Last month the Dev Team released an update to their UltraSn0w tool which allowed to unlock the iPhone 3G and 3GS loaded with the latest iOS 4.2.1. The iPhone 4 was left out of the equation and unless you’re still on baseband 01.59.00, you can’t unlock this device yet.

Today, some good news was uncovered about an unlock for the iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 baseband 02.10.04 in a tweet sent out by Sherif Hashim. The iPhone hacker confirmed that an unlock for 02.10.04 will be available, most likely before January 16th…

For those of you who don’t speak Arabic, here is the translation of the tweet sent to Sherif Hashim:

I’m going to perform my military service by January 16, will I get the unlock before this date? 😀

To which Sherif Hashim replied:

sure 🙂

A few weeks ago, words were going around about a possible baseband downgrade that would make the unlocking process easier and less risky, but we don’t know yet if this is going to work the the iPhone 4 as well.

As usual, time only will tell, but I”m pretty confident that not only we’ll get an untethered jailbreak for Christmas, we might also get an unlock for the iPhone 4.


  • drublic

    I hope the unlock as a Christmas gift, I hope is not delayed until January 16th….

  • Bradibiza

    I’d prefer the delay, so they can iron the bugs out. Re, battery and gps issues with redsnow etc. I presume that the new jailbreak will also be userland. Well I hope so anyway.

  • Burge

    Here is good news for Orange UK owners of iPhones. If you want your iPhone unlocked you can to be paying your contract for 3 months after that time and for £20 Orange will unlock your iPhone . Don’t forget that you still have to pay your contract !

    • Burge

      P.s. It will take between 7 to 10 days and you will get a Email to tell you to connect to iTunes to unlock it …

  • let the development team work. i know it will be in Africa too in less than 10 days. we are stuck with our iphone4s for months now.
    cheers guys

  • looks like we will geohot , and some limesn0w this christmas , ho ho ho ! LimeSn0w to Unlock iPhone 4 With Geohot [Video] ….

    • Brad

      Geo-hot and limerain = iPhone on 4.2.1 jailbreak and unlock. I think not. Do your homework peeps, or follow musclenerd

  • Greg

    I hope this christmas 🙁

  • Wilbur

    This should also work for people with baseband 03.10.01 as Sherif Hashim said that the two are not separable in a tweet a few days ago.

  • Wasabi

    Let’s just cross our fingers and let the team work their magic ^.^

  • Hugo

    i think it’ll be well before the 16th

  • Pooooya

    Geohot or sherif. We need an unlock for iPhone 4. Anyone make it true , thanks for Xmas gift


    a double whammy christmas gifts of the untethered jb and unlock would be perfect for my christmas. since i have some iphones for the chinese greymarket and i am stuck in shanghai til after the 15th

  • msxy


    lollllll don’t forget they are using limera1n to jailbreak ur devices lollllll
    i love musclnerd but i can’t denie the truth that geohot is the king of jailbreak and unlock .

  • sid

    iphone 4 unlock please? 4.2.1……..when is it coming?…16th jan is tooo late 🙁

  • Mr.rob

    Useless. I can’t believe how long it’s taking to crack an unlock for 02.10.04. I’ve given up and had to purchase an unlocked iP4 in the meantime.

    Anyone want to buy an AT&T brick?

    • Juan

      Mr rob, I’ll buy it…

  • malom

    i phone 3g unlock please?

  • willy

    i would really like to write for this blog but im only 13

  • hoppa

    is the iphone unlock going to be out before january 16th for sure?

  • Bone

    I just hope this tweet is true, we have been waiting for months now. What else could we do but wait

  • Ali

    iPhone 4.2.1 unlock available or not ?

  • Sajeer

    I have i phone 3gs (factory unlocked) i last week i jailbreaked and install i pad baseband , through redsnow ,then i cannot restart the phone without pc , then i try to restore ios from i tune now my phone complitely dead i cant update from i tune please help

    thanks sajeer

    • paresh

      you 1st restore with itunes 4.2.1 custom firmware thn jailbreak with greenpoison n thn install cydia with redsnow thn ths problem eill be solved i did r&d for days to get ths solution

  • Andy

    Another BS date

  • TLC

    Does anyone know if the Iphone 4 4.2 IOS is now unlockable? Please advise. Thank you!

  • TLC

    It’s now close to Feb. and wondering how long it would take to unlock the new Iphone 4 with the firmware 4.2. Please comments. Thank you!

  • Rehan

    It is now feb and still no signs of the promised unlock…………..
    to those who make it happen: guys; how long will it take?

  • Itsnotcomingout

    January 16??? It is now February 7 and it’s still not out yet!! Please hurry it up.

  • narj

    i think apple will release iso 4.3 on 28th february 2011
    if devteam doesn’t release the unlock in date
    We will lose our confidence in the dev team
    and he Will become like the Egyptian president ousted

  • waseem

    ????????????? waiting wating Dev Team