updated 10:05 am EDT, Wed July 4, 2007
DVD Jon iPhone Crack
Jon Lech Johansen late Tuesday revealed that he had successfully broken the activation code for AT&T in iTunes, opening the possibility of using the device without its normally mandatory AT&T service. The code writer, best known as "DVD Jon" for breaking the DeCSS encryption on DVDs, has discovered that editing key hexadecimal numbers in Apple's software and redirecting an Internet server request will successfully trick the device into switching into its normal mode. Phone services will refuse to work (due to the lack of an active SIM) but iPod and Internet services over Wi-Fi will function as usual, Johansen says.
The modifications have only been tested in Windows as of Wednesday, but can be made either manually or through a custom Phone Activation Server program that will automatically modify the necessary software. Installing PAS requires Windows as well as the .NET Framework 2.0 patch.
Neither Apple nor AT&T has yet to respond to the discovery.