Iliberty vs Ziphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Macs4u, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Macs4u macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Stoke on Trent

    Narrowed it down to Ziphone or Iliberty to unlock my otb 1.1.4 as i dont want to use a beta (pwnage)

    So which is best? , downloaded both of em and it seems its just a case of clicking install and it will do the lot without me having to do anything?

    Will both of them let me use the iphone as it would be if i had it on contract?

    Any horror stories or stories of praise?

  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    Doesnt really mater now that you can upgrade your bootloader with BootNeuter if you need to. Some people think ziphone is buggy, but people seem to have similar issues with iLiberty.

    Pwnage seems to be much less error prone from reports on forum posts so far, although I have never had an issue with ziphone.
  3. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    ZiPhone is very risky.

    It can break your phone to a state that is BEYOND repair at this time.

    It will probably be ok but its a risk.

    Which is why iLiberty is a MUCH better choice as it does not break your phone.

    *before you ask what ZiPhone does that is so bad - it can cause a device calibration error in some cases which the devteam are not able to fix at this time and maybe never will be able to!*

    Previously there was an issue with ZiPhone regarding it changing your bootloader but that is now reversible so it doesn't matter anymore but the risk of it breaking your phone is real.

    99% of people are probably fine but do you really want to risk being in that 1%? I wouldn't! Use iLiberty!
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    1. iLiberty good, ZiPhone good but risky
    2. Both do all the stuff
    3. Yes
    4. Both have stories of praises and horror

    My advice is to go with iLiberty.
  5. Macs4u thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Stoke on Trent
    Also fogot to ask...

    In the sticky it says ziphone can have wifi issues.

    I am going to go with iliberty now anyway so will that give me wifi issues or will the iphone work as apple intended?

  6. b777av8r macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2008

    I dunno..I must be lucky or something.
    I used phone was originally broken to 1.1.2. I kept getting messages from iTunes that 1.1.4 was available. So..I decided to take the plunge and I restored my phone to 1.1.4 through iTunes (bricked my phone). I closed out iTunes, ran ZiPhone....and worked like a charm. Absolutely NO fact..I believe the WiFi is better, the reception seems better and for some reason, the battery seems better.

    I've heard both sides, worked great for me, no complaints. Also, I've loaded ringtones from 3rd party apps..with no problems.

    I've heard both sides of the arguments, even iLiberty has its problems..

    Just my experience.
  7. Macs4u thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Stoke on Trent
    Cheers for your reply too.

    tBH i have looked at both , and ziphone looks like its got more functions (i mean whats this imei changer thing)?

  8. FuriousD macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
    After reading this post it would suggest that Liberty is the way to go,are there any advantages to it over pwnage or vica-versa.

  9. smumblebee macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hey guys, if a phone was previously unlocked via Ziphone, Can I Restore it and unlock it using iliberty+ to eliminate the risk of what ziphone might do?
  10. idragon macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    rather than eliminating you'd be making more harm by using different unlocking techniques you run the risk of bricking your iphone permanently it's better if you stick to one method only
  11. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    i personally am a fan of ziphone still, but I am jailbroken only. If you were just jailbreaking the phone the ziphone would be a fantastic choice. However out of the pros and cons, even though it isnt quite as easy as ziphone, iLiberty+ seems to be a more reliable choice at this time.

    Personally I would use iLiberty+ but make sure when you do it you use installer rather than cydia, i switched back to installer because I wasnt able to get summerboard on cydia.
  12. smumblebee macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thanks for the heads up, could you recommend what to do to Fully restore the phone back to it's original settings so it can flush out whatever Ziphone did so that I can use iLiberty?

    Doesn't Restoring it bring everything back to it's Original state?

    Thanks on the tip about using installer vs cydia :)

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