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Rumors of the iPhone 3GS already being cracked have been confirmed and guy who did it says he is sad.
Utilizing the same 24kpwn exploit that cracked the iPhone 2G, George Hotz has managed to crack the iPhone 3GS in a week's time. He had some help, yet still seems to be disappointed in the challenge that Apple presented them.
The same tools that were used in the past to jailbreak the iPhone will be able to be used on the iPhone 3GS as soon as they get a little bit of updating. George commented on the hacking,
"On a personal note, I'm sad. Apple, it took me a week to break through your new defenses. And to let us reuse an exploit like that; 24kpwn was so 5 months ago. Although I imagine it must have been painful watching the devices roll by on the assembly line, knowing they all had a hole in them and you couldn't fix it. "
I have said it before and I will say it again, an iPhone is good but a jailbroke iPhone is better and if this is the iPhone 3G S it is better still.
For those of you that have played around with a jailbroken iPhone you know that there are some pretty impressive games on Cydia, everything from the original Doom to a Pac-Man like game.
Well then the emulators started showing up and you would play even more games. With the more powerful graphics on the 3G S the third party emulator devs have dived in. One has even come up with an emulator for the Play Station 1 and GameBoy Advanced.
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the first notable hacks we've seen are these updated PlayStation 1 and Game Boy Advance emulator ports, which run way faster than the versions for the original and 3G. The revved up hardware in Apple's latest is apparently capable of running either of these at 150 - 225fps with zero frameskipping, which is pretty impressive.
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The gang over at Engadget got to play around with the new HTC Hero and so far they are loving it.
The new Hero does feaure Android but it is not a Google branded product. This means you are not going to get loaded down with the Google logo, but it also means that you won't be getting over the air updates also.
There are going to be a host of new features but one of the ones they liked the best was the Teflon outer coating.
Flash was also shown off with mixed results, they were able to get YouTube to work but not Yahoo, but this is in line with what Adobe showed off as well.
Is it just me or does that keyboard look familiar?
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TThere are four videos for you after the break. The first shows Flash running at full screen on the HTC Hero courtesy of YouTube. The second, however, shows it failing when running a trailer from Yahoo Movies, just like Adobe did -- in fact, it crashed all four times that we tried it on what we were told was a Hero running the final build of the OS. Third one is a quickie showing the on-screen keyboard rotating from portrait to landscape and back. Lastly, we demonstrate the hardware a little bit and show off our lightning speed at typing. For the real completists, there's also a new gallery of hands-on shots from the NY launch event right below.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Apple 30GB iPod Black for Only $99.99 with FREE Shipping.
Offer: Holy moly, I wish I waited for this one. Just use Paypal and save $50 instantly off the $149 price to bring it down to just $99! Even the recertified iPod Nano's which have teeny spaces compared to this puppy aren't this cheap... perfect for that airplane trip as it will hold all of your music and some video even so that you don't need to sync constantly. Expires 6/23/09 but I doubt it will last that long.
If you are disappointed by the looks of your new iPhone 3G S well then ColorWare has a solution for you.
They have announced a simple process where you can send in your iPhone 3G S and have the back cover dyed to a different color. But the fun does not stop there.
You can have them change the normally chrome bezel, the home button, your headphones, and the SIM-Card holder. You do have to send the phone to them (if you are in the US) to get these exciting new colors added.
You might want to do this while you are waiting for AT&T to activate MSS and tethering or while you wait for a jailbreak from the devteam.
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The usual range of solid and metallic colors are available, and you can have your earphones dyed to match too. The basic process changes just the back-plate of the phone, but you can also customize the normally-chrome bezel, the home button and the SIM holder.
Pricing starts at $150 for the back, then add $20 each for the bezel frame and button, or $15 each for the SIM holder and earbuds. Currently there's only the option to send in your own iPhone 3GS (in the US); ColorWare aren't offering the smartphone themselves at this stage.
