Guide to Activate/Jailbreak/Unlock (anySIM) a 1.1.1 phone (Tested)

JonHimself

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Below is the guide I used to take a brand new 1.1.1 iPhone any unlocked it using anySIM. The one note I have for anyone new to the iPhone is that when it asks you to reboot by holding home + sleep/wake only hold it long enough to bring up the screen that says "Slide to power off" then slide to power off the phone. Holding down the home + sleep/wake buttons until the phone turns off will not allow for proper installation of files.
Throughout the process I used the SIM card I intended to use after unlocking (I immediately took out the AT&T card)

Files you will need:

iNdependence 1.2.4 (http://code.google.com/p/independence/)
anySIM 1.2 (http://conceitedsoftware.com/iphone/anySIM-1.1.zip)
iPhone 1.0.2 Firmware (http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....8_Restore.ipsw)

** When downloading the firmware from Apple you will need two copies: One that remains in .ipsw form and another that has been unzipped and put into a folder on your desktop **

Part 1: Downgrading to 1.0.2

01. Connect the iPhone to your computer
02. Shut down iTunes
03. Open Activity Monitor and ensure that iTunes helper is also closed
04. Launch iNdependence 1.2.4 and check Status to ensure that your phone is Firmware 1.1.1
05. Select the Firmware tab and then select "Enter DFU Mode"
06. When asked for the firmware files navigate to the folder where you expanded the Apple 1.0.2 firmware .zip file and select "Ok" (If you get an error message quit iNdependence and start again from step 4)
07. Once successful, select "Ok" and quit iNdependence
08. Launch iTunes. It will notify you of an iPhone in recovery mode, select "Ok"
09. Selecting the iPhone on the left panel in iTunes, hold down the Option key and click "Restore"
10. Navigate to and chose the .ipsw file you downloaded from Apple
11. iTunes will begin to restore the firmware and it may take a while
12. When finished, iTunes will tell you that the phone could not be restored but that is perfectly ok
13. The iPhone will now show a yellow triangle and iTunes will tell you that you need to restore.. DO NOT RESTORE
14. Quit iTunes and launch iNdependence
15. iNdependence will kick the iPhone out of recovery mode and the phone should then display Activate iPhone. The status bar should now show that your phone is firmware 1.0.2

Part 2: Activate your iPhone while in 1.0.2

01. Ensure there is a SIM card in your phone
02. Launch iNdependence
03. Select the Activation tab and select "Activate Phone"
04. When prompted, navigate to and select the firmware folder
05. If you receive an error then quit iNdependence and try again
06. Wait for a success message
07. When you are able to, go into the iPhone settings and under "General" set Auto-lock to "Never"

Part 3: Jailbreak your iPhone while in 1.0.2

01. Launch iNdependence
02. Select the Jailbreak tab and select "Perform Jailbreak"
03. When prompted, navigate to and select the firmware folder
04. If the phone has not changed to show the Apple logo after 30-40 seconds then force quit iNdependence and start again
05. Wait for a success message

Part 4: Install SSH

01. Launch iNdependence
02. Select the SSH tab and press "Install SSH/SCP/SFTP"
03. Account if is:
username: root
password: dottie

username: mobile
password: alpine
04. Feel free to change the passwords using iNdependence afterwards

Part 5: More updating

01. Connect the iPhone to a WiFi network and obtain its IP address (Settings menu > WiFi > Blue arrow by network you are connected to)
02. Launch iNdependence
03. Select the Firmware tab and select "Pre 1.1.1 Upgrade"
04. Enter the IP address and root password (I used dottie, might be alpine)
05. You will be given a dialogue box in iNdependence, leave iNdependence open and follow the instructions (instructions are as follows)
06. Launch iTunes and "Set Up Your Phone"
07. Select "Set up as a new iPhone"
08. Enter a name and select "Ok"
09. You will now be presented with an info screen in iTunes about your phone with the option to "Update" or "Restore"
10. Before doing anything, go back to iNdependence and select "Ok" on the screen presented to you in step 5
11. A new dialogue box in iNdependence will tell you that you are now ready to be upgraded to 1.1.1
12. Press "Ok" to quit iNdependence (if pressing "Ok" does not quit iNdependence, then do so yourself)
13. Back in iTunes select "Update" and NOT "Restore"
14. Click "Next" then click "Agree"
15. The firmware will download (152mb file)
16. When the update is finished quit iTunes
17. The iPhone screen should now be at the activate screen

Part 6: Activating your phone in 1.1.1

01. Launch iNdependence and ensure that Firmware 1.1.1 is listed in the status bar
02. Select the Activation tab and select "Activate Phone"
03. This may take a while, so be patient
04. Wait for success message
05. According to the iNdependence instructions, doing this activation will also jailbreak your iPhone but then goes onto explain how to jailbreak your phone as well. It is as simple as selecting the Jailbreak tab and selecting "Perform jailbreak". This should be unnecessary.

