of the iPhone OS is reported to fix a few issues:

  • Resolves sporadic issue that may cause iPhone to not wake from sleep
  • Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart
  • Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming

iphone 3.12

Those of you that run your phones jailbroken and unlocked will need to wait a while before upgrading.  The Dev-Team posted the following warning on their blog:

WARNING! At 10.20AM PDT on October 8th 2009 Apple released the 3.1.2 version (7D11) of the iPhoneOS.

If you care about your jailbreak and unlock, don’t update your device - 3G and 3G(S) owners should pay particular attention to this warning.

  • PwnageTool and redsn0w are not yet compatible with 3.1.2
  • There is no estimated release time for compatible tools (please don’t bug us about this).
  • Any information we have regarding this update will be posted here.

We’ll keep you posted as new information comes around.

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What is a web browser?

You’d think that the majority of people that use a computer and a web browser know what a web browser is… Guess not.

“Some folks at Google” decided to create a little website to help those that can’t tell the difference between a PC, a browser and a web site.

What is a web browser?

Wonder if some folks at Microsoft could come up with one of these to help my parents understand the difference between Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office…  That would be sweet.

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Palm App Catalog Shutdown

Palm App Catalog DownWithin just a few hours of going up, the Palm App Catalog has been shutdown due to a rather huge flaw in the purchase verification system.  Seem that someone figured out a way to setup dummy apps, with the same name as a legit app, and then use the App Catalog to get a free “update” of the application.

Supposedly they’ll have the catalog back online by tomorrow morning — I pity the developers that’ll be pulling an all nigher to make sure that happens … just before they head of for the local unemployment office for letting it happen in the first place.

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Palm App Catalog / All about being open…

Palm LogoPalm really catching a lot of people by surprise today:  Allowing app developers to do whatever they want!

Palm will allow developers to create and distribute their (free) apps without any approval process.  Just submit the application and Palm provides the developer a URL for distribution.  Users just click the link and easily install their new app.  Whats more, developers that plan on making their applications Open Source won’t even have to pay the $99 yearly fee they normally charge.

It seems they’ve reviewed the Apple play-book and created their own plays to be the exact opposite.

So, whats up with the Palm Catalog (their App Store)?  Developers will still be able to submit applications for sale in the catalog for a fee of $50.  Details are a bit sketchy, but I’m assuming this is the only way to sell apps.

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Flash for everyone! Except iPhone.

No Flash Player for iPhoneSo, every other platform can have Flash, why can’t the iPhone?  Well, Adobe blames Apple — and I do to!

Although you won’t be able to create Flash apps for the iPhone, upcoming Flash Authoring Software from Adobe will compile native iPhone apps. Apple forbids embedded Flash apps citing battery consumption.

Frankly, I think they’re just trying to protect App Store profits as the vast majority of iPhone App Store offerings could easily be created and/or already exist as Flash apps.  Giving Flash access to the GPS and accelerometer would allow any Flash coder to create some pretty powerful apps and could easily take Apple out of the loop.

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AT&T Tilt 2 and Pure

AT&T Tilt 2 and AT&T Pure

The AT&T Tilt 2 (aka HTC TouchPro 2) and Pure (aka HTC Diamond 2) should be showing up at AT&T very soon.  Both phones will feature the new Windows Mobile 6.5 and an enhanced version of TouchFLO.  The Touch 2 should carry a price of about $300 after rebates and a 2 year contract and the Pure should run about half that, $150, after rebates and 2 year contract.

The original Tilt and it’s older siblings have been my choice for WinMo phones for the past 5+ years, until I picked up a 3G iPhone, so I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with the Tilt 2 in the very near future — perhaps it’ll sway me back over to the WinMo side of the fence.

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