Unlocking the iPhone: The Guide

Apple’s obsessive attention to detail has produced what many consider a technological masterpiece. The iPhone.

Unfortunately, Apple’s stubbornness has also crippled the iPhone as a portable device. Specifically, by not letting the user freely switch SIM cards when traveling or install third party software that has not jump through the hoops of the “Apple Apps Store Approval Process”…

This Guide aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge base on the safest methods of Jailbreaking and Sim Unlocking your Apple iPhone.


Understanding The Lingo

via iclarified.com

Files You Will Need

Bootloader 4.6BL

Jalibreak/Sim Unlock Your iPhone 2G

The iPhone 2G is the first model iPhone ever released. It has an aluminum back & connect to the Internet using EDGE. This model iPhone can be SIM UNLOCKED & JAILBROKEN.


How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 2G iPhone (Mac) [Updated 2.2]
Instructions on how to unlock and jailbreak your 2G iPhone on the 2.0.0-2.2.0 firmware using Pwnage 2.2 (Mac).
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 2G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows) [Updated 2.2]
Instructions on how to unlock/jailbreak your 2G iPhone to the 2.2 iPhone firmware using QuickPwn for Windows.

Jalibreak/Sim Unlock Your iPhone 3G
The iPhone 3G is the second model iPhone released in 2008. It come in white or black & connects to the Internet using 3G or EDGE. This model iPhone can be only be JAILBROKEN for the time being.


How to Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 3G iPhone (Mac) [Updated 2.2]
Instructions on how to jailbreak your 3G iPhone running firmware 2.0.0-2.2 using PwnageTool for Mac.
How to Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 3G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows) [Updated 2.2]
Instructions on how to jailbreak your 3G iPhone to the 2.1-2.2 iPhone firmware using QuickPwn for Windows.

The New Xbox Experience: Meet your Avatar

Jason Chen, for Gizmodo:

Avatars are neat, but need some work. They’re not necessary in the sense that you’ve still got the option of using your old gamerpics to represent your gamertag to the rest of Xbox Live, but everyone can create a Nintendo Mii-like avatar. Because there are only a handful of clothing options and customisability selections, your Mii will only kinda look like you. They’re neat, though, and can be used in future games so you can control a virtual you instead of, say, Venus Williams…

10 Things You Should Know About The New Xbox Experience (on gizmodo.com)