Recovering from an update to 1.1.3 firmware
(intel Mac & Windows XP / Vista)
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If you messed up, and updated to 1.1.3 firmware and shouldn't have, all is not lost. The
process detailed here is for those of you that have the version 3.9 bootloader on your
iPhone. If you do not know how to determine your bootloader version then
read this flowchart.
You will be able to get your iPhone back to full functionality. Thank you to Michael over
for being the guinea pig on this one! I should mention that Michael did have a
legitimately activated AT&T iPhone. I'm unsure whether or not you (if previously
unlocked) would need to run anySIM again as part of this process, as I'm unwilling to
update my iPhone to find out.
For those of you with the version 4.6 bootloader, you can downgrade also, you will just
lose phone functionality.
Turn the iPhone on and plug it into iTunes. Put it into DFU mode by holding the
Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for 10 seconds. The screen will go black. Let go of the
Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds and iTunes
will detect that the iPhone is in recovery mode and display this pop up. Click OK.
Press your Option key (if using OS X) or press your Shift key (if using Windows) and then
click the Restore button in iTunes. In the file browser that appears, navigate to where
you have 1.1.1 firmware on your computer already. You can download
1.1.1 firmware here.
Various messages will appear while the process continues.
When the restore has finished you will get an error message pop up (click OK), and the
iPhone will display this graphic.
Another pop up will appear. Click OK again.
Eject the iPhone from iTunes and close iTunes.
OS X users
download iNdependence 1.3 Beta 2 here.
download iBrickr here.
Windows users you can also run
the original AppTapp Installer.exe
to do this.
Launch iNdependence or iBrickr (or AppTapp Installer.exe) to get the iPhone out of
recovery mode. You won't have to click anything, just wait a minute. You should then see
the image below on the iPhone and it should chirp indicating it is no longer in recovery
Note: Should either program fail, restore to 1.1.1 firmware again (this is a common
solution, especially with iNdependence).
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Jailbreak the 1.1.1 firmware. You should be at the activate iPhone screen.
Slide the emergency slider. Enter the following into the keypad: *#307# then press Call.
The iPhone will ring, press the X button at the top to delete all the characters you just
entered.Now enter: 0 then press Call again while it is still ringing. Now press Answer.
Press hold. Press Decline.
You will now be at the iPhone's main keypad.
Press the Contacts button below.
You are now at the contacts screen. Press the + in the upper right corner to make a new
contact. Press the First Last button.
Enter A for the first name then press Save in the upper right corner. Now press the Add
new URL button.
Enter: prefs: then press Save in the upper right corner. It will take you back a screen.
Press the Add new URL button. Enter http://jailbreakme.com Then press Save.
Press the Save button.
Press the home page prefs: button. You will now be at the Settings screen. Press
Press the Auto-Lock button. Now press Never.
Then go back to the Settings screen. Press the Wi-Fi button. Select your network from the
Enter your password and press Join. You should now be connected to your Wi-Fi network.
Press the Home button and you will be taken back to the activate iPhone screen. Slide
the emergency slider again. Enter: 0 then press Call.
Now press Answer. Press hold.
Press Decline. You will now be at the contacts screen again. Press the A button.
Press the home http://jailbreakme.com button.
Here's the jailbreakme.com website. Scroll down the screen. Press the Install AppSnapp
button. Safari should crash after a few seconds.
Once Safari crashes it will send you back to the activate iPhone screen. Wait about 20
seconds and the slide to unlock animation should freeze, then the iPhone will reboot.
You'll see the Apple logo, then you will be at the screen with the slide to unlock slider
again. Slide it and you will be at the SpringBoard.
You will now have access to the SpringBoard. The iPhone is now jailbroken and activated.
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The first thing to fix is the baseband that the 1.1.3 firmware upgraded to 04.03.13_G.
Launch the Installer.
Next install BSD Subsystem. When it has finished installing, press the Sources icon. The
Press Add. Enter i.unlock.no Then press OK. It could take a minute to refresh
Press Done. Press Refresh. You should see Unlocking Tools as a source now.
Press the Install icon to get to the list of folders. Scroll down the list to Unlocking
Tools. Press Baseband Downgrader and install it.
If you'd like to read more about this process then press the More Info button on this
screen. You'll receive this notice. If you are unsure whether your auto-lock is set to
never, then press the home button at this point!
Press Settings, General, Auto-Lock and select Never. Press the Home button and relaunch
the Installer and you'll be brought back to this screen. Press OK.
You'll get a status report of the process as it proceeds. This originally hung on erasing
baseband for me for about 10 minutes. I eventually restarted the iPhone, then reinstalled
the package again. I then lost the ability to take screen shots. The next messages
displayed are about flashing the baseband, and pinging the baseband. You should then get
this message. Press OK.
If you press Home, Settings, General, About you will see you are now on 1.1.1 baseband
At this point you can unlock with anySIM 1.1 and stay on the 1.1.1 firmware by
using this guide,
or you can install
OktoPrep and continue on to 1.1.2 firmware
by using this guide (OS X),
or this guide (Windows).