iOS 4.3: Update On Unlocking iPhone

Unlock iPhone 4

MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev Team has revealed that baseband – 04.10.01 that comes bundled with iOS 4.3 for iPhone 4 is vulnerable, which indicates that it can be unlocked if Apple does not update it in the final version.

MuscleNerd revealed this news via the following tweet:

Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation…vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!

In January, iPhone Dev Team had announced that the unlock for iPhone 4 will be released after iOS 4.3 is released, which is widely speculated to be released this week.

So based on today’s tweet, it means that the new version of Ultrasn0w that will be released after iOS 4.3 is released will initially unlock baseband 02.10.04 (that came bundled with iOS 4.1) and baseband 03.10.01 (that came bundled with iOS 4.2.1) for iPhone 4.

iPhone unlocking expert Sherif Hasim also indicated this possibility yesterday while reply to one of his followers on Twitter:

VaMpYrE7: @sherif_hashim Hi Sherif, I dont wanna ask about an ETA but I just wanna know if uve found an exploit for bb 03.10.01 or not, w8ng patiently

Sherif_Hashim: @VaMpYrE7 the one I found is working for both

Though both could mean baseband 03.10.01 and 04.10.01 or 02.10.04 and 03.10.01.

This means that iPhone Dev Team will probably release PwnageTool for Mac and iH8sn0w will also release Sn0wbreeze for Windows to allow users to jailbreak and preserve their iPhone’s baseband so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w.

Currently, Ultrasn0w can only unlock iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G on iOS 4.0.2 (baseband 05.13.04) or earlier and iOS 4.2.1 by upgrading the baseband to 06.15.00.

It remains to be seen if the new version of Ultrasn0w will unlock baseband 05.14.02 (bundled with iOS 4.1), baseband 05.15.04 (bundled with iOS 4.2.1) and baseband 05.16.00 (bundled with iOS 4.3) for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G and if the Dev team will release a method that will allow users to downgrade from 06.15.00.

We will let you know as soon as we get any more information so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Note: You can find your iPhone’s baseband by going to Settings –> About –> Modem Firmware

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  • Nick NY

    First…. I love being first lol I really don’t think there gonna have the unlock for 4.3 anytime soon

    • jdb

      You’re a fucking queer. I really hope you consider suicide.
      Also, I’m really looking forward to the unlock!

      • Richard

        Dude I think you are being a bit harsh to someone who just expressed an opinion. Unless you’re upset that you didn’t get to post first. In which case you’re the queer one. So take your pill and a nap might help you.

    • http://www.google.com/ Becky

      What an awmesoe way to explain this—now I know everything!

  • Richard

    Personally I would have rather Musclenerd waited until after the release of 4.3 before boasting that they already had a jailbreak ready for it. Let the cat and mouse game continue ……

    • jdb

      Hey Dick, shut the fuck up. I hate “first” posters, and people named richard.

      • Brett

        Some one is PISSY!

      • Big Cock

        You fag!!!

      • jdb suck queer Richards dick

        Dude you’re the queer. Why don’t you know your role and shut your mouth. Youre a bitch just like your mom is a bitch and you old fart of a grandma is a bitch.

  • Gerald Lavert

    Please let me actually use my paperweight iphone 4 this week. Please Please release an unlock any unlock please please unlock please please. Unlock it please, unlock it PLEASEEEEEE!!!!!!

  • Ballz

    Seriously kan’t wait 4 d unlock…..

  • Apple R&D

    Thanks for the info. Should have waited until it was released before opening your big mouth. Thought you were going to get props for being the one to discover but now be know as the one who pissed everyone off who has been waiting for this unlock for months. Muhahahahaha!!

  • Lee

    We can’t even unlock 2.10 now they talk about unlock 3.10 and 4.10 what da f

    • http://webpages.marshall.edu/~turner169/ Damien

      They’re talking about it because they’ve been SAVING the exploit which Apple doesn’t know about -_- how can Apple fix an exploit of which they have no knowledge? That’s why Musclenerd wants to WAIT so that more devices can be unlocked, so that when 4.3 does drop there won’t be a flood of people crying because they accidentally updated their basebands or bought their phones later, the previous of the two being idiots who obviously didn’t think about what they were doing despite having been jailbroken…

  • Kane

    Not looking forward to it cause my iphone is fully unlocked

  • Maxx

    i hope that 4.10 is not the reason for not releasing the unlock and tell the people to wait until the release of ios5.

