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    From: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

    We have been working hard on a few other things. The main one being the 3G unlock codenamed “yellowsn0w”. This is now completed and is currently being packaged into a user-friendly application with the simplicity that you see in QuickPwn or BootNeuter.

    * The target release date for the unlock is New Year’s Eve 2008.
    * This unlock method is available to iPhone 3Gs that have 2.11.07 baseband or earlier, we did warn you.
    * The unlock requires a jailbroken 3G iPhone

    For those of you that have updated through iTunes to Firmware 2.2 and have the 2.28 baseband you will not be able to use this initial release to unlock your phone. There is no way to downgrade your baseband at this time.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3G unlock - New years eve! started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 120 Comments
    1. necao's Avatar
      necao -
      yep! i still remember when i had a 1.1.2 otb, same sensation.
    1. jmano0o's Avatar
      jmano0o -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Just left the ATT store with a new white 16gb 3G with 2.1 and 2.11.07 baseband so you CAN buy 3G with the old FW RIGHT NOW.



      how did you do that? did you ask for a 2.1 iPhone? wouldn't they ask why? so what kind of plausible reason did you give them?
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      Just left the ATT store with a new white 16gb 3G with 2.1 and 2.11.07 baseband so you CAN buy 3G with the old FW RIGHT NOW.



      My neighbor down here in Florida just bought an iphone and his had 2.1 and 2.11.07 baseband.... but he wanted to buy this certain game in the app store and itunies told him that his iphone was not compatible with it so he was forced to upgrade.....

      He is not one that will ever mod his iphone but thought I would let you know what he had to do...... so it looks like if you don't upgrade you will not be able to install certain apps.....
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      My neighbor down here in Florida just bought an iphone and his had 2.1 and 2.11.07 baseband.... but he wanted to buy this certain game in the app store and itunies told him that his iphone was not compatible with it so he was forced to upgrade.....

      He is not one that will ever mod his iphone but thought I would let you know what he had to do...... so it looks like if you don't upgrade you will not be able to install certain apps.....
      if you use the pwnage tool to create a custom 2.2 and restore to that your baseband doesnt get updated.

      im at 2.2 firmware with 2.0 baseband right now
    1. justbarak@yahoo.com's Avatar
      The vibrator on my 3G died over the weekend and I was terrified to take it in to apple knowing they'd replace the phone - which they did. But the 16GB Black replacement 3G iphone they gave me is 2.0.2 firmware. Woo Hoo! So I'm back in business. I have an AT&T contract for here in the USA - but I travel a lot overseas and much prefer to use local SIM's for the couple of weeks I spend every couple months abroad.

      Kudo's to the Dev team!
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      This is amazing!

      (I) love the DEV TEAM!
    1. justbarak@yahoo.com's Avatar
      Ok, so best as I can tell this is a question not yet posted, though I'm sure to be wrong . Having faithfully updated via Pwnage since receiving my 3G iphone my baseband is 2.08.01. yellowsn0w will work on basebands through 2.11.07 which is the baseband update which came with the software 2.1 update (please correct me here if I'm wrong).

      So the question I'm asking myself is, "is there a significant difference between baseband 2.08 and 2.11"? In other words, is it worth running a standard update of software 2.1 via iTunes so that the baseband is at the 2.11.07 and then running pwnage for 2.2? Or are the improvements between those two basebands so marginal as to barely even warrant the energy it took to type this question?

      Barak
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      All we need is a 2.2 baseband unlock. But the Apple mafia updates it regularly
    1. lilphilog's Avatar
      lilphilog -
      im loving my iphone 3g right now i havent had any problems yet
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      baseband updates mean nothing. just a way of apple cracking down on unlocking.
    1. Zico991's Avatar
      Zico991 -
      I was talking to AT&T on the chat as I was thinking about buying a refurbished Iphone from their site:

      Daniel: I have found a deal for the iphone at $99 refurbished but I cannot select that phone in the premier store

      Salina: That phone may not be available through that site.

      Daniel: well, i would like that phone

      Salina: Are you a new or an existing customer with AT&T?

      Daniel: new

      Salina: You can just order that refurbished iPhone outside of the Premier site and then call customer care to have them apply your discount after you purchase.

      Daniel: why so difficult

      Salina: I do apologize, but this is how it would have to be purchased here online.

      Salina: Would you like to go ahead and build your cart with that refurbished iPhone?

      Daniel: i am doing so. i don't like how much the rate plans are

      Salina: Let me know when you have that added to your cart.

      Daniel: i have. $104.99 is $30 more a month than what I pay now to use the same phone

      Salina: You currently have the iPhone?

      Daniel: correct

      Daniel: i would like the 3g and visual voicemail but it is not worth $30 a month extra

      Salina: That $30 per month does give you unlimited Internet and email access.

      Daniel: got it

      Daniel: for $5.99

      Salina: I do apologize, but our data plan is $30 per month.

      Daniel: is there any way to get the monthly bill lower?

      Daniel: without sacrificing messaging and minutes

      Salina: You can always call our customer care department to see if they can further assist you with that.

      Salina: Here online we do not have the power to override the system.

      Salina: That is the price of our data plan for the iPhone. The iPhone has to have the data plan in order to work properly.

      Daniel: then i will just wait until january 1st when the 3g is unlocked

      Salina: Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

      Daniel: pwned
    1. veriana's Avatar
      veriana -
      It's going to be a Happy New Year after all!!! No more contracts for me
    1. TenKnots's Avatar
      TenKnots -
      it's getting nearer .. .. .. can't wait
    1. rohizzle121's Avatar
      rohizzle121 -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      baseband updates mean nothing. just a way of apple cracking down on unlocking.
      well also reception.....



      anyways, what time zone is the dev team in?
      becuase i want to know what time the unlock will come out for CST
    1. Macvador's Avatar
      Macvador -
      nice work... as always
    1. xjuliephanx's Avatar
      xjuliephanx -
      so excited! I can't wait til they start working on the 2.28 baseband software unlock. I bought a used iphone where the idiot updated :[ (guess that makes me the idiot for buying it lol)
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      baseband updates mean nothing. just a way of apple cracking down on unlocking.
      That's completely untrue. Apple went from 2.0 > 2.0.1 > 2.0.2 > 2.1 in record time to try and fix the horrible 3G reception issues. These baseband changes had drastic effects on the device modem communication.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      That's completely untrue. Apple went from 2.0 > 2.0.1 > 2.0.2 > 2.1 in record time to try and fix the horrible 3G reception issues. These baseband changes had drastic effects on the device modem communication.
      not denying that's true, but im at 2.0 baseband but 2.2 firmware and my reception issues have improved though the firmwares the same way any regular person that's updated has?

      i didnt think the baseband really meant anything, you got any links?
    1. box's Avatar
      box -
      man, well i'd like to say. i've made a full circle back to the iphone. -- i had the 2g iphone for the last year in a half. got tired of it. wanted to test the water for something newer. I bought a nokia luna. hated it. then bought me the new G1. android is quite interesting. but then i quickly was turned off by the G1 cause of it's battery life and lagginess of the UI. and now im back at it with a new 3G iphone. i can't wait for yellowsnow!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. shahpriyankd's Avatar
      shahpriyankd -
      Dev Team Rocks...as i am from India its too expensive to buy an iphone 3g through carriers and was waiting for the unlock since a long time and now i m happy that i can be an owner of an iphone 3g..
      Thnx dev team...
      A big hug and a bigger and great HAPPY NEW YEAR..