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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. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      I'm on 4.0 jb/unlocked on my 3GS which I am currently using, I'm on 4.2.1 with newest baseband on my iPhone 4 which I just picked up. My question is should I stay up tonight to jailbreak my iPhone 4 before they drop the new firmware or can I just wait to do everything (jb/unlock) when the unlock is released. (I don't have any shsh backups) thanks in advance community!!
    1. sh33436's Avatar
      sh33436 -
      cant wait. didnt want to use 4.2
    1. FrankfromShanghai's Avatar
      FrankfromShanghai -
      Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
      I'm on 4.0 jb/unlocked on my 3GS which I am currently using, I'm on 4.2.1 with newest baseband on my iPhone 4 which I just picked up. My question is should I stay up tonight to jailbreak my iPhone 4 before they drop the new firmware or can I just wait to do everything (jb/unlock) when the unlock is released. (I don't have any shsh backups) thanks in advance community!!
      This is an excellent question. If your phone was originally an unlocked phone that was not originally a U.S. iphone, my advise would be to jailbreak it now. I just jail broke an iphone 4 with 4.2.1 software for a friend of mine who bought his phone in Hong Kong with no problem. I used Greenpoison rc5 which worked very well. No one knows if the current jailbreak software will handle iOS 4.3 (as you suggest may be released tonight, who knows?), so yes, do it under this condition.

      If however your phone was originally a U.S. locked phone, then unlocked, I would first start by finding out what baseband you have, and if a jailbreak will change the baseband. There has been conditions like this where it happened. What is your current baseband?
    1. Italia411's Avatar
      Italia411 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FrankfromShanghai View Post
      This is an excellent question. If your phone was originally an unlocked phone that was not originally a U.S. iphone, my advise would be to jailbreak it now. I just jail broke an iphone 4 with 4.2.1 software for a friend of mine who bought his phone in Hong Kong with no problem. I used Greenpoison rc5 which worked very well. No one knows if the current jailbreak software will handle iOS 4.3 (as you suggest may be released tonight, who knows?), so yes, do it under this condition.

      If however your phone was originally a U.S. locked phone, then unlocked, I would first start by finding out what baseband you have, and if a jailbreak will change the baseband. There has been conditions like this where it happened. What is your current baseband?
      My 3GS is j/b and unlocked on baseband 05.13.04 and my 4 is on 03.10.01 not j/b + unlocked(yet). They were both USA locked. Thanks for taking the time to help me so I don't miss out
    1. FrankfromShanghai's Avatar
      FrankfromShanghai -
      Italia411- My pleasure to help. Since you are on 4.2.1 bb 03.10.01 and want to jailbreak and unlock the phone, I have to first mention that unfortunately an unlock for your software and bb is not yet available, as you may already know. I'm also waiting for an unlock to be released for my iphone 4 with iOS 4.1 bb 02.01.04. If I am not mistaken, we both have to wait until iOS 4.3 is released, and ultrasn0w 2.2 is released. Please refer to these events instead of all the speculative dates from the bloggers.

      I infer that you are concerned about the bb changing if you jailbreak now, thus prohibiting you from unlocking the phone when this software is released. This is more of a concern if you have bb 01.59.00, not for your bb. I jail broke mine and am waiting on the unlock which helps the waiting period.
    1. hoodkid's Avatar
      hoodkid -
      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.
      Definitely agreed.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      will there be a jailbreak for 4.3?
    1. FrankfromShanghai's Avatar
      FrankfromShanghai -
      Good news for those awaiting the unlock for 4.1. We will pass 50% of the hurdle on March 11th when iOS 4.3 is released. Then we need to be on the look out for release of ultrasn0w 2.2.
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FrankfromShanghai View Post
      Italia411- My pleasure to help. Since you are on 4.2.1 bb 03.10.01 and want to jailbreak and unlock the phone, I have to first mention that unfortunately an unlock for your software and bb is not yet available, as you may already know. I'm also waiting for an unlock to be released for my iphone 4 with iOS 4.1 bb 02.01.04. If I am not mistaken, we both have to wait until iOS 4.3 is released, and ultrasn0w 2.2 is released. Please refer to these events instead of all the speculative dates from the bloggers.

      I infer that you are concerned about the bb changing if you jailbreak now, thus prohibiting you from unlocking the phone when this software is released. This is more of a concern if you have bb 01.59.00, not for your bb. I jail broke mine and am waiting on the unlock which helps the waiting period.
      The 4.3 is out can I unlock and jailbreak 4.2.1 (8c148) bb 03.10.01
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cmds187 View Post
      The 4.3 is out can I unlock and jailbreak 4.2.1 (8c148) bb 03.10.01
      4.3 isn't out yet
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cmds187 View Post
      The 4.3 is out can I unlock and jailbreak 4.2.1 (8c148) bb 03.10.01
      yeah, go ahead and upgrade. you can jailbreak now, the unlock will be out in a few days.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by NSXrebel View Post
      yeah, go ahead and upgrade. you can jailbreak now, the unlock will be out in a few days.
      Stop messin' with people. The jailbreak isn't out yet.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      I think he meant he can just update to 4.2.1 now and jailbreak to wait for the unlock to come out.
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolztheInternet View Post
      will there be a jailbreak for 4.3?
      Yes, you can't unlock without jailbreaking first. Dev-Team announced an unlock for 4.3, so there will be jailbreaking tools. First for the iPhone 4, and then later for the 3GS.
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      I think he meant he can just update to 4.2.1 now and jailbreak to wait for the unlock to come out.


      No, he was right, I was messing with him. I hate when people don't read.
    1. Aero26's Avatar
      Aero26 -
      LOL. I think they're trying to eat up the proverbial "black market".
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      I thought 4.3 is JB already ( per the posts) as the unlock is ready as well.
      There are tethered jailbreaks available for the GM 4.3 already, nothing official or untethered yet though since 4.3 hasn't been released to the public yet.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      I wouldn't get too excited for an unlock. Nothing concrete has been mentioned about an unlock and at this point we are going to see hardware updates in a few months. Apple is definitely winning this cat and mouse game. Unless we get (pleasantly) surprised with a 4.3 unlock, that'll be a grand total of 1 unlock for the iP4.
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdm.accord View Post
      I wouldn't get too excited for an unlock. Nothing concrete has been mentioned about an unlock and at this point we are going to see hardware updates in a few months. Apple is definitely winning this cat and mouse game. Unless we get (pleasantly) surprised with a 4.3 unlock, that'll be a grand total of 1 unlock for the iP4.
      What about the unlock for 1.59? Or the earlier bb on iPhone 4? There's atleast 2 out for iPhone 4 now so a grand total of one is wrong.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      iPhone 4 shipped with 1.59. That is the only baseband that can be unlocked on iPhone 4 so he was accurate saying one unlock so far.