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This is kind of old news - but I realized a lot of folks may not have put two and two together. ultrasn0w has been out for a while, and
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    Default iPhone 3GS Unlocked!


    This is kind of old news - but I realized a lot of folks may not have put two and two together.

    ultrasn0w has been out for a while, and has always been known to work on the 3GS "as soon as it was jailbroken" so it could be installed - how could you install it without a jailbreak.

    And now, purplera1n has jailbroken the 3GS for both Windows and OS X users.

    So how do you unlock?

    Easy - jailbreak from either Windows or OS X, then install ultrasn0w. Done.
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    Remember to turn off 3G for all the T-Mobile USA users.

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    and daaaaaaaa to who still asking if it can be unlocked
    DFU Restore Mode:

    1. Power phone OFF. 2. Hold power + home for 10 seconds. 3. Let go of power and continue to hold home until iTunes finds the phone.

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    There is still problems for T-Mobile customers, not to mention wifi drops.

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    All you need to do is turn on Airplane mode after running ultrasn0w, then turn off the phone. Power it back on and then turn Airplane mode off and you should be able to use the phone without any problems. I unlocked my new 3GS last night and this is how I got it to work. The Airplane toggle will need to be done anytime the phone is power cycled as well. I am making calls, SMS, MMS, Data and WiFi flawlessly on T-Mobile.
    Apples taste good.

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    I guess purplera1n does not work for 3.1. I should have guessed have before I tried. O well my iPhone is restoring know.


    Is there anything I need to do the get this done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruejl View Post
    All you need to do is turn on Airplane mode after running ultrasn0w, then turn off the phone. Power it back on and then turn Airplane mode off and you should be able to use the phone without any problems. I unlocked my new 3GS last night and this is how I got it to work. The Airplane toggle will need to be done anytime the phone is power cycled as well. I am making calls, SMS, MMS, Data and WiFi flawlessly on T-Mobile.
    I will give this a try. I must have missed this tip earlier.

    EDIT: Still getting WIFI drops.
    Last edited by foureight84; 07-05-2009 at 05:21 PM.

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    ^^^No prob, I just posted it.
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    he he... I love it when others do the hard work for you... 3Gs rocks, got it the other day... now I hope it will turn brown as they promised
    So how's that JB stuff working out?
    I'm still trying to get my 1st gen. into dfu mode

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    I've got a question for t mobile users - how much are u guys paying a month and are u on a contract under the iPhone?

    Also do u get Internet with the service and how quick is it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
    I guess purplera1n does not work for 3.1. I should have guessed have before I tried. O well my iPhone is restoring know.


    Is there anything I need to do the get this done?
    pretty sure u cant unlock your iphone anymore since 3.1 updates your baseband and restoring to 3.0 doesnt put it back. Tough. Should have read the warnings all along

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo View Post
    I guess purplera1n does not work for 3.1. I should have guessed have before I tried. O well my iPhone is restoring know.


    Is there anything I need to do the get this done?
    If you have fw3.1 (beta?) installed, I think you may have locked yourself out of unlocking.

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    Ultrasn0w has mixed results. Personally, it broke my Wifi and Cydia AND doesn't work.

    Unless 3.1 upgraded the baseband, I'm pretty sure Ultrasn0w will still work. Assuming you can jailbreak 3.1 that is.
    Last edited by itaintrite; 07-05-2009 at 05:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ale_lock View Post
    If you have fw3.1 (beta?) installed, I think you may have locked yourself out of unlocking.
    F#$K I upgraded before all the warnings... I should know better. O Well I have faith in the dev team.

    I done want to unlock.... I just want to jailbreak. Is there now way....
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    It broke my WiFi too until I did the Airplane mode toggle.
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    UltraSn0w is not supported under PurpleRain.
    It should work but doesn't always - if it doesn't please don't ask at the Dev Team blog for support!
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    question, when I jailbreak it, is there any further need to have freeze there or can i just delete it with cydelete? (will i ever need "Freeze" again)
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    I just hid Freeze with SBSettings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruejl View Post
    I just hid Freeze with SBSettings.
    oh thats a good idea..

    just jailbroke it on windows vista 32bit.
    worked like a freakin charm.

    thanks to everybody for inputting their results. that was good research.
    Last edited by ForumSnoBorderRK; 07-05-2009 at 05:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    feel free to delete the Freeze app with Cydelete. its pretty much taking useless space.

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