Jailbreak 1.1.3 Update Approaching Release Date

Recent developments indicate that a team of developers is nearing the completion of a jailbreak for the newly launched 1.1.3 iPhone firmware. It’s likely that within the coming week, users could update and jailbreak their 1.1.3 iPhone or iPod touch. This jailbreak method utilizes a “soft update” technique that combines elements from both 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 versions, allowing users to enjoy the enhanced features of 1.1.3 alongside the flexibility of jailbroken devices. More updates will follow as the situation progresses.

Special thanks to aCujo for the information.

Details on the Jailbreak

The process involves a soft jailbreak that upgrades either a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 device to the 1.1.3 version by decrypting a disk image found within the Apple-supplied ipsw file, which is stored locally and can be retrieved from Apple as needed. The decryption key and detailed instructions for this upgrade will be provided by the team, potentially alongside a tool that automates this process, similar to previous methods used in the 1.1.2 jailbreak.

This method is particularly beneficial for users who wish to maintain their device’s unlock status while still accessing most new features, except for the Google Location service.

Progress and Expectations

Ongoing Updates

Baseband and Google Location: Upgrading the baseband is not necessary, but it is required for Google Location services to function. If unlocking the phone is not a priority, upgrading the baseband is advisable. Remember, downgrading is restricted to bootloader 3.9. With bootloader 4.6, firmware downgrades are possible, but not for the baseband. Nicholas A.

inquires, “Can AT&T users update their baseband and still apply a jailbreak?” Yes, they can. Alva E. questions, “Is this compatible with IPSF?” It is, but baseband upgrades are discouraged.

Accessing Google Location Features: The recommended approach for accessing Google Location features while maintaining the ability to make calls (for AT&T users) involves upgrading to 1.1.3 via iTunes and then applying a downgrade using the TUAW method or a more detailed guide.

Unlocking 1.1.3: Currently, there is no unlock available for 1.1.3, though efforts are ongoing. The timeframe for an unlock remains uncertain.

Preparation for Jailbreak: Hav0c queries, “Is an update from 1.1.1 possible, or is 1.1.2 necessary?” According to NerveGas, updating from 1.1.1 is perfectly viable.

Release Timing: “Soon” is the current estimate for the jailbreak’s release, per NerveGas.

Understanding Bootloaders: A reader inquires about “Boot Loader 3.9.” Bootloaders are essential for loading the operating system. iPhones initially shipped with bootloader 3.9, while newer models have 4.6.

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