The well-known iPhone baseband hacker replied someone asking him (in Arabic) about if the unlock would be ready before 16th January. Hashim has confirmed that the unlock will be available before that date.
Sherif Hashim found an exploitable baseband crash that could bring an unlock for basebands 05.14.02 and 02.10.04 back in November. Very little has been heard since then, and nothing definitive as to the timing on a new ultrasn0w for iOS 4.1 and 4.2. One impatient unlocker sent Hashim a tweet in Arabic, saying he was going away for military service on January 16 and asking if the unlock would be ready by then. Hashim’s response, in English: “sure.” Continue reading
The Dev-Team is warning about a potential issue with ultrasn0w for iOS 4.2.1 on iPhones with the 06.15.00 baseband. An increasing number of users with that version of the baseband software are reportedly losing GPS functionality when they unlock their device. The blog post says they are looking for the root cause but haven’t found it yet, and notes that it’s not a problem for all or even most users with that baseband. Still, to be on the safe side, they’re suggesting people should just not expect GPS to work if they want to unlock iPhones with the 06.15.00 baseband using ultrasn0w: Continue reading
This version of ultrasn0w is developed ONLY for iPhone 3GS and 3G users who are stuck at 5.14 / 5.15 baseband and need to unlock their phone immediately. I recommend that you wait for some more time until an unlock for the actual 5.14 / 5.15 baseband is available.
WARNING — YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF UPDATING TO 06.15. Continue reading
The iPhone Dev Team has just released ultrasn0w 1.2 which brings carrier unlock for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G on iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1.
Simply follow the simply step by step guide posted below for unlocking iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS on 4.2.1 firmware using.
@MuscleNerd just posted tweet that he will update ultrasn0w today. It will now be capable of unlocking iPhone 3G and 3GS at the latest iOS 4.2.1 at Baseband 05.14.02 and 05.15.04!
His tweet :
When we update ultrasn0w today, 100′s of thousands (maybe millions?) will see red badge. Trying to make it safe for all.
Few moments ago, Musclenerd has confirmed that the ultrasn0w to unlock iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G finally got working fully on 4.2.1, so it looks that everything over there going alright, everything on schedule, which means that we will catch new version of ultrasn0w tomorrow as we mentioned before. Regarding iPhone 4′s, the dev team hasn’t provided an ETA. So we will have to wait for some more time, for ultrasn0w to be iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 compatible.
Musclenerd: Finally got ultrasn0w working fully on 4.2.1. Apple inadvertently(!) broke ultrasn0w via aggressive compiler optimization
The official ultrasn0w 0.93 unlock has been released by iPhone Dev Team for iPhone 3GS, it is capable of unlocking all iPhone 3GS and 3G from baseband 4.26 to 5.13.