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  • iPhone 4 Unlock Less Than a Month Away?


    There has been some news about the 4.2.1 jailbreak lately, but the unlock has been missing in action for some time. However, we got a little ray of light about ultrasn0w on Twitter from Egyptian baseband hacker Sherif Hashim, who worked on the 3.1.3 unlock. He's still keeping it on the down low - English-only speakers would have missed it - but he's indicated the unlock should be ready in about a month.

    Sherif Hashim found an exploitable baseband crash that could bring an unlock for basebands 05.14.02 and 02.10.04 back in November. Very little has been heard since then, and nothing definitive as to the timing on a new ultrasn0w for iOS 4.1 and 4.2. One impatient unlocker sent Hashim a tweet in Arabic, saying he was going away for military service on January 16 and asking if the unlock would be ready by then. Hashim's response, in English: "sure."

    The main reason we don't get a lot of news from these guys is that they need to spend their time hacking, not sending out updates. As Hashim promised yesterday, "whenever it is ready for beta testing and use, u ll all be notified thru @MuscleNerd's Twitter or mine." So consider following both on Twitter, and we'll also have the latest news available for you here.

    Source: GeoHot.us (no, not the real one)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Unlock Less Than a Month Away? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Deviatorz's Avatar
      Deviatorz -
      I'm very grateful that there are people are there willing to do this out of their spare time. Sometimes it makes me wonder why they do it in the first place? If it were me, I probably take hacking as a form a pleasure.

      But all this aside, I do have a question. The current unlock only works is if you take your 3G/3GS and load it with ipad 06.15.00 baseband. 06.15.00 is higher than 05.14 or 05.15 so if Apple decides to come up with another fw update for 3G/3GS with a baseband lower than 06.15.00 but higher than 05.14 or 05.15, will the baseband in the new fw not update 06.15.00? If that's true then the current baseband will probably last for a while (disregarding the jailbreak part =/). But most likely Apple will come up with a base band higher 06.15.00 for 3G/3GS, but I am just wondering out of curiosity's sake.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      If you updated to the baseband 6.15 you can no longer use Apple official updates because of the baseband. You will have to build custom firmwares. Apple will most likely keep it under 6.15 to find those that did that because there is no hidding that from Apple and it is a way they can void warranty.

      WARNING — YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF UPDATING TO 06.15.

      There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.

      If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).

      Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail). You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

      Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to! Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.
      Dev-Team Blog
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      If you updated to the baseband 6.15 you can no longer use Apple official updates because of the baseband. You will have to build custom firmwares. Apple will most likely keep it under 6.15 to find those that did that because there is no hidding that from Apple and it is a way they can void warranty.



      Dev-Team Blog
      Well they will have to update the iPad baseband too at some point. That's not a complete solution, but does offer opportunities.


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    1. refugee's Avatar
      refugee -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turnamental View Post
      So just do it with Redsn0w... Just boot tethered after jailbreak and all cydia installs and updates. Then don't reboot phone...
      I just want something stable, I mean a proper jailbreak were I dont have to give up my options. So I guess I have to wait till they develop a proper jailbreak for the iPhone4 4.2.1.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      On what? The 4.2.1 baseband on iPhones (beside iPhone 4) is 5.15.04. I don't have an iPhone 4 or and iPad so i guess its one of those two. But for those two devices i think the unlock will be take a little longer
      You did see the title of this post, iPhone 4 Unlock Less Than a Month Away?
      of course I talk about iPhone 4, because I have iPhone 4 and I know the baseband is 03.10.01 for version 4.2.1.....
    1. erod0601's Avatar
      erod0601 -
      Well great but i'm very confused.Everyone keeps saying the unlock for 3.10.01 will be before christmas and now i'm hearing its going to be in about a month. Which one is correct? I really need the unlock before christmas not in a month.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Just pray together with me bro.....
      hopefully for Christmas gift.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      ummmm this article was about the unlock but ok. You can jailbreak it at anytime, it will just be tethered if you have an iphone 4, ipad, or new bootrom iphone. If my only option was to have a tethered jailbreak, i would until then dont complain, just jailbreak and wait for untethered.
      Your smart, and wait when for some reason his phone acts up and can't turn it on until he's near a computer.

      Quote Originally Posted by Gyngabread Man View Post
      And it's guys like this that drove away Geohot. I miss the days when you actually needed to at least know some stuff to jailbreak, not just click click. Then yay I haz jailbreak and a few days later. "oh noes I updated give me unlock now!"

      Not flaming this guy just pointing out the community has changed so much since purplera1n came along.

      Remember the old days where you had to jailbreak your idevice ON your device?

      good ol' idevice 1G running on 1.1.1

      This makes me wish i had the older ipod now

      Would be awesome to run on that old firmware 0.0
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      Your smart, and wait when for some reason his phone acts up and can't turn it on until he's near a computer.
      Laptops...

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    1. jezmadrid's Avatar
      jezmadrid -
      just joined here.

      i know we need to be patient but it is already feb. 21st.

      any news on this?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      nope
    1. jezmadrid's Avatar
      jezmadrid -
      tanx.