Breaking News: iPhone Dev Team Will Release Tools To Unlock iPhone OS 4.0, iPhone OS 3.1.3

Jailbreak tool for beta 4 iPhone OS 4 for iPhone 3GS

We had reported yesterday that Blacksn0w, an extremely popular tool to unlock iPhone for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 had been successfully ported to work with the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 and baseband 05.11.07.

However, since it worked only with baseband 05.11.07, it meant that users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 or iPhone OS 4.0 (when it is released) will not be able to unlock their iPhone.

It also meant that users who bought an iPhone with the latest iPhone OS (iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later) won’t be able to use Blacksn0w to unlock their iPhone.

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has just tweeted some good news for users who fall in this category:

People still ask, but sure, with both 4.0 & iPhoneHD coming out this month, so too will the 3.1.3/4.0 carrier unlocks 🙂

So looks like they’ve managed to unlock baseband 05.12.01 that was bundled in iPhone OS 3.1.3 and also the new baseband 05.13.04 bundled in the latest beta version of iPhone OS 4.0 – iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4.

I think they'll first get their hands on the next generation iPhone (might be dubbed iPhone HD) to see if their hack can also unlock the new iPhone before releasing the carrier unlocks.

Are you waiting to unlock your iPhone? As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via MuscleNerd]