The iPhone OS 3.0 has finally been unlocked for iPhone 3G users. The new code dubbed ultrasn0w was released late last night and can get you back to making phone calls if you got locked out after your last upgrade.
You will still need to jailbreak your iPhone with redsn0w first and then add a particular repository (not suppository thankfully)but once there you can install ultrasn0w through Cydia and you are golden.
Now we all wait while the mad geniuses from the DevTeam dive into the 3G S.
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1.Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
2. Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or PwnageTool (this will also install Cydia/Icy)
3. Run Cydia or Icy
4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or Icy. That last "o" is actually the number zero "0"! If you use the letter "o" you'll get an error.
5. Search for 'ultrasn0w' in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
6. Reboot your iPhone 3G
7. T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
It is time for an iPhone 3G S update; after all it is the Monday after the big release. Here is how it all stands
For sheer numbers Apple managed to push over one million of these out the door. The 3G S remains un-jailbroken and cannot be unlocked just yet (although 2G and 3G phones can be jailbroke and the 2G can be unlocked with redsn0w).
The iPhone 3G S has received mix reviews that range from perfection to claims of it not being worth it. With all that Apple still managed to get a ton of these out to the public, which means that Apple still has it where the iPhone marketing it concerned.
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Cupertino have just issued a compelling piece of PR that will surely put your mind at ease -- one stating it managed to move a million iPhone 3G S units over the weekend. That's right, in a fashion not completely dissimilar to last year's iPhone 3G launch (though with far less hiccups), bucketloads of happy buyers flooded Apple's coffers with sweet, delicious cash money for the new smartphone. The buying frenzy was apparently even exciting enough to rouse recovering CEO Steve Jobs from his convalescent state. The seemingly-now-returned honcho is quoted (for the first time in months) in the press release as saying "Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning." Winning indeed Steve... and welcome back.
Those wanting to get a peek inside the iPhone 3G S have had their wishes granted by the folks over at Rapid Repair.
The guide is meant as a repair guide however for those that enjoy just seeing what is inside it provides a great source of geek pr0n. For those that are still waiting for their new iPhone, be aware that this might make you slightly more depressed. Hit the link for the full step by step disassembly guide and many many more high quality pictures.
As the actual moment of the launch for the iPhone 3G S creeps closer we will be popping in and letting you know what is going on.
One thing I always find interesting are the people that just have to have one first. Well you won't be disappointed if you live in New York.
It appears that lines of Apple faithful are lining up as we speak. Sitting out in the rain and waiting the 10+ hours for the slightly improved phone.
Dunno about you but I am cool waiting a few days to get mine.
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It's pretty gross in NY right now -- sure, you've seen rain before, but you've never really experienced it until you've seen the grit and determination of these city folk wandering around in a light downpour with their $500 umbrellas. That's why it comes as zero surprise to see that despite the ongoing drizzle, a few brave souls have gathered in front of Apple's flagship store to be among the first in the States to get an iPhone 3G S tomorrow morning. Sure, they could've pre-ordered for delivery and stayed dry, but what's the fun in that?
Analysts are saying that this weekend Apple could sell half a million iPhone 3G S handsets. This is a rather large number and is significantly less than either the 3G bought in with its launches.
Although some are saying it is due to the limit on the number of countries that are getting the 3G S, after all 21 countries had the 3G at its launch while the 3G S will only be released in 8.
The low number could also be due to the relatively minor improvements made to the new 3G S; including a complete lack of any outside improvements to the appearance of the phone.
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Munster expects Apple will sell 500,000 iPhones this weekend, according to a research note sent to clients, reports Fortune. That's half as many phones as Apple sold when it launched the iPhone 3G, but Apple sold that phone in 21 countries on the first day. In comparison, the iPhone 3G S will be sold in only eight countries on its first day.
Still, 500,000 phones sold in three days is a lofty number. Consider that the iPhone 3G was a fairly big upgrade over its predecessor when it was released, and most notably added the much faster 3G data speeds to the device.