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Engadget confirms software unlock for iPhone

In less than two months, Apple's iPhone has been successfully unlocked via software courtesy of The iPhone is currently tied exclusively to AT&T for the foreseeable future, but the new software hack allows users to hop to competing GSM networks such as T-Mobile.

According to Engadget, the unlock process took no longer than a few minutes and caused no harm to the iPhone used. Once unlocked, the iPhone was able to successfully make and receive calls using the T-Mobile network. For the most part, all other iPhone features are also intact including EDGE support and SMS send/receive. Visual voicemail isn't in the cards as it is an AT&T network-specific feature; however, normal voicemail is accessible using the software hack.

Engadget also notes that the software hack is completely upgrade and restore resistant. They verified this by performing a full system restore using the v1.0.2 update.

"Again: we can confirm with 100% certainty that's software solution completely SIM unlocks the iPhone, is restore-resistant, and should make the iPhone fully functional for users outside of the US," said Engadget's Ryan Block.

For those still a bit unsure of the validity of the's claims, Engadget has posted a small video to ease your mind.

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By mankopi on 8/24/2007 4:27:20 PM , Rating: 2
I thought everything apple is so secure, unlockable, unhackable and impenetrable withought permission? Yeah Right!

By TomZ on 8/24/2007 4:30:29 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, and first come the hacks, and then come the exploits. Mark my words...

By INeedCache on 8/24/2007 11:14:36 PM , Rating: 2
Can't be. This isn't some rinky-dink outfit like Microsoft. We're talking about Apple here, maker of the world's most secure everything. Ha, ha! I'm going to love reading the lame excuses of the Apple crowd when the exploits begin.

By crystal clear on 8/25/2007 2:41:58 AM , Rating: 2
Yes indeed-People just love to hack Apple products-you just name it.

They do it more for fun or personal satisfaction rather than money(most of the times).

They love to announce-

Eureka ! I HACKED IT !

By crystal clear on 8/25/2007 3:06:08 AM , Rating: 2
By crystal clear on 8/25/2007 3:20:18 AM , Rating: 2
Tom this is for you-cannot send it to you direct-so via D.T.

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