November 20th, 2007:
iPhone Update 1.1.2 and SimFree v1.8 news
We would like to let all our valued customers know that all testing for
update 1.1.2 version phones is now complete. Yet again, SimFree
remained completely unlocked and restore resistant for 1.1.2 version
phones but we wanted to check and verify new updates to the OS region
changes before recommending trouble free updates. As with all updates,
the phone needs to be jail-broken and activated again for it to
function. Thanks to the great work of the community, jail-breaking a
1.1.2 phone is now possible and works great.
October 29th, 2007:
We would like to also bring your attention to the recent events
surrounding the iPhone Scene around the world. The recent launch of the
European iPhone has introduced a new Bootloader which "currently" does
not allow any kind of unlocking. The same Bootloader is present on the
new iPhones that are purchased in the US with 1.1.2 pre-installed.
We are also ready to release SimFree v1.8 which is for people who got
their base-bands updated to 04.02.13_G before using SimFree. This
version must be used on a 1.1.1 Phone (with old bootloader) and then
you will be able to update to 1.1.2 and still remain unlocked.
As a reminder, customers who have used any version of SimFree
in the past are NOT required to re-unlock their phone for this update!
Procedure to update to 1.1.2 from older versions:
1. In Installer go to Tweaks 1.1.1 and install Oktoprep.
2. Open iTunes and hit Update in order to install 1.1.2 (note that if you press Restore it wont work)
3. After that is done, download Jailbreak-1.1.2 and proceed with the Jailbreak procedure. (for Windows & Mac)
You will want to install iWorld from Installer after you update (found
in Tweaks 1.1.2) in order to fix a known 1.1.2 crash caused with
The procedure to Install SimFree v1.8 on your Phone remains the same as
before. Just add http://tinyurl.com/2qxpe6 in the Installer Sources and
you will have the option to install SimFree v1.8 on your phone.
Keep your eyes pealed for more news soon to come.
SimFree v1.7 now Native for v1.1.1 iPhones
With the release of the new jailbreak/activation by the community
development teams there is no longer a need to downgrade to 1.0.2.
SimFree 1.7 is specifically tailored to be run on 1.1.1 phones with no
need to downgrade. The brilliant work by the teams combined with
SimFree 1.7 means that it is now possible to get a brand new 1.1.1
phone and have it fully up and running in under 10 minutes. We strongly
recommend that all our resellers switch to this new method of
jailbreak. We can now also recommend that all our previously unlocked
users upgrade to 1.1.1 . Please note that if you have already unlocked
your phone once using any previous version of SimFree there is no need
to unlock it again.
Please follow the simple step by step instructions outlined below to get Simfee 1.7 onto a freshly jailbroken phone.
1. On the Activation Screen, slide ro the Emergency Screen.
2. Type *#307# and hit Call, the phone will start ringing and diplay 1 Calling.
3. Delete all the numbers from the top right of the screen and Call the number 0.
4. Press Answer, Hold and then Decline.
5. Go to Contacts and create a contact. In the Url field type
prefs://1f and save it. Then add another URL and type jailbreakme.com
and save it.
6. Click on the prefs://1f and you can select your WiFi network.
Exit by pressing home and then Dial and Call the number 0 from the
7. Select the second URL called jailbreakme.com of the contact you
created and and follow the Install AppSnapp. Wait for it to finish and
reboot the phone when its done.
8. Now AppTapp is on your Home Screen so you can install SimFree v1.7 directly on the phone.
9. In Sources press Edit, Add, and type in
http://tinyurl.com/2qxpe6 . Accept the AppTapp installer message and it
will show iPhoneSimFree on your Install list.
