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We could have gotten away with the iPhone locking, if it wasn't for you meddling kids!

An old saying goes "the truth will set you free".  Perhaps the phrase "or really good unlocking software" can be added to this old adage to modernize it.  After all, that's just what iPhone jailbreakers have been hard at work trying to do -- to set your iPhone free of its AT&T and Apple imposed SIM fetters.

The previous iPhone 3G had been SIM unlocked by the iPhone Dev Team (certainly no relation to Apple), which offered a software called yellowsn0w that made short work of the lock.  Another year has brought another locked iPhone and the team has once again been hard at work.

The team will release a new software program ultrasn0w, which will be capable of unlocking all iPhones, including models running the new OS, v3.0, and the new iPhone 3G S.  The release of the software will coincide with the release of the iPhone 3G S on Friday.

The team is not revealing the black magic they've used to defeat Apple's latest SIM restrictions for fear that Apple will issue a patch or fix to block the unlock.  However, it’s clear that they must have a mole within the ranks of Apple's OS beta testers, as they've reportedly been working on the fix for some time.

On Friday, if all goes according to the plan, the iPhone 3G S will be liberated to run on any network.  Until then you can dream of iPhone freedom and watch this video of the unlock.

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To all the Macfans....
By mmcdonalataocdotgov on 6/18/2009 7:34:36 AM , Rating: 5
Do you want to know the real reason that Apple's never took off? Because Jobs refused to license the technology so that he could hold a monopoly. The only time Mac desktops ever started to gain real market share was when Jobs was out and Apple licensed the technology and we got Mac clones in the 90's.

It is not Apple versus Microsoft, btw. MS just happened to be the OS behind IBM when it licensed its technology to give us PC clones (for those of you who remember the 80's).

So this is just the usual backlash against a company who loves the monopoly more than MS ever did.

By Master Kenobi (blog) on 6/18/2009 8:45:34 AM , Rating: 2
Microsoft recognized the value in controlling the platform and software. Controlling the hardware was not necessary. IBM didn't see any value in it either given the number of PC clones out there now.

still won't work "on any network"
By Lotus SE on 6/18/2009 1:08:54 PM , Rating: 2
the iPhone 3G S will be liberated to run on any network.

It will still be limited to GSM networks with the compatible frequencies. It will not work on CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon. No matter how much unlocking you do...

By shortylickens on 7/5/2009 5:41:54 PM , Rating: 2
t-mobile is GSM. Hypothetically could I do UMA calls on this thing if it were unlocked and I slapped in a t-mobile SIM?

By ali123 on 6/17/09, Rating: -1
By Screwballl on 6/19/2009 12:47:52 PM , Rating: 4
and seeing you being voted down for asshattery comments is even nicer

"It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I'm okay with that." -- Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

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