updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri September 28, 2007
IPSF says no-brick
iPhoneSIMFree is claiming that because its unlock procedure from the iPhone is different from the free solutions available, it does not cause iPhones that were unlocked to go into a state where they cannot be activated with any carrier after the 1.1.1 firmware update. A post on the company's Web site reads "We have successfully completed a test of the 1.1.1 firmware update on IPSF unlocked phones. We are very pleased to report that the phones are still fully unlocked, and if you are using an original activated AT&T sim, you can activate and use the phone with no issues at all."
However, there is still no solution for using unlocked phones that have been updated to version 1.1.1 on carriers other than AT&T. The iPhoneSIMFree team continues: "Unfortunately, currently there is no way to jailbreak/reactivate the phone for use with a sim card other than the original AT&T card. Therefore for our customers who have no immediate need to use alternate providers and are still using their AT&T card, you are welcome to update your phone. For the rest please be patient, as the jailbreak issue is something that affects much more than just the unlocking. The thousands of open source developers who have put a cumulative 10s of thousands of man hours into various apps and tools now have no way to get them onto the phone as well. We are all looking into the jailbreak issue as it affects us all, and we will keep updating our site as well as the open source community at large with any information we can about this."
Apple offered this warning in it's dialogue for the 1.1.1 update: "If you have modified your phone's software, applying this update may result in your iPhone becoming permanently inoperable." Earlier this week, the company confirmed that it was not intentionally disabling unlocked phones, while readers provided methods for re-locking an iPhone to avoid rendering the iPhone inoperable. As expected the update does bring access to the iTunes WiFi Store as well as louder maximum speaker volumes, but breaks many of the third-party hacks.