The Contents of the /var/root/Library/Keyboard file on an iPhone contains all non-default dictionary words. Not likely a problem, but it’s a good idea to know if personal or private information is being stored on a mobile device. Since I’m doing a lot more security stuff now in my new position, I have been trying to apply some of the things I like (such as apple and mobile hardware) to the position. I believe it to be very important to know how/when/why potentially personal or private information is stored. This is likely not an issue for most people but the more info we have the better.
New version of iFuntastic will quickly and easily jailbreak iPhone version 1.1.1. You can add your own custom ringtones, too. It does all the old stuff on both old and new iPhone versions. I have a feeling that there will be a firmware upgrade coming pretty close to the Leopard release this week, which will likely break all of this again….. Let the madness begin (again).
Over at Google Code, the iphone-elite team has released their revirginizing tool, which is designed to rebuild your iPhone’s seczone lock table. After using this tool, the team suggests, your 1.0.2 unlocked iPhone will return to its pre-unlocked state and be safe to upgrade to 1.1.1. I’m sure that this is a VERY welcome release for those that unlocked their delicious little iPhones with an early release of iUnock or anySIM, which basically prevented an upgrade (or bricked an unlocked phone) to Firmware 1.1.1 because of certain things that were changed/rewritten on the baseband radio. Get the TUAW story here.
eBay is great and all, but the days are getting fewer and further between that you can actually find a good deal on there. I found this little article that has 13 other places to look. That said, eBay is still a pretty good place to find obscure stuff, even if you do have to pay a little more.