iPhone Firmware 2.2 “Jailbroken”

Category : News

The DevTeam has done it! QuickPWN 2.2 for MAC and Windows have been released. With this newer QuickPWN you can jailbreak to the latest 2.2 firmware on your iPhone/iPod Touch.

Source : iPhone DEv-Team

CAUTION : If you are looking forward to SOFT UNLOCK your Locked iPhone 3G , DO NOT PAWN your iPhone now. This update will disable your Turbo sim/Unlocking sim feature. iPhone 2G Users are given a GREEN Go.

In addition, The Arabic enabeler software is not working YET with firmware 2.2

UPDATE : The Arabic enabeler software is now WORKING with firmware 2.2

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Now available + iTunes 8.0.2

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Category : Events, News

Apple have released it’s new iPhone firmware update V2.2 today, which included the following updates and new features: 

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View*
    • Public transit and walking directions
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email
  • Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
  • Enhancements to Mail
    • Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
    • Improved formatting of wide HTML email
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
  • Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

    Unfortunately , it looks like that there is no new Languages support (i.e Arabic) , even though apple just announced the release of the iPhone 3G in Egypt ! 

 People who own officially unlocked iPhones un-jail-broken and does not care about arabic support can go ahead with the upgrade through iTunes, others would have to wait for the Jail-breaking tools to accommodate this new update.

 Link : Apple

In related news.. Apple has released an update to iTunes to version 8.0.2. The update is available in your Mac OS X software update.

iTunes 8.0.2 improves stability and performance and provides a number of important bug fixes, including:

- Addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers.
- Fixes a connectivity issue with the iTunes Store when using some Internet proxies with Mac OS X.
- Improves accessibility with VoiceOver.

 

iPhone Firmware 2.2 to be released tomorrow?

Category : News

 

Apple rumor sites have been reporting that apple would release the new iPhone firmware update (V.2.2) tomorrow “Nov 21″, This update would(might) feature the following: 

- New look for the Safari with the Google search bar now occupying its own space on the title bar
- Toggle On / Off to disable the auto-correction
- 461 Japanese emoji icons
Support for new languages. (Hopefully arabic support) 
- Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack
- Google Street View, Google Transit information – Routes public transport, Walking directions, Location sharing.

So be on the look out for it, people who are still using jailbroken iPhones should hold their horses for a while before upgrading. The iPhone Dev Team have posted the following warning on their blog:

Update warning!

We’ve explained about the pros and cons of applying Apple’s updates in the past and we’ve warned against the immediate installation of these updates without knowing what they do to your device.

This is indeed true of the iPhone 3G’s upcoming 2.2 release. Installing ‘2.2’ straight away on the iPhone 3G using the iTunes auto-updater could affect your chances of any software unlock in the near future (should one be found and released), so when you see an update in iTunes await our instructions first!

Please don’t blindly install the update and then complain about it later.”

Apple Releases Apple TV 2.3 Software Update

Category : News

Apple has released a new update for the Apple TV tonight. Apple TV owners can download the new updates by accessing the “Update Software” menu option in their Apple TV’s settings. 

Apple lists the new features and fixes found in 2.3:

- Music can be streamed via AirTunes to Airport Express speakers or other Apple TVs in your house.
- Apple TV can now learn other remote controls and use them in addition to the Apple Remote.
- Playlists in iTunes that contain Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Music Videos can now be seen on Apple TV.
- Support for volume control in Music.

Apple last released an update to the Apple TV in October which incorporated a number of new iTunes 8.0 features including the Genius playlist features.

Google Mobile App for iPhone, now with Voice Search

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Category : News

Google App for the iPhone/iPod Touch now supports Voice Search, The new update of the app should be uploaded to the App store any time.

UPDATE: Now Available.

iPhone 2.2 Firmware In 10 Days?

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Category : News

iPhoneHellas.gr claims that the iPhone 2.2 firmware will become available on November 21st based on what they describe as a “reliable” source. Meanwhile, Gizmodo also describes the iPhoneHellas site as “reliable”.

iPhoneHellas.gr also recaps the new features that have been found to be in the early 2.2 iPhone betas:

- New look for the Safari with the Google search bar now occupying its own space on the title bar
- Toggle On / Off to disable the auto-correction
- 461 Japanese emoji icons
- Support for new languages. (Hopefully arabic support)
- Line-in audio is activated and can be used through the headphone jack
- Google Street View, Google Transit information – Routes public transport, Walking directions, Location sharing.
- App Store: ‘Categories’ now shows the icons of the applications instead of the list, In each page of the application has been added by a button ‘Tell A Friend’ & ‘Report A Problem’, Added the possibility of scoring the application when the user chooses to delete from the device, Added the possibility for direct downloading of podcasts from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store

Source : Gizmodo

Fake “UNLOCKED” iPhone 3G in the wild

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Category : News

Reports of fake “Unlocked” iPhone 3G been spotted, The seller claims that the phones are Officially Unlocked but the fact that there’s an unlocking sim (ie. Turbo Sim) soldered inside the phone. 

