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Geohot Won’t Be Releasing Tools To Jailbreak And Unlock iPhone

July 12th, 2010 07:08 admin View Comments

Geohot

George Hotz (aka Geohot), the iPhone hacking expert who had released popular jailbreaking and unlocking tools like blackra1n, blacksn0w had broken his silence few days back to announce that he had jailbroken iPhone 4.

However, he had also mentioned that he didn’t plan to release tools to jailbreak it, which resulted in angry reactions from iPhone users.

He had published a photo of iPhone 4 running Cydia to prove that he had jailbroken iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 Geohot

But he has just updated the post in reaction to the angry comments that he received to his blog post stating that he's probably not going to release the tool and may quit the scene:

Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won't say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things(I've been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it's in now). I didn't fully realize most of the current scene don't care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It's late tonight, I'll think about what to do about this in the morning.

The real reason behind no release isn't technical. It's just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd.

Also, to the haters, the picture is quite obviously fake :D

It is disappointing to see Geohot abandoning the iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking scene. He was the first guy to unlock the original iPhone in 2007. He was also the first to jailbreak iPhone 3GS and to release tools like blackra1n and blacksn0w to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3GS for iPhone OS 3.1.2. I’m sure he will be missed.

This means that users will have to wait for Comex to release a Spirit like tool to jailbreak iOS 4 for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS(irrespective of old or new bootrom) and also for iPhone 4.

As always, we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates. Stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via Geohot’s blog]

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Blacksn0w RC2 Released To Unlock iOS 4

June 13th, 2010 06:03 admin View Comments

Blacksn0w - Unlock iPhone

We had reported last week that Blacksn0w, an extremely popular tool to unlock iPhone for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 had been successfully ported to work with iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 and baseband 05.11.07.

Steve, the iPhone hacking expert who had released Blacksn0w RC2 for iPhone OS 3.1.3 has just released Blacksn0w RC2 for iOS 4.

This Blacksn0w port is based on modified binaries by msft.guy and the original Blacksn0w unlock released by Geohot.

Blacksn0w RC2 comes with the following release notes:

Use on Modem Firmware 05.11.07 ONLY!

V1.2: Support for 4.0 GM. Backwards compatible to 3.1.2/3 as well. V1.1: MyWi tethering fix

Geohot’s unlock for 3.1.2/3.1.3/4.0GM on the iPhone 3GS (and probably 3G). Please donate at http://blackra1n.com/ if you enjoy.

With 3.1.3 & 4.0 GM patch (when needed) by msft.guy. Packaged by Pushfix.info

This is an unofficial release but Geohot HAS given me permission to redistribute blacksn0w. All known issues with WiFi loss and boot loops seem to be fixed.  If it doesn’t work for some reason, you should still get the SpringBoard. This allows you to uninstall if necessary. It is a little slower to boot because of the increased safety of the release. A 3GS boots to cell connection established in about 90 seconds in iOS 4 now (50% slower than 3.1.X).

Improvements may be made in the future.

As we had mentioned earlier, this is not the perfect unlocking solution for iPhone users as it can only unlock baseband 05.11.07 that was included in iPhone OS 3.1.2. So if you want to unlock iOS 4, you’ll need to preserve the baseband using tools like iPhone Dev team’s PwnageTool to update your iPhone with iOS 4 rather than upgrading via iTunes when it is released on June 21.

We would recommend you to wait for iPhone DevTeam to release tools to jailbreak and unlock iOS 4, which they’ve announced will be available shortly after iOS  4 is released.

As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via Redmond Pie]

Source: Blacksn0w RC2 Released To Unlock iOS 4

Breaking News: iPhone Dev Team Will Release Tools To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone OS 3.1.3

June 6th, 2010 06:22 admin View Comments

Jailbreak tool for beta 4 iPhone OS 4 for iPhone 3GS

We had reported yesterday that Blacksn0w, an extremely popular tool to unlock iPhone for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 had been successfully ported to work with the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 and baseband 05.11.07.

However, since it worked only with baseband 05.11.07, it meant that users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 or iPhone OS 4.0 (when it is released) will not be able to unlock their iPhone.

It also meant that users who bought an iPhone with the latest iPhone OS (iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later) won’t be able to use Blacksn0w to unlock their iPhone.

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has just tweeted some good news for users who fall in this category:

People still ask, but sure, with both 4.0 & iPhoneHD coming out this month, so too will the 3.1.3/4.0 carrier unlocks :)

So looks like they’ve managed to unlock baseband 05.12.01 that was bundled in iPhone OS 3.1.3 and also the new baseband bundled in the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 – iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4.

I think they'll first get their hands on the next generation iPhone (might be dubbed iPhone HD) to see if their hack can also unlock the new iPhone before releasing the carrier unlocks.

Are you waiting to unlock your iPhone? As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via MuscleNerd]

Source: Breaking News: iPhone Dev Team Will Release Tools To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone OS 3.1.3

Blacksn0w Ported To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0

June 5th, 2010 06:28 admin View Comments

Blacksn0w - Unlock iPhone

Blacksn0w, an extremely popular tool to unlock iPhone for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 has been successfully ported to work with the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 and baseband 05.11.07.

This Blacksn0w port is based on modified binaries by msft.guy and the original Blacksn0w unlock released by Geohot.

The port is still buggy and one needs to re-apply the patched files every time the iPhone is rebooted.

veencee, one of the iPhone users who tried it out has posted a video as a proof of concept to show that Blacksn0w was successfully ported to unlock iPhone 3GS running iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4:

This is not the perfect unlocking solution for iPhone users as it can only unlock baseband 05.11.07 that was included in iPhone OS 3.1.2. The latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 also includes a new baseband. So if users want to unlock your iPhone, they’ll need to preserve the baseband using tools like iPhone Dev team’s PwnageTool.

The iPhone hacking community haven’t released a tool to unlock baseband 05.12.01 that was included in iPhone OS 3.1.3.

But the iPhone Dev Team and Geohot have found exploits in iPhone OS 3.1.3 baseband. So they could potentially release tools to jailbreak and unlock iPhone OS 4.0 making use of these exploits.

As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via Redmond Pie]

Source: Blacksn0w Ported To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0