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  • [ RELEASE ] 3G iPhone Unlocked - Eat the yellowsn0w


    You've waited. You've watched. You've waited more. Now... its here!

    The Dev Team has released yellowsn0w, the 3G iPhone unlock. Its available NOW via Cydia, you'll need to add their source (check the release post for the URL - they'd prefer sites didn't link the repo url) then check your Changes tab - yellowsn0w should be right on top. If you don't know how, here's how to add a source in Cydia. Refresh if you don't see it. If you're reading this later, just search for yellowsn0w in Cydia (making sure of course you've added their source). As guessed (and confirmed a bit later) from their post earlier today, IT WORKS WITH THE 02.28.00 BASEBAND version - in fact, ONLY for that baseband version. Meaning yes, you will need to update in iTunes and then use PwnageTool on a freshly updated 2.2 iPhone if you DON'T have 02.28.00 right now. Running the unlock on older basebands will simply cause it to exit, and do nothing. "No harm, no foul."

    All you do is go to the package in Cydia and install just like you'd install any other package. Boom - restart the iPhone, and...

    ...wait for the slide to unlock screen, then wait 10 or 15 secs more. If you don’t see your carrier name pop up, then remove your SIM, reinsert it, and wait 10 secs more. This is the step we’ll be working on eliminating next.
    Then you're unlocked. A quick note for users whose SIM cards come preinstalled with menus or apps on them, you'll

    ...need to pull and reinsert the SIM once after rebooting the phone to engage the unlock. Even though it’s needed only once per boot, it’s still a nuisance and we’ll be fixing that ASAP... You’ll know if you fall into that “extra step” category if your carrier doesn’t show up within about 10 seconds of the slide to unlock screen.

    There is a known issue with SIM cards that have STK (SIM Toolkit) application menus, these menus are usually items such as “top up” “get credit” etc. These menu items confuse the application sometimes, removing and reinserting the SIM fixes this issue.
    Answers to some potential questions:

    My modem software says I have {less than 02.28.00} - can I still unlock?
    Yes, but you have to upgrade your baseband to 02.28.00 before you do anything. First restore completely to 2.2 in iTunes (just connect the iPhone to the computer, go to the iPhone tab in iTunes, and press Restore in the version area).You can follow this guide to jailbreak after, then install the unlock from Cydia.

    Is this permanent? In other words, will I be able to upgrade my firmware when the next one comes out and keep my unlock?
    No. This is a soft[ware] unlock, not a hardware unlock, so you'll need to do as we've mostly been doing - wait to upgrade on new firmwares (all current firmwares are unlockable as of now) until the Dev Team releases a patch. Of course we'll have details for you every time Apple comes out with a firmware update.

    What if I WANT to remove the unlock?
    yellowsn0w is completely removable through Cydia, the command line, and iTunes.

    I'm still on [2.1 / 2.0.2 / 2.0.1 / 2.0] firmware on my iPhone 3G, but would like to upgrade... what should I do?
    Back up your iPhone. Restore in iTunes. Follow this guide to upgrade to 2.2 jailbroken, then simply install yellowsn0w from Cydia when you're finished - unlocked, jailbroken, enjoy.

    I have T-Mobile, and they've recently upgraded their network to include 3G. Can I use the T-Mobile 3G data network with my unlocked iPhone 3G?
    No - T-Mobile and AT&T use different 3G frequencies, so your iPhone 3G won't pick up T-Mobiles 3G network. You CAN however still use T-Mobile EDGE and GPRS just fine with the iPhone 3G - as well as all T-Mobile's voice features, and WiFi of course.

    I have AT&T. I don't plan on selling my iPhone anytime soon, and I'm staying with AT&T. Is there any benefit for me to unlock my iPhone?
    Nope. Aside from the ability to use the iPhone 3G on other networks than it comes locked to (T-mobile in the States, various carriers elsewhere), and the higher potential asking price if you sell your iPhone unlocked, there are no benefits to unlocking your iPhone.

    OMG WTF BBQ!!!! This is awesome and I want to donate. Who do I send money to?
    Don't. They like uh... post cards. Scanned. And emailed.

    I think you're wrong about the basebands it will work with. I have an older baseband, and I'm going to run the unlock anyway. I think it will magically work in my case.
    I'm going to have a sandwich. After we each do these things, lets reconvene and see who's happier.


    [B]Edit: T-Mobile USA Users must turn off the 3G toggle in settings.

