Apple has long showcased the capabilities of the iPhone 7 camera, but now the company is working to help everyone take great looking images with the device. Today, Apple debuted a new series of videos, as well as a new website, focused on educating users on how to take the best images with their iPhone…
It takes a special skill to notice the beauty — and celebrity — in the everyday.
A breaking news was dealt to the jailbreak community just yesterday, the Hackulous team has called it quits taking with them the popular cracked app downloader, Installous. That’s right folks, with Hackulous repo taken down, you can no longer use Installous to download cracked apps. For most people, Installous is simply the most convenient and safest way to download cracked apps although it has its fair share of issues as of late. It gets the job done and highly accessbile which is why many people like it. However, Installous is not the only app of its kind. There are other methods for you to download cracked apps and now we will be sharing them to you. Here are the Top 3 Best Installous Alternatives.
Like everywhere else, at iGB, we’ve been closely following the jailbreak community and waiting for the untethered jailbreak. This opens up the whole wide world of Cydia tweaks and apps that just make the iPhone an entirely amazing experience. Think of tweaks like NCSettings, Auxo, BiteSMS etc. Wow!
Yes you read that right, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has posted some pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but of course it is limited to tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot.
According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his jailbroken 4th-gen iPod touch, he managed to install SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below.
Apple released iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday at the WWDC conference in San Francisco. This new version of iOS brings over 200 new features, 10 among which are touted as key features, and includes: new revamped notifications system called ‘Notification Center’, Newsstand, Twitter integration, Safari Reader, Reading List, tabbed browsing for iPad, Reminders, Camera updates, Mail updates, built-in dictionary, PC-free (no cables required), OTA software updates, updates to Game Center, iMessage, AirPlay mirroring for iPad. Full list of features can be found here.
iOS 5, available in beta 1 form, is currently available to developers only. Apple plans to release iOS 5 to public later this fall.
Apple unveiled iOS 5 at WWDC 2011 today. As expected, it brings lots of interesting features on the table. Today’s WWDC was all about the new software features (no new hardware). After a months of rumors iOS 5 has been released to developers today, and will be available to public in Fall.
One of the happy news for iPhone 3GS owner is that they have not been left out from the iOS 5 update as mentioned earlier. Apple has introduced 200 new features and over 1500 APIs.
iOS 5 Features and Details
Here is the most complete list of iOS 5 features along with some interesting screenshots. It will be available iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (for all iOS devices which were included in previous firmware update). Some of the most interesting features are Notification Center, Newsstand, iMessage, Reminder, Twitter Integration, SafariReader,New Mail client and OTA (over the air update like Android). Overall, Apple has integrated some of the best features of BBM, Android devices, iOS apps in iOS 5. Let’s explore each and every feature one by one.
Apple finally realized that their notification system is too old. They have introduced a new “Notification Center” which unobtrusively displays all notification at the top of the screen. Current notification system was/is quite annoying especially during game play or important tasks. New ‘Notification Center’ improves it. It brings all notification at single place- top of the screen, which you can access sliding them down or completely ignore it hitting the “X” button.
- New Notification Center
- All notification can be accessed from a single place
- It can be grouped with date, time and application
- Dismiss the notification hitting X button at top
- Small notification appears at the top during the game play
- Slide down to access all notifications
- Lock screen displays new notification
New notification center clearly imitates MobileNotifier. It came as no surprise as they’ve hired the developer few weeks back.
NewsStand lets you easily manage the subscription of all newspapers and magazine. You can follow and update subscription from the NewsStand app in iOS 5.
Twitter is no doubt one of the best social networking website. Apple developers can not resist themselves integrating twitter right into the new iOS 5. Twitter integration feature lets you sign in Twitter account. They’ve also provided APIs so you can access twitter using other application calling the APIs. No need to enter the same information again and again. Twitter has also been integrated with camera app, Safari to quickly share your content like photos, videos to the follower.
