Apple releases iPhone update - Trashes some unlocked iPhones

Does the new Apple update brick unlocked iPhones?
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

[Updated: Sept 27, 2007 @ 3.05 pm -  Kent has posted a photo of his bricked iPhone.

Apple releases iPhone update - Trashes some unlocked iPhones

That bricking looks optimistic to me ... as long as it connects to the PC via the dock OK I'm confident that the hackers will have a fix.

[Updated: Sept 27, 2007 @ 2.50 pm - BEWARE!!! Kent Pribbernow of The iPhone Blog claims that his iPhone has been bricked by the new firmware update. He had an unlocked phone so he was playing with fire

Apple releases iPhone update - Does it trash unlocked phones?
Doing a bit of sleuthing I discovered the potential root of this problem. The IMEI number displayed onscreen does not match that found on the back of my iPhone. So apparently whatever issue is to blame it has to do with baseband settings reconfigured by anySIM. Ok, iPhone Dev Team. I’m counting on you jokers to work out a solution.

Let the bricking commence ...]

I'm getting reports that Apple has released update version 1.1.1 for the iPhone.  What I'm interested in finding out is if this turns unlocked iPhones in iBricks.

The download is big - 152.3MB - and features the following warning:

" ... applying this software update may result in your iPhone becoming permanently inoperable."

Well, does it?  I really want to know!  I'm scanning around looking for confirmation - I'll let you know when I find something interesting.

Here are some of the non-bricking features that Apple have added:

  • Support for iTunes WiFi music store
  • Louder speaker and receiver volume
  • Spacebar double tap to add period and space
  • TV out support
  • Turn off GPRS/EDGE when roaming
  • At least 10 security updates

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