More details have emerged regarding the 1.1.3 direct jailbreak/unlock, called ZiPhone, created by Zibri. ZiPhone, which is being referred to as a "true" 1.1.3 jailbreak, specifically the method that the iPhone Dev Team was trying to keep protected until the release of the Official iPhone SDK by Apple, was released yesterday.
Since Nate True's now less than recommended jailbreak was released just days ago, there have been a few new incarnations of 1.1.3 jailbreak methods - including the first officially sanctioned by the iPhone Dev Team. As each new jailbreak method is released, things get progressively easier for the iPhone owner. The latest method, from the iPhone Dev Team, makes having a jailbroken 1.1.3 iPhone incredibly easy.
As promised, Nate True - who yesterday released a Windows version of the iPhone jailbreak for 1.1.3 - has followed up with the release of a Mac jailbreak for 1.1.3. Like the Windows version of the jailbreak, it is required that you either start with a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 iPhone or downgrade your 1.1.3 iPhone to one of these versions.
Well, we said we wouldn't be releasing news about a 1.1.3 jailbreak again until something concrete was available. That was just a few hours ago, and that something concrete is already here. Earlier this afternoon, notable iPhone hacker Nate True released instructions on his blog on how to jailbreak 1.1.3. Like the 1.1.2 jailbreak, this latest version requires that you start with an already jailbroken phone of an earlier version.
According to Nate True's blog on cre.ations.net, you can find complete the jailbreak by following these steps:
UPDATE: This has been proven wrong. Initial claims of the soon pending iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak were correct. This has now been released. Read our article on the release of the iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak for more info.
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As is typical with the iPhone rumor mill, things are starting to get out of control. Less than an hour ago, we brought you a recent piece of news/rumor that was spreading on the web which suggested that the iPhone jailbreak for 1.1.3 would be released either tonight or tomorrow. According to the "latest latest" rumors, this may now be false.
According to gadget blog MyiTablet, this news - which was picked up by a number of sites (including this one) - was little more than a prank. According to MyiTablet,
Truth is, these rumors are false. There is no v1.1.3 jailbreak being released soon. There really is no projected date on when a 1.1.3 jailbreak will be available, but the dev team is working hard on it.
The author indicates that the delays with the new jailbreak method are a result of the increasingly complex security in the 1.1.3 firmware, which requires applications to be run in restricted user mode. This increased security is reportedly making it more difficult for the dev teams to successfully jailbreak the iPhone in a manner which allows it to work with existing third party applications.
This contention is directly contrary to those previously made by other sources, which leaves the responsibility of making
The latest word regarding the 1.1.3 jailbreak, out of iPhoneAtlas, suggests that a version will be released to the public as early as tonight or tomorrow. The yet to be released jailbreak method will, like the 1.1.2 jailbreak, require a moderate amount of user involvement and knowledge -- a mix of scripts and user input. Thankfully, though, nothing along the lines of the very first iPhone jailbreak methods.
As we reported yesterday, the dev teams have now developed two different versions of the 1.1.3 jailbreak. The plan, as mentioned yesterday, is to release one method for iPhone owners to use now while holding onto the second method for
Earlier this week, it was reported that an iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak had been accomplished but would not be released. Amongst the reasons that the initial jailbreak would not be released was that the jailbreak was not completely software driven, and as such required hardware modification. While this news certainly didn't perk up the spirits of 1.1.3 adopters that were sorely missing their third party apps, the latest very well may.
It's been widely reported that a combination of efforts from the iPhone Dev Team and the Elite Team have led to a successfully jailbroken iPhone running 1.1.3. Third party applications were subsequently installed on the jailbroken iPhone and reportedly work fine. The video shown below demonstrates the jailbroken 1.1.3 iPhone with 3rd party applications. The video has been 'confirmed' to be legitimate by a variety of sources.
UPDATE: A downgrade for 1.1.3 is now available. More information can be found here.
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For those of you who decided to try out the latest iPhone firmware in order to check out the new features, planning only to downgrade back to 1.1.2 or 1.1.1 after deciding whether or not the loss of third party applications was worth it, a bit of bad news has found (or shortly will) its way to your doorstep. As it turns out, what was previously witnessed with the leaked 1.1.3 firmware, holds true with Apple's official release - there is no way to downgrade to an earlier firmware version.
As mentioned, for the privileged few who got their hands on the leaked version of 1.1.3, the inability to downgrade firmware was witnessed a couple of weeks ago. Noted iPhone hacker Nate True posted on his blog on creations.net that the downgrade
As was widely predicted, iPhone firmware 1.1.3 was released today after the 2008 Macworld Expo and is now available for update via iTunes or via direct download. Most of the predictions about what new features would be coming with with 1.1.3 were dead on, mostly due to the fact that a version of the iPhone 1.1.3 firmware was leaked ahead of release.
The new firmware includes the following changes, add-ons, and fixes: