iOS 5.0 Beta 4 Released a While ago

Theres nothing to much to report here. If you’re a developer you know where to get the .ipsw and new itunes beta. The new changelog will be up soon!

Mac OS X Lion News Roundup

Even though I’ve been trying to move I begin to notice that I still have a site running and even worse that it hasn’t covered the release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) as well as the new mac minis. So realizing I still need to bring the news to you; I decided to make a nice little round up. I’ll be making one for iOS 5.0 beta 4 and onward. During my move I’m going to make sure that I get at least one news round up a week to make up for anything I may have missed and this may continue longer for bigger events. Well, here’s to our first news roundup!

Mac OS X Lion Released!

Mac OS X Lion was released on the app store recently for $29.99bringing the much anticipated waiting for apples new operating system to an end. We have no way of testing it out right now, but we can assure you we will find a way to give you a tour of Apples latest OS and a way to install it on your PC.

P.S. Whatever happened to Microsoft’s Windows 8 😉

Macbook Air’s Updated!

The new Macbook Air’s have been updated to the 3rd generation in which they have Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors, a backlit keyboard (Yay!), and the thunderbolt I/O port. For those of you wondering sandy bridge processors or the next generation of Intel processors that are supposed to work more effeciently and the thunderbolt I/O port is a port that uses Intel’s Thunder bolt technology where instead of using electrons to transfer data (hence electronic in common computers) it uses photons (hence photonic computing). The difference between the two is that electrons bounce around and hit each other quite a bit making not only a degrade in the quality of the data but also a slowing in transfer speeds while photons simply pass through each other making it not only more dependable for data transfer, but also creates speeds up to 10gb/s (Intel predicts it will elevate to 100gb/s within ten years).

Guide for Installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Through a DVD

Redmondpie has made a nice guide for installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) through a DVD. This would come in conveinence for those with multiple Mac’s so you don’t have to re-download Mac OS X on every computer. Unfortunately for hackintosher’s though a Mac is required to download and burn it. Please don’t pirate!

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to burn an image of OS X Lion on a DVD and install it seamlessly just like Snow Leopard on all of your Macs.

Here’s what you will need:

Access to the Mac App Store with a working Apple ID to buy OS X Lion.
A Mac with a DVD burner.
An empty writeable DVD disc.

Once you have all the things listed above, you’re all set to begin!

Step 1: Purchase and download a legit copy of OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.

Step 2: Once you are done with downloading OS X Lion, hunt down the Lion installer, right-click on it and then click on “Show Package Contents”.

Step 3: Now head over to the “Contents” folder, navigate inside “Shared Support”, and over there you’re going to find a dmg file labeled “InstallESD.dmg”.

Step 4: Copy the “InstallESD.dmg” file to your desktop for your convenience.

Step 5: At this point you’re all set to burn Lion on an empty DVD. Fire up “Disk Utility” and click on the “Burn” option, it should be in the top menu, in case you’re unable to find it.

Step 6: “Disk Utility” will now ask you what you want to burn, simply direct it to the “InstallESD.dmg” file which you placed on your desktop in step 4.

Step 7: Toss in a blank writeable DVD inside your Mac’s DVD burner and let it burn.

Step 8: That’s it, you’re all set now with your very own OS X Lion disk which is ready to be installed on all of your authorized Macs in your crib.

[Redmondpie]

New Mac Minis Released!

New Mac Minis have been released along with Mac OS X Lion. One of the most notable features is the addition of the i7 CPU and the new Mac Minis Server which comes with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Server Edition. The price these things are at even I (a very windows relient person) am thinking about buying one.

iTunes and iWork Updated for Mac OS X Lion (iTunes Update for Windows To)

Basically both of these updates have to do with supporting the new features on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). One of iWork’s new features is auto-save and they both have support for Mac OS X’s fullscreen feature where you can use one application without interruption from others.

Conclusion

Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been quite an exciting operating system to watch be released even though it’s features don’t bring a lot of revolutionary things to the table it still works for the end-user. Though you can’t expect this to happen everytime Apple releases something though they haven’t been exactly original lately (per say there notification system in iOS 5’s resemblance to Mobile Notifier; a notification system replacement made before Apple unveiled theirs). Even though it doesn’t seem to major it does look like it will pave the way for bigger features and abilities for the operating system in the future.