    Everyone: You MUST have your SIM card in (without the proxy chip) throughout the entire process. With your SIM card installed... Install yellowsn0w 0.9, then reboot and wait up to 2 minutes for the phone to get service. If it doesn't work then uninstall 0.9 and try version 0.91. Keep reporting

    If you have a SIM PIN you will need to REMOVE this first before running yellowsn0w... it is not compatible (yet)[/B


    Update: Version 0.9.5 should fix T-Mobile USA outgoing call SIM issues.

    EDIT: In case there is still any confusion about how to unlock your 3G iPhone, a tutorial has been created. Be sure to read the instructions very carefully so that you are on the right firmware or you maybe never be able to unlock your 3G.
    IPhone 3G Unlock Guide - ModMyi - Wiki
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ RELEASE ] 3G iPhone Unlocked - Eat the yellowsn0w started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 1325 Comments
    1. mmm17's Avatar
      mmm17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scking3000 View Post
      SCAM!!


      now anyway i would like to say 3 things. i dont have alot of posts but i have bills....

      1WOW THE COMPLAINTS ARE OUTRAGEOUS...BETA BETA BETA BETA!!!!! HELLO!!! yellow snow failed???whens the last time youve spent so much time on your 3g(non adapter havers edit) great work i can do everything but make calls THATS IT.



      2.YELLOWSNOW WORKED! PERIOD!!! GREAT WORK!FAILURES DONT HAVE PROBLEMS REMEMBER?
      BESIDES THEY SAID UNLOCK ARSES NOT READY TO USE DID IT NOT UNLOCK YOUR PHONE OR IN 2 DAYS YOU REALISED YOU WERE DOING IT WRONG..ANYONE CONSIDER THEY ARE READING THE POSTS??WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF THEY DECIDE TO START CHARGING YOU???


      3. to whoever runs this site i would ban anyone who seriously complained and admitted to charging people for it..this thread should have been only maybe 5 pages seriously its the two problems amped by almost 20 it either didnt work or you cant make calls..again it was amazing.
      i'm not a scam artist, found this method to work great just want to share it. test it yourself to see if it work, cause mine work great. you got nothing to loose.. and do some research in the dev blog . click here Dev-Team Blog - Don't eat yellowsn0w! ...... read on the updates part for tmobil usa. i copy and paste the quote below read it .

      If you are in the U.S. and are trying this with T-Mobile, you must turn off the 3G switch in Settings. Also if you are good with the command line, you can make it much easier by adding the line -q right after the /usr/bin/yellowsn0w line in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.iphone-dev.yellowsn0w.plist (that’s and advanced tip, hopefully someone will make a boosprefs type of tool for it)
    1. eazycash's Avatar
      eazycash -
      hmm what can i say? i am very greatful to the dev team for takin the time to do this for us i do. but. ive went thru this installed yellow snow. i know i did it right because it actually unlocked my phone...i have my tmobile sim in it as we speak..i can recieve calls..recieve text and all..but once i try making a call..lmao BAMN service goes away!! all my bars disappear and he only way to get it back is to take out the sim car for 5 seconds and put it back in. so..i have to say sorry dev im disappointed. wellk appreciated but i think u guys shouldnt release a program until it works 100% thats why we got beta testers and such...i would have rather waited and have a full working program then going thru the hassle of trynna make this work. when it doesnt work 100% and yes my 3g is toggled off..and i followed all the instructions down to the teeth
    1. i pimping's Avatar
      i pimping -
      well it did work and now it doesnt want to know after a reboot
    1. bijju's Avatar
      bijju -
      Quote Originally Posted by bijju View Post
      hi i followed these steps

      1. recover your iphone to 2.2 with bb 2.28.00 affter ready close itunes dont sync, activate or nothing just close it!!!

      2. quickpwn it with installer and cydia installed

      3. when phone is ready connect to wifi,got to cydia, when opend for the first time ignore the update for cydia
      and install first mobileterminal and affter sbsettings from cydia.

      4. turn off data roaming and 3g connection from settings !!!!!

      5. install yellowsn0w from installer affter adding the source http://i.yellowsn0w.comoffcource

      5. slide ur finger from top left to right on the screen to get sbsettings open

      6. press power button from sbsettings and from the popup restart button.

