24 Jul

IPhone5 revealed with a unique receiver.

 

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Is this the latest upcoming iPhone5? No! This is a headset receiver that one of my colleagues received from a vendor. Isn’t it cool? I liked it. Imagine you are traveling in Bart with iPhone in the pocket and the receiver in the hand next to your ears. I can imagine that and keep laughing all the way round.

13 May

iPhone4: more revelations, more pictures and video

iPhone 4 is what I am waiting for almost since last year. I am really sold to apple stuff even if everything is priced ridiculously. But ever since the Gizmodo iPhone4 revelations I am more excited to grab one as soon as it hits the market in next 2 months (speculations are that it will released sometime in July). I was very excited today to get more details about the new upcoming phone by a Vietnamese website.

The Vietnamese website TAOVIET has published a series of photograph and a video with all the new details. They have even teardown the hardware and shown everything inside out. The best revelation of all is that this phone uses the same processor APL0398 being used by the iPad, so you can imagine the performance of this machine. The other interesting feature is that the new design is screw less.

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30 Mar

Unlock iPhone 3.1.3 (from Navdeep's blog)

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My iPhone was a locked one with 3.1.3 upgrade. I jailbroke it using redsn0w-0.9.4(windows). There is a trick at this step while start cracking firmware 3.1.3, you need to point 3.1.2(iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw) firmware path to break 3.1.3(iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw) while selecting firmware on first screen of redsn0w. This works just perfectly.
STEP 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 3.1.3 using redsn0w, and make sure you select

18 Mar

Unlock iPhone 3.1.3, baseband 5.08.01

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My iPhone was a locked one with 3.1.3 upgrade. I jailbroke it using redsn0w-0.9.4(windows). There is a trick at this step while start cracking firmware 3.1.3, you need to point 3.1.2(iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw) firmware path to break 3.1.3(iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw) while selecting firmware on first screen of redsn0w. This works just perfectly.
STEP 1: Jailbreak your iPhone 3.1.3 using redsn0w, and make sure you select ‘Cydia‘ it needs to be therein for installing some utilities to determine, upgrade/downgrade and unlock purposes later.
STEP 2: Install Cydia/Terminal in your iPhone and check version of your baseband firmware, you need to use BBUpdateExtreme for this. It is a bit techie but prefect utility for checking baseband version, it showed different but correct info to me than other options I tried. It involves quite a long procedure so please refer to iPhoneHeat for this. You are lucky if it shows ICE2_BOOT_05.08_G2M3B2 to you, as it’ll increase your chances for unlocking your iPhone 3G to almost sure.
STEP 3: Now go to Cydia on your iPhone and Search for Fuzzyband and then install this application. Start fuzzyband and hit downgrade button to make your bootloader compatible for unlock/ultrasn0w. You are lucky if you see successfully downgraded message.
STEP 4: Almost done, now quickly install ultrasn0w and run it……………………DONE!Get to know the crack as soon as my friend posts it!

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16 Feb

Best iphone gps app, Motion X gps drive review

Forget about all those 50$ plus or 10$ monthly recurring charge navigation apps for your iphone. For last many months I was in a fix to either buy a new GPS device for my car or to buy some android phone in order to run Google Navigation. Being a iphone fan it was not an easy decision to choose out from the available options and especially to switch to an android for Google navigation. I finalized a quite a good number of gps devices like “TomTom GO 740 Live”, “Garmin Nuvi 1690″ and “TomTom XL 340 S”.

Finally I got a very nice app that was just 0.99$ and seemed to be brilliant. I wrote to the app company with some questions and they were very quick to respond back. I finally moved ahead and bought this app and in just few moments the app was on my iphone. It was very quick and easy to install and start.

I was in my office and I entered a rough address of the hotel where I was staying. It was quick in finding the exact location from the cloud and suggested me a route. This app is known by the name of MotionX gps drive by Fullpower. It has a wonderful features and usability.

22 Jan

iPhone GPS apps

06 Jan

Google Superphone “Nexus One” is official

Finally Google and HTC have officially revealed the SuperPhone (as called by Google). It has been many weeks of rumors and leaks as everyone was anxious to know about this cool thing. It is a android Smartphone being pushed to the market as the first real android competitor for Apple’s iPhone.

Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One features dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc., a large 3.7″ OLED display for deep contrast and brilliant colors and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ chipset for blazing speeds. Running on Android 2.1, the newest version of Eclair, the software includes innovations like a voice-enabled keyboard so you can speak into any text field, fun Live Wallpapers, a 3D photo gallery for richer media experiences and lots more. Of course, it also comes with a host of popular Google applications, including Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation. [Source: Google Blog]

VITAL SPECIFICATIONs: (more details ):

Processor

Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system

Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1

Capacity

512MB Flash

512MB RAM

4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Location

Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver

Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning

Digital compass

Accelerometer

Display

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen

800 x 480 pixels

100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

Camera & Flash

5 megapixels

2X digital zoom

LED flash

Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless

UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)

HSDPA 7.2Mbps

HSUPA 2Mbps

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

A2DP stereo Bluetooth

AVAILABILITY:

It is available at the Google web store Google.com/Phone with following options:

  • $179 on T Mobile with a two-year contract.
  • $529 no contract- no carrier, Only phone
  • Coming on Verizon in Spring 2010.
  • Vodafone will launch this in Europe very soon
25 Dec

Fixing ikee: the iphone SSH virus

Follow-up post for iphone jailbroken? ikee is never going to give you up..

In order to fix it please follow the steps as mentioned below:

Logon as Root and remove the following files:
(1). /var/mobile/Library/LockBackground.jpg
(2). /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.ikey.bbot.plist
(3). /bin/poc-bbot
(4). /bin/sshpass
(5). /var/log/youcanbeclosertogod.jpg

For those who use mobileterminal to delete files and not familiar with linux command, the command for deleting files is “rm”.
Example, rm /var/mobile/Library/LockBackground.jpg (linux path is case-sensitive)

09 Nov

iphone jailbroken? ikee is never going to give you up..

ikee is never going to give you upThe first worm to infect the Apple iPhone has been discovered spreading “in the wild” in Australia.

The self-propagating program changes the phone’s wallpaper to a picture of 80s singer Rick Astley with the message “ikee is never going to give you up”.

The worm, known as ikee, only affects “jail-broken” phones, where a user has removed Apple’s protection mechanisms to allow the phone to run any software.

How to fix:

change ssh password for iphone

change ssh password for iphone

First off, fire up Cydia and download an application called MobileTerminal. It’s nice and small so shouldn’t take too long. Once downloaded launch it and you’ll be faced with a screen very much like the screenshot over on the left. It’s basically a terminal window just like OS X and linux.

Now just enter the command:

passwd

Now you’ll be asked for your old password which should be ‘alpine’, followed by your new one (twice). Nice and simple.

After this your jailbroken iphone is little more secure as it will be not easy fo anyone to install anything on your iphone now.

03 Nov

BlackSn0w: iPhone OS 3.1.2 unlock

So finally it is here and it is wonderful. BlackSn0w is so easy to do and play. Geohot is  a real genius. Please go to the following links:

http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/

T0 download go to: http://blackra1n.com/

Key factors:

  • No need to pay anyone for unlock
  • Supports both windows and mac
  • Unlocks all versions of iphone
  • Supports the latest baseband and 3Gs too.
  • FREE! FREE! FREE!!!!!!!