iPhone Baseband 05.12.01 Unlock Caught on Video

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Before you get to excited, it is a hardware unlock method. Turkish cell phone shop has found a way to unlock an iPhone 3G on firmware 3.1.3 with the latest 05.12.01 baseband via a hardware flash. It really isn’t an ideal solution, but the video proves that it can be done with a intricate and technical hardware flash that basically overrides the baseband lock.

The video shows a cell phone technician with a whole lineup of iPhones in front of him ready to run the gauntlet. By the looks of it, the guys really knows what he’s doing, but seriously how many of us are ready to send their iPhone to a little known tech shop in Turkey?  Obviously you will be voiding your warranty, but then you can use your iPhone on other carriers.

Check out below video, Showing hardware based unlock for iPhone 3.1.3

At the moment this looks like it is the only way to get the latest baseband unlocked, we at least the only way the general public can, we don’t yet know what the Dev Team has up their sleeves. Stay tuned to BlogsDNA for more unlock and jailbreak news.

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Nicholas Tarnowsky

Nicholas Tarnowsky

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2 Responses to iPhone Baseband 05.12.01 Unlock Caught on Video

  • oX!de says:

    He only downgraded the modem version from 5.12.01 to 4.26.08. Isn’t that possible with Fuzzyband already??

    The Turkish subtitles actually say that modem version of a SIM-locked iPhone 3G v3.1.3 is downgraded from 5.12.01 to 4.26.08. Afterwards the 3.1.2 firmware will be installed which will upgrade modem version to 5.11.07 and that could be then easily unlocked with existing unlocking tools.

  • shovon says:

    unlock ? 5.12.01