It’s Christmas time! when most of you must have got iPhone or iPod touch as your Christmas presents. We have comprehensive guides here covering Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Apps and Games reviews, other tips and tricks for both iPhone and iPod touch. I thought it was the right time to do a blog post where i collect all the popular articles, and present it to you so that you don't have to dig them on site.
Those of you who have activated your iPhone through an unauthorized carrier (aka hacktivation) on iPhone 3.x, then your Push Notification functionality in most cases will be broken. Even if you have tried getting it to work through “PushFix” via iPhoneil available in Cydia, it wont work as that fix uses a single shared certificate for all users who have installed it. This causes battery drainage and huge use of cellular data access.
The following guide will help you jailbreak and unlock iPhone 2G (aka EDGE) on 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband. We will use blackra1n RC3 to jailbreak iPhone 2G on 3.1.2 firmware and then later unlock it for any carrier using BootNeuter. blacksn0w unlock is for iPhone 3G and 3GS only and so we will have to use BootNeuter which can unlock iPhone 2G on 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband. Step by step guide on how to jailbreak and unlock is as follows.
blackra1n RC3 with blacksn0w unlocks iPhone 3G and 3GS running on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware with 05.11.07 baseband. But like most other tools, it comes with its share of problems as well. I have received loads of emails and comments related to problems with WiFi, Youtube and GPS not working when jailbreaking iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3, and unlocking with blacksn0w on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware. After lots of trial and error, I have found the following two workarounds which are confirmed to fix all your issues related to no WiFi, Youtube app not working and GPS issue.
The popular iPhone hacker George Hotz (@geohot) has released a teaser image, hence giving us a first sneak peak at how the upcoming blackra1n RC3 with blacksn0w is going to look like, come November 4th. For those of you who don't know, blackra1n is a jailbreaking tool which can unlock all iPhone’s (2G, 3G and 3GS) and iPod touches (2G, 3G) running the latest iPhone firmware 3.1.2. The latest RC3 version of blackra1n will include blacksn0w, which will enable you to unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS running the stock 3.1.2 firmware from iTunes with 05.11.07 baseband (modem firmware). blacksn0w is going to be the first ever unlock for unlocking 05.11.07 baseband which comes pre-installed with the stock iPhone 3.1.x firmware.
George Hotz (geohot) is a true genius isn't he? He has finally managed to successfully unlock iPhone firmware 3.1.2 on 05.11.07 baseband (modem firmware) using his tool dubbed as blacksn0w. blacksn0w will be an integral part of the upcoming version of blackra1n which will be released on 4th November 2009 and it will work on both the iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS with 05.11.07 baseband.
If you have got an unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS running firmware 3.1.2, then you must have noticed by now that the carrier name or logo on the top left side of the status bar is missing. According to Dev-Team, this is caused due to a known bug in ultrasn0w and PwnageTool and it is purely cosmetic, which means your phone works fine even without the carrier logo in place. Follow the steps below to fix this issue.
PwnageTool 3.1.4 has been released and is for Mac OS X users only. The following step-by-step tutorial/guide will help you in running fully unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 2G,3G and 3GS with iPhone firmware 3.1.2 using your Windows PC without having to wait for Windows version of PwnageTool or redsn0w.