      7. when phone is reset wait for 20-30 secs and go to mobile terminal

      8.
      Go to terminal
      type yellowsn0w -c (if it's says Command not find just type next command)
      type yellowsn0w -q (if it's says Command not found. Click home screen setting --> airplan mode)
      airplane mode on (wait only one second)
      airplane mode off

      U need To Do this Everytime u reboot

      Please Reply if u get worked


      I tried one 5 diffrent iphone 3g all my friends it worked great


      Guyz Please Use Top Tutorial Specialy Step 8

      reply if it work
    1. AndrewIbk's Avatar
      AndrewIbk -
      Fully funtional here after 5 hours of reading. Calls in and out, text in and out. Edge works. 8 gig 3g, Tmobile USA. Orange County California. The main thing that did it for me was reboot in BOSSprefs and leave it alone for 5 mins, then airplane mode.
    1. designgears's Avatar
      designgears -
      newest version of yellowsn0w not yet on cydia due to errors..

      http://musclenerd.com/pkg5.zip


      http://report.yellowsn0w.com/index.php
    1. mythamp's Avatar
      mythamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by loafomatic View Post
      Kindly STFU. Ty.
      Kindly Stick your f*ed uped 3G in ur backend and then shove it in your throat. Keep gaging and after 1min, yellowsn0w will unlock your cellular one 3G network aswell. Best of luck.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Seriously, openly stating that this unlock is a fail deserves a lifetime ban of any iphone related site and you deserve to own a nokia/blackberry instead of your iphone you ****.

      Again, people from AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD come here to look for help + guidance. There is 36 pages in this thread, nearly every page contains one of you T-Mobile USA, only new sim card owners by the sound of it, posting inappropriate **** just because the unlock didnt work for you.

      IT IS MISLEADING AND YOU ARE MAKING YOURSELVES LOOK LIKE DICKS, AND WORST OF ALL, ENTERTAINING THE STEREOTYPICAL VIEWS THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD HAS OF AMERICA = SELFISH. PLEASE STOP!!

      Devs, how about starting a report form submission thread in the news, people strictly post back their feedback and then you build a sort of report grid out of it, like: yellowsn0w feedback

      BUT ACCURATE as orange UK works for sure, and lots are missing.

      That would be the most helpful thing for us, the readers, right now. Not a 36 page thread of misleading crap from selfish people bashing the dev team. Wankers.

      UPDATE
      looks like people are finding this link now and its getting some info on it, just needs some trimming
    1. ellicit's Avatar
      ellicit -
      0.9.4 didnt work for me
    1. sbd's Avatar
      sbd -
      Tmobile USA

      With v0.9.4 of Yellowsn0w I can..
      • Send and receive text messages
      • Use Edge network
      • Receive calls
      I can NOT..
      • Make calls

      With the new version of yellowsn0w, once I make a call and the network drops off, I can toggle the airplane mode on and off to get the cell service back. I could not due this with older versions. Getting closer I guess..
    1. i pimping's Avatar
      i pimping -
      just done the update then reboot took turbo sim out and workt straight away no problem but it doesnt work after a reboot
    1. ja73d's Avatar
      ja73d -
      It worked for me by turning airplane mode on then off after installing 0.9.4 and a reboot. Sweet!
    1. zoelis22's Avatar
      zoelis22 -
      T-MOBILE USA (CONFIRMED WORKING METHOD 100% IDIOT PROOF)


      Quote:
      Originally Posted by bijju
      hi i followed these steps

      1. Restore your iphone to 2.2 with bb 2.28.00 in itunes.

      2. quickpwn it.

      3. when phone is ready connect to wifi,got to cydia, when opend for the first time ignore the update for cydia
      and install first mobileterminal and after bossprefs from cydia.

      4. turn off everything in Bossprefs (including 3g* important)

      5. install yellowsn0w 0.9.4

      6. REBOOT iPHONE FROM BOSSprefs (Very important)

      7. when phone is reset wait for 1 minute and slide to unlock phone.

      8. Go to terminal
      type yellowsn0w -c (ignore what it says)
      type yellowsn0w -q (ignore what it says)

      9. Turn airplane mode on (wait only one second) then turn airplane mode off

      U need To Do this Everytime u reboot (I did this with t-mobile sim-card inserted the whole time, I never pop it out for nothing)

      I can:
      -make calls
      -receive calls
      -send text
      -edge internet

      Please Reply if u get worked

      GUIDE MODIFIED BY Zoelis22
    1. i pimping's Avatar
      i pimping -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoelis22 View Post
      T-MOBILE USA (CONFIRMED WORKING METHOD 100% IDIOT PROOF)


      Quote:
      Originally Posted by bijju
      hi i followed these steps

      1. Restore your iphone to 2.2 with bb 2.28.00 in itunes.

      2. quickpwn it.

      3. when phone is ready connect to wifi,got to cydia, when opend for the first time ignore the update for cydia
      and install first mobileterminal and after bossprefs from cydia.

      4. turn off everything in Bossprefs (including 3g* important)

      5. install yellowsn0w 0.9.4

      6. REBOOT iPHONE FROM BOSSprefs (Very important)

      7. when phone is reset wait for 1 minute and slide to unlock phone.

