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  • NEW GUIDE: Virginize, upgrade, and unlock. From 1.0.2 to 1.1.1.
    All right, now that the virginizer is out, I have created a guide which will let you know how to get from an unlocked iPhone running 1.0.2 (NOT unlocked with IPSF) to an unlocked iPhone running 1.1.1.

    The first installment of the guide, How to Virginize your 1.0.2 iPhone (which is basically just downloading the baseband is all), is now finished. I have the screenshots done for the next 3 bits as well (upgrading to 1.1.1, preparing the 1.1.1 phone for modding/unlock, and unlocking 1.1.1), and will have the guides up tonight.

    Good clean fun.

    Thanks to jwdav, I added a step in the first part - restoring to a clean 1.0.2 before preparing to upgrade to 1.1.1. This should fix some folks issues.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: NEW GUIDE: Virginize, upgrade, and unlock. From 1.0.2 to 1.1.1. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 320 Comments
    1. w9cae's Avatar
      w9cae -
      Firstly I want to send out a big thanks to all the folks who have contributed to all the iPhone work taking place.

      My phone is a month & half old & unlocked. When I first went to unlock I used the second update to anysim. Which failed on the first try, then on the second try it crashed. So I used the unlock posted here by Erica Sadun. It worked perfectly, except for about a day I was unable to use any of my purchased iTunes content from my AOL account. Then after reloging iTunes in with my AOL account & synching my phone. Everything worked.

      I removed all the app tap etc & to make my phone like stock just unlocked. Some may think how bland but the phone has worked flawless.

      Now we have FW 1.1.1 which I would like to upgrade to for some of the features.

      But I have questions or feeling even with a revirgion process. A future upgrade may be an issue.

      My comfort level with terminal is not so confident. Seeing my phone works so well on 1.0.2. It has crossed my mind to revirgion it and unlock on 1.0.2.

      Ok enough of my rattling on just thought I would share some of my thoughts as others might be thinking the same. I usually just read posts here & have not made much comment.

      Cheers Scott
    1. macfanatico's Avatar
      macfanatico -
      Hice todo los pasos del virginizer y el iPhone 1.0.2 que no recibia sms y solo veía un carrier, ahora es 1.1.1 y funciona todooooooooo
    1. zeroMPHfallover's Avatar
      zeroMPHfallover -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post

      Tomorrow I will work on an unlock guide from a clean 1.1.1 iPhone...
      This is what I need! Can't wait!
    1. Junk13's Avatar
      Junk13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slimis2k View Post
      please help i need to know how to virginze my bricked iphone for windows i see ur guide but its only for osx how soon u think its gonna be before its out for windows
      A windows guide is posted up earlier in the thread, three people have pointed this out already.
    1. flashedema's Avatar
      flashedema -
      followed the guide to and it worked great - now running 1.1.1 unlocked on roger's in canada - thanks!

      now i am trying to install the new version of SummerBoard, and although my phone is definately in firmware 1.1.1, the SummerBoard app won't install, saying "Firmware 1.1.1 is required for this version of SummerBoard!"

      also, summerboard version 2.11 remains installed, although the icon doesn't come up, and i am unable to uninstall the application as is says "error during uninstall script execution!"

      has anyone had similar issues?
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sookysmooth2004 View Post
      So i have gotten as far as starting independence and it asking me to open up itunes. It says to make sure that you see the SET UP YOUR IPHONE screen... I am not getting this screen. I am getting the usual screen that I get when I plug into itunes... it asks me if I want to upgrade to 1.1.1. and I always say no...

      What do I need to do from here...

      how did you get past this step. thats the only thing that went wrong before my phone bricked. im unlocking the iphone now to 1.0.2 to start all over. this is more hectic than i thought. thanks to whom ever put a link to an alt. BSD subsystem thing on apptapp.

