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Aug 25, 2007

Hacks let the iPhone roam

George Hotz, a 17-year-old resident of Glen Rock, NJ, announced on his blog on Thursday that he had found a way -- with the judicious use of a soldering iron and tools to erase and rewrite the firmware -- to unlock the iPhone. Hotz outlined the steps on his blog and is selling the phone on eBay.

"I'm sorry about how hard they are to follow, but someone will get them to work, and simplify them, and simplify them more," he said of the ten steps his method requires to unlock the phone. "Hopefully a software unlock will be found in the near future."

Unknown to Hotz, that's exactly what has happened. A group calling itself IPhoneSimFree has claimed to have unlocked the iPhone just via software -- a claim that has been verified by mobile-device news site Engadget. By unlocking the phone, the group claims that any provider can be used in any country.

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1 Comment:

tjahaju said...

engga paham, huehhehe..