When 1.1.4 was released, many were surprised to hear the good news that they could still jailbreak their iPhone on 1.1.4 using ZiPhone designed for 1.1.3 and earlier. The bad news was that the activation and unlock capabilities of ZiPhone were not effective on 1.1.4 and even jailbreaking 1.1.4 sometimes was unpredictable. All of these concerns are now a thing of the past, thanks to the release of ZiPhone 2.5.
A new version of iNdependence, a well-known and easy-to-use GUI iPhone jailbreak/unlock/activation/customization tool for Mac OSX, has been released. This latest version, 1.4 beta 5, offers full support for the new version of iPhone firmware, 1.1.4.
A number of users who have upgraded and jailbroken 1.1.4 are reporting that the Mail application stops working properly after the upgrade and/or jailbreak is complete. These reports of a broken Mail.app come in a variety of forms. For some users, Mail crashes when they attempt to open it. For others, it simply fails to download any new messages. Still, for others, Mail crashes when attempting to read a message.
Regardless of the particular symptoms your Mail is experiencing, should your Mail.app be broken after upgrading and/or jailbreaking 1.1.4, here are some possible fixes:
A number of users have reported an inability to install Summerboard after jailbreaking firmware 1.1.4. With Summerboard being one of the most popular third party applications for the iPhone, many iPhone owners will be glad to hear a solution is at hand.
An iPhoneFAQ reader, Cherubsan, sent in the following instructions which allow those running jailbroken 1.1.4 to install Summerboard via Installer.app. As with all instructions related to jailbroken or unlocked iPhones, proceed at your own risk:
When 1.1.4 was released a few days ago, the good news shortly followed that Zibri's ZiPhone jailbreak, released originally for 1.1.3, also worked on 1.1.4. Usually, when a new version if iPhone firmware is released, early adopters have to wait for a new jailbreak method to be released before being able to enjoy third party applications on their iPhone. This time, such was not the case.