Here’s how I did it in a jiffy:
- Although not compulsory, I first restored my 1.1.2 jailbroken iPod touch to its factory original condition, and installed AppSnap to jailbreak it (refer to step 1 of this Post for instructions). This give me a ‘clean’ but jailbroken iPod touch 1.1.1 to start the 1.1.3 jailbreaking with. Everything previously in the iPod touch (apps, music, videos, emails etc) is gone.
- Go to your iPod touch’s Settings -> General, and set “Auto-Lock” to “Never”.
- Connect your iPod touch to iTunes.
- Go to Nate’s blog, read everything you can (especially the FAQs), and download the 1.1.3 Package Maker for Mac.
- Mount the jb113.dmg you downloaded, and double-click on “Run This”. By the way, you can also right-click it and select “Open with: Terminal” from the pop-up menu. If you get a “Main script execution failed” error, re-boot your iPod touch and try again. Please read this comment for more details.
- Follow the on-screen instructions of “Run This”. It’s so simple. Just be patient to wait it out. It’s a good idea to note the current time so you won’t get anxious waiting seemingly endlessly. Oh, shut down any apps running in your Mac that may be hogging your internet connection to ensure a smooth sailing. Here’s my Terminal’s output for your reference.
- As you can read from the Terminal’s output, the next step is going to Installer and install the “1.1.3 soft upgrade” package (with much thanks to STE!). Do it. You might noticed Installer has an updated version. Install it first. Then update the Community Sources package as well.
- Ok, here’re a few things you must know before you start the 1.1.3 Soft Update:
- It takes a long time to update. Find out the current time and make a mental note of it.
- Slightly after mid-way (see pic below) through the installer progress, the Installer seemingly hang! Do not panic. Do not touch the touch. It’s normal. Just let it do its stuff.
- And then after a little more while, the Installer will breaks out and return you to the Springboard. You’ll see a spinning progress wheel in the center (see pic below.) Again, wait it out.
Somewhere between these steps you’re asked to hit Enter to continue… but I forgotten exactly where. Sorry.
Ok, the iPod touch will reboot itself when the soft update is done. When it re-boots, you will see the lovely Installer still in the Springboard. That means you have a Jailbroken iPod touch! Of course you’ll next go to Settings (-> General -> About), or check in your iTunes for the version number. It’ll be 1.1.3! It’s a jailbroken iPod touch running the latest 1.1.3 firmware!
Thank you Mr True and everyone involved!
It’s not possible to install SummerBoard because it expects firmware version 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 only. Oh well, it goes to show this is indeed a jailbroken iPod touch running firmware 1.1.3! Unfortunately that means no Gee Theme until Summerboard gets updated.
The same goes to Customize.
Where are the updated Maps, Safari etc? Well, this is Jailbreaking only. Those new apps you want… you have to buy from Apple. They are already in the Applications folder. I think after you pay Apple $20 USD they get activated. Find out more about it in the comments section below.
NativeCN (a Chinese Text Input Hack) version 2.4 does not install in 1.1.3. 好失望啊.