[ARTICE]: Engadget


Articles on Digg and Engagdet show that a new software called "ZiPhone" is released with which the the BL 4.6 iPhones can be unlocked in minutes ! The link to the Article above shows how easy it has become to unlock an iPhone.

All you need to do is download the ZiPhone software (ZiPhone 2.0 is the latest now) from www.zipone.org install the software. When you run it, tick the Unlock, Activate and Jailbreak boxes on the left pane and you're done.

Within a few minutes youe iPhone will be completely Unlocked!
Then just restart your iPhone and insert your SIM !

Soft Unlock (SIM) for New 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 iPhones is Out
After a long wait...


Step 1: Install 1.1.1 firmware

If your phone is already activated on any other firmware you can skip this and the next step. But you would need to add http://i.unlock.no/ as a source in Installed manually.

To get 1.1.1 firmware installed, you must get the phone enter recovery mode. Here's how:

  1. Connect the phone to the computer and press and hold the Power button (on top) and the Home button (on bottom front) simultaneously.
  2. After about 15 seconds phone will appear to turn off, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button.
  3. After about 15 seconds the computer and iTunes will detect the phone in recovery mode.
  4. Download the following two files to your computer if you havent alread: 1.1.1 firmware and 1.1.2 firmware
  5. Hold down SHIFT key (Windows) or Option/ALT-key (Mac) when clicking the Restore button in iTunes, and it will let you choose firmware file. Select the 1.1.1 firmware file you downloaded in previous step.
  6. iTunes will give give a 1015 error, and you phone will get stuck in recovery mode.
  7. To get it into normal mode, run AppTapInstaller.exe (or iNdependence if your're on a Mac). If you are downgrading from 1.1.3 you might have problems getting it started in normal mode. The solution is simple, just restore your phone to 1.1.1 again, and this time it will work
  8. Now your phone should be at the activation screen.

Step 2: Jailbreak and unlock
  1. Make sure you have a SIM-card with PIN turned off (the supplied AT&T card works fine).
  2. On the activation screen, slide for emergency and dial: *#301# to make the phone call itself.
    (If the incoming call dialog quickly disappears but it keeps ringing, just dial 0 (remove *#301# first), and it will call itself)
  3. Answer the call, and tap on Hold
  4. Phone will call it self again, tap Decline. You will now be returned to the normal dialer.
  5. Tap on contacts, and tap the + icon to add a new. The only info you are going to add to this contact are two URL's. To add a URL, tap Add new URL. The first URL is prefs followed by a colon: prefs: and the second is i.unlock.no. Tap Save.
  6. Your contact now has two "web pages" - tap on the first one (prefs: This will take you to the settings dialog. The reason you want this, is because you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, so tap on Wi-Fi, and get connected to a network, and make sure the icon on top of the screen is indicating that you are connected. While you are in the settings dialog, you should also set: General --> Auto-Lock --> Never.
  7. Now, press the home button, and again, slide for emergency dial 0, Answer the call, Hold and Decline the new call so that you get to the contacts. Tap on your contact (No Name), and this time tap on the other home page, i.unlock.no
  8. Safari will launch and show you a webpage. Tap on Tap here to jailbreak your iPhone
  9. Phone will return to activation screen and after a few seconds the phone should restart.
  10. If the phone does not restart after waiting a full minute, please make sure that you have your phone connected to the computer and try again.
  11. When the phone starts again, it should no longer say slide for emergency, but rather Slide to unlock It means it was successfull! Activation is now bypassed, and phone prepared for software installation! (If you are going to use an AT&T SIM, you won't need to do the next step.)


