By Jeff Benjamin on May 6, 2011
Three updates, and three jailbreaks using the same exploit; that’s got to be some sort of record.
For those of you interested in preserving your baseband with this latest jailbreak, you’re obviously going to want to stay away from RedSn0w.
PwnageTool is the jailbreak tool to use when you’re interested in creating custom firmware, and most importantly, when you need to preserve an unlockable baseband. Even if your baseband isn’t unlockable, you may want to preserve your baseband in case a future unlock is found.
The good news is, the choice is yours. Without further explaining, here is the tutorial that will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 4.3.3 and preserve your baseband with PwnageTool… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 24, 2011
The iPhone Dev Team has updated the UltraSn0w unlock tool with support for iOS 4.3.2. You can use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone and preserve your baseband for the latest UltraSn0w unlock.
The latest release of UltraSn0w does not support new basebands, it only fixes compatibility issues with already-unlocked iPhones. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install the latest version of UltraSn0w to unlock your iPhone running iOS 4.3.2. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 24, 2011
The Dev Team has updated the popular jailbreak tool, PwnageTool, with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2. PwnageTool now joins RedSn0w and Sn0wbreeze as the third tool that can jailbreak iOS 4.3.2.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone 4.3.2 while also preserving your baseband. PwnageTool is for Mac OS X only and is the only way to preserve your baseband to make sure you can unlock later… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 24, 2011
Following the release of the updated PwnageTool 4.3.2 jailbreak tool, the iPhone Dev Team has also pushed out an update to the UltraSn0w unlock in Cydia.
UltraSn0w 1.2.2 has been released to support the new iOS 4.3.2 firmware, as the previous version of UltraSn0w (1.2.1) was broken in iOS 4.3.2. Please note, this will only work for the older iPhone 4 baseband 1.59.00, and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 4.26.08, 5.11.07, 5.12.01, 5.13.04, and 6.15.00. It can not unlock newer basebands since there is currently no unlock available.
By Alex Heath on Apr 21, 2011
The iPhone 5 will be a dual-baseband device that operates on both GSM and CDMA networks. According to comments made by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo in the company’s last quarterly earnings call, Apple’s next iPhone will be a “global device” compatible with all carriers.
Shammo was the one that leaked the information that Verizon would be getting the iPad 2, so there’s reason to believe his claim is true. Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 13, 2011
With the iPhone Dev Team’s inability to find a usable baseband exploit for the iPhone 4 and release a stable unlock for basebands 2.10.04, 3.10.01, and the newer 4.10.01, several alternate iPhone 4 unlock solutions have sprouted.
The first option was the Gevey SIM Interposer. Similar to a Turbo SIM, the Gevey SIM Interposer worked by adding a EEPROM chip to your SIM card. You would then call 112 from the Emergency Dialer screen. Once the call connected you would hang up then toggle Airport mode on and off. When the network connection resumed, your iPhone 4 would be unlocked.
This method would provide a “tethered” unlock, meaning that after you reboot your iPhone, you would need to repeat the unlock process. While the legality of the unlock solution was questionable at first, Dev Team member, MuscleNerd, confirmed the unlock method was illegal. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 5, 2011
MuscleNerd has confirmed that UltraSn0w update is coming for iOS 4.3.1 in a few days. The unlock tool has had several bugs and is currently incompatible with several older basebands.
To clarify: the upcoming UltraSn0w update will not unlock any new basebands. The update is meant for current unlockers that wish to update to the latest 4.3.1 jailbreak and keep their unlock. Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 4, 2011
Now that Redsn0w 0.9.6rc9 finally provides the long awaited iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak, many iPhone 4 owners with unlocked iPhones’ have been advised to hold off upgrading to 4.3.1 as you will lose the ability to unlock, since the newer firmware will update your baseband.
Furthermore, as we’ve mentioned earlier this morning, the new iOS 4.3.1 firmware currently is incompatible with the Dev Team’s ultrasn0w unlock tool. It is recommended that you wait for the Dev Team to update this tool before upgrading and jailbreaking.
But for those anxious to update to the new iOS 4.3.1 firmware and still preserve their iPhone 4 1.59.00 baseband so they can be guaranteed an unlock when the Dev Team updates their ultrasn0w tool, follow our tutorial below. Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 30, 2011
Recent rumors have said that Apple won’t be releasing the iPhone 5 at WWDC in June. TechCrunch reported that iOS 5′s release will be pushed back to the fall, and that we won’t see any hardware announcements from Apple this summer.
