Well this came as a surprise, didn’t expect 1.1.4 to be released so quickly as 1.1.3 has only been released for over a month’s time – before you begin reading this post, you must know if you update your iPhone to firmware 1.1.4 now without backing up there is a big chance that you will loose your data especially applications if your iPhone has been 1.1.3 jailbroken.

Apple has released iPhone firmware / software 1.1.4 update, which is now available via iTunes as you may be aware you can also downloaded as a 165 MB standalone setup file. In Apple’s release notes, it states that the main reason for releasing the 1.1.4 update was mainly for ‘bug fixes’, however we are aware that if your iPhone has been 1.1.3 jailbroken and is running any unofficial third party applications – this firmware update will definitely disable all of it and also erase any of your previous jailbreak. Although there are rumours that the 1.1.4 can still be jailbroken, at the moment, we feel quite skeptical about this and would prefer to wait a few days unless you were experiencing major problems with your existing 1.1.3 and would like to see if any major improvements turn up with 1.1.4.

It’s important to always remember to backup your iPhone before following the above steps. Because you may be forced into restoring the device if the update fails. You can do this simply by syncing it in iTunes before applying this update.

So as always, to update your iPhone, it’s very simple, here are some steps:

  • If you use the standalone download, after downloading the update, you can hold the option key on a Mac or Shift key on a Windows system, then click the “Update” button in iTunes (under the iPhone tab) and select the file to apply it.
  • To apply the update using iTunes, simply connect your iPhone then click the “Update” or “Restore” button.

Some problems associated with installing this latest 1.1.4 update have already been pointed out by some users.

Some users are experiencing problems applying the 1.1.4 update, especially those with jailbroken iPhones. If the update fails, you may be forced to restore the iPhone. The iPhone may fail to update on the first attempt, but succeed in restoring on the second or third attempt.Failing that, your copy of the update may be corrupt. Try deleting and re-downloading it. Either use the standalone download link and instructions above, or navigate to on of the following directories:

  • ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates under Mac OS X
  • C:/documents and settings/[yourusername]/Application Data/Apple Computer/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates under Windows XP
  • C:/users/[yourusername]/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates under Windows Vista

and delete the 1.1.4 update named iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw or similar and re-attempt the update/restore.

Another way to possibly fixing your installation is reinstalling your iTunes, simply download the latest package, run the installer and restart.

If that fails, try deleting the following files:

  • /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMobileDevice.kext
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DeviceLink.framework
  • /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework
  • /Library/Receipts/AppleMobileDeviceSupport.pkg

then reinstall iTunes 7.6.

We’ll try to keep this post updated of any other possible tips to upgrading to the latest 1.1.4 firmware.

[via iPhoneHacks, TUAW and iPhoneAtlas]

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One Response to It’s out: Apple iPhone firmware / software upgrade 1.1.4 officially released, here are some tips…

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    Thanks for those useful tips!

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