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iOS 5 unlock for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3gs with Ultrasn0w

iOS 5 was jailbroken soon after release. Jailbreaking allows you to run 3rd party apps on your iOS device that haven’t been approved by Apple for distribution through the office iTunes App Store.  Unlocking builds on jailbreaking to remove the carrier lock for your GSM iOS device. For example, US iPhone owners who want to use T-Mobile, rather than AT&T have to used an unlocked phone.

Well, hold on to your seats!  You saw it here first (unless you didn’t)!  iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS owners can now unlock their phones running iOS 5! For more details, check out this helpful post about UltraSn0w 1.2.4, which makes it all possible.

Be careful though, don’t rush to upgrade to iOS 5 you need to be careful about what version of the baseband code you are running!

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.

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.

No Unlock for iPhone 3.0 Upgrade, Yet

Just a reminder for those looking to upgrade to the new iPhone 3.0 firmware update that many people are expecting to be released tomorrow, Monday, the 8th, at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC):  There is no known unlock, yet.  If the unlock is important to you, wait to upgrade until the iPhone Dev Team releases a tested unlock.