Upgrading to iPhone firmware 1.1.3

Like many this evening, I anxiously rushed in to watch the Apple keynote wondering what iPhone excitement might be announced and was delighted to see the 1.1.3 firmware that had been leaked last week was real, finished and released. My joy wasn’t long lived though as the upgrade succeeded and then failed… all because I have the SIM lock enabled on my iPhone (just relying on the phone lock to protect me cost me well over £100 in calls when I lost my last phone and the thief swapped my SIM into their handset).

A few ‘OKs’, iPhone clicks and re-starts later all is well and I’m busy playing with the new features (my girlfriend is not impressed my iPhone can tell me we’re at home, she could so that without a phone she points out), but this is not the slickness you usually get from Mr Jobs et al…

By Ben Smith

Ben is an expert on enterprise mobility and wireless data products. He has been a regular contributor to Mobile Industry Review since 2007 and is also editor of Wireless Worker.

2 replies on “Upgrading to iPhone firmware 1.1.3”

Just a note on that thief, Ben — do you get an itemised read out of all the calls the thief made? Could you phone up and berate the recipients? Or were they to adult lines?

They were just one or two UK-based mobile numbers for hours at a time. I did try ringing, but they were disconnected or never answered. I came to the conclusion that receiving calls from a stolen SIM wasn’t really a crime (and knowledge could easily be denied) so just let it rest.

Sometimes you have to learn a lesson the hard way… 🙁

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