There is good news for those of you who accidentally updated their iPhone to firmware 3.1.2 in iTunes and updated the baseband to 05.11.07. After being offered a bounty of $10,000, GeoHot started working on BlackSn0w, an unlock for the iPhone 3.1.2 baseband 05.11.07, and it seems he’s getting closer to finding a solution.

In a blog post titled “A Heap of Trouble“, GeoHot posted the following image:

If you zoom in the image, you can read this:

hello there, this is geohot
this is the most complicated injection i have ever done, and it uses a public command
… prepare for blacksn0w, although i gotta still figure out this zamboni

GeoHot said on Twitter that BlackSn0w is still ways away so don’t expect it to be released tonight.

When I see how shaky BlackRa1n is, I will probably stay away from BlackSn0w and I will patiently wait for the Dev Team to release an update to UltraSn0w. That’s just me though.

Are you eager to get your hands on BlackSn0w? Will you use BlackSn0w, or like me, will you wait for the Dev Team to release their own iPhone unlock?

  • Brian

    When I see how shaky BlackRa1n is, I will probably stay away from BlackSn0w and I will patiently wait for the Dev Team to release an update to UltraSn0w. That’s just me though.

    Are you eager to get your hands on BlackSn0w? Will you use BlackSn0w, or like me, will you wait for the Dev Team to release their own iPhone unlock?
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    You know my thoughts. I will await something from DEV TEAM.

    The issues with BR are widespread and quite serious.

    I will not put myself in harms way (possibly quite serious) by touching anything coming from GEO.

    Good luck to those that do!

  • Colten

    Well considering I have AT&T I won’t be using either lol! But I am interested in switching to verizon due to a larger vast of 3G network. What r they downfalls of leaving AT&T with a iPhone do things not work on the phone like they use to anything? And if someone out there has verizon with iPhone about how much is bill compared to AT&T and what is the 3G network like compared to AT&T!!!

  • Colten

    Oh and also has anyone heard any word if dev team is going to come out with JB for PC users, on FM 3.1.2??

  • Steve

    I think I’ll stick with the Dev Team. This Geotool seems like such a douch.

  • AR

    I am using blackra1n since it came out on my 3GS no problem at all. I will definitely go with blacksn0w once it is released. Thanks GeoHot for all the hard work.

  • ruffnek

    I don’t know if I want to even upgrade to 3.1 now… don’t really care about MMS, but do need to use exchange…

  • PELJA

    I am using blackra1n since it came out on my 3GS no problem at all. I will definitely go with blacksn0w once it is released. Thanks GeoHot for all the hard work.
    GeoHot Best Of The Best!!

  • dcg

    I’d use it, though I don’t need to as I’m with O2. But geogot is a briliant hacker and is clearly ahead of the rest. Jailbreaking is not for the simple minded and they should understand the consiquencies of that. People always want things place easily on platter freely for use, but this is not the world we live in, with venture capitalist and the lot.

    I’d definately use it, purely out of interest and curiosity.

    Geohot is the best hacker out there, you may no want to admit that, but that’s your problem isn’t it?

    dg

  • iPhoNerd

    I had lot of troubles with dev team’s Jb for my 3GS. in fact it didn’t work for me due to frequent crashes. BR works perfectly for me. So probably I will go with bsn0w once it is released. I respect both parties for their hardwork.

  • eggY

    There is absolutely nothing shakey about blackra1n as long as you do it right. Ihave nothad any problems with it all.

  • Blackra1n worked well for my iPod 2g so I will use it in my iPhone , I admire his skill and will continue to support him and his work!

  • Paulo

    Well, I ever could make the GeoHot tools working o my iPhones, so I guess I am unluck, but I will wait for unlock with the Dev Team. Because I had no problems Jailbreaking the iPhone with their tools.

  • Albion

    I jailbroke many iPhones with blackrain. Everyone of them never had problems. I have said that blackrain by geohot is the best the fastest the easiest jailbraik that has ever been built by any group or single hacker. We all have to say thank you to geohot, respect and support all his hard work.
    Is very sad to see some of you including the owner of this blog trying to create confusion and mis-informing information about his work, for reasons that are not to clear to me.
    Doesent matter that everything regarding iPhone jailbraik or unlock is here because of mostly his work. Doesent matter that it has been free. Doesent matter that it has been allmost right away after every apples major upgrade. Doesent matter that a lot of devs team so called hackers have said that u will never be able to unlock iPhones latest baseband.
    All u do is talk crap about him and his work. All I got to say is that u guys are comunists and always will find ways to disrespect good work by good people.

