Apple releases iOS 5.1 beta for iPhone, iPod touch and iPads to developers

Apple just started seeding iOS 5.1 moments ago to iOS developers. The new build is available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad and third and fourth-generation iPod touch devices. We’ll let you know if this new release further fixes battery life and if we find any other changes. Apple’s full change log for this release follows below.


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

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:

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 thekDNSServiceFlagsIncludeP2P flag when using kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexAny or set the interfaceIndex to kDNSServiceInterfaceIndexP2P. The affected APIs are:
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.

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

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/]
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.

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Siri Dictation Now Available For Free On the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPhone 3GS

Hackers have been trying to port Siri to older iDevices since the virtual assistant was announced alongside the iPhone 4S. Siri doesn’t technically require the new handset’s A5 processor and increased memory, so limiting the technology to the 4S is clearly a marketing maneuver.
We’ve already seen Siri running on an iPhone 4, so we know it’s possible. But those instances required special circumstances, and we didn’t know if we’ll ever see a public release. Siri’s dictation feature has now been made publicly available in Cydia for the iPhone 4, and it actually works.
Developer Eric Day has uploaded a jailbreak package entitled Siri0us. Day describes his tweak as “Siri dictation for your iOS 5 devices. No iPhone 4S keys/files required.” And believe it or not, the utility actually works. We’ve tested it out on a couple of iDevices.

Dictation works great on the iPhone 4, transcribing words into text rather quickly. The technology is actually Naunce-based dictation, but the end result is pretty much the same as Apple’s Siri. As you can see in the video, small ads are displayed in the bar above the mic icon. You will need an internet connection for the microphone to show up.
We have also confirmed that Siri0us works on the iPod touch 4G.
To get Siri Dictation running on your jailbroken iDevice, simply add to your list of Cydia sources and search for “Siri0us.”
The developer has noted a bug that some may run into when trying to install. If your iDevice keeps respringing, do not restore! Use a SSH tool to remove the /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework file.
It took us 5 or 6 retries to download the package, so if you get any errors just back out and start over. Also, keep in mind that we have the tweak running on testing devices with no personal information on board as a precaution. However, we have no reason to believe that Siri0us is dangerous.

Siri Dictation Now Available Magic Mobile repo live

Iphone 4 Gold Plated Full Set

Iphone 4 Gold Plated Full Set 


Gold Plated
New Lcd


Nice Iphone 4 Gold
Product Description
High Quality diamond Metal Middle Plate Cover for Apple iPhone 4
This middle cover include the side buttons and SIM card tray and two screws
100% Perfect fit
24K Gold

Compatible for

iPhone 4 (4th Generation) 16GB
iPhone 4 (4th Generation) 32GB


Gold Middle Plate x 1
Gold SIM card tray x 1
Gold Side buttons x 3
Gold Screws x 2

All Aluminum LunaTik Lynk Watchband for the iPod Nano

Scott Wilson has announced a new, all aluminum, premium version of his LunaTik watchband for the iPod nano, called Lynk.

The original LunaTik premium conversion kit is now available for pre-order in an all aluminum version called Lynk. The Lynk is available in silver or black and features the same aerospace grade aluminum frame as the original LunaTik, but the silicone band has been upgraded to an anodized aluminum band with a silicone underbelly and full butterfly clasp. The Blackout version will feature PVD plated buckles and hardware as well as a black clasp. The Lynk band's lightweight construction offers the comfort of silicone against the skin, combined with the look of precision-machined aluminum.
LunaTik Lynk is available to pre-order with an estimated ship date of December 5th, 2011. The Lunatik Lynk Silver costs $129.95 and the Lunatik Lynk Blackout costs $139.95.

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Exclusive: iOS 5.0.2 coming soon, Siri big update in progress

iOS 5.0.1 is the latest version of the mobile operating system from Apple. officially confirmed , but with this version brings still errors that result in reduced battery performance. iOS 5.0.2 is already in the works, and should eliminate the discussion about a Akkkuproblematik final. In addition, work is underway on the first major iOS 5 update, which should come as version 5.1 on the market.

An Apple developer who is involved in IOS 5.x has happened to us on Wednesday a couple of interesting information on the upcoming IOS 5.x firmware updates. Please note that we have committed ourselves to a better understanding on the terms IOS IOS 5.0.2 and 5.1, and this information is not from the developers themselves.

Battery problem: The battery is designed for approximately 200 hours. Depending on network configuration and time can also go down rapidly. It is currently being feverishly worked to reduce consumption by Siri, GPS and telephone network. Some data are hardware redundant, ie, too many settings to access the hardware. The device runs energy, if the hardware it requires.

This is where the leverage to minimize the settings, ie "from" means "off", even if the hardware requires a bit. This is only possible in some settings and not at all. Example: Time Zone Find out, Siri call = Time Zone search in the background -> it is working on a temporary setting, the reaction is quick enough, ie call Siri -> temporary switching the time zone -> Siri from -> Time Zone offline ....

If all goes as planned, currently, the iPhone will last longer with 5.0.2. The stated goal is 40 hours standby with 10 hours of use. This is 2x longer than HTC or Samsung. Depending on the network itself can also move the number down. Example: Someone is sitting in the basement and has no 3G reception and the network has an attenuation of 50%, then the device will search for better network coverage and that works on battery power. Thus, say a user: "the update was great," because he lives next to a converter, or "my battery life has shortened" because he lives in a poorly developed area or in this area, a high degree of variation in the net.

