Less than a week before an Apple event is set to take place, cases for devices which have been rumored to be featured at the event appear online. The picture comes courtesy of Chinese case retailer X-Doria. The image seems to show what appears to be a 4th generation iPod Touch, which is rumored to have the front facing camera built-in for FaceTime.
The second case is said to be for the iPod Nano 6th generation, but it could easily be a case for a new iPod shuffle. It also appears to match a 1.7 inch Apple touchscreen that turned up in Taiwan.
The September event usually revolves around music and the iPod family so we know there’s updates coming just not sure on which devices.
Surik, creator of the Cydia store has rolled out a patch that fixes PDF security issues that are fixed by the 4.0.2 update along with ones that Apple hasn’t fixed yet. Seems that if you want to be secure and protected the only thing to do is to jailbreak your device, escpailly if your running a first gen iPhone or iPod Touch. The package can be found in Cydia.
If for some strange reason you updated to 4.0.2 when Apple released it to patch the PDF exploit that was used for the JailbreakMe jailbreak and your running a iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G (Non MC Model) then you can still jailbreak your new protected iOS. The current version of the jailbreak tool redsn0w will still work on both the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G as long as it’s a Non-MC model. Just point redsn0w to the 4.0 firmware to ‘trick’ it then you’ll be away with your new jailbreak.
Check the R5 Release Dates page for the latest release dates. (Dates go up to December 2010 and include Blu-Ray dates).
Please Read: For those who want to know whats going on with Predators and Knight & Day, both of these films have been set back to September the dates are below. For those asking about films that arn’t on the list, if a film doesn’t appear on the list it’s most likely that the studio don’t do R5 releases, studios have the choice to release in the region 5 format.
Furry Vengeance – 12th August 2010
Love At First Hiccup – 18th August 2010
Unthinkable – 19th August 2010
Clash Of The Titans – 24th August 2010
Salt – 26th August 2010
Centurion – 26th August 2010
Animals United – August 2010
She’s Out of My League – August 2010
Cop Out – August 2010
The Killing Room – August 2010
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits – August 2010
The Wronged Man – 2nd September 2010
Grown Ups – 2nd September 2010
The Expendables – 9th September 2010
Robin Hood – 14th September
Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming – 16th September 2010
The Karate Kid – 16th September 2010
Knight and Day – 23th September 2010
Machete – 23rd September 2010
Please Give – 23rd September 2010
Barbie Fashion Fairytale – 28th September 2010
Predators – 30th September 2010
Date Night – 30th September 2010
My Name Is Khan – 30th September 2010
Cemetery Junction – 30th September 2010
Young Americans – September 2010
New York, I Love You – September 2010
An Invisible Sign of My Own – September 2010
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back – September 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – September 2010
Sex and the City 2 – September 2010
13 – September 2010
Wrong Turn at Tahoe – September 2010
Resident Evil: Afterlife – 7th October 2010
The Killer Inside Me – 7th October 2010
30 Days of Night: Dark Days – 14th October 2010
Takers – 21st October 2010
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – 28th October 2010
The Other Guys – 28th October 2010
Leap Year – October 2010
Jonah Hex – October 2010
Repo Men – October 2010
Get Him to the Greek – October 2010
Orlando – October 2010
Iron Man 2 – October 2010
Toy Story 3 – October 2010
You Again – October 2010
Eat Pray Love – 4th Novemebr 2010
Open Season 3 – 18th November 2010
Animals United – 25th November 2010 (Second Date)
Despicable Me – November 2010
How to Train Your Dragon – November 2010
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – November 2010
The Last Airbender – November 2010
Shrek Forever After – November 2010
Sex and the City 2 – November 2010 (Second Date)
Charlie St. Cloud – November 2010
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – November 2010
The Next Three Days – 9th December 2010
Unstoppable – 9th December 2010
The Debt – December 2010
Easy A – December 2010
Inception – December 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – December 2010
Love, Wedding, Marriage – December 2010
Get It at Goode’s – December 2010
Dinner for Schmucks – December 2010
The Social Network – December 2010
Beastly – December 2010
The Secret of Kells – December 2010
Updated: 9th August 2010
Note: not all dates are 100% accurate and are likely to vary, please keep checking back for updated release dates.
The hole in Safari has already been patched by Apple and they are preparing it for an upcoming software update, so make sure you back up your SHSH for your firmware so that you can restore back to it and use the JailbreakMe.com method to jailbreak your device. If your thinking of getting an iPhone 4 you better pick it up soon, because as soon as the new update is out you won’t be able to use the same exploit to jailbreak your phone.
On Wednesday an Apple spokeswoman said in a statement, “We’re aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”
For all those of you who have used the JailbreakMe.com method of jailbreaking then you took advantage of a PDF exploit in the Safari application. This is good that you can jailbreak your device so easily but it also means anyone with the right know how can run code on your iDevice. This means that if in the wrong hands it could be used for malicious purposes.
The iPhone Dev-Team or Apple will eventually patch the PDF hole, probably the latter. For now you need to make sure your device is protected so that you don’t fall into any malicious traps. You need to install a Cydia package called PDF Loading Warner, this package displays a pop-up when your device is about to open a PDF. It won’t stop this exploit but it will let you choose not to open a PDF that might be malicious. It has caused some issues with iBooks when opening PDF files as you have to dismiss the pop-up numerous times. However it’s a small price to pay for such an easy jailbreak.
The folks over at 9to5mac have found that FaceTime uses just under 3MB of data per minute. To be able to use FaceTime over 3G you need to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and then download the My3G app from Cydia. Then you can ‘trick’ the iOS into thinking it’s on WiFi when it’s actually using the 3G cellular network. Obviously this has it’s upsides such as using FaceTime where ever you like or watching high quality YouTube videos on the go. Bear in mind if your using FaceTime on 3G then take into your bandwidth cap into consideration. On O2 in the UK currently most iPhone 4 users have a 500MB+ cap. So if your on the 500MB plan then you can use FaceTime on 3G for a total of around 2 1/2 hours a month, that’s just on FaceTime. So make sure if you are using FaceTime on 3G that you don’t use it too much.
As I said in my last blog post, the Dev-Team have released the latest version of the ultrasn0w carrier unlock for the iPhone 4. Version 1.0-1 is now in Cydia and if it’s not then just add the repo666.ultrasnow.com repository. It works on the iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59 and on the 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04.
Back in the 1.x days JailbreakMe.com was the simplest way to jailbreak your device. And now comex and Dev-Team have released the latest userland jailbreak which exploits a PDF flaw in MobileSafari. This means you can jailbreak any iOS device, including the iPhone4 on the 4.x firmware. Because the exploit that was used it public I’m sure it won’t be too long until Apple fix the flaw and then a new exploit will have to be used. As always remember to backup your SHSH files so that you can restore to your current firmware and keep on using JailbreakMe.com in the future.
To jailbreak just open up the site JailbreakMe.com and then slide to jailbreak and then just wait. It’s that simple!
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