The GhostApp.org Team has updated the FastRa1n 5.0 jailbreak for iOS 5 to version 0.9.6rc11. The latest version of Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 adds the custom boot logo option we originally saw in FastRa1n 5.0.
To Unlock and Jailbreak your iPhone using FastRa1n 5.0 Visit the official website www.GhostApp.org
Jailbreaking with Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5 / 4.3.5 is still essentially the same process, but the new “allow boot animation” option gives you the ability to install custom boot logos throu gh Cydia. As the Dev Team says, you can use the latest version of Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 on top of your current Unlock and Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 jailbreak Untethered .
To Jailbreak and Unlock your iPhone using FastRa1n 5.0 Visit the official website www.GhostApp.org
Simply deselect all of the install options and select the new “Allow boot animation” option. Make sure to de-select “Install Cydia.” That way, you will avoid package conflicts. The iPhone dev-team released an untethered jailbreak for iOS owners running Apple’s latest 4.3.2 firmware. Good news for jailbreakers as Apple did not patch the hole discovered by @i0n1c. The code for this exploit was used in the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and was easily ported over to the jailbreak for this latest version of iOS.
iPad 2 owners cannot join the jailbreak party as the 0.9.6rc14 version of Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 only supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPod touch 3G/4G and the first generation iPad. Point your browser to the dev-team’s website for more information on the Mac and Windows version of Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5. Jailbreakers, take note! If your iOS-powered device is running on iOS 4.3.2, then you will be pleased to know that Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 has announced an untethered jailbreak for the aforementioned version of the iOS. After all, it was discovered that Apple engineers didn’t really patch up the loopholes used in the untethered hacking method that was taken advantage of by Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 for 5, so with the same vulnerability in place, all that Dev-Team’s @i0n1c needed to do was port the code over to the new kernel in order to keep the jailbreak up and running.
Of course, for folks who have moved on to the iPad 2 in their lives won’t be too happy to hear that the iPad 2 is still not supported, althou gh ultrasn0w unlockers would do well to remember that the upcoming PwnageTool release is due later this week. If you can wait for a full release or better yet, for Comex’s hack, that’s clearly the better way to go. But if you absolutely must jailbreak untethered this weekend and aren’t deterred by these issues, then hit the link to see the full tutorial on RedmondPie. Before you attempt this hack, thou gh, let us give you one last very important note:
This beta 1 release is a rou gh version. ?If you have important data, photos or other media in your device that you want to safeguard, you absolutely should back everything up before you proceed. (And don’t forget — your camera roll pics don’t automatically sync to your computer, so remember to copy those over.) ?Note that you won’t need to restore to iOS 4.2b3, you only need a copy of the IPSW file for Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 to access. iOS 4.2b3 would be available to those in the Apple iOS Developer Program, and the DevTeam is asking that everyone else do not pirate the beta version.
If you fit the requirements and are interested in participating in the untethered Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 beta program, you can follow Unlock and Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5_testers on Twitter and request more information.
Windows users will have to wait for the untethered Unlock and Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs iOS 5 / 4.3.5 Untethered release, but according to iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd, “(if) all the Mac testers give good feedback, then the Win port will follow very soon.” ..
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The upcoming iOS 5 update announced by Apple recently, will address a few different issues; rectifying the software glitch that has caused battery life problems is certainly one of the top priorities, but there are also some security flaws waiting to be solved.
Many users complained that battery problems had surfaced with their iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 handsets when they upgraded to iOS 5, whilst iPhone 4S owners claimed they were getting less than the life advertised.
Another alarming situation described on technology websites including 9to5Mac, was the vulnerability of iPads, which could be broken into with a Smart Cover (or a magnet). The magnetic covers proved to be not so smart as they allowed nosy intruders to access the locked iPad 2. Basically the Smart Cover unlocks an iPad without requiring a password, and allows access to the last screen the user left open before the iPad went to sleep.
This will be changed with the next iOS 5 update, based on the iOS 5.0.1 beta recently released to developers. The full update should be available to users within a few weeks according to 9to5Mac.
Not me, likely, and I’m surprised by the answer.
