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  • iOS 4.2 Beta 3 & iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 Available to Developers


    Right on time, Apple is now pushing iOS 4.2 Beta 3 and iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 to Apple Developers, just two weeks after the first release of beta 1.

    As you can imagine, there are no documented changes yet, but as word spreads and developers dig inside, we'll be sure to share what's new. Word on the street is that the new Beta has a slight performance increase, of course nothing technical reported however. There has also been some discussion about this Beta having some new additional SMS tones to choose from on your iPhones.

    November is right around the corner, and almost every iPad user is looking forward to this. We will keep you updated as usual.

    UPDATE: Here is a screenshot of the new SMS tones added to Beta 3 for the iPhone.





    Note: As always, if your not developer and want to maintain your newly jailbroken device, this is NOT for you. With any luck, iOS 4.2 will be jailbreakable shortly after it's release, or heck, even the same day.


    iOS Dev Center - Apple Developer
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Beta 3 & iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 Available to Developers started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by NessLookAlike View Post
      Same. Mostly.

      If you haven't already, you should at least upgrade to (and then re-jailbreak) iPad iOS 3.2.1; I noticed after upgrading that I had significantly fewer app crashes, and other Safari-related shenanigans were fixed, once I updated. I would even say it was worth having to re-install Cydia apps. Just my two cents.

      But yeah, my patience to avoid upgrading to 4.2 Beta 3 even without the jailbreak is wearing really thin.
      I really don't miss the jailbreak on my iPad these days. 4.2 gives it a significant boost in features, as well as all round performance. Things are much smoother and there's a bit more 'snap' to my iPad now. I'll definitely jailbreak it once 4.2 is made public, but for now I'm having fun trying out the new features.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by defdad View Post
      iPhone owners will gain the ability to print and maybe a few other minor things.
      Don't forget about airplay
    1. knexlegend's Avatar
      knexlegend -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      if you're brave enough to install it let us know how it goes.i'll wait for my jailbreak & unlock lol.
      I'm a developer and I used 4.2 for about a week or two and found it is quite good. Although, the multitasking was a little bit slow, not to much, just an inch slow which was surprising. But I went back to 3.2.2 for my jailbreak
    1. brando087's Avatar
      brando087 -
      anything good found yet?
    1. dying4004's Avatar
      dying4004 -
      could any 4.2 beta tester plz share the new sms tones? cheers
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      We can't share them as we can't ssh into the new iOS because it's not jailbroken.

      Nick, did you have to enable anything for the new SMS tones? I loaded beta3 on a 3GS I have laying around and it still has just the 6 or 7 standard sounds.

      Perhaps its an iPhone 4 add-on?
    1. liv2wrshp's Avatar
      liv2wrshp -
      Same thing with me. I updated my 3GS and no new tones for SMS. Odd that it'd be limited to just iPhone 4. Any 3GS users have new tones?
    1. suineg's Avatar
      suineg -
      VLC automagically works in this release with no update to VLC.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by suineg View Post
      VLC automagically works in this release with no update to VLC.
      When did it not? I don't remember having any issues at all with VLC. Granted, I do not use it all that much on my iPad.
    1. Ikemann888's Avatar
      Ikemann888 -
      Oh no...I can't unlock 3G 4.1 yet and now there will be 4.2, just keep on waiting.
    1. LarryInAz's Avatar
      LarryInAz -
      Is the newer iTunes 10.1 beta 2 needed to update to the beta 3 *.ipsw?
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Apple must have listened to my latest nasty E-Mail when I said "please add some more f'n message tones for christ sakes!" Yah Apple...just hope they are not lame lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post


      Right on time, Apple is now pushing iOS 4.2 Beta 3 and iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 to Apple Developers, just two weeks after the first release of beta 1.

      As you can imagine, there are no documented changes yet, but as word spreads and developers dig inside, we'll be sure to share what's new. Word on the street is that the new Beta has a slight performance increase, of course nothing technical reported however. There has also been some discussion about this Beta having some new additional SMS tones to choose from on your iPhones.

      November is right around the corner, and almost every iPad user is looking forward to this. We will keep you updated as usual.

      UPDATE: Here is a screenshot of the new SMS tones added to Beta 3 for the iPhone.





      Note: As always, if your not developer and want to maintain your newly jailbroken device, this is NOT for you. With any luck, iOS 4.2 will be jailbreakable shortly after it's release, or heck, even the same day.


      iOS Dev Center - Apple Developer
      I thought 4.2 was already jailbreakable (final that is?) Limera1n is suppose to be infinity jailbreak.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      Apple must have listened to my latest nasty E-Mail when I said "please add some more f'n message tones for christ sakes!" Yah Apple...just hope they are not lame lol.



      I thought 4.2 was already jailbreakable (final that is?) Limera1n is suppose to be infinity jailbreak.
      4.2 will be jailbreakable with limera1n/greenpois0n. iOS updates are not jailbreakable right out of the box. Even though they will use the same exploit, each update requires minor changes to the jailbreak tool. New bundles and everything that are specific to the new iOS.

      Don't worry, there WILL be a jailbreak for iOS 4.2 and the waiting game for it will only be a matter of days at most rather than the standard month or two for brand new jailbreaks.
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      4.2 will be jailbreakable with limera1n/greenpois0n. iOS updates are not jailbreakable right out of the box. Even though they will use the same exploit, each update requires minor changes to the jailbreak tool. New bundles and everything that are specific to the new iOS.

      Don't worry, there WILL be a jailbreak for iOS 4.2 and the waiting game for it will only be a matter of days at most rather than the standard month or two for brand new jailbreaks.
      Ah, I didn't realize that infinity jailbreaks still had to be tweaked after a new iOS release, I assumed it would just immediately work. Thanks for the info though!

      BTW...anyone know exact what part of November 4.2 will be released? I'm hoping the early part...
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      How about a new ultrasn0w for the 4.1 basebands (specifically 2.10.04 on the iPhone 4)? It will be available once 4.2 comes out correct?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by jabij1 View Post
      How about a new ultrasn0w for the 4.1 basebands (specifically 2.10.04 on the iPhone 4)? It will be available once 4.2 comes out correct?
      While there has not been any confirmation of the details regarding a forthcoming unlock, they (muscle) has stated "there is also unlock on the horizon for at least some of you in 4.2"
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      I found a vid on youtube that shows all the new text tones. I have to agree with the OP, they are quite long for SMS tones...

      YouTube - Apple iOS 4.2 NEW Text Tones! Direct Audio/High Quality. I really only dig one of them.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      ill pass on the custom text tone unless i can make my own like i can regular ring tones