screenshot_01As you may have heard, or seen for yourself, there has been an issue with the iPhone 3.1 unlock, that causes your carrier name and bars to not show, even though the phone has full signal.

The iPhone Dev Team posted on update on their blog, explaining that it’s just a cosmetic issue, and that there should be a fix coming with the 3GS jailbreak.

Here’s what they had to say:

“- Unlocked users on the 3G will probably notice that the name and/or logo of their carrier is missing, but they still have full bars and a signal.  So far this seems to be purely a cosmetic issue and it doesn’t impact your signal or coverage.  We hope to have this issue “fixed” when we release the 3GS compatible version of PwnageTool.”

They also had this to say, about the tethering hack no longer working on 3.1:

“- As of 3.1, the *.ipcc carrier bundles are signed, and you can no longer force tethering capability simply by crafting your own bundle.  The good news is this obstacle can probably be overcome by virtue of the jailbreak.  But so far that extra hack is not part of the PwnageTool custom bundle creation.”

No news on exactly when the 3GS or newer iPod Touch jailbreak will be coming, but they are working on it.