iPhone 3G software SIM unlock demonstrated

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Another step has been made towards unlocking the iPhone 3G so that you can use any SIM card in it. The “iPhone Dev Team” has developed a software tool that’ll unlock the device for you. They’re calling it “YellowSn0w”. The video above shows it in action – turning a locked phone into an unlocked one that accepts a T-Mobile SIM.

The tool’s due for release on Dec 31, so I advise you to spend the time between now and then desperately trying to get hold of an iPhone without signing up for a two-year O2 contract. Good luck with that.

Demo Video (via Gadget Lab)

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Duncan Geere

2 comments

  • Does anyone know if you can unlock the iPhone 3.0 OS using this same unlocking method? It’s released on Wednesday and I want to update, but need my iPhone to remain unlocked!!

  • Remember that this yellowsn0w tool wont work with firmware 2.2 or later. It’s only compatible with firmware 2.1 and earlier – for the time being anyway! I’m sure a fix will come very soon 🙂

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