Part 07: Installing SSH/SFTP/SCP

01. In iNdependence click the SSH tab and select "Install SSH/SFTP/SCP"
02. Follow the instructions on screen

Part 08: Unlocking your phone

01. Connect your iPhone and launch iNdependence
02. Select the Customization tab and select "Applications" then "User"
03. Drop in the anySIM.app
04. Select anySIM on the iPhone and install the software
05. After approximately 10 minutes you should be told the iPhone is unlocked

Comments?
 

stevehp

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Cool!

I didn't use your guide since I unlocked yesterday, but upon reading your method, I can verify that I did pretty much the exact same thing...

Just a not to everyone - READ EVERYTHING - EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE THE MOST ADVANCED COMPUTER USER. Don't skip a step!
 
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bigandy

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would this work with the UK iphones releasing on Nov 9th?
me is hoping so ;)

i guess my plan is to get one on the 9th, and wait a few hours for confirmation about this and/or other unlocking procedures working :)
 
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Ipaqman

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Sep 22, 2003
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can anyone confirm that this works 100%. i have a brand new 1.1.1 phone that i wanted to unlock but am scared i will mess it up. also, does it cost money for anysim?

also, for ssh why is there 2 usernames and passwords?

thanks,
ipaqman
 
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AutoArt

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Oct 21, 2007
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This only works if you have a mac os right?? Is there anyway to do this with windows??
 
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Ipaqman

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just used this method and unlocked 2 1.1.1 iphones!! works like a charm.

Thank you so much.

Quick question.... can you remove the anysim app from the main screen?

ipaqman
 
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ventro

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Hey IPaqMan what was the answer to your question of why there are 2 usernames and passwords? Also yeah, all i've heard is that yes you can remove anysim once you have unlocked.
 
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Ipaqman

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do you know how to delete the anysim program from the main screen without messing up the unlock?

also, how do i install programs now that it is unlocked?

thanks,
ipaqman
 
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SeeBee63

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Oct 22, 2007
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Will this work with an OTB 1.0.2 iPhone to activate/jailbreak/unlock/upgrade to 1.1.1, as long as I skip step #1?

Please help the nooob!

Thanks.
 
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JonHimself

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To answer some of the questions

Yes you can get rid of the anySIM app. In iNdependence go to Customize, then Applications, and User - just select anySIM then press the delete icon.. phone is still unlocked

As for two passwords on SSH I'm not sure. I got that straight out of the iNdependence help file. I believe I used 'dottie' during the whole process but when I went to install Installer.app I think I had to use 'alpine' because 'dottie' didn't work anymore. I don't know why there are two sets of info.

And also, obviously I can confirm that this works as well.
 
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Voidness

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I unlocked a brand new 1.1.1 iPhone for a friend of mine on Saturday. The steps in this post are pretty much what I did.

I just wanted to point out 3 things I've noticed while unlocking the iPhone. After activating and jailbreaking the iPhone after downgrading to 1.0.2, the phone's storage capacity shown in iTunes was only 256 MB. After upgrading to 1.1.1, it went back to normal.

Also, after upgrading to 1.1.1, I was unable to use ssh to log in to the iPhone. It appears that when you ssh to the iPhone, Mac OS X saves the identity of the iPhone. So if you use ssh while using the iPhone in 1.0.2, its identity will be saved and Mac OS X won't recognize it after upgrading to 1.1.1. To solve this, use the Finder to go to the folder "~/.ssh", and then delete the file "known_hosts".

Finally, the iPhone root password under 1.0.2 is dottie. But under 1.1.1, it's alpine. :)

Edit: I just remembered one last thing I wanted to point out. I used the AT&T SIM Card throughout the whole process, except before unlocking with anySIM. Also, you don't have to reactivate when changing SIM cards.
 
