Those of you who abstained from updating your iPhones to OS 3.0.1 for the sake of keeping your device jailbroken and/or unlocked will be pleased to know you apparently have nothing to worry about. The iPhone Dev Team is reporting that the same versions of redsn0w and ultrasn0w that worked for OS 3.0 are fully compatible with the new software, albeit with the aid of a little more trickery than usual. To jailbreak, all you need to do is install the 3.0.1 software, fire up redsn0w, select the IPSW file for OS 3.0 (you still have that on your computer, don’t you?) and sit back while the magic happens. To take it one step further and soft unlock, just grab ultrasn0w through Cydia and you’ll be on your merry way. In case you’re wondering how this works, it all has to do with the fact that 3.0.1 is essentially a carbon copy of 3.0 with the only real difference being the code that patches up that nasty SMS exploit.
History shows us the Dev Team always works with the quickness, but this time the folks who have unleashed a world of new functionality for the iPhone are slowing things down. Before you fall flat on your back and start kicking and flailing around, know that there are very good reasons for the iPhone 3GS jailbreak delay. In a nutshell, not enough people have the 3GS in hand yet according to the Dev Team, and the exploit it attacks to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS is volatile — Apple is going to have a very easy time plugging the hole. Because there are a handful of issues in OS 3.0, the Team also feels OS 3.0.1 is extremely close to release. Oh, and Apple has to do something about that pesky ultrasn0w as well of course. For anyone wanting to jailbreak, just relax for a little while and let the Dev Team do its thing and do it right.
Ahhh, the Dev Team — where would we be without them? Just last week the crew issued ultrasn0w, making jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhone 3G as easy as finding a farting app in the App Store. But what about 3GS owners? As fast as the Dev Team works, a separate hacker by the name of “geohot” (the guy who made the first iPhone unlock as well as the injection vector for the first iPhone 3G unlock) has made a major breakthrough with the help of his friends at Chronic Dev. A little before 4:00AM this morning, George Hotz became the first person in the world to have a fully jailbroken iPhone 3GS (picture above). Now of course this doesn’t mean it will be released to the masses just yet, but it does mean we’re unbelievably close to lift off. Geohot ftw! Hit the jump for one more shot.
Up until now, most folks have had to resort to using Turbo SIMs or walking into shady back alleys to get their iPhones unlocked. The Dev Team has been hard at work so you can enjoy carrier freedom with your iPhone 3G (not the iPhone 3GS!) and, you know, wander off to T-Mobile (or anywhere GSM is available if you’re a travel junky). As usual, ultrasn0w is made to be easy enough for grandma to use. Just follow the simple few steps that the Dev Team has laid out and you should be good to go! We’ll remind you once more not to do this on the iPhone 3GS — S support is still forthcoming where jailbreaking and unlocking is concerned. Oh and as always, perform these hacks at your own risk.
Well lookie what we have here, iPod Touch owners. As exciting as the upcoming 3.0 OS is, and as much as we know you can’t wait to pay for it while iPhone users get it for free, we all know that most of the desirable capabilities brought about by 3.0 are already available — if you jailbreak. We’ve been waiting for quite some time and just a a short while ago, the Dev Team dropped the bomb. Redsn0w… Beta… Is ready. Oh and the best part? Windows, Linux and OS X are all covered with this first beta release. Ok, we’ll shut up now and let you get to it. As always, let us know how it goes in the comments section.
[Via Dev-Team Blog]
Done and done. As promised, the Dev-Team has delivered yet again and released the first version of its iPhone 3G soft-unlock to the world. It’s not without a few hiccups but it definitely works and it works well. What’s more, yellowsn0w works with the current baseband which means you won’t have to worry about downgrading or any other such nonsense. Getting yellowsn0w is as simple as can be – just add a new repo to Cydia or Installer and you’re off to the races. For those continuously commenting about the iPhone 3G unlock being useless, please. How about using the iPhone on T-Mobile with EDGE? Most T-Mobile handsets are still without 3G anyway and the iPhone is a device unlike anything currently available from the carrier. We’re not saying it’s better or worse, but it is different and choices are what it’s all about. How about using a local pre-paid SIM while traveling? Nothing like being able to keep your handset along with all of your data while traveling abroad – without having to worry about being bent over by international roaming charges. There are plenty more reasons as well but we won’t bore you with more ranting. Hit the via link for the Dev-Team’s blog post and the read link to get unlocking.
We’re now just hours away from the New Year, which means we’re also hours away from yellowsn0w courtesy of the Dev-Team. Yellowsn0w, for those with short memories, is the Dev-Team’s solution for soft-unlocking the iPhone 3G. After MuscleNerd’s successful demo last week, iPhone 3G owners have been anxiously awaiting 2009 as with it comes the public release of the Dev-Team’s work. A curious post has just gone up on the Dev-Team blog however, which has sparked tons of speculation:
There have been tons of guesses made as to the post’s meaning and since we’re not coders, we’ll leave it to all you hackers out there to figure this one out. If you think you can shed some light, definitely drop us a comment here and let use know. To this point, the most convincing explanation comes from “teamare” in the post’s comments section:
Converted to Ascii the message reads “vtaber 61060174″. vtaber converted to ROT13 reads, “ignore”.