      8. Go to terminal
      type yellowsn0w -c (ignore what it says)
      type yellowsn0w -q (ignore what it says)

      9. Turn airplane mode on (wait only one second) then turn airplane mode off

      U need To Do this Everytime u reboot (I did this with t-mobile sim-card inserted the whole time, I never pop it out for nothing)

      I can:
      -make calls
      -receive calls
      -send text
      -edge internet

      Please Reply if u get worked

      GUIDE MODIFIED BY Zoelis22
      the problem with that its just to much messing about and you have to do every time you need a reboot best thing is stick with turbo sim until a new update comes.ive had mine working without doing that but the same it doesnt work after reboot
    1. makav911's Avatar
      makav911 -
      How old is your tmobile sim card? For those who are with tmobile in the US and can make calls pls post how old your sim card is? I lost my phone so I had to get a new sim card so mine is less than a month and I cannot make any phone calls however my wife phone sim card is over 1 yr old and I still can't call out. Everything else works fine!
    1. hozay09's Avatar
      hozay09 -
      Although I don't need an unlock since I have no intention on using anything but AT&T I tried this anyway. Worked fine yesterday however when I updated to 0.9.4 my service was going from full bars to zero bars to no service every few seconds so I completely removed it. It's still a bit unstable. Not knocking it since I give HUGE props to the Dev team for doing this. They deserve every once of respect.
    1. ellicit's Avatar
      ellicit -
      I feel bad for anyone who updated there bb and now are unable to unlock the phone, and does not have turbo/gravy sim for 2.2.
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Thanks, I put the devs team 2.2 release on my phone, but still can not get it to work.

      From what I can gather, the following simple steps are needed:

      1. iphone 3g 2.1, on 2.1 fw baseband (not 02.28) which was not jailbroken and was using a turbo sim (working fine)

      2. the iphone is now 2.2fw, with 02.28 baseband, jailbroken and using a turbo sim. (no service)

      3. Connect phone to PC and go to itunes, update phone, which puts the phone back to recovery mode i.e all music, videos, including meus etc have gone.
      4. Follow procedure to take it out of recovery mode, disconnect phone from PC hold home and reconnect. Itunes opnes, hold shift key and select restore.
      5. Should now have a non jailbroken phone, but still on 02.28 baseband. Follow the proicess to jailbreak, using Quickpwn and downloaded 2.2fw.
      6. Once phone is back to icons etc....go into cydia and follow the yellowsn)w process.
      7. The phone should now work with a turbo sim (using 3 network sim card) with fw 2.2 and 02.28 baseband.

      Question: does the Dev Teams update allow any turbo sim to be used in the iphone (wether the turbo sim is designed to be used on 2.1 or 2.2)

      Any thoughts on the above, as my phone is still no service and I intend on going through the baove process.

      Thanks,

      Ste
    1. egabrielle21's Avatar
      egabrielle21 -
      from mmm17 post

      got mine to work....... 8gig 3g blk iphone unlock for tmobile usa....
      i'm here in california using tmobil. i found this on another website and it work perfectly fast and easy. no need to play arround with bosspreff or airplane mode. i'm not sure if i can post a link here or not? if it against this site policy please remove.

      step 1: iphone must be 2.2 firmware with 2.28 modem.
      step 2: jailbreak using quickpwn2.2 can be found in search
      step 3: go to cydia install openssh
      step 4: go to cydia ( add edit source already posted in the topic)
      step 5: install yellowsn0w. and reboot phone..
      step 6: ssh click on the link Hack that Phone - Unlocking the 3G iPhone with QuickPwn and follow the step 5-finish.



      After 4 hours of trying almost everything on this thread...this one worked for me...Incoming/Outgoing calls...

      Thanks **sigh**
    1. makav911's Avatar
      makav911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by egabrielle21 View Post
      from mmm17 post

      got mine to work....... 8gig 3g blk iphone unlock for tmobile usa....
      i'm here in california using tmobil. i found this on another website and it work perfectly fast and easy. no need to play arround with bosspreff or airplane mode. i'm not sure if i can post a link here or not? if it against this site policy please remove.

      step 1: iphone must be 2.2 firmware with 2.28 modem.
      step 2: jailbreak using quickpwn2.2 can be found in search
      step 3: go to cydia install openssh
      step 4: go to cydia ( add edit source already posted in the topic)
      step 5: install yellowsn0w. and reboot phone..
      step 6: ssh click on the link Hack that Phone - Unlocking the 3G iPhone with QuickPwn and follow the step 5-finish.



      After 4 hours of trying almost everything on this thread...this one worked for me...Incoming/Outgoing calls...

      Thanks **sigh**
      what does openssh do?