      OMG MY WTF!! i just did tried to do a re-unlock using the erica method and it didnt work. the entire process went well. but when i put my sim card in it, it says this iphone must be used with an approved SIM. wtf is goin now? what did i do to my iphone!!!
    1. birdieman's Avatar
      birdieman -
      Okay I downgrade to 1.0.2, unlcked but do not take sim card ... which thread should I follow to make this expensive iPod to become an iPhone agian?
    1. ledude's Avatar
      ledude -
      Anyone here ever upgraded their 1.0.2 iPhone unlocked with anysim 1.1 to fw1.1.1?

      Cos this is my setup and would like to upgrade.

      I know I don't have to virginize my phone coz anysim.1.1doesnt corrupt the nvram. Please let me know and thanks
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      Well revirginized fine, did the preupgrade updates, ran the updates, running fine, then tried to jailbreak the 2nd reset said it was working and said it failed, tried again and told me i had to downgrade and do it all over again, since then ive been in a inbetween state, 1.0.2 is running again, having a hard time to get it to work. Any suggestions, or anyone else run into the jailbreak of 1.1.1 error?
    1. markvenn@btinternet.com's Avatar
      Ledude: This was my setup as well. I followed poetic_folly's guide exactly with no problems. I left my Vodafone UK SIM in throughout the process. The only wrinkle was the need to use INdependence to install SSH/SFTP, otherwise I could not perform the pre-1.1.1 upgrade routine in INdepedence. Everything else went just fine (although it did make me late for dinner)
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      Well jailbreak failed again in 1.1.1 said it was successful and under that dialogue box was jailbreak failed HELP!
    1. hat's Avatar
      hat -
      thanks a lot wonderfull guide apperciated your efforts but i am wnidows user

      can someone pls make for windows in the same way

      thanks and wating for windows guide
    1. schwartzki's Avatar
      schwartzki -
      Tried for a third time this time with the att card in, still no dice, still fails out at the last step, pf waiting on word from you but as of now im going back to 1.0.2 and hoping to get the bb downgraded
    1. slimis2k's Avatar
      slimis2k -
      i know this is prob ur site let me ask u something jus advice this is what happen i want u to tell me omething , i unlocked my iphone when it first came out erica's unlock , then i accendtly upgraded to 1.1.1 and bricked it , so now i downgraded it to 1.0.2 and tried everything and well i bought the licence for simfree still wont work cuz my imemi num and iccid and modem firmware keeps disappearing and appearing whenever i tried to run simfree or anysim , i try to revirginized but i guess i dont know how to do the commands on the terminal i keep getting problems please give me a link that will work for sure or ur best advice man ,, appreciate it alot thanks
    1. gpm13's Avatar
      gpm13 -
      just wanted to say "thanks" - i'm loving my updated 1.1.1 unlocked iphone!
    1. Mac-Beat23's Avatar
      Mac-Beat23 -
      Hey guys,
      can anyone help me! I am not the best in terminal so I got this problem:

      This is the message from the Terminal:

      chris-macpro:~ Chris$ ssh -l root
      [email protected]'s password:
      Last login: Thu Oct 25 10:28:02 2007 from
      /bin/mv: cannot stat `/var/root/.profile.tmp': No such file or directory
      'MobileFinder will now upload the contents of ~/Library/MobileFinder/Sync to /Users/Chris/iPhone on and then download the contents of /Users/Chris/iPhone on to ~/Library/MobileFinder/Sync. You may be asked for your password twice.
      /usr/bin/rsync -avz --progress ~/Library/MobileFinder/Sync/ [email protected]:/Users/Chris/iPhone
      ssh: connect to host port 22: Operation timed out
      rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
      rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(453) [sender=2.6.9]
      /usr/bin/rsync -avz --progress [email protected]:/Users/Chris/iPhone/ ~/Library/MobileFinder/Sync
      ssh: connect to host port 22: Operation timed out
      rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [receiver]
      rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(453) [receiver=2.6.9]
      Upload and Download completed.
      Press enter to exit...

      I just want to ssh to my iPhone to re-virginize it, but I can't because the rsync tries to sync files. I already estalished a connection with a successful file transfer, but the terminal still sais "Press enter to exit..."

      How can I get rid of this rsync-process?

