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Download Ultrasnow to Unlock iPhone 3G on OS 3.0

Its finally here! the long-awaited unlock solution for the iPhone 3G has now been officially released by the iPhone Dev Team.

Earlier we announced that we iPhone users would now require a new tool to unlock iPhone 3G known as Ultrasnow and the tool has finally been released.

For those who want to catch up fast, follow the below procedure to unlock the iPhone 3G on Firmware 3.0.

  1. Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0.
  2. Jailbreak the device using PwnageTool or Redsnow.
  3. Run Cydia to install Ultrasnow.
  4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com
  5. Search for Ultrasnow and install it.
  6. Reboot your iPhone 3G.

Please note that this method is only suitable to work with iPhone 3G which was previously unlocked with YellowSnow. And the method is not recommended to unlock an iPhone 3GS.



{ 34 comments… add one }

  • zoubi June 24, 2009, 7:30 am

    does this really work?

  • paul June 25, 2009, 9:07 am

    i have an Iphone 3G running 3.0 never been hacked/jailbreaked.
    can i jailbreak it using redsnow as you stated and then just installing ultrasnow? because i read in the bottom it only suitable for phones that been unlocked with yellowsnow but again ive never done anything to my phone besides the apple updates. i have everything ready but i just wanna make sure it could be done before i start because i dont wanna ruin my phone. i really dont think i could live with out it.

    Thank You.

  • Micheal June 25, 2009, 11:31 am

    it is giving error that “repo is invalid”

  • saajid June 25, 2009, 1:01 pm

    can it be used to unlock the 2g… ive locked my iphone 2g with 3.0 and cant unlock it… i tired and i get either an error msg 1602 or error 9… please help

  • Devian June 25, 2009, 4:27 pm

    yes the waiting is really over, nice tutorial tnx for the post. I found one also and it contains images on how to Jailbreak/Unlock your iPhone 3G. very useful tutorial.

  • ff June 28, 2009, 8:59 pm


    • Ketri July 29, 2009, 4:10 am

      Hello! I have jailbroken my iphone 3g, apparently. But I cannot do the cydia part, unlocking. Dont you need an internet access to do it? And how could you do it without a working unlocked simcard to get you online…?

      How can you
      Run Cydia to install Ultrasnow without the simcard being unlocked

  • Muhammad Qasim June 29, 2009, 9:50 am

    i get mesage
    invalid repo

  • dragonleg June 29, 2009, 11:42 am


  • khan June 30, 2009, 1:37 pm

    nice blogs

  • Daniela July 7, 2009, 12:05 pm

    done that -answer-invalid repo
    please help
    thank you

  • Alston July 20, 2009, 9:13 pm

    Can I stay on AT&T if i jailbreak my iphone with ultrasnow? I just want Ultrasnow for cydia and the other features

  • Andres July 22, 2009, 11:11 pm

    cant find ultrasnow in cydia, i added the source and nothin!!!!!!!

  • Sharma July 24, 2009, 5:24 pm

    my wifi not detected on iphone….can anyone help?tried reset number of times

  • bezzer88 August 2, 2009, 10:52 pm

    @Muhammad Qasim
    did you put the o in snow with the number 0 not the letter o.

  • mike August 4, 2009, 7:47 pm

    hopefully this works
    thanks all 😛

  • eeyadokla August 8, 2009, 7:50 am

    hiiiiiiiiiiiiii i need it

  • fgfvg August 9, 2009, 12:21 pm

    can i do this without a wifi connection

  • astalavistababy September 19, 2009, 8:49 am

    Unfortunately this solution is not applicable for 3.1 official firmware :((.

  • paki619 September 30, 2009, 9:31 am

    press iphone tab on top of page.. and check out posts. u will know how to jailbreak 3.1….

  • norddeutscher October 11, 2009, 2:39 am

    Any advise how to run cydia without wifi?

    • LEXi February 19, 2010, 11:43 pm

      Just go to an internet café

  • waelneuro October 16, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Hi Saad,

    I have bought iphone appel 8GB, used one from Germany and now in Egypt, it seems to be locked, it doesnt work with any of the local networks,
    It is with the following specification:
    Version 3.1 (7C144)
    Carrier T-mobile 5.0
    Model MB217D
    Modem Firmware 04.05.04_G

    I don not know if it is out of box V3.1 or it was upgraded to V3.1 .

    will you ,or anyone help me to unlock it ?
    My email is waelneuro@yahoo.com

    • glen January 7, 2010, 10:08 pm

      bro it all a con dev team work with apple to stuff people around ask yourself this why do you have to pay for the lateset release of redsnow(ulrasnow). All the torrents except 1 don't work and the 1 that does is encrpted and the site you are supposed to get the password from is a bogus site as it will ask for you phone number then spam sms messages at $3.50 per message and you will still not get the password . You bought a iphone i think that is real funny. Welcome to the world of rip off(apple). Whant more proof your being riped off All Apple computers have intel cpu, nvida graphic cards and yet you pay 2x the price for all there computers . Save yourself money bro buy nokia phones and build yourself a computer and run windows hell you don't even need to buy windows there are plenty of hacked versions on the net trust me i have latest softwhere from microsoft and for last 10 years have not had to pay for any off it and they all work ok even pass microsoft genuine advantage . Appl are great at ripping people off they have been doing it for 20 years now . They would not have changed to intel chips if there hardwhere was so good just now they make more money as the con is better now .good luck

    • Rob March 13, 2010, 8:59 am

      download fuzzyband on Cydia !

  • Muneeb October 20, 2009, 3:38 pm


    Thanks Saad for the efforts to put up these tutorials, i really appreciate your hard work.
    But i have a question to make;

    I was reading one of your recent blog post here http://www.sizlopedia.com/2009/10/19/hacktivate… and there you said we have to follow from instruction 3 to unlock 3gs, but here on this post at the end you said “And the method is not recommended to unlock an iPhone 3GS.”, please make it clear as i have done the upgrading thing and now stuck with on how to unlock it, i'm on 3.1.2 now !

    waiting for your reply


  • Cena December 15, 2009, 10:34 pm

    Sorry I am a little confused, is it ffee to download it or costs money?

  • Glen January 7, 2010, 9:52 pm

    typical you have to by the latest version of ultrasnow (resnow ) then apple release a new version as update then dev team release a new version which you have to pay and on and on it goes when are you alll going to relies that dev team work with apple .Like all things apple they try to rip you off . Ask yourself this why do you have to buy the latest verison of redsnow(ultrasnow) but all the older copys are still on the net …….TO RIP YOU OFF

  • Bruno January 9, 2010, 7:58 pm

    Does anyone with 2G 1.1.2 OS successfully unlocked with this solution? I have seen some pepole here complaining about having to pay to download ultrasnOw, does this proceed?


  • Bruno January 10, 2010, 12:58 am

    Does anyone with 2G 1.1.2 OS successfully unlocked with this solution? I have seen some pepole here complaining about having to pay to download ultrasnOw, does this proceed?


  • Rob March 13, 2010, 1:59 pm

    download fuzzyband on Cydia !

  • chan May 23, 2010, 9:20 am


  • Mzskitzo June 15, 2010, 11:23 am

    i found a 1st generation iphone and when i connect it to itunes it says insert a valid simcard with no pin lock to activate phone i have tried to jailbreak i have tried blackrain i have tried everything it seems and nothign is letting me in

  • Breezy October 6, 2010, 11:13 am

    i wanna jailbreak my itouch 2g 4.1 can anybody help plzzzzzzzzzzz ive been trying for days know

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