Hacked iPhone: First Spotted in Apple Store & Now on NBC’s Saturday Night Live

The hacked iPhone seems to be getting celebrity status off late, we first had folks at Macenstein who had revealed a Flickr pic of an iPhone in an Apple store where it appears that the iPhone has been jailbroken as it had the Installer app icon.

If that was not funny enough, folks at Gizmodo have spotted that the iPhone used in iPhone spoof ad on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in fact had the Installer icon; which also indicates that the iPhone was jailbroken.

It is open to discussion whether the hacked iPhone was part of the joke in the spoof ad especially since Apple and NBC are not getting along well.

Check out the image of the hacked iPhone and the YouTube video of the iPhone spoof ad (quite funny) after the jump.

Breaking News – iPhone firmware update v1.1.2 coming next week: Fixes the TIFF Exploit; Single-click Jailbreak method would become Obsolete

Folks at T3, who had a chance to play around with the yet-to-be launched UK iPhone are reporting that the iPhone firmware update v1.1.2 is indeed official and should hit us as early as Nov 9th when the iPhone gets launched in UK.

They are also reporting that after conducting some experiments it appears that the TIFF exploit (security flaw) which has been used to jailbreak and hack the iPhone OS v1.1.1 has been closed, which means that the Single-click method to jailbreak the iPhone would become obsolete.

Dock v2.06 – Native iPhone Application Enables you to Easily Switch between Applications and to take Screenshots

With the flurry of third-party applications since iPhone’s launch; the real estate on iPhone’s home screen has become that much more precious thanks to the 16 applications limitation on iPhone’s home screen.

We have seen some iPhone hacks that enable horizontal or vertical scrolling of the home screen which have been popular, but you got to check out this native iPhone application from iPhone Hacking genius NateTrue called "Dock".

TouchCopy Enables Disk Mode on your iPhone or iPod Touch

Are you missing the Disk mode on your iPhone or iPod Touch?

If you have been a regular here at iPhone Hacks you must be wondering, wasn’t iPhoneDrive from Ecamm Network the answer to that question. Ye but only partly as it was only for Mac users.

The wait for PC users is finally over as Wide Angle Software has released TouchCopy which enables Disk mode on your iPhone or iPod Touch so that you can use the unused storage on your iPhone or iPod Touch for file storage like a thumb to backup data or transfer between PCs or simply as an external hard drive.

Time: iPhone is the “Invention of the Year”

I might be saying this the second time in the day, but as soon as Steve Jobs had announced the iPhone during the Keynote address in January, we knew Apple had a winner on their hands. iPhone has easily been the most hyped gadget ever created and the great thing about iPhone is that it has been able to live up to all the hype.

So when Time announced today that the "Invention of the Year" is the iPhone, we are not surprised, if it was anything other than the iPhone then we would have been. YouTube won the award last year. Some of the credit to make the iPhone even better than what we thought it would be has to go to the hard work put in by the iPhone hackers and developers and the most revolutionary part of the iPhone is that with the firmware updates and SDK in February, we should see Apple unlocking new features and application that will make it even better.

Time gives five reasons for giving iPhone that award:
1. The iPhone is pretty
2. It’s touchy-feely
3. It will make other phones better
4. It’s not a phone, it’s a platform
5. It is but the ghost of iPhones yet to come

So lets put aside our critics hat about the iPhone not being open enough, it being locked etc etc and raise a toast to Apple Engineers for giving us the iPhone and if it hadn’t been the iPhone then it would have been iPod Touch, the best iPod Apple has ever created.

iPhone owners let me know your thoughts.

Read Time’s article here.

iPhone hackers bring Contact and Calendar Search to iPhone

If you had seen Steve Jobs Keynote address to announce the iPhone in January, you would have been sold on buying the jesus phone when he demonstrated the scrolling of contacts with a flick of a finger.

However, if you have many contacts on your iPhone and find flicking through the contacts laborious; then you will be interested in reading about the latest iPhone app.

iPhone hackers over at Polar Bear Farm have released "Search" a native
third-party iPhone application that enables searching for contacts and
searching a specific date in the calendar application on your iPhone.

