We have successfully completed a test of the 1.1.1 firmware update on IPSF unlocked phones. We are very pleased to report that the phones are still fully unlocked, and if you are using an original activated AT&T sim, you can activate and use the phone with no issues at all. Unfortunately, currently there is no way to jailbreak/reactivate the phone for use with a sim card other than the original AT&T card. Therefore for our customers who have no immediate need to use alternate providers and are still using their AT&T card, you are welcome to update your phone. For the rest please be patient, as the jailbreak issue is something that affects much more than just the unlocking. The thousands of open source developers who have put a cumulative 10s of thousands of man hours into various apps and tools now have no way to get them onto the phone as well. We are all looking into the jailbreak issue as it affects us all, and we will keep updating our site as well as the open source community at large with any information we can about this.
We also tested an AnySim unlocked phone, and after the update it appeared to be relocked. The IMEI was reported as 004999010640000 (see below), and a T-Mobile sim was reported by the phone as an "Incorrect SIM" rather than the new "Different SIM Detected" message.
The 004999010640000 issue (Resellers please take note):
004999010640000 is a special IMEI number reported back by a phone in "lockdown" mode. We have seen this a few times mostly in relation to other unlocking methods. We are currently updating our servers to accommodate new customers wishing to recover their phones from lockdown mode, but it is essential that the REAL IMEI of the phone is passed on to our servers, or else the server will not issue the unlock. The real IMEI can be found engraved on the back of the phone or on the back of its retail box. We will update our site when the Servers have been updated to fix lockdown phones.
Let the game begin. The iPhone new firmware 1.1.1 now officially available to download. BUT, don’t download it yet as it will probably brick your iPhone. Gizmodo is testing so you save your iPhone from being an expensive brick. Let’s check out Gizmodo and see what happen.
Gizmodo commentators reports the lists for updates:
- itunes wifi music store
- louder speakerphone and receiver volume
- home button double-click shortcut to phone favorites or music controls
- space bar double-tap shortcut to intelligently insert period and space
- mail attachments viewable in portrait or landscape
- stocks and cities in stocks and weather apps can be re-ordered
- apple bt headset battery status in status bar
- support for tv out
- preference to turn off egprs when roaming internationally
- new passcode lock intervals
- adjustable alert volume