Ultrasn0w iPhone 3G Unlock Download Available!

Never eat yellow snow right? Well, if you’re talking about the iPhone 3G, yellowsn0w was the carrier unlock that would allow you to pop in any SIM card on 2.2 firmware.

Just hours ago, the iPhone Dev Team finally released Ultrasn0w, their iPhone 3G carrier unlock for 3.0 firmware! This is exciting news because now you will be able to use your iPhone 3G while traveling and not pay crazy roaming rates. Just pop in a local SIM card and you’ll be a happy camper!

How to Install Ultrasn0w on your iPhone 3G

Here are the brief instructions so far from the iPhone Dev Team (be sure to disable SIM PIN if this applies to you):

1. Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
2. Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or PwnageTool (this will also install 3. Cydia/Icy)
3. Run Cydia or Icy
4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or icy
5. Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
6. Reboot your iPhone 3G
7. Ignore this if you’re on Rogers/Fido (T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w)
8. Enjoy

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I haven’t tried this yet on my iPhone 3G, but once I do I will be sure to include a more detailed tutorial. I’ve asked my twitter followers about their initial Ultrasn0w experiences and so far they have been very positive!

Big thanks to the iPhone Dev Team for all their hard work! 🙂

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  • VanCItyBOY

    awesome!!

  • VanCItyBOY

    awesome!!

  • Mario

    Sweet, works like a charm. I tried it on a Italian Simcard (Wind) and it works perfectly!

  • Mario

    Sweet, works like a charm. I tried it on a Italian Simcard (Wind) and it works perfectly!

  • john ban

    it is 3.00 am vancouver time and my iphone 3g is jailbroken and unlocked. First try and works beautifully on ATand T simcard.My hat off to the DEV-TEAM!!! They are the best ever!
    John Ban

  • john ban

    it is 3.00 am vancouver time and my iphone 3g is jailbroken and unlocked. First try and works beautifully on ATand T simcard.My hat off to the DEV-TEAM!!! They are the best ever!
    John Ban

  • Guest

    Good job Dev Team! 🙂

  • Dusty

    Good job Dev Team! 🙂

  • cristian Sanchez

    The Dev-Team, very good work, you is the better! Thank’s

  • cristian Sanchez

    The Dev-Team, very good work, you is the better! Thank’s

  • Rehan

    hey what about some of the issues they were having with ultrasn0w , not been able to run youtube and couple of other apps, are they working fine??

  • Rehan

    hey what about some of the issues they were having with ultrasn0w , not been able to run youtube and couple of other apps, are they working fine??

  • I’m trying to find an answer but I’m not able to… I’M going 10 days to USA in August, and I want to be able to use my iPhone (3G) as my internet connection (we rented a house with no Internet service available). I called Rogers and they told me they have a new option for that. it’s 10$ a month (I can take it only for 1 month) and i’ll have something like 20 MB to use on AT&T network. After that, it’s 1$ per MB. I’ll use my laptop to receive emails, go to eBay and some forums and website (no Youtube, no downloads…). So, do you think it’s a good thing ? also, my iPhone (on 3.0) don’t seem to track thetered data on his DATA USAGE page.

    Finally, do you know if it’s possible, with an unlocked iPhone, to sign-up for 1 month only to AT&T in USA, with unlimited data, etc ?

    Thanks !

  • I’m trying to find an answer but I’m not able to… I’M going 10 days to USA in August, and I want to be able to use my iPhone (3G) as my internet connection (we rented a house with no Internet service available). I called Rogers and they told me they have a new option for that. it’s 10$ a month (I can take it only for 1 month) and i’ll have something like 20 MB to use on AT&T network. After that, it’s 1$ per MB. I’ll use my laptop to receive emails, go to eBay and some forums and website (no Youtube, no downloads…). So, do you think it’s a good thing ? also, my iPhone (on 3.0) don’t seem to track thetered data on his DATA USAGE page.

    Finally, do you know if it’s possible, with an unlocked iPhone, to sign-up for 1 month only to AT&T in USA, with unlimited data, etc ?

