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Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is finally here!

iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users has been waiting for quite some time for their devices to be jailbroken. As iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are using A5 Chip, thus the jailbreak for iPhone 4 and iPad did not work on it. But wait no longer, Absinthe A5 has arrived! These 2 devices can finally be untethered Jailbroken.

How do I untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad 2? Just follow the steps below:

1. Firstly upgrade your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to iOS 5.0.1 and backup your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, if you have not done so.

2. Download Greenposi0n’s Absinthe A5 here (Mac or Windows)

3. Unzip the file

4. Connect your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac and open up Absinthe A5

5. Click on Jailbreak button and let the wizard do it’s job.

6. After awhile you might see your iPad in restore mode, please do not panic, it is part of the process. Wait for it to complete…

7. Your device will reboot, and after a couple of minutes, you will see the below screen.

8. Unlock your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, and click on the Absinthe icon on it, it might not be on the first page, so search for it.

9. Click on it, and your iPad or iPhone 4S will be rebooted. If you are facing issue, please relaunch the app.

10. You are done after the reboot, enjoy your Jailbroken iPhone 4S or iPad 2!

 


Apple’s Educational Announcement on 19 Jan New York City

Apple has sent out invitations to media for an education focused event on 19 January 2012 which will be taking place at Guggenheim Museum New York City. They aren’t hiding from the press, it will be education related.

Thus what we will be seeing from the event will most likely be textbooks available in Apple’s iBook Store. Although it might be not be so interesting for the rest of the world, as there will not be no new product launching, but textbooks coming to iOS will be huge.

This will push iOS devices mainly iPad to be the number one go to for education sector.

 


Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.01 Guide!

It is finally here! The long awaited iOS 5.01 untethered Jailbreak is finally launched by dev-team. @pod2g has been telling us that untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 was almost ready a few days ago, and just a few minutes ago, they launched redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for both Mac OSX and Windows.

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can finally jailbreak their devices. Here’s the catch, it is for all iDevices other than A5 chip devices, thus iPad 2 and iPhone 4S can’t be untethered jailbroken yet. Sorry guys, you have to wait awhile more.

For all other devices which can be upgrade to iOS 5.01, your device can be jailbroken. They are namely, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3rd Generation and above.

Check out UsingApple iOS 5.01 Untethered Jailbreak steps:

1. Upgrade your devices to iOS 5.01, you can either do it via iTunes or from your iOS Devices’s setting(If you are on iOS 5)
2. Backup your iOS Devices, you can backup via iCloud or your Mac/PC
3. Download redsn0w 0.9.10b5 for Mac OSX or Windows (updated due to iBook fix)
4. Device is connected to your Mac/PC
5. Unzip redsn0w 0.9.10b5 and double click on redsn0w icon


6. Click on Jailbreak button

7. Switch off your Device and click on next.

8. Do the usual DFU Mode action, First hold on Power Button (Corner) for 3 Seconds 
Without releasing the Power Button, Hold on to your Home Button for 10 Seconds
Then release your Power Button, but still holding on to your home Button for 15 Seconds


9. Let redsn0w do its job 


10. Once it is done, Check on Install Cydia checkbox and click on next


11. Let redsn0w do its job again, and you will be able to use your jailbroken iOS Devices in seconds.

12. That’s all! I have just tested it myself on my iPhone 4, it is working fine! Enjoy your jailbreak guys! 


Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 is coming soon [Video]

Chronic Dev Team is almost done with their very last part of touching up with iOS 5 Jailbreak. It has been close to 2 months since the launch of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S, but till date, only tethered Jailbreak is available.

If you don’t know the difference, tethered Jailbreak means that everytime your iPhone got restarted, you have to connect it to a computer and go through the jailbreak process to boot up the iPhone. Thus untethered Jailbreak is actually very important to most people, as we are worried we won’t be with a computer when our iPhone accidentally needs restart.

pod2g tweeted:

Tons of questions from my nice followers. Too early to answer. Will work on iOS 5.0.1, will try iPad 2 and 4S after others are ready.

So it seems that iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users will have to wait awhile longer than the rest of the family to enjoy untethered jailbreak.

Check out the demo of untethered jailbreak from Chronic Dev Team:


Apple air new iPad 2 ad – Love [Video]

Apple just air their new iPad 2 ad – Love. As usual, Apple’s Ads always touch people’s heart. In this ad, it shows how iPad 2 is part of what people are passionated about and loved about. Things like basketball coaching using iPad 2 to show formation during a competition, band mixing their music, a car designer, a artist drawing on iPad 2 and just a kid loving his iPad 2.

