Posts Tagged ‘1.1.2’

Title pretty much says it all 😉 . To date, all versions and all models of the iphone can be jailbroken and unlocked.

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There are a lot of circulating posts around the web about whether or not the iphone can be unlocked after an 1.1.3 update, etc, the answer is YES. Another misconception is that there is no OTB 1.1.3, which is FALSE, the new iphones come preloaded with 1.1.3 OTB (out the box), which does NOT pose any problems with unlocking the iphone, however you cannot unlock the phone in the traditional method. Simply go HERE and download the GUI version of Ziphone (its free of course), and follow the instructions. One small detail that they fail to mention however is that your iphone needs to be plugged into the USB, and into the computer (obviously) , for you to put it into recovery mode, after that give it 20 minutes and viola!, your iphone is unlocked, and there are Sim unlockers in the installer for 1.1.3 that want to change networks.
The 1.1.3 update is WORTH it, previously I had the most shoddy reception, sending a text was impossible without the “E” (EDGE) network icon, as well as numerous call failures even with full bars but no EDGE connection. Thats all changed with the 1.1.3 update, as well as a few updates to the text messenger, and google maps.

Some of the programs like SMBprefs, and Customize, are limited in their capabilities, though parts of the applications work, other parts like changing notification icons, and sounds, seems to do absolutely nothing. This could possibly be an isolated problem but I doubt it.   Sendsong does not work properly as well, the application crashes my iphone upon attempting to open it, sending me back to the home screen, so my ringtones need to be purchased from itunes which in my opinion is a retarded method, and now forces me to pay 99 cents for a ringtone…lame.

Another issue is that I have an alloted 300mb of unidentified data on my iphone in a location I can not delete now, sooOOO when I have some time Ill have to find a way to locate and delete the data and hopefully my iphone will still work 😉

There are several improvements as well as steps back with the 1.1.2 iphone update. For starters, I haven’t had as many screen crashes, and lockups as before. I was experiencing garbled screens and “only reboot” recoverable errors, prior to the 1.1.2 update, however…. The customize app, has some quirks now. Changing certain sounds like the incoming text message alert, now conflicts with the newly built in sounds you can set via SETTINGS. Sometimes the custom sound plays, and at other times, the default sound plays. You can no longer change the image for the dialpad, which is a bummer because I thought mine was pretty damn cool looking. And it seems as if there is no longer going to be an option to change out he image for the keyboard. All in all, I would say that unless you don’t plan to change carriers, I would stick with the 1.1.1.

Another pro, would be the ability to unlock carrier via a simple app found in the INSTALLER, no more dirty work for the newbians.

Some suggestions to anyone writing apps for the iphone:

* Where the hell is our video recording support?

* Adjustments to light, contrast, brightness etc for the camera (add options like B&W, sephia, inverted)

* MMS messaging support

* The ability to sideways type text messages like Safari

* Changing libraries and locations for storing data for text messages and call logs