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SIMable app allegedly unlocks iPhone 3G

updated 11:30 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008

SIMable app for iPhone 3G

After a recent patch ruined unlocking efforts on the v2.0 iPhone operating system, a new card is allegedly allowing users to use alternate carriers on the iPhone 3G, called SIMable. Blogger Pat Phelan on Monday posted a clip of an unlocked iPhone 3G running on the Vodafone network in Ireland, after supposedly running SIMable on the otherwise-unmodified device. Phelan is running small giveaway of the application, but notes that the developer does not guarantee its performance.

The venerable iPhone Dev Team in early August revealed that users who are interested in using the famous PwnageTool to unlock their iPhone 3Gs should hold off updating to the v2.0.1 operating system update. Apple was cited as having made large changes to the baseband firmware, preventing the PwnageTool from removing carrier restrictions.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    am on 2.0.1

    with pwnage. my phone is unlocked. just ordered the 3G. Will go unlocking on it too. Remember for every lock there is a key.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969


    yeah, right...

    love it when you have clueless commenteds unable to grasp the difference between iPhone first generation and iPhone 3G. Have fun not unlocking your iPhone 3G with Pwnage.

    As for simable, it's a hardware solution, not software as MacNN reports in error.

  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You can't order a 3G iPho

    You can't order a 3G iPhone. You can only buy it in a store, and you can't buy it in a store without activating an AT&T account, so your hack will not save you any money. So if you did order an iPhone, its probably the 1.0 version which means you got ripped off!

  1. sam.hackint0sh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    journalism fail ...

    It's a dodgy sim solution not an application. Epic journalism fail here. There are about 100 of these solutions atm, all of them are tamperign with the network which is highly illegal. You risk high fines or even jail. These solution forge handshakes with the network and corrupt standard proceedures in a unacceptable way.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sam.hackint0sh is right

    I'd be very careful with these SIM cards, for the very reasons that sam has pointed out. There's a new iPhone unlock already out, and the dev team is also hard at work on one.

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