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The 1.1.3 iPhone soft-upgrade jailbreak FAQTags: 113, cat eye swab, faq, iphone, jailbreak
If your phone is broken please scroll down to the PANIC section below.
Read on for the FAQ.
I've heard that your update will break when the SDK comes out.
That's all speculation for now - when the SDK comes out I will be testing for it, and I will release a fix if something is amiss.
I am have an iPhone. Is it safe to upgrade?
First off, I can't guarantee that an upgrade will go as planned. However, the upgrade does not make irreversible changes - you will be able to restore your iPhone from any state the upgrader leaves it in (unless your iPhone is already broken). To see what you can do with your phone, consult this list:
The iPhone can-I-upgrade list
Questions / problems while running the image builder
iBrickr says my phone is not jailbroken.
Re-download iBrickr - I re-published it to not require a jailbreak.
iBrickr uploads the image to my phone very quickly. You said it would take 10 minutes!
That generally means that the creation of the image failed. iBrickr needs 300 megabytes of free RAM on your computer (this is a requirement of sdelta3 which does the patching). Try quitting unnecessary applications or using a more powerful computer. Also try re-downloading the application (I made some minor changes recently).
I'm using the Mac version and Run_This says there's no default application. What should I do?
Open Terminal.app (Command-Space, type Terminal, press Enter) and drag Run_This onto the black window that comes up. Then follow the instructions.
I have a PowerPC Mac. Can I run the Mac image builder?
No. I have no idea how to compile PowerPC binaries. If someone wants to compile them and send them to me I will post them.
I run Linux. Can I run the image builder?
Yes! Download the Mac version and re-compile vfdecrypt, dmg2img, and sdelta3 using the sources included ("make" in each folder should suffice). Then the script will run for you except for the final iPhone upload - upload 113_upgrade_image.bin to your phone using SFTP or something, to the /var/root/Media/softupgrade folder (which you will have to create).
Questions / problems while running the 1.1.3 soft upgrade from Installer
I don't see the "1.1.3 soft upgrade" package in my Installer.
Make sure you have the "Community Sources" package installed, and hit "Refresh" in the Sources tab. It should show up under "All packages".
When I install the package, it says "Main script execution error". When I hit OK it looks like it crashed.
This happens to some people, but it doesn't appear to affect operation. Your phone should update in about 10 minutes and reboot by itself. If that doesn't happen, you'll need to restore and try again.
When I install the package, it completely crashes my phone with the progress bar at halfway.
This is normal. It's updating your phone - don't touch it! Just leave it plugged in and let it do its thing. It's okay if your screen turns off too.
Questions / problems after the last reboot
Help! My phone is stuck at the Apple logo!
First, give it some time. Sometimes it just takes a while (up to 4 minutes) to boot. If that didn't work, your upgrade has failed. You need to follow the restore instructions further down.
Help! My phone has the "Connect to iTunes" graphic!
Your upgrade has failed. You need to follow the restore instructions further down
Why does the Google Maps My Location feature suck?
The 1.1.3 soft-upgrade does not upgrade the iPhone's cell phone radio. The new radio has features that aid Google Maps when there is no Wi-fi signal available. So the Maps app only has your Wi-fi positioning information to go on. Users have reported success installing Navizon or LocateMe, and using it once; then Google Maps starts working.
Why don't iTunes Store previews work?
This one I'm not sure about. They work for me. *shrug*
Why is there 300 megabytes of 'Other' eating up my phone after I upgrade?
That's the firmware image. Install and uninstall "1.1.3 Soft Upg. Cleaner" from Installer to delete the image.
Does iBrickr work for ringtones any more?
Not right now. But iPhone Ringtone Maker works great with 1.1.3. It's put out by a friend of mine, and it works great. Totally worth the money.
PANIC: EVERYTHING IS BROKEN AND I NEED MY PHONE PLEASE HELP ME
If you're having a mental breakdown over having broken your phone (or me having broken your phone depending on how you look at it), this section is for you.
Yes, this solves the scrolling-looping issue too.
The one size fits all make-everything-better instructions
Failed restore instructions (Windows only for now)
If your restore fails quickly, you have to make the iPhone a little more receptive. Grab the classic iBrickr, and open it up while your phone is in the "Connect to iTunes" mode. There will be an option
to "Begin the downgrade to firmware 1.0.2". Click that one. Your iPhone screen will turn white and iTunes will again complain about restoring. Do the Shift-Restore trick again, and this time it will work, minus the 1015 error, which iBrickr can get around (restart iBrickr when it happens).
Aren't you the guy who did The Time Fountain, Tap Tap Revolution for iPhone, Jacket Cuff Lights, the Lucid Dreaming Mask, Turning your pee blue, and other fantastic things I've heard about?
Why yes. Yes I am.
What's this I hear about you getting kicked from the Dev Team?
I want to send you money. What's the easiest / quickest way to give you money? TELL ME HOW TO GIVE YOU MONEY RIGHT NOW.
Enthusiastic aren't we? If you want to give me money you can do so via Paypal:
I hope that has been helpful!
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