As the name suggest Reminders is a to-do list application. You can manage and add your reminders. Unlike other service, Reminders are location aware system. You can trigger off the event based on your geo-location (say make a call to wife that you’re going out before you enter the Car).
New Camera app is available next to your Lock screen. You can use pinch-to-zoom gesture, single-tap focus and exposure locks to take the picture on the fly. You can also share these pictures on twitter. In iOS 5 you can press volume-up button to take a snap which makes it easy to capture the images.
Safari browser is world’s most used mobile browser. Safari comes with new tabbed browsing like Windows and Mac version. It also brings “Safari Reader” making it easy to read news on your iOS device. You can also save the pages to read it later. Reading Listprovides interesting articles which you wish to read later.
New improved mail client brings draggable address, flag message system, dictionary look up into it. For those who are used to type with thumbs can split the virtual keyboard in half so you can type faster using your thumb. You can split the keyboard by dragging keyboard with the thumb at the top of the screen on your iPad. It also introduces new search functions to make the search more user friendly.
Apple also integrates many new features in iOS 5 apart from the above mentioned features. You can now update your firmware over-the-air (OTA) like android device fromiOS 5 onwards. They have named it as a delta update which will bring small updates to the iOS.
New Game Center brings and easy way to share your achievements with the friends, download and purchase games from the game center and much more. Improvement in Calendar app, Wi-Fi Sync are also one of the most welcome features of iOS 5.
Apple has released iOS 5 beta for developers. Earlier today, Apple announced iOS 5, one of the major update to firmware with tons of features. As promised by Steve Jobs, iOS 5 beta is now available for download to the developers for testing purpose.
Developers can now download and test the latest iOS firmware. It supports all the iOS devices included in previous update (iPhone 3GS users are not exempted from this update). Developers can explore over 200 new features and 1500 APIs available with this update. Apple has also integrated Twitter to this update which can be used using APIs across all the applications.
iOS 5 brings features like Notification center, improved mail, twitter integration, safarireader, dictionary, split keyboard, Wi-Fi sync, NewsStand, iMessage, OTA and many more updates to iOS 5. Have a look at our previous article revealing detailed information of iOS 5 features.
Download iOS 5 beta
Currently, iOS 5 beta is available to the developers only. If you are a registered developer, then you can download iOS 5 from here. Remember, there is no update on jailbreak so if you are relaying on jailbreak or unlock then you should not update to the latest build.
It should be available soon on public torrents. We advice you to refrain from using torrent files.
Final version of iOS 5 will be available in Fall for download.
‘Sometimes the pig walks to slaughter because he knows it’s better for the farmer’
I had a super hand-full day, started from 4am this morning; my brain still feels dizzy.
Couple weeks ago I got a feeling about this 2011, it’s gonna be huge.
As the first month of the year, the weekends already full booked.
I dreamed sometimes to get a second life, but sometimes I dreamed about the wise men
Oh are they the men or just the fucked up monkeys?
I just think this is a good time to show you one of my current personal project
The iphone 365
Yeah 365 = 1 year’s time
You should be able to know how that work now
Basically I’m using my iPhone taking photos once a day and upload it online (here)
And after a year I will ending up with 365 photos! WOHOO!
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Today should be my lucky day
Ironically it was not
I updated my 3G iPhone to the new system iOS 4 last night
And I keep failing to log into the main screen this morning
So I keep trying and trying
And guess what
My new Apple Mac Book Pro 15′ i5 is here (I will post some photo soon)
I know there is nothing between these two things but,
After my new toy arrived I syn it with my phone
Now iOS 4 is running smoothly ever after :p
You are looking at Apple’s next iPhone. It was found lost in a bar in Redwood City, camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. We got it. We disassembled it. It’s the real thing, and here are all the details.
While Apple may tinker with the final packaging and design of the final phone, it’s clear that the features in this lost-and-found next-generation iPhone are drastically new and drastically different from what came before. Here’s the detailed list of our findings:
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery
How it was lost
Here is a detailed account of how the phone was lost.
