Ultimate Guide to Unlock iPhone 3G 3.0 (OS 3.0) with Ultrasn0w 0.6

Ultrasn0w Unlock iPhone 3G 3.0 Guide

Finally long awaited iPhone OS 3.0 software update is released and I am sure many users would have already upgraded their iPhone’s to firmware 3.0. This is the first time when both jailbreak & Unlock tools for iPhone 3G 3.0 are ready.

The duration of 4 months from announcement of iPhone OS 3.0 to final release was enough for dev team to get ready their jailbreak & unlock tools. There were few initial glitches resulting delay in releasing jailbreak tool due to Yutube.app.

Now you have PwnageTool 3.0 for Mac, Redsn0w 0.7.2 for Windows & Mac for Jailbraking iPhone 3G OS 3.0 & Ultrasn0w 0.6 to Unlock iPhone 3G 3.0.

Important Points

1. If you want to unlock your iPhone 3G you must jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 3.0 with redsn0w

2. You must install iTunes 8.2 if you need to upgrade iPhone 3G to 3.0 firmware

3. Ultrasn0w works only on Baseband 04.26.08 irrespective of your iPhone OS  (3.0/2.2.1/2.2)

4. T-Mobile USA users must turn off 3G mode.

How to Install Ultrasn0w From Cydia

1. Launch Cydia or Icy

2. You should see Two Options Packages and Source.

3. Go to Packages -> Edit -> Add & Enter repo666.ultrasn0w.com URL as a repository URL.

4. Now Go back to Your Cydia Sources menu and you should see the Ultrasn0w package!

Install Ultrasn0w 0.6

How to Unlock iPhone 3G 3.0 Baseband 04.26.08

1. Download Redsn0w 0.7.2. & Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.0 with Reds0w & Install Cydia installer

2. Follow How to Install Ultrasn0w from Cydia Instructions.

3. Press Home button to Power Off& Insert your Third part SIM card

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4. Power ON your iPhone 3G and wait untill iPhone 3G carrier popsup. if doesn’t repeat step 3 and 4.

How to Unlock iPhone 3G 2.2.1 with Baseband 02.30.03

1. Download iPhone 3G OS 3.0 firmware

2. Upgrade iPhone 3G 2.2.1 to 3.0 with iTunes 8.2

3. Download Redsn0w 3.0 & Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.0 with Redsn0w & Install Cydia or Icy installer

4. Follow How to Install Ultrasn0w from Cydia Instructions.

5. Press Home button to Power Off& Insert your Third part SIM card

6. Power ON your iPhone 3G and wait untill iPhone 3G carrier popsup. if doesn’t repeat step 5 and 6.

How to Unlock iPhone 3G 2.2.1 with Baseband 02.28.00

1. Download iPhone 3G OS 3.0 firmware

2. Upgrade iPhone 3G 2.2.1 to 3.0 with iTunes 8.2 with shift

3. Download Pwnagetool 3.0 or Redsn0w & Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.0 must Install Cydia installer

4. Follow How to Install Ultrasn0w from Cydia Instructions.

5. Press Home button to Power Off& Insert your Third part SIM card

6. Power ON your iPhone 3G and wait untill iPhone 3G carrier popsup. if doesn’t repeat step 5 and 6.


1. What should I use to Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.0 ?

You can download PwnagwTool 3.0 or Redsn0w 0.7.2 if you are on Mac for Windows users only Redsn0w 0.7.2 is available.

2. Which one is better ? PwnageTool 3.0 or Redsn0w 0.7.2

Both tools are good for jailbreaking with basic difference PwnageTool lets you to keep your Baseband and it is only for Mac. Where as redsn0w can be used on Windows & Mac and it can unlock & jailbreak ipod touch 2g,1g 3.0 and jailbreak iPhone 2g,3g 3.0

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3. When iPhone Dev team will release QuickPWN for iPhone 3G 3.0

QuickPWN has been replaced by Redsn0w. You must use Redsn0w for Jailbreaking & unlocking.

4. Is yellowsn0w same as Ultrasn0w ?

Yes, Yellowsn0w has been replaced with Ultrasn0w, but Ultrasn0w can only unlock iPone 3G 3.0 firmware with Baseband 04.26.08.

