Late last night / early this morning (Central time that is) the Elite Team and Dev Team together announced their ‘Official’ release of a jailbreak method for iPhone firmware version 1.1.3.  The official tag is a little funny when we’re talking about jailbreak methods, but anyway. For those who are keeping score at home, this […]
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Dev Team’s Jailbreak for 1.1.3 Now Out

iPhone firmware 1.1.3, jiggly icons

Late last night / early this morning (Central time that is) the Elite Team and Dev Team together announced their ‘Official’ release of a jailbreak method for iPhone firmware version 1.1.3.  The official tag is a little funny when we’re talking about jailbreak methods, but anyway.

For those who are keeping score at home, this method is brought to you by: planetbeing, NerveGas, ghost_000, dinopio, bgm, MuscleNerd,
core, and the iPhone-Elite and iPhone/iTouch Dev teams.

A couple of the main differences between this method and the previously released method from Nate True are:

  • The Dev Team method requires that you start with a 1.1.2 jailbroken phone (whereas Nate’s allowed 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 – but going from 1.1.1 appears to cause a lot of issues).
  • This new method works for both Mac and Windows, as it runs entirely from the iPhone itself, once you copy some files across to it

There are – as you would expect – a ton of forum threads around debating the merits of this new ‘official’ jailbreak versus Nate’s earlier release.  For my money, if you’ve done Nate’s (especially from 1.1.2, NOT 1.1.1) and most everything works, stick with it.  That’s what I’m doing anyway. 

There is also some debate as to whether Nate’s method leaves the iPhone incapable of accepting sanctioned 3rd party apps once the SDK arrives. Latest I have seen on this is that that is only true if you went from firmware 1.1.1 straight to Nate’s process.

It seems quite likely that before, or very shortly after, the SDK release there will be another update and more jailbreaks etc.  – so for me, if you have a working phone with all the new 113 features and the ability to still run 3rd party apps, it’s all good.

If you’re keen to give the Dev Team method a try, I suggest starting with This Thread over at EIC where forum member x666x and several others are reporting their overall success with it, and working through / discussing any issues they’ve come across.

Whatever method you’re using, make sure you read all the cautions relating to risk when doing this, and make sure your phone meets all the requirements etc. – and Good Luck!

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