As predicted, there was a jailbreak released today for iPhones running the new 1.1.3 firmware.Ã‚Â The jailbreak allows the installation of unofficial apps on the iPhone.Ã‚Â It does not unlock the phone so it can be used with carriers other than AT&T, but with any luck, an unlock for 1.1.3 will be coming soon now.
Windows and Mac versions are available.Ã‚Â It requires an iPhone running 1.1.2 or earlier firmware.Ã‚Â If you are already running the 1.1.3 firmware, you’ll have to downgrade.
iPhone Atlas is reporting that a jailbreak to allow the recently released iPhone 1.1.3 firmware to run unofficial apps could be released soon.
Hackers have apparently identified three different techniques.Ã‚Â One technique requires a hardware modification, limiting it’s utility.Ã‚Â The current plan is to keep one of the software techniques secret until after Apple releases the official iPhone SDK in the hope that Apple won’t have a chance to close it.
We’ll have to see how this all turns out.Ã‚Â With any luck, an unlock will come along soon too so that people using unlocked iPhones on T-mobile, or an international carrier, can take advantage of the firmware update (I wonder if the Google maps cell tower triangulation will work).