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Thread: Easiest firmware flashing EVER
06-26-2007, 11:45 AM #1
Easiest firmware flashing EVER
Well holy crap.
If you watch the sync video here, you'll see partway through that at ANY TIME, you can flash the phone software back to your iPhone. Plug it in, press a button. On every other phone I've worked on, just getting the software to DO that is half the battle!
So we have the flashing application, the firmware obviously stays on your computer at all times ... so it's on your hard drive somewhere. Which means we can back it up, hex edit the *hell* out of it, and flash it straight to the phone whenever we want? Seriously, could this BE any easier?!
06-26-2007, 12:57 PM #2
I noticed that as well. Hello, modding. Stick around folks, we're gonna have some fun.
06-26-2007, 02:34 PM #3
Yeah, say hello to your 600 dollar brick
06-30-2007, 07:44 AM #4
I will be very reluctant to potentially destroy my iPhone. I personally think we should stick to wallpapers now until some idiot tries that and either bricks or has success and releases a tutorial of some form. We can learn a lot from the PSP Hackers, let the people who know what they're doing mess around, and then wait to reap the benefits ^_^
06-30-2007, 08:53 AM #5
Check out ModMyMoto.com. We know what we're doing.
Just haven't done it with an iPhone yet.
06-30-2007, 11:56 AM #6
hehe tehmac, I don't think you realize that we *are* the guys who figure it out and write the tutorials ;-)
06-30-2007, 12:26 PM #7
Indeed. You're in the right place, tehmac.
06-30-2007, 01:37 PM #8
I stand corrected. wewt!
06-30-2007, 02:37 PM #9
So i went to the att store today to play... Nothing more. Am already committed to my moto l6 for a while, and got to talking to the sales rep. And well let me tell you what I learned...
One, Macs don't use Intel Chipsets cause the are not PC's!
Two, you cannot unlock or hack a iPhone cause it is OS X and the iPhone is only capable of using ATT network because no other network can support it... To which I questioned "isn't it simply a GSM phone with a sim card?".
Three, you have to have iTunes in order to activate it! (Can't wait till someone works around that one)
Four. You must have the service plan or else you cannot have one. I went through that one when i bought my HTC wizard last summer. they couldn't understand why I didn't want the plan "Don't you want the internet?", "Yes I do, but I have a wireless network at home, and this phone has a wireless card built in, why would i want to spend more money on something redundant when all i plan on doing is using it when i am traveling at local hotspots?"
Oh I am so excited to see where this is going.
You know, the funny thing is that all and all the iPhone is cool. It's apple so of course it's going to be great and innovative. But i am more excited to see it cracked, hacked, and modded left and right!
06-30-2007, 02:41 PM #10
Ha that AT&T guy was an idiot.
My Mac has an Intel chip.
You can unlock any phone.
Yah, you do gotta have iTunes. No getting around that.
Apple sells 'em without any plan. So did AT&T last time I checked.
06-30-2007, 02:55 PM #11
yeah he kinda got mad at me when I asked, "so how does bootcamp work then?", cause you sure cant run windows on anything other then intel/amd type chipset...
Although I wonder if its going to be a software unlock like my HTC Wizard, or a hardware hack via testpoints like my L6? Watch Apple do something off like both a hardware and a software mod all to get a Haiku saying your doing something bad ala OS-X.
The only real reason i asked that was because I was perplexed as to why if you can view youtube, why not something like break, or ebaums because they all funtion on macromedia flash. If you go to youtube straight through safari, it wont play the videos and will say that you are using an older version of safari that doesn't have macromedia flash (It will actually redirect you to the "mobile version", though it doesn't tell you that). So I went to adobe (again standing in the Att store) and tried to d/l the flash codec. Only to get a message saying that safari could not d/l the file.
06-30-2007, 03:25 PM #12
06-30-2007, 03:28 PM #13
Wow that ATT guy is an idiot.
06-30-2007, 04:41 PM #14
06-30-2007, 10:00 PM #15
There is a flash player 7 for win mobile (I recently pulled out my htc wizard from the dust), and supposedly there is a way to view flash via TCMP or WM mobile, but as of yet i have had no luck.
Then again there aren't any great forums like M3, and the formerly great motomodders where people do this sort of thing...
I did come across one forum but they were more interesting in bling, and looking hip then actually doing anything usefull...
kinda annoyed I joined it now...
it was smartmodz.com I think...
06-30-2007, 10:14 PM #16
This whole process would be a heck of a lot easier with documentation. I haven't had time yet this weekend to look at the disassembly shots, but even just identifying what the processor *is* (and just as importantly, how many registers it has and of what sizes) would be a plus. If it's something proprietary, I'm going to rip my hair out.
The thing about Flash on this phone is that it's not all Apple -- if this processor is something Adobe's never touched, they have to active port Flash to this phone. That's nothing Apple can do. All we can do is hope!
(and pray that flash, cpu hog that it is, can run well enough on it)
Last edited by TomFrost; 06-30-2007 at 10:18 PM.
07-01-2007, 11:12 AM #17
Time to find that firmware on our Mac and start hexxing it.
07-01-2007, 12:24 PM #18
So where is the iPhone mounted on the system? It's not under volumes through the terminal like any other USB storage device would be. They have hidden it well.Hmm...
07-01-2007, 12:25 PM #19
07-01-2007, 01:12 PM #20
Where's it stored.