blacksn0w iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 unlock now live

iPhone 3.1.2 unlock tool blacksn0w has been released, a day ahead of the promised schedule.  Available as a free download from, the software allows the latest version of Apple's iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS firmware to be carrier-unlocked, freeing you from the tyranny of whichever network you bought it from.  According to creator George Hotz, the unlock is also faster than before, by around 15 seconds in fact.

  • Unlock!!!
  • Hacktivation
  • Keep legit activation if activated before running app
  • 15 seconds faster, you'll feel it
  • Tiger + PPC support

There are also Windows and Mac tutorials available.  Existing users who have already installed a previous version of blackra1n and left it on their iPhone 3G/3GS will be able to update the app and unlock straight away.  Let us know how you get on in the comments!

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