Free at last, Free at last... praise god almighty, my bricked iPhone is free at last! Well, not quite... I haven't actully applied this method yet.

Here's the deal - Civil war has broken out among iPhone Dev Team, leaving the group broken into several splinter factions, each with its own banner and coat of arms. The disunited groups plan to settle their differences on World of Warcraft, in a blood orgy of axe wielding carnage. One faction, modestly named "iPhone Elite", has released a method for downgrading the all important baseband settings that turned anySIM unlocked iPhones into bricks upon updating to firmware 1.1.1. What makes this significant is that even downgrading from 1.1.1, back to 1.0.2 won't restore a bricked iPhone due to changes made by anySIM to the iPhone's baseband settings. This solution provides a way of undoing those changes, restoring baseband to its original state... resulting in unbricking.

And wouldn't you know... this release comes just as I am headed out the door to meet with a client. But rest assured my comatose bricked iPhone, affectionately known ever more as Frankenphone, will be brought back to life shortly. The Doctor is in.



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Joel Arnold says:

good luck, let us know how it goes!

David Whitlock says:

Yes, I'm very interested in your results with the new process as well, I would like to take my own baseband back to the factory defaults so that I can take my non-bricked 1.0.1 jailbroken phone back to defaults and then upgrade to 1.1.1 with unlock and skip the bricking entirely...
So do you mind if I asked what possessed you to update to 1.1.1 in the first place? Was it on a dare?

Frequency says:

He everybody! I bougth an iPhone last week that cames already with 1.1.1 firmware! Does anybody knows if this procedure works fine in this phones or only for those who have upgraded from 1.0.2 to 1.1.1?? Thanks!

Hollywood says:

this is by far my fav. iphone blog. I can't wait until you unbreak your phone.

Uri says:

good luck in unbreaking.

Jack says:

I would like to see the results of this. Very interested! I think a lot of people would like to know what is up with this who have bricked iphones!

Paul says:

so what happened did the baseband downgrade work'

Pavilian says:

My iPhone was in "Lockdown" from updating to 1.1.1 on a semi-unlocked iPhone but I got it working now. If you want any help just post and ill try to "guide" you.

Jason says:

Hey Pavilian,
I updated my iphone and now it wont work. can you guide me through the process of gettting it activated again?

Jason says:

o yea does your phone fully function like it did before you did the update?

Hitesh says:

Hi guys.... i have the same problem... I unlocked my virgin iphone 1.02 with anysim. then i used independence to make my phone 1.11 ready and then updated it. it then did not recognize my sim card. So I downgraded and hoped it would be fine. But now I cannot do the whole anysim activation process. The iphone refuses to sync with itunes (ipod only). My wifi etc are working great. Please advice on how I can sort out this issue.

Oscar says:

You've don't everything correct up to this point. Now what you must do is go to and purchase their unlocked iphone program SimFree V1.6 from one of their resellers, if you purchased the older version of SimFree (the one that worked with firmware 1.02) than its free, but if its your first time than you have to pay like $50 for it. Anysim won't work, actually they got you in this mess to begin with.
Good luck.