Why we think it’s definitely real
We’re as skeptical—if not more—than all of you. We get false tips all the time. But after playing with it for about a week—the overall quality feels exactly like a finished final Apple phone—and disassembling this unit, there is so much evidence stacked in its favor, that there’s very little possibility that it’s a fake. In fact, the possibility is almost none. Imagine someone having to use Apple components to design a functioning phone, from scratch, and then disseminating it to people around the world. Pretty much impossible. Here are the reasons, one by one.
It has been reported lost
Apple-connected John Gruber—from Daring Fireball—says that Apple has indeed lost a prototype iPhone and they want it back:
So I called around, and I now believe this is an actual unit from Apple — a unit Apple is very interested in getting back.
Obviously someone found it, and here it is.
While we couldn’t get it past the connect to iTunes screen for the reasons listed earlier, the USB cable on that screen was so high quality that it was impossible to discern individual pixels. We can’t tell you the exact resolution of this next-generation iPhone, but it’s much higher than the current iPhone 3GS.
The operating system
According to the person who found it, this iPhone was running iPhone OS 4.0 before the iPhone 4.0 announcement. The person was able to play with it and see the iPhone 4.0 features. Then, Apple remotely killed the phone before we got access to it. We were unable to restore because each firmware is device specific—3GS firmware only loads on 3GS devices—and the there are no firmwares available for this unreleased phone. Which is another clue to its authenticity.
It is recognized as an iPhone
This iPhone behaves exactly like an iPhone does when connected to a computer, with the proper boot sequence and “connect to iTunes” restore functionality. Xcode and iTunes both see this as an iPhone. Mac OS X’s System Profiler also reports this as an iPhone in restore mode, which is a natural consequence of remotely wiping the phone, but report different product identifiers (both CPID and CPRV) than either the 3G or the 3GS.
It uses micro-sim
The fact that it uses a micro-sim is a clear indicator that this is a next-generation iPhone. No other cellphone uses this standard at this point in the US.
The camouflage case
The case it came inside was a fully developed plastic case to house this phone to disguise it like a 3GS. This wasn’t just a normal case; it had all the proper new holes cut out for the new switches and ports and camera holes and camera flash. But it looks like something from Belkin or Case-Mate. It’s a perfect disguise.
The fact that it’s in the wild right now
Logic can also narrow down why this phone is this year’s iPhone, rather than next year’s model or one from the previous year’s, just because it was found in the wild right now. It makes no sense for Apple to be testing 2011’s model right now, in super finished form—they wouldn’t be nearly finished with it. The phone also can’t be last year’s test model, because last year’s model (based on the iPhone 3GS teardowns) components were way different. No micro-sim, much bigger logic board, no flash, no front camera, smaller battery and an inferior camera. That only leaves the 2010 model.
The guts, the definitive proof
And finally, when we opened it up, we saw multiple components that were clearly labeled APPLE. And, because the components were fit extremely well and extremely conformed inside the case (obvious that it was designed FOR this case), it was evident that it was not just a 3G or a 3GS transplanted into another body. That probably wouldn’t even be possible, with the size constraints of the thinner device and larger battery.
The New Industrial Design
At first sight, this new iPhone’s industrial design seems so different from the previous two generations that it could be discarded as just a provisional case. Even while the finish is so perfect that it feels right out of the factory, some of the design language elements that are common to all Apple products are not there. Gone is the flushed screen glass against the metal rim. Gone is the single volume button, replaced by two separate ones. Gone is the seamless rim, and gone are the tapered, curved surfaces.
Despite that, however, this design is not a departure. Not when you frame it with the rest of the Apple product line. It’s all the contrary: This new iPhone gets back to the simplicity of the iMac and the iPad. In fact, you can argue that the current iPhone 3GS—with its shiny chrome rim and excessively curved back—is out of place compared to the hard edges and Dieter-Ramish utilitarianism of the iMac and the iPad. Next to the iPad, for example, the new iPhone makes sense. It has the same feeling, the same functional simplicity.
