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Apple on Tuesday afternoon released version 3.1.3 of its iPhone OS software for the iPhone and iPod touch, bringing with it improved accuracy of reported battery level on the iPhone 3GS.

The update also reportedly resolves an issue where third-party applications would not launch in some instances. It also addresses a bug that could cause applications to crash when using the Japanese Kana keyboard.

iPhone OS 3.1.3 also includes a number of security updates related to CoreAudio, ImageIO, Recovery Mode and WebKit. Full details are available in the support document on Apple's Web site.

The update for the iPhone and iPod touch operating system is available for download through iTunes.

The last update, iPhone OS 3.1.2, arrived last October. It fixed an issue that would cause the iPhone to not wake from sleep, and resolved a glitch that could interrupt cellular network services until restart.

Last week, iPhone OS 3.2 was revealed as part of the new multi-touch iPad. For now, the operating system upgrade is for the iPad hardware only, which is scheduled to launch before the end of March.

iPhone OS 3.2 offers a number of enhancements over the current operating system, including a home screen that can be viewed either horizontally or vertically. It is not yet known what additional features in the iPad version of the iPhone OS could show up in the iPhone or iPod touch.
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bricked my iphone while updating

and on macrumors they say it doesn't fix the playlist sync bug which i just came across as well
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Can it be jailbroken again?
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from a macrumors post


3.1.3 closes the usb_control_msg exploit used by blackrain.
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I'll just wait for people to report the issues and wait for a jailbreak. I am curious if they updated the modem firmware.
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from a macrumors post


3.1.3 closes the usb_control_msg exploit used by blackrain.

Ah, now we see the real reason for the update- no, not to fix any real bugs, but to fix the small number of jailbroken devices.

No idea why apple even cares if the iPod Touch is jailbroken... seems it should have been open completely from the beginning - close down the iPhone as it's on a carrier with other users, perhaps, but open up everything for the iPod touch. But, no, that'd be to hard for Apple, let's just make a cheap iPhone and only restrict apps that require the phone function. Much easier.

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Ah, now we see the real reason for the update- no, not to fix any real bugs, but to fix the small number of jailbroken devices.

You mean "break" a number of devices, eh?
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...make sure you backup your device first.

...if your iPhone is jailbroken wait until you certain it can be done again.


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bricked my iphone while updating

and on macrumors they say it doesn't fix the playlist sync bug which i just came across as well

I've never seen an iPhone get bricked. Put it into DFU mode.


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Can it be jailbroken again?

If you're asking about it on this forum an hour after it hit then I am not sure you should be jailbreaking your iPhone.
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post #9 of 67
i wasn't JB'd either

gave me an error, asked if i wanted to send to apple and it said i was in DFU and had to restore my phone as new
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I always cross my finger when a new update comes out that they will finally fix VPN. It's starting to get really ridiculous that it has been broken for 7-8 months now.
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My update went off without a hitch.
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Oh, almost forgot to mention...

The update also installed Video iChat and activated the hidden front-facing camera.
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Surprisingly, iPhone still substitutes "upas" for "iPad"
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post #14 of 67
I guess we are stuck with 3.1.x until 4.0 comes out on July. Well, at least we will see 4.0 beta in March.
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Dissapointed in the patch notes (as usual)... hope this fixes all the random crashes and dropped calls I have now. Not going to hold my breath though with the next phone/big update around the corner I'm guessing this was nothing short of a 'hold them over' release.
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Ah, now we see the real reason for the update- no, not to fix any real bugs, but to fix the small number of jailbroken devices.

No idea why apple even cares if the iPod Touch is jailbroken... seems it should have been open completely from the beginning - close down the iPhone as it's on a carrier with other users, perhaps, but open up everything for the iPod touch. But, no, that'd be to hard for Apple, let's just make a cheap iPhone and only restrict apps that require the phone function. Much easier.

-Allen

Jailbreaking does not mean unlocking
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I always cross my finger when a new update comes out that they will finally fix VPN. It's starting to get really ridiculous that it has been broken for 7-8 months now.

WOOT! They finally fixed VPN. That made this update well worth it for me!
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Update went smoothly. Although my iPhone isn't Jail Broken
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WOOT! They finally fixed VPN. That made this update well worth it for me!


what was the vpn issue?
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iTunes updated, iPhone updated.
No problems.
But then no hackery or jailbreaking.
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i wasn't JB'd either

gave me an error, asked if i wanted to send to apple and it said i was in DFU and had to restore my phone as new

Did it go through? You then get to restore your saved filed with the caveat of also putting all your media fies back,too. THis takes time. Then you're right as rain... thought I'd do another rebookt just to be sure.


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I guess we are stuck with 3.1.x until 4.0 comes out on July. Well, at least we will see 4.0 beta in March.

I'd say that is most likely. think we get 3.2.x at some point before June, unless we pay the $99 for the iPhone OS 4.0 Beta. I'll pay for the beta this time if it has features i want to play with.
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I'd say that is most likely. think we get 3.2.x at some point before June, unless we pay the $99 for the iPhone OS 4.0 Beta. I'll pay for the beta this time if it has features i want to play with.

Don't get the 4.0 beta if you want to sell your iPhone. Who knows how long it will take them to JB
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i wasn't JB'd either

gave me an error, asked if i wanted to send to apple and it said i was in DFU and had to restore my phone as new

If you can restore it, then it isn't "bricked" is it?

