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yellowsn0w 0.9.6 Released: It Works This Time!

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Here’s an update on the iPhone 3G software unlock front: yellowsn0w 0.9.6 has been released in Cydia and…it works! After testing out the initial release on how to unlock your iPhone 3G and the subsequent updates, this latest release has been much improved.

Here are the steps I followed in order to get outgoing calls with my Rogers SIM and get foreign SIM cards to read in my iPhone 3G:

1. Installed yellowsn0w via Cydia (with my Rogers SIM inside).
2. Rebooted my iPhone. Tested outgoing calls–success finally!
3. Popped out Rogers SIM and inserted a du SIM and Fido SIM. Did not reboot as both SIM cards were able to register signals with Rogers.

Every situation maybe be unique and different when it comes to yellowsn0w, so that is why the Dev Team is asking everyone to submit their feedback so they can improve yellowsn0w. They updated their blog and provided a following glimpse of what changed with this release:

Although ultimately the payload is the same as in the very first beta, we’ve changed the way that it’s injected into the baseband.

What about the future of yellowsn0w (aside from working with all SIM cards)?


The “permanent” unlock is still the ultimate goal for some of us. We’d like to break the chain of trust a bit earlier in the boot process (if only for the fun in trying).

Once again, kudos to the Dev Team for their incredible work with this software unlock. I still can’t believe how easy it has become to unlock an iPhone 3G compared to old days of hacking with a first gen. Say good bye to those nerve-wracking nights!

[Dev Team]

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  • TATTOOGURU

    I will be trying this later today. I found with the first unlock it didn’t work at all. Tried with the 2nd update and it worked at first (tried both rogers & fido sims) then it stopped working????!!!! – I’ll try this latest update this morning!

  • TATTOOGURU

    I will be trying this later today. I found with the first unlock it didn’t work at all. Tried with the 2nd update and it worked at first (tried both rogers & fido sims) then it stopped working????!!!! – I’ll try this latest update this morning!

  • TATTOOGURU

    I will be trying this later today. I found with the first unlock it didn’t work at all. Tried with the 2nd update and it worked at first (tried both rogers & fido sims) then it stopped working????!!!! – I’ll try this latest update this morning!

  • paolo carubio

    unlocked my phone in less than 3 mins! the last update before this didnt work for me

  • paolo carubio

    unlocked my phone in less than 3 mins! the last update before this didnt work for me

  • paolo carubio

    unlocked my phone in less than 3 mins! the last update before this didnt work for me

  • So let’s get practical.

    I”m going to the states for 10 days. What do I do if I unlock it? Am I constantly swapping SIM cards? I suppose this is a pretty simple question but I’m not sure I understand how this works beyond unlocking it.

  • So let’s get practical.

    I”m going to the states for 10 days. What do I do if I unlock it? Am I constantly swapping SIM cards? I suppose this is a pretty simple question but I’m not sure I understand how this works beyond unlocking it.

  • So let’s get practical.

    I”m going to the states for 10 days. What do I do if I unlock it? Am I constantly swapping SIM cards? I suppose this is a pretty simple question but I’m not sure I understand how this works beyond unlocking it.

  • Guest

    Nice to see a new update release, good luck to everyone that uses it 😉

  • Guest

    Nice to see a new update release, good luck to everyone that uses it 😉

  • Dusty

    Nice to see a new update release, good luck to everyone that uses it 😉

  • Tony

    Why did it take that long?? 😀 lol

  • Tony

    Why did it take that long?? 😀 lol

  • Tony

    Why did it take that long?? 😀 lol

  • Coop

    You purchase a new card for your destination country, and then use that card when in that country. When you get back, you put the original card back in. That’s the extent of the card swapping.

  • Coop

    You purchase a new card for your destination country, and then use that card when in that country. When you get back, you put the original card back in. That’s the extent of the card swapping.

  • Coop

    You purchase a new card for your destination country, and then use that card when in that country. When you get back, you put the original card back in. That’s the extent of the card swapping.

  • Akira

    Unlocked while I was at a restaurant. Fido phone now works with Rogers, and Hong Kong “3” sim card.

