iPhone 3G software SIM unlock demonstrated

iPhone, Mobile phones

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
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  • 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 šŸ™‚

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