iPhone News: iPhone Dev-Team Cracked iPhone 3G Baseband!

27 10 2008

The iPhone Dev Team revealed early Sunday (26 October 2008) morning that they have made a crucial breakthrough in the process of unlocking the iPhone 3G. See a video on their blog for the demonstrating to hacked the baseband processor of an iPhone 3G.

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Guide to Unlock & Jailbreak iPhone 2G for firmware 2.1 using QuickPwn (For Windows)

26 10 2008
QuickPwn 2.1

QuickPwn

QuickPwn 2.1 is the easiest tool to unlock & jailbreak was developed by Dev Team. These instruction will be shows to you on how to unlock & jailbreak your iPhone for Windows users.This guide is designed for:

1. Those who own iPhone 2G (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2) and planning for jailbreak & unlock

2. Those who already have jailbreak iPhone and would like to upgrade to firmware 2.1

Note: For those who would like to Jailbreak iPhone 3G (2.1 firmware update) using QuickPwn 2.1, check out my post here.

Preparation for Jailbreak & Unlock

Step 1: Make sure you have upgraded to iTunes version 8.0/8.0.1 and backup your iPhone data by synchronizing it with iTunes 8.0/8.0.1. See instruction here on how to backup your iPhone.

Note: If your iPhone still in “Unactivated” status, please activate your iPhone in iTunes first before proceed to jailbreak.

Step 2: Download QuickPwn 2.1, Bootloader 3.9, Bootloader 4.6 and iPhone 2G firmware 2.1. Save them all in the same folder. Extract/unzip QuickPwn21-1.zip. Make sure you have all the files in place before continue.

Step 3: This following step will be guide you how to Install your iPhone firmware 2.1 via iTunes 8.0/8.0.1. Just connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable and launch iTunes. Select your iPhone in iTunes. You might see all information about you iPhone and the button “Upgrade” and “Restore” appear in iTunes window.

Step 4: Hold the “SHIFT” key and click the “Restore” button simultaneously. The iTunes file dialog will pop up for you to select the firmware file. Locate the “iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw” that you have downloaded in previous step and click “Open”.

Step 5: iTunes will then restore your iPhone with firmware 2.1 automatically. Keep your iPhone connected, don’t touch anything and wait until the process complete.

Jailbreak & Unlock with QuickPwn 2.1

Step 6: Your iPhone should completely restore to firmware 2.1. But it’s still locked right now.

Step 7: Launch QuickPwn 2.1 to start jailbreak & unlock. Make sure your iPhone connect via USB cable and then click blue button to proceed.

Step 8: You are required to provide the firmware 2.1 IPSW file. Click “Browse” button to locate the “iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw” were you had downloaded in Step 2. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 9: You are required to configure the settings for QuickPwn. Normally, you could mark all checkboxes (i.e. Add Cydia, add installer, Replace boot logo & unlock iPhone). If you would like to keep the Apple logo, already in your iPhone, just left “Replace boot logo” unmarked. Click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 10: Locate the bootloader 3.9 and 4.6 files that you have downloaded at Step 2 by clicking “Browse” button. QuickPwn will show a big tick if they are correct. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 11: Make sure your iPhone should still be connected with USB cable. QuickPwn requests you to confirm it once again before unlock & jailbreak process will begin. If you’re ready, click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 12: QuickPwn automatically puts the iPhone into recovery mode. After that, you’ll be instructed to hold Home button for 5 seconds. Then hold Home and Power buttons together for 10 seconds. Next, release Power button and continue to hold Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode (QuickPwn will inform you automatically when you’re in DFU mode).

Step 13: During unlocking & jailbreaking process, your iPhone screen shows downloading jailbreak data and flashing NOR progress. What you have to do just keep waiting and don’t touch anything to your iPhone.

Step 14: QuickPwn will let you know the jailbreak process is successful. Your iPhone will be restarted and automatically launch BootNeuter to perform unlock. This process will take 3-5 minutes to complete. Just wait until the process been done and your iPhone will be rebooted again.

Step 15: Now unlocking & jailbreaking process has complete with iPhone firmware 2.1. Finally, sync back your iPhone to restore your backups data with iTunes 8.0/8.0.1.

Step 16: For beginner user, you might be want to know what to do after Jailbreak. Check out my post here on how to use Cydia. For those who already knew about the Cydia you could ignore this step.

