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iPhone 3.1 Out, Don’t Let it Re-Lock your Unlocked iPhone

Apple released an update to the iPhone OS today.  The 3.1 iPhone update brings lots of little improvements.  Don’t let iTunes tempt you with them if you have an unlocked iPhone.  The new firmware will upgrade your baseband firmware, relocking your iPhone and, potentially, making it impossible to unlock again.

The good news is that your iPhone can still have that 3.1 iPhonee goodness and your unlocked iPhone.  You just need to trust in the iPhone Dev team, because their tools provide a way to install the update without updating the baseband and breaking the unlock.

If you update to Apple’s new software using the normal iTunes process, you will lose your ultrasn0w unlock.  In fact you may lose it permanently, because for most people the baseband firmware cannot be reverted to a previous version (unlike the main application CPU firmware).

But don’t worry…our PwnageTool program lets you update your main firmware without touching your baseband firmware, so you can still have the best of both worlds.  But you must be diligent about saying “no” to your iTunes request this week to update your firmware.

As always, eliminate the middle-men and get the PwnageTool and all your iPhone accessories direct from the source.

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.

iPhone OS 3.0 and iPhone 3GS Jailbreak and Unlock News

Yesterday Apple released the the iPhone 3.0 firmware to the public, and tomorrow people will be getting their hands on the new iPhone 3GS, so of course, its time for a short update on where things are with Jailbreaks and unlocks.

First off, any jailbreak or unlock for the 3GS is probably some time off since the dev team hasn’t really gotten a crack at the new hardware, once they do, they plan on keeping things quiet so as not to tip off Apple.

As to those of you with an earlier iPhone, good new about what is coming.  First off, they are in the process of testing an carrier unlock for the iPhone 3G with 3.0 firmware.  I’m not sure what all it is going to take, so if you already have an unlocked phone and this is important to you, I’d hold off on the iPhone 3.0 upgrade until more details emerge about the unlock.

For the rest of us, jailbreaks are coming real soon now, maybe even by the time you read this!

For more info, as always, check the source, the Dev-Team’s Blog.

Jailbreaking and Unlocking the new iPhone and v 3.0 firmware

Monday, June 8th marks the beginning of Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference.  Many are expecting Apple will use the occasion to announce the release of the next major version of the iPhone firmware, v 3.0., and perhaps going even further and announcing new iPhone hardware.  Other’s don’t expect either until later in the month.  Either way, some big changes are coming soon.

It’s tempting to get wrapped up in the excitement and install the software upgrades, but be aware, doing so is going to create problems with any jailbreak or unlock you may have performed.  Don’t do it!  Wait until the iPhone dev team has released a well tested jailbreak and unlock.  Don’t be fooled by all the sites out there that are distributing poorly tested beta versions of the jailbreak.  At best, you’ll not be able to unlock your iPhone for a while.  Worse, you’ll never be able to unlock your iPhone again, and you may end up with a nasty virus on your PC .

If you want to be on the safe side, make sure you check out the iPhone Dev Team’s own blog.  I’ll also be posting updates here as I find them.

iPhone Unlockers & Jailbreakers: Avoid iTunes 8.2 Update

Last week Apple pushed out an update to iTunes.  The update brings it up to version 8.2.  If you are an unlocker or a jailbreaker you probably want to avoid this update until the dev team figures out the hitches.  

It’s already clear that it breaks the unlocking and jailbreaking apps like QuickPwn and PwnageTool.  The “iPhone Dev Team” behind most of the jailbreaking and unlocking work doesn’t think this was a deliberate move on Apple’s part, so they expect to be able to address the issue and get things working again soon.  You can read more on their blog.