Today, ATT flipped the 4G LTE service switch in four additional markets and launched its first supporting smartphones — HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyocket. Last week, I asked “Who will buy them?” I’m less surprised by your responses than my own.
Several BetaNews readers are in the same pickle barrel as me. They bought the Galaxy S II around the time of its October 2 release, which is outside ATT’s 30-day return period (with $35 stocking fee) to get the Skyrocket. The question: Why wouldn’t you take the LTE and HSPA+ model over the HSPA+-only one, extending your phone investment over the life of the two-year contract?
BetaNews commenter VivekK offers the simplest solution to the 30-day return policy problem: “U know U can return the phone saying that something is wrong right? Do that, and U can get the LTE phone when it releases — that’s what I did. ” I would more likely try to cajole bending the rules for a longstanding ATT Wireless and U-verse customer. Do what your conscience will let you.
“I’m in your exact situation, Joe,” Jon Deutsch comments. He continues:
Bought my GS2 on Oct 4, I think. So the GS2LTE will be after my 30-day return fee. I’m really torn (as you are), but what makes me less torn is that 4.5-inch screen — and it’s going to be thicker and heavier. And what we do not know at this point in time are many variables:
- Will the LTE model have as good battery life? (i.e., with LTE on all day, will it even be worth it?)
- Will the LTE model have NFC (so far, it’s a no)? This means that the ‘beam’ feature in ICS will not work.
- Will the LTE model perform as well? This is a serious concern. That Exonys CPU is only 1/2 the story. The quad-core MALI GPU makes my (and your) GS2 flow like melted butter. What if the new chipset doesn’t perform as well?
So, with that, I’m betting that I sit tight because Philly also isn’t on the immediate list for LTE… and to your point, who knows if the performance will even be there this early in the game. Verizon has proven they can do it… but in my mind, ATT hasn’t yet. Remember, a 2-year contract is really only 18 months with ATT in terms of getting discounted hardware.
Deutsch’s questions, which I had already asked and answered before reading his comment, are why I likely won’t buy Galaxy S II Skyrocket today. Battery life is the kicker for me. I’m completely satisfied with Galaxy S2 battery life, which is surprisingly much better than what I had with iPhone 4 — and that was exceptional. I typically recharge every other day, 24-40 hours with heavy usage. My own BetaNews story about iPhone 4/4S design problems — signal strength for the older model and battery-life with the newer — got me to reconsider my smartphone priorities. Skyrocket battery life, with larger display and LTE radio, is an uncertainty — while I’m completely satisfied with what I’ve got.
I’ve handled both the Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S II variants, which like Skyrocket and Vivid have 4.5-inch screens. The 4.3-inch S2 from ATT is comfortable in part because of the thinness, which appeals more to me. Then there is Skyrocket’s 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, which in some early benchmarks performs considerably less well than the Exynos 1.2GHz processor in the S2. I haven’t looked at reviews today, but read one last night at ChipChick (guys, it’s okay to read this site — these women know their tech). Helena Stone writes:
The Galaxy S II blew through Quadrant’s benchmarks with a score of 3078, so it was a bit of a surprise to discover that the Skyrocket earned a score of 2518 in Quadrant. Don’t get us wrong, the Skyrocket feels just as responsive and fluid as the S II as far as everyday performance is concerned, but we were surprised that the benchmarks for the 1.2GHz processor in the S II are so significantly greater than the benchmarks on the Skyrocket. This really isn’t a deal breaker, but more of a peculiarity.
Like Deutsch, I don’t live in an area with LTE service. Considering how satisfied I am with the Galaxy S II, particularly battery life, I’m suddenly reluctant to take the risk. I will truck down to the ATT store for a look at Skyrocket, but my thinking is not to trade up.
Are You and ATT Ready for LTE?
What will you do? Lots more of you have something to say about that. First some quick specs:
HTC Vivid: 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ 8060 dual-core processor; 4.5-inch qHD
super LCD display with 960 x 540 resolution; capacitive touchscreen; LTE/HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE; 1GB RAM; 16GB storage (expandable to 32GB with microSD card; 8-megapixel camera; 1080p video capture; Bluetooth 3.0; WiFi “N”; 1620mAh battery and Android 2.3.4. Dimensions: 5.07″ x 2.64″ x .44″. Price with two-year contract: $199.99.
