Score one for the hackers. Or, as an old boss of mine liked to say, "Information Wants to be Free." iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak has now been reported to activate handsets, and apparently allows for certain unlocked iPhones to benefit from the features in Apple's latest software update without purchasing a one-way ticket to Brick City in the process.
According to Gizmodo, iPhones unlocked via anySIM or iUNlock WILL STILL BRICK if you upgrade to 1.1.1 - but iPhones unlocked using other methods, including the iPhone SIM Free method I blogged/vlogged about recently can be upgraded via Jailbreak 1.1.1. Gulp ... I guess that means I should try to update my iPhone, huh?
I'll let you know what happens ...
You can also read more at Gizmodo on Jailbreak 1.1.1