The Dev Team posted a warning on their blog reminding users that if you want to maintain the ability to use the Ultrasnow unlock for the 3.x firmware, don't upgrade to anything past 3.0, including the recently seeded developer copy of the OS 3.1 beta. 3.1 updates the baseband, breaking the ability to be unlocked by the Dev Team's exploit. The warning applies only to 3G and 3GS devices.
The Ultrasn0w OS 3.0 unlock for the iPhone and iPhone 3G demoed last Friday is now available in Cydia and Icy.
Ultrasn0w for iPhone 3G is ready!
- Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to cydia or icy
- Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
- Reboot your iPhone 3G
- T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
The iPhone Dev Team has posted an iPhone OS 3.0-capable version of the PwnageTool for unlocking iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPod touch running the OS 3.0 released Wednesday. It should be noted that it will not work for the iPhone 3G S posted a guide detailing how you should use their jailbreaking and unlocking tools based on your situation is.
U.S. Senators Ask FCC To Investigate Legality Of Exclusivity Deals Between Handset Makers And Carriers
A group of U.S. Senators are asking the FCC to examine the exclusivity deals between wireless service providers and handset makers that allow a carrier to be the only provider for a specific handset over a period of time, such as the arrangement between Apple and AT&T for the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S. The decision was the result of a request sent by a group of rural operators asking to have the FCC look in to the matter.
The iPhone Dev Team has posted a warning on their blog not to download the iTunes 8.2 update released yesterday if they want to maintain the ability to jailbreak or unlock their iPhone. As iPhone Alley reader back2thebeatof84 pointed out yesterday, the new version of iTunes breaks YellowSn0w, QuickPwn and the Pwnage Tool. They list four reasons why not to update.
For those of you who are wishing you hadn't upgraded to 2.2.1, iPhone hackers pH, BigBoss and EvilPenguin have creted a new tool for downgrading your baseband from 02.30.03 back to 02.28.00, restoring it's ability to be unlocked using yellowsn0w. The hack will work on any devices manufactured prior to September 2008 with the 5.8 bootloader, though iPhones with the 5.9 bootloader cannot be downgraded.
In a post on their blog earlier today, the Dev Team announced that after having their hands on iPhone OS 3.0 beta v1 for just a few days, they were able to determine that the 3.0 software can still be jailbroken. They explained that the current exploit they use to jailbreak the devices is at the hardware level, which cannot be updated through a software update.
Following the initial ruling in December, a French appeals court has ruled to uphold the ban on Apple's deal with Orange to be the sole carrier of the iPhone in the country, officially unlocking all iPhones sold in France for use on any compatible French network. Following the verdict, the iPhone 3G was spotted for sale on other websites bundled with contracts from other carriers.
We all know about Yellowsn0w.com, the website set up by the Dev Team for their iPhone 3G unlock, but a new website has popped up that is causing some confusion. On the official iPhone_dev twitter, they tweeted a URL to a new website, Redsn0w.com, causing us to suspect that they have more on the way.
The Dev Team has updated their blog again with some tips for those of you trying to use yellowsn0w to unlock your iPhone 3G. For starters, you'll need to update to baseband 02.28.00, by updating through iTunes and using QwickPwn to activate, etc. They also write about a known problem with the hack involving SIM cards with the SIM Toolkit application menus. You can read more about it at their blog.