Surprise! (Unofficial) Jailbreak for v1.1.3 Released

A rogue team of iPhone hackers has just released a jailbreak method for the latest iPhone update, version 1.1.3. The method involves performing a soft upgrade to iPhones running version 1.1.1 and 1.1.2. Currently a Windows-only procedure, the jailbreak requires a special version of Nate True’s iBrickr as well as an Installer.app package named “1.1.3 soft upgrade”. According to TUAW’s Erica Sadun, the jailbreak was released against the wishes of both the iPhone Dev and Elite teams.

The special version of iBrickr as well as instructions for the procedure are outlined on Nate True’s blog. The basic idea is that you obtain the 1.1.3 upgrade and modify the files for full read and write. The special version of iBrickr will upload the modified update to your phone at which time you install the “1.1.3 soft upgrade” package from Installer.

We’ll be giving the jailbreak a try and reporting our findings as the story progresses.

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