Ultrasn0w fixer has been updated for support on those running the marginally-tweaked iOS 6.0.1, released by Apple a few days ago. So those of you looking to maintain the carrier unlock you've treasured for so long can now do so on the very latest firmware.
It really isn’t a great secret that jailbreaking iOS devices is an extremely popular pastime and the activity keeps on growing with the passage of time. iOS device owners often go down the jailbreaking route for a number of different reasons, some jailbreak to enhance the stock experience and alter the way the system works, and some do it to drastically change the visuals of the operating system, while some merely use it as a mean to gain a software based unlock to use their devices on unofficial networks.
It was only a few days ago that we brought you the exciting news that iPhone Dev Team and their rock star lead MuscleNerd had been working covertly on a way to allow users to downgrade the baseband on their iPhone 3G and 3GS from 06.15.00 to a prior one with full unlock and GPS support. This may not be something which some of you actually require, but for those unfortunate ones who had to update to the iPad baseband to get an unlock last year, it is certainly a nice welcome, especially with the launch of Apple's new Maps service in iOS 6 that makes extensive use of the device’s GPS capabilities.
With the jailbreak community once again reveling in delight after the release of the latest jailbreak that provides an untethered experience across the board on iOS 5.1.1, the expectant update and release of the iPhone Dev Team's software-based Ultrasn0w unlock has finally come to fruition. For a lot of users, being jailbroken is only half the battle, with the ultimate goal being able to unlock their iPhone for use on all networks.
The phrase "the early bird catches the worm" rings true frequently in various areas of the tech spectrum, and since Apple has begun stepping up the security of its activation servers, it is important to remind you all to backup your unlock activation tickets before it is too late.
It seems that jailbreakers and potential unlockers are having to wait longer and longer for news to cheer about as the cat and mouse game with Apple and the networks becomes more and more difficult for those involved in producing jailbreaks and iPhone unlocks. Once upon a time, when a new firmware was released, it didn't seem to take that long for the development teams to pull something together to release to the public, but as time progresses it also seems that the difficulty levels involved in this kind of work is increasing dramatically.
The jailbreaking of an iPhone is an art which appeals to a diverse group of people for a number of different reasons. Some people genuinely and strongly disagree with Apple's tight hold over the operating system, some individuals love the freedom to be able to install previously unavailable tweaks, modifications and themes while others need to perform a jailbreak as an intermediary stepping stone to achieving a network unlock to use the device with any carrier.
Blog posts have been flying around the internet for the last few days since the release of Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 which included a footnote advising users the newest iteration of the Ultrasn0w unlock (version 1.2.5) would be released this coming Monday via the official repository in Cydia.
Many of you will be more than aware of the difficult - often impossible - task that is carrier unlocking a brand new iPhone.
The folks behind the famous iPod touch Peel case have come up with an all-new product called the Vooma Peel PG92 which adds the ability to use two SIM cards on your iPhone, besides giving it extra battery life.