By Alex Heath on Apr 22, 2011
Last week we told you about a new unlock service called CutYourSim that offered a remote, permanent unlock for the iPhone. Instead of the classic method of jailbreaking and installing UltraSn0w, CutYourSim claimed to permanently unlock your iPhone’s baseband remotely for any GSM carrier.
For $169.99, the folks at CutYourSim would be able to unlock your iPhone’s baseband and keep it unlocked forever. Sounds like a dream come true, right?
The dream didn’t last long. CutYourSim has already announced that it is discontinuing its unlock service… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 19, 2011
Yay, we got a jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2! Ok, but what’s up with the unlock? My guess is that the Dev Team is working on updating PwnageTool for 4.3.2 compatibility. When they release PwnageTool, most likely in the coming days, they will also update their UltraSn0w unlock.
Those of you who have updated to 4.3.2 while preserving their basebands using Sn0wBreeze or PwnageTool bundles are out of luck because the official version of UltraSn0w is not compatible with 4.3.2 yet… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 9, 2011
The Dev Team just released their unlock for iPhone 4.3.1. This updated version of ultrasn0w brings support for the iPhone 3Gs and the iPhone 4 that are exclusively using these basebands: 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00.
In this post, we’ll guide you into unlocking your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on any of the above basebands, and running the latest iOS 4.3.1… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 9, 2011
As expected the Dev Team released tonight an updated version of their UltraSn0w unlock for iPhone 4.3.1. As we noted before, this version of UltraSn0w will not unlock any new baseband. UltraSn0w 1.2.1 will unlock the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on baseband 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00.
If you are on any of these basebands, you can update to iOS 4.3.1 while preserving your baseband using PwnageTool. If your baseband is different from the one listed above, I’m afraid there is no unlock for you at this time… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 9, 2011
After recently releasing their jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 via PwnageTool and RedSn0w, the Dev Team is now getting ready to unleash their UltraSn0w unlock.
The current 4.3.1-compatible UltraSn0w is currently being tested by a few beta testers, and according to a tweet by Dev Team front man MuscleNerd, if everything goes well, UltraSn0w should be released tonight… 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 Jeff Benjamin on Apr 3, 2011
Just to preface this before anyone gets the wrong idea; there is still no new baseband unlock available.
Now that the formalities are out of the way, I think it’s safe to tell you that new details have been revealed about the existing baseband unlock and its compatibility with the soon to be released untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1.
Depending on when the jailbreak is actually released, if you rely on an unlock, you may have to wait a while until a new version of UltraSn0w is released. This is due to some compatibility issues between iOS 4.3.1 and the current version of UltraSn0w.
Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long, as the latest tweets from members of the iPhone Dev Team confirm… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 20, 2011
iH8Sn0w has pushed another update to his Windows jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3. Sn0wBreeze 2.3b4 adds some bug fixes and more baseband compatibility.
Sn0wBreeze 2.3 offers a tethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.3, but the tool is still in beta. This means that stability is not guaranteed, and you should use it at your own risk…
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 Cody Lee on Jan 17, 2011
It’s official. If you have an iPhone 3G on baseband 06.15.00 and you are unlocked , you better get comfortable. MuscleNerd confirmed in a recent tweet that since the iPhone 3G will not be receiving the 4.3 firmware upgrade, your iPhone 3G will remain unlocked indefinitely.
Now let’s not all panic, this only affects iPhone 3G users on the above mentioned baseband. If you are unsure of your baseband version, you can go to settings -> general -> about -> modem firmware. For most of us this isn’t a huge deal, but to iPhone 3G users who unlocked using the 06.15 UltraSnow unlock, and have been experiencing GPS issues, this is devastating… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 26, 2010
The Dev Team has released their Redsn0w beta, dubbed Redsn0w 0.9.7b1 for iOS 4.2. We wanted to alert our readers, and at the same time provide a word of caution about the beta release.
