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How to jailbreak your 1.1.4 or lower iPhone or iPod Touch and install third party applications.

WARNING: I will not be held responsible for damage done to your iPhone, iPod Touch or Computer. However, ZiPhone has never damaged an iPhone or iPod Touch. Check out the blog here. [www.ziphone.org]

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First, download ZiPhone from this link. http://www.downloadziphone.org/
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Zibri1 year ago

Lovely instructable. I just saw it now :D

PSPerson4 years ago
GAH! I miss the old 1.1.x days. When there wer QUALITY apps. Not all of these fart apps and crappy games. When you had to be at least somewhat smart to use it.
will this work with ipod touch 1g 2.2.1
tacodepollo5 years ago
 what is that theme called?please tell me its cool.
chilll20096 years ago
Is it approved by apple??
H?LL NO Apple and Sony are trying their hardest to stop this
moecool1016 years ago
there should be a way try googleing it or search it on youtube. Mabe if u have warrenty u can return it.
dane4806 years ago
I have already jailbroken my ipod touch 2.2 and I didnt install "open ssh" or "bsd subsystems". What do they do?
tugharris (author)  dane4806 years ago
When you jailbreak 2.2 bsd subsystem is already installed. Also, you only need open ssh if u want to wirelessly transfer files to and from your iPod. I should be postig a tutorial soon on how to jailbreak 2.2.
skillz946 years ago
i cant find the download on the link
micromuffin6 years ago
tsk, tsk, tsk. What is the point in jailbreaking with 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2? Really... is having a bit of customization worth the instability of the os?
musbah6 years ago
Dear folks i have an unlock iphone i follow your instructions, everything is done but when i click on DO IT ALL, it is unlocked and a masseage appeared saying LODING zibri dat SEARCHING FOR IPHONE.... athough my iphone ic connected to computer and detected by itune plz help
alecb4126 years ago
when i tried this, it made my screen come up with a lot of moving words and numbers.when it stopped it said "bsd root: md0, major 2, minor 0" if any body has any information on how i can get out of this please tell me. thanks
deth2all6 years ago
I have the same theme on my new 3G, "Unlocker" i believe its called
GABBLER20056 years ago
jailbreaked my ipod touch version 1.1.4 with ziphonev3.0now screen shows the following message
if you want to make modifications to files

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/ mount -uw /

If you wish to boot the system:

:/ root(hash)
and my itunes does not detect my ipod

it will not start up in recovery mode again... if anybody knows what to do and advice would be much appreciated... thanks

how am i supposed to get my apps that I downloaded onto my home screen? Great instructable, thanks you helped me alot.
red scourge7 years ago
Dosen't this turn your iphone into an ibrick?
Bedlam7 years ago
Didn't tell you on ipod screen only shows : BSD root: md0, major 2, minor 0 writes same line, it only detects the usb cable plug but says it cant start sartIpodStack Hope there's a way to repair it :(
Bedlam7 years ago
I got this far, stop the process since it didn't get further after 10 minutes. So then I restart the ipod but can't get it detected by the computer, on Ipod screen I get a kind of comand lone report, showing there's no configuration to start the device. So I can't get it reboot either since it does not respond to the normal procedure pressing the power button for 10 seconds. I'd like to know if theres other way to get the ipod back to normal function.
13nov19827 years ago
Can anyone please help me? I have an 8 gb iphone and on the screen it shows like it's trying to connect to itunes but it is frozen there. I can slide it to emergency call but besides that it doesn't work. I've tried the Ziphone GUI v3.0 but it didn't help either can you help me...
you need to plug it into your computer. It requires iTunes 7.7 or something from the itunes website. It will then activate your phone after a few minutes.
enthused917 years ago
What does Installing Open SSH and BSD Subsystem do? Is it necessary?
Sandisk1duo7 years ago
Will companies like metro pcs, verizon, t-mobile, support your phone? if you go and bring them a jailbroken iphone, can they put it on their network?
plzhelpp7 years ago
alright this is wats happening... my ipod touch is stuck on this thing it keeps saying "BSD root: md 0, major 2, minor 0" and it itunes wont reconize it and when ever i hold both the power and the home botten it just turns off then when i hold both bottens again it shows the apple logo and then goes into that text again and just starts saying "BSD root: md 0, major 2, minor 0" again and again... sooo please tell me what to do step by step
Plzhelpp, I had the EXACT same thing happen to me. Don't worry, I know how to fix you. But first of all, I'll tell you why that happened. It happened because you have a 16 GB iPod Touch most likely, and it only works on 8 GB.


1. Have your iTunes open.
2. Hold down the power button and the home button until the iPod's screen goes blank.
3. Plug your iPod into your computer AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU HOLD THE *HOME* BUTTON.
4. Continue to hold the HOME button until you see the USB and iTunes picture on your iPod Touch.

Your iTunes will then start restoring your iPod.

Let me know if you have questions!
ezian7 years ago
hey, im trying to use this Ziphone program on my 1.1.4 touch, and its not working...its getting stuck on something. any thoughts???!!! thanks!!!
acaz93 ezian7 years ago
in what is stuck , in the "BSD root: md0, Major 2, minor 0 "? screen
Dr.Paj acaz937 years ago
Same here, except my ziphone app shut off then my ipod will not shut off/reboot and it continues to loop. It also doesn't respond to me connecting it to the computer. Doesn't look good.
acaz93 Dr.Paj7 years ago
dr. paj : force that ipod into recovery mode!!!
or else it will die or get bricked

this is a useful how to force it into recovery mode
Dr.Paj acaz937 years ago
That was a close one. Thanks for the link. I used his link and then a link there to get it even connecting to my computer, and then I had to use an instructable here so it took some time, but it's syncing all 2k songs at the moment (15-20 mini hope). Never trying ziphone again lol, it scared me sh**less. +10 points to you
acaz93 Dr.Paj7 years ago
I almost poop in my pants when i saw that , it was scary , since even if you clicked the jailbreak button it did nothing , ziphone is crap , if i owned an iphone i would used iNdepence instead , well , now , i'm making an article in wikipedia ,
The Monochrome screen of horror and pain , telling the risks , and what is it
Just use iLiberty + but be sure you hi installer and not cydia, it do the same,only that more stable
dont worry acaz, the same thing happened here, the VERY FIRST DAY I GOT IT, for some reason when i put it in recovery mode, Ziphone logo showed up on my itouch, jailbreaking it.....it was damn wierd...
Dr.Paj acaz937 years ago
I'll just stick with getting podcasts for videos and email instead of instant messaging. I'll just wait longer for more games to come out when apple sells them in the future.
lefty337 acaz937 years ago
That's where I got stuck on my jailbreak. I found out that if you keep clicking on jailbreak it will work. I don't know why, but it does. Now that I got it to work, I don't know how to unlock the maps/mail/etc. apps? I am on 1.1.4 if that helps.
Dr.Paj7 years ago
When I go to www.downloadziphone.org it changes my address to just www.ziphone.org, I can't get to the downloader. Any suggestions?
tugharris (author)  Dr.Paj7 years ago
try going to ziphone.org then clicking the download link.
Will it even be worth it for my 1.1.3 iPod touch? I already have the software update.
of course its worthy, i got 1.1.3 with software update too, and believe me, it totally rocke my iPhone and my Touch
What do you do when it doesn't respond to anything, including the computer, off button, home button, ect. It also doesn't respond to the program and is looping "BSD root: md 0, major 2, minor 0" keep in mind clicking on jailbreak will not fix it because it is not responding to the computer at all.
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