George Hotz or GeoHotz has confirmed that he will be releasing Blacksn0w to Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2 Baseband 05.11.07 for November 4th.
However, it looks like George is pretty pissed at Jody Sanders, who has offered the developer $10000 to allow the so called shady iPhone Unlocking siteto sell Blacksn0w.
First off, Jody Sanders, I am declining your $10,000. Why? Because you, and the rest of the iPhone unlock sites out there are scum. You make money selling freeware; that’s not cool, and I am in no way going to legitimize it.
Seriously, the people who really lose here are the customers. These sites are full of blatant lies, claiming to have unlocks for 05.11.07 People buy them, and are told the unlock is in development, and the release date is unknown. Imagine you bought a cup of coffee and were told it’s in development? Recently, many of these sites sent out e-mails saying they made major breakthroughs and the unlock will be ready 11/04/09. Coincidence that that’s the release date of blacksn0w?
If you are waiting to unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS using OS 3.1.2 baseband 05.11.07, hold on to your horses till November 4th. You will be able to download the Blacksn0w and unlock your iPhone for FREE (as in BEER).
Every iPhone unlock site you see out there is selling our stuff, repackaged in some form or another. Same goes for jailbreaks, although ih8sn0w and chronicdev are legit. Notice what all the legit ones have in common? They are free.
This is the first time I have tried to make something simple for the end users, and it enrages me to see people selling it. Let’s shut all these assholes down, and tell the iPhone owning world all they need is at blackra1n.com, including blacksn0w instructions on it’s release date, 11/04/09 (yes, will support hacktivation). You do your part, and I’ll do mine making things as simple, reliable, and straightforward as possible.
So beware of the scamsters who are trying to pawn you off your money, just to unlock or jailbreak your iPhone. There are several good people like George Hotzwho do this for FREE, just because Apple is so stubborn :-).