I offered to help my friend C with upgrading his unlocked 1.0.2 firmware iphone to the latest and greatest 1.1.3 last week and he took me up on that. I picked up the toy slightly worried that something might go wrong because it sounded like a major software surgery was needed. I was right, I just didn’t know how right I ended up being. To make a long story short, I got it done in 24h more or less and it was good. One problem if any of you out there is upgrading to 1.1.3 will be that most applications/tweaks/utilities have not yet been updated. double check that the ones you’re used to are available!
I found out much later that KB (to disable predictive texting) and iCostas ( chinese input) were only available for 1.1.2. Had I done my homework earlier, I would have stopped the upgrade at that instead of going all the way to 1.1.3!
Anyways, one day after i was done with my major surgery, some enterprising folks came out with a new way to unlock that baby in 3 clicks…. lesson of the day: WAIT AS LONG AS YOU CAN!
my impressions of the toy after 3 days of playing with it:
* amazingly user-friendly
* so easy to get used to ( apple UI design of course)
* great party trick
* the Wi-FI is powerful, much better than that of my LifeDrive
* comfortable to hold
* I Love the keyboard (especially after dealing with a T-mobile Dash)
* Can’t forward messages
* you shouldn’t have to hack it to use different languages
* need a way to turn off GPRS
After toying with that baby for a few days, I got to play with a T-mobile Dash but that’s another story! Let’s just say that after a few days with a dash in my house, I couldn’t wait to get my own iphone. 16GB should be coming very soon! a long a detailed post about the Dash will follow as well.