The original PDF (jailbreak file) was previously hosted at www.ipad2jailbreakpdf.weebly.com, however, it has since been removed. For those of you still wanting to unofficially jailbreak your iPad 2 on iOS 4.3, download the PDF below (open it). This is the same PDF that was originally hosted. It is recommended to wait until the official jailbreak is released.
Apple has always preferred their products to remain their products even after they have been sold. For example, Apple continues to play the “cat and mouse” game with the iPhone Dev-Team to try to prevent jailbreaking as well as pouncing on companies who sell white iPhone 4 conversion kits. This common behavior in Apple has shown once again as they now replace the common #00 Phillips screws used in many of their products, specifically the iPhone 4, with new 5-pointed tamper-resistant pentalobe screws. These are extremely uncommon and are meant to keep iPhone 4 users out of their phones. Some might argue that it’s their products and that they should use whatever products they feel work best. The problem isn’t necessarily that they are producing new iPhone 4s with these screws, but that when customers bring their iPhone 4s into Apple stores for repairs, they are returned with these new screws in place. Also, if your warranty has expired or had been voided, you will need to perform these upgrades yourself. While in some cases you shouldn’t be tampering with the internals of your iPhone, it’s your phone and if you need to do a repair on it, with these new screws you simply can’t.
If for some reason you need to remove these tamper-resistant screws, the drivers are not only rare but expensive. In response to this, iFixit has created a $9.95 “iPhone 4 Liberation Kit“, which contains a Pentalobular driver to remove the new screws, two #00 Phillips screws to replace them with, and a corresponding Philips driver. The only downside, however, is that removing the Pentalobular screws may cause them to be unusable; but in the end, that’s essentially the whole point of replacing them.
In the first Beta release of iOS 4.3, we saw that Apple added some interesting new multitouch gestures. Apple noted this:
Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums
I noticed one thing, like the iPod Nano there is no home button, therefore to exit to the home screen you have to pinch the screen, so I’m assuming that the next generation iPad will have no home button due to these new multitouch gestures. I amusing this because Apple just released the first beta of iOS 4.3 and the next iPad is suppose to be released or announced sometime in February so the dates are all adding up. So I’m making a prediction that the next iPad will have no home button.
Let me know what you think by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the post below!
Apple just seeded iOS 4.3 Beta 1 to developers! I’m going to see what is in the new firmware and update this post A.S.A.P.
UPDATE #1: The firmware works for iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV
UPDATE #2: It’s still unknown at this time what is
in iOS 4.3 since all developers are currently downloading the firmware and haven’t had a chance to install it but this is what is rumored to be in the new OS: Support for personal hotspot functionality as seen on th
e Verizon iPhone. Possible support for recurring billing for App Store content subscriptions such as News Corp.’s forthcoming tablet-focused news publication, The Daily.
UPDATE #3: It’s official, the new iOS Beta allows devs to send video from apps or websites to an Apple TV. There’s also a new beta of the Apple TV software for testing it out . The Apple TV doesn’t have any version notes, so I don’t know if it offers any additional features. One thing I’ve noted is the I’m not seeing any mention of mobile hotspot functionality, and considering the Verizon iPhones we saw were running iOS 4.2.5, we’ve got a feeling everything still hasn’t been merged up. I’ll let you know if I find anything else out.
UPDATE #4: Apple posted this note on the firmware discription.
Quote (via Apple Developer):
“Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.”
UPDATE #5: I’ve also noticed that Apple totally revoked the firmware beta for the iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 3G, does this mean that those devices have become another member of the Apple Graveyard? Or does it mean that since this update is focused on AirPlay and those devices don’t have AirPlay support? I’ll let you now soon!
UPDATE #6: Looks like there is one more update, it seems that Apple has included the new mobile hotspot feature that we saw yesterday in the Verizon iPhone announcement in the new iOS 4.3 Beta 1 update.
UPDATE #7: Looks like there are a few more features. The biggest one, the iPad mute switch can now be toggled back to the rotation lock switch. Another feature is Apple adopted a new FaceTime icon for iPod Touch, and iPhone 4. One more is that Apple now allows users to have Full Screen iAd banners.
UPDATE #8: Gizmodo posted a video here: (iPad Multitouch Gesters) showing off the iPad multitouch gesters. Hope you enjoy.
