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How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Posted January 25, 2008 at 12:28am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to update your 1.1.2 Jailbroken iPhone to the 1.1.3 iPhone firmware using Mac. You can find windows instructions here: How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware Using Windows

I would like to note that Nate True has released this jailbreak by going rogue from the Dev Team. He is no longer a part of that team. This release is not supported by the Dev Team either. It might be a good idea to wait for the official release; however, for those who can't wait I have posted this tutorial. It clearly did work for me, though success seems to be varied. Its too bad that it happened this way.

What you need:
- Download the 1.1.3 Package Maker from: here


Step One
You must have a 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken phone with Installer.app installed. If you need to know how to do this you can follow one of these tutorials:

Windows: How to Activate and Jailbreak Your OTB 1.1.2 iPhone Using Windows
Mac: How to Activate and Jailbreak Your OTV 1.1.2 iPhone

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer

Step Three
Mount the 1.1.3 Package Maker by double clicking the file(jb113.dmg) we downloaded earlier.

Step Four
From the mounted jb113 dmg double click the Run_This program.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Five
The program will run in Terminal. Make sure your iPhone is plugged in and press Enter.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Six
The program will check if your iPhone qualifies for the Soft Update. If it does you will be prompted to press Enter to search for the 1.1.3 Firmware.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Seven
If the firmware is not found then press Enter again to download it!
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Eight
Once it has downloaded the firmware it will also download the patch. The program is now ready to upload the necessary files to your iPhone. Press the Enter key to continue.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Nine
It will take about 5 minutes to upload the files to your iPhone. When done you will be prompted to install the 1.1.3 soft upgrade package from Installer.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Ten
Press to launch Installer from the Springboard.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Eleven
If you get prompted for an Installer Update click the Update Now button.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Twelve
If Installer was updated click the Ok button.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Thirteen
Press to launch Installer from your Springboard again. (If you had to update).
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Fourteen
If asked to Donate click the Donate Later button for now.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Fifteen
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Sixteen
Press to select System from the list of Categories.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Seventeen
Press to select 1.1.3 soft upgrade from the list of Packages.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Eighteen
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Step Nineteen
Press the large Install button that appears.
How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Your iPhone will install the Soft Update package then reboot. This takes a few minutes.

At this point I got an execution error and my iPhone screen went garbled. I noticed there was an OK button and I pressed it. The loading animation kept turning on the screen for a few minutes until I gave up and held down the Sleep/Wake button and Home button at the same time. The phone then powered down. I pressed the Sleep/Wake button again and turned the iPhone back on.

I got a "Edit Home Screen" message once the phone booted. Click the Dismiss button and you will have SUCCESS!!!!

CLEANUP: You should delete the file that iBrickr copies over to your iPhone its 300+ Mb. I'll add instructions as soon as things get less hectic. For now the file is at: ./var/root/media/softupdate

NOTES*: I noticed that SSH is not working... To fix it I had to reinstall BSD Subsystem from Installer. Then I installed OpenSSH from Installer.

