Folks at iPhone Dev Team work hard, I’m most definitely sure about that. With recent progress on the iPhone 3G’s custom baseband, they have now uploaded a video onto Vimeo featuring their new tool and a few shots of how it will work underneath. Please don’t ask me, I have not a clue!
So you’ve already seen iPhone and the new T-Mobile G1 battle it out in a comic strip, here is now a video from CNET in which they run a quick and simple test to see which of the rivals actually has the faster 3G speed. Limitation though, the two uses different browsers, they’re from different networks, therefore 3G network coverage is also different – but which do you think will be faster?
The iPhone Dev Team is still hard at work unlocking the iPhone 3G for us, a signifigant milestone has now been reached with the ability to run a custom baseband.
Here’s a screenshot of a 3G iPhone whose baseband has been modified. And even though it’s modified — and fails the integrity check — it’s still running…
…Running modified baseband code is a very useful ability, but it’s still not possible to accurately estimate how close we are to the ultimate goal.
A short clip has been uploaded and can be seen here…
I’m not going to dwell on the fact that the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is Nokia’s first official entry into the world of touchscreen mobiles, it is pretty exciting and it’s specs does pose a possible threat to the iPhone, especially when it’s got a better camera! We recommend you check out the full specs on the Nokia 5800 here.
Unfortunately, these unboxing pics are not from us, they are from the folks over at Stuff.tv, nonetheless it does illustrate a comparsion to the iPhone 3G in one of its pictures if that’s what you are interested in, check out the full gallery below…
If you’ve got the latest iPhone 3G, you will be aware that it’s capable of a much faster internet connection compared to the first generation iPhone as long as you’re not heavily limited by your ISP. This is why the folks over at June Fabrics Technology decided to exploit this by moving on their popular PdaNet application from Palm and Windows Mobile, towards the iPhone.
With the latest PdaNet for iPhone 3G, you will be able to turn your iPhone into a wireless router, sharing your iPhone’s wireless internet connection with nearby WiFi compatible gadgets and computers.
Hey everyone this is just a quick heads up to let you know that the iPhone Dev Team have now released an updated version of QuickPwn – the quicker and easier to jailbreak tool which does not require an iTunes based full restore!
The latest QuickPwn, version 2.1 is for Windows users and will jailbreak and unlock first generation iPhones, jailbreak first generation iPod Touch NOT second generation and will jailbreak, NOT unlock the iPhone 3G, visit our Roundup of jailbreaking, unlocking the iPhone 2.1 2G and 3G… for full details and download links!
Hey folks! Just abit over two weeks after our last roundup for jailbreaking the iPhone firmware 2.0.2, we now have another updated roundup for the latest and just recently released iPhone firmware version 2.1. In this latest roundup, as before, we will try to summarise the most popular methods that the iPhone community and also the iPhone Dev Team have come up with for jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone 2.1.
The iPhone software or firmware 2.1 which was announced by Steve Jobs earlier this week has indeed addressed a number of issues, these include…
- Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
- Significantly better battery life for most users
- Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
- Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
- Faster installation of 3rd party applications
- Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
- Improved performance in text messaging
- Faster loading and searching of contacts
- Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
- Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
- Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
- Genius playlist creation
However, as you would expect if you’ve previously experienced some jailbreaking or unlock yourself, updating to the latest iPhone firmware always means paying a bigger price, getting your iPhone locked or ‘bricked’ again…