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N-Gage Revival And iPhone SDK Raise Anchor For Mobile Gaming

Posted by Jody Mitoma on February 7, 2008

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Wired had a bit to say about accelerometers, and the iphone’s upcoming SDK yesterday evening. It’s a good write up, so I figured I’d share their post with you all.


What do accelerometers, the iPhone SDK and touchscreens have in common? They’re the three big things that could see cellphone gaming have its first good year. Even the N-Gage revival finally took off on Monday, opening its doors to public testing after months of delay.

“A lot of people were inspired by what happened with the Nintendo Wii,” said Matthew Turetzky, RealNetworks’ vice president of non-PC gaming, when I spoke to him at a recent trade show. “But touchscreen is the big change, with the iPhone. It’s such a perfect technology for the casual gaming experience.”

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Apple Doubles Touch, iPhone Capacities

Posted by Eric March on February 5, 2008

Thirty-Two, Bay-bee!Rather than waiting until September’s keynote and the usual iPod refresh period, Apple has decided to go ahead and release an upgraded iPhone and iPod Touch with double the capacity — and an associated price hike, according to an announcement made today by Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod and iPhone product marketing. Available immediately, the iPhone is now available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $399 and $499 respectively, while the iPod Touch is now available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flavours for $299, $399 and $499 respectively.

The timing is is a bit unusual for Cupertino’s beloved fruit, winter being traditionally reserved for MacWorld and associated Mac and related peripheral line refreshes and introductions. Nevertheless, for those (like me) who griped and whined last September when Steve announced the puny capacities of these otherwise wonderful devices, larger capacity devices are now available far sooner than anticipated. This in itself is good news, but us early high-end adopters might also feel a little bit cheated, first by that whole $20 January Software Upgrade fiasco, and now by suddenly being faced with the idea of trading our 16 gig devices in for the huge storage boost.

Decisions, decisions.

(Source: CNet Crave)

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Apparently The iPhone SDK Key Has Been Leaked Is Still a Secret

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 29, 2008


Here is a quote from TUAW:

Last night, an anonymous tipster pointed us to this Austin Heap webpage that purportedly reveals the iPhone’s secret Application SDK key. Another tipster, also anonymous, then tipped me to iPhone “Elite” developer Zibri’s blog, that shows the same key. So what does this mean? Since all iPhone applications must be properly signed for iTunes to process them and for the iPhone to load them, this key suggests that hackers are closer to creating compliant IPA application bundles for home-brew iTunes distribution. With the proper key, developers can create and distribute applications that load through iTunes without Apple’s blessing.

Congrats, to whoever found this, but unfortunately, Apple will most likely change the key before the SDK release next month.

UPDATE (01/30/08 by Eric): As it turns out, Erica Sadun was mistaken. Zibree denies ever saying that this key had anything to do with the SDK.

I wonder how rumors run quickly and I am very disappointed

by Erica Sadun of TUAW for telling people this was

a key related to SDK or the “Application Key”.

Well.. i never said it. And, frankly, it’s NOT 🙂

I posted this only because I hate disinformation.




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Dev Team Finally Releases Proper Firmware 1.1.3 Jailbreak Method

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 27, 2008

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EDIT (01-26-08, 5:25am by Eric March): The link posted below pointed to an incomplete version of the jailbreak due to some errors jfb392 made in the archive. The link has been updated to the proper working link. If you have already downloaded, please re-download the file and replace your old one with this.

jfb392 made a thread on informing us that the Dev Team has in fact released their way of jailbreaking 1.1.3, very early this morning! (3:00AM, GMT -05:00).

Here is what he posted.

Download and extract this to any folder on your computer.
Run jailbreak.bat and everything should work on it’s own.
When the download of the firmware stops at 100%, don’t worry and don’t close the window, just be patient.

This requires you to be on Wi-Fi on 1.1.2 with BSD Subsystem 1.5 or greater, OpenSSH, and plugged into some kind of power source, like the Dev Team recommends in the README.
Make sure you have lots of free space on your iPod too, you’ll need it.
Thanks to the Dev Team for this method.