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket: 1.5GHz dual-core processor; 4.5 Super AMOLED Plus display with 800 x 480 resolution; capacitive touchscreen; LTE/HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE; 1GB RAM; 16GB storage (expandable to 32GB with microSD card; 8-megapixel camera; 1080p video capture; Bluetooth 3.0; WiFi “N”; Near-Field Communications (NFC); 1850mAh battery and Android 2.3.5. Dimensions: 5.15″ x 2.75″ x 0.37″. Price with two-year contract: $249.99. (There is some confusion about NFC, which may be included but disabled.)
Commenter RogerOfDoger makes a good point. Should the future investment be about software or hardware: “It will be interesting to see how quickly the ‘investment for the future’ is updated for Android 4.0, and how long it remains an ‘investment in the past’ with Android 2.3.5″. I could grumble the same about the Galaxy S2.
Commenter JL lives in a “LTE city, but LTE is not that important to me as I really just see it as a battery hog until the second gen chips come out. So, that being said, I am looking in to importing a Droid Razr GSM model from Canada, or getting the Galaxy Nexus. If this ends up being too expensive, I might opt for the HTC Vivid and just deal with the 4.5-inch screen, but my #1 concern is 960×540 or 720p resolution”. If resolution matters to you, too, Vivid beats Skyrocket there.
Yes, I’d be interested in this phone [Skyrocket], and I’m glad I waited. . I have an unlocked Nexus One now, and it’s getting a bit long on the tooth. The only things that will sway me away from the Skyrocket are if the S II HD LTE makes it to the US (and ATT), and of course there’s the Galaxy Nexus, which can run on both HSPA+ and LTE, and it too makes it to ATT (confirmed to Verizon so far), so I hope to hear about where those phones will go sooner rather than later. But I agree with you about investing in the future and getting an LTE-enabled phone early.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S II HD LTE for the South Korean market in late September. Display size is 4.65 inches — same as Galaxy Nexus — but with better camera (8 megapixels, not 5MP).
“I have the HTC Inspire and I’m thinking I’ll probably just stick with it”, writes Joe Dodd. “I actually got it a week ago and a couple of days later found out about the HTC Vivid. Shucks!…I won’t be getting it because 4G isn’t even offered in my area…Consider the acronym itself: ‘long term evolution’. Doesn’t it make more sense to wait for it to ‘evolve’ a little more before making an investment in one of the first pieces of ATT technology to use it?
Bruce Burns offers by far the longest comment, and it’s worth reading the whole thing:
Hey Joe! I was almost in the same boat as you. I bought the GSII on Oct 7. However, I must give ATT credit. The ATT store near me never stocked the GSII because they knew of the Skyrocket’s release. I had to buy the GSII @ Radio Shack, which was not a consumer friendly event — neither was taking them back (bought 2 phones). After I bought the phones an ATT rep at the store told me about the some-time-in-the-future release of the LTE version. My thought at the time was it could be 6 months so I kept the phones. When they announced on Halloween about the Nov 6 release, I was shocked.
A few of his reasons for going with S2 Skyrocket: “The GSII was the most awesome phone I’ve ever seen or had — the Skyrocket is larger and faster processor-wise and then there is LTE”. He lives in one of the nine markets where LTE is available. They are: Atlanta, Athens, Ga., Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Washington, DC.
I’ll end with another question: Did you buy either the HTC Vivid or Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket today?
By Kim Yoo-chul
Apple has been a pathfinder in the world of smartphones and the U.S.-based consumer electronics giant so far proved its capability to wow industries and consumers.
Timely releases of new iPhone models offering highly-competitive software-focused details have made the handsets extremely popular. But Apple could be left trailing of its corporate foe and friend, Samsung Electronics.
With the passing of charismatic, visionary and iconic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, its new chief executive Tim Cook is being challenged to prevent further business pitfalls, according to industry executives with a deep knowledge of Apple solutions, products and services.
