How To Unlock Your iPhone
How To Unlock Your iPhone
Want to use your iPhone YOUR way? Tired of rules and restrictions? Ready to rebel? Then let us show you how to unlock your iPhone so you can use it how and where you want to! So, you might brick it. So what? C'mon. Unlock your iPhone. You know you want to.....
Step 1: Get Ready
To unlock your iPhone, you have to perform the following steps in exactly the order detailed. Even then, it may not work. You may brick your phone, turning it into an unusable, albeit beautiful, object. Remember, by even trying to unlock your phone, you are voiding all your warranties and guarantees. Still with us? OK! To begin, dock your phone, quit out of iTunes when it appears, open your hard drive, select "applications," then select "utilities.." Next, open your activity monitor, select "iTunes Helper," and quit the process. Now, quit out.
Step 2: Firmware
Make sure you're running firmware version 1.0.2 on your phone. If you've upgraded, you're going to have to restore before you move to the next step. If you don't know how, you can easily find out online. There's nothing illegal or warranty-busting about restoring, so you can even ask Apple for help with this one.
Step 3: Declare Your Independence
Open a browser on your computer and download a version of the 1.0.2 restore file. Then, download and run the latest version of iNdependence. Just don't run iNdependence from the disk image - make sure you drag it to your hard drive or it may not work properly.
Step 4: Break Out!
When the iNdependence dialog box appears, go to the "Jailbreak" tab and choose "Perform Jailbreak." iNdependence will ask you where to find the proper files. You should choose "desktop," then the folder that CONTAINS the firmware - NOT the firmware itself. Now, click "open", and the Jailbreak image should appear. Not working? Try it again. And again. And again. Until it does or you give up. Whichever comes first. If it does work, then sit back and let it do its thing. When you see the "Success!" dialog box, you'll know you've broken out! Click OK and bask in the glow for a moment before you move on to the next step.
Step 5: Install, Install, Install
Make sure you have Installer.app installed on your iPhone. If you don't have it yet, download it and install it before moving on. For the rest of you, launch Installer and then click and install the following, IN THIS ORDER: Community Sources, DNS Tools, BSD Subsystem, OpenSSH. This'll take a few minutes, so stay with it. Remember, if you don't do this step in the order specified, your unlock will likely not work.
Step 6: Download, Download, Download
Open a browser on your computer and download Unlock.app, lockdown, and CyberDuck; Make sure to extract or unzip files as needed after downloading.
Step 7: Rounding The Bend
On your iPhone, go to "settings," choose "general," touch "auto-lock," and set it to "never." Then, staying in "settings," choose "wi-fi," and find your phone's IP address by touching the blue arrow next to the network you're using to connect. Write this number down. You'll need it, and it's not as easy to remember as you think.
Step 8: The Homestretch
Open CyberDuck, and click "Open Connection" in the top left corner of the screen. Choose "SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) from the pulldown. Then, type your IP address from the last step into the "server" field. Your "Port" number should be 22, for "username", use "root" and for "password" use "dottie". Now, click "connect." When the next window comes up, then open "usr/libexec" and drag your "lockdownd" file into it. You'll be asked to overwrite the file. Click "continue" and you'll see your file transfer. Next, go back to the "slash" pulldown in Cyberduck and drag your "Unlock" file into the "Applications" folder. Wait for the transfer to complete before moving to the next step.
Step 9: Unlocking
Turn your phone off, and then remove the SIM card by pushing a paper clip into the little hole near the power button. Turn the phone back on, and you'll see a new "Unlock" icon on your