Apple is reportedly preparing iOS 4.3.1 for release within the next one to two weeks, less than a month since the company pushed out iOS 4.3. According to BGR's sources, the update will include various bug fixes but also address an iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability and introduce new baseband for the iPhone 3GS and original iPad.
Apple's iPad 2 only went on sale this past Friday, but already the second-generation iOS tablet has been jailbroken. The handiwork of notorious Apple hacker comex, the jailbreak - which will allow third-party apps to be installed on the iPad 2, along with other modifications - has not yet been released publicly.
A mister Peter Hajas has created what very much appears to be a masterpiece in Apple iOS developing. Ever get annoyed that your pals over on Android have cooler looking notifications than you do? Fear not! For soon you will have a lovely "Copious Corn Flakes" update to your "MobileNotifier" for your iOS device. And not only is it free, it's open source! MobileNotifier is BSD lisenced and all of the user interface work is done by Kyle Adams in collaboration with Peter Hajas who is a cool developer. In the update you're about to see, compared to earlier versions, the utility is sleaker, faster, better look, and as always, and of course: optimized.
If you feel safe that your iPhone is secure because you set a password, this might make you a little nervous. Six minutes is all it will take an experienced hacker to break into your iPhone and get all your information. Watch a video of the process after the jump.
It didn’t take long for the just released Verizon iPhone 4 to be successfully jailbreaked. The first screenshots of the jailbreaked device was released over at BlogsDNA showing the Verizon iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.6 running with Cydia.
Got an iOS device running 4.2.1 that's in dire need of an untethered jailbreak? Good news; the Chronic Dev Team has released a new solution, GreenPois0n, promising an untethered jailbreak suitable for Mac, Linux or Windows users, and opening up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the joys of the Cydia unofficial app store.
A new jailbreaking system for Windows Phone 7 devices is promised, though the developer is waiting until after the first official update is released so as to avoid Microsoft patching the exploit. According to Windows Phone dev Julien Schapman, his Windows Phone 7 Device Manager app works in a way "similar to that of ChevronWP7 in the way they both use a fake registration server, but my method is different and more reliable" according to WinRumors wrote Schapman in an email to WinRumors.
The media center marvels over at XBMC have managed to get a full install up and running on a jailbroken second-gen Apple TV, turning the $99 set-top box into a full media player capable of Full HD 1080p decoding. No mere thin-client or remote install, this is the full XBMC experience.
When hackers are playing with your platform, you can either try to thwart them - leading to a cat & mouse situation as with Apple and the iOS jailbreakers - or you can work with them; sensibly, Microsoft is apparently doing the latter when it comes to Windows Phone 7. According to WinRumors, the company recently met with part of the ChevronWP7 team, responsible for the Windows Phone 7 Unlocker tool, to discuss how homebrew application developers can co-exist with Microsoft's existing official developers.
Apple's latest iPod nano hasn't inspired quite the frenzied hack atmosphere as its iPod touch and iPhone siblings, but that doesn't mean the tiny touchscreen PMP is completely devoid of modification. James Whelton won a nano and spent little time in cooking up an app hack; while so far he can't add software to the PMP, he's figured out how to modify the Springboard UI to remove apps.