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Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal, has finally been released! The main change in this release is the drop of the Netbook Edition as it has been merged into the desktop edition (which means it uses Unity by default!), it also now Firefox 4 (As it has for the past few Alphas and Betas) and Banshee as the default music player, and LibreOffice has replaced OpenOffice 🙂
Get it here while it’s hot (No really the download / update servers are being overloaded so you might want to use the Torrent option)!
P.S. Since it has been released I will be taking down the countdown banner 😦 we all had fun counting down and partcipating on the Natty Narwhal Development and Testing thread on Ubuntu Forums, but all fun must come to an end, but we can all look forward to 11.10!
Jay Freeman (or Saurik as most of us know him by aka the creator of Cydia) has put together a video explaining why you should jailbreak your iOS device. In this video, he shows some of his favorite tweaks that he has gotten from the Cydia Store
Some of the tweaks he used in this video are:
Apparently Apple is planning on releasing another iOS update in a few weeks that is supposed to fix tracking issues in iOS… most likely they will also be patching up the untethered jailbreak from iOS 4.3.2/4.3.1 so jailbreakers and unlockers might want to be cautious and not “accidently” update when the time comes, this would also be a good to save your SHSH blobs for 4.3.2 if Apple is planning on sending an update and you are planning to apply the update (SHSH blobs allow you to downgrade to the firmware you have them for…).
From Apple’s Q&A on Location Data
Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:
- reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
- ceases backing up this cache, and
- deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.
In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.
So, what do you think about this? It seems that Apple has been adding a lot of revisions to the 4.3 software update, and surely there are more to come!
Recently the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2 was released, but Mac users who didn’t want to update their baseband was having to resort to finding a way to run Windows to use Sn0wbreeze to save their basebands. Well that is no longer the case because the Dev-Team have released the new version of PwnageTool (it’s version 4.3.2 and it jailbreaks 4.3.2, I wonder if that is a coincidence…). The jailbreak instructions are the same for creating your custom firmware… but I don’t own a Mac so I won’t be able to post a tutorial 😦
You can download the new PwnageTool through the official Torrent here (yes you will need a Torrent client)
Sn0wbreeze by ih8sn0w has just been updated to version 2.6 which can jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 untethered! This utility allows you to preserve your existing baseband by creating a custom firmware file. It works for all devices on 4.3.2 except the iPad 2.
You will need your firmware file for 4.3.2
All you need to do is choose the Expert Mode (even though it is very simple) and choose the appropriate options that you want and then choose Build IPSW, it’s very simple and I’m sure even new users could do very simply
The new firmware file will be placed on to your desktop and when you click “OK” Sn0wbreeze will guide you into DFU mode, then go into iTunes and hold shift on your keyboard, and click Restore… choose the custom snowbreeze ipsw file that it put on your desktop, iTunes will then restore your iPod, and you will be jailbroken!!
iPhone 4 users are reporting issues with the jailbreak, the dev team is working on this, for now you might just want to stay away for a little bit. iPhone 4 issues have been corrected and can now successfully be jailbroken using redsn0w rc14
So just minutes ok, the dev team updated redsn0w to rc14 that includes the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, the new redsn0w can be found at the iPhone Dev Team Blog!
Get it now while it is fresh and hot off the press!!
I knew it was just a matter of time 🙂
Finally, TinyUmbrella has been updated to include support for saving your SHSH Blobs for iOS 4.3.2. There is a slight bug with Cydia’s servers so right now the only way to save your blobs for 4.3.2 is to get them straight from Apple. To do this you need to go to the Advanced options and there should be an option to get them from Cydia, just uncheck that box and you should be able to save them. This new version of TinyUmbrella has a new feature to visit their blog when updates come out.
The new version of TinyUmbrella can be downloaded here
So, just recently, everyone found out that Apple hadn’t patched the jailbreak found in iOS 4.3.1 for 4.3.2, this means that you can jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 using redsn0w (It is tethered right now, but the untethered will be out soon hopefully). It works on all iOS running 4.3.2 except the iPad 2 (and the Verizon iPhone I believe). All you have to do to get the jailbreak to work is make sure you have your firmware file for 4.3.1 and when redsn0w asks you for your firmware file, choose the 4.3.1 firmware. Then run the jailbreak as normal. When it is finished you will notice that you can’t open Cydia (or Safari), this is because it is a tethered jailbreak and you need to run redsn0w again, this time using the “Just boot tethered right now” option. When it asks you to, put your device in DFU mode and it will boot your device up 🙂
I will have a YouTube video up soon, it is in the process of uploading right now 🙂 The Video is up!
Today, Apple has pushed out the update for iOS 4.3.2 (or 4.2.7 for the Verizon iPhone), currently I don’t think there is a jailbreak, although some are reporting success with Redsn0w (Tethered though)… Make sure you save your SHSH blobs for 4.3.1 before you update (Actually, do it now, Apple will stop signing them soon!) I will update you guys when I figure out what Jailbreaks are available for 4.3.2 🙂
Also… Unlock (And sources say… Factory Unlocks too!) users, stay away from this update!!
Update: It has been confirmed that Redsn0w can jailbreak iOS 4.3.2, but it is tethered, you must point it to your 4.3.1 firmware file though!
The people at BGR have got their hands on to a unreleased version of iOS, this time it is iOS 4.3.2 which they are suspecting to be released next week.
This version of iOS is suppose to have a fix for connectivity issues on the Verizon iPad 2, and to fix FaceTime issues, and security issues (I haven’t had any though… I guess I must be lucky :))
If you are using a jailbreak / unlock, make sure you stay away from this update when it’s released until further notice… I feel sorry for the Dev Team, it was only last week that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 and they are going to have to possibly make another one!