You can change the home screen icons for third-party (non-Apple) applications on your iPhone without jailbreaking your device. To switch icons to the photo of your choice follow these instructions:
1. Install iPhone Explorer on your computer. The program is free and comes in Windows and Mac versions.
2. Run iPhone Explorer and connect your iPhone to the computer with your USB cable.
Dev-Team member planetbeing has demonstrated the first unlocked US-purchased iPhone 4 in the world. With a custom-cut Rogers SIM card and some coding magic, his iPhone dialed Rogers customer service and displayed the Rogers carrier logo on the home screen.
MuscleNerd and planetbeing are working simultaneously on two different unlock solutions, and plan to release the best one when the time is right. Apparently the software needs work even though the end result is functional. Dev-Team may wait until Apple releases iOS 4.1 before making the iPhone 4 unlock public.
iPhone Dev-Team member David Wong (aka planetbeing) has successfully installed the Android operating system on a first-generation iPhone. In fact, when booting the iPhone you can choose between iPhone OS and Android. The frankenphone makes phone calls, receives messages, plays music, and connects to Wi-Fi networks among other things.
The camera doesn't work and it may be a little bit buggy, but the fact that it works is impressive. That is, if you're impressed by that sort of thing. Many users looking to run unauthorized software on their iPhones simply resort to jailbreaking the iPhone OS, not installing an entirely different operating system!
Despite their oh-so-clever April Fools' joke which suggested the DevTeam had been bought out and that Pwnage would not be released, nary a few days later, the iPhone DevTeam has released the OS X version of the highly anticipated one-time jailbreaking, unlocking, and more tool for the Apple iPhone.
The highly anticipated iPhone hacking/unlocking/jailbreaking/and more tool, Pwnage, scheduled for release yesterday by the iPhone Dev Team, has been delayed. According to the Dev Team, the release has been delayed in order to clarify potential legal issues with the release.
A new video of an iPhone running iPhone firmware 2.0 has surfaced. Posted on Gizmodo earlier, the video shows an iPhone running a fully hacked iPhone firmware 2.0 (or 1.2, depending on who you're asking) and demonstrates many of the new features found in the updated firmware.
The 2.0 hack was completed by the iPhone Dev Team, and the hole that was found is described by the Dev Team to be considerably difficult for Apple to close. According to Gizmodo, the hole may be considered "impossible" to close.
The hacked 2.0 firmware allows any GSM carrier and the installation of any third party software. Watch the video below to see the 2.0 iPhone in action
A few days ago we told you about AppSnapp, a single-step process for jailbreaking iPhones running firware version 1.1.1 that doesn't require a PC and improves the overall security of your iPhone. With all that going for it, it comes as no surprise that AppSnapp was, to say the least, very well received by the iPhone community.
The last week or two has seen releases or updates to many popular GUI applications which let you jailbreak an iPhone running firmware version 1.1.1 in a semi-automated fashion. Unfortunately, all of these required multiple steps and a good deal of user interaction. Consider that burden a thing of the past. With the recent release of AppSnapp, owners of iPhones running firmware 1.1.1 can now jailbreak their iPhone and be ready to install third party applications in a single step.
As if that wasn't enough, there's more. AppSnapp runs entirely on the iPhone. There's no need to connect
iPhoneSIMFree, the for-profit developers who brought you the first publically available iPhone software unlock solution, have doubled their efforts and released the first working software unlock for iPhones running firmware version 1.1.1.