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New OTB 1.1.2 iPhone Guide: Downgrade, Activate, Jailbreak

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As the iPhone finds its way into the hands of more and more Canadians, and they are exposed to the awesomeness of the Jesus-phone, more people will start heading south to get their hands on one. That was all fine and dandy say, 3-4 months ago, but with the new 1.1.2 unlock that has yet to be cracked, many Canadians are making that fatal mistake of buying a phone without actually knowing if it can be unlocked or not. It’s only a matter of time when the new unlock will be released, so don’t worry! If you bought a new 1.1.2 iPhone from the USA, you’re gonna have to be patient!

In the meantime, if you’re sick of staring at your expensive paperweight and “Sliding to unlock” just for fun, you can try activating and jailbreaking your iPhone to use it as an iPod Touch in the meantime. I have to honest and say right here that I have not activated or jailbreaked a 1.1.2 iPhone just quite yet. So I can’t truthfully post the step by step directions on my blog. I can, however, lead YOU in the right direction–so you can be brave and adventurous yourself!

This guide has been put together by the user, raffi007 and lists the steps necessary to activate, jailbreak, and fix YouTube on your brand new OTB 1.1.2 iPhone. This guide is not for the faint of heart–you should have a good understanding of computers and some experience with following instructions!

**edit** Another fantastic guide with pictures is at iClarified…enjoy!

**YOU CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR iPHONE BY MODIFYING IT** I am not responsible if you brick your phone! Any questions should be directed to the thread on Hackint0sh .org -iPhoneInCanada.ca

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First of all you need to check the week of production of your iPhone
you can find this on the back of your iPhone in the SERIAL Number
You will have something like this : 7V745xxxxxx
the 45 means it was produced on the 45th week
iPhones from week 45 and above have the new Bootloader version 4.6 with the 1.1.2 Firmware which is unlockable without a TurboSim

You can also check the Modem Firmware version of your iPhone by doing the following.

1- Turn on your iPhone, you will get “Slide for Emergency Call”
2- Slide and you will get the phone keypad
3- type *3001#12345#* and press CALL
3- Press on VERSIONS

If you have the version 04.02.12_G you are sure to have the bootloader version 4.6 which in unlockable without a TurboSim

What you can do now is downgrade your firmware 1.1.2 to a firmware 1.1.1, by doing that you can use every aspect of your iPhone except all the functions that need a SIM card

I will explain to you how to proceed step by step to downgrade, activate and finally jailbreak your iphone

For those who don’t know what each word means …

This guide will do the following:

DOWNGRADE : go from firmware 1.1.2 to firmware 1.1.1
ACTIVATE: Bypass the AT&T activation to have access to all the functions in the iPhone
JAILBREAK: gives you the ability to install 3rd party applications on the iPhone.

STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD NECESSARY FILES

  1. First Download the apple 1.1.1 firmware file http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite….a_Restore.ipsw
  2. Second Download iBrickr if you are using Windows or 1.1.2 jailbreak for Mac
  3. iBrickr : http://ibrickr.com/downloads/ibrickr_v0.91.zip
  4. 1.1.2 jailbreak : http://conceitedsoftware.com/iphone/1.1.2-jailbreak.zip


STEP 2 – DOWNGRADE FROM 1.1.2 TO 1.1.1

At this step if you don’t have iTunes installed on your Computer please visit the apple website and download and install iTunes

– Next Plug your USB in your computer and in your iPhone, iTunes will automatically open and give you an ACTIVATION page

-Now press the MENU BUTTON and THE POWER BUTTON at the same time and keep pressing them until iTunes tells you that it has detected that your iPhone is in recovery Mode, this could take something from 10 seconds to 30 seconds, so keep pressing both buttons until you get the message

– Once you get the message dismiss the warning message in Itunes (Itunes has detected …..) by pressing OK and now you have 2 options , the first is Search for Updates and the second, that we will use is RECOVER