  • Lee

    hahahahah lol @Max u got ur point maybe thet is true so they can drag more time

  • http://blog.omotech.com/ Stan

    I think you guys are really insane for revealing what the Dev-Team can or cannot do.

    Doesn’t it sink into your heads that Apple may close all vulnerable holes again and therefore making us to wait even longer? I wonder what you gain by posting this useless message here.

    I appreciate what you and the Dev-Team do but you sometimes nag a lot and that’s insane.

    Please grow up!!!

  • supernova

    ohhhh my!!! musclenerd again?!?!?! i don’t believe to what musclenerd’s saying anymore.. i mean, didn’t he say back in november or something that he has a JB and unlock for the 4.2.1, but he won’t release it until 4.3 comes out so that apple won’t be able to patch it?!?!? where is it now?? probably he’s waiting for 4.4 so that apple won’t patch it or 4.5 or hell might not even release it so apple won’t be able to patch it.. he’s so full of talks.. i don’t believe on any of what he’s saying anymore

    • Crow

      Where’s the like button for this post??

    • http://webpages.marshall.edu/~turner169/ Damien

      “but he won’t release it until 4.3 comes out so that apple won’t be able to patch it?!?!? where is it now??”

      Where is iOS 4.3 now? Hasn’t been released so he hasn’t lied…

  • Nick NY

    Hey jdb you must be a real loser your probably in your mothers basement eating cheetoes as your writing these comments hopefully in the future there will be a unlock for woman so u can get laid for the first time then youll be the one saying “first” lol

  • tempdomain

    “…and iPhone 3G and if the Dev team will release a method that will allow users to downgrade from 06.15.00″. yes thank you

    • Izzeh

      If you had saved your SHSH blobs this wouldn’t be a problem.

      No0bs are so annoying.

  • alvin

    @:Gerald Lavert I completely support ur quote…

    If 4.2.1 can Unlock 4.1 also unlock at the same time as well.. Dun be too anxiety dude !!!! hope MuscleNerd do what he has told uS.. 4.3 will come on marth this month sO unlock will come that day or day after … :) Thx Dev-Tem Love ur kindness for release UL for free :)

  • Ali Imam

    “…and iPhone 3G and if the Dev team will release a method that will allow users to downgrade from 06.15.00″. Its really good news. Thanks dev team specially to MuscleNerd and Sherif_Hashim.

  • ifonix

    thanx DEV TEAM for the effort,
    hoop for downgrade from 06.15.00 for the 3GS. to fix GPS prob.
    as long as thay come with JB/UL for 4.3 all BB (iphone 3-3GS and 4) let it be…
    ;-)

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Sherif_Hashim is a big liar, he always keep saying unlock soon. Remember he tweeted to the person who was going to the military it should be here by Jan 16. What happened? BLoody losers all of them, waiting for 4.3 and not bothered about people who have their iphone as f***** bricks since 8 damn months.

    • http://webpages.marshall.edu/~turner169/ Damien

      “What happened? BLoody losers all of them, waiting for 4.3 and not bothered about people who have their iphone as f***** bricks since 8 damn months.”

      Yeah!!!! FUCK all the people who will be buying/accidentally upgrading in the future!! Who really cares about other people anymore anyways…

      • crazy asylum

        So what would you all be doing if geo never unlocked the iphone in the first place? Would you be bitching cause you bought an ATT phone but you have T-moble? no, cause you never would have boughten one in the first place, so how about we be gratful someone is even working on this instead of acting like a bunch of spoiled little bitches.

        • supernova

          I don’t think you guys understand what some people were bitching about! Dev like musclenerd should be barred from saying anything! For F*** sake! Anything that comes out of him shouldn’t be on an article at all! Because like I said on my previous post, he “claimed” to have the JB and unlock for the 4.2.1 back in nov.. Then he said he won’t release it til 4.3.. Fine, that’s his decision and it’s his exploit, although I don’t understand the need of holding it off and saying something about it when he won’t release it anyway! Then comes january, he claimed he found “another” exploit, which is the monte, now why the F*** would you find another JB if you already have one and just waiting for a new FW to get released?!?!?!?!? And did he deliver on MONTE?!?!?? F*** no!!! And now he’s saying that “Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation…vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!”, well what the F*** happened to the one he had back in november?? The JB and the UNLOCK?!?!?!? My point being is, if you don’t have it, don’t F*** claim that you do!! People are not that stupid! Well, at least not all of the people are! And those who would say that I’m not grateful at all, well you’re wrong! I am! I appreciate all the hard work that these devs have put in, especially geohot.. All I’m saying is, don’t make people believe something that isn’t there! Again, like I said, everything that Musclenerd say, shouldn’t make it on an article at all anymore!! As he’s full of sh**!!

