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Have a read here first to understand some of the wording that goes on in this Forum:
iPhone Status Ticker:
What you should know:
If you purchase an iPhone today, it will have FW 1.1.4 OOB (out of box) It will have Bootloader 4.6 and it will have Baseband 04.04.05_G. Fortunately, you can unlock this phone! Now dont go posting like a crazy person asking what to do etc. We will be glad to help you out. Just hold on there.
When you buy the 1.1.4 OOB, you DO NOT need to downgrade it to be able to install Installer.app. Currently, there is a Jailbreak solution for the 1.1.4 OOB. Still confused about what this all means? I posted a link earlier to explain all of this but it may seem as you have skipped over it. Go back to here http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=14352 or go here http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/show...hone+internals about seczone and bootloader.
Before moving on, read this here http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=28530
To unlock your OOB 1.1.4 to use on any network, slevytem has created beautiful tutorials with pictures! Yes with pictures.
Here's a break-down of what you will have to do:
---So, there are a couple of ways you can do this.
You can use Pwnage, iPlus, or iLiberty.
The difference is this:
Good: Downgrade and upgrade to 3.9Real, 3.9FB, 4.6Real
Do what you want!
Read more here: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=146
- Allows you to downgrade to 3.9FakeBlank.
- FakeBlank is a custom made Bootloader which will always allow there to be an unlock
- Also gives you the option of keeping 4.6Bl with an unlock, only downgrading your baseband.
- You can choose your own payload ( settings ). There is an international and Brazil payload. Each payload is reflected through its keyboard, languages, stocks, weather, etc
Bad: On 3.9 FakeBlank, if you downgrade to 1.00 or 1.1.1 FW, you will end up getting 3.8BL. No one has heard of 3.8BL until this happened. It will mess up your iPhone
Good: Gives you the option to downgrade to 3.9BL and gives you the option of keeping 4.6BL with an unlock, only changing your Baseband
Bad: Same as iPlus
Good: Keeps it at 4.6BL and still unlocks. All-in-one Mac app
Bad: Only mac and for some, only stays at 4.6BL
Here is where you get them
Don’t know what a seczone or a bootloader is, or explained better:
When will the new 2.0 officially be released?
So, how do you know what firmware you have?
Generally all iPhones created after week 08 have the newest firmware 1.1.4 Checking the week is easy:
Turn the iPhone box over and look at the Serial No. For example, my serial is 88803…All you have to do is look at the 4th and 5th number in that serial. I have a week 03 build. If you have a serial that is 08 and above, you have the newest firmware.
You can also check by:
If your iPhone is activated and jailbroken, just go to installer, add this source: http://www.trejan.com/irepo
then install BBInfo under Utility category.
On 1.0.2 and need to Virginize that Baseband in order to upgrade?
Virginizer provided via Installer.app
Unlock that Brand-New 1.1.1!
Go here: http://iphone.unlock.no/#Start
So, you have an iPhone that is at 1.1.1/04.01.13_G, unlocked with AnySIM 1.1 and you want to upgrade to 1.1.2:
iClarified with pics PC: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=376
iClarified with pics MAC: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=358
Or do you want to go to 1.1.3 Unlocked with Bootloader 3.9?
Need the Firmware Files?
Want to add Ringtones? These work with firmware 1.1.1 I believe
iClarified with pics: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=439
In the UK and want to Bypass activation, etc?
This one works with non-iPhone AT&T Sims as well:
Need more help?
User "Random" also posted a FAQ with tutorials if you want to check it out:
Also, check out iClarified for other tutorials: http://www.iclarified.com/entries/in...caid=2&scid=11
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This FAQ is a work in progress. I wanted to get it out there so that there would not be unnecessary posts. Please, if you see something that needs to be fixed, reply and let me/moderator know.
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