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"iPhone Dev Team" releases iUnlock software

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, 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.

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By SiliconAddict on 9/12/2007 1:36:29 AM , Rating: 2
If I pick up a virgin iPhone from the Apple store is there a procedure to get it activated and then unlocked or do you simply hook the iPhone to iTunes and run the app?
Basically do I need to sign up with ATT before getting it on T-Mobile's network?

By tjr508 on 9/12/2007 3:33:19 AM , Rating: 2
If you have enough money to buy an iPhone for the hell of it, then you have enough money for an AT&T contract.

By SiliconAddict on 9/12/2007 9:53:45 PM , Rating: 2
I'd sooner remove my right nut then use Crapular EVER again.

By dude on 9/13/2007 2:50:36 AM , Rating: 2
My right nut can go anytime.

It's my left nut that I'm worried about.

By enlil242 on 9/12/2007 7:37:41 AM , Rating: 3
You do not have to activate with AT&T. Just search google for "iPhone Dev Team" ... you can't miss it.

It takes more than "running an app." Intructions are clear, but knowledge / familiarity with SSH, linux command-lines and file structre are handy. I am sure someone is compiling it all in a single app though.

Oh, just so you know, no You Tube or Visual Voice mail ... AT&T is required for those!

By enlil242 on 9/12/2007 7:40:22 AM , Rating: 2
All this being equal, I can fathom doing this if you cuurently are a TMobile subscriber locked into a contract.

If you are not, and don't travel overseas, just go with AT&T.

By dude on 9/13/2007 2:52:05 AM , Rating: 2
My brother has YouTube on his iPhone... using T-Mobile.

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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