It is possible that this means to ignore post 61060174 on the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog. The post entitled, “The man from DelMonte – He say Yes!” is a warning not to update to iPhone firmware 2.2 using iTunes. Perhaps the iPhone Dev-Team has figured out a way to unlock the new baseband that came with 2.2 as well.
In other words, the Dev-Team might just have one last trick up its collective sleeve and yellowsn0w may have been tweaked to unlock any currently available iPhone 3G firmware / baseband versions. Woo! So, if you can manage your way around a keyboard tomorrow morning post-New Year’s partying, there should be a nice surprise from the Dev-Team waiting to usher you into 2009 SIM-lock free.
Yesterday we told you that the Dev-Team was preparing to demo its iPhone 3G unlock concoction via Qik. If you happened to be frantically running around trying to take care of last minute holiday madness as we were, you might have missed the show. We didn’t get around to watching the demo until this morning in fact, but we’re glad we did as MuscleNerd’s demo was great. The Dev-Team’s yellowsn0w solution is fantastically quick and painless, despite the fact that the Team hadn’t even had a chance to prepare a GUI yet. So people, if you have a case of iPhone 3G envy but don’t feel like signing a new carrier contract then get your eBay gloves and a pot of coffee ready – yellowsn0w is a go and it’ll be in your hands, courtesy of the Dev-Team, on New Year’s Eve. Great work fellas!
If you’re like us and you’ve been waiting with baited breath for the Dev-Team to release the fruits of its labor with regards to an iPhone 3G unlock, you’ll be interested to know that Dev-Team member MuscleNerd has a treat in store for you today. He will be using Qik (on a Gen1 iPhone) to stream the first live presentation of an iPhone 3G being software-unlocked by the Dev-Team’s upcoming unlocking application, yellowsn0w. Woo! The actual live demo will take place at 3:00PM EST and the Qik URL will be announced by MuscleNerd via his Twitter account just as the demo starts. So, iPhone 3G junkies – pop some popcorn, heat up some cocoa, follow MuscleNerd on Twitter and get ready for some live unlocking goodness.
The iPhone Dev team today announced on its shiny new blog that the iPhone 3G unlocking project, codenamed yellowsn0w, has been successful. iPhone 3G owners, you are now free to unlock your iPhone! Patience is a virtue as you will have to wait until New Years Eve for the Dev Team to wrap the unlocking tools and procedure into a nice easy package and release it for your unlocking pleasure. The unlocking method is available only to jailbroken iPhone 3Gs and to those iPhone 3Gs that are running baseband 2.11.07 or earlier. The Dev Team’s post on upgrading to firmware 2.2 contains detailed instructions on how to upgrade and keep your unlocking ability intact. Hopefully, you followed those instructions closely. Last but not least, the iPhone Dev team announced that it is not working on jailbreaking the IPod Touch 2G at this point in time. Others are currently exploring the possibility but the Dev Team has put that project aside for the time being. Happy New Years and Happy Unlocking!
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? Well, something like that. The iPhone 2.2 software update hasn’t even been released yet and the ever swift iPhone Dev Team has already jailbroken it. It’s like they were reading Apple’s minds and went up for the block before the shot got off. Or, they’d gotten their hands on the 2.2 beta that was seeded to developers and worked on that. Either way, for those of you with jailbroken iPhones hoping not to be left behind when the update does come out, you won’t have to wait around a few hours like you did last time. Let’s hear it for that damn diligent dev team, eh?
The iPhone dev team released a teaser video on Sunday hinting that they are closer than ever to unlocking the iPhone 3G. The video shows a custom application running on the PMB8878 baseband processor. They successfully connected to the baseband, used a custom AT command to launch their baseband application and voila they return a list of all the tasks running on the Nucleus OS. Now that they can inject and execute code in the baseband, full unlocking is right around the corner. Carrier independence here we come!
The Dev Team calls it their Little Pwnie, we just call it awesome. In the same week that QuickPwn was released to the public it already has a solid update under its belt, and it’s a pretty solid update to boot. First and foremost, 2.0.2 is toast. Fin, finition, acabado, terminado and done. Yep, it took less than three days for the Dev Team to handle that release so no worries there. The other big revision is the GUI. A dev who goes by Poorlad mixed up his special sauce and gave the UI some nice flare as the old GUI was a bit, well, old. Remember QuickPwn is only for pwning and won’t update your iPhone software so you’ll need to handle that part with iTunes. Here’s a quick run through:
- Download and open QuickPwn
- Select iPhone 3G
- Browse to the IPSW (you can download this file from iTunes, then dig it up)
- Select Cydia / Installer / Boot Logo etc in QuickPwn
- Go! (read instructions on screen)