If this report is true, this year will look very different for Apple. The company’s product cycle has always been fairly predictable, but circumstances surrounding the iPhone point to an unusual set of releases this year.
Specifically, consensus seems to be that LTE could be playing a role in Apple’s decisions surrounding the next iPhone… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Mar 21, 2011
The folks over at Boy Genius Report have just received word that Apple’s next iOS release is coming within the next two weeks.
According to BGR’s sources, iOS 4.3.1 will contain several minor bug fixes, including a patch to the iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability and baseband updates to the iPhone 3GS and iPad…
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2011
If you’ve been using an iPhone 4 on basebands 3.10.01 or 2.10.04, your inability to unlock has undoubtedly been an issue of great concern.
Time and time again, we get our hopes up, only to come away disappointed.
Let’s give Apple credit, they’ve done a decent job with keeping these basebands locked down for a significant amount of time, but the gates could be breached in the very near future…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 22, 2011
More potential iPhone 5 goodies to start your weekend off right. Well known Italian hacker, Zibri, has documented his findings from a recent decompile of the latest version of iTunes, uncovering some interesting tidbits.
According to him, the decompile uncovered two files that are quick and easy indicators that future iPhone basebands will be Qualcomm Based. What does this mean for the future of the iPhone?
By Sebastien Page on Dec 28, 2010
iH8Sn0w, the young developer behind Sn0wBreeze, shared a screenshot of the next version of his jailbreak tool, which will include a new mode called “Baseband Preservation Mode”.
Baseband Preservation Mode will not jailbreak or unlock your iPhone. It will apparently just update it to a newer iOS version without updating the baseband… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 20, 2010
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… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 8, 2010
Those of you who recently unlocked their iPhones running iOS 4.2.1 or 4.1 know that the process wasn’t as straightforward as we expected. The latest UltraSn0w unlock works for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04. It also works with iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00. But if you’re iPhone is on a different baseband, you have to upgrade to 06.15.00, either using RedSn0w or PwnageTool.
This new unlock doesn’t come without its share of issues, with battery drain for some of us, and/or GPS issues for others. Fortunately, it seems the Dev Team is working on a baseband downgrade method, which would make the unlock process easier, and safer… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Dec 3, 2010
It’s getting increasingly harder and risky to unlock the iPhone. Proof is with the recent release of the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1, 4.1, and 4.0.2, which require you to update your iPhone baseband to 06.15.00 in order to be able to unlock.
As reported by many unlockers and officially confirmed by the Dev Team, there is an issue with baseband 06.15.00 which might cause your GPS to not function properly, if at all. While some users are able to get their iPhone GPS to work, others are experiencing problems… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 12, 2010
MuscleNerd announced on Twitter earlier today that the Dev Team will be releasing an updated version of PwnageTool to jailbreak iOS 4.1. Not only this version will work with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, but it will also allow to jailbreak the new Apple TV.
PwnageTool is a Mac only tool that allows you to update the firmware while preserving the baseband. It is necessary for those of you who want to be on the latest iOS, while keeping their iPhone unlock. If you’re on a PC and want to update to iOS 4.1 while not upgrading the baseband, you may refer to our tutorial… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 11, 2010
This step by step guide/tutorial will show you how to update your iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 while preserving the baseband. Because we will not update the baseband, you will still be able to run the latest iOS version available, you will be able to jailbreak using LimeRa1n, and you will be able to unlock your iPhone using UltraSn0w.
This method works for both Windows and Mac. It is pretty simple but it does require you to read the steps carefully. As usual when hacking your iPhone, you are proceeding at your own risks. This being said, this is how to upgrade to iOS 4.1 without upgrading the baseband…
By Sebastien Page on Oct 9, 2010
GreenPois0n is going to be released on Sunday. It will jailbreak the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G. It won’t however jailbreak the iPhone 3GS. So what happens to those of you who have an iPhone 3GS?
Well, yesterday we confirmed that Comex is working on a jailbreak for the iPhone 3GS but if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath too much on that as MuscleNerd made it clear that such a jailbreak wouldn’t be released until November, when iOS 4.2 is released… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 7, 2010
Looking to unlock your iPhone running iOS 4.1? We’ve got some good news and some bad news for you… Let’s start with the bad news, shall we?
The bad news is that if you’ve already updated your iPhone to iOS 4.1, you will not be able to unlock it, at least for the time being. MuscleNerd confirmed that UltraSn0w will not work on any iOS 4.1 baseband and that you cannot downgrade to a previous version.
And now for the good news… Read More