Unlock iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w [How to] - iPhoneHeat

Unlock iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w [How to]

Dev-Team has released UltraSn0w 1.2.4 to unlock iPhone 4, 3GS running iOS 5 firmware. This UltraSn0w update can unlock iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS on unlockable basebands running iOS 5. These are the steps to unlock iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w unlock.

For those who don’t know, UltraSn0w is a software unlock solution for iPhone, created by the iPhone Dev-Team, so that users can use their iPhone on any carrier other than the official ones.


UltraSn0w 1.2.4 can unlock iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS on iOS 5 with compatible basebands only. Sadly, newer basebands aren’t supported.

Supported basebands include:
(How to: check iPhone baseband)

iPhone 4 baseband: 01.59.00
iPhone 3GS Baseband: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00 (Read the note at the bottom)

UltraSn0w unlock requires your iPhone to be jailbroken on iOS 5. RedSn0w can jailbreak iOS 5 and the good thing about new RedSn0w 0.9.9b4 or later is its ability to preserve baseband just like the PwnageTool and Sn0wbreeze does.

If you’re on any of the above mentioned basebands, follow  > this guide < to Update to iOS 5 + jailbreak and preserve iPhone baseband. ***Make sure to preserve baseband*** Gevey SIM guide is also linked at the bottom.

Unfortunately, it’s still a tethered jailbreak which means you have to connect your iOS device with your PC on every reboot to boot back into the jailbreak state. Untethered iOS 5 jailbreak is expected to be released soon.

Let’s Unlock iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w on the compatible basebands…

How to Unlock iPhone iOS 5 with UltraSn0w

Step 1

Jailbreak your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS using the latest version of Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze on iOS 5.
***Make sure to preserve baseband***

How to: Jailbreak iOS 5 with RedSn0w

Step 2

From your jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5;

  1. Open Cydia and let it load and update if it prompts you;
  2. Go to Search tab and search for ultrasn0w and install it. (make sure the version reads 1.2.4)
  3. Installing UltraSn0w 1.2.4 will unlock iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS iOS 5 with baseband 01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00. Once the installation is completed, reboot your iPhone.

iOS 5 Guides

How to: Preserve iPhone 4, 3GS Baseband While Updating to iOS 5
How to: Unlock iOS 5 iPhone 4 with Gevey SIM
How to: Enable WiFi-Sync in iOS 5 to Wirelessly Sync iPhone with iTunes

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