    Thanks !

  • Tony

    20 MB will get you nowhere definitely look for some pay as you go data from AT&T.

  • Tony

    20 MB will get you nowhere definitely look for some pay as you go data from AT&T.

  • I just found that AT&T stopped data on Pay as you go plans, with the 3.0 upgrade…

  • I just found that AT&T stopped data on Pay as you go plans, with the 3.0 upgrade…

  • TK

    can someone explain this for me as any other sim card would need a monthly plan in that corresponding country wouldn’t it?

  • TK

    can someone explain this for me as any other sim card would need a monthly plan in that corresponding country wouldn’t it?

  • You can buy Pay as You Go SIM cards…for example, in Hong Kong you can walk into a 7-11 a buy a PAYG SIM with minutes for literally $10. Super cheap for talking!

  • You can buy Pay as You Go SIM cards…for example, in Hong Kong you can walk into a 7-11 a buy a PAYG SIM with minutes for literally $10. Super cheap for talking!

  • TK

    @ iPhone Fan
    can that be done in the U.S. and you just pop in the card / are good 2 go or do you have to “give them your uncles name / info that lives states side of the border ” 😉
    thanks.

  • TK

    @ iPhone Fan
    can that be done in the U.S. and you just pop in the card / are good 2 go or do you have to “give them your uncles name / info that lives states side of the border ” 😉
    thanks.

  • Nope, just pop into the store and purchase. Lots of tourists do this all over the world, you shouldn’t need a US address or anything.

  • Nope, just pop into the store and purchase. Lots of tourists do this all over the world, you shouldn’t need a US address or anything.

  • TK

    what ..cool 😉 …was just looking at&t sims on ebay- not that expensive at all.
    so if you do not presently have another sim card around , is there a way to tell the un lock actually worked?

  • TK

    what ..cool 😉 …was just looking at&t sims on ebay- not that expensive at all.
    so if you do not presently have another sim card around , is there a way to tell the un lock actually worked?

  • Rehan

    Hi again , can someone pls confirm if all the apps working fine with ultrasnow unlock??

  • Rehan

    Hi again , can someone pls confirm if all the apps working fine with ultrasnow unlock??

  • domskla

    I have a question I was hoping somebody could answer for me.

    Is the next software to be released by the dev team going to be the unlock for the iPhone 3G S? Or does nobody know? Is there any expected date? Is there any physical unlocker available (i.e. stealthsim) or are they not worth it.

    I am with Fido but I purchased an iPhone from Rogers on my dad’s account because he was eligible for the Offer 2 ($299). The thing is that I cannot use the phone until the an unlock is released.

  • domskla

    I have a question I was hoping somebody could answer for me.

    Is the next software to be released by the dev team going to be the unlock for the iPhone 3G S? Or does nobody know? Is there any expected date? Is there any physical unlocker available (i.e. stealthsim) or are they not worth it.

    I am with Fido but I purchased an iPhone from Rogers on my dad’s account because he was eligible for the Offer 2 ($299). The thing is that I cannot use the phone until the an unlock is released.

  • bro

    I had the same problem with the 3g last summer..only solution is to be patient for dev team to do its thing

  • bro

    I had the same problem with the 3g last summer..only solution is to be patient for dev team to do its thing

  • Cameron

    Any chance you can do an article at some point covering options for Canadians travelling with an unlocked iPhone to the U.S.?

  • Cameron

    Any chance you can do an article at some point covering options for Canadians travelling with an unlocked iPhone to the U.S.?

  • Dean

    The AT & T site says their pay as you go data rate is $20 for 100 MB. Voice starts at $0.25 per minute and gets as cheap as $3.00 per day that you “use” your phone for unlimited voice. No long distance charges anywhere in the US. Does anybody know if an iPhone consuming data counts as “use” for this voice deal?

    I also don’t know if the $100 MB of data needs to be used up within 30 days or if it just sits around for as long as your account stays active. Anybody know?

