Youtube Activation on iPhone Firmware 1.1.3

I’m struggling to activate Youtube on my iPhone, now running on firmware 1.1.3. When using firmware 1.1.3 this used to run just fine, but ever since I upgraded, it seems I no longer can use it.

I wasn’t exactly using it a lot, but it rankles me to have an application that is not working. So I’m looking for a fix.

So far, there seem to be some certificates that you can install from Just add this source link to your sources, and refresh. You can now see a folder unlock tools. However, the “Youtube activation” fix in there does not seem to help.

I’ll just need to continue looking, I’ll let you know when I find it.

[Update] It does work, with some extra mumbo jumbo. What worked for me was the following procedure. I don’t know if this you only part of these operations did the trick, or you need to do all of them. YMMV.

  • First of all, you need to go into settings, general and disable ‘Auto-Lock’ (this seems to be required !)
  • Connect it to iTunes via it’s cradle
  • Install the Youtube Activation fix found under unlock tools
  • If it wants to sync, let it sync with iTunes
  • After that, still cradled, reboot the iPhone

Afterwards, out of the cradle and on wireless, I tried Youtube and it worked.

[Update] This link has a guide for firmware 1.1.4

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4 replies on “Youtube Activation on iPhone Firmware 1.1.3”

I suggest that you do download ziphone and do a restore of the 1.1.4 firmware to your iphone, and then jailbreak/activate/unlock your phone using ziphone.
Choose restore to erase everything on your iphone, that gets rid of a lot of stuff. And Youtube works out of the box then !

hi,i have a problem with my iPhone 1.1.3. when i try to open You Tube it tells me “you must first connect to iTunes with an internet conection to enable YouTube !!!! can anybody helps mee plss. ciao

The installation or activation of youtube didn’t work. There are some fixes out there, the easiest one of which is wiping the iphone by restoring to firmware 1.1.4 and then using ziphone.

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