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Dev Team Updates Progress On 3G Unlock

Dev Team Updates Progress On 3G Unlock

Posted October 6, 2008 at 10:06am by iClarified
The Dev Team has posted some of the snags they are coming across on the way to a 3G unlock.

We’ve been exploring different ideas with the 3G unlock, but this past weekend one of us hit a big snag. For whatever reason, all of our poking and prodding of the 3G baseband caused it to finally have a breakdown. After one specific exploit run, all of a sudden our baseband stopped responding to the OS. Even after multiple restore attempts, we were plagued with errors like this:
Dev Team Updates Progress On 3G Unlock

Somehow our software hacking had caused the baseband chip’s SPI bus to stop responding (so it looked like a hardware problem). Even though BBUpdaterExtreme reported the correct baseband version, it failed basic tests like memtest:
Dev Team Updates Progress On 3G Unlock

If you’re familiar with the baseband revision history for the 3G iPhone, you may have noticed that the above captures were done at the original 01.45 baseband. As dire (and hardware-related) as these messages sounded, though, there was a simple solution. We just updated to 01.46 and then downgraded again (because we can run unsigned code on the baseband CPU) to 01.45.
Dev Team Updates Progress On 3G Unlock

We tried to recreate the problem by using the same exploit over again, but it doesn’t appear to be reproducible (which is actually disappointing, as it might have been exploitable).

Anyway, there you go…a random, technical snapshot of dev team work.
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Sassaki - October 7, 2008 at 12:54pm
With NOKIA manufacturer, this imperfection presents, tries to find the line the hardware of bandabase, must contain a digital pulse that is sent to the DSP, in the absence of it, the DSP, incapacitates the verification line. You changing the line of programming, must be modifying this line of command
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