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yellowsn0w iPhone 3g Unlocking threadPage Title Module
Update 3: Now to explain the above screenshot. The soft unlock has undergone many changes in the last two days. The most significant one: the soft unlock will now be only for baseband 02.28.00 (the most recent baseband). Yes we’ve been advising everyone to avoid updating their basebands, and in general that will always be the best policy. Not every baseband version is guaranteed to have a hole through which we can inject the unlock. Update 4: (a) The yellowsn0w Cydia package will be available as soon as our devteam member in charge of the repo wakes up to fix a file permission error.(b) Once it’s out, those users with SIMs that have apps and other menus on them will need to do that extra step we’ve been talking about. They’ll need to pull and reinsert the SIM once after rebooting the phone to engage the unlock. Even though it’s needed only once per boot, it’s still a nuisance and we’ll be fixing that ASAP. (c) You’ll know if you fall into that “extra step” category if your carrier doesn’t show up within about 10 seconds of the slide to unlock screen. (d) Yes it really is for baseband 02.28.00. That means everyone can use it now! (e) Happy New Year!
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We wish you a very happy 2009!
We are about to release the unlock application, and we have some information that you will need.
The unlock application (that we are about to release) works exclusively with baseband 02.28. This baseband update is provided by the latest firmware update (2.2) from Apple, you’ll need to upgrade to this release using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to activate etc, there are plenty of tutorials about this.
The application is a small daemon that is launched on boot and also whenever there is a baseband reset, you won’t know anything about it (apart from the use of the third-party SIM) it is small and unobtrusive, there is no GUI, this is by design, you can ignore it.
You can add the application using the sources outlined below (coming soon), there are Cydia and Installer sources available, use whichever you are comfortable using.
There is a known issue with SIM cards that have STK (SIM Toolkit) application menus, these menus are usually items such as “top up” “get credit” etc. These menu items confuse the application sometimes, removing and reinserting the SIM fixes this issue.
The application is version 0.9, this is considered beta software, you use it at your own risk. You know the score.
The application is released on a non-commerical basis, do not accept pirates and scummy rip offs of this software. We license this software for single use and in a non-commerical environment (meaning you can’t charge for it). The techniques and methods used are not to be used by third party companies. We are watching you Jody, we won’t be so forgiving this time.
Direct linking to the repository URLs is prohibited, please only link to this post. We will be checking referers.
So, earlier today we were alerted to a scummy, scammy and not-at-all-nice operation at http://www.iphoneunlockuk.com .
These guys are selling our PwnageTool application. The people at this ‘company’ have modified our application (in a rather amateurish way) and sell this to people for £29.99. This is unfortunate as we have all put in lots of time to bring you this application for FREE.
We didn’t license this application to them, we don’t license it to anyone. The application even contains the PwnageTool helpfile and original credits!
Well, thanks to Jody Sanders of 118 Bromyard Road, Worcester, United Kingdom for bringing you this scam, he or she can be found drinking in the Garabaldi Pub in Bromyard Road, Worcester why not pop in and buy them a pint?
You can read the Hacknt0sh forum thread here which makes very interesting reading. Update: Another interesting development is that the owner of iPhoneUnlockUK has been exposed as using a fake Guardian endorsement on his website.
That's a UK iPhone 3G (o2) running on Vodafone Germany now on 2.2 with the latest base band.
Have you tried ejecting and putting the SIM back in? I got a "invalid sim" first, then after 2-3 mins vodafone showed up. and now if i switch between sims it doesnt take more than 5 secs to accept the SIMs
A user called skirocket over at hackint0sh forums says they have it working on VF and 3 in the UK. Iainmann also has it working on VF UK.
However another user s2tephen couldn't get his Orange sim working i it.
There seems to be some level of jiggery pokery necessary to make it work after applying the s/w change as well:
1=Remove the sim
2=power up the phone and press power button slowly once to get back to the SLIDE TO UNLOCK SCREEN
3=Pop out the sim tray and put your choice of sim in it
4=Insert it and just wait for 1.5 minutes (screen should be on slide to unlock)
5=now press home button to light-up bcoz light goes off when let the phone ideal.Signal bars should be there
If anyone wants to try Yellowsn0w iClarified have posted up some nice step by step instructions with plenty of screen shots.
Don't forget Yellowsn0w is still beta, I am sure it will work even better in a few weeks.
Ofcourse by that time Apple will have released 2.3 which will include cut'n'paste, landscape QWERTY, etc etc
Checking back on that Hackint0sh thread, it appears people in the UK are getting mixed results.
So far I have read people on Vodafone, Orange and 3 achieving a positive result - including an Orange PAYG sim.
No success reported yet for T-Mob UK.
I am sooo tempted to go out tomorrow and buy an O2 PAYG iPhone, try and unlock and use either T-Mob or VF pay monthly sims.
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