Tuesday, July 29, 2008

iPhone 3G baseband gets hacked - iPhone 3G unlock

The iPhone Dev Team has released their new Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 for iPhone 3G and iPod touch devices. A screenshot posted on their blog depicts an iPhone 3G with downgraded version of modern firmware. They’ve flashed the baseband radio with older firmware in an attempts to unlock it.

The baseband radio enables the iPhone 3G to search and connect to cellular signals and is crucial in jailbreaking the handset so it can work with any GSM carrier.

“We have accomplished this by being able to execute our own code on the baseband that allows us to circumvent security checks and flash the baseband with older, disallowed firmware. Please note this has been accomplished using software only, the iPhone 3G has not been disassembled or hardware modified in any way,” - they wrote on their blog. PwnageTool does not yet offer a software unlock for the 3G baseband, but will unlock the baseband on 2.0 OS for the 1st generation iPhone.

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