    Also, it seems to me that the cheapest way to get an AT & T pay as you go SIM card is just to buy a refurbished AT & T pay as you go phone from their web site. They have a couple of models for $10 US with free shipping to a US address.

    The top up card minutes expire in 30, 90 or 365 days depending on the value of the card you buy. Topping up additional money before expiry resets all expiry dates. And your SIM card stays active for 60 days after the minutes expire.

    Now all I have to do is wait for the 3Gs unlock code to come out.

  • Dean

    The AT & T site says their pay as you go data rate is $20 for 100 MB. Voice starts at $0.25 per minute and gets as cheap as $3.00 per day that you “use” your phone for unlimited voice. No long distance charges anywhere in the US. Does anybody know if an iPhone consuming data counts as “use” for this voice deal?

    I also don’t know if the $100 MB of data needs to be used up within 30 days or if it just sits around for as long as your account stays active. Anybody know?

    Also, it seems to me that the cheapest way to get an AT & T pay as you go SIM card is just to buy a refurbished AT & T pay as you go phone from their web site. They have a couple of models for $10 US with free shipping to a US address.

    The top up card minutes expire in 30, 90 or 365 days depending on the value of the card you buy. Topping up additional money before expiry resets all expiry dates. And your SIM card stays active for 60 days after the minutes expire.

    Now all I have to do is wait for the 3Gs unlock code to come out.

  • Justin

    Can we jailbreak 3GS now??? while we wait for the unlock to come for it?

  • Justin

    Can we jailbreak 3GS now??? while we wait for the unlock to come for it?

  • Stephane

    It would be greatly appreciated ! I hope ! 🙂 If all travelers promise to give some $, I think we will have it ! 🙂

  • Stephane

    It would be greatly appreciated ! I hope ! 🙂 If all travelers promise to give some $, I think we will have it ! 🙂

  • I use Rogers / Iphone and its unlocked and travel to Charleston SC .. was there in jan 09 and June 09
    Stop in a Tmobile Store .. buy a Sim .. 10.00 dollars US .. add as much money /time as you want ,, works well

  • I use Rogers / Iphone and its unlocked and travel to Charleston SC .. was there in jan 09 and June 09
    Stop in a Tmobile Store .. buy a Sim .. 10.00 dollars US .. add as much money /time as you want ,, works well

  • Songoku252

    Hi, I bought my Iphone in Canada from Roger, and then I came to USA and now using AT&T, I jailbroke my Iphone, but when I add source repo666.ultrasn0w.com it say bad URL even it was still downloading the release. After that I searched ultras0w and installed it, then reboot my Iphone. But nothing changes, it doesn’t have any signal at all. Can someone help me out? thanks so much

  • Songoku252

    Hi, I bought my Iphone in Canada from Roger, and then I came to USA and now using AT&T, I jailbroke my Iphone, but when I add source repo666.ultrasn0w.com it say bad URL even it was still downloading the release. After that I searched ultras0w and installed it, then reboot my Iphone. But nothing changes, it doesn’t have any signal at all. Can someone help me out? thanks so much

  • Nashwan

    hi i am currently using iphone 3g 2.2 how can i update it to 3.0 os plz help me with the procedure

  • Nashwan

    hi i am currently using iphone 3g 2.2 how can i update it to 3.0 os plz help me with the procedure

  • songoku252

    u have to have Itune 8.2, the original firmware 3.0 which can be found here: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/, redsn0w : http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/126908912/redsn0w-in-june, then shift+click restore to firmware 3.0 , after finishing, open redsn0w and follow the instruction. After that, open cydia, update, add source : repo666.ultrasn0w.com(sn0w contains number zero not letter O), then search ultrasn0w and install, remember turn off 3G before installing ultrasn0w. Good luck and have fun .