BEFORE YOU PRESS ON THE RECOVER BUTTON YOU NEED TO PRESS YOUR SHIFT BUTTON IN WINDOWS (OPTIONS BUTTON IN MAC) AND THEN PRESS RECOVER

Now a “Browse your files” window will open, go and chose the firmware 1.1.1 file you have downloaded in step 1 and press open

Now iTunes will start downgrading your iPhone (this takes some time) and the downgrade process will end up with an error message 1013 or 1015 — THIS IS VERY NORMAL

-Next if you are using Windows Open iBrickr and chose the Option “Reboot my iPhone” to kick your iPhone out of the Recovery Mode

-ON MAC use iNdependence to kick the phone out of recovery mode http://independence.googlecode.com/

Now you iPhone will restart and you will have an ACTIVATION PAGE on your iPhone with the nice round WOrld image.

STEP3 – ACTIVATE AND JAILBREAK

Before you complete this part MAKE SURE that the AT&T Sim card is in your phone

Now, you are on the activation screen that says slide to make an emergency call, slide to get to the keypad and then do the following:

Dial *#307# and hit call

The iPhone will now start to ring itself, once it start to ring you have to erase *#307# by using the backslash button on your iPhone and then type 0 and then CALL, the iPhone will ring again and this time hit “Answer” then hit “Hold”, the Phone will start to ring itself again, this time click “Decline”.

Now on the screen you should be able to get to the contacts menu down the bottom, tap “Contacts” and then add a contact. Use the following instructions:

Add the Name “Testing” and tap save
Tap “Add URL” and type “prefs://1F” then tap save
Tap “Add URL” again and type “http://jailbreakme.com” then tap save

When this is done, tap “Save” again and it will take you to the contact page displaying the name “Test” and the two URLs you just added. Tap the “prefs://1F” URL and it will open the iPhone Settings page.

Tap “General” and Then “Auto-Lock”, set it to “Never”.

Go back to the settings page

From here, tap WiFi and Add your WiFi network and make sure you are connected to it

Now, hit the Menu button to go back to the Activation Screen, slide and dial the number 0, the iPhone will now ring itself again, tap answer, then hold, then decline just like before.

Now, hit contacts again and then Testing, this time go to the “http://jailbreakme.com” URL and scroll to the bottom and
click on “Install AppSnapp”.

Safari will now close and your iPhone will now go back to the Activation Screen.

Once you get to the activation screen slide to get to the dial pad again and when you do this iPhone will restart by itself and thats it, your now Activated and JailBroken.

STEP 4 – UPGRADE TO FIRMWARE 1.1.2 & ACTIVATE AND JAILBREAK

-Click on INSTALLER on your iPhone (Blue Icon usually the last one)
If you are asked to update your Installer please do it (if you updated don’t forget after the update installs press the HOME button, it will take you back to the SLIDE TO UNLOCK page )

-Now open your ITUNES on your PC or MAC and press on the name of your IPHONE in the left column, this will take you to the page with UPDATE or RESTORE buttons

On your IPHONE click on INSTALLER and press on TWEAKS 1.1.1 and press and install Oktoprep, once it is installed it will give you a message on your iphone saying “YOUR PHONE IS NOW READY TO BE UPGRADED TO 1.1.2 ……..” press OK and then press the HOME button and it will take you back to the SLIDE TO UNLOCK.

*edit* Due to the 1.1.3 update, you will need to download the 1.1.2 firmware, then when it comes to “UPDATE”, click SHIFT on your keyboard, then find the 1.1.2 firmware you downloaded and saved to your computer. DO NOT UPGRADE TO 1.1.3 as it will LOCK your iPhone!

Download 1.1.2 Firmware by clicking here.

-Your ITUNES is still open on your PC or MAC now press UPDATE and ITUNES will update your iPhone to FIRMWARE 1.1.2 and this time you will not get an error message like the last time when you downgraded to 1.1.1
When the Update is finished you will get a picture of a plug that will appear on your iPhone and you will have the page SLIDE TO UNLCOK but written in French

-Close ITUNES on your PC or MAC

-download and unzip 1.1.2 Jailbreak from here http://conceitedsoftware.com/iphone/1.1.2-jailbreak.zip

-In the Folder you will find the file jailbreak.jar Open it and press on JAILBREAK!
This will take some time and at the end you will get a message that says “Your Phone will reboot a couple of times …… ”

Let your phone REBOOT a couple of times… And you will get back to the SLIDE to UNLOCK page.

