By Alex Heath on Nov 11, 2010
We recently linked to a Cydia app that was rumored to enable HD video recording on the iPhone 3GS. Apparently, that app didn’t work. There is, however, an easy way to enable HD recording through some file modifications on your iPhone 3GS.
The 3GS has had the ability to shoot in HD since it was released. Apple, for whatever reason, places a software limitation on the 3GS video recording capabilities. The ARM Cortext processor inside the 3GS is more than capable of handling 720p video encoding. I’m going to walk you through the easiest way to enable HD video recording on your 3GS…
By Sebastien Page on Nov 7, 2010
The same guys who recently brought us the FaceTime Haktivator app for jailbroken iPhones are back at it, this time with an app called FaceIt-3GS, which lets you have FaceTime on a jailbroken iPhone 3GS.
FaceIt-3GS is still in development as the developers are working the bugs out was just released in Cydia and the video below shows it working well. As you can see, it’s not possible yet to use the camera of the iPhone 3GS but I assume it’s just a matter of time until they figure out how to plug it in… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 2, 2010
“At Target we continue to offer our guests the best in electronics, so we’re happy to add iPhone to our Target Mobile offerings.” The senior VP of Target merchandising has confirmed that Target is slated to be the next retail chain to sell iPhones.
The iPhone 4 and 3GS will be available at all Target locations for walk-in purchases on November 7. Target has now joined the ranks of Walmart and Best Buy as a major retail partner for iPhone. Target has also promised to have in-store activations for AT&T…
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2010
We heard this might happen, but seeing is believing. Apple has totally removed any trace of the white iPhone 4 from the online store. No more “coming soon,” it’s just gone.
There are now just three flavors of iPhone’s advertised on the Apple store, the Black 8GB 3GS, the Black 16GB iPhone 4, and the 32GB Black iPhone 4. Of course, this will inevitably change with the next iteration of the device — the iPhone 5. Hmm, Verizon anyone?
By Sebastien Page on Oct 20, 2010
Technically, it’s not possible to unlock an iPhone that has been updated to iOS 4.1 because there is no unlock available for the iOS 4.1 baseband. Now depending on your situation, there might be a way to unlock your iPhone.
If you are still on iOS 4.0.1 (or even earlier version. ie 3.1.3), then you can use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone while preserving the baseband (see our guide here). This will make sure you update to the latest iOS version but don’t update the baseband, which is the key part in unlocking your iPhone… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 20, 2010
This guide and tutorial will show you how to use the freshly released PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 3G. There has been a couple jailbreak tools for iOS 4.1 released recently but only PwnageTool will preserve your baseband allowing you to update to a jailbroken 4.1, while still preserving your baseband so you can unlock.
PwnageTool is available for Mac only. If you don’t have a Mac, try to find a friend who does, and simply use his computer to cook the firmware. This guide was written using an iPhone 4 but the steps are the same, no matter what iPhone model you have (only the firmware downloaded will change).
This being said, make sure to follow this guide to jailbreak your iPhone iOS 4.1 with PwnageTool. As always when hacking your iPhone, you are proceeding at your own risks… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 9, 2010
GreenPois0n is going to be released on Sunday. It will jailbreak the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G. It won’t however jailbreak the iPhone 3GS. So what happens to those of you who have an iPhone 3GS?
Well, yesterday we confirmed that Comex is working on a jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath too much on that as MuscleNerd made it clear that such a jailbreak wouldn’t be released until November, when iOS 4.2 is released… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 30, 2010
Is HDR photo capabilities coming to the iPhone 3GS? It seems like it looking at the discovery 9 to 5 Mac made of what appears to be a future HDR feature in the 3GS. As you can see in this image, there are two icons for the HDR feature inside the SDK. One clearly is for the iPhone 4 Retina Display, and the other is for an iPhone without the Retina Display, which most likely is the iPhone 3GS.
This seems to be pretty good news if it is indeed for real. On the other hand, it could very well be a feature that Apple decided to drop at the last minute which would mean the 3GS will never get HDR… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 16, 2010
iH8Sn0w, the developer of Sn0wBreeze sent a tweet a few hours ago telling he had successfully jailbroken his iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) running iOS 4.2 beta. Apparently, Cydia, Icy or Rock won’t work though, which is kind of inconvenient and makes the jailbreak useless.
The point is he did manage to jailbreak the new beta release of iOS 4.2… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 15, 2010
Apple just released iOS 4.2 Beta to developers. As 9 to 5 Mac noted, it’s not only available for iPhones as you can also download iOS 4.2 Beta for iPad, which will bring over-the-air printing.
As usual when a new firmware comes out, it is recommended that jailbreakers and unlockers stay away from it if they don’t want to lose the ability to jailbreak/unlock in the future… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 13, 2010
Remember back in June when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 and the revolutionary FaceTime ability? Perhaps if you’re detail oriented you’ll remember that Jobs also stated that Apple would be shipping 10′s of millions of FaceTime ready devices. How will he make this happen?
