Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 3G’

Android port for iPhone 3G is now finally available for download. You can do pretty much everything that you would expect a normal Android phone to do but it is still not recommended for day-to-day regular use. The power management functions of Android for iPhone 3G are yet to be implemented so your phone will only last for an hour or so of Android use before the battery runs out. Yes, it is good only for showing off to your friends that you have Android running on iPhone 3G.

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Previously, we saw Android running on an iPhone 2G and we also posted a complete step by step guide on how you can dual boot your jailbroken iPhone 2G to run Android OS side by side with iPhone OS. After seeing Android run on an iPhone 2G, 3G (iPhone) users got curious on when they will get to try Android on their handset. After weeks of hard work, it’s finally done! iPhone 3G now runs Android.

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Apple has been busy lately in safe-guarding the design and innovation of its products by taking legal cover of patent grant policy provided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In the recent past, we have seen how Apple filed a legal suit against HTC, for its alleged involvement in infringing 20 iPhone OS patents “related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware”. Apple was also recently granted patent for the “Ornamental design” of the original iPhone which was released back in 2007.

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Last time we wrote about “Android on iPhone” bits was when hackers had successfully ported Android to an iPhone 2G. We also posted a complete step by step guide on how to install it on a jailbroken 2G. But the problem was that it was only for the iPhone 2G, not for the 3G version which is more widely used now than the original iPhone EDGE model.

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Well yes, you read that right ! Hackers have finally managed to run a “debug” version of Android OS on the iPhone. Almost everything is said to be working, as can also be seen in the video attached below.

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We told you earlier that multitasking was possible in iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G on OS 4, provided that you jailbreak the device and edit a N82AP.plist file. A video, which has just popped up demonstrates exactly that on a jailbroken iPhone 3G, running OS 4. Video after the jump.

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Unlock for iPhone 3.1.3 on 05.12.01 baseband is here, but not in the ideal way you would have liked. Some folks over at a Turkish shop have managed to successfully unlock an iPhone 3G, on OS 3.1.3, running 05.12.01 baseband via a hardware flash. They have also shot a 10 minutes video which shows the whole process of re-flashing the baseband back to 04.26.08. Video after the jump.

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A user at the apfeltalk forums from Germany had ordered an iPhone 3G from Apple and that was what exactly he was expecting to be shipped. To his surprise, the handset received was indeed a iPhone 3G 8 GB but the packaging in which it was contained indicated something else. Interestingly, it was marked with iPhone 3GS 8GB label, instead of iPhone 3G.

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It was only iPhone 3GS which allowed video recording and editing along with sharing of your videos with your friends and family. iPhone 3G and 2G could do such stuff only if you jailbreak it, and then install an app like Cycorder from Cydia. But the good news is that Apple has now finally approved iVideoCamera app on the App Store. This app permits recording of videos on any iPhone, including 2G and 3G without having to jailbreak your iPhone.

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Battery Percentage meter option is officially available on iPhone 3GS only running firmware 3.0 and above; however, there is a small tweak available in Cydia which can enable this functionality natively on the original iPhone and iPhone 3G running firmware 3.0 and above. You will need to have a jailbroken iPhone for this to work.

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Voice Control is an exclusive feature of iPhone 3GS which enables its users to make phone calls and play music by using voice commands. Some folks over at this forum have released a Voice Control look-alike app for iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G which works and looks almost exactly as it is on iPhone 3GS.

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Apple today has announced that iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS is going to be released by Orange in UK, thus ending the anticipated speculation of O2 exclusivity in this regard. Its a great news for all those who were reluctant to switch over to O2 just to get the iPhone.

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