YOU ARE DONE !!!!
YOU HAVE AN ACTIVATED AND JAILBROKEN 1.1.2 IPHONE
NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET A TURBOSIM AND START USING YOUR PHONE

http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18284

*edit*: If YouTube doesn’t work for you, try this YouTube fix here. Thanks to Ken for the link! πŸ™‚

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  • Raffi007

    HI GUYS, I AM THE AUTHOR OF THIS TUTORIAL AND I LIVE IN CANADA
    FOR ALL THOSE WHO WOULD WANT ASSISTANCE WHILE THEY ARE ACTIVATING AND JAILBREAKING JUST DROP ME AN EMAIL AT RAFFI007@GMAIL.COM AND I WILL BE HAPP TO HELP YOU THRU MSN MESSENGER

  • Raffi007

    HI GUYS, I AM THE AUTHOR OF THIS TUTORIAL AND I LIVE IN CANADA
    FOR ALL THOSE WHO WOULD WANT ASSISTANCE WHILE THEY ARE ACTIVATING AND JAILBREAKING JUST DROP ME AN EMAIL AT RAFFI007@GMAIL.COM AND I WILL BE HAPP TO HELP YOU THRU MSN MESSENGER

  • Kevin

    Holy hell. I have been trying all night and finally…FINALLY it works! THANK YOU

  • Kevin

    Holy hell. I have been trying all night and finally…FINALLY it works! THANK YOU

  • Well, third time was a total charm. Not sure why it didn’t complete it the first 2 times but in the end, I finally got the β€œYour Phone will reboot a couple of times …… ” message and all was good. Now to find out how to unlock the thing so I can drop my Rogers SIM in there. Rock on.

    Thanks for the tips, super huge help.

  • Both of you guys: well done on activating it yourself, and you’re welcome! It’s definitely a great feeling when you succeed in hacking your iPhone! πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    Both of you guys: well done on activating it yourself, and you’re welcome! It’s definitely a great feeling when you succeed in hacking your iPhone! πŸ™‚

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  • Kim

    Does anyone have any idea how long the wait will be for the crack for 1.1.2 OTB?

  • Kim

    Does anyone have any idea how long the wait will be for the crack for 1.1.2 OTB?

  • Kim

    Any idea of how long the wait will be for the unlock for the 1.1.2 OTB?

  • Kim

    Any idea of how long the wait will be for the unlock for the 1.1.2 OTB?

  • Jamie

    Hope someone can answer, this guide refers to a AT&T sim card to activate, I plan on buying a iphone this weekend, does it come with some kind of temporary sim card until I can pop in a rogers Sim? Just for activation or what have you?

    Also what are my chances of getting a iPhone pre 1.1.2, from an Apple store?

  • Jamie

    Hope someone can answer, this guide refers to a AT&T sim card to activate, I plan on buying a iphone this weekend, does it come with some kind of temporary sim card until I can pop in a rogers Sim? Just for activation or what have you?

    Also what are my chances of getting a iPhone pre 1.1.2, from an Apple store?

  • Ken

    This article worked very well for me, but after everything was completed, I was unable to connect to youtube. I followed the steps at the link below and now my iphone is running perfectly.

    http://limitededitioniphone.com/youtube-not-working-on-your-iphone-steps-to-fix

  • Ken

    This article worked very well for me, but after everything was completed, I was unable to connect to youtube. I followed the steps at the link below and now my iphone is running perfectly.

    http://limitededitioniphone.com/youtube-not-working-on-your-iphone-steps-to-fix

  • Greg

    hey all, quick question;

    which 1.1.1. firmware file do I choose, as there appear to be several?