  • Jimi

    Dammm where is all the love in the world?. Man just chill take a pill and a giant splif, jiggers will happen when jigger is ready.

  • Bas

    To all these stupid and frustrated people who bitch at the dev team, if you think it takes too long, do it yourself! These guys put in a lot effort and there is no reason for them to do so whatsoever, certainly not because all of you people are bitching. We should be happy that they do it anyway, and if you don’t like it, buy another phone or get a contract

  • crazy asylum

    Ill be looking foward to this on my unlocked 3gs, im starting to get a bit tired of 4.0 and i dont trust myself to use Sn0wBreeze.. haha

  • devteamsux

    Really? They keep telling us it will be release soon soon soon but i dont see it?? always waiting for new path to release or else devteam won’t release unlock rofl if you think like that then dont release it at all cuz appl will keep patching it
    RELEASE IT IF APPLE PATCHES MAKE A NEW ONE LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING!!!

  • ricosuave

    Release the friggin unlock already. Who cares about the future! 2012 is near anyways… :D

  • supernova

    I don’t think you guys understand what some people were bitching about! Dev like musclenerd should be barred from saying anything! For F*** sake! Anything that comes out of him shouldn’t be on an article at all! Because like I said on my previous post, he “claimed” to have the JB and unlock for the 4.2.1 back in nov.. Then he said he won’t release it til 4.3.. Fine, that’s his decision and it’s his exploit, although I don’t understand the need of holding it off and saying something about it when he won’t release it anyway! Then comes january, he claimed he found “another” exploit, which is the monte, now why the F*** would you find another JB if you already have one and just waiting for a new FW to get released?!?!?!?!? And did he deliver on MONTE?!?!?? F*** no!!! And now he’s saying that “Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation…vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!”, well what the F*** happened to the one he had back in november?? The JB and the UNLOCK?!?!?!? My point being is, if you don’t have it, don’t F*** claim that you do!! People are not that stupid! Well, at least not all of the people are! And those who would say that I’m not grateful at all, well you’re wrong! I am! I appreciate all the hard work that these devs have put in, especially geohot.. All I’m saying is, don’t make people believe something that isn’t there! Again, like I said, everything that Musclenerd say, shouldn’t make it on an article at all anymore!! As he’s full of sh**!!

  • Gerald Lavert

    All I ask is that there be no delays once ios 4.3 is dropped. Don’t wait to deliver the jailbreak and please don’t wait to deliver the unlock. Worst case scenario should be that ios 4.3 drops tomorrow and jb and unlock is released no more than two days after, preferably by midnight the same day!

  • dan

    when can v expect the unlock guys… is ios 4.3 going to be released this week? then ios 4.1 unlocking should b available by next week

  • http://www.inavet.com freakmeister

    Supernova is right. I’ve been waiting for the i4 unlock since October 2010 and I’ve been following musclenerd and sherif_hashim in twitter. They said a lot of times that they found exploits for i4 FW and they’ll finish the unlock SOON. But no. They told us to wait for iOS 4.2 and we waited. They told us that it will be released on November and we waited. And also during mid-January. And now it’s already March. Well, 5 months had already passed and there’s really no unlock yet. And now, they’re telling us to wait for iOS 4.3. So what’s next? 4.4? 4.5? 5? F*** this s***!!!

  • devteamsux

    WE MUST WAIT UNTIL APPLE RELEASES THEIR LAST IOS BEFORE DEV TEAM IS WILLING TO RELEASE THE UNLOCK BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT THAT SHYT PATCH UP ??
    CANT YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT? THIS GUY IS FULL OF IT KEEPS SAYING HE FINDS EXPLOITS TO UNLOCK AND TELLING US ROFL ITS WORKING GUYS AND ILL RELEASE IT SOON..SOON IN MY BOOK DOESNT MEAN 5 MONTHS++++ HERES A TIP FOR YOU THERE WILL ALWAYS BE NEW IOS SO JUST RELEASE IT AND START WORKING ON NEW ONES!!! I’M PRETTY SURE YOU GET DONATIONS!!! 1 DOLLAR ISNT A LOT BUT 1MILLION DONATIONS OF 1 DOLLAR = 1MIL!!!!

