Duality Nature Project: How To unlock and Jailbreak any Iphone

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How To unlock and Jailbreak any Iphone

This article is not exactly on Topic with my blog and is the second such article I have written concerning smartphone hacking techniques. It will stay here until I figure out what to do with these>

Unlocking and Jailbreaking might be difficult if you have never done this sort of thing before but once you do it the first time you will realize how easy it is. The trouble with iphone unlocking is there is so much gosh darn spam on the internet. Everyone seems to want to make a buck. I like money too, which is why I have ads on this blog, but I think I am different because I will only attempt to tell you the truth and not try to sidetrack you with nonsense just to make some money. I created this guide to try to counteract some of the disinformation on the internet about iphone unlocking BUT I AM NOT THE AUTHORITY ON THIS AND I RECOMMEND YOU CONSULT A VARIETY OF GUIDES< NOT JUST MINE< HOWEVER I"M PRETTY SURE EVERYTHING I WRITE IS ACCURATE AND I HAVE PERSONALLY TESTED AND DONE THIS!

The first thing you will need to do is see what your firmware version is and your baseband/modem version is. There are generally two ways to do this:

1. Check your iphone in Settings > General > About

2. If your phone is without an official sim card then it is impossible to check the settings or do anything with your phone except restore in recovery on itunes WHICH YOU DO  NOT WANT TO DO. In this case in order to check the firmware versions you will need some help. Tinyumbrella works for this. It is easy to download and very useful for a number of things. We will be using this again depending on what the status is of your own particular iphone. Download tiny umbrella by google searching for it or go here:

Once you have determined your firmware and baseband/modem versions the next thing you need to do is figure out if they are compatible with the unlock. Generally you may need to restore your phone to an older version. All of the firmware versions for the iphone are listed below. You will need to find the one you need. I would recommend either downloading 4.1 or 4.2.1 as those are the most recent versions that are unlockable (version 4.3 is not yet unlocked by anyone). In order to download an older firmware version you need to shit SHIFT and ALT together on your keyboard (It may just be SHIFT, I'm not too sure I always press ALT and that works too so eh :p) and once you are holding down SHIFT and ALT together click the RESTORE button in ITUNES. The next thing that should happen is your computer will pull up a list of files. You need to find the firmware version you downloaded and select it. Itunes should now restore your phone to that version if you did correctly. 

Warning: FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD ALSO CHANGES THE BASEBAND/MODEM Version. Pay careful attention to this. The latest baseband which somes with the newest firmware version 4.3 is non-unlockable, that is why people say not to download it! If you do download it, you can still unlock your phone and restore to an older version but on this particular unlock the GPS will not work! I do not think the GPS system is that great to begin with so not too bad of a loss, but you have been WARNED! If you do have version 4.3 you will need to install either version 4.1 or 4.2(.1) and then you will need to also download ultrasn0w to upgrade your baseband to the ipad baseband version 6.15 in order to unlock. This is further explained below.

1.0.0: iPhone1,1_1.0_1A543a_Restore.ipsw
1.0.1: iPhone1,1_1.0.1_1C25_Restore.ipsw
1.0.2: iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw
1.1.1: iPhone1,1_1.1.1_3A109a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.2: iPhone1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
1.1.3: iPhone1,1_1.1.3_4A93_Restore.ipsw
1.1.4: iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H1_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
3.0.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw 
3.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1_7C144_Restore.ipsw
3.1.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
3.1.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw 
3.1.2 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
3.1.3 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.0 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.1 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.0.2 (4): iPhone3,1_4.0.2_8A400_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
4.1.0 (4): iPhone3,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
4.2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw
4.2.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a_Restore.ipsw
4.2.1 (4): iPhone3,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw
4.2.6 (4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_4.2.6_8E200_Restore.ipsw
4.3.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.3_8F190_Restore.ipsw
4.3.0 (4 GSM): iPhone3,1_4.3_8F190_Restore.ipsw
4.3.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw
4.3.1 (4 GSM): iPhone3,1_4.3.1_8G4_Restore.ipsw

Once you have your firmware downloaded that you need the next step is to change your baseband. One way to change the baseband is an application on Cydia called Fuzzyband.  Cydia is the third part app store that almost everyone who has a Jailbroken iphone uses so in order to gain access to Cydia you will need to Jailbreak your iphone. You will need Cydia anyways for Ultrasn0w which is the unlocking Software that I am recommending to use in this guide (although there are others, they are not nearly as good)

In order to Jailbreak you need to  Download Limera1n   Limera1n was created by Geohot who was the first person to ever unlock an iphone a couple years back. It is very much so the recommended software for Jailbreaking and is very easy to use. Just download and follow the instructions. 

Once you have your iphone Jailbroken you need to you unlock it. The easiest way to do this is to download Cydia and from Cydia go and download Ultrasn0w. The easiest way to download cydia is to just go to the Cydia website from your iphone. But what if you don't have internet access like wifi on your iphone yet? There is a Solution: Download redsn0w. With redsn0w on your computer you can launch the file and follow the instructions and it will download Cydia for you. There are other things Redsn0w can do as well but I don't feel I need to get into all of that but you will need to check the IPAd Baseband install if your baseband/modem version is 5.15 because the 5.15 baseband is not able to be unlocked at this time. Doing this will update your baseband to 6.15 which is the same as the Ipad (hence why it's called IPad baseband). Now there are some risks with the 6.15 baseband but if you want to know about them I recommend you do a google search because I don't think they are that risky and I don't want to explain that and waste my own time and effort typing some silly disclaimer. If you are trying to unlock Iphone or Ipad, etc... then you should already know the risks. This is HACKING!  Just follow the instructions on redsn0w. Download: Download RedSn0w 0.9.6b1  

Once you have Cydia installed either by going to the cydia website or installing from your computer using Redsn0w you can now proceed to unlock your phone by using Ultrasn0w. Now for this part you really do need an internet connection. The easiest way would probably be to use the WIFI. If you don't have WIFI at home go to the Library or Mcdonalds or something and use theirs. It should only take a few minutes to do this last part and the total process can be achieved by most people within an hour or less and for an experienced user can take a matter of 10-15 minutes. That is how easy this is IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO 

So here is the last step to Unlock Iphone:

Go into Cydia.

Click manage

Click Sources

Look for Repo666 Ultrasn0w.


Test a Sim card like T mobile or Simple Mobile. Should be unlocked. Congratulations. You just hacked your iphone! :D Way to stick it to the man!


Derek Staroba said...

Not sure if this is relevant for any iphone after 4. Personally i do not like iphones and i would imagine that the info still has quite a bit of value regardless

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