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  • 3g 2.0 iPhone Unlocked via Sim Adapter
    Well it has been unlocked. The use a SIM adapter to simulate a fake IMSI test card. Instead of the AT&T IMSI like in the universals. What does this mean? Through the SIM adapter the network of the card is spoofed, making the iPhone believe that the SIM card is acually an activated card from an iPhone carrier. This unlock method has been used in the past using Turbo Sims, Hyper Cards, and Stealth sims. It isn't a true software unlock which we expect to see from the devs soon.



    [gizmodo via techguru]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3g 2.0 iPhone Unlocked via Sim Adapter started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. timbo's Avatar
      timbo -
      Quote Originally Posted by sicilianlove069 View Post
      where do i get that ferrari background
      why don't you call him? :P
    1. rusty778's Avatar
      rusty778 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iphoneclueless View Post
      On America the only 3 countries with iphones out for sale are Canada, the US. and Mexico.
      The iphone will be sold in Brazil in a couple of months, September maybe... so yep, the video is real, as there is no way that this is a legit unlocked brazilian iphone 3G.
      wrong, what about new Zealand ,Australia and italy? Italy sells an factory unlocked model so do you research Apple - iPhone - Choose a Country
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zer0 View Post
      whats the point of having a 3G iphone wit out the 3G service
      +1
    1. ca.alvear's Avatar
      ca.alvear -
      I have a turbosim, so how can I activate the iphone to use it?
    1. RanEnRui's Avatar
      RanEnRui -
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.

      If I'm not clear, here is what I mean. When I get an incoming call it shows it at the top, centered with large text either saying the number (if it's not a contact) or the contact's first/last name with their picture as the "wallpaper".

      What I want is for it to show the name of the contact and the status under it, left aligned with the contact's picture on the right.

      Here is what it shows on my phone: http://bp0.blogger.com/_8BqjQ3bBqfw/...20/trapped.jpg

      And here is what I want: http://www.econectados.com/wp-conten...phone-call.png

      Neither of these are from my phone, just grabbed from Google image search. Seriously though, the Apple commercials all show it like the way I want it but it has never given me an option or anything to do that, at least I haven't found it and I've looked so many times it's ridiculous. If you know how, pleaseee let me know, thanks!
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      you dont have to activate it. It emulates an att sim
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zer0 View Post
      whats the point of having a 3G iphone wit out the 3G service
      lol, yeah screw the unlock, i want that background
    1. ca.alvear's Avatar
      ca.alvear -
      sure? so I can upgrade my iphone an automatically "unlocked" using TurboSim?
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      you can take an out of the box iphone, use the turbo sim and have a functional phone. Search the forums, there is plenty of info on it from the 1.1.2 unlock issue
    1. Rajputro's Avatar
      Rajputro -
      Quote Originally Posted by RanEnRui View Post
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.

      If I'm not clear, here is what I mean. When I get an incoming call it shows it at the top, centered with large text either saying the number (if it's not a contact) or the contact's first/last name with their picture as the "wallpaper".

      What I want is for it to show the name of the contact and the status under it, left aligned with the contact's picture on the right.

      Here is what it shows on my phone: http://bp0.blogger.com/_8BqjQ3bBqfw/...20/trapped.jpg

      And here is what I want: http://www.econectados.com/wp-conten...phone-call.png

      Neither of these are from my phone, just grabbed from Google image search. Seriously though, the Apple commercials all show it like the way I want it but it has never given me an option or anything to do that, at least I haven't found it and I've looked so many times it's ridiculous. If you know how, pleaseee let me know, thanks!

      Dude, the second pic is when you are on the phone with someone, you need call waiting service for that.
    1. RanEnRui's Avatar
      RanEnRui -
      Perhaps my example was bad.

      I meant like this picture: http://www.gadgetstown.com/imgs/0607/iphone_4.jpg

      I know there is/was a difference in the interface for this. I've seen it in countless commercials but never in person. Was this something that was never available but shown (and still is)?

      The annoying part is that Apple keeps advertising this interface design: http://images.apple.com/iphone/galle...1_20080609.jpg
    1. paultart's Avatar
      paultart -
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.


      I wondered this a while ago, and then worked it out.

      It depends if you have used a photo from those taken on your iPhone or whether you have sync'd a contact from your mac which has a picture saved with it.

