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Possibility of update-blocking iPhone app?
How possible would it be to build an application to install onto an 1.0.2 iPhone that would prevent an update to 1.1.1 from occuring, as a safeguard for if it were to happen accidentally/automatically? I think this would be a great reassurance to a lot of us 1.0.2 unlockees.
Not likely. I believe the update process puts the iphone in restore mode, where applications can not intervene.
Originally Posted by mnit
Also, it's not THAT hard to avoid updating.
Just disable automatic update-checking in itunes, ive done it, and i havent seen an update prompt. Also when you need to restore, just hold down the "shift" button and select firmware version 1.0.2 instead of 1.1.1
To avoid updating I believe you should hide you iPhone in a box and bury it.
Dont click restore.
Dont sit there and watch 1.1.1 download.
Dont watch as your iPhone is updated to 1.1.1
Dont wonder why your iPhone mysteriously updated to 1.1.1
The same way as you know not to jump off tall buildings, or jump in front of speeding cars or put your head in an oven, DONT UPDATE.
Its really easy, all you have to do is NOT UPDATE. This means doing NOTHING.
If you cant manage that then bury the phone, its the only safe way.
Ahhh thanks for clarifying there shadowmatt. You see, before reading your post here I had assumed the best way to avoid updating to 1.1.1 was to update to 1.1.1. I figured the only way to STOP the inevitable update to 1.1.1 was to try and build a safeguard into the iPhone, cause I'm sure as hell not going to be able to not click the 'update' button myself.
Originally Posted by shadowmatt
Or maybe, just maybe I was not worried about myself, but more worried about the (admittedly very narrow chance) of "accidental/automated" updates to the phone (quoted there from my original post. Go figure.) A reassurative measure, a "This iPhone is update proof!" line I could add to an upcoming ebay lot perhaps.
Nah, I'm pretty sure I'm an idiot, and that your weak sarcasm and pessimistic attitude will set me on the road to intelligence.
This has already been addressed in the iPhone Developer Wiki:
Originally Posted by mnit
Blocking automatic updates
A quick reversible way to disable automatic updates : remove the executable permission on software_update
chmod a-x /usr/libexec/software_update
Since bbupdater is included in the updates, you must block all automatic updates to prevent baseband updates
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