According to a tweet by MuscleNerd, the recently released iOS 5.1.1 firmware indicates that Apple knew the unreleased iPad 2/3 and iPhone 4S downgrade technique, however, the folks at Apple research center left this technique untouched in this new version. Now MuscleNerd has decided to include this technique in the upcoming Redsnow 0.9.11 b1 version.
The recently released Apple’s iOS 5.1.1 firmware includes only bug fixes and various other improvements. There are no new features added in this version. Those users who have accidentally updated their devices, as i0nic’s girl friend updated his iPad while he was sleeping, they can safely downgrade to any iOS firmware using this guide. However, this guide is for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod Touch devices only. The owners of iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 are unlucky because they can not downgrade iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 version for now.
Yesterday Loktar Sun found a trick, while experimenting with SAM (subscriber artificial module), which allowed him to unlock iPhone running on iOS 5+. You can also backup the activation tickets of unlocked iPhone for future use. These activation tickets will be required to re-unlock your device after you restore a fresh iOS firmware on your device.
Just a few days ago, we published a guide on how to get the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango ROM for some handsets before the official release. Though now the Mango version has officially been released, and has started to be rolled out for various Windows Phone smart phones, but the most frustrating thing about it is that this update is not available for every smartphone now. Microsoft is moving on gradually, though they assure you that they would surely bring the release for every device till a period of 4 weeks. They said on their blog that
Our plan, as I’ll explain in a moment, is to ramp up delivery gradually—but make the update available to most existing customers within 4 weeks.
But this tutorial will allow your device to get the Mango update running even without the update notification.
It has now become clear that Apple doesn’t provide some new features intentionally in older devices, which could be turned on easily in a software update, just to boost the sale of newer devices. In iPad 2 Apple included “Mirroring” function which lets you watch the display of your device on a HD monitor or TV using Apple’s display adapters. But the said function is not available in iPod Touch 4 and iPhone 4. However, after following this simple guide you can easily enable HDMI video mirroring on your device.
You have visited an Apple Store and seen an iPhone playing some demonstration videos. Well, by using this simple trick described below you can also turn your iPhone into a demo device just for fun, to impress your friends or to show your customers the features of any product in iPhone if you are a shopkeeper.
Just released PwnageTool 4.3.2 jailbreaks iOS 4.3.2 (untethered) and preserves the current baseband to retain the existing unlock. It also allows you to add customizations like bootlogo, include pre-installed cydia packages and sources and hacktivate your iPhone.
We have already discussed different unlocking solutions for those users who are still having locked iPhone and for those who can not use any other SIM other than the official carrier. Among those methods, unlocking iPhone using IMEI is being considered a permanent solution as it adds the IMEI of locked iPhone into the whitelist of Apple’s database.