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7 years ago

And They Weren't Kidding: Update 1.1.1 Bricked My iPhone (Activation Loop)

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And They Weren't Kidding: Update 1.1.1 Bricked My iPhone (Activation Loop)

Hold my calls for the rest of the day; I'll be laying under my desk in a fetal position. After reading early successful reports of unlocked iPhones updating without issue, I assumed the coast was clear. Assumed being the operative word. Upon downloading today's firmware update, which weighs in at a whopping 153MB by the way, iPhone fails to recognize my SIM card...and is now effectively rendered useless. Ahahahaha!!!! maniacal laugh

Doing a bit of sleuthing I discovered the potential root of this problem. The IMEI number displayed onscreen does not match that found on the back of my iPhone. So apparently whatever issue is to blame it has to do with baseband settings reconfigured by anySIM. Ok, iPhone Dev Team. I'm counting on you jokers to work out a solution.

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7 years ago

Breaking: Apple Rolls Out Firmware Update 1.1.1, And I Can't Have it!!!

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Breaking: Apple Rolls Out Firmware Update 1.1.1, And I Can't Have it!!!

Oh the humanity. Here I am docking my iPhone, when suddenly this box appears in iTunes, beckoning me to install some new firmware update, just released. But can I install this update? No. And why? Because his Jobsness has seen fit to brick my iPhone should I install said update. GRRRRR!!!!!!

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7 years ago

iPhone's Java Omission a Mistake?

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iPhone's Java Omission a Mistake?

Bob Brewin, distinguished engineer at Sun, had this to say about the omission of Java on the iPhone:

"I think it's a mistake. I think it would provide a lot more flexibility in applications being developed."
Film at 11. In other news, the Kool-Aid man thinks you don't drink enough Kool-Aid. Oh yeah!

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7 years ago

iPhone Brews Up Anger With Sun Over Java Support

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iPhone Brews Up Anger With Sun Over Java Support

Oh Steve, when will you learn? Your tight fisted control over iPhone's software platform continues to effuse dissent among users. Now even your very own partners are lining up outside your door with torches and pitchforks. This time you've managed to piss off the folks at Sun Microsystems for excluding Java support in iPhone.

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7 years ago

Reader Requests: What Do You Want Added to iPhone?

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Reader Requests: What Do You Want Added to iPhone?

I have setup a petition page to record every feature request made by my readers. This is your chance to speak out and be heard. What features do you want added to iPhone? Visit this link, and post your request in the comments section. I will then add your request to the list. I expect this page to grow long over time, so I placed a permalink in the left sidebar so you'll always know right where it's at.

Click here, and post.

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7 years ago

AnySIM 1.0.2 Released, Now with Fewer Bricks

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AnySIM 1.0.2 Released, Now with Fewer Bricks

iPhone Dev Team has released a second version of its free GUI unlock software, anySIM, now available for download. This version (1.0.2) promises a stress free (and Kent free) unlock process that for many users (including yours truly) didn't work with the last version.

Ever the sucker for punishment, I downloaded the software and ran the unlock process, which ended in failure just as last time. Fortunately this time around it didn't have the adverse effect of bricking my iPhone.

If you're made of tougher stuff, here is the link.

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7 years ago

Apple Quietly Kills 4GB iPhone Model, Dozens Mourn

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Apple Quietly Kills 4GB iPhone Model, Dozens Mourn

As some of you early risers noticed, Apple's online store was down in the wee morning hours, receiving a slight make over and badly needed paint job. When it went back online one product was conspicuously absent; the 4GB iPhone model. It seems Apple has quietly but publicly executed the iPhone that nobody seemed to want.

This was expected since Jobs slashed the price of the popular 8GB to $399, and made no mention of the 4GB model. So no surprise here. Move along, nothing to see here.

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7 years ago

Dev Team Statement

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Dev Team Statement

The iPhone Dev Team, the same folks that have set the stage for 3rd party applications and more recently, the free iPhone unlock methods, released a statement via Erica Sadun of TUAW about Apple's positioning on the iPhone unlock and the possible bricking of iPhones. Their statement is to wait to install the patch if you've unlocked your iPhone; if you really need the update, they have a tool in the works that will restore your iPhone to its factory condition. The 'restore-to-factory-condition' tool would be useful for anyone that wanted to sell their iPhone and be assured that there's no personal information on the iPhone. The text of their statement is reproduced below:

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7 years ago

Phil Schiller Sounds Off on Unlocking, Toes the Party Line

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Phil Schiller Sounds Off on Unlocking, Toes the Party Line

Apple's number two man, Phill Schiller, speaks out on unlocking and the unforeseen consequences preventing future firmware updates. As you might expect, Schiller's comments are little more than a reiteration of yesterday's press release, scolding users and threatening castration of warranty obligations. His most notable soundbite...

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7 years ago

Breaking: Apple Drops the Hammer on Unlockers

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Breaking: Apple Drops the Hammer on Unlockers

Bad news, kiddies. Steve thinks we're having too much fun with his expensive toy, and henceforth has abolished the practice of iPhone unlocking. Stop it. Just stop. You know it's wrong, and puts wrinkles in Steve's mock turtlenecks. This bombshell was just dropped from the belly of the mothership...

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7 years ago

The iPhone Blog Gets iPhonified: Site Now Optimized for Safari

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The iPhone Blog Gets iPhonified: Site Now Optimized for Safari

You asked for it. You got it. I listened to reader requests for a fully iPhone optimized layout. Now when you visit my site from your iPhone, instead of encountering the standard layout, you will be redirected to an iPhone formatted likeness. No more pinching or side scrolling.

So visit the blog that readers call "Stupendous"..."Wonderfully entertaining"..."Informative". Then, after you've been to that site, come to theiphoneblog.com, cause...it's pretty good too.

Oh, and you're welcome!

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7 years ago

Phone Different Podcast #5

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Phone Different Podcast #5

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p> In podcast number five, we discuss the crazy amount of news from the previous two weeks. The main topics are sales volume, iPhone in Europe, ringtones, iTunes and firmware updates, GUI unlocking and the risk it brings, and 3G iPhone rumors. And, as always, we discuss some of the best bits from the community.

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7 years ago

Sn0wbreeze jailbreak software

Sn0wbreeze jailbreak software

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7 years ago

limera1n jailbreak software

7 years ago

Free Wallpaper Friday: Emasculation Edition

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Free Wallpaper Friday: Emasculation Edition

You guys are a tough crowd to please. Last week's installment received as much welcome as Michael Moore attending a Republican convention. Some of you even criticized my gallery for being "too feminine", which left me questioning my sexuality and displaying overcompensating male machismo behavior. Friends and family began wondering why I suddenly started smoking cigars and spoke in a deep faux masculine voice. I hope you're proud of yourselves!

So, this week I bow to your requests and offer up these, well, less effeminate wallpapers. Hope you enjoy them. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch Nascar racing and wear my pants halfway down my ass.

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