[1.1.2 OTB] I am so confused... I think.
Okay, I am new here and new to the iPhone, but I think I got some of this right, please, confirm my understanding or understand my stupidity. (please forgive me, I am a mechanic, and the most programming I know is BASIC for programming my small robotics projects (mostly using PICAXEs) but that is it)
Alright, I have a week 47 iPhone, this would mean that I have bootloader 4.06, which is unlockable. Unlockable means that I cannot use software to change service companies (which is fine by me because I like AT&T, rollover is great, and where I live I get great reception). I could change service providers if I used anysim, or any one of those xxxsim things, which is a hardware hack.
Now, I want to use custom software (mostly because I am waiting for the partfoundry to come out with their GPS and also I want to get flash/Java programs)
What this means is that I have to... Jailbreak it. To do this I have to downgrade to 1.1.1 because I have an OTB (out of the box) 1.1.2. While in 1.1.1 I have to jailbreak that, than use different software to upgrade it to a version of 1.1.2 that will allow me to keep my iPhone free. This is because if I just restore it via iTunes restore that came with my iPhone, it will go back to the 'imprisoned version' of 1.1.2. I have to use iBrickr and I can still be on AT&T. This link is how to do all of this paragraph.
Is this all correct so far?
Alright, now, the next thing I am confused about is what to do from there. I would like to for the iPhone to work with my iPod2Car and my steering wheel controls. Here is a link for you if you don't know what I am talking about. Link Right now it works with my 30Gig iPod Video, but I would like the use of the iPhone so I don't have to carry two iPod products.
So, could someone read over my post and correct it if I don't have something right using laymens terms, because I am programming challenged.