1. CrazRid's Avatar
    Okay as i heard from the Blog

    " George Hotz, aka geohot, posted on his Twitter account that he has found an exploit to unlock any iPhone that contains the 05.11.77 radio baseband found in the 3.1.2 iPhone software. This new unlock tool, blacksn0w, will be released to the public on November 4th and yes, it does contain hackivation!

    Something else that everyone should take a look at is a post that Hotz wrote up on his blog regarding all of the websites out there that sell unlocks and jailbreaks to people who dont know any better. These tools that jailbreak and unlock are a simple google search away and dont cost a penny. These people who run these sites truly are scum that are simply ripping a lot of iPhone owners off. "
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    1) What does he mean this does contain "hackivation!"

    2) When i unlock the iPhone 3Gs 3.1.2 do i need to have a sim card in it?

    3) If i DONT need the Sim card, Can the Unlock stays Unlocked till when ever i put my sim card?

    4) If i Restore the iPhone the Unlock Disapears? and i have to re-unlock it again?

    5) If i updated to a newer version Im Screwed? By meaning no way to Downgrade. ( I WONT update just to be stupid but im curious what would happen)

    6) When i Unlock does anything change inside the iPhone?

    7) What if i want to get rid of my jailbreak and keep just unlock? how do i do that.

    Edit: 8) What does Bricked means? i hear it often here.

    Those are few questions for now!


    Would appriate if anyone reply
    Last edited by CrazRid; 11-01-2009 at 08:05 PM.
    11-01-2009 08:01 PM
  2. CrazRid's Avatar
    Bump.. Anyone can reply
    11-01-2009 08:17 PM
  3. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    1) What does he mean this does contain "hackivation!" Hacktivation is a process that activates your phone (fake activates) instead of having to contact the AT&T server. Basically this is for people who do not have a legitimate iPhone plan with AT&T, so T-Mobile users etc..

    2) When i unlock the iPhone 3Gs 3.1.2 do i need to have a sim card in it? Yes you need a sim card to unlock. I'm not 110% sure, but I am pretty sure you need to have a SIM of some kind in the phone for the process to work.

    3) If i DONT need the Sim card, Can the Unlock stays Unlocked till when ever i put my sim card? For software unlocks, the phone will stay unlocked until you restore it. But again, I'm pretty sure you need a SIM in the phone.

    4) If i Restore the iPhone the Unlock Disapears? and i have to re-unlock it again? Unfortunately yes, software unlocks will be to be re-unlocked.

    5) If i updated to a newer version Im Screwed? By meaning no way to Downgrade. ( I WONT update just to be stupid but im curious what would happen) You can most certainly downgrade firmware on an iphone, but the problem comes in if Apple decides to change the baseband, as they did with 3.1.x from 3.0.x - the newer baseband was not unlockable until now, so anyone who upgraded to 3.1.x firmware lost their unlock. You can always downgrade, but the baseband is not downgradeable and that is what causes the problems. Also, downgrading can sometimes screw with your baseband (modem firmware) and your phone can be rendered useless. I've seen this before. But yes, you can upgrade and downgrade at will but the baseband/unlock is an issue. For instance, I only jailbreak, I do not need to unlock as I have AT&T, so I could upgrade/downgrade and probably not have issues as I don't need an unlock, but someone who needs to unlock would be screwed as they can not downgrade their baseband (at least not right now).

    6) When i Unlock does anything change inside the iPhone? what do you mean by "inside" the iPhone? Hardware wise? No. It does not physically change anything. All it does is trick the phone into letting you use it on other carriers. It will alter files, yes.

    7) What if i want to get rid of my jailbreak and keep just unlock? how do i do that. You can't. Point blank.

    Edit: 8) What does Bricked means? i hear it often here. Bricked means the phone does not function. When you brick your phone it means it becomes unresponsive. Most of the time a bricked iPhone can be fixed by forcing it into DFU mode and restoring it. I have also seen people brick an iPhone more extensively to where iTunes does not want to recognize it, then you have to force restore it. I've only ever had this happen once to me and I found a fix through using the Terminal on my Mac. but like I said 99.9% of the time, a bricked iPhone is never FUBAR.


    Most of the questions you had here have pretty much already been answered or a simple google search probably would have answered most, if not all of them. But I hope this helps and gives you some answers.
    11-01-2009 09:37 PM
  4. CrazRid's Avatar
    Mm.. well thanks but i hope i dont need a simcard to unlock it.. cause im not in a america im in Toronto, and i will be using bell so hopefully ill get more informations when the software is relased. and are you 100% sure for question 2 and 3?
    11-02-2009 06:46 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Hey man I work in downtown Toronto good to see another Torontonian. OK to unlock the phone you first JB(Jailbreak) it then you add a source to Cydia. I know you can JB without a SIM but I've never needed to unlock my phone but like iMuggle said I'm thinking you would need your SIM in the phone. However the point of unlocking is to use the phone on any carrier so it wont matter what SIM you have in the phone Bell or whatever else. Are you planning to buy an iPHone personal sale? since Bell will be selling them soon if not already since they should be starting in November which we are in.
    11-02-2009 08:36 PM
  6. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Pretty sure you need some type of SIM in the phone. Go buy a cheap prepaid SIM and pop it in.
    11-02-2009 11:36 PM
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