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  • yellowsn0w live demo coming right up


    yellowsn0w, the dev team's coveted 3G software unlock for the iPhone, is set to have a live demo today at 3PM EST (about 2 and a half hours from now). The Dev Team posted on their blog
    MuscleNerd will use Qik to broadcast a live video and audio stream (from an iPhone 2G) of an iPhone 3G being soft-unlocked with yellowsn0w... if you have a question that hasn’t already been answered in our previous blog posts, please tweet them in advance to Musclenerd.
    MuscleNerd's Twitter account is here if you're wondering.

    The Dev Team has previously stated yellowsn0w will only work on iPhone 3Gs that have 2.11.07 baseband or earlier (check Settings > General > About > Modem Firmware to find your baseband version). The actual yellowsn0w package will be a simple install from Cydia once its released New Years Eve.

    UPDATE: Here's the video of it in action.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HorEuJ2lIf0]YouTube - iPhone 3G Software Unlock[/ame]

    blog.iphone-dev.org
    This article was originally published in forum thread: yellowsn0w live demo coming right up started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 151 Comments
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ima80baby View Post
      They mean the iPhone 3G. And people that use the 3G with T-Mobile use it with a Turbo Sim or the like or have a factory unlocked version.
      Thanks ,makes sense now
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by discostar View Post
      i mean, i am exciting, but

      1) no 3g on tmobile (unless the dev team can make it work)

      2) can't get your hands on a new iphone w/o a contract

      so as much i support the dev team and believe it is a worthwhile endeavor, i can't help but feel like it's muted a little.
      ebay..
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by discostar View Post
      2) Can't get your hands on a new iPhone w/o a contract
      .
      i walked into an AT&T store about 10 days ago and asked for a iPhone 3g 8GB black version. bought for $399. no contract.
    1. nashlib's Avatar
      nashlib -
      aaasaaaaaaaaeeeeesssssssooooooommmmme
      Love it
      Love it
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      i walked into an AT&T store about 10 days ago and asked for a iPhone 3g 8GB black version. bought for $399. no contract.
      No way(!)..(?)
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      yep. it was at an AT&T store in Plymouth, MI. there was some discussion first about how to handle my request, but after a couple minutes, i was swiping my AMEX card.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Good news for ppl that want to unlock there iPhone 3G
    1. gigapocket1's Avatar
      gigapocket1 -
      this may sound off topic.. but what is the name of the app to view your iphone on your mac screen like that?
    1. brent91055's Avatar
      brent91055 -
      Im not sure why alot of people are excited. Unlock the phone and use it with T-Mobile here in the U.S. , the 3G is not compatible, so it's going to be like having a 2G phone, except with a very slow GPS
    1. Dizz's Avatar
      Dizz -
      Quote Originally Posted by brent91055 View Post
      Im not sure why alot of people are excited. Unlock the phone and use it with T-Mobile here in the U.S. , the 3G is not compatible, so it's going to be like having a 2G phone, except with a very slow GPS
      Very slow gps? Maybe your phone is defective because my gps works great. Also there's people out there (like me for instance) who NEVER EVER EVER!!!! use anything internet related on the iphone unless on wifi (with the exception of texting and MMSing of course, but messages send and receive in no time. So This unlock is a great thing for people like me.


      The funny thing about 3G for me is that I live in an edge network area, there is absolutely no 3G available within a 50 mile radius of where I live. I highly doubt we'll have 3G available here anytime soon where I live so even if I did want to use the internet on 3G I wouldn't be able to regardless unless I travel 45 minutes from my home. For some reason that doesn't sound like it would be worth it.
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      To those wondering: Even if you unlock the 3G you will NOT be able to use T-Mobile 3G IN THE USA. This is NOT an iPhone limitation but a T-Mobile USA Limitation. They have a unique MHz (1700MHz) that NO ONE else in the world uses. Because of this, two things happen:

      1- Only phones meant to be used for T-Mobile USA get built with that frequency in mind.
      2- Most phones not meant for T-Mobile USA (like the iPhone and MANY others) will simply not work on T-Mobile USA.

      That said, you will get EDGE and A-GPS should still work, so the iPhone 3G is still a viable option. You just won't get 3G.

      i'm glad you reminded members about that limitation. I think some people are missing that major detail, and will end up dissappointing themselves.

      Quote Originally Posted by gigapocket1 View Post
      this may sound off topic.. but what is the name of the app to view your iphone on your mac screen like that?
      someone posted the info on page 2 or 3 of this post.
    1. necao's Avatar
      necao -
      wow, now i feel like when i had a 1.1.2 otb and the software unlock was released....

      Quote Originally Posted by brent91055 View Post
      Im not sure why alot of people are excited. Unlock the phone and use it with T-Mobile here in the U.S. , the 3G is not compatible, so it's going to be like having a 2G phone, except with a very slow GPS
      yep, but here in Nicaragua CLARO also offers 3G, so....
    1. tallshorty's Avatar
      tallshorty -
      SWEET! I can't wait!


      I'm still on the original firmware 2.0 baseband: v 1.45.00 because I wanted to make sure I can unlock this phone later.

      What iPhone firmware is baseband v 2.11 in?
    1. noggin123450's Avatar
      noggin123450 -
      You will be able to unlock if you are at least 2.1 or below (maybe they will do 2.2, not likely though).

      That is provided you didn't use custom firmware that doesn't change your baseband. If you did, you are alright even if you are on 2.2 because your iPhone is basically a 2.2 iPhone with a 2.1 baseband.
    1. woohoomoo's Avatar
      woohoomoo -
      I have baseband 2.28.00. Now, I have read and yes I saw it only works on much earlier versions. Now, my iPhone is quite new and ive only just sorted out my contract to actually include internet browsing... So my question is, should I just go ahead and jailbreak it now, and hopefully a newer version of yellowsn0w will be released to unlock my baseband version? Or to have any hope should I ideally be sticking with the vanilla 2.2 firmware from iTunes?
    1. jasonm253's Avatar
      jasonm253 -
      sucks for us Tmobile users. I can't believe the dev team actually got it done..well i can but for the fact no one but At&t users can use it. Well tmobile users can but thats what the 1st generation iphones are for. Why buy a phone u can't get the full capability of? just to be cool? I understand the At&T users who want to use prepaid but don't u have to get the phone first? either way its a good and bad with anything and the bad affects tmobile users. Good job tho dev team..hell of a job
    1. omgvinnyd's Avatar
      omgvinnyd -
      Quote Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post
      i walked into an AT&T store about 10 days ago and asked for a iPhone 3g 8GB black version. bought for $399. no contract.
      i dont believe you
    1. firedog341's Avatar
      firedog341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gigapocket1 View Post
      this may sound off topic.. but what is the name of the app to view your iphone on your mac screen like that?
      I use "Chicken of the VNC", free and works great.
    1. nerder's Avatar
      nerder -
      not for 2,2!!!
    1. DSMKilla's Avatar
      DSMKilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by omgvinnyd View Post
      i dont believe you
      Why would he need to lie about something stupid like that? I mean if he were gonna lie about it I think he would at least make it sound real cool by saying something like "I walked into AT&T and walked out with a brand new iPhone 3G and no 2 year contract for $199". I believe him because people screw up and do dumb ***** all the time. Obviously the reps didn't know what they were doing so oh well, it could happen to anyone!