Archive for: ipad

Apple Releases iOS 4.3.3 (GSM) And 4.2.8 (CDMA) For iOS Devices.

  • May 4, 2011 3:03 pm

In an effort to squash that pesky “bug” in which iOS was storing a lengthy file containing user location information, Apple has officially released a fix. iOS 4.3.3 (GSM) and iOS 4.2.8 (CDMA) are now available via iTunes. You’ll need the latest iTunes 10.2.2 for either Windows or OS X.

Be sure to let us know of any new bugs or issues that crop up!

**Direct download links after the break…

iOS Location Tracking: Apple Responds.

  • April 27, 2011 9:03 am

Apple has finally come forward to officially answer the various questions being thrown out by lawmakers, consumers, and companies worldwide, and state the obvious — the location tracking is for location-based services in attempts to make them more accurate and useful. As for the stored file and continuous location tracking even when location services are turned off — “It’s a bug that will be fixed in an upcoming update.”

Full press release in Q&A format after the jump…

Untethered Jailbreak Still Works On 4.3.2.

  • April 15, 2011 7:57 am

It appears Apple either didn’t care (unlikely), didn’t have time (plausible), or simply was saving their latest jailbreak-plugging update for a later, larger update. Confirmation from @i0n1c shows that the previous 4.3.1 untether jailbreak method still works on 4.3.2. The public, however, won’t be able to enjoy such things until early next week at the earliest. Nevertheless, it’s good to know the latest untethered jailbreak is just around the corner and that no new time has to be wasted.

Apple has been nice. I just verified that the untether vulnerability is not fixed in iOS 4.3.2 – my Ipad 1 is running untethered jailbroken

Of course the public untether binaries will not work with iOS 4.3.2 – I have to generate new untether binaries with new dyld/kernel offsets

I won’t be able to create all the untether binaries before sunday, because I will be on planes, …

iOS 4.3.2 Released!

  • April 14, 2011 1:20 pm

The .1 difference between this and the previous 4.3.1 signals not much of anything has changed. (Read: Don’t get too excited for anything radical.) However, the few notable publicized fixes include an issue with FaceTime calls freezing and displaying random photos as well as iPad WiFi + 3G connectivity bugs.

Verizon iPhone users: Your software is receiving a slight bump today as well — 4.2.7.

And of course, jailbreakers and potential unlockers are warned from upgrading until the necessary jailbreak tools have been updated. Let us know how it goes!

Direct Download Links

Don’t Go To Best Buy For An iPad 2 (Or Anything Else).

  • April 11, 2011 8:03 pm

The damming news surrounding various Best Buys’ “new policies” concerning iPad 2 purchases isn’t getting any better as the days progress. Initial reports were that Best Buy was simply withholding iPad 2s for pre-orders as well as trying to sell expensive protection plans (read: useless protection plans). As the brouhaha has risen over the past few days, more information stating that Apple gave BB special permission to employ such tactics for a “special promotion”. The “promotion” it seems is just as was thought before — BB is trying to force potential iPad 2 customers to purchase a $109 service plan/protection package with each iPad 2.

Luckily for us, one diligent CrunchGear reader took the plunge and bought into the “you have to buy a protection plan to walk out with an iPad 2″ game the local BB manager was playing. After said purchase, the reader went to another BB location in the area and inquired about this new “policy”. Wouldn’t you know it, the manager denied any such policy existed.

And that, folks, is why you shouldn’t shop at Best Buy for an iPad 2, TV, CD, and pretty much anything else.

iOS 4.3.2 To Address Verizon iPad 2 Connection Woes, FaceTime Issues.

  • April 11, 2011 11:44 am

Apple isn’t always the quickest in responding to software-based bugs — often taking weeks to months to address them — but the latest VZW iPad 2 connection/roaming woes are apparently a top priority at Apple HQ. BGR has managed to snag the latest iOS 4.3.2 beta and has confirmed that along with VZW iPad 2 connection issues, the latest update also corrects some ongoing FaceTime problems to boot. On that note, we’ll say that we have been having a lot of FaceTime issues as of late since upgrading to 4.3.1 — namely, FaceTime fails to correct continuously, and when it finally does establish a connection, randomly disconnects. And of course, bug fixes and a few performance enhancements here and there round up the feature list.

The iOS 4.3.2 update is rumored to hit the web sometime within the next 1-2 weeks. F5 campers, get your fingers ready…

3G Connection Issues Plaguing Verizon Wireless #iPad 2?

  • April 7, 2011 8:21 pm

Looks like Apple (and Verizon) let a rather nasty bug slip through QA testing as is evident by this 73-page thread (and growing) thread on Apple’s own discussion board. The situation: when users turn off the VZW iPad 2′s data connection and try to reconnect later, they’re met with an ever present “searching” where signal bars should be. So far, the only “fix” that has been found is to turn data on and restart the device — hardly a “fix”.

As usual, both Apple and Verizon are blaming each other — Apple is blaming Verizon’s network and Verizon is blaming the iPad 2 hardware. To us, it looks like nothing more than a nasty software bug. Hopefully Apple and Verizon nip this issue in the butt sooner rather than later and forgo the standard 2-3 week wait that accompanies updates after the issue is publicly addressed.

Any VZW iPad 2 owners care to weigh in?

iOS 4.3.2 Update Claimed To Be Coming Within 2 Weeks.

  • April 7, 2011 9:11 am

Apple just recently updated the iOS platform to 4.3.1 and already rumors are starting to point to a 2-week time table for the next release, iOS 4.3.2. The update according to BGR’s “Apple Ninja” is a host of security enhancements and bug fixes. Doesn’t sound all that exciting for feature hounds. But individuals experiencing battery life issues amongst other things should be pleased.

24 Hours Later: How’s Your iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak?

  • April 5, 2011 6:13 am

The official iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak has been available for a solid 24 hours now. By now, someone has to have found something that they like/dislike. How’s your battery life? Any crashing to report? Drop a line in the comments and let us know how it’s going as well as what method you used: redsn0w or PwnageTool.