Bad news for those of you intently waiting for the iPhone 4 unlock tool to be released. The iPhone Dev Team has clarified that an unlock tool for iPhone 4 shall not release until the official roll out of iOS 4.2.5 or iOS 4.3 – whichever is the latest. In a tweet to followers, jailbreaker MuscleNerd wrote,
“Official iPhone unlock statement: no unlock will be released until after 4.2.5 or official 4.3 (whichever is last) is out”
This should come as a huge disappointment considering that we had heard from another jailbreaker a few weeks that promised an unlock solution by this week. You may remember that Dev Team member Sherif Hashim had revealed back in December that the application should be out latest by January 16.
While this is definitely bad news, this was not entirely unexpected. Apple is expected to roll out iOS 4.3 within a couple of weeks from now – the beta version is already out with developers. Given that this new version could possibly patch the current exploits, it does not make much sense for the Dev Team to roll out an unlock tool only to get blocked a couple of weeks later.
What do you think?