How to virginize 1.02 baseband of Iphone

You will need to "virginize" your previously 1.02 unlocked iphone, if you want to upgrade to an unlocked firmware 1.1.1 version.

Before doing this, backup all your contacts and photos first, and say goodbye to all your sms text messages.  Your songs are most probably still in your computer ready to be resynched back. 

from, with bold and blue comments from me

How To Re-Virginize your 1.0.2 unlocked phone so you can upgrade.


Warning: use at your own risk we will not be held responsible if you screw up your phone

This tutorial will explain how to take your 1.0.2 phone that has been unlocked using anySIM 1.0 – 1.0.2, iUnlock, iUnlock-fast or any similar means. The problem with these tools is that certain sections of the baseband get "damaged" by them. When you try to update to 1.1.1, your IMEI gets set to a 0049* number and your phone is not working. This guide will show you how to re-virginize your phone. When you are done with the guide, you will have a locked 1.0.2 baseband ready for unlocking or upgrading. This guide assumes you have a working 1.0.2 unlocked phone. Note: If you unlocked using Iphone SIM Free or anySIM 1.1, you do not need to run these steps.

1. First, you need installer loaded. If you do not have this on your phone already, run apptappinstaller (windows) or here (Mac) with your phone attached to your PC.

*If you're lucky your ibrickr .9 or .8 still runs on your iphone 1.02, and you already installed the Installer program from there.  All you need is to upgrade to Installer version 3.0b and above.   If you don't have installer, try going to their website, and find out how to install or upgrade your installer from there.

2. Next, you need to get community sources installed in your installer. If you just completed step 1, installer will require you to upgrade before you can do this, so go ahead and upgrade to installer 3. In either case, install community sources if you haven't already.

3. Next we need to add BigBoss's installer repository. Close installer and open mobile safari. Type this URL: and agree to install the repository.

*this part of the instruction is wrong. I added that markmon.mine url in the installer program, and not on the Safari Browser. Open the Installer 3 Program on your Iphone Springboard/desktop, click Sources.  Click Edit, and Click Add, and type the whole markmon url there. 

4. Return to installer and refresh sources. Now you need to install the following packages:

  • BSD Subsystem (System Category)
  • Term-VT100 (System category)
  • Virginize Scripts (Utilities category)
  • anySIM 1.1 (Utilities category) – only if you plan to unlock 1.0.2 afterwards. If you plan to upgrade to 1.1.1 immediately you can skip this.

5. Now exit installer and open up the Term VT100 on your phone. Type these two commands into the term:
cd /usr/bin

*Don't be scared or intimidated. Those are just two line commands, and is quite more easier than it looks!

6. When the virginize script runs, you should not see any sort of (16) resource busy errors. If you do, stop the script, unload commcenter by running this:
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
then restart the script.

*For you not to worry, if you're looking at the virginizing procedure There will be some checking countup to 100. This countup will be twofold, the first countup 1 to 100 will scrollup fast, the second one will be a little slower.  The virginizing process should be ending soon. . .

7. When the sript completes you should be done and your phone will be locked once again. You can unlock your phone using anySIM 1.1 if you want or you can upgrade to 1.1.1 FW.

8. To run anySIM just tap the icon that we installed in step #4 above and follow the instructions on screen.

*I skipped #8, and upgraded to 1.1.1 firmware 



  1. car_kotse says:

    Hi Boss D, what are the advantages of upgrading from 1.02 to 1.1.1? Assuming that my iPhone works fine unlocked in 1.02?

  2. lame advantages:
    you will never be in fear again of accidentally updating via itunes
    you will update because you can

    but seriously:
    there is a guy here who PM-ed me asking what to do about his iphone that had errors. I think this is one good reason to upgrade the firmware.

    firmware 1.1.1 changes:
    New Features include:

    – iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
    – Louder speakerphone and receiver volume
    – Home Button double-click shortcut to phone favorites or music controls
    – Space bar double-tap shortcut to intelligently insert period and space
    – Mail attachments are viewable in portrait and landscape
    – Stocks and cities in Stocks and Weather can be re-ordered
    – Apple Bluetooth Headset battery status in the Status Bar
    – Support for TV Out
    – Preference to turn off EDGE/GPRS when roaming internationally
    – New Passcode lock time intervals
    – Adjustable alert volume

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