But why the black plastic back, instead of going with an unibody aluminum design? Why the two audio volume buttons? Why the seams? And why doesn’t the back have any curvature at all?
Why the plastic back?
The plastic back is the most obvious of the design choices. The iPad, with its all aluminum back, has seen its Wi-Fi reception radius reduced. The 3G version comes with a large patch on the top, probably big enough to provide with good reception. But the new tiny iPhone doesn’t have the luxury of space: It needs to provide as much signal as possible using a very small surface. I’m sure Jon Ive is dying to get rid of the plastic back, and go iPad-style all the way, but the wireless reception is the most important thing in a cellphone. A necessary aesthetical-functional trade-off.
Why separate volume buttons?
This new iPhone uses separate buttons for the volume instead of the single button that you can find in the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. It’s one of the factors that may indicate that this is a provisional case, until you think about one of the most requested features for Apple’s phone: A physical button for the camera. The new iPhone has a bigger sensor and a flash, which means that the camera function keeps gaining more weight. It’s only logical to think that Apple may have implemented this two-button approach to provide with a physical shutter button. It makes sense.
Why the seams?
The seams are perhaps the most surprising aspect of the new design. They don’t seem to respond to any aesthetic criteria and, in terms of function, we can’t adventure any explanation. But they don’t look bad. In fact, the whole effect seems good, like something you will find in a Braun product from the 70s.
It’s doubtful that the seams are arbitrary, however. Either they will disappear from the final product, or they have a function we can’t foresee at this time.
Why no tapering or curves?
As you will see in a future article, the new iPhone is so miniaturized and packed that there’s no room for the tapered, curved surfaces. Everything is as tight as it could get, with no space for anything but electronics.
The hardware specs
The phone measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches. It weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 137 grams on a postal scale (and 135 on Apple’s official measurements). So, in comparison, it’s 3 grams heavier. The battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V. On the back of the phone, it said it was XX GB, but since we were unable to get the phone to a running state, we couldn’t see exactly how large it was.
How it feels
Freaking amazing. As a person who never really liked the round mound of a back in the 3GS, the sleeker, flatter, squarer design is super welcome. It feels sturdier than the 3GS, and much less plasticky. The metal buttons give it a heftier feel—less of a toy—than all previous generations. The closest analog to it would be the original iPhone, which is more square and heavy than its newer brothers.
It feels completely natural up to your face, and the fact that both the front and the back are glossy makes no difference on how well you can hold it without the phone slipping. And because it’s thinner, it feels even nicer in your pants.
What all this means
Apple has updated the exterior drastically different from the 3G and 3GS. That design is old, it felt out of place compared to the rest of their products and needed desperately to be killed. Now you have a thinner body, a much more pleasant form factor with no wasted space and lots of hard lines. But the design isn’t the most important part that’s changed.
They’ve delivered many of the features people have been waiting for—that damn front camera!—while at the same time upgrading everything else. Flash, better back camera, better battery life and another microphone for better voice clarity. People who bought the 3G two years ago and are now in the perfect position to upgrade and get a dramatically different, and better, phone. If confirmed this summer, and if it performs as we expect, this next-generation iPhone looks like a winner.
Much additional reporting and design analysis by Jesus Diaz. Rosa Golijan also contributed.
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So, you and me all know about the amazing iPhone OS 4 is coming this summer season from the State
I means I have to change my iPhone 3G to a iPhone 3GS, or wait for the iPhone 4G coming somewhere this year or next
I got these Screen-shots showing off the new developer preview build of iPhone OS 4.0 have begun to appear online, including a number sent to iLounge by an anonymous source. Included below are shots illustrating the new multitasking and folders features, as well as the revised Photos app, universal mailbox, location services management, and more.
100+ New User Features
With iPhone OS 4, iPhone owners will enjoy over 100 new features that make it easier to interact with apps, manage email, read books, and more. New features include the following:
Developers will have access to seven multitasking services, which will allow tasks to be performed in the background while preserving performance and battery life. So you’ll be able to make a Voice over IP call while playing a game or checking email, find a restaurant on Urbanspoon while listening to Pandora, and more.
