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iPhone unlocked with free download

updated 09:15 am EDT, Wed September 12, 2007

Free iPhone unlocking

After months of development, participants of the unofficial iPhone Dev Team have finally achieved their own software unlock of the iPhone (download mirror). Unlike efforts from groups such as iPhoneSIMfree and UniquePhones, however, the Dev Team version is being distributed for free, and has already begun to spread rapidly across the Internet. Sources claim that the unlock has been independently tested and verified as working.

Those responsible for the unlocking software, dubbed "iUnlock," may have exploited a buffering bug also used by the iPhoneSIMfree team. The pursuit of an iPhone unlock has been a goal ever since the device's June 29th release; aside from representing a technical challenge, many have expressed frustration with the two-year AT&T contract required with a normal iTunes activation. Unlocking phones for use with other carriers is also legal under an exemption of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, although specific steps in the process may be illegal. The legitimacy of the Dev Team software has not been scrutinized in this regard.

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  1. imagine engine

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    file extension?

    What is the file extension of this file? When downloaded OS X sees it as a MPEG file but can't open it.

  1. ttrostel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No extension

    This is a program file which runs on the iPhone itself. Unix executable programs don't usually have any extension.

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    does

    anyone know how to install this thing?

  1. ClickSpace

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Install Guide

    http://www.freeiphoneunlock.com/guide/

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    RE: install guide

    Is that the same method?

  1. jwdsail

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Now, we wait...

    I've got my cash set aside for a refurb 8GB iPhone... The unlock is available... Now, just waiting for that major iPhone update that will include the WiFi Music Store, and God willing tethering and voice-dialing, to see if it breaks any (or all) of the unlock methods... In the meantime, I'll curl up in the belly of this dead Tan-tan I found...

  1. tomodachi

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: now, we wait

    An unlocked phone most likely won't get "relocked" or "broken" after a firmware update. However, if you wait until the new firmware is out, there is a good chance that the current unlock method will no longer work. So, if you want your phone locked, I'd advise you to buy that phone before the firmware update comes.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Complete files & tutorial

    I followed these instructions and used these files. It works!

    http://iphone.unlock.no/

  1. jorgem4

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    what can I do with this

    OK...so i can get an iPhone unlock it and then what? Can I take it to Verizon and use it in thier network? Will all the features work? I am just wondering I don't know much about this stuff...

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: what can I do with th

    jorgem4: after unlocking the phone you should be able to take it and use it with any GSM carrier. Verizon is not GSM so that won't work but, for example, T-Mobile would work in the US, and many/most carriers elsewhere in the world, excepting Korea and Japan and 1/2 of China, are GSM. A few S American ones are CDMA like Verizon/Sprint as is one of the Canadian ones.

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