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Original iPhones (metal back, silver color, referred to as 2G iPhone) are blessed with a fully unlockable baseband 04.05.04_G. It entitles the iPhone 2G to be easily hackable. So lets get the ball rolling and get to the latest 3.1.3 firmware with a full unlock, jailbreak and activation in place!
Step by Step :
Download redsn0w 0.9.3 from downloads section and extract them to your Desktop [Both Mac and Windows versions of redsn0w are available there]
Connect your iPhone 2G to your PC/Mac and launch iTunes [Update iTunes to the latest version]
Update to …
Geohot released blackra1n (jailbreak) and blacksn0w (unlock) for the latest firmware/baseband combo on 3G and 3GS iPhones for both Mac and Windows platforms!
Features of blackra1n RC3 :
– Jailbreak / Unlock
– Hacktivate or legit activation
– All Macs (Intel and PPC) and windows
– (Possible) Tethering option enabled
UPDATE : If you have 3.1.3 iPhone 3GS + 5.11.07 baseband and if blackra1n doesn’t work, try blacksn0w RC2 which can be installed by adding http://cydia.pushfix.info into Cydia sources. Please post a comment if you still have problems unlocking your 3GS.
Step by step instructions : …
Geohot did it again – the impossible! He hacked into Apple’s most secure baseband till date – 5.11.07 is now successfully unlocked and will be ready for general consumption come November 4th, 2009! He gave us 3.1.2 all device jailbreak and now blacksn0w! This kid sure is awesome – all props to Geo, the man!
iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS users can now safely update to 3.1.2 firmware without updating the baseband (for unlock). If you are not the one to download all the various files and just want the ultimate result, these files are waiting for you to download! If you rather want to start from scratch, download Pwnage 3.1.4 tool for Mac.
Caution #1 : A restore is going to wipe the iPhone clean. Hence, please backup your iPhone using iTunes and then proceed.
More info about these custom firmware files :
Has factory boot logos …
Apple released 3.1 with not so many feature enhancements. Please refrain from updating either iTunes or iPhone firmware using automatic updates. These will soon be patched for continued jailbreak and unlock support.
If you update, you may permanently lose any chance of unlock (atleast for months!). The following screenshot by Musclenerd of Dev Team fame proves that baseband for iPhone 3.1 can already be preserved. So, sit tight and wait for an updated firmware or better yet, pwnage tool to tailor an ipsw yourselves!
3GS, purplesn0w, unlock »
UPDATE : The following guide holds good only for iPhone 3GS 3.0 firmware. For 3.0.1 use redsn0w guide instead!
Geohot has done it again! He gave us the first jailbreak for iPhone 3GS and now, we have a much more efficient iPhone 3GS unlock – purplesn0w. Seriously, all the sn0w versions are confusing but well, that is their game!
For now, the iPhone 3GS should be activated using an official carrier before purplesn0w is installed on your iPhone 3GS. (Hacktivation for other carriers to follow soon)
Why is this unlock (purplesn0w) more reliable …
3GS, Hacktivate, purplera1n, unlock »
So you used purplera1n and jailbroke your iPhone 3GS but you still see the emergency screen huh? We just have to hacktivate your iPhone and then we can unlock your iPhone using ultrasn0w!
Lets get started :
1) Make sure you used purplera1n and jailbroke your iPhone 3GS. If you see the Emergency calls screen, you may follow the next few steps.
2) Download this lockdownd file.
3) Download iPhoneBroswer for Windows. You may try PhoneView for your Mac.
4) Launch iPhoneBrowser and navigate to usr/libexec folder as shown in the picture below. (If you …
UPDATE : iPhone 3GS has a different security feature which disables it from using any other firmware rather than the latest available. So, if you still need Unlock and Jailbreak, custom firmware (look in categories) is the only option we have. The following article is not recommended anymore. Thank you.
Geohot rules yet again! He was the one to have unlocked the iPhone first generation phone back in 2007 and now, he is back with more! This time it is iPhone 3GS that is unlocked and jailbroken by the hacking maestro …
The Dev Team did it yet again! The cat and mouse game is on! All iPhone 3G owners (no matter what firmware you have) can now unlock their devices!
Lets get started with a step by step guide (It will be a short one this time around!)
1) Update your iPhone 3G to 3.0 . You have two options here :
redsn0w (DIY Quick!)
Pwnage Tool (Download the Custom Firmware 3.0 if you want to Jailbreak directly without messing with other tools)
3.0, 3G, 3GS, DFU, Downloads, iPhone 3.0, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch, jailbreak, Ultrasn0w, unlock »
Redsn0w is a revolutionary way to jailbreak, activate, unlock an array of Apple’s devices based on iPhone 3.0 firmware. Devices like iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 1G/2G can easily be jailbroken, activated and unlocked (iPhone 2G – Automatic, iPhone 3G – Manually via Cydia & Ultrasn0w).
If you don’t want to go through the following steps and you just want the real deal, follow this guide rather wherein you can download the custom firmware file which should do the job for you!
The tool itself is so neatly packaged …