GeoHot has released the latest unlock for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The unlock is for the latest 05.11.07 basband which 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.
The IPCC tethering hack used to allow use of tethering even if your carrier did not support it has now been stopped in iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 2. It’s not a surprise that Apple would fix this as not all carries have sorted out price plans for tethering.
If your still on iPhone OS 3.0 and don’t upgrade to 3.1 when it is officially released then the loophole will still be there and you can still use it at your own risk as if your carrier releases your using tethering without paying for it then can charge you at full data rates.
If your an iPhone owner you will of most likely have heard of, or used one of Steve Troughton-Smith’s app’s at some point or at least heard of them. He was the one who worked out how to tether the iPhone months ago.
He currently has 6 projects listed on his official website some of which are App Store approved, others are available via Cydia, however a project he’s been working on a lot recently is the Stack app, which gives the iPhone and dock like Stack feature. The new v3 has a lot of things to look forward to and the early alphas are promising, I’ve got hold of the alpha earlier and will be writing up a full review over the weekend.
For all those out there who need tethering. but cannot wait for there providers to roll out support, there is a very easy way for you to enable tethering on most networks across the world for free.
First head over to help.BenM.at in Safari on your iPhone.
Select Your Country
Select Install Now
Now go to Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering > On, and now you have tethering.
Update: Some are reporting that this procedure could disable MMS and visual voicemail depending on your country and carrier.
Update 2: Techradar reports that O2 UK has responded to the tethering hack saying, “we reserve the right to charge customers making modem use of their iPhone or disconnect them.” This assumes O2 can identify such customers.
Apple have just announced Tethering is supported by 22 partnets, one of which is O2. So for those in the UK, like me we will be able to terhet with iPhone OS 3.0.
12:01 PM: The iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.
12:00 PM: iPhone 3G 8 GB remains at $99.
11:59 AM: $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB. (AT&T New Customers)
11:58 AM: Improved Battery Life (Up to 9 hours internet surfing, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio, 12 hours of 2G talk-time and 5 hours of 3G talk-time.)
11:57 AM: Encrypted iTunes Backups, iPhone 3GS supports encryption, Supports Nike+.
11:55 AM: Supports OpenGL|ES 2.0 great for games, Supports 7.2Mbps HSPDA, 3 Megapixel Auto-Focus Camera, Auto Macro, 3o FPS VGA Video, Voice Control, Digital Compass.
11:47 AM: Phone 3GS. S stands for speed.
11:43 AM: iPhone OS 3.0 is free for iPhone users, $9.95 for touch users. And it will be available June 17th.
11:12 AM: Maps, Accessories, Push Notifications and Peer to Peer talked about again, nothing different from the iPhone OS 3.0 event.
11:08 AM: If your phone is now lost you can send a message to the iPhone that will sound a special tone which will sound even if the phones on silent. You can also remotely wipe all the data on the device.
11:01 AM: Internet tethering, you can use your phone’s internet connection on your computer (Mac or PC) using USB or Bluetooth.
10:59 AM: Enhancements to iTunes you can now rent and purchase movies right from your phone. Also purchase TV shows, music, and audiobooks.
10:56 AM: iPhone OS 3.0. has 100 new features.
10:49 AM: It has been an incredible year for the iPhone – 1,000,000 SDK downloads, 50,000 Apps on the App Store, 40M iPhones/iPod Touches sold, 1 Billion+ Apps downloaded.
10:47 AM: Snow Leopard update charged at $29.
10:40 AM: Snow Leopard is making everything faster on the Mac platform: Mail, Safari, Spotlight etc.
10:15 AM: Also upgrading the Air today. Prices changing to $1,499 to $1,799 – up to 2.13GHz CPU.
10:14 AM: The 13″ MacBook is now called a MacBook Pro. Starts at $1,199. Price ranges from $1,199 to $1,499 in standard configurations, available today.
10:13 AM: The backlit keyboard is now standard in it as well. Also, FireWire 800.
10:12 AM: Updating the 13″ MacBook as well. Gets the new display, SD card slot and better battery life.
10:11 AM: The 17″ MacBook Pro has also been updated: 2.8GHz CPU, 500GB HD, retains ExpressCard Slot. All shipping today.
10:10 AM: Starts at a lower price of $1,699; Standard configurations range from $1,699 to $2,229.
10:09 AM: It’s also the fastest notebook they have ever made. Up to 3.06GHz Dual Core CPU. Up to 8GB of RAM. Up to 500GB 7200RPM HD. Or, 256GB SSD.
10:08 AM: The new 15″ MacBook Pro has a brand new display; nicest in any of their laptops. 60% color gamut increase. Now has a SD card slot.
10:06 AM: New 15″ Mac Book Pro, new battery, lasts up to 7 hours. More eco-friendly – gets up to 1,000 charges.
10:04 AM: 25M active OS X users in first 5 years, up until 2007. In the last two years, however, it has grown to 75M.
9:59 AM: The Keynote is about to begin.
iSpazo recently received an image of what appears to be the new iPhone model.
The picture appears to be taken from a computer inside the Apple site. It has the rumoured black frame and a front camera, video calls maybe?
The photo seem’s to comply with many of the rumours that have been spreading around, the frontal camera and the black frame around the phone. The picture looks quite authentic, however we won’t know till WWDC.
This second photo shows the tethering feature of the new iPhone also with the black frame round the screen.
This second picture which wasn’t sent to them but leaked doesn’t seem as real, the font is different and the spacing is also.
Here are some more pictures that have been leaked out.
Steve Troughton-Smith of Ireland, whilst he “was hacking around with APNs in the Carrier.bundle itcc file” managed to work out how to tether his iPhone 3G over USB.
Apple did confirm that Tethering was in OS 3.0 but that it was dependent on carriers choice to weather or not it would be enabled.
For people who are unaware of what tethering is, it’s using the iPhone’s EDGE or 3G connection and using it on a computer which the phone is either attached over USB or Bluetooth, sharing the connection so that if you have no WiFi and you don’t have a 3G card you could just plug in your iPhone and browse away.
Numerous online sources have confirmed that USB tethering, publishing video to MobileMe & Find MyiPhone are in the iPhone OS 3.0.
Tethering we knew may be included but it will depend on the carriers, to weather of not it is impletmeted.
Find MyiPhone would be very useful if you left your phone somewhere accidently, I assume it will use the aGPS, Cell Tower and WiFi triangulation to find the phone via MobileMe.
The fact that you can post video shows promising ideas for the future, however with no video recording app, unless jailbroken, this feature won’t be of much use.
Many of the new features coming with the new iPhone OS are features that are already available and also one’s we wanted, but didn’t get are also available.
Now for these you do have to jailbrake your iPhone/iPod Touch, which as Apple recently stated is illegal, so we don’t encourage you to do this but we are giving you the information so that if you wish to do so then you know how.
The features, followed by there Jailbroken alternatives (available on Cydia):
Copy & Paste – hClipboard
Video Recording – Cycorder
Flash – iMobileCinema
Background Processes – Backgrounder
Tethering – Modem
Spotlight – Searcher
MMS – SwirlyMMS
YouTube Downloading – MxTube
Organised Icons – Categories
They may not be exactly like how Apple has implemted them in the 3.0 OS, but whilst you wait for the release of OS 3.0, you can give these a shot.