For those of you who don’t know it, Dolphin is a popular web browser that was only available for Google’s Android platform. MoboTap(makers of Dolphin) recently released Dolphin for the iPhone and the iPod Toouch. Well, I am pleased to announce that MoboTap have just released Dolphin for the iPad and is now available in the App Store.
A little bit of background on this one. Before Apple had launched the original iPad in 2010, Apple had tried to work with adobe to get Adobe’s Flash software working on the iPhone and the iPad. Essentially, Adob’e Flash software was originally designed to animate pictures, but was modified to play video.
Apple had said to Adobe: “if you ever get Flash workinig fast enough, then come back to us and let know”. However, Adobe never came back to Apple. When the iPad launched, it never shipped with Flash and Adobe(knowing that it makes sense to have flash on the iPad) decided to “raise a stink about the matter” in the press. Since then, the jailbreaking community have managed to hack the iPad(in the good sense) to try and run Flash. It works for a time, but the experience was bad. Since then Adobe has never made Flash available on the iPad. For those of you who don’t know it, a lot of the video content on the web is only viewable if you have installed Flash on your computer. This has been a bit of a setback on the iOS devices. You would have to download a web browser on your iOS device that would convert a flash video to a format that is playable on iOS, until now.
Adobe has just released an update for Flash Media server. Version 4.5 will let companies serve Flash video in a format that iOS devices can play. It’s about time that Adobe pushed a Flash video solution for iOS. I would really like to see this in action soon.
Personally, I feel thankful that we have a way to get Flash video on the iPad. I don’t think we will have a way to play Flash games natively on iOS for a while. On the other hand, I am sure it won’t be long before we see Flash games on iOS.
Only a few days ago, Apple released beta 3 of it’s mobile device operating system, iOS 5. The hacker known as iH8sn0w has already jailbroken this recent developer build. This is another example of the fact that Apple will never be able to defeat the jailbreakers. I should state that this jailbreak does not support the iPad
Now, I have heard from an iOS developer who has already trid it and I can confirm that this is a buggy tethered jailbreak. Therefore, if you are looking to jaibreak your iOS device, then I suggest holding off until iOS 5 is released to the public and there is an untethered jailbreak. On the other hand, if you have been using iOS 5 beta 3, then please get in touch with me and let me know what you think.
It has been a long time since the last version of jailbreak me was released. However, the iphone hacker Comex has released a new version of the iOS jailbreaking tool called JailbreakMe. As with the previous versions of jailbreak you go to the website jailbreakme.com on your iOS device. From there, it’s as simple as downloading the jailbreak, which will also install the Cydia app onto your iOS device.
I can confirm that this jailbreak will work on any of the following iOS devices.
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4th Generation
- iPod Touch 3rd Generation
- iPad 1
- iPad 2
I cannot confirm that JailbreakMe 3.0 will work on the current Apple TV device, but I will update you all if I find anything out about that. What I can confirm, is that you will need iOS 4.3.3 for this untethered jailbreak. If you are feeling brave enough, then go ahead and try this new jailbreaking tool. Once you have, I would like you to let me know how you did with it. I should warn you that Apple will be releasing an iOS update numbered 4.3.4. So, if you have upgraded to 4.3.3, then please stay at 4.3.3.
Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any damage caused to your iOS device from jailbreaking it. I cannot also be held responsible for any voided warranties that may occur from jailbreaking your device. Any modification of your iOS device is done at your own risk. As with all of my articles, my opinions are always honest and are completely unbiased.