Verizon concluded their event held on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, where they announced that the iPhone 4 would be available on their CDMA network. The iPhone is the iPhone 4, however, the breaks in the aluminum siding for the antenna seem to have been rearranged – possibly to address the antennagate issue.
The Verizon iPhone 4 will cost $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB version with the capability of it acting as a mobile hotspot for up to 5 additional devices. It is availalbe for pre-order for existing Verizon customers on February 3 and for the general public on February 10 online and in Verizon and Apple stores. Unfotunately it won’t be running on Verizon’s new incredibly fast 4G LTE network. Instead, it will run on 3G, although, being as how a new iPhone will be announced around June, that one might have the capability of running on the 4G LTE network. Other than those new facts, it will have the same features/looks as the current iPhone 4.
We will have full coverage of the Verizon iPhone 4 on February 10. Stay tuned.
Samsung recently announced a new, nameless phone at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show which runs on Verizon Wireless’s new 4G LTE service. It has a 1GHz processor, an SD-card slot, a front- and back-facing camera, and a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen.
This phone currently has no determined launch date or pricing.
I recently had a “interview” with the people over at the famous addicting game We Rule. You all know I’m addicted to We Rule and with the launch of the Mac AppStore I was very curious if they would release a version for the Mac. I would love if they did that, so I tweeted them (that’s how I start most interviews) I asked them if they were thinking about or working on We Rule for the Mac and they replied back with this.
Quote (via @WeRuleGame):
@connerowen We’re taking at look at the new platform – more details when we have them.
So this means that most likely that they will release a version for the Mac soon. So if you addicted to We Rule like me and have a Mac, You will be soon able to play We Rule on the Mac.
If you want to add me on We Rule my gamer tag is connerowen
I always accept all orders as well.
Verizon has just sent out invitations for a keynote address to be held in New York City Tuesday, January 11th at 11:00 A.M. The topic of the event is currently unknown at the moment but the usual speculation of this is the Verizon iPhone. Now every event most people always assume the Verizon iPhone and it is getting old, but this time it is the real deal. This is why:
1. AppAdvice.com Claims:
Quote (via AppAdvice):
“More precisely, Verizon invited some unusual people to the event, like MG Siegler from Techcrunch, a self-proclaimed Apple Fanboy, as well as Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, who exclusively covers Apple news. Both are not usually invited for Verizon events. Then, we should also point out that Gizmodo hasn’t been invited, which is unprecedented for a Verizon event according to them. They believe this might have something to do with the fact that they’re persona non grata over at Apple ever since they leaked the iPhone 4.”
2. Verizon did not invite Gizmodo, now Gizmodo is always invited to all Verizon Keynotes, but they are now banned from Apple Events ever since they got the leaked iPhone 4, and they were not invited this time so that makes us lead that this event is focused on Apple.
3. The WSJ Reported:
Quote (via The Wall Street Journal):
“Breaking: We’ve confirmed that Verizon will announce on Tuesday that the iPhone is coming to its network”
Another “clue” that we haven’t figured out is that it will be announces at 1/11/11 at 11:00 A.M. If you can figure out the clue, email me at email@example.com
So this all leads up to believe that their is a 90% chance that their will be a Verizon iPhone announce.
Verizon Wireless had a press conference earlier today where they announced a plethora of new technologies capable of running on their new 4G LTE network and they hope to have 2/3 of the U.S. covered by LTE by mid-2012 with 10 new LTE devices launching by mid-year (4 phones, 2 tablets, 2 mobile hotspots, and 2 netbooks).
One of the major devices announced at the event was the HTC Thunderbolt. It can act as a 4G mobile hotspot capable of connecting to 8 devices. Rockband Mobile was also announced giving users the ability to play with up to 4 friends.
Samsung debuted 3 new devices – 4G Galaxy Tab, 4G mobile hotspot, and a new phone. The phone has a 4.3 Super AMOLED Plus display which features improved sharpness and outdoor visibility (which the iPhone definitely lacks unless one is willing to pay for an anti-glare screen shield). It also has an 8MP camera, HD video recording, 1.3 MP front-facing camera.
The new Galaxy Tab will feature a 1.2 Ghz Hummingbird processor (faster than the Snapdragon processor found in most smartphones) and will be launching in the first half of 2011.
It also turns out that some of these new LTE phones will support simultaneous voice and data at launch while others will not. Unfortunately no word was mentioned regarding the purported Verizon iPhone.