10. After that you must install from the System tab the BSD Subsystem and then SimFree v1.7 from the iPhoneSimFree tab.
11. You should now Go to the phone Settings application and in
General - AutoLock, select Never you can now run SimFree v1.7. Its that
October 10th, 2007:
Worlds First Unlock for iPhone 1.1.1 / 04.01.13_G Firmware
Our sincere congratulations, to the iPhone/ iTouch Dev Team for
their brilliant work in finding an ingenious way to jailbreak the 1.1.1
system. This exciting news means we are now able to gladly welcome all
SIMFREE unlocked phone owners to UPGRADE to 1.1.1 if they so wish
September 28th, 2007:
Further to this, we are very proud to announce, (after some very
difficult and lengthy hardware hackery), we were able to retrieve the
necessary info to create the world first 1.1.1 unlock solution. We have
now tested SimFree v1.6 with phones that have the new Baseband version
04.01.13_G with full success. This now means that SimFree v1.6 release,
is now capable of completely restoring/repairing software unlocked
"bricked" iPhone. Those of you wishing to repair your phone, please
read the following steps.
Steps for "un-bricking" your anySim or iUnock iPhones:
1. Follow the iPhone/iTouch dev team steps to bring your phone back to
1.0.2 system (your baseband firmware will still be the newer 04.01.13_G)
2. Register your true IMEI (found engraved on the back of your phone) with our servers through one of our trusted resellers.
3. Power down your phone and REMOVE your sim
4. Power up with the sim removed and Install SimFree.app 1.6 (simplest method is through apptapp installer, see post below)
5. Follow this tutorial to execute the Simfree. app.
Here is the direct link to SimFree v1.6: Download SimFree v1.6
Why use iPhoneSimFree, Facts about unlocking with SimFree
1. iPhoneSimFree was the first to release a Software Unlock for the iPhone.
2. iPhoneSimFree Unlock works on ALL versions of iPhone (1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1.1)
3. iPhoneSimFree Unlock works on ALL versions of Modem Firmware ( even the latest 04.01.13_G )
4. iPhoneSimFree Unlocked phones can be updated from any version to
1.1.1 safely without bricking your radio and GSM functions (unlike
other unlock methods)
5. iPhoneSimFree does not patch your devices firmware ( unlike other unlocking methods )
6. iPhoneSimFree can FIX all phones that anySim and iUnlock bricked with the 1.1.1 update
7. iPhoneSimFree Unlock is restore and update resistant up to and including 1.1.1
Q & A For iPhoneSimFree Users and 1.1.1 iPhone Update
Seems there is a bit of confusion about our last post. Here are some
of the most common questions, with some corresponding answers.
September 27th, 2007:
Q. Why do you say it is unlocked if you can't activate a non AT&T sim?
A. There is a difference between unlocking and activation. Unlocking is
related to GSM standards and allowing a sim to be used on different
carriers, and activation is something made up by apple to further
restrict their users. After upgrading to 1.1.1 the radio of the phone
is still unlocked, meaning it can still connect to other carriers, but
apple requires the phone be activated to do so.
Q. How do you know it is unlocked if you can't activate?
A. There are several ways to know this. Firstly, the phone does not
report "Incorrect SIM". Secondly the IMEI is correct. Thirdly if you
bring up the field test, you can see the provider is not AT&T. And
finally (and coolest of all), there are ways to actually call out and
receive calls from the emergency call screen. If you can get the
baseband to crash (we do it by calling some emergency numbers with no
sim in place) and then insert the non AT&T sim, it can pick up a
signal and calls (non-emergency) can be placed and received from the
emergency call screen on the non AT&T carrier.
Q. Why does all this matter, if I can't yet use a non AT&T sim?
A. A few reasons. Firstly the phone can still be used by AT&T users
after upgrade. Secondly, if apple has patched the methods used to
perform the unlock, as long as an activation method is discovered, the
phone will work perfectly on other carriers. With other unlocking
solutions, if you were to upgrade the phone it would currently be a
brick, and if apple has patched the methods to perform the unlock, it
would also stay a brick forever..
News concerning iPhone 1.1.1 Update
We have successfully completed a test of the 1.1.1 firmware update on
IPSF unlocked phones. We are very pleased to report that the phones are
still fully unlocked, and if you are using an original activated
AT&T sim, you can activate and use the phone with no issues at all.
Unfortunately, currently there is no way to jailbreak/reactivate the
phone for use with a sim card other than the original AT&T card.
