Installing iPhone hacks made easy with hands-on tutorial – Windows Edition (at last)


It has been only 2 days since folks at Gizmodo published the really helpful hands-on tutorial to load the updated version of "" onto your iPhone making it very easy to install unauthorized third-party native applications (or iPhone hacks) onto your iPhone.

However, at that point the step by step guide was only available for MAC OS X users and the only advice I had for iPhone users who had Windows computers though not very helpful was to borrow their friend’s MAC for 15 minutes to load "" on your iPhone.  Not any more, as the great folks at Gizmodo have now published the Windows edition of the hands-on tutorial.

Please find below a hands-on tutorial for Windows which will show you how to load "" onto your iPhone and then show you how easy it is to install third-party native applications onto your iPhone over Wi-FI or Edge. If you are looking for a hands-on tutorial for MAC OS X, see, 20 August 2007, Installing iPhone hacks made easy with hands-on tutorial – MAC OS X Edition.


  • Download iBricker from here and the Installer application package from here.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer using the provided cable.
  • Deactivate the iPhone automatic synchronization in iTunes before proceeding and close iTunes.


  • Run iBrickr. iBrickr is the Windows application that makes it dead simple to modify your iPhone, add and manage custom ringtones, and install third-party applications.
  • It will guide you through the steps to do the Jailbreak, the process that will allow you to install Nullriver’s Installer apps (as well as many other cool things.)
  • Once you have performed the Jailbreak, install the Installer.pxl package from the Applications view.

You might find the video below of using iBrick by NateTrue, the iPhone hacking genius himself quite useful:

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  • iBricker for Customized Applications and Ringtones on iPhone Windows Edition

  • The link to the installer app can be found here:

  • Simon

    This is great news, however what isn't clear is if it wipes all the data on the iPhone? If so, does iTunes handle the sync? Things like my Wifi settings would therefore not be saved and i'd need to make sure I had those details recorded.

  • Anthony

    hey nate i did the steps in order but now its not working it says please connect to itunes and i did i restored all the steps but it doesnt go past the part 3-4 or 10 min now i cant even start the process or work my iphone

  • J

    Did not work with update 1.02

  • Alyssa

    Got the Installer installed okay on 1.0.1. Tried installing NES — appeared to install (get the icon), but running it just gives me a blank screen. I can change the "Preferences" and that's it. :\

  • Richie

    Ok so i got my iPhone the day it came out,(haha in line for 13and a 1/2 hours) and it has been activated through AT&T(iTunes). Ok my question is, can i still use iBricker with an already unlocked iPhone? and if so do i have to worry about all my contacts(is there a way to backup contacts?), Photos, music, bookmarks being deleted?(im assuming so since it uses the restore. i hope im wrong). One more thing, if anything happens to the firmware. can it be restored? Sorry for the trouble but $590 is alot of money and i dont wana ruin my phone lol.

  • Greg

    Hey guys, I got a question, I had 1.02 that was jailbroken. I own primarily a PC, but I use a MAC at Work. I restored it, used iFuntastic 3 to UNSHACKLE it (while I was at work), and then I got home, restored it once again on my PC, Is there a PC utility that will access an unshackled iPhone file system?
    It is to my understanding that once a phone is unshackled, even after a restore, it remains unshackled? it doesn't require itunes to be shut-down in order to write to the file system, Is this true only for MAC?

  • Guda

    what if something caules the iphone not to be able to connect with itunes at all after a hack attempt following these instructions?

  • Brian Barr

    Same as the other guy, cant get past step that says wait 3-4 minutes to 10 minutes. Let me know

  • David

    K so I installed the iBricker I loved it until I realized that it took up 6.5 gigs!!! that didn't leave me much room for my music, or even enouph for one movie!!! Though the features and apps that are availible are amazing and I could really use them, it completely makes the iphone a typical pda with no music, which is one of the major things of an iphone is it is and ipod. i would like to see this take up less room so i could at least put my favs on i dont expect it to be nothing but 6gigs thats as much as Windows XP takes up and these apps arent that big, it didnt matter how many apps i put on the size never changed so even for one app its 6 gigs or for 15 apps its 6 gigs of space!!


