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:
- Start with a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone with Installer.app installed.
- Plug in your phone via USB to your computer.
- Download, extract, and run iBrickr Special 1.1.3 jailbreak edition (ibrickr.exe in the archive).
- iBrickr will determine what firmware you are running on your phone and make sure you can run the update.
- iBrickr will then guide you through the process of obtaining and modifying the 1.1.3 firmware (make sure to read everything thoroughly).
- iBrickr will upload the new firmware image to your phone. Note that this only puts the file on your phone and does not modify it at all, yet.
- When iBrickr finishes (should take about 10 minutes), it will tell you to go to Installer and install the "1.1.3 soft upgrade" package. Do that.
- When the installer finishes (this should take another 10-15 minutes), your phone should reboot with a fresh activated 1.1.3 firmware.
As previously reported, this jailbreak is a result of combined efforts from both the iPhone Dev Team and the iPhone Elite team, although a seemingly smaller part was played by the latter of the two.This latest jailbreak works in an "upgrade" fashion, by decrypting and jailbreaking the 1.1.3 firmware before upgrading your iPhone. By following the jailbreak instructions, your phone is upgraded to firmware 1.1.3 during the jailbreak process, rather than conventionally through iTunes.
If you're thinking about attempting the jailbreak, you should understand you do so at your own risk. You should also definitely head to Nate True's blog to get all of the iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak instructions and information straight from the source.