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09-28-2010, 07:31 PM #1
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.
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.
09-28-2010, 07:37 PM #2
09-28-2010, 07:38 PM #3
WTF the animation is visible on my beta 1
09-28-2010, 07:44 PM #4
09-28-2010, 07:46 PM #5
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09-28-2010, 07:51 PM #6
4.2 Beta is released for developers. i Hope that chronicdev will release greenpois0n to jailbreak 4.1 firmware.
09-28-2010, 07:59 PM #7
Hope this has a fix in it for the wifi cutting off. I have to keep going in and kicking airplane mode on and off in order for the wifi to start working again.
09-28-2010, 08:00 PM #8
what does 4.2 give us 3G iPhone users?
It gives allot to my iPad
Last edited by Be Expressive; 09-28-2010 at 08:06 PM."We don't need bullets, We need Pie's"
09-28-2010, 08:11 PM #9
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09-28-2010, 08:46 PM #13
The fixed the issue, at least for me, where the mail.app wouldn't work on the "no limit" setting for what emails to sync. All options synced to the specified timeframes except the "no limit" option. Now i've got all my emails once again.
Last edited by mortopher; 09-28-2010 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-28-2010, 08:48 PM #14
When are they going to fix the fact that the app switcher comes up like you're in portrait all the time? It looks really bad and you can't lock apps into landscape mode.
09-28-2010, 08:56 PM #15
Anyone found out a torrent to donloawd the new firmaware?
09-28-2010, 08:56 PM #16
I'd really appreciate it if someone would post a link for the new iPad beta software. My iPad is registered with a developer and I have it upgraded to the 4.2 beta 1 release but have been anxious for the beta 2 release to get rid of some of the bugs.
Thanks in advance for your assistance...
09-28-2010, 09:00 PM #17
Also I hop they actually make the mute button work in this one too. Already upset a little with the button being switched but at least make it work instead of flashing the mute symbol then not muting.
09-28-2010, 09:05 PM #18
Download links...didn't realize was against the rules, sorry...name of website is it ok?
Last edited by rsemedo; 09-28-2010 at 09:12 PM.
09-28-2010, 09:18 PM #19
09-28-2010, 09:19 PM #20
Yay, safari no longer crashes on my iPad if I start typing something on a page before it finishes loading the whole page.