It’s about to snow in the middle of Summer (kind of, keep reading)! The infamous iPhone Dev Team has announced on their blog that they are preparing to demonstrate their latest “ultrasn0w” unlock solution for the almost-released iPhone OS 3.0. The Team will be demonstrating the new yellowsn0w utility in a live video demonstration later today. The video demonstration will confirm that The Team has successfully unlocked the official iPhone OS 3.0 to roam freely between GSM carriers, paving the way for a public release in the near future.
Apple plans to distribute the iPhone 3.0 OS on Wednesday June 17th. Due to the constant cat-and-mouse battle between Apple’s security engineers and the iPhone Dev Team’s developers, we’re told to not expect any updates to jailbreak (PwnageTool, QuickPWN) applications or the yellowsn0w utility until after Apple officially releases the iPhone 3.0 OS – it would be a shame to release the iPhone 3.0 OS jailbreak and yellowsn0w ultrasn0w applications early, only to have Apple issue a last-second patch to its iPhone OS.
So here’s where we stand. The previous iPhone 3G software unlock utility known as “yellowsn0w” is no more. Instead, the iPhone Dev Team has released a new iPhone 3G software unlock solution, known as “ultrasn0w.” With iPhone OS 3.0, Apple apparently sealed up baseband exploit that allowed yellowsn0w to work it’s magic. The new “ultrasn0w” unlock utility is aimed at unlocking any iPhone 3G as long as it’s running iPhone 3.0 OS.
The Team is aiming for a Friday release of the new ultrasn0w software unlock for all you iPhone 3G users just itching to pull the trigger on the upgrade to iPhone 3.0 OS.
We’re expecting to see the iPhone OS 3.0 jailbroken and unlocked shortly after the official launch of the 3.0 software this Friday June 19th.
Now with 100% more video!
MuscleNerd has posted the start-time for the iPhone 3.0 OS unlock demonstration. The demo will start at around 7:15PM PST (Pacific Standard Time – MuscleNerd calls it “L.A. time”). Link will probably be posted soon. Stay tuned!
The live-cast is, well live! See MuscleNerd demonstrating the iPhone 3.0 OS yellowsn0w unlock here.
Video added. Enjoy.
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