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First full-software iPhone unlock
« on: 24. August 2007., 23:56:35 »
Very late last night, I chatted with Ryan Block of Engadget. At that time, he was happily engaged in making calls on his iPhone using a T-Mobile SIM. Today Engadget announces a full iPhone software-only unlock. According to Ryan, this unlock comes courtesy of iPhone SIM Free.com. I haven't personally tried out the unlock but Ryan writes that he can confirm "100% certainty that iPhoneSIMfree.com's software solution completely SIM unlocks the iPhone, is restore-resistant, and should make the iPhone fully functional for users outside of the US".

So what does this mean? It means that the iPhone just went International. You can use any SIM on the iPhone using tools like iASign and iActivator, and with the same limitations: namely no Visual Voicemail or YouTube video (at least not without a hack) and your minutes and data are charged per the plan associated with the SIM. Also the phone number seems to go MIA in iTunes, which lists it as "N/A".

The unlock adds a new option to Settings. See the picture at the top of this post. Ryan says you'll be able to use this to select your preferred network and avoid roaming. A new EDGE network settings appears in General > Network, allowing you to enter your carrier's access point name and username/password.

Is this method restore and upgrade resistant, as the iPhoneSIMFree guys claim? Ryan factory-restored his iPhone with the 1.0.2 firmware and the unlock stuck around.

The iPhoneSIMFree site is pretty light on details. They write that they intend to launch the unlock as a commercial product for both individual and bulk purchase sales.

Bottom line: is this for realsies? Ryan and Engadget says absolutely yes. They are standing by their tests.

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First full-software iPhone unlock
« on: 24. August 2007., 23:56:35 »




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Re: First full-software iPhone unlock
« Reply #1 on: 25. August 2007., 00:01:58 »
We also provide you orginal hacker info about this hack:

"It gives us great pleasure to announce the worlds first (and only) software driven sim unlocking service for the iPhone(tm). No need to open your phone. No need to solder.

Major benefits include:

 * Chose the provider you want, use any SIM card from any network provider in any country

    * No more outrageous roaming charges. When traveling simply pick the local provider of your choice and change your sim card.

    * Poor network coverage no longer an issue, use the network provider best suited to your region

    * Save money! A favorable exchange rate makes for excellent value for money when importing


To silence any doubters out there, we are welcoming publications from around the world to apply to receive their iPhones(tm) unlocked FREE OF CHARGE. If interested, please submit an application via our email " XXXX (at) XXXXX . com ". The top three applications will receive a free un-lock within the next 48 hours, which will be soon followed by the commercial launch of the software for public consumption.


Reviewed by Engadget.com!


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Individual per unit licenses will be available starting next week. We are currently opening up our mail for bulk purchase enquiries of 500 licenses and above. Interested parties please email us at " XXXXX (at) XXXXX . com "


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XXXXXX.com is is not affiliated with or representing Apple. iPhone and Apple name and any other product names, service names or logos of iPhone used, quoted and/or referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple."

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Re: First full-software iPhone unlock
« Reply #2 on: 02. June 2009., 08:57:06 »
how about a iPhone for the Verizon network

 

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