AppSnapp: Single-Click Method to JailBreak iPhone OS v1.1.1 generates Overwhelming Demand

AppSnapp, the single-click method to JailBreak iPhone & iPod Touch OS v1.1.1 released by the iPhone hacking geniuses late on Sunday night has generated overwhelming demand.

It is being reported that it has been used more than 144,000 times since it was released late Sunday night. Nicholas “Drudge” Penree, one of the key members of iPhone hacking group responsible for AppSnapp’s development, has told iPhone Atlas that he thinks the figure represents about 100,000 actual devices.

It is not surprising as its by far the easiest jailbreaking solution we have seen so far and the best part is since its a web-based solution you can perform the jailbreak from your iPhone or iPod Touch without having to worry if this jailbreaking method will work on Mac or Windows.

In addition to jailbreaking the iPhone, AppSnapp also installs the cool Installer app and more importantly also fixes the security exploit which was used to jailbreak the iPhone OS v1.1.1 in the first place.

With Installer app one could then also use the AnySIM app, a GUI-based tool developed by the iPhone Dev Team to unlock iPhone; making it also the easiest two-step process for unlocking the iPhone OS v1.1.1.

For more details on the single-click method to JailBreak iPhone or iPod Touch OS v1.1.1, click here.

Folks, don’t forget to tip them for their effort by clicking the donate button at this link, as apparently they have only collected $1500 so far for all their great work.

iPhone App: The Missing Sync for iPhone (coming soon)

If you have a Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone and are planning to buy an iPhone and thinking of the pain you will need to endure while manually entering all your contacts into your new iPhone, then there is some good news for you.

Mark/Space has announced that they will be releasing the Missing Sync for iPhone so that you can get your contacts, calendar and phone camera photos from your Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac, and then sync them to your the prized new gadget. And that is not all, Missing Sync for iPhone has a lot more to offer. More details available after the jump.

Google Docs on the go: View Docs, Spreadsheets & Presentations on your iPhone

Google Docs Blog had announced couple of weeks back about Google Docs for mobile phones especially the iPhone, it means that you will now be able to view your docs, spreadsheets and presentations that are optimized for the iPhone.

However, the current optimized iPhone edition is only available in read-only, allowing you to view your documents, but not to edit them.

You can access the docs using the regular link; but you will soon notice that it is rather difficult to use as the UI is cramped up and this is even before the keyboard is activated.

To check out the read-only version of Google docs, point your iPhone’s Safari browser to http://docs.google.com/m.

If you are not happy with the option of only being able to view Microsoft Word documents with your iPhone and would like to edit them as well then you can check out Glide Write 2.0 iPhone version which brings powerful mobile document creation and collaboration features to your iPhone which I had reviewed in September.

These are still early days and I am sure we will soon we able to edit Google Docs from the iPhone. Google seems to be making all the right moves with regards to apps for the iPhone as I think they realize the potential of the jesus phone. They have now launched a slew of products optimized for the iPhone starting with the killer iPhone Apps like Google Maps, YouTube and others like Google Calendar, Gmail and now Google Docs.

Will Google be to iPhone/mobile phones, what Microsoft has been to PCs?

AppSnapp: Single-Click Method to JailBreak iPhone & iPod Touch OS v1.1.1 and Install Installer App

We have already seen many solutions to jailbreak iPhone OS v1.1.1 and if you have been reading the feedback about these solutions from readers here @ iPhone Hacks, you would have observed that in some cases it worked very well and some cases it didn’t.

All that could be history, as the latest jailbreaking solution from the iPhone hacking geniuses seems to be the mother of all Jailbreaking solutions for iPhone or iPod Touch OS v1.1.1. It’s called AppSnapp and is a single-click method to JailBreak iPhone and iPod Touch OS v1.1.1 which also installs Installer app so that you can then install just about any of the unauthorized third-party iPhone applications you like.