iPhone iPhone 2G iLiberty+ not working

MeepsterNotchy

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I have an iPhone 2G with iPhone OS 1.1.4 that I am trying to unlock with iLiberty+ but there is a problem. It will continue to the Instruction pop up if I don't select anything besides jailbreak. But I need the unlock feature so that I can get service from T-Mobile or MetroPCS. Any long time jail breakers advice would be appreciated.

I would prefer not to update to the firmware due to fear of it being impossible to unlock the service.
 

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Every iPhone 2G I unlocked I used Bootneuter. You can update it up to the latest 3.1.3 and still JB and unlock it with Redsnow. Not sure if Bootneuter runs on 1.1.4 but if you have cydia installed you can definately run it.
Once you unlock an original iphone with that it stays unlocked and permanently edits/unlocks the baseband. Even after you restore with itunes to stock firmware. I miss those days :)
You have to be very careful though cause once bootneuter starts running and is making changes to the bootrom do no touch it or try to disconnect or power it off. Even if its taking for a very long time, dont touch it!
That will cause permanent damage to the phone.
But once its unlocked you can use it on any GSM carrier.
And obviously 2G Edge service is the only connection that you will get while its still available until carriers eventually turn it off. ;)
 
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View attachment 693663 Every iPhone 2G I unlocked I used Bootneuter. You can update it up to the latest 3.1.4 and still JB and unlock it with Redsnow. Not sure if Bootneuter runs on 1.1.4 but if you have cydia installed you can definately run it.
Once you unlock an original iphone with that it stays unlocked and permanently edits/unlocks the baseband. Even after you restore with itunes to stock firmware. I miss those days :)
You have to be very careful though cause once bootneuter starts running and is making changes to the bootrom do no touch it or try to disconnect or power it off.
That would cause permanent damage to the phone.
But once its unlocked you can use it on any GSM carrier.
And obviously 2G Edge service is the only connection that you will get while its still available until carriers eventually turn it off. ;)
So, this means I was wrong in my statements above.

Thanks for that confirmation. I hate giving out incorrect info.
 

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So, this means I was wrong in my statements above.

Thanks for that confirmation. I hate giving out incorrect info.
That's ok, this was released back in April of 2008 if Im not mistaken.
So not many would know the details and how to run it or the way it worked almost 10 years ago:D
I unlocked so many original iphones back then, many friends and family in Europe were dying to get a shiny new iPhone and back then they were not released anywhere but the US and only for AT&T.
This unlock was heaven to be able to use it on any GSM carrier. And also with Tmobile in the US. Since back then Sprint and Verizon were CDMA only carriers.
MuscleNerd was using Tmobile back then and was tinkering with the then only locked to AT&T iphone to get it to work on his carrier.
He came up with many good fixes and patches with Bootneuter. From being able to use Tmobile carrier Edge data with it and so on.
Good times my friend :)
 

MeepsterNotchy

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View attachment 693663 Every iPhone 2G I unlocked I used Bootneuter. You can update it up to the latest 3.1.4 and still JB and unlock it with Redsnow. Not sure if Bootneuter runs on 1.1.4 but if you have cydia installed you can definately run it.
Once you unlock an original iphone with that it stays unlocked and permanently edits/unlocks the baseband. Even after you restore with itunes to stock firmware. I miss those days :)
You have to be very careful though cause once bootneuter starts running and is making changes to the bootrom do no touch it or try to disconnect or power it off. Even if its taking for a very long time, dont touch it!
That will cause permanent damage to the phone.
But once its unlocked you can use it on any GSM carrier.
And obviously 2G Edge service is the only connection that you will get while its still available until carriers eventually turn it off. ;)
So I don't need to downgrade to 3.9 FB Bootloader?
How would I update the iPhone considering Apple definitely doesn't sign iOS 3 anymore.
 

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So I don't need to downgrade to 3.9 FB Bootloader?
How would I update the iPhone considering Apple definitely doesn't sign iOS 3 anymore.
Bootneuter does it all, you dont have to do anything manually as far as downgrading the bootloader etc.
The latest ios version for the iphone 2G is 3.1.3 and that is signed forever.
Also there is no shsh blob check or anything like that with the original iphone so any version from ios 1 to ios 3 that is compatible with the iphone 2G can be installed. They didnt come up Signing ios version and such restrictions back then.
Let me give you a link to the tutorial to unlock and JB the iphone 2G on ios 3.
[doublepost=1490575378][/doublepost]Here's the link:
http://www.iclarified.com/7436/how-to-unlockjailbreak-your-iphone-2g-on-os-313-using-redsn0w-windows
Where it tells you to download 3.1.3 do not download that .ipsw
That version of redsnow will not recognize it, you need to point Redsnow to the 3.1.2 ipsw for that iphone.
Download it here.
http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite...91008.32pNe/iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

With redsnow make sure you select the unlock option when you get to that point.
Also Verbose boot is awesome if you'd like to enable that feature but that's up to you :)
I love it personally :D
[doublepost=1490575456][/doublepost]*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for this contribution to the community.
 
