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.

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  • 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.



  • 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.


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