I couldn’t unlock iPhone with firmware 1.1.1

Posted by Mark

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A friend of mine passed me his two iPhones today to unlock. He purchased them around the same time I purchased my last iPhone except his arrived with the 1.1.1 firmware while mine luckily arrived with the 1.0.2 one. Yesterday an updated version of AnySIM got released which I posted about and which supposedly unlocked the 1.1.1 iPhones but I tried it and it didn’t work.

The steps to unlocking a 1.1.1 iPhone are fairly easy, its just one tiny extra step compared to unlocking the 1.0.2 phones.

1) I downloaded the latest version of INdependence
2) I ran it and clicked on the option to Enter DFU mode (this is the option that you didn’t have to do with 1.0.2)
3) I quit INdependence, ran iTunes and restored the phone to version 1.0.2
4) I quit iTunes and ran INdependence again
5) I clicked on Activate
6) I then clicked on Jailbreak
7) I then clicked on install SSH
8) I FTP’ed to the phone and copied AnySIM
9) I ran AnySIM

Thats all the steps required to activate and unlock the iPhone. I also installed AppTapp but that can be done later. Now my issue is everything went smoothly except for the AnySIM unlock. It ran and gave me an error at the end which is normal, but when I rebooted it still wouldn’t work with the local GSM network. I tried unlocking both iPhones and had the same issue. Everything else on the iPhone works except for the phone. I don’t know if this is happening with other people or if I missed a step somewhere but whatever the reason might be it’s too late at night to figure it out.


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18 comments, add your own...


  1. SWOS says:

    i think its just cooler to keep it locked, since having an iPhone here is a pain in the a$$ coz like every1 wants to play with it n stuff…

  2. z says:

    i heard something about downgrading it, if u need more info i could look into it

  3. DJ X FADER says:

    i thought u didnt have to restore it to 1.0.2, only use anySIM to on 1.1.1 firmware? am i right

  4. mzmaar says:

    did you try unlocke it with windows platform?

  5. cajie says:

    I believe the mistake may have been downgrading it to 1.0.2.
    The anySIM unlock is supposed to work on virgin 1.1.1 firmware.

    The downgrading stuff was applicable for the IPSF unlock.

    But these hacking stuff changes by the hour, so I wouldn’t know for sure.

  6. Pinot says:

    Use the latest unzipped iPhone 1.0.2 software updates. It might work. Coz I did before applying the new AnySIM.

  7. AMQ says:

    mark, i heard that after u install anysim on v1.0.2 u then somehow upgrade it back to v1.1.1 and then u run anysim v1.1.1

    read the bullet list in this topic:
    http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/10/iphone-dev-team-announces-public-iphone-1-1-1-jailbreak/

  8. Mark says:

    Cajie: the new AnySIM works on virgin 1.1.1 iphones which this one is. A virgin iPhone is one that hasn’t been unlocked before. To be able to do anything with the 1.1.1 iPhone you need to downgrade it to 1.0.2. It’s part of the process of unlocking it.

    AMQ: Those instructions are old Pre updated INdependence and AnySIM

    Pinot: I used a the 1.0.2 software which I downloaded like 10 days ago so it should be ok..

  9. AMQ says:

    so i cant use the instructions on the webpage i gave u to unlock a v1.1.1 virgin iphone?

  10. steve_leb says:

    Shit.. I have ordered one yesterday.. what is the solution…??

  11. Bo Bader says:

    For you who don’t want to take chances, Apple will release unlocked iPhone in France officially very soon.

  12. Dhari says:

    The question remains, has anyone unlocked an iPhone v. 1.1.1 and how???

  13. busynow says:

    When i got the iphone i unlocked it with anysim 1.0.1 and thats mean im stuck with 1.0.2 .
    Yesterday i bought ipsf (it fix anysim issue) , i updated my iphone to 1.1.1(bricked it) then downgrade , then i unlocked it with ipsf.
    Then i updated the phone again to 1.1.1 ,then jailbreak it and activate it, and because i used ipsf to unlock , The phone is unlocked and have 1.1.1
    http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00248tg5.jpg
    But jailbreak and activate 1.1.1 is not easy as 1.0.2

  14. Mr. Game & Watch says:

    have unlocked it using the link mark posted and it works. no problems faced. dunno why mark was doing wrong. or maybe luck is on my side.


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