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GeoHot Releases His Own iPhone 3GS Unlock

GeoHot Releases His Own iPhone 3GS Unlock

Posted July 14, 2009 at 12:47am by iClarified · 18898 views
GeoHot has released his own purplesn0w unlock for the iPhone 3GS which he says will improve issues with Wi-Fi problems, Battery problems, and unlock problems.

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Wifi fails? Battery fails? Unlock fails? You need purplesn0w, the geohot 3GS unlock solution. Now I know you here a lot about different colors of sn0w, but I'm here to tell you why purplesn0w is the best. First off, what is purplesn0w? It's a soft unlock for your 3GS that I'd actually use day to day. It's not a daemon that takes any resources, and it doesn't add a task to your baseband. It's very close to a true unlock. All it does is patch three files, CommCenter, lockdownd, and your wildcard activation plist(which you need, activate w at&t sim first, no hacktivation support yet). That's it, no other files are installed. Props to Oranav for the at+xlog exploit!

A full explanation is coming soon, but I think you clever reversers out there will see what it does, and see why it's so pristine :-) The payload is radically different from other varieties of sn0w. beta as usual, back up first.

Be sure to have legit activated 3GS
Disable 3G if you don't have it(like T-Mobile).
Add apt.geohot.com to Cydia
Install com.geohot.purplesn0w
Watch for success output in Cydia
Reboot, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone
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You can find instructions on how to use PurpleSn0w here.

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Nash
Nash - July 15, 2009 at 12:57pm
Can someone help? My phone would not power up. It keeps trying but nothing happens. My phone is useless now!!
Joe
Joe - July 14, 2009 at 3:54pm
Do we need to uninstall any previous unlocks first? I used ultrasn0w on mine.
Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - July 14, 2009 at 2:32am
iClarified, what do you mean by 'Be sure to have a legit activated 3GS'. I think the whole point of George's unlock mechanism is to use my 3GS with any service provider, no?
ktula
ktula - July 14, 2009 at 2:44am
The current release of purplesn0w requires your iPhone 3GS be activated via an official carrier.
Alex
Alex - July 14, 2009 at 10:03am
This is for people, who has there phones in US activated with ATT, but when you go abroad, you can put in and use any sim card, from any carrier.
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