After a long vacation… ok not really a vacation. After a long time away, I updated TinyUmbrella for 7.0.4 support. The support is limited as restoring local firmware is severely hindered on newer devices. Older devices (iPhone 3GS in particular and some iPhone 4 devices – with help) can still benefit from local restores if even in a small way.
I’m still looking into other mechanisms to bring back local restores and if anything comes up I will post it.
At a launch today at its San Francisco headquarters Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new product range which included, amongst other things, free software for everyone.
With its iPhone 5C and 5S launch behind it, today was all about the iPad.
So what do we get? In a nutshell, an iPad Air, an iPad Mini, a new and improved MacBook Pro, a new MacPro, a brand new desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks and new and improved software for iLife and iWork.
A few days ago I was trying to restore an iPhone 4 using a Custom IPSW and I was presented with a nice iTunes Error 11 like the one posted above. I had a feeling that this was something to do with iTunes v11.1. So I downgraded back to iTunes v126.96.36.199 and all was well. However since a couple weeks have passed since I'd installed iTunes v11.1 I didn't want to completely redo my library nor did I want to waste time reverting to a previous iTunes Library file since it wouldn't be current anyways.
After doing some research I found this on the iH8sn0w blog...
I’ve updated TU for iOS 7.0.2. Your mileage may vary. I fixed the libraries issue. (My mistake!). I’m still working on a fix for iTunes 11.1. I’m pretty sure I know what the problem is. I just need to find a few hours to put the fix into TU.
Keep in mind, this is only likely to work for a4 devices and older. (a5 and newer devices are out of luck) Sorry!
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
- Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
- Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
- Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
- Adds back the ability to search
With the upcoming release of iOS Ugly, I mean iOS 7 today I've been getting several App Store App updates coming thru in iTunes. Most of them are just compatibility changes for iOS 7 and don't change anything with the look of the app. However some of them are INTERFACE changes as well meaning the developer has decided to make the app look UGLY just like iOS 7!
So with that being said, I just wanna remind everyone who like myself is NOT a fan of the new hideous look in iOS 7, to BACKUP YOUR APP STORE APPS BEFORE YOU UPDATE!
This can be done by going into iTunes and Right-Clicking on one of your app icons and then selecting "Show in Windows Explorer". This will take you to the folder where your apps are being stored on your hard drive. You can then backup those IPA files... [Read More]
Apple today announced iPhone 5s featuring an all-new 64-bit A7 chip, a new 8 megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, and Touch ID, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5s comes with iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, engineered for 64-bit technology and featuring hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri and iTunes Radio.
If you are stuck on iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 or are on an old iOS this is you lucky day. For a very short period of time apple has started signing iOS 6.0.x again. It will not last long but as or 8:00 PM EST you can install 6.0.x on you device through iTunes and then jailbreak, just download the OS for your device in the links below and restore to said OS.
SINCE THIS WAS NOT OBVIOUS ENOUGH: THIS NO LONGER WORKS!
1.5.9: Now dumps AppleTV 2 models running 5.3/10B809.
1.5.9: Fixed bug when building signed IPSWs with iPhone3,2 blobs.
1.5.9: Fixed bug with apticket validation causing a client-side crash on machines not connected to the internet.