Fortune has a broke down report on how Jobs might make his promise a reality in spite of critics who scoffed at the number proposed. I’ll give you a hint, it isn’t exclusive to Apple handhelds… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 11, 2010
So were you a bit annoyed when Steve Jobs introduced the new HDR features of iOS 4.1 and realized it wouldn’t apply to your iPhone 3G or 3GS? Well stop being annoyed because apparently there will be a jailbreak app for that.
BGR highlighted a tweet from iOS developer Will Strafach that states the following: Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 10, 2010
An unofficial version of PwnageTool is going around the interwebs. This tool will supposedly jailbreak the iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.1. Needless to say that I do not recommend using this since it hasn’t been approved by the Dev Team. However this method seems to work according to comments on iSpazio site (in Italian, mind you).
As usual with these crappy releases though, you have to fit in the crazy pre-requisites: Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 8, 2010
I once bought a pair of retro Air Jordan that were strikingly ugly but nonetheless a one of kind product. I thought by owning these I was cool. Needless to say I was 16 years old.
Touch My iPhone highlights a new iPhone dock that may earn bonus points for creativity but puts my old tennis shoes to shame. The iRetrophone Skyliner mimics your grandmother’s old stationary phone (the handset on the dock actually works) and offers the following description… Read More
By Guest Author on Sep 7, 2010
The tweet says it all. The update was posted by Chris Anderson, editor of Wired. Perhaps he is baiting us but nevertheless it’s the first rumor of its kind so what the heck.
Apparently Chris was told by a T-Mobile manager that the iPhone 3GS would be coming to the carrier. Why the company would be getting the year old model of the iPhone instead of the current device is beyond me. I guess that’s why they call it a rumor.
Thoughts? Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 30, 2010
This is definitely going to make uncle Steve angry. TUAW reports that China Unicom is offering to jailbreak their customers iPhones directly from the very store they sell the devices from.
Apparently the staff will gladly hack the apparent iPhone 3GS devices (the iPhone 4 hasn’t been released yet), or cut the SIM card down to fit the micro size on those who have opted to buy an iPhone 4 through alternative outlets. Some stores are even going as far as saying that they will show users how to download 3rd party applications. Wow. Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 27, 2010
It hasn’t been long since we speculated that releasing the iPhone 4 so soon to the iPhone 3GS might not be the best business move for Chinese provider China Unicom. According to The Inquirer we were right on the money with our predictions and that China Unicom has reported an astounding 54% profit drop for the 2nd quarter.
It’s appropriate to be clear about how Unicom ended up carrying Apple’s iPhone in the first place. China Mobile is the top dog in chinese cell service with over 500 million customers. Consequently they weren’t about to acquiesce to Steve Jobs and his stern business model, so they told Apple to take their iPhone and have a nice life… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 25, 2010
iLounge reveals a bit of discerning information that took a mysterious amount of time to surface. It turns out that the iPhone 4 shares the same limitations as the iPad and the Apple TV in regards to being unable to transfer rented movies back to your iTunes library.
The ability to move rentals had never been a problem before when renting on previous iPhone models. An excerpt from the iPhone iOS 4 User Guide briefly mentions the limitation on page 99, and it reads as such: Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 1, 2010
Now that the iOS 4 jailbreak has been released, those of you who were waiting for an unlock can unlock their iPhones with UltraSn0w. Before getting into the details, let me tell you more about who this is for and who this is not for.
The latest version of ultrasn0w will unlock the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS running iOS 3.1.2 or higher. As long as you are running iOS 3.1.2 or up to 4.0.1, you’re good.
This being said, ultrasn0w will not unlock the iPhone 4 at the time being. The Dev Team needs a little bit more of time to test out the iPhone 4 unlock before releasing it. I believe they will release the iPhone 4 unlock in the next few days, so stay tuned.
This guide and tutorial will show you how to unlock your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G running iOS 4 using ultrasn0w.
Step 1: Make sure your iPhone is backed up in iTunes.
Step 2: Jailbreak your iPhone using JailbreakMe (see instructions here).
Step 3: After the jailbreak process is done, go to Cydia and search for ultrasn0w.
Step 4: Install ultrasn0w and reboot your iPhone.
Step 5: Done!
You now have an unlocked iPhone 3G or 3GS.
By Sebastien Page on Jun 14, 2010
There’s been quite a bit of controversy about the now infamous iPhone 4 retina display. In short, Apple makes some claims about the new display that are disputed by industry experts.
Like Patrick Beja says, the claims and controversy doesn’t really matters in the end. What really matters is to know whether the new iPhone 4 screen is better than the iPhone 3GS or not.
To put an end to the debate, Scoble posted pictures of both displays. You be the judge. I think it’s pretty clear and obvious that the iPhone 4 has a better screen, but that’s not really surprising. After all, the iPhone 4 is a newer device and I can’t see why the screen display wouldn’t be as good or even better than the iPhone 3GS’.
[via Patrick Beja]