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purplesn0w: iPhone 3GS unlock

Posted by iPod Touch | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Are you an iPhone 3GS user? Are you using ultrasn0w? Good news. Geohot, the world's first person to ever unlock the iPhone, has released a new unlocking software called purplesn0w.

purplesn0w is still in beta right now, but Geohot claims that it's the best unlock out there. Although the Dev Team already released the ultrasn0w unlock that works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, Geohot decided to make his own unlock and release the source code as well. Unfortunately it only works for iPhone 3GS users, so if you're not an iPhone 3GS user then you must stick with ultrasn0w.

So why would an iPhone 3G user need to use purplesn0w instead of ultrasn0w? Many people were reporting wifi, and battery issues with ultrasn0w and Geohot claims to have fixed this issues with his release.

Downloading and installing purplesn0w on the iPhone 3GS is pretty simple. Here is how to do it:

*Note: This will not work on hactivated iPhone 3GS's yet, Geohot plans on adding support for hactivated iPhones tomorrow. T-mobile users must disable 3G.
  1. Launch the Cydia App
  2. Go to Manage -> Sources
  3. Tap Edit on the top right
  4. Tap Add at the top left
  5. Enter as the Cydia/APT URL
  6. Tap the Add Source button
  7. Once the source has been added, find and install the package
  8. Install the package
  9. Reboot your iPhone 3GS
Just a couple questions for any iPhone 3GS user who tries this. Were you successfully able to unlock your iPhone 3GSwith purplesn0w? If you used ultrasn0w previously, did you notice any difference?

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