UltraSn0w unlocks any 3G iPhone

The iPhone Dev Team has released a video demonstrating a new unlocking method for all iPhone 3Gs. The new unlock will be able to unlock the 3G iPhone running 3.0 firmware regardless of baseband or bootloader, where in the past has prevented future unlocking of the iPhone.

The new tool, replacing the previous YellowSn0w, will be called UltraSn0w on Friday, after Apple has released the 3.0 firmware and can make last minute adjustments. UltraSn0w will both unlock and jailbreak the iPhone. Jailbreaking is what allows the device to run unsigned applications that are not distributed by Apple. This new method will work on the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G running 3.0. However, this method may not work on the new unreleased iPhone 3GS, which runs the same baseband, but the team will not know until they have managed to get a hold of the new hardware on Friday.

MuscleNerd, from the iPhone Dev Team, has posted a video of the hack working on the current iPhone 3G running 3.0 to work without loading baseband or bootloader. The new method was discovered by someone by the name of Oranav, an iPhone enthusiast from outside of the Dev Team.


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There is a misexplanation in the post.
Ultrasn0w only unlock iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0 for being on any operator network.
To use Ultrasn0w you have to jailbreak your iPhone.
To do that you have to use PwnageTool or QuickPwn tools.
These tools Jailbreak all iPhone/iPod Touch except iPhone 3G[S] .
For iPhone 1st Generation, only the usual Bootneuter app is necessary to unlock ( but still jailbreak! )

The release of Ultrasn0w is for friday while PwnageTool and QuickPwn are supposed to be released soon ( after the official Apple release so perhaps today! )

Doesn't anyone think iPhones should come already open to the user? I mean, you paid for the phone, you should be able to use it however you want.

You pay a lower subsidized price to get it through AT&T and tie you down for two years. You can buy a factory unlocked iPhone direct from Apple for around $700 with no contract and for use with any GSM carrier.

No, you need to wait for new QuickPwn or Pwnage Tool to jailbreak, which should be out later today. You need Ultrasn0w to unlock the phone for use with any GSM carrier. If you are currently on an official provider (AT&T in the US), then you can jailbreak your iPhone when the new tools are released.

cool, 3.0 firmware is out in 24mins, will wait for that firmware to leak to the usual places then jailbreak it on friday with ultrasn0w.

You gotta love the techies :D
Still not sure I'll use UltraSn0w for my iPhone since I don't need another provider, but it'll be finding it's way to my iPod touch for sure.

I've unlocked several iPhones and never bricked one. Providing you wait for the Dev team instructions and don't use itunes to upgrade the iPhone your fine.

I love the aspect of an unlocked iPhone..but I dont like the chance of bricking the thing. How many of you have tried and bricked your phone?

Drugar said,
I love the aspect of an unlocked iPhone..but I dont like the chance of bricking the thing. How many of you have tried and bricked your phone?

Nothing more fun than bricking a $699 phone.

I've done it a few times and never had any problems. If you follow the instructions, it's pretty much impossible to brick it or even mess up. If you do, it's very simple to recover from.

i've only seen like 1 thread on the forums about someone who got it bricked. even then it was probably some idiot. it's a really really really rare rare thing to happen.