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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)

Posted February 12, 2008 at 4:52pm by iClarified
These are step by step instructions how to jailbreak any iPhone instantly! No downgrading then upgrading! You can do the jailbreak from any firmware. It will also jailbreak and activate as well as install for you!

ZiPhone performs all these functions:
- Unlock and will work on 4.6 BL or 3.9 BL.
- Jailbreak will work on any OS version.
- Activation will work on any OS version, except for youtube on 1.0.X.
- iErase BL 3.9 Baseband

UPDATE*: It seems that the 2.0 Apple logo problem can be solved by running ZiPhone in verbose mode. I have updated the tutorial!

Step One
Download ZiPhone from: here

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

Step Three
From the extracted ZiPhone folder double click ziphoneGUI.exe to launch the application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)

Step Four
You must put your iPhone into recovery mode. To do this please hold down both the Sleep/Wake for 3 seconds. A power slider will appear. Slide it to the right to power down the iPhone. Then keeping ONLY the Home button pressed, connect the iPhone to the dock. Keep the home button pressed until you see the iTunes logo and cable on the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)

Step Five
You can now activate and jailbreak! Just simply check the Activate, Jailbreak, and Verbose checkboxes. Then click the Start button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)

Step Six
The program will now load zibri.dat. Then it will search for the iPhone. Once found it will tell you to wait for 45 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)

Step Eight
After this time your iPhone will reboot and it will be activated and jailbroken!!!!
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (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. Check his blog out for updates: here
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ron - January 6, 2010 at 6:25am
does this work with ipod touchs too? (3g, 3.1.2)
pri - September 26, 2008 at 11:52pm
how long does it take to find iphone ... after it goes in rocovery mode....???
iMaNewJailbreakr - June 19, 2008 at 10:55pm
My Iphone is Vers. 1.1.4 YOU MAY NOT WANT TO CHECK "ACTIVATE" when you jailbreak. By doing this through ZiPhone it disconnects your YouTube connection for some reason. I learned this the hard way and so have many others. Feel free to do an internet search for "JAILBROKEN IPHONE CANNOT CONNECT TO YOUTUBE." According to different posts, if you don't check activate, you can activate your phone through itunes after your jailbreak and your YouTube should work as it did pre-jailbreak. To all those that are currently YouTube-less post jailbreak. There is a fix, it involves using Open SSH and WinSCP. I had no idea wth that was until I jailbroke my iphone and read a few posts. But there are step by step instructions for this whole process at the following link: ( If you are a legit AT&T customer, as I am, I lost service after this youtube fix. All I did afterwards, which isn't stated in the fix above, is open up iTunes and plug in my iPhone. After about 40 seconds, service was restored to my phone. I'm assuming the fix de-activated my phone and connecting it back to iTunes re-activated it. I hope this helps. Btw, I ran this fix after installing several other apps post Jailbreak. So you shouldn't need to restore your phone for this fix.
BigRed - March 26, 2008 at 7:46pm
Sync your contacts, prefs will reset and yes you'll have to reactivate. It should recognize it and activate it automatically.
DudemanR - March 26, 2008 at 5:08pm
if I do this will my contacts and preferences stay as they are? Will I have to re-activate my service with AT&T?
luisyo - March 7, 2008 at 5:01pm
reboot... reboot.. reboot and nothing... instal Bricktool/SignalFix and nothing... i dont know what i can do!! thanks wombat
wombat - March 7, 2008 at 4:45pm
@luisyo: There is a Tutorial here "How to Unlock Your iPhone with ZiPhone GUI (Windows)" or "(Mac)". Your decision. Regarding signal. Maybe you're just msising the icons for the signal, have you tried to make a call/send an sms?. If that didn't work, reboot. Reboot again....No? Reboot again. Else check Installer for a Signal Patch. I haven't needed it, but there is a patch there... i.e. add source Patch Bricktool/SignalFix might work...If not, no harm done.
luisyo - March 7, 2008 at 3:15pm
Finally i do it.. now i have a 1.1.4 iphone avtivated and jailbreaked.. but i no have signal? why is taht? i have a stealthsim and i dont wana unlocked beacuase that change my basehand... thanks wombat
wombat - March 7, 2008 at 3:10pm
@luisyo: because this tutorial is just to JAILBREAK. For activation and evtl. unlock you need to use other ttutorials here!
luisyo - March 7, 2008 at 2:19pm
i do all this and why mi iphone no activated? pleaseee help me
luisyo - March 6, 2008 at 6:56pm
when i use ziphone, automaticall donwgrade mi 4.6 bootloader to 3.9?? thanks
bladealpha92 - February 27, 2008 at 1:10am
OMG that is soooo cool thank you so much. You are right, that WAS ridiculously easy. I am using 1.1.4 and iTunes 7.6 and it all worked seamlessly. Thank you!
jaspreet singh
jaspreet singh - February 22, 2008 at 5:38pm
well it worked fine but when i want 2 download something its says download package failed evrytime hats wrong help plezee
BigRed - February 22, 2008 at 2:40pm
I used 7.6 and it worked fine
jaspreet singh
jaspreet singh - February 22, 2008 at 1:53pm
dont you like have itunes7.4.2 if u do how do you downgrade 7.6.1 to 7.4.2 bcuz zibri sed you hav 2 downgrade it 2 7.4.2
BigRed - February 22, 2008 at 7:39am
@armando Some of the apps dont work because they are not compatible with certain firmwares. Also most of the fixes for apps and youtube etc etc can be found in the installer. You might have to add a couple sources, but most fixes are in there.
dylan - February 21, 2008 at 10:43pm
Well that was ridiculously easy. Thanks!
armando - February 21, 2008 at 6:42pm
i jailbroke my phone but youtube doesn't work is there away you fix this problem o and also once i go to intaller some of the apps dont work any reason way they dont work .
iRedz - February 20, 2008 at 3:29am
@ bjlm, you must restore to 1.1.3 then follow the jailbreaking procedure mentioned above.
BigRed - February 19, 2008 at 11:25am
I updated my 1.1.2 to 1.1.3 from iTunes and then used the Ziphone and it worked fine.
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