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  • MuscleNerd Now on Final Step of iPhone 4 Unlock


    Here's a welcome chunk of positive news to start the week.

    Jailbreakers get ready. MuscleNerd says his solution to iPhone 4 unlock is almost complete. Early today on Twitter, MuscleNerd tweeted the following: "@davidamodt It means the "next step" demoed in Twitter / MuscleNerd: Next step is to keep the t ... has been reached, so now there's just 1 final step " The next step alluded to dates back to July 6: “Next step is to keep the task backgrounded like we did for 3G/3GS … Backgrounded task is the unlock.”



    As the likes of MuscleNerd and GeoHot continue working toward the final phase of the iPhone 4 jailbreak, the biggest question isn't if the jailbreak will be released but when. Unfortunately, it isn't yet clear if Apple will release its promised update before or after the jailbreak is made public. While a case could be made for either a pre or post jailbreak release of iOS 4.0.1, it doesn't necessarily appear at the moment that Apple and the modding community are still plotting their respective releases in conjunction with one another.

    At this point, at least from Apple's perspective, it doesn't seem logical to delay the release of iOS 4.0.1 in hopes of preemptively patching any jailbreaking exploits. As the critics of iPhone 4's "death grip" mount (including a withdrawal of support from Consumer Reports), for once it seems that the jailbreaking community may not be on the most immediate radar of concerns for Cupertino. Indeed, these days Apple has much bigger problems than unlocked handsets.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: MuscleNerd Now on Final Step of iPhone 4 Unlock started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 197 Comments
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Just one more "step"!!! That's one small step for musclenerd....one GIANT leap for the JB community!!! Can't wait! Love u musclenerd!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Please people , I'm pretty sure we don't want this to turn into a geo-bashing thread so NO GEO COMMENTS, there's another thread for that we don't need 20 pages of crying and hate
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      Geohots who? Go muscleNerd.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Let's not turn this into another geohot thead cuz I will start deleting irrelevant posts to preserve the topic.
      too late for that.
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      I hope that Muscle Nerd finishes this before that Skinny Nerd (Geohot) finishes his!!!!!!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Not really , it starts now.
    1. j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
      j.eck.art.3d -
      This is great news! I too, cannot wait to see what my iPhone 4 can do once it's jailbroken. Can't wait to see the available RAM in my status bar either. I know it's frivolous (and pretty pointless in comparison to the countless other reasons to JB), but after going from my jailbroken 3G that displayed 12 MB or lower available RAM, seeing HUNDREDS of megs will be spectacular.
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      Great news !! Just a suggestion, but why not have Donation button when downloading the JB/Unlock software from there site. Initial release of this JB/Unlock should be for those who donate and can use it on release date. For others who dont feel like donating, they can use it a week after release
      Now you thinking like a jewish man or perhaps a jewish woman, buy why give only a week for those no money paying freeloaders? Let them wait 6 months this way they will be forced to pay wich will drastickly bring up the assets. Hey muscleNerd can i be incharge of finance? Ill make you a millionare and me a billionare. Lol
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Finish repairing a busted mobile substrate so the unlock's dylib can run in the background
      Mobile Substrate STILL isn't up and running on iPhone 4? I love my jailbreak but it's useless without MS.

      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Please people , I'm pretty sure we don't want this to turn into a geo-bashing thread so NO GEO COMMENTS, there's another thread for that we don't need 20 pages of crying and hate
      You Da Mod

      Seriously though, Congratulations to MuscleNerd. Personally I only have one choice for GSM service in my area and that's AT&T so an unlock has never been a biggie for me. It adds to re-sale value.

      I'm thinking unlocking won't be too important in the states within a year or two. This Apple/AT&T Class Action Lawsuit might change that. If they plantiff's win I could see Apple being forced to unlock iPhone's that are not on contract...

      Anyone else agree?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      I hope they do this ^^
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      Great news on the unlock - but will this release include a jailbrake solution - I'm on an O2 Iphone contract so don't need to unlock - desperate for a jailbreak solution for my Iphone 4
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Well this won't get released until the jailbreak gets released...can't really use this without one
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Finish repairing a busted mobile substrate so the unlock's dylib can run in the background
      That's the second to the last step. The final step is deciding what champagne to bust out to celebrate another successful unlock =P
    1. smokingkiils's Avatar
      smokingkiils -
      I f**king <3 you comex,musclenerd&planetbeing ! (l)
    1. allanes5's Avatar
      allanes5 -
      Awesome, I've been waiting for unlock and of course jailbreak!!!!
    1. mylonghornlife's Avatar
      mylonghornlife -
      We will probably have to wait for Apple to release 4.0.1 though...no point releasing if Apple's update isn't out yet.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I hope they do this ^^
      I'm thinking that's the most likely outcome if the court sides with the plaintiffs
    1. smokingkiils's Avatar
      smokingkiils -
      Quote Originally Posted by mylonghornlife View Post
      We will probably have to wait for Apple to release 4.0.1 though...no point releasing if Apple's update isn't out yet.
      not really... no one has to update if they dont want too... like apple said its ONLY appearence so who cares tbh ?
    1. Salival's Avatar
      Salival -
      Heh. I hope MS does not take much time
    1. scooby4's Avatar
      scooby4 -
      Non-geohate thread...please
      -z3r01
      good job musclenerd...look forward to it.