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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. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Im on iphone 8gb 2.2fw j/broken yellowsn0w on 3 network uk, my phone has being working great!

      What does the yellowsn0w 09.7 have to offer?
    1. Mark-AR's Avatar
      Mark-AR -
      Does 0.97 work ok with FW2.2? Is there beneift to me upgrading i.e more stability?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      9.7 is out on cydia
    1. liquid_drop's Avatar
      liquid_drop -
      will there ever be 3g network with the 3g iPhone being with t-mobile
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by liquid_drop View Post
      will there ever be 3g network with the 3g iPhone being with t-mobile
      Yes - I use the iPhone on 3G/HSDPA very successfully on T-Mobile as do many other people.

      If, however, you are referring to T-Mobile in the USA then 'not for the foreseeable future' is probably a better answer.

      T-Mobile in the USA use 1700Mhz for 3G as opposed to everywhere else where they use 2100Mhz which is the same as AT&T. To get the iPhone to work on 1700Mhz would involve a hardware change which Apple are unlikely to make as they have an exclusive deal with AT&T in the USA until at least 2010 (0r 2012 - I'm not sure which).
    1. a1r's Avatar
      a1r -
      Iphone 3g 2.2.01 stuck in recovery mode after trying to restore to firmware 2.2. I installed the newest version for itunes but still get error 1013.
    1. i pimping's Avatar
      i pimping -
      on the 3g phone ive updated to the new fw then ive used the new qp then downloaded the new yellowsn0w but my sim doesnt work anymore any ideas

      but it works if i put turbosim back in

      its not working now

      sussed it its working on the updated base band fine with turbo sim the way i got it to work was i selected the carrier manualy couse it doesnt work auto
    1. lfchavez1221's Avatar
      lfchavez1221 -
      Just unlocked with 2.2 firmware and 2.28 baseband,at Honduras with international carrier, works here with all companies,only marks as if there is voicemail, but everything works fine, thanks!!
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by lfchavez1221 View Post
      ....only marks as if there is voicemail...
      This has something to do with the sim. In the case of T-Mobile USA, older sims mark voicemails at boot time whereas newer sims do not. Update/upgrade your sim (not the phone number).
    1. Binskilamington's Avatar
      Binskilamington -
      I have 02.30.03
      Will it work with this latest version?
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by Binskilamington View Post
      I have 02.30.03
      Will it work with this latest version?
      Already said about a million times ..... NO
    1. lfchavez1221's Avatar
      lfchavez1221 -
      Thanks changed the sim card and now works with no problem and voicemail doesnt mark as if there where new voicemail.. Thanks!!!!!
    1. vv31's Avatar
      vv31 -
      For those of us who have firmware model 02.30.03, what should we do? is there any way to set it back to 02.28.00? Or do we just wait for the latest yellowsnow?
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by vv31 View Post
      For those of us who have firmware model 02.30.03, what should we do? is there any way to set it back to 02.28.00? Or do we just wait for the latest yellowsnow?
      Another question that has been answered a million times . NO. Your ONLY choice is to wait and hope.
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      yellowsn0w are updated to 0.9.8
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
      yellowsn0w are updated to 0.9.8
      Great . Did you update? Does WiFi remain 'ON' after reboot?
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      yes it does

      Ruben

      Musclenerds Kommentar

      Brief description: The 0.9.8 release changed things only related to exit from airplane mode and wi-fi. It changes nothing with the yellowsn0w payload itself or the injection vector or the baseband version.

      Alternate brief description: The 0.9.8 release has everything to do with boring application-side libraries and nothing to do with the underlying exploit itself.

      Longer description: The 0.9.6 version worked for many but it had a hard-coded address for the airplane mode call. The hard-coded address changes depending on FW version (2.2 vs 2.2.1 so far). The 0.9.7 version tried to make it universal and applicable across all future updates. Although it worked for most people, it did have the side effect of keeping wi-fi off after the toggle. The 0.9.8 version fixes that at the expense of going back to hard-coded addresses. That affects us more than you
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
      Great . Did you update? Does WiFi remain 'ON' after reboot?
      Nope! I´m still waiting for my factory unlocked 3G phone. Hanging at my 2G so long. Factory unlocked been released here since some days back now u see. Great to just put in any sim and jailbreak it by QuickPwn. Bam! Amazing why not everybody have that choice.
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      what you mean by "nope"? Yes it keeps wifi on - definitly

      Ruben
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by tosbsas View Post
      what you mean by "nope"? Yes it keeps wifi on - definitly

      Ruben
      Yes! But I did Not (nope) update. As I don´t have any 3G bro! Follow?