  • Akira

    Unlocked while I was at a restaurant. Fido phone now works with Rogers, and Hong Kong “3” sim card.

  • MsM

    What is meant by ” permanent” unlock?

  • MsM

    What is meant by ” permanent” unlock?

  • MsM

    What is meant by ” permanent” unlock?

  • A permanent unlock would mean you only have to run yellowsn0w once. After that, the unlock stays forever!

  • A permanent unlock would mean you only have to run yellowsn0w once. After that, the unlock stays forever!

  • A permanent unlock would mean you only have to run yellowsn0w once. After that, the unlock stays forever!

  • BBT

    ya its true i have successfully updated to 0.9.6 ver 🙂

  • BBT

    ya its true i have successfully updated to 0.9.6 ver 🙂

  • BBT

    ya its true i have successfully updated to 0.9.6 ver 🙂

  • babyrocky1

    I don’t really want to unlock my iphone I just want to be able to add to make the camera a video camera and be able to send picture messages threw text if I unlock it and add this yellow snow stuff can I do that?

  • babyrocky1

    I don’t really want to unlock my iphone I just want to be able to add to make the camera a video camera and be able to send picture messages threw text if I unlock it and add this yellow snow stuff can I do that?

  • babyrocky1

    I don’t really want to unlock my iphone I just want to be able to add to make the camera a video camera and be able to send picture messages threw text if I unlock it and add this yellow snow stuff can I do that?

  • KnightFire

    Successfully unlocked Rogers 16GB iPhone 3G with Fido SIM (well… I guess I should say I think it’s unlocked, since Rogers now owns Fido) with yellowsn0w 0.96.

    Now some sad news… my backup failed and I got restored to 21 Dec.’08… is there any way to check when the last successful backup was? {Apologies, don’t mean to hijack this thread.}

  • KnightFire

    Successfully unlocked Rogers 16GB iPhone 3G with Fido SIM (well… I guess I should say I think it’s unlocked, since Rogers now owns Fido) with yellowsn0w 0.96.

    Now some sad news… my backup failed and I got restored to 21 Dec.’08… is there any way to check when the last successful backup was? {Apologies, don’t mean to hijack this thread.}

  • KnightFire

    Successfully unlocked Rogers 16GB iPhone 3G with Fido SIM (well… I guess I should say I think it’s unlocked, since Rogers now owns Fido) with yellowsn0w 0.96.

    Now some sad news… my backup failed and I got restored to 21 Dec.’08… is there any way to check when the last successful backup was? {Apologies, don’t mean to hijack this thread.}

  • KnightFire

    Unlocking is to use your iPhone more cost effectively in another country; you just need to jailbrake. There is a video app, but I am unaware of a way to send photos via Txt on the iPhone.

  • KnightFire

    Unlocking is to use your iPhone more cost effectively in another country; you just need to jailbrake. There is a video app, but I am unaware of a way to send photos via Txt on the iPhone.

  • KnightFire

    Unlocking is to use your iPhone more cost effectively in another country; you just need to jailbrake. There is a video app, but I am unaware of a way to send photos via Txt on the iPhone.

  • adcontech

    Can we change our sim cards with sim cards from other countrys to not pay long distance ro roaming charges

  • adcontech

    Can we change our sim cards with sim cards from other countrys to not pay long distance ro roaming charges

  • adcontech

    Can we change our sim cards with sim cards from other countrys to not pay long distance ro roaming charges

  • adcontech

    when you buy simm cards do they have a limited amount of talk time, with a local phone number, for that country, and if I do that, can I get my phone calls from my original number ?

  • adcontech

    when you buy simm cards do they have a limited amount of talk time, with a local phone number, for that country, and if I do that, can I get my phone calls from my original number ?

  • adcontech

    when you buy simm cards do they have a limited amount of talk time, with a local phone number, for that country, and if I do that, can I get my phone calls from my original number ?

  • coop

    Yep, that’s the point.

  • coop

    Yep, that’s the point.

  • coop

    Yep, that’s the point.