      Try it out.
    1. RealRitzcracker's Avatar
      RealRitzcracker -
      Edit Poseidon: Off Topic
    1. joeyippel's Avatar
      joeyippel -
      Quote Originally Posted by paultart View Post
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.


      I wondered this a while ago, and then worked it out.

      It depends if you have used a photo from those taken on your iPhone or whether you have sync'd a contact from your mac which has a picture saved with it.

      Try it out.
      totally true, some friends of mine that have a mac sync their contacts with the mac and then it shows up like that on your iPhone. Not sure about how to get it with Windows though, never really bothered me.
    1. ca.alvear's Avatar
      ca.alvear -
      I really think that you have to activate it before using TurboSim, TurboSim just unlocked but it doesn't activate it, or I'm wrong?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by ca.alvear View Post
      I really think that you have to activate it before using TurboSim, TurboSim just unlocked but it doesn't activate it, or I'm wrong?
      you are correct.
    1. marhai's Avatar
      marhai -
      Quote Originally Posted by RanEnRui View Post
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.

      If I'm not clear, here is what I mean. When I get an incoming call it shows it at the top, centered with large text either saying the number (if it's not a contact) or the contact's first/last name with their picture as the "wallpaper".

      What I want is for it to show the name of the contact and the status under it, left aligned with the contact's picture on the right.

      Here is what it shows on my phone: http://bp0.blogger.com/_8BqjQ3bBqfw/...20/trapped.jpg

      And here is what I want: http://www.econectados.com/wp-conten...phone-call.png

      Neither of these are from my phone, just grabbed from Google image search. Seriously though, the Apple commercials all show it like the way I want it but it has never given me an option or anything to do that, at least I haven't found it and I've looked so many times it's ridiculous. If you know how, pleaseee let me know, thanks!
      In my experience, when I get and old picture from my contacts (from my computer, from old phones contact) the contact on my iphone shows the little picture on the top, but when I use a picture out of my iphone photo database than it shows the big one, got it?
    1. phifer8390's Avatar
      phifer8390 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iphoneclueless View Post
      Brazialns rule!
      I only wish the great "dev team" stopped making stupid videos and would tell us a release date.
      I think that everything the dev team does takes a great amount of skill... I know it takes alot more skill then most of the people on this forum have. But just to keep all you people posting "WHEN WILL THIS BE READY?" or like comments out of everyones threads I wish they would just say a date 2 weeks from now and just release it when they are darn good and ready!!
    1. Conundrum's Avatar
      Conundrum -
      Quote Originally Posted by paultart View Post
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.


      I wondered this a while ago, and then worked it out.

      It depends if you have used a photo from those taken on your iPhone or whether you have sync'd a contact from your mac which has a picture saved with it.

      Try it out.
      From my experience (PC), if the contact pictures are added via outlook and sync'ed you get the small pictures (right image). If you add the pictures to the contacts directly on the iphone then you get the background (large) picture. I'm not sure how this translates on a mac...but my guess would be if you add pictures in iCal or Entourage the same thing would happen.

      Personally I like the larger ones...with the small ones I was straining to tell who it was in the pic so I always just read the name. With the large ones, I can tell before I even pick up the phone (granted, so can anyone else around me...lol)
    1. The Kirkster's Avatar
      The Kirkster -
      Quote Originally Posted by RanEnRui View Post
      I've always wondered... how do I make my incoming calls like the phone on the right. Mine always show up like the one on the left.

      If I'm not clear, here is what I mean. When I get an incoming call it shows it at the top, centered with large text either saying the number (if it's not a contact) or the contact's first/last name with their picture as the "wallpaper".

      What I want is for it to show the name of the contact and the status under it, left aligned with the contact's picture on the right.

      Here is what it shows on my phone: http://bp0.blogger.com/_8BqjQ3bBqfw/...20/trapped.jpg

      And here is what I want: http://www.econectados.com/wp-conten...phone-call.png

      Neither of these are from my phone, just grabbed from Google image search. Seriously though, the Apple commercials all show it like the way I want it but it has never given me an option or anything to do that, at least I haven't found it and I've looked so many times it's ridiculous. If you know how, pleaseee let me know, thanks!
      To get the small picture to show, you need to open the program where your contacts are saved, mine is in Microsoft outlook express. Double click on the specific contact, you see a window to enter info for new contact or existing contact. There is a box showing where you can put a pic for that contact. Place pic there, sync and voilla.
      Now whenever that contact calls, a small pic is seen in the top right hand corner.