Those happy chaps at the iPhone Dev Team have recently replied to Apple’s new 2.2 firmware with a new version of QuickPwn. Less than 24 hrs after Apple released the 2.2 firmware, the Dev Team have supplied a stable jailbreak and unlock for iPhone 2G users and jailbreak for iPod Touch 1G users.
A lot of disappointment has surrounded this release, as it was thought to herald the release of the iPhone 3G SIM unlock. Many 3G users will be disappointed to see that there is no release as of yet for the iPhone 3G, but the Dev Team left some very subtle clues that the 3G unlock is in the works and expected in the near future.
They state on the blog that:
“If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.”
Along with this update , Apple have also upgraded the baseband for all 3G models, however the Dev Team stress that “preserving the baseband will give you the maximum chance for any upcoming software unlock”. They also stress that you must create a custom .ipsw and not upgrade to Apple’s official firmware, if you want any chance of unlocking your 3G iPhone in future.
Another project that the Dev Team have yet to update on, is the iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, which 2G owners have been craving since the 2G’s release this September. The Dev Team have stated that this is not the main priority on their busy schedule, as most of the efforts are being focused on the iPhone 3G unlock.
Depending on what type of phone/device you have and what service you have you should be able to upgrade by following one of Dev Team’s guides. For any instructions and to check IF you are eligible please visit http://blog.iphone-dev.org/.