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  • iPhone 4 Unlocks Coming After 4.3 Drops: Dev-Team


    The wait for an iPhone 4 unlock for iPhone 4s newer basebands has dragged on and on. Six weeks ago, MuscleNerd released the "official iPhone unlock statement," which is that the unlock won't be released until iOS 4.3 is out of beta. There's been very little news since then, but with 4.3 apparently on the verge of its official release, @MuscleNerd and Egyptian baseband superhacker @Sherif_Hashim have given encouraging signs that the unlock will be available by the deadline, with Sherif working on an exploit that unlocks both the 3.10.01 and 2.10.04 basebands and MuscleNerd targeting the newer 4.10.01 baseband for 4.3 beta 3.

    The Dev-Team has been keeping a low profile as 4.3 works its way through beta, trying to avoid another cat and mouse game. Now iPhone users running any baseband later than 1.59.00 cannot unlock, and iPhone 3G/3GS users must use a ported iPad baseband 06.15.00 if they loaded 05.14.00. Fortunately, work seems to be in progress on all fronts, with Sherif Hashim reporting that he's found an exploit which apparently works for both 3.10.01 and 2.10.04, and MuscleNerd puzzling through a difficult situation with 4.10.01. He's having a hard time invoking the vulnerable commands he's found, but notes that he's found exploit vectors for both 5.14 and 5.15 iPhone 3G/3GS basebands... though iPhone 4, he says, is still top priority.

    The combination of the difficulty of the task along with the desire to avoid revealing an exploit before the iOS update is released has led to the seemingly-interminable delay. There's renewed hope, though, that unlocks for all devices will be available when iOS 4.3 drops... which should be soon. Reports indicate that the gold master may be released as soon as Wednesday's iPad event.

    Source: Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Unlocks Coming After 4.3 Drops: Dev-Team started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. gotanmp3's Avatar
      gotanmp3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      Is there any way that they can unblock the Verizon iPhone as well or that is different technology?
      The Verizon iPhone is not locked. Difficult to "full flash" presently, but it's not locked to Verizon. There are already people who have gotten it to OTA for talk and text on Cricket.
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gotanmp3 View Post
      The Verizon iPhone is not locked. Difficult to "full flash" presently, but it's not locked to Verizon. There are already people who have gotten it to OTA for talk and text on Cricket.
      I didn't know tho thanks
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Yeah and how many times do we get told this??
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      How I interpret MN and Sherif:

      They have an AT command (and/or other vectors for code injection) to crash the baseband of the i4 for all basebands through 04.10.01 (4.3b3). My gut suspicion is they also have the actual ThreadX process to patch the RAM to allow the baseband to accept any SIM (my intuition tells me it's a re-used or minimally patched task from the ultrasn0w 1.2 release).

      What I interpret their hangup to be is the actual calling and invocation of the necessary AT commands to start the unlock (or whatever other injection vector they use)--currently ultrasn0w 1.2 requires MobileSubstrate to get access to the baseband and thus the unlock.

      Even Minicom over Terminal/SSH requires some extra hackery to get manual AT commands working on the iPhone 4. With ASLR in iOS 4.3, those hackery-type tricks may stop working, or need changes... or any number of other new, unforseen roadblocks.

      TL,DR: I think the concept and exploit are done (or close), now they're just working on execution and day-to-day stability.
    1. benjayman2's Avatar
      benjayman2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      I didn't know tho thanks
      Me too I shall let my friend know.
    1. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      Finally!!!!! this is awesome, i've been waiting since november for this
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      Listen, it's great news, but as others have said, this means nothing the GM for 4.3 has been pushed, and pushed for many, many, many reasons! Not all hardware, or software. This is delaying the release. I've heard of a lot of the basebands have been crashed, just needed to figure out injection. As well, they are keeping an even more low profile due to Apple cracking down on our unlocks!

      Last thing anyone wanted was an unlock before 4.3 really went to GM, so Apple had a chance to fix, and close the hole. I've been working on some crashing my self, and getting commands to do this is not always hard 3Gs, 5.14.02, but finding a good way to get them running, an stable. One phone I think I've bricked the modem. I'm still working on it.

      Regardless, keep at ur current iOS, and basebands. If your in a rush, u can use iPad band, but... I would wait. It has been a very long haul, thus why I've been playing on my own here and their. But, my thoughts, wait! It will be worth it to find out exactly what's coming. And when that is. My guess, if they drop 4.3 GM Wednesday, the new programs will be out Friday. THIS IS JUST A GUESS.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      $20 donation from me when it is out. I promise.
    1. LOAD error's Avatar
      LOAD error -
      Man, I'm so so tired of H2O wireless.
    1. Darrius777's Avatar
      Darrius777 -
      I'm still on 4.0. I'm wondering if I should update to 4.2.1 and jailbreak that before they stop signing it when 4.3 comes out.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by delusion950 View Post
      I can wait for all baseband unlock. As long as they get all the codes and packages together and right I can wait.



      MucleNerd is not saying anythin because those that like to be pushy and ask everyday when you tell them there is a unlock " When is it going to be released ", " Release it greedy what are you waiting for ". Kind of what pushed GeoHot away at some point. This way he can work in peace without being annoyed by those that don't do sh**t but annoy the dev-team.
      Lol so begins the asking for an unlock everyday....!
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrius777 View Post
      I'm still on 4.0. I'm wondering if I should update to 4.2.1 and jailbreak that before they stop signing it when 4.3 comes out.
      Just make sure you have your shsh saved.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by chad daddy View Post
      Noob question, what does an unlock do for you?
      seriously? you have been on here since '09, have 61 posts, and you don't know what an unlock is???

      And your question was answered by a true noob, that only has posts in the single digits.
    1. Darrius777's Avatar
      Darrius777 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A3gOwner View Post
      Just make sure you have your shsh saved.
      Yea I have them saved. I just wasn't sure if the HDR picture taking and game center were worth the upgrade. I was reading for some people that the upgrade to 4.2.1 made their iPhone slower.
    1. Jeffwo's Avatar
      Jeffwo -
      Quote Originally Posted by delizaza23 View Post
      $20 donation from me when it is out. I promise.
      Ditto

      I was gonna donate to the legal fees against Sony but they got all they needed in like 24 hours...lol.
    1. n0n0_no's Avatar
      n0n0_no -
      its so simple, if they give us a ETA ppl would stop asking. I have a big hunch that even if they were working on a unlock it wont be released untill possibly the end of march or even later, because ios 4.3 is soon to come it doesnt mean they worked out an unlock for ios 4.1+. But i remember reading somewhere that Dev. team already has a unlock and are waiting for ios 4.3 to be released forst before droping the unlock. But these are all just rumors, no hard facts. I think the best thing to do is to just save up a little extra cash and buy a already unlocked or unlockable iphone 4 then wasting your time waiting for an unlock
    1. FrankfromShanghai's Avatar
      FrankfromShanghai -
      Regardless of dates that many have heard, unlock for iphone 4.1 will come out after these 2 events occur: release of iOS 4.3 for reasons mentioned earlier, and release of ultrasn0w 2.2. Please follow these two events instead of the speculative dates.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n0n0_no View Post
      its so simple, if they give us a ETA ppl would stop asking.
      This is not true. They gave an ETA once before and they had some issues and pushed it back a little bit and all hell broke loose.
    1. gaylord1973's Avatar
      gaylord1973 -
      unlock now
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      Lets wait the for tomorrow then