Saurik Released Cydia Update, Making Cydia WAY Faster! [Video]

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There was an update to Cydia today, that made quite an increase in speed! Here’s a quick video, showing the difference in speed. On the left is an iPod Touch, without the update, and on the right is an iPhone 3G with the update.

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ScreenRecorder for iPhone Released in Cydia [UPDATED: Video Review]

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A great new tool was released in Cydia today, that allows you to record a video capture of your iPhone screen. It is simply called “ScreenRecorder”, and comes from developer Elton Bolzanac. There are some limitations, as video recording is a pretty intense process, but this is a great first version.

Here’s the official description, from Cydia:

This application let’s you take video captures of your screen. This is extremely useful for quick tutorials or demonstrations, or when you want to show proof of a new hack you have accomplished. There are obviously many other uses for this. For example, you could use this like a “Notes” application, but with video instead of words!

Keep in mind that video recording is a very intense process, so crashing is very frequent on videos that have a capture time of more than 45 seconds.

Must be installed with ffmpeg.

Application must be quit in between two captures. (There is a quit button in-app).

New in v1.2:

-No more need for Backgrounder

-Updated to work with ffmpeg from Cydia

-Now has option to delete videos from within application.

Here’a a short video of the app in action:

I have not had a chance to try this out, but I have been waiting for something like this for a long time, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Another great reason to jailbreak your iPhone!

UPDATE: I got to use this app and thought I would share my findings with you. The quality of the video that ScreenRecorder can do, is about the same as using ScreenSplitr with Demo God. Pretty low frame rate. Here’s my video review:

Gull1hack Claims They Have a Jailbreak for ALL Apple Touch Devices

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A team called “Gull1hack” claim they have a jailbreak for all iPhones and iPod Touches, including newer ones with newer bootrom. So far, there has not been any proof to support this claim, but this team will obviously get some attention for just saying they have an exploit.

According to their video, once the Gull1hack is installed on your device, you will be able to install Cydia and/or Rock, without an internet connection. They posted this on their blog, on the weekend:

We just found an amazing Exploit in the Boot-System of the 3GS with the new Bootrom! This Exploit works on ALL iPhone and iPod Touches!

While booting, we overun the buffer memory, letting the iPhone think there is something wrong; But in the moment it tries to enter safe mode, we send a boot signal like Blackra1n or Redsn0w.

So no Computer required!

They also posted this video, trying to proove that they are not fake:

Is this just someone trying to get some attention, or is this the real deal? I would advise staying away from this, until we’ve heard about some real world results. I’ll keep my eye on this, and let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: Gull1hack has made another post on their blog, trying to prove their jailbreak. I must say, this new video looks promising, but I need to see some reall world results. Videos and screenshots can be easily faked. If this is real, then congrats to this German hack team.

Hey, here is Video with an iPhone 3GS from week 46; So is has the new Bootrom, like f0recast shows too.
But in this case you don’t need to use Blackra1n oder Redsn0w to restart! It boots alone 🙂

You also might notice that this iPhone hast Baseband 05.11.07. That’s because we modified Fuzzyband, to work with the iPhone 3GS too!

Update: Already some of you noticed that f0recast shows his information very early. That because our Gul1hack: The iPhone needs longer to boot, because of sending the boot comman to boot it. But f0recast dont need a complete boot, on a non jailbroken iPhone start round 5 seconds before lockscreen, on an iPhone with Gull1hack a few more

chpwn Developing Vertical Page Scrolling for iPhone

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chpwn, developer of “Infinidock” and “ProSwitcher“, is working on a new tweak for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It will enable vertical scrolling, giving you what will seem like an infinite amount of rows on your page.

A demo of the new tweak on YouTube:

chpwn is currently looking for ideas for the name of this new tweak. You can post your idea on Twitter, with a public reply to @chpwn. If chpwn picks yours, you get a free copy!

New in Cydia: Eight Bit SMS Tones

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My newest package in Cydia, is a pack of 6 SMS Tones, that I created in Garageband, with an 8-Bit plugin. It is a free download, of course, so go get it now!!

Here’s a preview of the tones:

Tritone

Ascend

Ta-da

Alert

Zelda-sih

Pong-ish

Enjoy!

“Reviving Redsn0w” – The iPhone Dev Team

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The Dev Team have made an official post on there blog regarding the new redsn0w. Here’s what they have to say.

It sure has been a while since we last saw a firmware update from Apple.  (And by the way, which will come first…the iPad wifi, FW version 3.1.3/4.0 for iPhones, or the new iPhone itself?)  Anyway, while we’re waiting, we updated redsn0w to be compatible with FW 3.1.2.  We also added a few new features!

redsn0w 0.9.2

It’s actually been in “open beta” for a while now, and those of you who already follow @MuscleNerd on twitter may already have tried the new redsn0w.  You can read all about it and download it from our our wikee.  Compared to our last release, we’ve given you the ability to quickly change your boot or recovery logos and enable “verbose” booting.  And for those of you who want to experiment with your internet tethering options over cellular, try version 0.9.3 in the extra links at the bottom of that wikee page.

After reading the brief Q&A on our wikee, feel free to ask any questions below in the comments.  Briefly though, if you’re already happy with your current jailbroken system (whether it’s via PwnageTool or blackra1n), and if you don’t want boot logos, then you can safely ignore this post and we’ll continue the wait for Apple’s next release together 🙂 Otherwise go ahead and try some new boot logos using redsn0w, or use it for fresh jailbreaks.  If you use it on an already jailbroken phone, be sure to checkmark “Already pwned” and don’t reinstall Cydia again (doing so will probably make Cydia lose track of what it has installed).

Caution: if you’re using the ultrasn0w or yellowsn0w unlocks then don’t be tempted to update to official 3.1.2 just to use redsn0w (and remember, redsn0w still works at 3.0 anyway).  If you update to official 3.1.2, redsn0w will still work but you’ll lose ultrasn0w and yellowsn0w.  There is geohot’s blacksn0w for those who updated to official 3.1.2 but there are still wifi problems with the unlock at that firmware in a small number of cases.

This version of redsn0w does not provide an untethered jailbreak for those of you with brand new iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, or any iPod Touch 3G.  redsn0w will jailbreak those but it will still be a tethered jailbreak until some new exploit is found and released.

As always, redsn0w does not update your firmware version.  You use it with whatever firmware is already running on your device (and you point redsn0w to the IPSW corresponding to that firmware already running on your device).

New Theme in Cydia: Angelina Wrona Theme

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I’ve got a new theme in Cydia today, called “Angelina Wrona Theme”. It is based on the art of Canadian artist Angelina Wrona. It includes lockbackground, slider, wallpaper, dock, and status bar.

You can get this theme in Cydia, now, under the ModMyi repo, for free.

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