Nate True's Weblog: Posts tagged with release
Posted by natetrue 5 years ago
I posted a short essay on the history of Tap Tap Revenge on the Tapulous blog: Tap Tap Revenge 2: A History. Check it out!
Posted by natetrue 6 years ago
Well, the iPhone Dev Team has done it again. A working jailbreak for 1.1.3 is finally here.
STATEMENT OF RISK
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!
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.
QUESTIONS? See the FAQ
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 Installer.app 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.
Posted by natetrue 6 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 http://qlnk.net - it uses subdomains instead of URL paths, so links with it looks like "re.qlnk.net" and you can add anything after the domain that you want, like http://re.qlnk.net/obviously/a/long/descriptive/path .
Posted by natetrue 7 years ago
Hey everyone - I just released the first version of iBrickr, a Windows app that makes iPhone modding easy. Just download it, run it, and plug in your iPhone and it will guide you through the steps, doing most of the work for you.
iPhones modified this way do not need to be "unjailbroken" to work with iTunes - your iPhone will always appear the same to iTunes as it ever did.
Right now ringtone management is the star feature, with application management via PXL being less useful because PXL packages are at the moment hard to come by.
It has an in-built error reporting architecture (you get to review everything that gets sent my way though), so if something goes wrong I can help you out with it and get back to you via e-mail.
So check it out, and let me know what you think.