I've hacked my G1 before but haven't with an iPhone or iPod touch. I bought a white iPhone 3G-S from Best Buy a little over a month ago(maybe 40 days) and I don't want to ruin my phone. So I will admit that I am a newbie to this iPhone unlocking business. I have a few questions: 1.) What are the benefits of unlocking my phone? (I already know about the tethering option) 2.) What is the possibility of "bricking" my phone from doing this "Blacksn0w" unlock? 3.) If I brick my phone, how do I fix it? 4.) How long does this unlock take? 5.) Are these directions safe to follow? (http://www.iphoneos3.com/2009/11/03...-blacksn0w-for-iphone-3g-or-iphone-3gs-3-1-2/) 6.) How EXACTLY did you do this unlock? Again, i'm a newbie so I would appreciate a step by step tutorial. thanks, Danny.