  • coop

    That’s usually how it works. You get a ‘local number’ for the country you’re in. If someone calls your regular number, the phone won’t respond. I presume that the caller will get dumped to your voice mail, but I haven’t tried it yet with the iphone specifically.

    coop

  • coop

    That’s usually how it works. You get a ‘local number’ for the country you’re in. If someone calls your regular number, the phone won’t respond. I presume that the caller will get dumped to your voice mail, but I haven’t tried it yet with the iphone specifically.

    coop

  • coop

    That’s usually how it works. You get a ‘local number’ for the country you’re in. If someone calls your regular number, the phone won’t respond. I presume that the caller will get dumped to your voice mail, but I haven’t tried it yet with the iphone specifically.

    coop

  • generalinq

    anyone notice ‘Searching’ when you first turn your phone on? Don’t remember seeing that before the unlock but perhaps I never noticed it before. I always remember seeing the ‘ROGERS’ name right away.

  • generalinq

    anyone notice ‘Searching’ when you first turn your phone on? Don’t remember seeing that before the unlock but perhaps I never noticed it before. I always remember seeing the ‘ROGERS’ name right away.

  • generalinq

    anyone notice ‘Searching’ when you first turn your phone on? Don’t remember seeing that before the unlock but perhaps I never noticed it before. I always remember seeing the ‘ROGERS’ name right away.

  • thisisgreat

    are there any downsides to unlocking the iPhone? for example, can we still get iPhone updates from apple and do our downloaded apps still work? sorry for the silly question, but it sounds to good to be true!!

    also, assuming that one doesn’t take the unlocked phone in for service, is there anyway fido/rogers will know the phone is unlocked?

    thanks in advance for your time!

  • thisisgreat

    are there any downsides to unlocking the iPhone? for example, can we still get iPhone updates from apple and do our downloaded apps still work? sorry for the silly question, but it sounds to good to be true!!

    also, assuming that one doesn’t take the unlocked phone in for service, is there anyway fido/rogers will know the phone is unlocked?

    thanks in advance for your time!

  • hk

    I am using Fido, unlock successful, by using yellowsnow 0.9.6 through Cydia, but signal bar just keep missing 1 or 2 bar. Anyone has this issue?

  • hk

    I am using Fido, unlock successful, by using yellowsnow 0.9.6 through Cydia, but signal bar just keep missing 1 or 2 bar. Anyone has this issue?

  • MJSTAR

    WORKS LIKE MAGIC!!! EASY, PAINLESS AND DAMN FAST TO DO!! WICKED STUFF DEV TEAM!!!

  • MJSTAR

    WORKS LIKE MAGIC!!! EASY, PAINLESS AND DAMN FAST TO DO!! WICKED STUFF DEV TEAM!!!

  • MJSTAR

    WORKS LIKE MAGIC!!! EASY, PAINLESS AND DAMN FAST TO DO!! WICKED STUFF DEV TEAM!!!

  • daniel Connolly

    these guys are chargin 30$$ a pop to jailbreak the iphone
    brutal!
    http://www.autoiphoneunlocker.com/index.php?affid=1

  • daniel Connolly

    these guys are chargin 30$$ a pop to jailbreak the iphone
    brutal!
    http://www.autoiphoneunlocker.com/index.php?affid=1

  • daniel Connolly

    these guys are chargin 30$$ a pop to jailbreak the iphone
    brutal!
    http://www.autoiphoneunlocker.com/index.php?affid=1

  • Errol

    I was stuck with baseband 02.30.03 for 5 months now because I did upgrade using itunes. But as of today (23rd May 2009) all that has change and I am now recieving service. what I did was I downloaded Fuzzyband downgrader 1.0 via cydia and installed it. Then I downloaded yellown0w 0.9.8 via cydia and installed then reboot my ipone and that’s all. Is working very well, I am amase. much thanks to the Dev team once again.

  • Errol

    I was stuck with baseband 02.30.03 for 5 months now because I did upgrade using itunes. But as of today (23rd May 2009) all that has change and I am now recieving service. what I did was I downloaded Fuzzyband downgrader 1.0 via cydia and installed it. Then I downloaded yellown0w 0.9.8 via cydia and installed then reboot my ipone and that’s all. Is working very well, I am amase. much thanks to the Dev team once again.

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