The iPhone DevTeam (http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
) have officially confirmed the completion of the iPhone 3G unlock, dubbed “yellowsn0w.” This is to be built into PwnageTool, QuickPwn and BootNeuter in a way that first gen iPhone users are already familiar with.
The software unlock does, however, require that the user has a jailbroken iPhone 3G running a Baseband version equal to or lower than 2.11.07. Baseband versions higher are currently not supported. It has been suggested that in a few months, the possibility of downgrading Baseband firmware may arise.
On another note, the Team have also gone on to say that they believe the recent Mac OS X 10.5.6 update does not intentionally disable recognition of a device in DFU mode. They have offered three possible fixes, to be outlined below:
1. Replace the following plugin kexts from within IOUSBFamily.kext with the ones from 10.5.5 and then rebuild kextcache.
2. Use a USB hub in-between the DFU device and the Mac and insert/reinsert the iPhone’s USB cable.
3. Use a PwnageTool created .ipsw on Windows.
There is also word that work on the iPod Touch 2nd Generation jailbreak may begin sometime in the New Year.