Earlier today, MuscleNerd confirmed that he has got a “backup” method of making jailbreak untethered on iOS 4.2.1. This new method utilizes iOS 4.2b3 (Beta 3) SHSH blobs which Cydia only recently started saving for all iOS devices.
A special edition of PwnageTool (version 4.1.3) has been released which can update the baseband of iPhone 3GS & 3G to 06.15.00 so that they can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w 1.2 on the latest iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 firmware. This is important because basebands 05.14.xx and 05.15.xx are currently not unlockable using Ultrasn0w.
Earlier today, we were tipped off about Limesn0w unlock which was said to have been worked on by Geohot for the new 05.14.02 and 2.10.04 basebands on iOS 4.1 for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. We didn’t post it because the videos and pictures floating around the Internet were too obviously fake.
Great news for iPhone unlockers! It seems like Sherif Hashim has managed to crash the new 05.14.02 and 2.10.04 baseband which can ultimately lead to an unlock for iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2 for both iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users.
Last week, we published a post where we told you that the unlock for iPhone 3GS with the latest 05.14.02 baseband was currently not being worked on as both the Chronic and iPhone Dev teams were focusing on iOS 4.1 jailbreak (based on SHAtter exploit). With respect to that, we’d like to present a piece of good news to our readers: that of an 05.14.02 baseband exploit!
In our earth-SHAttering honest efforts in bringing you the latest and greatest news from the world of jailbreaks and unlocks, we often publish posts that arise from simple tweets from some very important people. This is another one of those posts and it’s coming from none other than the Chronic Dev Team (the guys behind the upcoming GreenPois0n jailbreaking tool).
Apple has just released the very final version for iOS 4.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touches. This version of iOS brings a number of new features for iPhone and iPod touch users including: Game Center, HDR Photography for iPhone 4, iTunes Ping, HD video upload on YouTube and MobileMe for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G and so on. If you want to keep your jailbreak and unlock, you better not update to this latest firmware now until and unless new jailbreak and unlock tools are available for download.
Next week, Apple will roll-out the new iOS 4.1 firmware for iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPad and iPod touch. This new firmware like iOS 4.0.2 will require another exploit for jailbreak as the loophole which was found in iOS 4.0.1 was quickly fixed by Apple in iOS 4.0.2. Comex will be on it once Apple releases the firmware to public early next week.
The newly released iOS 4.1 Beta 2 features new baseband for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G which makes these mentioned phones locked on this new firmware. The guy who found the exploit used in Ultrasn0w 0.93 has confirmed that this new baseband patches the exploit and therefore it is highly recommended to stay away from this firmware for now if you rely on an carrier unlock.
According to recent tweets from members of iPhone Dev-Team, the all new ultrasn0w which has been written again from scratch for unlocking iPhone 4 is all set and ready. The wait now is probably for comex to package and release the new all iOS device jailbreak so that this new ultrasn0w can be released for iPhone 4.