“Apple is losing luster in some ways. What’s really important to Apple right now is now is to regain confidence from investors by clarifying its business roadmaps and releasing i-branded products matching its previous patterns,’’ said a senior executive from one of Apple’s key parts suppliers in Korea, Monday.
Not surprisingly, the executive asked not to be identified.
The remarks come after Apple has been grappling with the so-called “battery-gate’’ after the company confirmed its iOS5 software is causing a shortened battery life for a number of iPhone 4S users ― the second time for Apple to suffer hardware-driven problems after “antenna-gate’’ a year ago.
In a statement, Apple said it will release a software update to address the issue in a few weeks.
Samsung Electronics passed Apple to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker in the third quarter of this year and U.S.-based market research firm Trefis said Apple will have a hard time clawing back the ground.
In rare notes to clients, Trefis insisted it won’t be easy for Apple to regain the top spot in the global smartphone market and stressed Apple must come up with a new version of the iPhone since Samsung will continue to offer various options to customers.
“The report by Trefis is quite interesting. For me, it means Apple needs to focus more on hardware not just software to expand its customers tonot only Apple fans,’’ said another executive from a local parts supplier to Apple, which has maintained the partnership for several years.
The executive downplayed the “good response’’ to the iPhone 4S, which has sold four million in less than a month, because he believes the trend was just another tribute to the late Steve Jobs.
Attention is on finding clues over the timing of the next iPhone as the handset will have more meaning than just the product launch amid growing uncertainties over Cook’s management style.
Unlike Jobs, Cook is considered a genius in handling supply chain management (SCM) structures and clients than injecting the “whole vigor’’ for products, said executives who’ve contacted The Korea Times.
“I’m still waiting for the iPhone 5. I’m a big Apple fan, however, the iPhone 4S didn’t match my expectations. If Apple releases the iPhone 5 within the first half of next year, then I will remain as big a fan, however, if not, I will doubt Cook’s management capabilities,’’ said Park Min-kyoung, who works for an Apple supplier in Korea.
Apple, fighting Samsung over patents in countries from Europe and Australia to the United States, might have acknowledged the need to keep Samsung as a key supplier.
Samsung chief operating officer Lee Jae-yong has agreed with Cook to provide Samsung components to Apple products for the next few years.
“Apple has already proved its competitive edge in softwares and it needs Samsung to manufacture a more powerful iPhone series because Samsung is currently the sole firm that can guarantee output commitment, on-time delivery, better pricing and more importantly, qualified components,’’ said one executive.
Apple will use Samsung-manufactured A6 quad-core processors for the tentatively named iPhone 5 and there has been speculation that the upcoming iPhone will support Long-term evolution (LTE) telecommunication technology using picture quality-improved LCDs.
Steve Park, a local representative of Apple, wasn’t available for comment.
“Because Cook is more interested in logistics, SCMs and product quality, Apple will keep its long-time South Korean parts suppliers that include Samsung, LG Display, LG Chem, Samsung SDI and LG Innotek as scheduled,’’ the executive went on to say.
“Cook needs to show his capability in management and soft-landing. Any big bugging woes in hardware-related things will directly hit him, causing Apple to suffer from freezing investor confidence. That’s another reason.’’
Apple’s former human resources director Jay Elliot, also regarded as a right-hand man of the late Jobs, is planning to meet a top-level Samsung’s legal executive on Nov. 10th in Korea, according to Samsung officials.
“Samsung approached to Elliot for the meeting. Only a few know about it,’’ said an unnamed Samsung executive.
Elliot will come to Korea on Nov. 8th and stay until Nov. 10th, the official said.
A Samsung spokesman Lee Seung-june declined to confirm the meeting citing the sensitivity of the issue. Samsung said it’s not changed its “hawkish stance’’ with Apple in dealing with the ongoing patent battles.
“It’s plausible that Apple and Samsung may enter a cross-licensing period. If they do, then Apple will put more focus on developing upgraded i-products without a greater stabilization of a parts supplement and I think that’s the Cook style that wasn’t seen under the Jobs era.’’
