iPhone 3G Finally Unlocked

It didn’t take them quite long to finally find a way to do it. The iPhone Dev-Team has announced that they were finally able to unlock the iPhone 3G. The team is now preparing the unlocking module into a user-friendly application and is slated to go public on New Year’s Eve.

Some things to remember once the iPhone 3G unlock application becomes available on the 30th:

  • The unlock method will be application to iPhone 3G with 2.11.07 basedband or earlier. To find out what your iPhone 3G’s baseband is go to Settings -> General -> About -> Modem Firmware.
  • Your iPhone 3G must be jailbroken prior to unlocking
  • The unlock application will run on both Mac and PC via Cydia

What does this mean for us Pinoy iPhone users? Well, if you got your iPhone 3G from Globe’s Prepaid option, you would definitely want to have your iPhone 3G unlock to make the Smart Sim workable. This might help reduced your monthly data charges. I’ve known some friends who practically stopped using their iPhone as a mobile device since their Globe charges shoot up since the day they started using the iPhone 3G. I myself stopped using my iPhone through 3G connections.

But for those who got their iPhone’s through Globe’s various data plans, unlocking the iPhone may not be a good idea. Well at least until the 24-months lock-in period required by Globe.

As for me, I can’t wait to have my iPhone unlock, but need to have it jailbroken first.

For more technology news and gadget reviews, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • I’m kind of apprehensive about jailbreaking and unlocking my iPhone. First of all, I had to go through the trouble of transferring to Globe from Smart when I got my unit in October, as well as having to inform my contacts about the switch. Don’t wanna have to go through all that trouble again, although Smart’s Php10/30 mins Internet rate does sound mighty yummy.

    I’m also concerned that jailbreaking and unlocking will break my warranty. I guess I’m stuck with Globe. 🙂

  • If you want 3G under Smart, you can always buy a cheap (PHP4,650.00) LG “3G for All” open-line phone. I do not understand why anyone would buy a PHP50,000.00 phone only because it has the Mac label on it. For a 3rd world country with serious economic problems, this is excessive spending.

  • I HOPE SOMEDAY I CAN AFFORD TO BUY “IPHONE”. COZ FOR NOW IT ONLY A DREAM FOR ME.. ):

    -MJ-

  • ayos at na-unlock din ang iphone hahaha

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on the new tool 😉 Will this break anything on my iPhone?

  • Dean – correct me if I’m wrong, but you can always restore the iPhone’s original if something goes wrong with the unlock process right? I just dunno if it will void the Globe Warranty.

    Pablo – call it tech addiction. =)

    Colin – can’t wait to try it out on my iPhone too. Hopefully it will not break anything on our iPhone.

  • you can always revert to original on whatever you install on your iphone.

    I have mine jailbreaked and as soon as the non beta of yellowsn0w is out i’ll try to test my smart sim and unlock it.

    Gian

  • sales

    They are Brand New, Unlocked, Original, Full accessories and come with
    1 yr International waranty from the Manufacturer

    Nokia 5800 XpressMusic………..$300
    SAMSUNG I900 Omnia……………$350
    SAMSUNG I8510 innov8 8gb……….$280
    NOKIA N96 16 GB…………….$300
    SONY ERICSSON x1….$300
    Sony Ericsson C905 ….$350
    HTC TOUCH DIAMOND……..$350
    HTC TYTN ….$290USD
    Nokia 97………..$300
    Apple iphone 8GB 3g ………..$350
    Apple iphone 16GB 3g……….$400
    BlackBerry Bold 9000….$350
    BlackBerry 9500….$360
    Apple iphone 8GB………..$280
    Apple iphone 16GB……….$320
    Sony Ps3 …………………$300
    Nokia E71…………………$300
    Nokia N85 ……………….$280
    Nikon D3 ………………..$1300
    Here is our Contact
    Email: electronicsmobileplaza1@googlemail.com
    Legit Forum Seller Registration No:TN047635623

  • Jay Jay

    IS IT SAFE TO JAILBREAK AN IPHONE 3G “2.2 FIRMWARE” I BROUGHT IT IN GLOBE ON PREPAID PLAN NOT POSTPAID….

    WHAT DO U THINK?

  • hi,
    The Samsung mobile phone company is the best cellular company in the world which is more use able company which gives security in their cell phones for the user.

  • Hi,
    All the information about cell phone written in its diary when we purchase it and open its diary where all the information are written than we follow it and use our cell phone well and can be secure it well.

  • Hi,
    The SAM SUNG unlocking codes are very important in use though which a user can get information about who to use a new handset and who to unlock it this whole information is written in the diary during when we purchasing new handset.

  • Hi,
    Well Samsung mobile phone is introduce a new function in there cell phones and that function is very stronger and much more like function that unlock code for the best function.

  • JUAN

    Brand new mobile phone unloked , laptop , come with complete

    accessories with one year international warranty.

    Emaill address: Email address: htg888@live.com

    Sony ericsson Satio Idou……$500usd
    Samsung S9110 watchphone unlocked….$350usd
    Apple iphone 3Gs 32gb……..$350usd
    HTC TOUCH PRO2…………..$500USD
    Blackberry bold and storm $350usd
    Samsung i8910 Omnia HDUnlocked..$500usd

    We make shipment via Ups and Fedex shipping company 2days

    deliver worldwide.

    If you are interested in buying our product contact us via

    Email address: htg888@live.com

    mobile phone number; +447024051968

  • Nice post. Good information has been given. IPhone 3G unlock is a good goal and invention as it opens other website services to your iPhone. Through this process, you can easily download fun games, latest software and you can also enable access to other iphone functioning. Iphone-crack.net provide a good service by providing a iphone unlock software. They provide for 2G and 3G’s phone also. It is based on the one click software technology. It does not require a coding to unlock.

    http://www.iphone-crack.net

  • Thanks for sharing this useful information. The post seems to be very informative one. I have visited the http://www.iphone-crack.net It is really a good site for unlocking solution. They provide a good unlocking solution of one click software technology for 2G, 3G and 3G’s iphone.

  • Nice post. Good information has been given. The post seems to be very informative one. It gives a good knowledge about the iphone unlock. I got a good iphone unlock software from the iphone-crack. Thee provide a good unlock solution for 2G, 3G and 3G’s for iphone. It is based on the one click software. They provide a free ringtone maker, iphone converter.

  • James

    do you know how to unlock iphone 3g v3.1.3 with baseband 5.12.01?

  • Ivan

    HELP! the pineapple loading finishes on my iPhone 3g, but it goes back to the iTunes and USB logo. i use an unofficial SIM and i don’t have any of the official ones. help with this anyone. thanks!