29 June 2010

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [iOS 4.0]

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3G on the 4.0 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows and iTunes 9.2. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

This tutorial can be used to jailbreak before applying the UltraSn0w unlock. You can find instructions on how to apply the unlock here. It will also hacktivate your device for those not with an official carrier.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.0 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w executable from the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button

Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.

Verbose boot displays detailed information on boot of your device and is generally only needed by developers and advanced users.

Make sure Cydia is selected. For this tutorial we will also select Custom boot logo and Custom recovery logo.

When you click to select each custom logo option a dialog window will appear asking you to select the image. Locate the image you would like to use then press the Open button.

*Remember the rules for boot logos are: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension below 320x480. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo

Notice that RedSn0w has already selected to Enable multitasking, Enable homescreen wallpaper, and Enable battery percentage. If you do not need multitasking we would recommend deselecting it as it makes your iPhone 3G run very slow.

Click the Next button to continue

Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.

Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.

You can now unlock your device using UltraSn0w by following these instructions.

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

Apple Sells Over 1.7 Million iPhone 4s in Three Days

Apple today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24.

“This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”

The iPhone 4 will be available in an additional 18 countries by the end of July—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

24 June 2010

iPad Sales Pass 3 Million

It was bound to happen sometime, but prior to launch no one could have seen this coming. In a press release issued Tuesday, Apple has announced the sale of 3 million iPads in the first 80 days since the device was made available to the public.

This news comes after the device sold its first million in 28 days, and its second million in less than 60. The growth in iPad sales shows no signs of stopping, with Tuesday’s announcement being one that is absolutely astonishing given that it took Apple 74 days to sell only one million first generation iPhones.

According to the press release, which contains a statement from Apple CEO Steve Jobs:

“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

“Developers have created over 11,000 exciting new apps for iPad that take advantage of its Multi-Touch™ user interface, large screen and high-quality graphics. iPad will run almost all of the more than 225,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®.”

“Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface. iPad is 0.5 inches thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds—thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook—and delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.*”

With the iPad selling 3 million units in 80 days, the sales growth is accelerating, rather than slowing down. This is a trend that one can only expect to continue when the iPad goes on sale in an additional 9 more countries starting in July.

What Tuesday’s announcement also signals to others in the tablet and e-reader market, Amazon with the Kindle and Barnes and Noble with the Nook (both of which dropped prices on their devices this week), is that Apple’s device appeals to more than simply a niche market as many Apple products do. The iPad is truly a device that has caused a paradigm shift in mobile media consumption which may lead to the death of other devices functioning solely as an e-reader.

Are you at all impressed with the staggering speed at which Apple has sold 3 million iPads? If you have one, could you ever envision yourself with out one?

22 June 2010

Update to iOS4 Now!

will be out shortly, in-fact it is only a matter of few hours away. If you haven’t yet read about iOS4, it is a rechristened name for the OS 4, which has a lot of new features, including Multi-tasking, folders for apps, unified inbox, wallpaper support and more.

iOS4  Logo

iOS4 though also is a bit of a battery drain and can make you run for the charger faster than iPhone OS 3.1.3, however, with the slew of new features it is definitely a exciting upgrade. So how do you upgrade to iOS4? Read ahead.

How To Update iOS4 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch

iOS4 will be released to the general public on June 21, this is different from the iOS4 GM release which was released for developers.

To upgrade to iOS4 on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch, you will first of all have to upgrade iTunes 9.2, you can download or upgrade iTunes 9.2 using the Apple Update manager.

iOS4 Upgrade iTunes

Once you have updated your iTunes, connect your device, accept the terms and visit the summary page for the device.

On that page, you will see a button to "Check for Update", click on it to see if the new iOS4 update is available for your device. If there is one you can then follow the normal upgrade process and your iPhone 3GS, 3G or iPod Touch will be updated to use iOS4. Enjoy.

21 June 2010

iOS 4

Just a short reminder that the latest iPhone Operating System – iOS4 – is coming out tomorrow (Monday). To be precised, that’s June 21st. For folks in this part of the world (ie. Malaysia, etc), expect the update to go live sometime around midnight or early morning of June 22nd (Tuesday). You can update for free from iTunes on your computer. An internet connection is needed of course.

18 June 2010

GT Racing: Motor Academy HD for iPad

GT Racing: Motor Academy HD
GT Racing: Motor Academy lands on your iPad as the richest and most fascinating racing experience. With HD graphics and iPad-optimized controls, enjoy the finest driving sensations by controlling one of over 100 licensed cars featured in the game and earn your place in the circle of racing’s best drivers on the App Store.

**SlideToPlay “GT Racing is a hugely robust game and gels into excellence.”**
** IGN, 8.5/10: “Sim racers that love to root around under the hood and nail precision laps will get the most out of GT Racing.”**
** TouchArcade: “GT Racing is probably one of the best racers on the App Store.”**


- HD graphics and all cockpits redesigned for an even more faithful representation of racing
- Make the game yours thanks to an interface entirely customizable and resizable
- Drag the camera in your replays and watch your best races like you have always dreamt

25 manufacturers and more than 100 licensed cars to buy, drive and upgrade, from the Nissan GT-R and Audi R8 to the greatest Ferrari models.
Take your wheels for a spin on 14 tracks, including the iconic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, urban and even rally tracks.

Numerous game modes, from a huge Career mode with several driving tests, challenges and money rewards, to an Arcade mode and online competitions.
Buy tons of car parts to optimize your car’s performance and race with 6 different driving sensations, including an exclusive branded cockpit view for each manufacturer.
Begin as a rookie and pass your driving tests and challenges to master all the subtleties of racing and attain the highest honor in the sport.