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Bootneuter does it all, you dont have to do anything manually as far as downgrading the bootloader etc.
The latest ios version for the iphone 2G is 3.1.3 and that is signed forever.
Also there is no shsh blob check or anything like that with the original iphone so any version from ios 1 to ios 3 that is compatible with the iphone 2G can be installed. They didnt come up Signing ios version and such restrictions back then.
Let me give you a link to the tutorial to unlock and JB the iphone 2G on ios 3.
[doublepost=1490575378][/doublepost]Here's the link:
http://www.iclarified.com/7436/how-to-unlockjailbreak-your-iphone-2g-on-os-313-using-redsn0w-windows
Where it tells you to download 3.1.3 do not download that .ipsw
That version of redsnow will not recognize it, you need to point Redsnow to the 3.1.2 ipsw for that iphone.
Download it here.
http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite...91008.32pNe/iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

With redsnow make sure you select the unlock option when you get to that point.
Also Verbose boot is awesome if you'd like to enable that feature but that's up to you :)
I love it personally :D
[doublepost=1490575456][/doublepost]*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for this contribution to the community.
Success! No bricked iPhone or odd bugs. Switching to T-Mobile or MetroPCS within the month, hope the service will work. :)
 
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Applejuiced

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Congrats buddy.
Yes the sim will work fine.
But remember with a 10 year old device you're stuck with old 2G tech only and very slow data speeds.
It's a great device for nostalgic reasons but I couldn't tolerate using it nowadays.
With T-Mobile LTE I get very fast speeds, going back down to 128kbps would be a miserable experience just so you know;)
 

MeepsterNotchy

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Congrats buddy.
Yes the sim will work fine.
But remember with a 10 year old device you're stuck with old 2G tech only and very slow data speeds.
It's a great device for nostalgic reasons but I couldn't tolerate using it nowadays.
With T-Mobile LTE I get very fast speeds, going back down to 128kbps would be a miserable experience just so you know;)
For future reference, what is the best way to backup an old iDevice like that?
 
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MeepsterNotchy

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Bootneuter does it all, you dont have to do anything manually as far as downgrading the bootloader etc.
The latest ios version for the iphone 2G is 3.1.3 and that is signed forever.
Also there is no shsh blob check or anything like that with the original iphone so any version from ios 1 to ios 3 that is compatible with the iphone 2G can be installed. They didnt come up Signing ios version and such restrictions back then.
Let me give you a link to the tutorial to unlock and JB the iphone 2G on ios 3.
[doublepost=1490575378][/doublepost]Here's the link:
http://www.iclarified.com/7436/how-to-unlockjailbreak-your-iphone-2g-on-os-313-using-redsn0w-windows
Where it tells you to download 3.1.3 do not download that .ipsw
That version of redsnow will not recognize it, you need to point Redsnow to the 3.1.2 ipsw for that iphone.
Download it here.
http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite...91008.32pNe/iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

With redsnow make sure you select the unlock option when you get to that point.
Also Verbose boot is awesome if you'd like to enable that feature but that's up to you :)
I love it personally :D
[doublepost=1490575456][/doublepost]*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for this contribution to the community.
Also, how do I update to 3.1.3 since that used 3.1.2?
And would JailbreakMe.com have worked also?
 

Applejuiced

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Also, how do I update to 3.1.3 since that used 3.1.2?
And would JailbreakMe.com have worked also?
You can plug it to iTunes and hit restore.
It will update it to 3.1.3
Or just download the appropriate .ipsw and shift restore.
And no. Jailbreakme.com is not compatible with your device and iOS version and also does not unlock your phone. Unlocking and jail breaking are 2 different things.
Some knowledge about jailbreakme exploits.
My fav jailbreaks released btw:D


JailbreakMe 1.0Edit

JailbreakMe, started in 2007, was originally used to jailbreak the iPhone and iPod Touch running the 1.1.1 version of iOS, then named iPhone OS. Using a TIFF exploit against Safari, this installed Installer.app.[3]The vulnerability used in this exploit was patched by Apple in the 1.1.2 firmware.

This tool, also called "AppSnapp", was created by a group of nine developers.[4]

JailbreakMe 2.0 StarEdit
JailbreakMe 2.0, released by comex on August 1, 2010, exploits a vulnerability in the FreeType library used while rendering PDF files. This was the first publicly available jailbreak for the iPhone 4, able to jailbreak iOS 3.1.2 through 4.0.1 on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad models then current.[5] This jailbreak was activated by visiting the jailbreakme.com web page on the device's Safari web browser.

