Its here folks! and its real!! Geohot is back big time with limera1n jailbreak for all iOS devices including: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 4G / 3G / 2G, untethered running iOS 4.1.
From the official site:
limera1n, 6 months in the making
iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G
4.0-4.1 and beyond+++
limera1n is unpatchable
untethered thanks to jailbreakme star comex
released today to get chronicdev to do the right thing
brought to you by geohot
Mac and Linux coming soon
follow the instructions in the box, sadly limera1n isn’t one click
that’s the price of unpatchability
as usual, donations appreciated but not required
still in beta, pardon my ragged edges
zero pictures of my face
Add the New York Times to the chorus of reporting claiming the iPhone is coming to Verizon early next year. The sources seem credible, even though there have been no end to rumors about our favorite phone making the trek to the big V.t
With a good deal of dislike for AT&T and its policies, it will be interesting to see if Verizon is more liberal about the various hiccups Apple has had with its current carrier. It will also be worth seeing what kinds of concessions Verizon might get Apple to make — it certainly seems like they’d want to load the iPhone up with crap-ware and the Verizon music or video services.
Rumors about Apple working on a mini iPad are as old as the iPad itself.
Just a week after the iPad launched in the US last April, folks at DigiTimes published a report claiming that work on a smaller variant of the iPad was underway and that this new device was expected to launch in the first quarter of 2011.
These rumors are once again in the news over the past couple of weeks. In an analyst report released earlier this month, Brian White from Ticonderoga Securities revealed details about the next generation iPad model, which he claimed could come with a 7-inch screen besides being equipped with features like retina display, a 128GB storage and a mini-USB port.
One of the points made in the latest reports is that Apple has been working on these new variants in preparation for competition from the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab that come with a smaller screen. But according to Jim Dalrymple from The Loop, this may not be the case. In a brief post on the website, he writes that Apple has been toying with tablets of various sizes and form factors all along and that the 7-inch iPad is not exactly a new thing. He further points out that Apple is in no hurry to release this new device simply because the company virtually owns the tablet market and the release of a smaller variant, which is expected to come at a lower price, could effectively cannibalize its own revenues.
Dalrymple’s arguments make sense. It is no secret that
Geohot has made a dramatic return to iPhone jailbreak scene with a complete new bootrom exploit and tool to pwn all current iOS devices on iOS 4.1 for life!
He has been out for months, but his return is surely going to please everyone, specially the 3rd-generation iPhone and iPod touch owners who were left out by SHAtter based GreenPois0n.
This news has been confirmed by members of Chronic Dev Team on Twitter, to whom Geohot has confirmed about his return with a complete new tool dubbed as Limera1n. Chronic Dev Team of course isn’t too pleased with it, they want Geohot to save this new bootrom exploit for the future next-gen iPad 2 and iPhone 5 devices.
p0sixninja: yes, the news about geohot is true, the day after we release ETA he decides he wants a piece of the #pie
p0sixninja: and yes it is a different bootrom exploit, he wants us to use it in GP, but there’s no way we’ll make our ETA if we do
chronicdevteam: Note greenpois0n will be released as planned. if someone decides to burn a different perfectly good exploit, that is entirely on them.
chronicdevteam: It is actually him.
chronicdevteam: because his different exploit can be saved for new iphone / ipad / ipod, AND 3G S, you’d just have to wait a little longer
cdevwill: [7:45pm] geohot: eh, i’ll just steal your exploit [7:45pm] geohot: and beat you to the release Sounds like a nice guy.
Geohot seems to have timed it to perfection.
Yahoo’s VP of Mobile for the Americas, David Katz has revealed that Yahoo is working on a version of Yahoo Messenger for the iPhone and Android, which will allow users to make video calls like FaceTime. The application, which is still under development, will use the iPhone 4′s front camera to make video calls both over Wi-Fi and 3G.
While the iPhone 4′s FaceTime is a great feature, it is restricted to making video calls over Wi-Fi – and that too only to other iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users. The Yahoo App on the other hand, enables video calling to other users logged on to Yahoo messenger either on a PC, iPhone or Android smartphones.
David Katz, Yahoo’s VP of Mobile for the Americas region has revealed the following details:
“The free app, will be available for both iPhone and Android phones and will allow smartphone users to not only conduct video calls with each other, but with anyone that currently uses Yahoo Messenger for video calls on their PCs.”
The ability to make voice calls with users on the iPhone, Android smartphones and anyone using Yahoo messenger on the PC could transform it into one of the killer iPhone apps on the App store, especially when you consider that Yahoo Messenger has 80 million users worldwide.
Yahoo seems to be pretty confident that