Organize apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. Get faster access to your favorites and browse and manage up to 2160 apps at once — many more than the current limit of 180 apps.
Even Better Mail
See messages from all your email accounts displayed together in a unified inbox, switch between inboxes more quickly, organize messages by threads, and even open attachments in third-party apps.
The best way to browse, buy, and read books on a mobile device. Easily flip through the pages of a book you’ve downloaded from the iBookstore while listening to your music collection. Browse tens of thousands of books — many of them free — by title, author, or genre. You can even check out reviews and read sample pages before you buy.
With a rich set of over 1500 new APIs, the iPhone SDK 4 provides developers with a broad range of technologies to enhance the functionality of their iPhone and iPod touch applications. Developers can use these new APIs to make their apps more powerful, more feature rich, and more amazing than before. They can even use new GameKit APIs to develop for Game Center, the social gaming network Apple will launch later this year.
iAd is a breakthrough mobile advertising platform from Apple. With it, apps can feature rich media ads that combine the emotion of TV with the interactivity of the web. For developers, it means a new, easy-to-implement source of revenue. For advertisers, it creates a new media outlet that offers consumers highly targeted information.
iPhone OS 4 offers more useful features for businesses. With enhancements to security, scalability, and compatibility, IT managers have even more reasons to deploy iPhone throughout their enterprises.
iPhone OS 4 Compatibility
iPhone OS 4 will work with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the second- and third-generation iPod touch this summer, and with iPad in the fall. Not all features are compatible with all devices. For example, multitasking is available only with iPhone 3GS and the third-generation iPod touch (32GB and 64GB models from late 2009).
32GB and 64GB
After couple months hard working, Geohot finally brought a news to those who still have the thought about their iPhones/iPod Touch.
Even though before Grohot says there wont be an update of 3.1.3 jailbreak support but, he still released a iPod Touch 3G ‘untethered jailbreak‘ video from his blog, also he shows the new jail break software can be jail break now all iPod Touch 2G/3G and another iPhone 3GS prfectlly.
In the video Geohot use a system with new boot rom ( = iPhone 3GS after 41 weeks introductory time) shows to the world the whole prefect jail break process. From restart to into the system, the new jail break is prefect. He said the new process of jail break will be the same, faster as the ‘blackra1n‘, just some extra software require.
Through the video there is mention of the jail break version, but he did mention that it may be also jail break the coming up iPad, and all system include 3.1.3 (now) and 3.2 (future).
About the release date, Geohot did asked people please don’t ask him, but we think it’s gona be really close to the iPad and the iPhone 3.2 system update.
Here is the video:
Today a friend of mine and MY jailbroken iphones were hit with an SSH virus, first the background changes and the phone freezes, upon restart the background is a picture of Rick Astley with the words “ikee is never going to give you up” at the top of the screen, trying to change your background will revert back to this background. I had SSH turned off on my own iPhone and it hasn’t hit me.
If you have the “ikee is never going to give you up” virus here is how to get rid of it.
Step 1. Change the default mobile and root password for your iphone SSH to become immune to this virus once for all ! The tutorial for this is here: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-secure-your-jailbroken-iphone-from-ssh-hack-9140084/
Step 2. Download mobileterminal through Cydia or use Iphone Explorer (www.iphone-explorer.com) for Windows
Step 3. Logon as Root and delete below files:
Step 4. Set up your favourite wallpaper and reboot your device.
P.S. For those who use mobileterminal to delete files and not familiar with linux command,
a. the command for deleting files is “rm”. Example, rm /var/mobile/Library/LockBackground.jpg
b. the linux path is case-sensitive, so make sure you type the path correctly.
