The game continues once again, on news this morning the iPhone Dev Team has successfully built software to unlock iPhones and iPod touch devices running software version 2.2, released by Apple last week.
The DevTeam has released Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn 2.2 Windows users only have QuickPwn.
“If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool,” the team warns.
The team notes that Apple’s new software updated the baseband on the 3G iPhone, which means the iPhone Dev Team are advising unlockers not to use Pwnage, as it will revert to the older (slower) baseband.
Baseband is the generic name given to the internal components of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This ‘baseband’ is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the applications (such as email and Google Maps) and talks to the main part of the phone over an internal communications network.
There’s a host of information on unlocking, full instructions and links to the unlocking tools on the Dev Team website.