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Free iPhone unlocking tool released with full source code


I was wrapping up my news posting for the day when I saw the news exclusive from Gizmodo that yet another team has managed to unlock the iPhone via software.

This time around, the unlocking was achieved by the iPhone Dev Team. At the moment, it is believed that they achieved the unlocking via the same buffer bug that the iPhone Sim Free folks used to perform their unlocks. The iPhone Dev Team achieved it independently.

The best thing about this news is that they are releasing the hack completely free of charge, source code and all.

Excerpt from Gizmodo:

The free software iPhone unlock — the only one that counts — has been finally achieved by the iPhone Dev Team and it has been independently tested. Everyone can now unlock their iPhones for free.

According to the Gizmodo exclusive, a full tutorial will be coming shortly. But in the meantime, the free executable and source code files can be downloaded from the Gizmodo links below. So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy now.

I suppose this event will conclusively put to rest any further discussion on the cost of purchasing the hack from iPhone Sim Free, reported in iPhone unlocking software to be sold exclusively through resellers.

Also, legal action or not - the way the Internet works, there is certainly no putting the unlock genie back into the bottle now.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

10 comments
pearlfairy
pearlfairy

You can unlock your iPhone using Unlock IMEI iPhone tool. It is a very efficient tool for unlocking iPhone and will successfully unlock your iPhone in minutes. You can get this software here:- http://www.unlockimeiiphone.com

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rayp
rayp

What a great way to market the iPhone. You can unlock it for free, which myriad users of myriad other mobile phones cannot do. Are they on the Apple payroll ?

chrisbedford
chrisbedford

Since the iPhone has only officially been releaed in the United States of Earth, we in outer space have only seen photos and reviews of it. So can someone please tell us country cousins what "unlock" means in this context? Obviously not enable the phone to work, maybe it is "locked" to a particular mobile network? In South Africa, most mobile phones are sold exclusively through the network operators, and in some cases (but not many) are locked to that one network. But as I understand it you can purchase the iPhone retail, so why would it be locked?

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chained1
chained1

what type of file is the iphone unlock i extracted it but dont know what software to select to open it??? surely your article writters can think through stuff like this and tell us in advance???

dominicolom
dominicolom

Yes, it is "locked" to the AT&T network. If you "unlock" it, you can use it with any network.

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theillien
theillien

The iPhone is, indeed, sold through retailers here in the US. However, those retailers are essentially resellers for the networks. If a Verizon phone is purchased at say, Best Buy, they activate the phone on the Verizon network instead of the purchaser having to either call Verizon for activation or go to a Verizon store. The iPhone is in this same class but is an AT&T phone. If someone buys one at Best Buy, it is simply activated on the AT&T network (however, I think the purchaser handles that part). The unlocking software allows people to purchase the phone retail and, instead of Activating it on the AT&T network, use it on the network they already have an account on.

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