Snowday! Blacksn0w is coming today!!

Posted on Tuesday November 3rd, 2009 / 14:00

Το blacksb0w είναι προ των πυλών και σύμφωνα με τον GeoHot θα κυκλοφορήσει νωρίτερα απ’ότι αναμενόταν:

Today 11/3/09 is a sn0w day. School is officially cancelled, and all your iPhones will be unlocked. Remember getting those calls?

Σήμερα θα χιονίσει μας λέει ο GeoHot. Έρχεται το blacksn0w το οποίο θα ξεκλειδώνει (unlock) το πιο πρόσφατο baseband 05.11.07. Πολλοί περιμένουν πως και πως αυτή τη στιγμή! Παράλληλα το blackra1n με το οποίο μπορείτε να κάνετε jailbreak συσκευές με το firmware 3.1.2 αναβαθμίζεται στην έκδοση RC3 με κάποιες σημαντικές λειτουργίες, όπως την υποστήριξη του Mac OS Tiger και των επεξεργαστών PPC (G4/G5).


Σημαντικότερη από όλες όμως είναι η προσθήκη του εργαλείου blacksn0w το οποίο θα εκτελείται μέσα από το blackra1n. Άρα όσοι ενδιαφέρεστε για το unlock θα πρέπει να εγκαταστήσετε το τελευταίο blackra1n RC3. Αν έχετε ήδη χρησιμοποιήσει το blackra1n και δεν έχετε διαγράψει την εφαρμογή, μπορείτε πολύ απλά να την αναβαθμίσετε στην έκδοση RC3 απευθείας από τη συσκευή σας…

Αναλυτικά όπως αναφέρει και ο GeoHot:

At Noon EST, I will be making it sn0w, and I’m looking to see “#blacksn0w” trending. blacksn0w is the unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband, and will also enable official tethering. blackra1n, a jailbreak for 3.1.2, has been updated to RC3, with hacktivation support, 15 second speed improvement, Tiger+PPC support, and installation of the latest

Here is how getting yourself some sn0w and ra1n will work.

Nothing is live until Noon

If you are a loyal blackra1n user who kept the on your iPhone, run it. You will see Icy replaced by an option “ra1n”. Install this to upgrade your app. After upgrading, run again. You will see “sn0w”. Install this, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

If you are new to the scene, just looking for an unlock, finally ready to upgrade to 3.1.2 and the accompanying baseband, willing to restore for the latest and greatest, or stuck on the “Connect to iTunes” screen, you are in luck. Jailbreaking and unlocking have never been easier. Go to, click on the logo corresponding to your operating system, run the app, and click “make it ra1n”. When your phone reboots, you’ll see Run this, install blacksn0w, and enjoy your unlocked iPhone.

If you jailbroke using pwnage or deleted your, you are in luck too. Sometime later in the sn0wday, blacksn0w will be added to Cydia, and instructions will be posted here.

If you are on a 2G iPhone, blacksn0w isn’t an option for you. But BootNeuter is, a completely free permanent unlock for your 2G. Of course, blackra1n will work great, and even hacktivate for you.

If you have been getting 404 errors when downloading from, first off, be sure you use the links at If you are, something is blocking your http referrer.

Thanks to ih8sn0w for bringing the at+xemn command to my attention. This is the injection vector used to get code running on the baseband. One of these days I will write a technical post about how it works.

Also, a note. This may be the best iPhone users ever have it. Be sure, if you have a 3GS or iPod Touch 3, to use Cydia’s “On File” or Firmware Umbrella in order to be able to restore to 3.1.2 in the future. And as always, the baseband cannot be downgraded, so be *super* careful with updates if you need the unlock.

Check back here at Noon EST for the official launch announcement.

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