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  • blacksn0w coming soon! Will unlock 05.11.07!



    geohot has come through once again for the iPhone community. Earlier this morning he posted a video of blacksn0w:

    blacksn0w will unlock both the 3GS and 3G iPhones running 05.11.07 to use on any gsm carrier. blacksn0w will be bundled into a new blackra1n that will be available on November 4th. So if you accidentally updated or restored to 3.1.2 and lost your unlock, you are in luck!

    And of course you can find detailed instructions here on MMi on how to do it when the new blackra1n and blacksn0w are released!

    Enjoy!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g23e9e9zOVI]YouTube - blacksn0w[/ame]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: blacksn0w coming soon! Will unlock 05.11.07! started by StealthBravo View original post
    Comments 157 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Actually the sat guy I was thinking about got caught in a setup on some fraud. He now doesn't have a job because someone sent large amount of money for the hacks to his address, but he was away at the time so feds caught him.
    1. robertguero's Avatar
      robertguero -
      I think we are on the same page. He got out of it. Lawyers made him sign something not to ever mention again. He has his own lab now. Will see if i can find vid. Will pm.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Way excited for this, now I can sell my 3G and pick up a 3GS!
      I sorta did the same two weeks ago. A friend of mine picked up a 3GS and was disappointed to learn that he could not unlock it. I preserved my 3G baseband for resale value and when he found out mine could be unlocked, he offered to trade his new 3GS for my 17 month old unlockable 3G. I jumped all over the opportunity as I was under AT&T contract. Now that my 3GS will be unlockable, I couldn't be happier.
    1. iMister's Avatar
      iMister -
      quick question peeps, my contract is due to end with 02 here in the UK in a few months (2 to be exact) if i unlock my 3G today when blacksn0w is released will i still be able to use my 02 contract until it runs out, then just get a PAYG Sim from whoever i choose? I don't want to unlock and then that ends my association with 02, as that will obviously blacklist me (saying that, i could just buy out my contract......) But an answer to my first question please. Can i unlock now and still stay as i am with 02? Thank you
    1. realjaja's Avatar
      realjaja -
      Quote Originally Posted by iMister View Post
      quick question peeps, my contract is due to end with 02 here in the UK in a few months (2 to be exact) if i unlock my 3G today when blacksn0w is released will i still be able to use my 02 contract until it runs out, then just get a PAYG Sim from whoever i choose? I don't want to unlock and then that ends my association with 02, as that will obviously blacklist me (saying that, i could just buy out my contract......) But an answer to my first question please. Can i unlock now and still stay as i am with 02? Thank you
      don't see why you can't continue - its an unlock, nothing more. should be able to still use the same SIM, even if the unlock doesn't work. question is if the unlock is going to work on a non-us phone.

      i would try to do this - do the unlock, try to see if it works by putting in another GSM SIM (borrow from a friend), if the carrier shows and you can make phone calls, you're good to go with your prepaid thing.

      but not sure if you can get a data plan on the prepaid.... i'd look into that before trying to do the switch.

      whats your main objective with the unlock?
    1. iMister's Avatar
      iMister -
      Quote Originally Posted by realjaja View Post
      don't see why you can't continue - its an unlock, nothing more. should be able to still use the same SIM, even if the unlock doesn't work. question is if the unlock is going to work on a non-us phone.

      i would try to do this - do the unlock, try to see if it works by putting in another GSM SIM (borrow from a friend), if the carrier shows and you can make phone calls, you're good to go with your prepaid thing.

      but not sure if you can get a data plan on the prepaid.... i'd look into that before trying to do the switch.

      whats your main objective with the unlock?
      Yes, i didnt think about the data plan...... My main objective would be to finish my contract with 02, then go onto PAYG with either orange/vodafone, but like you say about the data plan... I have unlimited data at the minuite with 02 and if i am being honest i dont really take advantage of it, i use very little in way of data, BUT, i would certainly miss the unlimited if it wasnt there..... You are right, i need to have a good look into this before commiting to anything, ATM I am paying 35 per month for 600 mins/500 texts and ultd data i could easily manage on 200 mins per month, so maybe i could get 200 mins/ultd texts and ultd data, i would be happy to pay 25 PM for that..... (i bet you would, i hear you say!!!) lol
    1. realjaja's Avatar
      realjaja -
      i think in the us, we have pretty simple reasons for unlocking...

      1. we hate att
      2. we really hate att
      3. tmobile has a cheaper plan
      4. ok already with the att...
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      Quote Originally Posted by realjaja View Post
      i think in the us, we have pretty simple reasons for unlocking...

      1. we hate att
      2. we really hate att
      3. tmobile has a cheaper plan
      4. ok already with the att...
      i agree with you on not liking at&t. I actually just switched to at&t from tmobile a little more than a month ago and tmobile had much better service and service plans than at&t. The only good thing about at&t is that I'm able to use their 3g network with the iphone :]. Otherwise, at&t sucks!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^u r saying alot using 3G network with att as a matter of fact thats a great thing compared to slow edge for 24.99 or 34.99 on tmobile.
    1. Backslash786's Avatar
      Backslash786 -
      hi

      anybody know what time this will be released?
      i just bought a 3gs on 3.1.2
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by Backslash786 View Post
      hi

      anybody know what time this will be released?
      i just bought a 3gs on 3.1.2
      It's out now.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ it is available now.
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      just restored my iphone to a factory ipsw. rejailbroke with blackrain then installed cydia, rockapp, and snow. everything is working great. getting ready to restore from a backup in rock. everything is working awesome thank you geohot.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^are u using a 3g 3gs or 2g?
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      3gs and windows 7 home premium family pack
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by weazle23 View Post
      3gs and windows 7 home premium family pack
      And wi-fi is working on that 3GS after blacksn0w? I've seen lots of 3GS wi-fi problems after blacksn0w.
    1. sandyt87's Avatar
      sandyt87 -
      Just for reference for us stuck on the island they are still calling Britain for the time being, what are the alternatives to O2 once the unlock is complete? So far I can't really say that I have been unhappy with their data services.

      The signal can be shoddy where I live (NE scotland), But since I'm currently in cyprus and getting fed up of the blinking charges for phoning home now again I'm thinking this might be useful to me. (yes i know about skype but im not always near my laptop/wifi access point with my job.)

      So once this update is done, I can basically shove in any sim( prepaid or PAYG) and my phone will still work?

      But, is their such a thing as data on PAYG?

      Sorry for all the questions, just Im not too clued up on what is out there for the iPhone.

      Many thanks in advance.

      Sandy
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      wifi is working on mine. ive updated to the 6.5 carrier file and enabled tethering toggle under settings/general/network
    1. zeddock's Avatar
      zeddock -
      Earlier posts say " it is out"??? where do I get this?

      This is my first JB attempt and I am on ATT with 3gs.
      Model is MC135LL <-- heard before "C" was a problem
      Modem Firmware 05.11.07

      I don't want to have to tether everytime I reboot just to restart my phone and I want to be able to set everything back to factory when time comes.

      I do not think I need to unlock, right?

      My main desire is for tethering for internet access for my laptop from time to time.

      Last Q... can I do that tethering from Ubuntu?

      Thanx for help!!!

      zeddock
    1. chiggah's Avatar
      chiggah -
      Sorry Im kinda new to this unlock/jailbreak thing, but i know of blackrain and redsn0w.

      So this app will do both UNLOCK and Jailbreak in a single application ?