iOS 4 News and Tweaks!
On this Page, you fill find the HOT NEWS on iPhone OS 4. Also, i shall be introducing you to one of the best tweaks to be performed on this new OS. iPhone OS 4 has not been released yet. It is expected to be released in first week of June!
Most Probably, iPhone 4G will be introduced in World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) on June 7th, 2010 with the release of iPhone OS 4.0!
Steve Jobs will introduce us to the new iPhone 4G/HD is ALMOST CERTAIN. We don’t have any doubts about that! Release of iPhone OS 4.0 is likely to be uncertain because Apple’s last released OS, iPhone OS 3.0, was made available to Public on 17th June, 2009. It is likely to be of 10$ on iTunes Store.
With the introduction of iPhone OS 4, we were informed about one of the BIGGEST upcoming features, to iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G and iPhone 4G (THE NEW iPHONE).
However, some features such as Multitasking and Wallpaper Backgrounds on Homescreen were restricted to iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G users. 😦
iPhone 2G and iPod touch (1G) aren’t even expected to support this OS. 😦
Here we show you: HOW TO ENABLE “NATIVE MULTITASKING” on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G!
Yes! Hackers have done it, so why can’t we? Hackers such as iH8sn0w (@iH8sn0w) have successfully enabled Apple’s Native Multitasking on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G!
Got one a 3G iPhone or 2nd generation iPod touch and you’re disappointed by saying that you will not be able to make use of multitasking on iPhone OS 4.0? According to Will Strafach (@ cdevwill) of the Chronic Dev Team is there a simple solution that at least on the iPhone 3G works: it related to the specific multitasking from FALSE to TRUE in the plist N82AP.plist (3G).
Here is a video showing Jailbreaked iPhone 3G running Multitasking (OS 4)
Many Hackers are releasing new softwares or tools to jailbreak OS 4.0.
Blackra1n, Redsn0w, Limera1n, Sn0wbreeze can jailbreak your iDevice running OS 4.
These tools are NOT yet available to public, but after the release of OS 4, they will soon be!
enable multitasking feature on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G, user just has to modify the following lines of code on the iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G mobile devices upgraded to iPhone OS 4.0. In fact, iPhone Dev Team has included the multitasking hack into the iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreak tool so that user does not have to perform the hack manually.
The setting to change to enable and turn on multitasking feature on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G is “multitasking” directive on the capabilities plist in SpringBoard (SB) app (N82AP.plist), located at (/System/Library/CoreService/SpringBoard.app/N82AP.plist. N82AP.plist is one of the two main files in System Directory. By default, the value is set as “multitasking=false”. By changing the value to “multitasking=true”, the mult-tasking can be enabled on non-supported devices too.
You either SSH your Device or use iFile from Cydia to open and edit N82AP.plist file.
It’s not very difficult, soon you will find YouTube flowing with Videos, showing you this procedure.
1. Jailbreak your iPhone, and install OpenSSH
2. SSH into your iPhone and browse to/System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/N82AP.plist
3. Copy that N82AP.plist on your computer and edit it with any tool you like. I used TextWrangler. All you need to do is to add the following string and save the plist. Check screenshot below…
4. Now , copy the edited .plist file back into your iPhone over-writing the one in the phone. Since SBSettings is not working on OS 4.0 , you need to reboot the iPhone. That is it. Now double tap the home button , and woop… there it is.
HOW STABLE IS MULTITASKING ON iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G.
iPhoneVM, is a tweak on Cydia that actually increases Virtual Memory of your iDevice!
It’s is a free Tweak that let’s you “Multitask” more Apps.
It doesn’t mean that it will speed up your iDevice, it only means, more RAM.
However Processor remains the same.
So don’t expect “SPEED BOOSTS!”
I have been Observing “Backgrounder” Application downloaded from Cydia on my iPod touch 2nd Generation (8GB) on OS 3.1.3.
Jailbroken OS 3.1.3 with Spitit Jailbreak.
I have used iPhoneVM to increase my iPod touch’s Memory.
Here are my OBSERVATIONS and RESULTS:
1. Every Application when Backgrounded, uses atleast 7MB of RAM.
2. Using SB Settings to “FREE MEMORY”, I am able to produce 60MB of RAM.
3. I can “Multitask” EIGHT (8) Apps at a time! (atmost: 13 ; I have tried 10 Apps and it worked, but my iPod touch became extremely LAGGY)
I am talking about Cydia Application, which is NOT very much nicely attached with iPhone OS. So, ofcourse Apple’s Native Multitasking, WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER FOR RAM.
That means that iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G will be able to run more than 8 Apps and also, without LAG.
Also, Apple’s Multitasking doesn’t work the way, “Backgrounder” works. Backgrounder, foregrounds the Apps.
This means that, Backgrounder actually RUNS WHOLE APPLICATION IN BACKGROUND. However, Apple’s Multitasking doesn’t run WHOLE App in Background. (To save Battery Life).
So Apple’s Multitasking will be quite smooth on iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G.
