I HAZ SUCCESS!
My 3G iPhone is now unlocked at FW 3.0 thanks to Ultrasnow. and the iclarified.com tutorials.. iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock the iPhone 3G Using UltraSn0w
I had zero problems with the unlock using an Intel Mac, restored from backup with iTunes 8.2 on a PPC Mac, got all my contacts, calendars, icon positions, stocks and weather back, and all my other settings, safari works, youtube works, email works in landscape too, copy paste works, so does calendar search
I lost my Cydia apps, reloaded MX tube, it works.. reloaded APT backup does not work.. pretty minor
Thanks Dev Team!
now I will delay buying a 3GS for a little longer..