wow...lets hope soft unlock isn't too far away.
What's strange about this article is that the chip they've marked with that big "X" and referered to several times as the baseband chip (sgold) is not actually the baseband chip. It's the NOR flash chip.
Also, the hooey about 2.2 being the first time that Apple has "updated the baseband chip" is wrong on many levels. With every release for the 3G so far, Apple flashes a new baseband (and it's not flashed to the baseband itself, but to that external NOR flash).
I also don't get z00l's problem.
Indeed TA has helped a lot to the community.
If physically removed, the NOR can be erased and reprogrammed to anything. But still, when that NOR is put back in place, the 3G sgold bootrom will only accept properly signed bootloaders from it. And those signed bootloaders would only accept properly signed basebands for the next stage of the boot.
At first glance, it *seems* like a reversion of baseband to an official Apple one, but one that works well with a particular sim proxy. And that sim proxy has been embedded within the iPhone (several of the proxy guys offer that embedded solution).
One thing is certain: if he were actually changing the seczone to look like an unlocked phone, then updating to 2.2 wouldn't be the problem that the article says it is.
And i really don't give a rat's ass about his HW skills about removing any chip on the iPhone. :hack:
Dumping 5.8BL was pretty much useless in many ways.
But what really gets on my nerves is people profiting from unlocking, either from selling gheySIMs, "coding" (*cough*stealing*cough*) half-baked ZiCrap apps or removing chips and reflashing them externally.Quote:
Originally Posted by Crispain
Do people really want to pay for an unlock every time a new FW (with a Baseband update) comes out from Apple? :confused:
This being said, i'll end up my thoughts on this thread with DevTeam's moto:
Donations to /dev/null
Keep it up guys, soft-unlock FTW
if DEV-Team cracks 1.45 Baseband only they will also run into Problems if updating with unpwned 2.2 Firmware. iTunes will then overwrite 1.45 BB and that's it.
Only way to update 3G iPhone with cracked 1.45 Baseband (if cracked) will be using Pwned Firmware without Baseband update.