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iPhone 3G Software Unlock One Step Closer

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I can slowly taste the iPhone 3G unlock in the air. We’ve been posting updates about the iPhone 3G software unlock for a while now. First the team managed to crack the baseband, and recently told us to hold off on updating to 2.2 firmware when its release comes on November 21st (rumored).

Well, more news came late yesterday evening from the Dev Team. They’ve posted a video of their work with the iPhone 3G software unlock and announced they are one step closer. Here’s what they had to say:

This ability we now have to spawn background tasks means we are one step closer to the 3G soft unlock. We have a clear path to follow, and “all” that remains is the implementation.

A quick summary of the key achievements we’ve had so far:

  1. Unsigned code execution on 3G baseband
  2. Reverting 01.45 baseband to previous versions
  3. Patching of static text (the AT&V demo)
  4. Injection of AT routines (the task list demo)
  5. Injection of background tasks (this demo)

Now it’s on to overriding the baseband code that enforces the carrier lock.

P.P.S. Remember…don’t update to official 2.2 when it comes out if you ultimately want a 3G soft unlock!

Here’s the video they posted:


Persistent Nucleus Tasks from iphonedev on Vimeo.

Note how the Dev Team re-emphasized to EVERYONE that you should NOT update to 2.2 if you’re thinking of having an iPhone 3G software unlock. So if this news matters to you, please act accordingly! Any guesses on the exact date of the software unlock? 😉

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