The dev team has announced the completion of the iPhone 3G unlock on their website, blog.iphone-dev.org. They will are planning to release the unlock via QuickPwn or BootNeuter by New Year’s Eve. You must be running baseband 2.11.07 or earlier. That means if you’ve upgraded firmware since 2.1 without using a tool that creates a custom firmware then you’ll have to wait until they get the newer baseband unlocked. Others who will also be waiting are 2nd Generation iPod Touch owners. Work on it’s jailbreak won’t begin until at least 2009. Finally, if you’re having troubles with the latest OS X 10.5.6 update there are some possible fixes. There are try at your own risk: [Read more...]
The dev team has released some info over the last week that shows progress on the software unlock for the iPhone 3G. There’s a video and screenshot below and you can read more at their site at blog.iphone-dev.org. We’ll make sure to keep an eye on it and let you know as soon as the unlock becomes available.
As we were traveling today, we learned that the Dev Team had some new info about the progress of the iPhone 3G unlock. We are finally settled for the night so, I thought I would let you know what the Dev Team has posted on their blog today. Though they have made progress, they still do not have any estimation on when there will be a software unlock available for the iPhone 3G.
“Here’s a screenshot of a 3G iPhone whose baseband has been modified. And even though it’s modified — and fails the integrity check — it’s still running. Can you guess where the patch was made?
WinPwn 2.5 is finally here! This is a very nice jailbreak application. I just upgraded to iPhone firmware 2.0.2 and jailbroke my iPhone 3G using the QuickPwn part of WinPwn 2.5. You can jailbreak the iPod Touch and both the 1st Gen iPhone and the iPhone 3G all on firmwares 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.0.2. You can also unlock the 1st Gen iPhone but not the iPhone 3G.
Again, I used the QuickPwn part of WinPwn because I can’t unlock my iPhone 3G and didn’t want to restore. To switch WinPwn 2.5 into QuickPwn Mode just click the Custom icon at the top and it will switch to QuickPwn mode. The steps are really easy and the big difference with this version is WinPwn is it’s design and usability. If you’ve been afraid to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch because it looks too hard, it’s now become even easier. [Read more...]
It’s here! We’ll be testing soon. Again, no Installer yet, but you want to try it here’s the instructions and downloads (be sure to also read the Important Notes section below):
– 1) Uninstall WinPwn 1.0 first.
- 2) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.
- a) you will need the 2.0 firmware file. The one for the 1st Gen is different than the 3G. You can download them from our firmware page or you can click upgrade in iTunes and then unplug your iPhone to force iTunes to download it. The file will be stored in your local drive, usually C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates
– 3) Click “Ipwner” and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode
– 4) Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don’t know how to do this click Here.
– 5) Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.
There is already an update to Pwnage. If PwnageTool 2.0 worked for you already, you do not need to do this again. Here are some of the issues that have been fixed:
- It auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files better, if they’re on your computer
- It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.
- Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.
- The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.
The Dev Team continues to keep us updated on their progress. They are still trying to work out a few bugs (scroll way down) but, they have posted a list on what PwnageTool 2.0 supports so far. It looks as though everything can be jailbroke and activated however, they do not have the iPhone 3G unlocked yet. Check it out:
So, currently (when released) PwnageTool 2.0 will support:-
• iPhone (1st Gen) with 2.0 – Activated, Unlocked & Jailbroken, (with support for third party applications).
• iPod Touch with 2.0 – Activated & Jailbroken, (with support for third party applications).
• iPhone (3G) with 2.0 – Activated, Jailbroken (with support for third party applications).
We’ve made some progress on the baseband unlock of the 3G device, but at this point PwnageTool will not support 3G unlocking or BootNeuter on the 3G device. It is, of course supported on the first generation device with 2.0. We’ll push out an update with 3G support if and when it is completed.
As soon as we fix this up and test a bit more we’ll be ready for release, we’ll get back to you with a release schedule soon.
Here is a video from the iphone-dev.org blog. It shows BootNeuter 2.0 running on a first generation iPhone upgraded to 2.0. This app helps in the unlocking process. It is not available at this time.
UPDATE: If you’re looking for the software unlock for the iPhone 3G please see our most recent article about the Dev Teams Unlock info.
Here’s the updated status info from ziphone.org:
System disk name: BigBear5A331.M68OS
System disk key: 3d9a9832a108fc5084fc9329d6e84e38edf06e380554c49376b70e951f8a8d1ed943f819
Baseband version: 04.05.04_G
Baseband status: patched and unlocked :)
iPhone 3G baseband firmware prefix: ICE2 version 1.43
user root and user mobile still have “alpine” as password.
ALL CARRIERS SUPPORTED AS OF NOW: [Read more...]
So guys, I’m currently in Brazil and today we went out looking for a SIM card for my iPhone. The best option we could find was from the provider named “Tim”. It was about $35 USD for 1GB transfer a month. The catch was, I have to have a signature from a Brazilian and they have to have proof of residence so, we’re going to try again tomorrow. I’m just wondering what carriers others use here in Brazil. I’m looking for prepaid with no contract and that has data connection. Give me your thoughts in the comments. Also, I did test a SIM card from “Claro” and it successfully called the store phone but they wouldn’t do it without a 1 year contract. I think all will be ok tomorrow and I’ll let everyone know! My iPhone is unlocked using ZiPhone.
If you’ve been looking for a quick way to unlock 1.1.2 it looks like Turbosim is the answer. This is a hardware unlock meaning you just take the adapter, drop it in with your sim card and you’re free. Check out the video for some added features.