iPhone unlocked by George Hotz

Posted on August 26, 2007

Good news that AT&T is no longer the sole operator of iPhone. As George Hotz shows on his blog on thursday, there are 10 steps to break in

BBC reads that “Before George Hotz’s announcement on his blog, the iPhone was made to work on overseas networks using another method, which involves copying information from the Sim (Subscriber Identity Module) card.

However, special equipment was needed and the actual phone was not unlocked, with each Sim card having to be reprogrammed for use on a particular iPhone.”

George, do us all a good favor and unlock it for the European market… we love iPhone just as well :) !!

What Others Are Saying

  1. Doru August 27, 2007 at 10:25 am


    It seems that the so-called “the phone that is 5 years ahead of every other phone” (Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. declared this at the MacWorld 2007) is not so good as it appears to be.
    The first major lack is that of unability to apply mp3′s as ringtone. The European consummer is very fond of this feature.
    Second one: it doesn’t work with 3G networks. Only for EDGE, as these are a little slower.
    Third: Apple claims it is the most secure device. It is not true. There are already on the Internet some viruses. The bottom line is that they don’t cause many damage, but in the near future… we will not be so sure.
    Four point: the activation. After you buy it, you will have to activate the phone in order to register into a network. After the struggle of buying, the AT&T servers were so overloaded that a hacker posted on his website an activation key. Free of charge!
    Fifth point: the total cost of phone manufacuturing and hardware is 266 USD. Its total price is 500 or 600 USD. Therefore Apple’s proffit is 55%.
    Plus, there are some competitors for it: LG Prada or HTC Touch.

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