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!