Blog M.I.C. Gadget has acquired an interesting treasure from China, a 64GB iteration of Apple’s iPhone. Rumors of the existence of a high-capacity iPhone have been circulating the web for the last few days, but this is the first time we’ve been treated to crystal clear images and video of the handset. The device, for the most part, looks identical to the current iPhone 4, but bears its closest resemblance to the lost iPhone purchased by Gizmodo last year. The 64GB iPhone, which is being described as an “engineering prototype,” lacks the plus and minus engravings on the volume keys and the silver ring which the surrounds the camera lens is also absent — both omissions on Gizmodo’s model as well. The device has a model number 995-6049LL, is running iOS 4.1, and is not SIM-locked. The faux model number and FCC ID engraved on the back of M.I.C.’s device also match those found on the Giz model. The device certainly does seem to be authentic, and if so, our only question is whether this is what we should expect to see announced this spring, or if this is a pre-iPhone 4 release prototype. We’re hoping for the latter. Hit the jump to check out the video and a few extra images. More →
Just a quick follow up to an article we posted last week. It looks like Apple’s iOS 4.2 gold master candidate, which was pushed out to developers last night, closes the security loop hole that allowed the iPhone’s lock screen to be bypassed from the “Emergency Call” function. We’ve been trying, unsuccessful, to replicate the issue with the latest iOS pre-release.
If you’re not a member of the developer community, and wondering when you can get your hands on iOS 4.2, know that iOS 4.1 GM was released to developers one week before it went live to the general public.
The Dev Team announced in a blog post today that the latest version of its iPhone hacking tool is now available. PwnageTool 4.1 does exactly what the name might suggest — it pwns iOS 4.1. Currently available for Mac computers only, the Dev Team’s latest creation will jailbreak any of of the following devices running the latest build of iOS:
- Apple TV 2G
- iPad (firmware 3.2.2)
- iPod touch 4G
- iPod touch 3G
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3G
As you can see, not even the new Apple TV can hide from the Dev Team’s crusades. PwnageTool 4.1 is also capable of unlocking iPhones with little effort, though Apple’s latest baseband version still poses a bit of a challenge.
So, iGear owners — head on over to the Dev Team’s site to download PwnageTool 4.1. And as always, pwn at your own risk. More →
If you have iOS 4.1, and are anxiously waiting to get your jailbreak on, Sunday may be the day. According to the above tweet by p0sixninja, the jailbreaking solution many have been waiting for should be delivered this Sunday, several hours before the NFL’s 1:00 PM kickoff. There isn’t really much else to say about it. Anyone interested? More →
Almost in unison with Apple releasing iOS 4.1, iOS tinkerer pod2g announced a bootrom exploit that will allow the jailbreaking community access to the innards of the California company’s mobile operating system. The exploit will eventually facilitate the next wave of iDevice jailbreaking, and isn’t something that can be plugged with a simple software update; Apple would have to flash a new bootrom to iPhones, etc. before they leave the factory. The iPhone Dev-Team is cautioning that all users steer clear of iOS 4.1 for the time being, but know that they — and others — are on the case.
UPDATE: We’re being told by someone who has knowledge about this exploit that in order to patch this particular bootrom hack Apple would need “a whole new processor rev.” A re-flashed or patched bootrom for the current hardware would not be sufficient. More →
If you are anxious to get iOS 4.1 onto your device, and are enrolled in Apple’s developer program, you’re in luck. Apple has just updated developer.apple.com with the new iOS 4.1 Gold Master bits; the update weighs in at a hefty 590 MB. If you find anything new and interesting — that wasn’t mentioned in today’s keynote — be sure to drop a note about it in the comments.
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Hey there kids, if you have iOS 4.1 installed on your iPhone, and are registered as an Apple Developer, hit up developer.apple.com as the Cupertino company has just released their third iOS 4.1 beta. The update weighs in at a hefty 598.7 MB… yikes! Let us know what you find in the comments!
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We thought it might be a good time to try and take the collective smartphone OS pulse of the BGR community. The question we are posing to you today: What smartphone operating system update are you most looking forward to? Now, your answer can be the OS that your phone currently uses, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re an Android user, but the BlackBerry 6 buzz excites you, feel free to give RIM a nod. iPhone user intrigued by Froyo? Go ahead, give Android a vote… we won’t judge. Let us know which OS you think has the most buzz! More →
Hey, what do we have here? Apple has just released iOS 4.1 beta 1 to developers. We’re in the process of downloading the new bits now and will report back with any new goodies (or fixes) we find. If you are already an Apple developer hit up developer.apple.com to get the latest firmware. Let us know if you find anything!
UPDATE 1: For starters there is a new signal bar thingy. Even with one bar of service it doesn’t look that bad — thanks to some taller signal bars (yay placebo!). Also, the Game Center is here.