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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. THE TECH's Avatar
      THE TECH -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      I was really disapointed to fond no one had an answer or gave a rats petute about unlocking issues other than T-Mobile! You all have a cool I-phone but no 3G internet! LOL change over already!
      Most people don't want to pay more for internet and phone service and not get much extra for it. T-Mobile's customer service is outstanding, phone plans are quite excellent and prices are rock bottom compared to other providers. Hard to match that by moving over to AT&T IMO.
    1. NoServiceMan's Avatar
      NoServiceMan -
      I tried to do do the thing with mobile terminal but when I enter yellowsn0w -c it says - open: resource busy, any one knows why it says that!
    1. BlackG35's Avatar
      BlackG35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NoServiceMan View Post
      I tried to do do the thing with mobile terminal but when I enter yellowsn0w -c it says - open: resource busy, any one knows why it says that!
      yeah just keep going, mine says that too but it should work at the end of the process. after typing all 3 command line into terminal, goto reset network settings, then my sim starts working without even messing with airplane mode.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      josephali
      Thanks will be given for the portfolio comment when i get home
      Cant thank on my phone.

      And DO NOT install APN editing
      If your apn is not showin up, u did something wrong!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      If your apn is not showin up, u did something wrong!
      My APN is not showing up - but if I've done something wrong I really don't care as I have full HSPA access on T-Mob.
    1. NoServiceMan's Avatar
      NoServiceMan -
      what 3 command lines, I thought it was 2 only. yellowsn0w -c & yellowsn0w -r
    1. THE TECH's Avatar
      THE TECH -
      Is everyone finding that we still need to download the Terminal and enter the commands for yellowsn0w still for everything to work correctly?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by THE TECH View Post
      Is everyone finding that we still need to download the Terminal and enter the commands for yellowsn0w still for everything to work correctly?
      Not at all - isn't it only people on T-Mob in the US that need to do this?
    1. THE TECH's Avatar
      THE TECH -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Not at all - isn't it only people on T-Mob in the US that need to do this?
      Correct. As I am one of those people, that's why I was asking.
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      I had the same problem and it drove me nuts! I was about to just say the hell with Yellow snow and finally found the solution. All I needed the unlock for was so I can use my dual sim card (2 At&t numbers on one phone)after finally after upgrading to a 3G which wouldn't work because the chip on the dual sim was forign to the phone. Lets not even discuss the stuck sim tray ordeal with the 3G UGH! have fix for that too....

      Solution: Simple, go to settings and general and reset network setting with ATT sim installed. Than your phone will be stuck on searching for a carrier. Remove the sim and reinstall the sim after about 1.5 minutes. I CAN NOW MAKE OUTGOING CALLS! I was really disapointed to fond no one had an answer or gave a rats petute about unlocking issues other than T-Mobile! You all have a cool I-phone but no 3G internet! LOL change over already!
      had the same problem with rogers and this worked for me...thanks!
    1. nappyreddz's Avatar
      nappyreddz -
      can you use a prepaid tmobile sim card with the new unlock?
    1. NoServiceMan's Avatar
      NoServiceMan -
      I finally got it after 20 hours. it works. Just one problem now. Everytime I try to connect the usb to the PC-windows vista. It says "one of the usb has malfunctioned" it didnt say that before I yellowsn0wed it! any help!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Mine works fine with my Vista (32bit Business)
      Try re-installing the USB Driver (get it from Apple support)
    1. lild7hina's Avatar
      lild7hina -
      yes i believe it does work... and i'm wondering can you use edge using prepaid? or get a edge plan using prepaid?

      Quote Originally Posted by nappyreddz View Post
      can you use a prepaid tmobile sim card with the new unlock?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by lild7hina View Post
      yes i believe it does work... and i'm wondering can you use edge using prepaid? or get a edge plan using prepaid?
      Are you talking USA? In the UK you can get HSDPA for £2.50 for 5 days on prepay. T's EDGE isn't very good in the UK but HSDPA is very good.
    1. center_99_99's Avatar
      center_99_99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Not at all - isn't it only people on T-Mob in the US that need to do this?

      Not everyone on USA T-Mobile needs to do this, and I have seen other people using 0.9.5 on other carriers that have to use mob terminal
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by center_99_99 View Post
      Not everyone on USA T-Mobile needs to do this, and I have seen other people using 0.9.5 on other carriers that have to use mob terminal
      I thought everyone on T in the US did? Glad to here they don't.
      Most other networks don't have to do this - but I'm sure some do - do you know which ones?
    1. NoServiceMan's Avatar
      NoServiceMan -
      I use T-Mobile is the US and I had to use Mobile Terminal but I had to do it a little different than what was said here. First thing I did was put it on Airplane mode, then I turned everything off through BossPref's, and then I did the commands on Mob Terminal and turned the Airplane mode off and left it for about 30 secs and kaboom, full bars T-Mobile but I noticed that I have to do this everytime My phone turns off so I try not to turn it off but other then that, it's perdect. Just waiting for the DevTeam to fix it a little better. Until then. My phone is not going off!. I hope I helped any you!
    1. zani1972's Avatar
      zani1972 -
      i dont know if iam rite or not but i turned on 3g network on iphone and edge at the same time on and off on both 3g is working on my iphone tmobile could someone tell me anything am i seeing things or is this fixed to
    1. NoServiceMan's Avatar
      NoServiceMan -
      Your Seeing thing!LOL