iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Imminent: Breaks Unlock, Activation & Installer

hack iPhoneI’m sure by now everyone with an iPhone has seen and is equally excited about the latest firmware update for Apple’s iconic shiny phone. When videos of the update running on a live phone surfaced (hat tip TUAW) this weekend I was a bit skeptical, but it appears this update is legit. Killer new features will include: saving pinned locations in Google Maps, location triangulation via cell tower location (wow!), movable springboard icons, and multiple recipient SMSing.

Now these updates sound great but what about the thousands of iPhone users running hacked firmware like me? As with previous updates the word on the street is that 1.1.3 will in fact break 3rd party apps and unlocks, and will most likely leave you with a bricked iPhone.

From Jesus Diaz and iPhone hacker Natetrue via Gizmodo:

The update breaks AnySim’s unlocks. Logically, you can’t unlock this update using AnySim and there’s no alternative to iTunes for activation. If you want to activate, it will only work using iTunes and a standard AT&T account. Nate says, “that is the only way we have been able to activate so far.” Nate tried to upgrade an AnySim 1.2u iPhone and it failed. Even while he was able to force it to boot, the phone refused to activate even with a normal AT&T SIM card. “I suspect it’s due to the fact that the baseband could not be upgraded to the 1.1.3 ‘required’ version”, he says.

Other updates remain untested, like iPhone Sim Free or any of the hardware-based ones, like TurboSIM. In theory, these should work just fine, but jailbreak and activation would be absolutely impossible for the time being. We would have to wait until the update gets released in the open to try new alternative activation methods.

While I could live without the 1.1.2 updates, the 1.1.3 actually has some juicy new features. I wonder when Apple is going to get the clue that people are dead set on using their devices as they see fit? Will the February SDK even solve any of these problems, or just create more?


34 Responses to “iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Imminent: Breaks Unlock, Activation & Installer”

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  2. Jottce on December 31st, 2007 8:07 am

    Hm, do you mean imminent?

  3. Britonius on December 31st, 2007 11:40 am

    Those are nice features, but I want the ability to create and add my own ringtones free of charge and the ability to copy and/or cut and paste. I can wait for the SDK to see what apps can be created and added to the device for the other things I have loaded as I don’t use most of them currently. I will definitely have to weigh the ability to have my phone hacked or get new features.

  4. fogboy on December 31st, 2007 12:15 pm

    yes, the author should have used “imminent” — see the below definition from the New Oxford American Dictionary — via OSX dictionary program. i didn’t realize this nice part, that it offers “usage” guidelines as shown below with frequently confused words, and imminent among them – which was LINKED in dictionary. i love that.

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    (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession : one of the world’s most eminent statisticians.
    ¢ [ attrib. ] used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality : the guitar’s eminent suitability for recording studio work.
    eminently |ˈɺmÉ™nÉ™ntli| adverb : [as submodifier ] an eminently readable textbook.
    ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin eminent- Ëœjutting, projecting,' from the verb eminere.

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  5. Shawin on December 31st, 2007 2:38 pm

    What I want more is that Apple lets anyone on any network use the iPhone. Now’s the time. I’m tired. Small countries like Mauritius (where I live) will never have deals with Apple. No networks here will do it.
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  6. josh on January 2nd, 2008 2:03 pm

    With the 1.1.3 out will there finally be a way of unlocking my OTB 1.1.2 and if there is will that delete all the third party apps I installed or will I still have them

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  7. jobsteev on January 17th, 2008 7:44 am

    i accidentally relocked my unlocked 1.1.2 ver iphone by upgrading it to ver 1.1.3… anyone here could tell me if i could still restore this to 1.1.2? PLEASE????

  8. ATa on January 23rd, 2008 9:48 am

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  11. gretzky on February 1st, 2008 5:44 pm

    so i unlocked my phone for third party applications and want to update to 1.1.3. will my phone turn into a brick? i dont care if it erases my third party applications, i don’t want them anymore.

  12. Al on February 1st, 2008 10:34 pm

    hey…in canada and i have an unlocked iphone..1.1.1…love it. using rogers sim card and its working great but wish for some of the features ive read about on 1.1.3.

    when will we be able to upgrade to anb unlocked 1.1.3 and how do we go about this? cant use itunes..because not with at&t at all. Canada, eh?

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