Step 3: Performing the unlock

Add http://i.unlock.no/ to Installer sources if you didn't follow this tutorial
  1. Tap on the Installer icon, and wait for it to refresh the sources
  2. Tap on Install at the bottom
  3. Scroll down to Unlocking Tools and install 1.1.2/1.1.3 OTB Unlock
  4. The process will take a few minutes, before you get a message that it completed successfully


Step 4: Upgrade to 1.1.2

Even though the phone is already unlocked, it will not get a signal. To fix this upgrade to 1.1.2:
  1. Open iTunes again and hold down the SHIFT key (Windows) or Option/ALT-key (Mac) on your keyboard while clicking on the Upgrade button (not the restore button!). A file browsing dialog should appear, and you must select the 1.1.2 firmware file you downloaded previously.
  2. While the phone is upgrading, download the 1.1.2 jailbreak archive and extract the files to your computer.
  3. If you don't already have Java on your computer, you need to download and install Java runtime first. If you are unsure, check the jailbreak.jar file in the archive you extracted previously - it should have an icon with a coffee cup
  4. When your phone is done upgrading, and shows the Slide for emergency screen, you need to launch the jailbreak java application on your computer. Windows users double click on the windows.bat file, while Mac users can double click on jailbreak.jar file.
  5. An application should appear, with a "Jailbreak" button - click on it and wait while it's jailbreaking. This will take a few minutes, and your phone will restart a few times at the end.
  6. Your phone should now show "Slide to unlock" instead of emergency. If it does, everything was successfull.


Step 5: Finishing the unlock

Now your phone will accept any SIM-card and you will get signal. Congratulations!

But if you are using your phone in a forreign country, the Phone/SMS application will just crash.

Open Installer and install iWorld found in the Tweaks 1.1.2 category. Start iWorld and select your country and it will fix the crashing problem.

If you want to upgrade to 1.1.3, there's a package called Official 1.1.3 Upgrader located in the System category. Installing it will upgrade your phone to a jailbroken 1.1.3. Be aware that it will take some time (30-40 minutes).

Jailbreaking 1.1.3

Download the 1.1.1 Firmware from the Firmware Download section and downgrade your iPhone firmware by putting the iPhone on the iBoot mode or the Recovery mode (Power off the phone, hold the power and the home button, leave the power button after 10 secs, keep pressing the home button until you see the iTunes logo and a cable). Now connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. Hold the Shift key and click on the "Restore" button in iTunes. Browse for the 1.1.1 firmware you just downloaded.
iTunes will now downgrade your iPhone firmware. You will get an Error (I guess 1051) just ignore it.
Now your iPhone is 1.1.1!

NOTE: Incase your iPhone comes back to recovery mode after restore, get iDemocracy2 from here and go to Jailbreak and Extras, Non ATNT Tools and choose Activate 1.0.2

Now your iPhone will come to the "Activate iPhone" Screen. Jailbreak it using the 1.1.1 Jailbreak tutorial.

Now open Installer and install "Official 1.1.3 Upgrader"
NOTE: This will take about 30-40 mins (Depending on your WiFi bandwidth)

Now you have a jailbroken 1.1.3 iPhone !


SIM Unlocking

Currently there is no way to soft unlock your 1.1.2 iPhone, so you need to buy SIM Adapters such as TurboSIM, StealthSIM or NextSIM to use your SIM on the iPhone.

PRODUCTIVITY
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iSMS - Send SMS to multiple people and delete selected messages from a conversation
ApolloIM - A Chat Client
TextEdit - Create and Edit TXT files on your iPhone

SYSTEM
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Finder - Explorer for iPhone
Catagories - Create Folders on the Home screen
Customize - Change the order of the icons in the Home screen and tweak the looks

UTILITIES
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LocateMe - A GPS feature for the iPhone, locate where you are on the Google Map!


All of them are available in the Installer app on the iPhone

Official Sources
AppTapp Official: repository.apptapp.com
Conceited Software: conceitedsoftware.com/iphone
Ste Packaging: psmxy.org.nyud.net/iphone-apps/repo.cache