THANKS: Since I don't know everyone on the Dev Teams I am gonna borrow netkas' thank you. Props to everyone on the Dev Team, including (in no particular order): netkas, NerveGas, asap18, bgm, Bugout, bushing, chris_, dinopio, drudge, Fred_, gray, MuscleNerd, natetrue, pr3d4t0r, roxfan, Turbo, Zfstrike, np101137, pumpkin, dubeditions(PhilMugPH) and kroo, along with many contributors who wish to remain anonymous. And props to planetbeing, who was the first person with a 1.1.3 jailbroken iphone, and Zibri, by whom this method was largely developed. Additionally to Shaun Erickson, who packaged the Installer half of the upgrade, and runs most of the application packaging for the iPhone.
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def10def
def10def - February 22, 2009 at 7:47pm
Can anyone help? I have the orig. 8gb I phone on the orig. 1.1.4 firmware. I was told that i should upgrade to the 2.2 version and I have tried on quickpwn but it keeps telling me safari cannot open this big of a file. Any help would be appreciated...
ursus
ursus - February 15, 2008 at 10:32pm
I found a hint regarding the SMS not sending problem. For me it worked fine and its a very funny thing. step 1) put out the sim card and write a text message to yourself on your old phone (I had a samsung before) step 2) receive this message and reply yourself. Step 3) after sending switch off your phone very, very fast! You have to put the so back into your iPhone and receive the message there. (I had 2 trials to success) step 4) try to reply on the iPhone to the message. In my case it was not working, but all other messages I could answer again. Hope this works for some of you too.
AJ
AJ - January 29, 2008 at 9:33pm
for those where 1.1.3 package is not able to correctly detect iPhone firmware ver and get a error msg like "You must have an iPhone 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 with Installer.app installed"
Afif
Afif - January 28, 2008 at 2:34am
Hello, everything is A ok exept for one thing, SMS. When i want to send an SMS to someone the bar loads (sending) then freezes at the near end, nothing happens after that. I can't receive SMS either. Please help, thanks.
Equalizer
Equalizer - January 27, 2008 at 3:11am
The Run_this program seems to have some bugs as it doesn't reads the version of my iphone and simply aborts. With iBrickr it reaches the very end and just starts all over again. I tried this with two different pcs.
johnny
johnny - January 26, 2008 at 5:43pm
Can anyone tell me how I can downgrade to 1.1.2 again? I made the soft-upgrade, but I don't like it. It's just too many bugs. I have a 1.1.2 OTB, so how should I downgrade the firmware? thanks
johnny
johnny - January 26, 2008 at 5:43pm
Can anyone tell me how I can downgrade to 1.1.2 again? I made the soft-upgrade, but I don't like it. It's just too many bugs. I have a 1.1.2 OTB, so how should I downgrade the firmware? thanks
JB
JB - January 26, 2008 at 3:32pm
Upgraded to 1.1.3 with the new software hack, worked fine. However it seems that my wireless and email password doesnt take. I enter it, in the wirless settings, next thing i know its asking for my password. In the mail app, it tests the account, all ok, then says no password for my account. Anyone know why and how to fix? thanks.
meg
meg - January 26, 2008 at 1:54pm
Hi, I have a 1.1.2 OTB jailbroken iphone, (with installer.app), but the script is not recognizing it: "You have iPhone version . Sorry! You must have an iPhone 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 with Installer.app installed. Press Enter to exit." Any way to fix this? Thank you!
macshodan
macshodan - January 26, 2008 at 9:15am
@Ursus: No, it won't work! I have the very same problem as you... I can receive sms messages but can't send them, tried to update to 1.1.3 and the issue was not resolved. By the way I had to switch back to 1.1.2 due to some other problems (my ultrasim suddenly begin to show NO SERVICE or NO SIM message). I think I'll wait a little more to try again to go to 1.1.3 ...
Pancho El Panchito
Pancho El Panchito - January 26, 2008 at 6:52am
To erase the huge file: open Transmit or any other FTP software you've got, and open a connection to your iPhone IP (settings/wifi/press the small arrow in the connection you are using). Usrename: root, password: alpine First time takes a little bit but it connects. Then you look for the file in /var/root/media/softupdate (in my case it was softupgrade) and you'll see a 300mb file. Delete it and you've got your space back again.
Ursus
Ursus - January 26, 2008 at 4:45am
Hello all, I have a jailbroken iPhone 1.1.2 and everything is running fine, except SMS. I can receive them, but I can not send any SMS. Will the Update to 1.1.3 like described here solve the problem? I´m a little bit afraid to make the update and then nothing will work.
gim
gim - January 25, 2008 at 11:33pm
I run a the terminal program and it tells me the upload to the iphone was successful, but then I cant find the installer in the systems list. 1.1.2OTB jailbroken phone, with stealthsim. Any suggestions?
Bob
Bob - January 25, 2008 at 4:58pm
This only works on Intel Macs - which had me stumped for a while as I was wrestling to get it working on my PowerBook. Once I tried it on my Mac Pro took me less than 10 minutes.
Whrhy
Whrhy - January 25, 2008 at 2:07pm
I've been reading reports that iPhone ringtones don't work after using this update. Is this true everynoe?
madgunde
madgunde - January 25, 2008 at 1:41pm
Can we delete the entire /private/var/root/Media/softupgrade/ directory once we're done? For those having issues installing OpenSSH, try reinstalling BSD subsystem in Installer and rebooting your iPhone. Worked for me finally after I did that twice. Also note, your root password was reset to the default when you updated/jailbroke to the 1.1.3 firmware.
ncx
ncx - January 25, 2008 at 12:14pm
Success!!! Followed instructions, held breath at the installer soft update part... could take 5-10 minutes. phone @ 1.0.2 -> 1.1.1 -> 1.1.2 -> 1.1.3
Ken
Ken - January 25, 2008 at 12:09pm
Can any one proof this? http://www.stealthsim.com/ they claim it works with the stealthSim card.
Miguel
Miguel - January 25, 2008 at 11:11am
Hi iClarified, please respond me. Does using the telephone still work with X-SIM using this upgrade? I have OTB 1.1.2 jailbroken and unlocked working with X-SiM and want to know before following your guide! thank a lot! miguel
tm
tm - January 25, 2008 at 10:40am
hey onemanarmy, can you provide a dummies guide to doing what you describe? or at least to check if it's necessary? thanks! tm
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