Yesterday evening GeoHot announced he was releasing blacksn0w and RC3 of blackra1n. The new release of blacksn0w allows anyone using the 05.11.17 baseband will finally be able to unlock their iPhones for use with another provider.

     The newest version of blackra1n changed quite a few things as well. It now includes the option to “hacktivate” your iPhone right off the bat so you don’t have to download blacksn0w on your own. The program is also faster and supports Tiger and PPC. The following was the release information for both of the programs:

blacksn0w is a free unlock for the latest iPhone 3G and 3GS
blackra1n is a super simple jailbreak used to install unlock
new visitors, go to blackra1n.com download and have fun

blackra1n RC3 is also live for both Windows and Mac!!! Clean firmware 3.1.2 and baseband 05.11.07 are recommended.

Updates:
Unlock!!!
Hacktivation
Keep legit activation if activated before running app
15 seconds faster, you’ll feel it
Tiger + PPC support