Mister George Hotz has come through for us once again, with a software based unlock for out of the box 1.1.2 & 1.1.3 iPhones. Now would be a good time to buy one. It uses a delightful IPSF based method but this one doesn’t zero out your seczones. So should Apple lose their minds in the future and include a bootloader update in a future software release you won’t end up with a complete brick.

It seems Zibri got tired of the two dev teams’ shenanigans once more and decided to jump the gun and release the method used by an upcoming semi-hardware unlock (an exploit piggybacking on a Turbo SIM, once run there’s no need for the Turbo SIM anymore), the details of which have been known by the dev-team for several weeks now.

Interesting times. Of course this means I’m going to be bombarded with a stream of requests for unlocking - all of which I’m going to politely decline. The iPhone is great and all, but eventually you come to realise that, with every new firmware release, the time it’ll take you to restore should something terrible happen is going to increase considerably. I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as an official release is confirmed for here with 3G, I’m jumping ship. It’s just too tiring.