January 29, 2008 - 10:14 am - Posted by iDunzo
Once again, hackers are a step ahead of Apple and AT&T.
Users of unlocked iPhones that are running firmware 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 can upgrade to 1.1.3 over the air directly through the installer.app.
Maybe hacker ingenuity is why one-quarter of all iPhone users are unlocking their devices.
This latest hack is for previously jailbroken iPhones or iPod Touches.
Since iPhones and iPods that are already jailbroken have the installer.app on them, they can take advantage of this hack to update to a jailbroken version of 1.1.3.
A warning, though, as not all third-party apps are supported in 1.1.3 yet. Some may be rendered non-functional. You can read a complete how-to here.
The one negative about this update is that it requires Wi-Fi, and even then takes up to 45 minutes.
Apple and AT&T don’t offer over-the-air updates for the Apple iPhone.
You have to plug the iPhone into your PC, download the application from the Internet, install it via USB cable and then re-verify your device every time you upgrade the firmware.
One reason over-the-air updates are not offered from AT&T is likely because it doesn’t want users downloading 100-Megabyte-plus firmware software over its EDGE network.
I don’t blame them for that.