      Please help me, otherwise I'm not able to type the terminal commands to re-virginzie my iPhone (is on 1.0.2 and have installed MobileFinder and Terminal).

    1. zimac's Avatar
      zimac -
      I used this guide to unlock mine. It was a complete success! I had my other (none AT&T) SIM inside the iPhone when started anySIM. Do I have to do this? Or I can unlock without having sim cards inserted...? Because now it only works with the sim that was in it during the anySIM unlocking process.

      Can I run anySIM if there is no sim card inserted?
    1. fernandorinto's Avatar
      fernandorinto -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      A few people have had this same issue. Which method did you use to unlock originally? Mine is fine, I have done a few with this method without issue. I'd like to isolate the problem. Give us a little background on your iPhone's history...

      Try reinstalling the BSD Subsystems. A network error or issue on their site could have been the reason you were unable to reinstall previously.

      Seczone.backup shouldn't have anything to do with it. I am not sure what the issue is there. Others have had a similar issue, although many more have had no issues at all. What had you previously done to your iPhone?

      You need to install SSH first.

      Just those two guides should be fine.
      can i skip the Seczone.backup, cause i try to do the backup so many times i even restore my phone 10 times so i can start from scrutch, but i still get stuck in here

      # launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.CommCenter.plist

      # ./norz seczone.backup 0x3FA000 0x2000
      geohot's nor dumper
      all your norz are belong to us
      super fast...just the way i like it
      Dumping: A03FA000-A03FC000
      Waiting for data...

      it does'nt go any where, i wait for 1hour. but still nathing happen
    1. chasev2's Avatar
      chasev2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by welladvised View Post
      Hey everybody,

      I've got an unlocked iPhone right now, using it on T-Mobile with apps and hacked to use T-Mobile $5.99 internet plan for my EDGE access. If I re-virginize this thing, and then update and then unlock it on 1.1.1, am I going to be able to use the same proxy.pac method for accessing EDGE thru my $5.99 plan?

      Anyone else in this situation and wanting to know if the upgrade is worth it?

      Thanks for the info!

      I use a proxy to connect to T-zones and everything carried through after the 1.1.1 update. However, it should be noted, after I revirgnized, my iPhone was instantly recognized by iTunes. I didn't have to go through the set up process of setting up a new phone. So everything I had (music, movies, contacts) all carried over. I'm not sure, but if you set up your iPhone as new, it might wipe out the proxy and thereby require you to set it up again to make it work.

      But again, if your question is simply will the new firmware allow you to continue to use the proxy to connect to the internet via t-zones, the answer is yes.

      NOTE: My upgrade has been a total success! Thanks Poetic and Dev Team! Just for statistical purposes, I had an unlocked iphone running 1.0.2, initially achieved via Erica Sadun's iUnlock method on a Mac running Tiger. I unlocked the phone myself upon purchase. My phone was never bricked and I tried no method of unlocking or jailbreaking between the time I initially unlocked to the time that I virginized my phone to upgrade to 1.1.1. There were only a couple of obstacles during the firmware upgrade itself. I needed to install SHH to Pre 1.1.1 my phone in Independence and I needed to SSH into my iPhone via cyberduck to set permissions after changing my password in order to allow Independence to install anySIM. Other than that, everything went according to plan. It's been over a day since my update and I've had no problems. I even did some modding myself and fixed the "Carrier Services" page in settings/phone to be fully functional and display properly since the firmware revision changed its previously modified functionality and display. Just dropping in the previously alterted files didn't work. I had to revise them to make a clean and functional interface again. Overall, it's been a crowning success. Through out the entire upgrade process I left my T-Mobile SIM in the phone.

    1. janusfreyr's Avatar
      janusfreyr -
      Quote Originally Posted by sookysmooth2004 View Post
      So i have gotten as far as starting independence and it asking me to open up itunes. It says to make sure that you see the SET UP YOUR IPHONE screen... I am not getting this screen. I am getting the usual screen that I get when I plug into itunes... it asks me if I want to upgrade to 1.1.1. and I always say no...

      What do I need to do from here...

      I have the same problem, anyone know how to fix this and continue.