Long night.  Here’s a very quick and dirty rundown of where I’ve got to with the 1.1.3 jailbreak process (your mileage may vary a lot on this of course): My first attempt using Nate True’s process failed, after getting all the way through the iBrickr portion of things and running the 1.1.3 Soft Upgrade via […]
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iPhone 1.1.3 Jailbreak – Mixed Results So Far – What Works, What Doesn’t

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Long night.  Here’s a very quick and dirty rundown of where I’ve got to with the 1.1.3 jailbreak process (your mileage may vary a lot on this of course):

My first attempt using Nate True’s process failed, after getting all the way through the iBrickr portion of things and running the 1.1.3 Soft Upgrade via Installer.  I was forced to restore to a clean 1.1.3.  After a pause to walk the dog, eat dinner and all that jazz, I did the downgrade process as per Brandon’s post and the HackThatPhone process.  That worked well and got me restored back to 1.1.1 clean, and then jailbroken again and ready for another stab at Nate’s process.

I’m happy to say, second time round worked fine – despite the final 1.1.3 Soft Upgrade routine throwing up a ‘main script execution failed’ at the end of it, upon reboot I was at 1.1.3 and jailbroken – Hurrah.

So for the last few hours I’ve been checking out how things are under the new jailbroken 1.1.3.  Here’s some of my notable results so far:

3rd Party Apps – Most Are Working

Nearly every one I’ve tried has worked – incluidng Services, SysInfo, Screenshot, iBlackjack, Voice Dial, Chess, Caissa, SyncJe, TuneWiki etc.  I have not tried Summerboard yet because I’ve already seen pretty unanimous reports that it doesn’t work yet. 

iPhoneRingtoneMaker: iPhoneRingToneMaker continues to work – it did fine at getting a couple of custom ringtones onto the iPhone.

Issues / Things That Are Not Working:

iPod app not right.  It will not play music.  Most songs refuse to respond to the Play button (it never changes to a Pause button), while some act as if they’re playing (Pause button does appear and track time shows as running) but either way, no sound.  Sound does work for: lock / unlock noises, YouTube videos, Podcasts within the iPod app.

Ringtones are silent – any ring tone I choose results only in a Vibrate action when a call comes in.  I’ve tried the built-in ringtones and some custom ones as well.  All are silent, as others are reporting as well in various forums.

Google Maps Locate Me feature is not working – it just spins forever (or near enough that I’m not waiting on it anymore) – this worked during my brief time on 1.1.3 prior to jailbreaking again

Gmail Won’t work – it refuses to retain my password, hence nothing but errors and suggestions that I enter the password via Settings > Mail.  Have deleted and re-created the account, and created it with the default Gmail button, and ignoring that button and doing it as an ‘Other’ account.  Any way round it, the password setting will not ‘stick’ – as soon as I back out of Settings and go back in, password is gone.  This may be more to do with 1.1.3 firmware than with the jailbreak, not sure. Others are talking about this same issue at the Apple Support forums.

That’s about it for now.  I guess some or all of the issues above may relate to that 1.1.3 Soft Upgrade script error, although I am seeing others report similar issues in the EIC forums etc., without any mention of a script error.

I’m calling it a night – will update this tomorrow no doubt …

UPDATE: Gmail issue with not retaining the password each time you set it in Settings > Mail was fixed right quick for me this morning by using the 1.1.3 Mailfix from the Big Boss source, and located under the Tweaks (1.1.3) section once you add that source.  There is also a workaround for the Google Maps Locate Me issue (through installing and using the 3rd party Locate Me app), but apparently it does not survive a full restart of the iPhone – have not tried that one yet.

UPDATE  – Much Better Results If Coming From 1.1.2 Rather Than 1.1.1: So there was no sign of a fix for the silent ringtones issue and hobbled iPod app (unable to play songs) earlier today, and via discussions with Tinman and just experience it seemed maybe the common denominator for problems with Nate’s jailbreak process was going from 1.1.1 to his method, rather than from 1.1.2. 

My Process – Take 2 (or 3 or 4 or …)

So … I went through this process:  restored again to a ‘clean’ 1.1.3, then followed the same downgrade process as before to 1.1.1 (which was hugely time-consuming today because my iPhone did *not* want to restore to 1.1.1 anymore – failed a bunch of times, finally got 1.02 on it and then 1.1.1.  Then ran OktoPrep and upgrade to 1.1.2 jailbroken per the same HackThatPhone pages as mentioned earlier. 

Then ran Nate’s process from that point (a jailborken 1.1.2 phone instead of jailbroken 1.1.1) – all went about the same as previously with Nate’s method – still got a ‘main script execution failed’ error during the final 1.1.3 Soft Upgrade install, which per Nate’s FAQ is meant to be ignorable, with the expectation the phone will still reboot itself after 10-15 minutes.  I gave it around 25 and still no auto-reboot, so I helped it πŸ™‚

Results After This New Process – Better!

Ringtones work – they have the benefit of sound – Hurrah

iPod app plays songs – Double Hurrah!

Gmail Password Issue (password fails to ‘stick’ after exiting Settings) still around.  Installed BSD Subsystem and then Big Boss’ 1.1.3 Mailfix – and once again, password sticks and Gmail is all good.

Google Maps Locate Me feature just spins again, not working.  Per Tinman’s advice, installed the 3rd party Locate Me program, let it find me once (very accurately) and then Google Maps did as well.  From what I’ve heard, this will need to be redone after a phone restart.

‘Other’ space:  I had around 318mb of ‘Other’ space showing in iTunes after the 1.1.3 JB process. There is now a 1.1.3 Soft Upg. Cleaner app that is meant to clear out the approx. 300mb image file from Nate’s process – ran this and good to its word – Other went down from 318.6mb to 19.4mb. Nice.

Much happier now …

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