iNdependence 1.3.1Over the weekend, the 0perator updated the Mac jailbreaking software, iNdependence, to version 1.3 and finally to 1.3.1. The most important features in these releases were the introduction of proper 1.1.2 and 7.5 compatibility, instead of the hacky workaround in older releases. See the changelog below or read the full changelog here. A recently prepared FAQ also provides answers and hints on carrying out several tricky but common iPhone scenarios.
v1.3.1 (Hacker-Pschorr) - 12/15/07
- Added instructions for upgrading from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2
- Made UI look proper on Leopard (all text should have been black)
- Fixed a major bug in setting the correct file permissions for anySIM
- Added more credits for anySIM
- Added serial number to Info tab
v1.3 (Velvet Fog) - 12/14/07
- Added 1.1.2 compatibility
- Added iTunes 7.5 compatibility (no need for for the MobDev tool I created earlier) -- thanks to planetbeing for this
- Removed previous ringtone syncing code (not needed with 1.1.2 or MeCCA patched 1.1.1)
- Added anySIM 1.2 (in addition to 1.1) and baseband version detection so that the correct version of anySIM is installed
- Updated the documentation for firmware 1.1.2 and SIM unlocking
- Added Info tab which contains detailed status information
Download iNdependence 1.3.1 here.
NCK Length of iPhonesGeohot has discovered that the master unlock code (NCK) of the iPhone is 15 digits long. This key is unique to each iPhone and allows the iPhone to be permanently unlocked, which makes it very interesting as a long term unlock solution. Attempting a brute force attack (trying all possible combinations) on such a long key length is neither feasible nor practical, and as such, he hopes to identify similarities between these NCKs in order to cut down on the time required to look through the entire key space.
However, as the iPhone allows only 5 tries of the NCK, the only sane way to carry out a brute force is outside the iPhone environment. This was made possible recently with the NCK validation algorithm going public. Other folks are now looking into retrieving NCK codes for iPhones with the 3.9 bootloader so that they can stay unlocked forever. No luck for iPhones on the 4.6 bootloader though, an update from Apple is still required for this method to succeed.
Relevant Hackint0sh threads -
NCK validation algorithm public
GERMAN and FRENCH Officially unlocked iPhones NEEDED !!
Still looking for legally unlocked iPhones