Apple iPhone 1.1.1 update instructions for New Zealand

November 18, 2007
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I finally decided to update the iPhone from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1. I’ll still be a version behind as version 1.1.2 was released by Apple earlier in November. The update process was reasonably straight forward. No problems like Ryan Maxwell of Red Ink Scribbles had - Dreaded 1.1.1 Update. I found and used a different method though. There are lots of upgrade methods to choose from, but the one used below seemed to be the easiest. You don’t even need any software on your computer.

  1. Virginze the 1.0.2 phone - How to virginize an unlocked phone before update to 1.1.1
  2. Upgrade to 1.1.1 - How should I upgrade or restore my phone? Be careful not to let iTunes do the upgrade automatically as it will use 1.1.2 instead of 1.1.1.
  3. Activate and unlock the SIM - http://iphone.unlock.no
  4. Apply New Zealand specific tweaks
    • Open Installer and add the XK72 repository http://xk72.com/iphone/repos/
    • Open the Tweaks (XK72) category and install all non 1.0.2 packages - Caller ID update (1.1.1), NZ Phone Formats (1.1.1) and NZDT 2007 update.
    • Update: Open Settings > General > International > Region Format and choose New Zealand
    • Open the Unlocking Tools category and install Edge Settings fix
    • Open Settings > General > Network > Edge and set the APN to direct.vodafone.net.nz
    • Go to Phone and manually dial *5005*86*707#. This will change the Voicemail button so it calls 707 rather than not doing anything.
  5. Apply SMS Patch - Open Installer and then open the Unlocking Tools category and install SMS Fix

Allow about an hour to get through everything. Leave a comment if you have any questions.

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