Jan 11, 2011

about updates: iPhone Thaana Keyboard.

This post is long over-due and I apologize for not having written it sooner.

as you probably might have noticed, the thaana keyboard currently only works on 4.0x and 4.1x firmware. However since then, apple has released a major firmware update in the form of 4.2.1. This update include a tonne of changes, including changes to the default fonts, font-handling and keyboard configurations. This inadvertently has broken both our thaana fonts package as well as thaana keyboard package. So right now, the keyboard does not work for 4.2+.

The good news is that it IS possible to get it back up and running without too much effort.

however the bad news is that I am currently using an non-factory unlocked iPhone 4 (as is afxal). As of now, there is no unlock for the iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 firmware. Hence I am unable to update my phone to the newest firmware.

The bottom line is that until I can run 4.2+ firmware on my device, I cannot update the packages. I sincerely apologize for this. Hopefully, the dev-team will come out with some good news soon.


P.S - Some of you have asked if I stopped working on these projects because of what happened with eLL Mobile. This is not the case.

P.P.S - yes eLL, I know you have been  emailing people looking for updates.

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hoping for an update soon.

Anonymous said...

your customers are waiting. Hurry it up already.

Anonymous said...

Have a look at : http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/p/prevent-iphone4-baseband-update.html

I think you can use it to upgrade to 4.2.1

Anonymous said...

ofcox u can upgrade ur iphone 4 using tinyumbrella. it Prevents iPhone 4 Baseband Update.
http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/p/prevent-iphone4-baseband-update.html

SoE said...

Thank you for the tip fellas... :)

Anonymous said...

There is already a perfectly working font package for firmware 4.2.1
the guy behind it has also ported the alQuran dhivehi translation to work on that ios

SoE said...

That's cool. The font isn't so hard to get working. I'm glad somebody else is taking an initiative.

The quran mod should work without out of the box anyway.

the keyboard however... is a different story. That requires some tedious work.

Anonymous said...

i duno much the technical side here. As long as i can use the stuffs released, i wudnt care :D

SoE said...

hehe alright. I'll start working on it soon. Keep an eye out. I appreciate the patience, and apologize for the delay.

Anonymous said...

pls add 4.3 support

SoE said...

4.3+ support is coming soon within the week.

for the time being, we're skipping 4.2x (because we skipped 4.2 to update our devices directly to 4.3)... We will however hopefully be able to 4.2 sometime in the future (don't want to leave 3G users in the dust)

Zian said...

m0bi is down? i cant access the repo..

SoE said...

the repo is down for the time being. We're working on it. Thanks for your patience.. it'll be resolved soon hopefully.

Anonymous said...

not working for 4.3.3 pls adv

Anonymous said...

hey im sorry but. last night ive been trying to get dhivehi translation on my iphone 3g v4.2.1.
but the problem is even after installin the dhivehi for alquran and the thana fonts for os4x, alquran didnt show dhivehi text, but those unrecognised font boxes.
so i tried to install dhivehi font for ios4.2.1 from jaxian(which i had before and worked perfectly on safari)but it cannot be installed. an error says something conflicting overwrite which is also present in thana fonts. so i removed dhivehi for ... and thana... dhen installed idhivehiv4.2.1beta and tried installin the other two. dhivehi for alquran was success but not the thana. it shows error about some conflict in overwrite with idhivehi.
tried severaltimes over and over. but couldnt.
if u have any solution would u pls help. AFTER ALL YOU TOLD THAT YOU WOULDNT WANT IPHONE3G USERS TO END UP IN DUST

SoE said...

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. The thing about the fonts is that Ian (jaxian)'s font pack doesn't have system wide unicode support like ours. His thing is perfectly fine if you want to view websites and stuff in mail, safari etc..but anything outside that won't work. Our older font-pack for 4.1x won't work on 4.2 because apple changed the font system in 4.2 ... so we have to re-do the whole thing.

I have been promising myself to release an update for 4.21 and 4.3 for ages now, but haven't been able to get around to it, mostly because of my schedule these days (i am studying for a masters degree)

I do apologize for the trouble. I will try to help you out as soon as I can.

omaan said...

Any news about 4.2.1

Maaidh said...

For those who are waiting for a release for FW higher than 4.1, I have good news.
Currently im working on my own project, Its almost finished. but some minor bug fixes need to be made before its available for download on http://www.mvcydia.com
if you would like to see a video, here is a link
www.mvcydia.com/project/dhivehikeyboard.swf
Thank you

SoE said...

thanks for the heads up Maaidh. Glad to see somebody picking up the slack. I actually do have working versions of the keyboard for 4.2, 4.3 and so on. I held them back for some personal reasons. I noticed you have some irregularities with the keyboard's font display. use my fonts if you like.

Please feel free to contact me if you need anything.

Maaidh said...

okay.. i will see it it fixes the irregularities
thanks

Anonymous said...

Do you have font package for ios 5.1.1
Pls mail me the updates

Anonymous said...

Do you have dhivehi font package for IOS 5.1.1
Pls mail me
Shiham2509@hotmail.com

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