September 30, 2007: Restore iPhone using specific firmware

Restore iPhone using specific firmware

(Win and Mac)


New iPhone firmware is coming, Apple is going to ‘destroy’ your iPhone if you’ve hacked for native applications or sim free programs. Here is a little tip you should do when new firmware is out, but you still want to restore it to the unlock-able version.

For Mac:

1. Turn off the automatic update from iTunes > Preferences, un-tick ‘check for updates automatically’ from General tab.

2. Backup your existing iPhone firmware. For Mac, it is usually at ‘~\Library\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates’. Copy the ‘iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw’ from the folder to somewhere else as backup, we recommend you to update the iPhone now before the new firmware released.

3. Restore your iPhone by press and hold ‘option’ key, then use the mouse to click ‘restore. You should now able to choose the backup iPhone firmware file ‘iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw’ we did in step 2.

For Windows:

no automatic update

1. Prevent automatic update from iTunes. From the iTunes, choose ‘Edit > Preferences’, un-tick automatic update.

2. Backup your iTunes firmware from ‘C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates’. Change the part [user name] to your Windows’ user name. Copy ‘iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw’ to somewhere else as backup. You need to restore your iPhone at least once, or otherwise nothing will be in there. We also recommend you to update 1.0.2 while new firmware is not released yet.

3. Restore your iPhone by press and hold ‘Shift’ key, than click ‘restore’ to select the file we copied in Step 2.

If you are lazy to find where is the iPhone firmware file, download it by clicking here.

Dev Team News: Want to update to FW 1.1.1? READ THIS FIRST!
In a probably vain attempt to clarify and stop iPhone slaughterings, as well as repetitive questions, here's the facts about updating to 1.1.1. as of today, 28th September 2007.

1) If you have unlocked your phone at all, regardless of whether it's to use another sim / carrier or even just for fun and you're still using the AT&T sim, DO NOT UPDATE to 1.1.1 unless you want to render your phone useless. It will not work afterwards as things stand at the moment.

2) If you haven't unlocked your phone and you haven't jailbroken it and want to update to 1.1.1, you will not be able to jailbreak it afterwards as things stand. Until someone does Jailbreak 1.1.1, this will not change.

3) If you are still using Firmware 1.0.2, you can still synch with iTunes. If iTunes suggests you update your iPhone, just say no. In Preferences, you can turn off the setting to look for updates automatically so iTunes won't even bother asking.

4) Your 1.0.2 Phone will not just brick itself. Apple can't beam an auto bricker to your phone....You have to help them by trying to update to 1.1.1 after you've hacked it. Apple warned you, there's countless tales of woe on these forums that should serve as a warning....JUST DON"T DO IT!!!

5) If you haven't hacked your phone in anyway whatsoever and you want a cute Starbucks logo to appear everytime you're near one (as well as the other updates) then you should be fine, as long as you're aware of point 2.

One addition:

If you want to restore your brand new iphone to 1.0.2 (because you now have an earlier version and want to use AnySIM, or for any other reason) press and hold SHIFT on Windows or ALT on a Mac while click the restore button. This'll allow you to choose the 1.0.2 firmware.

If you want to unlock your iPhone, watch out that you don't accidentally restore to 1.1.1. If you want to be sure about doing things right, follow this guide:


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