    FUCK!! HELP ME! I was trying to install the iBrickr software and when it said to restore it like it said and nothing happened.. then it updated to 1.1.1 and now nothing works! wut do i do?!?! please help me! email me at thnx alot

  • Remi

    hey nate i wanted to know does ure ap still work with the new firmwire???
    just curious cuz i had it before updating my iphone just checking pls let me know ASAP

  • nick


  • ramses

    I bought my iPhone in Dubai (2007-11) and it came to me with v1.0.2 and the baseband 04.01.13_G. I thought that 04.01.13_G is usually used for 1.1.1. The phone was working in the shop and I made a test call with my Telenor SIM roaming in Etisalat network but it started complaining on no valid SIM after 24 hours and as it was no guaranty I could not get any help from the shop in Dubai.

    I have the firmware 1.0.2. The baseband should be 03.14.08_G based on the information on internet.

    Even thought I use iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw for restore in iTunes I get 04.01.13_G as the baseband. Is it correct to say that the 4.01 baseband works fine with both 1.0.2 and 1.1.1?

    My iPhone is currently restored back to 1.0.2 and locked. I do not have an ATT card. I have downloaded iBrickr 0.91 and iTunes 7.5.

    I have managed to restore back and forward to 1.0.2 and 1.1.1 many times using shift key in iTunes and following the clear instructions in iBrickr with success (red display after jailbreak etc.) but can't get through the activation part! *#301# or *#307# back door is not working for me as it complains about "No SIM card installed. Insert an unlocked and valid SIM to activate iPhone".

    I tried the old way of putting lockdownd downloaded to /usr/libexec/ on iPhone using iBrickr. Then I could get through the activation by restarting the iPhone and directly getting to the main menu and activate WiFi etc using anySIM and all unlocking tools on (added as source) using the upgraded installer etc. The problem is that iPhone becomes extremely slow (almost unusable) and I can use all the other functions except the phone itself.

    During one of my trials I even virinized it and got back baseband 03.14.08_G and still could not use my local SIM card nor solve the speed of the device.

    I am tired on finding a way to solve it. I am open for any suggestions, explanations or new ways to solve this as it can always be restored in iTunes. Can anyone help and save my XMAS?

    Thanks for any hints!

  • ramses

    In order to give you a better starting point for helping me, here is what I have done as the last action to bring my iPhone to a well defined status.

    I have installed iBrickr v0.91 and used the function in it to download 1.0.2 and restored my IPhone via iTunes 7.5 using the shift key. I used the file downloaded via iBrickr (1.0.2.ipsw 93,387 KB). Using *3001#12345#* I get the Firmware version: 03.14.08_G which is good.

    Now I have to solve the problem of unlocking the phone. When I try the backdoor *#301# or *#307# it says “Error performing request SIM Not Inserted.

    I have my local Telenor SIM with PIN disabled inserted and have tried to use other SIM cards but it does not help. Please advise.



  • ramses

    I can now get to the springboard (desktop) bypassing the activation by using (CLICK Here)activate.bat script from our Brazilian friend following the hints on

    Everything works fine including Youtube!

    I run anySIM 1.0.2 (loaded via iBrickr) and it run successfully. However I don’t get the carrier option and it still says No SIM card installed (I have my local Telenor SIM).

    Any hints?



  • niko

    i bought an iPhone with 1.0.2 firmware from the states got it network unlocked but when i got to africa just 2 days after using the phone it started displaying invalid sim and can only call emergency numbers. went onto the net and downloaded ibrickr 0.19 tried to boot it but the phone keeps on rebooting and showing funny text characters. can someone please help. i love this phone.

  • garri

    ok i selected reboot… and now it just keeps doing the same reboot over and over and over and over again for 15 minutes now. black screen with an apple on it, and then the scrolling white texts, then it just does it all over again… i dont understand what happened.

