Apple to release iPhone 1.1.2 firmware Friday, it will brick your hacked phone

I'm sure that everyone remembers when Apple released an update to the iPhone 2.0 firmware, which was v1.1.1. It had a way of bricking hacked phones and upsetting owners everywhere. Well guess what? Version 1.1.2 is on its way, and it's going to do the same thing.

The new firmware will be rolling out this Friday as the iPhone makes its debut in the UK. The British version of the phone will come preinstalled with 1.1.2, and users here in the US will have the option of upgrading. Let me make this very clear to those of you with hacked iPhones...Do not upgrade!

The iPhone's new firmware adds a few extras such as support for a bunch of new languages along with their respective keyboard layouts. It also has a fix for the TIFF exploit which just happens to be what allows you to jailbreak the 1.1.1 firmware. That of course means hacked phones will be once again bricked. If you're not a hacker and don't feel the need for custom apps on your iPhone, then by all means, download this update when it becomes available.

It's official: iPhone 1.1.2 [via t3]