Download iOS 4.3.4 and iOS 4.3.9 for Verizon iPhone 4

iOS 4.3.4 was released and unfortunately patched the jailbreakme.com. I’m not sure if there still signing SHSH blobs for 4.3.3, but if they are hurry up and save yours! As always you can use tinyubrella (at http://tinyumbrella.blogspot.com) to save your blobs. Downloads below!

Changelog:
iOS 4.3.4 Software Update

Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

iOS 4.3.4:
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPhone 3gs
iPad 2 (Wifi)
iPad 2 (GSM)
iPad 2 (CDMA)
iPad 1
iPod Touch 4g
iPod Touch 3g

iOS 4.3.9:
iPhone 4 (CDMA)

Piracy: Why It’s Bad

Piracy is the digitized version of a pirate. When your classified as a pirate on the internet it basically means you have downloadeded something for free that usually costs money. The first reason why this is bad is probably because it’s illegal (which I don’t really care about, but I am happy they passed a law not allowing people to do this; though obviously it isn’t quite stopping people) though the main reason is because your stealing someones hard work. You not paying for that app could be the decider between someone losing their house or paying off there mortgage (though I hope they don’t depend on the app store for these sort of things). Usually people put there apps on the app store for a reason and usually do this to make some money because they obviously lack money. Though I do agree that they should have another job aside from developing (which I believe most do) it’s still money that there going to need to pay there bills. Though don’t get me wrong I know some of these people are absolutely RICH (like the people who make Angry Birds), but that doesn’t give you the right to steal there work! All I’m saying is don’t pirate because the most likely thing is that the person selling the app really needs the money or spent a lot of time on this application there selling. Don’t forget about the hours of hard work people put into these applications!

-Saphiresurf

P.S. This article is aimed mostly at piracy towards third-party developers

iPhone 4 Prototype Being Sold on Ebay Removed

If you guys where looking at my quick news recap or saw the news somewhere else you would know that there was an iPhone 4 prototype on ebay reaching almost one million dollars in bids. Well it now appears that the listing has been removed and nobody gets to spend a ridiculous amount of money on an iPhone 4 prototype. Though it was probably Apple that shut this auction down I’m actually a little surprised that they would do that because it’s an already released model. Though then again the more I think about it the less surprised I feel about it.

[iPhone 4 Prototype on Ebay]

[THE MORNING AFTER] Jailbreakme 3.0 Released!

Time to report on this with out me being extremely tired ;P. As most of you know Jailbreakme 3.0 was released yesterday. They had some difficulties at first with the site because it wasn’t appearing on some iOS devices (though it appeared on mine which was weird ;)), but I’m pretty sure it’s fixed now. I’m about to try the new jailbreak out and I’m going to post some pictures on my adventures in a moment. Hope all goes well!

[Jailbreakme]

Jailbreakme 3.0 Officially Released By Comex!

It’s about time for iPad 2 jailbreakers that Jailbreakme 3.0 has come out. I don’t have much to report to to my tiredness right now (it’s close to midnight and it’s the day after 4th of july :)), but it looks pretty neat. It makes it look like your installing Cydia through what looks like the appstore (you press the free button then download) and from what I saw it actually makes it look like you have the Cydia icon on your homescreen and it has a little loading bar. I didn’t look to much into it only because I didn’t want to wipe out my current package list and jailbreak again with a PDF patch instead of using the hardware exploit on my iPhone 4. People with iPad 2’s though go to Jailbreakme.com and jailbreak your devices! Please comment with your success stories I’ll probably approve them tommorow :). Cheers and happy jailbreaking!

P.S. Expect to have this post somewhat updated with clickable text, pictures, and what not tommorow.

Explanation for Lack of Updates (Soon to be Milestone for Siliconic and a Quick News Recap)

Lately there has been a lack of updates and reviews and apologize for this. The end of the school year was coming around and caught me off guard so I had to deal with quite a few things. Right now I will be on vacation until tomorrow and when that day comes I will be working on a great milestone for Siliconic in which I hope you will all enjoy. This update to the site will be done by either the end of this month (July) or the end of next month (August). I would count on it being done by the end of this month if not earlier :). This does not mean updates will stop; I do have an update for meesebytes Pwned Elite HD coming up and I apologize to meesebyte for it taking so long, because as I explained before, life got busy. The review for Pwned Elite HD will be finished soon and I already have another AMAZING (for a winterboard theme) pending. I hope you guys enjoy July!

