In a surely controversial move, Nate True has released a splinter iPhone hack-dev group’s iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak to enable unauthorized third-party applications. He has since been banished from the group by releasing what the main group deemed premature for release. It is not clear if this is due to technical, copyright or imminent official SDK release concerns. At the moment, the following requirements are:
- Existing 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone — early upgraders or new owners may consider this guide to downgrading 1.1.3
- Installer.app (AppTapp by Nullriver pre-installed)
- Possible disabling of Google Maps “Locate Me” feature
- The usual fearless audacity to perform authorized operations on a licensed device.
Similar to the iPhone 1.1.2 jailbreak and earlier ones, the process involves patching the Apple firmware files and then flashing the phone. The controversy around jailbreaking ultimately centers around copyright and maybe even DMCA concerns. Obviously, this is a developing story, evolving the continuing saga of cat-and-mousing.
The Google Map Location feature that comprises the most useful feature of 1.1.3 may not be available with the jailbreak for SIM unlockers according to the early reports, so this may be a deal-breaker for aspiring jail-breakers/un-lockers. As always, if you don’t know the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking, then you either need to educate yourself or run, far away from this stuff. Perusing the comment chatter out there, many are experiencing difficulties with the jailbreak and compatibility concerns.
Assuming you’ve got a 1.1.3 iPhone and need to downgrade before jailbreaking, this process promises to be a confoundingly elaborate process, probably consuming several hours of your time. If you just need to jailbreak to 1.1.3, the process is probably fairly quick and painless.
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