 We don’t know which store or seller in Kuwait or in the Middle east that sells them, but in order to be safe, check the iPhone’s Part number and verify them with apple’s site, The officially not locked to carries are clearly marked in this >>Link<<

Please report any store if found to this post or on the forum

iPhone 3G now available for Pre-Order in Egypt

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Category : News

 

Apple has stricked a deal with Egypt’s 2 Major Cell providors “Vodafone”  & “Mobinil” to distribute its iPhone 3G in Egypt, Both companies are allowing their customers to pre-order their phones as of now.

 If you are in Egypt or know someone there, pre-order yours now: 

 VodafoneMobilnil

 

PS:- Word of caution, it is believed to be that the GPS feature is going to be disabled from the phone according to sources 

EFIX Reviewed!

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Category : Reviews

Hello everyone. Lets get started.
First off I went and scorched Hawalli for the parts that we needed to get this baby running. The list of compatible hardware on the EFIX website is pretty limited when it comes to motherboards. For the sake of easiness and to avoid problems we went ahead and purchased items that were on the list. The motherboard is a Gigabyte EP-45-EXTREME. Although this is an excellent motherboard it is also very expensive. We also purchased a Core 2 Quad CPU from intel. SATA hard drive and DVD drive, 4 GB of DDR2 800 Kingston memory, GeForce 7600GT Video card and a case.

Motherboard: 130KD
Memory: 11KD per 2GB = 22KD
Processor: 99KD
Graphics Card: 30KD
Hard Drive 500GB: 20KD
DVD: 10KD
Case: 15KD
Power Supply: 35KD

We went a head an put everything together at about 2:00 AM when all of a sudden the motherboard refused to boot. Naturally, being Mac people, we thought that we did something wrong.


Scorching the motherboard’s manual we noticed that we needed a bigger power supply and hence the added power supply cost. Next day, everything booted find. We started the machine up. Made sure all the setting are correct and rebooted with the EFIX USB module attached. Low and behold here it was showing one hard drive with Caution sign on it and DVD icon. We loaded an Original Copy of leopard and pressed enter. 5 seconds later we were greeted with Leopard installation screen. Click on disk utility from the menu bar, partitioned the drive, and clicked installed. 20 minutes later, it rebooted and went right into Leopard with the Welcome Screen.

Problems:
With the installation going without a hitch, we proceeded to upgrade Leopard to the latest version. Naturally we used Software Update and let the system do its thing. After 3 hours of downloading, the system asked to be shut down to start the installation of the updates. Suddenly it got stuck at configuring installation forever. This happened to all the updates downloaded using software update. So we decided to download the old fashion say with a download manager. All the updates installed fine when downloaded using a download manager. The system also refused to shutdown or restart cleanly. It would get stuck with a spinning dial and you have to press the reset or power button manually. The solution to this was simple. We turned off the put the hard drive to sleep option in the System Preferences Energy settings.

Overall Feel:
The computer is fast running Leopard. Programs are snappy to start and manipulating images is a breeze. Writing a 500MB mp3 CD to the DVD-CD drive took only 2 minutes. The screen sleeps and wakes up normally as well as the computer. As you can see from the previous post, EFIX doesn’t detect the Quad Core CPU string but it does do so with dual core CPUs. Writing and reading to the USB drives is not as fast as the Macbook Pro but it works fine. Even writing to the hard drive sometimes feels a bit sluggish. Booting the system from pressing the power button on to Leopard being ready to use take about 30 seconds or less. Overall the computer is perfect and EFIX delivers on its promise.

More to come: Benchmarking!

EFIX USB is Here and in Testing!

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Category : News

We got it! It’s here and we are working on testing it. Bear with us as we get the low down on this thing. PS. if you don’t know what am talking about check the post on the EFIX USB. Here are some pictures to tickle your rose buds!