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SeeBee63

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Oct 22, 2007
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So is a 1.1.1 iPhone downgraded to 1.0.2, the same as a fresh out-of-the-box 1.0.2 iPhone?

This might answer my #10 post. :)
 
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aneks

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Just to confirm this guide works fine with iPhones in Australia. It is a bit nerve racking and takes a while but seems to work ok.

I seriously recommend going to iNdependence and removing the anysim app once it is done to prevent any idiot who picks up your phone making a mess of it.

Free the iPhone !
 
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faresb

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Oct 22, 2007
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this method only works for virgin 1.0.2 or 1.1.1 phones. 1.0.2 iphones that have been previously unlocked with anysim cannot be upgraded to 1.1.1 unless virginized. As far as I know, the virginizer hasn't been released yet.

does anyone know of any free method for upgrading an anysim unlocked 1.0.2 to an unlocked 1.1.1 without bricking it?
 
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JonHimself

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Nov 3, 2004
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Toronto, Ontario
I unlocked a brand new 1.1.1 iPhone for a friend of mine on Saturday. The steps in this post are pretty much what I did.

I just wanted to point out 3 things I've noticed while unlocking the iPhone. After activating and jailbreaking the iPhone after downgrading to 1.0.2, the phone's storage capacity shown in iTunes was only 256 MB. After upgrading to 1.1.1, it went back to normal.

Also, after upgrading to 1.1.1, I was unable to use ssh to log in to the iPhone. It appears that when you ssh to the iPhone, Mac OS X saves the identity of the iPhone. So if you use ssh while using the iPhone in 1.0.2, its identity will be saved and Mac OS X won't recognize it after upgrading to 1.1.1. To solve this, use the Finder to go to the folder "~/.ssh", and then delete the file "known_hosts".

Finally, the iPhone root password under 1.0.2 is dottie. But under 1.1.1, it's alpine. :)

Edit: I just remembered one last thing I wanted to point out. I used the AT&T SIM Card throughout the whole process, except before unlocking with anySIM. Also, you don't have to reactivate when changing SIM cards.
That's odd about the SSH, I never came across the problem. And for the password I used dottie both times... BUT when I went to remove anySIM using iNdependence I had to use alpine. As for the SIM card, I guess that means you can use the ATT card and switch, or just use your actual SIM card the whole time...

And yeah, this guide is for virgin, previously unhacked phones.
 
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Carlitos

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Oct 23, 2007
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That's odd about the SSH, I never came across the problem. And for the password I used dottie both times... BUT when I went to remove anySIM using iNdependence I had to use alpine. As for the SIM card, I guess that means you can use the ATT card and switch, or just use your actual SIM card the whole time...

And yeah, this guide is for virgin, previously unhacked phones.
Hi,

This version of jailbreak virgin phones works on WINDOWS SO?
I don't have MC unfortunately but i have bought an iphone yesterday from NY and i had the luck to be firmware 1.1.1.
I like your solution, seems to be explained nice.

Please give me your yahoo id for further few questions!mine is vali_negroiu@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance Jon.
 
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mmfy

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Oct 23, 2007
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Is there anyway to unlock an iPhone W/O a wifi network connection?!
 
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dpash

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Oct 13, 2007
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Actually can anyone explain what a IPSW file is. I know it says to download two, but im a noob and dont know what that file is. When I downloaded the link it unzipped the file as soon as it was downloaded
 
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Patchfoo

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Actually can anyone explain what a IPSW file is. I know it says to download two, but im a noob and dont know what that file is. When I downloaded the link it unzipped the file as soon as it was downloaded
I think an IPSW file is just an iPhone software file. You need the unzipped version for the step at the beginning where you Enter DFU Mode, but later when you select the firmware I think you choose the .ipsw file. Just follow the help guide that comes with iNdependence (choose help at the top of your screen) and it will walk you through exactly what to do.
 
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ventro

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Sep 23, 2006
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Just unlocked my week 40 virgin 1.1.1 with this method, running Fido in Canada. Jon, your guide was great. One suggestion though - Part 3 is useless. Jailbreak is done while activating, so there's no need to jailbreak twice.
 
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Roguepirate

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Do I just skip the unlock steps if I'm already an ATT/Cingular customer? I just dont want to get into a 2 year contract again.
 
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