5. Can Ultrasn0w Unlock iPhone 3G S 3.0?

iPhone 3G S 3.0 does comes with vulnerable baseband 04.26.08 but it all depends on whether iPhone Dev team will be able to jailbreak iPhone OS 3G S or not.

If you have any question regarding Unlock & Jailbreak for iPhone OS 3.0 do let us know.

Some More Usefull Guides

How to Jailbreak & unlock iPod Touch 1G & 2G 3.0

How to Jailbreak & unlock iPhone 2G 3.0

Download Custom ipsw for OS 3.0

Please Note: We will not be responsible for any damage which may occur to your device using above guide do it at your own Risk



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45 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Unlock iPhone 3G 3.0 (OS 3.0) with Ultrasn0w 0.6”

  1. Great job dev team, and for those whyning, when?, when?, your only option was to wait. So next time shut the F.. up and wait!!!! be greatfull that there are people out there working for you.

  2. I have iphone 3g. The current version of my phone is 2.2.1 and Firmware is 02.30.03 I am using this phone presently with a power sim. Now I want to update my iphone to 3.0 and still use the same service. So how can I do it?

  3. i’m trying to jailbrok & unlock my iphone 3g 3.0
    when i use redsn0w 0.72 & browse 3.0_7a341 custom
    restore ipsw its show ( unable to recognize specified ipsw )
    please help thanks

  4. Hi Me too, I have the right ipsw for my iphone 3G but until now I was unable to do the jailbreak, in both quickpwn and redsnow unable to recognize specified ipsw why?
    Can you help me guys

  5. I have jailbroken my iphone 3g 3.0 baseband 04.26.08, when I go to cydia and try to install ultrasnow using repo666.ultrasn0w.com, it states did not find repository. Should my sim card be in the phone during this process ? I also have a turbo sim, should this be installed ? I am using vista. Please help….

  6. hi………….
    i want to unlock my iphone 3g 2.2.1 ………can any body help me how to unlock?????????

  7. hi there,
    i have a iphone 3g 2.2.1 and baseband 2.30.03. its jailbroked and i am using a turbo sim to use with t-mobile. is it possible to upgrade to 3.0 and unlock with ultrasnow.please give me a reply as soon as possible.thanks a lot

  8. hi…
    i cant unlock my iphone 3g 3.0 after jailbreak it with redsnow…i tried to add the ultrasnow in cydia…it said…did not find repository….helpppppp!!!!!

  9. ANTIRebelSIMCard

    Dear users,

    The solution here REALLY WORKS, follow the steps shown here, I had a iPhone 3G, 2.2.1 BB 2.30.03 that I tried to unlock using the REBEL SIM Card, none of its current version worked for me besides this is a ALERT FOR ALL IPHONE USERS IN THE NET, they are selling this Software solution as it was from their authority,cheating people and taking advantage of what the DevTeam developed and who deserve donations for their effort.


    I upgrade my iPhone to OS 3.0 and followed the steps carefully and now my iphone works with this OS , Cydia and all its functions are working really well.

    Be patient and try one more time without missing any steps.

  10. i went step by step and wait for reboot but it did’nt.what can i do pls. or send instactions.thanks.

  11. Thanks for the tips, I was trying to find step-by-step info to update the iphone. I followed the steps exactly as mentioned here, and my 3G iphone works superb.

    Thanks Dev-Team and excellent blog.

  12. I followed all the directions as explained and had my 3G unlocked in no time at all. Job well done! Thanks Dev team!!

  13. I am unable to download ultrasn0w. I keep getting “size mismatch” error in cydia. I’ve been trying for 7 days now. I have re-jailbroken, re-added cydia & re-added the repo several times. Always the same message. Icy adds the repo but does not find the app. Firmware is 3.0 on 3g phone. Can anyone help me please? Thank you.

