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iPhone 3G Unlock to Come Before New Years

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The iPhone Dev Team has announced that they will be releasing an unlock shortly after Christmas, according to team member MuscleNerd. The first unlock will be for iPhones on the 01.45.00 baseband, but possibly an unlock for the 02.11.07 baseband could come too. Here is some interesting information for those interested in an iPhone 3G software unlock:

At first the unlock will be released for the iPhone’s with the 01.45.00 baseband. If time permits the Dev-Team will try to complete an unlock for the 02.11.07 baseband as well.

Right now for 02.11.07 we have some untested ideas. Ideally we’d have something solid by the end of next week, but if we don’t then it would be a staged release, with 01.45.00 first out of the gate.

Here is a list of the iPhone firmware versions and their matching basebands…
– 2.0.0 Firmware & 01.45.00 Baseband
– 2.0.1 Firmware & 01.48.02 Baseband
– 2.0.2 Firmware & 02.08.01 Baseband
– 2.1.0 Firmware & 02.11.07 Baseband
– 2.2.0 Firmware & 02.28.00 Baseband

Those of you lucky enough to still be on 2.0.0 or the 01.45.00 baseband will be able to unlock first. If you are at 2.1 or used PwnageTool to update to 2.2 then you will have the 2.11.07 baseband. This will be the second baseband to receive an unlock.

Those on the 02.28.00 baseband will likely have to wait a while before an unlock is released so make sure you use a tutorial on our site to jailbreak and update rather then using iTunes directly.

So what does this mean in plain English? Essentially all you need to know is that the iPhone 3G software unlock will be coming out before New Years for the earliest iPhone 3G baseband. My iPhone 3G is currently on 2.1 firmware and the 02.11.07 baseband. So I will cross my fingers that the Dev Team is able to get my software unlock out soon! This is good news for those people who were planning on traveling to Vietnam for an unlock!

[iClarified, Dev Team]

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