iPhone Dev Team to Release Tools to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone OS 3.0

When Apple announced that iPhone OS 3.0 will be released on June 17 at WWDC 2009 Keynote address,  all those who had jailbroken their iPhone either to install jailbreak apps or to unlock their iPhone were eagerly waiting to know if the iPhone Dev Team will release updated tools to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0 and yellowsn0w to unlock iPhone OS 3.0?

The Dev team have just announced the good news, they will be giving a live demo of new yellowsn0w, their software method to unlock iPhone running iPhone OS 3.0 just before Apple releases their latest iPhone OS on Wednesday.

Dev Team has made the following announcement on their blog:

“On Tuesday evening (just before the big Apple release) we’ll do a live demo of the yellowsn0w carrier unlock working on official 3.0 firmware.

The demo should answer everything you need to know about the new
yellowsn0w.  But it’s good news for iPhone 3G unlockers everywhere.

They have also mentioned that their tools to jailbreak and unlock iPhone OS 3.0 will be released no sooner than the Apple release and it will work with iTunes 8.2:

“We’re in the middle of testing our PwnageTool and QuickPwn tools, which
will work with iTunes 8.2. The jailbreak of course continues to work on
3.0 for all devices it ever worked on, thanks due the Pwnage 2.0
technique released last summer.   Our tools will be released no sooner
than the Apple release (just in case!).
As you might know, iTunes 8.2 had broken the ability to use QuickPwn and PwnageTool tools and iPhone tunneling suite (ssh over USB) required for jailbreaking.

For all those planning to upgrade or buy new iPhone 3G S, Dev team has posted the following note:

“For the new iPhone 3GS, please don’t expect periodic updates about any progress we have or don’t have.  Nothing gives Apple the upper hand like someone tweeting or blogging partial hack results.”

We will keep you posted as soon as we get any more information, so please stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks.


MuscleNerd from Dev Team has clarified on Twitter that users will be able to unlock their iPhone 3G irrespective of when you bought it. If you remember, yellowsn0w worked with only baseband 02.28.00.

This is great news for all those had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 2.2.1 without preserving their baseband.

Dev Team will be giving the demo no later than 7pm PDT.

As always, please let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

[via Dev Team’s blog]