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ZiPhone 2.5: How to Unlock Your 1.1.4 iPhone

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For those who have successfully jailbreaked and unlocked their 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 iPhones using ZiPhone, you will be happy to know that there are new solutions for the new 1.1.4 firmware update.

There are now two applications you can use to jailbreak/unlock your 1.1.4 iPhone. They are ZiPhone 2.5 and iNdependence, which have both been updated to unlock/jailbreak 1.1.4 iPhones! Let’s see what’s involved to unlock your 1.1.4 iPhone using ZiPhone 2.5!

How to Unlock Your 1.1.4 iPhone with ZiPhone 2.5 (the simplified version!)

Prior to these instructions, if you have an OTB (out of the box, aka BRAND NEW) 1.1.2/1.1.3/1.1.4 iPhone you can follow the steps below. If you’re on older firmware, you should have “restored” your iPhone to 1.1.4 via iTunes first before attempting the jailbreak/unlock.

  1. Download the program from here
  2. Extract the contents to a folder on your desktop. Launch ziphoneGUI.exe
  3. Connect your iPhone to your computer and make sure it has been detected
  4. Time to jailbreak, activate, and unlock. Click “Do It All!” to rock and roll!
  5. ZiPhone will now load zibri.dat and then search for your iPhone. You will be asked to wait 4 minutes once it’s been found.
  6. Once this time has passed, your iPhone will reboot. After the reboot, it will be activated, jailbreaked and unlocked!
  7. Installer.app should be on your iPhone after this process. You shoud install the BSD Subsystem.
  8. Thanks to iClarified for these instructions. Check out their site for graphical step by step instructions.

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Want another 1.1.4 unlocking option? Own a Mac? You can try using iNdependence!

Using iNdependence to Jailbreak 1.1.4 (Mac only)

  1. Download iNdependence from here
  2. Follow the instructions supplied with the download

As with any hacking with your iPhone, please do so at your OWN RISK! Is your iPhone working perfectly? Then don’t bother doing any updates, as the trouble you’ll come across if you get stuck somehow is not worth the headache. I’m still happily on 1.1.1, but once summer comes around I plan on updating to 1.1.4 (I won’t need my phone everyday)…remember, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” =)

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