Download ultrasn0w and unlock iphone 3G Firmware 3.0. Yes, the much-awaited Ultrasn0w will be available for download soon, as promised by the iPhone Dev team.
Though there were a couple of bottlenecks due to the YouTube app. on iPhone OS 3.0 and a bug in Apple’s new version of asr, as mentioned in the iPhone Dev Team’s blog update,they had a work around for the problem caused by the bug in Firmware 3.0. But they were finding it difficult to get around the YouTube issue, because of the new “publish to youtube” in 3GS (as tweeted by @MuscleNerd, a Dev team member). They even contemplated to release a preliminary jailbreak in which YouTube doesn’t work for iPhones that are jailbroken, and then release a more complete jailbreak, after getting around all issues.
But the delay is mainly because of the issues with iPhone Youtube application and they are continuing to work on it. ultrasn0w can now be downloaded.
What is ultrasn0w and where to download it?
ultrasn0w is the tool that will allow you to unlock your iPhone 3G on the new iPhone OS 3.0 firmware and it replaces yellowsn0w, that did the trick for Firmware 2.2 & 2.2.1. It looks like ultrasn0w , will also work for iPhone/iPhone 3G.But it may not yet work for iPhone 3GS for firmware, at 2.2 or 2.2.1 as long as the baseband is at 04.26.08.
But before you unlock iPhone 3G OS 3.0, you need to first jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 3.0. You can take a look at the video demo of using Ultrasn0w To Unlock iPhone 3G Firmware 3.0.
Download ultrasn0w from Cydia or icy. Dev team have announced its availability now through cydia or icy. ultrasn0w will just be a small download of about 20KB. Read the last update down below for instructions to download ultrasn0w.
But did you download iPhone Firmware 3.0 and installed it? If not, do it and get ready to jailbreak and unlock iphone 3G OS 3.0.
Update 2: Windows users can now download redsn0w 0.7 to jailbreak and unlock iphone 2G OS 3.0 on windows and jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 3.0(only jailbreak is possible now for iPhone 3G).
But don’t use redsn0w or Pwnage if you are already on yellowsn0w and wait for ultrasn0w to be released.
Update 3: Dev team have announced the availability of ultrasn0w from cydia or icy and have give the following instructions to download ultrasn0w:
- Ensure that you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
- Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or Pwnage Tool (this will also install Cydia/Icy)
- Run Cydia or Icy
- Add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or Icy. That last “o” is actually the number zero “0”! If you use the letter “o” you’ll get an error.
- Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
- Reboot your iPhone 3G
- T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w. To disable 3G, go to Settings->General->Network on your iPhone and turn off 3G Mode.
That is all. Unlock iPhone 3G OS 3.0 and enjoy.
Disclaimer: Jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhones are basically hacks and you do so at your own risk.