The planning stage so that IOS 5.0.2 as soon as possible, should be released no later than next week for download. The battery problem was unscheduled, and Apple is making every effort to resolve the problems

The next major update (probably iOS 5.1) will bring many changes around the Siri voice control. In 2011 there will be nothing more with IOS 5.1. Work on the Siri core are very expensive. First you see the Siri-card usage (navigation) and the Wolfram | Alpha integration (eg for Germany) on the agenda, this will be announced in the Siri FAQ already . Technical license issue are yet to be bridged among others. In addition, Siri is another major update (not necessarily iOS 5.1) planned, where the hardware is heavily involved. As examples here are "do a photo," "make a video", "turn on wireless" or "turn off Bluetooth" to call. Will be how well this functions in everyday life, shows us the future, the right way is the part of developers already taken.

Apple Stepped Up Their Game to Combat Jailbreaking in iOS 5

When Apple announced iOS 5 a few weeks ago, there was some speculation that its hundreds of new features would deter a lot of folks from jailbreaking . In fact, iOS 5 was thought by some to be a jailbreak killer.

While it doesn’t look like the promise of new features has phased the jailbreak community, there are some things in iOS 5 that are troubling. The Dev Team recently posted a report on some things they are seeing in iOS 5 that are making them nervous…

The team of iDevice hackers posted “Blob Monster” on their blog to give the community a heads up on some things they have found in iOS 5 so far.

Remember how we’ve always told you to save your blobs before you upgrade? Apparently that old trick doesn’t work anymore.

“The LLB and iBoot stages of the boot sequence are being refined to depend on the authenticity of the APTicket, which is uniquely generated at each and every restore (in other words, it doesn’t merely depend on your ECID and firmware version… it changes every time you restore, based partly on a random number). This APTicket authentication will happen every boot, not just at restore time. Because only Apple has the crypto keys to properly sign the per-restore APTicket, replayed APTickets are useless.”

Did you catch all that? Essentially, saved blobs worked because restores could happen based on your device’s ECID number. Apple has changed this sequence so that restores now require a key that only they have.

The good news is that all of this crazy new stuff happens after GeoHot’s limera1n exploit occurs in the boot process, so tethered jailbreaks will still be possible for susceptible devices. Restoring to older firmwares will also still be possible, but you might end up needing older versions of iTunes to do it.

The group ends the note by saying:

“Although it’s always been just “a matter of time” before Apple started doing this, it’s still a significant move on Apple’s part… although there may still be ways to combat this, a beta period is really not the time or place to discuss them. We’re just letting you know what Apple has already done in their existing beta releases — they’ve stepped up their game!”

The bottom line is that jailbreaking iOS 5 is still possible. It’s just that restoring devices back to older versions of firmware might get a bit tricky. However, it does seem like Apple is getting a lot more aggressive with its fight against jailbreaking, and these next few months could get rather interesting.

What do you think?

- Posted from my iPhone4

iOS 5 is out - Be patient

With the release of iOS 5 many of you are excited to make the jump from 4.x -> 5.0. There are a couple important things to keep in mind:

There is no untethered jailbreak... yet.
The tethered jailbreak works but Cydia/MobileSubstrate and the tweaks that use MobileSubstrate still have some moderate bugs. (Being worked on now)
iOS 5 contains a whole new baseband. This means that those of you on iPad2 GSM/CDMA be VERY wary. Once you perform ANY kind of restore, if apple is no longer signing that firmware, you will be STUCK in recovery with no way of getting out. (This is because there is NO public bootrom exploit for iPad 2)
Also, if you rely on unlocks STAY PUT until Dev-Team/iH8sn0w updates PwnageTool/redsn0w/sn0wbreeze to support custom firmware!
SHSH playback won't work for iOS 5.0+. This means that restoring iOS 5 will not work the way it did with iOS 4 and below.
Note that you should still be able to use your SHSH for any iOS 3 or iOS 4 version without any problems.
Dev-Team and Chronic Dev Team are working on their (and our) respective tools to solve most (if not all) of those issues. Be patient as the exploit fairy isn't playing very nice this time around.

iOS 5.0.1 Fails to Fix Battery Issues for Many, Brings New Problems

Apple's release of iOS 5.0.1 yesterday failed to fix battery issues for many iPhone 4S owners, according to Apple support forums.

● Updated about 1.5 hours ago, battery has drained 20% since then with no usage! This is awful!

● Upgraded to 5.0.1 this morning. Still draining at the exact same rate. Unplugged with a full charge 2 1/2 hours ago, and already down to 80% with light usage. Just lost 2% during a 15 minute shower. I see no difference at all.

● New update is no help at all. I opened the safari and lost 2 % just by opening the safari browser...This really *****

● No change for me either. Battery drain on my 4S remains after upgrading to 5.0.1! :-/

9to5Mac did a poll of its users and found that 61.7% of those having battery issues reported that iOS 5.0.1 did not solve the problem.

Meanwhile others are reporting new issues with the firmware such as not being able to download apps over the air and incoming calls and texts that don't display the contact name as saved in the address book.

Let us know if you are experiencing any of these issues or others in the comments.

Port of Siri for original iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch to hit Cydia soon

Attention jailbreakers with a craving for personal assistance: is now live.
The entity behind the site will be releasing a port of Siri soon for the original iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation. No word, yet, on iPad 2 or other iOS devices.
Right now the site is just teasing that it will be available through Cydia, but it is expected to change soon.

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