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The End Of Unlocking Coming Soon?

November 7, 2009

After today’s announcement from Telefonica Europe that O2 will unlock their iPhones to every network once the Apple iPhone 3G WWDC 2009iPhone is released on other networks means that perhaps other countries will have to follow suit and therefore perhaps the end of hacking to unlock the iPhone. Blacksn0w is the latest unlocking tool from GeoHot which unlocks the latest baseband, however I’m wondering as if to how they will roll out the unlock, either by a carrier update or software update I assume. But if so it won’t take a hacker too long to work out how it’s being unlocked and simply apply it to other phones making it harder for Apple to play the cat and mouse game.

The CEO stated that iPhones will be unlocked once the contract is up, but on Pay As You Go there is no contract so surly they should be sold unlocked, however the way it was started it seems that you have to go to get it unlocked and it won’t just be rolled out. And although I’m going to keep using O2 if they roll this out I’m going to unlock my 8GB iPhone 3G before I sell it to upgrade to a 3GS. Hopefully the rest of the world follows suit and the iPhone becomes a network free device.

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Blacksn0w Unlock Avaliable For iPhone OS 3.1.2

November 3, 2009

GeoHot has released the latest unlock for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The unlock is for the latest 05.11.07 basband blacksn0wwhich comes with the new update (3.1.2). The unlock comes with tethering enabled to boot.  To get blacksn0w simply add the blacksn0w repo blackra1n.com.