Unlocking the iPhone 3G, the hard way.

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  1. mclaurin10

    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Ever since it came out the iPhone 3G has been a challenge for all of those who wish to unlock it and use it on another network. But in other countries, this isn't a problem, just a little work, some elbow grease and about $80.

    VIA: Cnet News

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    So why not use a universal sim instead of this?
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    murphmanny Banned

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    i can jailbreak too, free of charge!

    Nice article though
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    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Because the code on the chip that reads the card will only accept AT&T sim cards.

    Basically what this guy is doing is removing that chip, reading it and editing the code.
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    universal-sim is much easier. $20, 30 seconds to install and can be done without even leaving your house. Best $20 I ever spent.

    This doesn't seem like its worth the risk, trouble and money.

    Also there has been more then one baseband update for the 3G. Maybe 4 since its been released.
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    It's kind of uncool for this guy to do this (TA_Mobile)..
    He's well known in the scene for dumping the 4.6 and 5.8 bootloaders (because he has the ability to dump the chip).
    I guess one could only expect this from someone who goes to a wiki and edits every page with his name on it, making it seem like he is the only one who has the ability to do anything.
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    so have you had any issues with this? I'm just curious why the Dev Team is so against these when I've heard nothing bad about them.
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    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Well, I didnt get this on a wiki, got it from a recent article on Cnet news, and the writer seemed to think that this guy was one of many.

    Agreed? Whats wrong with them and why is the Dev team against them.
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    Maybe so, but if he really wants to be taken seriously (which one could assume he wanted to be if he dumped two bootloaders for the Dev Team) then he shouldn't be doing crappy unlocks for people just for his own betterment.
    The wiki thing was referring to a completely different outside situation that I thought was also something very unprofessional for him to do.

    Also, the Dev Team is against piggyback *SIMs because they are illegal.
    Your number can be disabled and your phone banned from networks.
    In some countries, you can even be arrested for using them because they hide (spoof, rather) critical information about your phone from authorities.
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    I've been looking for an hour for anything that says theyre illegal and I still havnt come up with an actual law. Where did you get that they are illegal from? And if so, why are they so readily available?

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