iLiberty: Easy to use Application to JailBreak, Activate and Unlock iPhone

ZiPhone developed by iPhone Hacking genius Zibri has been a very popular application to jailbreak and unlock iPhone.

iLiberty is another application that has been built to jailbreak, activate and unlock your iPhone, so all those facing an issue with ZiPhone could give iLiberty a shot.

Update: I just tried Jailbreaking my iPod Touch with iLiberty+ and it
worked like a charm.

Before I go into the details it is important to mention that before you jailbreak your iPhone, be sure to backup in iTunes so that you can restore your iPhone if something goes terribly wrong and since I have not tried this method on the iPhone so I am not in a position to confirm either way so do remember that hacking your iPhone is completely at your own risk.

iLiberty+ is the combination of iLiberty and iPlus to jailbreak, activate and unlock the iPhone for those who have Windows while iLibertyX is the application to jailbreak, activate and unlock the iPhone for Mac users.

iLiberty works with iPhone firmware 1.0.2 and up.

iLiberty is the application which jailbreaks, activates and unlocks the iPhone, while iPlus allows you to add custom payloads i.e. option to install BBInfo (lets you see which bootloader, IMEI, SIM # etc your iPhone is using), DropBear SSH (lets you access your iPhone’s filesystem remotely) and option to upgrade the Bootloader from 3.9 to 4.6.

In case of iLibertyX, the payload options are available in the payload tab, while in the Standard tab you have options to jailbreak, activate and unlock the iPhone.

Screenshots of the iLiberty’s User Interface below:

Jailbreak, Activate and Unlock iPhone using iLiberty+

Jailbreak, Activate and Unlock iPhone using iLibertyX

When you launch the iLiberty or iLibertyX application, you will see an application window which gives you the options to jailbreak, activate and unlock as can be seen in the screenshots above. All you need to do is connect your iPhone to iTunes before opening the app and select the options and then click the aptly named "Free my iPhone!" button and the application will do the needful.

For all those who are new to the iPhone hacking world, here is some information which will help understand the options available on the iLiberty application window when you launch it:

Jailbreak prepares your iPhone for modding, and installs the cool Installer app for you as well thus making it easy to install the unofficial native iPhone applications.

Activate as the name suggests activates your iPhone by bypassing the iTunes activation process, useful if you are unlocking your iPhone. If you have AT&T you don’t need to do this since you can activate through iTunes.

Unlock lets you use the iPhone with any GSM carriers other than AT&T.

Erica Sudan, the iPhone hacking legend over at Tuaw gave iLiberty a try (only the jailbreaking part) on her refurbished iPhone and this is what she had to say:

"After a few false starts, it got going and worked brilliantly. I was able to track progress with the on-screen updates and not only did it activate my iPhone but allowed it to work with a disposable Cingular SIM I had on-hand. All in all, a great success."

You can get more detailed instructions including the download links of iLibertyX for Mac users by following this link and iLiberty+ for Windows users by following this link.

You should be able to use iLiberty to jailbreak your iPod Touch as well.

After all the hacking in case YouTube does not work on your hacked iPhone then you can check out the step-by-step guide from step 10 onwards by iPhone Hacks readers, SpikeyMickey303, to fix the YouTube problem.

As always do drop in a line to tell us how well iLiberty worked for you and in case you have any tips do share it with fellow readers in the comments.

Update 1: I just tried Jailbreaking my iPod Touch with iLiberty+ and it
worked like a charm and it installed the Installer app as well. However I had firmware 1.1.3 (4A93) running on it.

After the jailbreaking process
iTunes gave me some error saying cannot connect to the device but unplugging and
plugging the iPod Touch resolved the issue. YouTube is working fine as well.

Next, I am planning to restore the jailbroken iPod Touch with firmware 1.1.4 to see if I have the same success. So stay tuned!

Update 2:

I just updated my iPod Touch with firmware 1.1.4 (4A102) and then ran the iLiberty+ again, this time too it worked like a charm and installed the Installer app and YouTube is working fine too.

