Nate True's Weblog: Posts tagged with 1.1.3

WAY EASIER iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak released by Zibri

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Master iPhone hacker Zibri has released ZiPhone, a utility that can jailbreak and unlock any new iPhone (as of firmware 1.1.3) directly, without any complicated upgrading or downgrading steps. Way easier than my crap.

Hats off to Zibri for this one.

Check out Zibri's blog for all the instructions.

Tags: 1.1.3, awesome, easy, iphone, jailbreak, unlock, zibri

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New out-of-the-box iPhones now software unlockable

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

This is NOT my release, but enough of you e-mail me about unlocking iPhones that I figured I should blog about it. Thanks to George Hotz who released this method.

So, if you're looking for how to unlock your new iPhone right out of the box (as of the 1.1.3 firmware), head to this post at The Unofficial Apple Weblog:

Software-only Unlock for iPhone

UPDATE: Zibri released an even easier unlock.

Tags: 1.1.3, bird in a hat, geohot, iphone, otb, software unlock

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1.1.3 jailbreak Mac version now available

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

This is just a post for the RSS readers out there. A Mac version of the Jailbreak is available, on the same page:

Tags: 1.1.3, iphone, jailbreak, mac, osx

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iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak released

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

Well, the iPhone Dev Team has done it again. A working jailbreak for 1.1.3 is finally here.


As all upgrades are risky, this one is doubly so. You may have to restore your phone using iTunes and start again if it fails. Make sure to back up first!

Let's continue

This jailbreak, like the 1.1.2 jailbreak, comes as an upgrade. This means you need to have a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone already, before you can begin.


Official Jailbreak release works for iPod Touch, and is easier to do. Go here for that.

Update - unlocked phones appear to remain unlocked and work properly after the update, according to scattered reports.

MAC VERSION - Download the 1.1.3 package maker and open it, then run Run_This. Read carefully, press Enter when necessary, and the image will be uploaded to your phone. Then skip to the Installer part below.

Here's how you do it:
- Start with a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone with installed AND AT LEAST 300mb OF FREE SPACE.
- 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.
- The upgrade will stall at about halfway. THIS IS NORMAL. DO NOT INTERACT WITH YOUR PHONE WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING. Just leave it plugged in and leave it alone.
- When the installer finishes (this should take another 10-15 minutes), your phone should reboot with a fresh activated 1.1.3 firmware.

I'll be posting a video tutorial on Gear Live's Bleeding Edge real soon, so watch for that!

If you feel like giving, please donate to a worthy charity. Donations directly to the Dev Team are not possible. If you wish to donate to me directly, you can do that via Paypal.

Props to everyone on the Dev Team, including (in no particular order): netkas, NerveGas, asap18, bgm, Bugout, bushing, chris_, dinopio, drudge, Fred_, gray, MuscleNerd, natetrue, pr3d4t0r, roxfan, Turbo, Zf[strike], np101137, pumpkin, and kroo, along with many contributors who wish to remain anonymous.

And props to Fred_ and planetbeing, who were among the first with a 1.1.3 jailbroken iphone, and Zibri, by whom this method was largely developed. Additionally to Shaun Erickson, who packaged the Installer half of the upgrade, and runs most of the application packaging for the iPhone. He's looking for a job too - hire him!

Additionally, members of the iPhone Elite team also played a part.

Tags: 1.1.3, 113, iphone, jailbreak, orange juice, release

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iPhone 1.1.3 WebClip hack - Speed Dial on your home screen

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So the new iPhone 1.1.3 firmware allows you to put icons on your home screen for websites, but I know many of us want to put phone numbers on there for a Speed Dial screen.

I've put a little hack together that lets you have a (somewhat) speedy speed dial icon. There's no jailbreaking required for this one - it can all be done using Apple-approved Web Clip creation.

Check the images below for a walkthrough.

Tags: 1.1.3, hacks, iphone, no jailbreak needed, speed dial, webclip

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iPhone 1.1.3 firmware behind the scenes changes

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So I've had the chance to examine the 1.1.3 firmware on a deeper level (using a technique not developed by me and which I can't release so don't ask) and have noticed some interesting changes behind the scenes that are quite blogworthy:

- SpringBoard no longer needs to be modified (via SummerBoard) in order to show extra applications in the /Applications folder.
- All applications now run as the user 'mobile' instead of as root.
- Preferences are now stored in /var/mobile rather than in /var/root.

What does this all mean? I'll tell you what it means.

The iPhone 1.1.3 firmware is ready for official installable applications.

Even though there are no applications available for purchase (besides the iPod Touch's $20 "upgrade package"), the installation architecture appears to be there already.

It also appears that the frameworks have undergone many changes, ostensibly to make it easier for official SDK developers to make programs. It does, however, break many of the existing applications including most of mine (Lights Off still works though :D).

Additionally, the SpringBoard app appears to have widget support - it contains a class called SBWidgetApplication which manages the package location and icon.

I will update this post with more details as I find them, so keep checking back.

Also check out this other hack for adding Speed Dial icons to your 1.1.3 home screen.

Tags: 1.1.3, applications, breaking, changes, hack, internal, iphone, jailbreak, sdk, widgets

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1.1.3 iPhone firmware released same as the leaked one

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So finally Apple released the 1.1.3 iPhone firmware - and surprise! It's exactly, 100%, bit-for-bit, identical to the leaked firmware that was demoed on Gear Live.

This means the home screen rearrangement crashing bugs will still happen.

It also means the info I released about the leaked firmware holds true. To reiterate:

If you upgrade to 1.1.3 with an anySIM-unlocked phone, your upgrade will fail, and a restore to 1.1.2 or a lower firmware will let you use your phone again.

If you upgrade to 1.1.3 with a never-unlocked phone (this includes jailbroken phones) your upgrade will succeed. You will ONLY (as of yet) be able to activate if you have a valid AT&T SIM card and service (aka the "normal" way to activate).

Once you upgrade to 1.1.3 on a normal phone, there's no downgrading. The new baseband firmware (which you cannot downgrade yet) will reject your SIM card on any earlier firmware versions.

If you'd like to download the new iPhone firmware manually, here is the link:

New iPhone firmware 1.1.3 direct download from Apple

Also, I just launched a bare-bones TinyURL-like service at - it uses subdomains instead of URL paths, so links with it looks like "" and you can add anything after the domain that you want, like .

Tags: 1.1.3, crash, iphone, official, release, turkey sausage and fruit, update, upgrade

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Fun news: Downgrading from iPhone 1.1.3 bricks your phone (restrictions apply)

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

If your iPhone has never been unlocked, downgrading from 1.1.3 will leave you bricked until you upgrade back to 1.1.3, as far as I can tell. The phone (even with an authentic AT&T SIM) reports an Incorrect SIM while iTunes says there's no SIM at all, when you've downgraded back to 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 (1.0.x untested).

If your phone was unlocked, the baseband upgrade fails on 1.1.3, so you will not have this problem but will not get 1.1.3 to work.

Obviously this may change once Apple releases the firmware officially but I do not count that as likely.

Tags: 1.1.3, brick, dogbutt, iphone

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iPhone 1.1.3 home screen rearrangement video

Posted by natetrue 7 years ago

So now that the iPhone 1.1.3 new features are widely known, check out this video of the home-screen rearrangement. The wiggly icons are super cool:

Tags: 1.1.3, home, iphone, rearrangement, video, wiggly

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