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iPhone 2.0 unlocked, jailbroken

updated 11:05 pm EDT, Thu July 10, 2008

iPhone 2.0 unlocked

Just hours after the iPhone 2.0 operating system went live on Apple's servers, it was revealed to have been jailbroken for quite some time, with the iPhone Dev Team set to release its Pwnage tool in the coming weeks. Gizmodo reveals it has been using the jailbroken iPhone 2.0 for its Push email test coverage, with the unreleased Pwnage tool having been available privately for the last couple of weeks, since build version 5A345.

The utility of Pwnage has somewhat decreased due to the iPhone being available the world over, and the contract requirement at purchase, but is still useful for those who wish to run unsigned applications or alternate SIM cards while traveling.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Note, not iPhone 3G!

    This is NOT an unlock for iPhone 3G -- at best, it's an unlock for the iPhone 2.0 SOFTWARE, requiring a first generation, original iPhone to execute it on.

    It's highly unlikely that this will work on iPhone 3G. More like - NOT!

  1. Marook

    Joined: Dec 1969



    @Zink: Why do you think so?

    Also, why is it 'for traveling with another SIM card'?

    It's: 'to acticate the phone without using Apple's locked down providers, for the rest of us, that does not want to sign up for a stupid high contract'. !

    And could we PLEASE now stop pretending this is ONLY used in the US at AT&T's network?

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well the problem now is that you can't buy an iPhone without signing up for a contract, so in that sense activating it will have to be done legitimately. The only use of this app now is to allow you to use a different SIM card i.e. one from a different carrier, for example when travelling.

    To say it again, if you don't want to sign up for a contract then you have to buy it off contract (in countries that allow it) for $1000 odd, this then can function on any network. It is no longer possible to buy the phones like with the 1G version and never activate it - you MUST activate in store.

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969



    As much as I love the AppStore, it is still nice to have an option to load whatever App I want on MY phone, and configure MY phone however I want.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Will a jailbroken phone that can run unapproved apps (alright, let's get that p*** cataloguer going!) also be able to use the app store?

  1. TheSnarkmeister

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ripe for picking...

    This moves us one step closer to a ripe court case on tying in the cell industry. Imagine if Ford said you had to sign a contract when you buy a car from them, one that required you to only use only Exxon gas, or they would remotely and permanently disable your car without compensation. (In essence this arrangement reduces the purchaser to a renter who is bearing the full cost of the rental property, BUT with no control over it. In other eras such arrangements are commonly referred to as serfdom or manorialism.) Imagine now that Ford said they wouldn't even sell to you without this agreement. This would be a classic example of a breach of the anti-tying provisions of the Sherman and Clayton anti-trust acts. It is anti-competitive, anti-consumer behavior pure and simple -- and Apple, and Steve Jobs, of all people, should be ashamed. This is not a system "for the rest of us," at least not in the sense the long-haired, sandal wearing Jobs of 30 years meant it. It is sad the difference a few billion dollars can make in a man.

  1. iomatic

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I wonder what my 1.0 phone is worth now...

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    go TheSnarkmeister!

    TheSnarkmeister, you are absolutely right! I love Apple and their products (I have them pretty much all!) and they should be ashamed of trying to make us all bend over. But i guess this is what happens if you go from almost bankrupt to float in cash :(. Imagine where Apple would be today if they would have sold the original iPod exclusively with an iTMS subscription...? Not around, but that's only my guess ;)

  1. ruperts

    Joined: Dec 1969


    you said it !

    TheSnarkmeister: right on !! great piece

  1. rocki

    Joined: Dec 1969



    When every to buy new iphone, 1st headache that is faced is the selection of best,easy and cheaper solution to unlock it. same thing happened with me. after a lots of headache, and search i succeeded to unlock it with an easy IPHONE UNLOCKING SOFTWARE help.

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