  • songoku252

    u have to have Itune 8.2, the original firmware 3.0 which can be found here: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/, redsn0w : http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/126908912/redsn0w-in-june, then shift+click restore to firmware 3.0 , after finishing, open redsn0w and follow the instruction. After that, open cydia, update, add source : repo666.ultrasn0w.com(sn0w contains number zero not letter O), then search ultrasn0w and install, remember turn off 3G before installing ultrasn0w. Good luck and have fun .

  • songoku252

    nobody helps me:((

  • songoku252

    nobody helps me:((

  • songoku252

    Hi, I bought my Iphone in Canada from Roger, and then I came to USA and now using AT&T, I jailbroke my Iphone with redsnow, I added source: repo666.ultrasn0w.com . After that I searched ultras0w and installed it, then reboot my Iphone. But nothing changes, it doesn’t have any signal at all(No service). Can someone help me out? thanks so much

  • songoku252

    Hi, I bought my Iphone in Canada from Roger, and then I came to USA and now using AT&T, I jailbroke my Iphone with redsnow, I added source: repo666.ultrasn0w.com . After that I searched ultras0w and installed it, then reboot my Iphone. But nothing changes, it doesn’t have any signal at all(No service). Can someone help me out? thanks so much

  • Ryan

    Hi , can someone pls help me with my 3g phone, my phone was previously jailbroken with yellowsn0w by a friend of mine, now I want to jailbreak the 3.0 firmware, I updated the 3.0 in my phone , but don’t know whether I should use redsnow or pwnagtool . As it is indicted on dave team blog site that not to use redsnow for yrllowsnow jailbroken iPhone . But how can I use pwnagtool software using windows. I don’t have access to mac. Pls pls help

  • Ryan

    Hi , can someone pls help me with my 3g phone, my phone was previously jailbroken with yellowsn0w by a friend of mine, now I want to jailbreak the 3.0 firmware, I updated the 3.0 in my phone , but don’t know whether I should use redsnow or pwnagtool . As it is indicted on dave team blog site that not to use redsnow for yrllowsnow jailbroken iPhone . But how can I use pwnagtool software using windows. I don’t have access to mac. Pls pls help

  • Glen

    Anyone else having problem getting the iPhone 3G to jailbreak? It gets stuck on “Waiting for Reboot” and when I manually do it by holding down the power and home bottoms the phone will reboot. But nothing happens and the phone is back to how I started. Its not jailbroken.

    Nothing has been modified and no Cydia application is installed. I tried 10x then gave up.

    I used redsn0w-win_0.7.1

  • Glen

    Anyone else having problem getting the iPhone 3G to jailbreak? It gets stuck on “Waiting for Reboot” and when I manually do it by holding down the power and home bottoms the phone will reboot. But nothing happens and the phone is back to how I started. Its not jailbroken.

    Nothing has been modified and no Cydia application is installed. I tried 10x then gave up.

    I used redsn0w-win_0.7.1

  • Todd

    Hello,
    I am traveling to comox on Vancouver island in a couple of weeks.
    Have jail broken my iphone 3gs and unlocked.
    Can I Get a pay as you go sim to work up there with data service as well!

  • Todd

    Hello,
    I am traveling to comox on Vancouver island in a couple of weeks.
    Have jail broken my iphone 3gs and unlocked.
    Can I Get a pay as you go sim to work up there with data service as well!

  • Joe_schell

    so u can just get a normal sim card and that'll work for PAYG?

  • ayrtonj

    I have a iphone 3G purchased last summer. When yellowsn0w came out at the beginning of this year, I jailbroke and unlocked it. I was in HongKong at the time and it worked great. Now, I”m back in Toronto using Rogers simcard and will be going to HongKong again soon. I am thinking about updating it to ultrasn0w, but if it ain't broke, why fix it? Has anyone used a Canadian iphone3G with ultrasn0w in HongKong yet? Your comments and assistance is greatly appreciated.

  • Mexico

    What did u did to solve this issue? I am experiencing the same…I already perform all steps and i have no signal all time!

  • Mexico

    What did u did to solve this issue? I am experiencing the same…I already perform all steps and i have no signal all time!

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