Therefore for our customers who have no immediate need to use alternate
providers and are still using their AT&T card, you are welcome to
update your phone. For the rest please be patient, as the jailbreak
issue is something that affects much more than just the unlocking. The
thousands of open source developers who have put a cumulative 10s of
thousands of man hours into various apps and tools now have no way to
get them onto the phone as well. We are all looking into the jailbreak
issue as it affects us all, and we will keep updating our site as well
as the open source community at large with any information we can about
September 25th, 2007:
We also tested an AnySim unlocked phone, and after the update it
appeared to be relocked. The IMEI was reported as 004999010640000 (see
below), and a T-Mobile sim was reported by the phone as an "Incorrect
SIM" rather than the new "Different SIM Detected" message.
The 004999010640000 issue (Resellers please take note):
004999010640000 is a special IMEI number reported back by a phone in "lockdown"
mode. We have seen this a few times mostly in relation to other
unlocking methods. We are currently updating our servers to accommodate
new customers wishing to recover their phones from lockdown mode, but
it is essential that the REAL IMEI of the phone is passed on to our
servers, or else the server will not issue the unlock. The real IMEI
can be found engraved on the back of the phone or on the back of its
retail box. We will update our site when the Servers have been updated
to fix lockdown phones.
News concerning Future iPhone Update
We have been receiving many enquiries from press and customers, regarding the soon to be released update for the iPhone.
September 23rd, 2007:
Our official stance to all our customers is please wait until we have
had a chance to verify the update before going ahead with updating your
SimFree unlocked phones.
It must be made clear at this juncture, that there is a very DISTINCT difference between the method used by iPhoneSimFree and any other product currently available for unlocking your phone.
SimFree.app Available via AppTapp Installer!
As part of our promise to continually develop and improve our
service to our customers, we are proud to announce that SimFree.app is
now easier and faster to install. We would like to thank the makers of
App Tapp for their outstanding application.
September 10th, 2007:
Here is how to get SimFree.app on to your iPhone by using AppTapp Installer.
1) Download and run AppTapp from http://iphone.nullriver.com/ (both Windows and Mac versions available)
2) Run Installer.app from your iPhone and select to install "Community Sources" from the list
3) Open Mobile Safari from your iPhone and go to http://tinyurl.com/2uj9mc
4) You will get a notice asking you to add the iPhoneSimFree repository
to your Installer. Just accept and Installer will open. Click "refresh"
and you will now have SimFree.app in the * iPhoneSimFree * on the top
Installer has a lot of other interesting and productive software available for you to install on your iPhone.
SimFree.app release v1.5
To our valued customers and end users thereof.
It has been brought to our attention mainly through this
article that there was a small bug in our code. This bug has now been
resolved we will be forwarding the new simfree.app to all our currently
registered resellers. All new resellers will automatically receive the
updated version. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr.
Jesus Diaz for discovering this bug and reporting it through his site.
As well as apologize to the select few who encountered this problem.
The bug has been confirmed to be related to whether or not the SIM card is pin locked or not, it has now been resolved. OUR SOLUTION IS UNIVERSAL AND PROBLEM FREE
Further to this, we will be updating our simple tutorial, to include the following:
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PHONE IS FULLY CHARGED AND YOUR "Auto-Lock" SETTING (in Settings/General) is set to NEVER for the duration of the unlock process. You may change it back once the application is finished.
September 10th, 2007:
HD Video of iPhonesimfree retail version in action from start to finish
You´ve read the FAQ; you ´ve read the PDF but now comes the moment
to watch in HD glory exactly how our software will unlock any iPhone
from start to finish. Sit back, relax and let Engadget´s
editor-in-chief Ryan Block guide you through the insanely easy process
involved in making your iPhone as free as a bird.
Click here to view the article
Click here to download the video in VGA Resolution
September 10th, 2007:
New style website launched
We just launched our new website, for more clarity, information and support.
September 9th, 2007:
Gizmodo Video Review
Popular independent tech website Gizmodo has made available a video review of an iPhone unlocking with iPhoneSimFree.com:
Click here to view the video from Gizmodo