As promised, the iPhone Dev-Team has released the carrier unlocking tool called Ultrasn0w for US based iPhone 4 users who are stuck with AT&T network. For those of you who don’t know, carrier unlock for US iPhone 4s required complete rewrite of ultrasn0w software because of the new baseband OS present in iPhone 4.
The much awaited all iOS device jailbreak was released earlier today. Dubbed as JailbreakMe 2.0 Star, this tool which runs right under iOS’ Safari browser can jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G, iPod touch 3G / 2G and iPad. Once you are done with the jailbreak, you must be wondering what about the unlock? Well, iPhone 3GS and 3G users can unlock their jailbroken devices right now on iOS 4.0.1 / 4.0 on any baseband with existing version of Ultrasn0w. Simply follow the step by step guide posted here to unlock your iPhone so that you can use it with any carrier you like. It is supported on all basebands upto 05.13.04.
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.
Finally! After weeks of hard work, MuscleNerd and PlanetBeing (of Android port for iPhone fame) of the iPhone Dev Team has managed to unlock the new iPhone 4 running on iOS 4. For those of you who don’t know, carrier unlock for US iPhone 4s on AT&T required complete rewrite of ultrasn0w software because of the new baseband OS in iPhone 4.
The most vocal of all iPhone Dev Team members - MuscleNerd today updated on the whole iPhone 4 unlock situation which he has been working on with @planetbeing (of Android port for iPhone fame). For those of you who don’t know, carrier unlock for US iPhone 4s on AT&T requires complete rewrite of ultrasn0w software because of the new baseband OS in iPhone 4.
ToolJail has been just updated to version 2.2. This new version brings updates to jailbreak and unlock guides, and links for jailbreak tools for the newly released iOS 4. For those of you who don’t know, ToolJail (like f0recast) is designed to help iPhone newbie’s to jailbreak and unlock their iPhone and iPod touch. It contains all the necessary jailbreak and unlock instructions, along with how-to’s on DFU and Recovery Mode, downgrading firmware, and direct download links for all the necessary tools required.
TinyUmbrella has been updated to support the new iOS 4 on iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 2G/3G. iPad is also supported but iOS 4 for iPad isn't available yet. iPhone 3G is not supported because you don't need to save SHSH blobs for iPhone 3G, and older iPod touch (non MC model).
The infamous iPhone hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) is in France these days, taking part in Nuit Du Hack conference which is currently being held in Paris. During his presentation at the conference, he mentioned that he has found a new bootrom exploit, which can ultimately pwn all iPhones for life, including the yet to be released iPhone 4. He has named this exploit as “pwned4life”.