Phone Phun

Today I unlocked my second iPhone, this time for Liv Marie who was behaving like a little kid open her Christmas presents when she got it. Interesting. One of her friends thought it was so likely that she would ever get an iPhone that he had promised her he would come to the university wearing shorts if it eventually happened.

Right now it’s 3 degrees Celsius outside, so that’ll probably be an interesting experience.

On Wednesday I updated my own iPhone to version 1.1.1. Not because there are a lot of new features I needed in that version, but because I’m a sucker for a technical challenge. To call it a “technical challenge” might be wrong because I followed a step-by-step guide, but it turned out to be a total nightmare nevertheless and I was pretty sure I bricked it at one point.

But it’s all good now.


After having used the iPhone rather intensively for about a day now, I think I’ve managed to dig down through most of the pros and cons of the phone. To call this a “review” is perhaps a little bit far fetched since it’s really just a list of those pros and cons, but who cares? Keep in mind that my impressions are from a jailbraked and unlocked handset with firmware version 1.0.2, not the latest 1.1.1 version.


The iPhone arrived today. Thankfully it had the old 1.0.2 firmware so unlocking it was a breeze with this guide. The phone is lightning fast and has a lot of the features you find on other high end mobile phones, but it’s also missing a few:

  • I have not been able to send e-mail with attachments. You have to install a separate application for that. That’s crap.
  • There is no MMS support.
  • I’m not able to browse the filesystem from web sites, which is handy for uploading files through web forms.
  • Naturally, the iPhone is missing national characters and it’s not possible to see who’s calling you since the incoming number is formatted in the US format, which does not match the entries in the phone book. All this can be fixed with a little hacking, though.
  • For some reason, I’m not able to pair the phone and my MacBook.

If it had not been possible to jailbrake the phone and install 3rd party applications, it would have been fun for about 5 minutes. Now it’ll be fun for quite some time. Yes, there are tons of other handsets you can install 3rd party applications on without having to crack it first, but none of those handsets are as fast as the iPhone and that’s a huge pro.

iPhone, youPhone

4 days, 4 runs. I actually made it. The runs were probably not as good as they could have been, but now I’m having today off from exercising and am aiming for The Perfect Run tomorrow.

And now for a follow up on yesterday’s iPhone entry. As you know, I got the chance to test one of them for a few minutes last week because our resident phone nerd at work got one from a guy who had a friend in the US of A. I was not very impressed, really, but yesterday we talked some more about his iPhone, which he had now sold to someone else with a NOK 2000 profit.

Come again?


iPhone order