Archive for January, 2008


January 18th, 2008 No comments

First of all, HUGE thanks to TA_Mobile and IMTH for getting us the secpack from 1.1.3 Also, thanks to psp_sully for giving me a 1.1.2 OTB phone to play with. Without them there would be no unlock, and no blog post.
YOU VERY WELL MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE WITH THIS. Be careful. I have done it sucessfully on two phones, and have never bricked an iPhone in my life.
So lets get down to business. It is a hardware method to downgrade the bootloader, and I am assuming you are familiar with the old hardware method, so I won’t repeat steps. You need to have a 1.1.2 4.6 phone for this to work. If you upgraded to 1.1.3, have fun waiting for 1.1.4!

First download this pack, you will need these files. This includes the NEW secpack, a new ieraser, a new, and a new iunlocker.

1. Copy all the files to a directory on your phone. It is imperative you do not shut off the phone after ieraser, or you cannot restore wifi, since the only fls which works on 4.6 is 1.1.3 Install mobileterminal before you begin, in case you lose wi-fi. Also I advise doing this on 1.0.2, since resetting the baseband doesn’t cause problems.

2. Run ienew. This is ieraser, and it erases your 1.1.2 firmware to allow the testpoint to work.

3. Find an old 3.9 nor dump and create a file called “nor” with the first 0×20000 bytes of the old nor dump. This is the 3.9 bootloader.

4. Copy “nor” into the folder and run iunew. This is iunlocker and runs just like the old one. You will need the A17 testpoint on before running this. See Step 3 for info on this testpoint. If you restarted and lost wi-fi, it is fine. Just run it from mobileterminal.

Note: “bbupdater -v” shouldn’t work at this point, since your phone has no firmware, just a bootloader.

5. The bootloader is now 3.9!!! Run bbupdater -f or restore phone with the AnySimmable firmware of your choice. It seems people are having the most luck with the firmware from 1.1.2

6. Run AnySim and, as usual, enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

PS. Thanks again to TA_Mobile and IMTH. The secpack was the only obstacle to the unlock. And thanks to the girl who pressed the return button while I held the testpoint :)

1.1.3 iPhone firmware released same as the leaked one

January 15th, 2008 No comments

So finally Apple released the 1.1.3 iPhone firmware – and surprise! It’s exactly, 100%, bit-for-bit, identical to the leaked firmware that was demoed on Gear Live.

This means the home screen rearrangement crashing bugs will still happen.

It also means the info I released about the leaked firmware holds true. To reiterate:

If you upgrade to 1.1.3 with an anySIM-unlocked phone, your upgrade will fail, and a restore to 1.1.2 or a lower firmware will let you use your phone again.

If you upgrade to 1.1.3 with a never-unlocked phone (this includes jailbroken phones) your upgrade will succeed. You will ONLY (as of yet) be able to activate if you have a valid AT&T SIM card and service (aka the “normal” way to activate).

Once you upgrade to 1.1.3 on a normal phone, there’s no downgrading. The new…

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1.1.3 is coming, unlocks will happen soon

January 3rd, 2008 No comments

I haven’t been working too much with the iPhone lately, but I did take a final look at the new bootloader on the way back from Canada. I also looked over the NCK numbers again.
As far as work with the NCK goes, I don’t think we will get anywhere. I do believe the numbers are generated from the IMEI/Serial, but it is done well enough that without Apple’s generator we won’t be able to do it. Also bruteforce is totally impractical.
I also made a mistake with the hardware hack I posted. The 1.1.2 secpack will NEVER validate on the new bootloader. The new bootloader actually does two checks and the SHA needs to be repeated twice. You will see it when you decrypt the new secpack. The A16 hack will work to validate the 1.1.3 secpack on 1.1.3 though.
So it’s VERY important that you do not upgrade your baseband. I am 100% sure the old hardware hack will work when the 1.1.3 secpack is used with iEraser. I also think that the -0×400 hack still exists in the new bootloader, so software unlocks are hopefully coming with the release of the new secpack. I’ve heard rumors of people who have 1.1.3 in beta. The whole community awaits this secpack. Please get it out there as soon as possible.

SMSNotify – keeps your iPhone vibrating when there’s an unread SMS

January 2nd, 2008 No comments

I hate it when someone SMSes me, and I miss the vibration, and I go for hours without checking my phone. Thus I created SMSNotify, a script that vibrates your iPhone every 15 seconds when you have an unread SMS.

The script is quite simple – it just queries the SMS database for unread SMSes, and if there are any, it calls the ‘vibrator’ utility that vibrates the phone for a short time.

It’s written in shell script so if you want it to do other things it’s easy to modify.

Now it’s not perfect – when your phone is asleep it won’t be every 15 seconds but will wait until the phone silently wakes up (to check your e-mail generally) before it can vibrate again. I’m working on that.

Download it at or just wait for it to appear in – my good friend Shaun Erickson is packaging it up. …

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January 2nd, 2008 No comments

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