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UltraSn0w Unlock Released For iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Running iOS 5

As promised, the iPhone Dev Team released an update to the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 today. This update allows users with unlockable basebands running iOS 5 to unlock their iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4.

This version of UltraSn0w (1.2.4) doesn’t add any new basebands to the compatibility list, but if you’re running basebands 4.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, or 06.15.00 on the iPhone 3GS, or baseband 01.59.00 on the iPhone 4, then you can unlock your device right now…

Ask Jeff: Episode 04

Folks, we’re back with Episode 04 of Ask Jeff. I wanted to thank everyone for all of the great questions; we had over 200 combined questions for Episode 03.

Unfortunately, that means that I didn’t get to answer everyone’s question, but I still managed to cover quite a few interesting inquiries this go ’round.

Inside, you’ll find out how much money I’ve spent on Cydia tweaks over the years, whether I’d consider switching to Verizon, and what my first Apple product was.

In other words, tune in and prepare your questions; you won’t want to miss this…

Mount Pro Lenses to Your iPhone with this SLR Adapter

MacRumors came across an interesting accessory for all of you iPhone-toting photographers. Have you ever wanted your iPhone to be capable of shooting long-distance photos? Well, now it can with this new SLR adapter.

An SLR adapter is a custom case with a lens-mounting ring. It allows you to attach your SLR (Single Lens Reflex) lenses to your iPhone, which is an absolute must-have for any budding photographer. Or is it?

How to Jailbreak Your Older iPhone or iPod Touch Using Whited00r

Earlier today we did a post about Whited00r, a custom firmware built for older Apple ARM6 devices. It includes built-in tweaks and gives you the option to remove unwanted features like Spotlight to make your device faster.

Whited00r has been out for a while, but it’s kind of flown under the radar. There’s still millions of these older devices floating around, so we figured we’d give folks an easy walkthrough on how to install Whited00r on your older iPhone or iPod touch…

Whited00r Firmware Provides Jailbreak and Unlock for Older iDevices

We’ve gotten some complaints in the past that we don’t give older iPhones any lovin’. The truth is, we try to keep up with innovation in the jailbreak community and there just typically isn’t much of that going on for devices older than the 3GS. Especially since Apple stopped supporting them.

But for folks with older iDevices that really want to join in on the jailbreaking festivities, check out Whited00r. If you haven’t heard about this cool little project, it’s essentially a firmware file that has been modified to include multitasking, video recording and oh yeah, it’s jailbroken…

iOS 4.3 Will Not Be Compatible With All iDevices

We’ve gotten questions from readers asking if iOS 4.3 will be compatible with all iDevices. Sadly, the answer is no. The public release of iOS 4.3 that Apple announced at their iPad 2 event will only work on certain iDevice generations.

Most notably, 4.3 will not be installable on the Verizon iPhone. Because the Verizon iPhone runs on a different baseband and has different bugs to fix, Apple has to release a separate 4.3 build for that device. (Which they haven’t announced yet.)

Hopefully your iDevice isn’t on the 4.3 incompatibility list…

WhiteD00r Brings iOS 4.2 To iPhone 2G/3G And iPod Touch 1G/2G

As many of you know, with the release of iOS 4.0 Apple discontinued support for the iPhone 2G as well as the iPod Touch 1G. This left iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1G stuck on iOS 3.1.3 for life. Furthermore, while Apple did end up upgrading the iPhone 3G (which has the same amount of RAM/processor as the iPhone 2G), 3G owners experienced a great deal of problems after updating to 4.0. The OS was incredibly slow and was barely usable.

After various reports and angry iPhone 3G users, Apple began to look into the issue and stated the issues would be resolved in iOS 4.2.1. When iOS 4.2.1 came around, performance had been improved on the iPhone 3G, but it was still quite slow. Most users decided to downgrade/remain on iOS 3.1.3.

iPhone 3G on BaseBand 06.15.00 Unlocked for Life

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…

How to Prepare your iPhone 4.2.1 for Unlock using RedSn0w

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…

UltraSn0w iPhone Unlock for iOS 4.2.1 is Available

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…

Will the iPhone 4GS Be the Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone Yet?

The iPhone 3GS was a much needed stop-gap between the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 4. It was so much faster than the iPhone 3G, that pretty much anything the iPhone 4 can handle, the iPhone 3GS can still handle adequately to this day.

In all actuality, the iPhone 3G should have been what the iPhone 3GS was from the get-go; that would have resulted in a lot more satisfied customers over the long term.

As you may have noticed, when more and more iOS updates were released, the iPhone 3G became slower and slower, leading to numerous consumer complaints. This is a testament to the fact that the iPhone 3G should have been released in the form of its beefed up big brother from the very beginning…