To quote the Dev Team “This is a beta tester program. It’s not a general release! Things can go very wrong, so please don’t even consider testing if you have pictures or other media on your device that you haven’t backed up!”
For that reason we recommend you hold off until the official release, especially if you rely on an ultrasn0w carrier unlock…
By Sébastien 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 Sébastien Page on Dec 3, 2010
As we reported earlier this week, some of you who have recently updated your baseband to 06.15.00 to jailbreak and unlock have been facing battery drains issues. The problem doesn’t actually come from UltraSn0w or RedSn0w, but from the hacktivation process, for those of you who have hacktivated instead of activating the phone with an official carrier.
The issue comes from iOS 4.1 and 4.2.1 which constantly look for valid push certificates, either via wifi or your data plan (Edge or 3G). This runs down you battery and may even cause your iPhone to overheat. If you didn’t hacktivate your iPhone but simply activated it with an official carrier (ie AT&T in the US), you shouldn’t have any problem.
If on the other end you did hacktivate your iPhone, you might be experiencing the battery drain issue. Fortunately, there is now a fix for it… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 30, 2010
A few people have been experiencing an unusual drain of their iPhone battery after unlocking with UltraSn0w. The problem doesn’t actually come from UltraSn0w itself, but from the hacktivation process, for those of you who have hacktivated instead of activating the phone with an official carrier.
According to BigBoss, the issue comes from iOS 4.1 and 4.2.1 which constantly look for valid push certificates, either via wifi or your data plan (Edge or 3G). If you’re not on an unlimited data plan, this can get pretty expensive, especially if you don’t keep an eye on it.
There are 3 potential solutions for this… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2010
The Dev Team has updated their UltraSn0w iPhone unlock for iOS 4.2.1. UltraSn0w 1.2 will unlock iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and now 06.15.00.
If your iPhone 4 is not on baseband 01.59.00, you will not be able to unlock it. If your iPhone 3G or 3GS is on one of the baseband version mentioned above, then you can follow the instructions below… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2010
We’ve seen yesterday that we the release of the updated UtraSn0w unlock, there are a few to be met to unlock iPhone 4.2.1. This unlock will work for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04. It will also work with iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00.
But what happens if you’re not on one of those basebands? Depending on your phone model and configuration, you might have to update the baseband to 06.15.00, which is fully unlockable, then unlock using UltraSn0w.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to use RedSn0w to update your baseband to 06.15.00 so you can unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS 4.1.2… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 28, 2010
Not even a week after iOS 4.2.1 was released, and following the update of the RedSn0w jailbreak, the Dev Team delivered today an update to their UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1.
This unlock will work for the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04. It will also work with iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 27, 2010
A couple days ago we informed you that the UltraSn0w unlock for iPhone iOS 4.2.1 was supposedly going to drop this Sunday. According to a recent tweet from Dev Team member MuscleNerd, it seems we are on the right track for a release on schedule.
This UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 4.2.1 will work with the iPhone 3G and 3GS. It will not work with the iPhone 4 yet, but it’s being worked on… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 25, 2010
Some very comforting news on this cold Thanksgiving day, as MuscleNerd confirmed today that the iPhone unlock for iOS 4.2.1 will most likely be released this Sunday or even before.
This is good news, especially for those of you who still are using an iPhone 3GS or 3G. It is however not as good news for iPhone 4 users because there won’t have an unlock for iPhone 4 for a little while… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 20, 2010
Technically, it’s not possible to unlock an iPhone that has been updated to iOS 4.1 because there is no unlock available for the iOS 4.1 baseband. Now depending on your situation, there might be a way to unlock your iPhone.
If you are still on iOS 4.0.1 (or even earlier version. ie 3.1.3), then you can use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone while preserving the baseband (see our guide here). This will make sure you update to the latest iOS version but don’t update the baseband, which is the key part in unlocking your iPhone… Read More