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How to Jailbreak and Update to 1.1.3 iPhone Firmware

Posted January 25, 2008 at 12:28am · 35 comments · Add Comment
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 - 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 - 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 installed"
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - January 26, 2008 at 1:54pm
Hi, I have a 1.1.2 OTB jailbroken iphone, (with, 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 installed. Press Enter to exit." Any way to fix this? Thank you!
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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
Whorehay - 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 - 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 - 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 - January 25, 2008 at 12:09pm
Can any one proof this? they claim it works with the stealthSim card.
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 - 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
SantaClaus - January 25, 2008 at 10:11am
Everything is going well untill I came to the part where the script must upload the new firmware to my iPhone (1.1.2 OTB, jailbroken, installed, NextSim). Then the script reports the upload is finished but it takes less then a second to upload. And as aspected, after running 1.1.3 installer on the phone: no 1.1.3 is installed. Tried to install BSD-subsystem and OpenSSH (maybe the script uses that?) but no luck either. Anyone knows what's going wrong in my case? Thnx!
wes - January 25, 2008 at 9:44am
Yes for some reason seams that the update doesn't work when it is done in a mac.. to start with you have to launch the terminal and key the script in order to make run_this app to start. Then comes a message that the iphone is not 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 jailbroken.. and it is is already jailbroken. so not sure what to do. I would love to try the soft update which I can download from installer but I can not download the 1.1.3 from apple into the phone. Hope you can CLARIFY to us. Thanks a million anyways for the good work.
papito - January 25, 2008 at 9:15am
sorry... my 1.1.2 oob is already jailbrokend and with
iClarified - January 25, 2008 at 9:11am
You must jailbreak your iPhone before you can follow the tutorial! There are links at Step One of the tutorial.
papilto - January 25, 2008 at 9:01am
hi all. I've a 1.1.2 otb usa with ultrasim. When i run the run_this said : You have iPhone version . Sorry! You must have an iPhone 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 with installed. Press Enter to exit. appreciate your help
Syaza - January 25, 2008 at 7:51am
I'd activated & jailbreaked a 1.1.2 OTB 2 days ago but unfortunately I can't use the Installer & Safari. When I try to install any app, a popup "Package download failed: can't find host." is displayed on the screen. So, can I jailbreak & update to 1.1.3 if the iPhone failed to install any app? Is there any solution/suggestion for my prob? Your help is very much appreciated :)
wes - January 25, 2008 at 7:39am
hi I'm getting a error message when detecting my iphone. I have 1.1.2 jailbroken running with next sim.. any reason?? or ideas?? i have already done back all jailbroken back to 1.1.1 and updated to 1.1.2. Can not even proceed after the error to try to do the whole update. thanks so much
miguel - January 25, 2008 at 6:45am
please clarify if the telephone part still works after this using x-sim or similar!?
Pavel5 - January 25, 2008 at 6:40am
Hmmm...okay everything worked fine except can't uninstall OpenSSH to reinstall it nor Summerboard. And...when i get a call I don't get any ringtones at all. They don't even play in the general preferences.
Oskar Krawczyk
Oskar Krawczyk - January 25, 2008 at 6:01am
FYI: 1) iPhone is NOT charging via USB after updating to 1.1.3 (from 1.1.1 / bb3.9). 2) Can't uninstall OpenSSH ('main script execution failed') - ergo, can't log in into the iPhone. Good times...
simon - January 25, 2008 at 5:38am
i have a next-sim (generation 4) this card still working...
kilomike - January 25, 2008 at 5:25am
hey! good tutorial! one running 1.1.2otb hw unlocked, and i have a bunch of apps, am i gonna lose them? what about the sms? will they be there ater the 'upgrade'?? thank you!
onemanarmy - January 25, 2008 at 5:08am
The execution failed script error comes from an error in the fstab file. To avoid such an error, before doing the update, edit your /etc/fstab file and remove "noexec" on /var/private
RTheDuke - January 25, 2008 at 4:26am
It worked on my macbook like a charm !!! My 1.1.2 OOTB jailbreaked iPhone from US, has now a 1.1.3 firmware, and is making calls with a not AT&T sim by using the i3gSIM add-on ( ) . Well done to all the DEV Team and well done to iClarify for his SUPERB clear tutorials. Please go ahead and make us dream ...!!! .- RTheDuke -.
roms - January 25, 2008 at 2:52am
hi guys, can i do it with an iphone 1.1.2 OOTB jailbreaked with an hyperd card (turbo sim like) ? will i keep phone function ? iworld'll work again ? thanks
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