Apple released firmware version 1.1.4 today for the iPod Touch. The description from Apple just says “bug fixes”. The much anticipated SDK support was not released in this version. You can now upgrade to 1.1.4 from iTunes, but remember this will un-jailbreak you iPod Touch.
So the question is, what reason is the to upgrade your jailbroken iPod Touch from 1.1.3 to 1.1.4? Right now, it doesn’t look like there is any reason in my opinion. There are no new features to desire and summerboard and customize will not work with 1.1.4.
The main thing that Apple likely has done here is to make it more difficult to jailbreak your iPod Touch. I will continue to update this post when I get more information.
Another thing that I have noticed is that in the iTunes store on the iPod Touch you can now double tap to view an album. Now I am not 100% sure that this wasn’t there before, maybe someone of you can comment and let me know if you do upgrade.
This is from ipodtouchfans.com:
- Audible difference (Better, Clearer Volume)
- Better Tabbed Browsing (No White Screen)
- Safari is more stable
This is taken from tuaw.com:
Our own Erica Sadun has confirmed that Zibri’s jailbreak does work with the 1.1.4 update, released today. We’re told that Nate True has tried it out with the new update installed, and that it does work.
So big news for jailbreakers — update away, because the jailbreak wasn’t one of the “bugs” fixed. Although if this update is, as we suspect, laying the groundwork for the SDK release, we may not have to worry about applications not working on the phone too much longer.
Update: While some users have upgraded with no problems, Zibri is asking that users not upgrade until the tool can be thoroughly checked with the new firmware. “People who donated will receive the next version a day before everyone else. Expect a new version in 2 days (3 days for non-donors),” he says.