Breaking: Apple Rolls Out Firmware Update 1.1.1, And I Can't Have it!!!

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Oh the humanity. Here I am docking my iPhone, when suddenly this box appears in iTunes, beckoning me to install some new firmware update, just released. But can I install this update? No. And why? Because his Jobsness has seen fit to brick my iPhone should I install said update. GRRRRR!!!!!!

As salt for the wound, my iPhone is in only a "semi-unlocked" state, not fully unlocked...thanks to anySIM. I have to wait for iPhone Dev Team to roll out a reversal procedure to bring my kinda sorta unlocked iPhone back to factory spec. So, for those of you whom haven't violated your end user license agreements, feel free to download and enjoy the update goodness. Speaking of which I have nary a clue what this update contains until I visit the FAQ.

Dock your iPhone and download 1.1.1 now. While I sit here with my thumb up my....

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bryan says:

im installing right now, is your iphone bricked for good not kent. will a simple reset not do the trick??

iy says:

If I were a betting man, I'd put money on the update NOT bricking your phone...
Then again, if I were a man with an unlocked phone, I wouldn't go anywhere near that update...yet

Fluke says:

Really should stop putting all of the blame on Steve. Its ridiculous and pretty ignorant and getting old.

bryan says:

fluke he isnt being serious, just trying to be funny.
have a sense of humor.

Sandiegobra says:

Will the update mess with my third party apps? I afraid. Very afraid!

Fluke says:

bryan - It was funny the first couple times. After the 10th time it gets old and stops being a joke.

admin#IM says:

Hey, it isn't my fault you lack a sense of humor. If you don't like the joke, just ignore it. Or leave.

Archie Bunker says:

Damn Skippy. I agree with Kent.
On a even crappier (is that a word) note. This update has a few fixes but no new major functions. WHY O WHY cant we get some kind of native chat client.

jayjay says:

crap. Did not fix multi-person texting. :(
I think all it did was add wi-fi itunes. Who uses anyway. Too expensive

jayjay says:

It also got ride of all third party apps.

bryan says:

yes, im dying for ichat. if thats all apple released for the iphone ever id be satisfied.

Dave M. says:

I certainly woudn't mind a copy/paste. I can't count the number of times that would have come in handy. Also, a way to delete loads of emails quickly.
Of course, we could just quote the list of hundreds of features that would be "nice to have". ;)

iy says:

Good thing Im not a betting man...

Francis says:

Hey, what are the updates? only wifi store?

Mark says:

Do not feel bad! I have not altered my phone one bit! And this update required a restore without warning! Thus, I lost all my notes and photos! Thank Apple! Congrats on a "well thought out" update. Boy-oh-boy, I can't wait until the next update!
I was just wondering ... Gates left Microsoft ... is he at Apple these days? Apple sure seems more and more like Microsoft.
Mark

Dave M. says:

Mark, not everybody had the problem of losing notes and favorites. My update went without any problems what so ever. Both favorites and notes are intact.

Waqar says:

help me! I had itunes 7.4 It wouldnt update my iphone. So i downloaded the 7.4.3(latest) itunes but it doesn't even recognize my iphone at all now. My iphone wasnt even unlocked or had installer app
any suggestions

Dave M. says:

Try rebooting the phone (hold the power switch and home button until the screen goes blank), and if all else fails, I think holding the power switch and home buttons for even longer will force a restore.