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iPhone 3G Passcode workaround

19 May

Just a random post about the iPhone passcode workaround.  Though, it probably isn’t what most people are looking for, it will allow you to use your phone again.  Simply turn the device off, hold the home key, and plug it into your computer.  Keep holding the home key until screen shows a USB Sync cable with the iTunes logo.  Release the home key, and iTunes will ask you to restore.  This will erase all of your information on it.  But it will be working again. 

The reason I’m post this is because I have yet to read this anywhere as a method for getting around the passcode.

Enjoy,

Nicholas Petty

Next Gen iPhone

20 Apr
Image by GIZMODO

picture by gizmodo.com; click for more photos

How lucky does one have to be to be handed the newest [unreleased] iPhone while just sitting in a bar? I say pretty damn lucky!! But then again, how lucky do you have to be to lose that iPhone and then find it again?!?  This happened to [Gray Powell], a software engineer working with apple on the development of the baseband firmware (what allows your phone to communicate with its network). While out enjoying himself at a local bar, he just so happen to set down his cleverly disguised Next-Gen iPhone on the bar stool next to him… This guy must of been pretty trashed to set his phone down on a bar stool? Maybe the bar in front of you, but the bar stool next to you? Really?

Yes, I know it was a simple mistake, that anyone could of done, but when you are in possession of what is going to be the next biggest thing in the world, that know one knows about! One should be a little more cautious as to where this device is at, at all times. Even if it was disguised as just a normal iPhone, that doesn’t mean someone won’t steal it in a heart beat, especially in a dark bar!

From what I can conclude, the device is back in Apples hands, after a trip through the hands of everyone over at GIZMODO.  Know one knows for sure what has happened to [Gray Powell], hopefully Apple has only warned him.  But with a leak as big as this, know one can know for sure.

The post from GIZMODO shows the specs as follows:

-Front Facing Camera (possibly for video phone?)

-Camera Flash

-Certainly Better Resolution Screen

-Micro-sim

-and an all new exterior casing

Almost seems as though Apple is trying to match the soon-to-be-released HTC Evo?  Or maybe it is the other way around?

written by Nick Petty dapallox1(at)gmail(dot)com

source: gizmodo.com

edit: it seems as though apple has not yet received there device back; there has recently been some proof of this really being Apples device, and not some knock off. check it out on gizmodo.com

“iPhone 3G Will Not Restore” possibly solved!

10 Jun

As some have may experienced, your iPhone,  jailbroken and virgins alike, may had decided to go to restore mode one day out of the blue?  You try to restore.  Attempting with many different versions of firmware (FW), and versions of iTunes.  Still nothing.  Just hanging on “Waiting for iPhone.”  Well, this happened with a phone that came into my hands one day.  Tonight, though, I belieapple-iphone-3gve I have came up with a possiblity on why these iPhones are doing such.

After a few hours on the iPhone-Dev teams IRC channel, a local client helped me through a few things, trying to come up with a solution to this very annoying problem.  Sadly enough, we did not.  Instead, we found the reason for this act of violence.  The iPhone use flash memory.  Which makes them much smaller, but much harder to fix.  It seems as though the “NAND Flash Chip”, as “burned” out.  This means no re-flashing, or re-programming.  This could happen from a variety of reasons.  From being dropped, or water damage, or even a simple typo in the code for the jailbreak.  This is just one of those small problems that make a big deal in the end.

If you have a warranty, just exchange it.  But if it is jailbroken, or your warranty is expired, I’ve come up with a way to still give you some hope.  Find an iPhone 3G with a cracked screen that someone is willing to give to you, or sell for a low price, and simply switch out your good screen with theirs!  And viola’, a new phone!

I hope this puts those restless problem solvers to rest.  Sorry for the bad news, but there isn’t much you can do now.  Though, the iPhone 3GS is coming right around the corner!