iOS 5.1.1 Released

Apple yesterday released iOS 5.1.1 (build number 9B206).

 

iOS 5.1.1 is available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Touch 3rd generation, the original iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad (iPad 3).

According to the release notes, iOS 5.1.1 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

Unfortunately, there is no mention about bug fixes for battery life issues reported by users.

As usual, jailbreakers should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1 and also don’t forget to take a backup of SHSH blobs and BBTickets.

You can go ahead and download iOS 5.1.1 firmware from our downloads page.

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Review: Curiosa

One of the most awaited tweaks – Curiosa (formerly known as Cydia Bulletin). The tweak was flaunted by Ryan Petrich a long time ago, but it never made it into Cydia for a few reasons, the main one being that it’ll affect the default repos, making the loading slow. But now Curiosa has made it’s way into Cydia and works just as advertised.

 

Curiosa basically notifies you whenever there is an update available for any Cydia tweak that you have installed.

It adds a settings panel which gives you the following options:

1. Automatic Refresh:

  • You can set the duration of when you want Curiosa to check if any update is available under the “When” sub-option.
  • Require Wi-Fi: You can toggle this to on if you want Curiosa to check for updates when you are connected to a Wi-Fi router

2. Manual Refresh:

  • If you choose “Manual” in the “When” option then you will have to set an Activator action, invoking which, will allow Curiosa to check for updates
  • Refresh Now button, on being tapped checks for updates

3. Notification Keywords:

  • It will show update notifications for installed packages and those that match the specified keywords

Check out Curiosa in action below:


If you are interested in Curiosa you will have to add Ryan Petrich’s beta repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

Let me know what you guys think about Curiosa in the comments section below.

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Tutorial on How To Sync Dropbox and iCloud….

According to TJ Luoma’s report in TUAW, the Mac and iOS users are going to be faced with the problem of choosing between storing their documents in iCloud and Dropbox even though it is known that both have different purpose to serve. Apple as Luoma states is definitely going to add features every now and then to the iCloud so that people opt for it and to make the iCloud easier to win the support of the developers.

Luoma says that he would rather trust Dropbox than iCloud although iCloud is quite good. The reason is that one can sync iCloud with Dropbox but it’s a one-way sync only and of course a simple one too.

How to Sync iCloud With Dropbox

  • To begin with the syncing, you need to have your Mac iCloud enabled.
  • Once iCloud is enabled you need to go straight to ‘System Preferences >> iCloud‘ and check whether the Documents & Data’s option is set to Sync.
  • This process entirely depends on which particular app you are using to push data to iCloud. To push a document to iCloud using the specific app process you need to go to the ‘File >> Move to iCloud‘s structure.
  • Now you have to look for the local folder dedicated to iCloud on your Mac and that is the Library’s folder which is hidden as default in OS X Lion. However, you certainly can get access to it by opening up Finder, highlighting the ‘Go‘ menu option and then clicking on the ‘Alt’ key on the Mac keyboard. This way you make the Library folder visible.
  • Instead of step 4, the other way to do this is to click on ‘⌘CMD + Shift + G’, then type in ‘~/Library/’. In both cases you need to seek a folder in the tree called ‘Mobile Documents’, and then locate the ‘documents’ sub-folder with our precious pushed files.
  • The all-new features coming in the Hazel software help to perform certain synchronizations like making a rule within Hazel that enables checking a particular folder and then syncing the contents to Dropbox. And that results in getting all the iCloud files to Dropbox.

You needn’t worry while using apps that permit just the iCloud storage options as now you can sync iCloud with Dropbox quite easily.

Let me know if you are stuck up and need any assistance.

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Tweetbot updated with iCloud integration

I usually don’t write about App Store apps, it’s always about tweaks etc… but this is special. Tweetbot, the best Twitter client for an iPhone, much better even than the Twitter app itself, went through an update and it has added a few cool and unique features.

Tapbot have now added iCloud support to Tweetbot, which will keep the Timeline positions, Direct messages (DMs) and mute filters in sync across all instances of Tweetbot running on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Here are all the new features:

  • iCloud Integration (must be logged into iCloud)
  • Mute filters synced across instances of Tweetbot
  • DM read status synced across all instances of Tweetbot when iCloud is selected for sync
  • Timeline positions are synced, this means that if you scroll on your iPhone and wait for a few second it’ll automatically scroll on your iPad (pretty cool eh?)
  • Better handling of iTunes links across thumbnail previews
  • YouTube links provide thumbnail previews (much awaited)
  • Pinch to close image on iPad
  • Minor bug fixes

It is great to see developers like Tapbots take their apps to the next level using new features available in iOS in their own unique and innovative way. Tweetbot was already the Gold standard for Twitter apps, with the iCloud sync feature, it will be even more difficult for users to give this app a miss.

You can get the updated version from within the AppStore under the updates tab, if you already have purchased it. If not then you will have to purchase it for $2.99 on the iPhone and as well as the iPad.

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More details about the iTweak Store released

They first time I heard about the iTweak Store, I didn’t really think it’d surpass Cydia but now that more details have been released I’m looking forward to using iTweak a lot. For those that don’t know what the iTweak Store is, it is an upcoming jailbreak tweak store that looks forward to being better than Cydia. We didn’t know more than that until earlier today when the website was updated with more details about iTweak.

