Only a day after the release
of the iPhoneSimfree software to retailers, the enterprising "iPhone
Dev Team" has managed to reproduce
the functionality for a much more appealing price: free.
Twelve dedicated coders, known only as Daeken, Darkmen, guest184, gray, iZsh,
Nightwatch, pytey, roxfan, Sam, uns, Zappaz, and Zf, have managed to decipher
the unlocking codes for the iPhone and are making their software available to
the world for download -- and at the miniscule size of 6,458 bytes.
While a direct link cannot be provided to the unlocking software, it has been
tested and confirmed working. It remains to be seen if updating the iPhone will
disrupt the functionality, but testing will continue and updates will be
provided as events warrant.
Even with the small size of the unlock code, websites hosting
the file or discussion of the procedure, such as hackint0sh.org, are being brought to a
crawl by hordes of visitors. With the recent $200 price cut to the
8GB model and newfound freedom from AT&T, iPhone orders may rise
sharply in the next few hours alone.