The vulnerability used by JailbreakMe 2.0 was patched by Apple in iOS 4.0.2.[6]



JailbreakMe 3.0 SaffronEdit

JailbreakMe 3.0, released on July 6, 2011, can jailbreak most iOS devices on iOS 4.3-4.3.3 and iPad 2 on 4.3.3.[7] It is the first publicly available jailbreak for iPad 2. JailbreakMe 3.0 exploits a FreeType parser security flaw (similar to JailbreakMe 2.0), using the form of a PDF file rendered by Mobile Safari, which then uses a kernel vulnerability to complete the untethered jailbreak.[8][9] Comex also released a patch for this FreeType flaw, called "PDF Patcher 2", which is available as a free package installable via Cydia.[10]

A few days before initial release, a beta tester leaked JailbreakMe 3.0 to the public. Comex said on Twitter, that this put him on a "time limit" to release the final version quickly.[10]

The JailbreakMe website looks similar to downloading an App Store app. It includes a blue button saying "FREE", which turns into a green button with the word "INSTALL" when pressed once, much like any application on the App Store. After tapping "INSTALL", Safari closes, Cydia loads as a new app, and the device is now fully jailbroken with no reboot necessary.

On July 15, 2011, Apple released iOS 4.3.4 (GSM) and 4.2.9 (CDMA) to patch the flaws used by JailbreakMe.[11]

Comex received a Pwnie Award at the Black Hat Conference in 2011 for "Best Client-Side Bug" for this work.[12]

Comex was hired by Apple as an intern in August 2011.[13]
 
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MeepsterNotchy

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You can plug it to iTunes and hit restore.
It will update it to 3.1.3
Or just download the appropriate .ipsw and shift restore.
And no. Jailbreakme.com is not compatible with your device and iOS version and also does not unlock your phone. Unlocking and jail breaking are 2 different things.
Some knowledge about jailbreakme exploits.
My fav jailbreaks released btw:D


JailbreakMe 1.0Edit

JailbreakMe, started in 2007, was originally used to jailbreak the iPhone and iPod Touch running the 1.1.1 version of iOS, then named iPhone OS. Using a TIFF exploit against Safari, this installed Installer.app.[3]The vulnerability used in this exploit was patched by Apple in the 1.1.2 firmware.

This tool, also called "AppSnapp", was created by a group of nine developers.[4]

JailbreakMe 2.0 StarEdit
JailbreakMe 2.0, released by comex on August 1, 2010, exploits a vulnerability in the FreeType library used while rendering PDF files. This was the first publicly available jailbreak for the iPhone 4, able to jailbreak iOS 3.1.2 through 4.0.1 on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad models then current.[5] This jailbreak was activated by visiting the jailbreakme.com web page on the device's Safari web browser.

The vulnerability used by JailbreakMe 2.0 was patched by Apple in iOS 4.0.2.[6]



JailbreakMe 3.0 SaffronEdit

JailbreakMe 3.0, released on July 6, 2011, can jailbreak most iOS devices on iOS 4.3-4.3.3 and iPad 2 on 4.3.3.[7] It is the first publicly available jailbreak for iPad 2. JailbreakMe 3.0 exploits a FreeType parser security flaw (similar to JailbreakMe 2.0), using the form of a PDF file rendered by Mobile Safari, which then uses a kernel vulnerability to complete the untethered jailbreak.[8][9] Comex also released a patch for this FreeType flaw, called "PDF Patcher 2", which is available as a free package installable via Cydia.[10]

A few days before initial release, a beta tester leaked JailbreakMe 3.0 to the public. Comex said on Twitter, that this put him on a "time limit" to release the final version quickly.[10]

The JailbreakMe website looks similar to downloading an App Store app. It includes a blue button saying "FREE", which turns into a green button with the word "INSTALL" when pressed once, much like any application on the App Store. After tapping "INSTALL", Safari closes, Cydia loads as a new app, and the device is now fully jailbroken with no reboot necessary.

On July 15, 2011, Apple released iOS 4.3.4 (GSM) and 4.2.9 (CDMA) to patch the flaws used by JailbreakMe.[11]

Comex received a Pwnie Award at the Black Hat Conference in 2011 for "Best Client-Side Bug" for this work.[12]

Comex was hired by Apple as an intern in August 2011.[13]
Well it failed to update and went into the recovery mode vein upon reboot. I checked the log and the last it did before failing was "Erasing disk01" :eek: I upgraded from iTunes 9 to 12 and it is in the process of updating and restoring the firmware right now. Will re-jailbreak with redsn0w 0.94
 

Applejuiced

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Well it failed to update and went into the recovery mode vein upon reboot. I checked the log and the last it did before failing was "Erasing disk01" :eek: I upgraded from iTunes 9 to 12 and it is in the process of updating and restoring the firmware right now. Will re-jailbreak with redsn0w 0.94
Yes you don't update a jb device. Ever. It will fail.
I said to hit restore with iTunes ;)
You don't need to run the unlock again with redsnow. But even if you do it's not a problem. It will display that it's neutered already :D
 

MeepsterNotchy

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Yes you don't update a jb device. Ever. It will fail.
I said to hit restore with iTunes ;)
You don't need to run the unlock again with redsnow. But even if you do it's not a problem. It will display that it's neutered already :D
And I will not need bootNeuter? I am trying to jailbreak as well but it asks for bootloaders. There seems to be only dead links on google.
 

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Yes those files are over 7 years old so you'll have to hunt a site that has them still available to download.
Off course you need those 2 bootloaders.
Success! Thank you for all yout time and help! I hope this thread will help anyone with a problem in the future (unlikely ;)). If any problems arise I should start a new thread, correct?
 
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