Dev-Team – Losing GPS Functionality When Unlocking 06.15.00 Baseband

The Dev-Team has added another update to their blog post about the ultrasn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1. The update talks about an issue with retaining GPS when unlocking iPhones with 06.15.00 baseband. It seems that some people on 06.15.00 are losing their GPS functionality when they unlock their device. The Dev-Team does not currently have a fix for this problem and says that, even though the problem does not occur for everyone, you should just assume you will lose GPS capabilities when ulocking 06.15.00. However, they are working on a fix for the problem. Check out the full details below.
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Dev-Team Releases PwnageTool for iPhone 3GS

The Dev-Team has made a few more updates to their post announcing the redsn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1. One of the updates includes an unofficial PwnageTool bundle for the iPhone 3GS. This update is specifically for people with the iPhone 3GS who would like to upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 but want to keep their current baseband.

Update #3: For those Mac users with an old-bootrom 3GS who really know what they’re doing, here’s a minimal 3GS 4.2.1 bundle that will get you to 4.2.1 without updating your baseband. Be sure to uncheck “Activate the iPhone” using Expert mode. To actually jailbreak after you’ve restored with the help of that bundle, please use redsn0w. If you don’t know how to drop a bundle into, please hold off on 4.2.1 until it’s untethered for everyone

See the Dev-Team’s full post HERE.

Simplified Directions for the iOS 4.2.1 ultrasn0w Unlock (Updated)

The Dev-Team has updated their blog post about the ultrasn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1 with simplified directions. Below is the simple version of the unlock process.

1. Read and fully understand the warning below.
2. If you have an old-bootrom 3GS and are already unlockable but want to get to 4.2.1, please wait til we release an “unofficial” bundle for you. Read no further.
3. Read update #1 for an updated 3GS bundle.
4. Download this IPSW
5. Run PwnageTool to create a custom 4.1 IPSW. Tell it you want to use the iPad baseband you just downloaded. Restore to this custom IPSW.
6. Install ultrasn0w through Cydia
7. Enjoy!
8. If you don’t have a Mac, redsn0w will be released within a few hours to handle this.

Below is the full post from the Dev-Team’s blog… you will want to read it before using ultrasn0w.
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Dev-Team Releases iOS 4.2.1 Unlock for iPhone 3G/3GS

The Dev-Team has released the much anticipated update to the unltrasn0w unlock that unlocks iOS 4.2.1 on the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Below is what they have to say… make sure you read it thoroughly.

Today we’re pleased to announce our free carrier unlock for iPhone3G/3GS owners with a baseband later than 05.13.04. The unlock for that baseband exploited the AT+XAPP command, thanks to a crash initially discovered by @sherif_hashim (@Oranav also found this crash). So what hole are we exploiting today, since Apple closed that AT+XAPP hole? Well, we’re exploiting the exact same hole!
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ultrasn0w Unlock Fully Working on 4.2.1 – Q & A

Earlier this morning, Musclenerd tweeted that ultrasn0w was finally fully working on iOS 4.2.1. He then answered a few questions about the unlock… below are a few of the details and some of the Q & A.

    • The update will still not include the iPhone 4
    • It will cover the 4.2.1, 3G/3GS iPhones, baseband (05.15.04)
    • The best config for unlockers will be: old-bootrom 3GS, FW 4.2.1, untethered redsn0w JB, ultrasn0wed
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iOS 4.2.1 ultrasn0w Unlock Available by Sunday

MuscleNerd, a member of the Dev-Team, recently tweeted that they are making good progress on the update to the ultrasn0w unlock and that it is on track to be released by Sunday. However, he does say that the iPhone 4 unlock is going to take longer and will not be included in this update of ultrasn0w. He also mentions not to keep an eye out for it today because, “…we celebrate Thanksgiving with family too!” :) Happy Thanksgiving! We will keep our eye out for the ultrasn0w update.
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Dev-Team Updates About iOS 4.2.1 – Including New Version of redsn0w Jailbreak