  • Santa Claus

    HO! HO! HO! HO!
    Santa is back!
    Who trust me? Who trust in the easter rabit? So you trust in DEV TEAM, also!!!
    NEWS!! We are in 2020. Apple just release the new IPhoneDTV 100!!!
    NEWS!! The Dev Team are wainting a version 4.986 for Iphone 4 to unlock! Just wait one more month!!!
    SANTA is back! Who trust me? who believe that DEV TEAM be able to unlock Iphone 4?
    Mery X-tmas and have a very good 2020

  • Patiently Waiting

    I know we are all patiently waiting for the unlock, so please continue to have more patient and pray it will be here soon. Dev-Team, sorry for the unpleasant words coming out of our mouth, we are just very frustrated as we have our Iphone for few months with no unlock.

    Does anyone know any unlock company from the websites? I tried one, but it was those copied from the UltraSnow.

    Thanks everyone for your patient.

  • devteamsux

    NEWS THEY WILL RELEASE IT AFTER IPHONE 7 COMES OUT ON THE SAME DAY!!!

  • divious

    musclenerd comex and sherif hasim are all jokes they all make posts to the iphone sites and twitter saying they have an unlock ready and set a bogus date everytime, they should just shut up and go back into hiding like they do when that supposed deadline comes and passes

  • Gerald Lavert

    So is March 11th supposed to be the official date now?

  • Ann

    i am waiting since oct2010. I hope unlock will be there by 21st march.

  • devteamsux

    AMEN DIVIOUS!!!!
    ATTENTION WHORES???
    DONT MAKE A CLAIM IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT :(

  • Moron

    Beware ! I heard that dev-team working with apple !!!

  • JnoMo

    Good Day Everyone? Can someone with real knowledge please help me.. I have the iPhone 3GS 3.1.3(7E18) Model MC135LL on 05.12.01. I would really like to finally upgrade to iOS 4 and KEEP JB/UNLOCK capability. What are my steps? I have searched for hours and find a 100 different ways to do it but they are all different :( Please explain as if to a child lol.. Thanks guys…

    • supernova

      ok.. first and foremost, make sure you that your 3.1.3 is JAILBROKEN.. Go to cydia, click on MAKE MY LIFE EASIER and make sure that on HOME, there’s a green writing that says SHSH:IOS 4.0, 4.01, 4.02 etc.. Now, I can’t stress this enough.. once you’re sure, get out of cydia and double check to be safe.. once you’re 100% sure, download iOS 4.0.1, that’s the only one that has an UNLOCKABLE baseband.. after you download the iOS 4.0.1 3Gs Firmware, download TinyUmbrella and install (sorry i don’t have time to post the links).. after installation, run TinyUmbrella, save the SHSH blob to your computer (keep it in a safe place) then open iTunes, select your iphone and then hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard and left click on RESTORE.. it will then let you browse the FILE where you saved the 4.0.1 iOS for 3Gs, select the file and let it do it’s thing.. NOTE: if it doesn’t let you select the file to RESTORE to, it means you didn’t hold on your SHIFT key on the keyboard or the sequence was wrong.. if that happens, let go of the SHIFT key and then HOLD it again while left clicking the RESTORE on your mouse, if you do it right, it will let you select the file.. after selected, it will restore (update) your iphone to iOS 4.. now, once you’re on iOS 4, connect to your WIFI, go to JAILBREAKME.COM on SAFARI, slide the slider to JAILBREAK your phone.. let it do it’s thing.. it may take a little while.. now, restart your iphone, if you see CYDIA, that means your phone is JAILBROKEN.. go to CYDIA, click MANAGE, make sure you have “repo666.ultrasn0w.com” on the list, if it does, select that repo and you will see “ultrasn0w”, select that and install then you’re JAILBROKEN and UNLOCKED once done.. now, you have a choice to UPGRADE to 4.2.1 by following the sn0wbreeze procedure to preserve your 4.0.1 baseband, although if you’re hesitant, i wouldn’t really recommend it for now.. just to be safe.. because if you made a mistake, you’ll end up with an updated baseband, meaning you would have to wait for an UNLOCK.. i’d recommend staying on the 4.0.1 FW for now just to be safe..

