Jailbreaking and installing third-party applications on iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.1 is still a relatively lengthy process. We've now received word, however, that an automated method for jailbreaking and pushing Installer.app to 1.1.1 iPhones -- akin to AppTapp for 1.0.2 iPhones -- is on the way, and could make its debut as soon as this weekend. Stay tuned...
Nullriver has released a new version of Installer.app, 3.0b3, which makes significant enhancements to the software for downloading and installing third-party native applications directly on the iPhone (until February, anyway).
The new release is completely re-styled and now looks similar in some ways to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music application. Gone is the "one big list" interface -- items are now categorized in folders that can be browsed in the same method that the iPhone's iPod application uses to browse music. Categories include Games, Development, Health, Multimedia, Network, Productivity, and more. There is also now a &… Read more
Wireless carriers have long been known to suspend or cancel unlimited wireless data accounts for what they deem exorbitant transfer, or place relatively high "fair usage" caps on "unlimited" data plans. O2, the UK carrier for the iPhone, however, is reportedly taking the cap on "unlimited" data to a new low.
The company has, according to a ZDNet report, placed a 200MB "fair use" cap on unlimited(*) data plans sold in conjunction with the iPhone.
While this limit doesn't mean that your O2 iPhone's service will necessarily be cut off … Read more
Ambrosia Software has released iToner 1.0.3, an update to the custom ringtone transfer tool that is fully compatible with iPhone OS 1.1.1. The update also includes GUI improvements and other bug fixes and enhancements
iToner lets you transfer your own MP3 or AAC audio files to the iPhone nad use them as custom ringtones. It requires no jailbreaking or other modification and is priced at $15.
Version 1.0.2 of the application was rendered non-functional by the 1.1.1 release, but the Ambrosia development team has discovered a means for again putting and playing … Read more
Apple's announcement today that it would deliver an official, full-blown software development kit for the creation of third-party, native iPhone applications was a surprise to some, a relief to others and mere event course for still others. We spoke with two individuals who have been instrumental in the unofficial third-party iPhone application scene:
Miksam Rogov of Nullriver Software, whose Installer.app for the iPhone (an easy-to-use method for download and installing native binaries directly on the device itself) has been perhaps the largest catalyst for development thus far, says an official SDK was inevitable.
"It's what I … Read more
A post to Apple's Web Page from Steve Jobs says it all:
"Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers? hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.
"It will take until February to release an SDK because we're trying … Read more
A version of AnySIM that is compatible with iPhones running software/firmware 1.1.1 has been released. In a nutshell, this means that iPhones running the new software release can be unlocked to run on carriers other than AT&T via an iPhone native application with a graphical interface.
A note from the iPhone/iTouch Dev Team reads:
"Please note that this version works only on VIRGIN 1.0.2 or 1.1.1 phones. We are working on a re-virginizer. DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY UNLOCKED WITH ANYSIM 1.0."
In other words, … Read more
Apple has officially announced that Orange, a wireless carrier in France, will be the exclusive French partner for the iPhone, which will debut there on Thursday, November 29.
The iPhone will be sold in France through Orange?s online and direct retail stores. It will be available as an 8GB model for ?399 (or about $565) including V.A.T. for any subscription to one of the dedicated rate plans.
Tifel, a poster on the iPhone Dev Elite forums has posted a step-by-step solution for restoring full functionality to iPhones that were unlocked under firmware/software 1.0.2 then "bricked" -- phone functionality completely disabled -- by the iPhone firmware/software 1.1.1 update.
The 18 step process is not for novices, and requires the use of iNdependence, ieraser2, and familiarity with things like DFU mode. Fortunately, most of these terms and tools are thoroughly explained on the iPhone Dev Wiki. Also, phones that undergo this process will be left with firwmare/software revision 1.0.… Read more
Earlier today, iPhoneSIMFree announced that, thanks to the iPhone Dev Team's jailbreak of iPhone software/firmware 1.1.1 (see this article for instructions, download and some additional tips for making the jailbreak work) it had created a solution that allows those who used its commerical solution for unlocking the iPhone to upgrade to version 1.1.1 while maintaining unlocked status, along with 1.1.1 unlock solution. The company also announced a 1.1.1 unlock, which the company claims is capable of "completely restoring/repairing software unlocked 'bricked' iPhone."
Now netkas, an administrator on … Read more