  • Greg

    hey all, quick question;

    which 1.1.1. firmware file do I choose, as there appear to be several?

  • iPhone Fan
  • Greg

    thanks guys – got it figured in the interim…I’m almost there…one last question;)

    how long have you found the jailbreak to take…double-clicked the “jailbreak.jar” file and several minutes later…no progress bar, nothing so far:(

  • Greg

    thanks guys – got it figured in the interim…I’m almost there…one last question;)

    how long have you found the jailbreak to take…double-clicked the “jailbreak.jar” file and several minutes later…no progress bar, nothing so far:(

  • Greg

    duh…didn’t have my Java updated – all done – man the iPhone is schweet:)

  • Greg

    duh…didn’t have my Java updated – all done – man the iPhone is schweet:)

  • Glad you got it working, Greg! Enjoy your iPhone. πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    Glad you got it working, Greg! Enjoy your iPhone. πŸ™‚

  • Jordan

    Hey. I have a pc and have a 1.1.2 version phone. I did the dowgrade fine but when I try to get to jailbreakme.com through the contact method it cannnot find my network… I looked in the network settings and it looks like VPN is not configured. Does this matter? I am connected to an unsecure wifi at my house cause it chooses it and doesnt ask for a password. Can anyone help me out with this? Hoe do I get my wifi to work?

  • Jordan

    Hey. I have a pc and have a 1.1.2 version phone. I did the dowgrade fine but when I try to get to jailbreakme.com through the contact method it cannnot find my network… I looked in the network settings and it looks like VPN is not configured. Does this matter? I am connected to an unsecure wifi at my house cause it chooses it and doesnt ask for a password. Can anyone help me out with this? Hoe do I get my wifi to work?

  • seriuos

    witch iTunes version i must use?

  • seriuos

    witch iTunes version i must use?

  • seriuos

    patch:
    2. Reboot your iPhone holding the top (power) and home buttons BUT release the top button 10 seconds into it (right after the screen goes dark) and continue to hold the home button until iTunes detects the phone in recovery mode. The iPhone screen will appear to be off, but start iTunes if not started yet .

    This is really works… :DDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • seriuos

    patch:
    2. Reboot your iPhone holding the top (power) and home buttons BUT release the top button 10 seconds into it (right after the screen goes dark) and continue to hold the home button until iTunes detects the phone in recovery mode. The iPhone screen will appear to be off, but start iTunes if not started yet .

    This is really works… :DDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • So it worked for you? Awesome! πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    So it worked for you? Awesome! πŸ™‚

  • seriuos

    yeahhh, twice πŸ™‚ only part of 1.1.2 jailbreaking, i cant make.. . πŸ™

    maybeee is visa fault?

  • seriuos

    yeahhh, twice πŸ™‚ only part of 1.1.2 jailbreaking, i cant make.. . πŸ™

    maybeee is visa fault?

  • seriuos

    Hmmm :))) i sort it out, (on VISTA) jus download java update from the SUN)

  • seriuos

    Hmmm :))) i sort it out, (on VISTA) jus download java update from the SUN)

  • seriuos

    finalay, activate and unlock :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
    after 3days and nights πŸ™‚
    hint: if your fone is not OTB, download iDemocracy πŸ˜‰

    read manuals

  • seriuos

    finalay, activate and unlock :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
    after 3days and nights πŸ™‚
    hint: if your fone is not OTB, download iDemocracy πŸ˜‰

    read manuals

  • Blue

    Hi,

    I’m on Step 4 but iTunes says to upgrade to 1.1.3, not 1.1.2
    Should I still go ahead?

  • Blue

    Hi,

    I’m on Step 4 but iTunes says to upgrade to 1.1.3, not 1.1.2
    Should I still go ahead?

  • Hi Blue…DO NOT UPGRADE to 1.1.3!

    Download 1.1.2, then when asked to upgrade, click SHIFT on your keyboard, as this will let you select the upgrade you want (the 1.1.2 file you just downloaded). Google for the 1.1.2 download link!

