iPhone Dev-Team releases unlock for iPhone 3G and 3Gs

The iPhone Dev-Team has released the iOS 4.2.1 unlock for the iPhone and iPhone .

Please read their announcement very carefully...

Today we’re pleased to announce our free carrier unlock for iPhone3G/3GS owners with a baseband later than 05.13.04. The unlock for that baseband exploited the AT+XAPP command, thanks to a crash initially discovered by @sherif_hashim (@Oranav also found this crash). So what hole are we exploiting today, since Apple closed that AT+XAPP hole? Well, we’re exploiting the exact same hole!

It turns out that the very first firmware 3.2.2 has baseband version still vulnerable to AT+XAPP. The iPad baseband is built for the exact same baseband chip as the iPhone3G/3GS — they’re fully compatible! Some of us have been running 06.15 for weeks now on our iPhones in preparation for this release.

Since 06.15 is a higher version than 05.14 or 05.15 (where AT+XAPP is gone), anyone stuck at those versions can simply upgrade to 06.15 to unlock again! Luckily for us, Apple *still* provides the iPad FW 3.2.2 with this vulnerable baseband right from their own servers. (Grab it now, before they take it down!)

We’ve been busy updating both PwnageTool and redsn0w to make the baseband update as seamless as possible.

PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Mac

1. First up is “PwnageTool 4.1.3 ”. It has a special dialog box which will ask you if you want to update to the iPad baseband. You must already have the iPad 3.2.2 IPSW on your computer so just point PwnageTool at it (or let it find it on its own if you’re in “simple” mode).

2. Directly after PwnageTool 4.1.3 is available, the official ultrasn0w repo http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com will be updated with ultrasn0w 1.2, which covers iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and now 06.15.00.

3. Finally, we’ll release an update to redsn0w today for those without Macs and can’t run PwnageTool. The redsn0w will give you the option to update your baseband to 06.15 too.


1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.

2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).

3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail). You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to! Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.

This PwnageTool also contains a 4.2.1 bundle for iPhone3G owners…for all else, it’s still only 4.1. If you have an iPhone3GS with an old bootrom, the new redsn0w will handle 4.2.1 for you (in fact it covers 4.2.1 for all devices, even though some of them are still tethered at 4.2.1 until @comex can work some untethering magic). iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 should not use this PwnageTool! Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use the upcoming redsn0w to update your baseband.

5 Responses to iPhone Dev-Team releases unlock for iPhone 3G and 3Gs

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  2. Crid says:

    Hi, I have a 3G with 4.1 FW and 04.26.08 BB, and I want to update to 4.2.1 FW. How do I proced?? Just upgrade to 4.2.1 with Itunes and than jailbreak/unlock with thw new Pwnage and ultrasnow? Or to the procedure that IClarified tell (http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=13000).


    • bong says:

      I think the best for you is to stay at 4.1 till the dev team release pawnage tool for 4.2.1 which will preserve your baseband

  3. […] The iPhone Dev-Team has released the new version of ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone 3Gs/3G or iPad. You must first update to the 06.15 baseband using Pwnage Tool […]

  4. […] we announced yesterday, you can now unlock on firmware 4.2.1 on iPhone 3G and 3Gs, please notice that this is not for […]

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