July 8, 2009
Multiple cases of iPhone’s overheating and the battery of the phone quickly depleting have been causing iPhone users problems recently. Most believe it’s down to the software, the 3.0 firmware that Apple released a few weeks ago as it only seems now that users are having these problems.
Apple blame the overheating on the hot weather and are blaming people for leaving there iPhone’s in hot places but the battery issues must be in some way connected to the new firmware as I experienced today.
My iPhone 3G which used to run 2.2.1 would run under moderate use each day without getting into the 20% battery area, with heavy usage it would get down quicker and I would have to charge. But today whilst at a friends house I decided to do some live streaming using Qik, however after about 10 minutes I noticed that my iPhone had heated up considerably and the battery had lost maybe 30/40% of it’s charge. Now I know for a fact this isn’t usual as I’ve used Qik before and the phone didn’t have the same problems using 2.2.1.
It seems that there must be something not quite right with the 3.0 firmware which is causing maybe the CPU to be overused, causing the phone to heat up or something in some setting which isn’t coded properly and causing these problems.
I’d be interested to try out the 3.1 Beta to see if it had the same issues, however I’m not currently a developer so can’t try it but if anyone has tried it leave a comment about if you experience the same issues.
July 7, 2009
The Dev-Team have released there official jailbreak tool for all 3.0+ iDevices today and it’s compatible with the iPhone 3GS.
It’s available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Click here to download the Torrent.
July 5, 2009
GeoHot’s iPhone 3GS PurpleRa1n jailbreak has been released for Mac OS X.
He also released the RC2 of both versions, these add some more payload stability improvements. If you have RC2 installed, you don’t need to use RC2a.
July 4, 2009
Geohot has released the second version of the iPhone 3GS jailbreak, this release includes:
- Vista, Windows 7, International and 64-bit support.
- Less flakiness in the payload.
- Cydia tar cleaned up.
- Improved logging with slightly more useful errors.
- New kernel patches, codesign errors gone. Props posixninja.
- Added vm_map +x, passed vm_check.
- No winterboard yet.
- Still in beta, so use caution.
July 3, 2009
Geohot has released a iPhone 3GS jailbreak tool named PurpleRa1n, it’s Windows only currently. It’s available now but it’s not an official jailbreak, therefore shouldn’t be used without caution. Some people are reporting it to work, others are not however this jailbreak is missing a lot and also things such as WinterBoard won’t function properly due missing critical patches required for WinterBoard, as reported by Saurik.
If you have to jailbreak straight away use this tool however it may cause problems in the future which you might not get if you wait for the official Dev-Team tool’s which are being released just after Apple sends out firmware 3.1.