iPhone 3G iPhone 3G unlocking competition.

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  1. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    On July 11th Apple launched the new iPhone also known as the iPhone 3G. In many countries it is sold exclusively by certain carriers and locked to their networks, so it cannot be used with other mobile network operators.
    While the first generation iPhone has been hacked and unlocked very successfully, the process on the 3G seems a lot more difficult.
    We started this competition to provide an additional incentive for those who work on the 3G soft-unlock, to show our support and to hopefully speed up the process.
    The idea for this competition was born on the hackint0sh iPhone Forum, please ask questions there.

    http://unlock3g.org/

    Questions?
    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=50361
  2. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Cool, this should speed things up a bit

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  3. River

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    Donations? For what??
  4. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    First person or team to unlock the 3G gets the donations. If in the event there is no unlock the money is donated to charity.
  5. DJ Xander

    DJ Xander New Member

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    Awesome idea, the person who unlocks it gets their reward, everyone gets an unlock, and even if there is no unlock, someone who deserves it gets money.

    Win/win for all!
  6. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    I want to try and get some sponsors for this. Maybe one of the advertisers on all the forums. bigger pay off be it hacker or charity. Plus it would be publicity for the sponsor.

    Anyone have an idea of how to get this done?

    Credit for the idea should go to the guys at hackint0sh.
  7. EVT

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    pretty good idea, i guess they really want to unlock their iPhone
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  9. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    posibly real. I'm using something similar right now. The problem is they use a fake IMSI and is illegal in some places. Most networks will will eventualy kick that IMSI off or worse ban your IMEI which will make your phone useless or they can ban your sim and could be a real pain.

    Software unlock is the only real salution.
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    iJuleguy New Member

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    There's no real reason to unlock it for T-Mobile USA, the barely-existent 3G network is a different frequency. In other countries, I could see a reason.

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