If you have been holding off on jailbreaking your iPhone 1.1.3, Now is the time!
As an early iPhone owner, I did not hesitate to jailbreak my phone. I first used iBrickr, on a PC, and had few problems with making it work. I was overjoyed to have ants crawling around my screen, a full terminal with access to many unix utilities that were easily installed, thanks to
Erica Sadun. Then, I installed the extended springboard that allowed me to add 4 new screens along a horizontal scrolling plane. Later, this turned into both horizontal and vertical scrolling. After that, I installed a custom theme for my springboard, and I was as happy as a clam.
But then, I was distracted to the dark side. Darth Jobs dangled a new version in front of my face, and I was seduced and went over, thinking that the 1.1.2 version would be quickly jail broken as 1.1.1 was. But alas, it wasn’t for some time. I attempted to downgrade, and no matter what I did, I could not get past the lions guarding the gate. I bricked it several times, and resurrected it from the dead, using the redeeming holy iTunes to bring it back to life. At that point, I decided to keep my iPhone pristine for a while, and watch what would happen. Enter 1.1.3 update. Of course, I upgraded.
Many announcements were made, and many paths were laid out toward the holy grail of getting to heaven, I mean a jail broken version 1.1.3. But each and every one made you descend back into the depths of older version hades. Piously, I awaited, and began to really
marvel at the proliferation of web applications and portals aimed at the iPhone, or rewritten for the mobile phone market. This period was purgatory for me, but I served my time by watching the intrigues of the different groups putting out jailbreaks, unlocks, virginizers,
patches, etc. I was waiting to find a tool that would jailbreak my iPhone without going back three steps, before I could make one step forward. And fellow iPhone users, it has happened! (Can I get an Amen?)
A new utility named Ziphone has appeared that does not require using iTunes, or putting the iphone into recovery mode, or making any sacrifices of helpless animals at the new moon! (Come to think of it, Happy Chinese New Year!)
On or about Feb 11th, a program was released by a developer named Zibri, called Ziphone. At first it was only available on the PC, then on the same day it was released to run on the Mac. Today, there has even been a new release, and it just keeps getting better. Why have I
have built up this program so high? Because it will upgrade just about any version of the iPhone, it will activate, unlock, jailbreak, erase the BL 3.9 baseband, and change you IMEI should you have BL 4.6 baseband. The source is available on line, and it works, works, works!
If you don’t understand about all of these modifications that Ziphone can do, don’t worry about it, just use it for jail breaking your iPhone. The instructions and procedure is very quick, painless and opens up a whole new world to your iPhone! If you are interested in finding out more about the development of Ziphone, check out Zibri’s Blog. You can obtain the latest version of Ziphone at this address.
I set my iPhone free, again, last night, and watched it soar to even greater heights than what I had originally encountered with my first jailbreak. I downloaded a bit of third party software, and began my second love affair with the iPhone. (or is it the third?) I can really recommend the Ziphone utility as a very, easy, way to jail break your iphone, no matter what your current version is.
Despite all of the fingers currently being pointed at Zibri, about releasing the code too soon, He has done a great service to the iPhone community. Do thank him if you use his software, I’m sure he needs the positive reinforcement since he is catching a great deal
of flack on the internet for what he has done. The reason the iphone team originally gave for holding back this exploit solution, was to stay a step ahead of Apple and use it for the next update release. However, I don’t think anyone is going to pull the wool over the eyes of the Apple iPhone team. I think that the whole exploit game is about to change with the release of the SDK, so I really don’t think it matters that much. Apparently neither did Zibri. My hat’s off to him, and yours should be as well, if you use this new software to modify your iPhone!
So I am brand new to the iPhone. Just got a 16gb model. Can someone please simply explain to me what the advantage of this jail break is? Where would i find a list of programs that I could then download?
My main concern is this? Is it worth the risk. What is the risk? Is it permanent? If apple is about to release the SDK it would seem the whole jailbreak thing will soon be unnecessary.
Please forgive my ignorance on this topic.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
You wrote about this subject with amusement and still got the key points across, I enjoy your blurbs!
With the SDK coming out at the end of this month, I would not jailbreak my phone. Since you just got your iPhone you will find TONS of new things on there between now and the SDK release. It would have been too much for me to have a jailbroken iPhone right after I got mine.
Hope this helps!
Did not work on my iphone. Leopard 10.5.2, itunes 7.6, Iphone 1.1.3 . Ziphone found the phone OK and ran but did not stop and say “disconnect, shut off, turn back on holding Home and reconnect ” just jumped into running said Wait 45 ” and ran continuously leaving the iphone with an apple logo . Tries 3 times finally got the phone into recovery mode and used Itunes to restore. What a waste of 3 hours.
If you will send me your address, I’ll send you a large bookmarker file in HTML that has quite a few good to great sites, which explain all of the in-and-outs of the iphone. Send me email on email@example.com, as it is a temporary account, and I’m not planning on subscribing.
David B. Alford
iphone atlas has a 1 minute ijailbreak that works when all other fail, Worked on my 10.5.2 Mac itunes 7.6 first gen iphone 8g
Just got my iPhone, and had heard about ZiPhone, but was a bit apprehensive about using it. your blurp but me at ease, I just installed it, ran it and it works fine and it only took less than two minutes.