Article source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2011/11/129_98262.html
November 7, 2011 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
Skipping the iPhone 4S and waiting until next year’s iPhone 5 release date to buy your next iPhone may have just become more difficult, and the iPad 3 saga isn’t helping. We’ve said all along that with Apple’s traditional iPhone release calendar having been blown up by the still-unexplained shift from a summer to a fall release in 2011, all bets are off for 2011 and the swiftness with which the iPhone 5 arrives will depend largely on how well the iPhone 4S does in the mean time. With the iPhone 5 having reportedly been almost ready to go in 2011 before being pulled back and allowing the intended iPhone 4S “sidekick” model to fly solo instead, Apple can now push the iPhone 5 to market at any point in 2012 it wants. But mounting evidence says the 4S is doing so well that Apple won’t be in a hurry with the 5, while it may help that the iPad 3 is reportedly being pushed around the 2012 calendar at whim…
If the iPhone 4S had tanked due to being too physically similar to the previous iPhone or due to simply not being the iPhone 5 many people were expecting, Apple could have turned around and launched the 5 as soon as February. But with initial 4S orders having been through the roof in the form of a million online preorders (before they were cut off in a day) and four million sold the initial weekend, the notion of a pre-spring iPhone 5 launch went out the window with it. Now there are reports from Apple Insider that the 4S is still so popular that most Apple Stores are still selling out the day’s newly arrived inventory before the day is over. This points to the notion that 4S popularity is here to stay for a bit, which will give Apple no motivation to rush the iPhone 5 to market in early 2012. So what does the iPad 3 have to do with all of this?
All along the iPad 3 was expected to see its release date in March of 2012, fitting with the calendar pattern of the first two iPad launches. But now there’s talk that Apple will launch an iPad 2S in the spring and save the iPad 3 for the fall. If so, this could put pressure on Apple to go ahead and launch the iPhone 5 in the summer rather than saving it until the fall, even if iPhone 4S sales continue to be so strong that the iPhone 5 could safely have been held back until the fall. After all, the one Apple release pattern which still appears to hold true is that the company doesn’t like releasing major products right on top of each other. So if the iPad 3 really is to be a fall 2012 product, that gives hope that the iPhone 5 will be a summer 2012 product. But as we said, all bets are off at this point. Here’s more on the iPhone 5.
New reports say the iPhone 4S is also suffering from mute outgoing calls.
However, a new “bug” was reported by multiple users, claiming that the iPhone 4S is also suffering from a bug that mutes outgoing calls.
According to an article posted by Gizmodo quoting a Macrumors article, iPhone 4S owners complain about a mobile call glitch where the phone mutes some outbound calls, and the call bug is reportedly affecting iPhone 4S customers on all three carriers in United States, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and ATT.
Aside from the outbound calls, some users also complain about a bug affecting both the incoming or receiving calls, and outgoing calls. Affected users also reported that the issue occurs on multiple devices as they’ve exchanged their iPhone 4S at Apple stores in to get rid of the call problems.
Some users have reported that toggling the speakerphone on and off fixes the call bug. Apple is still not confirming the new problem, and if it can be fixed with a software update.
Apparently, the computer and smartphone company is expected to release the first software update for the new iOS 5 operating system, the iOS 5.0.1. Multiple reports have confirmed that the quick battery drain issue was resolved. However, the call mute bug is a new glitch being reported, so it is still unknown if the upcoming update will also address the issue.
The iPhone 4S was released in United States and other countries last month, and will arrive in at least 11 more countries this month. According to Apple, the iPhone 4S is their most successful smartphone yet, based on the number of pre-orders and sold units.
I spent much of last week watching my colleague Eric Johnson’s post “Why Siri Is A Google Killer” persistently occupy the “ most popular” list here on Forbes.com. It’s a good blog and hard for me to disagree with, yet I’m quite sure he’s wrong.
Will Siri help change how we interact with mobile devices? Almost certainly.
Is that an existential threat to Google? Only if Google sits on its hands, which is hardly to be expected.
Nothing is going to kill Google anytime soon.
