The iPhone hacker community is at it again! This time, it’s Zibri who just developed a program that will jailbreak, activate, and unlock brand new 4.6 bootloader iPhones (plus install Installer.app), with the click of a button! No more need to downgrade to 1.1.1! Before we start with instructions and resources on how to use ZiPhone, let’s review:
iPhones with 3.9 version bootloaders (firmware version 1.1.1 and below) will be able to:
- Jailbreak your phone (-j)
- Activate your phone (-a)
iPhones with 4.6 version bootloaders (firmware 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 OTB) will be able to do everything mentioned above AND:
- Unlock your phone at baseband 4.02
- Fix your IMEI issues
What the Heck Does this Mean for Me? Can You Clarify?!
For example, if you updated your 1.1.1 unlocked iPhone (upgraded from 1.0.2; bootloader 3.9) to 1.1.3 firmware with the latest iTunes (7.6), you will be able to use ZiPhone to activate and jailbreak, then use AnySIM 1.3 to unlock your phone. Users online from HowardForums have reported doing this successfully many times already.
For those with 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 OTB iPhones, brand new and untouched, running ZiPhone will activate, jailbreak, and unlock your iPhone–very simple!
This ZiPhone activate/jailbreak has definitely blessed the current and new generation of iPhone users. Although there are still bugs reported by many, this is a fantastic step towards the easiest way to jailbreak and activate your iPhone! Watch for iPhone prices to plummet on Craigslist soon! 😉
How to Activate, Jailbreak, and Unlock Your 1.1.2, 1.1.3 OTB iPhone with ZiPhone
First of all, big kudos to GeeZuZz at Unlock.no as he has released a modified GUI version of ZiPhone to make it even easier for everyone (less than 3 minutes)! Note: .NET framework 2.0 required (most of you should have that installed)
Step One: Download ZiPhone
Step Two: Put the iPhone into “Recovery Mode”
- Turn off your iPhone (hold power button for 5 seconds)
- Press both power button and home button until you see the Apple logo
- Release the power button, but keep holding the “home” button
- After a few seconds the following image below will appear:
From here…follow the GUI interface and free your iPhone! You can follow the thread on this unlock here…refer to it before you attempt anything! Remember, you run the risk of getting stuck (or worst possible scenario damaging) your iPhone by running these new OTB 1.1.2, 1.1.3 jailbreak/activate/unlock methods!
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