Posts Tagged ‘iPod Touch’

iOS 5.1 Beta 1 for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Available for Download

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, iPad, iPhone

Apple has released iOS 5.1 first beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This is a beta version intended for for developers only. Apple has also released Xcode 4.3 which you can download from iOS Dev Center.

iOS 5.1 Beta 1 for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Available for Download

Introduction

iOS SDK 5.1 provides support for developing iOS applications and includes the complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating applications for iOS and Mac OS X. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool among many others.

With this software you can develop applications that run on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5.1. You can also test your applications using the included iOS Simulator, which supports iOS 5.1. There are two Xcode iOS SDK 5.1 images, one for installing on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.6.7 (Snow Leopard) or later, the other for installing on a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

This version of iOS is intended only for installation on devices registered with Apple’s developer program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state.

For more information and additional support resources, visit:

http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/

Bug Reporting

Please report any bugs not mentioned in the “Introduction” section using the Apple Bug Reporter on the Apple Developer website (http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/). Additionally, you may discuss these issues and iOS SDK 5 in the Apple Developer Forums: http://devforums.apple.com. You can also access more information about iCloud for Developers at: http://developer.apple.com/icloud

Notes and Known Issues

The following issues relate to using the 5.1 SDK to develop code.

Accounts When creating an iCloud account, you can use any Apple ID as long as it is a full email address and not a MobileMe account. If you have a MobileMe account, you can move that account to iCloud. You can find more information at: http://me.com/move

APIs The NSNetService class and CFNetService APIs do not include P2P interfaces by default. To browse, register, or resolve services over P2P interfaces, an application needs to use the Bonjour DNSService*() APIs noted below. Setting the interfaceIndex parameter to kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexAny in the following API’s will not include P2P interfaces by default. To include P2P interfaces, you must now set the kDNSServiceFlagsIncludeP2P flag when using kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexAny or set the interfaceIndex to kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexP2P. The affected APIs are: DNSServiceBrowse DNSServiceRegister DNSServiceResolve DNSServiceRegisterRecord DNSServiceQueryRecord GameKit App Icons and Profile Photos are not loading in apps using Game Center.

iCloud Storage Provisioning profiles must be enabled for iCloud in the iOS Provisioning Portal. You can enable a provisioning profile for iCloud by navigating to the App ID section of the iOS Provisioning Portal and configuring your App ID for iCloud. After enabling the App ID for iCloud, regenerate your provisioning profiles to enable them for iCloud. The setSortDescriptors: method of NSMetadataQuery is not supported. In iOS 5, files that are protected via Data Protection cannot be used with iCloud Storage APIs. File names are case-insensitive in Mac OS X but case-sensitive in iOS. This can lead to problems when sharing files between the two using iCloud. You should take steps on iOS to avoid creating files whose names differ only by case. Movie Player Starting in iOS 5.0, in order to facilitate finer-grained playback control, a movie player is not automatically prepared to play upon creation. Call the prepareToPlay method to prepare the movie player. For more information, see MPMoviePlayerController Class Reference

Music Player Using shake-to-shuffle causes Music app to freeze and playback to stop.

Newsstand FIXED: Deleting an issue that was marked as the currently reading issue could cause a crash.

Security In iOS 5, the signing of certificates with MD5 signatures is not supported. Please ensure that certificates use signature algorithms based on SHA1 or SHA2.

Xcode/Developer Tools A bug in the documentation organizer causes an exception when you type in any field in the content area. To prevent the need to log in to the developer website from Xcode, download documentation sets locally using Xcode’s documentation preference pane and enable the ‘Check for and install updates automatically’ checkbox as a workaround. “uninstall-devtools” script mistakenly removes files and packages even if Xcode is still running. Be sure to quit any running copy of Xcode before starting the “uninstall-devtools” script. The Network Link Conditioner daemon cannot be launched after installing the Networking Link Conditioner without a reboot. You can manually workaround the issue with a restart or by the following command: sudo launchctl load /system/library/launchdaemons/com.apple.networklinkconditioner.plist.] In the iOS 5 development tools, it is possible to extract APIs used by an application and have them checked for use of private APIs. This option is offered when you validate your application for app submission.

iOS 5.0.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV Direct Download Links Repository

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, Featured, How To, iPad, iPhone, News, Software

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1. The update brings battery life fixes for all devices running iOS 5, as well as security improvements and multitasking gestures on the original iPad. Battery life issues are said to be fixed as well.

iOS 5.0.1 update

This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: – Fixes bugs affecting battery life – Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad – Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud – Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
device current version date found
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1)
4.4.2 (9A336a)
10/24/2011 17:51:03
iPad (iPad1,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPad2(wifi) (iPad2,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPad2(at&t) (iPad2,2)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPad2(vz) (iPad2,3)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPhone (iPhone1,1)
3.1.3 (7E18)
04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2)
4.2 (8C148)
11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPhone4(vz) (iPhone3,3)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPhone4S (iPhone4,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1)
4.2 (8C148)
11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1)
5.0.1 (9A405)
11/10/2011 13:06:01
last updated: 11/10/2011 15:55:02 EDT

Siri Successfully Ported to Run on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Featured, iPhone, Jailbreak, News, Rants & Raves, Tech.

Siri has finally made its way to the iPhone 4

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith had successfully ported the Siri onto the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch. The video provided below not only shows the Siri functionality on an iPhone 4, but is in depth and shows a side-to-side comparison against the iPhone 4S. In addition, the video shows the Siri Dictation in action.

iPhone 4S jailbreak was the key to make the port working successfully on iPhone 4. 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman has brought this story and an got exclusive interview about the port with the developer:

Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?

Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.

Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?

Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.

Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?

Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.

Mark: So, you also got Siri working on the fourth-generation iPod touch, how is that working out?

Steven: We got chpwn’s iPod touch up and running with Siri after proving it works on my iPhone 4. Unfortunately the microphone on the iPod is nowhere near as good as the iPhone – you will notice that the Siri level meter hardly moves when you talk to it. While it does work, you have to speak loudly and clearly to the iPod.

Mark: How long did porting take you, what was the “I got it” moment?

Steven: Basically, I already had everything I needed to make it work. I had spent a lot of time mapping out in my head exactly how Siri works on the iPhone. All I needed was access to a jailbroken iPhone 4S to put my hunch to the test. It literally took no longer than 10 minutes to put all the pieces in place and perform our first test on my iPhone 4, and it was an instant success.

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 Semi-Tethered On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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

While waiting for full untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, here is a very good deal for a half solution to that.

BigBoss has released Semitethered Jailbreak, a new Cydia package that lets you reboot your iOS 5 jailbroken iPhone at will while away from your computer!

semitether

It’s not without it’s cons, but it’s a whole lot better than a normal tethered jailbreak. How to get use Semitethered Jailbreak
Step 1: Tether Jailbreak your iOS 5 device with RedSn0w Step 2: Add http://thebigboss.org/semitether to your Cydia sources. Step 3: Install SemiTether and reboot!
That’s it. Now you can reboot your iPhone, even away from your computer! As mentioned, there are a few cons though.
  • Phone will reboot to Home screen
  • Can use every stock app on iPhone except Mail and Safari until boot tether
  • Can’t use Cydia, or any jailbreak apps and tweaks until boot tether
  • Phone can take longer to boot

That’s a pretty good compromise, whenever you want to reboot while away from the computer.

Remember to get the full functionality back you have to boot the device back into a tethered jailbroken state using Redsn0w. To do this, start Redsn0w, go into “Extras”, select “Just Boot” option and enter DFU mode. Redsn0w should now boot your device as tethered

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