Quick News Recap for My Absence:
-iOS 5.0 Beta 2 was seeded to developers and can be jailbroken with the current redsn0w beta; More in-depth look coming soon
-Facebook is supposedly going to release a in-browser video chat application
-Mac OS X Lion GM was seeded to developers and is reportedly shipping July 14th
-Samsung drops there suit against Apple
-New data charges to replace the unlimited data plan (like ATT) where leaked
-Jailbreakme 3.0 was leaked via someone who didn’t want to leak it (confused?)
-How Jailbreakme 3.0 got leaked by Redmondpie
-Jailbreakme.com goes for sale
-Prototype iPhone 4 hits ebay and is $.99 away from 1,000,000 (started at $98) last time i checked it here
-Windows Phone 7 App Store reaches more than 25,000 applications
-Big discounts on iOS applications for 4th of July
-ATT adding standard smartphone insurance plan to iPhone on July 17th
-Antisec (whom I hate just as much as Lulzsec because they are a combination of Lulzsec and Anonymous #NoJustReason) tried to hack Apple and releases encrypted passwords
-Report of Comex’s iPad 2 Jailbreak dropping today or tomorrow (as of July 4th)
-Siliconic to get a milestone redesign :vD

TinyUmbrella 5.00.00 Released! Save Your iOS 5.0 Beta 1 SHSH Blobs!


TinyUmbrella 5.00.00 has been released so you can commence saving your iOS 5.0 Beta 1 SHSH blobs by visiting http://tinyumbrella.us and downloading tinyumbrella for either Windows or Mac. It is required you have Java installed as is always; Java can be obtained here. Want to downgrade to 4.2.1 or 4.3 and still preserve your baseband on your iPhone 4 (ONLY)? Then look at the guide Notcom on this in his latest post which you can find on the tinyumbrella site or in the quotes below. Cheers!

UPDATE: This method WILL work for iPhone 4 RESTORING to 4.3
This page ONLY deals with iPhone 4 baseband protection. I’m sorry this will not work for any other device.

You can protect your iPhone 4 BB restoring to iOS 4.2.1. Follow these steps exactly:

Get the latest TinyUmbrella.
Get the latest greenpois0n rc5 update (http://greenpois0n.com)
Open TinyUmbrella
Plug in your device and save SHSH (make sure 4.2.1 SHSH were saved, if not don’t bother continuing)
Start TSS Server (If you get errors read the help section or FAQs or comment below typically it fails because you have some kind of web sharing enabled… use google to fix it – your issue really not much I can do…)
Open iTunes
Select your device in iTunes
Shift(windows) / Option(Mac) restore -> Select the 4.2.1 ipsw
Restore SHOULD error with a 1013 error. Click the “ok’s” and close iTunes.
With your device sitting with the usb pointing to iTunes (recovery mode), enter DFU by pressing and holding HOME + POWER until your screen goes black… then after a count of 2 (1.5-2 seconds) let go of POWER but keep holding HOME. If all goes well you will see nothing but a black screen. If your timing is even a LITTLE bit off, you will see the apple logo and your phone will boot back into recovery mode… Go back to step 10 and try again.
You’re now in DFU mode. Start greenpois0n and press ‘Jailbreak’
Once greenpois0n has finished its thing. Press ‘Complete!’
Let your device restart. You should end up on the activation screen.
Congrats your baseband was preserved and you are now on 4.2.1
Put your device into DFU mode and then click ‘Fix Recovery’
Click ‘Yes’
Your device’s screen will turn white and you’ll see debug boot information.
Eventually your device will boot into the activation screen.
Congrats. You’re on 4.2.1 (again)? 🙂

Sign of Jailbreak for iPad 2? (Is Apple Really This Stupid?)

A new image has appeared on http://jailbreakme.com that illustrates a nice skiing resort, but when looked at closer you will see a sign at the front of the picture that has two symbols then clearly says PDF. Could this mean a PDF exploit has been found in iOS so iPad 2 users can finally have a Jailbroken device? Is Apple really that stupid not to have covered up most PDF exploits by now? It seems that it MAY be that way and I know a lot of us our cringing to our seats to see whether or not the iPad 2 will finally be jailbroken. Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on this! Cheers!