Here’s why I think Google doesn’t have too much to worry about where Siri is concerned, presuming it can do a credible Siri-killer of its own in the next 24 months or so.
1. Apple almost certainly will not license Siri to other smartphone manufacturers. If Siri remains an iOS-only phenomena it will never gain enough market share to seriously challenge Google’s financials. Will it take huge revenue away from Google? I don’t see it, not enough to be more than an annoyance and certainly not a killer.
2. Android has proven that “good enough” sells. No, I don’t want to replace my iPhone with an Android device, but lots of people buy Android regardless. A Google competitor for Siri doesn’t have to be “as cute” or even “as good” as the Apple product, just effective.
3. Siri may be hard to sell across wide demographic groups. Apple has never been an “everyman” brand, if only because of price. I wonder whether people who aren’t in Apple’s yuppie and aspiring demographic will find Siri as charming as today’s iPhone customers. I also wonder how long such a charming assistant will last before it starts bothering users and gets dialed-back.
4. Google already knows what people need help with and should have as much data as it needs to launch a smarter — at least in terms of data — Siri than Siri. The challenge, and this is where Siri seems to have a big lead, is the intelligence that allows Siri to “understand” users’ questions.
5. Google searches and Siri functionality only overlap a bit at the moment. Siri is not a replacement for the type of searches that Google is known for, where the user needs to be presented with and choose from a dozen or more results. At the same time, Siri is very convenient in a mobile environment, where it narrows search results and generally improves smartphone functionality, such as voice dialing.
The Fast Unlock iPhone Team has released updated version of both FastRa1n to unlock and Untethered jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4 using untethered exploit. As promised on Twitter a few days ago, the Fast Unlock iPhone Team released a beta of FastRa1n for Mac to provide an untethered jailbreak iPhone 4 solution for iOS 5. Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 0.9.7b1 should allow you to unlock jailbreak your iPhone 4 iOS 5, iPad and iPod touch 4th gen without having to plug your device in your computer on each reboot or shutdown. iPhone 3G, old-bootrom iPod touch 2nd gen and iPhone 3GS owners don’t need this new Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 as they already have an untethered jailbreak.
To Unlock and Jailbreak Your iPhone Visit The Official Website www.FastUnlockiPhone.com
This beta version of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 (or as the FastUnlockiPhone.com calls it, the “backup plan”) is meant for testers willing to provide useful feedback on this new jailbreak. To use it, you’ll need iOS 5 beta 3 hashes saved on Cydia and the iOS 5 beta 2 IPSW file saved on your computer. In this beta the bluetooth functionality is disabled, the task switcher will make the Springboard crash and the iPod player is only enabled on the iPod touch 4th gen. Last week it was possible to jailbreak iOS 5 with some PwnageTool bundles. Still, that requires some work, and the jailbreak was tethered. Tethered sucks for iPhone as it means you must physically plug your device into your computer on reboot. Not great for a phone, especially when on the road.
The jailbreak this time around is easy. First, you must download Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 for your OS. The dev-team has the necessary links here. It’s always best to turn to them for the official links rather than anything else posted. iOS 5 untethered jailbreak released finally. The iPhone FastUnlockiPhone.com has just released Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 0.9.6rc9 which brings untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 so you don’t need to plug in your iPhone every time you reboot it. Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 0.9.6rc9 is based on i0n1c’s untethered exploit. Check out the supported devices after the jump. The FastUnlockiPhone.com reports that Apple did not fix the hole by @i0n1c’s untether and this is when he ported a certain code over to 5’s kernel, we visited iDB and they mention via the FastUnlockiPhone.com blog that if you are a ultrasn0w unlocker it is best of you steer clear of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 and only update firmware via custom IPSW, there will be a version of PwnageTool within this week.
