Update 1 (23rd March 2010) – Avoid iPhone firmware 3.1.3
This time, the unlock is best said – “short and sweet”. For this you need little or no technical expertise and works out of the box.
I know we’re late at posting this info, but better late than never. For the regular readers, here you go.
To upgrade all you need is
The upgrade process is the similar as explained in our earlier articles, but I am putting that here anyway.
Step 0. Backup your iPhone (skip this if its a new iPhone/or you wish to setup a new iPhone i.e loose your previous settings/mail configurations ..yada…yada)
Step 1. Restore your iPhone to the latest firmware 3.1.2 using iTunes. On the summary tab, hold shift (OPTION key for Mac) and click on Restore. Browse and select the iPhone firmware 3.0 file downloaded above. iTunes will restore the phone using this firmware. This step will take approx 10 – 15 minutes.
Step 2. Execute the blackra1n software
Step 3. Click on ‘make it ra1n’ and that’s it.
That’s all you need to unlock the iPhone (for 2G version, for 3G and 3GS – read till last step). You don’t have to worry about DFU mode/boot rooms etc.
After the process ends the phone will reboot.
Step 4. Restore from backup or Setup a new iPhone.
Connect to iTunes and you’ll be presented with a restore from backup screen. Use it to restore from backup.
Step 5. Installing Cydia or Rock from the blackra1n application.
For those who were wondering that Cydia was missing – Cydia has to be explicitly installed by launching the blackra1n application on the iPhone (Check for the application with a black rain drop icon). There’s also a new installer named ‘Rock’ along with Cydia. Try it out and let us know.
Tip: You can use Apt-Backup to backup the list of Jailbroken applications and reinstall them after the upgrade.
Step 6. If you’re using an iPhone 2G. You’re already done. If you’re using iPhone 3G or 3GS. Proceed with this step
Open the blackra1n application and install “Snow”. That should unlock your iPhone 3G and 3Gs. More details here.
UPDATE1 (23rd March 2010) – The latest firmware i.e 3.1.3 doesn’t have any feature updates – If you have an iPhone and wish to jailbreak and unlock it (now or in the near future) – Avoid it if at all possible. Also beware of the scam sites promising a paid unlock.
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