iPhone 3G software SIM unlock demonstrated


Another step has been made towards unlocking the iPhone 3G so that you can use any SIM card in it. The “iPhone Dev Team” has developed a software tool that’ll unlock the device for you. They’re calling it “YellowSn0w”. The video above shows it in action – turning a locked phone into an unlocked one that accepts a T-Mobile SIM.

The tool’s due for release on Dec 31, so I advise you to spend the time between now and then desperately trying to get hold of an iPhone without signing up for a two-year O2 contract. Good luck with that.

Demo Video (via Gadget Lab)

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Jailbreak into your car with the first car-key/mobile phone hybrid device

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We’ve seen the phone/oyster card hybrid, and the barcode scanner/phone hybrid, and we’ve long had mp3 cameras and cameras built into our phones. Enough? Not for Japan. Their attitude is “let’s see what else we can cram in there!”. They’ve put your car key into your mobile. At the moment it only works with Nissan vehicles, but it can remotely lock or unlock your car, as well as starting or stopping the engine. It’s not on the market yet, but they’ll be demonstrating it at the CEATAC conference in Tokyo on Sept 30th.

iPhone Dev Team releases PwnageTool 2.0.1 for iPhone 2.0 jailbreaking

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The iPhone Dev Team yesterday announced the release of their PwnageTool 2.0.1, allowing any iPhone to be “jailbroken” in order to run unsanctioned third-party applications.

Seems there are a huge number of people who want to hack into their iPhone, as demand took down their servers for a period of time.

The software will jailbreak and unlock any first generation iPhone or iPod Touch running either version 1 or version 2.0 firmware, and will jailbreak the iPhone 3G. They’re still working on a way to unlock the newest iPhone so that it can be used on any other network…

Poll: Bought the iPhone? Have you unlocked it, or just succumbed to O2's network?

It's been four days since the iPhone went on sale here in Europe, and what Tech Digest is wondering is…have you unlocked yours? Obviously the iPhone is exclusive to O2, but with the 'jailbreak' hack, users can unlock it to work on any chosen network.

Or is that wrong in your eyes? Are you happy to pay O2 £35 a month for the privilege of their crummy reception and….

Has someone got their iPhone working on Vodafone UK?

iphone-voda-hack.jpgThat’s what The Unofficial Apple Weblog is claiming, although the method is complicated to say the least, involving popping the AT&T SIM card out of your iPhone and into an XDA smartphone, getting staff at a Vodafone shop to register that handset, then putting the SIM back into the iPhone. Voila: A non AT&T iPhone capable of making calls.