Idea of 5.14.02 Unlock?
I registered to this forum to ask you guys a couple for question as i have an idea i never hacked iphone firmwares except using premade tools.
So the idea goes, if iphone baseband is updated through .ipsw file, can we somehow modify the firmware to update baseband to 5.15.x but the baseband file is also modified so instead of it updating real 5.15 it updates our modified one with 5.13 exploit.
So in summary we modify 5.15 wich is newer than 5.14, but that 5.15 uses same hex files like 5.13?
Dont flame me it was just a thought.
Something like this was possible on the 2G iPhone - however Apple increased the security in the 3G and higher - so nothing like this is possible any more.
Expect to wait until July 2011 for a new unlock. It might come earlier but I would be very surprised.
So late? some ppl are saying it will arrive in like a month, so what do you suggest i do with this phone i am from europe, phone is locked to USA, and i hate ipods :D
The devteam has been clear with their patterns. There are fewer unlocks released than new jailbreaks.
The last time a device was unlocked for life was the first manufacturing batch of iPhone 3G in mid 2008. The last jailbroken for life device was the 3GS with old bootrom - that came 1 year later. It looks like iPhone 4 will be also jailbroken for life.
Unlocks are getting harder to find and make. Plus strategy suggests that you release one unlock per major iPhone hardware refresh. This us why I suggest July next year.
Last year geohot came to the "rescue" of all the people who were either warned to not update to 3.1 or who should have done their research and bought their iPhone before September.
This rescue was blacksn0w - the most problematic buggy unstable unlock since the very early days of unlocking. There are still people using blacksn0w who eventually end up in a bootloop and maybe with wifi problems or corrupted baseband.
I personally don't want another unlock on the scene like that one!