Has the Jailbreak Community figured out a fix for the proximity sensor?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by UCF-ENG, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    They usually seem to beat Apple to the punch, and it would be a solid reason to jailbreak...

    Any sensitivity adjustment apps, etc.?
     
  2. poose22 macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure the only fix is to wait for Apples software update they're working on for it.
     
  3. venuslight macrumors member

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    i think it's awesome that Apple is able to block jailbreaking with a patch within a week of it's release.

    Yet, here we are, 7 weeks after iPhone 4 release and still no fix to the proximity sensor issue.

    Way to go, Apple.
     
  4. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    if apple makes a fix for the sensor in 4.1 doesnt that mean you wont be able to jailbreak because the security hole will be filled
     
  5. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    the proximity sensor problem is more a hardware / driver problem than a software / OS tweak issue, which seems to be the main focus of homebrew developers to me
     
  6. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    they are not 'blocking a jailbreak', they are closing a MASSIVE security flaw that opened doors for iPhone worms and malware.
    ofcourse THAT's something they can rush out and fix

    the proximity sensor fix needs ALOT of testing and tweaking and i don't think they're gonna rush out a half-assed fix.

    the PDF reader security flaw was probably easy to fix, but hadn't been noticed before
     
  7. venuslight macrumors member

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    That's great that they fixed a massive security flaw in a week. It's just too bad that they can't fix a MASSIVE flaw in the operational value of the PHONE within 2 months.

    I can't make a phone call without using a bt headset or headphones.
     
  8. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    Not gonna say 'youre Holding it wrong' but i myself Never press my iPhone against my face while on a call. No offense, but youre being a bit over dramatic
     
  9. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Exactly. There is a correct way to hold your new iPhone. Only your ear should be in contact with the speaker, no other part of your head should be contacting your iPhone. Furthermore, no holding the phone with your left hand, ever. Lastly, when speaking and holding the phone with your right hand, gently lift your right pinky off of the phone. Have a wonderful talking experience.

    Steve
     
  10. venuslight macrumors member

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    Well, I apologize if I'm coming off as "over dramatic" to you, but I'm guessing if you hadn't been able to complete a call without putting it on speakerphone, facetime, mute, or ending the call for 7 WEEKS, you'd probably be a little dramatic too.

    It has come to a head today because I had been waiting patiently for an OS update and here comes 4.0.2 today and alas, no fix for the proximity sensor.

    So, pray tell, what is the proper way to hold the phone?

    I'm assuming you would say I should hold the phone away from my face?
     
  11. venuslight macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice, Mr. Jobs. I think I'm going to return my fabulous, game-changing iPhone 4 and go back to my old, clunky 3GS that let me touch the screen with my face when on a call.
     
  12. big samm macrumors 65816

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    I had the same problem today.... the call went on speaker 3 times... the screen have to touch your face to have a good and easy conversation I mean that's why the proximity sensor is there for... not cool... at first I thought people was talking trash for nothing but the problem is really there and they need to fix it because I only use my jawbone in the car that's it
     

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