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  • blacksn0w is out - Unlock 05.11.07


    GeoHot has released his free tool for Windows and OS X, blacksn0w - which unlocks the latest baseband (05.11.07).

    We'll drum up a quick guide on usage ASAP and put it in our brand new, completely redone guides section.

    blackra1n has also received an update to RC3, which will jailbreak your iPhone (name your model!) from Windows or the Mac.

    blacksn0w is a free unlock for the latest iPhone 3G and 3GS. blackra1n is a super simple jailbreak used to install unlock new visitors, go to blackra1n.com download and have fun

    blackra1n RC3 is also live for both Windows and Mac!!! Clean firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 05.11.07 are recommended.

    Updates:
    • Unlock!!!
    • Hacktivation
    • Keep legit activation if activated before running app
    • 15 seconds faster, you'll feel it
    • Tiger + PPC support

    blacksn0w is also available on Cydia, add blackra1n.com as repo
    requires firmware >= 3.1 and baseband 05.11.07
    Download blackra1n RC3 OS X
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    Download blackra1n RC3 Windows
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    GeoHot's Blog

    (thanks to the dozens who sent this in)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: blacksn0w is out - Unlock 05.11.07 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 713 Comments
    1. willryan42's Avatar
      willryan42 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dweller View Post
      Any way to upgrade just the baseband without restoring?

      Also, the Devteam blog claims that there are no advantages to updating the baseband, but wouldn't there be improved reception/battery life/other improvements? Isn't that the whole point of updating the baseband (or was 05.11.07 just to close the previous unlock exploit)?
      i was wondering this too. does the new baseband offer better reception, etc?
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      GeoHot you definitely rock, don't let school crush your independence.
    1. orly910's Avatar
      orly910 -
      i have an iphone 3g 3.1.2 jailbroken with pwnage,and unlocked with ultrasnow,baseband 04.26.08, but i want to jailbreak it with blackrain and then unlock it with blacksnow,,,do i just restore it with itunes then use blackain??????
    1. unfaced's Avatar
      unfaced -
      So where do I find this Bootneuter for my iPhone 2g? And how do I get it to work and permanently unlock it? (I did a quick search and couldn't really find any solid information or any tutorials.) Please help?
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^^^I went to Cydia and found "Boutneuter" and installed it. I have a Bootneuter app on my Springboard, so my question is how does this work? Regarding the next software update and my phone with this bootneuter app?
    1. marko911's Avatar
      marko911 -
      man i could kiss u if u were next to me lol thank you very very much i guess working 20 hours str8 makesd u a lil bitt slow ..
      again thank u very much
      and GEEHOT U ARE THE MAN
    1. RaginAsian55's Avatar
      RaginAsian55 -
      Is the blacksn0w unlock compatible with a pwnage tool jailbreak? Such as if I've already jailbroken my phone with pwnage tool and just want to unlock the 05 baseband?


      Also, with the tethered jailbreak (since I need to trade my phone in and might get one with the new bootloader), would I have to reinstall everything and re-unlock EVERY TIME my phone turns off? Basically start from scratch on the jailbreak/unlock process every time my phone restarts?


      Thanks!
    1. marko911's Avatar
      marko911 -
      i got it to work and am installing cydia rock and snow but its taking to long for the snow to unpack is it normal or am douing something wrong plz help again thank you guys
    1. hrkhn's Avatar
      hrkhn -
      Just Used BlackRain to Unlock iPhone 3Gs 3.1.2 works perfectly.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      PWNage also made it so carrier logos didnt work among others. It was a sloppy JB. blacksn0w all the way!!!!!!!!!
      The carrier logo problem is an incompatibility between 3.12 and BB 04.26.08 - Pwnage was not a 'sloppy' JB and you did not get the carrier logo problem if you updated the BB.

      The carrier does show up fine with BlackSn0w as the BB is updated. Reception seems OK but to early to tell if it's better on the new BB same with battery life.

      ipcc files can be installed so tethering can be enabled.

      If you have already updated to 3.12 with pwnage and are using UltraSn0w I see no compelling reason to upgrade as, if you do, you will have to donate to Geo (you don't have to but I'm sure you would - and you can still donate if you don't use BlackRa1n/Sn0w).

      If you do upgrade your BB you can not then downgrade again (in most cases) so you would have to be pretty stupid to do so until it's been out a while and fully tested.

      I have, of course, done so....

      Geo probably should have thought about setting up a support forum before release but does intend providing support - a surprising and welcome change from the master hacker.

      It is, indeed, am impressive piece of work, especially using an exploit that had already been disclosed.

      Geo asks for donations so if you do use it, please donate, he turned down $10k and I'd hate to think he would be out of pocket.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RaginAsian55 View Post
      Is the blacksn0w unlock compatible with a pwnage tool jailbreak? Such as if I've already jailbroken my phone with pwnage tool and just want to unlock the 05 baseband?


      Also, with the tethered jailbreak (since I need to trade my phone in and might get one with the new bootloader), would I have to reinstall everything and re-unlock EVERY TIME my phone turns off? Basically start from scratch on the jailbreak/unlock process every time my phone restarts?


      Thanks!
      You should be able to download it from the cydia repo.

      And I do not believe so
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^My understanding is that u install the stock 3.1.2 then run blackrain/blacksnow select cydia and unlock then install and your done! I assume you will have to install winterboard and all your themes again also restore from backup all your contacts etc. Now, I want to know what you have to do for "bootneuter" on the 2g.
    1. FlipJonesy's Avatar
      FlipJonesy -
      Quote Originally Posted by RaginAsian55 View Post
      Is the blacksn0w unlock compatible with a pwnage tool jailbreak? Such as if I've already jailbroken my phone with pwnage tool and just want to unlock the 05 baseband?


      Also, with the tethered jailbreak (since I need to trade my phone in and might get one with the new bootloader), would I have to reinstall everything and re-unlock EVERY TIME my phone turns off? Basically start from scratch on the jailbreak/unlock process every time my phone restarts?


      Thanks!
      to get the unlock on an already jailbroken iphone, add blackweather as a repo.

      for the tethered jailbreak, I think it your phone will retain its jailbreak but needs to be tethered to boot
    1. miljunsami's Avatar
      miljunsami -
      what version of itunes do you guys use with this?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Pwnage was not a 'sloppy' JB and you did not get the carrier logo problem if you updated the BB.
      There you are bud!! I knew I would get you to respond by saying that

      Quote Originally Posted by miljunsami View Post
      what version of itunes do you guys use with this?
      9.0.2
    1. gastonm's Avatar
      gastonm -
      Just did this on my wifes 3G which has been stuck and locked for about 2 months now. ALL GOOD!!
    1. Naztvw's Avatar
      Naztvw -
      I'm on Tmobile with a 3g Iphone. Can the 3g be turned on after installing Blacksnow.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Naztvw View Post
      I'm on Tmobile with a 3g Iphone. Can the 3g be turned on after installing Blacksnow.
      Turning on 3G while on T-Mobile USA wont give you a signal. You need to have 3G disabled.
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Backslash786 View Post
      woooh fully working now i gta donate loadssss.. does the blackra1n icon stay on springboard
      such an easy jailbreak11!!!

      thanks
      Once you are jailbroken and/or unlocked, you can remove Blackra1n from the iPhone. You can also use SBSettings and just hide it from the springboard.
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      I already thanked your twitter geo but ill thank you here too..btw first time using any of geohotz products right here and REALLY IMPRESSED with the speed of the jailbreak compared to redsn0w