Category Archives: iOS 5

LuminiOSity: A New Custom Firmware Project

For a while now I’ve been trying to assemble a team for a custom .ipsw (iOS firmware) project called LuminiOSity (“The Light at the End of the Tunel” might be one of it’s phrases :)). As of now the team consists of me (Saphiresurf) and a skilled scripter named Bcooperizcool. Right now where working on a bundle for Mac Owners to create a custom LuminiOSity .ipsw out of a 4.3.3 .ipsw. A current firmware version will be made due to the shsh problem, but our main focus’ are on iOS 4.3.3. We have a coder that may join, but we still need more team members. If you can code or script please comment or shoot us an email at the contact us page. We could also use testers that own the following devices at the end of this article (it’s preffered you run Mac OS X!). Thanks for reading; we’ll have a bundle out soon!

-Sean B. (Saphiresurf)

Devices (anything crossed out isn’t needed):
-iPhone 4
-iPhone 3gs (New Bootrom)
-iPhone 3gs (Old Bootrom)
-iPod Touch 4
-iPod Touch 3g
-iPad

Older device support will be soon. If you have an older device and want to start testing once we start working on older devices then shoot us an email or comment to. Don’t forget to tell us what device. Make it professional!

EDIT: How could I forget iPad! Crazy. Well we would appreciate if an iPad was donated, but we will try to make LuminiOSity for iPad to (You can’t make custom firmwares for iPad 2/iPhone 4S yet). iPad First Generation is now added to the needed testing list.

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Sick of iOS 5?

Personally I’m done with iOS 5.0. Ever since I started using it I’ve felt more restricted especially in the fact that there are a lot of incompatibilities with other tweaks. Also I was disappointing because of things like the lack of widgets and all that. So now I’m venturing into some iOS related things and I think I’m going to cough out a nice .ipsw for us who want to be left behind from iOS 5.0 and stay with good ol 4.3.3 (what the .ipsw is going to be based off of). So just wait and I’ll have the first (VERY BASIC) one out soon enough!

iOS 5 Jailbroken on iPod Touch 4!

I personally didn’t think this was going to be that hard due to the general nature of iOS it was obvious that limera1n was still going to be able to applied just because it is a hardware exploit. Though to make it even more official MuscleNerd was able to confirm on twitter that it was working for the iPod Touch 4 so it looks like there aren’t going to be difficulties. Though I thought iOS 5 was going to be the revision I wouldn’t mind not jailbreaking with, but unfortunately it was quite the contrary. None the less it’s a huge step for iOS and I hope to see more improvements (WIDGETS!) in the future. Apple is taking a step in the right direction with things like twitter integration and lets hope to see more features in the near future! Cheers!.

P.S. Right now where trying to raise $99 so we can renew our Developers account in order to do a review of iOS 5! We have created a list of our biggest donators and contributors in the Donate page and it will be posted on the front page when we raise enough money. Unfortunately we’ve had no donators, but we have had a few contributors to the sight that will be going up soon (and you’ll be able to notice the difference on the website of there contributions!). If you would like to donate you can go here. We have some time left on our Devleopers account so we can have coverage on iOS 5 Beta 1, but non the less it is expiring soon. Cheers!

iOS 5.0 Previewed; Beta 1 Released

iOS 5.0 was released earlier this morning at WWDC 2011 and caught me a little bit off guard. First of all the most anticipated feature (by me) was NO WIDGETS. I was ragin everywhere (not literally) until I found out that there was weather and all that good stuff in the excellent revamp of the notification system (which looks very Hajas-esque; though it could’ve been some help from Hajas since he recently got hired by Apple, though I didn’t report on it, he’s still an intern so I don’t think it’s likely he helped a lot with the notification system, but still possible). I will be doing an introduction to Beta 1 soon though we do need to renew our developers account with apple soon so if anyone would like to donate money please do so by pressing the button in the side bar. Cheers!

EDIT: You can find more information on iOS 5.0 here and if you’re still excited for Mac OS X Lion you can find more information on it here. I am thinking of making a seperate post for Lion, but unfortunately I don’t have anything to test out Lion with (also I don’t have a Mac OS X developer account or a Mac for that matter) so I won’t be doing a write up on it. If anyone wants to as always you can go to the Contact Us page and, well contact us. Cheers!

NOTICE: iPod Touch 2g and iPhone 3g have been discontinued for further iOS update and you should not expect anything new or “revolutionary” on your old, crappy device. Thank you for all the support and best of luck!
-Apple

^^Side joke for those of you still rockin the iPod touch 2g and iPhone 3g 🙂

P.S.S. Another note is that MobileMe is now free so enjoy it while you can! Also I’ll be making a guide soon on how to make your older device (below 3rd generation) seem like it’s using iOS 5.0. Though some features aren’t yet possible to replicate without making your own tweak I’ll cover as much as possible.

Making the iPad 2 Even More Magical

A (FAKE) preview of iOS 5 has been released by a German magician whom has done some quite impressive stuff. I’m not positive how he pulled this off without any mess ups (except when he drinks the coke the straw is actually above the liquid for the most part), but I’ve posted it here for you to enjoy.

WWDC Tomorrow

20110605-095907.jpgAs many of you know WWDC is tomorrow, but unfortunately we don’t have anyone to give us live coverage and I myself don’t have enough money and would have a schedule conflict anyways. If anyone would like to do live coverage for Siliconic whom is going to WWDC then contact us and we can try and work something out. Can’t wait for tomorrow! (for those of you who don’t know apple officially announced that they where going to release (or announce) iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion during this years WWDC and there wouldn’t be a new iPhone).