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Unlock code for iPhone 3G set to launch on New Year's Eve

Smartphones are becoming more popular as handsets that are more user-friendly and offer features that appeal to consumers hit the market. One of the most popular phones around is the Apple iPhone 3G.

Since Apple unveiled the iPhone 3G, it has gone on to become the most popular smartphone in American and holds 16.6% of the global smartphone market. One major obstacle to the adoption of the iPhone by some users is the fact that it is tied to AT&T as the sole carrier.

The people at Dev-Team say that they have now freed the iPhone 3G from the hands of AT&T so that the handset will work on any carrier. The 3G unlock codenamed yellowsn0w is set to be released on December 31, 2008.

There are a few requirements though, one of which is that the iPhone 3G being unlocked has 2.11.07 baseband or earlier and the unlock requires a jailbroken iPhone. Another big potential drawback is that any update from Apple to the iPhone could break your unlock leaving you to wait until a new version of the unlock is developed to use the iPhone on a carrier other than AT&T.





"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
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