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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. scking3000's Avatar
      scking3000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      There are a crazy amount of people that I've seen that have started off their post with "Everything works great... etc etc... except I can't make outgoing calls". Obviously EVERYTHING doesn't work... haha. Thanks for the morning laughs guys.
      to be technical the except voided the everything from the jump..
      just my 2c
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Usa tmobile florida
      Working except no outgoing calls
      Hey poseiden,
      The daemon has a permission of 644 on the plist
      Maybe if we made it 777 or 755 it would b able to make calls????
    1. macxsilence's Avatar
      macxsilence -
      Less issues with 0.9.4. Running ATT and T-Mo US sims no issues at all.

      edit: notice i need to turn on airplanemode then off again to find service, other then that, it works pretty well.
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Until my g/f gets home and I can try and see if her Rogers sim will work, The only issue I know of with the update so far is the constant loss of signal and that is after I reset network settings.
    1. thabrews1986's Avatar
      thabrews1986 -
      t-mobile usa new sim card. Installed 9.4 tried everything with terminal boss and ssh. everything works but outside calls. any updates I still believe u need a old sim card for this to work. I got it to work perfectly with an old sim card.
    1. longuyen88's Avatar
      longuyen88 -
      im guessing we all just have to wait for a new version that can solve the outgoing calls issue.
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      Usa tmobile florida
      Working except no outgoing calls
      Hey poseiden,
      The daemon has a permission of 644 on the plist
      Maybe if we made it 777 or 755 it would b able to make calls????
      I just changed the permissions to 777 for the heck of it and my signal loss has stopped(of atleast for now for now) I have to wait until my g/f gets home to test out her Rogers sim to see if it will work in it.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      Usa tmobile florida
      Working except no outgoing calls
      Hey poseiden,
      The daemon has a permission of 644 on the plist
      Maybe if we made it 777 or 755 it would b able to make calls????
      It's a SIM card issue.. not a permissions thing. Good call though.
    1. Ad1tya's Avatar
      Ad1tya -
      Alright. Some great news!

      I used Yellowsn0w 0.9.4 on my best friends (Rowin) AT&T locked phone (used a Vodafone IN SIM, using it in India ofcourse), and it WORKS!

      Call out, Call in, SMS out, SMS in. Will test DATA soon with my Vodafone IN SIM.

      w00tz0r!

      <3 Dev team!

      Method used : Install Yellowsn0w, 2 Reboots through Bossprefs.
    1. quakerroatmeal's Avatar
      quakerroatmeal -
      Mines been working pretty good on 0.9.1, I'm wondering if I should update to 0.9.4 anyways. The only problem I have is reboot it will drop service, but I just have to re-input a few commands in terminal turn airplane on/off and it'll work again. Does the new update fixes this yet?
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      It's a SIM card issue.. not a permissions thing. Good call though.
      I tried tattoojack's suggestion and changed the permissions to 777 rebooted thru sb(not sure if that matters though) and all the issues with signal dropping stopped. I read your reply saying it is a sim and not a permissions issue so I changed it back to 644 and rebooted again and the signal issue started again. I then decided to change it back to 777 and now the signal is full constantly.
    1. scincade's Avatar
      scincade -
      how do i find 0.9.4 on cydia

      all i get is size mismatch

      all i get is size mismatch
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      If you havn't yet, go to manage, sources, edit, add, input "apt9.yelloesn0w.com" and add source. then under changes when done it will be there. If done so already, you mus update by refreshing sources. I had miss matched before, I just had to keep exiting and retrying until it worked.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zehlek View Post
      I tried tattoojack's suggestion and changed the permissions to 777 rebooted thru sb(not sure if that matters though) and all the issues with signal dropping stopped. I read your reply saying it is a sim and not a permissions issue so I changed it back to 644 and rebooted again and the signal issue started again. I then decided to change it back to 777 and now the signal is full constantly.
      So doing this on T-Mobile USA? You couldn't make outgoing calls.. and now you can? Be specific please. I see your info says Fido. I was referring specifically to T-Mobile USA outgoing call signal crashing.
    1. lillstar12's Avatar
      lillstar12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scincade View Post
      how do i find 0.9.4 on cydia

      all i get is size mismatch

      all i get is size mismatch
      install through installer thats what i had and works a treat now .
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      So doing this on T-Mobile USA? You couldn't make outgoing calls.. and now you can? Be specific please. I see your info says Fido. I was referring specifically to T-Mobile USA outgoing call signal crashing.
      All I know so far is, as soon as I installed yellowsn0w. My signal would always drop every 10-20 seconds thus dropped calls for both incoming and outgoing and unable to send or rec messages. After I changed to 777, perfect signal and able to make calls. I'm in Canada so I can verify about T-Mobile, but his idea worked for great for me as a Canadian user. So it might work for T-Mobile.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Well I hope some people can test out this theory and report back
    1. thabrews1986's Avatar
      thabrews1986 -
      Ok I have done everything again once again the conclusion for me is everything works perfect out/in calls everything when I have an old sim card installed. When I have a new sim card installed everything works but out calls. t-mobile usa USE OLD SIM CARDS IF YOU HAVE THEM. I have tried 9.1 and 9.4 boss method terminal method and its the same old sim works new doesnt. Goodluck guys try to find an old sim card t-mobile will change the number for you I called them it takes 24-48 hours though. Goodluck guys
    1. sbd's Avatar
      sbd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Well I hope some people can test out this theory and report back
      Changed it to 777 and now my phone wont even connect to tmobile. I'm in the USA.

      Everything eccept the outgoing calls was working fine.. Back to square 1..

      EDIT..

      When I chmod the file back to 644 I can connect to Tmobile.. Still no outgoing calls.

      Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
      Changed it to 777 and now my phone wont even connect to tmobile. I'm in the USA.

      Everything eccept the outgoing calls was working fine.. Back to square 1..

      EDIT..

      When I chmod the file back to 644 I can connect to Tmobile.. Still no outgoing calls.
      I also did a chmod to 755, after that I can still connect to Tmobile, still no outgoing calls...

      So, changing file permissions on the plist file is a no go. Like Poseidon79 mentioned, I don't think we are fighting a permissions issues. Especially with plist files.
    1. AndrewIbk's Avatar
      AndrewIbk -
      my phone works 100%. tmobile usa, southern califonia. bossprefs reboot method.thanks dev