For those of you with an iPhone 4 and left stranded for not being able to use the FaceTime feature since it is not supported, here’s a good news. Cydia has got a hack that will enable you to use FaceTime at will provided you have a Jailbroken iPhone. This would appeal more to our readers in the Middle East region.
There must have been quite a many of you who must have gone to the online Apple Store to see when is the White iPhone 4 ready to be on sale? Or when is Apple taking the orders? I bet we have been kept in dilemma over the White iPhone 4 since Steve Jobs actually took the stage and announced the fourth generation of the iPhone. Delay, delay and more delays before news finally breaks that the very image of the White iPhone 4 has been taken off the online Apple Store.
Flaw is the new in for Steve Jobs’ Apple products. We have seen it happening since the release of the iPhone 4 and the over reporting of the Antennagate issue. We witnessed the year starting with security flaw that had the iPhone 4 making its way to the bloggers all the way to recent one in the iOS 4.1 that enables users to make calls and have access to photos and contacts on your device, which Apple has promised to fix with the release of iOS 4.2 in November.
It was only a few hours back we informed our readers about the iOS 4.1 security flaw that enabled users to make calls even when your iPhone was locked. Apple appears to have taken notice of the issue and have accepted the existence of the flaw in the iOS.
So when is the fix coming? Soon and expect this in the next release of the iOS 4.2 in November which will be focused solely on fixing the bugs found in the iOS 4.1. As earlier reported the iOS 4.2 will be coming next month for the iPod Touch, iPad and the iPhone alike.
Looks like Antennagate isn’t the only problem with the number 4 for Apple. The iPhone 4 had issues with the death grip, then came the weaker glass framework of the iPhone 4 and now we have a report on a security flaw with the iOS 4.1. This exploit leaves the passcode entry on your iPhone a pointless thing, if someone happens to get his hands on your iPhone and enters a random number in the Emergency call field and simultaneously hitting the call and hardware unlock button.
What’s the result? The user has access to the Phone App, giving them complete access to your call history, address book and voicemail. Some sources report this would even give access to the photos on your iPhone 3G / 3GS and the iPhone 4. This can be done with the selection of share contact, which would show a camera icon and thus provide access to the photo album. The Home button on the iPhone remains unresponsive, meaning your home screen remains inaccessible for the random user. But the harm is actually done as the person has access to your photos, contacts and can make calls, send MMS and Email using this exploit. The video below shows it in work:
There is nothing better than having the right tools and gadgets to make easy and less hectic for us all and just like a good engine oil ensures your machine moves faster, developers make sure they have the tools to make your gadget be more effective. We all know how late was the iPhone to get the copy-cut-paste feature, right? But lets not complain about the late arrival and talk about Fast Copy, a tweak that makes cut, copy and paste function on your iOS devices a much faster process.
This is big, especially for those of you who have been big fans of the developer community that has provided you with numerous jailbreak tools. I am talking about the likes of GreenPoisOn [Download here] and Redsn0w for now. The big news? Well the iPhone Dev Team and the Chronic Dev Team have both confirmed that both Redsn0w and GreenPoisOn will have their source code available for the public for free. We are talking Open Source jailbreak tools now and the purpose is to make the jailbreak tools even more efficient by crowd sourcing the code.
We know how Steve Jobs hates losing the dictatorial grip on Apple and the numerous devices it has manufactured. I am talking about all those iOS based, iPhones, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV 2G, etc, etc. The developer community has ensured that these devices remain free of heavily relying on the iTunes and the Apple App Store by releasing numerous Jailbreak Tools in the form of Limera1n, GreenPoisOn and the PwnageTool to name a few. Reports are hurling in that Steve Jobs might be readying to release an iOS 4.1 firmware update to patch the exploit that has been used by these jailbreak tools.
I am particularly talking about the Limera1n that has created quite a stir in the last couple of weeks. Like myself and many others out there, I bet none of you wants to have this patch disable jailbreak on your iOS devices. Fret not as there is a way out of this and all you need to do is simply save the iOS 4.1 SHSH to prevent this patch ever bothering you. Following are the steps that you can follow to protect the jailbreak status of your iPhone or the iPod Touch, etc: