All That You Need to Know Before You Update to iPhone Firmware v1.1.2

BY Jason

Published 9 Nov 2007

I had reported earlier today that iPhone and iPod Touch firmware update v1.1.2 is available, however it is not automatically available using iTunes and the only way to update to the new firmware is to use the restore option.

However, before you update your iPhone to the latest firmware it is recommended that you run through the observations post update to find out all you want to know based on which category you fall under. If you still want to update to the latest firmware and confused on how to start then you can check out the hands-on-guide to update to iPhone Firmware v1.1.2 after the jump.

Before you go ahead to update your iPhone with the latest firmware v1.1.2 it would be a good idea to read some of my observations on my hacked iPod Touch after the firmware update:

  • I had no problems upgrading my hacked iPod Touch (I had used AppSnapp to jailbreak it and install a few unauthorized iPhone applications.).
  • After upgrading to the latest firmware I tried to jailbreak v1.1.2 using AppSnapp it did not work (expected as the TIFF exploit has been fixed in the latest firmware). All you get is a blank screen when you hit the Install AppSnapp link at rather than crashing the Safari and initiating the Jailbreak process as observed in iPhone firmware v1.1.1.
  • All the unauthorized iPhone applications which I had installed no longer show up on my home screen.
  • I am now able to add events to the calendar thus confirming that the bug has been fixed with firmware v1.1.2.
  • You have an option to change the language of your keyboard, to do this you need to is tap Settings App icon then tap General, then you need to select International then Tap Language which will show you the list of languages which can choose from such as English (UK), French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish and Portuguese. To change the language to say German, tap and select done to change the settings.
  • You now see a battery status indicator in iTunes.

For all those who have unlocked their iPhone:

Users are reporting that the iPhone is again locked after the update and there is no news of unlock yet from either the iPhone Dev team who have been bringing us the free method of unlocking the iPhone or iPhoneSIM free who have brought us the not-for-free unlocking method. So I guess the message is quite clear if you have unlocked your iPhone, updating your iPhone to v1.1.2 will result in it being locked again.

For all those who have hacked their iPhone:

As for all those who have hacked their iPhone, the answer is quite simple, update to the latest firmware if you want the features introduced in it at the cost of the unauthorized iPhone applications, if the unauthorized are more precious to you then wait for a method to JailBreak the iPhone firmware v1.1.2 and what we are hearing from the blogosphere, it should be coming soon.

For all those who have neither hacked or unlocked their iPhone:

I am sure you wouldnt waited for me to tell you, you can simply proceed with the update.

Hands-on guide to update to iPhone firmware v1.1.2:

If you still want to update your iPhone to firmware v1.1.2 and are a little confused on how /where to start then here are the steps I followed to update to the latest firmware v1.1.2:

  • Download the latest firmware file from this link (its a 160 mb file)
  • You then need to manually restore your iPhone/iPod Touch using the latest firmware v1.1.2 you can hold down SHIFT key (Windows) or Option/ALT-key (Mac) when clicking the Restore button, and it will let you choose firmware file, select the firmware file you had downloaded in the previous step. Please note that this step is important as if you just click the restore button, it will restore it with the latest firmware.

PS: The Update procedure is only required until Apple does not officially release it.

If you have still some questions unanswered feel free to ask them in the comments and I will try to answer them for you based on the information available.

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