Iphone bricked / unbrick , 1.0.2 to 1.1.1 update

Posted: November 6, 2007 in (App) Software review, Favorite Sites, General Area, Google, Hack, How To, Links

So far I have performed over 14 apptapp installer “upgrades” to various iphones,  from firmware 1.0 to the newest 1.1.1 . The only time I have bricked the iphone, is when I had an unlocked carrier iphone. Okay let me clarify this for the non-techies that used jailbreakme… You can safely update your iphone to 1.1.1 from any other firmware version (without any time costly setbacks), as long as you never unlocked your iphone to work on another service provider , like T-mobile, Sprint, etc. (HOWEVER even if you DO update to 1.1.1 and your phone becomes bricked, (disabled) you can always revert back to an older firmware HERE  to unbrick, and still use 1.1.1) OR you can use the ($80) turbosim method and continue using your iphone on another carrier. So basically what I am telling you is that you CAN update to 1.1.1 and have no major consequences regardless of whether or not you temporarily brick your iphone.  I think I should note that installing the 1.1.1 update DOES remove all your previously installed third party apps, and if your like me and have 25+ applications and customizations it can take a while to reinstall all of them and have your iphone working in it’s previous full glory, also NOT according to rumor, you DO NOT lose your contacts, or any frakkin information PERIOD. Backing up is always suggested and any common Joe-Sixpack  should be already backing up their information anyways however…   I currently have my iphone working with T-mobile, At&t (obviously), and vodaphone (overseas provider). Iphonesimfree is also another alternative for those wanting to use another service provider, and does not mind paying a small fee. If you have any questions feel free to drop a comment, I’m doing my best to respond to all the traffic and emails.

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Comments
  1. Raymond says:

    Hi David,
    Please share your 1.0.2 to 1.1.1 upgrade method. The phone was purchased (unlocked) in Libya with the older version.
    Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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