  14. to answer your question for Cydia “did not find repository”. That was because the ultrasn0w.com website was down temporarily. With a little bit of patience you should open a browser, enter repo666.ultrasn0w.com and check to see if it is up again. Then at that moment, go to your Cydia, add source, and it should work

  15. To those who got message “did not find repository,” I had the same problem and tried several ways to fix this. Finally, I found the solution that worked for me. What you have to do is just update your Cydia ( Full update ). First,I just update only essential component and had problem when trying to add source “repo666.ultrasn0w.com” or “repo666.ultrasn0w.com/”( with “/”). Hope this help !

  16. I’m having the same problem, I don’t know whether it is because my o2 sim hasn’t been activated, I live in a place with no o2 coverage, or what. Did you do a restart after installing the updates?I did install all updates but it still didn’t work I’m wondering if I had to reset the phone.


  17. Hi, I went through with the jailbreak process, everything went perfectly but on the home screen i cannot see the cydia icon, its just not there, what do i do about this?

  18. When I try to add “repo666.ultrasn0w.com” it says “Did not Find Respository”, how do I fix this problem?

  19. hello guys,

    How do i jailbreak iPhone 3G S 32GB 3.0.1? I have iTunes 8.2.1 will i be able to download apps from apple store after jailbreaking my iphone? is it possible to update iphone after jailbreaking it?


  20. Hi guys, thanks for all the hard work!! I have downloaded 3.0.1 and jailbroke with Red .8, the unlock with the latest Ultrasn0w but i still have no luck with unlocking the iPhone. What am i doing wrong? Should i UPDATE or RESTORE? Please help :)

  21. I have iphone 3g s 32gb ….i unlock using purplra1n worked well for a month but suddenly stopped working…no ICCID….no IMEI….no WiFi….i now deleted all settings and data…and my phone stop working completely

    The phone is stuck,only showing apple logo ….please can someone help me…please

  22. hi thnx for the post keep it up actually i done all the process of jailbreaking and updating to 3.0 without any hassle and also added the repo 666 and whn i installed ultrasn0w and rebooted the device i m not able to use all sims butthe only sim i was using earlier. All help will b appreciated thnx in adv .

  23. Dear All

    May God Bless You all i am very happy that i got my Iphone Back in the Working Condition.

  24. i have done everything and the iphone is fine and working. however i still dont have service on my phone from my sim card! please help.

  25. Hello, I used the ultrasn0w for unlocking my 3G 3.0 Iphone and it worked perfectly. The only problem I have is that I cant syncronize with my old Itunes Account. I got to syncronize the half of the library the first time I plugged, but now every time I plug It, says the “disk was not found” or “server time out”. Can anyone help me with this.


  26. hi i had a iphone 2g with 2.2.1 firmware 2.30.03. i jailbreaked it and accidently restore 3.0 or 3.1 i dnt know caz after dat moment my iphone is deactivated. it does not show up on itunes as well i tried to downgrade it to 2.2.1 but no luck can anybody help me out plz.

  27. @ step 3 is just wrong – it should be go to SOURCES not PACKAGES.
    I have huge problem, just cannot get ultrasn0w to load, is there any other way to run it?

  28. itried to manythings to unlock via icy or cydia through repo666 but no chance to unlock the iphone any help pleaseeeeeeeeeee

  29. K 1st
    you must be near a Wi-Fi A.P.(access point)

    can u start referring the 2/3G as 2/3Gen as the n00bs may
    think ur talking about 2G(GSM) or 3G(usim)

    and John if you read the insturctions it says “Dont install Both Cydia and Icy”

    and azad
    u need to wait till dev team can exploit 3.1 software
    unless u own a Macintosh u get “Pwnage tool 3.1”

  30. @ DOME, yes, I understand that one should not install both Cydia & Icy at the same time; however, I am sure that upon finding that one program would not work, even you would try the alternate, what else to do to solve the problem. At any rate, the problem was not with either program, I believe the Cydia site itself was at fault or my access to it; here is what I posted on another site –

    @ Jordan,
    Don’t give up – I had this exact same problem for a week or more. My iPhone (3G, 3.0, from Australia) was able to surf with Safari, however Stocks & Weather would not update, even when right next to the wireless antenna.
    I am not sure sure how these two problems are related, but I do know that one day, Stocks & Weather did update, and Cydia ran, updated itself, then I did the ultrasn0w and it worked without a hitch.
    As I am in Saudi Arabia and it was a work modem, at first I thought it was a proxy problem, but as it eventually accessed via that system, proves that theory wrong.
    Is there any way there could be an internet glitch between here and the Cydia website and the same for you? Or perhaps Cydia site was down but that doesn’t explain the Stocks & Weather not updating.

