I was excited and just wanted to announce this to you all. 1.1.3 has been successfully Jailbroken!

But now to the bad news…you still have to wait for it. The Jailbreak for 1.1.3 is not going to be released until Apple releases the Software Developers Kit (SDK) sometime in February. I’m not exactly sure why they are waiting to release the jailbreak. The only thing that comes to my mind is that they are doing this so Apple can’t patch the 1.1.3 Jailbreak when SDK is released.

You can check out my Jailbreak 1.1.3 update post for more information.

Here is video confirming the 1.1.3 Jailbreak. It shows the user moving around the icons and using installer on firmware 1.1.3.

** UPDATE** 10:50 EST Jan 20

This is from SkylarEC a moderator over at iPod Touch Fans.

As far as I know, the dev team (there is only one now, the Elite Team worked with the Dev Team) is holding off on the release of the JailBreak until after the SDK is released. That way, even if Apple requires another firmware update (1.2, 1.1.4, whatever) in order to use Apps downloaded through iTunes (somewhat incorrectly referred to as waiting for the SDK), we will all still be able to JailBreak, leaving us with access to a JailBroken iPod/iPhone AND the ability to download applications through iTunes.

That said, they are also working on back porting the 1.1.3 applications to work on 1.1.2. Be patient, as there is a good chance they will be out soon.

Also, you might not want to jump the gun to jailbreak 1.1.3 as soon as it is released, as many of your applications won’t work. The applications launched from SpringBoard no longer have the same root access (say good bye to things like Customize). Installer is being reworked to try to fix that for JailBroken applications. Others would have to modify their applications. In other words, 1.1.3 might not quite yet be the utopia you are all imagining it to be.

** UPDATE ** 6:30 EST Jan 28

Two methods of jailbreaking the iPod Touch are available. Feel free to check out the first method and the second method.