So far the only available method to unlock your 3G iphone (If restricted to a certain carrier- you are locked) was by using the SIM proxy…which is a small SIM shaped circuit that you place just over your SIM card , that tricks the Iphone into believing you are running the authorized SIM, I am using this method to trick my AT&T locked iphone 3G and its working great,,but it has a downside and that I cant upgrade my Baseband firmware (The firmware responsible for the 3G/2G signaling) later than the 2.11.07, If i upgraded to the FULL 2.2 ( baseband 2.48 something) I would have disabled my Proxy SIM and ended up with a very expensive ipod
But the trusty people of DEV-TEAM the guys who wrote the famous Pwnage tool ( allowing you to customize the firmware and jailbreaking your phone to install customized apps) recently announced that they will release the much awaited soft-unlock method so you can disable the carrier lock and be free like a bird to use the carrier of your choice,,and by doing so ( re-installing the firmware ) you can re-enable the GPS as an added bonus.
I used the previous tool (Pwnage) to upgrade my phone to 2.2 while retaining my current baseband and it worked like a charm…cant wait till they release the soft unlock tool so i can drop my Proxy turbo sim chip.
for you guys on etisalat ,,the wait is nearly over.
More at : http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
OSX 10.5.6 ,Iphone 3G 2.2
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