Aviegas, a senior member at hackint0sh released ‘iPlus’ a much safer way to unlock your precious iPhone! The best part being the bootloader is now downgraded to 3.9 fakeblank BL which makes your iPhone brick-safe!! The best part being – it can now automatically install the all important applications :
– Community Services
– BSD subsystem
– BSD Fix
– VT100 Fix
– Summerboard themes directory fix
– Relocates Fonts and Ringtones (More than 120MB free)
There is an option to upload packages to the iPhone during the unlock/jailbreak process in the name of Brazil and International payload.
Aviegas says “Brazil payload adds some extra stuff like Carrier Bundles, Translations, time zone fixes (Daylight saving time issues) and fixes the phone number formating.” rules.
“Downgrading is performed with a minimal system (the ramdisk) so it’s perfectly safe as no phone specific stuff is running, just Darwin (the underlying part of MacOS, a Unix derivative).
So it’s as safe as running in 1.0.2!!”
iPlus can be used only for 1.1.4 firmware though. Zibri denied using this fake bootloader approach only because this came right from iPhone Dev’s kitchen!!
So, what is this fakeblank boot loader (3.9) thing all about ?? This means your iPhone unlock is COMPLETELY reversible unlike Zibri’s. No offense to Zibri but this is a much safer bootloader rather than tinkering with the stock bootloader. Using this, iPhone functions perfectly with 1.1.4 slapped on a 4.04 baseband which is not the case when you use Zibri’s which sacrifices 4.04 baseband features.
What about iPhone users with 1.1.3 or older firmwares, RESTORE to 1.1.4 via iTunes and use iPlus.
Follow this guide from iClarified for a detailed step by step procedure (Windows only for now). I will do a Mac version once released and may be a video on a brand new 16GB iPhone 🙂
p.s : “Repair Needed” is a common error with iPlus. Restore to 1.1.4 and rerun iPlus to Rock and Roll!!
UPDATE : Visit this follow up guide (Possible Youtube Fix included at the end…) [IMP]