Still running 1.0.2 - Help needed!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cramsbottom, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. cramsbottom macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008

    Hi guys,
    I just wanted to see if anyone could point me in the right direction on this.

    I have an unlocked iphone that I got in the US last August. I had a friend of mine unlock it so I could use it in the UK on O2. He managed to unlock the phone on the first day the hack was released (ie: this was back in August long before the nice looking GUI tools came along for jailbreaking and unlocking the iphone) and he spent about two hours ‘flashing’ and recoding and whatever the **** he did (I don’t know as im not that technically-mided unfortunately!).
    As a result I’m still running on 1.0.2 firmware. I want to upgrade to 1.1.4 but have heard a few horror stories of people doing this from 1.0.2 and ending up with a totally useless (albeit it very pretty) paperweight!

    I have the on my iphone at the moment so am I right in thinking that I need to:

    1) ‘Virginize’ the phone back to factory settings (something to do with the baseband?!). How do I do this?

    2) Plug the phone into my laptop and upgrade the firmware from 1.0.2 to 1.1.4 via itunes as I would with a legitimate iphone.

    3) Jailbreak the phone again using iBrickr (can I use this on a windows machine or does it have to be done on a mac? Reason I asked is that when my friend originally hacked the phone he had to do certain parts of it on his mac).

    4) Re-install the and run something like AnySim 1.2.1 to unlock the phone again and stick my O2 sim card in.

    I think I’m along the right lines I just want to make sure so I don’t end up locking my iphone up for good!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers guys,

  2. Nipz macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2006
    Just download ZiPhone (thats what i used) and follow the steps!

    Easy as pie :)
  3. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

    Feb 12, 2007
    Now there is no need to virginize.

    Simply RESTORE your current phone to 1.1.4 using iTunes.

    Then use the ZiPhone tool for Mac or Windows. You can leave your non-official Sim Card in there the whole time.
  4. cramsbottom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    Thanks guys, used Ziphone and it worked a treat. Its amazing how much easier it is now than it was back when we hacked 1.0.2!
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Can't agree more.

    When 1.1.4 came out, I just had to upgrade my 1.0.2 iPhone to it!
    Using ZiPhone 2.5c it was too simple for words...

    I did virginize it, but even that was so easy. :)
  6. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    I can't believe that you fools still want to use ZiPhone.

    It breaks so many phones.

    Consider yourself lucky your phone still works and hope that it doesn't STOP working as some phones with ZiPhone have.

    Pwnage is the safest method to use and if not that then iLiberty+
  7. cramsbottom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    Hundreds of people have used Ziphone with no problems, as a quick look around these forums will testify. Using a method that has worked for plenty of other people hardly makes you a fool does it, its just personal preference for which one you go for...
  8. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I know so many people have used ZiPhone to "do it all" (Jailbreak, Unlock), and none have had any problems whatsoever... on firmware 1.1.3 and 1.1.4, either 4.6 bootloaders or 3.9 bootloader.

    Pwnage is very new. So, now you have an excellent option extra.
    Still, older hacked iPhones done with the "ugly" method, which have been virginized later before restoring to firmware 1.1.4 and then unlocked using ZiPhone 2.5c or later have a 100% clean record in my experience.

    This morning someone needed a quick unlock of a brand new OTB 1.1.4 16 GB iPhone, and as I only had ZiPhone 3.0 on my MBP, I decided to help him straight away with that.
    No problems.

    I have heard of people running into trouble (Wifi and YouTube), so I don't want to say that no problems ever exist, but saying ZiPhone is hazardous is exaggerated IMHO.
  9. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    It doesn't matter if lots of people have had no problems.

    There are safer methods to unlock.

    In some cases ZiPhone has caused a "device calibration error" which is NOT FIXABLE! the only way is a new phone... not to mention wi-fi breaking issues - just look at hackint0sh for proof of that.

    iLiberty+ is far safer than ZiPhone and uses the same process and has ZERO record of damaging phones like Pwnage.

    Really its simple... you spent hundreds of your own money on a phone - do you want to risk it on something which has caused serious problems or using something that is safe?

    If you wanna risk breaking your phone uneccessarily thats your call - but I don't think its a risk worth taking when there are other SAFER alternatives! for iLiberty if you want to use it

    or for mac pwnage tool - windows version WILL be out out hopefully this weekend!
  10. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2005
    Circumventing the multi-verse...
    I have used ZiPhone several times without issue. So if you would rather use pwnage or whatever other method dont drop in threads with a smug attitude calling others names.
  11. idragon macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    it's not true ziphone is a very effective tool when i used iliberty it screwed up my whole phone but after doing a restore and used ziphone everything worked just perfectly and as for pwnage it is available only for mac users for now so how do we that run on windows pc do it:mad:
  12. cramsbottom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2008
    Here here

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