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How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Posted February 11, 2008 at 10:20am by iClarified
These are step by step instructions how to jailbreak and unlock almost any iPhone instantly! No downgrading then upgrading! You can do the unlock from 1.1.2 or 1.1.3. It will also jailbreak and activate as well as install for you!

- Imei changer will work ONLY on 4.6 BL (112 and 113 ootb).
- Unlock will work on 3.9BL and 4.6BL
- Jailbreak will work on any OS version.
- Activation will work on any OS version, except for youtube on 1.0.X.

Easier GUI Version of this tutorial can be found here:
How to Unlock Your iPhone With ZiPhone GUI for Windows

Perform these steps with your iPhone on and connected to your computer.

Step One
Download ZiPhone from: here

Step Two
Double click on your desktop to extract the folder ZiPhone..
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Three
Press the Windows key and R at the same time to bring up the Run window. Type in cmd and press the Ok button to launch the Command Prompt.
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Four
Type the following command into the Command Prompt to navigate to the ZiPhone directory:
cd Desktop/ZiPhone.
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Four
Execute the command ziphone -Z A: to see all its possible uses.
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Five
The program will prompt you to put your iPhone into recovery mode. To do this please hold down both the Sleep/Wake and Power buttons until you see the Apple logo. Once the Apple logo appears release only the Sleep/Wake button until you see the iTunes logo and cable on the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Six
If you have a 4.6 BL iPhone you can now activate, jailbreak, and unlock! Just simply type in this command:
ziphone -a -j -u
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Seven
The program will now search for zibri.dat. Then it will search for the iPhone. Once found it will tell you to wait for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

Step Eight
After this time your iPhone will reboot and it will be activated, jailbroken, and unlocked!!!!
How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone 2.4 (Windows)

NOTE*: After completion its probably a good idea to install BSD Subsystem first then OpenSSH from

NOTE*: If you are in an unsupported country YOU MUST patch AppSupport after unlocking or your dialer will keep crashing as will your SMS:
How to Add an Unsupported Country to AppSupport Using Windows

THANKS***: Big thanks go to Zibri
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obun - February 19, 2016 at 7:46pm
after searching for iphone why always USBMuxListenerCreate:No Error, not entering recovery mode?
Vike - January 26, 2014 at 7:19am
hallo, Haben Sie ein iPhone 5 und meine IMEI-Nummer wie ändern möchten. Ich habe gelesen, es wäre mit der ziphone arbeiten, Allerdings bin ich ein absoluter nopp in etwas, und ich nicht wirklich klüger. Kann jemand bitte helfen Sie mir hier? IPHONE 5 Version: 7.0.4 (11B55a) Modell: MD297DN / A vielen Dank. mfg
Noservice - January 11, 2014 at 1:01pm
Will this method bypass iCloud Actication Lock? Or atleast find the icloud account to which it is linked to?
numke - October 18, 2009 at 6:23am
when the program starts searching the iPhone, doesn´t find it :S (iPhone in the recovery mode) help plz
MOE IBRAHIM - May 31, 2009 at 12:51pm
baagii - September 14, 2008 at 7:42pm
how do i unlock and jailbreak iphone 2.1 2g
jOwiE - July 2, 2008 at 11:02pm
i've already tried doing the command you said "ziphone -d". but still it doesn't work.. "no error" is still appearing in my screen.. what should i do??
J - February 24, 2008 at 4:50pm
iClarified, if u cud spare a minute of ur time, i wud b really grateful. I hv posted my problem in zibri's blog as well as urs but i hvn't got a reply yet :( My problem : I had a 1.1.1 on which i ran ziphoneGUI2.4, then shift+restored to 113 & ran ziphone again. Result : unlocked 1.1.3/4.03.13 & running well...EXCEPT...when i sync wit itunes to put in my songs,etc says "sync in progress" but a second later it returns to springboard (home screen). so im not able to use the iphone as an ipod too. Pls advice. Please! :( I did the same on another phone, n its giving me the exact same problem. Will be waiting for your reply. regards & thanks jaison PS: any1 who'z had d same probelm & solved it,.. please reply
wezz69 - February 20, 2008 at 3:14am
in ziphone, use commande "ziphone -d" that will put your iphone in the correct mode for -a-j-u
Peter - February 19, 2008 at 8:35am
After entering command ziphone -u -a -j (or with any other ziphone options) I receive the following status Searching for iPhone... USBMuxListenerCreate: No error and it lasts forever. iPhone looks to be in recovery mode. Please help.
redrum - February 18, 2008 at 9:16pm
hey mille, i think you got to read the instruction when you are following the step that iclarified had instructed cos' if you don't then you will have a bricked phone, so PPL please read the instruction all the way......................this is the best site you will ever fine in the net.
wombat - February 16, 2008 at 10:54am
@mille: Have you tried the "cold start", i.e. holding home/shutoff for ca. 10 secs for the power off slide to appear?
wombat - February 16, 2008 at 10:52am
@jonny and everyone on this tutorial: READING helps, sorry to be this direct. At the beginning of the tutorla iClarified writes: "Easier GUI Version of this tutorial can be found here:". In this tut. he clearly describes the steps how and when to connect the iphone to your computer. Come on guys and girls, just read the details please. iClarified supplies every possible tutorial, don't blame him if you a) use the wrong one or )b don't read the details.
mille - February 16, 2008 at 6:18am
WARNING: THE ZIPHONE MAY RUINEN YOUR IPHONE I had a jailbrocken Iphone OTB 1.1.2 (used as an ipod touch) I tried the following: 1.) Upgraded to 1.1.3 via iTunes 2.) Put the iphone in recover mode and started: ziphone -a -j -u This was hanging in "Please wait 2'30" for more then a hour (the apple logo was blinking, could indicate the iphone was rebooting) I interupted the ziphone, Now I have 100 % usless iphone, showning the apple logo, it does not even response on the power off button, any ideas on how to make it response again, in order restore it from iTunes?
jonny - February 14, 2008 at 5:46pm
@ keets28 thanks. It worked!!! BTW it is very important that you connect the USB of recovery mode iphone to the computer after you run the GUI program izphone 2.0 and display shows "searching for iphone...". Iclarified please note this and add it in the proper step.
keets28 - February 14, 2008 at 8:25am
can someone please try to log on to and tell me if it's down or not?
DeeLee - February 14, 2008 at 8:15am
How do you replace v1.0 files with v2.0 files seeing as though i just saved everything to my desktop, i just dropped it in the recycle Bin but v1.0 is still coming up everytime i download v2.0
jonis - February 14, 2008 at 8:14am
is it just 2 put the sim in after this procedure?
keets28 - February 14, 2008 at 1:07am
yeah you will but you will unlock it with ziphone again. it's locked now right? when you put it in recovery mode itunes will detect it and ask you to restore it and click yes. then run ziphone 2.0 again.
jonny - February 14, 2008 at 12:50am
@keets28 how do u restore iphone via itunes back to 1.1.3. if i update through itune am i gonna lock my phone.please explane
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