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    This is not to be confused with what cash posted with the primarily hardware based iphone unlocking. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Apparently, there is an iPhone unlocking software that requires no hardware mods! And it's supposed to be more user friendly. Engadget was my primary source.



    http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/24/i...ugust-24-2007/




    and here is the company that makes the software. They will be selling it next week.




    http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/24/i...ugust-24-2007/
    This article was originally published in forum thread: UNLOCKING iPHONE SOFTWARE started by f00fighters View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      Just saw this as well, gotta admit thats pretty sweet
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      im guessing no sprint huh...
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      Quote Originally Posted by .:MirrorminD:. View Post
      Just saw this as well, gotta admit thats pretty sweet
      now this software is a glass of ice water to person in hell
    1. iph0n3's Avatar
      iph0n3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonejeff View Post
      im guessing no sprint huh...
      ha ha cough cough omg

      i am sorry for the flaming but do you not know that sprint network isnt gsm? do you know the difference?
    1. mylifestylepr's Avatar
      mylifestylepr -
      In case you haven't been keeping up with the flurry of news today, there are now two companies claiming to have the magical software needed to unlock the iPhone. As good as that sounds, it comes at a price. Neither one of these groups intend to give away the crown jewels for free. No, they're going to make you pay to use their software, which they claim to have developed. I'll get to that in a minute.

      iPhoneSIMFree, the first group with the magic software unlock, announced their ability today by unlocking Ryan Block of Engadget's iPhone. The software they use requires no hardware modification and should hold up through software updates and restores. Impressive.

      The second group, Uniquephones, announced this afternoon that their unlocking software will be available tomorrow between 12 and 2 PM EST at iPhoneUnlocking.com. Uniquephones has no intention of giving this software away either. According to Engadget, the service will be priced somewhere between $25 and $50, with a discount being offered to customers that have already signed up.

      So this is great, right? The mighty AT&T has lost control over the iPhone and consumers now have the ability to choose a carrier.

      I have just one question: Where did the magic unlocking software come from?

      Just yesterday George Hotz, the 19-year old who worked all summer unlocking the very first iPhone, gave unlocking step-by-step instructions and software on his blog for all the world to see. He previously mentioned that, although the hardware hack works, a less riskier software method is likely soon to follow. A day later, (today) iPhone SIM Free shows up with a pure software method.

      Now, just because one company cracked it in the same time that it took George to doesn't mean that it was related. For me, the red flag went up when Uniquephones announced their software later the same day. I'm not saying that these two companies are ripping off George's work and selling it for their own gain. I have no evidence one way or the other, but it does seem a little fishy.

      I will say this, if by some chance what George Hotz's hardware unlock method can be easily made software-only, it won't be long until the real heroes make it available free of charge. Gizmodo suggests donating to the iPhone Dev Team, and I agree with them.

      My advice to anyone looking lustfully at those two unlock sites is to wait.
    1. iPhoneWriter's Avatar
      iPhoneWriter -
      Quote Originally Posted by mylifestylepr View Post
      ...I have no evidence one way or the other, but it does seem a little fishy.

      I will say this, if by some chance what George Hotz's hardware unlock method can be easily made software-only, it won't be long until the real heroes make it available free of charge. Gizmodo suggests donating to the iPhone Dev Team, and I agree with them.

      My advice to anyone looking lustfully at those two unlock sites is to wait.
      I think you hit the nail on the head, on the point of the fishiness and on the need to donate to a free alternative.

      Nice write up!
    1. listenclose's Avatar
      listenclose -
      Quote Originally Posted by mylifestylepr View Post
      In case you haven't been keeping up with the flurry of news today, there are now two companies claiming to have the magical software needed to unlock the iPhone. As good as that sounds, it comes at a price. Neither one of these groups intend to give away the crown jewels for free. No, they're going to make you pay to use their software, which they claim to have developed. I'll get to that in a minute.

      iPhoneSIMFree, the first group with the magic software unlock, announced their ability today by unlocking Ryan Block of Engadget's iPhone. The software they use requires no hardware modification and should hold up through software updates and restores. Impressive.

      The second group, Uniquephones, announced this afternoon that their unlocking software will be available tomorrow between 12 and 2 PM EST at iPhoneUnlocking.com. Uniquephones has no intention of giving this software away either. According to Engadget, the service will be priced somewhere between $25 and $50, with a discount being offered to customers that have already signed up.

      So this is great, right? The mighty AT&T has lost control over the iPhone and consumers now have the ability to choose a carrier.

      I have just one question: Where did the magic unlocking software come from?

      Just yesterday George Hotz, the 19-year old who worked all summer unlocking the very first iPhone, gave unlocking step-by-step instructions and software on his blog for all the world to see. He previously mentioned that, although the hardware hack works, a less riskier software method is likely soon to follow. A day later, (today) iPhone SIM Free shows up with a pure software method.

