MR user The general is famous!!... article on iPhone 3rd party

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by erandall38, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. erandall38 macrumors 6502

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    The General.... your famous!! great quote! haha.
    SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Those behind outlaw iPhone software add-ons have quickly rebounded after a recent update from Apple Inc. (AAPL) wiped out a lot of their work.

    The developers' speedy one-upping of Apple illustrates how Apple is engaged in serious "game of cat and mouse," as Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs recently described it, with developers exploiting holes in the iPhone's software core.

    Last week, Apple released a new iPhone operating system which updated several features. Once installed, most software downloaded onto the phone from third parties stopped working. That included unlocking software, which allows the iPhone to work on any cell network, or other programming to make free ringtones from Apple's iTunes music store.

    By Monday, developers took a giant step back in business by unleashing a way to revert the iPhone back to its original operating system, and thus have all their programs work again.

    By doing so, they are resurrecting the likes of iPhoneSimFree and the handful of other companies makes the unlocking software, which threatens the exclusive arrangements Apple's reaching with cell phone operators in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

    IPhoneSimFree sells their software for $99, others give their away for free.

    "It works, I'm back in business again," wrote The General, the screen name for a number of posters to Apple fan forums that have had success with the latest Apple workarounds.

    An Apple representative didn't return call seeking comment.


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    http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200710021859DOWJONESDJONLINE000697_FORTUNE5.htm
     
  2. yayaba macrumors 6502

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    Haha! I saw that too earlier today. I almost did a double-take once I saw the name
     
  3. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    haha thats sweat sticking it to the man, and the man is apple now go figure things change
     
  4. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where is the general at to claim his fame..... "speech speech speech speech" haha
     
  5. akophone macrumors member

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    Maybe an Apple rep is seeking a comment from him;)
     
  6. JPyre macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, I do thank The General, he indirectly helped me downgrade my phone so I could put apps back on it. But uhhhhh you can't sim-unlock a downgraded phone after its been upgraded, the modem firmware wont downgrade, thats just mis-information theyre spitting. Just goes to show how many people confuse unlocking with adding regular 3rd party apps on it.

    Well, after reading IPhoneSimFree's page....
    I might be mistaken, maybe you can upgrade, downgrade, then jailbreak and itll work with 04.*.*_G modem firmware, but idk, i'd like to see them update their page or someone verify that.
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    Apparently you are "a number of posters". If I were you, I'd sue.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    Yes you can, you need to flash the baseband firmware first.

    Information here:
    http://iphone.fiveforty.net/wiki/index.php/Downgrade_from_1.1.1_to_1.0.2
     
  9. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    What am I missing? When I go to the site you gave a link to, it specifically states that the baseband can not be downgraded.
     
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  11. Lionheart macrumors regular

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    I knew you'd return to the iRebel ranks. I was truly sad when I read your post about returning to the ranks. Your posts have been among the most useful to me personally and gave many of us the confidence to break out of the fence.

    I'm glad you're back. Your input is held in high regard by many. Thanks for sharing on MR.

    /kudos
     

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