Unofficial Sources
AlliPodHax Source: allipodhax.3host.biz/index.xml
AlohaSoft 1.0.2 - homepage.mac.com/reinholdpenner/102.xml
AlohaSoft 1.1.1: homepage.mac.com/reinholdpenner/111.xml
AlohaSoft 1.1.2: homepage.mac.com/reinholdpenner/112.xml
Apple (not really Apple): applerepo.com
Apogee LTD: apogeeltd.com
BigBoss: sleepers.net/iphonerepo
Blaze Official: blazecompany.googlepages.com/
CedSoft (iSnake/Bounce): prog.cedsoft.free.fr
Chris Miles Repository (iSolitare): iphone.rustyredwagon.com/repo
CopyCoders: homepage.mac.com/hartsteins/copycoders/copycoders.xml (Network Apps)
Death to Design: iphone.deathtodesign.com
GravyTrain ’s Vault: iiispace.com/installer2.xml (Includes user submitted themes)
hitoriblog Experimental Pack: hpcgi3.nifty.com/moyashi/ipodtouch/repository.cgi
HighTymes: hightymes.org/iphone/plist/index.xml
iApp-a-Day: iappaday.com/install
Imagine09: home.twcny.rr.com/imagine09/Imagine09.xml
iBlackjack: iphonefanclub.com/native
iPhoneDevDocs: idevdocs.com/install
iPhone For Taiwan (SummberBoard Themes): iphone4.tw/showme
i.Marine Software (Caissa): caissa.us
imimux Repository (Real Artist): imimux.com
iPhoneIslam: apps.iphoneislam.com
iPod Touch Fans: www.touchrepo.com/repo.xml
iPod-Touch-Themes.de: www.ipod-touch-themes.de/installer/repo.xml
iSpazio: ispazio.net/ispazio.xml or www.spaziocellulare.com/ispazio.xml (you need the “www” in this one!)
iSwitcher (old): web.mac.com/iswitcher2/list.xml
iSwitcher (new) = MeachWare: meachware.com/list.xml
iUnlock: i.unlock.no
Jiggy Main Repository (Jiggy): jiggyapp.com/i
Limited Edition iPhone: limitededitioniphone.com/lei.xml
Loring Studios: loringstudios.com/iPhone-schnapps/index.xml
Makayama Software (CameraPro): tinyurl.com/2t8cax
Mateo (BeatPhone): bblk.net/iphone
McCarron’s Repo: patrickmccarron.com/irepo
MeachWare (new iSwitcher): www.meachware.com/list.xml
Mobile Stacks: mobilestack.googlecode.com/svn/repository/internal.plist
ModMyApple.it (Chiafa): www.serverasp.net/chiafa/MMA/repo.xml
ModMyiFone.com: modmyifone.com/installer.xml
Moyashi: hpcgi3.nifty.com/moyashi/ipodtouch/repository.cgi
MTL Repository: home.mike.tl/iphone
Nuclear Design: nucleardesign.net/repository
Private Indistury: brandonsgames.com/chriss/index.xml
Pyrofer’s Projects: pyrofersprojects.com/repos/repos.xml
R4m0n (iPhysics): iphone.r4m0n.net/repos
Robota Softwarehouse: iphone.robota.nl
Sanoodi Repository: sanoodi.com/iphone
Saurik’s Coding Toolbox: apptapp.saurik.com
scummVM: urbanfanatics.com/scummvm.xml
Shai’s Apps: ride4.org/shai.xml
Simek’s Graphic: simek.ddl2.pl
Slezak’s Stuff: www.spencerslezak.com
Soneso Repository: soneso.com/iphone
Studded: studded.net/installer/index.xml
Surge: iphonesurge.com/iphonesurge.xml
Swell: lyndellwiggins.com/installer/Swell
Touchmod Team: touchmods.net/rep.xml
weiPhone (weTools/weDict): app.weiphone.com/installer
Wizdom on Wheels (Common Website Links): iphoneapps.wizdomonwheels.com

Language Sources
Arabic: apps.iphoneislam.com
Chinese: iphone.org.hk/repository.plist
Danish: iphone.vildmedmac.dk/install
FrenchIphone: rep.frenchiphone.com
German: sendowski.de/iphone
German aXP: lostsoul.aeroxp.org/iphone/index.xml
Greek: www.greek-iphone.com/grloc
Hebrew: ihebrew.net
Hungarian: ifhone.hu/install.xml
Norwegian - iFon: install.ifon.no
Polish - iPolish: krzak.net/iphone
Polish - iPolish(1.1.2): wakoman.ovh.org/iphone
Português-Brasil(1.1.2): iphonemod.com.br/forum/repo/installer.xml
Russian iPhone.RU: iphones.ru/r
Russian iPhone: russianiphone.ru/beta
Russian Tools (in English): russianiphone.ru/beta/en
Spanish Phyros iPhone-ES: iphone.frickr.es/index.xml
Swedish iFun.se: ifun.se/swe
Taiwanese: iphone4.tw/unlock
Thai: pradt.net/iphone
Turkish: niffob.com/triphone.xml
Vietnamese: iphone.billydragon.net

