The Dev Team are doing a really great job with keeping up with all these random updates that have been occurring here lately. At this current time, iPhone Firmware is 3.1.2 and PwnageTool 3.1.4 is still able to jailbreak and help unlock the iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G. I will try to keep their tools mirrored here for easy downloads worldwide. 🙂
If you aren’t in the know on why you now need to *SAFELY* unlock your iPhone then listen up.. basically, the new updates that are probably gonna contain the latest cool features like MMS on the 3.1 FW will now also make major updates to the phone’s radio… and to put it like the Dev Team did:
The ‘baseband’ is the generic nickname given to the internal components of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This ‘baseband’ is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the applications (such as email and google maps) and it talks to the main part of the phone over an internal communications network. Think of it like a cable modem or other peripheral that is attached to your home PC that needs occasional updates. When a software update is released and presented to you within iTunes the baseband is sometimes updated (to fix bugs or add new features). The 3.1 update for the iPhone 3G contains such an update, so running the vanilla updater straight away with iTunes will reprogram and update the baseband.
Basically, be careful with your iPhones, cause over the course of one weekend I had to tell 3 people that they either had to go to AT&T or sell their iPhone as it would NEVER unlock again. Period.
-More updates coming soon!