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October 29th, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-10-29 16:35
  Subject:   One tap iPhone and Touch jailbreak.
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  Mood:"Game over, man!"
  Music:o/~ "kon'ya wa HARIKE-N/mou ichido HARIKE-N/dakishimetai Touch!/Burning Touch!"

This new one-touch jailbreak opens your iPhone for full disk access and installs Installer.app so you can add pretty much any third party application you like. All you have to do is navigate from your iPhone or iPod touch to the page, read the directions, scroll down, and tap the button. Wait until the "slide-to-unlock" screen appears (30 secs)

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/29/instant-jailbreak-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/


Slightly more than a month from device going on sale to complete one-tap break. It probably would have taken a little longer if Apple hadn't made every program on the thing run as root. ;]

Looks like it's time to fire up ye old uTorrent again and get a DRM-stripped copy of Leopard that I can install under VMWare on my laptop, and start learning Objective-C. Can't wait to start making my own programs for the Touch.

Incidentally, some of these newer jailbreaks actually fix the Safari TIFF exploit so you don't have to worry about being 0wned again.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-10-29 22:44
  Subject:   More Crysis screens and vids.
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OK gentlemen, I've had some time to play around with the demo, though it's only been an hour, I've got some useful info and a lot of detailed screenshots and videos to share, so saddle up for a long post/mini-review.

http://forums.tweakguides.com/showthread.php?p=75390#post75390

Videos: 1, 2, 3.

I can already tell that I'm going to try and kill that obnoxious guy on the radio (Prophet?) first chance I get! "Fall back and go on the defensive!" Gee, thanks! That massive bloody smear of red all over the screen wasn't enough of a hint! Hopefully that doesn't continue past the first level...


Another recent hardware review benchmarks the Crysis demo with the latest and greatest 45nm DX10 card from NVidia - and gets an average framerate of 33 fps! Far too slow for real play, if you ask me. 45 FPS is my minimum, and it better average 50-70.

Since Intel and AMD have been frustratingly slow about getting the quad-core chips out, and nobody that I know of is shipping V8 mobos yet, it will be a while before I have a machine anywhere near capable of playing this game. Which is a good thing, really, because it's going to be multiple months before NVidia will have cards that can deliver a reasonable framerate...

Oh yes, should mention that M$'s dumb-ass attempt to keep DX10 away from XP users has failed, utterly.
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