Jailbreaking 1.1.2

Download the 1.1.1 Firmware from the Firmware Download section and downgrade your iPhone firmware by putting the iPhone on the iBoot mode or the Recovery mode (Power off the phone, hold the power and the home button, leave the power button after 10 secs, keep pressing the home button until you see the iTunes logo and a cable). Now connect the iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. Hold the Shift key and click on the "Restore" button in iTunes. Browse for the 1.1.1 firmware you just downloaded.
iTunes will now downgrade your iPhone firmware. You will get an Error (I guess 1051) just ignore it.
Now your iPhone is 1.1.1!

NOTE: Incase your iPhone comes back to recovery mode after restore, get iDemocracy2 from here and go to Jailbreak and Extras, Non ATNT Tools and choose Activate 1.0.2

Now your iPhone will come to the "Activate iPhone" Screen. Jailbreak it using the 1.1.1 Jailbreak tutorial.

Now open Installer and install "Oktoprep"

Connect iPhone to PC and open iTunes, Download 1.1.2 firmware from Firmware download section, Hold Shift and click on "Update" button and browse for the 1.1.2 firmware file you just downloaded. Once the Phone is updated, Download 1.1.2 TouchFree Jailbreak file from here
and jailbreak your 1.1.2 iPhone.
Mac users can use iNdependance for the jailbreak.


SIM Unlocking

Currently there is no way to soft unlock your 1.1.2 iPhone, so you need to buy SIM Adapters such as TurboSIM, StealthSIM or NextSIM to use your SIM on the iPhone.

Here is the method to Jailbreak and Soft Unlock your iPhone so that it can be used with any SIM card.

Jailbreak (Breaking the lock where you have a "slide for emergency screen")

Here are the steps:
1. Slide for emergency
2. Dial *#307#
3. Your iPhone starts ringing, erase the no. typed and type 1 and Call
4. Accept the Call
5. Keep the call on Hold
6. You will get a call from "0" again, Reject the call this time

7. Create a No Name contact with two URLs:
a. "prefs:"
b. "jailbreakme.com"

8. Save the contact and click on the prefs URL
9. In settings, set AutoLock to Never and Connect to WiFi
10. Click on the Home Button
11. Slide for emergency
12. Call 1, Accept the call from 0, Put it on Hold and reject the second call
13. Open the second URL "jailbreakme.com" from contacts
14. Safari will open the AppTapp Jailbreak website, just scroll to the last button, Install AppTapp
15. You’re done.iPhone will return to Main screen and will reboot jailbroken !!!

Your iPhone is now Jailbroken !

UPDATE: Now you can also use "i.unlock.no" instead of "jailbreakme.com" for jailbreaking your iPhone.


SIM Unlock (So you can use any SIM card with your iPhone)

1. Open Installer from the Main Screen

2. Install BSD Subsystem

3. Install anySIM

4. Goto home screen and open anySIM, slide to unlock

5. Reboot the iPhone once anySIM says "Unlock Successful"

And Voila ! Now you have a completely unlocked iPhone !

iPhone Firmwares:

1.0.0 - Download
1.0.1 - Download
1.0.2 - Download
1.1.1 - Download
1.1.2 - Download
1.1.3 - Download

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Welcome to The iFone Blog. You can find all information on jailbreaking, activating (Non ATNT) and loading 3rd party apps. My blog also has links to the latest firmwares and jailbreak methods for those. Also browse through the Installer Sources list to see the various app sources for installer.
The Useful Apps section has the list all the apps that are useful with their description and Installer source.

Courtesy: Hackintosh Forum, Apple iPhone School