Posts Tagged ‘iOS 5’

iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, iPhone, Microsoft, Nokia, Reviews

iPhone iOS 5 Outperforms Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Browser Benchmark Tests

Here is a cool comparison test which shows the power of iPhone 4S along with iOS 5. The guys at 359gsm recently ran a test including iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3, iPhone 4S running iOS 5 against Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. iPhone 4S significantly outperform Nokia in all benchmark tests.

The results are shown below courtesy of 359gsm, you can watch the test video above as well:

Browsermark Test: Higher is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 37 503
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 30 452
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 86 702
Speed Reading Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 2 fps (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0 – around 37 fps)
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 40 fps
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 60 fps
Sunspider Test: Lower is better
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 4018.2 ms
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 7188.7 ms
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 2266 ms
Acid3 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 100/100
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 100/100
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 100/100
HTML5 Test:
  • iPhone 4 (iOS 4.3) – 210
  • Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.5 aka Mango) – 141
  • iPhone 4S (iOS 5) – 296

Spire: First Legal Siri Port for All Jailbroken iOS 5 Devices Available Now

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Hack, How To, iPad, iPhone, Jailbreak

Siri

Grant Paul a.k.a chpwn and Ryan Petrich have released a legal working Siri port for older jailbroken iOS devices. The tool known as “Spire” and can be installed freely via Cydia. Its not the first and not prefect but all you need is to get access to an iPhone 4S and your own proxy to get the port working. Is been a month since the first Siri protocol cracked and put in the public.

Grant Paul said on his blog:

Spire is my (along with Ryan Petrich) new tool for installing Siri on previously unsupported, but jailbroken, devices. Spire is a small download, but while installing it will download Siri itself (directly from Apple). Spire is available in Cydia right now — go get it! This will use about 100 MB of data, so please connect to Wi-Fi before installing.

Spire legal and free but you still need an iPhone 4S authentication key to enter into Spire’s proxy server address. Using SiriProxy, Siri will function in full capacity on all non-4S hardware. A tutorial on how to install your own SiriProxy can be found here.

However, Spire is not a complete solution. Apple still requires authorization to use Siri, so information from an iPhone 4S is still required. To insert this information, Spire allows you to enter your own proxy server address. By using this (ancient) SiriProxy fork, you can setup a proxy using your own iPhone 4S to insert the needed information reasonably easily. Other solutions for proxying Siri will be listed here as they are developed — perhaps that sort of proxy might be included in the main SiriProxy repository.

Spire uses a new method to obtain the files necessary for Siri, so it doesn’t have the copyright issues encountered by previous attempts. Similarly, rather than directing all traffic through a specific proxy server (and the associated privacy issues), Spire allows you to specify your own proxy server.

Download Spire via this link if you are on a jailbroken iOS 5 devices.

iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak is Imminent

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPhone, Jailbreak, News

French hacker pod2g released a video showing off the Untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5 and 5.0.1. , which appears to be almost complete and ready for prime time.

The highly sought after Untethered jailbreak does not require that the device be connected to a computer each time it needs to be booted. The hacker tweeted:

🙂 iOS 5.0 untethered jailbreak demo : http://youtu.be/kp_Mz6rs9fc
And whether the new jailbreak will work on iOS 5.0.1, he tweeted

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

First indication of a possible untethered iOS jailbreak came in pod2g’s tweet last month:

Hey jailbreaking friends, I’ve found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don’t expect a release soon, but I’m gonna work hard in it.

How to Enable the Hidden Panorama Camera Mode in iOS 5

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Hack, How To, iPhone, Jailbreak, Tutorials

Panorama functionality in iOS 5

After the first beta of iOS 5 was seeded to developers in June, a series of code strings suggested the company could implement a panoramic photo-taking feature in the OS, allowing users to shoot wider photos with a Panorama functionality allegedly similar to what third-party apps like 360 Panorama and Pano are already offering. As Apple kept seeding more betas and eventually released iOS 5 to the public, Panorama was nowhere to be found in iOS, suggesting Apple wasn’t ready to debut the feature yet.

One Developer did a little digging around inside the camera app and discovered that editing a particular .plist file made the missing panorama mode to appear, however, a new Cydia tweak made available now, called Firebreak. to simply enable camera’s panorama mode:

Firebreak via Cydia

Requires iOS 5 or higher Requires Gyroscope capable device, iPhone 4, or newer, or iPad 2. Enable built-in panoramas on iOS 5 Camera app. No icons added to the homescreen. The panorama button is added to the Options menu in the Camera app.
Once downloaded and installed you will have the panorama mode enabled.

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