  • iPhone Fan

    Hi Blue…DO NOT UPGRADE to 1.1.3!

    Download 1.1.2, then when asked to upgrade, click SHIFT on your keyboard, as this will let you select the upgrade you want (the 1.1.2 file you just downloaded). Google for the 1.1.2 download link!

  • Blue

    I am on Step 4 but iTune only has 1.1.3 software available and not 1.1.2 Does that mean I can’t go ahead with Step 4? Thanks.

  • Blue

    I am on Step 4 but iTune only has 1.1.3 software available and not 1.1.2 Does that mean I can’t go ahead with Step 4? Thanks.

  • Blue

    Oh my gosh… oh my gosh… I ALMOST updated to 1.1.3!! As I didn’t see the warning from iPhone Fan in time. However, something didn’t feel right so I STOPPED the update and unplugged the iPHONE!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Now, it’s still jailbreaked at 1.1.1 so I will use the SHIFT method to upgrade to 1.1.2 tonight. Thanks iPhone Fan!!!

  • Blue

    Oh my gosh… oh my gosh… I ALMOST updated to 1.1.3!! As I didn’t see the warning from iPhone Fan in time. However, something didn’t feel right so I STOPPED the update and unplugged the iPHONE!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Now, it’s still jailbreaked at 1.1.1 so I will use the SHIFT method to upgrade to 1.1.2 tonight. Thanks iPhone Fan!!!

  • Blue

    Um.. can someone help me find the link to the 1.1.2 firmware? I couldn’t find it πŸ™

  • Blue

    Um.. can someone help me find the link to the 1.1.2 firmware? I couldn’t find it πŸ™

  • Blue
  • Blue
  • wrinkly

    hey guys, with this jailbreak/activation method, am i able to power off the phone and not have to worry about losing the jailbreak? my friend, who paid to have his iphone unlocked said that he cant turn off his phone. if he does, the phone becomes locked again and he has to run some weird program and “type 3 lines to get it unlocked again”. straight quote from him on msn. so i was just wondering if i have to worry about something like that with this method. thanks

  • wrinkly

    hey guys, with this jailbreak/activation method, am i able to power off the phone and not have to worry about losing the jailbreak? my friend, who paid to have his iphone unlocked said that he cant turn off his phone. if he does, the phone becomes locked again and he has to run some weird program and “type 3 lines to get it unlocked again”. straight quote from him on msn. so i was just wondering if i have to worry about something like that with this method. thanks

  • AndreaJ

    So do you get a generic AT&T sim card when you buy an iPhone from the Apple Store?

    Pls confirm!!!

  • AndreaJ

    So do you get a generic AT&T sim card when you buy an iPhone from the Apple Store?

    Pls confirm!!!

  • Ahmed

    Hi, I am really getting frustrated, and I would appreciate any help here. I just got my iPhone today, and I went through the tutorial to Jailbreak/activate it (it is 1.1.2 OTB) but when I got to the point where it is supposed to restart automatically and change from “slide for emergency” to “slide to unlock”, the phone never restarted even after 2 minutes. I clicked the “home” button on the phone, and that just brought it to the “slide for emergency” I tried reinstalling AppSnapp, and it still didn’t work, si I went back to the top to redo the restore with iTunes, and the itunes restoration window wont pass 3 bars!!! I’ve tried it about 5 times, and it never passes 3 bars! is there anything I can do to resolve this issue? I would really appreciate any help with this!

  • Ahmed

    Hi, I am really getting frustrated, and I would appreciate any help here. I just got my iPhone today, and I went through the tutorial to Jailbreak/activate it (it is 1.1.2 OTB) but when I got to the point where it is supposed to restart automatically and change from “slide for emergency” to “slide to unlock”, the phone never restarted even after 2 minutes. I clicked the “home” button on the phone, and that just brought it to the “slide for emergency” I tried reinstalling AppSnapp, and it still didn’t work, si I went back to the top to redo the restore with iTunes, and the itunes restoration window wont pass 3 bars!!! I’ve tried it about 5 times, and it never passes 3 bars! is there anything I can do to resolve this issue? I would really appreciate any help with this!