      • supernova

        i forgot to mention, when you run TinyUmbrella, CLICK on START TSS Server before RESTORING your iphone.. also, you didn’t have to install TinyUmbrella, you just have to run it.. sorry.. it was too early for me and I haven’t slept yet.. anyway, goodluck.. again, I would highly, highly recommend staying on 4.0.1 Firmware.. that’s also the reason why I didn’t give you any instructions on how to update to 4.2.1 and preserving the 4.0.1 baseband..

      • JnoMo

        Ok.. Read through this VERY carefully but have one issue at hand. I went into CYDIA and from the past I do very well recall backing up my SHSH however now I do not see anywhere the words Make My Life Easier :( At the top I do see SHSH: iOS 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.1, 4.2.1+ but its in grey… Before I start the process, what are your thoughts? Thanks for the well written directions :)

  • JnoMo

    NEW UPDATE:

    Fixed all the errors.. Had to run update about 5 times and each time it finally installed something new and no more errors :) NOW, the gray writing I spoke of earlier is actually green.. DAMN COLOR BLIND! although after looking online it doesnt say what screenshots show that a backup was ever done even though I know I did. So I downloaded TinyUmbrella to find I needed JRE-Java. so downloading that and the 4.0.1 image now… So far so good :)

    • JnoMo

      NEW UPDATE:

      TinyUmbrella ran and backed up my SHSH.. although the log says the following:

      03/03/2011 11:49:57.143 This device isn’t eligible for the requested build. 03/03/2011 11:49:57.155 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 3.1.3 (7E18) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.

      If I’m running 3.1.3 why cant it backup?

      • supernova

        well, if you did ran the TinyUmbrella and backed up your SHSH blob before you updated your phone to 4.0.1, it means you have the SHSH locally on your computer.. that’s the one i told you to keep in a safe place, because whenever you feel like you wanna go back to that firmware, you always can.. it doesn’t really matter much if you have it on CYDIA or not, as long as you have it locally.. now, if you want your SHSH blob be saved on CYDIA as well, you can always go back to 3.1.3, again running TinyUmbrella before you do, and doing the SAME procedure except you’re going to RESTORE the firmware to 3.1.3.. again, you can jailbreak the phone by going to JAILBREAKME.COM.. once it’s on 3.1.3, load CYDIA and you should be able to SAVE your 3.1.3 SHSH BLOB on CYDIA afterwards.. although, I really don’t see the need to.. sorry for the late response btw.. ;)

  • http://www.gyemen.com Alyemen

    hopefully this unlock will change everything

  • http://www.gyemen.com Alyemen

    keep it up dev team we are waiting for 4 unlock hurry please

  • JnoMo

    New Issue…

    I backed up the SHSH Blobs with TinyUmbrella like said. Then loaded the 4.0.1 image but now it tells me the SIM in unsupported and I must either use the sim it came with or bring my phone in to an apple store? How do I get past the activation to get CYDIA back?

    • JnoMo

      I followed the instructions so far to the “T” but in TinyUmbrella it now says my phone is at 05.13.04-6.4_M3S2 ????

  • JnoMo

    HOLY SHEET!! FINAL UPDATE

    Well I managed to find my original ATT sim.. and activated. JAILBREAKME run.. Ultrasnow complete and I’ll be damned! I’m on 4.0.1 5.13.04 and jailbroken and unlocked.. You are the MAN supernova!! disregard all my ranting to this point lol.. I feel complete again lol :))

  • GENHEN

    you guys are friggin amazing, im proud to live amongst people who do things this nice. thank you so much.

  • J

    so right now i’m on 4.1 with 6.15.00 and was using sn0wbreeze to update to 4.2.1, during the process i got stuck in recovery mode on a loop. it looks like i will need to restore thru itunes which will update to 4.2.1 but will update my baseband. is it possible to go back to 6.15.00 once i get 4.2.1 loaded?

  • Speed2006

    Calm down! I’ll phone in a year old, and legally can be opened. :)))))

  • juggle

    has anyone ever tried the uk websites that promise the unlock for the iphone 4 any firmare for 39 euros

  • divious

    seriously still doubting the Dev Team on the unlock of the basebands bcuz of their prior promises, hopefully they will succeed this time