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Jailbreak solution for iPhone 1.1.3 (Mac/Win)

updated 10:40 pm EST, Thu January 24, 2008

iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak

Hackers on Thursday released a simple "jailbreak" solution for iPhone 1.1.3, allowing users with already jailbroken iPhones running v1.1.1 and v1.1.2 to upgrade to the latest software/firmware update. Delivered about 9 days after the v1.1.3 update was first released to the public, the iPhone Dev Team and Iphone Elite Team have released a working "jailbreak" for iPhone 1.1.3, allowing users to install third-party applications and obtain access to the filesystem. Ironically, version 1.1.3 of the software includes the groundwork for Apple's forthcoming SDK (due by end of February), which will allow third-parties to deliver native applications for the iPhone without the "jailbreak." Update: some reports indicate that unlocked phones appear work properly after the update and true AT&T users can correct the issues with the map locator functions.

Announced at Macworld Expo last week, the latest software/firmware brings a variety new features, including a GPS-like locator function, SMS to multiple recipients, webclips (Web shortcuts from the desktop), custom home page settings, video lyrics and chapter navigation, and selective/manual iPhone song/video management.

Like the v1.1.2 jailbreak solution, the published process requires a jailbroken iPhone v1.1.1 or v1.1.2 and Installer.app, so v1.1.3 users can follow these downgrade instructions (iTunes 7.6 users also read this) and then jailbreak iPhone v1.1.1 here.

Users run a special Windows program, iBrickr Special 1.1.3 jailbreak edition (Mac version here), which will guide them through the process of obtaining and modifying the 1.1.3 firmware. In short, iBrickr downloads the 1.1.3 iPhone firmware image and then extracts, decrypts, and decompresses the disk image. The software then applies a patch, jailbreaking the disk image and activating it, and also installing Installer.app. It then uploads this new modified image to the phone, so the "1.1.3 soft upgrade" app flashes the phone with the image and reboots.

Earlier today, we noted a hack that allows users to create "speed dial" icons on their homepage without first jailbreaking the device.




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  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    WOW

    Too much headache of a workaround. Now I am committed to wait for SDK. It was fun using Jailbreak. Additionally, I am still in between phone repairs/replacement.

  1. growlf

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not bad

    Well, all the jailbreaking IS getting a bit old, but this process isn't really that painful at all.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    can confirm

    it retains the unlock over the jailbreak 1.1.3 upgrade.

    I tested it and now have a jailbroken iPhone running 1.1.3 using the T-Mobile network. Not so much an issue of getting 'old', this in fact allows me to maintain feature parity on my travel iPhone.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    sdk

    While waiting for the SDK is nice, there's still a lot of questions about it. For example:

    - When will developed apps be installable on an iPhone?

    - Who can install apps on an iPhone?

    - Do all apps have to be given the apple-branded seal of approval before they can be sold/used?

    - Can apps be only installed by purchasing them through the iTMS (like the way Games are?)

  1. slevytam

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    jailbreak tutorials

    Hi,

    Just wanted to mention that you can find a screenshot tutorial on how to do this here:

    Windows: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=604 Mac: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=606

    Good luck

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    testudo..

    ...guess what, testudo, you will get the answers to these questions in due time -- i.e. when Apple will show the SDK and associated mechanisms to the world.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    iPhone jailbreak in 20min

    Here is an easy method I used.

    http://blog.fourfridays.com/2008/01/27/jailbreaking-iphone-113/

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Only Upgrade?

    What can somebody do if there phone is not previously jailbroken and is running v-1.1.3

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