The Dev-Team has updated their blog with information about iOS 4.2.1. The first thing to note is that ultrasn0w unlockers should not upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 (read below for more info). The second bit of info is that they have updated redsn0w to version 0.9.6b4 which jaibreaks iOS 4.2.1 however, you will want to read all the info below because some devices are still a tethered jailbreak. redsn0w is available for both the Mac and PC (links below).
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iPhone 4, 3GS & 3G Unlock – ultrasn0w 1.0-1

Dev TeamThe iPhone 4 unlock is ready! Remember, unlocking is different from jailbreaking. Unlocking lets you use your iPhone on other carriers. Of course, in the US the only other carrier that works with the iPhone is T-Mobile. This unlock is done by first jailbreaking the iPhone allowing applications to be installed that Apple doesn’t approve of. Then, in Cydia, you will need to add this source: Then you can install ultrasn0w. [Read more…]

Hacker Ban from App Store

##ICON_NAME## A few day ago, Sherif Hashim, tweeted that he had found an exploit for the 5.12.01 baseband (the current baseband for the 3.1.3 firmware)…. meaning he found a way for it to be unlocked. He later said that he was working with the Dev-Team to get the export working correctly and released. Yesterday, he tweeted that he received the following message, “Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons.” It seems that Apple is not too happy with Hashim and his exploit! [Read more…]

O2 Customers Can Now Unlock Their iPhones Through O2 for Free

O2Starting today, UK cellular service provider, O2, announced they will allow iPhone owners to unlock their iPhones for free. You will need to continue paying your bill through your current contract. This allows you to travel through Europe or other countries and swap out the SIM card to save on roaming fees. All you need to do is fill out this request form and once approved you can unlock through iTunes. The request may take up to 14 days to process. Anyone planning on unlocking their iPhone through O2?

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Firstly, complete the unlocking form – it will take up to 14 days for the iPhone to be unlocked and we’ll text you to confirm the unlock request. Then place a non-O2 sim into the iPhone and connect to iTunes via a USB cable. iTunes will confirm that the iPhone has been successfully unlocked.

ultrasn0w Unlock Update – Carrier Logo Fix

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

##ICON_NAME## Today the Dev-Team released an update to the unltrasn0w unlock. The update to version 0.92 is basically a bug fix.

Today we released an ultrasn0w update that fixes an issue for those running firmware 3.1.2 with the 04.26 baseband. That specific combination resulted in a missing carrier name in the upper left-hand corner of your home screen. Today’s ultrasn0w update from 0.91 to 0.92 fixes that problem (which was an important issue for roaming). You should see the update available if you have as a Cydia source. Enjoy!

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blacksn0w Unlock Now Available

##ICON_NAME## The blacksn0w unlock has been released. blacksn0w is an unlock for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It is available for both Windows and Mac. You can download blackra1n (which includes the blacksn0w unlock) at or, you can add the blackra1n source in Cydia and get it via Cydia. The source url is
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GeoHot Releasing blacksn0w Today

##ICON_NAME## GeoHot will be releasing the blacksn0w unlock today (Novemeber 3rd) instead of the projected release date of November 4th. This is due to the fact that the testing of blacksn0w is going “great.” We will keep an eye out for it. Below is a screenshot of the blacksn0w unlock.
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GeoHot Refuses the $10,000

##ICON_NAME## Yesterday, GeoHot posted on his blog that he will not be accepting the $10,000 that was offered to him by Jody Sanders if he were to find an unlock for the 05.11.07 baseband. Not only that but he has a few words for the people who do sell the unlock. Below is what he has to say.
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GeoHot Does It! – blacksn0w Unlock Demo Video

##ICON_NAME## GeoHot has done it! He has successfully unlocked the 05.11.07 baseband (let’s hope he gets his $10,000!). The unlock is titled blacksn0w.

The unlock works on both the iPhone 3G and 3GS and will unlock to any carrier. It is estimated to be released on November 4th and sounds like it will be installed via the blackra1n jailbreak. Check out the demo video below.
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