1.11 Activation & Unlock made easy on Windows
I have found plenty of "complicated" methods out there to address new 1.1.1 iPhones. I have also received many emails from customers asking me to tell them how to go about activating and Jb'ing 1.1.1. Apparently, most tutorials are "scary" and a bit confusing.
This is why I am posting this tutorial for noobs like me! :) I truly hope it can be of any help!
PREMISE: This applies to OTB/Virgin 1.1.1
GOAL: To have an activated-unlocked-jailbroken 1.02 (I do not consider upgrading back to 1.1.1 necessary nor worth the hassle)
TOTAL TIME NEEDED ~15 - 20 minutes
NEEDED: iTunes :rolleyes:
Internet connection :eek:
Pacay YouTube Activation (if you care about YouTube)
lockdown file (advised to install to avoid reactivation when swapping SIM's)
iTunes Mobile Device Driver Unzip in iBrickr folder
http://iphone.exploit.org/pxl/anySIM-1.1p.pxl"] anySIM 1.1
The links above are correct... just replace *** with "r@pidsh@re" or download from anywhere else...
STEP 1 - DOWNGRADE V 1.1.1 to V 1.0.2
a. Run iTunes
b. Run iBrickr
c. You will get a message from iBrickr saying: "Looks like you're running iPhone firmware 1.1.1. ....."
d. CLICK on "See how deep the rabbit hole goes" (Gotta love Nate!)
e. Your iPhone screen will turn white
f. In iTunes, press SHIFT and click on RESTORE
g. Select the file that iBrickr just downloaded called 1.02 IPSW and click OPEN
... Let iTunes do the downgrade (it takes about 5 minutes)
Most likely you will get error 1013 at the end... just ignore and go back to iBrickr
h. Select "I have a yellow triangle, blah blah blah" and then click on "fix it"
i. Close iBrickr
STEP 2 - ACTIVATE & JAILBREAK 1.0.2 (I prefer to do this with wiNstaller since it's quicker and always works!)
a. Run wiNstallerGUI.exe (Make sure iTunes is running)
b. Click on "Activate" (Should take about 30 seconds)
Now your iPhone should be activated and jailbroken!
STEP 3 - Install ANYSIM 1.1 and then unlock
a. On your iPhone, go to Settings --> General --> Auto-Lock and set to "Never"
b. Press "Home" button to exit settings menu
c. Run iBrickr and click on Applications
d. Click on "Install PXL" and follow directions (make sure you restart the iphone twice as directed"
e. Click on "Check for PXL"
f. Select "install from PXL file"
g. Select the anySIM V1.1 file you downloaded (you must rename the downloaded file to .pxl - likely from .zip or .rar)
DO NOT INSTALL ANYSIM 1.02 - ONLY INSTALL ANYSIM 1.1
*** If your iphone does not "soft reset" and then display the anySIM icon on the menu, just turn it off and then back on and repeat steps f. & g. ***
h. On your iPhone, tap on the anySIM icon
i. Disregard warning (you can also run it with the original AT&T sim" -> Slide bar -> Scroll down and tap on "OK, Unlock My Phone" (should take 3-5 minutes)
*** You should get e message saying "Your iphone has been successfully unlocked" ***
YOU ARE DONE!!!
If you are not too tired, I recommend the following:
STEP 4 - Install lockdown file (Optional but I recommend it)
a. In iBrickr, go back to the main menu and select "Files"
b. On iPhone picture on the right, navigate to usr/ libexec/
c. Click on "Upload Files" and select the lockdown file you downloaded
d. Restart iPhone
STEP 5 - YOUTUBE activation
a. Open PACAY's folder
b. Click on "Click here - activate.bat
c. Let it finish and restart iPhone
STEP 6 - Remove the anySIM icon (Advisable if you ever have to claim warranty on your iPhone)
a. Run iBrickr
b. Click on "Applications"
c. Click on red dot on iphone pic next to anySIM
d. Restart iPhone
This procedure has worked for me flawlessly... I hope it will do the same for you!
IF THIS TUTORIAL HELPED YOU PLEASE GIVE ME A THUMBS UP!