Also noticed with the latest version of iLiberty+, the payloads are available in the Advanced  Tab.

Thanks George Zhu & Aviegas for iLiberty+. (They in turn also give credit to The iPhone Dev Team and Geehot for the app).

[via Tuaw]


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  • Steven

    I used ziphone to unlock my iPhone and it crashed every week, so I decided to use iliberty and everything has been working perfectly since then.

  • Thanks Steven for your comments, exactly the feedback I was looking for.


  • Jason

    did a Jailbreak on 1.1.1 crashed all the time, went back to stock iphone tried ziphone kept bricking it, tried iliberty and wow the BEST way to jailbreak an iphone!!!!!!!!

  • RS

    Having sync issues w/ Itunes after running LibertyX. Any suggestions? Running latest versions on both Iphone and Itunes.

  • Mark

    ILibertyx worked a dream on my itouch (1.1.4). one click and a freed machine. Can't wait for my iphone to arrive and give this software another go. I have had no trouble syncing with itunes (yet)

  • buchang

    hi all…….now i hav hacked iPhone 1.0.2 firmware…and i want to update it to 1.1.4. So what should i do? just use this iLiberty and that's all? m not good at hacking iPhone…so please help me…thanks!

  • Adam

    hey what's up I used Iliberty on 1.1.4 and it was excellent but I didnt get the installer ap I just got something called cydia. Can anyone help me get the installer app.

  • Big O

    Ok, so i am planning on gettin an iphone but im curious to kno how would it work for my carrier verizon?

  • cwazie

    It will not work with Verizon network Big O

  • Danny

    Ok I just did the unlock, jailbreak, etc with this program to my phone, but I cannot connect to the Internet, do I need a different internet package on my phone (I have the bb email & web with t-mobile) it says "You connect access EDGE because you are not subscribed"….Help please!

  • Estuardo

    I just use Liberty yesterday and everething seems fine, but when it finish I could not use the iphone, the screen dosen't respond to mi fingers. Please help!!! I jailbreak it again and again, and it is still the same

  • Bekah

    I tried to jailbrake my itouch with iLiberty but after it was done it said that itunes has deteced me and i have to do something to my itouch, help please?

  • I have written a tutorial on how to unlock, jailbreak and create a custom carrier bundle on my blog. It is for t-mobile users in the united states. The process can be modified for any other carrier.

  • mb

    I used iLiberty+ to jailbreak, unlock and activate my iPhone and it worked perfectly well. Thank you very much for this help. It is great.
    The only problem I had was with youTube, but I fixed it with the step-by-step help. Thank you!

  • applefan

    This Friday (7/11/08) apple releases another update for the iphone and the native apps become available on the iphone. I've got a hacked version 1.1.1 (3A109a). Should I update to the latest version? Any help or info would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • new2iphone

    i tried to jailbreak my phone. just jailbreak it. i'm through AT&T and active through itunes with AT&T, and i'm okay with that. i went through the entire process, but i'm not see the APP icon on my phone. plus my screenshots look nothing like the ones above. i'm using windows. any help would be appreciated.

  • Combo Baker

    I tried to pwn my ipod but then i acidentally disconnected the ipod in the middle of it. and now the screen is off and it won't reset. What do I do? Is it bricked?

  • Jas

    i have a jailbroken and unlocked iphone having 1.1.4 firmware. Can I restore it using itunes and then unlock/jailbreak it again?

  • Jeff

    Im using Liberty+ My iphone is stuck in recovery mode and i keep hitting the jump out of recovery mode button and it does nothing. HOw do I get it out of recovery so i can run liberty+ HELLLLP

  • i encountered the same problem as well.. now my iphone after updated with itune, it has an error message…

    Can someone please help me ??