To get the January update for free, add to your sources in Installer, then navigate to The iPhone 1.1.3 Apps. in categories and install “The iPhone 1.1.3 Apps”.


Please report any problems in this thread.

Source: an ipodtouchfans thread

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iPod Touch 1.1.3 Jailbreak Thread Roundup

Posted by Eric March on January 25, 2008

jailbroken 1.1.3 iphoneThere is no doubt that the top story right now is the 1.1.3 Jailbreak for the iPhone. It has also been revealed that this jailbreak process also works for the iPod Touch — as long as you don’t mind giving it a split personality with the iPhone’s firmware and applications. Now that we’ve answered the big question, though, the little ones now surfacing en masse: Will my all of my apps still work? Do I still have access to emulator ROMs? What about the 300 meg app limit? Is it still there and can we bypass it like the good ol’ days? Fortunately, the masses have been fervently trying everything out, answering these questions and even providing tutorials for you. Today, I would like to gather the most pertinent and useful of these threads together so that those of you who have not been intrepid enough to do the deed can now get as much information as you need in one place to feel a little more comfortable performing the upgrade. Hit the read link below for the whole scoop.

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UPDATES on iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware Jailbreak Release –> DOES WORK WITH IPOD TOUCH!!

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 24, 2008

jailbroken 113Big news about the iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak, everyone! Looks like it does work for the iPod Touch after all!!

According to tens of members of the forums, and many other forums found Internet-wide, it is apparently possible to jailbreak your iPod Touch’s 1.1.3 Firmware using the iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak guide!


I can now confirm this myself, as I’ve upgraded to 1.1.3 Firmware and Jailbroke it successfully. 🙂

Apparently everything works perfectly, except you will get a “pop-up” about something regarding the iPhone, which you may simply disregard and move on. This means nothing to iPod Touch owners.

When iPod Touch users use the iPhone jailbreak guide that was leaked earlier, they will have “Phone” and “SMS” icons on their spring board. The reason for this is because the iPhone jailbreak guide uses one of the iPhone’s main files, so, when iPod Touch users download this file, it’s going into their iPod Touch’s operating system, causing the new features – which by the way, are obviously not usable, as the iPod Touch obviously does not have Edge technology.

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How to get the “App Pack” (5 iPhone apps, lyrics, wiggle icons, and maps location and pin point) FREE on iPod Touch!!

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 24, 2008

App PackkThanks to Tyr0 of the ipodtouchfans forums, we now know how to officially activate the “App Pack” that would of otherwise cost you $20!

Please note, you do, of course, have to have a JAILBROKEN version of firmware 1.1.3.

Read his post below!

i have figured out how to get the iphone apps and squiggle icon move for a 1.1.3 jailbroken ipod touch. These are the steps.
1) Im assuming you have a jailbroken ipod touch, so download BSD Subsystem and then OpenSSH.
2) Login to your ipod with Windscp or the mac one with your ip address as host name, root as username, and alpine as password.
3) Go into /System/Library/CoreServices/ and rename N45AP.plist to some like N45AP.old.
4) Then change M68AP.plist into N45AP.plist and reboot iPod Touch.

I hope you like it! I am currently trying to get it so just $20 ipod apps show up.
NOTE: This will give you Phone, SMS apps.

Source: an thread

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[FIRMWARE] iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware Changes That Have Occured Behind The Scenes

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 22, 2008

Check out what the owner of had to say about how the iPhone’s directories and sub-directories have changed around. The writer figures that the 1.1.3 firmeware was made to be capable of installing applications that have been made using the Software Development Kit. Here is exactly what they’ve had to say:

So I’ve had the chance to examine the 1.1.3 firmware on a deeper level (using a technique not developed by me and which I can’t release so don’t ask) and have noticed some interesting changes behind the scenes that are quite blogworthy:

– SpringBoard no longer needs to be modified (via SummerBoard) in order to show extra applications in the /Applications folder.
– All applications now run as the user ‘mobile’ instead of as root.
– Preferences are now stored in /var/mobile rather than in /var/root.

What does this all mean? I’ll tell you what it means.

The iPhone 1.1.3 firmware is ready for official installable applications.

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