Find iPhone Baseband Version Manually or With iH8sn0w’s F0recast to Unlock Your iPhone Baseband

Written By Sam on 18 October 2010
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In order to be able to use your iPhone with unofficial carriers, you need to break into or unlock your baseband (modem firmware). The baseband manages all functions that are related to the antenna of the iPhone and has its own processor, RAM, firmware and NOR flash. Tools like Blacksn0w and Ultrasn0w help you unlock the baseband of your iPhone. However, first you need to find out your baseband version so that you can see which version of Blacksn0w or Ultrasn0w will unlock it. iH8sn0w’s F0recast is a handy tool in this regard and in a few simple steps you can find out you baseband version and proceed with unlocking it.

Just download it at http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/download/file/f0recast/pc for Windows

or at

http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/download/file/f0recastmac/mac for Mac

… and install following the default instructions.

Find iPhone Baseband Version With iH8sn0w’s F0recast

Plug in your iPhone through the USB cable and launch f0recast to view the baseband version of your iPhone. You will find the baseband version described in a date format.

Find iPhone Baseband Version Manually

Alternatively, you can also follow this navigation to find out the baseband version on you iPhone:

Settings->General->About and see the value against Modem Firmware.

Tools like Sn0wbreeze and PwnageTool also help to jailbreak latest firmware versions while keeping your baseband version intact. But using a tool like Redsn0w will not only unlock your firmware, but will also upgrade your baseband making it unlockable using an available unlock tool.

iPod Touch users technically need not worry about the baseband version in their device.

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