With the announcement of Siri, Apple cleverly described something that the virtual assistant really is. Currently, it's a simple assistant with minimal capabilities and no APIs released to be built off of for use by developers, which you'd think would be extremely easy to recreate by another skilled developer. That's just what has happened - say hello to Evi.
Attention jailbreakers: We've just received word from BigBoss that Apple stopped signing iPhone OS 3.1.2 restore packages today, making it impossible to restore to 3.1.2 without a workaround. This only affects the iPhone 3GS, the third-gen iPod touch, and late-model, second-gen iPod touches; other iPhone OS devices do not use signed restore packages.
So what does this mean? Well, because Apple released iPhone OS 3.1.3 earlier this week, the Apple servers will only let you restore to 3.1.3, even if you have an older 3.1.2 restore package lying around. And since the current jailbreak tools only work on 3.1.2, updating to 3.1.3 will leave you jailbreak-less — at least for the time being. But wait, there's a workaround!
You'll never stop the struggle between Apple and the people who want to hack it, so why bother complaining? As of noon today, giddy jailbreakers can take the next step and go full-on with blacksn0w, the jailbreak+unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband (with tethering enabled to boot). Mac and PC versions are available and it works with iPhone OS 3.1.2.
In short, the blackra1n release is alive as well, with both Mac and Windows support and the installation instructions can be found here...
Apple on Thursday released version 3.1.2 of its iPhone OS for the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS handsets. The minor update reportedly fixes a handful of issues with the software. The update offers the following fixes and changes:
- Resolves sporadic issue that may cause iPhone to not wake from sleep.
- Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart..
- Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming.