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How to Unlock 1.1.2-1.1.4 iPhones with ZiPhone 2.5 GUI (Mac)

Posted March 1, 2008 at 12:24am · 46 comments · Add Comment
Henry - July 11, 2008 at 5:31am
Can someone help me, when i try to unlock, jailbreak my iphone its stop process, n when i try to start the process again, itunes can not detect my iphone, so my iphone now in blank condition just display zorro,,, please help
steve - May 22, 2008 at 5:49pm
Does anyone know what the refurbish option in zipphone does? My phone keeps rebooting and restoring it doesn't seem to work
Habs_Rule - March 21, 2008 at 7:31pm
Not sure if anyone else is having problems using ZiPhone, but should you have a problem getting past the recovery mode when you try use Ziphone. What you have to do is once you hit the "Start Process" and then quit ITunes right after. Then it will continue doing its magic and your good to go.... Took me a while to figure this out, so I wanted to make sure no else wasted theres......
edward Q
edward Q - March 18, 2008 at 9:18am
Hi, I just unlocked jaibroken my iphone 1.1.4 8GB. Unfortunately itunes will not let me see the summary, photos, playlists, music tabs anymore. Simply a devices on the left pane showing the iphone and the same list of music in the music folder. Can you help me with this? Or is it Permanent? Thanks
Jayesh - March 16, 2008 at 2:57am
I am facing one problem while installation. I have just installed 3 new game and now I am not able to find the installer option into main desktop may be because there is no space into desktop so I am not able to uninstall the game. Please help me to find out the solution.
Samiq - March 14, 2008 at 8:20pm
For those having issues with downloading packages from installer. Make sure that you not only refreshes the sources but as well clear up the queue, that way everything gets clean and now u can get to download ur stuff again.
loicdekerdour - March 13, 2008 at 9:40am
I unlocked, activated and jailbroke the iphone using ziphone 2.5. BUT i have the email - mail application that crashes. I saw 'dood''s reply to change the user name to mobile. BUT oops his instructions go a little over my head. How do I do this please. I tried to download SSH - but I cant see it anywhere. HELP what do I do. Thank you and live love laugh
eddin - March 12, 2008 at 11:49am
I unlocked, activated and jailbroke the iphone using ziphone 2.5. The only problem i have is that the phone tells me that its 'fixed number dialing active' and i cant use it as a phone. Please help..
ajay - July 1, 2009 at 1:17pm
Anyway, I got this trick from forum so the credit should goes to them. Okay, 1st step put atnt sim card or any working simcard, digi, maxis (other than celcom) n power on.. Wait till got some signal bar / no network display.. 2. Go to setting, carrier. It will search for network. (if no carier show, go back home and wait a while). wait till all 3 network found. (leave the right tick to default "automatic") 3. Press power button (put iphone on standy NOT OFF). 4. Replace the simcard with celcom. (the msg no sim will pop up.. just ignore it and just press the power button to put it on standby mode again) 5. Press power button then 'slide to unlock' You will see the network list. Choose celcom and go home.. Never enter carrier menu again. Note: on step 5 you need to unlock (keying sim card pin) 1st if you enable the sim lock. Good Luck
iPhoneManiac - March 12, 2008 at 12:15am
Unbelievably easy process, this was a breeze just like one two three much respect to Zibri and everyone else out there making this unlock available for download for free!!
Marco - March 7, 2008 at 1:01pm
@wombat, im not sure that will be the case, but i've read that apple could easly check the serial number with the BL version and would know if you messed up with the iphone and brick your iphone or in the best case scenario just prevent you to upgrade. Maybe the iphone community can find a way to upgrade a downgraded BL iphone but still, makes it harder i guess. Any way, anyone know why that happened to me???
wombat - March 7, 2008 at 6:39am
@WillThaKid: there's a patch in installer called "Youtube Activator 1.1.4 " for that (Source=BigBoss)
wombat - March 7, 2008 at 6:32am
@marco: you write "Now i probably wont be able to update to fw 2.0 when it comes out". What makes you assume this?
Marco - March 7, 2008 at 1:55am
Hi i had an 1.1.3 16GB unlocked with ziphone (i dont remember what version). I tried to restore to 1.1.4 and i wanted to unlock my phone but keep BL 4.6, so i downloaded ziphone2.5c and ziphone2.3 so i could activate and jb with 2.5 and unlock with 2.3. I choose the second button, Dont Unlock, Activate and Jailbreak Only and then hit the Start Process Button. It ended up downgrading my BL to 3.9 and had an unlocked phone but not activated. I could see my provider's name on the top but had the slide for emergency screen. I even got an incoming call, I've never seen that. So i went to advanced options, selected activate and jailbreak and that took care of the problem. I now have an 1.1.4 unlocked phone with baseband 4.04.05, but i wanted to have BL 4.6 and baseband 4.02. Now i probably wont be able to update to fw 2.0 when it comes out. What did i do wrong so it doesn't happen again??? I guess ill have to sell this phone and get a new one and try the iplus method.
Hansjoerg Thommen
Hansjoerg Thommen - March 6, 2008 at 8:14am
Works great! Yet one has to consider, that for the Unlock the original AT&T SIM-Card hast to be inserterd. I first restored to 1.1.4 from an unlocked OOTB 1.1.2 . Ziphine did not workl with the inserted Swisscom-SIM-Card.
WillThaKid - March 6, 2008 at 2:34am
I have the 16GB iPhone and been trying to jailbreak it and Unlock it for a while and everything seems to work but my dang YOUTUBE can never connect.. doesn anyone have a exact answer to why this is happening? i have been using the windows version and haven tried the mac version.. has anyone confirmed if youtube works.. i also am using AT&T service also.. plz HELP!!!!
Rob Holmes
Rob Holmes - March 5, 2008 at 12:21pm
OK, so I have a 1.1.3 OTB 16GB iPhone and a 1.0.2 OTB 8GB iPhone. I've unlocked and Jailbroken both using the Geohotz method a long time ago and the soft upgrade to 1.1.3. Will it be safe to restore both phones to 1.1.4 and use ZiPhone 2.5 to jailbreak and unlock? I don't want to do anything that will screw up my or my girlfriend's iPhone.
JPO - March 4, 2008 at 10:56pm
For those having issues with not being able to download anything via installer after jailbreaking ("cannot download package") you need to go to installer, go to sources at the top left click refresh and refresh all sources. That should do it...
GOGO - March 3, 2008 at 4:00pm
Can this be completed if I don't have wifi or EDGE access?
MPR_GTI - March 3, 2008 at 12:59pm
I got the message saying " cannot download package" every time i try to install something. How to fix it?
Caigg - March 3, 2008 at 10:29am
I have an 1.1.2 OTB and i restored to 1.1.3 from iTunes, did it all with Ziphone and the iPhone stay forever in Recovery Mode...any ideas guys?
Cannondale040 - March 2, 2008 at 6:04pm
It activate and unlocked the iphone without a hitch. But it did not jailbreak it. I tried several times and it would not jailbreak it. I used independence to jailbreak and it worked like charm. Had a 1.1.3 3.9 bootloader and now I have a 1.1.4 with 04.04.05_G baseband. Everything works except for Boss Tools. Tried to move the fonts and it would not work.
SouL___DoC - March 2, 2008 at 5:06pm
so here's the thing, i tried the 1.1.4/2.5 GUI but it just JB'd my iphone...then i spent forever getting it to 1.1.3 so i could use 2.4 to unlock it and it here's the Installer craps out on me . after a few downloads (vnotes, bsd, openssh) i can't download or install anything else and all it says is "ERROR - cannot download package" even when i try to uninstall...anybody got some suggestions ?
wombat - March 2, 2008 at 3:32pm
IMPORTANT: Meanwhile Zibir V2.5c is out. Zibri writes " have been told that the main cause of NO WIFI problem is due to the use of another JB method prior to ZiPhone. For other stupid problems, just set the phone as a NEW PHONE after restore then sync. Version 2.5c is RELEASED. 2.5b had a small bug and could not downgrade the bootloader. Click on Download ZiPhone to get it !" The link: Then decide on what you want: Windows or Mac and download. The rest is the same as in this tutorial
Dood - March 2, 2008 at 1:43pm
"'ve recently upgraded to 1.1.4 (through iTunes's "option+Restore") and then I used ZiPhone 2.5 Mac GUI Everything works fine... except Mail... iPhone's mail button crashes and iTunes cannot sync mail (says iPhone canceled the Sync) ... any ideas on how to solve this problem?" I also had this problem. To fix it, install SSH or MobileTerminal and use the following command to change the owner of files to "Mobile" chown -R mobile:mobile /private/var/mobile
cscott - March 2, 2008 at 12:25pm
In Canada with an unlocked 1.1.2 with a stealth sim. I want to upgrade, will this method work with non US phones?
Vienna calling
Vienna calling - March 2, 2008 at 11:37am
Tried to unlock from an 1.1.2 unlocked with stealth sim. restored on 1.1.4 then used Ziphone 2.5. everything fine. but: although the sim is recognized there is no connection to the provider. no calls, no sms. otherwise no problem. any ideas?
cobai71 - March 2, 2008 at 6:01am
I've recently upgraded to 1.1.4 (through iTunes's "option+Restore") and then I used ZiPhone 2.5 Mac GUI Everything works fine... except Mail... iPhone's mail button crashes and iTunes cannot sync mail (says iPhone canceled the Sync) ... any ideas on how to solve this problem?
TonyPhone - March 2, 2008 at 2:44am
José : You'll need to install BossTools, it's erase this 195 mg partition ( old stuffs from apple ) One More Little Thing : It's better to desintall all your external applications, make a synchro/backup with your itunes, then put your iphone in DFU mode, restaure with a 114 donwloaded ( not with Apple servers) then only lance Ziphone OSX2.5.... only after this you'll have
NoIWontSmile - March 1, 2008 at 8:00pm
I have a similar question that was recently asked... I have just put my line on hold with AT&T so I no longer have service with them. When I go through this procedure should I keep the AT&T sim in or should I pop in the BT sim from the UK? Will I be able to switch back and forth if I need to without having to do anything? Thanks for the great write-up I am looking forward to getting it done.
Frederic - March 1, 2008 at 4:59pm
When I use Tiger, do I need to kill the iTunesHelper app and quit itunes before running the application? I've tried other versions on my mac, but none of them passed the 'entering recovery' mode:-(. I've seen ivo and aRte encountered the same probs, but just to be for sure.
Naldo - March 1, 2008 at 11:55am
Hi all, does this work on a 16GB iphone too? Thanks for answers!! N.
xx - March 1, 2008 at 11:20am
Worked flawlessly. 1.1.2 OTB, BL 4,6 --> Jailbroken, unlocked with Stealth --> Today: RESTORED with 1.1.4 Firmware i downloaded, used Ziphone to JB&UL, following this guide. Thanks, you are a lifesaver!
ivo - March 1, 2008 at 7:29am
hey aRte! had the same problem. then i tried the same way just quit itunes before and... works perfekt!
Ayfun - March 1, 2008 at 7:21am
This worked like a charm. Restored my iPhone using iTunes (synced first, to backup my contacts/calenders). After that, ran ZiPhone, waited 4 Minutes and «boom» :) Installed BSD-Subsystem and Open SSH, ran AppSupport from Installer... Now I'm on 1.1.4 :) Thanks iClarified, thanks Zibri!!!! You rock!!!
jocareca - March 1, 2008 at 7:18am
It will work with an iphone 1.1.4 OTB? Many thanks
Michael J. Caboose
Michael J. Caboose - March 1, 2008 at 6:58am
i havent received my iPhone yet so when i go to do this do i put the vodafone sim in first then run ZiPhone or keep the AT&T in and once updated switch to the vodafone?
LBCK - March 1, 2008 at 6:36am
> Ronny That happened to my first attempt as well.. So, I RESTORED the iPhone from iTunes completely, and then ran ZiPhone2.5 again, and that ironed out the kinks..
Otaibi - March 1, 2008 at 5:35am
Worked fine... Matter of fact this is the only time ziphone does not give a weird message at the end. Just said successful or something like that. ONLY THING... Now YouTube will NOT work, no matter what. working from MBP 10.4.11, iTunes 7.6.1 (9). Any ideas? thanks.
Ronny - March 1, 2008 at 4:49am
Mine won't upgrade. It says it does, but I still have 1.1.3 with baseband 04.04.05_G? I the Progress Log it says "Could not enable SSL", could that have anything to do with it? Don't know how to fix that..
aRTe - March 1, 2008 at 4:31am
I restored in itunes to 1.1.4. Then in followed the instructions. Ziphone enters recovery mode and then nothing happens...?! any ideas?
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