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iPhone 3G Unlock Coming New Years Eve!

iPhone 3G Unlock Coming New Years Eve!

Posted December 16, 2008 at 8:51am by iClarified
The iPhone Dev-Team plans to release the 3G unlock (codenamed yellowsn0w) for the 02.11.07 baseband on New Years Eve, according to a post on their blog.

They have also provided information on the DFU mode problem with Mac OS X 10.5.6.

We have been working hard on a few other things. The main one being the 3G unlock codenamed “yellowsn0w”. This is now completed and is currently being packaged into a user-friendly application with the simplicity that you see in QuickPwn or BootNeuter.

* The target release date for the unlock is New Year’s Eve 2008.
* This unlock method is available to iPhone 3Gs that have 2.11.07 baseband or earlier, we did warn you.
* The unlock requires a jailbroken 3G iPhone.

DFU Problems
Lots of users have been experiencing problems with the use of DFU mode after applying yesterday’s 10.5.6 system update.

We believe this behavior is due to a kernel bug not a specific countermeasure by Apple. Possible fixes are (try at your own risk!) -

1. Replace the following plugin kexts from within IOUSBFamily.kext with the ones from 10.5.5 and then rebuild kextcache (if you don’t understand this, then you shouldn’t attempt it!)



2. Use a USB hub in-between the DFU device and the Mac and insert/reinsert the iPhone’s USB cable.

3. Use a PwnageTool created .ipsw on Windows! Oh the irony!

In the same post the Dev-Team addresses the 2nd generation iPod touch saying that they will commence work on it some time in the new year.

iPhone 3G Unlock Coming New Years Eve!
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Greg - December 18, 2008 at 9:23pm
what if your iphone 3g isnt activated yet please reply thanks
BigCat25 - December 18, 2008 at 3:28pm
what about the latest Firmwear 2.2..!!? how long will it ruffly take before a new Softwear unlock is out..?
k1 - December 17, 2008 at 1:44pm
m successfully restoring with a custom 2.2 ISPW on 10.5.6. Instead of putting the iPhone into DFU, I put it into regular recovery mode. When in this mode on the iPhone the iTunes logo and the USB cable is shown (Apple default), or "Steve" (Standard Pwnage) or your custom recovery logo. 1. Disconnect iPhone from your PC/Mac if not done already. 2. Hold Power/Sleep until the red slider shows up, slide to shut the iPhone down. If this aint work hold Power/Sleep and Home until the iPhone shuts down. Put it aside. 3. Start iTunes on your PC/Mac and make sure to have the latest version. 4. On the iPhone press Home button and keep holding it while connecting the iPhone to your PC/Mac. 5. iTunes will detect an iPhone in recovery mode, the iPhone shown the recovery logo 6. Then open your custom firmware by pressing option and restore and you should have it unlocked
iphone user
iphone user - December 17, 2008 at 3:48am
any news for 2.2 version?! anybody can help me about this f*cking version?!
visitor x
visitor x - December 16, 2008 at 7:14pm
2.11 has bugs besides new firmware will require newer baseband anyway. They just mislead people
tomtom11 - December 16, 2008 at 6:51pm
when is the 02.80.00 baseband unlock expected to be released?
(i)rsh - December 16, 2008 at 6:13pm
02.11.07 es la version de baseband del firmware 2.1 02.11.07 its the baseband version of 2.1 firmware
aguadilu - December 16, 2008 at 5:51pm
and what is 02.11.07 baseband? annything related to firmware 2.2?
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