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    Default Benefits of SW unlock over HW unlock

    Anyone have any ideas what the benefits of the SW unlock would be over the HW unlock when it is eventually released...



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    it will be safer..

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    You won't be voiding you warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummer360 View Post
    You won't be voiding you warranty.
    Sure about that?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyomagic View Post
    Anyone have any ideas what the benefits of the SW unlock would be over the HW unlock when it is eventually released...
    The benefits are obvious. A HW unlock would be extremely difficult to reverse via a firmware upgrade, whereas release 1.04 will probably make IPFS`CommCentre patch obsolete/useless. I have deliberately said 1.04 and not 1.03 since I think that Apple will need a little more time to research and understand how to circumvent what IPFS has done and prevent it from happening in the future.


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    On the other hand, if they are able to bypass a hardware unlock, it makes all that work useless and that work could cause future problems since a HW unlock can't be undone. Also since the battery is not removable, you'll eventually have to send it into Apple. Who knows what happens then, they may refuse to change the battery.
    Last edited by conchshell; 09-08-2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bence8810 View Post
    Sure about that?

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    yes and yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by conchshell View Post
    ... since a HW unlock can't be undone ...
    really? i thought the whole HW unlock thingy is just to simulate some empty area in the flash memory which would cause the iphone to execute some special command or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suarsg View Post
    really? i thought the whole HW unlock thingy is just to simulate some empty area in the flash memory which would cause the iphone to execute some special command or something?
    Its likely that the unlock will be reversed in future updates of the Firmware.

    As for SW unlock not voiding your warranty, I am not so sure about it. I am coming from Windows Mobile (haha, laugh, laugh), and if you unlock there, your warranty is VOID.

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    alright. but what about changing the sim card? if i ever change my sim card, do i have to unlock or activate it again?


 

 
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