However, Please DON’T FORCE IT TO RUN more than 8 Apps at a time.
Apple Multitasking will run quite smoothly on iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G, after enabling it from N82AP.plist file.
We must USE “iPhoneVM” from Cydia Store.
iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3G will be able to Multitask atmost 10 Apps + Background Multitasking. (Cydia THEMES not included)
Here are “Backgrounder” Screenshots showing FOREGROUNDING of 13 Apps! (Mail.app included) on iPod touch 2nd Generation (8GB) running OS 3.1.3.
New hidden “FLASHLIGHT” in iPhone OS 4, ‘A FEATURE or BUG’?
A new Feature has been discovered in OS 4, if you ‘Triple-press the Power Button’, Screen goes completely WHITE and it can be used as a FLASHLIGHT.
It’s pretty interesting and useful.
However, People aren’t able to makeout whether it’s a BUG in Beta versions or it’s a FEATURE.
Apple is getting ready for WWDC 2010, all banner are up!
Can’t wait to see the new iPhone 4G and release of the new iPhone OS 4.
Gizmodo, however, is facing a terrible surprise.
Apple has denied ‘WWDC 2010 Passes’ to Gizmodo after the iPhone stunt. It comes as NO SURPRISE.
But Engadget, will be LIVE BLOGGING from the event.
wooof! Let’s hope “THIS IS IT!”
Keep the fingers crossed!
Live Blogging Feed
WWDC 2010 – ENGADGET
WWDC 2010 – MODMYI
WWDC 2010 – Mac Rumours
Download the new iOS 4 GM version now and install it even when you are NOT a developer.
YES! GM version doesn’t need UDID registeration, however it does need iTunes 9.2 Beta (Mac only).
SO, If you are a Windows User, you CANNOT get the iOS 4 before 21st June.
If you are a Mac User, get it FREE today!
To download .IPSW files, click here.
Installing instructions are also provided!
iOS 4 will be available at 10:00 AM PST (California) and 1:00 PM PST (New York).
Yes! This is TRUE! The new iOS 4 released about 5 hours ago, has been Jailbroken already and i am running a Jailbroken iPod touch 2G with Multitasking and Home Screen Wallpapers!
iOS 4 has been Jailbreaked!!!
Redsn0w Beta 5, 1 is working with iOS 4 (Official). When it asks for the .IPSW file, just feed in the ORIGINAL GOLDEN MASTER (GM) .IPSW file. It will continue to Jailbreak your Device and enable Multitasking and Homescreen Wallpapers!
While using Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5,2, it crashed in between the Procedure.
Therefore, i was unable to activate Battery Percentage!
Some people are facing problems with “iBooks App for iPhone” after using RedSn0w Beta, including myself.
All that you need to do, is download the latest (Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5,4) and run it again. JUST UN-TICK THE ‘CYDIA’ OPTION. And you’re done!
Other Alternatives such as Sn0wvreeze and PwnageTool (Mac Only) are also out.
Redsn0w 0.9.5 Betas ONLY WORKS WITH iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G.
(Basically for enabling Multitasking and Home Screen Wallpapers).
It’s has been quite a some time, since Apple released iOS 4 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3G and iPhone 4.
iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G are currently “Jailbreakable” using Redsn0w 0.9.5.
iPhone 3GS is “Jailbreakable” using Sn0wbreeze v1.8BETA and Pwnage Tool (Unofficial Release). However, you must be “Pwned” or Jailbroken on 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 earlier.
Some people (including myself) just got a new iPhone 3GS, so they were not “Pwned” on 3.1.3. Therefore, till now iPhone 3GS users couldn’t Jailbreak and Unlock their devices.
Newly Released, iPhone 4, is totally “un-Jailbreakable” as if for now.
Comex, the developer of popular Userland Jailbreak, “Spirit” tweeted that he is no longer waiting for iOS 4.1 and will be releasing Spirit-like Jailbreak for all Devices mentioned above!
He did not state any particular date or time by when his new Spirit-like Jailbreak will be available.
He mentioned that his new Jailbreak will JAILBREAK iOS 4.0 and iOS 4.0.1.
@Comex is expected to release his Jailbreak today itself or by upcoming Weekend.
Finally, wait for all iPhone Users, who were waiting to Jailbreak and Unlock their iPhones using Ultrasn0w is over.
On the other hand, iPhone Dev Team announced that they will updating Ultrasn0w to include UNLOCK FOR iPHONE 4.
I think this week is going to be pretty busy and interesting.
Comex has suggested that everyone should save their iOS 4.0 and iOS 4.0.1 SHSH Blobs. (Incase of any future failure).
He doesn’t want people to be trapped and forced to update to iOS 4.1 by Apple and therefore making impossible to Jailbreak on 4.1.
The conclusion you can seek is that if you want to keep your Jailbreak (and your iPhones UNLOCKED) you SHOULDN’T update to iOS 4.1 (when it’s made available).
I will inform you when Spirit is available.
Follow @Comex or @amodkant for live Twitter feed about iPhone Jailbreak.