    @ five00seven,
    Thanks for trying to help, I am fully aware of the idiosyncrasies of working with Wi-Fi in conjunction with firewalled internet access. I had the company proxy settings in iPhone settings, and entered the User Name and Password every single time after opening Cydia.
    The time that it finally worked, I did nothing different than before; hence, my question about an access problem to the website or even an internet blockage between here and there. Be interesting to see a follow up from Jordan, did he finally solve the problem?
    I did get a lot of proxy errors when Cydia failed to access properly, but they were not related to my company proxy, more like they said Proxy 407 or something to that effect. The time it finally got thru, it was a beautiful thing to watch, I just knew that it was going to work, you could tell by the way the files were downloading.

  31. Hey i have a unlocked iphone 3g. i don’t know what happened to it. Now its showing the message, “Restore needed iphone cannot make or receive calls”. Is my phone broken? or is there any way i can solve this issue?


  32. Hi. thank you for the information that you’ve provide for me. But i followed every step and my iphone 3g says its searching and than it will say no service. now it does that when i put the tmobile card on it.
    and yes i turned off the 3g network befor installing it.
    can you please help me? i’ve looked all over the web for an answer but none seems to help.


  33. I am experiencing the sme problems as the two posts before. Searching then no service. It worked the first few days perfectly but then tells me a restore is needed and I cannot make or receive calls. I have been searching the net for two days. Sometimes u can reboot and I get service but then randomly I will lose it and have restored rejailbreak and reunlocked several times using Cydia and ultrasnow. I don’t know what’s going on but someone plz help. Yes I already tried turning 3g off before installing my tmobile sim card. I’m about ready to give up.

  34. I Jailbreaked my iPhone then there wasn’t service (before i jailbreaked it the sim card worked) then i unlocked it, now it keep saying Searching…

    Help me please.

  35. alright guys…i finally got my phone fixed. i was the one who posted two posts ago. long story short…my 3g 3.0 got the point where it wouldnt even restore. kept giving me an error (1013 or something like that. i left it alone for a few days and tried it on another computer. it finally restored! we jailbroke it using redsn0w but for some reason the wifi settings was greyed out and said “no wifi”. after restoring it another 2 times (we got the error again) we still got no wifi. my friend then read a crazy post saying to put your iphone in the freezer, we tried it and it worked! so any of you experiencing that, turn your phone off and put it in there for a couple of minutes. so we got it unlocked and after a few hours the dreaded no service thing popped up. so we tried to reset network settings (settings>general>reset>reset network settings) and it came back. when it happened again my friend did the freezer thing and it worked then we heard from a friend to go into settings>carrier and PICK your carrier. it is defaulted on automatic….but the choices under that for me was tmobile and at&t. since im tmobile i chose that instead of automatic and so far it has been working fine…but its only been about a day. i just wanted to share this with you guys if you were still looking for a solution. good luck to you guys…im crossing my fingers and hope my phone holds up. oh yeah but now itunes is saying it can’t read my phone and i need to restore it so i’m unable to sync it. if anyone has a solution plz help, i do not want to restore it again bc im afraid it wont work again. but im sort of fine with it since my iphone atleast works now.

  36. hello everyone…
    i have bought a new iphone 3g with os 3.0.i ailbreak it through redsnow.but there is no carier.i donot have the wifi jone.so i cant download the ultrasnow…what to do now? plz help…thanks………


  38. Hi, i bought Iphone 3G and used at U.K with O2 Sim but i was migrated to India and now i cannot use this Iphone which doesnt display anything and shows only Itunes and USB cord. pls help me. Can i used this cell with 3G or any other sim cards in India??? Plzzzzzzzzz

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