  • evan

    there is a black screen with numbers going down my iphone and wont stop

  • Kirby

    So im not much of a hacker….n im wondering whats da possibility that my iphone will get damage by this. Is it totally safe? or is there no garentie?

  • paul

    i recently bought a ver 1.1.2 iphone and had accidentlly upgrated e ver 1.1.3 tru itunes and my phone is now lock to e emergency call page. i've tried all helps i can get on net and it still doesnt works.. can any one please help…

  • mike macneal

    when i tried to install the ibrickr it completly screwed up my entire phone i cant do anything it keeps running a black screen with a bunch of random stuff over and over and i cant even get it into restore mode!!! this is messed up i really need some help can anyone help me!!!!

  • AK

    same thing happened to me with the screen
    put it on the cradle and hold the power and the menu button

  • Diego


  • eliza

    mike macneal – i did that and it seemed to have worked. it asked us to sync the ipod to itunes…

    but when i plug the iphone into my computer. it does the same again!

  • eliza

    ok for the ppl who are having the problem with the continuous reboot. install the latest itunes, and while you're about to plug in the iphone into your computer, hold the home button.

    that way, itunes will detect your iphone and you can restore it

  • johnny

    i used the poof program to hide my icons and now i cant get them back is there some trick to allow me to turn of the hide feature?

  • jorgen

    This iBricker program totally messed up my iPhone!!
    When I tried to run it I¨ve got a error message, that something went wrong, and that iBbricker could fix the problem.

    Now all this numbers are just rolling down om my screen, and the phone just reboots and start all over agian.there is no way to stop it!!

    iTunes don't even recognize the phone!!!!

    What can I do about this????

  • jorgen

    never mind.. I've fixed the problem:D

  • susyjovi

    I have the same problem as jorgen, PLEASE tell me how you solve your problem, please, my phone many numbers are just rolling down on my screen and reboots…


  • Romulo Avendano

    Hi Guys, after I install the ibrick my iphone turns from green to red and then try to restart. Now, something do not work and the phone is running in permanent cycle with a lot of white letters going up and showing the apple again and again. I tried to jailbreak it with Zipphone but it is not recognize it by itunes.
    What can I do to recover my iphone???

  • tony

    Ok guys here is how you fix ibricker messing your phone up with the scrolling screen of white letters. download ziphone, start the program have it running, and click the do it all button, then hold the home key down and turn your iphone on this will allow ziphone to rejailbreak and reunlock your phone and your as good as new…

  • Mathew

    I had the same issue…First remove ur sim card and hold the sleep and home buttons till u get the itunes screen

  • Amit

    i dont know how to use iphone system files with pc….1.1.4 please mail

  • andre

    hey i just installed the latest update of the installer n it worked properly, however after i installed the lastest update when i tried opening installer again it wont work. it just showed me a black screen for a couple of second and go back to the main menu. n now i cant download anythin from installer

    can any1 help me out


  • saed

    hi,when i am going to intstall somthing with ibricker ,the program will hang.i use ibricker .91and the version is 1.1.4

  • johnsan

    problem auto restart phone. text roling and roling. repeat again and again. now what shao i do.

  • ringokid19

    The install never seemed to complete. I am now scrolling dos text and then the apple logo. This loop continues over and over and my iPhone is not being recognized by iTunes or iBricker. It looks like it just continues to try to reboot. Please email help!!!

  • SE User

    Too much to do to install an application. Apple apparently it looks hasn't made it user friendly.

    Just for comparison: my Sony Ericsson K750i has a very easy interface to install the applications, just copy the .jar files on the memory card via usb cable/bluetooth/IR and select it to open. It will ask to install and that's it. No other third party tools, no reboots, nothing, just a simple copy-paste-install in 3 steps. And VOILA!, you have your application up and running.

    Beat That, Apple.


    I do fancy the design of the iPhone, the work was great there. Pitty Apple hasn't done a proper job for installing third party applications in 3 steps.