Love iPad 2.

 


iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone are the top 3 most desired gadget among kids for this Christmas!

Nielsen just did a survey, among the kids in US most of them want Apple Products for their Christmas this year! With iPad getting 44%, iPod Touch 30% and iPhone 27%, it seems like Apple is really popular among kids.

Apple really have a very special touch in their design of their products. Kids, Adults and Aged all love to use them. Simple is really the way to go for consumer products as the results and surveys all proved so.

 


Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad 2 [Video]

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire

Apple iPad 2 is the best selling tablet in the market right now, even though companies like Samsung and Motorola are pushing out Android tablets, none of their sales are as good as Apple’s. One of the main reason why Android Tablet is not selling as well is the iTunes, iBooks and Apps Eco-System that Apple has.

Apple’s iPad is not only one of the best tablet hardware available right now, but Apple also have Music, Video, eBooks, Apps market. Thus users are able to buy and consume all of the above. This not only make iPad more useful, it also drive Apple to reduce the profit made from the hardware as they will be able to gain back by selling music, video, books or apps.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire might be the only real competitor with iPad as Amazon like Apple have the same eco-system. So can $199 Kindle Fire’s hardware be on par with iPad 2?

Check out the video below:

By looking at the video, Kindle Fire is not in anyway on par with iPad 2. It is more like a budget tablet which have very similar functionality with iPad 2, but is cheap. Although there is no match with the performance and responsive, but with less than half of the price of iPad 2, you will be able to read books, watch videos, play games and listen to audio books via this tablet with a 7 inch screen. I would say it is pretty worth it, if you are on a budget or you enjoy Amazon’s stores.


Apple TV is now cheaper and named Apple TV 2010

Apple TV is now cheaper in Amazon and they have named it Apple TV 2010 Model. Amazon normally have some clues when it comes to Apple’s product updates. So with this movement of dropping Apple TV price and renaming it to 2010 model, does it means that we might be getting a new Apple TV very soon?

I have been waiting for Apple TV refresh for quite some time, Although Apple TV 2010 Model is not sold in Singapore, but there is just more and more reasons for getting Apple TV. One of them is AirPlay, which you can mirror everything from your iPad/iPhone to your big screen in your living room.

In the recent Steve Jobs Biography, he mentioned that he cracked how TV should work, I really can’t wait for the product that he cracked to be out.

 

 


New Apple iPhone 4S TV Ads – Siri, iCloud and Camera

Apple airs their new series of TV Ads on their new baby, iPhone 4S, featuring iCloud, Siri and Camera. Siri and Camera upgrade are the 2 major upgrades from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S. iCloud is also a new service provided by Apple for free, users will be able to sync documents, photos, contacts, backups all to iCloud (5GB).

Below are the 3 TV Ads from Apple:

iCloud –

Camera –

Siri –


Box.net offers 50GB storage for all iOS users for life

Box.net is a web storage service, which works quite similar to Dropbox. Box.net allows users to upload files, share files and edit files over any devices, which includes desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android and more. They are having a promotion, Box.net now offers all existing or new iOS users a free upgrade to 50GB of storage!

50GB is quite a huge storage for free. Apple and Dropbox are charging 100 and 99 dollars per year for 50GB of storage, but Box.net is giving out them for free. So how do you sign up for this promotion?

Steps on getting your 50GB storage

It is not very straight forward, you need to do the following steps:

  1. Go to Box.net via your desktop, Mac or PC (sign up for account or login to your existing one)
  2. Go to Files -> Click on Create Folder
  3. Click on the downward point arrow -> Folder Properties -> Advance Properties
  4. Click on email option tab -> Check on the Allow uploads to this folder via email and click OK
  5. Download or update your Box.net iPhone/iPad App and login.
  6. You should be upgraded to 50GB of Storage and 100mb of file limit per file.
  7. Please note that the Promotion ends at 2nd December 2011 

Box.net is very generous on giving out storage, but I really hope their desktop sync will be free. You need to know that Box.net do not provide free desktop sync like what you have for dropbox, thus to upload your files to box.net, you either have to use their upload function on box.net website or upload them via iPhone/iPad. It is not the easiest and fastest way to share/sync files, but it will be quite useful to have such a huge storage online.

I’m thinking of using them as my important files backup for example Family Photos and some important documents. Nevertheless, don’t waste the opportunity to get the storage. Be sure do get your free storage before 2nd December 2011!

Download iPhone or iPad Box.net App here: Box.net for iPhone and iPad

[via SimonVideo]