Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Almost New News: iPhone 3GS Jailbreak AND Unlock

Yes, the iPhone Dev Team is just that awesome.  They’ve released updates to RedSnow, their easy jailbreaking tool, and UltraSn0w, their iPhone 3G and now 3GS unlocking tool.

With this combo, you can jailbreak your iPhone to run unofficial 3rd party applications with RedSn0w (thats RedSn0w, with a zero).  Then you can use one of those unofficial 3rd party applications called UltraSn0w (again, with a zero) to unlock your phone so you can use it with a 3rd party GSM carrier.

Note:  Don’t go rushing to install the 3.1 firmware that is in beta now.  Baseband upgrades can break your unlock and may make it impossible to ever unlock again.

Not Quite So Old News: UltraSn0w Unlocks iPhone 3G With 3.0 Firmware

If you have an unlocked iPhone 3G you can now take advantage of the new 3.0 firmware!  First, use RedSn0w (that’s a zero in there, not an ‘o’, to jailbreak your phone, then use UltraSn0w to unlock it!  For more info on UltraSn0w, go to the source.  This apparently supersedes the original YellowSn0w unlock for the 3G.

Note, this doesn’t work with the 3.1 firmware betas that are being circulated, at least not yet.

Old News: RedSn0W to Jailbreak Your Old iPhone Running the New 3.0 Firmware

Redsnow is a sort of a jailbreaking and unlocking swiss-army knife for older iPhones.

Redsn0w is an easy to use, multi-platform, multi-device jailbreaking and unlocking (iPhone 2G only) tool for theiPhone 2G (original iPhone), the iPhone 3G (but not the 3GS) and also the iPod touch (first and second generation). Currently it is available for Windows and Mac OS X

Please note this will not unlock the iPhone 3G or 3GS.  If you have an unlocked iPhone 3G, don’t use this until you’ve obtained an updated version of the YellowSn0w unlock.

For more info, including download locations, check the original announcement.