Happy Thanksgiving. Firstly, I would like to thank Apple for making the iPhone, without it this blog would not exist. Secondly, I would like to thank the iPhone DevTeam without which this blog would have no posts and our iPhones would be locked and would have limited functionality. Its because of their unlock that we have full control over our iPhones and we can SSH to it. I would also like to thank Nullsoft for making Installer packager and providing a new world of applications to users. I would even like to thank Jay Freeman (Saurick) for making Cydia, the heart of jailbroken iPhone 2.0. Erica Sadun has also done a lot for the iPhone community by making utilities to ease iPhone development and publishing the iPhone Development Cookbook for developers. Last but most importantly, I am very greateful to all the readers. Without you, this blog makes no sense.

Thanks all of you !

RipDev has released an easy-to-use jailbreak tool for Firmware 2.2 for Macs. The tool which is called Pusher will allow jailbreaking with just a click on the "Push" button. The tool is available for download from RipDev's website.



















NOTE: BigBoss's blog says that this tool will create problems and will not let Cydia run on the iPhone properly. This is to get all users back to using Installer. So its adviced to stick to Pwnage.

DOWNLOAD PUSHER

As expected, the iPhone DevTeam has released the PwnageTool and QuickPwn for firmware 2.2 and are available for download. As of now, there are no mirrors for PwnageTool but you can still download QuickPwn for Macs and PCs (Windows).

Mac QuickPwn

Windows QuickPwn


Please check DevTeam blog post for updates: DevTeam Blog

Apple has just released iPhone Firmware 2.2 via iTunes.
















Here are the changes that the update has:

  • New look for the Safari
  • Auto-correction toggle
  • 461 Japanese emoji icons
  • Support for new languages
  • The Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack.
  • New features of Maps application:
    • Google Street View
    • Google Transit information - Routes public transport
    • Walking directions
    • Location sharing.
  • New features of the App Store:
    • The sector 'Categories' now shows the icons of the applications instead of the list.
    • All of the application pages has the button 'Tell A Friend' & 'Report A Problem'.
    • Added the possibility of scoring the application when the user chooses to delete from the device.
    • Added the possibility for direct downloading of podcasts from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.
Note: There are no drastic changes, and no unlock for this yet. I recommend staying on Firmware 2.1. Specially for iPhone 3G users.

In a post on their blog the iPhone Dev-Team has announced they are one step closer to a 3G unlock and now have a clear path to follow. I guess we can now expect an unlock soon.

A quick summary of the key 3G-unlock-related achievements so far:
1. Unsigned code execution on 3G baseband
2. Reverting 01.45 baseband to previous versions
3. Patching of static text
4. Injection of AT routines
5. Injection of background tasks

Now it’s on to overriding the baseband code that enforces the carrier lock.

Remember: Don’t update to official 2.2 when it comes out if you ultimately want a 3G soft unlock!


Here's a video if you are interested:



iPhoneHellas has been told that the iPhone 2.2 Firmware will be released on November 21st.
















Here are some updates that the firmware will have:

  • New look for the Safari
  • Auto-correction toggle
  • 461 Japanese emoji icons
  • Support for new languages
  • The Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack.
  • New features of Maps application:
    • Google Street View (iPhone v2.2 beta1).
    • Google Transit information - Routes public transport (iPhone v2.2 beta2).
    • Walking directions (iPhone v2.2 beta2).
    • Location sharing.
  • New features of the App Store:
    • The sector 'Categories' now shows the icons of the applications instead of the list.
    • All of the application pages has the button 'Tell A Friend' & 'Report A Problem'.
    • Added the possibility of scoring the application when the user chooses to delete from the device.
    • Added the possibility for direct downloading of podcasts from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.

Due to the high prices of the iPhone 3G had a great under sales, there are signs that the iPhone 3G would get a price cut in the near future. The liquidity has also forced in reducing productions of several gadgets. Trip Chowdhry reports in his Silicon Scoop that Costco will begin selling the Apple iPhone for $149 in January.

This is unconfirmed by sources but is most likely that the iPhone 3G will get price cuts in the months to come...



















[Via iClarified]

Though the iPhone has Bluetooth, you cannot use it completely. Apple has restricted OBEX support and has only enabled audio transfer with Bluetooth headsets. This keeps you away from transfering files over Bluetooth. This is mainly to avoid Music Piracy and make users use the iTunes Store on the iPhone.

However, an iPhone Bluetooth Team had been working on a Bluetooth project for the iPhone to allow OBEX file transfer. The team has now made significant progress in their work. According to an iSpazio report, MeDevil and others working on the iPhone Bluetooth Project (http://iphonebluetooth.tk/) have made some interesting progress. Through an application, developed by MeDevil, and the terminal, they were able to search and find two other bluetooth devices (a SonyEricsson phone and an Hackintosh) from the iPhone.

Here are some details on what they have achieved:
1. We have been able to initialise bluetooth in objective-c, linking to apples private frameworks, through only reverse engineering.
2. We were able to talk in raw Host Controller Interface code, i.e. close to binary communications, using only POSIX functions that are available in any standard C library.
3. To do that we had to initialise the BlueCore6-ROM type integrated circuit found on the iPhone 3g over a UART transport, formulate HCI packets and read the response.





RTM (Remember The Milk), the most famous ToDo service has launched a native app for the iPhone which has just hit AppStore. It looks similar to its Web app. The download is FREE from AppStore, however you need a Pro account to use the app. You can also get a free 15-day trial of the Pro account and use the app.

Maybe, an ad-supported version of the app for Free users would be great. But I see RTM allowing Free users to use the Web app soon....

Here are a few screenshots of the app:


A Japanise site had posted pictures & video of a working external keyboard connected to the iPhone via a cable... Hopefully, we could soon get external keyboards for the iPhone. Yes, those same old folding keyboards we used on Palm and Windows Mobile...
However, I hope to see a patch in Cydia that allows the use of the old keyboards via Bluetooth...

Heres a pic:

























Don't Believe It..?? See the video:



The iPhone 3G is soon going to hit Egypt and Vodafone has Started Pre-Registrations...
A new webpage has been posted where users can enter their name and mobile number to be used for pre-registration. Pre-registration is available to everyone, not only Vodafone customers.


QuickOffice has released a new iPhone app in the AppStore called MobileFiles which allows users to browse their iDisk, Another User's iDisk and a Public iDisk and store files for Offline viewing. It has a simple interface and allows you to create folders and organize the downloaded files too.

The app is available in AppStore for FREE.



DataViz is preparing an Office Application Suite with support for MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint. This software will allow you to view and edit these files on your iPhone/iPod touch.
DataViz has already created Office suites for Blackberry and other devices...

The application will soon be available in AppStore. To SignUp for a Nortfication E-Mail when it is released, visit DataViz Announcement page, here.