Apple updates iPhone OS
Firmware 3.1.3 released
Apple has posted an iPhone firmware update that, it claims, delivers improved battery analysis on the 3GS, while also fixing bugs.
Version 3.1.3 – also compatible with the iPod Touch – improves the 3GS’ ability to detect how much battery power it has left, Apple said.
The update – which supersedes version 3.1.2, released back in October – also fixes a bug that prevented third-party applications from opening and another that caused applications to crash inexplicably when using the Japanese Kana keyboard.
Weighing in at 228MB, version 3.1.3 also makes a “security change” to Apple’s CoreAudio sound software.
A “memory corruption issue” that could potentially allow someone with physical access to a locked to iPhone to access its data has also been fixed, Apple said.
Apple last week issued a pre-release version of iPhone OS 3.2 to registered iPhone software developers. This iteration incorporates the new features that the iPad brings to the table, such as support for larger display sizes, pop-up menus and richer text presentation.
Apple will presumably update existing iPhones to 3.2 in March when the first iPads go on sale.
In the meantime, the 3.1.3 update can be downloaded now for free through iTunes. Further information about the update’s security contents is available online.
Jailbroken iPhone owners should remember that none of the popular tools for doing so – Blackra1n, et al – are yet compatible with version 3.1.3. Check out the iPhone Dev Team’s website for more information. ®
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Chalk me down for 1 user who doesn't know what he's doing, and blames Apple, and another that is having a problem with a 3rd party application update, and blames Apple. So make that 2 users who don't know what they are talking about. Happy times :)
...theres an app for that...
Regarding the google blogger problem - why not just use Blogpress lite to edit your blog?
Lets face it - no one gives a sh1t about your blog any way.
No more bricks
Every firmware update since 3.0 has almost bricked my iPod Touch and I've had to use iTunes on XP to get it back as the recovery drivers refuse to work on Win7 (or Vista before it).
Looking at the Apple forums shows that this is a common problem but Apple as usual won't even acknowledge it, let alone fix it.
Until this issue is sorted Apple can stick its update a mile up its California-tanned botty!
" ...especially as you can't go back if you decide it's unstable."
Personally I've never had any problem with my 2 iphones when updating, ALL updates have ALL gone swimmingly.
the only time I've ever had to rollback a version was when I was testing beta firmware revisions for app development. it's very easy to do, just google it.
Consider yourself nibbled
I tried a quick search for said error codes. Seems you need to do a re-install. Seems fairly straightforward. Of course, you wouldn't have had to feel my teeth if you had said "I have trouble restoring" rather than asserting that downgrading is not possible.