While there are lots of advantages of jailbreaking your Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad, it also has disadvantages like an voided Apple warranty and introduction of some security loopholes. A new tool Antid0te is about to be released promising better security for jailbroken phones, what Antid0te will do is to add Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) to your iPhone. Which in simpler terms mean that iOS program libraries, the dynamic linker, the program stack and some selected binaries will be loaded at different (random) addresses in memory making the process of exploitation a lot harder.
If you are one of the unlucky few who rely on an carrier-unlock for iPhone 3G and accidentally updated to iOS 4.1 upgrading your baseband (modem) to v 05.14.02 which is not unlockable, here is a method to let you upgrade your baseband to one of iPad 06.15.00 which is fortunately still vulnerable and will allow us to unlock using ultrasn0w.
In this comprehensive step-by-step illustrated guide we will walk-trough the complete process of jail-breaking and unlocking an iPhone 3G running iOS 4.1 having modem version 05.14.02.
Google has scheduled to roll-out the official Android Market Update v 2.2.6 over the span of next two weeks to all devices running Android 1.6 or higher. However, users can enjoy the update right now as developers have ripped and posted the new Android market APK install file for everybody to download and install.
The new update brings a sleeker UI introducing features aiming to improve merchandising of applications and streamlining the whole browse-to-purchase experience. Full-quality images and description of new android market features is available after the jump with direct download links to the com.android.vending_2.2.6.apk install package.
Official Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread User's Guide (Manual) is now available for download, packed with 374 pages of newly added and updated information the manual will provide fully illustrated How-To information for the updated user-interface and functionality to the mobile operating-system.
While OEM manufacturer's like Samsung are still rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo Update across various devices, Google has finally announced the much awaited "Android 2.3 Gingerbread". Being advertised as the "fastest version of android yet" (check video) the new major update to the world's second-most popular mobile operating-system brings better gaming, more refined and speedier UI, support for Near Field Communication, updated Linux kernel, one touch selection/copy/paste, improved power management, faster HTTP communication and much more.
Wait of Indian Samsung Galaxy I9000 (GT-I9000HKAINU) owners for long awaited Android 2.2 update is finally over as Samsung Kies is now allowing the update, users with Firmware version "I9000DDJG4/I90000DDJG4 I9000DDJG4/I9000DDJG4" can now officially update to Android 2.2 Froyo upgrading there firmware to version "I9000DDJP6/I90000DDJP5/I9000DDJP2/I9000DDJP6".
The most widely used iOS software unlock Ultrasn0w just got updated by parent iPhone Dev Team to support carrier-unlocking on any baseband later than 05.13.04 for iPhone3G/3GS owners. This unlock is interestingly using the exploited AT+XAPP command security-hole which was actually plugged-in by Apple but it turned out that the very first iPad firmware 3.2.2 has baseband version 06.15.00 which is still vulnerable to AT+XAPP exploit and since the iPad baseband is built for the exact same baseband-chip as the iPhone3G/3GS what we have is an exploit with a carrier unlock for these devices. In simpler terms iPhone 3G/3Gs owners can unlock their devices running iOS 4.1/4.2 but there are some risks as posted next.
Skyfire is a popular mobile web-browser available on Windows Mobile, Google Android, and Symbian platforms, unlike other mobile web-browsers Skyfire renders requested webpages on a proprietary server and then relays the result to end user's mobile phone. Using the same server-side rendering technology Skyfire is now available on Apple iOS letting users enjoy Adobe Flash powered videos on webpages which is not natively supported. While Flash has already been ported to some extent on iOS via Project Frash but Skyfire is available via official Apple Store and does not require a jailbroken phone to work like Frash.
While users need to take help of unofficial hacks to use Adobe Flash Player on iOS thankfully the technology is fully supported on Google Android platform, however plugins come disabled by default in Google Android web-browser and here is how to activate them to utilize Flash Player on webpages.
We have jailbreaking for iOS and rooting for Android to perform amazing customization, hacks and side-loading of applications which aren’t allowed in the official Marketplace due to use of restricted APIs and low-level hacks, to get the homebrew scene started on another front first ever jailbreak/unlocker for Windows Phone 7 is out now available for downloading.
Named "ChevronWP7" the simple to use utility promises to start a new era of side-loaded Windows Phone 7 development, allowing developers to not only develop on the platform without a WP7 marketplace account costing US$99/year but also make use of non-public API's pushing the boundaries to customize, tweak and hack their devices at low-level.