3.0 Update Problems and Possible Solutions

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People who are on 3G 3.0, I figured out why some people are not
1. Receiving calls but able to make calls
2. Wifi is not working properly
3. Struck at apple logo when some apps installed

This is primarily due to
1. If you have UPGRADED (clicking on ‘upgrade’ button in itunes) your iPhone from 2.x firmware to 3.0
2. If you have used Gold master firmware
3. If you have restored from backup after restoring to 3.0

If you have upgraded to 3.0 then you will not receive incoming calls properly. Some people might even face the WiFi issue. This is due to that the baseband firmware is not upgraded properly. iTunes has NOT erased the baseband and installed a new firmware. It has just written few important patches..

DO NOT restore from backup as 3.0 has a different framework (or Something)! This can also cause problem.

What can you do about this??

Follow these steps
1. Put iPhone in DFU mode and restore to 3.0
2. Then use redsn0w to jailbreak (Click here)
3. Open itunes, SETUP iPhone AS NEW iPhone
4. turn OFF WiFi, 3G and Push
5. Turn ON Airplane more
6. Sync ur songs with itunes…

Restart your phone… and then check… (Hope it will work)

After analysing the logs and the patches sent by itunes to iphone while restoring I was able to figure it out.. Nothing is wrong with ur phone… So dont panic.

If you still find this problem persisting you need to go to 2.2.1 and manually flash the 4.26.08 baseband!

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OS 3.0 APP COMPATIBILITY LIST

On to the app list:

Not working (* means not confirmed by me):
Backgrounder – Work will start soon
BossTool
FontSwap
Homework Planner
iBirthdays
*iKeyEx and addons.
iRealsms – Being worked on should be done soon.
irealquicksms
Quickgold – being worked on as an integration into spotlight.
Lockdown – being worked on
LogoMe – dev team is too busy
MySMS
Notifier – status bar messages dont go away
*Searcher
SpringJumps
*textreader
SBSettings AutoLock
SBSettings Close Button
*SBSettings User Agent Faker
SBSettings Volume MC Widget
Winterboard – Works except keyboard theming does not work.

Recently updated and working:
AptBackup – Updated to avoid overwriting saurik’s repository, but not tested by me.
BiteSMS 4.0 or newer
BossPrefs v3.0.1 or newer
ClearCam 1.1.2
iBlacklist 3.0-1 or newer. (I had a packaging error in 3.0)
Insomnia 3.0.2
MobileDTA 3.1
Mobile Substrate – This is foundation for many apps like SBSettings & Winterboard. Recent bug was causing iTunes store to not load.
SBSettings iPod Widget 1.2-1

Recently updated and working:
AptBackup – Updated to avoid overwriting saurik’s repository, but not tested by me.
BiteSMS 4.0 or newer
BossPrefs v3.0.1 or newer
ClearCam 1.1.2
iBlacklist 3.0-1 or newer. (I had a packaging error in 3.0)
Insomnia 3.0.2
MobileDTA 3.1
Mobile Substrate – This is foundation for many apps like SBSettings & Winterboard. Recent bug was causing iTunes store to not load.
SBSettings iPod Widget 1.2-1

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How to Enable MMS on the iPhone 2G

There is a new simple hack that allows iPhone 2G users to enable MMS on their iPhone. Your iPhone has to be jailbroken to enable MMS. If you don’t know how to jailbreak your iPhone, please read this.

Now go to Cydia and look for the application called ActivateMMS2G from the iSpazio source. Install and reboot your iPhone and bingo!

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Guide: Disable Accelerometer on iPhone

main_accelerometer20080609Accelerometer is one of the coolest features of the iPhone. Sometimes though, you might want to get rid of it.

Luckily, you can do that through SBSettings, Toggle aptly called Rotation Inhibitor which allows you to disable the accelerometer on the fly to stop the screen from rotating.

Rotation Inhibitor is a SBSettings Toggle developed by the Ryan Petrich, the same guy who has developed Clippy, a popular jailbreak app which brought the missing copy and paste functionality to the iPhone.

SBSettings is one of my favorite jailbreak app as it offers a faster way to disable or enable settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

SBSettings also allows developers to create custom toggles that can be installed from Cydia and then enabled so that users can access them from SBSettings.

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Ryan has created a custom toggle for SBSettings which allows you to turn off the accelerometer sensor to stop the screen from rotating.

Since SBSettings can be launched from any iPhone app, you can use the Rotation toggle to disable the accelerometer sensor in any app. Tapping on the Rotation toggle disables rotation (toggle icon turns red) as seen below) and tapping on it again enables rotation (toggle icon turns green).

However, with the Rotation toggle you can’t lock the screen in landscape mode in iPhone apps. I would have preferred that option as I usually prefer to use Safari in landscape mode while reading.

But other than that, the Rotation toggle does the job and has solved the annoying problem for me.

You can install Rotation Inhibitor via Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. You might have to activate the Rotation toggle via SBSettings “More” button.

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iPhone OS 3.1 Beta released

iphone_31_beta-300x99Apple has seeded developers of their iPhone Developer Program with beta version of iPhone OS 3.1 (build number is 7C97D) and iPhone SDK.

Apple hasn’t provided much details about the improvements expected in iPhone OS 3.1 but developers have already stumbled upon some interesting changes in the latest iPhone OS.
According to developers following changes in iPhone OS 3.1:

* Non-destructive video editing means trimming a clip no longer saves over the original video but gives you the option to “Save as copy…”
* Voice Control now works over Bluetooth
* iPhone vibrates when moving icons
* Updated AT&T profile to 4.2
* Updated modem firmware to 5.08.01
* Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz.
* APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them.

There are also reports that MMS feature is enabled for AT&T users but it does not work as for some reason it hangs and fails before MMS goes out.

The iPhone Dev team has also warned users who are interested in unlocking their iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS should avoid updating their iPhone with iPhone OS 3.1 (including iPhone OS 3.1 beta) until they release tools to update firmware without updating the baseband. They have also clarified that the warning does not apply to first generation iPhone users as it uses BootNeuter for the unlock, not Ultrasn0w.

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Step by Step Guide for iPhone 3G Unlock using Ultrasn0w

iphone_unlock_logoThe software unlock solution for iPhone 3G – Ultrasn0w was released several days ago. All iPhone 3G got excited about this release as ultrasn0w. Unlike the previous unlock solution “yellowsn0w”, which can only unlock iPhone 3G with baseband 2.28.00, ultrasn0w can unlock any iPhone 3G with the latest baseband 4.26.08.

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