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Thread: UNLOCKING iPHONE SOFTWARE
08-24-2007, 02:25 PM #1UNLOCKING iPHONE SOFTWARE
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.
and here is the company that makes the software. They will be selling it next week.
Last edited by f00fighters; 08-24-2007 at 02:49 PM.
08-24-2007, 02:42 PM #2
Just saw this as well, gotta admit thats pretty sweet
08-24-2007, 02:49 PM #3
im guessing no sprint huh...
08-24-2007, 03:11 PM #4
08-24-2007, 09:27 PM #5
08-24-2007, 10:21 PM #6
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.
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08-24-2007, 11:35 PM #7
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08-25-2007, 01:56 AM #9
Just post the torrent already !
08-25-2007, 04:05 AM #10Reply
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...
08-25-2007, 08:43 AM #11
08-25-2007, 09:36 AM #12
08-25-2007, 01:15 PM #13
mylifestylepr... im with you, it is extremely fishy that all of a sudden there are tons of people who have already done it
08-25-2007, 01:33 PM #14
"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.'
Last edited by senas8; 08-25-2007 at 01:36 PM.There is no reason to do something anonymously if it is believed to be legal and it will benefit our rights.
08-25-2007, 02:33 PM #15
08-25-2007, 03:36 PM #16
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?
08-25-2007, 03:39 PM #17
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?[r a y n e]
08-25-2007, 04:19 PM #18
08-25-2007, 04:50 PM #19
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.
08-25-2007, 11:37 PM #20I'm sorry guys, but...
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!