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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. mylonghornlife's Avatar
      mylonghornlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by smokingkiils View Post
      not really... no one has to update if they dont want too... like apple said its ONLY appearence so who cares tbh ?
      Only appearance until jailbreak is released....then it's appearance, signal issue AND patch for exploit.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Non-geohate thread thank you
      -z3r01-


      MuscleNerd is hard at work on this unlock but it's not like the old days where they poked through the baseband for months without finding a hole to exploit.
    1. smokingkiils's Avatar
      smokingkiils -
      Quote Originally Posted by mylonghornlife View Post
      Only appearance until jailbreak is released....then it's appearance, signal issue AND patch for exploit.
      thats the whole point... there is no signal issue. "the iPhone's signal only looks like its going down, but really you never had the signal in the first place." and an patch for the exploit, people could work on... atleast we'd have a jailbreak to be going on with because i bet the apple dev team are playing the same game...waiting for the hackers to release it... and tbf one of them has got to do it.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      I'm thinking that's the most likely outcome if the court sides with the plaintiffs
      By the time that case is settled, iPhones will already be on multiple carriers. It takes YEARS for these type of cases.

      But ain't nothing with hoping for some swift "justice", ^_^
    1. shirwan72's Avatar
      shirwan72 -
      From a tweet I received from MN back last year on the 3.0.1 unlock, the last stage of Dev Teams implementations is the packaging of the software (Install & distribution) and bug testing.

      I guess we are not too far away now form completion.
    1. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
      iPhone3G[S] -
      I really like how he is keeping us in the loop this time around
    1. mylonghornlife's Avatar
      mylonghornlife -
      Quote Originally Posted by smokingkiils View Post
      thats the whole point... there is no signal issue. "the iPhone's signal only looks like its going down, but really you never had the signal in the first place." and an patch for the exploit, people could work on... atleast we'd have a jailbreak to be going on with because i bet the apple dev team are playing the same game...waiting for the hackers to release it... and tbf one of them has got to do it.
      Touche...I should rephrase. I meant "signal appearance"
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      God I'm gonna slap apple with a lawsuit lol I'm holding my phone in an uncomfortable way and my wrists hurt lol
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      I'm def donating too. These guys save me 60$ a month by being able to use Tmobile. Not to mention the headache of dealing w AT&T. If y'all are in Colorado anytime hit me up and drinks are on me! Or snowboarding.... Whatever your poison is!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      SNOWBOARDING!!!!!! lol

      But i don't like tmobile tho lol
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Dude i was just in Colorado. Love it there. Everyone is stoned! Lollol!
    1. Ngmead's Avatar
      Ngmead -
      For those wanting to donate ( unless things have changed) the Dev Team doesnt except donations. Just thought id point that out. Awsome job Muscle Nerd and all the others not mentioned but are helping!
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      Awesome! MuscleNerd, Comex and the Dev Team are class acts! There's a brilliant kid out there that should follow their shining example!!

      I have donated $50 every time I have upgraded my phone (to the 3G and 3GS), another $50 donation for the iPhone4 jailbreak has been sitting in my Paypal account for over 2 weeks now! It'll be worth every penny to whoever releases 1st, unless its GH of course... I wont use his.

      I dunno about the "Dev Team" but my donations have gone to the folks who did QuickPwn, and to GeoHotz (blackra1n) in the past.
    1. Cryptik13's Avatar
      Cryptik13 -
      Anyone know if this would also benefit the 3gs with the new bootrom?
    1. Ngmead's Avatar
      Ngmead -
      As far as i know Muscle Nerd and Planet Being are both with the Dev Team and they are the ones working on this. Im not sure if Comex is with the Dev Team or not. is quickpwd the same as the pwnage tool?
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Yep Colorado is the S**T takes me 50 min to hit Keystone or Breck... Sliding down the hill in no time!
      Sorry off topic... GO MUSCLE NERD!!! There now its ok
    1. DjGreen's Avatar
      DjGreen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cryptik13 View Post
      Anyone know if this would also benefit the 3gs with the new bootrom?
      This
    1. Nept's Avatar
      Nept -
      will this also unlock the 3gs with firmware 3.1.3 and baseband 05.12.01?
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Awesome although this last iPhone refresh ALMOST doesn't need a jailbreak. I did say ALMOST!
    1. olivo42's Avatar
      olivo42 -
      Yeah!! But I need to JB my 3GS New bootrom... I'm still stuck at the emergency call with iOS 4...