A new and elaborate physics engine particular to each car and intuitive controls using the accelerometer, touch screen and even a steering wheel that will immerse you in a more realistic experience.

Up to 6 players from all over the world can play together thanks to local and online multiplayer and reach the top of the worldwide rankings.

Post your greatest replays on YouTube and show the world just how gifted you are.

Full list of licensed manufacturers: Citro├źn, Renault, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, RUF, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan, Caterham, Chevrolet, Dodge, Panoz, Ford, Plymouth, Bugatti


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Also available from Gameloft on iPad: N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Dungeon Hunter, Asphalt 5, UNO™ and Let’s Golf

Published and distributed by Gameloft.


17 June 2010

600 000 iPhone4 pre orders on Day 1

Yesterday, Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders amounting to more than 600,000 units of the all-new iPhone 4.

Of course, with pre-orders of such a massive scale involving anything ‘iDevice’, there are bound to be some roadblocks. In the iPhone 4 case, it resulted in a pre-order glitch of which Apple promptly issued the following statement:

It was by far the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration.
We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.

15 June 2010

Why you need a ‘32GB’ iPhone 4 this time round

The iPhone 4 was already a ‘runaway’ hit this month – notwithstanding the fact that it is not available to the public yet. Steve Jobs did a great job unveiling the iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 as well as giving a preview of the different technological features inherent in the all-new device.

Well, after all the hoopla has died down, then only it dawns on you that there is no 64GB capacity variant for the iPhone 4 this year. “OMG!” you said, “…what gives?”

The iPhone 4 is coming to you soon in variants of 16GB & 32GB. Exactly the same for the iPhone 3GS last year. There’s no 64GB, and new & current iPhone users would want to note the following:

How much storage you will need on an iPhone 4
For Photos
The iPhone 3GS took photos at 3MP. Each photo took about 1.3MB. The new iPhone 4 takes photos at 5MP which will increase the size to about 2.7MB per photo.
For Videos
The iPhone 3GS records 640×480 video at 30 frames per second. Using a compression ration of 40:1, it is estimated that 250 mins of iPhone 3GS video recording took 9.66 GB of space.
Using a recording resolution of 960×720 at 30 frames per second, the iPhone 4 will use 21.73 GB for 250 mins of video.
Therefore, if you plan on taking a lot of video, you should definitely purchase the 32GB iPhone 4.

From what we gather above, if you’re new to iPhone, the 16GB would suffice. Present users of a 16GB iPhone 3GS/3G would surely benefit from upgrading to a 32GB iPhone 4. As for users on a 32GB iPhone 3GS, well … looks like you have no available option of a capacity upgrade right now but to just go for the 32GB iPhone 4.

08 June 2010

iPhone 4 announced

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 4 after a couple wild, unprecedented months of leaks. Sure, it looks exactly like we expected it to (Steve compares it to an old Leica camera), with a glass front and back, but it's what's on the inside that counts, kids. The stainless steel band that goes around the phone is an antenna system, while also providing the main structure of the phone, though it's plugged into the same old GSM / UMTS radio you all know and love -- there's a reason they didn't call it the iPhone 4G. There's also of course that front facing camera we were all anticipating, a rear camera with LED flash, and a new high resolution display that doubles the pixels in each direction (960 x 640) for a 4X overall pixel count increase -- Apple calls it a "Retina Display." It's rated at 326ppi, which Apple claims is beyond the human eye's limit of distinction. Check out an example of the new screen up against the iPhone 3G after the break. Similar to the iPad, it's an IPS display, offering 800:1 contrast. Naturally, it's still the same old 3.5-inch size. Under the hood is the A4 processor that runs the iPad. Despite the new engine (and the 25% thinner chassis), Apple managed to make the battery slightly larger, and the new handset is rated at 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. Oh, and that WiFi? It's 802.11n now. The camera has been bumped to 5 megapixels, with 5X digital zoom and a "backside illuminated sensor," which now can also record HD video at 720p / 30fps.

On the software front, applications will automatically get high resolution text and buttons as part of iOS 4 (the OS previously known as iPhone OS 4), and with "a little bit of work" developers can make their entire app compatible with the new resolution display. Developers will also get access to a new gyroscope, giving devs "six axis" motion control between the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass, with a new "Core Motion" API to deal with it all. Users won't be left out in the cold, however: they can mess around with that new HD video using a brand new iMovie app, if they shell out $4.99 for it. If anyone's feeling particularly frisky, iOS 4 even lets you switch your default search provider to Bing. Developing...

Live WWDC Keynote 2010

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05 June 2010

Color Splash HD for iPad

View on iTunes
Category: Photography
Jun 01, 2010
Version: 1.0
14.9 MB
Seller: Pocket Pixels Inc.

© 2010 Pocket Pixels Inc


REQUIREMENTS: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.
Color Splash for iPad
ColorSplash lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color. We specially adapted our best-selling, award-winning iPhone app to the iPad. The beautiful large screen and fast processor make ColorSplash an absolute joy to use!

Use your finger as a brush to "paint" sections of your image black and white, or to bring back the original color. Zooming in and out using the two-finger pinching gesture allows you to work on details with pixel-accuracy.

- A short tutorial video clearly explains how to use the app and all its features.
- Share your edited images with friends via email or by uploading them to Facebook
- Save multiple sessions to resume your work later.
- Undo any number of accidental brush strokes.
- Adjust brush properties such as brush size, softness and opacity.
- An alternative view mode highlights the regions that will remain in color with a red tint. This makes it easier to see and adjust the boundaries between color and black & white regions.