ZiPhone 2.5: Single-Step Method to JailBreak & Unlock iPhone Firmware 1.1.4 Released

BY Jason

Published 29 Feb 2008

It was earlier today that I had mentioned about the ultimate method to jailbreak iPhone 1.1.4 which the iPhone Dev Team were planning to release soon.

But you need not have to wait as iPhone hacking expert Zibri has just released the latest version of his tool, ZiPhone 2.5, to JailBreak and Unlock iPhone Firmware 1.1.4 and you can do all this with a graphical interface for both Mac OS X and Windows.

Before I go into the details it is important to mention that before you jailbreak your iPhone, be sure to backup in iTunes so that you can restore your iPhone if something goes terribly wrong and since I have not tried this method I am not in a position to confirm either way so do remember that hacking your iPhone is completely at your own risk.

When the latest iPhone firmware was released earlier in the week, Zibri had recommended users not to upgrade as he needed to make some adjustments and fully test it. At that time he had expected to release the new version of ZiPhone in 3 days and a day earlier for those who donated. However, he has been kind enough to release it to everyone thanks.

The latest version of ZiPhone v2.5 can be used to jailbreak and unlock iPhone running the latest iPhone firmware which means it will also work on iPhones shipped with 1.1.4 out-of-the-box (OTB) and you have version for both Mac and Windows users.

For all those running iPhone with older firmware, Zibri recommends them to restore to 1.1.4 and not to update. So download the latest iPhone firmware 1.1.4 as a standalone download from this link (size: 165 MB) and after downloading the update, you can hold the "Option" key on a Mac or "Shift" key on a Windows system, then click the "Restore" button in iTunes (under the iPhone tab) and select the downloaded file to apply it. 

Then download the latest version of ZiPhone from here and follow the on-screen instructions. Zibri has also provided a separate advanced interface for experts. The entire process of jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone should take you approximately 5 mins.

The other good thing is that ZiPhone will also install the cool Installer app which will make it easy to install unauthorized third-party iPhone applications.

Checkout the User Interface of the latest version of ZiPhone below:

In case you face any issues and need clarifications, you could checkout the comments on Zibri’s post here, he has been quite prompt in responding to queries.

As always do drop in a line to tell us how well the latest version of ZiPhone worked for you and in case you have any tips do share it with fellow readers in the comments.


I have updated the post based on inputs from Jason Burroughs & meow66meow who had highlighted that it should be "Restore" instead of "Update".

I have also updated the download link of iPhone firmware 1.1.4 standalone file based on inputs from Dr.Ahcir and Dipan.

Thanks guys for your feedback, appreciate it.


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