In the never ending cat-and-mouse game of iPhone jailbreaking there's always that tough decision to make after Apple releases an iPhone firmware update. Do I drop all of my luscious third party applications, skins and themes so that I can make my icons jiggle? Is the new Google maps really worth it?
Although I fall squarely into the jailbreaker camp I get really tempted to leave all that behind so that I can check out the new Apple offering. Invariably I get bored with the new firmware and revert back to some form of jailbroken goodness.
Shortly after Apple dropped iPhone firmware 1.1.3 on us there was a jailbreak for it. The problem is that it was only for Windows. Wait, I told myself, just wait.
Less than 24 hours later, a native Mac version was available (unauthorized, no less!) but it had some bugs. Patience young Jedi, patience...
And here we are, another 24 hours later and there's a Mac jailbreak that you can install Over The Air (OTA) right from Installer.app. Patience is a virtue indeed!
To use the new method: On your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch 1.1.2, simply launch Installer, then go to “All Packages,” then select and install “Official 1.1.3 Upgrader.” Make sure you are connected via WiFi and a charge source before beginning this procedure. All necessary files will be downloaded directly to the iPhone/iPod Touch and the jailbreak process automatically performed.
Update: Do yourself a favor ad set your iPhone settings (in General > Auto Lock) to Never unless you like to constantly re-download the massive iPhone firmware DMG over and over again.