Bricked is frozen/broken beyond repair. That's the whole point of the term. It "turns the device into a brick." What happened here is you had problems updating and had to do a restore. Not the same thing at all.
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WOOT! They finally fixed VPN. That made this update well worth it for me!

What was wrong with it, it always worked for me?!?
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Ah, now we see the real reason for the update- no, not to fix any real bugs, but to fix the small number of jailbroken devices. ...

This is just BS conspiracy theory stuff.

You have to be twelve to actually believe this crap, and you just make yourself look stupid posting this kind of thing on a public forum. Lucky for you, you are anonymous.
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If you can restore it, then it isn't "bricked" is it?

Bricked is frozen/broken beyond repair. That's the whole point of the term. It "turns the device into a brick." What happened here is you had problems updating and had to do a restore. Not the same thing at all.

Whatever - as a matter of fact, the update crashed my iPhone as well and put it into maintenance mode. Restoring now

Might be a bug within the update

(EDIT: The phone was not jailbroken and running OS 3.1.2)
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Don't get the 4.0 beta if you want to sell your iPhone. Who knows how long it will take them to JB

Last year Dev Team held off on jailbreak releases because they were coming too fast. Finally GeoHot stepped up. I don't think it'll be a problem this year. I think they may have exploits that Apple doesn't know about yet If they don't, I'll hold off. I'm mostly interested in knowing what is coming with the v4.0 SDK and associated App Store changes.
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post #28 of 67
My first try failed.
Got to be logged into the store in the country in which your phone has been activated (I've got accounts in a few countries).
This hasn't been required in the past.
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strange issue

tried to set up my Exchange account and it wouldn't take my password. I even RDP'd into one of my VM's at work to make sure i wasn't locked out due to multiple bad password attempts.

rebooted iphone and it worked
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What was wrong with it, it always worked for me?!?

For me and many others on Apple Discussions, it simply would not connect to VPN. I have a Mac OS X Server, although other people had different servers, and it hasn't been able to connect since the 3.1 update. It would timeout because the phone wouldn't respond to config-requests with either PPTP or L2TP. I had no problem connecting via any other VPN client, but any iPhone post 3.1 would not connect... until now.
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No problems here, but then again, I haven't tinkered with my phone.
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Hopefully the Jailbreak fix will make the iPhone more secure so Apple can continue it's move into the enterprise space.

My iPhone is officially unlocked, updates don't bother me, I can still use any SIM.
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post #33 of 67
i have the first gen touch and this update killed it. Its anything but snappier. it takes atleast 2 second to change from portrait to landscape in just the mail app. And it broke my sync with my contacts and calendar over mobileme.... sigh.... i need to upgrade
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I just installed 3.1.3 on my 3G without issue. It DOES seem to have fixed, at least partially, the stuttering and slow scrolling through the podcast listing! It is still not 100% smooth, but the difference is night-and-day better than it was before.

So, if you were experiencing this issue, try the update as it might help!

Also, after updating, my 3G was HOT! It did cool down, but initially it was quite hot to the touch and stayed warm for a good 10-15 minutes.
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Oh, almost forgot to mention...

The update also installed Video iChat and activated the hidden front-facing camera.

And Flash too! Whoopie!!!!

No seriously this guy Tobias has gotten Flash to work on iPhone. It works with simple timeline type of swf (read ads). I downloaded it and set it up on my server and it works. It is written 100% in JS so it cannot be blocked by ClicktoFlash unfortunately. It is also unfortunate that it doesn't work with my complex Actionscript Flash applications.

Check it out.

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If anything, I've found the battery level on the 3GS to be much more accurate. My old 2G and 3G always were skewed after getting past the 50% point, they would disappear in about half the time it to to use up the first 50%.

3GS seems to much more accurately reflect remaining life.

Did I read this wrong? Perhaps the update applies the 3GS battery reading results to the older models?
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If anything, I've found the battery level on the 3GS to be much more accurate. My old 2G and 3G always were skewed after getting past the 50% point, they would disappear in about half the time it to to use up the first 50%.

3GS seems to much more accurately reflect remaining life.

Did I read this wrong? Perhaps the update applies the 3GS battery reading results to the older models?

The 3gs is the only non jailbroken iphone/itouch that shows the battery icon and can show a digital display of how much battery is left, like 97%. I think that the update will improve the accuracy of that #.
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The 3gs is the only non jailbroken iphone/itouch that shows the battery icon and can show a digital display of how much battery is left, like 97%. I think that the update will improve the accuracy of that #.

Heh..I was just going by visual scale. I didn't realize the option was even there to display a percent. I see it on my 3GS, but not on my 3G. Haven't updated it on either though yet. Was the accuracy of the scale supposed to be off on the 3GS or the 3G, or was this update simply to allow pre 3GS to see a percent?
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If anything, I've found the battery level on the 3GS to be much more accurate. My old 2G and 3G always were skewed after getting past the 50% point, they would disappear in about half the time it to to use up the first 50%.

3GS seems to much more accurately reflect remaining life.

Did I read this wrong? Perhaps the update applies the 3GS battery reading results to the older models?

Say what? Like I really need an update to get a more accurate reading rather than an update which actually inmproves the battery life?? And you're all getting a slower device now?
NO way- I'll pass.
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And you're all getting a slower device now?
NO way- I'll pass.

Who said that? I'll say it again, mine seems fine at the moment, if not a little bit perkier.
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