We would love to know if anyone is having problems updating to 5 through saurik’s server, apparently it has been suggested that users remove the gs.apple.com entry in your hosts file as this will restore directly to Apple’s servers. Even though Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 offers the tethered jailbreak for iOS 5 the new jailbreak will give you more of a stable untethered solution. Come back to us a little later because we will give you the how to jailbreak with Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 (Join us on Facebook or Twitter for instant updates), we would love to know if you will be jailbreaking the new iOS 5 with Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5. The commenting area is below this article so please do use it. As you can see, the Dev-Team is still recommending that only “testers” use this solution. Currently, a more stable, albeit tethered jailbreak solution is available in the form of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 0.9.7RC8. However, as this is a “tethered” solution, jailbroken iDevice owners will have to boot their iPhone via Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 whenever it powers down, in order to maintain jailbreak app functionality.
The great thing about the newer versions of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 is that they support the iPhone 4 and iPad. Previously, an untethered solution was only available for “legacy” devices such as the iPhone 3G.Even though this most recent version of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5 (untethered) is recommended only for “testers,” it does point toward an upcoming final version of the jailbreak tool. For now, I’m staying away from the untethered version of Unlock/Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5. Instead, the tethered solution works very well – it only gets mildly annoying if your iPhone runs out of power.
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Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 for developers to download. This beta update focuses on improving the iPhone battery life of which many users who have upgraded to iOS 5 have noticed a decrease.
Developers who have been testing Apple’s iOS 5 update say that it can improve battery life, notably by reducing the amount of times that iphone uses location sensing.
Apple has said that it will make a version for public “in the next few weeks”.
Apple last Wednesday confirmed that a bug in iOS 5 is draining iPhone battery life on a select number of devices.
One developer said a number of services that drain the battery include the “Setting Time Zone”, “Traffic” and the location services system. These functions can drain the battery rapidly because they become an always-on system which is constantly trying to check for any change in signal strength from the sources which would indicate movement.
Some suggest before the update can be available to the public, users can try to turn these services off when they are not using them to prolong the battery life.
Disable Location Services:
Settings Location Services Disable selectively for services you don’t use
Disable Time Zone Adjustment:
Settings Location Services System Services Setting Time Zone to OFF
Article source: http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1751380
November 6, 2011 by Bill Palmer
by Bill Palmer
When looking forward to the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, Apple’s two major mobile product revamps of 2012, it’s easy to get caught up in when they’ll arrive and overlook the more lasting question: what will they bring to the table? The two touchscreen devices, both rumored at one point or another to have arrived before this year was over but both ultimately falling to next year instead, would seem to be rivals: Apple’s top engineers can only work on one product or the other at a time, Apple’s marketing department can only stage a major launch for one at a time, and so on. But in reality, the two devices have more goals in common than might initially appear. From next generation 4G LTE networking to next generation A6 speed to an updated iOS 6 (or 5.x) iteration of the iOS operating system, here’s a rundown of the upcoming features which the iPad and iPhone 5 will share, or at least aspire to…
4G LTE: Currently unfeasible due to oversized, power-hungry antennas (as competing first-generation LTE products the size of a Whopper sandwich with trivial battery life have demonstrated), LTE will become the de facto replacement for current 3G networks by this time next year. For the iPhone 5, it’ll be vital: the device is carried in ones pocket and expected to be used while on the go. But each iPad generation has seen a higher percentage of buyers opt for the mobile-networked version, making LTE more vital in the iPad 3 than might initially appear. As it turns out, more iPad users want to take their iPad with them and use it as a networked device away from the wifi-laden confines of home than might have been predicted.
A6: The dual-core A5 processor debuted in the iPad 2 and then came to the iPhone 4S, delivering significant speed boosts which allowed Apple to make its iOS 5 operating system more sophisticated while allowing third party app developers to do the same. The next generation quad core A6 is even faster and will find its way into the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 if it’s ready in time…
iOS 6: Here’s where things get less certain. The new iOS has typically debuted along with the new iPhone each year, and that happened again this year with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 but it happened in the fall instead of the summer. If the iPhone 5 sees Apple shift back to a summer release, it’s not immediately clear whether there would be time for Apple to release a full blown iOS 6 or whether it would instead be outfitted with a more modestly revamped iOS 5.5. Whether the iPad 3 gains the former or the latter could depend on when it’s released; reports place it anywhere from the spring of 2012 to the fall. Here’s more on the iPhone 5.