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Third-party apps appear on iPhone 1.1.1

updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue October 9, 2007

Apps on iPhone 1.1.1

Following the day after a primitive "jailbreak" was developed, hackers are now claiming to have successfully installed applications on Apple's v1.1.1 iPhone firmware. The technique was developed by a coder called "asap18," who says that several applications have been tested and are functioning properly. Critically, these applications can be accessed via normal Home screen buttons, rather than loading them via a command-line terminal.

Applications that appear to be working include the Colloquy IRC chat client and the NES game console emulator. It is reported that under the current scheme, only 15 icons can be added to the Home screen; a final slot may possibly be reserved for iTunes. Hacking efforts have reportedly also discovered "International" options in the SpringBoard interface, which though they may allow for foreign-language applications, are most likely in place for the French and German iPhone launches planned towards the end of the year.

Future hacks are reported to be in the works, but it is cautioned that users with unlocked v1.0.2 iPhones should not yet upgrade to v1.1.1, as this may still "brick" a device.





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  1. Pennywigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Think Different

    Think Brick

    Step right up and risk your $400+ brand new iPhone by trying to install something as needed as an SNES emulator!

    Think Hacks! Think Bricks!

    Or just buy a gaming console (PS3) and actually play video games are a much larger screen!.

    This news instills confidence in me. Surely you can trust anything with Hack in it. I mean the 1.1.1 update taught us nothing.

  1. bfalchuk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Just NES

    I think it's just an NES emulator. Does that change your viewpoint at all?

  1. Pennywigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    NES!

    NES Emulator > Warranty and usability.

    I'm sold!

    :-)

    Now to go blow dry my hair in the bathtub.....

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Thinking Differently

    Can't anybody write an application for the iPhone without all the nonsense? What's up with all these hacks c***? Just write an application and have it to meet Apple standars! I am a consumer not a software engineer, developper and much less not a hacker. I just want to use the Damm phone to its potential without all the "jailbreak" nonsense. According to the WWDC 07 iphone presentation, why did none of these "guru developpers" pay attention to what Apple said about developping software for the iphone? I am not willing to risk my $400+ phone over hacked software. Just write a decent program for the iphone to use and let's get it over with! The iphone is intended to be simple to use. Does somebody really think that the average user really gives a damm about an SNES EMULATOR? CHRIST! I don't even know what the Acronyms stand for and much less what it does. And frankly I DON'T GIVE A DAMM! I have a PS3 Gaming console. And there is not enough time in the day to be playing with an iphone for the sake of an emulator. A simple ToDo List, Synchronizing Memo Pads to Apple Stickes or to iCal. What about stuff like that? I am sick of hearing all this iPhone BRICKING c***!

  1. Avenir

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    tanker

    you're joking right? you really think the hackers are AVOIDING making this easier?

  1. the white shadow

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: thinking differently

    yeah! i built a emulators for ps3, xbox 2 and wii (uses the phone's accelerometer) following apple's simple documentation. halo 2 on my iphone rules.

    -tws

  1. Robb

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: thinking differently

    First, you might want to switch to decaff before posting. Second, you accidentally raise a good point... are hackers spending too much time on developing third party installable apps for the iPhone, when they could be developing third party Web apps as Apple intended?

  1. Pennywigeon

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    A Sure Fire Winner

    I think if these "hackers" wrote a more applicable application like say



    UNBRICKER 1.0

    Nope. Instead there focus is on making astroids look really cool at 240 px.

    Blah.

    Halo 2 on your iPhone? meh.

    I am running The Windows Vista Version of World of Warcraft through Parallels on this iBrick!

    Come on people. If you wanna go retro how about just reproducing the atari 2600?

    iAtari - Retro Bricks IN STOCK NOW!

  1. dimplemonkey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    you're not getting it...

    I used to think NASCAR was a waste of time as well. No, I'm not a fan by any means, but I used to wonder what the big deal was seeing a bunch of cars race around the track for hours upon hours. Then I was told that a lot of the modern technologies we have in our automobiles stem from race cars (seatbelts, tires, fuels, aerodynamics, etc.). With that being said, NES emulator on iPhone? Yeah, it is a big deal even if you don't use it because it allows other developers to understand and create even better third party apps for you whiners!

    Or would you rather go back to the days of the Ford automobile where "you can have any color as long as it's black"? Sheesh!

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    not hackers

    These are hobbyists not hackers. Hackers are out to make money or illegally retrieve information, hobbyists find this challenging and rewarding. Steve Woz and Jobs use to be Hackers and Hobbyists.

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