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  • ZiPhone - Unlock, Jailbreak, Activate, REPAIR your iPhone - NO DOWNGRADING REQUIRED!
    Zibri has released ZiPhone - an incredible tool for activating, jailbreaking, repairing, and unlocking all versions of iPhones (unlock only works on 1.1.2 and 1.1.3 OTB).

    Its incredibly easy to use, and both OS X and Windows versions are included in the download. Instructions from the readme:

    Connect a brand new phone to the dock.
    Run the program

    Well, you can also use a restored phone...
    Or a normal in use phone...
    Well... whatever !
    Windows download the app from the MMi downloads section (this version is packaged with the .exe gui), or if you're not an MMi member you can download it here or from MediaFire. Windows users you can get a gui here Copy to Ziphone folder and run. requirements : .Net framework 2.0 or above

    OS X download the app here, or if you're not an MMi member you can download it here.

    If you would like to compile the latest version the SVN is located: http://iphone-elite.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ZiPhone/

    Here's how to use the app:

    Tutorial for noobs:

    1. Put iPhone in Dock

    2. Copy all files under C:

    3. Start/Run --> write cmd --> Hit Enter

    4. Drag ziphone.exe into the cmd window and you will see this:


    5. type -j -a

    and it need to look like this:

    C:ziphone.exe" -j -a

    6. hit enter and follow directions! Directions looking like this:

    ZiPhone v1.0 by Zibri. http://zibree.blogspot.com
    Source code available at: http://www.iphone-elite.org

    Loading zibri.dat.
    Searching for iPhone...
    Please power off the iPhone, then hold the home button
    and connect to dock to enter recovery mode.
    Please wait 45".

    ( To put your iPhone in recovery mode, hold down sleep/wake + Home Button until you see the iTunes logo on your iPhone)

    7. Do the same thing with dragging ziphone.exe to cmd and write -u

    This looks like this:

    C:ziphone.exe" -u

    ZiPhone v1.0 by Zibri. http://zibree.blogspot.com
    Source code available at: http://www.iphone-elite.org

    Loading zibri.dat.
    Searching for iPhone...
    Please wait 2'30".
    I will have a better guide up soon in the Wiki, this is just a basic rewrite of a guide a user tossed up.

    Mad props to Zibri and the elite dev team for their incredible work on this!


    ******cash edit******

    This tool also can repair a phone with a "dead" baseband. To quote Zibri's blog

    To REPAIR a *DEAD* baseband, do THIS:

    Put the iphone in recovery mode (NOT DFU..normal recovery mode)

    Then run: ziphone -u

    And you will have back IMEI and WIFI.

    This procedure already worked on 3 phones.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ZiPhone - Unlock, Jailbreak, Activate, REPAIR your iPhone - NO DOWNGRADING REQUIRED! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 568 Comments
    1. elite-fusion's Avatar
      elite-fusion -
      Hey i have ziphone 2.4 and i have 1.1.3 and for some reason when i plug the phone in and run the app and than click on DO IT ALL....its stuck on Searching for iPhone and it doesnt find my phone for some apperant reason, please help me out
    1. cherelle77's Avatar
      cherelle77 -
      So i jailbroke my iphone using Ziphone. I have a 1.1.3. I have tried uninstallin then reinstalling the installer, rebooting. ALso, turning off the Wifi, then the phone, then back on again, and it still wont work. I cant donload anything. Also unable to refresh my sources. Any suggestions?
    1. razorone's Avatar
      razorone -
      I had the exact same problem yesterday i had to rerun the 113 update and ziphone again and it worked perfect the second time also the first time when i open email it would just return to the home but now everythings fine after the second try hope this helps you
    1. ryn0128's Avatar
      ryn0128 -
      Ziphone version 2.5 (28th Feb 2008) 23:28 CET
      ================================================== =================================

      Starting with version 2.4, Ziphone provides a simple all-in-one interface or a separate
      advanced interface for experts or for people who needs more control over the jailbreak
      process. Users with AT&T or other "legitimate" iPhone carrier SIMs may wish to use the
      advanced interface in order to retain their own real activation tokens.

      The two all-in one modes are:
      ziphone -Z Y
      Jailbreak, activate, and unlock any version

      ziphone -Z N
      Jailbreak and activate, but don't unlock

      To see the advanced commands (same as in older versions), run:
      ziphone -Z A

      For customers of official iPhone cell carriers, it may be preferable to run:
      ziphone -j
      Just jailbreak, don't touch activation tokens or unlock. You still still need
      to connect the phone to iTunes to activate.

      ziphone -j -u
      Jailbreak and also unlock any version.