  • Ahmed

    Nevermind, I just restarted my computer, and now im running a 1.1.2 OTB unlocked/jailbroken iPhone. My TurboSim won’t be here for another 7 days, but the iPhone is truly a telephone revolution! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • Ahmed

    Nevermind, I just restarted my computer, and now im running a 1.1.2 OTB unlocked/jailbroken iPhone. My TurboSim won’t be here for another 7 days, but the iPhone is truly a telephone revolution! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  • will

    i have 1.1.2 OTB and when i am running the jailbreak.jar file i see a progress bar that goes to about 60% then doesn’t seem to be moving after that

    i just get the window that says

    REBOOTING….
    WAITING FOR REBOOT…

    and the status bar is at about 60% either its moving very slow or not at all

    little help

  • will

    i have 1.1.2 OTB and when i am running the jailbreak.jar file i see a progress bar that goes to about 60% then doesn’t seem to be moving after that

    i just get the window that says

    REBOOTING….
    WAITING FOR REBOOT…

    and the status bar is at about 60% either its moving very slow or not at all

    little help

  • werdd

    Great tutorial. For a newcomer its a little complicated, but not too hard. My iphone turned from a expensive paperweight to a powerful enterteiment device. Without this tutorial I would have to spend some bucks to have it unlocked.
    thanks Raffi007

  • werdd

    Great tutorial. For a newcomer its a little complicated, but not too hard. My iphone turned from a expensive paperweight to a powerful enterteiment device. Without this tutorial I would have to spend some bucks to have it unlocked.
    thanks Raffi007

  • Cheers…glad it helped you out! Well done! πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    Cheers…glad it helped you out! Well done! πŸ™‚

  • rashid

    I’m stumble at the first step, its keep giving this error (1) and wont do the downgrade to 1.1.1 version, please help me. thanks

  • rashid

    I’m stumble at the first step, its keep giving this error (1) and wont do the downgrade to 1.1.1 version, please help me. thanks

  • s7500

    In Step 4 of the instructions above, the part in bold – shouldn’t it say “click SHIFT on your keyboard, then find the 1.1.2 firmware you downloaded…”. Further confusion is added because it seems like you provide a link to 1.1.3 firmware right after that.

  • s7500

    In Step 4 of the instructions above, the part in bold – shouldn’t it say “click SHIFT on your keyboard, then find the 1.1.2 firmware you downloaded…”. Further confusion is added because it seems like you provide a link to 1.1.3 firmware right after that.

  • Hey, thanks for pointing that out! When I was editing this after the 1.1.3 update, I must’ve been thinking of 1.1.3 at the time. It has been changed. Cheers. πŸ™‚

  • iPhone Fan

    Hey, thanks for pointing that out! When I was editing this after the 1.1.3 update, I must’ve been thinking of 1.1.3 at the time. It has been changed. Cheers. πŸ™‚

  • Steve

    I successfully jailbreak 1.1.1, but when I shift-click and choose to upgrade to version 1.1.2 of the firmware, I get the same error message (error 1605) that I got when downgrading to 1.1.1. Any ideas?

  • Steve

    I successfully jailbreak 1.1.1, but when I shift-click and choose to upgrade to version 1.1.2 of the firmware, I get the same error message (error 1605) that I got when downgrading to 1.1.1. Any ideas?

  • John

    OK originally I had phone activated prepaid at at&t. I downgraded my iphone 1.12 to 1.11 and could not connect to a wi-fi network, during final step at activation. I have no signal, no phone to use and no bars. What can I do man..It has become an itouch. I cant get the app installer due to the wi-fi and no safari.

    Help…

  • John

    OK originally I had phone activated prepaid at at&t. I downgraded my iphone 1.12 to 1.11 and could not connect to a wi-fi network, during final step at activation. I have no signal, no phone to use and no bars. What can I do man..It has become an itouch. I cant get the app installer due to the wi-fi and no safari.

    Help…

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