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Free iPhone unlock made near-automatic

updated 11:00 am EDT, Sat September 15, 2007

iUnlock Reloaded

The freely available iUnlock tool used to de-restrict the iPhone has now been simplified even for beginners, according to a new update from the iPhone Dev Team enthusiast group. Referred to as iUnlock Reloaded (main download, mirror), the new tool effectively automates a process that in the past still required some instructions to be run by the user after the original install, potentially deterring less experienced users and adding a significant amount of time for completing the process. The new version is effectively automatic and should complete the entire procedure in about 3 to 5 minutes, according to reports.

Installing the revamped iUnlock still requires third-party software on the iPhone and therefore requires that the device be jailbroken to allow non-Apple programs to run. However, the new development almost entirely removes the cost and complexity of performing the hack for users themselves, letting subscribers to T-Mobile or any other GSM cellular network use all calling and data features of the Apple phone except for Visual Voicemail, which requires a specific link between the phone's SIM card and the provider.

Note: neither Electronista nor MacNN take responsibility for harm caused to the phone, as the unlock is done at your own risk. Apple has warned that hacks may break with later iPhone updates, though it won't intentionally block such software for the foreseeable future.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    What!

    How dare MacNN renege on responsibility for harm done to a person's iPhone. Obviously by posting this information, regardless of the disclaimer, they're completely responsible for not only destroying all iPhones, but also people's Macs, TVs, tivos, microwaves, and ceiling fans.

    I'm suing them, no question. And I'll be sticking Apple on there, too, because, well, they made the iPhone, and therefore are responsible for all things that people do with it! Plus, they make more money than MacNN.

  1. shadowduck

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: What!

    LOL @ Testudo..

    I want in on that suit- CLASS ACTION STATUS..

    On the other hand, the US needs to get it together and unmarry phones and calling plans- like it is done in Europe. The system the US uses is terrible, and it only benefits the carriers.

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    I'll wait and see

    Another funny for testudo

    I'll wait and see how successful iUnlock is through software updates. I would love to continue using my T-mobile plan with an iPhone.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Right

    You see in the good old communist US companies like AT&T control the government. So, good luck with separating the phone from service.

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