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The latest version of iPhone activation, jailbreaking and unlocking tool, ZiPhone, has been released. The tool promises full access to Apple's handset in under five minutes.

The update, which takes ZiPhone to version 2.5 in its command line, Windows and Mac OS X forms, follows Apple's release earlier this week of version 1.1.4 of the iPhone firmware.

Having taken our iPhone last week from firmware 1.0.2 to 1.1.3, we've just run the 1.1.4 update - ZiPhone coder Zibri recommends restoring the handset's firmware to 1.1.4 rather than simply clicking iTunes update button - followed by ZiPhone 2.5.

After the restore, we had the handset activated, jailbroken - ready to run third-party apps, in other words - and unlocked in about four-and-a-half minutes.

We'd recommend that iPhone users who've been waiting to update to 1.1.4 sync their handset with iTunes first to preserve settings. Restoring the OS will erase any third-party apps you've installed, but ZiPhone auto-loads the Installer app, so reacquiring these isn't hard.

iPhone 1.1.4 is described by Apple simply as a "bug fix". Anecdotal evidence suggests the update improves the handset's signal pick-up, fixes a multi-recipient SMS message display order glitch and solves problems 1.1.3 had with some Bluetooth devices.

The release of ZiPhone 2.5 comes after coder The Operator updated Mac unlocking tool iNdependence to version 1.4b5, again to support firmware 1.1.4.

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