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iPhone Dev-Team Summarizes Where They're At

iPhone Dev-Team Summarizes Where They're At

Posted January 7, 2009 at 12:57am by iClarified · 23385 views
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The iPhone Dev-Team has summarized where they are at with the unlock: Past, Present and Future.

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Past
- As predicted in our beta release post, expanding yellowsn0w from dev team testing to worldwide usage revealed some unexpected situations.
- Thanks to specific feedback from you on our reporting page, we've been able to tweak the method by which yellowsn0w injects the unlocking payload. We believe we're converging on a method that works for most cases.

Present
- The current beta version of yellowsn0w is 0.9.6, available via Cydia. Please refer to our beta release post for more technical info about how to install and use it.
- Although ultimately the payload is the same as in the very first beta, we've changed the way that it's injected into the baseband.
- Although some of you have invested time and energy in coming up with a very specific flow that works for you, the best way to first try 0.9.6 is as-provided, straight out of the box with no special usage around it.
- Please continue to provide feedback on our reporting page so that we can iron out wrinkles.

Future
- One major feature we have left to provide support for is PIN locking. We have dabbled in this a bit and think we have a solution, but want to make that a separate effort from making yellowsn0w work with as many SIMs as possible.
- At that point, we can probably declare yellowsn0w out of "beta" status.
- The "permanent" unlock is still the ultimate goal for some of us. We'd like to break the chain of trust a bit earlier in the boot process (if only for the fun in trying).
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Mike
Mike - January 8, 2009 at 2:08pm
Tnx dev. team, just unlock my iphone orange austria and now using tmobile sim...additional tip, before im having hard time unlocking it but after using bosspref for yellowsn0w it become easier....so for all other ppl try it, it works for me...
steve
steve - January 7, 2009 at 1:16pm
my iphone signal is crap now and thats with yellowsnow uninstalled work that out was fine before yellowsnow was installed a restore solved it
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