User Friendly

iTweak claims to give a much simpler UI than other package managers.

Full Debian APT

Just like Cydia, iTweak will use the now well know Debian APT for package managing.

Universal iOS Support

All iOS versions will be supported, along with every iOS device (including 1st generation devices).

Uses Mobile Safari

Instead of installing iTweak, iTweak will be based off of the web. You can install iTweak as a web app, bookmark it, or run it off of MobileSafari anytime. With increased security measures, you won’t get malware.

The iTweak Store has so much more features, it’s best you read all of them at their website. It’s going to be interesting to see how iTweak will work… you know? With those PC & Mac clients.  At iOS Jedi blog, we’ve signed up for beta testing/reviewing so if we’re granted beta access, we’ll be able to let you know how iTweak is.

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How To By-Pass your iPhone Passcode

Today during a chat at the Freenode IRC channel #JailbreakQA we were talking about how vulnerable the iOS was, and one member today said, “The iOS is the easiest to hack”, naturally most of us disagreed but then today I found out about XRY, this is a new application which will allow you  to bypass your iPhone in many ways. One good and user-friendly thing is app provides is that, you can actually recover your iPhone Passcode if you happen to lose it due to bad memory. :P

Here is a video demonstration by Micro Systemation, the Swedish security company who has developed XRY.


A report was released which actually tells us how the firm did this, and to no surprise, these exploits are the same ones that the jailbreakers use to gain access to the iPhone’s file system and other things.

Let me know what you guys think about XRY in the comments section below.

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Source ( 9to5Mac )

A5 devices might be able to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 in the near future!

We have some good news for all of you with iPad 2′s and iPhone 4S’, as you all know if you accidentally updated to iOS 5.1 there was no chance for you to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 and be jailbroken. iOS 5.1 is not even tethered jailbroken for A5 devices so that means you’d have to stay without a jailbreak, but now iH8sn0w, the creator of sn0breeze, iFaith and iReb, sheds some light on everyone and tells us about his latest achievement regarding downgrading.

iH8sn0w tweeted:

Found a loophole in Apple’s apticket system. Restored my iPad 2 to 5.0.1 from 5.1. Works on all A5 devices. :)

A5X devices will work too once Apple pushes a new firmware for it.

BTW, This cannot be applied to basebands. Only iOS itself.

As of now you can only downgrade iPhone 3GS’, iPhone 4′s and iPad 1′s to iOs 5.0.1 and that to by using the SHSH blobs saved by TinyUmbrella or TinyCFW.

With this discovery it means that the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 (powered by A5 chip) and the new iPad (powered by the A5X chip) will be able to downgrade to previous iOS versions for a stable untethered jailbreak, till the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is not released. This is a very big achievement as Apple had made it very difficult to downgrade to previous iOS versions.

As of now I believe you will need to have the SHSH blobs to downgrade to 5.0.1.

iH8sn0w has said that he will not shed any more light on this matter and will keep it confidential until he completes all his tests.

Are you one of those who accidentally updated to the worthless iOS 5.1?

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Tip: Enable Push Notifications in Tweetbot

Tweetbot is, in my opinion, extremely better that Twitter’s official application for iOS. You can do so much more stuff, it has no ads and it even has a prettier UI. Below is a screenshot of my profile in Tweetbot:

Tweetbot, besides being one of the best alternatives to the official twitter app, has one downfall. Push Notifications are not enabled by default and you need to activate them in the app’s settings. Here’s a guide about how to do this:

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How To Get iPhoto & iMovie on iOS 5.0.1 (The easy way)

There are three things in iOS 5.1 which were persuading me to update my iPhone and lose my jailbreak and as I use an iPhone 4S I couldn’t even have a tethered jailbreak for myself, so i decided to play around a bit in iFile and try to figure out a way to get iPhoto and iMovie working on iOS 5.0.1 , and today morning (i.e almost 12-13 hours ago I found a way to get iPhoto on iOS 5.0.1, it was a bit difficult to get it working because it always crashed but the changes that I made, worked and allowed me to use iPhoto perfectly.

But this method is a bit difficult to explain and tell so I was wondering how can I get to everyone, thankfully to a fellow developer I need not to do that any more because of his latest development known as iPhoto501Fix. This tweak fixes the iPhoto issues that you are having after installing it on your iPhone.

On the other hand making iMovie work was like a cake walk.

Check out the video below to see how to install iPhoto & iMovie and how to make it work on iOS 5.0.1:


Wasn’t that easier than expected? Well I know everyone thought it’d be quite tough to get it working, believe me it was before this tweak was released.

Stay tuned with us because in my future posts I’am going to review iPhoto for iPhone (I won’t be reviewing iMovie because I don’t quite like it).

Were you able to install both iPhoto and iMovie using this trick?

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Apple Event Summed Up In Just 90 Seconds!

Missed the Apple event? Don’t have 2 hours to watch the keynote?

Well thanks to the CultOfMac you can get an idea of all the happenings by just sparing 90 seconds of your valuable time.

Check out the round up below:

What do you think about the new releases?

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