The iPhone 4 has officially been jailbroken and unlocked by iPhone Dev Team

The inevitable has finally happened – the iPhone Dev Team has worked their magic to jailbreak and unlock the iPhone 4. Today, iPhone Dev Team member @planetbeing posted a proof-of-life tweet showing his iPhone 4 running on Canada’s Bell network. It seems all the hard work on the part of the Dev Team has finally paid off with a working version of the Spirit jailbreak and ultrasn0w unlock for iPhone 4 and iOS 4. That’s the good news. The bad news, however, is that Johnny iPhoneuser will have to wait it out a bit longer for the powers that be to release the jailbreak and unlock utilities to the masses.

The video and images posted to @planetbeing’s Twitter profile proves that the newest Apple smartphone has been hacked to run on any GSM network in the world and is ready to get jiggy with the Cydia jailbreak app store. If the handle @planetbeing rings a bell, that’s probably because you remember this particular iPhone hacker from his exploits in porting Android OS to the iPhone. We’re glad he’s put his skills to more fruitful ventures and helping the iPhone Dev Team get the Spirit jailbreak and ultrasn0w unlock solutions working on the new iPhour.

So, why did it take the Dev Team so long to get free the iPhour from file-system and carrier lockdown? Well, turns out that iOS 4 is bundled with new baseband firmware that required a complete, ground-up rewrite of the ultrasn0w software. The baseband firmware is basically code that controls how your handset connects to cellular towers. Completely re-coding that kind of stuff takes time.

What does this mean for you, Johnny iPhoneuser? Well, Johnny, it means that we’re just one step away from being able to use the all glass-and-steel iPhone 4 on any GSM carrier in the world with third-party apps that will allow you to side-step the iTunes AppStore altogether. With the Cydia jailbreak app store, shown running on the iPhour below, you’ll be able to use apps that turn the Apple smartphone into a WiFi hotspot – all without having to pay AT&T for their optional tethering data plan. It also means you can stop harassing GeoHot for his jailbreak solution.

So, what’s the next step? Well, we’ll probably have to wait for Apple to push out an iOS update (iOS 4.1 or iOS 4.0.1) before the Dev Team releases their tools .

Here’s some video proof of the iPhone 4 carrier unlock in action:

Stay tuned!

[Via: Twitter]

  • marcflores1

    This is good news for the fans of jailbroken and unlocked iPhones. Black market! I wonder how Geohot feels now that he has cried himself into being a recluse.

    • Dave

      It's easy to criticize someone who you can't meet, or compete with in any dimension on the playing field. How about you get off of whatever un-qualified high horse you're on, and either bring something to the table or put away your undeserved and over critical keyboard.

  • Grateful

    I understand why Geohot didn't release his jailbreak, it's ungrateful assholes like marcflores1 who obviously can't do it himself and does not appreciate the work of people like Geohot.

    • sanoo

      I did not understand …

      I live in the Middle East Can I unblock ? and what the way

      Grateful can you give me the way ?

    • Al228

      I agree with Grateful, macflores1 you're an asshole

  • Guest

    get off Geohots dick Grateful. Geohot is a self centered "it's all about me" child. He can go f*** himself. I have NEVER used a jailbreak from Egohot. I have always supported the DEV Team.

  • sanoo

    i want the way to unblock the 4G

    as soon as posible plz

  • E Rock

    Agreed Grateful, also Apple released IOS 4.1 beta last night so we are that much closer!! Back up your SHSH with Cydia via TinyUmbrella, suggested by @musclenerd and @ih8sn0w.


    Although my phone is locked I still support Geohot’s
    decision . You all want and want without appreciating the guy’s a genius . Your comments
    are typical of your character .

  • shahid

    dear tell the place where to download this software pls

  • joe

    I appreciate all the unlock and jailbreak members do for the community. All heroes to me!!! They kick ass 24/7 365 and leap years

  • Mohammad Sumair Rajput

    is there any news for iphone 4.0.1 jail break and unlock?

  • slim

    hi everyone any idea when it will be release from dev team

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