While the rest of the world goes about their daily business, toiling away at their jobs or studying to make the grade, the iPhone Dev Team has been working away to make the iPhone 3G software unlock solution a reality.
Sure, the iPhone 3G is available in just about every major wireless market in the world, which makes the need for a SIM-unlocked iPhone 3G capable of surfing any GSM network in the world that much less necessary. And, with Apple selling factory-unlocked iPhone 3G’s in Hong Kong and Italy, there’s definitely no shortage of legitimately unlocked iPhone 3G hardware on market.
Still, for those of us that can’t make the trip to Hong Kong or Italy, but still have a need for an unlocked mobile phone when travelling abroad, the iPhone Dev Team is still hacking away at the iPhone 3G’s baseband firmware. The baseband firmware is the code that controls a cellphone’s cellular radio – in this case, the iPhone 3G’s baseband firmware controls the GSM radio and how it connects to available GSM networks.
3G Baseband Tool from iphonedev on Vimeo
Over the weekend, the iPhone Dev Team released a new video that highlights the enterprising iPhone-hacking group’s breakthroughs in getting an iPhone 3G software unlock solution out to the general public. For those of you that have religiously updated their iPhone 3Gs using only the iPhoen Dev Team’s Pwnage Tool in hopes of preserving the older baseband firmware that might one day be successfully unlocked, here’s another glimmer of hope!
To be clear, the iPhone Dev Team has gained access to the iPhone 3G baseband and has successfully modified the baseband firmware on the iPhone 3G (albeit failing integrity checks). The video shows the iPhone Dev Team’s 3G baseband tool in action. Enjoy!