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  • iOS 4.2 Beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 Beta Released to Developers


    The newest build of iOS 4.2, 8C5101c, has been released by Apple to it's registered developers, and weighs in at 521MB for our beloved iDevices. Staying on target for the release, it appears that there have been a few additions and tweaks to the latest release.

    In particular, the AirPrint features have been detailed a little bit further stating new compatible printer models from the HP Photosmart family, also including a note that iOS 4.2 devices can print directly to printers that have been shared through a Mac or a PC (go figure).



    However the notes do state that you will be required to have Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta (available for developers). if your on a Mac or Printer shared through iTunes 10.1 Beta (also available on the iOS developer page) for a PC. So obviously we can expect iTunes 10.1 and Mac OS X 10.6.5 released along with iOS 4.2.

    There has also been a new addition to the way that multitasking presents itself when switching through the apps. The animation has been updated and can be seen in the video below thanks to @macstoriesnet.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUh_avToak8[/ame]



    The AppStore has finally gained the lovely GameCenter icon, allowing for the same easy browsing we've had on iTunes, indicating which games are compatible with the new Game Center app.

    This firmware is of course also compatible with the iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4), iPod Touch (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen) and the iPad. Other than that, keep your eyes peeled for any further updates to whats packed inside the new beta. @ih8sn0w tweeted "iOS 4.2 Beta expires Friday October 29,2010."

    As usual, if your not a developer, and want to keep your jailbreak/unlock, DO NOT USE THIS FIRMWARE. Should I remind you to backup your SHSH blobs?

    As for iTunes 10.1 not much to report, except some new additions to Ping. Check out screenshots below.


    https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Beta 2 and iTunes 10.1 Beta Released to Developers started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. waldoj's Avatar
      waldoj -
      any idea when 4.2 will come out to the public?
      i know its in nov... but any idea when?

      i would love to use 4.2b but... since i can't jailbreak anytime soon, i'll stick with 3.2.2

      any new updates on this 4.2b since the last?
      fixes and what not..
    1. albrevng's Avatar
      albrevng -
      Quote Originally Posted by rsemedo View Post
      Anyone found out a torrent to donloawd the new firmaware?
      BTW, If you are not a developer and your iOS device (iPhone,iPad,etc.) is not sanctioned then your device might turn into a brick if you install the firmware.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by waldoj View Post
      any idea when 4.2 will come out to the public?
      i know its in nov... but any idea when?
      Nope all SJ said was November.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by albrevng View Post
      BTW, If you are not a developer and your iOS device (iPhone,iPad,etc.) is not sanctioned then your device might turn into a brick if you install the firmware.
      No. It will not be bricked. Worst case scenario is that you have to restore/update to iOS 4.1 (or an older version if you have the blobs saved).

      Let's try not to spread needless FUD around, there is enough of it already.
    1. waldoj's Avatar
      waldoj -
      well at least i got the new 3.2.2 ipad recently and not a month ago.
      Thanks.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Hey Paganizonda, can you test the mute button like does it actually work and has the wifi cut out any on you? Those were the only 2 issues I had.

      One time the screen randomly stayed on though. Just once. It was on but black.
      Nope, mute still doesn't work
    1. hoppy1028's Avatar
      hoppy1028 -
      want to update to beta 2, in for pm if anyone can link me
    1. fbjones's Avatar
      fbjones -
      i got and itunes upgrade today but did not upgrade
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fbjones View Post
      i got and itunes upgrade today but did not upgrade
      That may be for the release of 10.0.1, which fixes a Ping issue. The beta one is 10.1. As mentioned by nickhesson a couple posts in.

      I beleive I saw elsewhere that PN said 10.0.1 is safe to go to. (Not 100% on that as I have not looked into it much other than skiming and seeing it I think lol.)
    1. Flybeast0408's Avatar
      Flybeast0408 -
      here are the changes
      GameCenter Game icons in the apps slide in
      The keyboard image changes in the bottom and when you click
      NEW Multitasking animation
      Bug fixes
      And links have been added to game center
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Does anyone else have an issue accessing Settings>General>Sounds on the iPad b2? When I select it my iPad freezes up for about 15 seconds and finally Settings.app crashes to the springboard.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ Mine freezes there too
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Flybeast0408 View Post
      GameCenter Game icons in the apps slide in
      The keyboard image changes in the bottom and when you click
      And links have been added to game center
      Could you please explain these three? It seems I am completely overlooking them and can't find what you are referring to. Thanks.
    1. LordGeek's Avatar
      LordGeek -
      My iPhone 4's UUID is registered with Apple Dev .. I have the beta 2 release IPSW (iPhone3,1_4.2_8C5101c_Restore.ipsw) .. however, when I try installing this on my iDevice, the progress bar on the phone gets 3/4 the way through then iTunes errors with "10" !!!, the iDevice will reboot and bring up the "Recovery" screen .. I have now tried this 4 times in straight "Recovery Mode" and "DFU" with no success.

      I have restored my iPhone back to 4.1 with no problems.

      Is there something I'm missing in regards to getting the Beta2 on my iDevice ?

      Thanks.
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by king_james27 View Post
      4.2 Beta is released for developers. i Hope that chronicdev will release greenpois0n to jailbreak 4.1 firmware.
      +1
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by LordGeek View Post
      My iPhone 4's UUID is registered with Apple Dev .. I have the beta 2 release IPSW (iPhone3,1_4.2_8C5101c_Restore.ipsw) .. however, when I try installing this on my iDevice, the progress bar on the phone gets 3/4 the way through then iTunes errors with "10" !!!, the iDevice will reboot and bring up the "Recovery" screen .. I have now tried this 4 times in straight "Recovery Mode" and "DFU" with no success.

      I have restored my iPhone back to 4.1 with no problems.

      Is there something I'm missing in regards to getting the Beta2 on my iDevice ?

      Thanks.
      What version of iTunes are you using? It should be 10.0.1.
    1. grmiller's Avatar
      grmiller -
      I can't add my MobileMe account crashs to home screen. Anyone else.
    1. LordGeek's Avatar
      LordGeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      What version of iTunes are you using? It should be 10.0.1.
      Using v10 .. upgrading right now and will try again .. Thanks.

      *** UPDATE ***
      Ok .. upgraded to 10.0.1 .. still receiving the same error of "10" in iTunes. The iDevice progress bar gets 3/4 the way through, then error. iPhone reboots and goes directly to "Recovery" .. if I use TinyUmbrella to kick it out of Recovery, the iPhone looks to be booting for about 30 seconds, then automatically reboots again and back to "Recovery" !!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      i'm a moron. i didn't even realize it, do you ahve xcode 3.2.5? you must have that

      edit: you must have it for the iPhone 4.
    1. LordGeek's Avatar
      LordGeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by paganizonda83 View Post
      i'm a moron. i didn't even realize it, do you ahve xcode 3.2.5? you must have that

      edit: you must have it for the iPhone 4.
      Ohh great .. I have access to xcode 3.2.4. So you're also telling me that in order to get this on my iDevice, everything must be done through MAC OS ?? not Windows ?