I upgraded my previously hacked 1.0.2 iPhone to the latest 1.1.1 OS release... and hacked it again. Go hacker community. Thank you so much for making my phone useful.
The tools out there (iNdependence) are not perfect in that they are not easy for grandma to do it. I also had to manually clear out the Installer.app settings because it still thought that I had apps installed when I didn't.
In the end, I was able to get everything up and running with minimal problems. Yea!