If you got a iPhone, or iPhone 3G, or iPhone 3GS, and
You want a iPhone dock but you don’t have any, or
You only have one iPhone dock but you have more handset, or
You need more docks in different places like the office, the bedroom, the bathroom…
You really need this:
Here are some examples:
All source are from: http://vimeo.com/6559478#embed
So just after the 1st of Sept, 7D is smashing out with it’s price (I didn’t fint it at the first place)
All the features are brilliant, 8fps, 18 Megapixel C MOS sensor, 19-point AF system, Metering system, Dual Axis Electronic Level, Dual DIGIC 4 processors and more…
The one I’m getting by the end of this month, it’s gonna be you!!!
More, I finally truck Snow Leopard into my PC, looks cool but not much useful.
At the end, an iphone version GTA will be out soon.
Sunday makes the best excuse for getting lazy
Since the new big TV is here
We had a good time with the HD
And trying to connect it to the PC
Now we can watch hot pron in the big screen too
Keep this for the guests :p
And JB the iPhone 3.0 too
Now my favour screen is back!
With hell lots of APPs
It is here!! red sn0w is here!!!!!
Now, if you don’t know what it is, its the only way to jail break your iPod 2g!
It basicly UNLOCKS the full potential from your iPod 2g. and the possibillities are endless! you can customize your wallpaper (instead of the black screen) you can add themes and make your own. you can download cracked apps that do a number of things like the fan effect on OSX leopards dock and cover flow for your contacts. Even download torrents right on your ipod!
The tool is available for windows, mac and linux so be prepared for complete, iPod pwnage!
One word of warning though, this is ONLY for the iPod touch 2g that means that if your ipod does not have a volume rocker on the side, its not an iPod touch 2g its an iPod touch 1g so you can go ahead and use more stable methods. Also, this tool is still in beta so dont expect perfection. It will work though and it will do it gooood! and one more thing, this is tethered, so that means that everytime you shut down your iTouch (not lock it, i mean shut it down) you will need to connect to the computer to boot it up. this is because of the yet to be found exploit in the boot spectrum of the ipod. basacly, the stock boot stuff wont let the jailbroken firmware load because it does not have a digital signature. so get used to not completey shutting down your iPod and alwayse charge when possible, because if you run out of battery, you will have to do a tethered boot!
Donwload RedSn0w here
As anyone reading this blog must already know, this is the big week where Apple releases their official 3.0 FW to the public (Wednesday), and then the new iPhone2,1 hardware, aka the iPhone 3GS (Friday).
On Tuesday evening (just before the big Apple release) we’ll do a live demo of the yellowsn0w carrier unlock working on official 3.0 firmware. The actual link for the feed will be twittered by @MuscleNerd and also placed here when the feed starts. The demo should answer everything you need to know about the new yellowsn0w. But it’s good news for iPhone 3G unlockers everywhere.
Meanwhile, we’re in the middle of testing our PwnageTool and QuickPwn tools, which will work with iTunes 8.2. The jailbreak of course continues to work on 3.0 for all devices it ever worked on, thanks due the Pwnage 2.0 technique released last summer. Our tools will be released no sooner than the Apple release (just in case!).
P.S. For the new iPhone 3GS, please don’t expect periodic updates about any progress we have or don’t have. Nothing gives Apple the upper hand like someone tweeting or blogging partial hack results. That’s not how cat & mouse is played 🙂 That’s how the cat gets fed.
More info in: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
The first iPhone 3GS official guided tour, apple gives us the 13mins and 45 seconds video which showing all the new features (built-in autofocus, quality VGA video shoot, voice control, copy and paste, search, accessibility, compass and MMS) fro the new iPhone 3GS. Even thought the new big toy will only on 19th of June US time. But we can take a look at the videos for the new phone. 🙂
Apple – Iphone 3G.S [PUBLICITY] [NEW]
Also Apple releases the new test version of iPhone 3.0 OS: iPhone 3.0 OS GM (Gold Master), 7A341
Download here: http://www.darkfuse.com/iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
There is no ‘beta’ for this, so it possibly means this is the last test version
PS. After updated the GM vision, it will lock the iPhone as a ‘test mode’, this is permanent which means you may not be able to restore to the earlier version.