blacksn0w iPhone Unlock: Download Available Today at Noon EST

Remember when Geohot posted about unlocking the latest 05.11.07 iPhone baseband? Well, he succeeded in doing so and demonstrated to the world in a short videoclip. He announced the release was going to be on November 4th, but it looks like blacksn0w is going to be available TODAY!

blacksn0w Download Will Be Available At Noon EST (9AM PST)…

…only if blacksn0w starts trending on twitter (which I believe it will). Today is what Geohot calls sn0wday, so expect some amazing news if you’ve been waiting to unlock your iPhone on the 05.11.07 baseband! blackra1n is now a 15 second jailbreak and supports both Windows and Mac OSX. It will also enable official tethering.

At Noon EST, I will be making it sn0w, and I’m looking to see “#blacksn0w” trending. blacksn0w is the unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband, and will also enable official tethering. blackra1n, a jailbreak for 3.1.2, has been updated to RC3, with hacktivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tiger+PPC support, and installation of the latest blackra1n.app. Here is how getting yourself some sn0w and ra1n will work.

Here are instructions from Geohot on how to proceed:

If you are a loyal blackra1n user who kept the blackra1n.app on your iPhone, run it. You will see Icy replaced by an option “ra1n”. Install this to upgrade your app. After upgrading, run blackra1n.app again. You will see “sn0w”. Install this, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

If you are new to the scene, just looking for an unlock, finally ready to upgrade to 3.1.2 and the accompanying baseband, willing to restore for the latest and greatest, or stuck on the “Connect to iTunes” screen, you are in luck. Jailbreaking and unlocking have never been easier. Go to blackra1n.com, click on the logo corresponding to your operating system, run the app, and click “make it ra1n”. When your phone reboots, you’ll see blackra1n.app. Run this, install blacksn0w, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

If you jailbroke using pwnage or deleted your blackra1n.app, you are in luck too. Sometime later in the sn0wday, blacksn0w will be added to Cydia, and instructions will be posted here.

Looks like Geohot over delivered this time around! Well done to Geohot and those who helped him accomplish this incredible achievement. Like I said before, an unlock will always be around the corner. It’s not about time, but how much patience you have to wait for it to be discovered and exploited!

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[Geohot]

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  • Hooray. I hope someone will write a step-by-step on how. Can't wait.!

  • Dusty

    Its really simple and easy. Only a couple seconds usually and no different then other unlocks from what I take it as.
    Read the blog, there is some steps described and more to be posted once released.
    It sounds like GeoHotz real nailed it this time and should be a gooder! πŸ˜›

  • Dusty
  • reyt

    The best news of the week! Kudos to GeoHotz and team! You're making our iPhone experience even more exciting. I'll try it right away once it's out.

  • 30 more minutes to go. Will there be an official countdown when the latest version is up for download? The site already has a link for PC download but I imagine it's not the latest. Thanks.

  • My phone is jailbroken and unlock to version 3.0.1 with baseband (modem firmware) 04.26.08

    so should I update using the official Apple iTunes firmware update to 3.1.2 with baseband 05.11.07 prior to using blacksn0w comes noon EST today?

  • lowridinguy

    According to GeoHotz blog it is reccommended to do a clean update via iTunes then jailbreak and/or unlock.

  • Dave

    Here is a complete tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 using blackra1n and unlock via Blacksn0w http://bit.ly/3JIwon

  • Thanks. Will install now.

    Has anyone installed it yet? How did it go?

  • Hooray. I hope someone will write a step-by-step on how. Can't wait.!

  • Guest

    Its really simple and easy. Only a couple seconds usually and no different then other unlocks from what I take it as. A click here and there, done!
    Read the blog, there is some steps described and more to be posted once released or posted above in the blog.
    It sounds like GeoHotz real nailed it this time and should be a gooder! πŸ˜›

  • Guest
  • ReyT

    The best news of the week! Kudos to GeoHotz and team! You're making our iPhone experience even more exciting. I'll try it right away once it's out.

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  • 30 more minutes to go. Will there be an official countdown when the latest version is up for download? The site already has a link for PC download but I imagine it's not the latest. Thanks.

  • My phone is jailbroken and unlock to version 3.0.1 with baseband (modem firmware) 04.26.08

    so should I update using the official Apple iTunes firmware update to 3.1.2 with baseband 05.11.07 prior to using blacksn0w comes noon EST today?

  • lowridinguy

    According to GeoHotz blog it is reccommended to do a clean update via iTunes then jailbreak and/or unlock.

  • Dave

    Here is a complete tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.2 using blackra1n and unlock via Blacksn0w http://bit.ly/3JIwon

  • Thanks. Will install now.

    Has anyone installed it yet? How did it go?