If you’re rocking an iPhone 3G or 3GS with iOS 4.2.1, and you’re of the breed that likes to jailbreak and unlock Apple devices, you’re in luck. The Dev-Team recently announced that the iPhone 3G and 3GS running iOS 4.2.1 can now be jailbroken and unlocked. The new redsn0w jailbreak tool is now available, and the iPhone 3G and 3GS ultrasn0w unlock tool is almost ready for consumption. The bad news is that the iPhone 4 unlock is still in the works (since it uses a different baseband), so you’ll have to be pretty patient. Everyone else can enjoy the freedom of going from carrier to carrier. (There is also the micro SIM to deal with in the iPhone 4 if you plan on using a carrier that doesn’t use or offer micro SIMs.)
Here’s what the Dev-Team says:
ultrasn0w unlock: After redsn0w is officially released with the new Cydia and kernel patches, we’ll be able to assess the unlock situation. It’s already looking very promising though, so expect the unlock for the 3G and 3GS to be coming this week. The i4 unlock is taking more effort though, and no further concrete info is available about that yet.
I envy you iPhone 3G and 3GS owners, but only a little. While I’d love to take my iPhone 4 and run off with some other carrier and make AT&T jealous with rage, there is no way I’m going to give up my glass and steel iPhone for that freedom. So, while many of you are eagerly waiting for the iPhone 4 unlock, I’m just chillin’ for now and enjoying my jailbroken iPhone 4 and tethering it on AT&T’s network whenever I please.
If you’re going to attempt unlocking your device, you’ve probably already gone through the trouble of jailbreaking it already. However, if this is your first time meddling with this sort of thing, do exercise a little caution because there is always a chance you could do some damage. Just putting that out there before you go blaming me for anything.
To download the jailbreak, click here..
Since there seems to be a bit of confusion, I’ll clarify the unlock situation: It is ready. MuscleNerd confirmed that it is ready. However, it will still be a few days before it is released.