Note: You might be want to know the trouble shooting and problem fixes after unlock &  jailbreak your iPhone 2.2  firmware here. And the second thing this jailbreak issues is devoted especially for T-Mobile users since iPhone 2.1 firmware. May this two post could help you.

Note: If you have problem and troubleshooting during  jailbreak using QuickPwn. You may see the details here about fixes and solution.

UPDATED: For those who want to upgrade to 2.2 firmware, check out my post here on how to unlock & jailbreak iPhone 2G 2.2 firmware using QuickPwn 2.2 (Windows).





iPhone Backup Apps: Chronus

23 10 2008
Chronus

Chronus

Chronus is a replacement of TimeCapsule for firmware 2.x. Chronus backups and restore states/settings of applications from AppStore and Cydia/Installer. Currently, Chronus supports backup/restore of the following default apps: Contacts, Call History, Calendar, CameraRoll, Maps (bookmarks & history), Maps (caches), Notes, Safari (bookmarks & history), SMS, Stocks, VoiceMail, Weather, Webclips, WorldClock, and YouTube (bookmarks).

FEATURES

* Keep more than one backup per application (available for register user only)
* Backup states/settings/user data of applications
* Restore backups
* Email backup (available in Chronus 2.1)
* Add support to other Cydia/Installer applications using URL

See instructions here on how to install and use Chronus to make backups of your iPhone.





Connect Air Sharing to Windows Vista

7 10 2008
Air Sharing

Air Sharing

Air Sharing lets you copy & view documents on iPhone, while on-the-go has released a new version recently. The new version (v1.0.1) fixed a number of bugs and greatly improved Windows Vista connectivity with iPhone. It’s come with new features as below:

* Live updating connection details when the network changes

* Fixed Bonjour when the device name contains non-alpha numerics

* Bug fixes to improve performance and stability

* Support for mapping a drive letter in Vista

* Viewing of RTF, RTFD and TXT files with unicode characters

* Better handling of network interruptions and aborted transfer

* Support for viewing syntax-colored PHP scripts

I recommend you to update Air Sharing (via AppStore) especially you are using Windows Vista. For those readers who want to learn more about Air Sharing and how to transfer & view document on iPhone for Windows Xp, check out to my previous post.

How to Connect Air Sharing to Windows Vista

Please make sure your iPhone have connect to network over 3G/WIFI/EDGE before sync to your PC. Launch Air Sharing and now ready for the computer’s connection.

Step 1: Open the “Start” menu and select “Computer”.

Step 2: Click “Map network drive” in the toolbar at the top of the computer window

Step 3: Select a drive letter in the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Enter Air Sharing IP address. Air Sharing’s current IP address is http://192.168.2.2:8080. Please note, that your HTTP URL/IP address is in the status bar at the bottom. This is the iPhone’s   URL your computer will connect to.

Air Sharing IP Address is in the status bar at the bottom

Air Sharing IP Address is in the status bar at the bottom

Step 5: Make sure the “Reconnect at login” box is unchecked.

Step 6: If you have turned on “Required Password” in Air Sharing setting. Enter your username and password. Vista may ask for you password multiple times. Make sure your username is the one you have set in Air Sharing.

Future Connection

If your would like to launch Air sharing for future connection, make sure that Air Sharing is running and your iPhone connect to network over 3G/WIFI/EDGE services. Open the “Start” menu and click “Computer”. Find the network drive under “Network Locations” and double-click it.

If you decide change your current username or password, you just find the “network drive” under “Network Location”. Right click on the network drive and select “Disconnect”. You have to set up the drive again followed by all steps above.





iPhone Tips: Save Images From Safari & Push Mail

6 10 2008
Photos

Photos

Maybe you just want to save an image and import it to your computer or to use as wallpaper. Since iPhone software Update 2.0, you can now save images from Safari browser or Mail.

Open a webpage or email which contains an image that you would like to save. Just tap and hold on the particular image for 2-3 second and a dialogue will pop up asking if you would like to save an image. Tap “Save Image” to confirm and it’s immediately saved to your camera roll. If your email containing more than one image, you’ll also have an option to save all of them to your camera roll.

Save images via safari

Save an images via safari

Save an image via mail

Save an image via mail

Save multiple images via mail

Save multiple images via mail