Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Faster than the speed of Cydia!

Jay Freeman, aka ‘Saurik’ has updated Cydia to a newer and faster version. Introducing Cydia 1.1!! Saurik announced on Twitter: Cydia 1.1: faster, slimmer, and more stable; including an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”. Available in Cydia now!

Here is a quick installation tutorial for Cydia 1.1

1. Launch Cydia. Tap on the Changes tab along the bottom.
2. You’ll see upgrades available for Cydia Installer. Tap Upgrade and Cydia 1.1 will install.

3. Once the install completes, tap the ‘Close Cydia (Restart)’ message. Upon reloading Cydia, you should see 1.1 in the bottom right on the main page.

Saurik notes that Cydia 1.1 will remove older default packages, which is normal. Repositories aren’t deleted, they are just managed differently.

Currently, third-party repos are having trouble keeping up with the huge “1.1 rush”, according to Saurik on twitter:

Apparently the “1.1 rush” (130,000 users in 3 hours) is hammering many third-party repositories (like BigBoss): please be patient with them.

iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak

Since the release of iOS 4.3.1 everyone has been strongly anticipating a new jailbreak. We know the iPhone Dev-Team are working diligently on a Jailbreak along with others. Recently, Stefan Esser, aka @i0n1c demonstrated an untethered iOS 4.3 jailbreak earlier on his iPad. He also uploaded a youtube video demonstrating his exploit using sn0wbreeze 2.4 on an iPod Touch 4G. Unfortunately a release date has not been made public at this time.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring has sprung with updates!

Snow is melting, weather is nice and Apple has launched iOS 4.3 and iTunes 10.2.1.

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

* Personal Hotspot
- Share iPhone 4 cellular data with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

* iTunes Home Sharing
- Play music, movies, and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

* New AirPlay features
- Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
- Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

* Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

* HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

* Ping features
- Push notifications for comments and follow requests
- Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
- Parental controls

* New Settings
- Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
- iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects

* Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode

* Bug fixes

Happy updating, and remember jailbreakers.....WAIT!!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

OS 4.3 Now Available

As most of you may know Apple released OS 4.3 early. The original launch date was to be March 11 2011.

If you have a jailbroken device or unlocked, as always, do not upgrade to the 4.3 OS or you will lose your Jailbreak and Unlock.

The Jailbreak teams are working diligently and anticipate a new Jailbreak for this OS very soon. Although no release date has been announced, the buzz seems to be leaning towards a quick resolution for this OS.

Be patient, as always, our hard working Jailbreak Teams such as the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team, or even George Hotz aka: GeoHot (If he has time outside of defending himself against the lawsuit from Playstation) we will have a jailbreak very soon!!