  • Roy

    im getting an iPodTouch8GB from NYC[new york city] and to be honest its my first ipod, and i have no idea 'bout hacking and from israel[haters fuck-off] so one of the main reasons i need to hack it is the lack of Hebrew[of course games are the second reason :P].
    so from what i understand, i use windowsXP, so when i get my ipod[5 days from now] after i installed itunes and stuff, all i need to do is plug the ipod in, download iLiberty+ and check jailbreaking activating and unlock and press 'free my iphone' and thats it? no making files with Ziphone?
    and btw, how to i make backup, and how do i do a restore?
    thanks so much to whoever answers. u can also answer to me on my msn
    [thanks to my little bro that chose this adress >>]

  • dismaid

    Why isn't mine working "like a charm" down loaded and for the last 45 min its been in 'Entering Recovery Mode" I am pretty sure this shouldn't be the case. My first attempt at spending money to unlock and its not working…I have started the process over and over 3 times on 2 separate Apple Computers. Any insight? Not happy.

  • help

    Does this iLiberty thing work with the Ipod touch 8gb version 1.1.4?? if it does plz tell me!! becuase ziphone diidnt work for me

  • tom

    does this work with iphone 3G with a firmwire 2.1?

    pls reply….

  • giwrgos

    will THAT work with iPhone 3g?

  • ace

    will work ull have to go back to 1.1.4 or as far as i know 2.0 has not been cracked yet..

  • sri

    hi, I have upgraded FW of my iphone to 1.1.4 and used iliberty+ to jailbreak and unlock. It worked pretty well. Before using this i tired ziphone but could not get the worh done with the later. I personnally feel iLiberty is more user friendly than the other, more particularly for people with low level of tech. knowledge. Thanks to iliberty, my iphone is up and running well, including youtube and wifi.
    However, I have observed a small bug: whenever I sync my iphone (1.1.4)with itunes (7629), my contact favourites are disappearing. Any suggestions to save myslef from creating favorites fresh after every sync with itunes?

  • pops


    I had unlocked my iphone 1.1.3 using Ziphone.

    After using for 5 months, i tired to upgrade fw to 1.1.4. Itunes says software is upto date but SIM not a valid one.

    Then i tried to unlock my iphone again using Ziphone. Everytime I try, it just enters "Recovery Mode" and everything stops there.

    If anyone had faced this problem before and were able to rectify, pleaaaase help me.

    My id

  • steve

    Does iLiberty work on firmware 1.1.5? I have used ziphone and it worked well on my 1.1.4 but now it seems that my ipod freezes randomly causing me to turn it off and back on. Also, I cannot install anything on the installer app because it WILL freeze.

  • xxx

    does this software work on "emergency calls only"? thing? just before i download it..or bring it to somekind of shop to fix the "emergency calls only" problem

  • Felix

    Hi guys I have quick question on ilibertyX for mac can I jailbreak my 3g 3.0 iphone using ilibertyX do I have downgrade ? I'm assuming I have to downgrade to 1.1.4 or just go ahead and redsn0w, Another question is I am having a problem with wifi on my iphone it is not connecting can ilibertyX correct this problen I saw a download on the payload that says reflash/edge/wifi/bluetooth, i have another iphone that is jailbroken already I would like to know if this can fix the problem using this download before I proceed.

  • You should use RedSn0w to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0 rather than using iLiberty
    which is outdated and works with a very old version of iPhone OS.

    Here is our guide with step-by-step instructions to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0
    using RedSn0w:



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  • Austin

    Thank God for the guy who created iLiberty..2 months w/o my iphone,and in 3 minutes its so grateful!

  • abeiu

    i tried jailbreaking my ipone with iliberty but its not working. pls help

  • e7h

    I restored my iphone 3G when I shouldnt have as i live outside the UK and the US. I bought it in the UK and I live in asia. It was then on recovery mode..the one with the USB and itunes icon connecting and i could only make emergency calls. I then blackra1n it and finally it works! wifi is ok.. only problem is my sim card is invalid. how do i unlock the sim card?? it shows 'No Service' pleeease please help!

  • omg

    look at the date next time… /fail..