Sunday, December 26, 2010

Next iPad to Get Smaller Bezel, Flat Back, Wide-Range Speaker?




The next generation iPad may get a smaller bezel, a flat back panel, and a wide-range speaker, according to a rumor posted by Japanese blog MacOtakara.

AppleInsider says according to the source, "the LCD screen on the next-generation iPad will stay the same size, while the new tablet will be 3mm smaller, reportedly measuring 239mm by 186mm. The current iPad, which measures 242.8 mm by 189.7 mm, was criticized for its wide bezel when it was first unveiled in January."

The report also notes that the new iPad will have a back "flat like an iPod touch" and move the ambient light sensor to the "upper center of the rear panel" inside a new 3mm slim hole.

Finally, the rumor claims that the slot on the bottom of the device, which was spotted in early case designs, is actually a "large wide-ranged speaker unit covered with metal mesh."

These are of course unconfirmed specifications but interesting for discussion nonetheless.




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How to Untether Your iOS Jailbreak (Mac) [4.2.1]


These are instructions on how to untether your jailbreak of iOS 4.2.1 using the iPhone Dev-Team's 'backup plan' method on Mac OS X.


Currently this very first beta1 is limited to iPhone4, iPad, and iPod touch 4G. Bluetooth functionality is disabled for the time being until some issues are resolved. 


Requirements:
You will need to have access to the iOS 4.2b3 ipsw and your iOS 4.2b3 SHSH blobs saved. You also already need to be jailbroken on iOS 4.2.1. MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS AS IT IS A BETA!

Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop and in it place:
Xcode (also found on your Mac OS X Install DVD)
MacPorts
Usbmuxd
RedSn0w 0.9.7b1
- iOS 4.2.1 (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
- iOS 4.2b3 *Only iPhone developers have legit access to this firmware


Step Two
Double click the Xcode dmg to mount it then double click the pkg to install the application.




Step Three
Double click the MacPorts dmg to mount it then double click the pkg to install the application.



Step Four
Open Terminal from Applications:Utilities then input the following. If asked for a password then enter your administrator password.


sudo ports install libusb


Once libusb has installed then input the following command: sudo ports install cmake


Once cmake has finished installing input the following command: sudo ports install pkgconfig


Step Five
Double click the downloaded usbmuxd archive to extract it.


Return to the Terminal window and input the following commands to install usbmuxd: cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/usbmuxd-1.0.6


mkdir build


cd build


cmake ..


make


sudo make install




Step Six
Disconnect and then reconnect your jailbroken iPhone to the computer via USB. Make sure OpenSSH is installed through Cydia then input the following into the Terminal window:

cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/usbmuxd-1.0.6/python-client/


chmod +x tcprelay.py


./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222


*Make sure to leave this running as you continue the tutorial...

Step Seven
Double click the RedSn0w archive to extract it. Then launch RedSn0w from the extracted folder.


Click the Browse button


Select the iOS 4.2.1 ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your Desktop and click Open.


Click the Next button to continue.


RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.


You will now be presented with a list of checkboxes. 


Select Jailbreak Monte (untether) from the list of checkboxes. You will be asked to select the iOS 4.2b3 ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click Open. Click Next to continue.




Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


RedSn0w will prepare Jailbreak Monte files, exploit with Limera1n, Upload RAM Disk and Kernel, and Send Jailbreak Monte files.


Notice that during this time usbmuxd will facilitate the connection to your device.


RedSn0w will inform you when it has completed successfully.



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iPhone Dev-Team Releases 'Backup 'Plan' Untethered Jailbreak




The iPhone Dev-Team has released a beta of their 'backup plan' untethered jailbreak. Currently the beta is only for Mac users and is limited to iPhone4, iPad, and iPod touch 4G.

Important Points:
● This is a beta tester program. Things can go very wrong, so please don’t even consider testing if you have pictures or other media on your device that you haven’t backed up!
● For the same reason, please don’t participate if you rely on the ultrasn0w carrier unlock. Wait for the final version!
● Until we fix some sandbox issues with bluetooth, the bluetooth functionality is disabled.
● This very first beta1 is limited to iPhone4, iPad, and iPod touch 4G.
● You must already have the usbmuxd software installed and running on your Mac.

You can download the updated version of RedSn0w here. We will be posting our tutorial shortly!




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