Best software to unlock/jailbreak iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen?

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  1. Little-Acorn

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    Well, I got a used iPhone 3GS 32GB, and my son is getting an iPod Touch (4th Gen).

    I understand that the iPhone can be unlocked so I can use it on T-Mobile and other providers, and can also be jailbroken so I can use apps that are not from iTunes.

    I've also heard that such things can be done to the iPod Touch. True/false?

    What's your favorite software for unlocking and jailbreaking these gadgets?
     
  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Moved to iPhone Jailbreak.
     
  3. ring0_event

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    Well, for my 3gs (new bootrom) I used redsn0w to jailbreak. Since I had it previously unlocked, I also used redsn0w to preserve my unlock (i.e. preserve my baseband). What is your current baseband (modem) version? Find this in options->general->about. Ultrasnow unlock is not compatible with all basebands.
     
  4. Little-Acorn

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    Thanks for replying, ring0_event! Mine says Version 5.0.1 (9A405), and a little further down says Modem Firmware 06.15.00

    Do either of those sound useful? (I'm a complete iPhone newbie, though I'm a computer hardware and software engineer)

    Right now I'm mostly interested in unlocking so I can use it with my current carrier T-Mobile. Might jailbreak later, depending on what apps are available.
     
  5. ring0_event

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    Hey Little-Acorn,

    You can jailbreak easily with redsn0w (since it supports 5.01).
    http://www.redsn0w.us/

    As for unlocking, it appears that ultrasnow supports your baseband because you have a 3gs! So *after you jailbreak*, you can just go to Cydia (which is the "app store" which has all the non-Apple sanctioned apps) and install Ultrasnow, and presto, you're unlocked!
    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/12/21/how-to-unlock-ios-5-0-1-with-ultrasn0w/
     

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