iPhone firmware 1.1.3 jailbroken…kinda

The internets are all abuzz with news (and video proof) that the latest firmware for the iPhone (and Touch as seen in the video) has been jailbroken…but the method hasn’t been released yet. Nor will it until after the forthcoming software developers kit (SDK for those in the know) is released in late February from Apple. Currently, it also appears to be a hardware modification to perform the jailbreak (ah, just like the old days) but a software version is sure to follow.

As far as I can tell, this new firmware is also not compatible with all the Turbo/Stealth SIM unlock methods too. I’m not sure if that’s just because you can’t jailbreak the new firmware (yet) or if Apple’s actually done something to lock out (heh) those SIM tricks.

So if you want an iPhone, you’d better be on your way to Seattle, Buffalo, or the closest Apple store to you and grab one before the stock gets updated with the new firmware in box or be prepared to sign up with AT&T or have a nice pretty box that you can’t even use as an iPod until sometime in February. Otherwise you will have to hit up Craigslist or ebay for one.

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