      Note that after running a jailbreak on a "fresh" phone, you will need to manually install
      the "BSD Subsystem" package from Installer before many other programs will work. This package
      is NOT included in Ziphone due to size restrictions of the jailbreaking ramdisk.

      ================================================== =================================

      Restoring or recovering from problems:

      After some errors, it may be necessary to restore your phone to a factory fresh firmware and
      start over. See the included TROUBLESHOOTING.txt for more information on diagnosing problems.

      Ziphone can place your device into recovery or DFU mode to help in downgrading or restoring
      firmware through iTunes. To enter DFU mode, run:
      ziphone -D

      Then use iTunes to restore to the stock 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 firmware image. At the end of restore
      you can run Ziphone again on the clean phone using any of the commands listed above.

      If you find any missing icons or the iPhone is "strange" may be due to old settings files being
      restored to the phone after iTunes finishes installing firmware. Be sure you choose the option
      to NOT save settings and to treat the iPhone as a NEW PHONE. This is especially important if
      any other jailbreak solution was used on your 1.1.3 phone before Ziphone.

      ================================================== =================================

      Full usage summary:

      ziphone -j = Jailbreak
      ziphone -a = Activate
      ziphone -u = Unlock (Works on both BL3.9 and BL4.6)
      ziphone -e = Erase Baseband (BL 3.9 only)
      ziphone -b = Downgrade Bootloader from 4.6 to 3.9, update baseband to 4.03.13 and patch the unlock.

      ziphone -D: Enter DFU Mode.
      ziphone -R: Enter Recovery Mode.
      ziphone -N: Exit Recovery Mode (normal boot).
      ziphone -C: Make coffee (checks MD5 sums on included DAT files)

      It is also possible to combine most functions e.g. ziphone -a -j -u

      *** ONLY USE -b IF YOUR IPHONE IS 1.1.2/1.1.3 OOB ***
      If your phone came with 1.1.1 or earlier when it was purchased, you should NOT attempt to
      downgrade your baseband bootloader with -b.

      ================================================== =================================

      For Windows users not accustomed to using the command line, several double-clickable batch files
      are included:

      ClickHereX3.9.bat Will call Ziphone -u -j -a (use with iphones that were < 1.1.1 OOB)

      ClickHereX4.6.bat will call Ziphone -b -j -a (Downgrades bootloader be warned, use for iphone > 1.1.2)

      Jailbreak works on any iPhone version.

      Activation works on any iPhone version, except for YouTube on 1.0.X (I am lazy i know)

      ================================================== =================================

      No 'dev-team' was directly involved with this work.
      This program is based on the work of everyone who
      believed in free software. (Thanks for the toolchain!)

      Thanks to geohot for his latest work.
      Thanks to Tissy for moral support.
      Thanks to iphone-elite.org for support.
      Thanks to Viper and Tifel and ortner for being so nice always.
      Thanks to pendor for the OS X GUI
      Thanks to mzaouara for the ascii art (he didn't use some generator he's an ascii artist !)
      Thanks to PsxGunDown to review this readme.


      Legal notice:
      ZiPhone does NOT change the iPhone internal IMEI.
      It changes the baseband to THINK the imei is another one.
      No changes are made inside the SECZONE.

      To restore the original IMEI, just issue:

      ziphone -u (to keep it unlocked)

      or the full restore procedure below.

      And ANY phone can be restored to a BRAND NEW state, by using this procedure:

      ziphone -e


      ziphone -D

      then restore to ANY (1.1.2 or 1.1.3 suggested) version.
    1. iPhone4_Nerd's Avatar
      iPhone4_Nerd -

      Mirror Download:

      ZiPhone 2.5

    1. jelenak9's Avatar
      jelenak9 -
      hey, i just wanted to let everyone know my experience:

      i just unlocked/activated/jailbrake my friends OTB 1.1.2 iPhone with ZiPhone 2.5

      First attempt was with 2.4 and it worked...it just kicked me out of every app i went into so then i did a restore to 1.1.3 and tryed ZiPhone 2.5.....worked like a charm

      i personally have a 1.0.2 and desperately wanna update but not too sure if this program is gonna work.

      Plus, im in Serbia and really dont feel like giving some fat dumbA** 100 euros to decode my phone yet again.

      Has anyone upraged/restored and older version to a new version and had this work????

      Thanks in advance guys.
    1. anrqtect's Avatar
      anrqtect -
      Hi All,
      my Iphone is already in version 2.2, can Ziphone unlock and jailbreak it? I've tried so, but it got stuck.. how to downgrade it then?
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      no you cant use ziphone, use quickpwn