  • Madani

    I am waiting for this unlock! I upgraded, and I’m moving abroad, so I need to use the sim there.

    Pwngetool didn’t work for me, after watching many tutorials on youtube.

    I found people talking about Blackra1n, I clicked 1 button, and it was done!

    GeoHot, is definitely cool.

  • MO CHOUCHANE

    dev team wont release anything for unlocking the latest baseband,even if they do,wont be anytime soon……its all about geohot his taking them alone were all donating and all supporting him!!!!!!

  • I have waited for this software since September and I really do not care who will be the exploit’s author. GeoHot or Dev Team – it does not matter… Infact I will wait for some users to test this BlackSn0w for me and if there are no further problems, it will be tha’ bomb!

  • Colten, you cannot use an iPhone on Verizon. Verizon uses a completely different (and less advanced) phone technology (CDMA rather than GSM). AT&T’s Edge is probably faster than Verizon’s 3G, anyway, so I wouldn’t suggest moving if that’s your reason. Commercials do not tell the whole truth.

    I have had no problems with BlackRa1n and look forward to using BlackSn0w.

  • SlipknotFan

    I’ve been using Blackra1n too, not had any problems with it at all so i will deffo be using blacksn0w. Dev team are going to take months if not longer to do a unlock for windows, and im not spending god knows how much on mac just to unlock a phone.

  • WmRios

    Just stop upgrading your iPhone people!!
    This will solve about 99.8% of the problem!
    :o) good-nite!

  • Gerson

    Hi I’m from brazil. I unlock my iPhone With new bb using blackrain. Now my iPhone recognises my sim. but there isn’t Corrie signal. I don’t know what’s the matter. black rain didn’t solve my problem…. I’m waiting dev team….

  • Colten

    Thank you crystal for actually answering me! So I’m guessing AT&T would be the best to stick with fir faster download speed and what not! So thank you!!!

  • Harry

    I dont think its a question of will I use blacksn0w as really all I need is the quickest way to unlock my iphone.

  • Colten, you are quite welcome. Enjoy your week.

  • James

    Colten, first off, honestly, I have both ATT and Verizon, Verizon really is more reliable in all areas. People who disagree are those who DON’T have Verizon. But Verizon can’t support the iPhone for the simple fact that they don’t use a sim card! Only reason ATT is better is because of the iPhone. Other than that, their phones are over priced and their signal is terrible compared to verizon.

  • ivek

    I also use Blacrain on my 3G os3.1 and baseband 5.11 for 2 weeks,and it works perfectly, also i would like to thanks GeoHot because Blacrain is the easiest and fastest way for jailbreaking 3.1,you just download some 8 mb,conect Iphone to pc,and click ˝makeitRain˝ and it is over in 2 minutes, than you turn wireles on and open icon BlackRain and it installs cydia in 2 minutes,

    BlackRain is the best jailbreak, thank you GeoHot

  • ucg

    Hats off to GeoHot! His Blackra1n/Blacksn0w combination works like magic. In minutes my iPhone 3G/3.1.2/05.11.07 was jailbroken and unlocked! Smooth software, no glitches, I’m not sure what people are complaining/suspicious about.
    I donated to GeoHot and recommend everybody to do the same.

  • Huan

    Tethering

  • Huan

    Tethering iPhone to laptop

  • Thomas

    Of you tether your iPod touch,, can you than internet where ever you want?? I want to see if i can put my iPod on the iPhone internet server,, does someone knows some tips???

  • Ito Guerrero

    I am using OS 4 on my jailbreak iPhone but I need tethering function
    What is the status on that?

    Ito

  • Peter

    Geohot’s blackra1n is the best hacking software out. I’m writing this comment using an iPhone on tmobiles service. I’ve been using this phone on tmobile for months now without glitches. There’s nothing wrong with his software. I donated, u should too.

  • Lo

    How can I get my phone to tether