iPhone 3G S unlock path discovered
Liberation from O2, AT&T etc coming soon?
Hardware hackers the iPhone Dev Team claim to have discovered a way to both unlock and jailbreak the new iPhone 3G S.
The group said that the so-called '24Kpwn' exploit – originally identified on the iPhone 2G – “is still applicable to the boot Rom of the iPhone 3G S”.
The team thinks the exploit is the result of Apple signing off on the 3G S’ boot Rom back in August 2008 – before the 24Kpwn exploit was exposed.
Thanks to this discovery, the group claimed that the latest iPhone model can be jailbroken and unlocked using a similar technique to that used by the team’s famous redsn0w tool to free earlier iPhone models from O2’s clutches.
The iPhone Dev Team hasn’t said how long it’ll take to update redsn0w, its tool for unlocking the iPhone 3G, so sit tight. ®
Review: Apple iPhone 3G S
Larger than I expected...
...or perhaps she's actually very tiny?
"I'm not interested in O2s pathetic coverage and mixed-supplier infrastructure though, I'll be staying vodafone (and getting creamed for it, I know), so it's time to splash out on a PAYG 3Gs I suspect."
You only get creamed if you lie down and let yourself get creamed - make sure as soon as they make a mistake you're on the phone to them and being reasonable and trying to get them to sort it out... Then mysteriously when it's contract renewal time they'll be trying to retain you like nobody's business. I'm here on an 18 month contract with a SE Xperia X1 (got it around about a month after it came out) at £25 / month with a £5 / month discount on top of that due to previous billing and tariff cock ups!
And before anyone has a go at the phone, it was my choice and I'm still happy with it, even compared to anything else out at the moment.
"What's the point in jailbreaking?"
Apps that you want to use rather than apps Apple allows you to use?
Nice. I'm finally relenting after being rather reticent to buy an iPhone. I've realised that encumbent mobile manufacturers are struggling with outdated ideas and over-complex legacy platforms to the extent that their offerings aren't going to get any better (you don't want to know about the internals of Series60, it's a bloody mess in there). And finally, the iPhone has cut and paste.
I'm not interested in O2s pathetic coverage and mixed-supplier infrastructure though, I'll be staying vodafone (and getting creamed for it, I know), so it's time to splash out on a PAYG 3Gs I suspect.
I'll watch this space with interest.
(Terminator head, as it's time to say "hasta la vista, baby" to Sony Ericsson after many years of using their stuff)
Warning - Pedant Ahead
"The iPhone Dev Team hasn’t said how long it’ll take to update ultrasn0w, it's tool for unlocking the iPhone 3G, so sit tight"