In December, the infamous iPhone Dev Team promised to release on New Year’s Eve a tool for easily unlocking the iPhone 3G. It didn’t quite meet this goal, but has put out a beta version of its software.
Installing this software will allow the iPhone 3G to be used with any GSM network, such as T-Mobile USA or Rogers. However, 3G service won’t be available with T-Mobile, as it uses an incompatible frequency for this service.
This software — codenamed yellowsn0w — has been packaged into a user-friendly application, but the team warns that the latest version, 0.9.4 beta, still has bugs in it.
It requires an iPhone 3G that has been jailbroken and has baseband 02.28.00.
For more information, or to download the latest version of this unlocking application, consult the Dev Team Blog.
More about the iPhone 3G
The iPhone 3G is Apple’s second-generation smartphone, and the “3G” in its name refers to its support for 3G cellular-wireless networking.
This model has an HVGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
It has the ability to run native third-party applications that have been approved by Apple. In addition, it is able to connect to Microsoft Exchange for corporate email service.