      Now, just because one company cracked it in the same time that it took George to doesn't mean that it was related. For me, the red flag went up when Uniquephones announced their software later the same day. I'm not saying that these two companies are ripping off George's work and selling it for their own gain. I have no evidence one way or the other, but it does seem a little fishy.

      I will say this, if by some chance what George Hotz's hardware unlock method can be easily made software-only, it won't be long until the real heroes make it available free of charge. Gizmodo suggests donating to the iPhone Dev Team, and I agree with them.

      My advice to anyone looking lustfully at those two unlock sites is to wait.
      this post should be its own thread
    1. r00t4rd3d's Avatar
      r00t4rd3d -
      Just post the torrent already !


    1. dahdout's Avatar
      dahdout -
      yup, you are right,
      Tomorrow between 12noon and 2pm US Eastern time, a FULL software unlock is going to be release by www.iphoneunlocking.com
      The price will range from $25-$50.
      Thanks for reading...
    1. maXimus's Avatar
      maXimus -
      Quote Originally Posted by dahdout View Post
      yup, you are right,
      Tomorrow between 12noon and 2pm US Eastern time, a FULL software unlock is going to be release by www.iphoneunlocking.com
      The price will range from $25-$50.
      Thanks for reading...
      Looking forward to it!!!!!!!
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
      Looking forward to it!!!!!!!
      me too cant wait,but on ebay geohots iphone,thats just ridiculous ,and you got to un lockit after every update that super sucks
    1. geoffl1's Avatar
      geoffl1 -
      mylifestylepr... im with you, it is extremely fishy that all of a sudden there are tons of people who have already done it
    1. senas8's Avatar
      senas8 -
      LOL... UPDATE:

      "It is now 12N EST – the time when we said we would be offering iphone unlocking software to our customers.

      We have the software. It works. And we are ready to go.

      Seems AT&T is a bit annoyed at the idea. A middle of the night phone call from a Silicon Valley law firm is slowing down the release of the software to you.'

      Stay tuned.
      www.iphoneunlocking.com
    1. LoringStudios's Avatar
      LoringStudios -
      If they released it free of charge "accepting donations" at&t couldn't say Jack.. They are gonna charge though.. Thats where the implication is
    1. xplod4202's Avatar
      xplod4202 -
      Correct me if i am wrong, but even if you unlock the phone, will you be able to use all the features of it with another carrier?
    1. Rayne's Avatar
      Rayne -
      Exactly. Plus, maybe it's just me, but charging for an unlock - THE unlock? Kind of takes away from the spirit of the whole thing, doesn't it?
    1. jedinight's Avatar
      jedinight -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rayne View Post
      Exactly. Plus, maybe it's just me, but charging for an unlock - THE unlock? Kind of takes away from the spirit of the whole thing, doesn't it?
      roaming in italy will dampen spirits too ... i need this badly !!!and theres wifi everywhere there.for email ya know
    1. mylifestylepr's Avatar
      mylifestylepr -
      The software unlock will enable the iphone to accept any simcard and all its feature will work except the VisualVoicemail because that is exclusively of AT&T. Also the youtube app doesn't work but with the youtube hack it will work fine.

      Hope the software unlock spread early.
    1. jrlederer's Avatar
      jrlederer -
      I just replayed the video supposedly proving beyond doubt that the software modification to unlock the iPhone is for real and working.

      Am I the only one that sees that this is most likely ********? I mean, really guys, unless I am missing something major here, couldn't this have been made the day that the tutorial for how to change the carrier logo became available?!? For one thing, that video showed no modding process, and further wants us to think that putting in a Cingular SIM card would change the carrier logo?!? Anyone who's changed the logo knows that there are two particularly named PNG files that comprise that logo, so why would some random TMobile SIM card have iPHone formatted Carrier Display Logos???

      The fact that suddenly these two unknowns are in possession of the holy grail of iPhone Hacks is itself unbelievable, since the geniuses that supply the guides currently on this site who also live in the #irc iphone hacking domains have been working perilously for the past weeks. I would expect, if anyone, those iphone junkies to discover the method to make this work. It just seems too convenient that overnigt a lawyer called and now they delay...blah blah blah...

      Please let me know if i am way off here. Did I miss something in the video that actually held merit and DID prove that it wasn't a fake generated by placing a sticker to make teh ATT SIM card appear to e a TMobile Sim CArd. I just don't get it...this is probably the biggest hoax to hit the iPhone community yet. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I am curious beyond all reason to know if it's me who doesn't see it or if I have company that share this mentality.

      thanks for reading this long post,
      hope everyone enjoys the remainder of their weekend!

      --jonathan
    1. r00t4rd3d's Avatar
      r00t4rd3d -